|Joshua 2007 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: George Ratliff
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts, Michael McKean, Jacob Kogan, Nancy Giles, Linda Larkin, Alex Draper, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Ezra Barnes, Jodie Markell, Rufus Collins, Haviland Morris, Tom Bloom
Nine-year-old Joshua (Jacob Kogan) lives in New York City with his parents Brad and Abby (Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga) and the family's cute dog. Life appears fine–until Joshua's new baby sister, Lily, appears on the scene. Lily screams all the time, Brad and Abby suffer from the disruptions, the dog dies, and the dark side of Joshua emerges.
|My Girl 2 1994 PG, 99 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Howard Zieff
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky, Austin O'Brien, Richard Masur, Christine Ebersole, Gerrit Graham, Richard Beymer, Ben Stein, Aubrey Morris, J.D. Souther, Angela Ball, Keone Young, Anthony R. Jones, Jodie Markell
In this sequel, Vada (Anna Chlumsky) is now13 years old. Her father Harry (Dan Aykroyd) has married Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and they are expecting a baby. Vada decides to write a paper about the mother she never knew because she died while giving birth to Vada. Harry reluctantly gives her permission to go to L.A. and arranges for her to stay with Uncle Phil (Richard Masur) who lives with his girlfriend Rose (Christine Ebersole) and her son Nick (Austin O'Brien). Nick and Vada are close in age and, together, travel around L.A. finding information about Vada's mother. When Vada learns that Shelly is about to give birth, she returns home and, while saying goodbye, receives her first kiss–from Nick.
|Queens Logic 1991 R, 112 min.|
Director: Steve Rash
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino, John Malkovich, Joe Mantegna, Ken Olin, Tony Spiridakis, Tom Waits, Chloe Webb, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jodie Markell, Michael Zelniker, Kelly Bishop, Terry Kinney, Ed Marinaro, Wendy Gazelle
Old friends Al, Dennis, and Eliot (Joe Mantegna, Kevin Bacon, and John Malkovich) reunite for Ray's wedding to Patricia (Chloe Webb) in their hometown, the borough of Queens–an event that provides the impetus for self-discoveries.
|Safe 1995 R, 121 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Peter Friedman, James LeGros, Mary Carver, Jessica Harper, Brandon Cruz, Susan Norman, Kate McGregor-Stewart, Steven Gilborn, April Grace, Peter Crombie, Ronnie Farer, Jodie Markell, Lorna Scott
Carol White (Julianne Moore) develops a severe allergy to almost everything in the modern world. Her husband Greg (Xander Berkeley) cannot come to terms with her condition, but while Carol is in the hospital where they are trying to determine her problem, she sees a commercial for Wrenwood, which is a New Mexico retreat for those suffering with "20th Century Disease." Carol is convinced that her only hope lies at Wrenwood, and she checks into the retreat, which is headed by Peter Dunning (Peter Friedman) who believes in a questionable therapy, and she finds herself in even more trouble.
|Sweet Land 2005 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Ali Selim
Cast: Elizabeth Reaser, Tim Guinee, Alan Cumming, John Heard, Alex Kingston, Ned Beatty, Lois Smith, Tom Gilroy, Patrick Heusinger, Paul Sand, Jodie Markell, Sage Kermes, Kirsten Frantzich, Stephen Yoakam, Karen Landry
"Sweet Land" begins with elderly Inge (Lois Smith) burying her husband, Olaf (Tim Guinee), in Minnesota's farm country. She relates the story of her past when, as a young German, Inge (Elizabeth Reaser) arrived in Minnesota during 1920 as a mail-order bride for Olaf. There were major problems with the planned marriage: Inge was German and a socialist, and Norwegian/American Olaf and his Norwegian farming neighbors had problems accepting a woman from the country with which America had just fought a war. Even the Lutheran Minister Sorrensen (John Heard) refused to marry them. These and other trials and tribulations of immigration rise to the fore, but as time passes the love story of Inge and Olaf ends happily.
|Trapped 2002 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Charlize Theron, Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Dakota Fanning, Gregory Bennett, Steve Rankin, Gary Chalk, Colleen Camp, Jodie Markell, Matt Koby, Gerry Becker, Andrew Airlie, Randi Lynne
When Joe and Cheryl Hickey (Kevin Bacon and Courtney Love) kidnap nine-year-old Abby Jennings (Dakota Fanning) from her wealthy family's home, the Jennings (Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend) pose problems that are certain to threaten the Hickeys' plan for the "perfect crime."
|Vampire's Kiss 1989 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Horror / Comedy
Director: Robert Bierman
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Beals, Maria Conchita Alonso, Elizabeth Ashley, Kasi Lemmons, Jessica Lundy, Bob Lujan, Michael Knowles, John Michael Higgins, Jodie Markell, Johnny Walker, Boris Leskin, David Hyde Pierce, Marc Coppola
A Manhattan literary agent Peter Lowe (Nicolas Cage) behaves in a neurotic manner and takes out his frustration on his secretary Alva (Jennifer Beals). Then, one night, he is sure he has been bitten by a vampire and that he will become one, also. Are the events imagined, or is Peter really becoming a vampire? Cage's performance helped make this film a cult classic.
|1. Joshua (2007)|
2. My Girl 2 (1994)
3. Queens Logic (1991)
4. Safe (1995)
5. Sweet Land (2005)
6. Trapped (2002)
7. Vampire's Kiss (1989)
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