|Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even 1992 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Cast: Hillary Wolf, David Strathairn, Margaret Whitton, Griffin Dunne, Patricia Kalember, Adrienne Shelly, Dan Futterman, Jenny Lewis, Ben Savage, Sean Blackman, Joe D'Angerio, Googy Gress, Jessica Seely, Trenton Teigen, Cory Danziger
Thirteen-year-old Laura (Hillary Wolf) gives up on trying to figure out her parents' multiple marriages, divorces, and arguments. Laura runs away from her brother's (Griffin Dunne) home in the woods where new experiences of living on her own teach her how to deal with her feelings about her family. Meanwhile, Laura's worried family members reconcile their differences in the process of searching for her.
|Dead Man Walking 1988 R, 90 min.|
Director: Gregory Dark
Cast: Wings Hauser, Brion James, Jeffrey Combs, Pamela Ludwig, Sy Richardson, Nancy Locke, Joe D'Angerio
When a deadly disease plagues the Earth, an adventurer is hired to locate a girl and bring her back into a zone of safety. Not a bad movie, though not a biggie, either.
|Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 PG-13, 125 min.|
Director: Roland Joffe
Cast: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern, Natasha Richardson, John C. McGinley, Ron Frazier, Del Close, John Considine, Ron Vawter, Michael Brockman, Allan Corduner, Joe D'Angerio, Jon DeVries
This is the story of the building of the atomic bomb and the interplay between military and science to achieve success.
|Million Dollar Baby 2004 PG-13, 132 min.|
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Lucia Rijker, Brian F. O'Byrne, Anthony Mackie, Margo Martindale, Riki Lindhome, Michael Pena, Benito Martinez, Bruce Macvittie, Joe D'Angerio, David Powledge
Searching for a way to improve her lot in life, wannabe boxer, 31-year-old single-mom/waitress Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) walks into the gym and asks trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) to teach her how to be a viable boxer. Frankie agrees, Maggie makes great strides, the two bond, and, in the process, overcome hurdles of the past. The film received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director (Eastwood), Actress (Swank), and Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman) for his role as ex-boxer Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris who is the caretaker of Frankie's gym. Three other nominations were received, including Best Actor (Eastwood).
|Of Mice and Men 1992 PG-13, 110 min.|
Director: Gary Sinise
Cast: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Ray Walston, Casey Siemaszko, Sherilyn Fenn, John Terry, Richard Riehle, Joe Morton, Noble Willingham, Alexis Arquette, Joe D'Angerio, Tuck Milligan, Mark Boone Junior, David Steen, Moira Harris
This remake of John Steinbeck's novel about California migrant workers during the Great Depression is well worth watching. John Malkovich plays feeble-minded Lennie who is in need of support and protection by his friend George (Gary Sinise). They find work at a ranch in the San Joaquin Valley, but the foreman, Curley (Casey Siemaszko), torments Lennie, and Curley's wife (Sherilyn Fenn) flirts with Lennie–all of which leads to a tragic end.
|Undisputed 2002 96 min.|
Director: Walter Hill
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker, Jon Seda, Wes Studi, Fisher Stevens, Dayton Callie, Amy Aquino, Johnny Williams, Joe D'Angerio
Top-ranked heavyweight boxer James "Iceman" Chambers (Ving Rhames) begins serving a prison sentence when he learns he is infringing on the world of another inmate, prison boxing champ Monroe Hutchen (Wesley Snipes). It isn't long before a fight is arranged by fellow convict Emmanuel "Mendy" Ripstein (Peter Falk).
|1. Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even (1992)|
2. Dead Man Walking (1988)
3. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
4. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
5. Of Mice and Men (1992)
6. Undisputed (2002)
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