|The Badge 2002 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
aka: Behind the Badge
Director: Robby Henson
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, Sela Ward, William Devane, Jena Malone, Tom Bower, Ray McKinnon, Julie Hagerty, Deana Carter, Hill Harper, John McConnell, Marcus Lyle Brown, Audrey Marie Anderson, J.C. Sealy, Ron Flagge
Darl (Billy Bob Thorton) is sheriff in a small Louisiana town in this made-for-TV film. When a transsexual is murdered and the local judge attempts to keep the murder quiet, Darl, whose prejudices against transsexuals is apparent, decides to dig deeper to find out what's going on.
|Because of Winn-Dixie 2005 PG, 106 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama
Director: Wayne Wang
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint, Courtney Jines, Nick Price, Luke Benward, Elle Fanning, Marca Price, Lenore Banks, John McConnell, B.J. Hopper, Harland Williams, William Arthur Pitts
Ten-year-old Opal (AnnaSophia Robb) is lonely; her preacher father (Jeff Daniels) has just moved her to a dusty village in Florida where the citizens have been depressed since the candy factory closed. Opal needs friends and finds one at a grocery store when she encounters a homeless dog that she brings home and names Winn-Dixie. Opal and Winn-Dixie bond, and the pair befriends many of the town's lost souls.
|King of the Hill 1993 PG-13, 103 min.|
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbe, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen, Spalding Gray, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Chrest, Adrien Brody, Katherine Heigl, Cameron Boyd, John McConnell, Amber Benson, Kristin Griffith, Chris Samples, Peggy Freisen
Set in St. Louis during the Depression, this is the story of 12-year-old Aaron Kurlander's (Jesse Bradford) struggles to find himself by overcoming adversity and surviving on his own. His mother (Lisa Eichhorn) suffers from tuberculosis and is sent to a sanitarium, his younger brother Sullivan (Cameron Boyd) is sent away, and his father (Jeroen Krabbe) goes on the road as a traveling salesman. Aaron lives in a seedy hotel where he finally must deal with the harsh realities of his life.
|The Ladykillers 2004 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst, Diane Delano, George(2) Wallace, John McConnell, Jason Weaver, Stephen Root, Lyne Odums, Walter K. Jordan, George Anthony Bell, Greg Grunberg
Professor G.H. Dorr (Tom Hanks) has ulterior motives when he rents a room in Bible reading, church-going, widow Marva Munson's (Irma P. Hall) house near the Mississippi River. Dorr and his friends (Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, and Ryan Hurst) plan to tunnel from Mrs. Munson's root cellar into a riverboat casino's vault. Pretending to be a classical music ensemble practicing in the basement, they play sacred music on a recorder to cover up noises from their tunneling. Problems develop when Mrs. Munson uncovers the plot and tells them to return the money.
|Monster's Ball 2001 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Peter Boyle, Heath Ledger, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Mos Def, Coronji Calhoun, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher, Amber Rules, Charles Cowan Jr., Taylor LaGrange, Anthony Bean, Francine Segal, John McConnell
Racism is uncovered when Hank (Billy Bob Thornton) falls for Leticia (Halle Berry) whose husband (Sean "Diddy" Combs) was executed in a "monster ball" (no lawyer or minister was present). Hank has quit his job as a death row prison guard, but he can't deal with the fact that he was part of the team that executed the husband of the woman he now loves. Halle Berry received an Oscar for Best Actress.
|The Reaping 2007 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Cast: Hilary Swank, Idris Elba, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb, Stephen Rea, William Ragsdale, John McConnell, David Jensen, Yvonne Landry, Samuel Garland, Myles Cleveland, Andrea Frankle, Stuart Greer
Once an ordained minister, Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank) has given up the church, but her assistant, Ben (Idris Elba) is a dedicated believer who helps Katherine as she travels the world debunking miracles. When Katherine answers the call from school teacher Doug (David Morrissey), she and Ben travel to Doug's Louisiana town where among the weird happenings are a river turning red, a young boy found dead, and dead frogs falling from trees. What is going on?
|The Scoundrel's Wife 2002 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Glen Pitre
Cast: Tatum O'Neal, Julian Sands, Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert, Patrick McCullough, Eion Bailey, Rudolf Martin, Lance Spellerberg, Michael Arata, John McConnell, Lorna Farrar, Kurt Gerard, David P. Kufner
Rumored to have been involved in her late-husband's criminal activities, widow Camille (Tatum O'Neal) struggles to raise her teenage children in a fishing village on the Louisiana coast during World War II. Now suspected of spying for the Axis Powers, she doesn't help her cause when she falls in love with an exiled German doctor (Julian Sands).
|1. The Badge (2002)|
aka: Behind the Badge
2. Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
3. King of the Hill (1993)
4. The Ladykillers (2004)
5. Monster's Ball (2001)
6. The Reaping (2007)
7. The Scoundrel's Wife (2002)
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