|Bean 1997 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Mel Smith
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Burt Reynolds, Larry Drake, John Mills, Danny Goldring, Johnny Galecki, Chris Ellis, Andrew Lawrence, Peter Egan, Peter Capaldi, June Brown, Peter James
When an ineffective museum caretaker, Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson), arrives in Los Angeles to preside at an art gallery exhibit featuring the famous painting, "Whistler's Mother," young curator David Langley (Peter MacNicol) is forced to put up with Bean's havoc-producing antics.
|Bookies 2003 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Mark Illsley
Cast: Nick Stahl, Lukas Haas, Johnny Galecki, Rachael Leigh Cook, David Proval, John Diehl, Zuri Williams, Dwight Armstrong, Daniel Schwarz, Boris Kaminski, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Steve Hudson, Catherine Britton, Art Karounos, Marco Stankovic
College friends Toby (Nick Stahl), Casey (Lukas Haas), and Jude (Johnny Galecki) are tired of losing money gambling so decide to get on the winning side by becoming bookies. It seemed to be a great idea when the money started rolling in, but too much business means a loss of business for the local crime boss.
|Bounce 2000 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Don Roos
Cast: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony Goldwyn, Alex D. Linz, David Dorfman, Natasha Henstridge, Joe Morton, Johnny Galecki, Jennifer Grey, David Paymer, Edward Edwards, Richard Saxton, Lisa Carpenter-Prewitt, Lisa Joyner, Caroline Aaron
While waiting for his delayed flight from O'Hare, Buddy Amaral (Ben Affleck) meets fellow travelers in the bar and gives his plane ticket to Greg (Tony Goldwyn), who is very anxious to get home. The plane crashes, and Buddy, shocked that he has had such a close call with death, turns to the bottle for a year before deciding to meet Greg's widow, Abby (Gwyneth Paltrow). But Buddy doesn't explain who he is, and complications result just as romance blossoms.
|Chrystal 2004 R, 105 min.|
Director: Ray McKinnon
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Lisa Blount, Ray McKinnon, Harry Lennix, Walton Goggins, Grace Zabriskie, Johnny Galecki, Harry Dean Stanton, James Intveld, Colin Fickes
Joe (Billy Bob Thornton) is released from prison after serving his sentence for assorted drug deals and returns home. Just before he went to jail, Joe had survived a major car accident that left his young son dead and his wife, Chrystal (Lisa Blount), permanently disabled. Joe had been the driver, and the accident occurred because he swerved off the road while trying to escape from the police. Joe does seek redemption and, through Chrystal's mental and physical ills, sees the fault in his past activities.
|Hancock 2008 PG-13, 92 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Peter Berg
Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head, Eddie Marsan, David Mattey, Maetrix Fitten, Thomas Lennon, Johnny Galecki, Hayley Marie Norman, Dorothy Cecchi, Michelle Lemon, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Mann, Brad Leland
Los Angeles superhero John Hancock (Will Smith) is a sarcastic, anti-social alcoholic whose good deeds cause mayhem and are so destructive that they are causing the city millions to repair his damage following a "rescue." Citizens are fed up with him, but his image may change after Hancock saves the life of public relations executive Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman). After Hancock rescues Ray from the path of an oncoming train, Ray takes him home and is determined to change Hancock's lifestyle. But, Ray's wife Mary (Charlize Theron) wants no part of the superhero because he is a bad influence on their young son Aaron (Jae Head). Nevertheless, Ray has a plan for Hancock that may–or may not–result in changing his image and bringing the public back to his support.
|I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Jim Gillespie
Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr., Muse Watson, Bridgette Wilson, Anne Heche, Johnny Galecki, Stuart Greer, Deborah Hobart, J. Don Ferguson, Mary McMillan, Rasool J'Han, Dan Albright, Lynda Clark
Based on Lois Duncan's novel, this is the story of four teens (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr.) who are responsible for the fourth of July hit-and-run killing of a little boy. The kids escape undetected, but the next summer, one of them receives a note that reads, "I know what you did last summer," and the scene is now set for more killings.
|National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 PG-13, 97 min.|
aka: Christmas Vacation
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Diane Ladd, Miriam Flynn, Juliette Lewis, E.G. Marshall, John Randolph, Johnny Galecki, Doris Roberts, Cody Burger, William Hickey, Mae Questel, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Sam McMurray
One thing you can always say about the Griswolds is that they never give up. This time, instead of leaving home, Clark (Chevy Chase) prepares the family home for an old-fashioned Christmas. Relatives arrive, and pandemonium follows.
|The Opposite of Sex 1998 R, 105 min.|
Director: Don Roos
Cast: Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Lyle Lovett, Johnny Galecki, Ivan Sergei, Heather Lee, William Lee Scott, Megan Blake, Colin Ferguson, Dan Bucatinsky, Chauncey Leopardi
Sixteen-year old Dedee Truitt (Christina Ricci) moves into the home of her homosexual brother, Bill (Martin Donovan). She comes on to Bill's lover, Matt (Ivan Sergei), and, in the process, wreaks havoc on the lives of everyone around her.
|Prancer 1989 G, 100 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: John D. Hancock
Cast: Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Abe Vigoda, Michael Constantine, Rutanya Alda, Rebecca Harrell, Ariana Richards, Mark Rolston, Johnny Galecki, Walter Charles, John Duda, Victor Truro, Loren Janes, Marcia Porter, Robert Zimmermann
Nine-year-old Jessica Riggs (Rebecca Harrell) believes in Santa, and when she finds one of Santa's reindeers, Prancer, injured in the forest, she secretly nurses him. Jessica gets help from veterinarian Orel Benton (Abe Vigoda) and her older brother Steve (John Duda), and all goes well–until Jessica tries to contact Santa. This leads to problems for her father John (Sam Elliott) who decides to sell Prancer. But, by Christmas, all ends happily.
|Suicide Kings 1997 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Comedy
Director: Peter O'Fallon
Cast: Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Henry Thomas, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jay Mohr, Johnny Galecki, Jeremy Sisto, Nina Siemaszko, Jay Della, Cliff De Young, Nathan Dana Aldrich, Mark Watson, Brad Garrett, Trent Bross, Frank Medrano
When his sister is kidnapped, Avery (Henry Thomas) and his friends plan to rescue her by kidnapping Carlo Bartolucci (Christopher Walken), a former Mafia kingpin, and get him to influence the original kidnappers to release Avery's sister. A pretty good plot with good acting.
|Vanilla Sky 2001 R, 135 min.|
Genre: Drama / Sci-Fi / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor, Timothy Spall, Tilda Swinton, Michael Shannon, Delaina Mitchell, Shalom Harlow, Oona Hart, Ivana Milicevic, Johnny Galecki, Jhaemi Willens
After spoiled playboy David's (Tom Cruise) girlfriend Julie (Cameron Diaz) finds him with Sofia (Penelope Cruz), she purposefully steers their car off a bridge, kills herself, and disfigures David. For the rest of the story, David wears a mask and is under the care of a psychologist, Dr. Curtis McCabe (Kurt Russell), who tries to get the facts of a murder David has been accused of–maybe Julia's, maybe Sofia's. But was there really a murder, or was it all in David's head?
|1. Bean (1997)|
2. Bookies (2003)
3. Bounce (2000)
4. Chrystal (2004)
5. Hancock (2008)
6. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
7. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
aka: Christmas Vacation
8. The Opposite of Sex (1998)
9. Prancer (1989)
10. Suicide Kings (1997)
11. Vanilla Sky (2001)
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