|The Brothers 2001 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Gary Hardwick
Cast: Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, D.L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy, Gabrielle Union, Tamala Jones, Susan Dalian, Tatyana Ali, Jenifer Lewis, Clifton Powell, Marla Gibbs, Julie Benz, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kimberly Scott, Angelle Brooks
"The Brothers" is a group of close friends–affluent Black professionals Jackson Smith (Morris Chestnut), Derrick West (D.L. Hughley), Brian Palmer (Bill Bellamy), and Terry White (Shemar Moore)–who have problems figuring out what's behind love and commitment in male/female relationships. Complications arise when Terry considers giving up his bachelorhood for marriage. Good comedy.
|George of the Jungle 2 2003 PG, 88 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Adventure
Director: David Grossman
Cast: Julie Benz, Chris Showerman, Thomas Haden Church, Christina Pickles, Angus T. Jones, John Cleese, John Kassir, Chelsea Gibb, Kelly Miller, Kirstie Huttton, Keith Scott, Erika Heynatz, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kevin Greutert, Richard Mueck
George and Ursula (Chris Showerman and Julie Benz) still live in the jungle and now have a son (Angus T. Jones) who will soon be five. George must go to Las Vegas when he finds out that Ape (voice of John Cleese) is losing big at the casinos. Meanwhile, a lion tries to take over leadership in the jungle and, even worse, Ursala's mother (Christina Pickles), in cahoots with the dastardly Lyle (Thomas Haden Church), tries to talk Ursula into going back to "civilization." The real motivation lies in the fact that Lyle wants to build condos in their jungle.
|Jawbreaker 1999 R, 91 min.|
Director: Darren Stein
Cast: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer, Chad Christ, Ethan Erickson, Pam Grier, Charlotte Roldan, Carol Kane, William Katt, P.J. Soles, Jeff Conaway, Tatyana Ali, Marita Black, Dan Gerrity
Four popular girls form a snobbish high-school clique during a kidnap prank accidentally kill one of their own–she chokes on a jawbreaker! The rest of the story involves the cover-up for the dastardly deed, which involves one of the least likely girls who is invited to join in their nasty club.
|The Long Shot 2004 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Georg Stanford Brown
Cast: Julie Benz, Paul Le Mat, Marsha Mason, Gage Golightly, David Alexander, Christopher Cousins, Laura Johnson, Juliette Goglia, John Livingston, Cliff Bemis, Robert Pine, Patrick Day, Andrea Piedmonte, Jill Jaress, Joshua Grenrock
After her husband abandons her, Annie Garrett (Julie Benz), with seven-year-old daughter Taylor (Gage Golightly) in tow, relocates from Colorado to California in an attempt to rebuild her life. She moves onto Mary Lou's (Marsha Mason) ranch where she cares for and rides the horses. Courage to really turn her life around occurs when she sets out to earn a prize at the horse show–even though her horse is struck blind the day before the show.
|Punisher: War Zone 2008 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Lexi Alexander
Cast: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Colin Salmon, Dash Mihok, Doug Hutchison, Wayne Knight, T.J. Storm, Julie Benz, Stephanie Janusauskas, Mark Camacho, Romano Orzari, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Larry Day, Ron Lea, Tony Calabretta
During a Mafia dinner meeting, Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher, takes justice into his own hands and knocks off the Mafia boss and those attending the meeting. One man escapes–ex-con Billy Russoti (Dominic West)–who has been horribly disfigured in the attack. Now, Russoti becomes the villain Jigsaw and kidnaps the family of a deceased federal agent. Enlisting help from Microchip (Wayne Knight), The Punisher sets out to come to their rescue–no matter what the cost.
|Rambo 2008 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Paul Schulze, Graham McTavish, Reynaldo Gallegos, Jake La Botz, Tim Kang, Maung Maung Khin, Cameron Pearson, Ken Howard, Thomas Peterson, Tony Skarberg, James With
Sylvester Stallone is back in the role of traumatized Vietnam veteran John Rambo who is scraping out a living salvaging old PT boats and tanks for scrap metal. One day, missionaries approach him and ask for a ride up the river to take needed supplies to the Karen people deep inside Burma. Rambo obliges and drops off the missionaries near the impoverished village. Two weeks later, Rambo learns that the missionaries were kidnapped, and now his military training pays off as he sets off to rescue them.
|Saw V 2008 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Action / Thriller / Mystery
Director: David Hackl
Cast: Tobin Bell, Julie Benz, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Costas Mandylor, Meagan Good, Mark Rolston, Carlo Rota, Greg Bryk, Laura Gordon, Joris Jarsky, Mike Butters, Al Sapienza, Mike Realba, Lyriq Bent
The deceased sociopath Jigsaw's (Tobin Bell) deadly work is now being carried out by detective Mark Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) who uses his police skills to track down those who could expose him. This story uses flashbacks to previous "Saw" films as Hoffman–while being pursued by Agent Straum (Scott Patterson)–now becomes the one using mechanical contraptions on victims that result in either mutilation or death.
|Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th 2000 R, 86 min.|
Director: John Blanchard
Cast: Julie Benz, Majandra Delfino, Tiffani Thiessen, Simon Rex, Tom Arnold, Coolio, Aimee Graham, Kim Greist, Harley Cross, Mink Stole, Chris Palermo, Danny Strong, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Martin Diggs, Rose Marie
Now we're making spoofs of spoofs of teen slash movies, but this one has a couple of fun moments and originality–like the character names. Hagitha Utslay (Tiffany-Amber Thiessen) is a reporter for Empty-V News and is now covering the murder rampage going on at the high school. Not only is the killer inept, but so is the security man–Doughy (Tom Arnold)–who is hired to protect the students. Got my drift?
|1. The Brothers (2001)|
2. George of the Jungle 2 (2003)
3. Jawbreaker (1999)
4. The Long Shot (2004)
5. Punisher: War Zone (2008)
6. Rambo (2008)
7. Saw V (2008)
8. Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th (2000)
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