|Cutthroat Island 1995 PG-13, 123 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Action / Romance
Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin, Stan Shaw, Harris Yulin, Patrick Malahide, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Paul Dillon, Rex Linn, Christopher Masterson, Carl Chase, Peter Geeves, Angus Wright, Ken Bones
The thrill of piracy on the high seas is brought to the screen in this film about beautiful Morgan Adams (Geena Davis) who is the daughter of a pirate. When her father dies, Morgan inherits her father's ship and sets out–as the ship's captain–to find pieces of a missing treasure map and to avenge her father's murder. Because the map is printed in Latin, Morgan joins forces with a well-educated slave, William Shaw (Matthew Modine), who can interpret the map. It isn't long before Morgan discovers that her nasty uncle, Dawg Brown (Frank Langella), is also searching for pieces of the map, and a battle ensues with lots of sword-fighting action.
|Troy 2004 R, 163 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Romance
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Peter O'Toole, Julie Christie, Tyler Mane, Julian Glover, Nathan Jones, Jacob Smith, John Shrapnel, Ken Bones
King Agamemnon (Brian Cox) assembles the Greek armies to lay siege on Troy after Trojan Prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) wooed Spartan King Menelaus' (Brendan Gleeson) beautiful bride Helen (Diane Kruger) and abducted her to Troy. Brad Pitt takes on the role of Greek hero Achilles, while Eric Bana plays the brave Trojan warrior, Hector. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design.
|Wing Commander 1999 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
Director: Chris Roberts
Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard, Saffron Burrows, Jurgen Prochnow, Tcheky Karyo, David Warner, David Suchet, Ginny Holder, John Bondi, Ken Bones
Based on a video game, this movie is set in the year 2654 (or so) and involves a plot by the dreaded Kilrathi to destroy the universe. Not so fast; first those noble Earthlings–Christopher "Maverick" Blair (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Todd "Maniac" Marshall (Matthew Lillard), and Jeanette "Angel" Devereaux (Saffron Burrows)–must be dealt with, and they are well prepared for all-out battle.
|1. Cutthroat Island (1995)|
2. Troy (2004)
3. Wing Commander (1999)
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