|Annie 1999 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama / Musical
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Alicia Morton, Kathy Bates, Victor Garber, Alan Cumming, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea McArdle, Erin Adams, Sarah Hyland, Lalaine, Marissa Rago, Danelle Wilson, Dennis Howard, Douglas Fisher, Nanea Miyata
This Disney TV remake of the hit Broadway play stars Alicia Morton as the orphan Annie and Kathy Bates as Miss Hannigan, the cruel head of the orphanage. Annie has been living in the orphanage her whole life until Grace Farrell (Audra McDonald) takes Annie for a two-week stay with billionaire Daddy Warbucks (Victor Garber) who is charmed with Annie and wants to adopt her. But, Annie wants to find her real parents, and Warbucks agrees to help by offering a cash reward. Now, Miss Hannigan comes up with a scheme in which her brother Rooster (Alan Cumming) and his girlfriend Lily (Kristin Chenoweth) will pose as the long-lost parents so that Miss Hannigan can collect the money. The scheme fails, and all ends happily.
|Bewitched 2005 PG-13, 101 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Nora Ephron
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Burns, Jim Turner, Stephen Colbert, David Alan Grier, Michael Badalucco, Carole Shelley, Steve Carell, Katie Finneran, James Lipton
In this film version of the popular TV show, Nicole Kidman takes on the role of infamous and funny witch Samantha, while Will Ferrell and Shirley MacLaine play Samantha's husband and mother: Darren and Endora. Not Oscar material, but fun to watch.
|Deck the Halls 2006 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy
Director: John Whitsell
Cast: Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis, Kristin Chenoweth, Alia Shawkat, Dylan Blue, Sabrina Aldridge, Kelly Aldridge, Jorge Garcia, Fred Armisen, Gillian Vigman, Ryan Devlin, Sean O'Bryan
Buddy Hall (Danny DeVito) decorates his family's home with so many lights that it just might be seen from outer space. Neighbor Steve Finch (Matthew Broderick) decides that enough is enough and sets out to sabotage the Halls' display. But, by story's end, Buddy and Steve have discovered the true meaning of Christmas.
|Four Christmases 2008 PG-13, 82 min.|
Director: Seth Gordon
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Jon Voight, Jon Favreau, Tim McGraw, Dwight Yoakam, Kristin Chenoweth, Colleen Camp, Katy Mixon, Jack Donner, Jeanette Miller, Steve Wiebe
A San Francisco couple, Brad and Kate (Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon), have been together for three years, but marriage and visiting their families are not in their plans. This Christmas, they are at the airport ready to leave on vacation when fog rolls in, and all planes are grounded. What do they do? They visit their respective families at four different homes. First, there is Brad's grumpy father Howard (Robert Duvall), and then it's on to Kate's WASPish mother Marilyn's home. Next, Brad's mom Paula (Sissy Spacek), who is dating Brad's boyhood friend, is visited. Finally, they drop by Kate's father Creighton's (Jon Voight) place, which turns out to be the closest to "normal." When all is said and done, Kate and Brad's "Four Christmases" prove to be more than a little unusual.
|The Music Man 2003 TV, 150 min.|
Director: Jeff Bleckner
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Debra Monk, Molly Shannon, David Aaron Baker, Cameron Monaghan, Patrick McKenna, Clyde Alves, Cameron Adams, Megan Moniz, Richard Fitzpatrick
The great Broadway and film musical is back with likeable Matthew Broderick in the title role of Professor Harold Hill who blows into River City, Iowa, to con the town into starting a boys band and buying instruments and uniforms from him. The great songs are there, and the atmosphere created by the settings and costumes are fine. Made for TV.
|The Pink Panther 2006 PG, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Beyonce Knowles, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Henry Czerny, Kristin Chenoweth, Roger Rees, William Abadie, Scott Adkins, Dexter Bell, Monty C. Floyd, Beyonce Knowles, Phillip Goodwin, Henri Garcin
In this prequel to the original "Pink Panther" (1964), the bumbling Inspector Clousseau (Steve Martin) is working on a murder case in which a diamond ring has been stolen from a murdered soccer coach. That ring just happens to be the famous Pink Panther diamond, and Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Kevin Kline) promotes Clousseau to inspector in the quest to find the diamond. Dreyfus then places Gendarme Gilbert Ponton (Jean Reno) on the case with instructions to report back all actions taken by Clousseau–and the search is on.
|Running with Scissors 2006 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Ryan Murphy
Cast: Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Cross, Jill Clayburgh, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabrielle Union, Patrick Wilson, Kristin Chenoweth, Dagmara Dominczyk, Colleen Camp
Based on the best-selling personal memoir of Augusten Burroughs, the story involves Augusten's (Joseph Cross) trials and tribulations that extended from his childhood through teen years. He grew up living with his unstable mother (Annette Bening) and alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) until his parents headed for divorce. Then, 16-year-old Augusten was foisted off on therapist Dr. Finch (Brian Cox), his long-suffering wife (Jill Clayburgh), and their bizarre children (Gwyneth Paltrow, Evan Rachel Wood, and Joseph Fiennes) with whom Augusten was involved in more than a few painful events.
|RV 2006 PG, 98 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Adventure
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, JoJo, Josh Hutcherson, Jeff Daniels, Kristin Chenoweth, Hunter Parrish, Chloe Sonnenfeld, Alex Ferris, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Brian Howe, Richard Cox
Advertising executive Bob Munro (Robin Williams) is scheduled for a meeting in Colorado at the same time he has scheduled a family vacation in Hawaii with his wife Jamie (Cheryl Hines) and kids–teenager Cassie (JoJo) and pre-teen Carl (Josh Hutcherson). Bob finds a solution: a cross-country trip in an oversized RV. The family embarks on the camping trip, but problems arise; in fact, they erupt in the form of the septic tank's contents. That's when they meet the Gornecke family (Jeff Daniels, Kristin Chenoweth, Hunter Parrish, Chloe Sonnenfeld, and Alex Ferris). As homeless campers, the Gornickes home-school their kids at the campground. The snooty Munros try to avoid the Gornickes, but they keep crossing paths, and, by story's end, the Gornickes have taught the Munros a valuable lesson in family relationships.
|Space Chimps 2008 G, 81 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Kirk De Micco
Cast: Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Daniels, Patrick Warburton, Kristin Chenoweth, Kenan Thompson, Carlos Alazraqui, Zack Shada, Omid Abtahi, Patrick Breen, Jane Lynch, Kath Soucie, Stanley Tucci, Wally Wingert, Jessica Gee
Ham III (voice of Andy Samberg) is the grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, and now Ham III is recruited by a plotting Senator (voice of Stanley Tucci) to retrieve a $5 billion dollar infinity space probe. The probe had been sucked through a wormhole and landed on the distant planet Malgor where the evil Zartog (voice of Jeff Daniels) is using it for his own power. Now, Ham III and his crew–Luna (voice of Cheryl Hines) and Titan (voice of Patrick Warburton)–take off through the black hole and onto Malgor where they must battle Zartog and rescue the space probe.
|1. Annie (1999)|
2. Bewitched (2005)
3. Deck the Halls (2006)
4. Four Christmases (2008)
5. The Music Man (2003)
6. The Pink Panther (2006)
7. Running with Scissors (2006)
8. RV (2006)
9. Space Chimps (2008)
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