|America's Sweethearts 2001 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Joe Roth
Cast: Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Christopher Walken, Seth Green, Alan Arkin, Keri Lynn Pratt, Scot Zeller, Larry King, Steve Pink, Rainn Wilson, Eric Balfour
America's favorite screen couple, Gwen Harrison (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Eddie Thomas (John Cusack), has finished their last movie together and, at the same time, has ended their marriage as well. Now, director Hal Weidmann (Christopher Walken) holds the film's print and refuses to release it until he is satisfied with his finished product. Meanwhile, publicity director Lee Phillips (Billy Crystal) gets help from Gwen's sister, Kiki (Julia Roberts), to fool the press into believing that the stars have made up and are headed for a reunion. A good satire on today's Hollywood.
|Bee Movie 2007 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy
Director: Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates, Barry Levinson, Larry King, Ray Liotta, Sting, Oprah Winfrey, Rip Torn, Larry Miller, Megan Mullally
Bee-college graduate Barry B. Benson (voice of Jerry Seinfeld) questions whether making honey in the hive is all there is in a bee's life. He ventures into New York City and makes friends with a human, friendly florist Vanessa Bloome (Renee Zellweger). Barry is shocked to learn that humans steal and eat the bee's honey and decides to team up with Vanessa and sue the honey manufacturers for stealing the honey.
|Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! 1989 PG-13, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Cast: Michael Pare, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson, Matthew Laurance, Michael Rhoades, Anthony Sherwood, Mark Holmes, David Matheson, Paul Markle, Kate Lynch, Harvey Atkin, Vlasta Vrana, Larry King, Bo Diddley, Michael "Tunes" Antunes
In this sequel to the original film ("Eddie and the Cruisers"), Eddie (Michael Pare), who was thought to have died in a car wreck, turns up alive and well in Montreal where he is using a new identity, "Joe West." "Eddie and the Cruisers" was a hot band in the 1960s, and now his old recording company plans to make a fortune on "Eddie and the Cruisers" lost tapes from that era. The songs that were recorded in the 1960s are finally released in an album, and it is a big hit. This encourages Eddie, under his alias of Joe West, to start a new band and go on the road, but keeping his real identity a secret might prove difficult. John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band provide the music for this film.
|John Q. 2002 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Cast: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Kimberly Elise, Anne Heche, Eddie Griffin, Shawn Hatosy, Ray Liotta, Daniel E. Smith, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Obba Babatunde, Ron Annabelle, Ethan Suplee, Jay Leno, Larry King
John Quincy Archibald's (Denzel Washington) medical insurance will not cover a heart transplant. He seeks revenge and takes over the emergency room of a hospital that has refused a heart transplant for his 14-year-old son Mike (Daniel E. Smith). Hostage negotiators call on Frank Grimes (Robert Duvall) to diffuse the situation.
|Shrek the Third 2007 PG, 93 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Eric Idle, Justin Timberlake, Susanne Blakeslee, Cody Cameron, Larry King, Christopher Knights, John Krasinski, Ian McShane
In this third animated "Shrek" tale, Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) faces problems when his father-in-law, the Frog King of Far, Far Away, King Harold (voice of John Cleese) dies. If Shrek cannot find a suitable replacement for the king, he could be stuck with the job. So, Shrek heads out–with Donkey (voice of Eddie Murphy) and Puss In Boots (voice of Antonio Banderas) in tow–in search of his wife's, Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), teenage cousin Artie (voice of Justin Timberlake) at his boarding school. Meanwhile, Fiona, who is pregnant, is left to fend off a palace coup staged by Prince Charming (voice of Rupert Everett) who has assistance from fairy tale villains including Captain Hook, the Evil Queen, Rumplestiltskin, the Big Bad Wolf, and the Headless Horseman. But, Fiona and her mother Queen Lillian (voice of Julie Andrews) get help from Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty in their valiant effort to retake the kingdom.
|We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story 1993 G, 72 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, Dick Zondag, Ralph Zondag
Cast: John Goodman, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman, Jay Leno, Julia Child, Martin Short, Kenneth Mars, Walter Cronkite, Felicity Kendal, Charles Fleischer, Yeardley Smith, Rene Le Vant, Larry King
Make an animated cartoon, combine Walter Cronkite, dinosaurs, and a circus of stars' voices (John Goodman, Jay Leno, Rhea Perlman, and Julia Child, etc.), and the result is a so-so movie. It could have been so much better, but will probably be enjoyed by children.
|1. America's Sweethearts (2001)|
2. Bee Movie (2007)
3. Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
4. John Q. (2002)
5. Shrek the Third (2007)
6. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
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