|The Box 2009 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Richard Kelly
Cast: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn, Holmes Osborne, Sam Oz Stone, Gillian Jacobs, Celia Weston, Deborah Rush, Lisa K. Wyatt, Kevin Robertson, Ian Kahn, Mark S. Cartier, Michele Durrett, John Magaro
A financially burdened couple, Nora and Arthur Lewis (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden), are given a box, and a mysterious stranger, Arlington Steward (Frank Langella), tells them that if they press certain buttons on the box within 24 hours, they will receive $1 million. But, if they choose to push the buttons, an unknown person will die in the process. Nora does push the buttons, a person across town drops dead, and they do receive the $1 million. They suffer guilt and find themselves in a moral dilemma. Arthur investigates the origins of the box, and the trail leads to NASA, the NSA, government conspiracies, and aliens.
|The Crazies 2010 R, 101 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Breck Eisner
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson, Christie Lynn Smith, Brett Rickaby, Preston Bailey, John Aylward, Joe Reegan, Glenn Morshower, Gregory Sporleder, Lisa K. Wyatt, Mike Hickman, Larry Cedar, Justin Welborn
Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) is enjoying life in his peaceful town of Ogden Marsh, Iowa, when toxins infect the citizens and turn them into violent psychopaths. Total chaos ensues, and the government steps in. The town is quarantined, and armed, gas-masked soldiers arrive on the scene to separate the sick from the healthy. Anyone who tries to escape is shot and killed. When David's pregnant wife Judy (Radha Mitchell), who is the town doctor, runs a fever, she is quarantined. David rescues her, and now David, Judy, Deputy Sheriff Russell Clank (Joe Anderson), and nurse Becca Darling (Danielle Panabaker) struggle to find the source of the toxins while eluding their infected neighbors and the government forces.
|Mr. Woodcock 2007 PG-13, 87 min.|
Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler, Melissa Sagemiller, Ethan Suplee, Jacob Davich, Kyley Baldridge, Alec George, M.C. Gainey, Lyle Kanouse, Brent Briscoe, Lisa K. Wyatt, Kurt Fuller
John Farley (Seann William Scott) has written a best-selling, self-help book and comes home to receive the Corn Cob Key at his town's Cornival Festival. While visiting his widowed mom Beverly (Susan Sarandon), John learns that she is dating his nemesis during his school days: sadistic gym teacher Mr. Woodcock (Billy Bob Thornton). John begs Beverly to not marry Mr. Woodcock, but she won't listen. He decides to extend his stay, and the battle of wits rages between John and Mr. Woodcock.
|Southland Tales 2006 R, 144 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller
Director: Richard Kelly
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Curtis Armstrong, Joe Campana, Nora Dunn, Beth Grant, Wood Harris, John Larroquette, Ling Bai, Jon Lovitz, Christopher Lambert, Mandy Moore, Holmes Osborne, Lisa K. Wyatt
A nuclear strike on Texas has resulted in political and environmental disasters that have caused the United States to institute strict security measures to ward off terrorists. Action-movie star Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson) is married to Madeline (Mandy Moore) whose father, Senator Bobby Frost (Holmes Osborne), is a Republican vice-presidential candidate plotting a national takeover. But, Boxer is kidnapped under mysterious circumstances and now, after gaining freedom, suffers amnesia, can not remember Madeline, and has teamed up with porn princess Krysta (Sarah Michelle Gellar). He is also involved with a Hermosa Beach police officer (Sean William Scott) whose identity has split in two–resulting in twins, Roland and Ronald Taverner. Taverner's efforts to find himself just might provide the key to a dangerous conspiracy.
|1. The Box (2009)|
2. The Crazies (2010)
3. Mr. Woodcock (2007)
4. Southland Tales (2006)
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