|Almost Famous 2000 R, 124 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, John Fedevich, Liz Stauber, Jimmy Fallon, Mark Kozelek
In the early 1970s, aspiring journalist, San Diego high school student William Miller (Patrick Fugit) is given the choice assignment of writing a "Rolling Stone" article about the rising rock band Stillwater. William joins the band's "Almost Famous" tour, befriends guitarist Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) and lead singer Jeff Bebe (Jason Lee), falls in love with "band aid" Elaine (Kate Hudson), and sees the real world. But throughout his assignment, William's mother (Frances McDormand) calls him often and warns him to stay away from drugs. The film won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay; both Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand were nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 PG-13, 96 min.|
Director: Kevin Williamson
Cast: Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor, Barry Watson, Marisa Coughlan, Liz Stauber, Michael McKean, Molly Ringwald, Lesley Ann Warren, Vivica A. Fox
Mrs. Tingle (Helen Mirren) would not ever come close to being elected "Teacher of the Year." But she does not deserve to be murdered, which is exactly what Leigh Ann Watson (Katie Holmes) has in mind if Mrs. Tingle stands in the way of Katie being named Valedictorian.
|Three Kings 1999 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure / Comedy
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Nora Dunn, Jamie Kennedy, Mykelti Williamson, Cliff Curtis, Said Taghmaoui, Judy Greer, Liz Stauber, Marsha Horan, Christopher Lohr, Jon Sklaroff, Holt McCallany
Following the Persian Gulf War, U.S. soldiers–Archie Gates (George Clooney), Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg), and Chief Elgin (Ice Cube)–set out as "Three Kings" determined to retrieve $23 million in gold that Saddam Hussein reputedly stole from Kuwait. They follow the trail and steal the gold. But, in the process, they discover the consequences of America's policies in the Middle East when the U.S. encouraged civilians to rise up against Hussein. Those civilians now face execution, and the U.S. refuses to help. "The Three Kings" must decide whether or not to help the civilians get out of Kuwait–an effort that may entail losing their cache of gold.
|1. Almost Famous (2000)|
2. T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (1998)
3. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
4. Three Kings (1999)
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