|Girlfight 2000 R, 110 min.|
Director: Karyn Kusama
Cast: Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon, Santiago Douglas, Ray Santiago, Elisa Bocanegra, Shannon Walker Williams, Iris Little Thomas, John Sayles, Louis Guss
So far, nothing has gone right in Diana's (Michelle Rodriguez) life, and the chip on her shoulder has grown to mammoth proportions. Then one day she goes to the local gym and falls in love with the world of boxing. She convinces a coach (Jaime Tirelli) to give her boxing lessons, and it isn't long before her hostile attitude is reversed.
|Lucky Lady 1975 PG, 118 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Geoffrey Lewis, Robby Benson, Michael Hordern, John Hillerman, Anthony Holland, John McLiam, Val Avery, Louis Guss, William Bassett, Roger Cudney, Joe Estevez, Marjorie Battles
Set during the era of Prohibition, this is a wacky tale of California rumrunners Kibby (Gene Hackman) and Walker (Burt Reynolds) who team up with cabaret entertainer Claire (Liza Minnelli). Walker and Kibby both fall in love with Claire, but she has problems deciding between the two. While escaping from both the crooks and the law, the trio sets sail on a boat, the "Lucky Lady."
|Moonstruck 1987 PG, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello, John Mahoney, Julie Bovasso, Louis Guss, Joe Grifasi, Anita Gillette, Leonardo Cimino, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Nada Despotovich, Helen Hanft, Robin Bartlett
Loretta (Cher) is a superstitious woman who feels that bad luck has caused her tragedies in life. She accepts Johnny Commarari's (Danny Aiello) marriage proposal because she wants the security of a husband. After Johnny leaves for a trip to Sicily to visit his dying mother, Loretta meets his brother Ronny (Nicholas Cage), and she finds the great love of her life. Cher and Olympia Dukakis (in the role of Loretta's mother) won Oscars for this film, as did the Writing-Screenplay. Nominations were received for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Vincent Gardenia as Loretta's father) and Director.
|Original Sin 1989 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Ron Satlof
Cast: Zachary Benjamin, Robert Desiderio, Charlton Heston, Ann Jillian, Lou Liberatore, Marshall R. Teague, Louis Guss, Richard Portnow, Jason Bernard, S.A. Griffin, Joseph Ruskin, Nicky Blair, Al Checco, Marykate Harris, Gary Kasper
When Sharon Richards' (Ann Jillian) son Matty (Zachary Benjamin) is kidnapped, Sharon is not sure of where the trail to his captors will lead–until she learns that her husband, John (Robert Desiderio) is the son of Mafia leader Louis Mancini (Charlton Heston). Now, John must deal with his past and speak to his father about his missing son, and the chase is on.
|Seize the Day 1986 TV, 93 min.|
Director: Fielder Cook
Cast: Robin Williams, Jerry Stiller, Joseph Wiseman, Glenne Headly, Tony Roberts, Richard B. Shull, Katherine Borowitz, John Fiedler, William Duell, Louis Guss, David Bickford, Stephen Strimpell, Jane Heller, James Cahill, Gillien Goll
Saul Bellow's novel is brought to the screen, exploring the relative unimportance of a single human being when confronted with the forces of a Capitalist society. Robin Williams does a fine job in his role of Tommy Wilhelm who is an honest, but alcoholic, salesman who hits his boss and loses his job. Tommy heads to NYC and visits his father, Dr. Adler (Joseph Wiseman), who is no help and humiliates him. Meanwhile, Tommy's sons have no respect for him, and Tommy continues on his downward spiral.
|Two Family House 2000 R, 104 min.|
Director: Raymond De Felitta
Cast: Michael Rispoli, Kelly Macdonald, Katherine Narducci, Kevin Conway, Matt Servitto, Michele Santopietro, Louis Guss, Rosemary DeAngelis, Anthony Arkin, Saul Stein
To attain his dream of owning a bar, Buddy (Michael Rispoli) uses an inheritance to buy a two family house in which he and his wife Estelle (Katherine Narducci) can live on the second floor while the bar occupies the first. Estelle objects, and then Buddy learns that the O'Nearys (Kelly MacDonald and Kevin Conway) already rent the upstairs apartment and are not about to be evicted. Despite these problems, Buddy is about to learn the importance of family, friends, and what love is really all about.
|Used People 1992 PG-13, 116 min.|
Director: Beeban Kidron
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Marcello Mastroianni, Kathy Bates, Marcia Gay Harden, Jessica Tandy, Sylvia Sidney, Bob Dishy, Asia Vieira, Louis Guss, Irving Metzman, David Gow
Pearl (Shirley MacLaine) is a Jewish woman grieving for her newly deceased husband. An Italian rogue (Marcello Mastroianni) invites her for a cup of coffee, moves into her life, and brings happiness to her entire family.
|The Yards 2000 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: James Gray
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway, Andrew Davoli, Steve Lawrence, Tony Musante, Victor Argo, Tomas Milian, Robert Montano, Victor Arnold, Chad Aaron, Louis Guss
Set around the yards where NYC transit trains are repaired, this crime thriller zeroes in on police corruption. Newly released from prison, Leo Handler (Mark Wahlberg) returns to his mother's (Ellen Burstyn) cluttered apartment, and life looks bleak. But wait, Aunt Kitty (Faye Dunaway) has just married a successful businessman (James Caan), and he is willing to help Leo. Unfortunately, his form of help leads to more and more problems.
|1. Girlfight (2000)|
2. Lucky Lady (1975)
3. Moonstruck (1987)
4. Original Sin (1989)
5. Seize the Day (1986)
6. Two Family House (2000)
7. Used People (1992)
8. The Yards (2000)
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