|Cobb 1994 R, 120 min.|
Director: Ron Shelton
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Lou Myers, Ned Bellamy, Scott Burkholder, Allan Malamud, Stacy Keach Sr., Bill Caplan, Jeff Fellenzer, Doug Krikorian, Gavin Smith, Lou Myers, Rhoda Griffis, J. Kenneth Campbell
This biography of one of baseball's greatest players uses his dark side as its focus. Tyrus Raymond Cobb (Tommy Lee Jones), the Georgia Peach, played baseball like few other players; he also lived life like few others. Bigoted psychopath is an apt description of this film that shows, through flashbacks, Cobb as he relates stories of his life to sportswriter Al Stump (Robert Wuhl). This is not a pretty story. Instead it shows how unbridled energy defined Cobb.
|Mama Flora's Family 1998 TV, 240 min.|
Director: Peter Werner
Cast: Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, Queen Latifah, Erika Alexander, Mario Van Peebles, Novella Nelson, Preston Brant, Della Reese, Sharon Blackwood, DJ Qualls, Hill Harper, Wynton Yates, Sicily, Lou Myers, Elijah Kelley
This TV miniseries is based on Alex Haley's book and is the saga of a large family during a 50-year span (the 1920s-1950s) with Mama Flora (Cicely Tyson) at the center during a time of great change in the United States for Black families. Mama Flora believes in God and that with God's help her family members will do well in their lives.
|The Piano Lesson 1995 PG, 100 min.|
Director: Lloyd Richards
Cast: Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Carl Gordon, Courtney B. Vance, Tommy Hollis, Lou Myers, Zelda Harris, Rosalyn Coleman, Tommy Lafitte, Lynne Innerst
This made-for-TV adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play was nominated for several Emmys. Set in the 1930s, Boy Willie (Charles S. Dutton) returns home to Pittsburgh with plans. He wants to sell a family heirloom–a hand-crafted piano–dating to slavery days. He wants to buy farmland in order to be able to work for himself rather than for someone else. But his sister, Berniece (Alfre Woodard), is against the thought of selling the treasure. The family's history of struggle and survival while holding onto their heritage is told through the carvings on the piano.
|Tin Cup 1996 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Ron Shelton
Cast: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Linda Hart, Dennis Burkley, Rex Linn, Richard Lineback, Lou Myers, Mickey Jones, George Perez, Michael Milhoan, Peter Jacobson
Kevin Costner and Ron Shelton re-team ("Bull Durham") in this film about the sport of golf. The story revolves around "Tin Cup" McAvoy (Kevin Costner) whose gambling ruined his chances on the pro circuit. Now he lives in a Winnebago overlooking the driving range he runs. One day, psychologist Molly Griswold (Rene Russo) stops by, and "Tin Cup" is smitten. One major problem exists: Molly's boyfriend David Simms (Don Johnson).
|The Wedding Planner 2001 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Adam Shankman
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson, Justin Chambers, Judy Greer, Alex Rocco, Joanna Gleason, Charles Kimbrough, Kevin Pollak, Fred Willard, Lou Myers, Frances Bay, Kathy Najimy, Cortney Shounia, Philip Pavel
Mary Flore (Jennifer Lopez) enjoys her status as San Francisco's premiere wedding planner, but her current client Fran Donolly(Bridgette Wilson) has a surprise for her when the groom Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey) turns out to be the man Mary falls in love with.
|1. Cobb (1994)|
2. Mama Flora's Family (1998)
3. The Piano Lesson (1995)
4. Tin Cup (1996)
5. The Wedding Planner (2001)
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