|1999 1998 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Nick Davis
Cast: Dan Futterman, Jennifer Garner, Matt McGrath, Buck Henry, Sandrine Holt, Amanda Peet, Steven Wright, Margaret Devine, Daniel Lapaine, Leonid Uscher, David Gelb, David Porter, Bray Poor, Zandy Hartig, Timothy Olyphant
In this dark comedy, a group of New Yorkers gather at Andrew Goldman's (Matt McGrath) Greenwich Village apartment on New Year's Eve to greet the year 2000. One of the guests, Rufus King (Dan Futterman), prepares to dump his girlfriend Annabell (Jennifer Garner) in favor of Nicole (Amanda Peet). As the evening progresses, Andrew fights with his father Harold (Buck Henry), and all the guests reflect on their own lives and what may lie ahead in the new millennium.
|Andersonville 1996 TV, 167 min.|
Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Jarrod Emick, Frederic Forrest, Ted Marcoux, Carmen Argenziano, Jayce Bartok, Frederick Coffin, Cliff De Young, Denis Forest, Justin Henry, William H. Macy, Tony Higgins, Kris Kamm, Andrew Kavovit, Olek Krupa, Matt McGrath
Union soldiers endure squalid conditions during the Civil War when they are locked up at the infamous Confederate prison in Andersonville, Georgia. Pvt. Josiah Day (Jarrod Emick) and Sgt. McSpadden (Frederic Forrest) are two of the 33,000 prisoners in the prison built to hold 8,000 men. Conditions are atrocious with little food, water, and shelter, and the prisoners are losing hope of ever being released. This story was originally made for cable TV and shown in two parts.
|Boys Don't Cry 1999 R, 116 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Cast: Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alison Folland, Alicia Goranson, Matt McGrath, Rob Campbell, Jeannetta Arnette, Cheyenne Rushing, Robert Prentiss, Josh Ridgway, Jerry Haynes, Craig Erickson, Stephanie Sechrist
This is a fictionalized account of the true facts behind the story of Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank), a woman living as a man and having the courage to be who he thought he was. At the age of 21, he was the object of an intensely brutal rape and murder, and Brandon's world came to an abrupt end. Brandon is also the subject of a 1997 documentary, "The Brandon Teena Story," which does a fine job of sticking with the truth in this tragedy. Hilary Swank won an Oscar for Best Actress and a nomination was received by Chloe Sevigny for Best Supporting Actress in her role as Lana who is Brandon's love interest.
|The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy 2000 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Greg Berlanti
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Andrew Keegan, John Mahoney, Dean Cain, Matt McGrath, Zach Braff, Ben Weber, Billy Porter, Mary McCormack, Nia Long, Justin Theroux, Robert Arce, Nora Burns, Chris Payne Gilbert, John Brandon
The gay singles scene in West Hollywood is the setting for a promising photographer, Dennis (Timothy Olyphant), and his friends to drive each other crazy, help each other out, and hop from bed to bed. Of particular note is that, miraculously, not one character in this story appears to fear the diseases rampant among those practicing this lifestyle.
|Desperate Hours 1990 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Cimino
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse, Kelly Lynch, David Morse, Bob Evans, Elias Koteas, Mike Nussbaum, Shawnee Smith, Danny Gerard, Gerry Bamman, Matt McGrath, John Christopher Jones, John Finn
This is a remake of the 1955 film starring Humphrey Bogart. This time around, Mickey Rourke plays the role of the escaped convict who holds a family hostage. With help from his lawyer, Nancy Breyers (Kelly Lynch), Bosworth (Rourke) escapes from jail and holds the Cornells–Tim (Anthony Hopkins) and Nora (Mimi Rogers) and their family–hostage in their home. FBI agent Brenda Chandler (Lindsay Crouse) is on Bosworth's trail and uses Breyers as the lead she needs to find Bosworth.
|The Impostors 1998 R, 102 min.|
Director: Stanley Tucci
Cast: Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci, Lili Taylor, Alfred Molina, Campbell Scott, Steve Buscemi, Isabella Rossellini, E. Katherine Kerr, Tony Shalhoub, Hope Davis, Matt Malloy, Michael Emerson, Matt McGrath, Richard Jenkins, Dana Ivey
Starving actors Maurice (Oliver Platt) and Arthur (Stanley Tucci) are on the run from another actor, Jeremy Burtom (Alfred Molina), and hide in a packing crate. When they awaken the following morning, they find that the crate–with them still inside–has been loaded onto a luxury liner. They use their acting skills and, with help from stewardess Lily (Lili Taylor), pretend to be stewards on the ship. But, Burton has booked passage on the same ship, and now the chase is on as they try to evade Burton and save the passengers from becoming part of madman Voltri's (Tony Shalhoub) plot to blow up the luxury liner.
|Lifebreath 1997 R, 90 min.|
aka: Last Breath
Director: P.J. Posner
Cast: Luke Perry, Francie Swift, Gia Carides, Gary Basaraba, Jack Gilpin, Lisa Gay Hamilton, David Margulies, Matt McGrath, Hillary Bailey Smith, Karen Shallo, Diane Kagan, Maureen Shannon
Chrystie (Francie Swift) suffers from cystic fibrosis and requires a new set of lungs. Finding a donor is made more difficult by the fact that Chrystie has a rare blood type. Her husband, Marty (Luke Perry), desparately searches for a donor and finds Gale (Gia Carides) with whom he starts an affair. Chrystie fnds out about the affair and, furthermore, figures out that Marty intends to murder Gale for her lungs.
|The Notorious Bettie Page 2006 R, 91 min.|
Director: Mary Harron
Cast: Gretchen Mol, Chris Bauer, Jared Harris, Sarah Paulson, Cara Seymour, David Strathairn, Lili Taylor, John Cullum, Matt McGrath, Austin Pendleton, Norman Reedus, Tara Subkoff, Dallas Roberts, Victor Slezak
The personal and professional lives of one of America's first sex icons, Bettie Page (Gretchen Mol), who was a pin-up model in the 1950s, is the subject of this biography that begins and ends with Estes Kefauver's Senate Sub-committee hearings on the subject of pornography.
|1. 1999 (1998)|
2. Andersonville (1996)
3. Boys Don't Cry (1999)
4. The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
5. Desperate Hours (1990)
6. The Impostors (1998)
7. Lifebreath (1997)
aka: Last Breath
8. The Notorious Bettie Page (2006)
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