|Barton Fink 1991 R, 116 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Tony Shalhoub, Jon Polito, Steve Buscemi, Richard Portnow, David Warrilow, Christopher Murney, I.M. Hobson, Meagen Fay, Lance Davis, Harry Bugin
When New York playwright Barton Fink (John Turturro) goes to Hollywood, he checks into a seedy hotel and becomes friends with Charlie Meadows (John Goodman). Fink has trouble writing his story, and, instead of getting over writer's block, he becomes a murder suspect. The film received three Academy Award nominations including Best Supporting Actor Michael Lerner for his role as the studio chief.
|Catch That Kid 2004 PG, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Comedy / Action / Adventure
Director: Bart Freundlich
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, Max Thieriot, Jennifer Beals, Sam Robards, John Carroll Lynch, James LeGros, Michael Des Barres, Stark Sands, Lennie Loftin, Francois Giroday, Christine Estabrook, Kevin G. Schmidt, Audrey Wasilewski, Meagen Fay
Pre-teen Maddy (Kristen Stewart) solves the problem of how to pay for her disabled, daredevil father's (Sam Robards) hospital bills. With help from her friends (Corbin Bleu and Max Thieriot), Maddy will pull off a heist from the bank where her mother (Jennifer Beals) works.
|Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Frank Oz
Cast: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Frances Conroy, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris, Ian McDiarmid, Dana Ivey, Louis Zorich, Meagen Fay, Nicole Calfan, Aina Walle, Cheryl Pay, Nathalie Auffret, Lolly Susi
This is the remake of "Bedtime Story" about a slick Riviera con man Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) and a scruffy American scam artist Freddy Benson (Steve Martin) who meet on a train. Caine realizes that Martin is planning on infiltrating his territory, theorizing that bad crooks give the sophisticated ones a bad name. The entire tale is a series of sequences in which one con man tries to outwit the other. Fun.
|Mad Money 2008 PG-13, 104 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Callie Khouri
Cast: Diane Keaton, Ted Danson, Katie Holmes, Adam Rothenberg, Queen Latifah, Stephen Root, Sterling Blackman, Peyton "Alex" Smith, Charlie Caldwell, Richard F Law, Meagen Fay, Christopher McDonald, Roger R. Cross
After her husband Don (Ted Danson) is laid off from his job, stay-at-home mom Bridget (Diane Keaton) looks for employment. Her degree in English doesn't count for much after years of not working, and Bridget ends up with a job as janitor at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank where worn-out paper currency is sent to be destroyed. Bridget notices that there is a way of stealing the cash just before it is shredded and enlists help from paper shredder, single mom Nina (Queen Latifah) and from flaky, cart pusher Jackie (Katie Holmes). Now, time after time, the trio succeeds in stealing the worn-out cash, but will greed prove to be their downfall?
|Species: The Awakening 2007 N/R, 94 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Nick Lyon
Cast: Helena Mattsson, Ben Cross, Marco Bacuzzi, Dominic Keating, Marlene Favela, Meagen Fay, Roger Cudney, Adam Wylie, Felipe de Lara, Cynthia Francesconi, Alejandra Gollas, German Fabregat, Edy Arellano, Jan Bouda, Harding Junior
College professor Miranda Hollander (Helena Mattsson) suffers a blackout and awakens amidst mutilated bodies. She is a suspect in the gruesome murders and goes to her scientist Uncle Tom (Ben Cross) for help. To her surprise, he informs Miranda that she is a creation of an ex-colleague, scientist Forbes McGuire (Dominic Keating) who lives in Mexico. Now, Miranda and Tom set off to Mexico to locate her creator and find a cure. But the cure unleashes her extraterrestrial side, Miranda's killer instincts rise to the fore, and now the entire human race is in jeopardy.
|1. Barton Fink (1991)|
2. Catch That Kid (2004)
3. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
4. Mad Money (2008)
5. Species: The Awakening (2007)
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