|Black Knight 2001 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Gil Junger
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson, Marsha Thomason, Vincent Regan, Kevin Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Burgess, Erik Jensen, Greg Cooper, Dikran Tulaine, Michael Countryman, Jeannette Weegar, Helen Carey, Isabell O'Connor, Kevin Stillwell
Jamal Walker (Martin Lawrence) is working at Medieval World, an amusement park, when he falls into a moat and awakens in 14th-century England. The evil King Leo (Kevin Conway) rules the kingdom, and Jamal puts on the armor of the "Black Knight" and joins forces with Sir Knolte (Tom Wilkinson) and Victoria (Marsha Thomason) to battle the king.
|Burn After Reading 2008 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, David Rasche, J.K. Simmons, Olek Krupa, Michael Countryman, Kevin Sussman, J.R. Home, Hamilton Clancy, Armand Schultz, Jeffrey DeMunn
Ex-CIA analyst Osborne Cox's (John Malkovich) wife Katie (Tilda Swinton) has turned over to her lawyer the CD on which Osborne had listed his finances and his memoirs of days as a government spook. Katie is in love with Harry (George Clooney) and wants the CD to be used as evidence when she divorces Osborne. But, the lawyer loses the CD, and it turns up in the hands of health club workers Chad Feldheimer and Linda Litzke (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand) who decide to enter the game of blackmail and turn the CD into cash.
|The Namesake 2007 PG-13, 122 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Mira Nair
Cast: Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson, Brooke Smith, Sahira Nair, Glenne Headly, Mura Guha Thakurta, Sabyasachi Chakravarthy, Tamal Sengupta, Dhruv Mookerji, Michael Countryman, Heather MacRae, Stuart Rudin
Ashima (Tabu) leaves her home in Calcutta and arrives in New York for her arranged marriage to Ashoke (Irrfan Khan). The couple misses the culture of India but live the good life in Queens. As time passes, they have a son and a daughter, but as their son (Kal Penn) grows up he has problems dealing with the two cultures. After graduating from Yale, he even changes his name from Gogol to Nick and becomes involved with a WASP princess (Jacinda Barrett). But, a family tragedy convinces Nick to reconsider his decisions, and he sets off in a different direction with a new appreciation for his past.
|P.S. I Love You 2007 PG-13, 126 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Cast: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, James Marsters, Kathy Bates, Harry Connick Jr., Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dean Winters, Anne Kent, Brian McGrath, Sherie Rene Scott, Susan Blackwell, Michael Countryman
Holly (Hilary Swank) and her Irish husband Gerry (Gerard Butler) love each other but spend much of their time embroiled in arguments. Gerry dies suddenly, and Holly is left alone and miserable holed up in her apartment. Then comes Holly's 30th birthday, and her friends throw her a surprise birthday party, during which a cake with a mysterious message from Gerry arrives on the scene. Before he died, Gerry had written messages to Holly showing her the way to get back in life. Although Holly's mother (Kathy Bates) and her best friends (Lisa Kudrow and Gina Gershon) worry about the notes, those notes–signed "P.S. I love you."–are the very things that bring Holly out of her doldrums.
|You Can Count on Me 2000 R, 109 min.|
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Cast: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Rory Culkin, Jon Tenney, J. Smith-Cameron, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Ryan, Michael Countryman, Adam LeFevre, Halley Feiffer, Whitney Vance, Peter Kerwin, Betsy Aidem, Lisa Altomare
This film tied for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. The story revolves around siblings–Sammy (Laura Linney) and Terry (Mark Ruffalo)–who were orphaned as children and whose lives have subsequently taken divergent paths. Now, Terry comes to visit Sammy after being away for two years. Terry stays for awhile, but personality differences ultimately drive them apart. Laura Linney was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.
|1. Black Knight (2001)|
2. Burn After Reading (2008)
3. The Namesake (2007)
4. P.S. I Love You (2007)
5. You Can Count on Me (2000)
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