|Attention Shoppers 2000 R, 87 min.|
Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie
Cast: Nestor Carbonell, Luke Perry, Cara Buono, Kathy Najimy, Martin Mull, Michael Lerner, Carlos Jacott, O-Lan Jones, Lillian Adams, Casey Affleck, Lysa Hayland, Vito D'Ambrosio, Mary-Pat Green, John Griffin, Donna Hardy
When Enrique Suarez (Nestor Carbonell), a sitcom actor, agreed to grace the grand opening of a K-Mart store, he entertained high expectations of fans crowding around him asking for autographs. Wrong!
|The Dark Knight 2008 PG-13, 152 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Curnen, Ron Dean, Cillian Murphy, Chin Han, Nestor Carbonell, Eric Roberts, Ritchie Coster, Anthony Michael Hall
In this sequel to "Batman Begins," millionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is still leading his double life as the crusader Batman who is determined to rid Gotham City of organized crime. Batman and his ally, police Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman), work with District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), but the psychopathic "Joker" (Heath Ledger) is playing a deadly game with Batman through which he is throwing the city into chaos. The Joker excels at demolishing any and everything in his path and stops at nothing–including a hospital. Just how far will Batman go to stop this dangerous criminal, and how far will The Joker go in his efforts to get rid of Batman? Ledger died of an accidental prescription drug overdose before the film was released. The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Ledger), and four other Academy Award nominations were received.
|The Laramie Project 2002 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Moises Kaufman
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Jeremy Davies, Clea DuVall, Dylan Baker, Peter Fonda, Janeane Garofalo, Christina Ricci, Laura Linney, Summer Phoenix, Joshua Jackson, Amy Madigan, Nestor Carbonell
Laramie, Wyoming, hit the national newswires in 1998 when a gay college student was beaten, tied to a fence, and finally died. Moises Kaufman put together an ensemble cast that went to Laramie, interviewed people, and created a play incorporating their answers. This film is an adaptation of that play.
|The Lost City 2006 R, 143 min.|
Director: Andy Garcia
Cast: Andy Garcia, Dustin Hoffman, Tomas Milian, Bill Murray, Ines Sastre, Steven Bauer, Richard Bradford, Jsu Garcia, Enrique Murciano, Elizabeth Pena, Millie Perkins, Nestor Carbonell, Victor Rivers, Juan Fernandez
Fico (Andy Garcia) owns the popular El Tropico nightclub in Havana and adopts the hands-off policy on government shared by his university professor father (Dustin Hoffman) and tobacco plantation owner uncle (Richard Bradford). But the year is 1960, Batista has decamped, and Castro has taken power. Fico tries to hold his upper-class family together while his brothers, Ricardo and Luis (Enrique Murciano and Nestor Carbonell), support the revolution. Later, after Ricardo is killed, Fico falls in love with Ricardo's widow, Aurora (Ines Sastre). This story of romance in the midst of revolution captures the culture of one privileged group in Havana during the revolution.
|Manhood 2003 R, 82 min.|
Director: Bobby Roth
Cast: Nestor Carbonell, John Ritter, Janeane Garofalo, Bonnie Bedelia, Nick Roth, Lauren Tom, Barbara Williams, Barry Newman, Andrew J. Ferchland, Skyler Shaye, Sybil Temchen, Carole Davis
Reformed womanizer Jack (Nestor Carbonell) tries to put his life back together–starting with connecting to his son and nephew. This is a boring, dark drama of a dysfunctional family. Sundance Film Festival material was billed as a dark comedy, but the comedy is hard to find.
|Smokin' Aces 2007 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Joe Carnahan
Cast: Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Jason Bateman, Peter Berg, Common, Alicia Keyes, Nestor Carbonell, Taraji P. Henson, Martin Henderson, Joseph Ruskin, Alex Rocco, Wayne Newton
Las Vegas magician-turned-gangster Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven) has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Mob, and FBI agents Richard Messner (Ryan Reynolds) and Donald Carruthers (Ray Liotta) are assigned to protect the witness. But, word spreads that Mob boss Primo Sparazza (Joseph Ruskin) has taken out a contract of $1 million on Buddy. Now, a myriad of bounty hunters, thugs, and wanna-be cons descend on Lake Tahoe where the FBI has put Buddy in a high-roller penthouse to protect their witness while working out the deal. Carruthers and Messner have their work cut out for them.
|These Old Broads 2001 TV, 95 min.|
Director: Matthew Diamond
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Jonathan Silverman, Nestor Carbonell, Peter Graves, Gene Barry, Pat Harrington Jr., Carlos Jacott, Pat Crawford Brown, Suzanne Carney, Heath Hyche, Hinton Battle, Betty Carvalho
After a re-release of a 1960s film gains cult status, a TV executive, needing a hit show, decides to bring the three stars Kate Westbourne, Addie Holden, and Piper Grayson (Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, and Debbie Reynolds) together for a reunion special on TV. But the three stars dislike each other and always have. They all have the same agent, Beryl Mason (Elizabeth Taylor). Will she be able to convince them to make the special? Some funny lines here and there.
|1. Attention Shoppers (2000)|
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
3. The Laramie Project (2002)
4. The Lost City (2006)
5. Manhood (2003)
6. Smokin' Aces (2007)
7. These Old Broads (2001)
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