|Dark City 1998 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Alex Proyas
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, Colin Friels, Bruce Spence, John Bluthal, Mitchell Butel, Melissa George, Frank Gallacher, Ritchie Singer, Justin Monjo, Nicholas Bell
When an extraterrestrial force, the Strangers, invades his town and creates murder and mayhem by controlling residents' minds, John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens in a bathroom filled with the blood of a dead girl. He has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Now, Murdoch fights desperately for his very existence as he tries to stop the diabolical actions of the Strangers.
|Lucky Break 1994 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
aka: Paperback Romance
Director: Ben Lewin
Cast: Gia Carides, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Sioban Tuke, Jacek Koman, Robyn Nevin, Marshall Napier, Lewis Fiander, Mary-Anne Fahey, Michael Edward-Stevens, Steady Eddy, Michael Veitch, Nicholas Bell
Sex novelist Sophie (Gia Carides) is in love with a scoundrel, Eddie (Anthony LaPaglia), who is engaged to another. When Sophie breaks her leg, she uses the catastrophe to make a play for Eddie–with disastrous results.
|The Manor 1999 N/R, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Mystery
Director: Ken Berris
Cast: Martin Dejdar, Greta Scacchi, Gabrielle Anwar, Peter O'Toole, Laura Harris, Edie McClurg, Fay Masterson, Mark Huntley, Robert Russell, Jiri Labus, Nicholas Bell, Jessica Hathaway
Ghosts haunt Ravenscroft Manor when Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Hatcher (Martin Dejdar) arrives on the scene to look into the death of stable boy Patrick Roarke (Mark Huntley). In fact, the recently deceased Mr. Ravenscroft (Peter O'Toole) still drops by for "visits." During the investigation, Hatcher learns that Patrick had been having affairs with the lady of the manor Mrs. Ravenscroft (Greta Scacchi), her teenage daughter Gillian (Laura Harris), and the governess Charlotte (Gabrielle Anwar). Could jealousy have played any role in Patrick's murder?
|Mission: Impossible 2 2000 PG-13, 125 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: John Woo
Cast: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames, Richard Roxburgh, Anthony Hopkins, John Polson, Brendan Gleeson, Rade Serbedzija, William Mapother, Dominic Purcell, Nicholas Bell, Kee Chan, Kim Fleming, Mathew Wilkinson
Tom Cruise again stars as government agent Ethan Hunt who sets out on another impossible mission. This time, he is recruited by the new IMF chief Commander Swanbeck (Anthony Hopkins) to destroy a deadly virus that has been hijacked by the evil IMF agent, Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott). Hunt recruits Ambrose's ex-lover Nyah Nordoff-Hall (Thandie Newton) to help infiltrate Ambrose's terrorist group. Complications ensue–especially after Hunt falls in love with Nyah.
|Shine 1996 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Scott Hicks
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, Alex Rafalowicz, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud, Googie Withers, Chris Haywood, Sonia Todd, Justin Braine, Gordon Poole, Nicholas Bell, Marianna Doherty, Danielle Cox, Joey Kennedy
This film provides a biographical account of Austrian piano virtuoso David Helfgrott. As a youth, David (Alex Rafalowicz) was a child prodigy, but in his twenties David (Noah Taylor) suffered a nervous breakdown brought on by abuse from his overbearing father, Peter (Armin Mueller-Stahl). After more than 15 years of problems, David (Geoffrey Rush) finally triumphs over adversity when he falls in love with Gillian (Lynn Redgrave) who helps him regain his life and fame in the music world. Rush won the Best Actor Oscar. The film was also nominated for nine others, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (Mueller-Stahl).
|1. Dark City (1998)|
2. Lucky Break (1994)
aka: Paperback Romance
3. The Manor (1999)
4. Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
5. Shine (1996)
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