|Ash Wednesday 2002 R, 98 min.|
Director: Edward Burns
Cast: Edward Burns, Elijah Wood, Rosario Dawson, Oliver Platt, Malachy McCourt, James Handy, Julie Hale, Pat McNamara, Jimmy Burke, Michael Leydon Campbell, Brian Burns, John DiResta, Chris McGovern, Peter Gerety, Brian Delate
Francis (Edward Burns), now a bartender, was once a tough guy in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan. But, after his brother, Sean (Elijah Wood), was (presumably) killed three years ago, in 1980, Francis had gone straight. When Sean is spotted in the neighborhood, the crime boss reacts. Meanwhile, Francis has been very friendly with Sean's widow Grace (Rosario Dawson), and problems follow.
|The Changeling 2008 140, R min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Kelly, Colm Feore, Jason Butler Harner, Amy Ryan, Geoffrey Pierson, Denis O'Hare, Frank Wood, Peter Gerety, Reed Birney, Gattlin Griffith, Devon Conti, Michelle Martin
In 1928, single-mom Christine's (Angelina Jolie) nine-year-old son Walter (Gattlin Griffith) goes missing, and the LAPD steps in to solve the mystery. Months later, the LAPD claims to have solved the case and delivers a young boy, who says he is Walter, to Christine. Although Christine knows the boy is not her son, she takes him into her home. Finding an ally in activist radio preacher Reverend Briegleb (John Malkovich), Christine then presses police Captain Jones (Jeffrey Donovan) to keep looking for Walter. But, in the 1920s, women do not take on the police, and Christine is slandered and depicted as being an unfit mother. The film received three Academy Award nominations including a Best Actress nomination forAngelina Jolie.
|Charlie Wilson's War 2007 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, Emily Blunt, Om Puri, Ken Stott, John Slattery, Denis O'Hare, Jud Tylor, Christopher Denham, Brian Markinson, Peter Gerety
Based on George Crile's popular book, this story, based on fact, involves funding for a covert war operation, which provided money and weapons to Afghan rebels. Liberal living and thinking Texas playboy congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) joins forces with CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and wealthy, anti-communist Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts). Charlie manages to squeeze money out of a House subcommittee giving the Afghan resistance the means to fight off the Soviet invaders. Throughout the 1980s, money was provided, and, by the end of the decade, the Soviets were on the run–thanks to Charlie. Hoffman received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
|Inside Man 2006 R, 129 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Carlos Andres Gomez, Kim Director, James Ransone, Bernard Rachelle, Peter Gerety, Victor Colicchio, Cassandra Freeman, Peter Frechette, Gerry Vichi
When a gang led by Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) attempts to rob the Manhattan Trust Bank, NYPD Detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) and his partner, Bill Mitchell (Chiwetel Ejiofor), are sent to negotiate. But, negotiating is not going to be an easy task. First, Frazier and Mitchell must deal with other police officers–Captain Darius (Willem Dafoe) wants to storm the bank. Then, the hostages are forced to dress in jumpsuits and masks like the robbers making it difficult to separate the good guys from the bad guys. As if that were not enough, bank executive Arthur Case (Christopher Plummer) hires a "fixer," Madeline White (Jodie Foster) to intercede and deal with the robbers. Trouble, trouble, and more troubles ensue.
|K-PAX 2001 PG-13, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi
Director: Iain Softley
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, Ajay Naidu, David Patrick Kelly, Saul Williams, Kimberly Scott, Peter Gerety, Celia Weston, Tracy Vilar, Melanee Murray, John Toles-Bey, Conchata Ferrell, Vincent Laresca
Prot (Kevin Spacey) is arrested at New York City's Grand Central Station after claiming to be an alien. He is sent to a mental hospital where his psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges), does not believe him when he tells about coming from the planet K-PAX. Powell becomes obsessed with Prot, but time is running out because Prot tells Powell that he must leave Earth in a few days. Now, Powell is determined to get the truth from him–but can he?
|Leatherheads 2008 PG-13, 114 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: George Clooney
Cast: George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski, Stephen Root, Wayne Duvall, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Gerety, Keith Loneker, Malcolm Goodwin, Matt Bushell, Tommy Hinkley, Tim Griffin, Robert Baker, Christian Stolte, JD Cullum
In this fun, football saga, quarterback hero Dodge Connolly's (George Clooney) 1925 football team, the Duluth Bulldogs, loses its sponsor, and the league is in a state of collapse. Dodge sees a solution in World War I war hero Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski) and convinces him to join the team. Now, fans flock to the field to see Carter play. Cub reporter Lexie Littleton (Renee Zellweger) enters the picture because she is suspicious of Carter's wartime heroics and starts digging for a story. Meanwhile, both Dodge and Carter become romantically interested in Lexie and now are competing both on and off the field using similar strategies in the game of love that they use in football.
|The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 PG-13, 127 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Robert Redford
Cast: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill, Joel Gretsch, J. Michael Moncrief, Jack Lemmon, Peter Gerety, Lane Smith, Michael O'Neill, Thomas Jay Ryan, Trip Hamilton, Dermot Crowley, Harve Presnell, Danny Nelson
World War I veteran Capt. Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon) is suffering from Post-Traumatic Shock Syndrome when he meets a mystical caddy, Bagger Vance (Will Smith), who teaches him how to recapture not only his game of golf but his life as well. Some nice Redford touches.
|The Little Sister 1985 TV, 100 min.|
The Tender Age
Director: Jan Egleson
Cast: John Savage, Tracy Pollan, Roxanne Hart, Jack Kehoe, Henry Tomaszewski, Richard Jenkins, Lauree Berger, Patty Collinge, Vanessa Hill, Peter Gerety, Ted Kazanoff, David F. Wheeler, Kevin Bacon
In this made-for-TV movie, probation officer Tim Donovan (John Savage) tries to help 18-year-old Nicki Davis (Tracy Pollan) change her lifestyle, which consists of hanging around with her drug-dealing boyfriend. In the process of aiding Nicki, Tim uncovers a dark secret in her past involving an incestuous relationship with her father (Richard Jenkins).
|Mrs. Winterbourne 1996 PG-13, 104 min.|
Director: Richard Benjamin
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser, Miguel Sandoval, Loren Dean, Paula Prentiss, Susan Haskill, Peter Gerety, Jane Krakowski, Debra Monk
Connie Doyle (Ricki Lake) arrives in New York and is quickly seduced, made pregnant, and dumped by Steve DeCunzo (Loren Dean). She is rescued by Hugh Winterbourne (Brendan Fraser) and his wife, Patricia (Susan Haskell), whom Connie meets on a train. The train crashes, the couple is killed, and Connie is mistaken for Patricia. Hugh's mother, Grace (Shirley MacLaine), sends for the new "widow," and Connie heads to the family's Boston home where she meets Hugh's twin brother, Bill (Brendan Fraser). All goes well until sleazy Steve re-enters the scene.
|Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 PG, 87 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Steve Carr
Cast: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez, Shirley Knight, Stephen Rannazzisi, Peter Gerety, Bobby Cannavale, Adam Ferrara, Jamal Mixon, Adhir Halyan, Erick Avari, Allen Covert, Mike Vallely, Gary Valentine
Despite suffering from hyperglycemia, Paul Blart (Kevin James) hopes to become a New Jersey State cop. At the present time, he works as a mall security guard where he meets the woman of his dreams, kiosk salesgirl Amy (Jayma Mays). His wife has deserted him, and Paul finds his self-esteem through his responsibilities at the mall. On Black Friday, thieves invade the mall, rob stores, and take hostages–including Amy and also Paul's young daughter, Maya (Raini Rodriguez). What the gang of thieves does not know is that Paul is still inside the mall. Will he be able to get it all together and save the day?
|Phoebe in Wonderland 2008 PG-13, 96 min.|
Director: Daniel Barnz
Cast: Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman, Campbell Scott, Ian Colletti, Caitlin Sanchez, Max Baker, Maddie Corman, Peter Gerety, Madhur Jaffrey, Bailee Madison, Austin Williams, Teala Dunn, Connor Douglas
Phoebe Lichten (Elle Fanning) is a little girl whose parents, Hilary and Peter (Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman), worry about her because she does not follow the rules. Her mother tries to deal with the problem but is frustrated while trying to write a book about the tales of Lewis Carroll. When the drama teacher, Miss Dodger (Patricia Clarkson), offers Phoebe a role in the school production of "Alice in Wonderland," Phoebe is thrilled and accepts the role of "Alice." Rehearsals begin, but problems ensue when Phoebe slips away from reality and sees the play's characters leading her through a magical maze of life, which could lead to her downfall.
|Second Best 2004 R, 86 min.|
Director: Eric Weber
Cast: Joe Pantoliano, Boyd Gaines, Peter Gerety, Bronson Pinchot, Matthew Arkin, Jennifer Tilly, Stephen Bogardus, Barbara Barrie, Polly Draper, James Ryan, Damian Young, Irma St. Paule, Frank McCombs, Melody Pantoliano, Stephen Sable
Failed publishing executive Elliot Kelman (Joe Pantoliano) spends his time with his pathetic friends "Doc" Klingenstein (Bronson Pinchot), Gerald (Matthew Arkin), and George (Peter Gerety). Hoping to turn his life around, Elliot invites his best friend from college days, successful movie producer Richard (Boyd Gaines), to his home for a weekend visit. But, the reunion only serves to trigger those feelings of being "second best" for Elliot.
|Surviving Picasso 1996 R, 123 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: James Ivory
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland, Peter Eyre, Jane Lapotaire, Joan Plowright, Allegra Di Carpegna, Nigel Whitmey, Leon Lissek, Peter Gerety, Susannah Harker, Joseph Maher, Bob Peck, Dominic West
Arianna Stassinopoulos's biography of Picasso is adapted to the screen in this film about the 10-year relationship of Picasso (Anthony Hopkins) and Francoise Gilot (Natasha McElhone).
|Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... 1998 R, 94 min.|
Director: Richard Schenkman
Cast: Jon Cryer, Rick Stear, Rafael Baez, Ione Skye, Frank Whaley, Peter Gerety, Akili Prince, Aesha Waks, Dominic Chianese, Susan Foster, Christina Hernandez, William Wise, Patricia Mauceri
[Full title: "Went to Coney Island on a Mission From God...Be Back by Five"] Daniel (Jon Cryer), Stan (Rick Stear), and Richie (Rafael Baez) were boyhood friends. Now, years later, Dan and Stan get word that Richie, who hasn't been in the picture since high school, is wandering around Coney Island finding shelter under the boardwalk with other homeless souls. With that news, Dan and Stan plan a rescue mission.
|Wolf 1994 R, 126 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Fantasy / Thriller / Romance
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan, Christopher Plummer, Richard Jenkins, Eileen Atkins, Ron Rifkin, Prunella Scales, David Hyde Pierce, Om Puri, Brian Markinson, Peter Gerety, Bradford English, Stewart J. Zully
Will Randall (Jack Nicholson) is a New York publishing editor who is unceremoniously fired by his new boss, Raymond Alden (Christopher Plummer). Then, one night while on a lonely road in Vermont under a full moon, Will hits a wolf, and the wolf bites him. After being bitten, Will gets new energy and falls in love with Alden's daughter, Laura (Michelle Pfeiffer). But, grisly events ensue as Will turns into the dangerous fox that bit him.
|1. Ash Wednesday (2002)|
2. The Changeling (2008)
3. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
4. Inside Man (2006)
5. K-PAX (2001)
6. Leatherheads (2008)
7. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
8. The Little Sister (1985)
aka: The Tender Age
9. Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
10. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
11. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
12. Second Best (2004)
13. Surviving Picasso (1996)
14. Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... (1998)
15. Wolf (1994)
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