|America's Sweethearts 2001 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Joe Roth
Cast: Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Christopher Walken, Seth Green, Alan Arkin, Keri Lynn Pratt, Scot Zeller, Larry King, Steve Pink, Rainn Wilson, Eric Balfour
America's favorite screen couple, Gwen Harrison (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Eddie Thomas (John Cusack), has finished their last movie together and, at the same time, has ended their marriage as well. Now, director Hal Weidmann (Christopher Walken) holds the film's print and refuses to release it until he is satisfied with his finished product. Meanwhile, publicity director Lee Phillips (Billy Crystal) gets help from Gwen's sister, Kiki (Julia Roberts), to fool the press into believing that the stars have made up and are headed for a reunion. A good satire on today's Hollywood.
|Baadasssss! 2004 R, 108 min.|
Director: Mario Van Peebles
Cast: Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant, T.K. Carter, Terry Crews, Ossie Davis, David Alan Grier, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez, Saul Rubinek, Vincent Schiavelli, Khleo Thomas, Rainn Wilson, Karimah Westbrook, Len Lesser, Sally Struthers
In this homage to his father, Melvin, wrote, directed, and independently produced the first blaxploitation film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Mario Van Peebles shows how Melvin was able to get away with showing his 1971 anti-establishment film, which opened Hollywood studios to Blacks.
|Full Frontal 2002 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Blair Underwood, Julia Roberts, David Hyde Pierce, Catherine Keener, David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Mary McCormack, Erika Alexander, Enrico Colantoni, Rainn Wilson, Brad Pitt, Terence Stamp, Tracy Vilar, Brandon Keener, David Alan Basche
For the unofficial sequel to "Sex, Lies, and Video Tape," Steven Soderbergh has assembled a good cast for his ensemble piece. The story involves a movie within a movie and multiple characters who meet, change, and go on with life during a 24-hour period.
|House of 1000 Corpses 2003 R, 88 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Comedy
Director: Rob Zombie
Cast: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Karen Black, Michael J. Pollard, Sheri Moon Zombie, Chris Hardwick, William Bassett, Erin Daniels, Jennifer Jostyn, Rainn Wilson, Walton Goggins, Tom Towles, Matthew McGrory, Harrison Young, Robert Allen Mukes
Jerry, Bill, Mary, and Denise (Chris Hardwick, Rainn Wilson, Jennifer Jostyn, and Erin Daniels) take a road trip looking for roadside attractions to use as the theme of an upcoming book. It is Halloween, 1977, and, when their car breaks down, they seek refuge from a storm in a spooky house. The house just happens to be occupied by the bizarre Firefly family that spends its time kidnapping, torturing, and killing its victims. Now, the Fireflys attack the unsuspecting "visitors" who must do all in their power to escape the "House of 1000 Corpses."
|Juno 2007 PG-13, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Olivia Thirlby, Rainn Wilson, Daniel Clark, Darla Vandenbossche, Aman Johal, Valerie Tian, Emily Perkins, Kaaren de Zilva, Eileen Pedde
Ellen Page takes the role of 16-year-old Juno MacGuff who became pregnant after her first sexual experience with her geeky friend Paulie (Michael Cera). Opting for adoption as a solution to her situation, Juno finds an ad in a magazine and contacts prospective adoptive parents Vanessa and Mark Loring (Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman). Now, the story focuses on Juno's relationship with the Lorings–one of whom is more interested in adoption than the other, and Juno learns that things may not always go as planned. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay; three other nominations were received: Best Picture, Actress (Page), and Director.
|The Last Mimzy 2007 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Director: Robert Shaye
Cast: Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Chris O'Neil, Joely Richardson, Timothy Hutton, Rainn Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kirsten Williamson, Irene Snow, Marc Musso, Nicole Munoz, Scott E. Miller, Tom Heaton
Ten-year-old Noah Wilder (Chris O'Neil) and his five-year-old sister Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) find a box of "toys" from the future. They play with the toys, which include a stuffed rabbit named Mimzy that appears to be causing their intelligence levels to soar. Soon their entire family is drawn into a strange new world as the children dream about an intergalactic bridge that will connect Earth to a dying planet. By story's end, they end up at a research lab where the children are found to be connected to philosophical belief systems that support human survival.
|Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Sci-Fi
Director: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert, Rainn Wilson, Paul Rudd, Julie White, Jeffrey Tambor, Renee Zellweger, Amy Poehler, Ed Helms, John Kransinski, Sean Bishop
This 3-D animated adventure begins with bride Susan Murphy ( voice of Reese Witherspsoon) preparing for her wedding to TV weatherman Derek Dietl (voice of Paul Rudd). Outside the church, Susan is hit by a meteor, and, instantly, she begins to grow to the enormous size of 50 feet tall. Military helicopters arrive on the scene, swoop her up, and deliver her to a government prison for monsters. Susan is given the new name of Ginormica (voice of Witherspoon), and is welcomed by the other imprisoned monsters–insect-headed Dr. Cockroach (voice of Hugh Laurie), blobish B.O.B. (voice of Seth Rogen), and half-human/half-fish Missing Link (voice of Will Arnett)–welcome her. Susan is doomed to spend her life in the prison–until an evil alien, Galaxhar (voice of Rainn Wilson), threatens to conquer Earth. Now, Gen. W.R. Monger (voice of Kiefer Sutherland) convinces the President (voice of Stephen Colbert) to promise the monsters their freedom if they can defeat Galaxhar and his army of clones and robots.
|My Super Ex-Girlfriend 2006 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast: Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Rainn Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Stelio Savante, Mike Iorio, Mark Consuelos, Wanda Sykes, Margaret Anne Florence, Eva Veronika, Lou Bonacki
Matt (Luke Wilson) and Jenny (Uma Thurman) hit it off and become a couple–until Jenny's strong personality takes over the relationship, and Matt breaks up with her and begins dating good friend Hannah (Anna Faris). But, Jenny is really superhero G-Girl and thinks nothing of using her superpowers to exact revenge.
|The Rocker 2008 PG-13, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Cast: Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger, Josh Gad, Emma Stone, Jeff Garlin, Jane Lynch, Jason Sudeikis, Will Arnett, Howard Hesseman, Fred Armisen, Bradley Cooper, Lonny Ross, Jon Glaser, Jane Krakowski
Robert "Fish" Fishman (Rainn Wilson) was once the drummer for the band "Vesuvius" until the band members dumped him, signed a new contract, and became stars. Twenty years later, 41-year-old Fish has moved in with his sister Lisa (Jane Lynch) and her husband Stan (Jeff Garlin) and lives in the attic. Their son Matt (Josh Gad) and guitarist Curtis (Teddy Geiger) have formed a band, A.D.D., and when they lose their drummer, Fish fills in. This is the beginning of his new adventure that will result in a real future in the recording industry.
|Sahara 2005 PG-13, 127 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Breck Eisner
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, Steve Zahn, Lambert Wilson, Glynn Turman, Delroy Lindo, William H. Macy, Rakie Ayola, Patrick Malahide, Rainn Wilson, Lennie James, Robert Cavanah, Jude Akuwidike, Nicholas Beveney, empotoe Bosage
Treasure hunters (Matthew McConaughey and Steve Zahn) board a yacht in search of a lost, Civil War ironclad ship loaded with gold that they believe may have made its way across the Atlantic to West Africa. Along for the ride are two World Health Organization physicians (Penelope Cruz and Glynn Turman) who are tracking down the source of a plague. But, there are bad guys between them and the gold–including a warlord (Lennie James) who has peen poisoning the local water supply.
|1. America's Sweethearts (2001)|
2. Baadasssss! (2004)
3. Full Frontal (2002)
4. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
5. Juno (2007)
6. The Last Mimzy (2007)
7. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
8. My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
9. The Rocker (2008)
10. Sahara (2005)
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