|Coraline 2009 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Fantasy
Director: Henry Selick
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, John Hodgman, Ian McShane, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Robert Bailey Jr., Aankha Neal, George Selick, Hannah Kaiser, Jerome Ranft, Emerson Hatcher, Marina Budovsky, Harry Selick
In this animated 3-D adventure, Coraline Jones (voice of Dakota Fanning) is a new girl in town, has no friends her age, and her parents (voices of Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman) are busy with their own lives. Coraline explores her new home and finds a secret door through which she crawls and enters an "Other" world filled with magic. She meets her "Other Mother" (also the voice of Teri Hatcher) and is enchanted by the attention she gives her. But, when Coraline discovers the dangers in her "Other" world, she must use her resourcefulness and even bravery to find her way back to her real world and save her real family. An Oscar nomination was received for Best Animated Feature.
|The Happening 2008 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Sci-Fi
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez, Betty Buckley, Spencer Breslin, Robert Bailey Jr., Frank Collison, Jeremy Strong, Alan Ruck, Victoria Clark, M. Night Shyamalan, Alison Folland, Kristen Connolly, Cornell Womack
When a toxin causes those who come in contact with it to commit suicide, the result is a mass carnage of dead people. High-school biology teacher Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife Alma (Zooey Deschanel), along with Elliot's colleague Julian (John Leguizamo) and his eight-year-old daughter Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez), try to escape. Then, Julian leaves Jess with the Moores while he tries to locate his missing wife. The trio joins other refugees, and they find corpses everywhere along their path as they try to escape the deadly phenomenon.
|Jackie's Back 1999 TV, 120 min.|
Director: Robert Townsend
Cast: Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, T.V. Blake, Tangie Ambrose, Whoopi Goldberg, David Hyde Pierce, Tom Arnold, Julie Hagerty, JoBeth Williams, Robert Bailey Jr.
Told in documentary style, this is the story of Jackie (Jenifer Lewis), a former blues singer who hits the comeback trail and gets TV and media coverage of her comeback concert. Lots of cameos.
|Mission to Mars 2000 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure / Drama / Thriller
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen, Jerry O'Connell, Kim Delaney, Elise Neal, Jill Teed, Peter Outerbridge, Kavan Smith, Robert Bailey Jr., Marilyn Norry, Freda Perry, Lynda Boyd, Patricia Harras
Commander Luke Graham (Don Cheadle) leads a manned mission to Mars in the year 2020. They encounter a suspicious structure, and then a catastrophe occurs that kills three of the four crewmembers, leaving Graham as the sole survivor. Jim McConnell (Gary Sinise) leads his crew–(Tim Robbins, Connie Nielsen, and Jerry O'Connell)–on a rescue mission, and they find Graham still alive. Now they must figure out what to do.
|What the #$*! Do We Know? 2004 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicenti
Cast: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, Barry Newman, Robert Bailey Jr., John Ross Bowie, Armin Shimerman, Robert Blanche, Larry Brandenburg, Daniela Serra, James Drake
During Amanda's (Marlee Matlin) attempt to find answers about life, psychiatrists, doctors, physicists, scientists, and philosophers speak intermittently throughout the film on the subjects of religion and science as well as that intersecting line that separates them.
|1. Coraline (2009)|
2. The Happening (2008)
3. Jackie's Back (1999)
4. Mission to Mars (2000)
5. What the #$*! Do We Know? (2004)
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