|Be Cool 2005 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, Andre Benjamin, Steven Tyler, Robert Pastorelli, Christina Milian, Paul Adelstein, Debi Mazar, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito, Gregory Alan Williams, Dwayne Johnson, James Woods
In this sequel to "Get Shorty," Chili (John Travolta) has conquered the movie business and has moved on to the music industry where he romances Edie (Uma Thurman) who is the widow of a slain music executive.
|Goodnight, Joseph Parker 2004 N/R, 82 min.|
Director: Dennis Brooks
Cast: Nick Chinlund, Paul Sorvino, Steven Tyler, Debi Mazar, Richard Edson, Kim Dickens, Ruby Jean Parisi, Will Potter, Shannah Laumeister, William McLain
Set in a New Jersey bar, the plot revolves around the return of successful singer Joseph Parker (Nick Chinlund) who reunites with bar owner Carlie (Paul Sorvino) and barmaid Rita (Debi Mazar). Hopes rise that the presence of Joseph will prove uplifting for Charlie's bar.
|The Polar Express 2004 G, 92' min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Leslie Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Hayden McFarland, Peter Scolari, Michael Jeter, Steven Tyler, Phil Fondacaro, Debbie Lee Carrington, Ed Gale, Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak, Nona Gaye, Chris Coppola, Charles Fleischer, Isabella Peregrina
Late on Christmas Eve, Billy (Hayden McFarland) is lying in bed hoping to hear Santa's sleigh, which will relieve his doubts about Santa. Instead of the jingle of the sleigh, a magic train, driven by a kind conductor (Tom Hanks), appears, and Billy climbs aboard for a trip to the North Pole. Billy and the other kids on board arrive at Santa's workshop where Santa gives Billy a sleigh bell. The next morning, on Christmas Day, Billy wakes up at home and finds the sleigh bell under his Christmas tree. Animation in "The Polar Express" reflects the drawings in Chris Van Allsburg's 1986 Caldecott Medal winning book and uses motion capture (using a computer to develop a virtual 3-D image of the actor) to enhance the story. Visually stunning. The film received three Academy Award nominations.
|1. Be Cool (2005)|
2. Goodnight, Joseph Parker (2004)
3. The Polar Express (2004)
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