|8 Mile 2002 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Eminem, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Eugene Byrd, Omar Benson Miller, Taryn Manning, De'Angelo Wilson, Chloe Greenfield, Larry Hudson, Evan Jones, Proof, Mike Bell, Michael Shannon, DJ Head
Eminem takes on the role of a total loser, Jimmy Smith Jr, who lives in the rundown Detroit neighborhood of 8 Mile. Better known as "Rabbit," Jimmy is determined to overcome his problems with stage fright and become a successful rapper. Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" won the Academy Award for Best Song.
|Crazy/Beautiful 2001 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez, Bruce Davison, Lucinda Jenney, Rolando Molina, Taryn Manning, Herman Osorio, Miguel Castro, Tommy De La Cruz, Soledad St. Hilaire
Two students–rich, but troubled Nicole Oakley (Kirsten Dunst) and a poor, but good student Carlos Nunez (Jay Hernandez)–at Pacific Palisades High School fall in love during their last year in school. Problems ensue because of differing cultures in this predictable coming-of-age film.
|Crossroads 2002 PG-13, 94 min.|
Director: Tamra Davis
Cast: Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Anson Mount, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Cattrall, Justin Long, Raymond Young, Kyle Davis, Brandon Henschel, Beverly Johnson, Bohni Turpin, Branden Williams, Ritchie Montgomery, Jamie Lynn Spears
Three high-school seniors (Britney Spears, Taryn Manning, and Zoe Saldana) find a cross-country trip is the catalyst for resuming their lost friendships with each other. A detour but not a bumpy road in Britney Spears' career.
|Dandelion 2004 R, 94 min.|
Director: Mark Milgard
Cast: Vincent Kartheiser, Taryn Manning, Arliss Howard, Mare Winningham, Blake Heron, Michelle Forbes, Marshall Bell, Shawn Reaves, Robert Blanche, Don Alder, Don Stroud, Steven Weyte
Quiet and sensitive 16-year-old Mason (Vincent Kartheiser) lives in his own world until he meets Danny (Taryn Manning), and they bond. But events change course following a fatal car accident for which Mason takes the blame instead of naming his father (Arliss Howard). After spending two years at the juvenile detention center, Mason is released and tries to renew his relationship with Danny who now has a new boyfriend.
|Hustle & Flow 2005 R, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Craig Brewer
Cast: Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal, DJ Qualls, Isaac Hayes, Ludacris, Jordan Houston, William Engram, Bobby Sandimanie, Haystak, Josey Scott, Claude Phillips
Memphis street pimp Djay (Terrence Howard), who is not thrilled with his lifestyle, meets a high-school pal from the past, Key (Anthony Anderson), who agrees to help Djay develop his talents and change his life into that of a successful rapper. The film received an Academy Award for Best Song ("It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp") and received a nomination for Best Actor (Terrence Howard).
|A Lot Like Love 2005 PG-13, 107 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Nigel Cole
Cast: Amanda Peet, Ashton Kutcher, Taryn Manning, Aimee Garcia, Lee Garlington, Birdie M. Hale, Tyrone Giordano, Melissa van der Schyff, Theresa Spruill, James Read, Molly Cheek, Gabriel Mann
For seven years after their first meeting on a plane, Emily and Oliver (Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher) experience chance meetings–usually at the wrong place and time–until one final moment when love, at last, conquers all.
|Lucky 13 2004 R, 92 min.|
Director: Chris Hall
Cast: Brad Hunt, Harland Williams, Lauren Graham, Sasha Alexander, Debra Jo Rupp, John Doe, Kaley Cuoco, Amanda Detmer, Brande Roderick, Taryn Manning, Michael Landes
Abbey (Lauren Graham) is the girl Zack (Brad Hunt) wants to marry, but he has never given her a clue about his feelings, and she plans to move to New York in three days. What will Zack do? His solution: find his old girlfriends, interview them, and figure out where he has failed in the romance department.
|1. 8 Mile (2002)|
2. Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
3. Crossroads (2002)
4. Dandelion (2004)
5. Hustle & Flow (2005)
6. A Lot Like Love (2005)
7. Lucky 13 (2004)
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