|The Big Squeeze 1996 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Marcus DeLeon
Cast: Lara Flynn Boyle, Danny Nucci, Peter Dobson, Luca Bercovici, Teresa Dispina, Michael Chieffo, Bert Santos, Sam Vlahos, Valente Rodriguez, Raye Birk, Angelina Estrada, Janet MacLachlan, Tony Genaro, Mrita De Leon, Laura Ceron
The Latino community in Los Angeles is the setting for this film centering on Tanya (Lara Flynn Boyle) who leaves her macho husband, Henry (Luca Bercovici), and then plots to get Henry to donate money to a needy mission by faking a miracle of a fast-growing tree.
|Deep Blue Sea 1999 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Horror / Thriller
Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgard, LL Cool J, Aida Turturro, Frank Welker, Cristos, Valente Rodriguez, Daniel Rey, Ronny Cox, Mary Kay Bergman, Sarah Kelly
Scientists, led by project leaders Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) and Jim Whitlock (Stellan Skarsgard), are experimenting on sharks in an underwater lab off Mexico when the sharks suddenly become very aggressive, break free from their confined area, and seem determined to consume the good doctors working in the lab.
|Ed 1996 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama
Director: Bill Couturie
Cast: Matt LeBlanc, Bill Cobbs, Jayne Brook, Patrick Kerr, Charlie Schlatter, James Caviezel, Gene Ross, Sage Allen, Stan Ivar, Paul Hewitt, Jim O'Heir, Rick Johnson, Valente Rodriguez, Jack Worden, Troy Evans
Ed is a chimpanzee that teaches farm-boy Jack Cooper (Matt LeBlanc) a thing or two about the game of baseball. Jack gets nervous when pitching for his class A minor league team, the Santa Rosa Rockets, and Ed, who is the team mascot, is moved up to the position of third baseman in an effort to inspire Jack and his teammates.
|Erin Brockovich 2000 R, 130 min.|
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Cherry Jones, Peter Coyote, Veanne Cox, Conchata Ferrell, Tracey Walter, Jamie Harrold, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick, Valente Rodriguez, George Rocky Sullivan, Pat Skipper
Twice-divorced and mother of three, Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) talks her way into a job at a law office and is given a job by Ed Masry (Albert Finney). While filing records, she notes a case that interests her and initiates her own investigation. The result is a conviction of Pacific Gas and Electric for pollution that caused widespread sickness. Based on a true story, there are good performances by all. Julia Roberts won an Oscar for Best Actress; nominations included Best Picture, Director Steven Soderbergh (who received an Oscar that year for "Traffic"), and Supporting Actor (Albert Finney, with his fifth nomination).
|Huck and the King of Hearts 1993 PG, 98 min.|
Director: Michael Keusch
Cast: Chauncey Leopardi, Graham Greene, Dee Wallace, Joe Piscopo, Gretchen Becker, John Astin, Ed Trotta, Shevonne Durkin, James Crittenden, Christopher Stone, Peter Jurasik, Valente Rodriguez
In this updated Mark Twain story, Huck (Chauncey Leopardi) lives in Missouri where he enjoys bicycling and fishing but must put up with his drunken stepfather. When his stepfather sells Huck's bike, Huck takes off for Las Vegas in search of his Grandpa Zach (John Astin). Along the way, Huck hooks up with the gambler, Jim (Graham Greene), for a series of misadventures as they travel the highways in a beat-up mini-van.
|Roosters 1993 R, 95 min.|
Director: Robert M. Young
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Sarah Lassez, Sonia Braga, Maria Conchita Alonso, Danny Nucci, Valente Rodriguez, Mark Dacascos, L. Ignacio Gameros, Arin Pasquel Real, Grace Keagy
Gallo Morales (Edward James Olmos) has served seven years in prison for killing a man over a cock fight. After his release, he comes home to retrieve the cock-fighting rooster his father bred but discovers that his son, Hector (Danny Nucci), has inherited the rooster and isn't going to give it up. Meanwhile, his 15-year-old daughter, Angela (Sarah Lassez), seeks refuge from the world outside, but Gallo ignores her. And then there's Gallo's wife, Juana (Sonia Braga), who just wants a normal family life. Symbolism abounds in this allegory about relationships.
|Salsa 1988 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Musical / Romance
Director: Boaz Davidson
Cast: Robby Rosa, Rodney Harvey, Magali Alvarado, Miranda Garrison, Moon Orona, Angela Alvarado, Celia Cruz, Valente Rodriguez, Daniel Rojo, Humberto Ortiz, Lloyda Ramos, Roxan Flores, Robert Gould, Deborah Chesher, Debra Ortega
There is going to be an important dance contest, and car mechanic Portorican Rico (Robby Rosa) is determined that the prize of being named the Salsa King will be his. He uses his best friend, Ken (Rodney Harvey), to help him get the reigning Salsa Queen Luna (Miranda Garrison) as his dance partner, which causes problems with his girlfriend Vicki (Angela Alvarado). The music in this movie is spectacular.
|1. The Big Squeeze (1996)|
2. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
3. Ed (1996)
4. Erin Brockovich (2000)
5. Huck and the King of Hearts (1993)
6. Roosters (1993)
7. Salsa (1988)
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