|.45 2006 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Gary Lennon
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Angus Macfadyen, Stephen Dorff, Aisha Tyler, Sarah Strange, Vincent Laresca, Tony Munch, Kay Hawtrey, John Robinson, Tim Eddis, Hardee T. Lineham, Dawn Greenhalgh
Big Al (Angus Macfadyen) and Kat (Milla Jovovich) run an underground gun market in NYC. Chief among their problems is that Al beats Kate, and Kate finally sees the beatings as something that must be dealt with in their relationship. Her friends Vic (Sarah Strange) and Reilly (Stephen Dorff) suggest plans to kill Big Al, but Kate's counselor Liz (Aisha Tyler) recommends putting space between Kate and Al. Whose plan will Kate use to escape from her abusive relationship?
|Bad Lieutenant 1992 NC-17, 96 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Frankie Thorn, Zoe Lund, Paul Hipp, Victor Argo, Robin Burrows, Paul Calderon, Leonard L. Thomas, Victoria Bastel, Brian McElroy, Frankie Acciarito, Peggy Gormley, Stella Keitel, Anthony Ruggiero, Vincent Laresca
When a young nun (Frankie Thorn) is brutally raped in Spanish Harlem, a corrupt police lieutenant (Harvey Keitel) sees the errors in his own life and looks to Jesus as his savior. He reflects on his lifestyle and then works to rid himself of his immoral habits of gambling, drugs, and illicit sex.
|Coach Carter 2005 PG-13, 136 min.|
Director: Thomas Carter
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Robert Ri'chard, Rick Gonzalez, Nana Gbewonyo, Antwon Tanner, Channing Tatum, Ashanti, Texas Battle, Denise Dowse, Debbi Morgan, Mel Winkler, Carolina Garcia, Vincent Laresca, Octavia Spencer
This film is based on a true story that took place in 1999 when basketball team members signed a contract to maintain good grades at their high school. When they failed to live up to the commitment, Coach Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) benched the undefeated team and insisted on a 2.5 grade point average for his players. The community was outraged.
|Empire 2002 R, 90 min.|
Director: Franc. Reyes
Cast: John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Denise Richards, Vincent Laresca, Isabella Rossellini, Sonia Braga, Delilah Cotto, Nestor Serrano, Anthony "Treach" Criss, Rafael Baez, Fat Joe
Drug dealer Vic Rosa (John Leguizamo) decides to go straight and befriends a shady investment banker, Jack (Peter Sarsgaard), who invests Vic's ill-gotten money in the stock market. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
|Flawless 1999 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Joel Schumacher
Cast: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Skipp Sudduth, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Nashom Benjamin, Wanda De Jesus, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Chris Bauer, Rory Cochrane, Scott Allen Cooper, Vincent Laresca, Karina Arroyave, John Enos III, Jude Ciccolella
Following a stroke in which he lost his vocal cords, the ultraconservative homophobic Walt Koontz (Robert De Niro) finds that his rehabilitation program involves singing lessons. The problem is not with the lessons; it is the teacher, Rusty (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a drag queen who is particularly prejudiced against close-minded homophobes.
|I Like It Like That 1994 R, 104 min.|
Director: Darnell Martin
Cast: Lauren Velez, Jon Seda, Rita Moreno, Griffin Dunne, Thomas Melly, Desiree Casado, Isaiah Garcia, Jesse Borrego, Lisa Vidal, Vincent Laresca
An inside look at life in a poor, NYC Latino neighborhood is the gift of writer/director Darnell Martin. This story revolves around one young married couple, Lisette and Chino Linares (Lauren Velez and Jon Seda) and how they AND their neighbors handle adversities when Chino goes to prison for looting during a blackout. Although poor and out of luck, the Linares are involved with their neighbors, a benefit not so common in today's white suburbs.
|Juice 1992 R, 94 min.|
Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Cast: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, Khalil Kain, Cindy Herron, Vincent Laresca, Samuel L. Jackson, George Gore II, Grace Garland, Queen Latifah, Bruklin Harris, Victor Campos
Four friends–Q (Omar Epps), Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Raheem (Khalil Kain, and Steel (Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins)–spend their time in the violent ghetto skipping school, getting involved in gang fights, and hanging out. When the most violent of the group, Bishop, wants to rob a store, Q is reluctant but finally agrees. During the robbery, a clerk is shot and things go downhill from there.
|K-PAX 2001 PG-13, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi
Director: Iain Softley
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, Ajay Naidu, David Patrick Kelly, Saul Williams, Kimberly Scott, Peter Gerety, Celia Weston, Tracy Vilar, Melanee Murray, John Toles-Bey, Conchata Ferrell, Vincent Laresca
Prot (Kevin Spacey) is arrested at New York City's Grand Central Station after claiming to be an alien. He is sent to a mental hospital where his psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges), does not believe him when he tells about coming from the planet K-PAX. Powell becomes obsessed with Prot, but time is running out because Prot tells Powell that he must leave Earth in a few days. Now, Powell is determined to get the truth from him–but can he?
|Lords of Dogtown 2005 PG-13, 105 min.|
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Cast: John Robinson, Emile Hirsch, Rebecca De Mornay, Victor Rasuk, Heath Ledger, William Mapother, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Michael Angarano, Johnny Knoxville, Nikki Reed, Vincent Laresca, Brian Zarate
Venice, California, skateboarders–The Z-Boys–reinvent their sport by practicing in drained, suburban swimming pools.
|Money Train 1995 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama
Director: Joseph Ruben
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Blake, Chris Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Skipp Sudduth, Scott Sowers, Vincent Laresca, Aida Turturro, Nelson Vasquez, Vincent Patrick, Alvaleta Guess, Vincent Pastore, David Tawil
This action film is about two New York City transit cops John (Wesley Snipes) and Charlie (Woody Harrelson) who are co-workers as well as foster brothers. Charlie has lost money gambling and comes up with an inane plot to hijack a subway money train that is carrying $20 million. But, the heist will prove much more difficult than either of them expected.
|Music from Another Room 1998 PG-13, 103 min.|
Director: Charlie Peters
Cast: Jude Law, Gretchen Mol, Jennifer Tilly, Brenda Blethyn, Martha Plimpton, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Kilner, Jon Tenney, Bruce Jarchow, Vincent Laresca
In this nice little romantic comedy, Danny (Jude Law) returns to his hometown to find and marry Anna Swan (Gretchen Mol), whom he has always felt he was destined to marry since he was five years old and helped deliver her. However, she is engaged to another, but he persists while interacting with the eccentric Swan family.
|Romeo + Juliet 1996 PG-13, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
aka: William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Kennedy, Vincent Laresca, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, M. Emmet Walsh, Harold Perrineau, Miriam Margolyes, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Paul Rudd, Jesse Bradford, Dash Mihok
The story of Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Juliet (Claire Danes) is updated to the 20th century where they encounter sex, drugs, and pop music as members of opposing gangs (the Montagues and the Capulets). Romeo and Juliet meet at a party and fall in love. Although they try to hide their love from their warring families, obstacles lie ahead in the form of Tybalt (John Leguizamo) and Mercutio (Harold Perrineau) contributing to the problems of the "star-crossed lovers."
|Run for the Money 2002 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
aka: Hard Cash
Director: Predrag Antonijevic
Cast: Christian Slater, Daryl Hannah, Val Kilmer, Balthazar Getty, Holliston Coleman, Sara Downing, Bokeem Woodbine, Vincent Laresca, Verne Troyer, Peter Woodward, Rodney Rowland, Michael Anthony Rosas, William Forsythe, Milos Milicevic, Peter Jason
Super-thief Thomas Taylor (Christian Slater) is out of jail and back in business with a fresh group of henchmen. His gang includes Eddie (Balthazar Getty), Virginia (Daryl Hannah), and Rock (Bokeem Woodbine). They pull off a heist that could give them $1,000,000 in cash. But, there is a problem: the cash has been marked, and now corrupt FBI agent Cornell (Val Kilmer) decides to use Taylor's gang for his own profit and gets them involved in robbing a riverboat casino. Direct to video.
|The Substitute 1996 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Robert Mandel
Cast: Tom Berenger, Ernie Hudson, Diane Venora, Glenn Plummer, Marc Anthony, Raymond Cruz, William Forsythe, Luis Guzman, Richard(2) Brooks, Sharron Corley, Ana Azcuy, Vincent Laresca, Maurice Compte, Beau Weaver, Cliff De Young
Shale (Tom Berenger) is a mercenary soldier who returns to the United States and visits Jane (Diane Venora), a high-school teacher he befriended in Latin America. When he finds her school is dominated by thugs, Shale comes to her aid and goes undercover as a teacher to break up a cocaine ring operating out of the school.
|1. .45 (2006)|
2. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
3. Coach Carter (2005)
4. Empire (2002)
5. Flawless (1999)
6. I Like It Like That (1994)
7. Juice (1992)
8. Just One Time (1999)
9. K-PAX (2001)
10. Lords of Dogtown (2005)
11. Money Train (1995)
12. Music from Another Room (1998)
13. Ripe (1996)
14. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
aka: William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
aka: Romeo and Juliet
15. Run for the Money (2002)
aka: Hard Cash
16. The Substitute (1996)
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