|A Better Way to Die 2000 R, 96 min.|
Director: Scott Wiper
Cast: Andre Braugher, Scott Wiper, Lou Diamond Phillips, Natasha Henstridge, Mo Gallini, Wayne Duvall, Joe Pantoliano, Carmen Argenziano, Mirjana Jokovic, Jack Conley, Zachary Mott, Richard Haje, Rolando Molina, Kirk McKinney, Jefferson Moore
A Chicago cop, Boomer (Scott Wiper), is disillusioned with his work, so he quits and heads back to his hometown. On the way, he inadvertently gets mixed up with the FBI and the Chicago Mafia when he is mistaken for a missing agent that both groups are after. The chase is on in this weak film.
|Duplicity 2009 PG-13, 125 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Tony Gilroy
Cast: Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti, Dan Daily, Lisa Roberts Gillan, David Shumbris, Rick Worthy, Oleg Shtefanko, Denis O'Hare, Wayne Duvall, Khan Baykal, Kathleen Chalfant, Thomas McCarthy, Fabrizio Brienza
While attending a cocktail party, CIA operative Ray Koval (Clive Owen) and MI6 agent Claire Stenwick (Julia Roberts) are attracted to each other and begin a love affair. Later, they both quit their jobs and enter the world of corporate espionage as each sets out to secure a product's formula that will bring a fortune to the corporation that patents it first. Ray and Claire now find themselves on opposite sides of the corporate warfare between rivals Dick Garsil (Paul Giamatti) and Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson) who will use any means necessary to get the patent rights.
|Hard Rain 1998 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Mikael Salomon
Cast: Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Minnie Driver, Randy Quaid, Edward Asner, Mark Rolston, Richard Dysart, Michael A. Goorjian, Dann Florek, Ricky Harris, Peter Murnik, Wayne Duvall, Betty White, Ray Baker, Lisa Fuhrman
Cascading water from a ruptured dam floods a town. During the torrential downpour, Jim (Morgan Freeman) tries to rob an armored truck, but the guard, Tom (Christian Slater), saves the loot and hides it. The real problem comes in retrieving the cash–with the sheriff (Randy Quaid) and Jim in hot pursuit.
|In the Valley of Elah 2007 R, 121 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Paul Haggis
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Barry Corbin, Josh Brolin, Frances Fisher, Wes Chatham, Jake McLaughlin, Mehcad Brooks, Jonathan Tucker, Wayne Duvall, Brent Briscoe
Former military investigator Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones) heads to Fort Rudd, New Mexico, after he and his wife Joan (Susan Sarandon) learn that their Iraq War veteran son Mike (Jonathan Tucker) has gone AWOL. The search is frustrating because of lack of cooperation from local police. But, when Mike's charred corpse is found in a New Mexico field, Hank gets aid from police detective Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron) in his effort to uncover the truth behind Mike's untimely death. Jones received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
|Leatherheads 2008 PG-13, 114 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: George Clooney
Cast: George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski, Stephen Root, Wayne Duvall, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Gerety, Keith Loneker, Malcolm Goodwin, Matt Bushell, Tommy Hinkley, Tim Griffin, Robert Baker, Christian Stolte, JD Cullum
In this fun, football saga, quarterback hero Dodge Connolly's (George Clooney) 1925 football team, the Duluth Bulldogs, loses its sponsor, and the league is in a state of collapse. Dodge sees a solution in World War I war hero Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski) and convinces him to join the team. Now, fans flock to the field to see Carter play. Cub reporter Lexie Littleton (Renee Zellweger) enters the picture because she is suspicious of Carter's wartime heroics and starts digging for a story. Meanwhile, both Dodge and Carter become romantically interested in Lexie and now are competing both on and off the field using similar strategies in the game of love that they use in football.
|O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 PG-13, 106 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Charles Durning, Chris Thomas King, Michael Badalucco, Daniel von Bargen, Stephen Root, Del Pentecost, J.R. Horne, Brian Reddy, Wayne Duvall, Ray McKinnon
Basing its characters on those met by Odysseus in Homer's "Odyssey," this comedy adventure revolves around a search by three convicts–Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney), Pete Hogwallop (John Turturro), and Delmar O'Donnel (Tim Blake Nelson)–who escape from their Mississippi chain gang, intent on finding a buried treasure. Just like Odysseus, they make various stops along the way and meet strangers who are not always what they seem.
|Pride and Glory 2008 R, 125 min.|
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Cast: Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle, John Ortiz, Shea Wigham, Frank Grillo, Lake Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Carmen Ejogo, Manny Perez, Wayne Duvall, Maximiliano Hernandez, Ramon Rodriguez
Ray (Edward Norton) and his brother Frances, Jr. (Noah Emmerich) have followed in their father Francis Tierney, Sr.'s (Jon Voight) profession as police officers. Their brother-in-law Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell) is also a policeman. During a bloody shoot-out between Hispanic drug dealers and the police, four policemen are killed. Now, Francis, Sr. talks Ray into investigating the case, and while Ray tracks down the killers, Jimmy, who is involved in a drug ring, desperately tries to cover his own tracks.
|TripFall 2000 R, 93 min.|
Director: Serge Rodnunsky
Cast: Eric Roberts, John Ritter, Rachel Hunter, Tyler Cole Malinger, Christina Ann Moore, Katy Boyer, Michael Raynor, Ken Palmer, Kevin Dean Williams, Wayne Duvall
Disaster strikes when corporate executive Tom Williams (John Ritter) takes his family on a California vacation. A serial killer (Eric Roberts) abducts the family and holds them hostage. Tom is left to figure out how to engineer a rescue.
|1. A Better Way to Die (2000)|
2. Duplicity (2009)
3. Hard Rain (1998)
4. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
5. Leatherheads (2008)
6. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
7. Pride and Glory (2008)
8. TripFall (2000)
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