|American Gangster 2007 R, 158 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA, Yul Vazquez, Malcolm Goodwin, Ruby Dee, Armand Assante, Carla Gugino, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) takes over the Harlem drug world in 1963 when he sees a big business opportunity: he buys drugs in the Middle East and then manages to use military planes to smuggle the drugs into the United States. Although Frank keeps a low profile, police officer Detective Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) spots him at a boxing match where Frank is wearing a chinchilla coat–given to him by his wife Eva (Lymari Nadal)–and he is sitting in front of Mafia boss Dominic Cattano (Armand Assante). Roberts is an honest cop, but his department is corrupt, and Detective Trupo (Josh Brolin) works to compromise Frank's integrity. Violence erupts in the attempt to pin down Lucas, and during the confrontation between Roberts and Trupo only one will emerge victorious. The film received two Academy Award nominations including Best Supporting Actress (Ruby Dee).
|Bad Boys II 2003 R, 144 min.|
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle, Joe Pantoliano, Jordi Molla, Michael Shannon, Henry Rollins, Yul Vazquez, Jason Manuel Olazabal, Otto Sanchez, Jon Seda, Antoni Corone, Gary Nickens
Miami cops Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) are still patrolling the streets of Miami. This time around, the drug Ecstasy is being smuggled into the city by Cuban drug dealers, and our two heroes head up the investigation.
|The Ex 2007 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Jesse Peretz
Cast: Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Jason Bateman, Donal Logue, Charles Grodin, Mia Farrow, Lucian Maisel, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Bob Stephenson, Yafit Hallely, Josh Charles, Marin Hinkle, Yul Vazquez, Paul Rudd
Tom Reilly (Zach Braff) is a chef in Manhattan who fights with his boss (Paul Rudd) and is fired. Needing money, Tom moves with his pregnant wife Sofia (Amanda Peet) to her hometown where his father-in-law (Charles Grodin) gives him a job at his advertising agency. Tom's new manager is a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, Chip (Jason Bateman), who just happens to be Sofia's high-school boyfriend. To make matters worse, Tom is sure that Chip is scheming to get Sofia back. In an effort to clear the air, Tom sets out to prove that Chip's disability is not for real, and many problems rise to the fore in the process.
|Fresh 1994 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Boaz Yakin
Cast: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright, Ron Brice, Jean-Claude LaMarre, Jose Zuniga, F. Murray Abraham, Luis Lantigua, Yul Vazquez, Cheryl Freeman, Anthony Thomas, Curtis McClarin, Charles Malik Whitfield, Victor Gonzalez
Fresh (Sean Nelson) is a 12-year-old kid who pushes drugs and lives in a home for children without parents. His sister's prostitution and a friend's murder force Fresh to make a decision about what he wants to do with the rest of his life.
|Jake's Women 1996 TV, 90 min.|
Director: Glenn Jordan
Cast: Alan Alda, Anne Archer, Lolita Davidovich, Julie Kavner, Mira Sorvino, Joyce Van Patten, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Peldon, Perry Anzilotti, Aasif Mandvi, Steven M. Porter, Yul Vazquez
This made-for-TV film is based on Neil Simon's play about a troubled writer (Alan Alda) whose imaginary conversations with people who are no longer part of his life, appear to keep him from acknowledging the cruel realities of his life.
|The Last Big Thing 1996 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Dan Zukovic
Cast: Dan Zukovic, Susan Heimbeinder, Mark Ruffalo, Pamela Dickerson, Andrew Falk, Sibel Ergener, James Lorinz, Yul Vazquez, Thomas Prisco, Louis Mustillo, Steven Kay, Blaine Capatch, Mitch Mayer, Will Huston, Yevo
This satire on the consumer culture takes place in Los Angeles where Simon Geist (Dan Zukovic) scorns the material world and is determined to show others around him just how shallow their lives really are. Simon puts together a magazine, "The Last Big Thing," and, with help from his girlfriend Darla (Susan Heimbeinder), makes fun of actor, model, comedian, and musical celebrities.
|Nick of Time 1995 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
Director: John Badham
Cast: Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Charles S. Dutton, Roma Maffia, Marsha Mason, Peter Strauss, Courtney Chase, Gloria Reuben, Bill Smitrovich, G.D. Spradlin, Yul Vazquez, Edith Diaz, Armando Ortega, C.J. Balu, Cynthena Sanders
Gene Watson (Johnny Depp) is tossed into a van by a couple (Christopher Walken and Roma Maffia) posing as police officers and is told that he has 80 minutes to assassinate the Governor of California (Marsha Mason) or kidnappers will kill his six-year-old daughter, Lynn (Courtney Chase). The plot thickens as Watson races against the clock and discovers numerous other characters conspiring against the Governor.
|Night Owl 1993 N/R, 77 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Jeffrey Arsenault
Cast: James Raftery, John Leguizamo, David Roya, Ali Thomas, Holly Woodlawn, Lisa Napoli, Yul Vazquez, Karen Wexler, Suzen Murakoshi, Michael Musto
Shot on location in the streets of modern-day NYC, this is the tale of handsome, young Jake (James Raftery) who picks up women at local bars, has sex with them, kills them, and drinks their blood. Yes, Jake is a vampire, and the brother (John Leguizamo) of one victim is searching for his lost sister.
|Runaway Bride 1999 PG, 116 min.|
Director: Garry Marshall
Cast: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Paul Dooley, Christopher Meloni, Reg Rogers, Yul Vazquez, Jean Schertler, Donal Logue, Jane Morris, Lisa Roberts Gillan, Tom Hines, Kathleen Marshall
When New York columnist Ike Graham (Richard Gere) publishes a story about a bride who gets skittish at the altar and has left grooms standing in her wake the real "bride" Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) sends Ike's editor a scathing letter that results in Ike getting fired. Ike heads for Maggie's hometown hoping to write about her next wedding fiasco. What he doesn't count on is falling in love with Maggie himself.
|War of the Worlds 2005 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Adventure / Drama / Thriller
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, David Alan Basche, Yul Vazquez, Rick Gonzalez, Lenny Venito, Lisa Ann Walter, Daniel Franzese, Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Roz Abrams, Michael Brownlee
Adapted from H.G. Wells' 1898 novel, this story involves a deadbeat father, Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise), trying to regain a relationship with his children–Robbie (Justin Chatwin) and Rachel (Dakota Fanning)–when a three-legged alien that attacks humans appears on the scene. Will Ray be able to save his kids? Three Academy Award nominations were received (Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects).
|1. American Gangster (2007)|
2. Bad Boys II (2003)
3. The Ex (2007)
4. Fresh (1994)
5. Jake's Women (1996)
6. The Last Big Thing (1996)
7. Nick of Time (1995)
8. Night Owl (1993)
9. Runaway Bride (1999)
10. War of the Worlds (2005)
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