|Below 2002 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Director: David Twohy
Cast: Matthew Davis, Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Holt McCallany, Scott Foley, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Chinlund, Jonathan Hartman, Andrew Howard, Crispin Layfield, Christopher Fairbank, Chuck Ellsworth, Sebastian Knapp
World War II submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark appears haunted by supernatural forces after the crew rescues three survivors from a torpedoed British hospital ship.
|Into the Wild 2007 R, 140 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Sean Penn
Cast: Emile Hirsch, William Hurt, Brian Dierker, Vince Vaughn, Hal Holbrook, Marcia Gay Harden, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Kristen Stewart, Zach Galifianakis, Haley Ramm, Merritt Wever
Based on Jon Krakauer's nonfiction story, this is the tale of troubled Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) who, after graduating from Emory University, got rid of his possessions, donated his savings to charity, changed his name to Alexander Supertramp, and headed out on a journey through the American West. He eventually ended up living in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness, where he died of starvation four months after arriving in Alaska. The story is told in flashbacks after he arrives in Alaska, starting with his life at home. Emile resented his father's (William Hurt) materialism and his family's way of life. Heading west, he experienced several adventures, including kayaking down the Colorado River to Mexico, stopping at a homeless shelter, hopping on trains with the hoboes, and meeting assorted characters along the way. Narration of the saga is by Jena Malone who plays his sister in the film. Was Emile just seeking adventure, or was there a deeper problem within him? A good movie, though long. The film received two Academy Award nominations including Best Supporting Actor (Hal Holbrook).
|Out Cold 2001 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Brendan Malloy, Emmett Malloy
Cast: Flex Alexander, A.J. Cook, David Denman, Caroline Dhavernas, Zach Galifianakis, Willie Garson, Derek Hamilton, Jason London, Lee Majors, Victoria Silvstedt
John Majors (Lee Majors) plans to buy a ski resort, and, with daughter Anna's (Caroline Dhavernas) help, turn it into an upscale resort. But, local snowboarders (Flex Alexander, Zach Galifianakis, Derek Hamilton, Jason London, and A.J. Cook) have other plans for Alaska's Bull Mountain and manage to recruit Anna to their side.
|What Happens in Vegas... 2008 PG-13, 99 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Tom Vaughan
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Jason Sudeikis, Treat Williams, Deirdre O'Connell, Michelle Krusiec, Dennis Farina, Zach Galifianakis, Queen Latifah, Krysten Ritter, Andrew Daly, Dennis Miller
Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher) and Joy McNally (Cameron Diaz) meet in Las Vegas, get drunk, wake up in bed together, and discover that they are now a married couple. But, they can't stand each other and agree to an annulment. Then, Jack puts Joy's quarter into a slot machine and hits the jackpot of $3,000,000. Each of them want the winnings, and they go to court for a settlement. Judge Whopper (Dennis Miller) sentences them to "six months of hard marriage" and orders them to visit marriage counselor Dr. Twitchel (Queen Latifah). And now the fun begins as Jack and Joy both scheme to drive the other out of the marriage.
|1. Below (2002)|
2. Into the Wild (2007)
3. Out Cold (2001)
4. What Happens in Vegas... (2008)
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