|Brotherhood of the Rose 1989 PG-13, 103 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Peter Strauss, Connie Sellecca, David Morse, James Sikking, M. Emmet Walsh, Ken Blackburn, James Hong, Bill Johnson, Rhys McConnochie, Ian Harrop, Peadar Lamb, Robert(3) Taylor
Two good friends were raised as brothers Saul and Amos since they were young boys and adopted by CIA official John Eliot (Robert Mitchum). Eliot trained them to be CIA agents, and now they enter the agency and are given the code names Romulus (Peter Strauss) and Remus (David Morse). What they do not know is that Eliot is building his own private army within the CIA. After Romulus takes a job that results in the death of civilians, he finds himself on the run from the CIA. He learns that Eliot betrayed him and Remus from the time they were taken into his home as children and that he "adopted" 18 other boys as well to form his new army. Now, Romulus and Remus team up in seeking revenge against Eliot for all the years he had deceived them and for all the others he had hurt over the years.
|King Kong 2005 PG-13, 187 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi / Drama / Romance
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell, Lobo Chan, Kyle Chandler, John Sumner, Joe Folau, Craig Hall, Bill Johnson, Mark Hadlow
In the 1930s, documentary filmmakers explore remote Skull Island in search of the legendary giant, King Kong. One filmmaker, Carl Denham (Jack Black), brings along beautiful actress Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) who is destined to be kidnapped by the natives and sacrificed to King Kong. But, Kong becomes intrigued with her, and Ann, in turn, finds true meaning in life through Kong. By story's end, Ann is rescued, Kong is captured, and they both arrive in NYC where the Empire State Building awaits. The film received 3 Academy Awards (Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects) and was nominated for one additional award.
|Nate and Hayes 1983 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure
Director: Ferdinand Fairfax
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O'Keefe, Max Phipps, Jenny Seagrove, Grant Tilly, Peter Rowley, Bill Johnson, Roy Billing, Kate Harcourt, Bruce Allpress, Reg Ruka, David Letch, Pudji Waseso, Prince Tui Teka, Peter Vere-Jones
Nate Williamson (Michael O'Keefe) and Sophie (Jenny Seagrove) are preparing to settle down and do missionary work on a South Pacific island when bounty hunter Ben Pease (Max Phipps) and his shipmates kill all of Nate's and Sophie's family and kidnap Sophie during her wedding ceremony. Pirate captain Bully Hayes (Tommy Lee Jones), who has his own romantic interest in Sophie, rescues Nate (Michael O'Keefe), and, together, they sail the seas searching for Sophie with the plan of securing her safe release from the captors.
|Sleeping Dogs 1977 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Sam Neill, Ian Mune, Ian Watkin, Warren Oates, Bernard Kearns, Nevan Rowe, Clyde Scott, Donna Akersten, Bill Johnson, Don Selwyn, Davina Whitehouse, Melissa Donaldson, Dougal Stevenson, Raf Irving, Tommy Tinirau
Smith (Sam Neill) is a man caught between revolutionaries and his own New Zealand government while trying to maintain his nonviolent stance.
|The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 1986 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Horror / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Tobe Hooper
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Bill Johnson, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley, Ken Evert, Harlan Jordan, Kirk Sisco, James N. Harrell, Lou Perryman, Barry Kinyon, Chris Douridas, Kinky Friedman, John Martin Ivey, Judy Kelly
The year is 1985 in an alternate universe, and the tensions between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. have reached an all-time high. The Watchmen, who are costumed adventurers, must come to the rescue. Their groups are divided into Generation 1 from the 1940s and Generation 2, which followed. One member of Gen 2, Laurie/Silk Spectre (Malin Ackerman), spans both Generations because she is the child of a Gen 1 member (Carla Gugino). Gen 1 Watchmen have moved on; Ozymandias (Matthew Goode) has become a head of industry, and Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) is now a physicist. When The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is killed, his former colleague Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) joins forces with his group of retired Gen 2 Watchmen to uncover a plot to rid the world of superheroes. The nuclear clock is ticking, and Rorschach sees a conspiracy that reaches both Generations, and the battle is on to save humanity.
|The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep 2007 PG, 111 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Jay Russell
Cast: Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Priyanka Xi, Marshall Napier, Joel Tobeck, Erroll Shand, Brian Cox, Bruce Allpress, Craig Hall, Bill Johnson
While Angus MacMorrow's (Alex Etel) father is off fighting in World War II, Angus walks along the shores of Loch Ness, finds an encrusted object, and brings it home. It turns out that the object is an egg that pops open to reveal a living creature with flippers, horns, and sharp teeth. Angus names it Crusoe. When Angus's mother (Emily Watson) hires a handyman, Lewis Mowbray (Ben Chaplin), Ben shows Lewis Crusoe. Lewis thinks Crusoe is a water horse, and the two take on the task of keeping Crusoe safe. But when Crusoe grows too big, Lewis and Ben release Crusoe into Loch Ness where Ben hopes he can still protect his pet–despite the fact that the British militia believes that Crusoe is a Nazi submarine.
|1. Brotherhood of the Rose (1989)|
2. King Kong (2005)
3. Nate and Hayes (1983)
4. Sleeping Dogs (1977)
5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
6. The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)
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