|The Big Day 2001 R, 88 min.|
aka: We Met on the Vineyard
Director: Ian McCrudden
Cast: Julianna Margulies, Ivan Sergei, Kevin Tighe, Dixie Carter, Clayton Rohner, Kathleen York, Alanna Ubach, CCH Pounder, Adrian Pasdar, Barry Tubb, Linda Hoffman, Daniel Hansen, Stephanie Ittleson, Bruce Robison, Charlie Robison
Zack (Clayton Rohner) puts a BIG damper on his brother John's (Ivan Sergei) wedding when he decides to reveal that he has slept with bride-to-be Sara (Julianna Margulies). Do we care? Well, we have 88 minutes to decide.
|The Darwin Awards 2006 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Romance
Director: Finn Taylor
Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, Tim Blake Nelson, Wilmer Valderrama, David Arquette, Ty Burrell, Lukas Haas, Tom Hollander, Brad Hunt, Julianna Margulies, Kevin Dunn, Nora Dunn, D.B. Sweeney, Robin Tunney, Chris Penn
San Francisco Police Detective Michael Burrows (Joseph Fiennes) suffers with a major problem: he faints at the sight of blood. While trying to capture the "North Beach Serial Killer," Burrows' paranoia takes over, he fails to make the arrest, and is fired. Burrows has spent much of his time studying the Darwin Awards books that recognize people who have killed themselves when attempting something foolish, and he offers his knowledge to an insurance company. The company gives Burrows 30 days to prove that he has the ability to distinguish between legitimate and false claims. Off to the Midwest he goes with field agent Siri Tyler (Winona Ryder) and a film school student (Wilmer Valderrama) who is using Burrows for his thesis topic. The investigations begin as the trio runs across more than a few Darwinesque events leading to deaths.
|Dinosaur 2000 PG, 84 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure
Director: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag
Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Alfre Woodard, Julianna Margulies, Joan Plowright, Ossie Davis, Samuel E. Wright, Della Reese, Max Casella, Peter Siragusa, Hayden Panettiere
Disney's computer animated technology is excellent in this story about the imminent extinction of dinosaurs during the Mesozoic Age. Warning: this film contains realistic violence that many parents may reasonably consider inappropriate for children.
|Evelyn 2002 PG, 94 min.|
Director: Bruce Beresford
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, John Lynch, Sophie Vavasseur, Alan Bates, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonagh, Mairead Devlin
Pierce Brosnan takes on the role of unemployed Desmond whose wife leaves him the day after Christmas, 1953, putting Desmond in charge of their three children. But when the Irish courts system determines the children would be better off in a Catholic orphanage, Desmond sues to get his children back in his custody. A landmark legal case that reached the Irish Supreme Court.
|Ghost Ship 2002 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Adventure / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Steve Beck
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Julianna Margulies, Ron Eldard, Desmond Harrington, Isaiah Washington, Alex Dimitriades, Karl Urban, Emily Browning, Francesca Rettondini, Boris Brkic, Bob Ruggiero, Iain Gardiner, Adam Bieshaar, Jamie Giddens, Cameron Watt
A salvage crew aboard the tugboat Arctic Warrior, led by Captain Sean Murphy (Gabriel Byrne), gets more than its members bargained for when they find the abandoned ocean liner, Antonia Graza, off the coast of Labrador. Spooky moments occur during the attempt to tow the haunted ship to shore, and the crew members must fight for their lives when they get trapped inside the ship.
|The Lost Room 2006 TV, 284 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama
Director: Craig R. Baxley, Michael W. Watkins
Cast: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Kevin Pollak, Elle Fanning, Roger Bart, Dennis Christopher, Peter Jacobson, Ewen Bremner, Chris Bauer, April Grace, Margaret Cho, Jason Antoon, Jenny Gabrielle, Tim Guinee
This three-part, made-for-TV miniseries involves eerie events that take place in Room 10 of the Sunshine Motel on Route 66. As Police Detective Joe Miller (Peter Krause) collects clues to retrieve his young daughter Anna (Elle Fanning) who disappeared in the mysterious motel room, he is followed by shadowy figures every step of the way.
|The Man from Elysian Fields 2001 R, 105 min.|
Director: George Hickenlooper
Cast: Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, Julianna Margulies, James Coburn, Olivia Williams, Anjelica Huston, Michael Des Barres, Maureen McCormack, Joe Santos, Richard Bradford, Xander Berkeley
Elysian Fields is a male escort service that unsuccessful novelist Byron Tiller (Andy Garcia) turns to for work when his novels don't pay the rent. The owner, Luther (Mick Jagger), assures the happily married Byron that the clients are old, rich women who probably don't want sex. To Byron's surprise, his first client is the beautiful young wife (Olivia Williams) of a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist (James Coburn) who encourages his wife's extramarital sex.
|The Mists of Avalon 2001 TV, 150 min.|
Director: Uli Edel
Cast: Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies, Joan Allen, Samantha Mathis, Caroline Goodall, Edward Atterton, Michael Vartan, Michael Byrne, Hans Matheson, Mark Lewis Jones
So you thought you knew something about the legend of King Arthur. Well, the story was recast by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her bestseller and is now brought to the screen (TV screen, originally). Yes, it was really the women in Arthur's life that brought about his success, and this is their story. Whatever.
|The Newton Boys 1998 PG-13, 122 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Western
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, Gail Cronauer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Julianna Margulies, Jena Karam, Dwight Yoakam, Casey McAuliffe, Charles Gunning
The Newton brothers–Willis, Joe, Jess, and Dock (Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D'Onofrio)–were bank robbers in the 1920s. This is the story of their "achievement" in executing the greatest train robbery in American history.
|Paradise Road 1997 R, 120 min.|
Director: Bruce Beresford
Cast: Glenn Close, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett, Frances McDormand, Julianna Margulies, Jennifer Ehle, Sab Shimono, Wendy Hughes, Johanna ter Steege, Elizabeth Spriggs
Women prisoners in a World War II Japanese internment camp, located on a desolate island, survive brutal conditions in this film written by Director Bruce Beresford.
|A Price Above Rubies 1998 R, 117 min.|
Director: Boaz Yakin
Cast: Renee Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Glenn Fitzgerald, Allen Payne, Julianna Margulies, Kathleen Chalfant, Edie Falco, John Randolph, Kim Hunter
Sonia (Renee Zellweger) and her husband are Hasidic Jews. But Sonia finds problems adhering to the restrictions imposed on her by the Orthodox sect, and her actions lead to public humiliation.
|Snakes on a Plane 2006 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: David R. Ellis
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard, Byron Lawson, Flex Alexander, Kenan Thompson, Keith Dallas, Lin Shaye, Bruce James, Sunny Mabrey, Casey Dubois, Gerard Plunkett, Elsa Pataky
Virginia Cunningham (Olivia de Havilland) is a mentally disturbed woman whose loving husband, Robert (Mark Stevens), realizes that she needs professional help. Robert puts Virginia into a mental institution where she comes under the care of Dr. Mark Kik (Leo Genn) who devotes time to her while trying to keep his hospital from becoming a "Snake Pit." This film deftly handles the realities of mental illness–including hospitalization, treatment, and cure–as it follows the breakdown of Virginia. Oscar nominations included Best Picture, Actress (de Havilland), and Director.
|Traveller 1997 R, 100 min.|
Director: Jack N. Green
Cast: Bill Paxton, Julianna Margulies, Mark Wahlberg, James Gammon, Luke Askew, Nikki Deloach, Vincent Chase, Michael Shaner, Danielle Keaton, Rance Howard
"Traveller" refers to an Irish clan of con men who traverse the Southern states of America. In this story, Bokky (Bill Paxton) and Pat (Mark Wahlberg) go on the road, working their various scams. Along the way, Bokky falls for Jean (Julianna Margulies), and when her daughter needs money for an operation, Bokky and Pat devise a complicated scam with a balding and fat Bimbo (Vincent Chase) as the intended mark.
|1. The Big Day (2001)|
aka: We Met on the Vineyard
2. The Darwin Awards (2006)
3. Dinosaur (2000)
4. Evelyn (2002)
5. Ghost Ship (2002)
6. The Lost Room (2006)
7. The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
8. The Mists of Avalon (2001)
9. The Newton Boys (1998)
10. Paradise Road (1997)
11. A Price Above Rubies (1998)
12. Snakes on a Plane (2006)
13. Traveller (1997)
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