|Black Christmas 2006 R, 84 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Glen Morgan
Cast: Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Kristen Cloke, Andrea Martin, Crystal Lowe, Oliver Hudson, Karin Konoval, Robert Mann, Jessica Harmon, Leela Savasta, Cainan Wiebe, Kathleen Kole, Dean Friss
In this remake of the 1974 film, psychotic Billy Lenz (Robert Mann) escapes from the insane asylum and returns to his family home where he murdered his mother and her lover years before. The house has been sold and now functions as a sorority house, but there is a killer in the attic. Is Billy home for Christmas and on a killing spree attacking one sorority sister after another?
|Checking Out 2005 PG-13, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jeff Hare
Cast: Peter Falk, Laura San Giacomo, Judge Reinhold, David Paymer, Jeffrey D. Sams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dan Byrd, Shera Danese, Bob Bancroft, Joey Gray, Tony Todd, Galen Yuen, Philippe Bergeron, David Bowe
Retired Broadway actor Morris Applebaum (Peter Falk) hosts his estranged middle-aged children (Laura San Giacomo, David Paymer, and Judge Reinhold) on the eve of his 90th birthday party to inform them that it is time for his final curtain. After Morris announces that he plans to kill himself after the party, will the grown "kids" put aside personal problems and help their father?
|Death Proof 2007 R, 114 min.|
Genre: Action / Horror / Thriller
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Tracie Thoms, Rose McGowan, Jordan Ladd, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Quentin Tarantino, Marcy Harriell, Eli Roth, Michael Bacall, Monica Staggs
Quentin Tarantino presents "Death Proof"–a story about stunt-car driver Mike (Kurt Russell) who is a psychopathic killer. He meets beautiful women–Pam (Rose McGowan), Julia (Sydney Tamiia Poitier), Arlene (Vanessa Ferlito), and Shanna (Jordan Ladd)–at the Texas Chili Parlor, picks them up, and plays his deadly vehicle game of running into them at 200 MPH. But, when Mike targets more women–Abernathy (Rosario Dawson), Lee (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Kim (Tracie Thoms), and Zoe Bell (herself)–on a road trip to Tennessee, he gets more than he bargained for.
|Factory Girl 2006 R, 90 min.|
Director: George Hickenlooper
Cast: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Jimmy Fallon, Hayden Christensen, Mena Suvari, Shawn Hatosy, Illeana Douglas, Jack Huston, Armin Amiri, Tara Summers, Beth Grant, James Naughton, Edward Herrmann, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Novello
Debutante Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) drops out of college in 1965 and heads to New York hoping to escape a past filled with family tragedies. She meets young Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce) who tells her he will make her a star and features her in a series of art films. Edie gains stardom–only to find problems dealing with success, losing her grip on reality, and spiraling down into the world of drug and alcohol abuse.
|Final Destination 3 2006 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Director: James Wong
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Amanda Crew, Kris Lemche, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alexz Johnson, Sam Easton, Crystal Lowe, Chelan Simmons, Maggie Ma, Jesse Moss, Gina Holden, Texas Battle, Ecstasia Sanders, Patrick Gallagher
While visiting an amusement park, high-school senior Wendy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has a premonition about a roller coaster crash and gets herself and friends off the ride. The premonition comes true when the roller coaster does crash, and many die. But did Wendy and her friends cheat Death? Soon after the tragedy, those who did get off the ride die in freak accidents. At that point, Mary teams up with friends to escape the fate of those who have died.
|Live Free or Die Hard 2007 PG-13, 130 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Len Wiseman
Cast: Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long, Maggie Q, Cliff Curtis, Jonathan Sadowski, Andrew Friedman, Kevin Smith, Yorgo Constantine, Cyril Raffaelli, Christopher Palermo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sung Kang, Zeljko Ivanek, Jake McDorman
In this fourth installment of the "Die Hard" films, NYPD detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes part in an FBI operation when he picks up hacker Matt Ferrell (Justin Long) and drives him to Washington, D.C.. It is the Fourth of July, and the U.S. transportation system is under attack. Other government departments are next in line in the plot devised by former government security agent/now computer terrorist Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant) after no one heeded his warnings that America could be destroyed by hackers. Farrell had unknowingly written a computer program that will help Gabriel, and the FBI needs his help to save America's infrastructure. As Gabriel seeks his revenge fights, chases, more fights, and more chases ensue in this action-packed thriller.
|Sky High 2005 PG, 102 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Mike Mitchell
Cast: Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Danielle Panabaker, Lynda Carter, Christopher Wynne, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kevin Heffernan, Bruce Campbell, Steven Strait, Kevin McDonald, Nicholas Braun, Dee Jay Daniels, Kelly Vitz, Loren Berman
Teenager Will (Michael Angarano) attends Sky High, which is the alma mater of his parents–Commander Steve (Kurt Russell) and Jetstream (Kelly Preston). Sky High is the training ground for those with superhuman strength and seems to be the perfect choice for Will, except for one little problem: Will does not believe that he has the superpowers for becoming an extraordinary being–or does he?
1. Black Christmas (2006)
2. Checking Out (2005)
3. Death Proof (2007)
4. Factory Girl (2006)
5. Final Destination 3 (2006)
6. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
7. Sky High (2005)
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