|Bad Boys 1995 R, 126 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Tea Leoni, Tcheky Karyo, Theresa Randle, Michael Imperioli, Marg Helgenberger, Nestor Serrano, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Joe Pantoliano, Saverio Guerra, Karen Alexander, Anna Levine, Vic Manni, Frank John Hughes
Evidence in the form of $100 million worth of heroin has been stolen by French drug kingpin Fouchet (Tcheky Karyo). Two Miami cops, Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith), team up to recover the loot, and the only witness, Julie Mott (Tea Leoni) comes to their aid. Problems develop, and Mike is forced to impersonate Marcus and move in with Marcus' wife Theresa (Theresa Randle) and family. Meanwhile, Marcus moves into Mike's bachelor pad. While on the trail of the loot, Julie is kidnapped by Fouchet. Car chases ensue amidst Marcus' and Mike's bantering.
|Bait 2000 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Robert Pastorelli, Doug Hutchison, Kimberly Elise, David Paymer, Mike Epps, Jamie Kennedy, Nestor Serrano, Kirk Acevedo, Jeffrey Donovan, Megan Dodds, Tia Texada, Neil Crone, Matthew Witherly
Computer genius Bristol (Doug Hutchinson) masterminds a robbery of $42 million in gold bouillon only to have his partner, getaway driver Jaste (Robert Pastorelli), take off with the loot. But just as quickly, Jaste is picked up by the feds and suffers a fatal heart attack before federal agent Edgar Clenteen (David Morse) can get all the info on Bristol. So Clenteen, hoping Brisol believes Jaste shared info, puts an illegal tracking device on Jaste's cellmate, Alvin (Jamie Foxx), and lures Bristol into the open.
|Brenda Starr 1989 PG, 87 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Romance
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Cast: Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck, Diana Scarwid, Charles Durning, Eddie Albert, Jeffrey Tambor, June Gable, Henry Gibson, Ed Nelson, Nestor Serrano, Kathleen Wilhoite, John Short, Mark von Holstein, Tom Aldredge
Brenda Starr's (Brooke Shields) illustrator, Mike Randall (Tony Peck), enters his own comic strip and gets involved with his heroine's investigation of a German scientist who possesses a secret formula.
|Bringing Out the Dead 1999 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore, Marc Anthony, Mary Beth Hurt, Cliff Curtis, Nestor Serrano, Aida Turturro, Sonja Sohn, Arthur J. Nascarella, Cynthia Roman, Afemo Omilami, Cullen O. Johnson
Frank Pierce (Nicolas Cage) is a burned-out paramedic working in Gotham's Hell's Kitchen. After five years on the job, Frank finds himself hallucinating about two women: 18-year-old Rose (Cynthia Roman), who he was unable to save and for whom he wants redemption, and Mary Burke (Patricia Arquette) whose father, a heart attack victim, Frank was unable to resuscitate. Through it all, the unrelenting chaos of answering emergency calls continues to take its toll.
|City Hall 1996 R, 110 min.|
Director: Harold Becker
Cast: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello, David Paymer, Martin Landau, Anthony Franciosa, Richard Schiff, Mel Winkler, Nestor Serrano
A young deputy mayor, Kevin Calhoun (John Cusack) looks into the killings of a police officer, a child, and a local hood. He uncovers political corruption that appears to directly involve the mayor (Al Pacino) of New York City.
|Definitely, Maybe 2008 PG-13, 111 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Adam Brooks
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Kline, Marc Bonan, Kevin Corrigan, Jaime Tierelli, Daniel Eric Gold, Adam Ferrara, Annie Parisse, Liane Balaban, Nestor Serrano
Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) is the divorced father of 10-year-old Maya (Abigail Breslin) who has just experienced her first sex-education class at school. One evening, Maya quizzes Will about his sex life and how he met her mother. This leads to a bedtime story told in flashbacks beginning in 1992 about Will's subsequent affairs with Emily (Elizabeth Banks), then with Summer (Rachel Weisz), and finally with April (Isla Fisher). While telling the story, Will changes the real names of the women leaving Maya to guess which one is her mother.
|Empire 2002 R, 90 min.|
Director: Franc. Reyes
Cast: John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Denise Richards, Vincent Laresca, Isabella Rossellini, Sonia Braga, Delilah Cotto, Nestor Serrano, Anthony "Treach" Criss, Rafael Baez, Fat Joe
Drug dealer Vic Rosa (John Leguizamo) decides to go straight and befriends a shady investment banker, Jack (Peter Sarsgaard), who invests Vic's ill-gotten money in the stock market. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
|Girls in Prison 1994 R, 83 min.|
Director: John McNaughton
Cast: Missy Crider, Ione Skye, Anne Heche, Nicolette Scorsese, Bahni Turpin, Jon Polito, Nestor Serrano, Miguel Sandoval, Richmond Arquette, Tom Towles, Raymond O'Connor
Young singer Aggie (Missy Crider) is an up-and-comer until she is framed for the murder of a record producer in the 1950s. She is convicted and sent to prison where she befriends others in the grim surroundings. But someone who thinks she knows too much about the murder is out to get her. A good prison tale with comedy, sex, drugs, and action.
|Hangin' with the Homeboys 1991 R, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Joseph B. Vasquez
Cast: Doug E. Doug, Mario Joyner, John Leguizamo, Nestor Serrano, Kimberly Russell, Mary B. Ward, Reggie Montgomery, Christine Claravall, Rose Jackson, Steven Randazzo, Marisol R. Reyes, LaTanya Richardson
This simple story follows four young friends–two African Americans and two Puerto Ricans–as they cruise, argue, laugh, get into trouble, and participate in other adventures on a Friday night in the Bronx. Good performances and direction highlight this film.
|The Indian in the Cupboard 1995 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Family / Sci-Fi / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Frank Oz
Cast: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, David Keith, Rishi Bhat, Richard Jenkins, Sakina Jaffrey, Vincent Kartheiser, Nestor Serrano, Steve Coogan, Ryan Olson, Cassandra Brown, Christopher Conte, Leon and Lukas Tejwani, Christopher Moritz
Inside Omri's (Hal Scardino) magic cupboard is a toy Iroquois warrior named Little Bear (Litefoot) who comes to life when Omri unlocks the door. It seems that Little Bear has been lost in time since 1761, and now he becomes Omri's friend. Omri doesn't tell his mother (Lindsay Crouse) about Little Bear but does share his discovery with his friend Patrick (Rishi Bhat) who puts a toy cowboy in the cupboard with Little Bear. Soon, Little Bear has a companion, Boo-hoo Boone (David Keith), and, in the process, Omri learns that he should not try to control Little Bear's world.
|Lethal Weapon 2 1989 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit, Joss Ackland, Derrick O'Connor, Mark Rolston, Darlene Love, Mary Ellen Trainor, Traci Wolfe, Steve Kahan, Jenette Goldstein, Dean Norris, Nestor Serrano, Grand L. Bush
This time around, our two cops Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh (Mel Gibson and Danny Glover) zero in on dishonest diplomats from South Africa. This sequel has the same high intensity action as the original and has added Joe Pesci as the character who is being "protected" by the two. Pesci is great as the fast-talking accountant who thinks he has a foolproof scheme of his own.
|The Negotiator 1998 R, 135 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin, John Spencer, J.T. Walsh, Regina Taylor, Siobhan Fallon, Paul Giamatti, Bruce Beatty, Michael Cudlitz, Carlos Gomez, Tim Kelleher, Dean Norris, Nestor Serrano
Lt. Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson) is a top-notch police negotiator who discovers that he has been set up and that the police are about to arrest him for the death of his partner and embezzlement of pension funds. In a panic, he seizes the building, holds hostages, and asks for another negotiator, Lt. Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey), to help him make a deal.
|Runaway Jury 2003 PG-13, 127 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Gary Fleder
Cast: John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Bruce Davison, Bruce McGill, Jeremy Piven, Nick Searcy, Stanley Anderson, Cliff Curtis, Nestor Serrano, Jennifer Beals, Leland Orser, Gerry Bamman, Joanna Going
Based on John Grisham's novel about jury tampering, this film centers on a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the murder gun. Lawyer Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman) tries to prove that the company did not follow federal regulations in allowing the sale of the weapon. Meanwhile, as part of the defense team, Fitch (Gene Hackman) assesses the potential jurors to ensure that the verdict will favor the gun company. But, juror Nick Easter (John Cusack) appears to have his own plans for swaying the jury. And a mysterious woman, Marlee (Rachel Weisz), contacts both Fitch and Rohr with her own deal to sway the jury in favor of the highest bidder.
|Showtime 2002 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Comedy
Director: Tom Dey
Cast: Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, Frankie Faison, William Shatner, Drena DeNiro, Pedro Damian, Ken Hudson Campbell, Nestor Serrano, Jullian Dulce Vida, Rachael Harris, Zaid Farid, Alex Borstein, Holly Mandel, Marshall Manesh
When LAPD detective Mitch Preston (Robert De Niro) teams up with cop/actor Trey Stellars (Eddie Murphy) on a reality-based TV show, William Shatner (playing himself) is hired to give the two novices acting tips.
|1. Bad Boys (1995)|
2. Bait (2000)
3. Brenda Starr (1989)
4. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
5. City Hall (1996)
6. Definitely, Maybe (2008)
7. Empire (2002)
8. Girls in Prison (1994)
9. Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)
10. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
11. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
12. The Negotiator (1998)
13. Runaway Jury (2003)
14. Showtime (2002)
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