"All life's riddles are answered in the movies."
-- Steve Martin, Grand Canyon

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Movie Title Year Length Mary Rob Viewed Director/Actors/Comments
The Station Agent 2003 83m 8 8 2005/03/12 Thomas McCarthy. Peter Dinklage, Bobby Cannavale, Patricia Clarkson, Michelle Williams. When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss. (201)
Ray 2004 153m 8 8 2005/03/11 Taylor Hackford. Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell. Extraordinary tale of the tragedies and triumphs of legendary musician Ray Charles. Jamie Foxx was great. (200)
Manchurian Candidate 2004 129m 7 8 2005/02/04 Jonathan Demme. Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Jeffrey Wright, Liev Schreiber. In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes. Cameo by singer Tom Chapin. (199)
The Door in the Floor 2004 111m ? 7 2005/01/29 Tod Williams. Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster. A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss' disintegrating household. (198)
Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003 100m ? 7 2005/01/28 Peter Webber. Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (197)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 108m 7 8 2005/01/22 Michel Gondry. Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst. A couple (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet) undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (196)
Touching the Void 2003 106m 5 8 2005/01/21 Kevin Macdonald. Nicholas Aaron, Richard Hawking, Brendan Mackey. The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Some of the long distance shots of Simon and Joe climbing the mountain are played not by the lead actors, but by body doubles, who were Simon Yates and Joe Simpson themselves. (195)
Collateral 2004 119m 7 7 2005/01/14 Michael Mann. Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith. A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in LA. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim. Foxx was great. (194)
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 122m 7 8 2005/01/08 Michael Moore. Michael Moore, Khalil Bin Laden, Barbara Bush, George Bush, Al Gore. Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (193)
Terminal 2004 98m 7 7 2005/01/07 Steven Spielberg. Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci. An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there. (192)
Closer 2004 98m 8 8 2004/12/30 Mike Nichols. Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen. Story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving two couples, which only gets more complicated when the man from the first couple gets acquainted with the woman from the second coupling. Theatre (191)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004 113m 7 6 2004/12/27 Brad Silberling. Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law. Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a Fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. Theatre (190)
Bourne Supremacy 2004 109m 7 7 2004/12/26 Paul Greengrass. Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles. When Jason Bourne is framed for a botched CIA operation he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive. (189)
House of Sand Fog 2003 126m 6 6 2004/04/16 Vadim Perelman. Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard. An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners. Kingsley was great, Connelly good, Eldard bad. (188)
The Missing 2003 137m 5 5 2004/04/03 Ron Howard. Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd. A woman forms an uneasy alliance with her distant father to search for her daugher, who has been kidnapped. Too long. (187)
Something's Gotta Give 2003 120m 8 7 2004/04/02 Nancy Meyers. Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet. A older swinger with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished lady more his age, the mother of a girlfriend. Nicholson was good, Keaton was great. (186)
Mona Lisa Smile 2003 120m 5 5 2004/03/27 Mike Newell. Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles. A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 50's Wellesley girls to question their traditional societal roles. (185)
Veronica Guerin 2003 98m 7 7 2004/03/26 Joel Schumacher. Cate Blanchet, Gerard McSorely, Ciaran Hinds. An Irish journalist is assassinated by drug dealers she wrote about in a series of stories. Based on a true story. (184)
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not 2002 96m 7 7 2004/03/20 Laetitia Colombani. Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Behan, Isabelle Carre, Clement Sibony. Angelique has met the man of her dreams, a cardiologist. It appears they have something great together but sometimes appearances can be deceiving. French with English subtitles. (183)
21 Grams 2003 125m 8 8 2004/03/19 Alejandro González Ińárritu. Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clea Duvall. A shocking accident connects the lives of a grieving mother, a terminally-ill man and a born-again convict in a ways they could never have imagined. (182)
Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 112m 6 6 2004/03/13 Audrey Wells. Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, RaoulBova. Two Americans in Tokyo form a unique friendship that helps them deal with the confusion, loneliness and hilarity caused by cultural and language differences. (181)
Lost In Translation 2003 102m 8 8 2004/03/12 Sofia Coppola. Bill Murray, Scarlet Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi. Two Americans in Tokyo form a unique friendship that helps them deal with the confusion, loneliness and hilarity caused by cultural and language differences. (180)
Intolerable Cruelty 2003 100m 7 7 2004/03/06 Joel Coen/Ethan Coen. George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer, Billy Bob Thornton. A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce. "You're Exposed". (179)
Runaway Jury 2003 122m 7 7 2004/03/05 Gary Fleder. Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, John Cusack, Rachel Weisz. Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. (178)
Open Range 2003 139m 6 6 2004/01/24 Kevin Costner. Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening. A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a kingpin rancher and corrupt lawman. (177)
Seabiscuit 2003 141m 8 7 2004/01/17 Gary Ross. Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, William H. Macy. True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the three-man team behind it but also those of the nation as well. (176)
Nowhere in Africa 2001 141m 7 7 2004/01/03 Caroline Link. Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Sidede Onyulo, Matthias Habich, Lea Kurka. A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930's Kenya. (175)
Adaptation 2002 114m 7 7 2004/01/02 Spike Jonze. Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour. An account of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's (Cage) attempt to adapt Susan Orlean's (Streep) non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, which is the story of John Laroche (Cooper), a plant dealer who clones rare orchids then sells them to collectors. (174)
About Schmidt 2002 124m 7 7 2004/01/01 Alexander Payne. Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney. Warren Schmidt is forced to deal with an ambiguous future as he enters retirement. Soon after, his wife passes away and he must come to terms with his daughter's marriage to a man he does not care for and the failure that his life has become. (173)
Heaven 2002 96m 6 6 2003/12/?? Tom Tykwer. Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone. A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer. (172)
Respiro 2002 95m 7 7 2003/12/06 Emanuele Crialese. Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa. On an impoverished Italian island, a free-spirited woman is accused of madness by townspeople fed up with her antics. (171)
Gangs of New York 2002 167m 8 7 2003/11/28 Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson. In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. (170)
Strangers on a Train 1951 101m 8 8 2003/11/27 Alfred Hitchcock. Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll, Patricia Hitchcock. You'd like your wife killed, wouldn't you? I'll do it for you if you'll kill someone for me, and since we're strangers we'll be free of suspicion. (169)
Heaven 2002 97m 7 6 2003/11/26 Tom Tykwer. Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone. A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer. (168)
The Matrix Reloaded 2003 138m 4 5 2003/10/31 Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving. Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams. Rehash of first movie. (167)
The Matrix 1999 136m 5 8 2003/10/26 Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving. Futuristic thriller about a computer hacker who learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it. (166)
Bend it Like Beckham 2002 112m 8 7 2003/10/18 Gurinder Chadha. Parminder K. Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi. A young girl's dreams of soccer stardom are threatened by her family's insistence that she lead a more traditional life. (165)
The Italian Job 2003 110m 6 6 2003/10/17 F. Gary Gray. Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Edward Norton. Expert theives pulls a daring heist in Italy of 35 million dollars in gold bars. One of the theives betrays his companions and swipes the gold for himself. A year later, in Los Angeles, the surviving team members seek revenge. (164)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 115m 6 5 2003/09/13 Donald Petrie. Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Robert Klein. Benjamin Barry (McConaughey) is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson (Hudson) covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." (163)
Whale Rider 2002 101m 9 8 2003/08/31 Niki Caro. Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Grant Roa. A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (162)
Frida 2002 123m 7 7 2003/07/19 Julie Taymor. Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas, Geoffrey Rush, Ashley Judd. A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. Quite a uni-brow. (161)
Catch Me If You Can 2002 141m 7 7 2003/07/12 Steven Spielberg. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen. Based on the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., a successful con artist who managed to pass himself off as several identities and the FBI agent hot on his trail. (160)
The Emperor's Club 2002 110m 6 6 2003/07/04 Michael Hoffman. Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Embeth Davidtz, Joel Gretscg, Rob Morrow. William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. (159)
The Pianist 2002 150m 8 8 2003/06/27 Roman Polanski. Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman. A Polish Jewish musician (Wladyslaw Szpilman) struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. Powerful. (158)
Holes 2003 117m 8 7 2003/06/13 Andrew Davis. Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson, Shia LaBeouf. Stanley Yelnats IV is falsely accused of stealing Clyde 'Sweet Feet' Livingston shoe donation to a local orphanage and is sent to Camp Green Lake. Theatre (157)
24 (First Season) 2002 24 x 41m 7 7 2003/05/16 Entire first season on DVD with no comercials. (156)
Two Weeks Notice 2002 101m 6 5 2003/05/16 Marc Lawrence (II). Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, David Haig, Alicia Witt. Very rich young man (Hugh Grant), and an attorney (Sandra Bullock) who starts working from him to save her community center. Some good lines. (155)
Scotland PA 2001 104m 5 6 2003/05/10 Billy Morrissette. Maura Tierney, James LeGros, Christopher Walken. Modern day version of Shakespeare's play "Macbeth". Set in a hamburger joint in 1975. (154)
Femme Fatale 2002 110m 6 6 2003/05/03 Brian De Palma. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote. A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her. (153)
Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 93m 8 8 2003/05/02 Phillip Noyce. Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Kenneth Branagh. In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback to return home. (152)
City By the Sea 2002 109m 6 5 2003/04/19 Michael Caton-Jones. Robert De Niro, Frances McDormand, James Franco, Eliza Dushku. Vincent Lamarca, whose father was executed for a 1950s kidnapping of a child, grew up to become a police officer, only to see his own son become a murderer. (151)
8 Mile 2002 111m 6 6 2003/04/18 Curtis Hanson. Eminem, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy. What's up dawg? Desparate to overcome his personal hardships, a young man uses rap as an outlet for his frustration and as a way to better his life. (150)
Mystic Masseur 2002 117m 5 5 2003/04/12 Ismail Merchant. Om Puri, James Fox (I), Aasif Mandvi, Sanjeev Bhaskar. In 1950s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur--and soon becomes a revered mystic and politico. (149)
Slaughter Rule 2002 116m 5 5 2003/04/11 Alex Smith (II) & Andrew J. Smith. Ryan Gosling, David Morse, Clea DuVall, David Cale. A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team (148)
Full Frontal 2002 101m 5 5 2003/04/05 Steven Soderberg. Julia Roberts, David Duchovny, Catherine Keener, David Hyde-Pierce. A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party. Confusing. Shot in 18 days for $2M. (147)
Maid in Manhattan 2002 105m 6 5 2003/03/28 Wayne Wang. Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci. A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress. (146)
Man from Elysian Fields 2001 106m 7 7 2003/03/22 George Hickenlooper (from St. Louis). Mick Jagger, Andy Garcia, James Coburn, Olivia Williams, Julianna Margulies. A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer. Nice job by Mick, although he looked old! (145)
Mothman Prophecies 2002 119m 5 5 2003/03/14 Mark Pellington. Richard Gere, David Eigenberg, Laura Linney, Debra Messing. A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities. (144)
Sweet Home Alabama 2002 109m 5 5 2003/03/08 Andy Tennant. Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen. A young woman with a white trash background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite. (143)
One Hour Photo 2002 96m 6 6 2003/03/07 Mark Romanek. Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen (I), Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith (III). An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family. (142)
Road to Perdition 2002 117m 7 7 2003/03/01 Sam Mendes. Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law. Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. Fine performance by Newman. (141)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 95m 7 7 2003/02/28 Joel Zwick. Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine, John Corbett, Lainie Kazon. A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. (140)
Run Lola Run (Lola rennt) 1998 80m 7 7 2003/02/14 Tom Tykwer. Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri. Tykwer: The story of Run Lola Run is pretty simple: you have twenty minutes to come up with 100,000 marks and run through the city to rescue your true love. Stylistic German thriller told from three perpectives, with subtitles. (139)
K-19 2002 138m 7 6 2003/02/14 Kathryn Bigelow. Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, George Anton. When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster. Interesting story but Ford's Russian accent was bad. (138)
Bourne Identity 2002 116m 7 7 2003/02/07 Doug Liman. Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper (I), Clive Owen. A man washes ashore, bullet-riddled and without memory, then races to elude assassins and recover from amnesia. (137)
About a Boy 2002 101m 6 5 2003/01/18 Chris Weitz/Paul Weitz. Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz. Story of a cynical, immature young man who is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. (136)
Minority Report 2002 124m 5 5 2003/01/11 Steven Spielberg. Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton. In the future, criminals are caught before the crimes they commit, but one of the officers in the special unit is accused of one such crime and sets out to prove his innocence. Long. (135)
Unfaithful 2002 124m 6 6 2003/01/10 Adrian Lyne. Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Erik Per Sullivan, Olivier Martinez. About a couple living in the New York city suburbs whose marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife (Lane) indulges in an adulterous fling. (134)
Iris 2001 90m 6 6 2003/01/04 Richard Eyre. Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville. True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. (133)
Big Fat Liar 2002 88m 6 6 2002/12/31 Shawn Levy. Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes, Amanda Detmer. After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit. (132)
Trapped 2002 106m 6 5 2002/12/31 Luis Mandoki. Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon. When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan. (131)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 161m 7 7 2002/12/16 Chris Columbus. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson (II), Kenneth Branagh. Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him. (Theatre) (130)
Murder By Numbers 2002 120m 6 6 2002/11/23 Barbet Schroeder. Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt (II), Ben Chaplin. Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective. (129)
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 2001 94m 7 7 2002/11/22 Jill Sprecher. Matthew McConaughey, John Turturro, Clea DuVall, Amy Irving. An attorney's morality is challenged after he is involved in a hit-and-run accident and becomes a fugitive. (128)
Triumph of Love 2001 111m 6 5 2002/11/08 Clare Peploe. Mira Sorvino, Ben Kingsley, Fiona Shaw, Jay Rodan. A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love. (127)
Life or Something Like It 2002 103m 5 5 2002/11/02 Stephen Herek. Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns, Tony Shalhoub, Stockard Channing. A reporter, Lanie Kerrigan (Jolie), interviews a psychic homeless man (Shalhoub) and he tells her that her life has no meaning, and is going to end in just a few days. (126)
Changing Lanes 2002 98m 6 6 2002/10/19 Roger Michell. Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton, Toni Collette. The story of what happens one day in New York when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud. (125)
Royal Tenenbaums 2001 110m 7 6 2002/10/12 Wes Anderson. Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Danny Glover, Angelica Huston. An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when one of their member announces he has a terminal illness. Different. (124)
Frailty 2001 99m 6 6 2002/10/04 Bill Paxton. Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Jeremy Sumpter. A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons". (123)
Last Orders 2002 109m 7 6 2002/09/28 Todd Field. Michael Caine, Helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings, Ray Winstone. Four friends embark on a journey to cast a friends ashes to sea, his last request. Obnoxious eye brows. (122)
In The Bedroom 2001 128m 7 6 2002/09/27 Todd Field. Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson (I), Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei. A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman with two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. Then something terrible occurs in this wrenching, emotional drama. Jack Buck calls the baseball game in the background. (121)
We Were Soldiers 2002 138m 7 7 2002/09/14 Randall Wallace. Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear. The story of the 57 hours of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it. Based upon the book written by Lt. Col. Harold Moore. (120)
The Shipping News 2001 111m 7 6 2002/09/06 Lasse Hallström. Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett. An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life. (119)
The Rookie 2002 127m 8 7 2002/08/31 John Lee Hancock. Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Angus T. Jones. A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs. Neat story, good family movie. (118)
High Crimes 2002 115m 6 5 2002/08/30 Carl Franklin . Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, James Caviezel, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet. High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested for war crimes and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. (117)
Black Hawk Down 2001 144m 8 7 2002/08/24 Ridley Scott. Josh Hartnett, Sam Shepard, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore. 123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. Intense. (116)
Lantana 2001 120m 8 8 2002/08/23 Ray Lawrence (II). Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey. Psychiatrist Valerie Somers disappears one night; Det. Leon Zat is called to investigate; his wife has been getting advice from Somers. Tangled web of relationships. (115)
Monstors Inc. 2001 92m 7 7 2002/08/09 Peter Docter/David Silverman (I). Voices: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn. Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sully find his world disrupted. (Theatre) (114)
Sidewalks of New York 2001 107m 6 6 2002/08/03 Edward Burns (I). Edward Burns, Heather Graham. The interlocking lives and loves of six New Yorkers. (113)
Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (Amelie) 2001 122m 8 7 2002/07/27 Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus. Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love. Subtitles (112)
Novocaine 2001 95m 6 6 2002/07/20 David Atkins (III). Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern. A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs. (111)
Kate & Leopold 2001 95m 6 5 2002/07/?? James Mangold. Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber. Man from 1870's ends up in modern day New York City. (110)
Gosford Park 2001 137m 6 6 2002/07/20 Robert Altman. Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Camilla Rutherford. Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England. (109)
Insomnia 2002 118m 7 7 2002/06/08 Christopher Nolan. Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney. Brought in to investigate the murder of a young girl, a celebrated cop accidentally kills his partner and is blackmailed by a sadistic killer who witnessed it. Remake. (Theatre) (108)
Sum of All Fears 2002 ??m 7 6 2002/06/07 Phil Alden Robinson. Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Pragna Desai. 27,000 Nuclear Weapons. One Is Missing. Jack Ryan must work hard to prevent the escalation of war between the US and Russia. (Theatre) (107)
You Can Count on Me 2000 110m 7 7 2002/05/25 Kenneth Lonergan. Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Rory Culkin. A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town. (106)
Vanilla Sky 2001 135m 5 5 2002/05/25 Cameron Crowe. Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell. A successful publisher finds his life taking a turn for the surreal after a car accident with a jaded lover. Adapted from 1997 Spanish Film `Abre Los Ojos'. (105)
Cats & Dogs 2001 87m 4 4 2002/05/24 Lawrence Guterman. Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock. A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware of. Family. (104)
Domestic Disturbance 2001 89m 5 5 2002/05/18 Harold Becker. John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Teri Polo, Matthew O'Leary. A divorced father discovers that his 11-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be. (103)
Spy Games 2001 126m 6 6 2002/05/17 Tony Scott. Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack. Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors. (102)
Office Space 1999 89m 4 5 2002/05/11 Mike Judge. Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Ajay Naidu, David Herman (I). Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss. Some good laughs. (101)
Ocean's Eleven 2001 116m 7 7 2002/05/10 Steven Soderbergh. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon. Eleven criminal associates plot to rob a string of casinos in Las Vegas. Remake. (100)
The House of Mirth 2000 140m 6 6 2002/04/28 Terence Davies. Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eric Stoltz, Laura Linney. Tragic love story set against a background of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century New York. Based on the classic Edith Wharton novel. (99)
Uncorked (At Sachem Farm) 1998 106m 5 5 2002/04/26 John Huddles. Minnie Driver, Rufus Sewell and Nigel Hawthorne. Ross, a self-absorbed and determined young man, plans to sell off his family's wine and/or farm to invest in mining. Eccentric Uncle has other ideas. (98)
Man Who Wasn't There 2001 116m 7 7 2002/04/20 Joel Coen. Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini. A dull but still interesting, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong. Film noir, shot in shades of grey. (97)
Serendipity 2001 103m 7 6 2002/04/19 Peter Chelsom. John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Molly Shannon, Jeremy Piven. A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together. Cute. It's fate that we saw this movie. (96)
The Truman Show 1998 103m 6 7 2002/04/13 Peter Weir. Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Ed Harris, Noah Emmerich. An insurance salesman/adjuster (Jim Carrey) discovers his entire life is actually a TV show. Original, clever plot. (95)
Life as a House 2001 124m 7 6 2002/04/12 Irwin Winkler. Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen. When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his wayward teenage son and they set out to build a house together. Somewhat predictable toward the end. The power of touch. (94)
Golden Bowl 2000 134m 6 5 2002/04/07 James Ivory. Uma Thurman, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Northam, Nick Nolte. A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend. Slow and I tired of hearing the name "American City". (93)
Training Day 2001 120m 5 6 2002/04/05 Antoine Fuqua. Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger. On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears as. Raw, dark, violent. (92)
Don't Say A Word 2001 113m 7 6 2002/03/16 Gary Fleder. Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak. When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a catatonic young woman who knows a secret. (91)
Beautiful Mind, A 2001 134m 9 8 2002/03/10 Ron Howard. Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer. John Nash, diagnosed as paranoid-schizophrenic, goes on to win a Nobel Prize for work on game theory. Very good. It says a lot about his wife that she stuck with him. (Theatre) (90)
Hearts in Atlantis 2001 101m 7 6 2002/03/01 Scott Hicks. Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem, David Morse. A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enter their lives.(89)
Maze 2000 97m 6 6 2002/03/01 Rob Morrow. Rob Morrow, Laura Linney, Craig Sheffer, Rose Gregorio. An artist with Tourette Syndrome falls in love with his best friend's pregnant girlfriend.(88)
Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 129m 6 6 2002/02/16 John Madden. Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale. When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.(87)
15 Minutes 2001 120m 6 6 2002/02/02 John Herzfeld. Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Melina Kanakaredes. A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.(86)
The Man Who Cried 2001 100m 6 5 2002/01/25 Sally Potter. Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Johnny Depp. A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman. (85)
Moulin Rouge 2001 127m 7 7 2002/01/19 Baz Luhrmann. Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent. Love story (poet falls for a beautiful courtesan) set in turn of the century Paris. Clever musical done with more contemporary music. (84)
America's Sweethearts 2001 102m 6 6 2002/01/18 Joe Roth. Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones. America's favorite screen couple reunit to plug for their last film and to work out their differences and romances. (83)
The Score 2000 123m 7 7 2002/01/04 Frank Oz. Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett. Aging thief sets out to do one last score before settling down and going straight (running his Montreal jazz club). (82)
The Claim 2000 120m 7 6 2002/01/04 Michael Winterbottom. Peter Mullan, Milla Jovovich, Wes Bentley, Nastassja Kinski, Sarah Polley. Man sells his wife & baby for a gold mine claim, builds wealth and a town. Later he is reunited with them. Set in the 1860's with the railroad coming nearby. (81)
Shrek 2001 90m 7 7 2001/12/31 Andrew Adamson/Vicky Jenson. Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow. A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess for a tyrannical midget lord. Some ear wax. Fun. (80)
Angel Eyes 2001 102m 5 5 2001/12/30 Luis Mandoki. Jennifer Lopez, James Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Dashon Howard. JLo as a tough cop who becomes involved with a mysterious man who saves her life. The man is starting from scratch after an auto accident kills his family. (79)
Tailor of Panama 2001 109m 6 6 2001/12/29 John Boorman. Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leonor Varela. A tailor (Rush) living in Panama reluctantly becomes a spy for a British agent (Brosnan). (78)
Pearl Harbor 2001 182m 7 6 2001/12/28 Michael Bay. Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr. Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor as told through the eyes two best friends and their love interest. Decent. Not a war documentary. (77)
Swordfish 2001 99m 5 5 2001/12/27 Dominic Sena. John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle. Desperate computer hacker is coerced into stealing billions in unused government funds. So so. (76)
Munholland Drive 2001 146m 7 8 2001/11/21 David Lynch. Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring. Love story set in Los Angeles. Aspiring young actress who befriends a lost amnesia vixen. Typical Lynch, lots going on, quirky characters, surreal images. Watts was amazing. Need to see it a second time. (Theatre) (75)
Heartbreakers 2001 123m 6 5 2001/11/17 David Mirkin. Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman, Jason Lee, Ray Liotta. Mother-daughter con artist team swindle wealthy men. Several scenes drag on far too long. Gene lives up to his name (hack man). (74)
Blow 2001 124m 8 8 2001/11/03 Ted Demme. Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths. The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970's. You have some sympathy for the guy but he had lots of extra chances and took to long to figure out what was important. (73)
Snatch 2000 102m 5 7 2001/10/21 Guy Ritchie. Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt. Jewel thief with an 84 carret diamond crosses paths with London gangsters. Fast Paced. Dialogue is hard to understand, especially Pitt (we used closed caption). Now we know what pigs eat. (72)
Someone Like You 2001 97m 5 4 2001/10/14 Tony Goldwyn. Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei. Scourned talkshow talent scout writes a sexist column accusing all men of being cheaters, which gains her national fame. Fluff. (71)
Duets 2000 112m 5 5 2001/09/09 Bruce Paltrow. Maria Bello, Andre Braugher, Paul Giamatti, Huey Lewis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scott Speedman. Several characters cross paths as they vie for a $5000 karaoke prize. One guy has a mild Falling Down type episode. Andre wore the same trench coat and similar hat he used to wear on Homicide. Good music. (70)
Chocolat 2000 122m 9 8 2001/08/31 Lasse Hallström. Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aurelien Parent-Koenig. A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. Hail the power of chococlate.(69)
Princess Diaries 2001 114m 8 6 2001/08/27 Garry Marshall. Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo. A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country. Cute - good family movie. (Theatre) (68)
Men of Honor 2000 128m 8 8 2001/08/16 George Tillman Jr. Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlize Theron, Aunjanue Ellis. The story of Carl Brashear, the first African American, then also the first amputee, US Navy Diver and the man who trained him. Remarkable story. (67)
The Gift 2000 111m 7 7 2001/08/15 Sam Raimi. Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes. A woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has disappeared. (66)
State and Main 2000 105m 6 6 2001/08/14 David Mamet. William H. Macy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, Charles Durning. A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz. (65)
Pollock 2000 122m 7 8 2001/08/13 Ed Harris. Ed Harris, Robert Knott, Molly Regan, Marcia Gay Harden. About the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. Depicts the troubled life of an alcoholic struggling with fame which ultimately is fleeting. (64)
The Bachelor 1999 101m 5 5 2001/08/12 Gary Sinyor. Chris O'Donnell, Renée Zellweger, Artie Lange. Man scared to get married, then finds out a $100 Million inheritance awaits him if he does. So so. (63)
Songcatcher 1999 112m 8 7 2001/07/27 Maggie Greenwald. Janet McTeer, Aidan Quinn, Pat Carroll. Musicologist discovers ancient Scots-Irish ballads in the mountains of Appalachia and falls in love with a local man. (Theatre) (62)
The Wedding Planner 2001 103m 6 5 2001/07/21 Adam Shankman. Jennifer Lopez, Mathew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras. Professional wedding planner falls in love with a client and it all works out in the end. (61)
Family Man 2000 126m 6 6 2001/07/20 Brett Ratner. Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni, Don Cheadle. High flying bachelor broker gets a look at what life might have been. (60)
Thirteen Days 2000 145m 8 7 2001/07/14 Roger Donaldson. Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp, Dylan Baker. Compelling look at the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis. Scary how close war was. Costner's accent was lame. (59)
Best In Show 2000 89m 7 7 2001/07/07 Christopher Guest. Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey. A funny look at the wacky participants in a big time dog show. Lots of tongue-in-cheek humor. Better than I expected. (58)
Chicken Run 2000 84m 6 6 2001/07/06 Peter Lord/Nick Park. Voices: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Tony Haygarth, Miranda Richardson. Animated. Determined group of chickens bust out of the farm. They literally "flew the coup". (57)
Quills 2000 123m 7 8 2001/07/03 Philip Kaufman. Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Michael Caine, Joaquin Phoenix. Tale about madman/genius Marquis de Sade time in an asylum and effect his writing has on those around him. He's a very determined writer. Issues abound, lots of hypocrisy. (56)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 106m 5 7 2001/06/30 Joel Coen. George Clooney, John Turturro, Time Blake Nelson, Holly Hunter. Three stumbling convicts escape to go on a quest for treasure and meet various characters while learning where their real fortune lies. We've never read The Odyssey so we missed those references. Love the music. (55)
Proof of Life 2000 135m 5 5 2001/06/29 Taylor Hackford. Russell Crowe, Meg Ryan, Davis Morse, Pamela Reed. An engineer gets kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America and his wife tries to save him. Meg was mediocre, had bad hair and smoked a lot. (54)
Cast Away 2000 143m 7 6 2001/06/23 Robert Zemeckis. Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Chris Noth. Hard charging FedEx manager survives a plane crash and several years on an uninhabitited island. (53)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 120m 9 9 2001/06/09 Ang Lee. Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Chen Chang, Ziyi Zhang. Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are lead to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. The fight scenes are amazing. (52)
Finding Forrester 2000 136m 8 7 2001/06/08 Gus Van Sant. Sean Connery, Robert Brown, F. Murray Abraham. Gifted 16 year becomes friends with a reclusive writer and it changes both their lives. Tad predictable - you knew they would loose the game and the old guy would come his rescue. (51)
Billy Elliot 2000 151m 8 8 2001/06/02 Stephen Daldry. Julie Walters, Jamie Bell, Jamie Draven, Gary Lewis (III). Eleven year old coal miners son prefers ballet to boxing. Heartwarming. (50)
Sunshine 1999 180m 8 8 2001/06/01 István Szabó. Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle. Three generations of a Hungarian Jewish family's struggles through a monarchy, facist state and communisum. Long but interesting. (49)
Nurse Betty 2000 112m 5 5 2001/05/27 Neil LaBute. Morgan Freeman, Renée Zellweger, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear. Women's husband is killed so she flees to LA to find a soap opera doctor. The scene at the cocktail party is the best part of the film. (48)
Vertical Limit 2000 124m 7 6 2001/05/26 Martin Campbell. Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney, Scott Glenn. Drama about a man that goes to rescue his sister on K2. Too long. Great mountain shots and good special effects. Proves the point that the thin mountain air effects judgement. Risk 6 lives to save 3? (47)
Miss Congeniality 2000 110m 5 5 2001/05/25 Donald Petrie. Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen. Bullock as an FBI agent with attitude who goes under cover as a beauty pageant contestant and discovers her softer side. Some funny lines. Fluff. (46)
Memento 2000 113m 8 8 2001/05/19 Christopher Nolan. Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano. Man with no short term memory searches for his wife's killer. Riveting, innovative, intense. Who done it story told in a clever way, in reverse order. (Theatre) (45)
Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 98m 8 7 2001/05/18 Sharon Maguire. Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant. 30 something British girls decides to clean up her act, find love and keep a diary. Renée does a great job as a Brit and you keep pulling for her despite her flaws. (Theatre) (44)
All the Pretty Horses 2000 117m 7 6 2001/05/12 Billy Bob Thornton. Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Penelope Cruz, Lucas Black. Two young Americans venture to Mexico to be cowboys and get themselves into trouble. Beautiful scenery and pretty horses. (43)
What Women Want 2000 126m 7 5 2001/05/11 Nancy Meyers. Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt. Chauvenistic ad exec turns into a sensitive guy when he starts to hear what women are thinking. Fluff. (42)
Bounce 2000 106m 6 6 2001/04/27 Don Roos. Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow. Decent flick about an ad exec who's life dramatically changes due to a plane crash. (41)
The Yards 2000 115m 7 6 2001/04/21 James Gray. Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan. Ex-con gets caught-up in corruption of New York City train system with dire consequences. (40)
The Gingerbread Man 1998 114m 7 6 2001/04/14 Robert Altman. Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall. Savannah lawyer gets involved with a deceitful client. Based on John Grisham story. (39)
Arlington Road 1999 117m 8 7 2001/04/13 Mark Pellington. Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack. College professor obssessed with right-wing group and is suspicious of his new neighbors. Robbins and Cusack are creepy. Stunning ending. (38)
The Last Broadcast 1998 86m 4 5 2001/04/07 Stefan Avalos & Lance Weiler. David Beard, Jim Seward, Stefan Avalos. In search of the Jersey Devil in the Pine Barrens. Predates and is better than Blair Witch Project. First time actors. (37)
Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 125m 7 6 2001/04/06 Robert Redford. Matt Damon, Will Smith, Charlize Theron. Once great golfer recaptures his game with help from a stranger. Golf as a metaphor for life. (36)
Almost Famous 2000 2000 123m 8 8 2001/03/31 Cameron Crowe. Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson. 15 year old writer tours with a struggling band and documents the whole thing. Directors cut with 30+ additional minutes. (35)
Wonder Boys 2000 112m 7 7 2001/03/30 Curtis Hanson. Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand. Hippie college professor/writer has midlife crisis then cleans up his act. (34)
Bedazzled 2000 2000 93m 5 5 2001/03/24 Harold Ramis. Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor. Remake of 1967 film. Cute piece of fluff. What was Hugh Grant thinking? (33)
Remember the Titans 2000 113m 8 8 2001/03/24 Boaz Yakin. Denzel Washington, Will Patton. Based on a true story about integrating a school and football team. Inspiring. (32)
The Contender 2000 126m 7 7 2001/03/10 Rod Lurie. Gary Oldham, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges. Woman sticks by her convictions. More ugly, behind the scene, politics. (31)
Meet the Parents 2000 107m 5 5 2001/03/09 Jay Roach. Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo. A few good laughs. (30)
Hideous Kinky 1998 99m 4 4 2001/03/04 Gillies MacKinnon. Kate Winslet, Saďd Taghmaoui. Selfish English woman drags her kids all over Marrakech looking for personal enlightenment. Not what we expected. (29)
Mission to Mars 2000 113m 4 4 2001/03/03 Brian De Palma. Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle. Decent storyline but movie was uneven and ends abrubtly. Poor special effects. (28)
What Lies Beneath 2000 130m 6 6 2001/02/24 Robert Zemeckis. Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer. Fatal Attraction-ish. Watch the mushroom herb tea. (27)
Dr. T & The Women 2000 122m 4 4 2001/02/23 Robert Altman. Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett. Opening scene goes on forever. Annoying look at upper class Dallas. (26)
Blair Witch Project 1999 86m 3 4 2001/02/18 Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez (II). Heather was annoying, F-word used a record setting amount. Always take a spare map! Not bad for first time actors. (25)
Boogie Nights 1997 152m 5 7 2001/02/17 Paul Thomas Anderson. Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore. Rise and fall of a porn star. Good soundtrack. (24)
Traffic 2000 147m 9 9 2001/02/16 Steven Soderbergh. Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro. A tough look at the illegal drug trade and its impact across our society. No easy answers. Benicio was great. One of the years best films. (Theatre) (23)
Instinct 1999 126m 5 5 2001/02/09 Jon Turteltaub. Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr. Become one with the gorilla's. (22)
Coyote Ugly 2000 101m 7 6 2001/02/09 David McNally (II). Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia. Somewhat of chick film. Cute story. Feel good ending. (21)
Primary Colors 1998 140m 7 6 2001/02/03 Mike Nichols. John Travolta, Emma Thompson. Behind the scenes look at the dark underbelly of politics. (20)
Being John Malkovich 1999 112m 6 8 2001/02/02 Spike Jonze. John Cusack, Cameron Diaz. Unique, clever, inventive, bizzare. Want to be someone else? (19)
Face/Off 1997 140m 6 6 2001/01/27 John Woo. John Travolta, Nick Cage. Lots of action, lots of shoot-em up, wonderful surgery. (18)
The Peacemaker 1997 123m 5 5 2001/01/26 Mimi Leder. George Clooney, Nicole Kidman. So so action movie about stolen nuclear arms. (17)
Angela's Ashes 1999 146m 8 8 2001/01/20 Alan Parker. Robert Carlyle, Emily Watson. Based on novel by Frank McCourt. What a miserable childhood. (16)
My Dog Skip 1999 95m 7 7 2001/01/19 Jay Russell. Franke Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane. Tale of a boy and his dog. Good family entertainment. (15)
The Hurricane 2000 146m 9 8 2001/01/13 Norman Jewison. Denzel Washington. Rubin Hurricane Carter story about being wrongly convicted of murder. Stirring story but shameful this ever happened to him. (14)
Autumn in New York 2000 104m 3 3 2001/01/12 Joan Chen. Rich Gere, Winona Ryder. Ok storyline, pretty fall scenery, good jazz but lousy dialogue. (13)
High Fidelity 2000 114m 7 7 2001/01/06 Stephen Frears. John Cusack, Danish beauty Iben Hjejle ("eee bin, yie [like tie] lee). Record store owner can't keep a girlfriend - finally figures it out. (12)
Virgin Suicides 2000 96m 7 8 2001/01/05 Sofia Coppola. James Wood, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst. Well made movie. Depressing. Sad to see young lives end so early. (11)
Anna and the King 2000 147m 9 8 2000/12/26 Andy Tennant. Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow. Interesting clash of cultures, based on a true story told from Anna's perspective. (10)
Mission Impossible II 2000 123m 5 5 2000/12/22 John Woo. Tom Cruise, Thandie Newton. Somewhat predictable. Unrealistic action sequences. (9)
Mansfield Park 2000 112m 8 8 2000/12/16 Patricia Rozema. Hannah Taylor-Gordon, Talya Gordon. Jane Austen. Good story - young woman sticks by her convictions and gets her man. (8)
Gone In Sixty Seconds 2000 117m 4 4 2000/12/15 Dominic Sena. Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie. The plot was gone in 60 seconds. The Shelby was/is a hot car. (7)
Notorious 1946 102m 7 7 2000/12/10 Alfred Hitchcock. Cary Grant & Ingrid (whistle, whistle) Bergman. Thought the ending was rather abrupt. (6)
Return to Me 2000 115m 7 7 2000/12/08 Bonnie Hunt. David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor. Cute. Agent Mulder and Minnie (the babe) Driver. Some good laughs. (5)
Keeping the Faith 2000 128m 6 5 2000/12/02 Edward Norton. Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman. Jewish Rabbi and Catholic Priest are best buddies who like the same girl. Ok, nothing great. (4)
Perfect Storm 2000 129m 7 7 2000/12/01 Mother nature's fury on display. Small boat, bad storm, big waves - not a good mix. Tough way to make a living. (3)
Gladiator 2000 154m 8 8 2000/11/22 Ridley Scott. Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix. Action packed. Not for the squeamish. Lots of blood and guts. One of the years best films. (2)
Insider 1999 160m 9 8 2000/11/18 Michael Mann. Al Pacino, Russell Crowe. First movie we watch on our new DVD player. We will think differently of 60 Minutes here forward. Jeffrey Wigand had lots of guts to take on big tobacco. (1)

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