1995 December Movies

Jumanji

Jumanji

  • 48%
  • PG
  • 104 min
  • Adventure

Young Alan Parrish (Adam Hann-Byrd) discovered the ornate Jumanji board in 1969, when he was just twelve. When he sits down to play it for the first time with his reluctant friend Sarah (Laura Bell-Bundy), strange things immediately begin to happen. After Alan rolls a certain number on the dice, he is transported into the jungle realm of Jumanji, disappearing before Sarah's startled eyes. Because Sarah is too frightened to finish the game, Alan remains trapped in the rainforests of Jumanji for 26 years until two new children, Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), sit down to play the game in the attic of Alan's childhood home.

When the children roll the designated number that will free Alan, he pops back into a 38 year-old survivor (Robin Williams) of the all-too-real and all-too-deadly world of Jumanji. If Alan, Judy and Peter can find the now adult Sarah (Bonnie Hunt), they have a chance to finish the game -- or risk that their house, neighborhood and hometown be taken over by the elephants, crocodiles, spiders and other denizens of the fascinating, seemingly unstoppable force called Jumanji ... forever.

Heat

Heat

  • 86%
  • R
  • 170 min
  • Action

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Captain Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending....

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

  • 98%
  • PG
  • 136 min
  • Drama

When Henry Dashwood (Tom Wilkinson) dies unexpectedly, his estate must pass by law to his son from his first marriage, John (James Fleet) and wife Fanny (Harriet Walter). But these circumstances leave Mr. Dashwood's current wife (Gemma Jones), and daughters Elinor (Emma Thompson), Marianne (Kate Winslet) and Margaret (Emilie Francois), without a home and with barely enough money to live on.

The sisters struggle for economic survival and search for romantic fulfillment in a society obsessed with financial and social status and must learn to mix sense with sensibility in their dealings with both money and men.

As Good As It Gets

As Good As It Gets

    • PG-13
    • 139 min
    • Comedy

    Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is the most dysfunctional of men, an acid-tongued romance novelist who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Never one to avoid confrontations, he takes pride in his ability to affront, repulse, offend and wound. His targets are random; his aim reckless. Leave an elevator in which he stands; cross a street on which he walks. He is to be avoided at all costs, but some victims just cannot escape.

    As part of Melvin's unwavering daily schedule, he consumes an artery-hardening breakfast of bacon, sausages and eggs at a local cafe. The only waitress willing to stand up to his sarcastic tirades is Carol Connelly (Helen Hunt), a single mother struggling to raise her chronically asthmatic son.

    Simon Nye (Greg Kinnear) has the distinct misfortune of living across the hall from Melvin in their West Village apartment building in downtown Manhattan. A talented contemporary artist, Simon is a current darling of the New York art world, reason enough to draw Melvin's verbal fire. His gay lifestyle is thus only further grist for the novelist's malicious mill.

    These three New Yorkers - none of whom appears to have a chance in hell at finding real happiness - discover their fates intertwined because of the fourth complicated character in the piece, an ugly, tiny dog named Verdell.

    Sabrina

    Sabrina

    • 65%
    • PG
    • 127 min
    • Comedy

    While she was growing up, Sabrina Fairchild spent more time ] perched in a tree watching the Larrabee family than she ever did on solid ground.As the chauffeur's daughter on their lavish Long Island estate, Sabrina was invisible behind the branches, but she knew them all below... There is Maude Larrabee, the modern matriarch of the Larrabee Corporation; Linus Larrabee, the serious older son who expanded a successful family business into the world's largest communications company; and David, the handsome, fun-loving Larrabee, who was the center of Sabrina's world. Until she was shipped off to Paris. After two years on the staff of Vogue magazine, Sabrina has returned to the Larrabee estate, but now she has blossomed into a beautiful and sophisticated woman. And she's standing in the way of a billion dollar deal.

    Four Rooms

    Four Rooms

      • R
      • 98 min
      • Comedy

      Twelve outrageous guests. Four scandalous requests. And one lone bellhop, in his first day on the job, who's in for the wildest New year's Eve of his life.

      Grumpier Old Men

      Grumpier Old Men

      • 18%
      • PG-13
      • 101 min
      • Comedy

      This sequel to 1993's "Grumpy Old Men" finds things in Wabasha, Minnesota haven't changed much. Grandpa still drinks, smokes, and chases women , and nobody's been able to catch the fabled "Catfish Hunter" John married the new girl in town (Ariel), and people begin to suspect that Max might be missing something similar in his life. The only joy Max claims is left in his life is fishing, but that might change with the new owner of the bait shop

      Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

      Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

      • 33%
      • R
      • 115 min
      • Crime

      A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”

      Dead Man Walking

      Dead Man Walking

      • 93%
      • R
      • 122 min
      • Crime

      Confronted with the anger of the community and the private pain of his victims' parents, Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) overcomes her own fears to fight for the life and soul of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn).

      The City of Lost Children

      The City of Lost Children

        • R
        • 112 min
        • Adventure

        The City of Lost Children is a fantasy science fiction film from Jean-Pierre Jeunet about a scientist who kidnaps children and steals their dreams.