A former Russian spy selling international intelligence on the black market ... a list containing names of the top undercover agents in the world ... a corrupt agent doubling for an unknown organization ... a mysterious arms dealer ... a spy agency ready to disavow the actions or existence of any of its members captured or killed ... and one man on a mission which seems impossible ...
Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell), paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts.
The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper and two innocent bystanders in rural Minnesota, drawing local Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) into her first homicide investigation. At first unaware that the homicides are connected to a Minneapolis kidnapping, Chief Gunderson draws closer to Jerry Lundegaard as his situation further unravels.
A teenage girl (Neve Campbell) becomes the target of a killer who has stalked and killed one of her classmates. A tabloid news reporter (Courtney Cox) is determined to uncover the truth, insisting that the man who raped and killed Campbell's mother one year earlier is the same man who is terrorizing her now. Campbell's boyfriend (Skeet Ulrich) becomes the prime suspect.
Strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.
The mythologizing of Michael, the tao of Bugs: Michael Jordan joins forces with the Looney Tunes characters to defeat an alien basketball team. Good fun, if you don't mind the hard sell. Give Daffy a Best Supporting Duck nomination.
Welcome to Verona Beach, a sexy, violent other-world, neither future nor past, ruled by two rival families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Wealthy, selfish, ruthless and powerful, the parents share an enmity that has become the birthright of their offspring.
So begins Shakespeare's beloved play "Romeo & Juliet," which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. These famous lines and the vivid language of this cautionary tale drive director Baz Luhrmann's cinematic interpretation.
Smart, funny, sickly and sometimes just plain unconscious, MARK RENTON is a hero for our times. Set in an underbelly of Edinburgh the city fathers never dreamed of, TRAINSPOTTING is the story of MARK and his so-called friends - a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. Hilarious but harrowing, the film charts the disintegration of their friendship as they proceed, seemingly inevitably, towards self destruction. Mark alone has the insight and opportunity to escape his fate but then again, does he really want to "choose life"?
Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a top agent at Sports Management International, he is handsome, charming, and devoted to his glorious client roster and stunning fiancee Avery Bishop (Kelly Preston). In fact, there's absolutely nothing wrong with Jerry Maguire that a sudden dose of failure can't cure. After he is fired for writing a stirring, visionary suggestion for his firm's future - a Mission Statement that suggested his firm should focus on real caring for fewer clients instead of production-line sports management - Jerry is forced to start over... from scratch.
With his only client, Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a second-tier football player, and his wistful young assistant, Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zelweger), Jerry sets out for a very uncertain future. Along the way, they will discover the value of true human interaction, love and respect and prove to the world what is possible if you live by your principles.
Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the lam after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at the rendezvous point, which turns out to be a Hell of a strip joint.
Matilda (Mara Wilson) is an extraordinary girl, a child of wondrous intelligence. Unfortunately, her neglectful and deeply stupid parents, Harry and Zinnia Wormwood (Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman) are too wrapped up in their own little lives to care, or even to notice that their daughter is a budding genius, in love with books and with learning. When the Wormwoods finally grant Matilda's wish to attend school, they bundle her off to Crunchem Hall, a bleak brick prison where students cower before the whip-hand and fist of a hulking monster, principal Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris). Amid Crunchem's darkness, Matilda finds a single light in warm-hearted Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz), the first-grade teacher who recognizes the girl's remarkable skills -- including a very special talent that allows the spirited girl to turn the tables on the wicked grownrups in her world.
A Hockey player wannabe finds out that he has the most powerful golf drive in history. He joins the P.G.A. tour to make some money to save grandma's house. The downside is that his hocky player mentality doesn't really go on the P.G.A. tour. Especially with the favorite to win the championship.
A decorated military hero (Ed Harris) and his band of commandos seize Alcatraz Island, taking a group of tourists hostage. His demands are simple. He wants recognition, benefits and tributes for the families of covert military operatives who have died in service to their country. If his demands are not met, he will launch a battery of rockets charged with lethal poison gas into San Francisco.
The city's only hope for salvation is an FBI chemical weapons expert and a top-secret federal prisoner (Sean Connery), who is the only known convict to have escaped the island fortress. With the clock ticking, this unlikely duo embarks on a desperate bid to infiltrate the island and detoxify the weapons before disaster strikes.
A brilliant geneticist, Dr. Moreau (Brando) and his assistant Montgomery (Kilmer) are on the brink of revolutionizing science when Edward Douglas (Thewlis) becomes stranded on their remote island. Deep in the jungle, beneath the seemingly idyllic tropical paradise, lies a terrifying secret. Moreau and Montgomery have been performing gene-splicing research on animals to create a superior breed of human being, and that experiment has gone terribly wrong.
Moreau's beast-people are highly intelligent with murderous instincts. Their thirst for blood is pacified through a combination of sedatives and shock discipline. But events triggered by Douglas' unexpected arrival are about to break Moreau's God-like dominion over these resentful creatures. Douglas must escape Moreau's clutches before he becomes a part of a final horrifying experiment.
It's the summer of 1964, and Guy Patterson is a salesman at his father's appliance store in Erie, Pennsylvania. By day, he sells toasters and transistor radios. But at night, he retreats to the basement, sits down at a set of drums, and disappears into a cloud of jazz percussion. In other words, he's ready to roll when a local rock band loses its drummer and asks him to sit in at a college talent show. One month later, The Wonders are shooting stars in the Play-Tone Records galaxy - with a recording contract, a state fair tour and a trip to Hollywood.
Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer (Richard Gere) who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy (Edward Norton) accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest.
An ensemble comedy about five guys, all in their twenties, all coping with the mysteries of life and women, and is set in the back streets and sometimes hidden clubs of Hollywood. It's a story told in the language of the cocktail nation, a growing twentysomething retro-Swing dance movement that's taken Hollywood by storm and is beginning to sweep the nation. Mike is down in the dumps because he left his girlfriend behind in New York when he came to Hollywood to seek his acting fortune. Instead, he's found loneliness and the blues. Now, after six months of dealing with Mike, his buddy Trent and the other swingers have had enough. It's time to bring Mike back to life.
In a crumbling villa in WWII Italy, during the final days of the European campaign, a young, shell-shocked war nurse (Hana) remains behind to tend her doomed patient - a horribly burned pilot. Through the gradual unraveling of his life and the appearance of an old family friend (Caravaggio) and a young Sikh sapper (Kip), the question of identity is explored.
Matthew McConaughey, a young, attractive and highly-skilled attorney is faced with the toughest case of his life, one that on many occassions may also threaten it. In the southern Mississippi town of Canton, the K.K.K. is active and the tension is high when the black majority is angered at the raping and slaying of a black man's 10-year-old daughter. Against Jake's advice, the distraught father takes revenge, gunning down the two criminals in the local courthouse. Racial hatred hightens with the suspense and conflict threatens to break out regardless of the verdict. Jake must decide, along with his new, eager assisstant whether he and his family can run the risk of defending the man.
The bell-ringer of Notre Dame is a mysterious and misshapen outcast named Quasimodo, who has been secluded there since infancy by his repressive guardian, Judge Claude Frollo. Yearning to be out among the people in the square below but forbidden by Frollo from ever leaving his tower, Quasi finds the courage to join the celebration below and is swept up in the frenetic atmosphere where he meets the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmeralda.
Quasi's plan to observe the festivities unnoticed unravels and when the crowd realizes that he is not wearing a mask and is, in fact, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame, their delight turns to fear and they begin attacking him. Much to Frollo's displeasure, Esmeralda comes to Quasi's rescue and Phoebus is ordered to arrest her.
Quasimodo must find the inner strength he needs to defy the only parent he has ever known in order to break free and save Esmeralda ... and himself.
In the heartland of America, the sky is a majestic wonder as it rises infinitely above the vast, level horizon. Cloud formations gracefully soar and scuttle across the endlessness of blue. Gentle spring breezes whisper across the plains. All elements blend together in a delicate choreography of elegant balance and awesome design. But the sky sometimes changes.
Walt Disney Pictures "spot-lights" comedy, fantasy and fun-filled adventure this holiday season as it unleashes a delightfully different family comedy from producer/writer John Hughes ("Home Alone," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off') and director Stephen Herek ("Mr. Holland's Opus," "The Mighty Ducks"). In this classic tale of puppy love and dog-napping, the happy household of Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy (and their "human pets" played by Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson) is thrown into a state of chaos when their new-bom pups are stolen along with a boodle of other Dalmatians from the London area. The fashionable fur-loving Cruella DeVil (deliciously played by Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close), is the likely suspect in this fur-ocious scheme.
With Pongo, Perdy and a resourceful group of animal allies hot on the trail of the missing puppies, Cruella and her clumsy cohorts shift the comedy and action into high gear as this comical chase races to a delightful conclusion.
Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.
Erin Grant (Demi Moore) dances nightly at the Eager Beaver strip club in order to raise enough money to regain custody of her seven year-old daughter, Angela (Rumer Willis), from her deadbeat ex-husband. When Congressman David Dilbeck (Burt Reynolds) visits the club and becomes infatuated with Erin, he attacks another patron and is recognized by a spectator.
When the witness to Dilbeck's assault turns up dead, Detective Al Garcia (Armand Assante) shows up on the case and Erin is dragged into a political cesspool in order to reunite herself with her daughter.
From the swank casinos of the Las Vegas Strip through America's sweeping Heartland and into the inner sanctum of the Oval Office, where even the President sits powerless, "Mars Attacks" casts a comic eye at the hysterical pandemonium wrought as Americans battle against an invasion by warmongering Martian hordes.
For Sarah (Robin Tunney), moving to Los Angeles is just another chance to be an outsider. She is all alone among the tightly-knit student body of St. Benedict's Academy ... until she meets three young women who also have found themselves banished to the outermost reaches of high school's inevitable pecking order. Nancy (Fairuza Balk), Bonnie (Neve Campbell) and Rochelle (Rachel True) will never fit in with the "in" crowd. They barely fit in with each other. But together with Sarah, their outer and inner lives are about to change in ways they never suspected. They are about to learn that being an outsider has its own kind of power. They are about to learn The Craft.
Sarah, who displays a knack for "the craft" is recruited to join the secret circle formed by Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle, thus completing the four corners necessary for magic: north (earth), south (fire), east (air) and west (water). What begins as evocative but ineffective spells become, with the addition of their new member, a powerful new way to get what the girls had long been denied: attention, praise and love. When their spells magically and mysteriously begin to work, the coven of teenage witches are suddenly able to exact vengeance on classmates, parents and boyfriends.
To four boys growing up on the streets in the mid 1960s, Hell's Kitchen was a place of innocence ruled by corruption. The children who grew up there shared joyful times, but subscribed to a sacred social code: crimes against the neighborhood were not permitted. And when they did occur, punishment was severe. A decade and a half later, nothing can erase their painful memories, but the lessons of Hell's Kitchen allow them to even the score of the terrible hand that Fate had dealt them. In their shocking retaliation, they are daringly aided by a neighborhood priest and an aging, shadowy mob figure, both of whom have known the quartet since their childhoods.
Nothing can change the past. But the code of the past -- and those who were expected to uphold it -- can reach through the years to bring justice and closure to the present.
As modem as this minute, as pertinent as today, this Elaine May- scripted film portrays Armand (ROBIN WILLIAMS) and Albert (NATHAN LANE) as having a home life many would envy. They share a long-term committed relationship encompassing their lives and careers and have together raised Armand's son Val (DAN FUTTERMAN) into a caring, responsible and mature young man. So when Val arrives home and announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative U.S. Senator, what choice is there but to accept his decision with love?
Meanwhile, Senator Keeley (GENE HACKMAN) and his wife (DIANNE WIEST) are facing bigger problems than their daughter's (CALISTA FLOCKHART) unexpected engagement. The senator is watching his right-wing constituency evaporate with the scandalous demise of his closest political ally. A visit to their future in-laws could be just the thing to take the public's focus off the Keeley's messy predicament.
With the impending visit of his fiancee's rigid family, Val asks his father to straighten up the apartment just a bit. All it entails is the removal of Armand's art collection, furnishings, clothes, job ... and Albert. Easier said than done. The arrival of the Keeleys sets off a comedy of errors as Armand and Albert attempt to play out the roles of your typical American husband and "wife."
Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) resurfaces fifteen years after his escape from New York into Loas Angeles to find little hope after a devastating earthquake has left the city an island inhabited only by warring gangs, outcasts and miscreants.
Snake has been injected with a genetically engineered virus that will kill him in 10 hours unless he takes its antidote, must capture the President's daughter and return the top secret "Black Box" she stole from a space defense lab. Only after Snake delivers the secretive Black Box and Utopia back to the President will he receive the viral antidote he so desperately needs and be fully pardoned of every immoral act he's committed in the United States. As Snake comes to know just what's contained in that Black Box he realizes that whoever holds it, holds the fate of the very world in his or her hand.
Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow) is the self-proclaimed but somewhat misguided matchmaker in her small Eglish town.
While attempting to forge various romantic bonds among her friends and acquaintances, she finally learns about her own love true love.
"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of a lot of Afro-American movies, for instance "Boyz N the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "Higher Learning" and "Juice". We follow Ashtray as he returns to the place he grew up in and meet his father and his basket-case friends. A lot of crazy stuff happens, for example, Ashtray is older than his father and his best friend Loc Dog's grandmother is a trigger-happy old lady who blames her eccentric-looking kid for not being tough enough.