Joseph D. Reitman Movies
- June 27th, 2014
- 111 mins
Record store clerk Nick Brady begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. Nick finds himself drawn into a dangerous political-mystical conspiracy of cosmic proportions.
- September 4th, 2009
- 95 mins
"Gamer" is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people...for keeps. Mind-control technology is widespread, and at the heart of the controversial games is its creator, reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). His latest brainchild, the first-person shooter game "Slayers," allows millions to act out their most savage fantasies online in front of a global audience, using real prisoners as avatars with whom they fight to the death.
Kable (300's Gerard Butler) is the superstar and cult hero of the ultraviolent "Slayers." Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week. Taken from his family, imprisoned and forced to fight against his will, the modern day gladiator must survive long enough to escape the game to free his family, regain his identity and to save mankind from Castle's ruthless technology.
- April 17th, 2009
- 85 mins
In this high-octane sequel, hitman Chev Chelios' (Statham) launches himself on an electrifying chase through Los Angeles in pursuit of the Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart. "Crank: High Voltage" is written and directed by Neveldine/Taylor, the duo behind the 2006 hit film "Crank," and the upcoming "Game" starring Gerard Butler.
- September 22nd, 2006
- 93 mins
The movie is set in the 1880's and tells the story of Sara (Hayek) and María (Cruz), who are enemies at first due to the difference in their social classes, but then join forces as bank robbers.
- July 21st, 2006
- 98 mins
A building super (Paul Giamatti) finds a sea nymph (Bryce Dallas Howard) in his apartment's swimming pool.
- September 12th, 2005
- 83 mins
Small time criminals Frank and Eddie decide to "partner" with a wealthy dead woman in a blackmail scheme that, if successful, will give them enough to pay off their previous partner in crime... the one who wants them dead!
- October 22nd, 2003
- 95 mins
An attractive couple in their early 20's, Holly and Calvin arrive in the Big Apple fresh from Iowa. They are optimistic, naive and eager to succeed as actors. However, they find the path to success in New York a little more treacherous than they thought. The sky-high rents throughout the city force them to move in temporarily with Holly's Aunt Agatha, an eccentric woman with fifteen cats and an addiction to diet pills. Aunt Agatha lives in a rent-controlled, spacious 1-bedroom apartment on 90th St. and Central Park West, a very posh neighborhood. After six weeks of futile apartment-hunting and numerous other New York humiliations, Holly and Calvin are ready to call it quits and head back to Iowa. At their moment of greatest despair, they discover Agatha's dead body on the kitchen floor. The poor woman has overdosed on diet pills. After panicked deliberation, Holly and Calvin come up with their scheme: If they pretend Agatha is still alive, they can keep the rent-controlled apartment, remain in New York, and still have a chance to succeed as actors. The main obstacle to their plan is the obnoxious and sleazy Vincent Lasso, the building manager/son of Leonard Lasso who owns the building. Vincent suspects foul play from the start, and Holly and Calvin must use all their wiles to maneuver around him. To that end, they enlist the help of Dennis, the neurotic young elevator man, who is in love with Audrey, the building's most beautiful tenant. Rico, the janitor who is not entirely sane, also enters the picture, and the situation becomes even more chaotic. As Holly and Calvin begin to win the battle over Agatha's apartment, they find they are losing the war over their relationship. Little by little, they become more like deceitful New Yorkers and less like the innocent and trusting Iowans they were. This leads to suspicion, infidelity and finally betrayal. In hilarious fashion, the mad struggle to hold on to Agatha's rent-controlled apartment deteriorates into a struggle for Holly and Calvin to determine the true nature of their relationship, their identities and their future as actors and New Yorkers.
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- October 18th, 2002
- 105 mins
Based upon the biographical book The Murder of Bob Crane, Autofocus tells the story of Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane (played by Greg Kinnear), who became obsessed with capturing his sexual exploits on tape in the years after Heroes was canceled. Accompanied by video technician Johnny Carpenter (Willem Dafoe), Crane made his way through strip joints and seedy locales galore. In 1978, the actor was found in a motel in Scottsdale, Ariz., bludgeoned to death by a camera tripod. Carpenter was tried and acquitted of Crane's murder in an eight-week trial.
- January 1st, 2002
- 86 mins
The Real Deal
- August 24th, 2001
- 104 mins
When Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) discover that the based-on-their-true-lives comic Bluntman and Chronic is being adapted into a movie without any licensing fees flowing their way, the duo heads for Hollywood to wreak havoc on the production. Along the way, they encounter just about every character from Smith's previous films, and Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, and Jason Lee each play two roles from past Smith movies. Matt Damon even pops up as good ol' Will Hunting, and there are more cameos than you can count.
- August 10th, 2001
- 108 mins
The sequel to American Pie, one of the biggest grossing teen comedies ever. The script for the sequel was completely reworked by Adam Herz, the writer of the original. The action takes place one year after high school, when Kevin arranges for a reunion of sorts at a Lake Michigan beach house. Oz's girlfriend is in Paris studying, and he must resist different forms of temptation, which no doubt often come in the form of nubile young women. Nadia returns from the Czech Republic to put the moves on easily embarrassed Jim, who of course gets lots of advice from his easygoing dad. The rest of the crew has romantic and other entanglements to deal with, too.
- March 30th, 2001
- 95 mins
A group of buddies make a bet that could save Michael Delaney's (Jerry O'Connell) life. He owes a Vegas casino from a gambling spree and he needs the cash.
There is only one person standing in his way... Kyle (Jake Busey), a notorious womanizer and Michael's competition to win the bet, the money and his life back. It seems hopeless, but Michael has a secret weapon... Natalie (Shannon Elizabeth).
Meet the Tomcats, a group of freewheeling, sex-fueled single buddies as they go up against each other in a betting pool that will leave the "last man standing" unmarried with the jackpot. The first victim, Steve (Horatio Sanz), succumbs to holy matrimony with the luscious Tricia (Jaime Pressly) in Las Vegas. Fast-forward seven years to today, when all of the Tomcats are now married and starting families with the exception of two confirmed bachelors...
- June 30th, 2000
- 129 mins
In the fall of 1991, Captain Billy Tyne piloted his boat - the Adrea Gail - and his crew out to the fishing grounds of the North Atlantic. Two weeks later, a confluence of sever weather - a Perfect Storm - gathered.
With barely enough time to warn the vessels at sea, the storm bore down on New England. The Andrea Gail never received the warning.
- September 25th, 1998
- 104 mins
On a sweltering summer day in the sleepy town of Mercer, Montana, a comically hellish odyssey begins for easygoing gas station attendant Clay Bidwell (Joaquin Phoenix). His best friend, Earl, abruptly confronts Clay, having learned that Clay has been having an affair with Earl's hot-to-trot wife, Amanda (Georgina Cates). With a horrified Clay looking on, Earl successfully engineers his own demise and frames Clay for the "murder." Clay manages to cover up the mess and remain in the clear. The incident doesn't do Clay and Amanda's relationship much good, and she begins playing mind games with Clay. To forget Amanda, Clay goes on a hot date. To forget the ugly business with Earl, Clay goes fishing with his new friend, swaggering cowboy Lester Long (Vince Vaughn), who "never forgets a friend."
That's when Clay goes from the frying pan into the fire. The fishing jaunt is spoiled. The date ends dreadfully. Clay soon has the unwanted attention of laser-sharp FBI Agent Dale Shelby (Janeane Garofalo), who believes he may be responsible for a number of murders in the region. "Promise you'll stop finding dead people," pleads concerned Sheriff Mooney (Scott Wilson). Try though he might, every move he makes only puts Clay in deeper and deeper...
- July 19th, 1995
- 97 mins
Cher and Dionne are best friends who live in Beverly Hills. They are popular, rich, pretty, and charming. One day, they spot a new girl at school, Tai, and decides to do a makeover on her. They are very successful, but Cher realizes that she needed a makeover herself in a spiritual way. With this makeover, she learns about caring for others, going through pain, and love.
- 30 mins
Designed as an interactive movie, it is approximately 20 to 30 minutes long, depending on audience interaction. It requires the audience to vote for various directions the story will take, using a joystick attached to the arm of their seats.
- May 27th, 1991
- 84 mins
This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and share business opportunities (cf the Italian Americans ...). There is just one minor difference, the Carpathian Americans seem to have a predilection for drinking human blood. The film begins somewhere deep in the bible belt where teenager Cody wakes to find that intruders have just skewered his parents and are about to set fire to them for good measure. Despite being shot by a crossbow bolt Cody makes his escape from the "hunters". He remembers his parent's advice to him that if he was ever in trouble he should contact his uncle in Long Beach. The uncle turns out to be a local businessman (of an unscrupulous nature) and also a leading light in the "Carpathian American" society. Cody is introduced to other members of the society notably Harry, a crusading journalist and his non-Carpathian girlfriend/lawyer who wants to see his fellow Carpathians become more integrated, the wanton Celia who likes to have her neck bitten during moments of ecstasy, and "The Shrikes" a gang of tearaway biker teenage vampires. Before long Cody has been initiated into the terrible secret which ties this clan together. All would be well if it were not for the hunters who have followed Cody and are now seeking to destroy the nest of vampires they have found. The Carpathians must choose between their outward air of "respectability" and renewing an age old blood feud. Written by Tom Longshaw <email@example.com>
Joseph D. Reitman TV Shows
The Office of Special Projects (OSP) is a clandestine division of NCIS and is located in Los Angeles, California. They go deep undercover to capture criminals that are threatening national security. They have access to the latest technological developments. The team includes Lara Macy, the leader; G Callen, the chameleon; Sam Hanna, Callen's partner and a surveillance expert; Kensi Lo, the adrenalin junkie and Nate Getz, the Psychologist to help the team with the mission and their own mental health. Together this team will do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
Twenty-three years ago, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, "Grey's Anatomy") raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America...and he taught them how to kill it.
Monk is a detective afraid of the dark, a gumshoe afraid of gum. He has no problem cracking a case - as long as it doesn't involve heights or germs, and is in close proximity to his apartment. Other than solving his wife's murder, Monk would like nothing more than to gain back his position on the San Francisco police force, but can he pull himself together and get back to solving crimes full time?
Psychiatrist Jack Gallagher handles his mental health patients at a Los Angeles hospital with unorthodox treatments. He is overseen by Nora, the department administrator who is also his ex-lover. This FOX project is the first U.S. English-language drama to be shot in Colombia.
In Plain Sight, USA Network’s newest original scripted series, starring Mary McCormack, will return for season two on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 10/9c. The series was created and written by David Maples (“Home Improvement,” “Huff”), who serves as executive producer alongside Paul Stupin (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Beautiful People”). In Plain Sight was shot entirely on location in and around Albuquerque, NM.
CSI is a fast-paced drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence. They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. Gil Grissom, shift supervisor, heads the team of investigators at the Crime Lab in Las Vegas. The team includes Catherine Willows, a hard-working single parent with a checkered past and a teenage daughter she's raising on her own; Warrick Brown, a top analyst with insider knowledge of the gambling world; Nick Stokes, a true-blue stand-up guy who empathizes with victims via his own experiences; and Greg Sanders, the wacky tech analyst turned field investigator. The CSI team members also work closely with Capt. Jim Brass, the former chief, now assigned to Homicide, Dr. Albert Robbins, the ever-professional medical examiner and David Hodges, a lab technician with a specialty in trace and foreign-substance analysis.
The Shield breaks the conventional formula of the cop genre. It plays out in a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between good and bad is crossed ever day. The series focuses on the tension between a group of corrupt but effective cops and a captain torn between bringing them down and advancing his own political ambitions. The Shield stars Michael Chiklis (The Commish) as rogue cop "Det. Vic Mackey," leader of the elite Strike Team unit, who is effective at eliminating crime but who operates under his own set of rules. Benito Martinez (Outbreak & Her Costly Affair) plays "Captain David Aceveda," the young precinct head who doesn't like Mackey's tactics and wants to bust him off the force. And the Emmy-nominated CCH Pounder (ER & Boycott), plays "Det. Claudette Wyms," a veteran detective who understands Mackey and knows how to play both sides of the fence.
Annabeth Chase is a criminal prosecutor with a near perfect conviction record. Throughout the series, she lost only one case, in the first season's second-to-last episode. She also lost her first case against a corrupt cop named Veeder in the second season's third-to-last episode. She was married to a construction worker, Jack Chase (Christian Kane), and has an infant daughter, Hailey Chase.
The show revolves around her balancing her career and family life, as a prosecutor in the city of Indianapolis.
A Hidden Camera Show similar to Candid Camera but famous celebrities are the victims. Each week Ashton and his crew of pranksters play a joke on celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and Frankie Muniz.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation took television by storm in 2000 with its innovative and cutting-edge updating of a standard series concept – in this case, the cop show. Suddenly, instead of simply whodunit, solving crimes was a matter of howdunit, and with what size shoe, and whether anyone left behind traces of evidence that the blue ALS light could pick up.
Comedian Kathy Griffin experiences the life of a D-list celebrity.
A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI. Lift the veil of secrecy to reveal a riveting and authentic look at the war on terrorism. Explore the many facets of Islam and the repercussions of its extremism when it clashes with Western society.
A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court judge. Karle Warren plays Lauren, Amy's daughter; Tyne Daly is Maxine, Amy's tough, opinionated mother.
A drama about a typical family, the Girardis, facing atypical situations -- not the least of which is their teenage daughter Joan's sudden, unexpected conversations with God in such random forms as a cute boy, Goth kid, little girl or the school lunch lady. Joan (Amber Tamblyn) must endeavour to balance the natural and supernatural elements of her life, often with little success. This is not the only major problem the family must face as her elder brother Kevin (Jason Ritter) was paralysed from the waist down in a car accident in 2002. As a result, her younger brother Luke (Michael Welch) often feels that his needs are being ignored.
Providence is an American drama series that revolves around Dr. Sydney Hansen, who left her glamorous job in Beverly Hills as a plastic surgeon for the rich, so she could return to her hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, and be with her family.
Charmed is an American television series that originally aired from October 7, 1998, until May 21, 2006, on the now defunct, The WB Television Network. The series was created in 1998 by writer Constance M. Burge and was produced by Aaron Spelling and his Spelling Television company, with the show runner being writer-director Brad Kern.
The series narrative follows the four Halliwell sisters—Prue, Piper, Phoebe and, later, Paige. They are the culmination of the most powerful line of good witches in history. The sisters, despite being perceived as normal women by the non-supernatural community, are known as The Charmed Ones in the magical community, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives against evil beings, such as demons and warlocks. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to hold normal working lives in San Francisco. Keeping their paranormal identities separate and secret from their ordinary lives forms part of the series' tension and challenges, with the exposure of magic having far-reaching consequences on relationships, and having resulted in a number of police and FBI investigations throughout the series.
After legendary bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson is assassinated, his widow Dottie and daughter Brandi find they are in debt and decide to go into the business for themselves.
JACK & JILL was a romantic drama about life and loves of young people in New York, Jacqueline "Jack" Barrett and David "Jill" Jillefsky, and their friends, Mikey Russo, Barto Zane, Elisa Cronkite and Audrey Hriffin. The show follows their lifes after college, as they are trying to reach over to the adult life, forgetting about their childhood, exploring their sexuality, and finding the difference between a fairy tale and real life.
Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, the creators of the award winning and critically acclaimed series, "Party of Five", bring you the story of three best friends and their many romantic entanglements. The series gave us a look into the lives of twentysomethings who, while residing in Los Angeles, are experiencing that dreaded time of their lives when it becomes apparent that they can no longer hang on to their youth and must become adults dealing with choices that actually count. At the center of it all is the sensetive Campbell, a 25 year old, who finds out that love and sex is finding everyone...except him. He discovers that not only has his ex-gilfriend Jane found someone new but that someone turns out to be his brother Ben. Their marriage doesn't make the situation any less painful. To make matters worse, just when Campbell thinks he count on his two best friends, Nell and Henry, it turns out that the two have been having an affair behind his back. Meanwhile, Nell and Henry fa
Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking beer and not being able to get dates. To make a few extra bucks he has a micro-brewery going in his garage with his buddies.
As a child prodigy, raised in the custody of The Centre, a highly secretive think tank, Jared completed numerous "simulations," situations in which he took the viewpoint of another person and arranged the optimal outcome for events. After years of "pretending," Jared discovered that the data obtained from his work was being used to nefarious ends. Now on the run from The Centre, he moves from place to place, using his skills to dispense justice and aid those in need.
The Naked Truth is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from 1995 to 1996, and on NBC from 1996 to 1998. The series stars Téa Leoni and co-starred Holland Taylor. The show took place at the office of a tabloid news publication.
Life-long friends Carrie, Shannon and Denise grew up together. Now in their mid-twenties, the threesome work together as waitresses but wish they had more to their lives than that. Each of the girls have their own unique personality -- Carrie (Molly Ringwald) is the mediator of the group whose best friend, Curt (Ron Livingston), is pinning for; Shannon (Jenna Elfman) is the most guy crazy of the group; and Denise (Lauren Graham) is the newly married, slightly neurotic one. Together the girls make their way though life knowing no matter what, they'll always have each other.
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Peg and Al have been together, for better or worse, for more than two decades. How they survive their relationship is the basis for "Married...With Children." The sitcom represents a distinct departure from the saccharine-sweet television families viewers have known since the days of "Father Knows Best." With unflinching honesty, "Married... With Children" paints a painfully funny picture of a not-so-typical middle-class American family.
California Dreams is a show about a group of high school teens that form their own band, The California Dreams. The show follows the group through their problems in high school as well as their problems in trying to score a record deal.
This long-running drama dealt with the experiences of a group of young people in Beverly Hills, CA as they navigated high school, college and ultimately the real world. The series focused on their travails as they tried to maintain their friendship while dealing with romances, family and personal crises, tragedies and countless drug addictions.