- 178 min
Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro), the consummate bookie who could change the odds merely by placing a bet, has come up through the ranks of the Midwestern mob to be picked by the bosses to front their entree into Vegas. In charge of four casinos, he insures that the money keeps coming in and looks the other way as the skim flows out the back, while keeping a canny eye on the quick hands of every cheat, hustler and blackjack dealer in the place. Ace lives and breathes the odds. He eventually doubles the mob's take and finally changes the very rules of how the casinos are run. Now he is ruler and high priest of all he surveys in his magic kingdom.
But Ace can't control the odds when it comes to Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), the chip-hustling vamp who charms him and becomes his wife. His infatuation with this glamorous denizen of the gambling room floor turns to obsession as she rises with him to the upper crust of society, then turns to the bottle and pill box for consolation in her gilded cage. Though she has broken through an icy protective layer and found her way into Ace's heart, as the story progresses, his love for Ginger becomes tainted by neurotic impulses and insidious possessiveness. This behavior portends Ace's impending downfall as he falls victim to the sin of pride.
- 81 min
The art of animation goes "to infinity and beyond" as Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, a Northern California-based pioneer in computer graphics, join creative forces on the infinitely entertaining "Toy Story," the first full-length animated feature to be created entirely by artists using computer tools and technology. Four years in the making, this delightfully irreverent new comedy-adventure combines an imaginative story and great characters with the visual excitement of 3-D computer-generated animation. Conceived and directed by John Lasseter, a former Disney animator whose innovative work with Pixar includes the 1989 Oscar-winning short, "Tin Toy," this film represents a major milestone in animated moviemaking with its groundbreaking graphic style adding to the believability of a world where toys have a life of their own. With a cast of top vocal talent headed by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen plus three entertaining new songs and an inspired score by renowned composer/performer Randy Newman, the fantasy takes flight and provides extraordinary delights for moviegoers of all ages.
- 130 min
Ian Fleming's James Bond is back! Pierce Brosnan takes on the role of legendary Agent 007, as the most successful film franchise in history once again explodes onto the big screen
The American President
- 106 min
MICHAEL DOUGLAS stars as President Andrew Shepherd who, quite unexpectedly, falls in love with ANNETTE BENING starring as Sydney Wade, an environmental lobbyist, In "The American President." The film offers a rare glimpse at an uncommon romance involving a most powerful man who must overcome obstacles not faced by average citizens. Complicating his desire for personal privacy and his efforts to maintain a relationship are issues President Shepherd must confront: approval ratings, an inquiring press, and an aggressive political opponent (portrayed by RICHARD DREYFUSS).
Fortunately, he does have some help. His advisors, Chief of Staff (MARTIN SHEEN), Domestic Policy Advisor (MICHAEL J. FOX), White House Pollster (DAVID PAYMER), White House Press Secretary (ANNA DEAVERE SMITH) and Personal Aide (SAMANTHA MATHIS) coordinate his busy schedule, deal with the demands of Congress, and quell any global predicaments, all during an election year.
But political crises are different than personal ones. The question arises: Will the media, the public and his advisors allow Andrew Shepherd to be the President of the country and a single adult man at the same time? Only this American President can find a way to fulfill the responsibilities of the office as well as the needs of the woman he loves.
- 90 min
Summoned from an ashram in Tibet where he has retreated to seek spiritual guidance after failing to save the life of a stranded raccoon, Ace finds himself thrust into the most challenging case of his career. He embarks on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa with his constant companion, Spike the monkey, to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess (SOPHIE OKONEDO) to the prince of the warrior Wachootoos. If Ace fails, the result will be a vicious tribal war.
Relying on his wits and uncanny powers of detection, as well as the aid of some newfound animal and human friends, foremost among them Ouda, the wise brother of the Princess, the ingenious Ace outmaneuvers a host of dangerous adversaries as he races against time to recover the sacred animal, with the fate of the Bonai Province hanging in the balance.
Nick of Time
- 90 min
Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
It Takes Two
- 101 min
Two young girls, who happen to be identical twins, meet by accident. One of them is an orphan about to be adopted by a family that doesn't love her instead of the case worker, Diane (Kirstie Alley), that does. The other is a rich girl that arrived home from boarding school to find her dad, Roger (Steve Guttenberg), about to marry a gold-digger that hates children.
The two young girls hatch a plan to switch places to chase away the gold-digger and unite Diane and Roger.
When Night Is Falling
- 94 min
A prudish woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman whom works at a local carnival which comes to town.
- 103 min
John (Wesley Snipes) and Charlie (Woody Harrelson) are partners, best friends and foster brothers. They're also transit cops that work undercover on the New York subway.
Their sibling rivalry goes over the top as a result of their love for the same woman, fellow transit cop Grace Santiago (Jennifer Lopez), and Charlie's plan to rob the "money train" -- the heavily guarded revenue train that collects millions of dollars from New York's subway booths.
Now John must decide whether to stop his brother, or join him for one last riotous trip down the tracks...
- 111 min
The self-destructive relationship between 19th-century teenage French poet Arthur Rimbaud and his older mentor Paul Verlaine.