Dianna Agron: Glee Photo Gallery
Cast: Chris Evans, Kim Basinger, Jason Statham, William H. Macy, Noah Emmerich, Valerie Cruz, Matt McColms, Eric Etebari
A random wrong number on his cell phone sends a young man into a high-stakes race against time to save a woman’s life. With no knowledge of Jessica Martin (Basinger) other than her hushed, panicked voice on the other end of the tenuous cell phone connection, Ryan (Evans) is quickly thrown into a world of deception and murder on his frantic search to find and save her. Jessica’s life is in his hands, but what is waiting for him on the other side of the line, and what will cost him to find out?
Shoot ‘Em Up
Cast: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci, Greg Bryk, Chris Jericho, Stephen McHattie, Jane McLean, Daniel Pilon
The film follows Mr. Smith (Clive Owen), a drifter who appears to have an extensive military background and a fondness for carrots who wants nothing more than to be left alone. Smith finds himself embroiled in a complex political conspiracy once he aids a pregnant woman who is going into labor while being chased by a hitman. After the woman is killed, he takes the baby and goes on the run with a lactating prostitute named Donna (Monica Bellucci). The unlikely family is trailed by the intelligent and ruthless Hertz (Paul Giamatti) and his army of thugs. A plethora of elaborate gunfights ensue, between which Smith pieces together the real story: a United States Senator who strongly supports gun control had been breeding babies for their bone marrow to treat his cancer, and a prominent gun baron has contracted Hertz to kill the babies. After Smith kills the senator he is captured by Hertz who tries to get him to tell where the woman and child are. He soon manages to escape and kill Hertz and returns to the baby and Donna. The film ends with him taking out a band of robbers who attempt to rob the restaurant where they are reunited.
Rachel Nichols: Alias Stills
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, Alex O’Loughlin, Shawn Doyle, Tom Skerritt
After two years stationed at Antarctica’s South Pole research base, lone U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) is as anxious as anyone to be going home. She’s turned in her resignation and is counting the hours and minutes to the last plane out. But three days before departure, a body turns up on the ice and Carrie is immediately thrust into Antarctica’s first murder investigation. As the death toll mounts, the mystery deepens with shifting loyalties, deadly whiteouts, and a relentless killer who will stop at nothing to protect a secret buried for over sixty years. Now with everyone around her packing up and getting out, Carrie must solve the crime before Antarctica is plunged into six months of darkness and she is stranded with the killer on a land where nothing comes in and no one gets out
Cast: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, Ed Binns, Harris Yulin
Smalltime L.A. detective Harry Moseby (Hackman) is hired by fading actress Arlene Iverson (Ward) to find her wild teenaged daughter Delly (Griffith) who has taken off for the Florida Keys. Delly winds up dead and Harry uncovers a bizarre smuggling ring. Hackman is realistic as the detective whose own life is unraveling and Penn and screenwriter Sharp tweaked the detective convention by Harry being ultimately ineffectual. Underrated when released and worth a view.
The Last Picture Show
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Sam Bottoms
In a bleak and sleepy 50s Texas town, two high-school seniors, stars on a losing football team, ponder their futures, carry on love affairs with the town sweetheart and and an older, married woman respectively, and look to fatherly advice from the ex-cowboy owner of the town’s pool hall/cafe and moviehouse. But when the moviehouse closes for good it not only forces the youths to reeaxmine what lies ahead, it also signals the end of an era.