Monday, May 19, 2008

Movie Recommendations...Just Because...


An infamous bomb when first released, Showgirls now vies with Mommie Dearest as a camp classic. Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) travels to Las Vegas with dreams of becoming a showgirl, but ends up working as a stripper where the patrons couldn't care less about her time-step (they're interested in a different kind of time ... and rate!). Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon co-star.
Grindhouse: Death Proof

Popular cult filmmaker Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed this high-octane thriller that stars Kurt Russell as a serial murderer who uses his revved-up car as a killing machine. After transforming his Dodge Charger into an indestructible weapon, Stuntman Mike climbs behind the wheel to terrorize a group of women on the road. Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Jordan Ladd and Vanessa Ferlito also star in the ultimate road rage film.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1

In this film noir tale written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, an assassin called the Bride (Uma Thurman) is shot at her wedding by her employer, Bill (David Carradine), and other members of their assassin circle. She survives, though a bullet in her brain keeps her in a coma for five years. Setting out for some payback, the Bride hunts down the various assassins, saving Bill for last. This is the first half of a planned two-part movie.

Humbert Humbert (Jeremy Irons) is a remarkable man with a poisonous wound: the indelible memory of a fated childhood love and a haunting urge to rediscover its lost passion. When he encounters Charlotte Haze (Melanie Griffith) a voluptuous widow with romantic plans of her own, it is her nymph daughter, Lolita (Dominique Swain), who ultimately wins Humbert's affection, testing his demons and satisfying his secret desires with disastrous results.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Prepare for full-throttle action (as well as some good ol' throttling) when your favorite earthbound angels are reunited in this sequel to the hit film Charlie's Angels. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu return as the indomitable crime-fighting heroines. In the Angels' new adventure, the trio once again demonstrate their expertise in espionage techniques, martial arts and disguise. Crispin Glover and Bernie Mac co-star.

A young Jane Fonda stars as the shapely 41st century space traveler dispatched to apprehend missing scientist Durand Durand (Milo O'Shea), whose latest handiwork threatens to bring evil back to the galaxy. En route, Barbarella discovers the joys of celestial sex and experiences kinky misadventures with a mélange of bizarre characters. Fans of sci-fi kitsch will treasure the camp classic, which heaps on the psychedelic scenery with gaudy aplomb.

Encrypted within the S.A.T. is a secret test that measures a girl's potential for espionage. Amy (Sara Foster), Janet (Jill Ritchie), Dominique (Devon Aoki) and Max (Meagan Good) score so high that they're recruited to join the elite paramilitary group known as D.E.B.S. But when their mission to capture arch villainess Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster) gets complicated, even their spy skills might not be able to save them. ...
Resident Evil

A virus has leaked out in a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell. Time to clean up, so the government sends in an elite military task force led by Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) to contain the outbreak. But they have just 3 hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world. …
The Long Kiss Goodnight

Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) can't remember anything before the day she woke up eight years ago, injured and two months pregnant. Now a schoolteacher with only vague memories of the past, she starts to exhibit bizarre, violent impulses. It's only after hiring two-bit private detective Mitch Hennessey (Samuel L. Jackson) that she discovers that she was once a top CIA assassin named Charley -- and that her old boss has kept tabs on her.
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