Tomorrow Never Dies - 1997 -119 min - With Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, sexuality and innuendo.
World is Not Enough - VHS
17 Again (may not work)
A Lot Like Love - 107 min - 2005. With Amanda Peet, Ashton Kutcher, Taryn Manning - Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and language.
Armageddon - BEST movie ever! Really. 1998. 150min. With Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi disaster action, sensuality and brief language. Reality. See my comments below about why this is the best movie EVER.
Brave New Girl - 2004. 120 min. With Virginia Madsen, Lindsey Haun, Barbara Mamabolo. Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including teen drug and sexual content.
Beyond the Minds Eye - VHS - 45min Computer Graphics, 3d light rendering animations.
Black Stallion - VHS
Bruce Almighty - 2003. 101 min. Sometimes hangs up around Ch 12. With Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston. Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some crude humor.
Charlie & Choc Factory - 2005. With Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly. Rated PG for quirky situations, action and mild language.
Cloverfield - 2008 - 85 min. With Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, TJ Miller. Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images. Not really worth the watch if you ask me.
Dangerous Minds - VHS
Dark Knight, The - DVD - PG-13 for Intense sequences of violence and some menance. 153 mins. Christian Bale. Heath Ledger
Dodge Ball, 2004 - PG13 for rude and sexual humor, and language - 92 min. With Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller.
Elf - 2003 - DVD and VHS - Rated PG for some mild rude humor and language. With Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart.
Flicka - 95 min - With Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Alison Lohman
Forrest Gump - VHS
Groundhog Day - VHS
Inception - DVD - PG-13. Sequences of Violence and action Throughout. 148 min. Lenardo Dicaprio
Independence Day - VHS
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - VHS
Iron Man - Robert Downey
Jumanji - VHS
Keeper of Time - PG - 76 min - With Michael O'Hearn, Adam T. Dawson, Parker Alexander - Pretty lame movie, but it is PG, it is like a Harry Potter Movie and does have some special effects that are kind of neat but simple.
Lean on Me - 1989 - With Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume. 108 min
Les Meserables - VHS
Lethal Weapon 2 - VHS
Mr. Holland's Opaus - VHS
MIB Men in Black - PG-13. 98 Min. Will Smith. Tommy Lee Jones
Miracle Match -
Mission Impossible - DVD and VHS . PG-13. 110 min. Tom Cruise
Mr. Deeds - Wouldn't play on a PC...does on the Mac
National Geographic - VHS
The Invisible World - 58 Min
The Incredible Human Machine
Net, The - VHS
Old Yeller - VHS
Parent Trap - VHS
Parent Trap, The - VHS
Perfect Store, - The - VHS
Santa Clause, The - VHS
Shark Tale - 2004 - 90 min. With Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger. Rated PG for some mild language and crude humor.
Soloist, The - Inspirational MOvie
Stomp the Yard - 114 min, With Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo.
Stand and Deliver - 1988 - 103 min. VHS and DVD. With Eliot, Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris. Highly motivational. A dedicated teacher inspires his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Star Trek II - PG - 113 min
Star Trek IV - PG - 119 min
Star Trek VII Generations
Star Trek XI
Original Movie - VHS
Empire Stikes Back - VHS
Return of the Jedi - VHS
Sylvester - VHS
Two Brothers - Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them...
The In Laws - 98 min - Michael Douglas
The Lake House - 98 min - With Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer.
Vantage Point - 89min - Forrest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, Matthew Fox, Segourney Weaver
Witching of Ben Wagner - VHS
XXX - DVD PG-13. Violence, Non-stop action sequences. Sensuality, Drug content and Language. 124 Mins. Vin Diesel
Movies useful for portions of the video (for class purposes):
Lords of Dogtown, Making of, the - Story board, Preview for Zoro, etc.
Hulk - Disc 2
Super Man - Side 2 Extras, including the interview for the part of Lois.
13 going on 30 - PG13
Alot Like Love - PG-13
Exposure - R- Ron Silver
One Hour Photo - R - Robin Williams (not funny...serious drama/suspense)
Paparazzi - R
Photographer, The - Theme: Great photos are right in front of you...quit chasing after them. Rated R for brief drug usage and language: Pt 1: 15:11, 16:00, 17:50, 18:00 (D). Pt. 2: 1:46, 6:22, 17:40, Pt. 4: 12:20, 19:26.
Public Eye - (can't seem to get a hold of this movie)
Salvador - R- James Woods, James Belushi , Michael Murphy
Somebody Has Got to Shoot the Picture - R- Roy Schneider
Where the Heart Is - PG13
Under Fire - R- Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman
Re Armageddon: I have watched this movie 20-30 times...as I watch this movie
each year about 4-5 times showing it to my students (dead days when half the
class is gone anyway...like today). Now 13 years old, each year I reminded at
what a good movie this.
I realize there are a lot of critics of this movie and that there are challenges with the movie, but in all fairness, this movie has just about everything a good movie should have. I mean, unless you are wanting to watch a non-fiction movie, then this is the perfect fiction story. First the movie starts with action. There are so many movies today that are good...but just never get that WHAMO start that Armageddon starts with. The movie has tons of humor, so many lines that are just down right funny that this could almost be called a comedy. I have seen comedy movies that aren't as funny as Armageddon. It has romance...a real love story. The presidential montage with the incredible music score raking you across a range of motions from a father who messed up, to a dying father to a father saying good bye to his little girl, is just down right brilliant (brings tears to my eyes just writing this...and every time while watching it).
The tension building from get go is what makes this movie and the middle 15 minutes probably the most dramatic movie ever. The movie reminds me of how fragile life is...and how fragile our existence on this planet is, really. I think the message that the president reads is very well written and very dramatic.
I think the acting is really well done. The all star cast is perfect. Bruce Willis is flawless. Billy Bob is great. Keith David (General Kimsey) is hysterical. The suspense...although you guess how the movie is going to end before it begins, is enough to keep you glued to your seat. The cinematography is incredible with great lighting, composition, filming, scenery, shallow depth of film, etc. The pacing is also very well done with very few slow spots.
So, sure you can poke holes in lots of technical details, but Armageddon is perfectly entertaining...and based on just about every other movie I have ever seen (and I watch a ton of movies and shows) is the best all around movie ever.