"NOOOO!’ On the screen, a woman’s eyes bugged almost out of her head, and I tried not to scream. Tried not to scream in exasperation, I mean. The serial killer was right in front of her, wide open! Clearly, instead of weeping like a moron, she could be lunging forward and administering a swift uppercut to the chin. Then this entire pointless ordeal would be over with, and I could go home." James Patterson
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995
Directed by Carl Franklin and starring Denzel Washington, this film tells the story of a rookie private investigator in 1948, as he searches for a mysterious missing woman. The movie was praised for its glowing visual qualities, tone, and Don Cheadle’s role as a supporting actor.
Finding Nemo 2003
In this Pixar computer-animated comedy drama, directed by Andrew Stanton, a clownfish searches for his abducted son. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, this film is good fun for the whole family, and everyone else with its great characters in colorful underwater situations all over the south Pacific.
An American comedy horror fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, and starring Michael Keaton, that tells a story about a young couple who have recently become ghosts, and an obnoxious, devious character from the underworld. The film is considered by most critics to be a comedy classic for its originally and creativity. It also won an Academy Award for Best Makeup, and is ranked at 88th in the American Film Institute’s List of Best Comedies.
Wag the Dog 1997
Directed by Barry Levinson, this satire about a U.S. President who needs a fake war, features Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. Funny and almost plausible like the classic “Dr. Strangelove”, it was nominated for two Academy Awards.
Directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, this mystery tells the story of a big city prostitute who assists a small town private detective in his search for a missing person. Jane Fonda won an Oscar for her performance as Best Actress.