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Cider House Rules, The

Note to readers: this review contains spoilers. While I do not believe the revelation of certain plot points will in any way compromise the viewing experience, those who wish to see The Cider House Rules without having previous knowledge of certain...

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: 1999-12-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, ...
Lord of the Rings, The: The Fellowship of the Ring

In the pantheon of fantasy writers, no diety is treated with greater reverence than J.R.R. Tolkien, who is regarded by most readers as the Father of Modern Fantasy. During the past three decades, the fantasy area in bookstores has expanded from a ...

Run Time: 2:58
U.S. Release Date: 2001-12-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Dominic Monaghan, ...
Lord of the Rings, The: The Two Towers

If there is a primary quality needed to bring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings to the screen, it is vision - an attribute possessed in abundance by director Peter Jackson. In more than 100 years of motion pictures, few cinematic campaigns of...

Run Time: 2:59
U.S. Release Date: 2002-12-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Elijah Wood, Bernard Hill, Brad Dourif, ...
Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King

According to the calendar, Christmas is December 25. According to the movie release schedule, it's December 17. There can be no greater gift for a movie lover than the one bestowed upon audiences by Peter Jackson, whose The Lord of the Rings: Th...

Run Time: 3:21
U.S. Release Date: 2003-12-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Bernard Hill, ...
Dances with Wolves

There was a time when the western was one of Hollywood's most popular genres. Whether it was Gary Cooper standing tall in High Noon, Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas taking out the Clantons in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, John Wayne fighting the Apa...

Run Time: 3:03
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: WESTERN
Director: Kevin Costner
Cast: Maury Chaykin, Jimmy Herman, Charles Rocket, ...
Contact

Contact is likely to change a lot of perceptions -- not only about the role of humankind in the universe, but about what special effects can do for a movie when they're used in the service of a story, rather than the other way around. Contact...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 1997-07-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Jodie Foster, David Morse, Rob Lowe, ...
Cast Away

I'm sure there will be wags who will glibly compare Cast Away to the likes of "Gilligan's Island" and "Survivor", but, in tone, approach, and overall accomplishment, this atypical Robinson Crusoe tale bears a strong resemblance to one of director R...

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Release Date: 2000-12-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: ADVENTURE
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt
Titanic

Short of climbing aboard a time capsule and peeling back eight and one-half decades, James Cameron's magnificent Titanic is the closest any of us will get to walking the decks of the doomed ocean liner. Meticulous in detail, yet vast in scope ...

Run Time: 3:14
U.S. Release Date: 1997-12-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: ADVENTURE/ROMANCE
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, ...
Minority Report

On those rare occasions when a great motion picture reaches multiplexes, the film critic must add another aspect to his or her job description: that of cheerleader. It is incumbent upon those of us who routinely dissect movies to applaud the arriv...

Run Time: 2:31
U.S. Release Date: 2002-06-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Colin Farrell, ...
Hamlet

"Presenting the play uncut has allowed the characters to reveal even more, and we discover extra details about them which are usually lost on stage. The political situation becomes clearer, and Hamlet is revealed as a knowledgeable man of the thea...

Run Time: 4:02
U.S. Release Date: 1996-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Timothy Spall, Rufus Sewell, Kate Winslet, ...