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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a 2007 film written and directed by Zach Helm. The film stars Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman and Zach Mills. The trailer is currently being shown before the Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille, the New Line film Hairspray, and the Universal film Mr. Bean's Holiday.
When a young pianist named Molly Mahoney (Portman) inherits a magical toyshop from her eccentric 243-year-old boss, Mr. Magorium (Hoffman), she struggles with self-doubt. But through the friendship of a charismatic little boy (Mills) and a buttoned-up accountant (Bateman), she learns to believe in herself, and finds that she does possess enough magic to run Mr. Magorium's shop by finding herself in places she's never imagined.
Filming started in late March 2006 and continued to June 6, 2006 in Toronto, Canada.
The movie, produced by Walden Media and Mandate Pictures, is scheduled to be released in theaters in the United States on November 16, 2007. The film will be released by ...,
Are We Done Yet? is a 2007 comedy film starring Ice Cube. The film began as a remake of the classic Cary Grant comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (previously re-made as The Money Pit) and ended up as a sequel to 2005's hit comedy Are We There Yet? The film was directed by Steve Carr from a screenplay by Hank Nelken. It was produced by Revolution Studios and RKO Pictures, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film was shot on location in Vancouver, Canada, but is set in Oregon. The film is rated PG for some innuedoes and brief language.
This sequel picks up as the newly formed family of Nick, Suzanne, Lindsey and Kevin move from the city to the suburbs in the pursuit of an idyllic life. A renovation leads to chaos, however, as Nick clashes with the eccentric contractor, Chuck Mitchell Jr. (John C. McGinley), who bonds with Suzanne and the kids. Watch how Nick attempts to build his perfect home and his perfect family while the wacky Contracter/Inspector/Real Estate Agent...,
The Game Plan is a 2007 feature film directed by Andy Fickman.The story of rugged superstar quarterback Joe Kingman (The Rock), whose Boston-based team is chasing a championship. A serial bachelor, Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: he's rich, famous and the life of the party. But this dream is suddenly thrown for a toss when he discovers the 7-year-old daughter he never knew he had, Peyton (Madison Pettis), the product of a last fling before parting years ago with his young wife. Now, during the most important time in his career, he must figure out how to juggle his parties, practices and dates with the newfound ballet classes, bedtime stories and dolls that come with his daughter. Equally perplexed is his hard-edged mega-agent, Stella (Kyra Sedgwick) herself without a parental bone in her body. Despite the often hilarious misadventures that come with being a new father, Joe discovers that there's more to life than money, endorsements and thousands of adoring fans: the love and...,
Night at the Museum is a 2006 American adventure comedy film. It is based on The Night at the Museum, a 1993 children's book by Milan Trenc. It follows a divorced father trying to settle down, impress his son, and find his destiny. He applies for a job as a night watchman at New York City's American Museum of Natural History and subsequently discovers that the exhibits, animated by a magical Egyptian artifact, come to life at night.
Released on December 22, 2006, the film was written by Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon of Comedy Central's Reno 911! and MTV's The State and directed by Shawn Levy. The cast includes Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, Ricky Gervais, Carla Gugino, Steve Coogan, and Owen Wilson. A new novelization of the screenplay by Leslie Goldman was published as a movie tie-in.
Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is a divorced father who is constantly unable to keep a stable job, the bulk of them being failed business ventures. He is desperate to...,
Eragon is a 2006 fantasy-adventure film based on the novel of the same name by author Christopher Paolini. The cast includes Edward Speleers in the title role, Jeremy Irons, Garrett Hedlund, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Djimon Hounsou and Joss Stone.The film was directed by Stefen Fangmeier, a first-time director, who had previously worked as a visual effects director on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The screenplay was written by Peter Buchman, who is best known for Jurassic Park III. Principal photography took place at the Mafilm Fót Studios in Hungary, starting on August 1, 2005. Special visual effects and animation were by Weta Digital and Industrial Light & Magic.Eragon was released worldwide between December 13 and December 15, 2006. It was the 10th worst reviewed film of 2006, and the 31st highest grossing film of 2006 in the US. A DVD of the film was released March 20, 2007.Eragon is...,
Open Season is a computer-animated film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and directed by Roger Allers, Jill Culton and Anthony Stacchi. It was released on September 29 2006 by Columbia Pictures. It features a role reversal, with woodland creatures that are traditionally hunted teaming up against hunters, much like the classic Warner Bros. shorts. It has also been released in the IMAX 3D format. A video game for the film was released on multiple platforms.
Boog (voiced by Martin Lawrence), a happily domesticated grizzly bear, has his perfect world turned upside down after he meets Elliot (voiced by Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer.
In the tranquil town of Timberline, 900-pound Boog enjoys an idyllic existence. He spends his day as the star attraction of the town's nature show and spends his nights living the life of luxury in the garage of park ranger Beth (voiced by Debra Messing) who raised him since he was a cub. Boog also tries to show a big, loud roar to...,
Monster House is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 computer animated suspense film released on July 21, 2006. The film's characters are animated primarily utilizing performance capture, making it the second film to use the technology so extensively, following producer Robert Zemeckis' The Polar Express. The film completed production in early 2006.
The plot revolves around a preteen boy, Douglas J. "D.J." Walters (Mitchel Musso), who spends lots of his free time spying the house across the street and its owner, Mr. Nebbercracker (Steve Buscemi), a crotchety old man who terrorizes anyone who steps anywhere on his lawn or close to his house.
Even though DJ has seen Nebbercracker take several toys from kids that have stepped in his grounds, his parents (Catherine O'Hara and Fred Willard), dismiss his comments easily as "kid talk". They then leave town for the weekend for a dental convention.
Charles "Chowder" (Sam Lerner), a chubby teenage boy who is DJ's best friend, shows up with a new...,
Hoot is a 2006 film based on Carl Hiaasen's novel of the same name. Directed by Wil Shriner, Hoot was released on May 5, 2006. It was produced by Walden Media, of the Narnia franchise, and New Line Cinema. It features live burrowing owls and music by Jimmy Buffett, who is also a co-producer and plays Mr. Ryan, the science teacher, in the film.
Roy Eberhardt (Logan Lerman) has just moved to Florida from Montana, and makes the mistake of telling everyone so. He is teased mercilessly, and is pretty fed up, until he makes the acquaintance of Beatrice Leep (Brie Larson), and her stepbrother "Mullet Fingers" (Cody Linley), a runaway. Meanwhile, a corrupt and ruthless pancake company is attempting to construct a new pancake house close by. There is a problem though, a group of burrowing owls will be killed if they bulldoze the site. The trio embark on a crusade to save the endangered animals. Mullet Fingers continues to sabotage the site while Roy is drawn deeper and deeper into the effort...,
RV or Runaway Vacation (2006) is a movie starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Daniels, JoJo, Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hutcherson. The movie began filming in the Vancouver area and southern Alberta on May 25, 2005 and finished filming in December of 2005. It was released on April 28, 2006 in North America. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 15, 2006.
At the start of the movie, Bob Munro (Williams) is the head of a dysfunctional family, which also consists of his wife Jamie (Hines), their daughter Cassie, and their son Carl. The film shows the parents trying to get little Cassie and Carl to go to bed.
The film then cuts to approximately a decade later, where the surly and sarcastic Cassie is 15, Carl is an adolescent weightlifter, and Bob is an employee of the fictional beverage company Pure Vibe. At a public company picnic, Bob tells Cassie to make small talk with his boss Todd. There, Cassie's friend, Gretchen, accuses Todd of making children...,
Church Ball is a 2006 comedy film about a basketball team from an LDS church ward.
This family-friendly comedy was filmed in and around Provo, Utah and is distributed by Halestorm Entertainment.
The team has failed to make it into the church tournament in the past twenty years. Due to rumors of this being the last year of the league, former team coach, and now Bishop Linderman (Fred Willard) has called Dennis Buckstead (Andrew Wilson) to coach a team made of clumsy misfits to the championship.
Church expectations of brotherly love, sportsmanship, and fellowship fall prey to competitive fierceness in the effort to win, while Dennis works to bring unity and cooperation.
Dr. Dolittle 3 is a 2006 American comedy film. It is the third overall but the first of the remake series that does not star Eddie Murphy and Raven Symone. However it does star Kyla Pratt, the original daughter in the remake series, as Maya.
Maya has evolved considerably from the first film. Whereas she was then an antisocial nerd more interested in her science projects, she has transformed into the typical teenager. When she inherits her father's capacity for communicating with fauna (she is a part-time veterinary assistant), her life is turned upside down on all fronts. She routinely lands in trouble with her mother Lisa, while her friends think she's gone batty.
Lisa sends her daughter to 'Durango', a dude ranch, to find herself. While there, Maya, who desperately tried to keep it under wraps so as not to arouse suspicion, uses her talent to "talk to the animals" in order to save Durango from being taken over by a neighboring ranch.
Maya Dolittle is at first reluctant to reveal her...,
Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story is a 2005 film starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, inspired by the true story of an injured Thoroughbred racehorse named Mariah's Storm. It marked the directing and screenwriting debut of John Gatins.The movie opens with a view of the beautiful countryside of Lexington, Kentucky, on a summer morning. The camera zooms into a horse farm, owned by the Crane family—a family of horsetrainers. There, we are introduced to the warm-hearted, precocious eleven-year-old girl Cale, the youngest member of that family, who lives at the Crane Farm with her parents, Ben and Lilly. She has just woken up, and tells us, through voice-over, that there used to be horses in their barn—but now they're probably the only horse farm in Lexington that doesn't have any horses. Her father Ben was once a great horseman, but now his talent is being wasted on making other men's fortunes.This morning, the disillusioned Ben is finally going to let Cale into his life and take her...,
MirrorMask is a 2005 family fantasy film from the Jim Henson Company, Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Destination Films. It stars Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, and Gina McKee. It is designed and directed by Dave McKean, and written by Neil Gaiman from a story created by McKean and Gaiman.
Helena is a young girl who works at the family circus with her father and mother. One night she gets into an argument with her mother, Joanna, over the circus, for Helena wants to "run away and join real life". During that night's show, Joanna collapses and is sent to the hospital. Ten days later, Helena learns from her father that Joanna has to undergo an operation. Helena blames herself.
That night, while Helena is sleeping, she hears music. She wakes up and sneaks out of the family apartment to see a masked man playing a violin. Nearby are two other masked men who are trying to juggle. Suddenly a shadow "consumes" the violin player, and Helena flees from the danger with one of the other...,
Down and Derby is a 2005 film about the competitive pinewood derby race. The race is for Cub Scouts, who build cars from kits with appropriate adult supervision, but the competitive adults (mostly fathers) often build the cars. This family-friendly movie was filmed in and around St. George, Utah and is distributed by Excel Entertainment Group.
Phil Davis (Greg Germann) was able to out run, out jump or out hit anyone in his class. Then this kid from California named Ace Montana moved to town. [...] Ever since then, Ace has been number one and Phil has been number two. Phil thinks he should have changed his name to 'Deuce' Davis. Even in the cul-de-sac where the four childhood friends/rivals (Montana (Marc Raymond), Davis, Blaine Moosman (Robert Costanzo) and "Big Jimmy" Scaldoni (Perry Anzilotti) live, the Davis mailbox is #2 to the Montana mailbox #1. After a recent basketball game where Phil's son's team lost to Ace's son's team, Phil realized that the second-place status has...,
Hating Alison Ashley is a 2005 Australian comedy film based upon the 1984 Hating Alison Ashley novel produced by Elizabeth Howatt-Jackman and directed by Geoff Bennett.
The film stars Saskia Burmeister, as Erica "Yuk" Yurken, an adolescent brunette who fantasises about a better life and stardom; and Delta Goodrem as her school rival Alison Ashley, the girl with the three Bs, Beauty, Brains and her mum drives a BMW.
The movie performed very poorly at the box office. It debuted at #4 on the Australian box office charts but earned less than $2 million despite being based on a successful book and screening in 180 Australian cinemas during the Easter holidays. While Hating Alison Ashley was seen by 60,000 people in its first weekend, takings dropped 28 per cent the following week, suggesting that word of mouth was rather negative. Saskia Burmeister won a few good notices for her performance.
The following are the tracks from the released Hating Alison Ashley soundtrack by various artists....,
Robots is a computer-animated film produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox (the same companies behind the film Ice Age), and was released theatrically (both in normal theaters and in IMAX theaters) on March 11th, 2005. The DVD of Robots was released on September 27th, 2005.
The film is set on a world populated only by robots, with most of the action occurring in Rivet Town (based on Watertown, New York) and Robot City, home to Bigweld Industries. The hero is a young genius robot, Rodney (Ewan McGregor), who lives in the small town of Rivet Town but aspires to improve the world. After failing to help his father (Stanley Tucci), Rodney decides to travel to Robot City, the robot metropolis, to meet his childhood idol Bigweld (Mel Brooks). When he arrives, he learns that his hero has been forced out as the head of his own company by the profit-motivated Ratchet (Greg Kinnear). To maximize profits, Ratchet ends production of replacement parts for robots, forcing them to ...,
Are We There Yet? is a 2005 comedy film, directed by Brian Levant . Although it received scathing reviews by critics, it grossed $82 million and sold 3.7 million DVDs.
The film was mostly shot on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, including a view of The Lions Gate Bridge, The Financial District skyscrapers and the downtown scene near the film's conclusion. A sequel, Are We Done Yet?, was released in 2007.
Nick Persons (Ice Cube), a bachelor who specializes in sports collectibles, finds himself highly attracted to the bright, stunning, radiant Suzanne Kingston (played by Nia Long), until he realizes she has two children, daughter Lindsey and son Kevin. Lindsey is thirteen years old and her younger brother is seven years old. Suzanne's children strongly believe that the only man suitable for her is their estranged father, who they haven't seen in years.
When Suzanne is stuck in Vancouver due to a business trip, she is left miserable and missing her kids. Furthermore,...,
Duma is a 2005 drama/adventure film, directed by Carroll Ballard. It stars Hope Davis, Campbell Scott, and Eamonn Walker. The film is a fictional adaptation loosely based upon the autobiographical novel How It Was With Dooms by Carol Cawthra Hopcraft and Xan Hopcraft. Mr. Xan Hopcraft is portrayed by Alexander Michaeletos in the film.Set in the country of South Africa, Duma tells the powerful adventure tale of an unbreakable bond of friendship between an orphaned cheetah named Duma and a courageous young boy named Xan (Alexander Michaeletos). Xan faces the true test of love when he must cross the wilds of Southern Africa to return his best friend to his rightful home.When Xan and his father Peter (Campbell Scott) come across an orphaned cheetah cub, they name their new friend "Duma," the Swahili name for cheetah, and he quickly becomes a member of the family. But when Duma is almost fully grown, to Xan's dismay, his father tells him that it's time to take his friend to his real home...,
Fat Albert is a 2004 live-action/animated film based on the Filmation animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. The movie was produced by Davis Entertainment for 20th Century Fox, and stars Kenan Thompson as the title character.
The plot surrounds Fat Albert and the gang leaving the cartoon world and entering the real world in order to help a teenage adolescent deal with the challenges of being unpopular, and not having any friends except her adopted sister. Her unpopularity stemmed from her tendency to withdraw into a world of her own as a consequence of the death of her grandfather, Albert Robertson, who was actually the inspiration for the Fat Albert character. It is up to Fat Albert and the gang to show her that she is special and can make friends.
Unlike some movies that melt the cartoon world with the real world while at the same time keeping the cartoon characters two dimensional, e.g Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Fat Albert takes a twist and transforms the cartoon characters...,
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 2004 Academy Award-winning film, directed by Brad Silberling. It is based on the first three novels, The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window, in Lemony Snicket's book series. It was nominated for four Academy Awards.
As in the books, exactly where and when the story takes place is unclear. The film reflects this ambiguity in its art direction; it was praised for its creative sets and costumes, all of which have a darkly expressionistic and gothic feel, leading to a highly unusual and creative visual motif. Silberling has said this was partly inspired by the visual style of the similarly themed The Night of the Hunter.
The film is narrated by Lemony Snicket, who occasionally appears in silhouette, writing the story on a typewriter in what appears to be the interior of a clock tower. Inventive Violet Baudelaire, her intelligent younger brother Klaus and their sharp-toothed baby sister Sunny are orphaned when a...,
Shark Tale is an Academy Award-nominated computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in 2004. It features the voices of Will Smith, Jack Black, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. Its original title was Sharkslayer, but the producers thought that this might provoke a degree of misunderstanding among the target audience of the film, children and families. Shark Tale is also one of the first three feature-length films to get the Game Boy Advance Video treatment.
Tagline:Behind every little fish is a great white lie.The story begins with an underachieving fish named Oscar (Will Smith) going to work and slipping up with a mistake again. With that, he is called to his boss', Mr. Sykes (Martin Scorsese), office to discuss the fact that he owes money and has to pay it back by the next day. As he explains to his best friend, Angie (Renée Zellweger) (who harbors a secret love for him), he is offered the chance to pay back the money by...,
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is a 2004 comedy family film, and sequel to the 2002 film Scooby Doo. It was directed by Raja Gosnell, who also directed the first film, and was written by James Gunn, who also wrote Scooby Doo. It was released on March 26, 2004.
Tagline:Mystery, Inc. - Freddie, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo - are bigtime celebrities in their hometown of Coolsville, after solving the case on Spooky Island (The first Scooby-Doo film). On this particular night, the gang are the guests of honour at the Coolsonian Criminology Museum, which features a new exhibit displaying monster costumes from cases past solved by the "meddling kids". Accompanied by newsreporter Heather-Jasper Howe (Alicia Silverstone), her cameraman Ned and other members of the press, the gang introduce some of their best known enemies. Velma appears to have a soft spot for the curator Patrick Wisely (Seth Green), while Shaggy and Scooby are scared of the costumes. However, this night may just be...,
Mei and the Kittenbus(めいとこねこバス,Mei to Konekobasu?) is a short sequel to the 1988 film My Neighbor Totoro from Studio Ghibli. It was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It concentrates on the character of Mei Kusakabe from the original film and her adventures one night with the Kittenbus (offspring of the Catbus from the film) and other cat-oriented vehicles.Mei and the Kittenbus enjoyed a very limited initial release, only being shown for a short period of time in the Ghibli Museum in Japan. The only showings outside Japan has been to John Lasseter and co. of Pixar in honor of the U.S. release of Spirited Away, and once more at a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser a few days later. Chika Sakamoto, who voiced Mei in Totoro, returned to voice Mei in this short. Hayao Miyazaki himself did the voice of the Neko Ba-chan as well as Totoro.According to the schedule on the Ghibli Museum's website, it is still shown at times in their rotating schedule of animation screenings.,
Scooby-Doo is a 2002 live-action film, based on the popular Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon of the same name. The film was directed by Raja Gosnell and written by James Gunn. It was produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle for Warner Bros. Pictures and starred Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Freddie Prinze, Jr., as Fred, Linda Cardellini as Velma, Neil Fanning as the voice of Scooby-Doo (who was created on screen using computer-generated imagery) and Rowan Atkinson as Emile Mondavarious. Pamela Anderson made a cameo appearance at the beginning of the movie.
In 2004, this film was followed by a sequel titled Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.After solving the case of the Luna Ghost, the crime-solving team known as Mystery, Inc. splits up following a major argument, leaving Scooby-Doo and Shaggy to continue as Mystery Inc. and to take care of the Mystery Machine.
Two years later, the gang are reunited (against their wishes) as each is individually...,
Franklin's Magic Christmas was the second Franklin movie, released direct-to-video and DVD. It has since aired on Noggin and Nick Jr. in the United States Canada's Family Channel and on Comcast Video on Demand.
In this story, Franklin the turtle and his little sister, Harriet (introduced in the previous film, Franklin and the Green Knight) pay a visit to their grandparents at Faraway Farm. Franklin immediately becomes annoyed with Harriet when she causes him to leave his favourite stuffed toy, Sam, at home. Franklin continues to be irritated with Harriet, but a little Christmas magic may change things between them.
Dr. Dolittle 2 is an American comedy film, the theatrical sequel to Dr. Dolittle. The continuing tale of the doctor who can talk to the animals--this time, it's Dolittle versus Darwin when the animals launch a labor strike to protect their forest from unscrupulous human developers. Dolittle quickly comes up with a plan: populate the forest with a species of animal that the law protects. He finds a perfect candidate when he comes across Ava (Lisa Kudrow), a lone Pacific Western bear living in the condemned forest. To provide her with a mate, Dolittle turns to Archie (Steve Zahn), a wise-cracking, fast-food loving, circus performing bear.
This film features a cameo appearance by Crocodile Hunter,Steve Irwin.
The movie starts out with Lucky (voiced by Norm McDonald) explaining John Dolittle's (Eddie Murphy) has a gift of talking to animals. John comes home and gives his wife a present from Paris while he was on talk shows and other stuff about his gift. He also gives his daughter, Myra,
Jett Jackson: The Movie is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie.He's the Famous Jett Jackson! But he's also just a normal teen trying to live a normal life. Now see what happens when Jett switches lives with his alter ego Silverstone.16-year-old Jett Jackson’s role as the action hero “Silverstone” in his hit TV series has catapulted him to mega-stardom. But Jett’s finding it increasingly difficult to juggle the demands of show biz with school, family & friends. Then, a freak accident on the set causes Jett and his on-screen character Silverstone to trade places. Now, Jett must save the world from the clutches of the evil Dr. Kragg, while Silverstone faces his own challenge in Jett’s world – teenage life! With no script to follow, can Jett and Silverstone safely find their way back to the realities they knew?The Famous Jett Jackson (tv series),
Out of the Wilderness is a 2001 TV movie directed by Steve Kroschel. This is the story of a raven, considered by ornithologists to be the most intelligent of birds, who through its antics disrupts a family, even to causing enough problems that the town finally decides to put the bird on trial for its life. The tale is told in retrospect during that trial by the young girl who owns it. ...,
102 Dalmatians is a 2000 live-action film, produced by The Walt Disney Company and starring Glenn Close as the villainous Cruella de Vil. It is a sequel to the 1996 film 101 Dalmatians, itself a live-action remake of the 1961 Disney animated feature One Hundred and One Dalmatians. A video game based on the film also was made called 102 Dalmatians Activity Center. In the film, Cruella de Vil attempts to steal puppies for her "grandest" fur coat yet.
After three years in prison, Cruella De Vil is released while under the influence of an experimental programme that has altered her so as to make her love animals. Meanwhile, Kevin Shepherd (Ioan Grufford), owner of an animal shelter, has to face that his shelter has fallen on hard times. Kevin gets the idea of bringing his plight to the people through the press, eventually reaching Cruella who wants to become a benefactor.
Unfortunately, the experimental programme with which Cruella has been treated has a few glitches and upon hearing the...,
Franklin and the Green Knight (also known as Franklin and the Green Knight: The Movie) was the first ever Franklin movie, released direct to video and DVD in 2000. It has since aired on Noggin and Nick Jr. in the United States, and Canada's Family Channel.In this movie, Franklin the turtle is exciting about the coming of Spring, because his parents have told him he'll become a big brother then. After talking with his friends about it, though, he begins to have mixed feelings. His mother reads a tale known throughout Woodland called The Quest of the Green Knight and Franklin decides to go on his own quest to end the unusually long winter, with his friend Snail as his squire....,
Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie.
The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam (Matt O'Leary) and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea (Laura Vandervoort) has a date with her dreamy boyfriend Peter. The only problem is they're both grounded. Chelsea and Adam will do whatever it takes to get their mom Lynette (Caroline Rhea) out of the house, even if it includes a chance meeting with a very mysterious man. Everything seems to go according to plan until their little brother Taylor (Myles Jeffrey) realizes that this stranger might be a vampire.
His brother or sister don't believe Taylor so he calls Malachi Van Helsing, the vampire hunter. The night that their mom goes out with Dimitri, the vampire, Taylor follows them. Not wanting their mom to come home they follow Taylor and find him outside the restruant that Lynette and Dimitri are at. Adam and Taylor make the vampire do the...,
Our Lips Are Sealed is a 2000 direct-to-video film featuring Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. The film was set and filmed in Sydney, Australia.
The family of twin sisters Maddie and Abby Parker are placed in the FBI's Witness Protection Program after the girls witness a robbery at the local museum, in which the priceless Kneel Diamond is stolen. Unfortunately, Maddie and Abby have a problem of being blabbermouths and as a result, everywhere the Parkers are sent to live, the girls inadvertently end up telling people that they are in the Witness Protection Program, which will put them and their family in danger from the criminal gang. The gang is led by a crimelord with the rather unfortunate surname of Hatchew ("Bless you!"), who will do anything to get his hands on the diamond, which the thieves slipped into Abby's shoulder-bag during their escape from the crime scene; the gem ultimately ends up being set into her necklace. The family travels everywhere in the United States, from ...,
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, is a 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie. It was directed by Kenneth Johnson and based on the book of the same name written by Roger Bollen and Marilyn Sadler.Zenon Kar is a thirteen-year-old girl living in the year 2049. She lives in a space station, alongside her family and her best friend, Nebula Wade. The station she lives in is over 20 years old and is in need of some repair the owner was also coming up to the station to check if it was better to just shut it down. Zenon however believes he is planning something and hides in the ships main memory bank to spy on him finds his assistant in the ships main memory banks and sees him insert a disk put in a password take the disk out, smiles evilly and leaves but when putting the disk in his pocket he accidentally drops it on the floor not to his or Zenon's knowledge however after he leaves and Zenon attempts to leave the memory banks and warn everyone she realizes that the password that she wrote on her...,
Baby Geniuses is a 1999 action/comedy directed by Bob Clark, rated PG for crude humor and mild expletives and violence. The film was financially successful, earning US $27 million gross against a US $13 million budget. It was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Roger Ebert as one of his most hated movies. Despite the negative reviews, the casting of Peter MacNicol and Kim Cattrall was regarded as the savior of the film. Computer-generated imagery effects were used to digitally superimpose moving lips over baby's mouths, an effect similarly used in Clutch Cargo. It was followed by a sequel, SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, in 2004; that film now resides in the "top" ten of IMDB's Bottom 100 list. As of April 10, 2007, Baby Geniuses is #38, behind such films as Phat Girlz and Material Girls. Baby Geniuses 3 is also currently in the pre-production stages. Two scientists, Dr. Kinder and Dr. Heep (Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd) use genius baby studies to fund...,
Mighty Joe Young is a 1998 Disney family film starring Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron and directed by Ron Underwood. It is a remake of the 1949 film Mighty Joe Young. In this version, the ape is somewhat larger and astonishingly realistic looking, very closely resembling a male mountain gorilla.
Charlize Theron plays Jill Young who as a child witnesses the death of her mother and the mother of Joe, a baby ape, by poachers, led by Andrei Strasser as played by Rade Šerbedžija. 12 years later, Jill has raised Joe (because of his size, the other gorillas won't accept him) and both are living in relative peace and solitude until a wildlife refuge director Gregg O'Hara Bill Paxton convinces Jill that they would be safer from poachers if they relocated to the States.
The pair go to Hollywood, California (as in the original film) and win the hearts of the refuge staff. Jill is approached by Strasser, who saw a news spot of Joe and wants revenge because Joe bit off his thumb and trigger...,
Krippendorf's Tribe is a 1998 film adaptation of Frank Parkin's novel directed by Todd Holland.Respected anthropologist James Krippendorf (Richard Dreyfuss) and his wife, Jennifer (Barbara Williams), bring their three children along during their much-enjoyed search in New Guinea for a lost tribe. The search fails, despite the family's best efforts. After Jennifer's death, James reaches an academic stagnation back in the U.S., having spent all his foundation grant money raising the children as a single parent. Scheduled to lecture at a college and fearful of being charged with misuse of grant funds, James concocts an imaginary tribe, the Shelmikedmu, using the names of his children as a basis. He later fakes a 16 mm "documentary" film, casting his children as tribe members and superimposing footage of a legitimate New Guinean tribe so as to enhance the illusion. Anthropologist Veronica Micelli (Jenna Elfman) contacts cable-TV producer Henry Spivey (David Ogden Stiers), forcing James to...,
The Parent Trap is a (1998) family film remake of 1961's The Parent Trap. This remake is directed by Nancy Meyers and stars Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson, and features Lindsay Lohan in her feature film debut. The story is based on Erich Kästner's novel Lottie and Lisa (Das Doppelte Lottchen). The plot involves a pair of twins who have been separated at birth and, upon meeting by chance, decide to work together to reunite their divorced parents.Hallie Parker (Lohan) is an 11-year-old girl growing up in the Napa Valley with her father, Nicholas "Nick" Parker (Quaid), a successful vineyard owner and a viticulturist. Annie James (also played by Lohan) is a Londoner living with her wedding-gown-designer mother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" James (Natasha Richardson). When the film begins, neither twin knows the other exists, as they were separated as babies when the parents were divorced and each took one child.By coincidence, Hallie and Annie are both are sent to Camp Walden in Maine for the...,
Small Soldiers is an 1998 action/science fiction film featuring Gregory Smith and Kirsten Dunst with the voice talents of Tommy Lee Jones and Frank Langella. The film is directed by Joe Dante.
The film's setting is New Braunfels, Texas. The movie is about action toys that begin a real war against each other, as a result of being inadvertently equipped with intelligent military computer chips.
Tagline:The few, the proud, and the small.At the beginning of the film, toymaker Heartland Playsystems is acquired by the multinational conglomerate GloboTech Industries, which is expanding from manufacturing high-quality military hardware, into the more profitable consumer markets. Everyone at Heartland is fired except for two employees: a slick executive named Larry Benson (Jay Mohr) and the not so charismatic scientist Irwin Wayfair (David Cross), the two men responsible for developing the most popular toy in Heartland's history. GloboTech CEO Gil Mars (Denis Leary), pays a visit to...,
Dr. Dolittle is an American comedy film, released in 1998 and starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to (and understand) animals. The film was very loosely inspired by the series of children's novels of the same name, but none of the material from any of the novels was used; in fact, it could be said that one of the few resemblances is a doctor who can speak to animals. Notably the pushmi-pullyu, a much loved feature of the books, only makes a very brief appearance in the first scene in which the tiger appears in his cage. The first novel had been originally filmed in 1967 as a musical under the title Doctor Dolittle, a closer adaptation to the book. However, the earlier film was a box office bomb, but still remains a cult classic.The remake, however, was a success, and generated a theatrical sequel that was released in 2001, simply titled Dr. Dolittle 2. Both films also starred Raven Symone and Kyla Pratt as Dolittle's daughters. A third movie...,
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit is a 1998 feature film set in East Los Angeles directed by Stuart Gordon, written by Ray Bradbury and starring Edward James Olmos, Joe Mantegna, Esai Morales, Clifton Collins Jr. (credited as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez), and Gregory Sierra. Despite some well-known actors and the writing credit of Bradbury, the film was released direct-to-video by Touchstone Pictures.
Set in East Los Angeles, the story starts off with Jose Martinez (Clifton Collins Jr.), being young and poor but also in love with the girl next door. He sets out to go say hi when he encounters a strange man eyeing him. He runs down the street and throws his wallet with his last $20 to escape. When cornered in the alley he is given back his money where the man measures his body frame. This man is Gomez (Joe Mantegna) who introduces himself and then wisk Martinez to a run-down bar. There he meets two other similarly sized Latinos, Dominguez (Esai Morales), a wandering guitar player, and...,
Ernest in the Army is a 1998 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the tenth and final film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell. In the movie, Ernest joins the Army because he wants to drive large vehicles, but ends up being sent into combat. The film received a PG rating from the MPAA for mild innuendo and comic action.
Ernest (Jim Varney) is working as a golf ball collector at a golf course, but fantasizes about being a war hero. A friend tells him that if he joins the Army, he will get to drive large vehicles and never have to go into actual combat. Ernest signs up, but is deployed to the fictional country of Karifistan, where his unit has to save the country from being invaded by an evil dictator.
Zeus and Roxanne was a 1997 film directed by George Miller. The film was rated PG by the MPAA for mild thematic elements and ran for 98 minutes (1 hour and 38 minutes). It was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Rysher Entertainment.
This is a film about a boy, Jordan, and his dog Zeuz. A marine biologist, Mary Beth, who is a single parent and leads a hectic life with her two impossible daughters, Judith and Nora. She, along with her partner Becky, are trying to study and save a beautiful dolphin named Roxanne. Unfortunately, Mary Beth's greedy partner, Claude Carver, tries to capture the dolphin and sell her. Terry finds out that he has relationships with Mary Beth, and they start going out, under the watchful eyes of the kids. Zeus stows away one day on one of Mary Beth's boat trips, which really annoys Mary Beth. However, when she finds out that the dog and the dolphin can do "interspecies communication," she is intrigued and curious. In the end, it's a race to save the dolphin and...,
Ernest Goes to Africa is a 1997 comedy film written and directed by John R. Cherry III. It stars Jim Varney, and is the ninth film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell. In the movie, Ernest unknowingly comes into the possession of some stolen jewels, and is kidnapped and brought to Africa where he must rescue the woman he loves. The film received a PG rating from the MPAA for language, some mild violence and brief sexual innuendo.Ernest (Jim Varney) purchases several jewels from a street vendor that (unbeknownst to Ernest) have been stolen from Africa. He attaches them to a yo-yo and presents it as a gift to Rene (Linda Kash), a waitress that he has a crush on. She turns Ernest down, explaining that they cannot be together because she wants to date a man that is more adventurous. Unfortunately, both are then tracked down by two African henchmen, who kidnap them and bring them to Africa. Ernest escapes, but must somehow rescue Rene while navigating an unfamiliar continent and...,
Kazaam is 1996 children's film that stars professional basketball player Shaquille O'Neal as the title character, a genie.
The story revolves around a frustrated kid, Max, who is stuck with his separated parents. After finding a boombox, which happens to be Kazaam's home, the duo go on to have an up and down genie and kid relationship.
The film recieved overwhemingly negative reviews from almost every critic. It currently holds a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
A Kid in King Arthur's Court is a 1995 film directed by Michael Gottlieb, produced by Trimark Pictures, and released by Walt Disney Studio Entertainment. It is based on the famous Mark Twain novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, transplanted into the twentieth century.The short cartoon Runaway Brain was included in the film's original theatrical release.Trimark later released a direct-to-video sequel, A Kid in Aladdin's Palace, in 1997, but without the Disney label.Taglines:Calvin Fuller is a nerdy young adolescent living in Reseda, California. The gangly, unsure youth is first seen at a baseball game, standing at bat, ready for yet another strike out. Suddenly a terrible earthquake hits; as the others run for safety, a crack opens up under Calvins boots and falls through the crack He falls and falls until he finds himself landing on the head of a 6th-century black knight. Upon hearing of his miraculous appearance, the elderly King Arthur, seeing him as the savior whose...,
A Goofy Movie is a 1995 animated feature and musical film, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation Paris and released to theatres by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution, featuring the characters from the Disney Afternoon television series Goof Troop.
The film's plot revolves around the father-son relationship between Goofy and Max as they struggle to find common ground despite Max's persistence in having in his own life and winning the girl of his dreams.
A direct-to-video sequel, titled An Extremely Goofy Movie, was released in 2000.
It is the last day of the school term for Goofy's teenaged son Max, who has a plan to shed his "Goof" label and impress his crush, Roxanne. Max and his two friends PJ and Bobby hijack the auditorium stage in the middle of Principal Mazur's speech, creating a small concert where Max performs while costumed as Powerline, a famous pop superstar. The performance succeeds in making Max a school celebrity, but Mazur puts it to a halt and the...,
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995) is the sequel to Problem Child 2, and is the third and final entry to the Problem Child trilogy. In this sequel, Junior is in his early teens and is in love with a girl called Tiffany. However, she doesn't notice him. Unfortunately there are three other boys interested in her as well. Mr. Peabody had switched jobs again; he is now Junior's dentist. He takes advantage of this by trying to give Junior braces.
This film features William Katt as Ben Healy, Justin Chapman as Junior Healy, Gilbert Gottfried as Dr. Peabody and Jack Warden as Big Ben.
This film is not considered canonical with the series since Ben's love interest Annie (from Problem Child 2) and her daughter Trixie don't show up in this film, nor does Lawanda Dumore.
Fluke was a 1995 motion picture release about a man who dies in a car crash caused by his business partner and whose soul enters the body of a dog. It was based on the novel by James Herbert and was directed by Carlo Carlei. Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Nancy Travis and Max Pomeranc star as does Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of "Rumbo," a dog that was once in the United States Navy.
Even though it received good reviews, this film performed relatively poorly at the box office, especially for a summer film.
The movie is centered on a puppy named Fluke who has flashing memories and dreams of a human life. He befriends a street-wise St.Bernard-like dog named Rumbo and a homeless woman who gives him the name Fluke. During this time he eventually realizes that he used to be human. After Rumbo and his homeless owner both die, he seeks out his old family (wife and son) and reunites with them as their dog. Among them, he tries to show them who he used to be, at the same time suspecting...,
Gordy is a 1995 feature film about a pig who searches for his missing family (who are taken away to Nebraska to a slaughterhouse).
Gordy stars country music singer Doug Stone in his only acting role, as Luke McAllister, a struggling musician. Other stars in the film include Tom Lester, Kristy Young, James Donadio, Deborah Hobart, Justin Garms as the voice of the title character, and Michael Roescher as Hanky Royce.
The film was released to theatres on May 12, 1995. It was distributed by Miramax Family Films and presented by Disney.
Gordy was eclipsed by the movie Babe, which was another film featuring a young talking pig. Both movies premiered in the same year. Although Gordy was released first, it was not very successful, while Babe was a box office hit, won several awards, (including an Academy Award for Visual Effects) and spawned a sequel.
HBO and Cinemax are still airing this movie, and Cartoon Network and TBS will air the film on November 2007.
Cops and Robbersons is a family comedy movie released in 1994 starring Chevy Chase, Dianne Wiest, and Jack Palance.When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robberson's home. Hard-nosed, tough-as-nails Jake Stone (Palance) is assigned to the stakeout. But now it's a question of whether Jake can last long enough to capture the bad guys. The Robbersons want to help so they are driving him crazy....,