Thursday, August 3, 2000
Starring Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Tom Cruise, Jeremy Blackman, William H. Macy, Philip Baker Hall and Melinda Dillon. Director Paul Thomas Anderson's daring, dazzling three-hour-plus opus tracks the lives of a seemingly disparate group of characters over the course of a day and a night in L.A. Cruise is scarily good as a TV sex guru, and the ensemble cast, with Moore, Robards and Hall, is amazing. R.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Tilda Swinton, Guillaume Canet and Robert Carlyle. DiCaprio stars in this killingly cinematic adaptation of the Alex Garland novel about a young adventurer's discovery of an island paradise in Thailand and its commune of seemingly enlightened, carefree hippies. Seemingly is the operative word, as things turn dark and dangerous. From the makers of "Trainspotting." R.
Starring Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Jamie Lee Curtis, Neve Campbell, Casey Affleck, William Fichtner, Will Ferrell and Peter Dobson. Police chief DeVito tries to figure out who among the extremely simple-minded citizens of Verplanck knocked off the detested Mona Dearly. Call it a Whodumbit and enjoy a fine cast enjoying themselves. PG-13.
Starring Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney and Michaela Gallo. Direct-to-video installment in the movie series about the huge and messy St. Bernard sends his family on a cross-country vacation. PG.
Starring Bryan Burke, Michelle Trachtenberg, Ralph Macchio, Diane Ladd and Gary Marshall. A seventh-grader seeks romance advice from a mysterious man from the past. PG.