Mainly set in the strip club known as Exotica, this movie focuses on Christina, an alluring dancer whose schoolgirl persona is popular at the club but always under the watchful eye of former boyfriend and DJ played by Elias Koteas. Bruce Greenwood is pretty great as a man who frequents the club who has a darkness and sadness about him. Very thoughtful and multilayered film.
John Cusack plays an assassin for hire who has a job to do near his hometown where his ten year high school reunion is coincidentally taking place, so why not kill two birds with one stone. Unfortunately a rival assassin played by Dan Aykroyd is also on his trail. Then throw in the love he left behind played by Minnie Driver and you have an action comedy romance with a killer soundtrack. Fun flick.
After an earthquake hits Los Angeles, a fissure beneath the La Brea Tar pits opens up spewing lava, fire and destruction on downtown L.A.
It's up to Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche to save the city. As ridiculous as this premise is, they do a pretty competent job of coming up with a clever explanation for what's going on. The action and destruction are pretty spectacular and there are some great heroic deaths in this. Much better than it has a right to be, and most importantly it's a fun thrill ride.
This movie boasts a great cast with Charlize Theron, Patrick Swayze, Billy Bob Thornton and Natasha Richardson about two couples on a road trip to Reno together, both having problems with their marriages which comes to a head. This is more of a comedy/drama which isn't bad, but seems a better film could have been made with this cast.
Penelope Cruz also shows up in a small role.
As a young Conan watched as his mother was slain before him by the evil Thulsa Doom, he grows up seeking barbaric vengeance. Arnold Schwarzenegger is Conan in his first big starring role in John Milius' vision of the famous comic book Cimmerian. James Earl Jones chews the scenery whenever he appears as the deadly Thulsa Doom.
The beautiful Sandahl Bergman also is pretty great as Valeria. Lot of fun to revisit.