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Air Force One
Volcano
Money talks
Bean
Basquiat

Air Force One* - Harrison Ford is back in an action film role, this time as the U.S. president. Overlook the fact that the movie has a simplistic plot; instead, bathe in the non-stop action and a fine performance turned in by Gary Oldman, who leads a band of renegades from a former Soviet republic (is this country really that bad?) who want to rejoin Mother Russia. As the movie's title gives away, the film unfolds aboard the president's personal airplane, Air Force One, a real whopper of an airliner with more rooms than even the White House. (Air Force One)


Volcano* - Watch out for this explosive new film starring one actor, Pierce Brosnan, who should know how to ply his trade after appearing in the volcanic thriller "Dante's Peak." Co-starring is Tommy Lee Jones, who corralled an Oscar for chasing Harrison Ford in "The Fugitive."


Money talks* - Another Charlie Sheen action/comedy flick. This time Sheen teams up with Chris Tucker - famous for almost ruining the 5th Element as an annoying DJ. Tucker plays a man accused of assassinating a police officer, and the only man who can help him, Sheen, is a shallow ambitious TV reporter. The film is one large chase scene.


Bean* - The jam-packed movie theater echoed with laughter. Rowan Atkinson is simply hilarious as Mr. Bean, a bumbling character who can make even the easiest everyday life experiences difficult. The plot brings Bean to America where everyone thinks he is a master art historian. Bean makes a mess of it all, ruining lives and families with his antics. His humor is a pleasant reminder for us not to take life too seriously.


Basquiat* - The short life and career of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) is depicted brilliantly by actor Jeffrey Wright. Basquiat, a black artist, was a star on the New York art scene in the 1980's, but his life came to a tragic end with a heroin overdose. Julian Schnabel, a close friend of Basquiat, worked on the biographical movie for six years. Gary Oldman, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken and Wiliam Dafoe make up the supporting cast.


Film Legend: (*) - Original Version (D) - Dubbed (SC) - Slovak/Czech (ET) - English Titles
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