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HAWTHORNE (2010-2011)

Tv Film 16 Jun 09 0

Hawthorne (sometimes stylized HawthoRNe) was an hour-long medical drama on the TNT television network starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. It premiered on June 16, 2009.[1] On Thursday, September 16, 2010, it was announced that Hawthorne has been renewed for a third and final season consisting of 10 episodes. The third and final season of the show premiered on June 14, 2011. On September 2, 2011, it was announced that TNT had decided not to renew HawthoRNe, so the Season 3 finale, a cliffhanger, was the series finale.

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El Cantante (2006)

Tv Film 12 Sep 06 0

Puchi (Jennifer Lopez) talks about her late husband, salsa legend Héctor Lavoe (Marc Anthony), during a 2002 interview, as she reminisces about memories from the 1960s and ’70s after his arrival in New York City. She discusses their life together and his downfall, which was led by drugs, alcoholand depression. Scenes of their meeting and courtship are inter-cut with Héctor performing while Puchi stands on the side of the stage, dancing.

Héctor’s collaborations with salsa musician Willie Colón (John Ortiz) and the Fania All Stars are shown, as well as his ventures as a solo artist. Notable events including the birth of their son, Héctor Jr, infidelities and their break-up. Puchi becomes fed up of his partying, cheating and drugs. Although she pushed him to get help and he did on occasion, she was unable to stop this addiction.

Man on Fire (2004)

Tv Film 23 Apr 04 0

Man on Fire is a 2004 American thriller film, and the second adaptation of A. J. Quinnell’s 1980 novel of the same name; the first film based on the novel was released in 1987. The 2004 film adaptation was directed by Tony Scott, from a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland.

Man on Fire stars Denzel Washington as John Creasy, a despondent former CIA operative/Force Recon Marine officer turned bodyguard, who goes on a revenge rampage after his charge, nine-year-old Pita Ramos (Dakota Fanning), is abducted in Mexico. The supporting cast includes Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell,Giancarlo Giannini, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin and Mickey Rourke.

In the Time of Butterflies (2001)

Tv Film 21 Oct 01 0

In the Time of the Butterflies is a 2001 feature film, produced for the Showtime television network, directed by Mariano Barroso based on the Julia Álvarezbook of the same name. The story is a fictionalized account of the lives of the Mirabal sisters, Dominican revolutionary activists, who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo and were assassinated on November 25, 1960.

In the film, Salma Hayek plays one of the sisters, Minerva, and Edward James Olmos plays the Dominican dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo whom the sisters opposed. Marc Anthony has a minor role[citation needed] as Minerva’s first love, and as the impetus for her later revolutionary activities.

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

Tv Film 22 Oct 99 0

Bringing Out the Dead is a 1999 American neo-noir drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader, based on the homonymous novel by Joe Connelly.[2][3] It stars Nicolas Cage, Ving Rhames, John Goodman, Tom Sizemore and Patricia Arquette. The film was a flop at the box office but received very positive reviews from critics. It was also the last North American title to be released on Laserdisc.[4]

The Substitute (1996)

Tv Film 19 Apr 96 0

The Substitute is a 1996 action-crime-thriller film directed by Robert Mandel and starring Tom Berenger, Ernie Hudson, Marc Anthony, William Forsythe,Raymond Cruz, and Luis Guzmán.

Big Night (1996)

Tv Film 24 Jan 96 0

Big Night is a 1996 American motion picture drama with comedic overtones directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. Produced by David Kirkpatrickand Jonathan Filley for the Samuel Goldwyn Company, the film met with much critical acclaim both in the United States and internationally. It was nominated for the “Grand Jury Prize” at the Sundance Film Festival and the “Grand Special Prize” at the Deauville Film Festival.

Scott and Tucci won the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best New Director. Tucci and Joseph Tropiano won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Tucci also heads the cast, with Tony Shalhoub, Minnie Driver and Isabella Rossellini.

Hacker (1995)

Tv Film 15 Sep 95 0

Hackers is a 1995 American cyberpunk thriller film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Matthew Lillard,Lorraine Bracco and Fisher Stevens. The film follows the exploits of a group of gifted high school hackers and their involvement in a corporate extortion conspiracy. Made in the 90s when the internet was unfamiliar to the general public, it is a cult classic reflective of the verbatim quotes in the film from theHacker Manifesto, of a borderless world free of national, religious, and racial identity biases, to fight the powerful. Hackers has achieved both dated cult classic status and prescience

Carlito’s Way (1993)

Tv Film 17 Nov 93 0

Carlito’s Way is a 1993 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels Carlito’s Way and After Hours by Judge Edwin Torres. The film adaptation was scripted by David Koepp. It stars Al Pacino and Sean Penn, with Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzmán, John Leguizamo, and Viggo Mortensen in supporting roles. The film’s featured song, “You Are So Beautiful”, was performed by Joe Cocker.

The film follows the life of Carlito Brigante after he is released from prison and vows to go straight and retire in paradise. However, unable to escape his past, he ends up being dragged into the same criminal activities that got him imprisoned in the first place.

It received a mixed to positive response from critics, with a similar lukewarm result at the box office, but this has subsequently gained a cult following. Both Sean Penn and Penelope Ann Miller received Golden Globe nominations for their performances. A prequel titled Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power, based on the first novel, was filmed and released in 2005.