Filmography

Dogma

Imaginative theology and a bigger than usual budget make Kevin Smith's fourth film a kind of post-Catholic fantasy that only a comic-book enthusiast of his caliber could dream up. The plot is set in motion by two banished angels, Loki (Matt Damon) and Bartleby (Ben Affleck). After a few millenia in Wisconsin, they've discovered a loophole in Catholic doctrine that would allow them back into heaven--but prove the fallibility of God and destroy the universe. Unaware of the peril, they make their way to New Jersey to receive a plenary indulgence.

Lethal Weapon 4

Fourth in the series of uber-successful action films directed by Richard Donner. Gibson and Glover return as Los Angeles detectives who can't seem to get through a day without a shooting, a robbery, or a car chase.

Dr. Dolittle

A remake of the 1967 Richard Fleischer film of the same name, about an animal doctor whose patients' barks, squeals, and meows turn into actual human voices, stirring up the practice. Eddie Murphy updates the role as a San Francisco doctor who as a boy was looked upon strangely by everyone when he claimed he could talk to animals. Now an adult, a near wreck stirs something in him and suddenly he can understand the animals again, whether he wants to or not.

Beverly Hills Ninja

Chaos ensues when an orphaned Caucasian infant assumed to be the legendary "Great White Ninja" grows up to be a bumbling, zaftig mama's boy of a man. He is great, and he is white, but he's no ninja. Rock, who makes a career out of calculated incredulity, has ample fodder here.

Sgt. Bilko

This film adaptation of the classic 1950's television series follows the wacky adventures of Sgt. Ernest Bilko, a fast-talking, likable con man, who just happens to run secret, makeshift casinos on the base. Bilko must deal with two problems: one is Wally, the prudish, newest member of his squad -- who does not participate in Bilko's wild schemes, and basically ignores the craziness around him. But how long can Wally turn a blind eye to his surroundings? The sergeant's other headache is his sworn enemy Maj. Thorn.

Panther

Mario Van Peebles based this study of the controversial African-American political group on the book by his father, writer, director and actor Melvin Van Peebles. The story focuses on Judge, a moderate Black who's outraged at the injustices against his community that he's witnessed. But when he joins the Black Panthers in frustration, the FBI recognizes Judge's innate distaste for violence and targets him as a likely mole. Caught in the middle, Judge bears witness to the excesses of both sides -- the radical left and the reactionary right.

CB4

Chris Rock stars in this rap version of THIS IS SPINAL TAP as Albert, a suburban wannabe rap star who, along with two friends, has tried everything to break into the music business. However, when Albert is mistakes for an undercover cop by a nasty thug named Murphy, he adopts the newly incarcerated Murphy's persona and christens his rap group CB4, after Murphy's cell block address. Vowing to glorify violence and disparage women, CB4 are quickly signed to a lucrative record contract.

Boomerang

Marcus Graham is a successful young marketing executive who has never lacked for attention from women. The cocky ladies' man views each new conquest as another notch on the holster of his oversized ego. But one day the tables are turned, and he falls for a high-powered female executive who treats him the same way he's been treating women for the last fifteen years. It's not so fun to be on the other side of objectification and rejection. And Marcus soon finds himself becoming a quivering bundle of insecurities.

New Jack City

A violent, kinetic gangster film with a strong anti-drug message, NEW JACK CITY is set in the mid-1980s during the height of the crack epidemic. Two street-wise undercover cops (Judd Nelson, Mario Van Peebles) go after Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes), a ruthless drug lord with extravagant taste in home furnishings. Desperate to bring down his multi-million dollar cocaine empire, they send Pookie (Chris Rock), a former street hustler and rehabilitated crack addict, into Nino's drug factory as an undercover spy.

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

Keenen Ivory Wayans's directorial debut is an outrageous satire of "Blaxploitation" films and features some of the genre's heroes in self-parodying roles. Wayans stars as Jack Spade, a man who returns home from the army to find that his brother has died of an overdose of gold chains -- all provided by the nefarious Mr. Big. So Jack embarks on a mission to gather all the most famous 1970's action heroes (all accompanied by heroic theme music) to wage war against Mr. Big.

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