Here are all the movies that Chad and I bought over the weekend. This haul consists of mostly DVDs, except for three VHS. Some of the movies we have seen and loved and others are ones that are new to both of us. Hopefully, some of these will show up in my wrap-up at the end of the month.

*All descriptions taken from IMDb.

Sleepy Hollow
Rating – R

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Director: Tim Burton

Writers: Washington Irving (story), Kevin Yagher (screen story)

Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson

 

Knowing
Rating – PG-13

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

Directed by Alex Proyas

Writers: Ryne Douglas Pearson (screenplay), Juliet Snowden (screenplay)

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne

 

Minority Report
Rating – PG-13

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Philip K. Dick (short story), Scott Frank (screenplay)

Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton

 

Jerry Seinfeld: “I’m Telling You For the Last Time”
TV Special

Live from New York City, Jerry Seinfeld, aided and abetted by a host of friends and fellow comedians, performs his 1998 Emmy-nominated performance on Broadway.

Director: Marty Callner

Writer: Jerry Seinfeld

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Barryte, Grace Bustos

 

Devil’s Advocate
Rating – R

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

Director: Taylor Hackford

Writers: Andrew Neiderman (novel), Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay)

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron

 

Die Hard
Rating – R

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others, taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan

Writers: Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay)

Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

 

Desperado
Rating – R

A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Writer: Robert Rodriguez

Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida

 

 

Hero
Rating – PG-13

A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

Director: Stephen Frears

Writers: Laura Ziskin (story), Alvin Sargent (story)

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia

 

 

Agent Cody Banks
Rating – PG

A government agent trains Cody Banks in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants.

Director: Harald Zwart

Writers: Ashley Miller (screenplay), Zack Stentz (screenplay)

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Andrew Francis

 

Waterworld
Rating – PG-13

In a future where the polar ice caps have melted and most of Earth is underwater, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw “smokers,” and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Directors: Kevin Reynolds, Kevin Costner (uncredited)

Writers: Peter Rader, David Twohy

Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper

 

The Pebble and the Penguin
Rating – G

A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

Directors: Don Bluth (uncredited) , Gary Goldman (uncredited)

Writers: Rachel Koretsky (screenplay), Steven Whitestone (screenplay)

Stars: Martin Short, James Belushi, Annie Golden

 

The King and I
Rating – G

Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English Schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

Director: Richard Rich

Writers: Oscar Hammerstein II (adapted from the musical by), Arthur Rankin Jr. (conceived and adapted for animation)

Stars: Miranda Richardson, Martin Vidnovic, Christiane Noll

 

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Rating – PG-13

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writers: Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris

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