The 4th Kind

  • Directors: Olatunde Osunsanmi
  • Producers: Paul Brooks, Joe Carnahan
  • Writers: Olatunde Osunsanmi
  • Genres: Thriller
  • Actors: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton

The film is supposedly based on actual events, and is set in Nome, Alaska, a town which (according to the movie) has a disproportionate number of reported missing people and alleged alien abductions over the last forty years. Milla Jovovich plays psychotherapist Dr. Abigail Tyler, who is allegedly based on a real psychologist who videotapes interviews with the abductees. The abductees all claim they see a strange looking owl at their window, before suffering strange psychological attacks. Recordings from videotapes reveal a distorted voice speaking in Sumerian, the oldest recorded language in Human history, and Tyler begins to suspect a government cover up.[2]

The Haunting in Connecticut

  • Directors: Peter Cornwell
  • Producers: Scott Niemeyer, Norm Waitt, Steve Whitney, Paul Brooks, Daniel Farrands, Phyllis Laing, Wendy Rhoads, Andrew Trapani
  • Writers: Adam Simon, Tim Metcalfe
  • Genres: Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, Elias Koteas, Amanda Crew, Martin Donovan, Sophi Knight, Ty Wood, Erik J Berg, John Bluethner, D W Brown, John B Lowe

Sarah Campbell takes her son (Matt Campbell) to connecticut regularly for radiation treatments of cancer. When all of the traveling get too harsh, she decides to buy a house there. Their family settles in and makes themselves at home. When strange occurrences, like hallucinations happen with Matt, the whole family is worried.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Directors: Steve Barron
  • Producers: Simon Fields, Kim Dawson, David Chan, Co Producer, Graham Cottle, Executive Producer, Raymond Chow
  • Writers: Comic Book, Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Story, Bobby Herbeck, Screenplay, Todd W Langen, Bobby Herbeck
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
  • Actors: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas

The film begins April O’Neil, an investigative reporter at Channel 3 Eyewitness News, is researching a story on a recent, immense crime wave in New York City. She is later rescued by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from a group of street thieves. As the Turtles are celebrating their victory, an ex-hockey player called Casey Jones, having become a vigilante so as to combat the crime wave, is shown beating two thieves with his sports equipment and arguing with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Raphael over the proper way to punish criminals. The crime wave is traced by April to the Foot Clan; when she makes them uncomfortable, the Foot Ninjas attack her and knock her unconscious, whereupon Raphael rescues her – not noticing that one Foot soldier follows him through the sewer system.

As the Turtles escort April back to her apartment, where they remain for some hours, the Foot raid the Turtles’ lair and kidnap Splinter. They carry him back to their headquarters, where their master Shredder is forming an army of corrupted, ninja-trained teenagers to build himself an empire of crime. One of those teenagers is Danny Pennington, the son of April’s boss; having seen the Turtles at her apartment, he tells Shredder where to find them. The Foot therefore launch a surprise attack on April’s apartment. Caught off-guard and outnumbered, April, the Turtles, and Casey (who had intervened when he saw Raphael in danger) are forced to escape to April’s childhood home in a rural farmstead. Raphael is rendered unconscious during the battle and does not wake from his coma for several days, during which his brothers and their friends use diverse methods to recover from their losses.

The trainees of the Foot Clan confess all of their involvement to the New York Police Department, while April asks Casey for a kiss, which he gives wholeheartedly. The film concludes with Partners In Kryme’s track “Turtle Power” and the Turtles celebrating their victory over the Foot Clan. Splinter, to summarize their emotions, contributes the word “Cowabunga” (a favorite slogan in later films), to which he proclaims “I made a funny! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!”.

Two Lovers

  • Directors: James Gray
  • Producers: Donna Gigliotti, James Gray, Anthony Katagas
  • Writers: James Gray, Richard Menello
  • Genres: Drama, Romance
  • Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas, Moni Moshonov

The film starts with Leonard (Phoenix) walking along a foot bridge over the Sheepshead Bay creek in Brooklyn with dry cleaning when he drops the clothing and jumps into the water in an attempted suicide. He changes his mind and surfaces to be helped by random passersby. After walking home to his parents apartment and his mother seeing him dripping wet it becomes evident that Leonard has had emotional problems and had tried to kill himself before.

His parents tell him that a potential business partner and his family are invited for dinner. When they arrive Leonard finds out that he had been set up with the other families’ daughter, Sandra (Shaw). He hits it off with Sandra and tells her how he had been engaged several years before but the relationship broke off because genetic counselling showed that he and his fiancee could not have had healthy children.

A few days later, Leonard meets a new neighbor Michelle (Paltrow) in his apartment building hall. He is immediately attracted to her and spends time with her and goes out on the town with her and her friends. He finds out that she is dating a married partner in her law firm, Ronald (Koteas). Leonard later meets Ronald and Michelle for dinner at an upscale restaurant in the city. He goes home upset but then Sandra surprises him at home where they have sex. The next day he tells Michelle he no longer wants to see her and becomes further involved in a relationship with Sandra.

Two weeks later Michelle calls Leonard and meets him on the roof and tells him that had broken off the relationship with Ronald and is going to San Francisco. Leonard tells her not to go because he loves her but agrees that he will go with her the next day. He buys two tickets online, buys an engagement ring and packs for his trip. The next day, during his parents New Year’s Eve party, he ducks out to the courtyard to meet Michelle where she tells him that she isn’t going to San Francisco because Ronald had left his wife and will marry Michelle. Distraught, Leonard heads out to the beach apparently to kill himself. As he steps in the ocean, he drops a glove that Sandra had bought for him earlier. He picks up the glove, returns to the party, and seeing Sandra gives her the ring.