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Post Production (feature film)

1.
Keith (2008)
Natalie has it all: yearbook editor, scholarship to college, star athlete, reigning social queen. Then Keith enters her life. Secretive and enigmatic, he slowly lures her from her comfort zone. The more Keith holds back, the more Natalie becomes intrigued with figuring him out. In her head, she's de
2.
Promotion, The (2008)
Two mid-level Chicago supermarket employees--Doug and Richard, a dubious new guy from Canada--compete ruthlessly for a coveted managerial post at a new store location. Doug and Richard could not be more different, but going head-to-head in a contest of wits and will reveals how they have more in co
3.
Game Plan, The (2007)
An NFL quarterback used to the bachelor lifestyle discovers he has a seven-year-old daughter after an ex dies.
4.
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Widowed father and family-advice columnist Dan Burns is still reeling from the heartache of loss and takes refuge by trying to maintain order with his three rebellious young girls, while dodging anything unexpected or outside the box. But when Dan heads to Rhode Island, his miffed daughters in tow, for the annual fall weekend thrown by the large and boisterous Burns family, everything changes. Soon after his arrival, he runs into an alluring woman named Marie in a bookshop. For the first time in a very, very long time, Dan experiences real, live sparks--only to have to douse them liberally when he discovers Marie is, in fact, the brand-new girlfriend his brother Mitch is about to proudly introduce to the family. As the weekend gets underway in the close quarters of a crowded house filled with quirky, prying relatives, Dan and Marie try to squelch and cover up their growing mutual attraction at every turn, leading to one comical situation after another. Yet, no matter how hard they try to do the very opposite, Dan and Marie can't help but fall in love. Now Dan is about to realize that no matter how wise safety might seem, when it comes to real life, he's going to have to break all the rules.
5.
Waitress (2007)
When Jenna, a waitress in a cheery southern diner, discovers that she's pregnant with her immature husband's baby, she doesn't exactly jump for joy. Suddenly hopeless, her dreams for a better life are in ruins, until a good-looking doctor arrives in town.
6.
Then She Found Me (2007)
Following the separation from her husband and the death of her adopted mother, April Epner is contacted by her apparent birth mother, who turns out to be a local talk show host Bernice Graves. As Bernice tries to become the mother to April that she was never able to be, April seems to find solace i
7.
Bucket List, The (2007)
A long time ago, Carter Chambers' philosophy professor suggested that his students compose a "bucket list," a collection of all the things they wanted to do, see and experience in life before they kicked the bucket. But while Carter was trying to define his private dreams and plans, reality intruded. Marriage, children, myriad responsibilities and, ultimately, a 46-year job as an auto mechanic turned his concept of a bucket list into little more than a bittersweet memory of lost opportunities and a mental exercise he occasionally thought about to pass the time. Meanwhile, corporate billionaire Edward Cole never saw a list without a bottom line. He was always too busy making money and building an empire to think about what his deeper needs might be beyond the next big acquisition or cup of gourmet coffee. Then life delivered an urgent and unexpected wake-up call to both of them. Carter and Edward found themselves sharing a hospital room with plenty of time to think about what might happen next--and about how much of that was in their hands. For all their apparent differences, they discovered they had two very important things in common: an unrealized need to come to terms with who they were and the choices they'd made, and a pressing desire to spend the time they had left doing everything they ever wanted to do. So, against doctor's orders and all good sense, these two virtual strangers check themselves out of the hospital and hit the road together for the adventure of a lifetime--from the Taj Mahal to the Serengeti, the finest restaurants to the seediest tattoo parlors, the cockpit of vintage race cars to the open door of a prop plane--with just a sheet of paper and their passion for life to guide them. Adding and crossing items off their list while taking in the grandeur and beauty of the world, they grapple with the difficult questions and the even more difficult answers that plague all of us. And, without even realizing it, become true friends.
8.
Hunting Party, The (2007)
Three journalists make a half-hearted attempt at capturing an alleged architect of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. They get mistaken for CIA agents and come close to actually succeeding.
9.
Step Up (2006)
Tyler Gage has grown up all his life on the rough streets of the city and he knows he's unlikely to ever make it out of there. But after a brush with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at the city's Maryland School of the Arts, everything changes. That's when he meets Nora, the school's prima ballerina, an alluring diva who is desperately searching for someone to replace her injured partner before the school's all-important Senior Showcase. Spying Tyler's moves, Nora can't help but notice he's got a raw but natural gift. She decides to take a chance on Tyler, but as they begin to train, the tension between them, and their polar opposite backgrounds, skyrockets. The only thing standing between Tyler and the void are his dreams of making it off the streets--and the only thing standing in the way of Nora's obviously brilliant future is the Senior Showcase. Now, with everything on the line, Tyler will have just one performance to prove to Nora, and to himself, that he can step up to a life for larger than he ever imagined.
10.
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Arrogant, talented Dan Millman seems to have the perfect college life: a stunning gymnast's body of incredible strength, handsome looks, good grades, plenty of money and a shot at the Olympic qualifiers in men's gymnastics. Still, Dan wakes up almost nightly from terrifying nightmares and odd vision
11.
National Lampoon Presents: Dorm Daze (2003)
The arrival of two very different women named Dominique stir up campus life just a bit--one is a prostitute who has been hired by a student so his brother can lose his virginity, while the other is a French foreign exchange student who speaks little English.
12.
Beyond Borders (2003)
A romantic tale set across many years which centers around medical student who thinks he has found his calling as an international disaster relief worker--until he gets sidetracked by a philanthropic socialite who is entrenched in a troubled marriage. The two keep inadvertently meeting up, and soon
13.
Deliver Us from Eva (2003) as Color Timer
A trio of men plot to free themselves of their mates' unattached and seemingly omnipresent older sister Eva. Eva has a sweet face but a steely disposition: a few choice words from her and a once-confident man becomes a virtual basket case. Eva has been in charge of her younger sisters ever since their parents died, many years ago. The mere fact that they're married or engaged hasn't deterred her one bit from continuing to take charge of their lives. But the cost of putting family first has been the deferral of her own dreams--and the assumption of a harder-than-nails personality that no man has been able to crack. Eva's uncanny ability to interfere with her sisters' affairs has not endeared her to their spouses and partners. The men would also like to close out and divide the family trust fund that Eva oversees. So they concoct a simple plan: compensate cash-strapped ladies' man Ray Adams to romance and distract Eva from her financial duties. Sparks fly between Ray and Eva--but the plan goes awry, leading to surprising consequences and complications.
14.
The Human Stain (2003) as Col consultant, Technique
Coleman Silk is a man who, throughout his life, has been a master of deception and self-reinvention. As a promising college student, Coleman's first love, Steena, is shattered by a secret. Years later, as an esteemed professor, his career is ruined by false accusations. Now as he embarks on a scanda
15.
Spy Kids (2001) as Color Timer
Kids must save their spy parents from danger.
16.
61* (2001)
New York Yankees Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle compete to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.
17.
Undisputed (2001) as Color Timer
Ten years ago, Monroe Hutchen was a rising boxing star in California. But one night, in a fit of passion, he committed a crime that led to a life sentence without the possibility of parole. He's serving time in the newly built Sweetwater Prison in the Mojave Desert -- a maximum security level 5 sta
18.
Crew, The (2000) as Color Timer
Four senior citizen ex-mobsters get caught up in their old ways, when they fake a murder in an attempt to lower their rent so they won't get evicted from their South Beach apartment building.
19.
Total Stranger (1999)
A woman in the throes of a divorce rents out a spare room to a female student, but soon finds herself the victim of the evil woman.
20.
Stuart Little (1999) as Color Timer
A little guy with a big heart (not to mention whiskers, a little pink nose and a really dapper wardrobe), Stuart searches for a sense of belonging and a place to call home in a decidedly supersized world. When he's adopted by the Littles, a human family, he embarks on adventures with a variety of characters--including his nemesis, family cat Snowbell--and learns the family, loyalty and friendship. The Littles, in the meantime, discover there is a little "Stuart" in all of us--the spunk, spirit and courage to be true to ourselves and follow our dreams despite the odds.
21.
Bicentennial Man (1999) as Color Timer
A household android has trouble functioning when he begins to feel "real" human emotions. These emotions cause his owners to attempt to change the andorid into a real being.
22.
Safe House (1999) as Color Timer
An ex-intelligence officer struggles with alzheimer's disease while holding the ability to implicate a presidential candidate.
23.
Cruel Intentions (1999) as Color Timer
A young man makes a bet with his step-sister that he will persuade a virgin girl to sleep with him, only to end up falling in love with her.
24.
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
A career diplomat and a computer expert attempt to thwart Serbian terrorists holding 37 hostages in the American Embassy, while a time-bomb ticks away in the basement.
25.
Long Way Home, The (1998)
Tom Gerrin is a plain spoken Kansan who has lived a simple and ordinary life. At the age of 75, he finds he has little to look forward to beyond retiring with his son and overly protective daughter-in-law. A letter from his old flame Veronica, suddenly has him wondering if he hasn't given up too eas
26.
Mask of Zorro, The (1998) as Color Timer
It has been 20 years since Don Diego de la Vega successfully fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Imprisoned for two decades, he now must find a successor to stop Don Rafael Montero--the powerful, former Spanish governor of Alta California who cost de la Vega his freedom, his wife, Esperanza, and his daughter, Elena--who is making plans to purchase California from Mexico's president, General Santa Anna. Alejandro Murieta, a bandit with a troubled past, is transformed by Don Diego into a new Zorro who he hopes will help him foil Montero's schemes once and for all. Tracing the heroic story of these highly-charged relationships, the tale follows the new Zorro as he assumes de la Vega's mantle and enters into a romantic relationship with a woman close to his predecessor's heart...
27.
House of Yes, The (1997) as Color Timer
A young man brings his fiancee home to meet his family over the Thanksgiving holiday. Throughout the evening the reality of the Pascal family is truly revealed--they're all catering to a daughter who is obsessed with Jackie-O and the Kennedy assassination.
28.
Jackie Brown (1997) as Color Timer
Jackie supplements her meager income as a stewardess by smuggling cash into the U.S. for gunrunner Ordell Robbie--until the day an ATF agent and an L.A. cop bust her at the airport. The cops pressure her to help them bring down Ordell, threatening prison if she refuses. With a sympathetic bailbondsman, who understands her restlessness only too well, Jackie arrives at a bold almost foolhardy plan to play off these opposing forces against each other. Matters are complicated by Ordell's confederates, Louis Gara and Melanie Ralston who have agendas of their own. By appearing to cooperate with both sides, Jackie attempts to outfox them both and walk away with a half million dollar payday.
29.
Kansas City (1996) as Color Timer
In 1934, while the rest of the country was mired in the Depression, Kansas City thrived with gambling, prostitution, and jazz-filled nightclubs flourishing under the rule of city bosses and organized crime. On the eve of the municipal elections, a scrappy telegraph operator, Blondie O'Hara, has kidnapped wealthy Carolyn Stilton, a drug-addicted socialite wife married to an advisor to president Roosevelt. Blondie plans to swap Carolyn for her small-time gangster husband Johnnie who has been taken hostage by big-time gangster and club owner Seldom Seen. Robert Altman's riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music.
30.
Crow: The City of Angels (1996)
Against the macabre backdrop of the traditional Day of the Dead celebration, "The Crow: City of Angels" tells a new chapter in the gothic urban mythology of Love transcending Death. Creating an all-new incarnation of the brooding dark hero--a victim of urban violence returned to the living to exact personal justice--Vincent Perez portrays Ashe, the young man who returns from the night of his own horrific murder with the mysterious powers of the Crow. He returns to seek out and destroy the most savage criminals in a surrealistic city of preponderant evil. As he sets out on his fateful mission, Ashe becomes drawn to Sarah, someone with whom he seems to share psychic and emotional bonds. Mia Kirshner plays Sarah, the young woman who as a teenager first encountered the Crow and cannot escape this connection with her past. Legendary punk rocker Iggy Pop also stars as one of the cold-blooded killers responsible for Ashe's brutal death.
31.
Grace of My Heart (1996) as Color Timer
A look at a woman struggling to find her own voice in the male-dominated world of music follows the journey of singer/songwriter Denise Waverly through the corridors of the Brill Building during the doo-wop heyday of the late fifties and into Malibu's psychedelic surfer scene of the late sixties. Al
32.
Scream (1996) as Color Timer
Sidney has more than her share of teenage angst to cope with. Her mom was murdered a year ago, her dad is perpetually away on business, and her boyfriend Billy is pressuring her to go all the way. As if that weren't enough, a brilliant serial killer has begun to terrorize Sidney's quiet hometown, including her highschool classmate Casey Becker. With the calculated genius of a perfect predator, the killer is using his love of scary movies to turn the town upside down - taking everything he knows about the genre to trick his victims, outwit the police and throw his pursuers off base. Now, no one is safe - and everyone is a suspect.
33.
Mary & Tim (1996)
Mary, a widow in her 40s, has created a satisfactory life for herself since the death of her husband some years before. Her world is turned upside down when she hires Tim, a handsome but mentally challenged young man, to be her gardener. As the two develop special feelings for each other, Mary is fa
34.
Don't Look Back (1996)
Jesse Parrish just took a wrong turn. A down and out musician with a bad drug habit, he's stumbled on a drug deal gone awry and found himself a suitcase full of money which he aims to keep. But where's a bum, with a fortune worth killing for, to go? Jesse heads home to Galveston, Texas to the people
35.
johns (1996) as Color Timer
A funny and tragic tale set the day before Christmas on the dirty streets of Hollywood. John and Donner are two street hustlers struggling to keep their dreams alive on a day when it seems everyone is out to get them. Together, they manage to find the true meaning of friendship, sacrifice and courag
36.
Zooman (1995)
One man, together with his estranged family, must cope with the senseless murder of his daughter and the apathy of an entire community unwilling to bring the killer to justice.
37.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
The sixth entry in the series has Dr. Sam Loomis once again in pursuit of the homicidal Michael Myers. Now driven by a satanic power, Myers chases his grown niece and her child to his midwestern hometown of Haddonfield. Although the town is trying to overcome it's past history of nightmarish bloodletting, a local radio shock jock is stirring things up again and the unlucky residents of Myers' former house are turning up dead.
38.
Above Suspicion (1995)
Dempsey Cain is an honored cop, a loving husband and father, and mentor to his handsome younger brother. Then a drug dealer's bullet paralyzes him for life and Dempsey's world is shattered. Suddenly, his wife and brother seem to care less about him than for each other, and a million-dollar insurance
39.
Taking the Heat (1993)
A female detective protects a murder witness from the mob.
40.
Barbarians At the Gate (1993)
The story of the record-setting $25 billion leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, and the effect of the move on employees.
41.
Only the Strong (1993) as Color Timer
A former Marine is hired to teach discipline to some of the rougher students in the Miami inner city school system.
42.
Love Potion No. 9 (1992) as Color Timer (Los Angeles)
A brilliant but lonely biochemist gets a mysterious potion from a gypsy who guarantees it will turn his life around. After showing it to his co-worker, a shy animal psychobiologist, they achieve amazing amorous results in a chimpanzee experiment. Now the only way to see if it works on humans is to test it on themselves.
43.
Last of His Tribe, The (1992)
A television movie based on the true story about a turn-of-the-century anthropologist who discovers the last surviving member of the Yahi Indians in California.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

44.
Wicker Park (2004) as Color Consultant
From the moment Matthew sees Lisa, nothing else matters. She walks past the window of the shop where he works in the Wicker Park section of Chicago, and he's immediately captivated; he follows her, they meet, and soon they fall deeply in love. Everything about their relationship seems perfect--until
45.
Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, The (1999)
A 'mockumentary' that looks at sexual attraction, love, single life, and dating in the late nineties as seen through the eyes of a somewhat clueless, though completly authoritative extra-terrestrial narrator. In the film, we follow The Male and The Female, Billy and Jenny, from their introduction ri
46.
Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, The (1999)
A 'mockumentary' that looks at sexual attraction, love, single life, and dating in the late nineties as seen through the eyes of a somewhat clueless, though completly authoritative extra-terrestrial narrator. In the film, we follow The Male and The Female, Billy and Jenny, from their introduction ri

Post Production (special)

47.
Sexual Healing (1993) as Color Timer
A lonely man and an unhappily married woman "meet" over a phone sex line.

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