Search results for "Michael Lerner"


Elf (2003) RT 84% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Nov 2004

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Daniel Tay  •  James Caan

Barton Fink (1991) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2003

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

Amos & Andrew (1993) RT 21% / Audience 31%

DVD release: May 2001

When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  E. Max Frye
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Michael Lerner  •  Margaret Colin  •  Nicolas Cage

Anguish (1987) RT 60% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Apr 1999

An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Zelda Rubinstein  •  Michael Lerner  •  Talia Paul  •  Àngel Jové

Art School Confidential (2006) RT 36% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Oct 2006

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Max Minghella  •  Sophia Myles  •  John Malkovich  •  Jim Broadbent

Blank Check (1994) RT 13% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Bullied by his siblings and nagged by his parents, 11-year-old Preston is fed up with his family -- especially their frugality. But he gets his chance to teach them a lesson ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Brian Bonsall  •  Karen Duffy  •  James Rebhorn  •  Jayne Atkinson

Celebrity (1998) RT 41% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Aug 1999

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

Eight Men Out (1988) RT 85% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2001

The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D. B. Sweeney

For Richer or Poorer (1997) RT 15% / Audience 45%

DVD release: May 1998

Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Bryan Spicer
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Wayne Knight  •  Larry Miller

Godzilla (1998) RT 16% / Audience 28%

DVD release: Dec 2000

When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Jean Reno  •  Maria Pitillo  •  Hank Azaria




Harlem Nights (1989) RT 21% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 2002

"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Eddie Murphy
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Richard Pryor  •  Redd Foxx  •  Danny Aiello

Radioland Murders (1994) RT 24% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Oct 2000

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Music • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Brian Benben  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Ned Beatty  •  George Burns

Safe Men (1998) RT 55% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

The Candidate (1972) RT 95% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Oct 1997

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Don Porter

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) RT 83% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Aug 1997

This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Jessica Lange  •  John Colicos  •  Michael Lerner

Vibes (1988)

Medium Sylvia Pickel and psychometrist Nick Deezy meet at a psychic research facility in New York. Not long after, they're contacted by Harry Buscafusco, who offers them $50 ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Cyndi Lauper  •  Peter Falk  •  Julian Sands

The Calcium Kid (2004) RT Audience 53%

When milkman Jimmy Connelly accidentally puts Britain's contender for the World title out of action, he is propelled from amateur boxer to the world stage and announced as the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Alex De Rakoff
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Michael Peña  •  Michael Lerner  •  Billie Piper

The Beautician and the Beast (1997) RT 16% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Jun 2003

The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Fran Drescher  •  Michael Lerner  •  Ian McNeice

Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001) RT Audience 72%

DVD release: May 2003

On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Harry Bromley Davenport
CAST:  Melissa Errico  •  Joe Regalbuto  •  Sean Young  •  Michael Lerner

Tale of the Mummy (1998)

When an archaeological expedition opens an ancient Egyptian tomb, the unimaginable evil of a cursed pharaoh is unleashed.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Russell Mulcahy
CAST:  Jason Scott Lee  •  Sean Pertwee  •  Lysette Anthony  •  Louise Lombard