December 1998


4th

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Cast: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda

Director: Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Army of Darkness)

Story: Two brothers, and a friend stumble onto nearly $4 million cash in stolen money. The newfound booty leads to one brother going to great lengths to keep the money a secret from local authorities. The three men begin to doubt each other's trust, which leads to shocking results. 


Psycho

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Viggo Mortensen

Director: Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting)

Story: Remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic, featuring a disturbed boy, his mother and those who come across them.


11th

Star Trek:Insurrection

Cast: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, F. Murray Abraham, LeVar Burton

Director: Jonathan Frakes

Story: When an alien race--and forces within Starfleet--attempt to take over a planet that has "magical" properties, it falls upon Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E to defend the planet's people as well as the very ideals upon which the Federation itself was founded



18th

Mighty Joe Young

Cast: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, David Paymer

Director: Ron Underwood (Heart and Souls, City Slickers)

Story Zoologists find a larger and smarter than average ape in Africa and return him to America, where they want to study him, but others want to profit from him


Prince Of Egypt

Cast:  (voices of: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Martin Short, Patrick Stewart)

Director: Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Heckner

Story An animated retelling of the Old Testament epic of Moses, the Exodus and the origin of the Ten Commandments.


You've Got Mail

Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

Director: Nora Ephron

Story:  A modern day remake of "Shop Around The Corner" with Ryan and Hanks playing people who work in rival stores, hate each other by day, but discover each other over the internet, unknowingly.


25th

A Civil Action

Cast:  John Travolta, Robert DuVall, William H. Macy, Kathleen Quinlan, John Lithgow

Director: Steven Zaillian

StoryAn attorney, played by Travolta, agrees to represent eight families whose children died from leukemia after two large corporations leaked toxic chemicals into the Boston water supply, even though the case could mean financial, and career suicide for him.


The Faculty

Cast:  Elijah Wood, Robert Patrick, Salma Hayek, Piper Laurie, Bebe Neuwirth, Jon Stewart

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Story: A horror tale set in a High School where the students suspect the teaching staff of being monsters who are intent on making the students their victims.


Patch Adams

Cast:  Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Bob Gunton

Director: Tom Shadyac

StoryA medical student in the 70's that treated patients, illegally, at his home using humor.


The Thin Red Line

Cast:  Sean Penn, John Travolta, George Clooney, Elias Koteas, Ben Chaplin, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Adrien Brody, Nick Nolte, Bill Pullman

Director: Terence Malick

StoryAn adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.


Stepmom

Cast:  Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts, Ed Harris

Director: Chris Columbus

Story The younger girlfriend of a divorced man deals with trials and tribulations of raising another woman's children, while she is still in their life.


Plot Summaries courtesy of The Internet Movie Database, which is, in my opinion, the coolest movie site in existence and Coming Attractions, A truly amazing site of what's coming, and rumored to be coming, and Bookhouse's Previews of Upcoming Movies


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