1998 Fantasy Movies
Wesley Snipes plays a half-mortal, half-immortal charged with ridding the earth of a race of vampires led by Stephen Dorff in this action- packed blockbuster. MPAA Rating: R © 1998 New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins give stellar performances in this film about a powerful man who receives a visit from Death and agrees to serve as his earthly guide in exchange for more time.
Joe Dante directed this satirical action-comedy about talking tech toys accidentally juiced-up with military microchips. After the defense industry firm Globotech takes over a small toy company, Heartland Play Systems' CEO Gil Mars (Denis Leary) gives the green light to develop a new line of action figures, requesting an upgrade to more realistic figures from Heartland toy designers Larry Benson (Jay Mohr) and fumbling Irwin Wayfair (David Cross). Mars wants toys that act like the ones in TV commercials. The results are fierce fighting figures, the Commando Elite, programmed to seek out and destroy the kindly alien-like Gorgonites. In an effort to make the toys as natural as possible, Benson inserts Globotech's most powerful military computer chips. Meanwhile, in quiet Winslow Corners, Ohio, toy-store owner Stuart Abernathy (Kevin Dunn) and his 15-year-old son Alan (Gregory Smith) are stuck in a failing business, so when Heartland truckdriver Joe (Dick Miller) stops by with the Commando and Gorgonite toys, Alan is convinced they will be hot sellers, commenting, "Maybe this store will finally make a little money." With blistering blows to their blister packs, the Commandos burst out, receive orders from their leader Chip Hazard (voice of Tommy Lee Jones) and ready for an all-out assault on the Gorgonites. When the Gorgonite leader Archer (voice of Frank Langella) begins communicating with Alan, it causes the Commandos to perceive humans as another enemy, simply by their association with the "Gorgonite scum," so an attack on the Abernathy house begins. Unfortunately, the Gorgonites can offer only limited assistance, since they have been programmed to lose. The film combines animatronics, puppetry, and computer animation. The Commando Elite voices include surviving actors from Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen (1967), while the Gorgonite voices reunited several This Is Spinal Tap (1983) cast members. A dedication to Phil Hartman (the voice of Phil Fimple) after the closing credits features a brief Hartman outtake.
A heartwarming story for the whole family! Following the death of his father, a young boy is befriended by a magical snowman who turns out to be his reincarnated father. Christmas fantasy-adventure stars Michael Keaton ("Batman," "Jackie Brown"), Kelly Preston ("Jerry Maguire"), Mark Addy ("The Full Monty"), Henry Rollins ("Heat") and pop-personality, Dweezil Zappa. MPAA Rating: PG Rated PG for for mild language. © 1998 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.
Michael Keaton stars in this fantasy adventure about a man who becomes a real father to his son after returning to life. A year after his father's death on Christmas Day, a young boy builds a snowman and dresses it with his father's hat, scarf and gloves. That night, the boy's wish comes true: His father returns to life--as the snowman.
Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding, Jr. star in this visual masterpiece about a man determined to find his damned wife in the afterlife so they can share eternity together.
Sizzling, sexy superstars Sandra Bullock ("While You Were Sleeping," "A Time to Kill") and Nicole Kidman ("To Die For," "The Peacemaker") heat up the small screen. These "bewitching" sisters use their hereditary gift of magic to overcome obstacles in discovering true love. Co-starring Aidan Quinn ("Legends of the Fall"), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Dianne Weist (" "Bullets Over Broadway"), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Stockard Channing ("Six Degress of Separation") and Goran Visnjic ("ER"). Based upon the best-seller by Alice Hoffman. "Funny, clever and smart," Gene Siskel, Siskel & Ebert. MPAA Rating: PG-13 Ω 1998 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved
Separated from his wife, Emma (Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Jennifer Connelly -- "A Beautiful Mind," "Requiem for a Dream"), amnesiac John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell -- TV's "The Eleventh Hour," "The Illusionist") awakens alone in a strange hotel to learn he is wanted for a series of brutal murders, but he can't remember if he committed them or not. Indeed, most of his memories have completely vanished, and he becomes the focus of interest for both "mad genius" Dr. Schreber (Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winner Kiefer Sutherland -- TV's "24," "Phone Booth") and sympathetic detective Frank Bumstead (Academy Award-winner William Hurt -- "The Incredible Hulk," "Broadcast News"). Attempting to unravel the twisted riddle of his identity, Murdoch encounters a group of ominous beings known as the "Strangers," shadow-like figures who have collective memory and posses the ability to stop time and alter physical reality through a process called "The Tuning."
Love story between a female doctor (Ryan) and a heavenly angel (Cage). When Cage finds out that he can be seen by Ryan, he longs to give up his immortality to become human. Once he becomes human, he realizes the true meaning of love, and with that, the consequences of the fragile nature of life around him. MPAA Rating: PG-13 (c) 1998 Warner Bros. Productions Limited, Monarchy Enterprises, B.V. and Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Babe's kind and steady heart achieves miracles once again as he, Ferdy and Mrs. Hoggett travel to the city where they must turn enemies into friends and raise enough money to save the farm.
Big-screen favorite Christopher Walken returns in a riveting performance as the menacing angel Gabriel. When the powers of good and evil again descend to Earth in a battle over mankind, the only hope for survival is the unborn child of an innocent woman (Jennifer Beals, The Book of Eli). With the help of a mysterious stranger, she races to protect her child and save all humanity..unless Gabriel catches her first.
Young French Officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleons Egyption campaign. Napoleon sent Jean-Michel to record Egypts great monuments and temples that were destroyed by French soldiers in acts of barbarism. During combat, Augustin and Jean-Michel are separated from their regiment, and they start wandering through the desert fighting for their life. In one of the canyons, Augustin meets a leopard he names Simoon and a strange bond between them appears.
Tobey Maguire, Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award-nominee and Emmy-winner William H. Macy and Golden Globe-nominee Jeff Daniels star in this modern day fairy tale where an entire fictional town is granted a chance to experience the comedies and dangers of real life when two late 20th Century teenagers accidentally bring living color to a mysterious suburb trapped in a black-and-white '50s utopia--and set off a revolution. This film was written, produced, and directed by Academy Award-nominee Gary Ross. MPAA Rating: PG-13 Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements emphasizing sexuality, and for language. Copyright © 1998 New Line Productions, Inc.