Friday, October 29, 2010

Top 3 Films: Winona Ryder and Richard Dreyfuss

Today is another two-fer.

WINONA RYDER - Happy 39th!

Heathers (1989)

In this dark comedy Winona plays Veronica Sawyer, friend of the "Heathers," a group of popular high school girls that in reality she can't stand.

Christian Slater plays J.D. who helps her "take care of" the Heathers.

This film also stars Shannon Doherty in a pre-90210 role as one of the Heathers.

Dracula (1992)

Interesting that I just watched this movie last night.

It is directed by Francis Ford Coppola and also stars Gary Oldman in the title role, Anthony Hopkins as Professor Van Helsing, Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker, Carl Ewles, and Tom Waits.

Reality Bites (1994)

This film was directed by Ben Stiller, who also starred in the movie. Also starring in the movie were Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garafalo, Steve Zahn, Joe Don Baker, Renee Zellwegger, Andy Dick, and Keith David.

This film had an awesome soundtrack.

RICHARD DREYFUSS - Happy 63rd!

Moon Over Parador (1988)

This movie reminds me a bit of the Kevin Kline movie Dave, or vice versa actually since this one came out first.

Richard plays a double role as actor Jack Noah and President of the Latin American country (Parador) Alphonse Simms. In this film, which is actually a remake of a 1939 films called The Magnificent Fraud, actor Noah is on location in Parador filming a movie and the President dies. Because Noah looks so much like the President he is forced to pretend to be the President.

This film also stars Raul Julia, Dana Delany, and Jonathan Winters.

The American President (1995)

In this Rob Reiner political comedy, The American President is played by Michael Douglas and Richard plays his political rival, Senator Bob Rumson, a Republican Senator from Kansas.

This is an absolutely fantastic film. It was written by Aaron Sorkin who also wrote A Few Good Men and the screen play for Charlie Wilson's War (another flick I just recently watched). He is also the creator of the TV series The West Wing which was actually inspired by this film.

It also stars Annette Benning, Martin Sheen, and Michael J Fox.

W. (2008)

Richard plays an amazing role as the evil Vice President Dick Cheney (LoL, evil.) in this Oliver Stone political biography.

Josh Brolin, who plays the title character, also did a pretty good job. Also starring in this film are James Cromwell as George H.W. Bush (not sure if he was 100% right for that role), Scott Glenn as Donald Rumsfeld, Jeffrey Wright as General Colin Powell, and Noah Wyle as Donald Evans, among many others.

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