AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies: American Film Institute (Complete Edition)

Year: 1998
Director: Gary Smith
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: USA:138 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)



The American Film Institute commemorates the first century of American films with this awesome made-for-TV special highlighting the greatest 100 American movies as determined by leaders in the moviemaking business right here in the good old U.S.A.
          

Abortion Clinic (1983)

Year: 1983
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This FRONTLINE documentary was first broadcast on PBS on April 18, 1983.It was filmed at a clinic in Chester, Pa., a small city which at that time had a 30% unemployment rate. The clinic was chosen because it was representative of abortion clinics in the United States. The clinic also offered individual counseling in which the reasons behind the decision are explored.During their five months at the clinic, the film's producers met with hundreds of women. The two whose abortions are shown in this film are single, white and young -- as are the majority of women who have had abortions in the United States over the past 30 years.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/twenty/watch/abortion.html
          

About A Boy

Year: 2002
Director: Chris Weitz
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Runtime: 101 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small, Madison Cook, Jordan Cook, Nicholas Hutchison, Ryan Speechley, Joseph Speechley, Natalia Tena, Laura Kennington, Tanika Swaby, Peter McNicholl, Christopher Webster

Will Lightman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, confident in his ability to leave them behind when they start to ask for a commitment. But Will's hope of a continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets 12-year old Marcus, in many ways his complete opposite.
          

About Schmidt

Year: 2002
Director: Alexander Payne
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 125 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, June Squibb, Howard Hesseman, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Len Cariou, Mark Venhuizen, Cheryl Hamada, Phil Reeves, Matt Winston, James M. Connor, Jill Anderson

Warren Schmidt (Nicholson) is forced to deal with an ambiguous future as he enters retirement. Soon after, his wife passes away and he must come to terms with his daughter's marriage to a man he does not care for and the failure that his life has become.
          

Accidental Husband, The

Year: 2008
Director: Griffin Dunne
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy | Romance
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating:

Uma Thurman ... Dr. Emma Lloyd Colin Firth ... Richard Bratton Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Patrick Sullivan Sam Shepard ... Wilder Lindsay Sloane ... Marcy Justina Machado ... Sofia Keir Dullea ... Karl Bollenbecker

Emma Lloyd has made a career out of her sensible, mature and responsible approach to relationships. She has a hit radio talk show, an impending book deal, and a loving relationship with her fiancé, Richard, a conventional sort-which is precisely what Emma is drawn to. Then Emma finds out that she is already married to a man she's never met before, a result of a misguided prank that leaves her bewildered and very confused. Worse than that, her plans for the future are now threatened. With her wedding just around the corner, Emma must find the mystery man and obtain an annulment. Emma tracks down her "accidental husband" - Patrick, a charming and handsome neighborhood fireman, with a big secret...that he was behind the "accidental" marriage. Unable to fess up, Patrick goes along with the ruse pretending to be just as baffled as Emma. While at first their opposite approaches to life create much tension and chaos, Emma soon starts to admire his carefree passion for life and doubt her own conservative, button-down views on life and love. As Emma's wedding draws near, she is faced with the choice between her safe life with Richard or the chance to live in the passionate and spontaneous world that Patrick inhabits.
          

Accused, The (in English & French)

Year: 1988
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
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Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 111 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi, Ann Hearn, Carmen Argenziano, Steve Antin, Tom O'Brien, Peter Van Norden, Terry David Mulligan, Woody Brown, Scott Paulin, Kim Kondrashoff, Stephen E. Miller, Tom Heaton

Sarah Tobias goes to her local bar and is gang-raped by three men. The district attorney on the case is Katheryn Murphy who wants to prove that although Sarah had taken drugs that night and was acting provocatively while in the bar, this is no reason for her to be so brutally attacked and the men responsible should be brought to justice.
          

Aces High

Year: 1977
Director: Jack Gold
Video: DVD All
Genre: War / Drama / Action
Runtime: 114 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Malcolm McDowell: Maj. John Gresham, Christopher Plummer: Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair, Simon Ward: Lt. Crawford, Peter Firth: Lt. Stephen Croft, David Wood: Lt. 'Tommy' Thompson, John Gielgud: Headmaster, Trevor Howard: Lieutenant Colonel Silkin, Richard Johnson: Major Lyle, Ray Milland: Brigadier General Whale, Christopher Blake: Lieutenant Roberts, Gilles Béhat: Captain Beckenauer, Elliott Cooper: Lieutenant Wade, David Daker: Mess Corporal Bennett, Barry Jackson: Corporal Albert Joyce, Jacques Maury: Ponnelle

A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.
          

Actors, The

Year: 2003
Director: Conor McPherson
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Runtime: UK:91 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for language.R

Michael Caine, Dylan Moran, Michael Gambon, Lena Headey, Miranda Richardson, Michael McElhatton, Aisling O'Sullivan, Ben Miller, Abigail Iverson, Michael Colgan, Deirdre Walsh, Bill Hickey, Veronica O'Reilly, Paul Ward, Brian McGuinness

Caine is weathered stage performer Tony O'Malley who, having failed to convince the theatrical world to let him perform Hamlet "without the vowels," hatches a far-fetched scheme to make his long-awaited fortune. Having heard that local swellguy Barreller (Michael Gambon in a ridiculous wig) owes some serious mullah to a big-time gangster, O'Malley persuades bit-part actor Tom (Dylan Moran) to put on the performance of a lifetime in order to snatch the loot for themselves.
          

Adam

Year: 2009
Director: Max Mayer
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime:
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Hugh Dancy ... Adam Raki Rose Byrne ... Beth Buchwald Peter Gallagher ... Marty Buchwald Amy Irving ... Rebecca Buchwald Frankie Faison ... Harlan Mark Linn-Baker ... Sam Klieber Haviland Morris ... Lyra Adam LeFevre ... Mr. Wardlow Mike Hodge ... Judge Peter O'Hara ... Williams John Rothman ... Beranbaum Terry Walters ... Michael Susan Porro ... Jen Maddie Corman ... Robin Jeff Hiller ... Rom

Soon after moving in, Beth, a brainy, beautiful writer damaged from a past relationship encounters Adam, the handsome, but odd, fellow in the downstairs apartment whose awkwardness is perplexing. Beth and Adam's ultimate connection leads to a tricky relationship that exemplifies something universal: truly reaching another person means bravely stretching into uncomfortable territory and the resulting shake-up can be liberating.
          

Adaptation

Year: 2003
Director: Spike Jonze
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Runtime: 114 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, Brian Cox, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jim Beaver, Judy Greer, Litefoot, Doug Jones, Jay Tavare, Stephen Tobolowsky, Roger Willie

An account of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's (Cage) attempt to adapt Susan Orlean's (Streep) non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, which is the story of John Laroche (Cooper), a plant dealer who clones rare orchids then sells them to collectors. We see the action of the book as we see Kaufman struggle to adapt it into a movie. This is presumably a somewhat true story, as Charlie Kaufman is the real life screenwriter of Adaptation.
          

Adrift in Manhattan

Year: 2007
Director: Alfredo De Villa
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 91 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

William Baldwin, Dominic Chianese, Marlene Forte, Heather Graham, Nicole Leach

A meditation on isolation and intersection in the big city - the layered story of three characters who find courage to move to the next stage of life through profound encounters with strangers they meet on their daily routes. Rose, an optometrist paralyzed by crushing grief after the death of her infant, has built a wall around herself, unable to relate to her estranged husband or anyone else. When an elderly patient, a painter losing his eyesight, begins to visit her office unannounced, Rose registers how alone he is, urging him to reach out and ask for help--something neither does easily. Meanwhile Simon, a late-blooming teenager with an overbearing mother, photographs people at a distance with a borrowed long lens. One day, Rose, beautiful and melancholy in a vibrant scarf, comes into focus in his camera sight. The pictures he shoots become a conduit for each of them to touch something deep within and expand their confining existence. - Caroline Libresco
          

Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet Box Set, The

Year: 1952
Director: David Nelson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Family
Runtime: 30 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Parley Baer, Bruce Belland, June Blair, Ivan Bonar, Frank Cady, Lloyd Corrigan, Mary Jane Croft, Greg Dawson, Don DeFore, Joe Flynn, Kristin Harmon, Constance Harper, Jimmy Hawkins, Gordon Jones, Barry Livingston, Stanley Livingston, Sean Morgan, Charlene Salerno, James Stacy, Lyle Talbot, Jack Wagner, Skip Young

Very long running family saga, based largely on the actual actors involved. As the sons age we go through their teenage dating problems, then marriage and careers. Ricky became a (real life) rock and roll star; David joined a law firm.
          

Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The

Year: 1994
Director: Stephan Elliott
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Music
Runtime: 104 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter, Rebel Russell, John Casey, June Marie Bennett, Murray Davies, Frank Cornelius, Bob Boyce, Leighton Picken, Maria Kmet, Joseph Kmet, Alan Dargin, Julia Cortez

Two drag-queens (Anthony/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia) and a transexual (Bernadette) contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman they've contracted with is Anthony's wife. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who travels on with them.
          

Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, The

Year: 2000
Director: Des McAnuff
Video: VCD
Genre: Fantasy / Comedy / Adventure / Animation
Runtime: 88 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, Piper Perabo, Randy Quaid, Robert De Niro, June Foray, Keith Scott, Janeane Garofalo, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters, John Goodman, Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, James Rebhorn, David Alan Grier

Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off the finances made from the reruns of their cartoon show. Boris and Natasha somehow manage to crossover into reality and team up with Fearless Leader, an evil criminal turned media mogul with some evil plans up his sleeve. Rocky and Bullwinkle must stop the three of them before they wreak havoc.
          

Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, The (in Thai, Kam Muang, Lao) (Super VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Des McAnuff
Video: Super VCD
Genre: Fantasy / Comedy / Adventure / Animation
Runtime: 88 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, Piper Perabo, Randy Quaid, Robert De Niro, June Foray, Keith Scott, Janeane Garofalo, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters, John Goodman, Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, James Rebhorn, David Alan Grier

Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off the finances made from the reruns of their cartoon show. Boris and Natasha somehow manage to crossover into reality and team up with Fearless Leader, an evil criminal turned media mogul with some evil plans up his sleeve. Rocky and Bullwinkle must stop the three of them before they wreak havoc.
          

Advertising Rules! (Victor Vogel: Commercial Man) (in German & French w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2001
Director: Lars Kraume
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 108 min / Spain:112 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Alexander Scheer, Götz George, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Schrader, Vadim Glowna, Nele Mueller-Stöfen, Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp, Steffen Münster, Andreas Schmidt, Guntram Brattia, Hans Löw, Julien Lambroschini, Samuel Weiss, Ellen Schlootz, Hendrick Haese

Edward Kaminsky, an aging ad man, wants a golden parachute from his agency; he must first land the Opel auto contract. Rosa, a youth with wealthy parents, wants to establish herself as an artist. The clumsy and enthusiastic Viktor, not quite honest, wants work. When he wanders into Kaminsky's meeting with Opel and says something about irony, the Opel director wants him in on the campaign. Then he steals an idea from Rosa that the Opel director loves. Before Rosa discovers he's expropriated her idea, Rosa and Viktor become lovers. Father-son feelings materialize between Kaminsky and Viktor. Can the impulsive Viktor hold it together before Rosa learns the truth and flies away?
          

Affair of the Necklace, The (VCD)

Year: 2001
Director: Charles Shyer
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: USA:118 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Hilary Swank, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Baker, Adrien Brody, Brian Cox, Joely Richardson, Christopher Walken, Hayden Panettiere, Simon Kunz, Paul Brooke, Peter Eyre, Frank McCusker, Simon Shackleton, Hermione Gulliford, Geoffrey Hutchings

Paris, 1786: a woman in court. The Crown murdered her father for his views about the poor, now Jeanne wants her home and good name back. She believes all can be set right if she can talk to the Queen, whose House Minister rebuffs her. With the help of a courtside gigolo, she learns to use what others desire to get what she wants. She needs a patron: with forged letters, she convinces Cardinal de Rohan she is the Queen's confidante and can help him regain royal favor. Jeanne conspires to have the Cardinal purchase a fabulous diamond necklace for the Queen. He delivers it to Jeanne for Marie Antoinette. If the scheme breaks down, what then? Might this affair spark revolution?
          

Afghanistan Unveiled (Independent Lens, PBS)

Year: 2004
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
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Susan Sarandon (narrator)

From July 2002 to August 2003, 14 young women, several still in their teens, trained as camera operators and video journalists at the AINA Afghan Media and Culture Center in Kabul. The first female journalists to be trained in Afghanistan for more than a decade and the first ever to be trained in digital media, most of the trainees had never traveled outside Kabul and had not been able to study or pursue careers while the Taliban controlled their country. Created as the culmination of this unique training program, AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED contrasts the harsh lives of the rural women of Afghanistan with those of the film’s young camerawomen, who are experiencing newfound freedom and opportunity while attempting to use their work to change the condition of women in their country.Traveling to rural regions of Afghanistan, the filmmakers worked to gain the confidence and trust of their interviewees, obtaining unprecedented access to their countrywomen. Journeying to Bamiyan, the mountainous region where the Taliban destroyed the enormous ancient statues of the Buddha, they captured heartbreaking footage of women and children who have been reduced to burrowing in caves. Struggling to survive with little food and no water or electricity, left to fend for themselves as the rest of the country rebuilds, the women are led by Zainab, an older woman who details the privations of their daily lives.The filmmakers travel to Herat, a city known for its rich heritage but also for its lack of freedom for women, where they discover it difficult to find a woman willing to speak to them. They visit a doctor who treats women who cannot afford medical care and meet Faugia, whose husband was killed by U.S. bombs when she was six months pregnant. Now Faugia's daily struggle is to find food to feed her family.In Jalalabad, the young women are anxious to interview some of the nomadic Kuchi women, who roam the country and find shelter in destroyed villages. But tribal elders forbid them to film women's faces and so they journey on. In Badakshan, the journalists learn that the primary source of money in the region is the cultivation of poppies, where one crop can earn enough to buy a car. They finally find a group of Kuchi women willing to speak to them and they hear about their struggles to eke out a life for themselves and their children.Despite the suffering they encounter, the filmmakers also manage to find moving examples of hope for Afghanistan's future and emerge from the experience committed to revealing not only these stories to the world, but also the personal stories of the women behind the cameras: women who were not allowed to appear in public, let alone travel, during the Taliban era. A poetic journey of self-discovery, AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED is a profound reminder of independent media's power to bear witness.
          

Africa Screams

Year: 1949
Director: Charles Barton
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Adventure
Runtime: 79 min / Argentina:82 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer, Buddy Baer, Hillary Brooke, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, Burt Wenland, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Charles Gemora

When bookseller Buzz cons Diana into thinking fellow bookseller Stanley knows a great deal about Africa they are abducted and ordered to lead Diana and her henchmen to an African tribe. After encounters with lion tamers, giant apes and a wild river, Buzz returns to America. Stanley finds diamonds and buys the store they once worked for, hiring Buzz as its elevator operator.
          

African Queen, The

Year: 1951
Director: John Huston
Video: DVD all
Genre: Adventure / Romance / War / Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner

At the start of World War 1, Charlie Allnut is using his old steamer, The African Queen, to ferry supplies to villages in East Africa. When the Rev. Samual Sayer dies, Charlie agrees to take Sayers' sister, Rose, back to civilization. taking on the Germans at the same time.
          

After the Sunset

Year: 2004
Director: Brett Ratner
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Action / Adventure / Comedy
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle, Naomie Harris, Chris Penn, Troy Garity, Mykelti Williamson, Obba Babatundé, Russell Hornsby, Rex Linn, Robert Curtis-Brown, Mark Moses, Michael Bowen, Tony Ledard

After a successful last score, a master thief (Brosnan) retires to an island paradise. His lifelong nemesis, a crafty FBI agent, washes ashore to ensure he's making good on his promise. The pair soon enters into a new game of cat-and-mouse.
          

Afterglow (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Alan Rudolph
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 113 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Jay Underwood, Domini Blythe, Yves Corbeil, Alan Fawcett, Michèle-Barbara Pelletier, France Castel, Genevieve Bissonnette, Claudia Besso, Ivan Smith, Ellen David, Don Jordan

Two families are unhappy with their respective relationships: first of ambitious businessman Jeffrey Byron and sexually frustrated Marianne and second of repair contractor Lucky Mann and former B-movie actress Phyllis. When Lucky arrives to Byron's apartment to make some minor repair and Marianne becomes obsessed with him, the everyday balance breaks.
          

Age of AIDS, The (Frontline) (2 discs) (5 copies; 1 copy is QuickTime movies)

Year: 2006
Director: Brent E. Huffman, Katerina Monemvassitis
Video: DVD all
Genre:
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Jessica Savitch, Will Lyman

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/aids/view/"It's a very human virus, a very human epidemic. It touches right to the heart of our existence," says Dr. Peter Piot, executive director of UNAIDS. "When you think of it, that in let's say 25 years, about 70 million people have become infected with this virus, probably coming from one [transmission] ... it's mind blowing."And the crisis continues: Over the next decade, an estimated 40 million more people will contract HIV. "We cannot continue just to treat patients as they become infected," says Dr. David Ho, AIDS researcher and Time magazine's 1996 "Man of the Year" for his work on the life-prolonging "triple cocktail" treatment. "The real solution to this epidemic is to curtail the spread of the virus."Why humanity has failed to stop the spread of HIV is the central question of "The Age of AIDS." Over four hours, the series examines one of the most important scientific and political stories of our time: the story of a mysterious agent that invaded the human species and exploited its frailties and compulsions -- sexual desire and drug addiction, bigotry and greed, political indifference and bureaucratic inertia -- to spread itself across the globe.Filmed around the world in 19 countries, "The Age of AIDS" features interviews with major players in the battle against HIV/AIDS: scientists, including Dr. Jim Curran of Emory University and formerly with the Centers for Disease Control, and Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute for Allergic and Infectious Diseases; political figures, including former President Bill Clinton, U2 front man and AIDS activist Bono and evangelist Franklin Graham; and innovative activists, including Cleve Jones, creator of the AIDS Quilt; Noerine Kaleeba, founder of Africa's first AIDS support organization; and Mechai Viravaidya, "the condom king" of Thailand.
          

Age of Consent

Year: 1969
Director: Michael Powell
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 103 min / USA:98 min
MPAA Rating: R

James Mason: Bradley Morahan, Helen Mirren: Cora Ryan, Jack MacGowran: Nat Kelly, Neva Carr-Glynn: Ma Ryan (as Neva Carr-Glyn), Andonia Katsaros: Isabel Marley, Michael Boddy: Hendricks, Harold Hopkins: Ted Farrell, Slim DeGrey: Cooley (as Slim De Grey), Max Meldrum: TV Interviewer, Frank Thring: Godfrey, the Art Dealer, Clarissa Kaye-Mason: Meg (as Clarissa Kaye), Judith McGrath: Grace (as Judy McGrath), Lenore Caton: Edna, Diane Strachan: Susie, Roberta Grant: Ivy,

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his muse in the form of a young girl.
          

Age of Innocence, The

Year: 1993
Director: Martin Scorsese
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 139 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Alexis Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Mary Beth Hurt, Alec McCowen, Richard E. Grant, Miriam Margolyes, Robert Sean Leonard, Siân Phillips, Jonathan Pryce, Michael Gough, Joanne Woodward, Stuart Wilson

Society scion Newland Archer is engaged to May Welland, but his well-ordered life is upset when he meets May's unconventional cousin, the Countess Olenska. At first, Newland becomes a defender of the Countess, whose separation from her abusive husband makes her a social outcast in the restrictive high society of late-19th Century New York, but he finds in her a companion spirit and they fall in love.
          

Ages of Lulu (in Spanish w/ English subtitles)

Year: 1990
Director: Bigas Luna
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Francesca Neri, Óscar Ladoire, María Barranco, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Rosana Pastor, Javier Bardem, Juan Graell, Rodrigo Valverde, Pilar Bardem, Marta May, Gloria Rodriquez, Ángel Jovè, Ainara Pérez, Juan Sala, Pepa Serrano

The Ages of Lulu is a gruelling sensual odyssey from Spanish director Bigas Luna, made immediately prior to his popular trilogy Jamón, jamón (1992), Golden Balls (1993) and The Tit and the Moon (1994). Starting as the somewhat queasy story of the young Lulu's affair with the manipulative Pablo (Oscar Ladoire), the movie takes a much darker turn once they are wed. It is conventional cinematic wisdom that there's no such thing as sex after marriage, but here Lulu's husband incomprehensibly leads her into blindfolded relationships with others, then is heartbroken when she reacts with disgust. Soon Lulu (superbly played by Francesca Neri from ingénue to hardened 30-something), is paying gay men for sexual games, eventually becoming an unwilling attraction in a commercial sado-machochistic party. - The sexual experiences of the insatiable and ever more kinky temptress Lulu (Francesca Neri) are chronicled in this sensual film. In the story, Lulu marries the American professor who first seduced her at the early age in his car (of course). She tires of hanging out with him and begins seeking sex of all kinds, hanging out in some pretty seedy places in the process. Along the way, she has intimate encounters of all kinds, and indulges in a bit of sadomasochism.
          

Aimée & Jaguar (in German; English, Thai subtitles)

Year: 1999
Director: Max Färberböck
Video: DVD All
Genre: Romance / Drama / War
Runtime: 125 min
MPAA Rating:

Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch, Elisabeth Degen, Detlev Buck, Inge Keller, Kyra Mladeck, Sarah Camp, Klaus Manchen, Margit Bendokat, Jochen Stern, Peter Weck, Lia Dultzkaya, Dani Levy

Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is desperate for love. An unusual and passionate love between them blossoms despite the danger of persecution and nightly bombing raids. The Gestapo is on Felice's trail. Her friends flee, she decides to sit out the war with Lilly. One hot day in August 1944, the Gestapo is waiting in Lilly's flat...
          

Air America

Year: 1990
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Comedy
Runtime: 112 min / Argentina:115 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Mel Gibson: Gene Ryack, Robert Downey Jr.: Billy Covington, Nancy Travis: Corinne Landreaux, Ken Jenkins: Major Donald Lemond, David Marshall Grant: Rob Diehl, Lane Smith: Senator Davenport, Art LaFleur: Jack Neely (as Art La Fleur), Ned Eisenberg: Nick Pirelli, Marshall Bell: Q.V., David Bowe: Saunders, Burt Kwouk: General Lu Soong, Tim Thomerson: Babo, Harvey Jason: Nino, Sinjai Plengpanit: May Ling (as Sinjai Hongthai), Natta Nantatanti: Gene's Daughter

Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.
          

Air Bud (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Charles Martin Smith
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Family / Sport
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs, Eric Christmas, Jay Brazeau, Nicola Cavendish, Brendan Fletcher, Norman Browning, Stephen E. Miller, Shayn Solberg, Chris Turner, Christine Kennedy, Frank C. Turner, Marian Dodd

A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers tp practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.
          

Air I Breathe, The

Year: 2007
Director: Jieho Lee
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime | Drama | Romance | Thriller
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Kevin Bacon: Love, Julie Delpy: Gina, Brendan Fraser: Pleasure, Andy Garcia: Fingers, Sarah Michelle Gellar: Sorrow, Clark Gregg: Henry, Emile Hirsch: Tony, Forest Whitaker: Happiness, Kelly Hu: Jiyoung, Evan Parke: Danny, Taylor Nichols: Sorrow's Father, Victor Rivers: Eddie, Cecilia Suárez: Allison, Todd Stashwick: Frank, Jon Bernthal: Interviewer, ,

In this powerful film four very different people on the edge of desperation are unexpectedly linked by their destinies. A top-notch cast featuring Forest Whitaker Andy Garcia Kevin Bacon Brendan Fraser Sarah Michelle Gellar and Emile Hirsch unforgettably brings to life the stories of a clairvoyant gangster a rising pop star an unlikely bank robber and a doctor desperate to save the love of his life. Filled with surprising twists and turns this suspenseful action-filled drama employs both brutal violence and aching poetry in a moving exploration of the search for happiness in a gritty urban world.
          

Airplane!

Year: 1980
Director: Jim Abrahams
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 88 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Murdock (as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar), Lloyd Bridges: McCroskey, Peter Graves: Captain Oveur, Julie Hagerty: Elaine, Robert Hays: Ted Striker, Leslie Nielsen: Dr. Rumack, Lorna Patterson: Randy, Robert Stack: Rex Kramer, Stephen Stucker: Johnny, Otto: Himself, Jim Abrahams: Religious zealot #6, Frank Ashmore: Victor Basta, Jonathan Banks: Gunderson, Craig Berenson: Paul Carey, Barbara Billingsley: Jive Lady

This is a spoof of the airport disaster movies. When the crew of an airplane are struck by some form of virus, the fate of the passengers depends on an ex-war pilot who is the only one able to land the plane safely! The passengers represent a selection of interesting wacky characters who seem to take every word for its literal meaning.
          

Akeelah and the Bee

Year: 2006
Director: Doug Atchison
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama
Runtime: USA:112 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Keke Palmer: Akeelah, Laurence Fishburne: Dr. Larabee, Angela Bassett: Tanya Anderson, Curtis Armstrong: Mr. Welch, J.R. Villarreal: Javier, Sean Michael: Dylan, Sahara Garey: Georgia, Lee Thompson Young: Devon, Jumper Lark: Young Reporter, Julito McCullum: Terrence, Erica Hubbard: Kiana, Eddie Steeples: Derrick-T, Dalia Phillips: Ms. Cross, Tzi Ma: Mr. Chiu, Jeris Poindexter: Steve

Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah participates in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of -- but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. She also must get past Dr. Larabee's demons, and a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
          

Akira (Special Edition)

Year: 2001
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Video: DVD All
Genre: Animation / Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 124 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda, Hiroshi Ôtake, Kôichi Kitamura, Michihiro Ikemizu, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Masaaki Ôkura, Tarô Arakawa, Takeshi Kusao, Kazumi Tanaka, Masayuki Katô, Yôsuke Akimoto, Masato Hirano

Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project knowned as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activist, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo's supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira's secrets were buried 30 years ago.
          

Aladdin (in Thai, Korean, & English)

Year: 1992
Director: Ron Clements
Video: DVD9
Genre: Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Musical
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale, Bruce Adler, Brad Kane, Lea Salonga, Charles Adler, Jack Angel, Corey Burton, Philip L. Clarke, Jim Cummings

Aladdin is a street-urchin who lives in a large and busy town long ago with his faithful monkey friend Abu. When Princess Jasmine gets tired of being forced to remain in the palace that overlooks the city, she sneaks out to the marketplace, where she accidentally meets Aladdin. Under the orders of the evil Jafar (the sultan's advisor), Aladdin is thrown in jail and becomes caught up in Jafar's plot to rule the land with the aid of a mysterious lamp. Legend has it that only a person who is a "diamond in the rough" can retrieve the lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin might fight that description, but that's not enough to marry the princess, who must (by law) marry a prince.
          

Alamo, The

Year: 2004
Director: Despite a troubled production history including a switch in directors, budget overruns, and delayed release dates, The Alamo turned out to be a remarkably intelligent mini-epic of corrective historical biography. Dispensing with the grandiose myth-making of previous films on this subject (including John Wayne's gung-ho 1960 version), this well-written film breathes new, credibly dimensional life into the stodgy legends of Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton), Jim Bowie (Jason Patric), and Lt. Col. William Travis (Patrick Wilson), who fought with 185 Anglo-"Texican" settlers (some historians claim their numbers were closer to 250) during the bloody 13-day siege by 5,000 Mexican soldiers at the titular San Antonio mission-turned-fortress in 1836. While Gen. Sam Houston (Dennis Quaid) anguishes over military strategy and reluctantly withholds much-needed support, the Alamo defenders face the unbeatable multitudes commanded by Mexican Gen. Santa Anna (Emilio Echevarria), and the screenplay (on which John Sayles was an early contributor, when Ron Howard was slated to direct) allows the central heroes to reveal a richer, more substantial humanity beneath their mythic reputations. Tackling his biggest production to date, director John Lee Hancock (who previously worked with Quaid on The Rookie) reportedly shot 100 hours of footage, so it's almost miraculous that this 135-minute battle drama is so evenly balanced in telling its oft-told tale. Thornton was deservedly singled out for his fine performance, and Dean Semler's cinematography is Oscar-worthy throughout. Of course, any film about the Alamo necessarily includes speculative history, and this one's no exception, but it's got a ring of truth that previous versions conspicuously lacked. --Jeff ShannonThe Alamo HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET BUCK TAYLOR THAT WAS IN THIS MOVIE...AND ALSO A BIG STAR FROM GUNSMOKE...FANTASTICDennis!!!!!!Anything Dennis Quaid will generally grab at least some of my attention. He is fun to look at and there were points in his career that totally plugged me in.people have expectationsThe actual events that led to the siege of the Alamo and the establishment of the short-lived country called Texas lie shrouded in the fog of contested legends. Like the Middle East today, two peoples necessarily tell the story of the same land in far different ways. It is often said by Texans today that Mexico is achieving through immigration and fecundity what Santa Ana could not.Under such circumstances, there is room for a dramatic retelling of one side's story. THE ALAMO does that, and superbly. Jettisoning the attempt to see events from the Mexican point of view - it would have made for more textured history but a failed film - this movie simply tells the story of a heroic stand that many of its heros must have known was doomed from the start.In the end, Mexican General Santa Ana's Napoleonic ambitions die in an eighteen-minute battle at a place of Sam Houston's choosing.I work with leaders. Successful leaders usually have far more opportunity to draw on patience and fortitude than heroism. Yet in the heroism of this film *and* in Houston's patience, there are many lessons.David (or was he Davey?) Crockett wearing his legend lightly. Houston refusing to be drawn in to battle when blood and anger were running hot. A young Lieutenant Coronel being told that 'sometimes it's just the *way* you say things' and discovering that stooping to burn his own hands on a hot cannon ball that someone else could have carried provided the elevation that had eluded him by command.These are the film's enduring lessons. They can be told even when the history is sketchy, because somewhere, right now, some human being whose knees are shaking is becoming a hero in just this way.John Lee Hancock
Video: DVD All
Genre: Western, Drama, Action
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Dennis Quaid: Sam Houston, Billy Bob Thornton: Davy Crockett, Jason Patric: James Bowie, Patrick Wilson: William Travis, Emilio Echevarría: Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, Jordi Mollà: Juan Seguin, Leon Rippy: Sgt. William Ward, Tom Davidson: Colonel Green Jameson, Marc Blucas: James Bonham, Robert Prentiss: Albert Grimes, Kevin Page: Micajah Autry, Joe Stevens: Mial Scurlock, Stephen Bruton: Captain Almeron Dickinson, Laura Clifton: Susanna Dickinson, Ricardo Chavira: Private Gregorio Esparza (as Ricardo S. Chavira)

Historical drama detailing the 1835-36 Texas revolution before, during, and after the famous siege of the Alamo (February 23-March 6, 1836) where 183 Texans (American-born Texans) and Tejanos (Mexican-born Texans) commanded by Colonel Travis, along with Davey Crockett and Jim Bowie, were besieged in an abandoned mission outside San Antonio by a Mexican army of nearly 2,000 men under the personal command of the dictator of Mexico, General Santa Anna, as well as detailing the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836) where General Sam Houston's rag-tag army of Texans took on and defeated Santa Anna's army which led to the indepedence of Texas.
          

Alaska (VCD)

Year: 1996
Director: Fraser Clarke Heston
Video: VCD
Genre: Adventure / Family
Runtime: 109 min
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for some mild language and adventure/peril.PG

Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict, Charlton Heston, Duncan Fraser, Gordon Tootoosis, Ben Cardinal, Ryan Kent, Don S. Davis, Dolly Madsen, Stephen E. Miller, Byron Chief-Moon, Kristin Lehman, Adrien Dorval

Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the mountains. Annoyed that the authorities aren't doing enough, Jessie and Sean set out on an adventure to find their father with the help of a polar bear which they have saved from a ferocious poacher (Charlton Heston). Conflict ensues.
          

Alfie (1966)

Year: 1966
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Runtime: 114 min
MPAA Rating: Approved

Michael Caine: Alfie Elkins, Shelley Winters: Ruby, Millicent Martin: Siddie, Julia Foster: Gilda, Jane Asher: Annie, Shirley Anne Field: Carla, Vivien Merchant: Lily, Eleanor Bron: The Doctor, Denholm Elliott: The Abortionist, Alfie Bass: Harry Clamacraft, Graham Stark: Humphrey, Murray Melvin: Nat, Sydney Tafler: Frank

Alfie is the ultimate Ladykiller. He is wonderfully successful with women. He also rarely gets emotionally involved with them. He has a series of reversals in which his health is threatened, he has a child who is adopted by another man, gets a married woman pregnant and must procure an abortion for her, and when he decides to settle down is rejected for a younger man.
          

Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection

Year: 2001
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary / Biography
Runtime: USA:120 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Farley Granger, Tippi Hedren, Patricia Hitchcock

Collection of 34 films:Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, The Lady Vanishes, Lifeboat, Murder, Foreign Correspondent, Marnie, The Skin Game, Sabotage, Jamaica Inn, Young and Innocent, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest, The Paradine Case, Saboteur, The Birds, The Man Who Knew Too Much (Leslie Banks, Edna Best), Rich and Strange, & The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The Wrong Man, The Trouble with Harry, The Man Who Knew Too Much (James Stewart, Doris Day), Dial "M" for Murder, Stage Fright, "I Confess"!, Secret Agent, Spellbound, Rebecca, Notorious, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Suspicion, Psycho, Rear Window
          

Ali

Year: 2001
Director: Michael Mann
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Drama / Sport
Runtime: 159 min / USA:165 min (director's cut)
MPAA Rating: Rated R for some language and brief violence. (also director's cut)R

Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona Gaye, Michael Michele, Joe Morton, Bruce McGill, Paul Rodriguez, Barry Shabaka Henley, Giancarlo Esposito

In 1964, a brash new pro boxer, fresh from his olympic gold medal victory, explodes on to the scene, Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African American's in sport with his proud public self confidence with his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. To his credit, he sets out to prove that with his highly agile and forceful style soon making him a formidable boxer who soon claims the heavyweight championship. His personal life is no less noteworthy with his allegiance to the Nation of Islam, his friendship with the controversial Malcolm X and his abandonment of his slave name in favour of Muhammad Ali stirring up controversy. Yet, at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test with the military draft rules are changed, making him eligible for military induction during the Vietnam War. Despite the fact that he could easily agree to a sweetheart deal that would have meant an easy tour of duty for himself, Ali refuses to submit on principle to cooperate in an unjust war for a racist nation that treated his people so poorly. The cost of that stand is high as he finds himself unable to legally box in his own country while his case is contested in court. What follows is a battle for a man who would sacrifice so much for what he believes in and a comeback that would cement his legend as one of the great sports figures of all time.
          

Ali G Indahouse - The Movie (Widescreen Edition)

Year: 2002
Director: Mark Mylod
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 88 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Gambon, Charles Dance, Kellie Bright, Martin Freeman, Rhona Mitra, Barbara New, Emilio Rivera, Gina La Piana, Dana Pauley, Dominic Delesilva, Jacqueline Castro, Jesse Acosta, Mário Aguilar, Gary Baxley

Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and his government more popular than ever.
          

Alias (Season 01) (6 discs)

Year: 2002
Director: J. J. Abrams
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Suspense / Drama / TV Series
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Ron Rifkin Michael Vartan Victor Garber Jennifer Garner

Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) is a super (and super sexy) spy, fighting nefarious villains and working for the good guys--or so she thinks. Recruited as a college freshman for espionage work, Sydney found her true calling with SD-6, a secret division of the CIA. When her hunky doctor-boyfriend proposes to her, she decides to let him in on the truth she's not supposed to tell anyone: she's not a grad student with a demanding job for an international bank, but a secret agent who constantly puts her life on the line for the free world. But when SD-6 discovers her security breach, her fiancé is brutally assassinated, and Sydney suddenly finds herself face-to-face with the truth: she's been working for the bad guys. Deciding to become a double agent for the CIA and bring down the evildoers, Sydney gets one more surprise--her estranged father (Victor Garber) is also working for SD-6, and the CIA as well. Welcome to the family, Syd! Confusing? This is all just in the first episode of Alias, the brainchild of Felicity creator J.J. Abrams that plays like a cross between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and James Bond. With its double-edged tension (how long can Syd play double agent?) and one heck of a MacGuffin (the dreaded Rambaldi device, the mythic creation of a Renaissance genius), the show leads its viewers from episode to episode with visceral, compelling action, not to mention the nascent romance between Syd and her CIA handler, Vaughn (Michael Vartan), and her clashes with her heretofore distant father. Sharp, smart, and always suspenseful, Alias' center was held by the gorgeous Garner, a stellar action heroine and an even better actress who could pull off Sydney's exotic undercover missions and conflicted emotions with equal dexterity. By the end of this first season, which concludes with a breathtaking cliffhanger, you'll be seduced into Alias' world with, happily, no desire to escape. --Mark Englehart
          

Alias (Season 02) (6 discs, English & Spanish)

Year: 2001
Director: J. J. Abrams
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Drama / Suspense / TV Series
Runtime: 42 min / 6 discs
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper, Merrin Dungey, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman, Greg Grunberg, David Anders, Melissa George, Mía Maestro, Rachel Nichols, Élodie Bouchez, Balthazar Getty, Lena Olin

Sydney Bristow is a young, athletic, college graduate who was recruited her freshman year as a secret agent for SD-6, a top-secret branch of the CIA. After a few years -- after Sydney confides her lifestyle to her boyfriend, the evil head of SD-6 -- Arvin Sloan, has him killed. Sydney learns that SD-6 is part of a rogue international agency called the Alliance of 12, out to rule the world. She becomes a double agent, working with the real CIA to bring down SD-6 with the assistance of her handler, Michael Vaughn, and her estranged father Jack Bristow -- also a double agent. Along the way, Sydney fights various rival agents, rival terrorist groups, and traitors all the while keeping her cloak-and-dagger lifestyle a secret from her friends. (Season 1)
          

Alias (Season 03) (6 discs, English & Spanish)

Year: 2001
Director:
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Drama / Suspense / TV Series
Runtime: 42 min / USA:60 min (including commercials)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper, Merrin Dungey, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman, Greg Grunberg, David Anders, Melissa George, Mía Maestro, Rachel Nichols, Élodie Bouchez, Balthazar Getty, Lena Olin

The third season of Alias found super spy Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) waking up in Hong Kong with a monster hangover and two years in the future with nary a memory. What's worse, her world has been turned upside-down with the evil Sloane (Ron Rifkin) now a world-famous humanitarian and philanthropist, and, even worse, her true love Vaughn (Michael Vartan) married to a seemingly great gal. Nice way to go back to work, eh? After coming up with one heck of a cliffhanger in season 2, Alias proceeded a bit aimlessly through these 22 episodes, and as a result, the parts were truly greater than the whole. With Lena Olin no longer around as Syd's duplicitous mother, and the addition of admirable yet bland Melissa George as Vaughn's wife Lauren, Garner found herself for the first time without a compelling female foil to play off of. By dividing its focus equally between the quest for the enigmatic Rambaldi device, Syd and Vaughn's now-contentious relationship, and the uncovering of Syd's missing years, Alias lost a little of its power without a larger story arc. The loss of regular cast members Merrin Dungey (Francie/Alison) and Bradley Cooper (Will)--both of whom do make great guest appearances--also divest the show of the personal life that kept Sydney human and approachable. Still, Garner is stellar as always, the plot twists come fast and furious, and secret identities are revealed. This season does have a great panorama of guest actors including Ricky Gervais, Justin Theroux, Djimon Hounsou, David Cronenberg, Quentin Tarantino, Vivica A. Fox, and Isabella Rossellini as Syd's long-lost aunt. --Mark Englehart
          

Alias (Season 04) (8 discs)

Year: 2001
Director:
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Drama / Suspense / TV Series
Runtime: 42 min / USA:60 min (including commercials)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper, Merrin Dungey, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman, Greg Grunberg, David Anders, Melissa George, Mía Maestro, Rachel Nichols, Élodie Bouchez, Balthazar Getty, Lena Olin

True to form, at the beginning of its fourth season J.J. Abrams' Alias proceeded to reinvent itself yet again--and the results looked quite a bit like the first season, but with a decided twist. Super agent Sydney Bristow (Emmy nominee Jennifer Garner) found herself once more working for a covert secret-ops group that was "off the books" and headed up by Arvin Sloane (Ron Rifkin) as she was partnered with... Hey, wait, wasn't Sloane a bad guy before? Well, yes, he was, but having been "rehabilitated" from his evil ways, he's now Sydney's new boss--nevermind the fact that he's trampled all over her life in more ways than one--and head of the CIA's new super-secret division, APO (for Authorized Personnel Only), which also includes all of Sydney's old friends, as well as her dad (Victor Garber) and love interest Vaughn (Michael Vartan). But as Sydney and Vaughn struggle with their budding relationship in the wake of his wife's death, and Syd also comes to realize her father may have had quite a bit to do with her mother's abrupt disappearance, a few monkey wrenches are thrown into the works. There's the emergence of South American agent Nadia (Mia Maestro), who's Syd's half sister--and the daughter of Sloane; the reappearance of Syd's nasty nemesis, Anna Espinosa (Gina Torres); a Sloane doppelganger (Joel Grey); and a mysterious cabal intent on harnessing the power of the legendary Rambaldi device.Alias was definitely all over the map during its fourth season, and a few off-screen factors managed to take their toll onscreen as well. The end of a real-life relationship between Garner and Vartan gave Sydney and Vaughn's scenes a lack of romantic spark, but at the same time a decided tension, as the two warily circled each other and deepened their relationship; they clicked best in the episode "Welcome to Liberty Village," in which the duo infiltrates a Stepford-like suburb as a picture-perfect couple. And the absence of Lena Olin, as Syd's mother, was definitely felt, as her character became a looming presence despite little screen time. Where Alias succeeded this year was in the dramatic impact individual episodes had: "Nocturne" was a captivating tale of Sydney in the throes of deadly hallucinations; "The Orphan" affectingly fleshed out the enigmatic Nadia's background; "In Dreams" (directed by Garner) probed the subconscious of bad guy Sloane, who wasn't as evil as you might think; and "Mirage" forced Sydney to impersonate her mother in her father's fevered dreams. Don't worry, there was plenty of action--especially in the season's final episodes, which prominently featured a deadly Sonia Braga--and despite its ups and downs, Alias remained one of the most intelligent, compelling dramas on television. --Mark Englehart
          

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Year: 1974
Director: Martin Scorsese
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 112 min
MPAA Rating: PG

Ellen Burstyn: Alice Hyatt, Kris Kristofferson: David, Billy Green Bush: Donald Hyatt, Diane Ladd: Flo, Lelia Goldoni: Bea, Harvey Keitel: Ben Eberhart, Lane Bradbury: Rita Eberhart, Vic Tayback: Mel, Jodie Foster: Audrey, Valerie Curtin: Vera, Murray Moston: Jacobs, Harry Northup: Joe & Jim's Bartender, Alfred Lutter III: Tommy Hyatt (as Alfred Lutter), Mia Bendixsen: Alice, Age 8

When Alice's husband dies, she has no money but must support her 12 year old son. She decides she wants to move to Monterey, California, to be a singer. They start from New Mexico and begin traveling towards Monterey, California, and along the way gets a job as a singer, then as a waitress in Phoenix. In Tucson, while working as a waitress, she meets a generous man, Kris Kristofferson ...
          

Alice in Wonderland (TV Version) (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Nick Willing
Video: VCD
Genre: Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Runtime: USA:150 min / 65 min (2 episodes) / Finland:131 min (TV) / USA:129 min (VHS version)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Robbie Coltrane, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd, Pete Postlethwaite, Miranda Richardson, Martin Short, Peter Ustinov, George Wendt, Gene Wilder, Tina Majorino, Ken Dodd, Jason Flemyng, Sheila Hancock, Simon Russell Beale

Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or shrink to three inches. But will she ever be able to return home?
          

All About My Mother

Year: 1999
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 101 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, Penélope Cruz, Rosa Maria Sardà, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Fernando Guillén, Toni Cantó, Eloy Azorín, Carlos Lozano, Manuel Morón, José Luis Torrijo, Juan José Otegui, Carmen Balagué

A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his 17th birthday as he runs to seek an actress's autograph. She goes to Barcelona to find the lad's father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he has a child. First she finds her friend, Agrado, also a transvestite; through him she meets Rosa, a young nun bound for El Salvador, and by happenstance, becomes the personal assistant of Huma Rojo, the actress her son admired. She helps Huma manage Nina, the co-star and Huma's lover, and she becomes Rosa's caretaker during a dicey pregnancy. With echoes of Lorca, "All About Eve," and "Streetcar Named Desire," the mothers (and fathers and actors) live out grief, love, and friendship.
          

All About Steve

Year: 2009
Director: Phil Traill
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Sandra Bullock ... Mary Horowitz Thomas Haden Church ... Hartman Hughes Bradley Cooper ... Steve Ken Jeong ... Angus DJ Qualls ... Howard Keith David ... Corbitt Howard Hesseman ... Mr. Horowitz Beth Grant ... Mrs. Horowitz Katy Mixon ... Elizabeth M.C. Gainey ... Norm the Truck Driver Holmes Osborne ... Soloman Delaney Hamilton ... Little Deaf Girl Jason Jones ... Vasquez Carlos Gómez ... Rescue Supervisor George Sharperson ... Rescuer

Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.
          

All Quiet on Western Front (1979) (DVD 9)

Year: 1979
Director: Delbert Mann
Video: DVD 9
Genre: War / Drama
Runtime: Netherlands:150 min / USA:150 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Patricia Neal, Paul Mark Elliott, David Bradley, Mathew Evans, George Winter, Dominic Jephcott, Mark Drewry, Colin Mayes, Ewan Stewart, Michael Sheard, Katerina Lirova

Paul Baumer is a young German who, along with his graduating high school classmates, enlist in the German Imperial Army during the First World War. Originally thinking war would be a great adventure, Paul and his friends discover exactly the opposite as the war drags on and one by one the members of the class are killed in action until only Paul remains.
          

All That Jazz (VCD)

Year: 1979
Director: Bob Fosse
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Musical
Runtime: 123 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen, Erzsebet Foldi, Michael Tolan, Max Wright, William LeMassena, Irene Kane, Deborah Geffner, Kathryn Doby, Anthony Holland, Robert Hitt

Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
          

All the Good Ones Are Married

Year: 2007
Director: Terry Ingram
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Daryl Hannah: Alex, Joanna Douglas: Zoe, James McGowan: Ben, Emma Taylor-Isherwood: Madison Gold, Matthew Knight: Luke Gold, Nick Baillie: Glen Garrity, Barry Flatman: Jack, Judy Marshak: Joan, Morgan Kelly: Trey, Deborah Odell: Lauren, Theresa Joy: Kayla, Jo Chim: Fay, Edgar George: Policeman, Kathy Imrie: Marge, Derek Moran: EMT

A woman (Daryl Hannah) going through an amicable divorce is suddenly confronted by her husband's mistress. The woman knew nothing about the mistress and suddenly sees her marriage and the reasons for its ending in a new light. The mistress has recently been dumped by the husband as well and offers to help with the divorce proceedings. Though at first the wife is wary of the mistress, the two soon form an unlikely alliance. Each learning about themselves from the friendship with the other. This unlikely friendship inspires each woman to move past their bitterness and fears and to emerge stronger and happier from the experience.
          

All the King's Men

Year: 2006
Director: Steven Zaillian
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 140 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Sean Penn: Willie Stark, Jude Law: Jack Burden, Anthony Hopkins: Judge Irwin, Kate Winslet: Anne Stanton, Mark Ruffalo: Adam Stanton, Patricia Clarkson: Sadie Burke, James Gandolfini: Tiny Duffy, Jackie Earle Haley: Sugar Boy, Kathy Baker: Mrs. Burden, Talia Balsam: Lucy Stark, Travis Champagne: Tom Stark (as Travis M. Champagne), Frederic Forrest: Willie's Father, Paul Desmond: Slade, Kevin Dunn: Alex, Thomas McCarthy: Editor (as Tom McCarthy)

Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, and Anthony Hopkins star in this riveting story of a humble man's rise to political power and the destructive force of corruption and betrayal that would ultimately unravel his soul, based on Robert Penn Warren's 1946 classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Also starring James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo and Patricia Clarkson.
          

All the President's Men

Year: 1976
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / History / Thriller
Runtime: 138 min / Spain:125 min (TV version)
MPAA Rating: PG

Dustin Hoffman: Carl Bernstein, Robert Redford: Bob Woodward, Jack Warden: Harry M. Rosenfeld, Martin Balsam: Howard Simons, Hal Holbrook: Deep Throat, Jason Robards: Ben Bradlee, Jane Alexander: Judy Hoback, Meredith Baxter: Debbie Sloan, Ned Beatty: Martin Dardis, Stephen Collins: Hugh W. Sloan, Jr., Penny Fuller: Sally Aiken, John McMartin: Scott, Foreign Editor, Robert Walden: Donald H. Segretti, Frank Wills: Himself - Watergate Security Guard, F. Murray Abraham: Sgt. Paul Leeper, Arresting Officer #1

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defence case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organisers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. The editor of the Post is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself.
          

Almost Famous

Year: 2000
Director: Cameron Crowe
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Music
Runtime: 122 min / USA:162 min (director's cut)
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liz Stauber, Jimmy Fallon

William Miller is a 15 year old kid, hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with, and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming of age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.
          

Along Came A Spider

Year: 2001
Director: Lee Tamahori
Video: DVD all
Genre: Thriller / Crime / Mystery / Drama
Runtime: 104 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Morgan Freeman: Alex Cross, Monica Potter: Jezzie Flannigan, Michael Wincott: Gary Soneji, Dylan Baker: Ollie McArthur, Mika Boorem: Megan Rose, Anton Yelchin: Dimitri Starodubov, Kimberly Hawthorne: Agent Hickley (as Kim Hawthorne), Jay O. Sanders: Kyle Craig, Billy Burke: Ben Devine, Michael Moriarty: Senator Hank Rose, Penelope Ann Miller: Elizabeth Rose, Anna Maria Horsford: Vickie, Scott Heindl: Floyd the Fisherman, Christopher Shyer: Jim, Jill Teed: Tracie

Based on the book by James Patterson and a partner to the film Kiss the Girls, Morgan Freeman stars as the detective/psychologist Alex Cross. After losing his partner in an out of control 'bust' Alex Cross stops working and cannot forgive himself. He is drawn back to work reluctantly when a senator's daughter is kidnapped and the kidnapper seems to want to deal with Alex personally.
          

Along Came Polly

Year: 2004
Director: John Hamburg
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing, Alec Baldwin, Hank Azaria, Bryan Brown, Jsu Garcia, Michele Lee, Bob Dishy, Missi Pyle, Judah Friedlander, Kevin Hart, Masi Oka, Kym Whitley

Can a risk-averse insurance salesman on the rebound from his bride's infidelity (during their honeymoon) find happiness with a waitress he knew in junior high who's averse to commitment? Reuben is a sweet klutz who's ready to settle down but sees in her a chance to recover from disappointment and have some fun; Polly is a sweet itinerant, not ready to settle down but sees a chance to spend time with a nice guy who likes her. What will he do when his bride comes crawling back? What will Polly do, when he runs the numbers and thinks she's a good risk? Sub-plots involve his self-centered pal, who's a has-been actor, and an assignment to assess the insurability of a balls-out Aussie.
          

Amadeus

Year: 1984
Director: Milos Forman
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music
Runtime: 160 min / 180 min (director's cut)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay, Kenneth McMillan, Kenny Baker, Lisabeth Bartlett, Barbara Bryne, Martin Cavina, Roderick Cook, Milan Demjanenko

Antonio Salieri believes that Mozart's music is divine. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. But he can't understand why God favored Mozart, such a vulgar creature, to be his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is set to take revenge.
          

Amal (in English & Hindi, w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2007
Director: Richie Mehta
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Foreign
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Rupinder Nagra ... Amal Naseeruddin Shah ... G.K. Jayaram Seema Biswas ... Sapna Agarwal Koel Purie ... Pooja Seth Vik Sahay ... Vivek Roshan Seth ... Suresh Tanisha Chatterjee ... Priya Siddhant Behl ... Harish Jayaram Amardeep Jha ... Radha Kumar Maya Mankotia ... Simran Jayaram Dr. Shiva ... Dr. Shiva Gurpreet Chana ... The Tabla Guy

Autorickshaw driver AMAL is content with the small but vital role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, aging billionaire, who, moved by Amal's humility, bequeaths him his entire estate before passing away. With only one month to discover and claim the inheritance, Amal's struggles with duty and wealth are threatened by all those around him - from a young injured beggar girl and a lovely store merchant, to the danger of the old man's upper-caste friends and siblings, all seeking to claim their share of the riches.
          

Amazing Grace

Year: 2006
Director: Michael Apted
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Drama
Runtime: 117 min / Canada:111 min (Toronto International Film Festival) / USA:111 min
MPAA Rating: PG

Ioan Gruffudd: William Wilberforce, Romola Garai: Barbara Wilberforce, Benedict Cumberbatch: Pitt the Younger, Albert Finney: John Newton, Michael Gambon: Lord Charles Fox, Rufus Sewell: Thomas Clarkson, Youssou N'Dour: Oloudaqh Equiano, Ciarán Hinds: Lord Tarleton, Toby Jones: Duke of Clarence, Nicholas Farrell: Henry Thornton, Sylvestra Le Touzel: Marianne Thornton, Jeremy Swift: Richard the Butler, Stephen Campbell Moore: James Stephen, Bill Paterson: Lord Dundas, Nicholas Day: William Dolben

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament in 19th century England, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
          

America's Funniest Home Videos 9 (VCD)

Year: 1996
Director:
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:




          

America's Sweethearts

Year: 2001
Director: Joe Roth
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 102 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Seth Green, Scot Zeller, Larry King, Steve Pink, Rainn Wilson, Eric Balfour, Marty Belafsky

In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.
          

American Beauty

Year: 1999
Director: Sam Mendes
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 122 min / Netherlands:121 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards, Barry Del Sherman, Ara Celi, John Cho, Fort Atkinson, Sue Casey

Lester and Carolyn Burnham are on the outside, a perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house, in a perfect neighborhood. But inside, Lester is slipping deeper and deeper into a hopeless depression. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated with one of his daughters friends. Meanwhile, his daughter Jane is developing a happy friendship with a shy boy-next-door named Ricky who lives with a homophobic father.
          

American Buffalo (VCD)

Year: 1996
Director: Michael Corrente
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 88 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson

From the play by David Mamet, AMERICAN BUFFALO is another story of mens interminable struggle toward the top of the heap, a goal which ultimately and inevitably eludes most of us. Don Dubro, the proprietor of a dusty dark inner-city junk shop, holds court there with his friends and makes plans probably on a daily basis for his ascendancy to the top. He does this more out of habit than hope because he's long ago surrendered his future to the daily repetition of his life as guardian of the discarded remnants of others' possessions. Disheveled Teach, on the other hand, is either too dumb or too stubborn to accept the lot life has dealt him. Instead, he bucks like a wild horse under the saddle and refuses to be broken. Most pitiable of the trio which populates the movie is teenaged Bobby. Mistaking much of the palaver which passes between the older men as pearls of wisdom, Bobby is the only one of the trio who still has a chance to make a life for himself somewhere beyond this tired too-familiar neighborhood. Don seems to recognize, early in their heist scheme, that exposing Bobby to his desperation can only drag the kid down. Teach imposes himself into Bobby and Don's plan to swipe some pricey coins from one of Don's customers. Don's plan to send Bobby in after the coin is too risky, Teach says. The truth is simpler. Teach doesn't want his cut to be too small
          

American Bullfighter I and II, The

Year: 2000
Director: Ramzy Telley
Video: DVD-1
Genre: Documentary, Movie, Sports Highlights
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Baxter Black, Willie Nelson

Rodeo clownsThe American Bullfighter I will take you on a wild and woolly ride through the life and times of rodeo's unsung heroes, the bullfighting clowns. This action-packed film chronicles the evolution of rodeo clowns and their dual roles as cowboy protector and crowd pleaser. Watch today's modern bullfighting athletes as they compete for the coveted title "World Champion Bullfighter," rodeo's newest prize money event.Featuring some of today's most exciting rodeo bullfighters: Rob Smets (4-time World Champ), Ronny & Danny Sparks, Miles Hare, Dwayne, Hargo, Greg Rumohr & Rex Dunn, among others.American Bullfighter II: If you've ever wondered what it is like to be a freestyle rodeo bullfighter put on your chaps and hold on for a non-stop bone-jarring ride. After recovering from a broken neck, Rob Smets proves why he is called the "Kamikaze," as he wins, in spectacular fashion, his fifth World Championship Bullfighting title.
          

American Carol, An

Year: 2008
Director: David Zucker
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Serdar Kalsin, Geoffrey Arend, Jon Voight, Bill O'Reilly

From David Zucker, the director of The Naked Gun and Airplane! comes a bare-knuckle comedy where no one is safe from the onslaught of lunacy. When obnoxious Hollywood director Michael Malone organizes a Ban the 4th of July campaign, his efforts are upended by a gang of spirits from America s past. Zucker roasts a herd of sacred cows in this latest parody featuring an all-star cast.
          

American Crime, An

Year: 2007
Director: Tommy O'Haver
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating:

Ellen Page: Sylvia Likens, Catherine Keener: Gertrude Baniszewski, Hayley McFarland: Jennifer Faye 'Jennie' Likens, Ari Graynor: Paula Baniszewski, Evan Peters: Ricky Hobbs, Bradley Whitford: Prosecutor Leroy K. New, Hannah Leigh Dworkin: Shirley Baniszewski, Scout Taylor-Compton: Stephanie Baniszewski, Carlie Westerman: Marie Baniszewski, Nick Searcy: Lester Likens, James Franco: Dennis, Tristan Jarred: Johnny Baniszewski, Channing Nichols: Patty Ryan, Romy Rosemont: Betty Likens, Michael Welch: Teddy Lewis

Based on a true story that shocked the nation in 1965 the film recounts one of the most shocking crimes ever committed against a single victim. Sylvia and Jennie Fae Likens the two daughters of traveling carnival workers are left for an extended stay at the Indianapolis (3850 E. New York St. is hardly suburban nor was it in 1965 by any stretch of the imagination.) home of single mother Gertrude Baniszewski and her seven children. Times are tough and Gertrude's financial needs cause her to make this arrangement before realizing how the burden will push her unstable nature to a breaking point. What transpires in the next three months is both riveting and horrific leaving one child dead and the rest scarred for life.
          

American Dreamz

Year: 2006
Director: Paul Weitz
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Music
Runtime: 107 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Hugh Grant: Martin Tweed, Dennis Quaid: President Staton, Mandy Moore: Sally Kendoo, Willem Dafoe: Chief of Staff, Jennifer Coolidge: Martha Kendoo, Sam Golzari: Omer Obeidi, Marcia Gay Harden: First Lady Stanton, Chris Klein: William Williams, Seth Meyers: Chet Krogl, John Cho: Ittles, Judy Greer: Accordo, Bernard White: Agha Babur, Tony Yalda: Iqbal Riza, Noureen DeWulf: Shazzy Riza, Shohreh Aghdashloo: Nazneen Riza

A satire who focuses on reality shows like American Idol. Sally's dream is to become a music star and to participate in American Dreamz show. In order to achieve this, she leaves her boyfriend and mixes up with the host of the program. Meanwhile, an Arabian boy travels to the USA to visit their relatives and, accidentally, he becomes a participant of the show. The president of the USA is kind of depressed, but the vice president comes up with the idea of a live presentation in the show.
          

American Gangster

Year: 2007
Director: Ridley Scott
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 157 min
MPAA Rating: R

Denzel Washington ... Frank Lucas Russell Crowe ... Richie Roberts Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Huey Lucas Josh Brolin ... Detective Trupo Lymari Nadal ... Eva Ted Levine ... Lou Toback Roger Guenveur Smith ... Nate John Hawkes ... Freddie Spearman RZA ... Moses Jones Yul Vazquez ... Alphonse Abruzzo Malcolm Goodwin ... Jimmy Zee Ruby Dee ... Mama Lucas Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Doc Carla Gugino ... Laurie Roberts Skyler Fortgang ... Michael Roberts John Ortiz ... Javier J. Rivera Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Nicky Barnes Armand Assante ... Dominic Cattano Kathleen Garrett ... Mrs. Dominic Cattano Joe Morton ... Charlie Williams Ritchie Coster ... Joey Sadano Bari K. Willerford ... Joe Louis Idris Elba ... Tango Common ... Turner Lucas Warner Miller ... Melvin Lucas Albert Jones ... Terrence Lucas J. Kyle Manzay ... Dexter Lucas T.I. ... Stevie Lucas (as Tip Harris) Melissia Hill ... Redtop Quisha Saunders ... Darlynn Kevin Corrigan ... Campizi Robert Funaro ... McCann Jon Polito ... Rossi Tom O'Rourke ... Banker Robert C. Kirk ... Police Captain Tom Stearns ... 2-Star General KaDee Strickland ... Richie's Attorney Jon DeVries ... Judge James Racine Jim R. Coleman ... Bailiff Lee Shepard ... Laurie's Attorney Gavin Grazer ... Mike Sobota Linda Powell ... Social Worker Roxanne Amandez ... Paramedic Norman Reedus ... Detective in Morgue Pierra Francesca ... Stewardess Eddie Rouse ... Detective at Party Maryann Urbano ... Real Estate Broker Cedric Sanders ... Serviceman in Cafe #1 Jason Veasey ... Serviceman in Cafe #2 Roosevelt Davis ... Army Captain Roger Bart ... U.S. Attorney Eric Silver ... White Kid Mitchell Green ... Tango's Bodyguard Saycon Sengbloh ... Tango's Woman

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East in the midst of the Vietnam War.
          

American Gigolo

Year: 1980
Director: Paul Schrader
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Crime / Romance / Thriller
Runtime: 117 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina Van Pallandt, Bill Duke, Brian Davies, K Callan, Tom Stewart, Patricia Carr, David Cryer, Carole Cook, Carol Bruce, Frances Bergen, Macdonald Carey, William Dozier

Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.
          

American Graffiti

Year: 1973
Director: George Lucas
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 110 min / 112 min (re-release) (1978)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Richard Dreyfuss: Curt Henderson, Ron Howard: Steve Bolander (as Ronny Howard), Paul Le Mat: John Milner, Charles Martin Smith: Terry 'The Toad' Fields (as Charlie Martin Smith), Cindy Williams: Laurie Henderson, Candy Clark: Debbie Dunham, Mackenzie Phillips: Carol, Wolfman Jack: XERB Disc Jockey, Bo Hopkins: Joe Young, Manuel Padilla Jr.: Carlos, Beau Gentry: Ants, Harrison Ford: Bob Falfa, Jim Bohan: Officer Holstein, Jana Bellan: Budda, Deby Celiz: Wendy

Two boys are scheduled to leave for college in the morning. Each has his own doubts. They spend a final evening cruising the strip and have every adventure possible before dawn when they will each have to decide what they will do.
          

American History X

Year: 1998
Director: Tony Kaye
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime: 119 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee, Stacy Keach, Fairuza Balk, Elliott Gould, Guy Torry, William Russ, Joseph Cortese, Jason Bose Smith, Antonio David Lyons, Alex Sol

Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) returns from prison to find his younger brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), caught in the same web of racism and hatred that landed him in prison. After Derek's father is killed in the line of duty by a minority, Derek's view of mankind is altered, but while in prison, he discovers that there is good and bad in every race. The task before him now is to convince Danny of his newfound enlightenment.
          

American Patchwork: Appalachian Journey

Year: 1990?
Director: Alan Lomax
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Alan Lomax and Appalachian tradition bearers

In this video veteran ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax informally guides you through the Smoky Mountains to discover how a mix of British and Afro-American cultures, urban influences, and contact with the Cherokee resulted in the regions unique blend of ballads, legends, hand-made toys, and square dancing. Visit the birthplace of country music and its creators, meeting moonshiners and Kentucky miners, not to mention an array of expert dancers, banjo pickers, fiddlers, and guitarists. Hear Davy Crockett favorite yarn and Frank Profill's original version of the Ballad of Tom Dooley. Trace the growth of Southern mountain music from the primitive mouthbow to red-hot bluegrass bands, witnessing how the music is a natural extension of the storied lives of the Appalachian people themselves. Performers include: Tommy Jarrell, Stanley and Ray Hicks, Bob and Laurence Eller, A. Mae Hinton, the Thomas Brothers, Frank Profitt Jr. and Raymond Fairchild.
          

American Pie

Year: 1999
Director: Paul Weitz
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Jason Biggs: Jim Levenstein, Chris Klein: Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher, Thomas Ian Nicholas: Kevin Myers, Alyson Hannigan: Michelle Flaherty, Shannon Elizabeth: Nadia, Tara Reid: Victoria 'Vicky' Lathum, Eddie Kaye Thomas: Paul Finch, Seann William Scott: Steve Stifler (as Seann W. Scott), Eugene Levy: Jim's Dad, Natasha Lyonne: Jessica, Mena Suvari: Heather, Jennifer Coolidge: Stifler's Mom, Chris Owen: Chuck Sherman, Eric Lively: Albert, Molly Cheek: Jim's Mom

At a high-school party, four friends (Jim, Kevin, Finch, and Oz) find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to try to be the first to "score." And of course, the senior prom is their last best chance. As the fateful date draws near, the boys wonder who among them will get lucky. More importantly, do they really want to do it at all?
          

American Pie 1 & 2

Year: 1999
Director: Paul Weitz
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong sexuality, crude sexual dialogue, language and drinking, all involving teens.R

Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne, Mena Suvari, Jennifer Coolidge, Chris Owen, Molly Cheek, Lawrence Pressman

At a high-school party, four friends (Jim, Kevin, Finch, and Oz) find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to try to be the first to "score." And of course, the senior prom is their last best chance. As the fateful date draws near, the boys wonder who among them will get lucky. More importantly, do they really want to do it at all?
          

American Pie 2

Year: 2001
Director: James B. Rogers
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 108 min / UK:105 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Jason Biggs: Jim Levenstein, Shannon Elizabeth: Nadia, Alyson Hannigan: Michelle Flaherty, Chris Klein: Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher, Thomas Ian Nicholas: Kevin Myers, Natasha Lyonne: Jessica, Tara Reid: Vicky Lathum, Seann William Scott: Steve Stifler, Mena Suvari: Heather, Eddie Kaye Thomas: Paul Finch, Chris Owen: Chuck Sherman, Eugene Levy: Jim's Dad, Molly Cheek: Jim's Mom, Denise Faye: Danielle, Lisa Arturo: Amber

After their first year at college, the guys reunite for another summer of fun. Jim continues his quest for sexual independence by seeking the help of his old prom date, Michele, after an unexpected call from Nadia who plans to visit Jim. Meanwhile, Kev and Vicky find themselves in an awkward situation after having broken up for a year. Oz must deal with a long distance relationship when Heather heads off to France to study abroad. Old feuds die hard as the ever-so-horny Stifler harbors his hatred toward Finch, who is practicing the Hindu practice of Tantra.
          

American Pie Presents: Band Camp

Year: 2005
Director: Steve Rash
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: Australia:87 min | USA:94 min (unrated version)
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Eugene Levy: Mr. Levenstein, Tad Hilgenbrink: Matt Stifler, (as Tad Hilgenbrinck), Arielle Kebbel: Elyse, Jason Earles: Ernie, Crystle Lightning: Chloe, (as Crystle Lea Lightning), Jun Hee Lee: Jimmy, Matt Barr: Brandon Vandecamp, Chris Owen: Sherman, Lauren C. Mayhew: Arianna, Angela Little: Sheree, Rachel Veltri: Dani, Timothy Stack: Mr. Nelson, Ginger Lynn Allen: Nurse Sanders, Russell Howard: Riggler, Carla Alapont: Leslie

A spin-off rather than a sequel, Band Camp is the fourth entry in the American Pie franchise, but the first without the original cast. Instead a new trash-talking teen takes the lead. His name is Matt (Tad Hilgenbrinck) and he's Steve Stifler's younger brother (and despite the dark hair, Hilgenbrinck does resemble Seann William Scott--without the impish charm). There's nothing the football playing party boy hates more than bandies, the geeky members of the high school band. After he gets caught "punking" his favorite victims, he's sent to the guidance counselor, a redheaded gent known as the Sherminator (Chris Owen), who recommends band camp as penance. Since Steve has moved on to become a Girls Gone Wild impresario, Matt decides he'll make his own R-rated opus, "Bandies Gone Wild." This means spying on the well endowed camp counselors and other unwitting campers while they're showering, sunbathing, etc. When the not-so-bright triangle player gets caught yet again, his new friends abandon him, leading Stiffmeister Jr. to believe he just may have gone too far. Band Camp, which was released straight to DVD, plays more like Porky's than American Pie, and features Eugene Levy as Mr. Levenstein, AKA "Jim's Dad," the camp's conflict resolution officer and ex-porn star Ginger Lynn Allen as the camp nurse. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
          

American Pie Presents: Naked Mile, The

Year:
Director: Joe Nussbaum
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedies, Comedy, Comedy Video, Feature Film-comedy, Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

John White ... Erik Stifler Jessy Schram ... Tracy Sterling Steve Talley ... Dwight Stifler Christopher McDonald ... Mr. Stifler Eugene Levy ... Mr. Noah Levenstein Ross Thomas ... Ryan Grimm Jake Siegel ... Mike 'Cooze' Coozeman Jordan Prentice ... Rock Maria Ricossa ... Mrs. Stifler Candace Kroslak ... Brandy Mika Winkler ... Vicky Jaclyn A. Smith ... Jill Angel Lewis ... Alexis Joe Bostick ... Mr. Williams Alyssa Nicole Pallett ... Porn Star

Surprisingly Entertaining American Pie: Naked Mile is surprisingly a more entertainng made for video movie than the Band Camp one. It's more funny than the last one as well. Erik Stiffler "yes yet another Stiffler but this one is a cousin" who's the only virgin of the family. His g/f wants to wait to have sex and he was with her for 2 years so it's holding him back from having sex. She gives him a guilt free pass to have sex for a weekend when he goes on a trip to check out a college with friends. The result is a surprisingly good time and it's of course raunchy since it's an American Pie movie. Still it's smarter and more watchable than the last made for video movie.
          

American President, The

Year: 1995
Director: Rob Reiner
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 114 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Michael Douglas: President Andrew Shepherd, Annette Bening: Sydney Ellen Wade, Martin Sheen: A.J. MacInerney, Michael J. Fox: Lewis Rothschild, Anna Deavere Smith: Robin McCall, Samantha Mathis: Janie Basdin, Shawna Waldron: Lucy Shepherd, David Paymer: Leon Kodak, Anne Haney: Mrs. Chapil, Richard Dreyfuss: Senator Bob Rumson, Nina Siemaszko: Beth Wade, Wendie Malick: Susan Sloan, Beau Billingslea: Agent Cooper, Gail Strickland: Esther MacInerney, Joshua Malina: David

As President, Andrew Shepherd is immensely popular (he has a 63% approval rating). As a man, he's a lonely father struggling to raise a daughter. His struggles multiply when his romance with lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade becomes fodder for both the press and a rival Senator -- precipitating a rapid drop in the polls.
          

American Splendor

Year: 2003
Director: Shari Springer Berman
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Biography / Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 101 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Chris Ambrose, Joey Krajcar, Josh Hutcherson, Cameron Carter, Daniel Tay, Mary Faktor, Paul Giamatti, Harvey Pekar, Shari Springer Berman, Larry John Meyers, Vivienne Benesch, Barbara Brown, Earl Billings, Danny Hoch, James Urbaniak

Harvey Pekar is file clerk at the local VA hospital. His interactions with his co-workers offer some relief from the monotony, and their discussions encompass everything from music to the decline of American culture to new flavors of jellybeans and life itself. At home, Harvey fills his days with reading, writing and listening to jazz. His apartment is filled with thousands of books and LPs, and he regularly scours Cleveland's thrift stores and garage sales for more, savoring the rare joy of a 25-cent find. It is at one of these junk sales that Harvey meets Robert Crumb, a greeting card artist and music enthusiast. When, years later, Crumb finds international success for his underground comics, the idea that comic books can be a valid art form for adults inspires Harvey to write his own brand of comic book. An admirer of naturalist writers like Theodore Dreiser, Harvey makes his American Splendor a truthful, unsentimental record of his working-class life, a warts-and-all self portrait. First published in 1976, the comic earns Harvey cult fame throughout the 1980s and eventually leads him to the sardonic Joyce Barber, a partner in a Delaware comic book store who end ups being Harvey's true soul mate as they experience the bizarre byproducts of Harvey's cult celebrity stature.
          

American Teen

Year: 2007
Director: Nanette Burstein
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Hannah Bailey ... Herself Colin Clemens ... Himself Geoff Haase ... Himself Megan Krizmanich ... Herself Mitch Reinholt ... Himself Jake Tusing ... Himself Ali Wikalinska ... Herself

The documentary hit of Sundance 2008, American Teen offers up irresistible archetypes of everybody's high school years: the jock, the nerd, the prom queen. You can't blame filmmaker Nanette Burstein (The Kid Stays in the Picture) for focusing on these easily-relatable figures--they pop off the screen. She spent the school year with the senior class at Warsaw High in Warsaw, Indiana, a close-quarters town where, it seems, the lives of the adults are not so different from the lives of the teens. You'll hiss pampered princess Megan, whose behavior verges on the sadistic; you'll roll your eyes at geeky Jake, whose way with the girls does not measure up to his fantasy world of knights and fair ladies; you'll feel for Colin, whose shot at going to college is quite literally his jump shot. Most of all you'll be drawn in by Hannah, the typical creative-misfit type, whose gamine charm is subject to alarming depressions. The movie succeeds at its goal, which is to make all this familiar material come to life (even if an average year of The Real World accomplishes similar things). Purists might have more qualms about the extent to which the kids' actions occasionally feel motivated by the camera's presence, and how the film crew decided to let some of the more serious decisions unfold. Such unease probably won't deflect the general good time, nor the sense--for anyone over 18--of "thank god that's over." --Robert Horton
          

American Wedding

Year: 2003
Director: Jesse Dylan
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 96 min / USA:103 min (unrated version)
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Jason Biggs: Jim Levenstein, Seann William Scott: Steve Stifler, Alyson Hannigan: Michelle Flaherty, Eddie Kaye Thomas: Paul Finch, Thomas Ian Nicholas: Kevin Myers, January Jones: Cadence Flaherty, Eugene Levy: Jim's Dad, Molly Cheek: Jim's Mom, Deborah Rush: Mary Flaherty, Fred Willard: Harold Flaherty, Angela Paton: Grandma, Eric Allan Kramer: Bear (as Eric Allen Kramer), Amanda Swisten: Fraulein Brandi, Nikki Schieler Ziering: Officer Krystal, Lawrence Pressman: Head Coach

The group of best friends from their days back at East Great Falls High reunite for the next great sexual adventure in their lives... a wedding with Stifler orchestrating the correlating social event... the bachelor party.
          

American Werewolf in London, An

Year: 1981
Director: John Landis
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Horror / Romance / Thriller
Runtime: 97 min / Sweden:92 min (heavily cut)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

David Naughton: David Kessler, Jenny Agutter: Nurse Alex Price, Griffin Dunne: Jack Goodman, John Woodvine: Dr. J. S. Hirsch, Lila Kaye: Barmaid, Joe Belcher: Truck Driver, David Schofield: Dart Player, Brian Glover: Chess Player, Rik Mayall: 2nd Chess Player, Sean Baker: 2nd Dart Player, Paddy Ryan: First Werewolf, Anne-Marie Davies: Nurse Susan Gallagher, Frank Oz: Mr. Collins/Miss Piggy (voice), Don McKillop: Inspector Villiers, Paul Kember: Sergeant McManus

Two American students are on a walking tour of England and are attacked by a Werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The Werewolf is killed, but reverts to it's human form, and the townspeople are able to deny it's existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on 4 feet at first, but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he find a way to die to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural death.
          

Americanizing Shelley

Year: 2007
Director: Lorraine Senna
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Beau Bridges, Namrata Singh Gujral, Morgan Brittany, Wil Wheaton, Shaheen Khan

A wannabe Hollywood player sets out to Americanize an Indian girl from the Himalayas.In the vein of Bend It like Beckham and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Americanizing Shelley is a contemporary Pygmalion-like comedy, set in L.A., featuring an American country boy and a Himalayan village belle, thrown together in this Middle America meets Middle East charmer. Responding to a challenge thrown by the CEO of a Hollywood management company (Bridges), Americanizing Shelley tells the story of a wanna-be Hollywood player from the deep South, who sets out to Americanize an Indian girl straight from the Himalayas. Problems occur when our hero runs into cultural clashes while executing her American makeover. He's also working against a ticking clock which he thought was 8 weeks but is actually 6 weeks because that's when her family is coming to America for the wedding she told them is going to be taking place, otherwise she will be forced to go back home in disgrace. As he creatively teaches her all about the American way of life and what it takes be a Hollywood celebrity, he ends up learning a thing or two about his own life. Their clash in cultures soon gives way to understanding, unity and love as they begin to see the world through each others eyes.
          

Amistad

Year: 1997
Director: Steven Spielberg
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / History / Mystery
Runtime: 152 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgård, Razaaq Adoti, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Anna Paquin, Tomas Milian, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Derrick N. Ashong, Geno Silva

AMISTAD is about a 1839 mutiny onboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the Northeast Coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt.
          

Amour de Femme

Year: 2001
Director: Sylvie Verheyde
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 89 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Hélène Fillières, Raffaëla Anderson, Anthony Delon, Jeannick Gravelines, William Wayolle, Karole Rocher, Thierno Sy, Roselyne Delpuech, Thierry Nzeutem, Francine Robillard, Mathias Thibérioz, Riton Liebman, Léo Drif, Knzo

Jeanne attends the birthday party of a friend of her husbands. There she meets a dancer named Marie and there is instant chemistry between them. Jeanne falls for Marie and they embark on an extramarital affair. The relationship is ended when Jeanne tells her husband and he makes her choose between them. Since there is a child involved Jeanne first decides to stay with David. Later she realizes the mistake she has made.
          

Amélie: Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le

Year: 2001
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 122 min / France:129 min / Germany:117 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for sexual content.R

Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Clotilde Mollet, Claire Maurier, Isabelle Nanty, Dominique Pinon, Artus de Penguern, Yolande Moreau, Urbain Cancelier, Maurice Bénichou, Michel Robin

Amélie is a shy waitress in a Montmartre café. After returning a long-lost childhood treasure to a former occupant of her apartment, and seeing the effect it has on him, she decides to set out on a mission to make others happy and in the meantime pursues a quirky guy who collects discarded photo booth pictures.
          

Analyze That

Year: 2002
Director: Harold Ramis
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Runtime: 96 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Joe Viterelli, Cathy Moriarty, Joey Diaz, Jerome LePage, Joseph Bono, Brian Rogalski, Thomas Rosales Jr., Patrick Marcune, John F. Gooding, Henry Morales-Ballet, Scott Dillin, Ted Neustadt

The mafia's Paul Vitti (De Niro) is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel (Crystal) for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an excess stock of stress.
          

Analyze This

Year: 1999
Director: Harold Ramis
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Runtime: 103 min / Argentina:109 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Chazz Palminteri, Kresimir Novakovic, Bart Tangredi, Michael Straka, Joseph Rigano, Joe Viterelli, Richard C. Castellano, Molly Shannon, Max Casella, Frank Pietrangolare, Kyle Sabihy, Bill Macy

Ben Sobol, Psychiatrist, has a few problems: His son spies on his patients when they open up their heart, his parents don't want to attend his upcoming wedding and his patients' problems don't challenge him at all. Paul Vitti, Godfather, has a few problems as well: Sudden anxiety attacks in public, a certain disability to kill people and his best part ceasing service when needed. One day, Ben unfortunately crashes into one of Vitti's cars. The exchange of Ben's business card is followed by a business visit of Don Paul Vitti himself, who wants to be free of inner conflict within two weeks, before all the Mafia Dons meet. Now, Ben Sobol feels somewhat challenged, as his wedding is soon, his only patient keeps him busy by regarding Ben's duty as a 24 hour standby and the feds keep forcing him to spy on Paul Vitti. And how do you treat a patient who usually solves problems with a gun?
          

Anastasia (in Thai only)

Year: 1997
Director: Don Bluth
Video: VCD
Genre: Animation / Adventure / Family / Fantasy / Musical
Runtime: 94 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd, Hank Azaria, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, Angela Lansbury, Rick Jones, Andrea Martin, Glenn Walker Harris Jr., Debra Mooney, Arthur Malet, Charity James, Liz Callaway

The daughter of last Russian czar, Anastasia, is found by two young Russian men, Dimitri and Vladimir, who seek reward that her grandmother Marie promised to the ones who'll find her. But evil genius of czar family Rasputin, who for some reason survived in this film, still wants Romanovs family to be destroyed forever.
          

Anatomy Of Hell (in French w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2004
Director: Catherine Breillat
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Adult
Runtime: 77 min / Canada:87 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi, Alexandre Belin, Manuel Taglang, Jacques Monge, Claudio Carvalho, Carolina Lopes, Diego Rodrigues, João Marques, Bruno Fernandes, Maria Edite Moreira, Maria João Santos, Pauline Hunt, Catherine Breillat

A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She'll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He's reluctant, but agrees. As the four nights progress, they become more intimate with each other, and a mutual fascination/revulsion develops. By the end of the four-day "contract", these two total strangers will have had a profound impact on each other.
          

Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Year: 2004
Director: Adam McKay
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 94 min / USA:104 min (extended version)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Kathryn Hahn, Fred Armisen, Seth Rogen, Paul F. Tompkins, Danny Trejo, Scot Robinson, Ian Roberts, Darcy Donavan

Ron Burgundy (Ferrell) is the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the '70s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone (Applegate), Ron is willing to play along at first-as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other "female" interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk, it's more than a battle between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons... it's war.
          

And God Created Woman (in French w/ English subtitles) (2 copies)

Year: 1957
Director: Roger Vadim
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min / USA:90 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jane Marken, Jean Tissier, Isabelle Corey, Jacqueline Ventura, Jacques Ciron, Paul Faivre, Jany Mourey, Philippe Grenier, Jean Lefebvre, Leopoldo Francés, Jean Toscano, Marie Glory

Antoine promises to take the orphaned Juliette away from St. Tropez after a party where she has wandered onto the yacht of the urbane Eric. But in the morning the bus and Antoine zip by Juliette's stop and she runs into the field to capture the rabbit she set free moments before. About to be sent back to the orphanage by her foster mother, she identifies with the rabbit. Antoine's younger brother Michel comes to Juliette's rescue with a marriage proposal and she accepts. Eric wants the brothers' shipyard as a casino site and brings Antoine back to St. Tropez. Life gets complicated.
          

And Now Ladies & Gentlemen

Year: 2002
Director: Claude Lelouch
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Romance / Thriller / Drama
Runtime: 133 min (Cannes Film Festival) / Germany:106 min / Argentina:122 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jeremy Irons, Patricia Kaas, Thierry Lhermitte, Alessandra Martines, Claudia Cardinale, Jean-Marie Bigard, Ticky Holgado, Yvan Attal, Amidou, Sylvie Loeillet, Constantin Alexandrov, Stéphane Ferrara, Samuel Labarthe, Paul Freeman, Souad Amidou

Valentin is a criminal mastermind, but his exploits don't prove much in the way of satisfaction. Thus, he sets out on a one-man sailing trip around the world in a last attempt at finding meaning in his life. Meanwhile, in Morocco, a burned-out jazz singer named Jane is trying to forget a fizzled love affair. And so begins the journey of these two lost souls who are destined to cross paths.
          

And Then Came Summer

Year: 2000
Director: Jeff London
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 115 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Jesse Petrick, Mathieu Smith, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Mark Bennington, Rusty Burns, Alec Call, Rosilee Cavillo, Anthony J. Domingues, Jeremy Douglas, Gregory Guzman, Kimberly D. Johnson, Tom Lenk, Emily Lewis, Tim Madonna, Justin Miller, Will Pellegrini, Mark Rabinowitz, Phyllis Rodenberger, Celeste Sibbach, Richard Viscariello, Holly Waddell, Patrick Webber, Peter Welkin, Alane Whitmore

A reunion of family and friends becomes an unforgettable vacation when two teenage boys discover their feelings for each other, only to be found out by their families.Sit out the slow partsAnd there are more than a few, along with several completely unnecessary and uninteresting scenes of random characters talking about nothing. This is symptomatic of editing and screenplay weaknesses that bring into question the caliber of movie this is.Stay in your chair, and be patient, and appreciate the effort that went into the making of this movie. The payoff near the end is significant, and goes a long way to make up for some earlier problems. No too many movies choke me up, and this one sure hit me hard. It's worth seeing, and is probably even more powerful for folks that are a little younger than me, just really starting to come to terms with being different and what that means to them and their future. There is also very little in this film that would be inappropriate for young people, except for alcohol use, which is foreign to probably very few. Recommended for coming-out and family issues and gentle handling of friends and relationships, despite many editing and screenplay flaws. Certainly an independent movie, in any case.
          

Angel Eyes (VCD)

Year: 2001
Director: Luis Mandoki
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 102 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jennifer Lopez, James Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard, Sonia Braga, Victor Argo, Monet Mazur, Shirley Knight, Daniel Magder, Guylaine St-Onge, Connor McAuley, Jeremy Ratchford, Peter MacNeill, Eldridge Hyndman, Kari Matchett

While pursuing a suspect one night, Chicago Police officer Sharon Pogue (Jennifer Lopez) nearly becomes the victim of a fatal ambush until a mysterious stranger, Catch (Jim Caviezel) intervenes, disarms the assassin and saves Sharon's life. Is it a stroke of luck? A twist of fate? Or just a concerned citizen who happened to pass by at the right time and wasn't afraid to get involved? Maybe, But Sharon and Catch have met once before. As the two fall in love, they discover the truth about each other and are forced to deal with the secrets from their past.
          

Angela's Ashes (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Alan Parker
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 145 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge, Ronnie Masterson, Pauline McLynn, Liam Carney, Eanna MacLiam, Andrew Bennett, Shane Murray-Corcoran, Devon Murray, Peter Halpin, Aaron Geraghty, Sean Carney Daly

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.
          

Angels in America (2 discs)

Year: 2003
Director: Mike Nichols
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Justin Kirk

Tony Kushner's prize-winning play Angels in America became the defining theatrical event of the 1990s, an astonishing mix of philosophy, politics, and vibrant gay soap opera that summed up the Reagan era for an entire generation of theater-goers. Post-9/11 would seem to be too late for a film version--philosophy and politics don't always age well--but this 2003 HBO adaptation, ably directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate), provides a time capsule of the '80s and reveals the deep emotional subcurrents that will give the play lasting power.
          

Angels in the Dust

Year: 2007
Director: Louise Hogarth
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: USA:95 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Marion Cloete

Undaunted by the staggering statistics about AIDS in her native South Africa, Marion Cloete leaves a rich life near Johannesburg to create a haven for orphans of the disease. This inspiring documentary is from director Louise Hogarth
          

Anger Management

Year: 2003
Director: Peter Segal
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 106 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzmán, Jonathan Loughran, Kurt Fuller, Krista Allen, January Jones, John Turturro, Lynne Thigpen, Nancy Walls, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Nealon, Allen Covert, Adrian Ricard

After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women. Buddy's unorthodox approach to therapy is confrontational and abrasive and Dave is bewildered by it. Then, after yet another mishap, Judge Daniels orders Dave to step up his therapy or wind up in jail. So, Buddy moves in with Dave to help him battle his inner demons. Buddy himself has no inner demons since he acts out at every opportunity and that includes making lewd comments about Dave's girlfriend Linda and goading Dave into confronting every slight, past or present, head-on. But Buddy finally goes too far and Dave must decide whether to crawl back into his shell or stand up for himself. Could it be that Buddy's confounding and contradictory treatment is just what the doctor ordered?
          

Animal Attraction: The Female Prerogative

Year: 1997
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary / Animal
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:



Documentary on sexual selection in the animal kingdom.
          

Animal Factory

Year: 2000
Director: Steve Buscemi
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 94 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior, Seymour Cassel, Mickey Rourke, Tom Arnold, John Heard, Chris Bauer, Rockets Redglare, Jake La Botz, Mark Engelhardt, Edward Bunker, Victor Pagan, Ernest Harden Jr.

Ron, who's young, slight, and privileged, is sentenced to prison on marijuana charges. For whatever reason, he brings out paternal feelings in an 18-year prison veteran, Earl Copan, who takes Ron under his wing. The film explores the nature of that relationship, Ron's part in Earl's gang, and the way Ron deals with aggressive cons intent on assault and rape. There's casual racism, too, in the prisoners and the guards, a strike called by Black prisoners, and the nearly omnipresence of hard drugs. Ron's lawyer is working on getting Ron out quickly, Earl has a shot at parole, and death seems to be waiting in the next cell. Will prison turn Ron into an animal?
          

Animal Farm (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: John Stephenson
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Family / Animation
Runtime: 91 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Ormond, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Scofield, Patrick Stewart, Peter Ustinov, Alan Stanford, Caroline Gray, Gail Fitzpatrick, Joe Taylor, Jimmy Keogh, Noel O'Donovan, Gerard Walsh

A satire of Stalinist Russia, Animal Farm tells of the revolt of the animals of Manor Farm against their human masters. Led by the pigs Snowball (Lenin) and Napoleon (Stalin), the animals attempt to create a utopian society. Soon, however, Napoleon gets a taste for power, drives out Snowball, and establishes a totalitarian regime as brutal and corrupt as any human society. Manor Farm becomes a world where all animals are equal--but some are more equal than others.
          

Animal, The

Year: 2001
Director: Luke Greenfield
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 84 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Rob Schneider: Marvin, Colleen Haskell: Rianna, John C. McGinley: Sgt. Sisk, Edward Asner: Chief Wilson, Michael Caton: Dr. Wilder, Louis Lombardi: Fatty, Guy Torry: Miles, Bob Rubin: Bob Harris, Pilar Schneider: Mrs. De La Rosa, Scott Wilson: Mayor, Raymond Ma: Mr. Tam, Michael Papajohn: Patrolman Brady, Ron Roggé: Patrolman Jaworski, Holly Maples: Elkerton Police Officer, Henriette Mantel: Elkerton Police Officer

From the producers of the comedy smash Deuce Bigalow comes The Animal, about a small, wimpy Marvin, who doesn't have what it takes to fulfill his lifelong dream to be a cop. But his luck changes when he's critically injured in a car accident and a deranged scientist secretly uses animal organs to rebuild him. Energized by his new parts, Marvin leaves his weakness behind and achieves instant fame as a supercop. Now a hero, life is going great for Marvin until his animal instincts start taking over his body at all the wrong times. Marvin struggles to remain civilized and be a perfect gentleman with his new love, Rianna in a series of hilarious situations that would drive any animal crazy.
          

Anna and the King

Year: 1999
Director: Andy Tennant
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / History / Romance
Runtime: 148 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow, Ling Bai, Tom Felton, Syed Alwi, Randall Duk Kim, Kay Siu Lim, Melissa Campbell, Keith Chin, Mano Maniam, Shanthini Venugopal, Deanna Yusoff, Geoffrey Palmer, Anne Firbank, Bill Stewart

This is the story of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher who came to Siam in the 1860s to teach the children of King Mongkut. She becomes involved in his affairs, from the tragic plight of a young concubine to trying to forge an alliance with Britain to a war with Burma that is orchestrated by Britain. In the meantime, a subtle romance develops between them.
          

Anna and the King (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Andy Tennant
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / History / Romance
Runtime: 148 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow, Ling Bai, Tom Felton, Syed Alwi, Randall Duk Kim, Kay Siu Lim, Melissa Campbell, Keith Chin, Mano Maniam, Shanthini Venugopal, Deanna Yusoff, Geoffrey Palmer, Anne Firbank, Bill Stewart

This is the story of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher who came to Siam in the 1860s to teach the children of King Mongkut. She becomes involved in his affairs, from the tragic plight of a young concubine to trying to forge an alliance with Britain to a war with Burma that is orchestrated by Britain. In the meantime, a subtle romance develops between them.
          

Anna and the King of Siam (1946) (w/ excellent 45-min. documentary)

Year: 1946
Director: John Cromwell
Video: DVD all
Genre: Classic / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 128 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb, Gale Sondergaard, Mikhail Rasumny, Dennis Hoey, Tito Renaldo, Richard Lyon, William Edmunds, John Abbott, Leonard Strong, Mickey Roth, Connie Leon

(Movie does not play on computer but ok on DVD player)In 1862, young English widow Anna Owens accepts the job of teaching the royal children of Siam. On her arrival in Bangkok, culture clash is immediate. The king respects Anna for standing up to him, though this appalls his courtiers. In due course, she becomes the king's confidant and diplomatic advisor; their relationship endures through many trials.
          

Annie Hall

Year: 1977
Director: Woody Allen
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Woody Allen ... Alvy Singer Diane Keaton ... Annie Hall Tony Roberts ... Rob Carol Kane ... Allison Paul Simon ... Tony Lacey Shelley Duvall ... Pam Janet Margolin ... Robin Colleen Dewhurst ... Mrs. Hall Christopher Walken ... Duane Hall (as Christopher Wlaken) Donald Symington ... Mr. Hall Helen Ludlam ... Grammy Hall Mordecai Lawner ... Mr. Singer Joan Neuman ... Mrs. Singer (as Joan Newman) Jonathan Munk ... Alvy Singer - Age 9 Ruth Volner ... Alvy's Aunt

Annie Hall is one of the truest, most bittersweet romances on film. In it, Allen plays a thinly disguised version of himself: Alvy Singer, a successful--if neurotic--television comedian living in Manhattan. Annie (the wholesomely luminous Dianne Keaton) is a Midwestern transplant who dabbles in photography and sings in small clubs. When the two meet, the sparks are immediate--if repressed. Alone in her apartment for the first time, Alvy and Annie navigate a minefield of self-conscious "is-this-person-someone-I'd-want-to-get-involved-with?" conversation. As they speak, subtitles flash their unspoken thoughts: the likes of "I'm not smart enough for him" and "I sound like a jerk." Despite all their caution, they connect, and we're swept up in the flush of their new romance. Allen's antic sensibility shines here in a series of flashbacks to Alvy's childhood, growing up, quite literally, under a rumbling roller coaster. His boisterous Jewish family's dinner table shares a split screen with the WASP-y Hall's tight-lipped holiday table, one Alvy has joined for the first time. His position as outsider is uncontestable he looks down the table and sizes up Annie's "Grammy Hall" as "a classic Jew-hater."The relationship arcs, as does Annie's growing desire for independence. It quickly becomes clear that the two are on separate tracks, as what was once endearing becomes annoying. Annie Hall embraces Allen's central themes--his love affair with New York (and hatred of Los Angeles), how impossible relationships are, and his fear of death. But their balance is just right, the chemistry between Allen's worry-wart Alvy and Keaton's gangly, loopy Annie is one of the screen's best pairings. It couldn't be more engaging. --Susan Benson
          

Anniversary Party, The (VCD)

Year: 2001
Director: Alan Cumming
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Runtime: 115 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Freedman, Otis, Norizzela Monterroso, Clara Demedrano, John Benjamin Hickey, Parker Posey, Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline, Owen Kline, Greta Kline, Denis O'Hare, Mina Badie, Jane Adams

Celebrity couple Joe and Sally Therrian are going through yet another rough stage in their six-year marriage: while Joe's novels have been climbing higher and higher on the best-seller lists, Sally's film career has been steadily sinking into oblivion. Joe's been given the rights to cast and direct the screenplay of his latest book, but rather than resurrect Sally's career by casting her in the lead role, he's given it to Sally's rival, Skye Davidson. Even worse, he's invited Skye to their anniversary bash. Will the marriage, or anything else for that matter, survive the party?
          

Another Gay Movie

Year: 2006
Director: Todd Stephens
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 92 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Michael Carbonaro: Andy Wilson, Jonah Blechman: Nico, Jonathan Chase: Jarod, Mitch Morris: Griff, Ashlie Atkinson: Muffler, Scott Thompson: Mr. Wilson, Graham Norton: Mr. Puckov, Stephanie McVay: Bonnie, John Epperson: Mrs. Wilson, James Getzlaff: Beau, Darryl Stephens: Angel, Richard Hatch: Himself, George Marcy: Grandpa Muffler, Matthew Rush: Ryder, Joanna Leeds: Daisy

This is a well done Movie. In my opinion, it's this movie and Shortbus that are the best two, and must own Gay Flicks of the Year!Yes "Another Gay Movie" with many real semi famous Gay celebrities is over the top, it's a comedy, it's suppose to be! Be sure to get your money's worth with the unedited version!Don't listen to the few bad reviews, I have to say, they're only offended because they were raised in and still believe in the same book that Jim Jones, David Koresh and all the other Cults Preach. Yes that altered and MANipulated book that's caused so much harm and human shame and suffering and wars, called the Bible, that even the Amish can't even follow because much of it contains lies about our all loving God. As if our all loving God would create such a place as Hell and a Satan and send people there for all eternity, Please wake-UP.I can't wait for the sequel!PS: Sorry Bible thumpers, No violence in this movie, ONly LOVE and Humor Friendships and Fun! If you want blood and violence, buy a Mel Gibson Flick instead or keep reading your Bible LOL
          

Antitrust

Year: 2001
Director: Peter Howitt
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Thriller / Crime / Drama
Runtime: 108 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Ryan Phillippe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Tim Robbins, Douglas McFerran, Richard Roundtree, Tygh Runyan, Yee Jee Tso, Nate Dushku, Ned Bellamy, Tyler Labine, Scott Bellis, David Lovgren, Zahf Paroo, Jonathon Young

After graduating from Stanford, two idealistic computer whiz kids who are best friends are offered jobs at NURV, a giant Portland company with a driven boss, Gary Winston, on the verge of a world-linking satellite communication system. With support from his girlfriend Alice, Milo takes the job; Teddy says no and continues work on a media compression program he wants to make available free. Winston takes a person interest in Milo, whose genius can help NURV meet its launch date, and Milo responds with brilliance and long hours. When Teddy meets with tragedy and Winston's offhand remark makes Milo suspicious, he decides to investigate Winston and NURV. But, whom can he trust?
          

Antwone Fisher

Year: 2003
Director: Denzel Washington
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Biography / Drama
Runtime: 120 min / Canada:117 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Denzel Washington, Joy Bryant, Salli Richardson, Leonard Earl Howze, Kente Scott, Kevin Connolly, Rainoldo Gooding, Novella Nelson, Stephen Snedden, Leo Nepomuceno, Sung Kang, Cordell Stokes

A sailor (Derek Luke) prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist (Washington) for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.
          

Any Given Sunday

Year: 1999
Director: Oliver Stone
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Sport
Runtime: 150 min / USA:156 min (director's cut)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, James Woods, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, Jim Brown, Lawrence Taylor, Bill Bellamy, Andrew Bryniarski, Lela Rochon, Lauren Holly, Ann-Margret, Aaron Eckhart

When a devastating hit knocks a professional football legend and quarterback Cap Rooney (Denis Quaid) out of the game, a young, unknown third-stringer is called in to replace him. Having ridden the bench for years because of a string of bad luck stories and perhaps insufficient character, Willie Beaman (Jamie Foxx) seizes what may be his last chance, and lights up the field with a raw display of athletic prowess. His stunning performance over several games is so outstanding and fresh it seems to augur a new era in the history of this Miami franchise, and forces aging coach Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino) to reevaluate his time-tested values and strategies and begin to confront the fact that the game, as well as post-modern life may be passing him by. Adding to the pressure on D'Amato to win at any cost is the aggressive young President/Co-owner of the team, Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz), now coming into her own after her father's death. Christina's driving desire to prove herself in a male dominated world is intensified by her focus on the marketing and business of football, in which all coaches and players are merely properties.
          

Anything Else

Year: 2003
Director: Woody Allen
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 108 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Woody Allen, Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, KaDee Strickland, Jimmy Fallon, Fisher Stevens, Anthony Arkin, Diana Krall, William Hill, Maurice Sonnenberg, Kenneth Edelson, David Conrad, Joseph Lyle Taylor

Jerry Falk (Jason Biggs) is an aspiring writer living in New York City who falls in love at first sight with Amanda (Christina Ricci) and dumps his girlfriend to get with her. Seeking advice, Jerry turns to the aging struggling artist (Woody Allen) who acts as his oracle -- and that includes trying to help sort out Jerry's romantic life. Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Fallon and Diana Krall round out the cast of this Allen-directed movie.
          

Anywhere But Here

Year: 1999
Director: Wayne Wang
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 114 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Hart Bochner, Eileen Ryan, Ray Baker, John Diehl, Shawn Hatosy, Bonnie Bedelia, Faran Tahir, Shishir Kurup, Samantha Goldstein, Scott Burkholder, Yvonna Kopacz, Eva Amurri, Kieren Van Den Blink

Fed up with her small-town Bay City existence, Adele August leaves her family and second husband and heads for Beverley Hills with her daughter. The teenager resents the move and her mother's always flamboyant behaviour and in turns plans to get away to university on the east coast. Mum's plans are different - she wants a movie star for a daughter.
          

Apocalypse Now

Year: 1979
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / War
Runtime: 153 min / USA:202 min (Redux version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford, Albert Hall, G.D. Spradlin, Jerry Ziesmer, Scott Glenn, Bo Byers, James Keane, Kerry Rossall

Based on Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness, this is a controversial addition to the multitude of Vietnam war movies in existence. We follow Captain Willard on his mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe. Notes taken by Coppola's wife have recently been used to create "Hearts Of Darkness" - a fascinating and revealing account of the making of this movie.
          

Apocalypse Now - Redux (2 copies)

Year: 1979
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / War
Runtime: 153 min / USA:202 min (Redux version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford, Albert Hall, G.D. Spradlin, Jerry Ziesmer, Scott Glenn, Bo Byers, James Keane, Kerry Rossall

Based on Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness, this is a controversial addition to the multitude of Vietnam war movies in existence. We follow Captain Willard on his mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe. Notes taken by Coppola's wife have recently been used to create "Hearts Of Darkness" - a fascinating and revealing account of the making of this movie.
          

Apocalypse: WW2

Year: 2009
Director:
Video:
Genre: Documentary / TV Series / War
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:



Thanks to the efforts of a few, private collectors and archivists, these forgotten films have been rediscovered, restored and made available by National Geographic Channel in an extraordinary six-part series: Apocalypse: The Second World War, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of World War II. In addition to stunning footage, the series presents WWII in an innovative and provocative way, giving audiences an unprecedented sense of the reality of war not conveyed by black and white footage but in color.
          

Apocalypto

Year: 2006
Director: Mel Gibson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 139 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Rudy Youngblood: Jaguar Paw, Dalia Hernández: Seven, Jonathan Brewer: Blunted, Morris Birdyellowhead: Flint Sky, Carlos Emilio Báez: Turtles Run, Amilcar Ramírez: Curl Nose, Israel Contreras: Smoke Frog, Israel Ríos: Cocoa Leaf, María Isabel Díaz: Mother in Law, Espiridion Acosta Cache: Old Story Teller, Mayra Serbulo: Young Woman, Iazua Larios: Sky Flower, Lorena Hernández: Village Girl, Itandehui Gutierrez: Wife, Sayuri Gutierrez: Eldest Daughter

Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
          

Apollo 13

Year: 1995
Director: Ron Howard
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Adventure / Drama / History
Runtime: 140 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan, Mary Kate Schellhardt, Emily Ann Lloyd, Miko Hughes, Max Elliott Slade, Jean Speegle Howard, Tracy Reiner, David Andrews, Michele Little, Chris Ellis

Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and America have already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade.
          

Apostle, The (VCD)

Year: 1998
Director: Robert Duvall
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 134 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Robert Duvall, Farrah Fawcett, Billy Bob Thornton, June Carter Cash, Miranda Richardson, Todd Allen, Brother Paul Bagget, Lenore Banks, John Beasley, Mary Lynette Braxton, Brett Brock, Christopher Canady, Christian Canady, Elizabeth Chisolm, Brother William Atlas Cole

Eulis 'Sonny' Dewey is a preacher from Texas living a happy life with his beautiful wife Jessie. Suddenly his stable world crumbles: Jessie is having an affair with young minister Horace. Sonny gets enraged and hits Horace with a softball bat, putting him into a coma. After that he leaves town, takes a new name, 'Apostle E.F.' and goes to Louisiana. There he starts to work as a mechanic for local radio station owner Elmo, and Elmo lets him preach on the radio. E.F. starts to preach everywhere: on the radio, on the streets, and with his new friend, Reverend Blackwell he starts a campaign to renovate an old church.
          

Appaloosa

Year: 2008
Director: Ed Harris
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Western
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Robert Jauregui, Jeremy Irons

Based on the 2005 Western novel by Robert B. Parker, " Appaloosa" is centered around lawman Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and his deputy Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen), two friends who are hired to defend a lawless 1880s town from a murderous rancher (Jeremy Irons). Their efforts are disrupted and their friendship tested by the arrival of a woman (Renée Zellweger).
          

Arabian Nights (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Steve Barron
Video: VCD
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Adventure
Runtime: 140 min / Germany:156 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Mili Avital, Alan Bates, James Frain, Tchéky Karyo, Jason Scott Lee, John Leguizamo, Vanessa Mae, Dougray Scott, Rufus Sewell, Jim Carter, Peter Guinness, Hugh Quarshie, Pik Sen Lim, Amira Casar, Andy Serkis

Long ago, the Sultan Said has gone mad after his traumatizing near assassination in which his wife collaborated and died at his hands as a result. Now he has a paranoid suspicion of women which he plans to express in a diabolical plan to marry a woman from the harem and then have her executed the very next morning. To prevent this, the Grand Visir's daughter and a childhood friend of the Sultan, Scheherezade, offers herself to be that bride. Now, she must gamble that her plan will work as she tries to cure his madness by telling him story after wonderous story which include the tales of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp. All the while, the Sultan's villainous brother is making plans of his own and Scheherezade's stories are more useful against him than anyone can anticipate.
          

Arizona Dream

Year: 1993
Director: Emir Kusturica
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance
Runtime: 142 min
MPAA Rating:

Johnny Depp: Axel Blackmar Jerry Lewis: Leo Sweetie Faye Dunaway: Elaine Stalker Lili Taylor: Grace Stalker Vincent Gallo: Paul Leger Paulina Porizkova: Millie Michael J. Pollard: Fabian Candyce Mason: Blanche Alexia Rane: Angie Polly Noonan: Betty Ann Schulman: Carla James R. Wilson: Lawyer Erik Polczwartek: Man with Door Kim Keo: Mechanical Doll Patricia O'Grady: MC / Announcer

An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle's wedding. It's a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued by neuroses and familial discord. He gets romantically involved with one, while the other, rich but depressed, plays accordion tunes to a gaggle of pet turtles.
          

Arlington Road (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Mark Pellington
Video: VCD
Genre: Thriller / Drama / Mystery
Runtime: 117 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Hope Davis, Robert Gossett, Mason Gamble, Spencer Treat Clark, Stanley Anderson, Viviane Vives, Lee Stringer, Darryl Cox, Loyd Catlett, Sid Hillman, Auden Thornton, Mary Ashleigh Green

Widowed when his FBI agent wife is killed in an FBI anti-terrorist operation gone wrong, a college professor (Bridges) becomes increasingly obsessed with the culture and sub-society of these dangerous groups. The arrival of new neighbors (Robbins, Cusack), gives him new spirit, as they are gregarious and friendly, with two children (Gamble, Green) that his son (Clark) can be friends with. He is even beginning to see another woman (Davis). However, he begins to suspect something is odd about the neighbors, something about the way they don't want him to see certain parts of the house, or a set of blueprints they have there. Are his neighbors terrorists... or is the stress of losing his wife merely driving him past the point of paranoia?
          

Armored

Year: 2009
Director: Nimrod Antal
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama / Suspense
Runtime:
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Matt Dillon ... Mike Cochrone Jean Reno ... Quinn Laurence Fishburne ... Baines Amaury Nolasco ... Palmer Fred Ward ... Duncan Ashcroft Milo Ventimiglia ... Eckehart Skeet Ulrich ... Dobbs Columbus Short ... Ty Hackett Andre Kinney ... Jimmy Hackett (as Andre Jamal Kinney) Andrew Fiscella ... Dispatcher #1 Nick Jameson ... Homeless Man Glenn Taranto ... Joe the Cook Lorna Raver ... Child Welfare Agent Garry Guerrier ... Federal Guard Robert Harvey ... Bank Guard

A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.
          

Around the Bend

Year: 2004
Director: Jordan Roberts
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Canada:82 min (Ontario) / USA:85 min / Argentina:85 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Michael Caine, Jonah Bobo, Josh Lucas, Glenne Headly, Christopher Walken, David Eigenberg, Robert Douglas, Carlos A. Cabarcas, Gerry Bamman, Jean Effron, Lily Knight, Rick Negron, David Marciano, Norbert Weisser, Laurie O'Brien

Four generations of men who haven't seen each other in years are suddenly brought together by the chance to uncover the truth about their family's past. It's a journey that takes them out on the road to a world full of surprises - some comic, some dramatic, and all of them personal.
          

Arrowhead

Year: 1953
Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance / Western
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Charlton Heston: Ed Bannon, Jack Palance: Toriano, Katy Jurado: Nita, Brian Keith: Capt. Bill North, Mary Sinclair: Lee, Milburn Stone: Sandy MacKinnon, Richard Shannon: Lt. Kirk, Lewis Martin: Col. Weybright, Frank DeKova: Chief Chattez (as Frank de Kova), Robert J. Wilke: Sgt. Snow (as Robert Wilke), Peter Coe: Spanish, James Anderson: Jerry August (as Kyle James), John Pickard: John Gunther (as John M. Pickard), Pat Hogan: Jim Eagle, mor

Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon narrowly avoids an Apache ambush while working with the cavalry stationed at Fort Clark, Texas. The US Army is trying to talk peace with the Apaches and move them to reservations in Florida, and they take Bannon's efforts as detrimental to their new policies, so they fire him. When the Apache chief's son Torinada returns from an Eastern education, Bannon becomes highly suspicious of his motives based run-ins with Torinada in the past. Bannon continues shadowing the proceedings to the chagrin of both the US Army and the Apache warrior.
          

Art of Football from A to Z, The (The Art of Soccer)

Year: 2006
Director: Hermann Vaske
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary | Comedy | Sport
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating:

John Cleese, Tom Konkle

Sketch comedians John Cleese and Tom Konkle in a comic look at soccer.It is always a good idea to define something from A to Z. It is even a better idea to define Football (the one that is actually played with both a foot and a ball) from A to Z. It is obviously a fantastic idea to have Thierry Henry, Michael Ballack, Mia Hamm, Káká, Pelé, Arséne Wenger, Pierluigi Collina and Brigit Prinz explaining the beautiful game they play better than everyone (except Ronaldinho). The class and humour provided by John Cleese, with several references to the Monty Python legacy, works as intermission between the statements and the precious footage of amazing moments of the Football history. All in all, a pretty good documentary about the past, present and future of this sport that moves hordes of people around the World. By the way, no matter how much I admire Henry, he cheated on the semi-final against Portugal :P Ginete
          

Art of War, The (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Christian Duguay
Video: VCD
Genre: Action / Thriller
Runtime: 117 min / Germany:116 min (cut version) / Germany:117 min (uncut version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Wesley Snipes, Donald Sutherland, Maury Chaykin, Anne Archer, Marie Matiko, Michael Biehn, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Liliana Komorowska, James Hong, Paul Hopkins, Glen Chin, Ron Yuan, Bonnie Mak, Uni Park, Erin Selby

Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead Vietnamese refugees turns up on the docks and China's ambassador is gunned down at a dinner celebrating a new trade agreement with China and the US, Shaw is framed for the murder and must evade the FBI and Triad gangsters to find out what is really going on.
          

Artificial Intelligence

Year: 2001
Director: Steven Spielberg
Video: DVD All
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure / Drama
Runtime: 146 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards, Jake Thomas, Jude Law, William Hurt, Ken Leung, Clark Gregg, Kevin Sussman, Tom Gallop, Eugene Osment, April Grace, Matt Winston, Sabrina Grdevich, Theo Greenly

In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting raise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching to the point of creating realistic robots (called mechas) to serve him. One of the mecha-producing companies builds David, an artificial kid which is the first to have real feelings, especially a never-ending love for his "mother", Monica. Monica is the woman who adopted him as a substitute for her real son, who remains in cryo-stasis, stricken by an incurable disease. David is living happily with Monica and her husband, but when their real son returns home after a cure is discovered, his life changes dramatically. A futuristic adaptation of the tale of Pinocchio, with David being the "fake" boy who desperately wants to become "real".
          

As Good As It Gets

Year: 1997
Director: James L. Brooks
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 139 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight, Yeardley Smith, Lupe Ontiveros, Jill the Dog, Timer the Dog, Billy the Dog, Bibi Osterwald, Ross Bleckner, Bernadette Balagtas, Jaffe Cohen

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.
          

As You Like It

Year: 2006
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 127 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Takuya Shimada: Geisha, Brian Blessed: Duke Senior / Duke Frederick, Richard Clifford: Le Beau, Bryce Dallas Howard: Rosalind, Patrick Doyle: Amiens, Romola Garai: Celia, Adrian Lester: Oliver De Boys, Alfred Molina: Touchstone, Kevin Kline: Jaques, Janet McTeer: Audrey, Gerard Horan: Denis, David Oyelowo: Orlando De Boys, Richard Briers: Adam, Nobuyuki Takano: Charles, Paul Chan: William,

Emmy award winner Kenneth Branagh, the man who redefined Shakespeare for a whole new generation with Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, brings the Bard's most delightful comedy to sensational life! Rosalind is a young woman living in the court of her uncle when she falls in love with Orlando, a young gentleman of the kingdom. When Rosalind is banished, she flees into the forest of Arden disguised as a man...only to encounter Orlando who has also been exiled! But can she win his heart, disguised as she is? With a setting inspired by 19th century Japan and a star-studded cast including Kevin Kline (Dave, A Prairie Home Companion), Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3, The Lady In The Water) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2, The Da Vinci Code), AS YOU LIKE IT once again proves that all the world's a stage. Come enjoy!
          

Asian Elephants (In the Wild . . . with Goldie Hawn)

Year: 1998
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn visits Asian elephants in their natural habitat.
          

Asphalt Jungle, The

Year: 1950
Director: John Huston
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Film-Noir / Drama
Runtime: 112 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Sterling Hayden: Dix Handley, Louis Calhern: Alonzo D. 'Lon' Emmerich, Jean Hagen: Doll Conovan, James Whitmore: Gus Minissi, Sam Jaffe: Doc Erwin Riedenschneider, John McIntire: Police Commissioner Hardy, Marc Lawrence: 'Cobby' Cobb, Barry Kelley: Det. Lt. Ditrich, Anthony Caruso: Louis Ciavelli, Teresa Celli: Maria Ciavelli, Marilyn Monroe: Angela Phinlay, William 'Wee Willie' Davis: Timmons (as William Davis), Dorothy Tree: May Emmerich, Brad Dexter: Bob Brannom, John Maxwell: Dr. Swanson, mor

'Doc' Riedenschneider, legendary crime 'brain' just out of prison, has a brilliant plan for a million-dollar burglary. To pull it off, he recruits safecracker Louis, driver Gus, financial backer Emmerich, and strong-arm man Dix Handley. At first the plan goes like clockwork, but little accidents accumulate and each partner proves to have his own fatal weakness. In the background is a pervasive, grimy urban malaise.
          

Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The

Year: 2007
Director: Andrew Dominik
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama / Western
Runtime: 160 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Brad Pitt: Jesse James, Mary-Louise Parker: Zee James, Brooklynn Proulx: Mary James, Dustin Bollinger: Tim James, Casey Affleck: Robert Ford, Sam Rockwell: Charley Ford, Jeremy Renner: Wood Hite, Sam Shepard: Frank James, Garret Dillahunt: Ed Miller, Paul Schneider: Dick Liddil, Joel McNichol: Express Messenger, James Defelice: Baggagemaster, J.C. Roberts: Engineer, Darrell Orydzuk: Ukranian Train Passenger, Jonathan Erich Drachenberg: Young Train Passenger,

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.
          

Assassination of Richard Nixon, The

Year: 2004
Director: Niels Mueller
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson, Brad William Henke, Nick Searcy, Michael Wincott, Mykelti Williamson, April Grace, Lily Knight, Jared Dorrance, Jenna Milton, Mariah Massa, Eileen Ryan, Derek Greene

Fact-based story about a disturbed office furniture salesman (Sean Penn) who in 1972 concocted a plot to kill then-President Nixon by hi-jacking a plane to fly over the White House to drop a gas bomb. At the start of the movie, the man is separated from his wife and stressed in his job where he is made the butt of jokes and is an under-performer. Attempts to get his father's old tire business resurrected with a black partner is rejected by the banks. When he is officially served with divorce papers, everything comes apart and Richard Nixon's broken promises comes to represent all the evils that have come down on him. A news story about a pilot that landed a helicopter on the White House lawn gives him the idea for his attack. Bolting onto a Baltimore plane, he attempts the hi-jacking.
          

Assignment, The (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Christian Duguay
Video: VCD
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: Canada:119 min (Ontario) / Spain:111 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Kingsley, Claudia Ferri, Céline Bonnier, Vlasta Vrana, Liliana Komorowska, Von Flores, Al Waxman, Mitchell David Rothpan, Gregory Hlady, Gabriel Marian Oseciuc, Frédéric Desager, Kliment Denchev, Yonathan Gordon

An American naval officer is recruited by the government to impersonate the most vicious and cold-blooded terrorist there is in order to catch him. But are things really what they seem to be?
          

Astronaut Farmer, The

Year: 2006
Director: Michael Polish
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Billy Bob Thornton: Charles Farmer, Virginia Madsen: Audrey 'Audie' Farmer, Max Thieriot: Shepard Farmer, Jasper Polish: Stanley Farmer, Logan Polish: Sunshine Farmer, Bruce Dern: Hal, Mark Polish: FBI Agent Mathis, Jon Gries: FBI Agent Killbourne, Tim Blake Nelson: Kevin Munchak, Sal Lopez: Pepe Garcia, J.K. Simmons: FAA Director Jacobson, Kiersten Warren: Phyllis, Rick Overton: Arnold 'Arnie' Milan, Richard Edson: Deputy Chopper Miller, Elise Eberle: Madison Roberts

All systems are "Go" for Charles Farmer. He's faced bank foreclosure, neighborhood naysayers and a government alarmed by his huge purchase of high-grade fuel, but now he's ready to blast into space inside the homemade rocket he built in his barn. Just be home in time for dinner, Charlie. Billy Bob Thornton portrays Charlie in this charmer about chasing dreams...and about what it means to be a family. 10,000 pounds of rocket fuel alone can't lift Charlie into the heavens. He needs a launch/recovery crew, and he has one of the best: his wife (Virginia Madsen) and children, dreamers all. They have liftoff. Our spirits have uplift. Gravity cannot hold down our dreams. The Astronaut Farmer is that kind of movie.
          

Astronaut's Wife, The (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Rand Ravich
Video: VCD
Genre: Sci-Fi / Thriller / Horror
Runtime: 109 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Donna Murphy, Nick Cassavetes, Samantha Eggar, Gary Grubbs, Blair Brown, Tom Noonan, Tom O'Brien, Lucy Lin, Michael Crider, Jacob Stein, Timothy Wicker

Astronaut Spencer Armacoust was on a mission when he suddenly lost contact. When he got home, to friends he was the same, but to his wife he was different. She becomes pregnant, but as time progresses she begins to feel like the lives inside of her are not of this world.
          

At First Sight (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Irwin Winkler
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 128 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Kelly McGillis, Steven Weber, Bruce Davison, Nathan Lane, Ken Howard, Laura Kirk, Margo Winkler, Diana Krall, Brett Robbins, Willie C. Carpenter, Charles Winkler, Drena De Niro, Kelly Chapman

A driven Manhattan architect, Amy, relaxes at a resort and falls for the masseur, Virgil, blind since age 3 and assisted by his spinster sister. He helps Amy hear and sense the world, giving her new spirit and a burst of creativity. Over the sister's objections, Amy takes Virgil to New York for new, radical surgery. He regains his sight. He's disoriented and must learn to process these new images. Finding his place in a seeing world strains his relation with Amy; his absent father wants to connect with him now that he can see; then, retinal disease threatens to undo the surgery. Can love survive, will he find his new place and his old tranquillity, can Amy accommodate limits?
          

Atonement

Year: 2007
Director: Joe Wright
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance / War
Runtime: 130 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Saoirse Ronan: Briony Tallis, aged 13, Ailidh Mackay: Singing Housemaid, Brenda Blethyn: Grace Turner, Julia West: Betty, James McAvoy: Robbie Turner, Harriet Walter: Emily Tallis, Keira Knightley: Cecilia Tallis, Juno Temple: Lola Quincey, Felix von Simson: Pierrot Quincey, Charlie von Simson: Jackson Quincey, Alfie Allen: Danny Hardman, Patrick Kennedy: Leon Tallis, Benedict Cumberbatch: Paul Marshall, Peter Wight: Police Inspector, Leander Deeny: Police Constable,

A British romance that spans several decades. Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
          

Atrocities in Burma

Year:
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Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary / War / Human Rights
Runtime:
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1. Burma Behind Bars (28:22)2. Burma: Fear and Hope (6:80)3. Burma's Secret War (44:02)4. Do Our Lives Matter? (10:55)5. From Prison to the Front Line (13:44)6. No Justice No Peace (19:28)7. No Peace No Mercy (13:51)8. No Place to Go (13:41)
          

Audition (in Japanese w/ English & Thai subtitles)

Year: 1999
Director: Takashi Miike
Video: DVD-1
Genre: Drama / Horror / Romance / Thriller
Runtime: 115 min / USA:113 min (R-rated version)
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda, Toshie Negishi, Ren Osugi, Shigeru Saiki, Ken Mitsuishi, Yuriko Hirooka, Fumiyo Kohinata, Misato Nakamura, Yuuto Arima, Ayaka Izumi

Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training. On the day of the audition, she's the last person they see. Aoyama is hooked. He notes her number from her file, calls her and takes her to dinner. He hesitates to call again, worried that he'll seem too eager. When he does, Asami knowingly lets the phone ring for some time before answering. She's alone in her darkened room - alone, that is, apart from the writhing victim she has tied up in a sack on the floor...
          

August

Year: 2008
Director: Austin Chick
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
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TOM STERLING - Josh Hartnett MELANIE HANSON - Robin Tunney JOSHUA STERLING - Robin Tunney TYLER - Carmine Dibenedetto MORELA STERLING - Emmanuelle Chriqui DYLAN GOTTSCHALK - Andre Royo SARRAH - Naomie Harris DAVID STERLING - Rip Torn NANCY STERLING - Caroline Lagerfelt CHAD - Jeffrey Evan Thomas CYRUS OGILVIE - David Bowie

One of the first films to really reflect the dark side of the eventual dot-com bust of the early 2000's, August stars BOP fave Josh Hartnett as Tom Sterling, a dot-com entrepreneur in August 2001 who is very close to having his startup Landshark hit it big, and hoping his venture capital holds out until then. During this time, however, the stock market begins to show signs of weakening, and Sterling himself begins to unravel, both personally and professionally. Starring along with Hartnett are Robin Tunney, Adam Scott, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rip Torn and David Bowie.
          

August Rush

Year: 2007
Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama | Music | Romance
Runtime: 114 min | Israel:100 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Freddie Highmore: Evan Taylor - 'August Rush', Keri Russell: Lyla Novacek, Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Louis Connelly, Terrence Howard: Richard Jeffries, Robin Williams: Maxwell 'Wizard' Wallace, William Sadler: Thomas Novacek, Marian Seldes: The Dean, Leon G. Thomas III: Arthur, (as Leon Thomas III), Mykelti Williamson: Reverend James, Aaron Staton: Nick, Alex O'Loughlin: Marshall, Jamia Simone Nash: Hope, Ronald Guttman: Professor, Bonnie McKee: Lizzy, Michael Drayer: Mannix, ,

Music has long been considered a universal language with the power to bring people together, but can the simple act of playing music possibly unite a child with a mother and father who live in two different cities and don't even know of the child's existence? Having shared one extraordinary night, classical cellist Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell) and Irish singer and songwriter Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) were a union meant to be that was torn apart by circumstances and a protective father (William Sadler). After eleven years, both Lyla and Louis have given up performing only to find that they are unhappy and searching for a sense of fulfillment that will ultimately lead both artists back to music and performing. Evan (Freddie Highmore) is an 11-year old orphan who's grown up hearing music in everything around him and is convinced that his real parents want him and will find him with the help of music. Driven by his innate musical genius and a powerful compulsion to perform before the world, Evan runs away from the orphanage and is initially taken in by a street man known as Wizard (Robin Williams) who encourages his musical talent and renames him August Rush and, later, by a local priest who arranges for August to receive a Julliard education. August is a child prodigy who excels beyond even the wildest expectations and earns the opportunity of a lifetime--a chance to perform in front of an enormous audience in New York's Central Park. The question is; can his performance possibly reach the audience August really craves? While elements of this film are completely unbelievable (take August's instant prowess on the guitar or his immediate and sophisticated grasp of musical notation and musical theory), the message of the universality of music and the notion that "the music is all around us, all you have to do is listen" is both compelling and powerful. --Tami Horiuchi
          

Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Jay Roach
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Action / Music / Adventure
Runtime: 94 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Fabiana Udenio, Mindy Sterling, Paul Dillon, Charles Napier, Will Ferrell, Joann Richter, Anastasia Sakelaris, Afifi Alaouie, Monet Mazur

British secret agent Austin Powers was placed into cryostasis at the end of the 60s, in case a spy of his talent was ever needed again. A spoof spy movie ensues when he's thawed out in the 90s...
          

Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery (in Thai only) (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Jay Roach
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Action / Music / Adventure
Runtime: 94 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Fabiana Udenio, Mindy Sterling, Paul Dillon, Charles Napier, Will Ferrell, Joann Richter, Anastasia Sakelaris, Afifi Alaouie, Monet Mazur

British secret agent Austin Powers was placed into cryostasis at the end of the 60s, in case a spy of his talent was ever needed again. A spoof spy movie ensues when he's thawed out in the 90s...
          

Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me

Year: 1999
Director: Jay Roach
Video: DVD-1
Genre: Comedy / Action / Music / Adventure
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Elizabeth Hurley, Gia Carides, Oliver Muirhead, George Cheung, Jeffrey Meng, Muse Watson, Scott Cooper

Dr. Evil uses a device he calls a "Time Machine" to travel back to 1969 and remove Austin Powers' mojo. The sexually wounded swinger must travel back in time and, with the help of agent Felicity Shagwell, recover his vitality. Meanwhile, Dr. Evil's personal life runs amok as he discovers love, continues to shun his son and develops a close relationship with himself. Well, actually, a clone 1/8 his size whom he dubs "Mini-Me". The always time-baffled Dr. Evil begins his plan to put a gigantic cannon on the moon, thus turning it into a device called either "The Death Star" or "Alan Parson's Project," depending on which name is available.
          

Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Jay Roach
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Action / Music / Adventure
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Elizabeth Hurley, Gia Carides, Oliver Muirhead, George Cheung, Jeffrey Meng, Muse Watson, Scott Cooper

Dr. Evil uses a device he calls a "Time Machine" to travel back to 1969 and remove Austin Powers' mojo. The sexually wounded swinger must travel back in time and, with the help of agent Felicity Shagwell, recover his vitality. Meanwhile, Dr. Evil's personal life runs amok as he discovers love, continues to shun his son and develops a close relationship with himself. Well, actually, a clone 1/8 his size whom he dubs "Mini-Me". The always time-baffled Dr. Evil begins his plan to put a gigantic cannon on the moon, thus turning it into a device called either "The Death Star" or "Alan Parson's Project," depending on which name is available.
          

Australia

Year: 2008
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
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Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown, David Wenham

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.
          

Auteur, The

Year: 2008
Director: James Westby
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
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Melik Malkasian, Cara Seymour, Tara Walker, Holie Barker, Scott Bellomo

THE AUTEUR follows formerly renowned porn director Arturo Domingo (Five Easy Nieces, Requiem for a Wet Dream) through a bizarre weekend as he receives a lifetime achievement award at a film festival in Portland, OR. Encountering crazed fans, former collaborators, bitter enemies, and free-loving hippies, Arturo attempts to put the pieces of his broken career and personal life back together.
          

Auto Focus

Year: 2002
Director: Paul Schrader
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Biography / Drama
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Maria Bello, Ron Leibman, Bruce Solomon, Michael E. Rodgers, Kurt Fuller, Christopher Neiman, Lyle Kanouse, Donnamarie Recco, Ed Begley Jr., Michael McKean, Cheryl Lynn Bowers, Don McManus

Capitalizing on his fame as the star of "Hogan's Heroes," Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear) dove into the freewheeling spirit of the 60s and 70s with relish, having affairs with numerous women. Eventually, Crane teamed up with video technician John Carpenter to document his exploits, an association that may very well have led to his murder in a Scottsdale, Arizona motel room in 1978, which remains officially unsolved to this day.
          

Autumn in New York (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Joan Chen
Video: VCD
Genre: Romance / Drama
Runtime: 103 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Anthony LaPaglia, Elaine Stritch, Vera Farmiga, Sherry Stringfield, Jill Hennessy, J.K. Simmons, Sam Trammell, Mary Beth Hurt, Kali Rocha, Steven Randazzo, Toby Poser, George Spielvogel III, Ranjit Chowdhry

Love story da groppo in gola per due 'belli e impossibili' di Hollywood, di quelle che ti fanno sperare per tutto il film in un eccezionale lieto fine. In una New York autunnale ed umida, Will è uno chef cinquantenne molto amato dalle donne e senza storie troppo lunghe da raccontare, Charlotte è una ventenne dalla salute precaria ed entrambi sono convinti che la loro avventura durerà poco. Sarà vero? Ma l'amore può essere più forte di tutto quando un male incurabile sta minando il fisico della ragazza?
          

Avengers, The

Year: 1998
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Adventure
Runtime: 89 min
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.PG-13

Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Patrick Macnee, Jim Broadbent, Fiona Shaw, Eddie Izzard, Eileen Atkins, John Wood, Carmen Ejogo, Keeley Hawes, Shaun Ryder, Nicholas Woodeson, Michael Godley, Richard Lumsden

British Ministry agent John Steed (Ralph Fiennes), under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter (Sean Connery) to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel (Uma Thurman), the only suspect, but simultaneously falls for her and joins forces with her to combat Sir August.
          

Aviator, The

Year: 2004
Director: Martin Scorsese
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama/Biography
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Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner John C. Reilly as Noah Dietrich Alan Alda as Senator Ralph Owen Brewster Alec Baldwin as Juan Trippe Ian Holm as Professor Fitz Gwen Stefani as Jean Harlow Adam Scott as Johnny Meyer Kelli Garner as Faith Domergue Brent Spiner as Robert Gross Edward Herrmann as Joseph Breen Kenneth Welsh as Dr. Hepburn Jacob Davich as Howard Hughes, 9 Yrs. Old Sam Hennings as Hell's Angels Stunt Coordinator Rufus Wainwright as Cocoanut Grove Vocalist #1 Vincent J. Giordano as Cocoanut Grove Band Member Justin Shilton as Hell's Angels Pilot Raymond Ducasse as Roscoe Turner Stéphane Demers as Maitre d' Loudon Wainwright III as Cocoanut Grove Vocalist #2 Chris Ufland as Engineer Alan Toy as Man on Crutches Francesca Scorsese as Little Girl James Bradford as Uncle Willy Linda Smith as Another Guest #2 Jordan St. James as Hughes' Aide at Censor Hearing Kevin O'Rourke as Spencer Tracy Emma Campbell as Jack Frye's Wife, Helen Vincent Laresca as Jorge Dennis St John as Nick the Custodian Al Vandecruys as Doctor Kathleen McAuliffe as Brewster's Maid Terry Haig as Another Senator John Koensgen as Pan Am Executive #2 Mark Akeson as Caretaker Vince Giordano as Cocoanut Grove Band Leader Ronnie Kerr as Huges Aide Jane Lynch as Amelia Earhart Gavin Black as Hughes' Film Crewman Benjamin Centoducati as Film Worker Al Coronel as Bi-Plane Mechanic #1 Meghan Elizabeth as Starlet Trevor Hayes as Chef David Hillberg as Stage hand Matthew Irving Baker as Photographer at 'Hell's Angels' Wrap Party Brian T. Lynch as Ground Crewman Robert Robitaille as Last Senator to the right Martin Scorsese as Hell's Angels Projectionist/Man on Red Carpet Shannon Slapp as Mechanic Jeremy Zafran as TWA Executive Alan Alda as Senator Ralph Owen Brewster Danny Huston as Jack Frye Jude Law as Errol Flynn Matt Ross as Glenn Odekirk Frances Conroy as Mrs. Hepburn Stanley DeSantis as Louis B. Mayer Willem Dafoe as Roland Sweet J.C. MacKenzie as Ludlow Amy Sloan as Howard Hughes' Mother Joe Chrest as Hell's Angels Director of Photography Harry Standjofski as Crony of Louis B. Mayer Josie Maran as Cigarette Girl Arthur Holden as Radio Announcer Joseph P. Reidy as Aide to Howard Yves Jacques as Waiter Jason Cavalier as Cocoanut Grove Patron Al Dubois as Pan Am Executive #1 Sebastian Tillinger as Timer Charlotte Scott as Little Girl Joe Cobden as Another Guest #1 Ralan Fawcett as Chairman MPA David Purdham as Emcee Lisa Bronwyn Moore as Noah's Wife Martha Wainwright as Cocoanut Grove Vocalist #3 Matt Holland as Hughes' Staff Person Keith Campbell as Marine James Rae as FBI Agent Nellie Sciutto as Secretary Joseph McNamara as Himself Vladimir Kuznetsov Smith as Caretaker Jason Pollard as Caretaker Larry Kagele as Pilot John Koehsgen as Pan Am Executive #2 Jane Russell as Rio McDonald John David Braddock as Photographer Isabelle Champeau as Editor Elizabeth DeCicco as Starlet Danielle Franke as Esquire Starlet Harrison Held as Louis B. Mayer Crony Chase Hoyt as Usher Jason Klamm as Man in Tux at 'Hell's Angels' Premiere Matthew Reidy as Photographer Scott Sahadi as Photographer Frank Sivero as Photographer Michael-John Wolfe as Cary Grant

The script begins as a young Hughes directs one of Scorsese's favorite films, Hell's Angels. Hughes was so obsessed with perfection in the aerial sequences that he waits forever for perfect conditions, right down to cloud formations. The Aviator ends in 1946, when Hughes was still a dashing young man and romancing actresses like Ava Gardner and Katharine Hepburn.
          

Away All Boats

Year: 1956
Director: Joseph PevneyJoseph PevneyJoseph Pevney
Video: DVD All
Genre: War/Drama/Action
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Jeff Chandler as Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks George Nader as Lt. Dave MacDougall Lex Barker as Cmdr. Quigley Julie Adams as Nadine MacDougall Keith Andes as Dr. Bell Richard Boone as Lt. Fraser William Reynolds as Ens. Kruger Charles McGraw as Lt. Mike O'Bannion Jock Mahoney as Seaman Alvick John McIntire as Old Shipyard Worker/Film Intro Voice-over Frank Faylen as Chief Phillip P. 'Pappy' Moran James Westerfield as Boatswain's Mate Chief 'Boots' Torgeson, Coxswain Don Keefer as Ens. Twitchell Kendall Clark as Lt. Jackson George Dunn as Seaman 2nd Class Gilbert Hubert Charles Horvath as Seaman Boski Jarl Victor as 'Sacktime' Riley Arthur Space as Dr. Flynn Parley Baer as Dr. Gates Hal Baylor as Chaplain Hughes Sam Gilman as Lt. Jim Randall Chuck Courtney as Helmsman Clint Eastwood as Marine (Medic) Dabbs Greer as Lt. Cmdr. Harrison Robert F. Hoy as Seaman David Janssen as Talker Raymond Bailey as RAdm. Stacy Bender Mickey Kuhn as Seaman Gerard Masterson as Seaman Dan Barton as Lt. Chesney Roger McGee as Talker Danny Mummert as Soldier Voltaire Perkins as Mr. Kurland John Pickard as Maj. Scott George Ramsey as Seaman Ralph Scalzo as Seaman Willicut Floyd Simmons as Lt. Robinson Nicky Blair as Messenger Grant Williams as Lt. Steve Sherwood Rod Williams as Capt. Blanchard Henry Wills as Seaman

The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." Almost laughable incompetence gradually improves, but the crew remains far from perfect when the ship sees action, landing troops on enemy beachheads. And few anticipate the challenges in store at Okinawa...
          

Away from Her

Year: 2006
Director: Sarah Polley
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 110 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis

Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. Now, in the oncoming twilight of their years, they are forced to face the fact that Fiona's "forgetfulness" actually is Alzheimer's Disease. After Fiona wanders away and is found after being lost, they agree she must go into a nursing home. For the first time in the five decades their relationship has spanned, they are forced to undergo a long-time separation since the nursing home has a "no-vistors" policy for the first 30 days of a patient's stay, so they can adjust to their new surroundings. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only can has she seemingly forgotten him, Fiona has transferred her affections to another man. The other man is Aubrey, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness.
          

Baadasssss!

Year: 2003
Director: Mario Van Peebles
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Biography / Drama
Runtime: Canada:108 min (Toronto International Film Festival) / Argentina:108 min / Australia:109 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant, T.K. Carter, Terry Crews, Ossie Davis, David Alan Grier, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez, Saul Rubinek, Vincent Schiavelli, Khleo Thomas, Rainn Wilson, Karimah Westbrook, Len Lesser, Sally Struthers

Melvin Van Peebles stunned the world for the first time, with his debut feature, The Story of a Three Day Pass. Filmed in France and selected as the French entry in the San Francisco Film Festival, Melvin's film was awarded the top prize. Saying it was controversial would be an understatement. In 1968 for a black man to walk up to the podium and accept the top festival award for a film he had to go abroad to make--now that's how you make your mark. After his comedy, Watermelon Man, Melvin was determined to push the Hollywood boundaries with the groundbreaking, and even more controversial, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. Turned down by every major studio including Columbia, where he had a three-picture deal, Melvin was forced to basically self-finance. Risking everything he had Melvin delivered to the world the first Black Ghetto hero on the big screen--whether they were ready or not! More than 30 years later, history is being fashioned again in the telling of this very tale. Mario Van Peebles, Melvin's son, directs an honest and revealing portrait of his pioneering father. Mario now tells the story of the making of Melvin Van Peebles' landmark 1971 film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, including Melvin's struggles to raise money to fund the film under the guise of creating a black porno film. Melvin had ducked creditors, the unions and had to bail out his camera crew after they were arrested because a white cop decided a bunch of Negroes and hippies couldn't have come by that camera equipment honestly. Despite death threats and temporarily losing sight in one eye, Melvin somehow managed to whip into shape a rag-tag, multi-racial crew and finish the film that would give birth to birth of a new era which was about to explode: Independent Black Cinema.
          

Babel

Year: 2006
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 142 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Brad Pitt: Richard, Cate Blanchett: Susan , Gael García Bernal: Santiago, Kôji Yakusho: Yasujiro, Adriana Barraza: Amelia, Harriet Walter: Lilly, Rinko Kikuchi: Chieko, Trevor Martin: Douglas, Matyelok Gibbs: Elyse, Georges Bousquet: Robert, Claudine Acs: Jane, André Oumansky: Walter, Michael Maloney: James, Dermot Crowley: Barth, Wendy Nottingham: Tourist #1

"In Gen. 11:9, the name of Babel is etymologized by association with the Hebrew verb balal, 'to confuse or confound'" (www.wikipedia.org/wiki/babel)..."Babel", through a series of misunderstandings, interweaves the unfortunate circumstances of a Moroccan, an American, a Mexican and a Japanese family. A Moroccan family acquires a rifle to protect their goats. An American woman, on a bus tour with her husband, is accidentally shot, which is in turn grossly exaggerated by the press who are quick to label the incident as a "terrorist attack". The same couple's children accompany their long-time caretaker to Mexico to attend her son's wedding, where upon re-entering the United States face problems. A Japanese widower confronts difficulties in communicating with his deaf-mute teenage daughter whom simply craves human contact.
          

Baby Catchers of the Amazon; Tasaday Hoax; Race against Killer Flu (in Thai); Mind Control; Pregnant Commuters (Japan) (2 copies of this disc)

Year: 2003
Director:
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
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In Brazil, in the communities spread out along the rivers of the Amazon forest, it is said that pregnant women have one foot in their grave. They therefore depend on traditional midwives, who accompany them through the storm of birth giving thanks to their ancestral knowledge which they humbly describe as a "gift from god". Baby Catchers of the Amazon is an intimate portrait of three of these dedicated women who welcome life and confront death in a place where the very continuation of life often relies on their leathery hands.This disc includes four other short videos: Tasaday HoaxRace against Killer Flu (with report on 1918 Spanish flu epidemic) (in Thai)Mind Control (CIA and U.S. government experiments)Pregnant Commuters (Japan)
          

Baby Geniuses

Year: 1999
Director: Bob Clark
Video: VCD
Genre: Family / Comedy
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall, Peter MacNicol, Dom DeLuise, Ruby Dee, Kyle Howard, Kaye Ballard, Leo Fitzgerald, Myles Fitzgerald, Gerry Fitzgerald, Connor Leggett, Griffin Leggett, Megan Robbins, Gabrielle Robbins

Dr. Elena Kinder and Dr. Heap work for BABYCO, the world's leading manufacturer in baby products. What the public doesn't know, however, is that Dr. Kinder and Dr. Heap are secretly working on cracking the code to "baby talk" which is actually a highly sophisticated language which allows babies to communicate the knowledge of the secrets of the universe with which they are born. Problems arise when Sly, the smartest of the babies, escapes from the lab and unites the babies of the outside world to help free the babies trapped in the lab. Kinder and Heap must find Sly before it is too late.
          

Baby Mama

Year: 2008
Director: Michael McCullers
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco

Comedic geniuses Tina Fey (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live) and Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live) team up to celebrate a modern twist on motherhood! Kate (Fey) is a single, successful career woman who wants something more: a baby. But she gets more than she bargained for when she hires Angie (Poehler), a free spirit from South Philly, to be her surrogate in a hysterical mama match-up. From birth class to baby-proofing, they're the ultimate odd couple that critics are calling "the best female comedy duo since Lucy and Ethel" (Claudia Puig, USA Today). With hilarious performances from an all-star cast featuring Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, and Sigourney Weaver, Baby Mama is as full of laughs as it is heart!Laughter and hearty guffaws abound in this comical look at 37-year-old career woman Kate Holbrook's (30 Rock's Tina Fey) desperate attempts to have a baby. Never mind that she's not married and has never been involved in a serious relationship; Kate wants a baby and will stop at virtually nothing to get one. After failed attempts at broaching the concept of conception with first dates and trying artificial insemination with the help of a sperm bank, Kate finds out that her t-shaped uterus leaves her with only a one in a million chance of conceiving a child. Adoption doesn't work out and she's left with the distasteful option of hiring a surrogate mother. Enter Chaffee Bicknell's (Sigourney Weaver) surrogate service and her recommendation of the working-class Angie Ostrowiski (Saturday Night Live's Amy Poehler) who, with her common-law husband Carl (Dax Shepard), is just desperate enough to take on the job in order to make some money, and the stage is set for baby making. As fate would have it, Angie and Carl break up just after Angie announces she's pregnant and Angie ends up moving in with Kate. Unfortunately, the two are completely incompatible and what ensues is a hysterical struggle to coexist while clashing over everything from proper nutrition to stroller selection, hair dye, and delivery options. Further complicating matters is Kate's budding relationship with ex-lawyer and juice-store owner Rob (Greg Kinnear), who just happens to be morally opposed to the whole concept of surrogate parenting. Finally, there's the question of just how fully Angie embraces the virtue of honesty. It's the juxtaposition of opposing viewpoints--so boldly stated, humorously set, and blatantly exploited--that makes this witty comedy so darn funny. Expect graphic references, raunchy humor, and a whole lot of laughter. --Tami Horiuchi
          

Bachelor, The

Year: 1999
Director: Gary Sinyor
Video: DVD all
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Runtime: 101 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Chris O'Donnell, Renée Zellweger, Artie Lange, Edward Asner, Hal Holbrook, James Cromwell, Marley Shelton, Peter Ustinov, Katharine Towne, Rebecca Cross, Stacy Edwards, Mariah Carey, Sarah Silverman, Jennifer Esposito, Brooke Shields

Jimmie (O'Donnell) is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne (Zellweger) catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to her, but he sticks his foot in his mouth and botches the proposal. Being insulted by the defeatist proposal, Anne leaves town on an assignment. After she's gone, he finds out that his recently-deceased grandfather's will stipulates that he gets nothing of a multi-million dollar fortune unless he's married by 6:05pm on his 30th birthday: tomorrow! Not being able to find Anne, Jimmie begins backtracking through his past girlfriends to find a wife.
          

Backdraft

Year: 1991
Director: Ron Howard
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 132 min / Canada:137 min (Ontario)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Glenn, Rebecca De Mornay, Jason Gedrick, J.T. Walsh, Anthony Mockus Sr., Cedric Young, Juan Ramírez, Kevin Casey, Jack McGee, Mark Wheeler

A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and other firefighters while taking part in an investigation of a string of arson/murders. This detailed look into the duties and private lives of firemen naturally features widespread pyrotechnics and special effects.
          

Bad Boys

Year: 1995
Director: Michael Bay
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Action / Comedy / Thriller / Crime
Runtime: 118 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Tchéky Karyo, Joe Pantoliano, Theresa Randle, Marg Helgenberger, Nestor Serrano, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Saverio Guerra, Michael Imperioli, Anna Levine, Vic Manni, Frank John Hughes, Mike Kirton

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other.
          

Bad Boys II (in English and French)

Year: 2003
Director: Michael Bay
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Action / Comedy / Crime / Thriller
Runtime: 147 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollà, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Shannon, Jon Seda, Yul Vazquez, Jason Manuel Olazabal, Otto Sanchez, Henry Rollins, Antoni Corone, Gary Nickens

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Bennett (Lawrence) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin, whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd (Union), Marcus's sister.
          

Bad Company

Year: 2002
Director: Joel Schumacher
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Thriller
Runtime: Spain:125 min / USA:116 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Macht, Kerry Washington, Adoni Maropis, Garcelle Beauvais, Matthew Marsh, Dragan Micanovic, John Slattery, Brooke Smith, Daniel Sunjata, DeVone Lawson Jr., Wills Robbins, Marek Vasut

When a CIA agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes, recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes. Jake had no idea he had a twin brother, let alone that he worked for the CIA. Jake, a.k.a. Michael Turner, has nine days to fill his brother's place. However, the enemy terrorists learn of his secret identity and kidnap his girlfriend/fiancee. He has to rescue them and save New York city from an imminent nuclear terrorist act.
          

Bad Guy (in Korean w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2005
Director: Ki-duk Kim
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min
MPAA Rating:

Jae-hyeon Jo, Won Seo, Yun-tae Kim, Duek-mun Choi, Yoon-young Choi, Yoo-jin Shin, Jung-young Kim, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Gung-Min Nam

While walking down the street, Han-Ki sees Son-Hwa, a young college girl, standing on the corner. When she stares at him with disgust, he forces a kiss on her, and decides right then and there that he is going to ruin her life. Through his masterful manipulation, Han-Ki soon forces Son-Hwa into prostitution, and watches her decline and degradation via a two-way mirror. As Son-Hwa comes to accept her fate with feelings of love-hate, Han-Ki begins to feel his own guilt and love-hate toward the woman whose life he has set out to destroy.
          

Bad Lieutenant, The: Port of Call–New Orleans

Year: 2009
Director: Werner Herzog
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama
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Nicolas Cage ... Terence McDonagh Val Kilmer ... Stevie Pruit Eva Mendes ... Frankie Donnenfeld Jennifer Coolidge ... Genevieve Fairuza Balk ... Heidi Brad Dourif ... Ned Schoenholtz Michael Shannon ... Mundt Shawn Hatosy ... Armand Benoit Denzel Whitaker ... Daryl Shea Whigham ... Justin Irma P. Hall ... Binnie Rogers

Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
          

Bad Sleep Well, The (in Japanese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 1960
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Video: DVD all
Genre: Foreign, Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Toshirô Mifune: Koichi Nishi, Masayuki Mori: Public Corporation Vice President Iwabuchi, Kyôko Kagawa: Keiko Nishi, Tatsuya Mihashi: Tatsuo Iwabuchi, Takashi Shimura: Administrative Officer Moriyama, Kô Nishimura: Contract Officer Shirai, Takeshi Katô: Itakura, Kamatari Fujiwara: Assistant-to-the-Chief Wada, Chishu Ryu: Public Prosecutor Nonaka, Seiji Miyaguchi: Prosecutor Okakura, Koji Mitsui: Reporter A, Ken Mitsuda: Public Corporation President Arimura, Nobuo Nakamura: Legal Adviser, Susumu Fujita: Detective, Koji Nambara: Prosecutor Horiuchi

The Bad Sleep Well tells the story of corruption at the highest levels of Japanese business and its tragic consequences. Though flawed by a tedious introductory sequence and by an ending that seems out of sync with the story, it is a fascinating movie and the middle part is especially exciting.Japanese legend Toshiro Mifune plays Koichi Nishi, the seemingly stoic bridegroom who is trying to get ahead by marrying the boss's daughter, Kieko (Kyoko Kagawa), who was crippled as a girl. The bride's brother, in a shocking display, exposes the groom's motives during his wedding toast and threatens his new brother-in-law with death if he disappoints his sister. But Nishi is not who we think. He was born the illegitimate son of the man who Kieko's father, Iwabuchi (Maysayuki Mori), manipulated into suicide. Now Nishi wants revenge for his father's death. As Nishi slowly destroys Iwabuchi's life, he makes the fatal error of falling in love with his wife, who already loves him. Their unconsummated marriage stands between these two like a palpable pillar of stone. But just when we think the stone has been tossed aside by love, Iwabuchi finds out who his son-in-law really is.Shot in black and white, this film falls just short of being brilliant. Mifune is amazing in his portrayal of this complex man who lets his father's past destroy his own future, and Maysayuki Mori's performance as the evil Iwabuchi is understated but nonetheless chilling. --Luanne Brown
          

Bad and the Beautiful, The

Year: 1952
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 118 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame, Gilbert Roland, Leo G. Carroll, Vanessa Brown, Paul Stewart, Sammy White, Elaine Stewart, Ivan Triesault

A director, an actress and a writer each explain why they never want to work with producer Jonathan Shields again. Through their stories a portrait is sketched of this man who rose from making B-movies to one of Hollywood's biggest producers by using people in order to get him to the top.
          

Badlands

Year: 1973
Director: Terrence Malick
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri, Alan Vint

Dramatization of the starkweather-fugate killing spree of the 1950s in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
          

Bagdad Cafe

Year: 1988
Director: Paul Bogart
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: UK:30 min (13 episodes)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Whoopi Goldberg, Jean Stapleton, Scott Lawrence, Monica Calhoun, James Gammon, Cleavon Little, Sam Whipple

Actress Marianne Sågebrecht reunites with her Sugarbaby director, Percy Adlon, in this story of a German woman abandoned by her husband in the Mojave desert and taken into a kooky community at a remote café;. C.C.H. Pounder (Dr. Angela Hicks on television's ER) gives an atypically unhinged performance as the café owner, and Jack Palance is wonderful as an artist who wants to capture on canvas the beauty he perceives in the rotund Sägebrecht. Adlon's warm but slightly unreal colors give the film a hint of fantasy and time standing still for a life-changing adventure. --Tom Keogh Great American Film Made by GERMANYMarianne Sagebrecht made a brilliant movie debut in the German film "Zuckerbaby (Sugarbaby)" (please release this soon on DVD). Bagdad Café is her American film debut. The creative team is also from "Sugarbaby", Percy and Eleonore Adlon).Jasmine (Sagebrecht) and her husband are on a cross country trip. They are at a rest stop in the Mohave desert when they have a fight. Jasmine takes the suitcase from the trunk and walks off. Jasmine hitches a ride and which stops at the Bagdad Café and Motel.Brenda (CCH Pounder), the hotel owner/manager, doesn't know what to make out of Jasmine. But Jasmine has the money, so Brenda rents her one of the rooms. Everyone gets along with Jamine's easy going nature, except Brenda. Eventually, even Brenda succumbs to Jasmine's charm.This is a film about tolerance. Everyone in this film has intolerance and finds that the person beneath is more important.Sagebrecht gives another brilliant performance. Her character grows during the course of the film.CCH Pounder is the one of those great actresses that never gets the attention that she deserves. She gives Brenda many layers. Brenda's life has been far from easy and therefore, she is suspicious of everyone. Therefore, it takes a great actress to convincingly change from suspicious to accepting of Jasmine.This is the best of independent film making. DVD EXTRAS: NoneExcellentOthers have covered this movie at length here, but I want to add that it is a wonderful film, joyful, funny, a little sad at times. Most important, it has heart. Never disappointing.funny, wonderful and delightfully offbeatIf you like films filled with humor, eccentric characters and cross-cultural connections in unexpected places, this is a film for you. Jasmin (Marianne Sagebrecht) is a Bavarian tourist, who, upon growing tired of her husband, promptly abandons him, unfortunately taking his suitcase of clothes, with her, instead of her own. She arrives in the Mojave Desert, only to encounter the Bagdad Cafe, run by Brenda (C.C.H Pounder), who has also recently separated from her husband---or, rather, she has kicked him to the curb. This chance encounter, between two women who have lost their husbands and the identities they possessed up until that point, is life changing for both. Though, the beginning of their relationship is rather rocky, their feathers smooth as trust is mutually earned and kept. Bagdad Cafe presents us with a cross-section of quirky, eccentric characters, whose world is put in a slight tilt, upon the arrival of the Bavarian lady. This is something they all need, and is made more evident as the film progresses. If you are looking to be moved in an unexpected way, I really reccomend this film. It is a little treasure......
          

Baghead

Year: 2008
Director: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Suspense
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Ross Partridge, Elise Muller, Greta Gerwig, Steve Zissis, Jett Garner

Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea -- a horror flick about a group of friends tormented by a villain with a bag over his head -- starts to come true?
          

Ballad of Jack and Rose, The

Year: 2004
Director: Rebecca Miller
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: USA:112 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Camilla Belle, Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Keener, Ryan McDonald, Paul Dano, Jason Lee, Jena Malone, Beau Bridges, Susanna Thompson

Jack (Daniel Day-Lewis) lives on the site of his abandoned island commune with his 16-year-old daughter Rose (Camilla Belle). Jack has sheltered Rose from the influences of the outside world, but now Rose's emerging womanhood poses troubling questions about the days ahead. A man who has lived a life motivated by environmentalism and other altruistic causes, Jack now rages at those who do not share his concerns, like developer Marty Rance (Beau Bridges), who is building a housing tract on the edge of his property. When Jack invites his girlfriend Kathleen (Catherine Keener) and her sons Rodney (Ryan McDonald) and Thaddius (Paul Dano) to live with them, Rose feels betrayed and the situation quickly becomes precarious. Rose acts out wildly, creating chaos. As everything flies out of control, Jack finds himself trapped in an impossible place and is forced to take action.
          

Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach

Year: 2008
Director: Danny Leiner
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Seann William Scott Randy Quaid ... Coach Lew Tuttle Bryan Aguinaga ... Mourner Max Alpar ... Southpoint teammate Brent Anderson ... Bill Jenson Deke Anderson ... Gil Houseman Chandler Canterbury ... Young Gary Houseman Colby Canterbury ... Young Dwight Houseman JenelleRae Cardenas ... Tennis Fan Justin Chon ... Joe Chang Emily Cunningham ... Crying Girl Tiger Darrow ... Female Student Eduardo DeLeon ... Juan Garcia, mexican tennis champ Remington Dewan ... Paul Dustin Dobbins ... Broncos Team Player Conor Donovan ... Burke Nibbins Danielle Dwyer ... Super Sexy Blonde Joseph Dwyer ... Tommy Tremble Brando Eaton ... Mike Jensen Meredith Eaton ... Mrs. Tuttle

From the director of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Dude Where's My Car comes this raunchy comedy starring Seann William Scott and Randy Quaid. Gary Houseman (Scott) is an overenthusiastic high school janitor who steps-up to lead the school's loser tennis team to the state finals when the acting coach drops dead. The brash and often insulting new coach is intent on inspiring these underdogs not only to win, but also to stand-up for themselves. Although his coaching tactics may be unorthodox, including motivating his star player with a pre-game stripper, his heart is in the right place. Besides, sometimes it takes big balls to play hard-ball.
          

Bamboozled

Year: 2000
Director: Spike Lee
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Runtime: 135 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Paul Mooney, Sarah Jones, Gillian Iliana Waters, Susan Batson, Mos Def, M.C. Serch, Gano Grills, Canibus, DJ Scratch

Dark, biting satire of the television industry, focusing on an Ivy-League educated black writer at a major network. Frustrated that his ideas for a "Cosby Show"-esque take on the black family has been rejected by network brass, he devises an outlandish scheme: reviving the minstrel show. The hook: instead of white actors in black face, the show stars black actors in even blacker face. The show becomes an instant smash, but with the success also comes repercussions for all involved.
          

Band of Brothers Disc 1, Part 1 (Curahee) & Part 2 (Day of Days)

Year: 2002
Director: David Frankel
Video: DVD 9
Genre: drama, war
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Kirk Acevedo Donnie Wahlberg Scott Grimes Frank John Hughes Ron Livingston Damian D. Lewis Matthew Settle Rick Warden

An impressively rigorous, unsentimental, and harrowing look at combat during World War II, Band of Brothers follows a company of airborne infantry--Easy Company--from boot camp through the end of the war. The brutality of training takes the audience by increments to the even greater brutality of the war; Easy Company took part in some of the most difficult battles, including the D-Day invasion of Normandy, the failed invasion of Holland, and the Battle of the Bulge, as well as the liberation of a concentration camp and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest. But what makes these episodes work is not their historical sweep but their emphasis on riveting details (such as the rattle of a plane as the paratroopers wait to leap, or a flower in the buttonhole of a German soldier) and procedures (from military tactics to the workings of bureaucratic hierarchies). The scope of this miniseries (10 episodes, plus an actual documentary filled with interviews with surviving veterans) allows not only a thoroughness impossible in a two-hour movie, but also captures the wide range of responses to the stress and trauma of war--fear, cynicism, cruelty, compassion, and all-encompassing confusion. The result is a realism that makes both simplistic judgments and jingoistic enthusiasm impossible; the things these soldiers had to do are both terrible and understandable, and the psychological price they paid is made clear. The writing, directing, and acting are superb throughout. The cast is largely unknown, emphasizing the team of actors as a whole unit, much like the regiment; Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston play the central roles of two officers with grit and intelligence. Band of Brothers turns a vast historical event into a series of potent personal experiences; it's a deeply engrossing and affecting accomplishment. --Bret Fetzer Product DescriptionBased on the bestseller by Stephen E. Ambrose, the epic 10-part miniseries Band of Brothers tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as soldiers' journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear. They were an elete rifle company parachuting into France early on D-Day morning, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and capturing Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were also a unit that suffered 150 percent casualties, and whose lives became legend.Band of Brothers is an awe inspiring and visually stunning tribute, not only to Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, but to the "Greatest Generation." But for their sacrifices, would we share the freedoms we so cherish and covet to our vests today! Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg deserve all of the awards and accolades they received for bringing this epic to HBO and now this incredible DVD box set!Part 1 - Currahee - Currahee is a wonderful beginning to this unprecedented HBO miniseries. Outside of the movie "Saving Private Ryan" there has never before been such a realistic series such as this one. Currahee poignantly highlights the training that was necessary for the newly designed Airborne Infantry. While some may think that Captain Sobel was a complete idiot, in all truth, his combat skills were obviously lacking however, as a trainer, he put Easy Company in a very good position as a well trained unit.Part 2 - Day of Days - D-Day has arrived and Easy Company makes the jump that they've been preparing two years for. As history unfolds, the German flak has caused nearly every plane to miss their designated drop zone. 1LT Winters finds he's in Normandy, lost his weapon and his company. He finally arrives at the assembly area and is given the mission to take out a German artillery position. Day of Days is an excellent episode that doesn't miss out on 1LT Winters depth of emotions as he loses his first soldier in combat.
          

Band of Brothers Disc 2, Part 3 (Carentan) & Part 4 (Replacements)

Year: 2002
Director: David Frankel
Video: DVD 9
Genre: drama, war
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Kirk Acevedo Donnie Wahlberg Scott Grimes Frank John Hughes Ron Livingston Damian D. Lewis Matthew Settle Rick Warden

Part 3 - Carentan - Easy Company is ordered in to take the French village of Carentan. While encountering only minor resistance, they take light casualties. After successfully taking the town, they're ordered to move on to the next objective. En route, they encounter the German force sent to retake Carentan. They stalemate for the evening, expecting to forge a full assault in the morning. The Germans have other plans though and counter attack in the morning with a combined force of mechanized infantry and armor. Fortunately for Easy Company, they are finally rescued by the 2nd Armored Division. Shortly after this action they are lucky enough to get some R&R back in England. The show ends with orders back to the front and a very poignant final scene to yet another wonderful episode.Part 4 - Replacements - Replacements jumps forward to September and Easy Company is on R&R in England. They're called into Operation Market Garden. Easy Company is given the mission to take Eindhoven, Holland. They were told they would be running into light resistance. Operation Market Garden turns into a huge failure and the Allied Forces are turned back with heavy casualties. Sgt "Bull" Randleman is quite unfortunate enough to get stuck behind enemy lines. "Replacements" is another excellent episode.
          

Band of Brothers Disc 3, Part 5 (Crossroads) & Part 6 (Bastogne)

Year: 2002
Director: David Frankel
Video: DVD 9
Genre: drama, war
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Kirk Acevedo Donnie Wahlberg Scott Grimes Frank John Hughes Ron Livingston Damian D. Lewis Matthew Settle Rick Warden

Part 5 - Crossroads - Crossroads is one of the best shows of the whole miniseries. Captain Winters, due to the costs of war, garners advancement from Easy Company Commander to Battalion Executive Officer. The episode is shown, through the eyes of Captain Winters as he is preparing a report on the actions of October 5th when he led his company in the attack of a German SS position. The more telling part is later in the episode when he gets an R&R in Paris and the horrors of war catch up to him.Part 6 - Bastogne - To quote Captain Winters, "we're paratroopers; we're supposed to be surrounded." Bastogne tells the tale, from Easy Companies point of view, about the 101st Airborne Infantry being surrounded by German forces and holding the line during the Battle of the Bulge. This is also the combat action where the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne replied to the German Commanders request for their surrender, "nuts."
          

Band of Brothers Disc 4, Part 7 (The Breaking Point) & Part 8 (The Last Patrol)

Year: 2002
Director: David Frankel
Video: DVD 9
Genre: drama, war
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Kirk Acevedo Donnie Wahlberg Scott Grimes Frank John Hughes Ron Livingston Damian D. Lewis Matthew Settle Rick Warden

Part 7 - The Breaking Point - January 1945 and Easy Company is on the verge of attacking the Germans in Foy, Belgium. Due to heavy resistance, Easy Company endures nearly a month of being barraged by German artillery on the front line. This episode is very telling as far as the how demoralizing the artillery can be.Part 8 - The Last Patrol - Easy Company is on the front line in the Alsacian town of Haguenau. They now have the sense that the war is coming to a close, as they are just across the river from Germany. The brigade commander orders a patrol across the border to secure German prisoners. This episode again brings to the forefront the emotions of the soldiers as they again are counted on to accomplish their mission!
          

Band of Brothers Disc 5, Part 9 (Why We Fight) & Part 10 (Points)

Year: 2002
Director: David Frankel
Video: DVD 9
Genre: drama, war
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Kirk Acevedo Donnie Wahlberg Scott Grimes Frank John Hughes Ron Livingston Damian D. Lewis Matthew Settle Rick Warden

Part 9 - Why We Fight - This episode is clearly the most poignant of the series as Easy Company finds and liberates a concentration camp. Although there had been rumors of these concentration camps, no once could truly comprehend what they were about until they were faced with them! This episode alone should've garnered several awards.Part 10 - Points - Easy Company takes Eagles Nest, Hitler's mountaintop fortress. The company settles in as an occupation force, yet expecting to be redeployed to the Japanese warfront. A very emotional what happened to several of the units members after the war. Overall, this episode is a fantastic conclusion to the "Band of Brothers."
          

Band of Brothers Disc 6, Bonus Features Disc (We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company)

Year: 2002
Director: David Frankel
Video: DVD 9
Genre: drama, war
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Donnie Wahlberg Scott Grimes Frank John Hughes Ron Livingston Damian D. Lewis Matthew Settle Rick Warden

Disk SixWe Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company - An outstanding documentary containing interviews with surviving members of Easy Company! Once you've seen all of the episodes, this documentary introduces you to the real members of Easy Company.Ron Livingston's Video Diaries - This is an exceptional set of clips filmed by Ron Livingston, who played Lieutenant Nixon, covering the "actor boot camp" run by Captain Dale Dye, USMC Retired.HBO's The Making of Band of Brothers' - This is another excellent "Making of" clip by HBO, covering the creation of this spectacular miniseries! An impressively rigorous, unsentimental, and harrowing look at combat during World War II, Band of Brothers follows a company of airborne infantry--Easy Company--from boot camp through the end of the war. The brutality of training takes the audience by increments to the even greater brutality of the war; Easy Company took part in some of the most difficult battles, including the D-Day invasion of Normandy, the failed invasion of Holland, and the Battle of the Bulge, as well as the liberation of a concentration camp and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest. But what makes these episodes work is not their historical sweep but their emphasis on riveting details (such as the rattle of a plane as the paratroopers wait to leap, or a flower in the buttonhole of a German soldier) and procedures (from military tactics to the workings of bureaucratic hierarchies). The scope of this miniseries (10 episodes, plus an actual documentary filled with interviews with surviving veterans) allows not only a thoroughness impossible in a two-hour movie, but also captures the wide range of responses to the stress and trauma of war--fear, cynicism, cruelty, compassion, and all-encompassing confusion. The result is a realism that makes both simplistic judgments and jingoistic enthusiasm impossible; the things these soldiers had to do are both terrible and understandable, and the psychological price they paid is made clear. The writing, directing, and acting are superb throughout. The cast is largely unknown, emphasizing the team of actors as a whole unit, much like the regiment; Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston play the central roles of two officers with grit and intelligence. Band of Brothers turns a vast historical event into a series of potent personal experiences; it's a deeply engrossing and affecting accomplishment. --Bret Fetzer
          

Bandits

Year: 2001
Director: Barry Levinson
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 123 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity, Brian F. O'Byrne, Stacey Travis, Bobby Slayton, January Jones, Azura Skye, Peggy Miley, William Converse-Roberts, Richard Riehle, Micole Mercurio, Scott Burkholder, Anthony Burch

A charismatic convict (Bruce Willis) and a hypochondriac inmate (Billy Bob Thornton) break out of prison in a cement truck and immediately start a bank robbing spree. Becoming known as the "Sleepover Bandits", the two kidnap bank managers the night before their robbery, spend the night with their families, and then all go to the bank in the morning to get the dough. Using a dim-witted stunt man (Troy Garrity) as their getaway driver and lookout, the three successfully pull off several jobs that gets them recognition on a tv show about America's criminals. When a bored housewife (Cate Blanchett) with a failing marriage decides to runaway, she ends up in the hands of the criminals. Initially attracted to Willis, she nonetheless also ends up in bed with Thornton and a confused romantic relationship begins. Continuing along with their spree, the bandits hit the wall when the bank managers realize that they are non-violent and therefore no threat to them or their employees. This leads to one more big score at the Alamo Bank, where in the very opening scenes, things appear to go awry.
          

Bang Khwang Prison, Bangkok; A New Body (Miami); Desert Under Siege

Year: 2005
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary / Thailand
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:



Documentaries on Bangkok's maximum security prison, plastic surgery in Miami, and desert ecology in Southern California.
          

Bang Rajan: The Legend of the Village Warriors (VCD) (in Thai only)

Year: 1999
Director: Tanit Jitnukul
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama, Feature Film-action/Adventure, Foreign Film [Dub Or Subtitle], Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Jaran Ngamdee...Nai Jan Winai Kraibutr...Nai In Theerayut Pratyabamrung...Luang Phor Thammachote Bin Bunluerit...Nai Thongmen Bongkoj Khongmalai...E Sa Chumphorn Thepphithak...Nai Than Suntharee Maila-or...Taeng-Onn Phisate Sangsuwan...Nemeao Seehabodee Theeranit Damrongwinijchai...Mangcha-ngai

Bang Rajan won over eleven film awards including Best Picture and Best Director. This hard hitting true story of a group of villagers pitted against the entire Burmese army in 1765 will keep you on the egde of your seat. Never quiet even in its quiet moments you will follow these villagers as they plot, defend and ultimately sacrifice their lives to keep their homeland free. The lush tropicalness of Thailand, the savagery of battle is brilliantly captured, and the final fight with characters you have come to care about is heartwrenching to watch, and extremely graphic! This is not your average war film so be prepared, but do see it. You will NEVER forget Bang Rajan!
          

Bang the Drum Slowly

Year: 1973
Director: John D. Hancock
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Sport
Runtime: 96 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster, Ann Wedgeworth, Heather MacRae, Selma Diamond, Barbara Babcock, Maurice Rosenfield, Tom Ligon, Andy Jarrell, Marshall Efron, Danny Burks, Tom Signorelli, James Donahue

The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.
          

Banger Sisters, The

Year: 2002
Director: Bob Dolman
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: USA:98 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Rush, Erika Christensen, Robin Thomas, Eva Amurri, Matthew Carey, Andre Ware, Adam Tomei, Sal Lopez, Kohl Sudduth, Tinsley Grimes, Larry Krask, Marlayna Garrett, Josh Todd

When fiftysomething Suzette loses her job as a bartender she decides to make a road trip to visit her old friend Vinnie who she hasn't seen since their days as groupies back in the day. On the way she meets Harry, a nervous writer who says he is going home to confront his father, then shows her his gun. Once they reach their destination Suzette finds that Vinnie is now Lavinia, a conservative housewife who is reluctant to reexperience the flower power of her youth, and Harry finds confrontation with himself rather than with his father.
          

Bangkok Dangerous (1999) (in Thai w/ English subtitles)

Year: 1999
Director: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang Chun
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Crime / Thriller / Romance / Foreign
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Pawalit Mongkolpisit, Premsinee Ratanasopha, Patharawarin Timkul, Pisek Intrakanchit, Korkiate Limpapat

Kong, a professional killer, has been mute since childhood. He plies the city's bitterest streets, with silence his only response to the killings and assassinations he performs. He is deadly. He is numb. He enacts his grisly tasks with a sociopathic coldness -his steady, impersonal revenge on the world. Ultimately, the chance for his transformation (and redemption) finally arrives in the form of a girl able to provide the only tenderness and warmth he's ever known. It could save him. It could kill him. A gritty story, the film is a powerful thriller, with strong emphasis on style, suave cutting techniques, effects, and urbane production values. Fast-paced, bloody and exciting, this film shows Bangkok's darker worlds, and the glimmer of hope possible in the dimmest of lives. It's a film about cities, a film about death. With its high-speed chases, its gunfire and action, its intensity, Bangkok Dangerous is a killer.
          

Bangkok Dangerous (audio in English & Thai)

Year: 2008
Director: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang Chun
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Nicolas Cage, Charlie Yeung, Charlie Young, Dom Hetrakul, Chakrit Yamnarm

A professional hit man, who picks someone of the street to do his errands, and after he is finished kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, and as usual, he finds a street kid named Kong to help him. After Kong has a close call and learns who he is, asks him to train him and he does. He also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, has a hard keeping his other life from her, and it also appears, the person who hired him, breaks his rule of complete anonymity and tries to find him.
          

Bangkok Girl : A Documentary about Thailand's Night Life (VCD)

Year: 2005
Director: Jordan Clark
Video: VCD
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: Canada:50 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Jordan Clark, "Pla," Dean Barrett, miscellaneous farangs

Bangkok Girl is the debut documentary from Canadian filmmaker Jordan Clark. While visiting in Bangkok a few years back, Clark quickly became enchanted with Thailand's exotic culture and fine-looking populace. However, he was also disturbed by the preponderance of Thai women who were forced to work as prostitutes, largely due to the lack of legitimate employment. In an attempt to better understand the foreigners who reveled in their defilement of these young girls, and the girls who allowed themselves to be defiled, Clark took his camera to some of the popular spots in Bangkok's seedy red-light district. In the midst of his research, Clark met Pla, a 19-year-old bar girl. Throughout this brief documentary, Pla serves as his guide through Bangkok. Initially she shows off the city's modern-looking railway system and a well-maintained public park. However, Clark does not seem very interested in Bangkok's infrastructure. He keeps his camera focused on the plucky and somewhat affected young lady. As Clark notes early on in a languid voiceover Pla's affable demeanor might all be an act. Indeed, one of the documentary's most intriguing aspects lies in trying to glean what horrors lie underneath Pla's seemingly carefree continence. Though all her female co-workers seem to be for sale, Pla insists not she does not take part in the sex trade. And though her denials defied common sense, I was still tempted to believe her, and was sadly disappointed when she went on a two-day foray with a foreign customer. Clark does an effective job helping us understand the larger context of Pla's situation, explaining how she has virtually no other opportunity to make money outside of selling herself. However, an increased understanding of Pla's situation does nothing to diminish the sorrow her situation inspires. In fact, Clark's interviews one with a loutish Brit, another with an assertive transsexual enhance our feelings of despondency. Bangkok Girl proves to be an effective, and moving, i --DVDVerdict.com Product DescriptionJordan Clark's tragic documentary provides a glimpse into Thailand's notorious and booming sex tourism industry through the experiences of a 19 year old bar girl named Pla. Working in the bars from the age of thirteen, Pla has managed to avoid selling her body a remarkable revelation given her surroundings but her refusal to take part in this all too common profession for young Thai women cannot last. The introduction of falangs, or foreigners, to Thailand has forever changed the city, the economy, the Thai people's lives and desires. A daring and unabashed look at a popular Western predilection through the eyes of one girl, this film challenges the accepted worldwide practice of sex tourism. The highest rated CBC Newsworld 'Roughcuts' or 'The Lens' documentary in the last 5 years. DVD FEATURES: Available Subtitles -English and Broken English only -French -German -Japanese -Spanish -Deleted Montages and Interviews -Extended Version -Trailer
          

Bangkok Hilton (2 discs)

Year: 1989
Director: Ken Cameron
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Australia:270 min / Sweden:251 min / USA:240 min
MPAA Rating:

Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Norman Kaye, Noah Taylor

In one of her first adult starring roles, Nicole Kidman played the lead in the three-part Australian miniseries Bangkok Hilton. Searching for her long-estranged father at Bangkok airport, Katrina "Kat" Stanton unwittingly becomes a "mule" for drug-smuggler Arkie Ragan (Jerome Ehlers). Captured by the authorities, Kat is charged with smuggling and locked away in a horrible prison known as the Bangkok Hilton. Also in the cast were Denholm Elliot(Hal Stanton) and such familiar Australian film and TV regulars as Norman Kaye, Joy Smithers, and Gerda Nicholson. After its original ABC network run from November 5-7, 1989, Bangkok Hilton was rebroadcast in six one-hour segments, rather than its original three two-hour episodes. As for Nicole Kidman, she earned an AFI award (the Australian equivalent of the Emmy) for her brilliant and harrowing performance.
          

Bank Job, The

Year: 2008
Director: Roger Donaldson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner

Based on a true story of a heist gone wrong. A cheerful, energetic, and completely entertaining movie, The Bank Job follows some small-time hoods who think they've lucked into a big-time opportunity when they learn a bank's security system will be temporarily suspended--little suspecting that they're being manipulated by government agents for their own ends. The result is that the movie doubles its pleasures: While the robbery itself has the usual suspense of a heist film, when the robbery is over the hoods find themselves being hunted by the police, the government, and brutal criminal kingpins who were storing dangerous information in a safety deposit box. The Bank Job won't win any awards, but it's enormously fun. Director Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, Species) propels the action along with vigor, editing zippily with perfect clarity among multiple storylines and various colorful characters. Jason Statham (Snatch, The Transporter), as the leader of the bank robbers, successfully steps away from his usual bone-crunching roles to a more human presence. The rest of the cast--including Saffron Burrows (Deep Blue Sea), Keeley Hawes (Tipping the Velvet), David Suchet (Poirot), and many faces familiar from British film and television--give their characters the right degree of personality and flavor without getting fussy or detracting from the headlong rush of the story. A little sex, a lot of action, a sly sense of humor, and a twisty plot; if more movies had these basic pleasures, the world would be a happier place. --Bret Fetzer
          

Bank Robber

Year: 1993
Director: Nick Mead
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 91 min
MPAA Rating: NC-17

Patrick Dempsey, Lisa Bonet, Judge Reinhold, Forest Whitaker, Olivia d'Abo, Paula Kelly, Mariska Hargitay, Michael Jeter, Joe Alaskey, Andy Romano, Warren Munson, Don Perry, Lisa Spikerman, James Garde, Stephen McDonough

After robbing a bank, the robber hides out from the police in a seedy hotel where he is forced to bribe various tennants for protection as well as their silence which becomes more difficult as greed takes over and the people demand more exuberant bribes from the bank robber to shelter and hide him.
          

Banquet, The (in Chinese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2006
Director: Xiaogang Feng
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Drama/ Foreign
Runtime: 131 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Zhang Ziyi, Ge You, Daniel Wu Yin-Cho, Ma Cheng-Miu, Zhou Xun

A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.
          

Baraka

Year: 1993
Director: Ron Fricke
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 96 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)



Without words, cameras show us the world, with an emphasis not on "where," but on "what's there." It begins with morning, natural landscapes and people at prayer: volcanoes, water falls, veldts, and forests; several hundred monks do a monkey chant. Indigenous peoples apply body paint; whole villages dance. The film moves to destruction of nature via logging, blasting, and strip mining. Images of poverty, rapid urban life, and factories give way to war, concentration camps, and mass graves. Ancient ruins come into view, and then a sacred river where pilgrims bathe and funeral pyres burn. Prayer and nature return. A monk rings a huge bell; stars wheel across the sky.
          

Baran (in Farsi w/ Thai subtitles only)

Year: 2001
Director: Majid Majidi
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 94 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub, Abbas Rahimi, Gholam Ali Bakhshi, Jafar Tawakoli, Yadollah Hedayati, Parviz Larijani, Mahmoud Behraznia, Pasha Barabadi, Kamal Parto, Maghsood Moghadan, Peiman Daraian, Mohammadollah Dad

In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Kurdish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives.Young Lateef works on a construction site in Tehran with some Kurds and a few illegal Afghan workers. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and treats Rahmat cruelly. After one of his pranks, however, Lateef discovers Rahmat's secret--he is a girl named Baran. Latif's heart softens towards Baran and he shows his new affection for her by doing what he can to ease the hardships she suffers at work. When government inspectors force all Afghans to be fired from the site, Lateef discovers he cannot bear to be without her. Jeopardizing social standing and endangering his own well being, Lateef stops at nothing to save his love.
          

Barefoot Contessa, The (w/ Japanese subtitles)

Year: 1954
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Crime / Mystery / Romance
Runtime: 130 min (dvd release) (TCM print)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring, Valentina Cortese, Rossano Brazzi, Elizabeth Sellars, Warren Stevens, Franco Interlenghi, Mari Aldon, Bessie Love, Diana Decker, Bill Fraser, Alberto Rabagliati, Enzo Staiola

Has-been movie director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film to be shot in Rome. Millionaire Alberto Bravano takes Maria from Kirk. Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini takes Maria from Alberto.
          

Barry Lyndon

Year: 1975
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance / War
Runtime: 184 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Steven Berkoff, Gay Hamilton, Marie Kean, Diana Körner, Murray Melvin, Frank Middlemass, André Morell, Arthur O'Sullivan, Godfrey Quigley, Leonard Rossiter, Philip Stone

A gentlemanly rogue travels the battlefields and parlors of 18th century Europe determined to make for himself the life of a nobleman through seduction, gambling and dueling in this methodical film showing the rhythm and life of the period.
          

Barton Fink (in English, Spanish, & Frisian)

Year: 1991
Director: Joel Coen
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 116 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Tony Shalhoub, Jon Polito, Steve Buscemi, David Warrilow, Richard Portnow, Christopher Murney, I.M. Hobson, Meagen Fay, Lance Davis, Harry Bugin

In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task.
          

Basic

Year: 2003
Director: John McTiernan
Video: DVD All
Genre: Thriller / Drama / Mystery
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and language.R

John Travolta, Connie Nielsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Timothy Daly, Giovanni Ribisi, Brian Van Holt, Taye Diggs, Dash Mihok, Cristián de la Fuente, Roselyn Sanchez, Harry Connick Jr., Georgia Hausserman, Margaret Travolta, Dena Johnston, Nick Loren

Tom Hardy, an ex-Army Ranger turned DEA agent, is drawn into an ever-widening mystery surrounding the disappearance of the feared and often hated Sgt. Nathan West, as well as several of his elite Special Forces trainees on what appears, at first, to have been a routine training exercise during a hurricane in the jungles of Panama. Only two survivors are found, Dunbar, and a badly wounded Kendall, the son of a high-profile Joint Chiefs of Staff official. Neither is willing to cooperate with Capt. Julia Osborne's investigation. So base commander Col. Bill Styles calls in ex-Ranger Hardy, an old friend and a persuasive interrogator. Osborne disapproves of Hardy who is on leave from the D.E.A. after having come under suspicion of accepting bribes from local drug traffickers. She is also uneasy when she learns that Hardy once trained under West and hates him almost as passionately as his current recruits. With time running out, Hardy and Osborne call a temporary, if uneasy, truce. Hardy cajoles a confession out of Dunbar, who claims that Sgt. West and the missing Rangers have been murdered and their bodies blown away by the hurricane. When they later interview Kendall, he confirms that the other Rangers and West are dead. But, in almost every other way, his story contradicts Dunbar's. What happened to West and his Ranger team? And what were they really doing out there in the jungle? As each layer reveals more lies and greater deceptions, Hardy and Osborne inch towards the horrible truth about the fate of the missing Rangers.
          

Basic Instinct

Year: 1992
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Video:
Genre: Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 127 min / USA:128 min (unrated version)
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Denis Arndt, Leilani Sarelle, Bruce A. Young, Chelcie Ross, Dorothy Malone, Wayne Knight, Daniel von Bargen, Stephen Tobolowsky, Benjamin Mouton, Jack McGee, Bill Cable

Former rock star and San Francisco nightclub owner Johnny Boz is found murdered in his bed. Detective Nick Curran is assigned to the case; he has a history of alcoholism and drug abuse although he is clean now. The prime suspect is Catherine Tramell, an attractive and manipulative novelist who had been seeing Boz for a while. Police psychiatrist Beth Gardner (who happens to be Nick's ex-girlfriend) is brought in on the case when it is discovered that Boz's murder was copied directly from one of Catherine's novels. Nick starts to get too involved and everyone seems to be a suspect.
          

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction

Year: 2006
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 114 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, Charlotte Rampling, David Thewlis, Hugh Dancy, Stan Collymore, Neil Maskell, Jan Chappell, Terence Harvey, Ellen Thomas, Mark Sangster, Tim Berrington, Indira Varma, Heathcote Williams, Flora Montgomery

Novelist Catherine Tramell (Stone) is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass (Morrissey) to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
          

Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies

Year: 2001
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Sara Ivanhoe

A basic, beginners yoga program designed to increase flexbility, strength, stamina and muscle tone.Genre: How To - YogaRating: NRRelease Date: 11-SEP-2001Media Type: DVDA workout that balances both the body and the mind can be found in the Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies. Fundamental postures are explained and demonstrated slowly with an emphasis on breathing and motion. Sara Ivanhoe teaches 12 basic poses that are termed the "daily dozen" and offers challenges and modifications to each of these moves. Ivanhoe presents these concepts in an approachable and calming manner that adds to the overall relaxed feeling that this session exudes. Newcomers to the practice of yoga will learn jargon, essential postures, and focusing techniques. Experienced participants may find some information redundant, but Ivanhoe offers such thorough explanations about each posture that you can't help but expand your existing knowledge of yoga. As the mountain pose, standing forward bend, and downward facing dog are explained (not to mention the nine other poses within the "daily dozen"), proper body alignment becomes the focus. Meticulous attention is given to the connection between breathing and body movement with several reminders to keep the spine in "neutral alignment." This session ranks great for safety and content and makes yoga accessible to anyone who "always wanted to, but never did." This is a substantial program that can introduce the basics and build your understanding of yoga. --Olivia Voigts
          

Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies (Intermediate)

Year: 2002
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary / Exercise
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Sara Ivanhoe

A workout that balances both the body and the mind can be found in the Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies. Fundamental postures are explained and demonstrated slowly with an emphasis on breathing and motion. Sara Ivanhoe teaches 12 basic poses that are termed the "daily dozen" and offers challenges and modifications to each of these moves. Ivanhoe presents these concepts in an approachable and calming manner that adds to the overall relaxed feeling that this session exudes. Newcomers to the practice of yoga will learn jargon, essential postures, and focusing techniques. Experienced participants may find some information redundant, but Ivanhoe offers such thorough explanations about each posture that you can't help but expand your existing knowledge of yoga. As the mountain pose, standing forward bend, and downward facing dog are explained (not to mention the nine other poses within the "daily dozen"), proper body alignment becomes the focus. Meticulous attention is given to the connection between breathing and body movement with several reminders to keep the spine in "neutral alignment." This session ranks great for safety and content and makes yoga accessible to anyone who "always wanted to, but never did." This is a substantial program that can introduce the basics and build your understanding of yoga.
          

Basil

Year: 1998
Director: Radha Bharadwaj
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: USA:113 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for a scene involving abortion.R

Christian Slater, Jared Leto, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Stephanie Bagshaw, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Jenny Downham, Claire Forlani, Ann Louise Grimshaw, Sarah Hadland, Carli Harris, Derek Jacobi, Joanna John, Georgiana Johnson, Jackson Leach, Glenn Marks, Hannah Morris, Christopher Owen, Rachel Pickup, David Ross, Matthew Steer, Maisie Tomlinson, Jack Wild, Guy Witcher

Based on a little known Willkie Colins novel, Basil is the story of a man called Basil who falls in love with and marries Margarate Sherwin. What he doesn`t know is that a friend of hers, John Mannion, has been having an affair with her to seek revenge on Basils brother Ralph who had an affair with his sister and died in an abortion atempt.
          

Basil (PAL)

Year: 1998
Director: Radha Bharadwaj
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: USA:113 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for a scene involving abortion.R

Christian Slater, Jared Leto, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Stephanie Bagshaw, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Jenny Downham, Claire Forlani, Ann Louise Grimshaw, Sarah Hadland, Carli Harris, Derek Jacobi, Joanna John, Georgiana Johnson, Jackson Leach, Glenn Marks, Hannah Morris, Christopher Owen, Rachel Pickup, David Ross, Matthew Steer, Maisie Tomlinson, Jack Wild, Guy Witcher

Based on a little known Willkie Colins novel, Basil is the story of a man called Basil who falls in love with and marries Margarate Sherwin. What he doesn`t know is that a friend of hers, John Mannion, has been having an affair with her to seek revenge on Basils brother Ralph who had an affair with his sister and died in an abortion atempt.
          

Bastard Out of Carolina

Year: 1996
Director: Anjelica Huston
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating:

Jennifer Jason Leigh: Anney Boatwright, Ron Eldard: Glen Waddell, Glenne Headly: Aunt Ruth, Lyle Lovett: Wade, Jena Malone: Ruth Anne 'Bone' Boatwright, Dermot Mulroney: Lyle Parsons, Christina Ricci: Dee Dee, Michael Rooker: Uncle Earle, Diana Scarwid: Aunt Raylene, Susan Traylor: Alma, Grace Zabriskie: Granny, Richard Todd Sullivan: Travis, Pat Hingle: Mr. Waddell, Lindley Mayer: Reese, Jamison Stewart: Grey

Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride.This fine but shocking drama (which Ted Turner paid for and then refused to show on his cable outfits), based on the novel by Dorothy Allison, concerns extensive abuse endured by a girl (Jena Malone) at the hands of her stepfather (Ron Eldard), while her mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) looks the other way. Anjelica Huston made her directorial debut with this film and demonstrates that talent also runs in the family when behind the camera. Difficult to watch but mitigated by Huston's intelligent approach and sense of balance--as well as outstanding performances--this is a significant film best left to the most mature audiences. --Tom Keogh
          

Batman

Year: 1989
Director: Tim Burton
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama, Action
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Michael Keaton as Batman/Bruce Wayne Jack Nicholson as The Joker/Jack Napier Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale Robert Wuhl as Alexander Knox Pat Hingle as Commissioner Gordon Billy Dee Williams as D.A. Harvey Dent Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth Jack Palance as Boss Carl Grissom Jerry Hall as Alicia Hunt Tracey Walter as Bob the Goon Lee Wallace as Mayor William Borg William Hootkins as Lt. Max Eckhardt Richard Strange as Goon Carl Chase as Goon Mac McDonald as Goon George Lane Cooper as Lawrence the Goon Terence Plummer as Goon Philip Tan as Goon John Sterland as Grissom's Accountant Edwin Craig as Antoine Rotelli Vincent Wong as Crimelord 1 Joel Cutrara as Crimelord 2 John Dair as Ricorso Christopher Fairbank as Nic, 2nd Mugger George Roth as Eddie, 1st Mugger Kate Harper as Anchorwoman Bruce McGuire as Peter McElroy, Anchorman Richard Durden as TV Director Kit Hollerbach as Becky, Action News Reporter Lachelle Carl as Renèe, TV Technician Del Baker as Napier Hood Jazzer Jeyes as Napier Hood Wayne Michaels as Napier Hood Valentino Musetti as Napier Hood Rocky Taylor as Napier Hood Keith Edwards as Reporter Leon Herbert as Reporter At City Hall Steve Plytas as Plastic Surgeon Anthony Wellington as Robert, Patrolman At Party Amir M. Korangy as Wine Steward Hugo Blick as Young Jack Napier Charles Roskilly as Young Bruce Wayne Philip O'Brien as Maitre d' at Museum Michael Balfour as Scientist At Axis Chemicals Liza Ross as Tourist Mom Garrick Hagon as Tourist Dad, Harold Adrian Meyers as Tourist Son, Jimmy David Baxt as Dr. Thomas Wayne Sharon Holm as Mrs. Martha Wayne Clyde Gatell as Other Mugger Jon Soresi as Medic Sam Douglas as Gangster Lawyer Elliott Stein as Man in Crowd Denis Lill as Bob the Globe Cartoonist Paul Birchard as Another Reporter Paul Michael as Young Cop At Axis Chemicals Carl Newman as Movement Double Pat Gorman as Cop At Axis Chemicals

Thanks to the ambitious vision of director Tim Burton, the blockbuster hit of 1989 delivers the goods despite an occasionally spotty script, giving the caped crusader a thorough overhaul in keeping with the crime fighter's evolution in DC Comics. Michael Keaton strikes just the right mood as the brooding "Dark Knight" of Gotham City; Kim Basinger plays Gotham's intrepid reporter Vicki Vale; and Jack Nicholson goes wild as the maniacal and scene-stealing Joker, who plots a takeover of the city with his lethal Smilex gas. Triumphant Oscar-winning production design by the late Anton Furst turns Batman into a visual feast, and Burton brilliantly establishes a darkly mythic approach to Batman's legacy. Danny Elfman's now-classic score propels the action with bold, muscular verve. --Jeff Shannon Product DescriptionJack Nicholson is the Joker, who emerged from a horrible accident as a maniacal criminal. Michael Keaton is the Caped Crusader, who emerged from a childhood trauma to become a masked crimefighter. Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the talented photojournalist desired by both men. And Batman is the movie, the all-out spectacular directed by Tim Burton, set to songs by Prince and a music score by Danny Elfman, and an Academy AwardO winner* for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (Anton Furst and Peter Young).
          

Batman Begins

Year: 2005
Director: Christopher Nolan
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Adventure / Crime / Fantasy / Thriller
Runtime: 141 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Mark Boone Junior, Linus Roache, Morgan Freeman, Larry Holden, Gerard Murphy, Colin McFarlane

A new restart of the "Batman" franchise under the helm of "Memento" Director Chris Nolan and more in tone with the early "Batman: Year One" style comics. As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes, a trauma which led him to become obsessed with revenge but his chance is cruelly taken away from him by fate. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra's Al-Ghul, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City overrun by organised crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system whilst the company he inherited is slowly being pulled out from under him. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armoured suit leads him to take on a new persona, one which will strike fear into the hearts of men who do wrong - he becomes, Batman. In the new guise, and with the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various nefarious schemes in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right.
          

Battle Royale (in Japanese & Thai w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2000
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Action / Horror
Runtime: 114 min / Japan:122 min (director's cut)
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Masanobu Ando, Kou Shibasaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Tsukamoto, Sousuke Takaoka, Eri Ishikawa, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Takako Baba, Shirou Gou, Satomi Hanamura, Shigeki Hirokawa, Hirohito Honda, Hitomi Hyuga, Sayaka Ikeda, Aki Inoue, Satomi Ishii, Ai Iwamura, Sayaka Kamiya, Asami Kanai, Tukari Kanasawa, Misao Kato, Tsuyako Kinoshita, Yukihiro Kotani, Shin Kusaka, Ai Maeda, Yuuki Masuda, Ren Matsuzawa, Tamaki Mihara, Takayo Mimura, Minami, Yûko Miyamura, Anna Nagata, Junichi Naitou, Gouki Nishimura, Ryou Nitta, Haruka Nomiyama, Osamu Ohnishi, Gou Ryugawa, Mikiya Sanada, Yasuomi Sano, Mai Sekiguchi, Yousuke Shibata, Yutaka Shimada, Tomomi Shimaki, Shigehiro Yamaguchi, Satoshi Yokomichi

Ninth grade students are taken to a small isolated island with a map, food and various arms. They have to fight each other three days long until the last one remains and are forced to wear a special collar which will explode when they break a rule.
          

Battle of Britain

Year: 1969
Director: Guy Hamilton
Video:
Genre: War / Drama / Action
Runtime: 133 min / UK:151 min (original version)
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Curd Jürgens, Ian McShane, Kenneth More, Laurence Olivier, Nigel Patrick, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Robert Shaw, Patrick Wymark, Susannah York, Michael Bates

Historical reenactment of the air war in the early days of World War Two for control of the skies over Britain as the new Luftwaffa and the Royal Air Force determine whether or not an invasion can take place.
          

Battle of the Bulge

Year: 1965
Director: Ken Annakin
Video:
Genre: War / Action / Drama
Runtime: 167 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Henry Fonda: Lt. Col. Daniel Kiley, Robert Shaw: Col. Martin Hessler, Robert Ryan: Gen. Grey, Dana Andrews: Col. Pritchard, George Montgomery: Sgt. Duquesne, Ty Hardin: Lt. Schumacher, Pier Angeli: Louise, Barbara Werle: Elena, Charles Bronson: Maj. Wolenski, Hans Christian Blech: Cpl. Conrad, Werner Peters: Gen. Kohler, James MacArthur: Lt. Weaver, Karl-Otto Alberty: Maj. von Diepel (as Karl Otto Alberty), Telly Savalas: Sgt. Guffy, Steve Rowland: Eddy

The German offensive in December 1944 became the basis for this all-star Hollywood take on the Battle of the Bulge. Henry Fonda is an officer who predicts the assault, Robert Ryan and Dana Andrews are Army brass skeptical of his intuitions, and Robert Shaw (his hair dyed yellow and his eyes glinting with malice) is a German officer leading the tank attack. Shaw is certainly the most compelling thing about the film, especially in his philosophical debates with ambivalent underling Hans Christian Blech. Elsewhere, the movie jumps around to sidebar stories (cowardly James MacArthur becomes a leader, wheeler-dealer Telly Savalas falls in love) while messing around with the historical facts of the battle. There are interesting episodes, such as the Malmedy massacre of American POWs and the Germans' use of English-speaking spies, but overall Battle of the Bulge has the feeling of having been patched together from different scripts. On the physical level the movie comes up short, with the Spanish locations rarely suggesting the wintry misery of the battle, and the use of models and studio sets highly inadequate. A number of war films from this era are compelling on their own terms, but in the wake of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, this one looks antique. --Robert HortonBattle of the Bulge?
          

Baxter, The

Year: 2005
Director: Michael Showalter
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 91 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux, Zak Orth, Michael Ian Black, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Peter Dinklage, Paul Rudd, Katharine Powell, Jon DeVries, Donna Mitchell, Haviland Morris, David Wain, Jim DeMarse

This charming romantic comedy, starring Michael Showalter (Signs, TV's "Stella"), Michelle Willaims (TV's "Dawson's Creek"), Elizabeth Banks (Spider-Man, Heights) and Michael Ian Black (TV's "Ed" and "I Love the '80s"), is the story of Elliot Sherman, a conservative, risk-averse guy who is the quintessential "Baxter" - the guy who never actually gets the girl. More anxious than ever before his wedding to Caroline, the girl of his dreams, the arrival of her hunky ex-boyfriend does nothing to ease his fears. But, this time Elliot meets someone who can help. His eccentric temp is wild at heart and full of romantic advice. Maybe this time, Elliot will allude being "The Baxter," and even end up with the girl of his dreams.
          

Be Cool

Year: 2005
Director: F. Gary Gray
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Music
Runtime: 118 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, André Benjamin, Steven Tyler, Robert Pastorelli, Christina Milian, Paul Adelstein, Debi Mazar, Gregory Alan Williams, Harvey Keitel, The Rock, Danny DeVito, James Woods

Streetwise mobster-turned-movie producer Chili Palmer is back, but this time Chili has abandoned the fickle movie industry and veered into the music business, tangling with Russian mobsters and gangsta rappers and taking a talented, feisty young singer named Linda Moon under his wing. From the recording studio to an Aerosmith concert to the MTV Music Awards, he manipulates events to watch them play out the Chili way, using his signature blend of wiseguy skills and negotiation tactics. It's a dangerous business, and everyone's looking for their next big hit.
          

Be with Me

Year: 2005
Director: Eric Khoo
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 93 min
MPAA Rating:

Theresa Poh Lin Chan, Seet Keng Yew, Ezann Lee, Lynn Poh, Chiew Sung Ching, Jason Tan, Royston Tan, Samantha Tan, Lawrence Yong

"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by reading an autobiographical book and meeting its author, a deaf and dumb lady of his own age. 2)Fatty, a security guard in his fifties, lives for two things : good food and love for a pretty executive living in his block of flats. But, if it is easy to satisfy his first need winning the heart of the distant belle is a horse of another color. 3)Two teenage schoolgirls get to know each other on the Internet. Soon they fall in love.
          

Beach, The

Year: 2000
Director: Danny Boyle
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Thriller
Runtime: 119 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet, Robert Carlyle, Paterson Joseph, Lars Arentz-Hansen, Peter Youngblood Hills, Jerry Swindall, Zelda Tinska, Victoria Smurfit, Daniel Caltagirone, Peter Gevisser, Lidija Zovkic, Samuel Gough

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled.
          

Beaches

Year: 1988
Director: Garry Marshall
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Bette Midler as Cecilia 'CC' Carol Bloom Barbara Hershey as Hillary Whitney Essex John Heard as John Pierce Spalding Gray as Dr. Richard Milstein Lainie Kazan as Leona Bloom Grace Johnston as Victoria Cecilia Essex Marcie Leeds as Hillary Whitney Essex (age 11) Allan Kent as Mr. Melman Lynda Goodfriend as Mrs. Myandowski Michael French as Head Waiter Frank Campanella as Frank the Doorman Michael Elias as Seedy Bar Patron Tracy Reiner as Department Store Clerk Nicky Blair as Tavern on the Green Maitre d' Lori Marshall as Tavern on the Green Patron Charlotte Crossley as Diva Kimberly Morgan as Diva Adrienne Parker as Diva Laura Fremont as Peasant Todd Niles as Peasant Ken Miller as Peasant Steven Majewicz as Phillipe De Brassiere Mona Lyden as Actor 1 Eddie Mekka as Actor 3 Keith McDaniel as Actor 5 Lucinda Crosby as TV Interviewer Judith Baldwin as Screaming Woman Jane Dulo as Hillary's Neighbor Frank Buxton as Doctor Maureen Jennings as Horse Teacher Julie Paris as Delivery Room Nurse #2 Barbara Marshall as ICU Nurse #2 Cindy Riegel as Airport Attendant Bo Sabato as Hollywood Bowl Stage Manager Anne Betancourt as Miss Valdez Lugene Britton as Henry the Limo Driver Carla Earle as Hollywood Bowl Backup Singer Ken Gibbel as Cowboy Actor Hector Elizondo as Judge Whit Hertford as Tom Marc Shaiman as Pianist Terri Sigrist as Twin Cousin James Read as Michael Essex Mayim Bialik as Cecilia 'CC' Carol Bloom (age 11) Carol Williard as Aunt Vesta Phil Leeds as Sammy Pinkers Nikki Plant as Iris Myandowski Robert Ball as Harry Diane Frazen as Marjorie Patrick Richwood as T. Kuhn Zachary Weintraub as ACLU Worker Joshua Levinson as Tavern on the Green Doorman Jenifer Lewis as Diva Julie Bond as Diva Andrea Paris as Diva Melissa Bremner as Peasant Charles McGowan as Peasant Caitlin McLean as Peasant Bill Bohl as Peasant Joe Grifasi as Otto Titsling Bill Applebaum as Actor 2 Karin Calabro as Actor 4 David Michael Giugni as Actor 6 Jack W. Larson as Lawyer Doris Hess as Maura Lisa Savage as Michael's Mistress Steve Restivo as Pink Palm Bartender Kathleen Marshall as Delivery Room Nurse #1 Clara Huff as ICU Nurse #1 Scott Marshall as Car Rental Agent Mariann Aalda as Ticket Seller Michael A. Salcido as Miami Limo Driver Harvey Keenan as Man in Bagels Arnold McCuller as Hollywood Bowl Backup Singer Katherine Singleton as Hollywood Bowl Backup Singer Harvey Miller as Movie Director Don Feldstein as Fisherman Garry Marshall as Audition director Lori Sigrist as Twin Cousin

Garry Marshall's 1988 drama about a 30-year friendship between two women, one wealthy (Barbara Hershey) and the other (Bette Midler) seeking her fortune in show business, is well written (based on the novel by Iris Rainer Dart) and nicely textured in its contrast between the characters' separate destinies. When Hershey becomes ill with cancer, the film takes a predictably sentimental course, yet Marshall brings out the best in both actresses and catches some very fine drama. The film is a little too long, perhaps, but overall it is a fine experience. --Tom Keogh Product DescriptionAs special as the everlasting friendship it celebrates, this Special Edition DVD lets you relive BEACHES and all its touching and funny moments, and includes outstanding never-before-seen bonus materials. When the irrepressible C.C. Bloom (Bette Midler) and the shy and proper Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey) first meet under the boardwalk at the beach, all the 11-year-olds have in common is the need for a best friend. Worlds apart in lifestyle and location, their friendship ebbs and flows through a lifetime of highs and lows, career changes, marriages, jealousy, and more. From the boardwalk in Atlantic City to the beach house on the Pacific, BEACHES will remind you of what being a true friend means
          

Beales of Grey Gardens, The

Year: 2006
Director: Albert MayslesDavid Maysles
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Documentary
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating:

The 1975 cinema vérité classic Grey Gardens, which captured in remarkable close-up the lives of the eccentric recluses and cousins to Jackie Onassis, Big and Little Edie Beale, in their decrepit East Hampton mansion, has spawned everything from a midnight-movie cult following to a Broadway musical remake an upcoming Hollywood adaptation. Now, Albert and David Maysles have revisited their landmark documentary with a sequel of sorts, culled from hours of never-before-seen footage recently found in the filmmakers’ vaults.


          

Beast, The (Bête, La) (in French & English)

Year: 1975
Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Video:
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Mystery / Romance
Runtime: 93 min / Sweden:103 min (uncut version) / Australia:98 min (1977 cinema release)
MPAA Rating: X

Sirpa Lane: Romilda de l'Esperance, Lisbeth Hummel: Lucy Broadhurst, Elisabeth Kaza: Virginia Broadhurst, Pierre Benedetti: Mathurin de l'Esperance, Guy Tréjan: Pierre de l'Esperance, Roland Armontel: Priest, Marcel Dalio: Duc De Balo (as Dalio), Robert Capia, Pascale Rivault: Clarisse De l'Esperance, Hassane Fall, Anna Baldaccini, Thierry Bourdon, Mathieu Rivollier, Julien Hanany, Marie Testanière

Once upon a time in the 18th century a beast lived in the woods of an aristocratic estate. And this beast, possessed of a giant phallus and an insatiable lust, set upon the beautiful young lady of the house. Two centuries later, the tale of the beast would return in the dreams of an American heiress contracted to carry the male descendant of the same crumbling aristocratic family and their secret.
          

Beat That My Heart Skipped, The

Year: 2005
Director: Jacques Audiard
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Crime / Drama / Music
Runtime: Germany:107 min / Japan:108 min / USA:108 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Romain Duris: Thomas Seyr, Niels Arestrup: Robert Seyr, Jonathan Zaccaï: Fabrice, Gilles Cohen: Sami, Linh Dan Pham: Miao Lin, Aure Atika: Aline, Emmanuelle Devos: Chris, Anton Yakovlev: Minskov, Mélanie Laurent: Minskov's Girlfriend, Agnès Aubé: Woman, Etienne Dirand: Old Man, Denis Falgoux: Metreur, Serge Boutleroff: Man (as Serge Onteniente), Sandy Whitelaw: Mr. Fox, Emmanuel Finkiel: Conservatory Professor

Twenty-eight-year-old Tom leads a life that might be termed as criminal. In doing so, he follows in the footsteps of his father, who made his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, real estate deals. Tom is a pretty hard-boiled guy but also strangely considerate as far as his father is concerned. Somehow he appears to have arrived at a critical juncture in his life when a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist, like his mother. He senses that this might be his final opportunity to take back his life. His piano teacher is a Chinese piano virtuoso who has recently come to live in France. She doesn't speak a lick of French so music becomes the only language they have in common. Before long, Jacques' bid to be a better person means that he begins to yearn for true love. But, when he finally has the chance of winning his best friend's wife, his passion only succeeds in scaring her. And then, one day, his dubious past comes to light...
          

Beat the Devil

Year: 1953
Director: John Huston
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Crime / Romance
Runtime: 89 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown, Ivor Barnard, Marco Tulli, Bernard Lee, Mario Perrone, Giulio Donnini, Saro Urzì, Aldo Silvani, Juan de Landa, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Julie Gibson

A quartet of international crooks -- Peterson, O'Hara, Ross and Ravello -- is stranded in Italy while their steamer is being repaired. With them are the Dannreuthers. The six are headed for Africa, presumably to sell vacuum cleaners but actually to buy land supposedly loaded with uranium. They are joined by others who apparently have similar designs.
          

Beat the Drum (audio in English & Thai w/ Thai subtitles)

Year: 2003
Director: David Hickson
Video:
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 114 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Mary Twala, Clive Scott, Nthati Moshesh, Junior Singo, Owen Sejake

A young orphaned boy sets out for the big city to find his uncle after a mysterious illness strikes his village. Driven by his determination to survive and his growing social awareness he finds a way to make an honest living and returns to his village with a truth and understanding his elders have failed to grasp. An emotional and timely drama reminding us how one small voice can be the brave start of colossal change uniting a village a township and even a nation.
          

Beautiful Boxer (in Thai only w/ director's commentary)

Year: 2003
Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Video: DVD-3
Genre: Action / Drama
Runtime: Brazil:118 min / USA:118 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-Anong Panyawong, Nukkid Boonthong, Sitiporn Niyom, Kyoko Inoue, Keagan Kang, Yuka Hyodo, Somsak Tuangmkuda, Tanyabuth Songsakul, Sarawuth Tangchit, Natee Pongsopol, Samnuan Sangpali, Natawuth Singlek, Pat Sasipragym

Based on the real life story of Parinya Charoenphol, a Muaythai boxer who underwent a sex change operation to become a woman. The movie chronicles her life from a young boy who likes to wear lipstick and wear flowers to her sensational career as kickboxer whose specialty is ancient Muaythai boxing moves which she can execute expertly with grace and finally her confrontation with her own sexuality which led to her sex change op.
          

Beautiful Boxer (in Thai w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2003
Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Asanee Suwan: Nong Toom/Parinaya Charoemphol, Sorapong Chatree: Pi Chart, Orn-Anong Panyawong: Nong Toom's mother, Nukkid Boonthong: Nong Toom's father, Sitiporn Niyom: Nat, Kyoko Inoue: Herself (Female Wrestler), Keagan Kang: Jack (the Reporter), Yuka Hyodo: Japanese fan, Somsak Tuangmkuda: Pi Moo, Tanyabuth Songsakul: Tam, Sarawuth Tangchit: Nong Toom, Natee Pongsopol: Nong Toom, Samnuan Sangpali: Anaconda, Natawuth Singlek: Ramba, Pat Sasipragym: Hercules

Based on the real life story of Parinya Charoenphol, a Muaythai boxer who underwent a sex change operation to become a woman. The movie chronicles her life from a young boy who likes to wear lipstick and wear flowers to her sensational career as kickboxer whose specialty is ancient Muaythai boxing moves which she can execute expertly with grace and finally her confrontation with her own sexuality which led to her sex change op.
          

Beautiful Creatures

Year: 2000
Director: Bill Eagles
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Thriller / Crime / Drama
Runtime: 86 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Susan Lynch, Iain Glen, Jake D'Arcy, Rachel Weisz, Tom Mannion, Maurice Roëves, Paul Doonan, Robin Laing, Pauline Lynch, John Murtagh, Shane Cadzow, Juliet Cadzow, Alex Norton, Stewart Preston, Ron Donachie

One stormy Glasgow night Dorothy and Petula's lives are inextricably thrown together, bonded by a common flaw. Dorothy's on the run from her boyfriend and Petula should be doing the same. Evasion, blackmail, murder, betrayal, revenge and a suitcase loaded with a million quid... it's all there... and then some.
          

Beautiful Girls (VCD)

Year: 1996
Director: Ted Demme
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 112 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Matt Dillon, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton, Rosie O'Donnell, Max Perlich, Martha Plimpton, Natalie Portman, Michael Rapaport, Mira Sorvino, Uma Thurman, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Anne Bobby, Richard Bright

Beautiful Girls is about a group of small-town friends joining up for their first high school reunion. They find themselves evaluating their lives and their relationships. It's about growing up and facing reality.
          

Beautiful Joe

Year: 2000
Director: Stephen Metcalfe
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Romance / Comedy
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Sharon Stone, Billy Connolly, Gil Bellows, Jurnee Smollett, Dillon Moen, Jaimz Woolvett, Alan C. Peterson, Dann Florek, Ian Holm, Sheila Paterson, Frank C. Turner, Gina Chiarelli, Ben Johnson, Connor Widdows, Norman Armour

In the Bronx, Joe, an Irish good guy, gets bad news twice the same day: he has a brain tumor and his wife wants a divorce, saying he's dull and lacks adventure. With her father's blessing, Joe takes off for adventures in the weeks before risky surgery. In Louisville, he's latched onto by Hush, a talkative belle with two kids, big debts to a nasty bookie, and few prospects. Even after she steals his wallet, Joe offers temporary help, bonds with her kids, and faces down the bookie. Soon Hush, Joe, and the kids are on the run toward Vegas. The bookie's on their tail, so are some Bronx bad guys, cancer lurks, Hush has her gambling jones, and the kids want stability. Can this work out?
          

Beautiful Mind, A

Year: 2002
Director: Ron Howard
Video: DVD all
Genre: Biography / Drama
Runtime: 135 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Jason Gray-Stanford, Judd Hirsch, Austin Pendleton, Vivien Cardone, Jill M. Simon, Victor Steinbach, Tanya Clarke

A biopic of the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash Jr., a math prodigy able to solve problems that baffled the greatest of minds. And how he overcame years of suffering through schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize.
          

Beauty Remains, The (Chinese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2005
Director: Ann Hu
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama/Romance
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Zhou Xun Vivian Wu Wang Zhi Wen

Set before 1949, this love triangle between two sisters and one man is a beautiful movie with fine acting, great cinematography, set and costume design.Xiao Fei (Zhou Xun) is a young student preparing for medical school entrance exams and lives by herself in a small apartment. One day she receives news of her father’s death. Her half sister soon sends a servant to retrieve her. Xiao Fei at first refuses, but since her tuition is paid by her late father will, she must oblige. Finally, she returns to live with her elder sister, Yingzi (Vivian Wu). Yingzi is in love with a casino owner, Mr. Huang (Wang Zhi Wen). She has been waiting many years for him to marry her and move abroad. However, both need money to fulfill their plans. Yangzi needs to receive her inheritance and Mr. Huang needs to hold a boxing match. Both plans get thwarted, as Xiao Fei and Mr. Huang fall in love, and Xiao Fei prevents her sister from abandoning her.
          

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas & Alice in Wonderland

Year: 1997
Director: Andy Knight
Video: DVD 10
Genre: Animation / Family / Fantasy / Musical / Romance
Runtime: 84 min / 91 min (special edition)
MPAA Rating: G

Obviously the Disney suits gave more than two figs about the legacy from the first Beast film, as they reassembled the former cast and spent some cash on production and tune-smithing for this straight-to-video effort. The events unfold between the time in the first film where Belle bartered herself to the Beast and her later return to the village to save her father. So the Beast's heart still hasn't been melted yet, and he's susceptible to the inky persuasions of Forte (Tim Curry), a malevolent pipe organ (and former music teacher to the prince). Belle is still trying to win over the Beast and decides that bringing Christmas to the castle will be the way to do it. Please control that gag reflex for this does work remarkably well, and though entirely unnecessary and certainly not a complement to the original, it doesn't tarnish its good name. --Keith Simanton

Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced "affections" of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice, Belle's father, causes the two to meet.
          

Because I Said So

Year: 2007
Director: Michael Lehmann
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: USA:102 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Diane Keaton: Daphne, Mandy Moore: Milly, Gabriel Macht: Johnny, Tom Everett Scott: Jason, Lauren Graham: Maggie, Piper Perabo: Mae, Stephen Collins: Joe, Ty Panitz: Lionel, Matt Champagne: Eli, Colin Ferguson: Derek, Tony Hale: Stuart, Sophina Brown: Milly's Staff #1/Matisse, Karen Leigh Hopkins: Milly's Staff #2/Charlie, Gerald Downey: Cousin Dougy's Friend, Ingrid Sanai Buron: Singing Bride

Keaton stars as Daphne Wilder, a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. She is the proud mom of three daughters: stable psychologist Maggie (Lauren Graham), sexy and irreverent Mae (Piper Perabo) and insecure, adorable Milly (Mandy Moore) - who, when it comes to men, is like psychotic flypaper. In order to prevent her youngest from making the same mistakes she did, Daphne decides to set Milly up with the perfect man. Little does Milly know, however, that her mom placed an ad in the online personals to find him. Comic mayhem unfolds as Daphne continues to do the wrong thing for the right reasons...all in the name of love. In a hilarious battle of strong wills, the mother-daughter dynamic is tested in all its fierce, wacky complexity. The girls help Daphne finally discover the truths and impossibilities of motherly love, all while trying to answer the questions: where does it begin and where should it end?
          

Bee Movie (Widescreen Edition)

Year: 2007
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy
Runtime: USA:90 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jerry Seinfeld: Barry B. Benson, (voice), Renée Zellweger: Vanessa Bloome, (voice), Matthew Broderick: Adam Flayman, (voice), Patrick Warburton: Ken, (voice), John Goodman: Layton T. Montgomery, (voice), Chris Rock: Mooseblood, (voice), Kathy Bates: Janet Benson, (voice), Barry Levinson: Martin Benson, (voice), Larry King: Bee Larry King, (voice), Ray Liotta: Ray Liotta, (voice), Sting: Sting, (voice), Oprah Winfrey: Judge Bumbleton, (voice), Larry Miller: Buzzwell, (voice), Megan Mullally: Trudy, (voice), Rip Torn: Lou Lo Duca, (voice)

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.
          

Bee Season

Year: 2005
Director: Scott McGehee
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 104 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella, Kate Bosworth, Corey Fischer, Sam Zuckerman, Joan Mankin, Piers Mackenzie, Lorri Holt, Brian Leonard, Jamal Thornes, Kathy McGraw, John Evans, Alisha Mullally

11-year-old Eliza Naumann comes from an odd family; they all divert their emotional frustrations into secret channels. When Eliza unexpectedly begins winning spelling bees, what had been a stable dynamic within the family becomes disrupted; long held secrets emerge, and a latent spiritual yearning is awakened in her withdrawn father Saul and compulsive mother Miriam. As Eliza moves closer and closer to the national spelling bee, the Naumann family finds itself in a spiral of surprising discovery and jarring uncertainty...
          

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Year: 2007
Director: Sidney Lumet
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 117 min / Canada:123 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: R

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Andrew 'Andy' Hanson, Ethan Hawke: Henry 'Hank' Hanson, Albert Finney: Charles Hanson, Marisa Tomei: Gina Hanson, Rosemary Harris: Nanette Hanson, Aleksa Palladino: Chris Lasorda, Michael Shannon: Dex, Amy Ryan: Martha Hanson, Brian F. O'Byrne: Bobby Lasorda, Blaine Horton: Justin, Arija Bareikis: Katherine, Leonardo Cimino: William, Lee Wilkof: Jake, Damon Gupton: Doctor, Adrian Martinez: Security Guard,

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.Sidney Lumet’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead is an exceptionally dark story about a crime gone wrong and the complicated reasons behind it. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke are outstanding as brothers whose mutual love-hate relationship subtly colors their agreement to rob their own parents’ jewelry store, and more explicitly affects the anxious aftermath of their villainy when their mother (Rosemary Harris) ends up shot. Hoffman’s steely, emotionally locked-up Andy, despite pulling down six figures as a corporate executive, is supporting an expensive drug habit while trying to leave the country with his depressed wife, Gina (Marisa Tomei). Hank (Hawke), a whipped dog of low intelligence, owes back alimony and child support to his ex-spouse. Both men need money and agree to rip off their parents' business, a decision that goes awry and puts both men in various kinds of jeopardy while their mother remains comatose and their father (Albert Finney) lurches along trying to make sense of anything. Writer Kelly Masterson's screenplay employs a perhaps now-overly-familiar time-shifting tactic, jumping around the chronology of the story's events and replaying scenes from different vantage points. The effect is a little tedious but successfully deconstructs the film's drama in a way that shows how such terrible events are directly linked to family dysfunction, old wounds between parent and child, between siblings, that fester into full-blown tragedy. Eighty-three-year-old director Lumet (Serpico) employs bleached colors and scenes of blunt sexuality and violence, adding to the moral rudderlessness and banality of this airless world. If Devil feels a little reductive and insistently grim, it is also a generally persuasive work by an old master. --Tom Keogh
          

Behind Enemy Lines

Year: 2001
Director: John Moore
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / War / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 106 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht, Charles Malik Whitfield, David Keith, Olek Krupa, Joaquim de Almeida, Vladimir Mashkov, Marko Igonda, Eyal Podell, Geoffrey Pierson, Aernout Van Lynden, Sam Jaeger, Shane Johnson, Don Winston

Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way.
          

Behind the Painting (Khang lang Phap)

Year: 2001
Director: Cherd Songsri
Video: DVD All
Genre: Romance
Runtime: Japan:110 min
MPAA Rating:

Kara Polasit, Theeradej Wongpuapan, Dr. Art-Ong

An older Nopporn looks at a simple painting and recollects the story behind it. As a young student in Japan, he once met and fell in love with Keerati, who was unhappily married to an older man, on the couple's honeymoon. He swore eternal love to her, yet she cautions him against it because she is much older than he is. Before the lovers part, Keerati gave him a painting of one of the places they visited together in Japan. The two continued to exchange letters after Keerati returns to Thailand. After a while, Nopporn slowly ceased his communication until Keerati falls fatally ill. Nopporn rushes to her death bed but was unable to help his true love. As Keerati awaited death, she was overjoyed that she would not die without her lover by her side.
          

Behind the Sun

Year:
Director: Walter Salles
Video: DVD All
Genre: Foreign, Foreign Film - Portugese, Foreign Film [Dub Or Subtitle], International, Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jose Dumont, Rodrigo Rita Assemany, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Ravi Ramos, Lacerda Flavia, Marco Antonio

Behind the Sun is a rapturous Western, a big film about a big, unwanted destiny visited upon a vulnerable, young hero. Adapted from the novel Broken April by Albanian writer Ismail Kadare (the story has been transferred from Europe to Brazil's rugged, northeastern badlands in 1910), Behind the Sun concerns two families and their long-running land war, which has robbed many a young man of his hope, love and, ultimately, life. Sent by his aggrieved father to avenge the slaying of an older brother, Tonho (Rodrigo Santoro), in torment, carries out his bloody, ancestral obligation and then proposes a truce between the families. Director Walter Salles (Central Station) aims to make a magnificently crafted, lush, and exotic epic told in broad strokes for art house aficionados, and he succeeds almost to a self-conscious fault. Still, there is nothing like a stirring, archetypal tragedy about the endless repercussions of violence and the sacrifice of innocence to a dubious cause. --Tom KeoghWords cannot do this film justice! Set in Brazil in 1910, Behind the sun is the tale of two families who are caught up in a deadly feud over land, which each family says they own. It is a mythical tale of the eldest son fighting until his death, so that the family can retain possession of disputed territory, with the eldest brother forced to play the part of murdering his brother's murderer, time after time. Set in the remotest part of Brazil, Tonio (played by Rodrigo Santoro) is forced to carry out a bloody ritual, killing the son of a neighbor for land in a feud which claimed the lives of many young men. After Tonio does the job required by his family, he seeks a truce with the opposing family, wanting to end this pointless tradition, one which is causing only pain and acrimony among the families. The other family does not wish to put an end to this tradition, and gives Tonio a certain amount of time before his own life is on the line once more. After this, Tonio falls in love with a girl from a traveling circus, and must make a decision of whether to continue his family's bloody tradition, or follow his heart and find the redemptive power of love. I cannot say too much else for fear of giving away some of the story and plot lines, but it is a wonderfully crafted movie and story. The metaphors in this film are many and are stark, and get the point across very simply, but also very effectively. From the oxen turning going in circles churning out the sugarcane, to the path taken by Tonio throughout the movie (and different at the end), Walter Salles gets his point across very well, and on a dramatic scale as well, as the scenery is breathtaking beyond measure. It is quite simply, an amazing movie. Highly recommended. Feuding Families, Brazil, 1910. Strong, Not a False Note Striking images all around, 'Behind the Sun' shows how a good picture can let you smell the air of the place, the breath of the people. Walter Salles ('Central Station' 'The Motorcycle Diaries') tells a story that resembles Greek dramas, with its simplicity and strength, but it is the picture's sheer beautiful visuals that makes 'Behind the Sun' a boon to every filmgoer. In short, watch this. It's in 1910, in Brazil, in the middle of nowhere. Two families are feuding with each other, according to their peculiar rules. If one goes down, another member of the family revenges his death by killing the killer only. Thus the life goes on. Among one of the family, we see the brothers -- younger Paku and elder Tonio. They work hard to make sugar, using the old machine and two cows, with their silent sad-eyed mother and very strict father. And the day finally comes when Tonio is ordered to kill: the spilled blood has turned yellow. The bloody cycle of death is briefly disturbed when a beautiful circus girl comes to the near town. Or is it to be disturbed? Will Tonio choose another way of life? And what does Paku do? You may say the plot is melodramatic. It is, sure, but the power of the story cannot be dismissed so easily. Walter Salles succeeds in creating the atmosphere of the place, and despair and hope of the characters as well, all of which are so compelling. Also helped by the good acting from Rodrigo Santoro (in 'Love Actually' as Laura Linney's love), the film is about those characters and images. like 'Central Station.' For all its slightly conventional storytelling (and very powerful one), 'Behind the Sun' remains a gripping experience all throughout. The story is inspired by a novel 'Broken April' written by Ismail Kadare. The film changed the original's location (in Alvania) to Brazil, and was shot in the really desert places where the sun scorches from the deep blue sky onto the red rocks. (It is said that the cast and crew had to travel from the nearest hotel to the location more than 200 km. everyday.) And see Vinicius de Oliveira, as the family member rivalling Tonio's, who was the little boy in 'Central Station' Love and Hatred in Brazil's Sertao... Walter Salles will probably best be known to American audiences for his recent film, "The Motorcycle Diaries", yet "Behind The Sun" is a must see for anyone willing to learn about "The Other Brazil." Behind The Sun is set in Brazil's arid, drought-stricken region , known as the Sertao (located in the northeast). A region where thousands have died because of its notoriously harsh conditions, the Sertao is the antithesis of the stereotypical image of the country: a lushly green paradise whose expansive rainforest seemingly never ends. Perhaps the Sertao, with its almost hateful environment, presents the perfect backdrop for a blood-drenched feud between two hateful families. When Tonio's older brother is murdered by the rival Fereiras, his father calls upon him to fuffill his obligations and defend the honor of the family; that is, murder his brother's murderer. And this Tonio does, but in doing so, he only contributes to a never-ending cycle of violence, "where the dead command the living". For by becoming a murderer, Tonio himself has sealed his own fate; now he is a (literally) marked man. The only thing that can interrupt this cycle is a female circus performer, who enchants both Tonio and his younger brother (the narrator of this film), and who provides Tonio with an escape from both the violence and the rythyms of the cane harvest. Behind The Sun is a well-acted, well-directed film about revenge and redemption. For these merits alone it would be worth purchasing. As other viewers have noted, however, the real gem of this film is the cinematography, which is some of the most beautiful I have seen. For those who have difficulty visualizing the Sertao, think of Arizona or the Badlands, and you will have something close. Behind the Sun is a moving film, and it clearly demonstrates that Brazilian cinema is at its peak now. -James
          

Being John Malkovich (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Spike Jonze
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Runtime: 112 min / Canada:113 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Ned Bellamy, Eric Weinstein, Madison Lanc, Octavia Spencer, Mary Kay Place, Orson Bean, Catherine Keener, K.K. Dodds, Reginald C. Hayes, Byrne Piven, Judith Wetzell, John Malkovich, Kevin Carroll

A puppeteer (John Cusack) discovers a door in his office that allows him to enter the mind and life of John Malkovich (John Malkovich) for 15 minutes. The puppeteer then tries to turn the portal into a small business.
          

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Live at the Quick

Year:
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Bluegrass, Contemporary Bluegrass, Jazz, Music Video, Music Video - Pop/Rock, Performance, Pop, United States of America
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)



Awesome!!!As usual Victor Wooten's musicianship is unbelievable as is Bela's.As a matter of fact all of the musicians on this dvd are incredible. This live performance makes you feel like you are right there, it has vibe and commands your attention. This is a great band augmented by some seasoned guest musicians who made this a preformance of a lifetime. If you have'nt seen it you should.Visual proof that these guys really can do this music live!I've tried to explain Bela Fleck and the Flecktones to folks for years. Sure, I can play an iPod full of tunes for them and they either dig or don't dig the music, but to prove to them that they're hearing an electric banjo that looks a bit like a Fender Stratocaster. Or that the drummer is standing up with the rest of the band tapping his fingers on something that vaguely resembles an electric guitar. Or that's really only one person playing bass...now that takes some convincing.Now I can pop in the DVD and say, "Take a look at this!" No one will think I'm making it up anymore.Sure, the video production could've been better in places, but there's no mistake that these amazing musicians are really playing this incredible blend of jazz, classical, Celtic music, bluegrass, newgrass, World music, and... did I say "jazz," yet?While some reviewers here tired of the dialogue, to me it helps fill in "the rest of the story," how these guys met, how they relate to each other as musicians and friends, how they write music and improvise, and in the bonus interviews, what else they're involved in.I've always thought of Bela Fleck as a virtuoso who keeps pushing the limits on what can be done on the banjo, but here you also get a taste of what makes him such a successful band leader. I've been a fan of the Flecktones since their first recording (we miss you, Howard Levy!), but I thought the band would be short-lived and these all-star musicians would move on. It's a tribute to the chemistry that Fleck has put together that the band continues to evolve with members coming and going, as well as an impressive array of diverse visiting artists.This is a most enjoyable DVD for the music and for the direction this music continues to take.Best concert in years. Don't miss it.I have been watching a concert, several times now, by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. In short, Bela has always loved the Banjo but noticed people played every 3 frets. He started writing music to utilize the full range of the banjo. Little by little artists of the highest ability and originality who were bored with the common orchestras, etc. found him and they joined together. Thus the Flecktones. He has an Oboe player who plays a really neat looking red shiny one. He has a Sax player who sometimes puts 2 in his mouth and plays both. He has a genius who invented a DRUMAR, It looks like a guitar with buttons but when pressed the buttons produce percussion sounds. So it is a combination of a guitar and drum, DRUMAR. This guy invented a whole music theory and scale utilizing the Periodic Chart of Elements. The concert has a guest percussionist from India who seems to float over the Indian drum instruments before him. And then, to top it off he brings on the most incredible artist I have hear in years. Congar ol'Ondar who hails from a tiny speck of a country called Tuvar where they specialize in throat singing. A kind of sound that they can produce that can hit 3 notes at once and makes the most unusual and spine tingling sound you ever heard. You might want to watch it when you feel adventurous and want to experience music on another level. I suggest some Oriental food for dinner to set the tone, maybe Thai.I like the sounds of Congar so much I just bought a copy of a documentary on him. Evidently, he is famous. The DVD is called Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Live at the Quick. I bought both films from www.homecinemamovies.comI am not trying to sell you this. Just turn you on to music you probably would never hear about. If you start taking Tuvan throat singing lesions don't blame me.
          

Ben-Hur

Year: 1959
Director: William Wyler
Video: DVD-3
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 212 min / Sweden:219 min (1970) / Sweden:224 min (1962) / UK:222 min (1993 re-release) / 214 min (DVD edition)
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, André Morell

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a brick falls down from Judah's house and barely misses the governor. Although Messala knows that they are not guilty he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge.
          

Benchwarmers, The

Year: 2006
Director: Dennis Dugan
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy | Sport
Runtime: 80 min | Philippines:75 min (cut)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Rob Schneider: Gus, David Spade: Richie, Jon Heder: Clark, Jon Lovitz: Mel, Craig Kilborn: Jerry, Molly Sims: Liz, Tim Meadows: Wayne, Nick Swardson: Howie, Erinn Bartlett: Salad Girl / Sarah, Amaury Nolasco: Carlos, Bill Romanowski: Karl, Sean Salisbury: Brad, Matt Weinberg: Kyle, John Farley: Swimmer Boy, Reggie Jackson: Himself, ,

Gus and his nerdy buddies Richie and Clark are scouted by a millionaire nerd Mel who wants to form a baseball team and compete with the meanest Little League teams in the state. A stellar ballplayer Gus becomes a role model for nerds and outcasts everywhere. But when his fans learn that Gus himself was once a school bully they feel outraged and betrayed until Gus takes extraordinary steps to win back their admiration and trust.
          

Bend It Like Beckham

Year: 2003
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Sport
Runtime: 112 min / Spain:115 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson, Shaheen Khan, Ameet Chana, Pooja Shah, Paven Virk, Preeya Kalidas, Trey Farley, Saraj Chaudhry

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti.
          

Bernard and Doris

Year: 2007
Director: Bob Balaban
Video:
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Runtime: 103 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Susan Sarandon: Doris Duke, Ralph Fiennes: Bernard Lafferty, Peter Asher: First Butler, Don Harvey: Security Guard, Chris Bauer: Chef, Monique Curnen: Paloma (as Monique Gabriela Curnen), Marilyn Torres: Nancy, Nick Rolfe: Ben, James Rebhorn: Waldo Taft, Dominick Dunne: Board Member, Thomas J. McGrath: Board Member, Gene Parseghian: Board Member, Henry S. Schleiff: Board Member (as Henry Schleiff), Calvin Trillin: Board Member, Kunnath P. Namboodiri: Swami,

Inspired by the true story of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her devoted Irish butler Bernard Lafferty the touching HBO Films drama Bernard and Doris stars Oscar? winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) and Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient). After failed relationships with her previous waitstaff Doris meets Lafferty fresh out of rehab and without a penny to his name. She takes him on as her butler and he is put in the unenviable position of having to convince the notoriously demanding Duke to keep him in her employ. Directed by Bob Balaban (Gosford Park) the film effectively captures the elegance of a bygone era and is scored with countless musical standards such as Peggy Lee's "The Best Is Yet To Come". Bernard and Doris tells the witty and endearing tale of an unconventional bond between a society "princess" and her flawed "pauper" of a butler.Bravura turns by Ralph Fiennes and Susan Sarandon in the title roles carry Bernard and Doris, director Bob Balaban’s 2007 film about the long relationship between zillionaire tobacco heiress-philanthropist Doris Duke and her butler, Bernard Lafferty. These are two fine actors (Sarandon has been nominated for five Oscars, winning for Dead Man Walking, while Fiennes has been nominated twice) at the top of their games. That’s a good thing, as they are on screen almost constantly; and the truth is that other than the evolution of the Duke-Lafferty bond, not a lot actually happens. Sarandon delivers a measured, almost casual performance as Duke, a woman who seems relatively unpretentious (if clearly entitled) about her vast fortune, despite have done absolutely nothing to earn it. Duke barely even acknowledges her various employees, except to fire them (or occasionally sleep with them; the twice-married heiress has a predilection for studly, much younger men)--until Lafferty comes along, that is. Stone broke and fresh out of rehab (his alcoholism is an ongoing theme), the shy Irishman gradually ingratiates himself with his demanding employer until he becomes as much a companion as a servant. It helps that as a gay man, he has no interest in seducing her; moreover, unlike the many others who are out to get their hands on her money, Lafferty seems to genuinely value loyalty and friendship over more venal concerns ("I just want to take care of you," he says in one of several poignant scenes), and he’s rewarded with several million dollars and full control of her estate after her death (in 1993). Fiennes is also admirably restrained in a role that could have been meretricious and over the top; combine that with a fine script (by Hugh Costello) and some great songs by Peggy Lee, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all. --Sam Graham
          

Best Years of Our Lives, The

Year: 1946
Director: William Wyler
Video:
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 172 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Russell, Gladys George, Roman Bohnen, Ray Collins, Minna Gombell, Walter Baldwin, Steve Cochran, Dorothy Adams

Three American servicemen return home to Boone City after the war, to find their lives irrevocably changed by their military experience. Homer Parrish has lost his hands, and has become distant from his fiancee and family as he struggles to overcome his disability. Al Stephenson returns to a family which has grown and changed during his three years away. And Fred Derry finds himself stuck in a lousy job and a loveless marriage, while at the same time falling in love with Al's daughter. Together, the three must find a way to come to terms with their experiences and pick up the pieces, lest wartime turn out to be "the best years of their lives".
          

Best of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The (4 mpegs burned to one DVD)

Year: 1962-1992
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy/ TV show
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, many others

Four mpeg files burned onto one DVDVolume 1: Heeere's . . . Johnny!Volume 2: The Master of Laughs!Volume 3: The King of Late Night!Volume 4: America Says Farewell!(May not be exactly the same as "King of Late Night" DVDs)
          

Best of the Best

Year: 1989
Director: Robert Radler
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Eric Roberts: Alex Grady, Phillip Rhee: Tommy Lee, James Earl Jones: Coach Couzo, Sally Kirkland: Wade, Chris Penn: Travis Brickley (as Christopher Penn), John Dye: Virgil, David Agresta: Sonny, Tom Everett: Don, Louise Fletcher: Mrs. Grady, John P. Ryan: Jennings, Edan Gross: Walter Grady, Simon Rhee: Dae Han, Master Hee Il Cho: Korean Coach, James Lew: Sae Jin Kwon, Ken Nagayama: Yung Kim

Team USA gets rid of personal ghosts while fighting Team Korea in Taekwondo championship. "Adversity overcome" formula with excellent fighting scenes.
          

Better Luck Tomorrow

Year: 2002
Director: Justin Lin
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Parry Shen: Ben Manibag, Jason J. Tobin: Virgil Hu, Shirley Anderson: Hot Dog Planet Customer, Nanette Matoba: Housewife, Kenji Matoba: Toddler, Sung Kang: Han, Ashley Arai: Cheerleader, Danielle Conner: Cheerleader, Karen DiTota: Cheerleader, Smita Satiani: Cheerleader, Kristen Stinson: Cheerleader, Jeff DeJohn: Ryan, Robert Zepeda: Jock, Collin Kahey: Jock, Christopher J. Francis: Jock

Ben is a perfectionist and overachiever whose tunnel vision leads to nothing less than graduating at the top of his class. As he struggles to achieve social success, he discovers his darker side. He and his friends: Virgil, Daric and Han lead a double life of mischief and petty crimes to alleviate the pressures of perfection. As their adopted identity grows, the gang tumbles into a downward spiral of excitement, excess and fun.
          

Better Luck Tomorrow (MTV)

Year: 2002
Director: Justin Lin
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime: 101 min / USA:98 min (2003 version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Parry Shen: Ben Manibag, Jason J. Tobin: Virgil Hu, Shirley Anderson: Hot Dog Planet Customer, Nanette Matoba: Housewife, Kenji Matoba: Toddler, Sung Kang: Han, Ashley Arai: Cheerleader, Danielle Conner: Cheerleader, Karen DiTota: Cheerleader, Smita Satiani: Cheerleader, Kristen Stinson: Cheerleader, Jeff DeJohn: Ryan, Robert Zepeda: Jock, Collin Kahey: Jock, Christopher J. Francis: Jock

Ben is a perfectionist and overachiever whose tunnel vision leads to nothing less than graduating at the top of his class. As he struggles to achieve social success, he discovers his darker side. He and his friends: Virgil, Daric and Han lead a double life of mischief and petty crimes to alleviate the pressures of perfection. As their adopted identity grows, the gang tumbles into a downward spiral of excitement, excess and fun.
          

Better Than Chocolate

Year: 1999
Director: Anne Wheeler
Video:
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Runtime: 101 min / USA:102 min (unrated version)
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Marya Delver, Kevin Mundy, Tony Nappo, Jay Brazeau, Beatrice Zeilanger, Peter Outerbridge, Gerald Varga, Robert Parent, Corrine Koslo, Veena Sood, Tony Marr

Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Meanwhile, Maggie's well-meaning but naive mother Lila gets divorced and decides to move to Vancouver and join the household. Soon after, Lila is befriended by Judy, a transsexual about to undergo a sex-change operation. Complications ensue as the conservative Lila learns the truth about Maggie, Judy, and their diverse group of friends.
          

Between Strangers

Year: 2002
Director: Edoardo Ponti
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Sophia Loren, Mira Sorvino, Deborah Kara Unger, Pete Postlethwaite, Julian Richings, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Malcolm McDowell, Len Doncheff, Corey Sevier, Ngozi Taymah Armatrading, Dov Tiefenbach, Alex House, Noam Jenkins, Sydney Pearson, Andrew Tarbet

Toronto, 2001. Three women in spiritual crisis. In secret from her dismissive husband, Olivia draws what she sees in dreams. Catherine, a world-class cellist, has abandoned her husband and daughter to hunt down her father. Photojournalist Natalia, in her famous father's footsteps, scores her first Time Magazine cover, but realizes she has paid an incalculable price for the photo. Olivia has another secret besides her art; Catherine makes discoveries about her father; Natalia receives a gift that's undeserved: these complications push each woman in a new and unexpected direction.
          

Beverly Hillbillies, The

Year: 1962
Director: Richard Whorf, Robert M. Leeds, Guy Scarpitta, Ralph Levy, Joseph Depew
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Family
Runtime: 30 min (274 episodes) / Argentina:30 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr., Raymond Bailey, Nancy Kulp, Bea Benaderet, Harriet E. MacGibbon

Meet the Clampett clan - There's Jed, a kind and sensible man turned millionaire, though not as imbocilic as the others, things happen around him without he knowing it; Granny - old and senile, paranoid, and always certain she knows how to deal with a situation; Elly May - Incredibly beautiful but awful naive! And Jethro Bodine - the stupid nephew of Jed. He's a strong as he is dumb; and Mr. Drysdale, a greedy banker who will do anything to keep the Clampett money in his bank, even if he has to hurt other people. Anyway, they've struck oil, gotten millions of dollars, move into a giant mansion, but still live like hillbillies: they still dress in tattered ragged clothes with rope belts, and Granny still makes soap the old fashion way, and Jethro tries to woo the women with his manly ways, but he's actually only acting like a real idiot, and doesn't even realize it.
          

Bewitched

Year: 2005
Director: Nora Ephron
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Romance
Runtime: 102 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Burns, Jim Turner, Stephen Colbert, David Alan Grier, Michael Badalucco, Carole Shelley, Steve Carell, Katie Finneran, James Lipton

Out in California's San Fernando Valley, Isabel is trying to reinvent herself. A naïve, good-natured witch, she is determined to disavow her supernatural powers and lead a normal life. At the same time, across town, Jack Wyatt a tall, charming actor is trying to get his career back on track. He sets his sights on an updated version of the beloved 1960s situation comedy Bewitched, re-conceived as a starring vehicle for himself in the role of the mere-mortal Darrin. Fate steps in when Jack accidentally runs into Isabel. He is immediately attracted to her and her nose, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the nose of Elizabeth Montgomery, who played Samantha in the original TV version of Bewitched. He becomes convinced she could play the witch Samantha in his new series. Isabel is also taken with Jack, seeing him as the quintessential mortal man with whom she can settle down and lead the normal life she so desires. It turns out they're both right--but in ways neither of them ever imagined.
          

Beyond Basic Yoga for Dummies & A Guide to Meditation

Year: 2002
Director: Andrea Ambandos
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary / Exercise
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Sara Ivanhoe

The Beyond Basic Yoga Workout For Dummies is the next step for anyone who has enjoyed Basic Yoga Workout For Dummies and is ready to learn 12 more postures. It is a little more advanced than the Basic Yoga program, but still features the For Dummies format. You'll discover ways to customize the workout to your level through modifications that make poses easier or more challenging according to your needs. Includes bonus guided meditation segment.Beyond Basic Yoga for Dummies presents 12 yoga poses that skilled instructor Sara Ivanhoe calls the "daily dozen." Ivanhoe is calm, clear, warm, and patient, demonstrating each pose as the screen flashes easier and more challenging modifications. The too-frequent voiceover "tips," "mythbusters," and "warnings"--announced by sound effects--are louder than Ivanhoe's voice and become disconcerting interruptions. Since they also appear in print on the screen, the jarring voice is unnecessary. Ivanhoe herself could give any tips needed for safety and effectiveness. Ivanhoe's careful, detailed instructions for each pose keep the progression slow, and an experienced yoga practitioner could get bored. However, a beginning exerciser who has mastered a basic workout will find this program a helpful next step before going to an intermediate level. The 70-minute DVD edition also includes a 15-minute guided meditation and the option to eliminate the music--you still hear instructor cueing and voiceover tips, but you can play your own music. --Joan Price
          

Beyond Borders

Year: 2003
Director: Martin Campbell
Video:
Genre: Drama / Romance / War
Runtime: 127 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, Teri Polo, Linus Roache, Noah Emmerich, Yorick van Wageningen, Timothy West, Kate Trotter, Jonathan Higgins, John Gausden, Isabelle Horler, Iain Lee, Keelan Anthony, John Bourgeois, Kalyane Tea

Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford (Linus Roache) son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan (Clive Owen) a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world.
          

Beyond Rangoon

Year: 1995
Director: John Boorman
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / War
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Patricia Arquette ... Laura Bowman U Aung Ko ... U Aung Ko Frances McDormand ... Andy Bowman Spalding Gray ... Jeremy Watt Tiara Jacquelina ... San San, Hotel Desk Clerk Kuswadinath Bujang ... Colonel at Hotel Victor Slezak ... Mr. Scott Jit Murad ... Sein Htoo Ye Myint ... Zaw Win Cho Cho Myint ... Zabai Johnny Cheah ... Min Han Haji Mohd Rajoli ... Karen Father Azmi Hassan ... Older Karen Boy Ahmad Fithi ... Younger Karen Boy Adelle Lutz ... Aung San Suu Kyi Mohd Wan Nazri ... Checkpoint Soldier #1 at Train Zaidi Omar ... Checkpoint Officer #1 at Train Roslee Mansor ... Checkpoint Soldier #2 at Train Michael Pickells ... Nick Bowman Enzo Rossi ... Danny Bowman Ridzuan Hashim ... Officer Min Samko ... Bird Man Norlela Ismail ... Young Sula Woman Ramona Sánchez-Waggoner ... Female Tourist #1 Nyak Osman ... Village Headman Yusof Abdul Hamid ... River Trader Lutang Anyie ... Karen Leader Dion Abu Bakar ... Rapist Ali Fiji ... Fuel Vendor Yeoh Keat Chye ... BLK Beret Major Johari Ismail ... BLK Beret Sergeant Rashidi Mohd ... Secret Policeman William Saw ... Bandana Man Ann Howard ... Australian Doctor Manisah Mandin ... Aung Ko's Daughter Charley Boorman ... Photographer Hani Mohsin Hanafi ... Young Monk/Soldier Ismail Din ... Myanmar Official Jamaludin Rejab ... Cig Soldier #1 Aung ... Cig Soldier #2 Peter Win ... Aung Ko's Helper John Mindy ... Myanmar Soldier Dr. U Kyaw Win ... Sula Aide/Budda Monk Gael D'Oliviera ... French Boy #1 Pascale D'Oliviera ... French Mother Gilles D'Oliviera ... French Father Asmi Wahab ... Sula Commander Albert Thaw ... Sula Officer Mansell Rivers-Bland ... Hotel Guest Siti Abdullah ... Village Woman Satish Chand Bhandari ... Aung Ko's Friend

A young San Francisco widow is swept into a political uprising in Burma after her sister reluctantly drags her on a Southeast Asia tour. Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she is left on her own for a few days, during which time she falls in with students fighting for democracy. She and their leader, U Aung Ko, travel through Burma, whilst witnessing many bloody acts of repression by the dictatorship, in an attempt to escape to Thailand. Based on a true story.
          

Beyond Rangoon (VCD) (in Thai only)

Year: 1995
Director: John Boorman
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Patricia Arquette, U Aung Ko, Frances McDormand, Spalding Gray, Tiara Jacquelina, Kuswadinath Bujang, Victor Slezak, Jit Murad, Ye Myint, Cho Cho Myint, Johnny Cheah, Haji Mohd Rajoli, Azmi Hassan, Ahmad Fithi, Adelle Lutz

Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she is left on her own for a few days, during which time she falls in with students fighting for democracy. She and their leader, U Aung Ko, travel through Burma, whilst witnessing many bloody acts of repression by the dictatorship, in an attempt to escape to Thailand. Based on a true story.
          

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Year: 2009
Director: Peter Hyams
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Michael Douglas ... Mark Hunter Jesse Metcalfe ... C.J. Nicholas Amber Tamblyn ... Ella Crystal Orlando Jones ... Ben Nickerson Joel Moore ... Corey Finley

High profile lawyer, Martin Hunter has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars and is a shoo-in for governor in the upcoming election. But when ambitious rookie journalist, C.J. Nicholas begins investigating Hunter for tampering with evidence to secure his convictions, the district attorney's perfect record is up for scrutiny. Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with Hunter, C.J. frames himself as a murder suspect to catch the corrupt D.A. in the act. Romantically involved with C.J. but unaware of his assignment, assistant D.A. Ella Crystal becomes caught between her boss's political ambitions and C.J.'s dangerous expose. As mounting evidence stacks up against both men, Ella's own life becomes threatened when she discovers incriminating proof that puts the fate of both C.J's innocence and Hunter's reputation in her hands.
          

Beyond the Clouds (Par-Dela Les Nuages)(in French w/ English, Chinese subtitles)

Year: 1995
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni, Wim Wenders
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Foreign
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Fanny Ardant Chiara Caselli Irene Jacob John Malkovich Sophie Marceau Vincent Perez Jean Reno Kim Rossi-Stuart Ines Sastre Peter Weller

Visual Glory, Boring Stories.Director Michelangelo Antonioni has authored many outstanding films as "Blowup" (1966) and "Zabriskie Point" (1970) or more controversial ones as "The Night" (1961) and "Eclipse" (1962). All of them are refined aesthetical "oeuvres d'art" and at the same time they delivered some "message".Director Wim Wenders has produced also some interesting film pieces as "Paris, Texas" (1984) and "Wings of Desire" Aka "The Sky over Berlin" (1987).From the combined efforts of both of them I was expecting a "major". Unfortunately is not the case here.The movie tries to depict the "creation process" of a film director. It presents four short stories of male-female encounters. Possibly they occur in the Directors imagination and are triggered by surrounding environment. They are unrelated among them and, at least to my perception, they do not have any strong coherence. The sights are great: misty roads in amazing Italian towns; shops bordering a gorgeous lake; seaside views; light and shadows combined in exquisite photogram. Almost every bit of the film may be considered a visual joy.For males delight nude scenes of Sophie Marceau, Ines Sastre and Chiara Caselli are shown gracefully. Alas for the ladies, only John Malkovitch "derriere" is shown.Original music score by Bono and Adam Clayton as U2 is also very good.It is a film that brings to memory more successful examples of "intellectual `60es" filmography, without reaching their deepness.Reviewed by Max Yofre. A bit strange but enjoyable!I just watched this for the second time & It's still a little hard to follow because actually it's 4 stories in one. But the first is the best IMHO but here again the man is hard to understand. A beautiful girl waits all night for him in a lovely nightdress and he stays in his room? Then when they meet again and she lies (...)--he hardly touches her--is this guy nuts? Beyond the CloudsThis summer I read Nathaniel Dorsky's book "Devotional Cinema" and looked at many of the movies he regards as being capable of getting us in touch with our deeper human nature. Among those mentioned were several Antonioni films that have to do with the relationship between men and women. In "La Notte" of crucial importance to the male writer depicted in the movie is woman as muse. Antonioni revists this theme in "Beyond the Clouds" as he shows how he goes about the creative process of making a film. The sequence of roles played by the women in the different relationships depicted is fascinating. I suggest watching the movie several times and reading Mr. Dorsky's book to get the most out of this gem.
          

Beyond the Sea

Year: 2004
Director:
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama, Feature Film-drama, Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Kate Bosworth, John Goodman

The chameleon-like actor Kevin Spacey is best known for playing pyschopaths (in Seven and The Usual Suspects) and capturing a creepy mid-life crisis in American Beauty--but surprisingly, playing crooner Bobby Darin, Spacey does some snappy dancing and top-notch singing. Beyond the Sea puts Darin's life through a bit of a kaleidoscope: While singing Darin's most memorable hit, "Mack the Knife," Darin suddenly stops the show, revealing that he's not at a nightclub, but in the middle of a shooting a scene about his life as a nightclub performer. Why has he stopped? Because he's just seen himself as a young boy, peering from behind a curtain. Such self-conscious narrative twists recur throughout the movie, turning Darin's fight for fame and respect into a love story between his adult and childhood selves. Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!), a hugely popular movie star in her own right, was supposedly the love of Darin's life, but she never holds his attention as does his childhood self (played by newcomer William Ullrich). It's a striking metaphor for the narcissism that drives such success-hungry entertainers. But despite (or perhaps because of) the complexity of the telling, the events never grip your emotions; though Darin's life featured hits galore and a few soap opera twists, his story lacks the seductive charm of his nighclub show. Also featuring Bob Hoskins, John Goodman, Brenda Blethyn, and Greta Scacchi. --Bret Fetzerjohn reid australia
          

Bichunmoo (Dance With Sword) (in Korean w/ English, Thai subtitles)

Year: 2000
Director: Young-jun Kim
Video:
Genre: Drama / Action / Fantasy / Romance
Runtime: Hong Kong:118 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Hyeon-jun Shin, Hee-seon Kim, Jin-yeong Jeong, Dong-jik Jang, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Yu-jeong Choi, Ju-bong Gi, Bang Hyep, Hak-cheol Kim, Ju-yeon Kim, Su-ro Kim, Han-garl Lee, Hyeon-kyeong Ryu, Tae-hwa Seo

It is 14th century Yuan Dynasty China, the country is under Mongolian rule and the star-crossed lovers, Jinha (Shin Hyun-june) and Sullie (Kim Hee-sun), illegitimate daughter of a Mongolian commander, are caught in the middle. When her mother died, SullieÕs father, Taruga, took her away and later planned to marry her off to form an alliance with a powerful Chinese warlord. Things get worse when Jinha learns that Taruga was the person who ordered the massacre of his entire family. Fuelled by hatred, he masters his family secret martial arts, the Bichun Secret Art. Many top pugilists, who are also after the secret scroll, try to kill him. During one of such attempts, Junkwang, a rich and powerful son of a Han lord, helps Jinha. But fate has it that Junkwang is the person that Sullie is forced to marry. When Junkwang knows about their love, he plots to have Jinha killed.
          

Bicycle Thief, The

Year: 1949
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Runtime:
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Lamberto Maggiorani as Antonio Ricci Lianella Carell as Maria Vittorio Antonucci as The Thief Elena Altieri as The charitable Lady Michele Sakara as Secretary of the Charity Organization Fausto Guerzoni as Amateur Actor Ida Bracci Dorati as La Santona Mario Meniconi as Meniconi, the Street Sweeper Checco Rissone as The Guard in Piazza Vittorio Umberto Spadaro Enzo Staiola as Bruno Gino Saltamerenda as Baiocco Giulio Chiari as The Beggar Carlo Jachino as A Beggar Emma Druetti Giulio Battiferri as A Citizen who protects the real bicycle thief Nando Bruno Memmo Carotenuto Sergio Leone as A Seminary Student Massimo Randisi as The Rich Kid in the Restaurant Peppino Spadaro as The Police Officer

A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.Plot Synopsis: Vittorio De Sica's masterpiece about a poor young father in postwar-ravaged Rome who finally finds work putting up Rita Hayworth posters around town, only to have his precious bicycle stolen the first day on the job. Two scenes from the film caused The Hays Office to deny the film a Seal of Approval - precluding wide distribution in the United States - because these scenes violated Code standards. The first is a light moment that happens as the father and his young son chase after the thief: The boy attempts to relieve himself against a wall, and his father lets him know they don't have time for that. The other is a scene in which the father tracks the thief into the kitchen of a brothel. De Sica refused to make the required cuts, and the movie played without the seal. Hollywood apologized to De Sica a year later by giving the movie a special Oscar.
          

Big Blue, The (in English & French)

Year: 1988
Director: Luc Besson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 119 min / 168 min (extended version) / France:132 min (original cut)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Rosanna Arquette, Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Paul Shenar, Sergio Castellitto, Jean Bouise, Marc Duret, Griffin Dunne, Andréas Voutsinas, Valentina Vargas, Kimberly Beck, Patrick Fontana, Alessandra Vazzoler, Geoffrey Carey, Bruce Guerre-Berthelot

Enzo and Jacques have known each other for a long time. Their friendship started in their childhood days in the mediterranean. They were not real friends in these days, but there was something they both loved and used to do the whole day long: diving. One day Jacques' father, who was a diver too, died in the mediterranean sea. After that incident Enzo and Jacques lost contact. After several years, Enzo and Jacques had grown up, Johanna, a young clerk in a security office, has to go to Peru. There she meets Jacques who works for a group of scientist. He dives for some minutes into ice cold water and the scientist monitor his physical state that is more like a dolphin's than a human's. Johanna can not believe what she sees and gets very interested in Jacques but she's unable to get acquainted with him. Some weeks later, back in her office, she notices a championship for divers that is supposed to take place in Taormina, Italy. In order to see Jacques again she makes up a story so the firm sends her to Italy for business purposes. In Taormina there is also Enzo, the reigning diving world champion. He knows that only Jacques can challenge and probably beat him. This time Johanna and Jacques get closer, but Jacques, being more a dolphin than a man, can not really commit and his rivalry with Enzo pushes both man into dangerous territory...
          

Big Bounce, The

Year: 2004
Director: George Armitage
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Comedy
Runtime: 88 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Owen Wilson, Butch Helemano, Charlie Sheen, Vinnie Jones, Gregory Sporleder, Terry Ahue, Pete Johnson, Mike Renfro, Tony Dorsett, Brian L. Keaulana, Morgan Freeman, Willie Nelson, Andrew Wilson, Sara Foster, Gary Sinise

Surfer/drifter/con man Jack Ryan (Wilson) makes his way to Hawaii and lands a job caring for an Walter Crewes (Freeman), a judge on the island. His new gig leads to an involvement with an beautiful, enterprising woman (Foster), who's really the lover of a real estate tycoon (Sinise) - a shady businessman and longtime rival of Judge Crewes. Ryan, naturally, has to choose between the woman, the money, or the honorable path.
          

Big Empty, The

Year: 2003
Director: Steve Anderson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
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Jon Favreau as John Person Joey Lauren Adams as Grace Bud Cort as Neely Jon Gries as Elron Daryl Hannah as Stella Adam Beach as Randy Gary Farmer as Indian Bob Rachael Leigh Cook as Ruthie Brent Briscoe as Dan Melora Walters as Candy Kelsey Grammer as Agent Banks Sean Bean as Cowboy Alejandra Aguilan as Traveler Jay Brothers as Traveler Sara Fouts as Traveler

This is probably one of the very best independent movies that I've had the pleasure to watch. The acting, directing, editing, script and cinematography were all excellent. What could have been a silly movie, turned out to be a real gem. Every cast member did their part, with standout performances by John Favreau, the always brilliant Sean Bean, and even Kelsey Grammar, of whom I'm not a huge fan.When John Person (Favreau) is approached to simply deliver a blue suitcase to Cowboy (Bean) in of all places, Baker, California, the fun begins. Nothing is what it seems to the very last frame.
          

Big Fish

Year: 2004
Director: Tim Burton
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Comedy / Adventure
Runtime: 125 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Matthew McGrory, David Denman, Missi Pyle, Loudon Wainwright III, Ada Tai, Arlene Tai, Steve Buscemi

The story revolves around a dying father and his son, who is trying to learn more about his dad by piecing together the stories he has gathered over the years. The son winds up re-creating his father's elusive life in a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts he knows. Through these tales, the son begins to understand his father's great feats and his great failings.
          

Big Kahuna, The

Year: 1999
Director: John Swanbeck
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Kevin Spacey: Larry Mann, Danny DeVito: Phil Cooper (as Danny Devito), Peter Facinelli: Bob Walker, Paul Dawson: Bellboy, mor

On the last evening of a convention two seen-it-all industrial lubricant salesmen and a youngster from the research department gather in the hotel's hospitality suite to host a delegates party. The main aim is to get the business of one particular big fish. When it becomes apparent that it is the lad who has developed a direct line to the guy, his strong religious beliefs bring him into sharp conflict with his older and more cynical colleagues.
          

Big Lebowski, The (VCD)

Year: 1998
Director: Joel Coen
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Mystery
Runtime: 117 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid, Philip Moon, Mark Pellegrino, Peter Stormare, Flea, Torsten Voges, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jack Kehler, John Turturro

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude.
          

Big Love: Season 01

Year: 2006
Director: Mark V. OlsenWill Scheffer
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / TV Series
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Bill Paxton ... Bill Henrickson / ... (26 episodes, 2006-2009) Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Barb Henrickson / ... (26 episodes, 2006-2009) Amanda Seyfried ... Sarah Henrickson (26 episodes, 2006-2009) Douglas Smith ... Ben Henrickson / ... (26 episodes, 2006-2009) Chloë Sevigny ... Nicolette Grant / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2009) Ginnifer Goodwin ... Margene Heffman / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2009) Joel McKinnon Miller ... Don Embry (25 episodes, 2006-2009) Daveigh Chase ... Rhonda Volmer (24 episodes, 2006-2008) Jolean Wejbe ... Tancy Henrickson (24 episodes, 2006-2008) Grace Zabriskie ... Lois Henrickson (24 episodes, 2006-2008) Harry Dean Stanton ... Roman Grant (24 episodes, 2006-2008) Melora Walters ... Wanda Henrickson (23 episodes, 2006-2008) Matt Ross ... Alby Grant (21 episodes, 2006-2008) Keegan Holst ... Wayne Henrickson (21 episodes, 2006-2007) Mary Kay Place ... Adaleen Grant (20 episodes, 2006-2007) Garrett Gray ... Raymond Henrickson / ... (20 episodes, 2006-2007) Bruce Dern ... Frank Harlow (14 episodes, 2006-2007) Shawn Doyle ... Joey Henrickson (13 episodes, 2006-2009) Tina Majorino ... Heather Tuttle (12 episodes, 2006-2008) Audrey Wasilewski ... Pam / ... (12 episodes, 2006-2007) Wendy Phillips ... Peg Embry (11 episodes, 2006-2007)

Think having three wives is a dream come true? Think again. HBO presents the new contemporary drama series that tells the story of Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) a practicing polygamist who lives in suburban Salt Lake City with his three wives and seven children. An independent businessman who runs a growing chain of hardware stores Bill faces a myriad of challenges in meeting the emotional romantic and financial needs of his wives Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin) while dealing with their kids three adjoined houses an ever-mounting avalanche of bills and the opening of his newest hardware store.Running Time: 693 min.Big Love, HBO's newest buzzworthy series, recalls Groucho Marx's blithe proposal to two women in Animal Crackers. "Why, that's bigamy," one of the women exclaims. Groucho responds, "Yes, and it's big of me, too." But Bill Henrickson's (Bill Paxton) situation is hardly a laughing matter. Bill is a modern-day polygamist who lives in suburban Salt Lake City with his seven children and three "sister-wives": Barbara (Jeanne Tripplehorn, never better), the more mature anchor of the household; Nicki (Chloe Sevigny), who spitefully refers to her as "Boss Lady"; and recent addition Margene (charming Ginnifer Goodwin), insecure and childlike. A series that puts a human face on polygamy is brimming with prurient possibilities. Big Love's first two episodes are veritable commercials for Viagra, as Bill struggles to keep up with the demands of his spouses, with whom the sleeping arrangements are strictly scheduled. But once this more sensational aspect of "plural marriage" is dealt with, Big Love moves on to focus on the emotional, spiritual and financial pressures that beset Bill and his families. As the dreamlike opening credit sequence (scored to the Beach Boys' ethereal "God Only Knows") illustrates, Bill is a man on thin ice. He is carrying mortgages on three adjoining homes. A home-improvement store entrepreneur, he has just cut the ribbon on his second store and is planning a third. His wives, not immune to jealousies, vie for dominant position. And then there's Roman (Harry Dean Stanton; and any series that puts this venerable character actor and hipster saint in our homes on a weekly basis deserves our big love), the sinister leader of an outlaw fundamentalist compound, who has an escalating disagreement with Bill over the repayment of his loan that helped Bill build his fledgling empire ("There's man's law," he states ominously, "and there's God's law"). There are further complications that make Big Love so compelling. Bill suspects that his raw-nerved mother (Grace Zabriskie) may be poisoning his father (Bruce Dern). Nicki is a shopaholic accruing nearly $60,000 in credit-card debt. Overtures by new neighbors threaten to expose Bill's unorthodox and illicit living arrangements. The polygamy factor puts a subversive spin on traditional matrimonial melodrama. When Nicki plans her son's disastrous birthday party, her list of "immediate family" tops 150. When Roman, who is Nicki's father, arrives, Bill proclaims he is not welcome in his "homes." As with Rome, Big Love may require a little patience. But this fascinating portrayal of a shadowy subculture, the intelligent writing, and the estimable ensemble will soon make you feel like part of the families. --Donald Liebenson
          

Big One, The

Year: 1997
Director: Michael Moore
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Michael Moore

Our intrepid defender of the working man, Michael Moore, documents his 1996 "Downsize This!" book tour across the USA. Shot on-the-cheap with a video camera, we once again watch our hero interview the working man at yet another plant closing, while also trying to get past corporate security guards to interview the millionaire CEOs.
          

Big Red One, The

Year: 1980
Director: Samuel Fuller
Video: DVD-3
Genre: Action / Drama / War
Runtime: 113 min / USA:158 min (reconstructed version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco, Kelly Ward, Stéphane Audran, Siegfried Rauch, Serge Marquand, Charles Macaulay, Alain Doutey, Maurice Marsac, Colin Gilbert, Joseph Clark, Ken Campbell, Doug Werner

Grim story of a WWII squad consisting of an anonymous sergeant and four long-time survivors who ignore the faceless replacements who continually arrive and die.
          

Big Red One, The: The Reconstruction (2 discs)

Year: 2004
Director: Samuel Fuller
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary, war
Runtime: 47 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Mark Hamill as Pvt. Griff, 1st Squad Bobby Di Cicco as Pvt. Vinci, 1st Squad Stéphane Audran as Underground Walloon fighter at asylum Serge Marquand as Rensonnet Alain Doutey as Broban (Vichy sergeant) Colin Gilbert as Dog-face POW Ken Campbell as Pvt. Lemchek (#2 on Bangalore torpedo) Perry Lang as Pvt. Kaiser, 1st Squad Marthe Villalonga as Madame Marbaise Gregori Buimistre as The Hun (German soldier killed by The Sergeant in WWI sequence) Matteo Zoffoli as Matteo (the Sicilian boy) Galit Rotman as Pregnant Frenchwoman Walter Flesch as Colonel Anat Harel as Graziella Christa Lang as German Countess (extended edition) Yosef Polak as Herr Green Shirt Robert Carradine as Pvt. Zab, 1st Squad Kelly Ward as Pvt. Johnson, 1st Squad Siegfried Rauch as Schroeder (German sergeant) Charles Macaulay as General/captain Maurice Marsac as Vichy colonel Joseph Clark as Pvt. Shep (soldier on troop transport) Doug Werner as Switolski Howard Delman as Pvt. Smitty (soldier who trips mine) Giovanna Galletti as Woman in Sicilian village Shimon Barr as German male nurse in Tunisian hospital Abraham Ronai as German Field Marshall Pascal Breuer as Hitler Youth Samuel Fuller as Barney the War Correspondant Ulli Kinalzik as Gerd Guy Marchand as Captain Chapier

Sam Fuller's The Big Red One was already one of the best films of 1980, despite the fact that the version released to theaters ran barely half as long as the director's cut. Fuller had been America's ballsiest B-movie auteur, an ex-newspaper reporter of the hardnosed breed who made fiercely personal, radically stylized, and politically outspoken films between the early '50s (The Steel Helmet, Pickup on South Street) and the early '60s (Shock Corridor). The Big Red One was his long-dreamt-of account of World War II as experienced by his own squad of the 1st Infantry Division, USA, from the first shot fired (by a dead man, on the coast of North Africa) to the last (in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia).Even in the studio-truncated version, there was no shortage of astonishing moments and sequences: the squad choking on dust in a bat-filled cave in North Africa as German tanks clatter past the entrance; Fuller's cold-blooded distillation of the D-Day slaughter on Omaha Beach, with a wrist watch on a dead arm in the surf marking time as the water slopping over it grows redder; the rifle squad delivering a Frenchwoman's baby in a German tank on a battlefield full of corpses; a commando-like raid on Nazi troops bivouacked in a Belgian insane asylum. A quarter-century later, film critic Richard Schickel and Warner Bros. executive Brian Jamieson succeeded in restoring 15 never-seen sequences and fleshing out 23 others to create The Big Red One: The Reconstruction, a "new" film nearly an hour longer.Above all, BR1: The Reconstruction has a rhythm the 1980 cut lacked. The arc of years, battles, and battlegrounds is so much more satisfying. Greater play is given to Fuller's feeling for children caught up in the sidewash of history and atrocity. And the 2004 cut puts sex back into the movie, not orgiastically but as a fact of life and a rarely forgotten driving force. We can see now that Fuller touched, bluntly and shockingly, on the phenomenon of infiltrators--English-speaking German warriors who donned GI khaki and moved among their enemies waiting for a chance to strike.It's also apparent, as it was not in 1980, that Lee Marvin as the eternal Sergeant leading the young squad is magnificent. This was Marvin's greatest role, rivaled only by his walking dead man in John Boorman's Point Blank. Just beneath the masterly implacability, we glimpse the tenderness, rage, dark humor, experience, and wisdom beyond guilt that have enabled him to survive, to preserve others and to soldier on. His performance, like Fuller's film, is a masterpiece. --Richard T. Jameson
          

Big Shot's Funeral (Da wan) (in English & French)

Year: 2001
Director: Xiaogang Feng
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief partial nudity.PG

You Ge, Rosamund Kwan, Donald Sutherland, Da Ying, Paul Mazursky, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Christopher Barden, Ada Shen

Yankie director Don Tyler (Sutherland) faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant (Kwan) hires down-and-out camerman YoYo (Ge) to take the reins. Scrambling, studio boss (Mazursky) sells the sagging picture to a Japanese media company. But YoYo is determined to upstage the whole production by granting the director's wish to have a grand "comedy funeral". To raise the money for it, he auctions off advertising and sponsorships for the funeral to companies around the world. But wait...is Don getting better?
          

Big Town, The

Year: 1987
Director: Ben Bolt
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Runtime: 109 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Matt Dillon: J.C. Cullen, Diane Lane: Lorry Dane, Tommy Lee Jones: George Cole, Bruce Dern: Mr. Edwards, Lee Grant: Ferguson Edwards, Tom Skerritt: Phil Carpenter, Suzy Amis: Aggie Donaldson, David Marshall Grant: Sonny Binkley, Don Francks: Carl Hooker, Del Close: Deacon Daniels, Meg Hogarth: Dorothy Cullen, Cherry Jones: Ginger McDonald, Mark Danton: Prager, David James Elliott: Cool Guy (as David Elliott), Steve Yorke: Garage Boy

Matt Dillon stars as a small-time gambler in 1950's Chicago. He moves from rural Illinois to Chicago to pursure his incredible luck at dice. While working for professional gamblers, he falls in love with both a stripper (Diane Lane) and a pretty unwed mother (Suzy Amis).
          

Big Trouble (1986)

Year: 1986
Director: John Cassavetes
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 93 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Peter Falk: Steve Rickey, Alan Arkin: Leonard Hoffman, Beverly D'Angelo: Blanche Rickey, Charles Durning: O'Mara, Robert Stack: Winslow, Paul Dooley: Noozel, Valerie Curtin: Arlene Hoffman, Richard Libertini: Dr. Lopez, Steve Alterman: Peter Hoffman, Jerry Pavlon: Michael Hoffman, Paul La Greca: Joshua Hoffman, John Finnegan: Det. Murphy, Karl Lukas: Police captain, Maryedith Burrell: Gail, Edith Fields: Doris

The last film directed by John Cassavetes, Big Trouble reteamed some of the creators of the much funnier The In-Laws. But despite another script by Andrew Bergman, and a cast that reunited Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, this comedy doesn't live up to its predecessor. A spoof of Double Indemnity, the film casts Arkin as a nervous insurance agent faced with huge college tuition bills for a trio of sons headed for Yale. To make extra money, he gets involved in a scheme with a woman (Beverly D'Angelo) trying to kill her husband (Falk). That the whole thing turns out to be an adventure in insurance fraud shouldn't come as a surprise. Despite an inconsistent script, the chemistry between Arkin and Falk can still produce the occasional laugh. --Marshall Fine Product DescriptionAlan Arkin and Peter Falk star in John Cassavetes’ comedic homage to Double Indemnity. When lovely Beverly D'Angelo convinces insurance man Arkin (who is desperate to send his triplet sons to Yale) to kill off her husband, things get progressively stranger ... and funnier.
          

Big Trouble (2002)

Year: 2002
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Thriller
Runtime: 85 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Tim Allen: Eliot Arnold, Rene Russo: Anna Herk, Stanley Tucci: Arthur Herk, Tom Sizemore: Snake Dupree, Johnny Knoxville: Eddie Leadbetter, Dennis Farina: Henry Desalvo, Jack Kehler: Leonard Ferroni, Janeane Garofalo: Officer Monica Romero Miami PD, Patrick Warburton: Officer Walter Kramitz Miami PD, Ben Foster: Matt Arnold, Zooey Deschanel: Jenny Herk, Heavy D: FBI Agent Pat Greer (as Dwight 'Heavy D' Myers), Omar Epps: FBI Agent Alan Seitz, Jason Lee: Puggy, Sofía Vergara: Nina

From the creative mind of Pulitzer winner Dave Barry, comes a film following a chain of events inspired by the arrival of a mysterious suitcase in Miami. Arthur Herk, a corrupt business owner, wants to get his hands on the case. At the same time, two hit men want him whacked. Tired of his constant fixation on drinking and television, Herk's wife Anna and daughter Jenny decide to find new love interests in divorced dad Eliot Arnold and his son Matt. Just to add more complication to this already complicated plot, two thieves decide to steal the case and lead a Miami police team and two FBI agents on a wild goose chase that ends inside the Miami airport terminal.
          

Big Trouble in Little China

Year: 1986
Director: John Carpenter
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy, Action
Runtime:
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Kurt Russell as Jack Burton Kim Cattrall as Gracie Law Dennis Dun as Wang Chi James Hong as David Lo Pan Victor Wong as Egg Shen Kate Burton as Margo Donald Li as Eddie Lee Carter Wong as Thunder Peter Kwong as Rain James Pax as Lightning Suzee Pai as Miao Yin Chao Li Chi as Uncle Chu Jeff Imada as Needles Rummel Mor as Joe Lucky Craig Ng as One Ear June Kyoto Lu as White Tiger (as June Kim) Noel Toy as Mrs. O'Toole Jade Go as Chinese Girl in White Tiger Jerry Hardin as Pinstripe Lawyer

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for an immortal sorcerer named Lo Pan and his three invincible cronies. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form. Now, Jack must save Wang's fiancee from Lo Pan and his henchmen, and win back his stolen truck. But how can he defeat an enemy who has no body?
          

Big Trouble in Thailand

Year: 2009
Director: Gavin Hill
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary / TV Series
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:



Wiith unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the Thai Tourist Police, Big Trouble in Thailand an action packed fly-on-the-wall series that follows Howard, Louise and Tim, specially recruited British ex-pats who have joined the formidable Thai tourist police force, to aid them in their difficult job policing fellow Westerners unaware and oblivious to Thailand’s unfamiliar traditions, culture and rules. Attracting nearly 1m British holidaymakers each year, with a good proportion of these completely unaware that fairly minor misdemeanours can mean grave consequences including prison sentences and having guns pulled on you, Bravo’s cameras go beyond the idyllic beaches and tropical island life to capture a rare and fascinating insight into British holidaymakers as they party in paradise and discover the horrors that can happen when things go drastically wrong.
          

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Year: 1989
Director: Stephen Herek
Video: DVD all
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Sci-Fi
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating: PG

Keanu Reeves: Ted Logan, Alex Winter: Bill S. Preston, Esq., George Carlin: Rufus, Terry Camilleri: Napoleon, Dan Shor: Billy the Kid, Tony Steedman: Socrates, Rod Loomis: Dr. Sigmund Freud, Al Leong: Genghis Khan, Jane Wiedlin: Joan of Arc, Robert V. Barron: Abraham Lincoln (as Robert Barron), Clifford David: Ludwig van Beethoven, Hal Landon Jr.: Captain Logan, Bernie Casey: Mr. Ryan, Amy Stock-Poynton: Missy Preston, J. Patrick McNamara: Mr. Preston

Ted "Theodore" Logan and Bill S. Preston esquire won't graduate if they don't do well in their history presentation. This would be both bogus and uncool ! A dude called Rufus comes from the future in a telephone box to help them, as their lives are apparently rather important to the future of mankind ! They travel through time doing some interesting research for their history presentation, and generally being excellent to each other !
          

Billy Bathgate

Year: 1991
Director: Robert Benton
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime: 106 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis, Steven Hill, Steve Buscemi, Billy Jaye, John Costelloe, Timothy Jerome, Stanley Tucci, Mike Starr, Robert F. Colesberry, Stephen Joyce, Frances Conroy, Moira Kelly

Based loosely on the organized crime syndicates of the 20's and 30's, Billy Bathgate is the story of a young man's rise from gopher to right hand man in Dutch Schultz' gang. Having been impressed by the youth, Schultz takes him under his wing so to speak. Billy soon finds himself in a world where wealth and fortune live next door to danger and death.
          

Billy Elliot

Year: 2000
Director: Stephen Daldry
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 110 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jamie Bell, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven, Gary Lewis, Stuart Wells, Mike Elliot, Billy Fane, Nicola Blackwell, Julie Walters, Carol McGuigan, Joe Renton, Colin MacLachlan, Janine Birkett, Trevor Fox, Charlie Hardwick

Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes!
          

Biography - Pol Pot: Secret Killer

Year: 2006
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary / War / Crime / Human Rights / Cambodia
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Biography, Pol Pot

He was a privileged youth who was drawn to Communism in France during the '50s. When he returned to his own country, he led a violent, brutal regime that saw more than a quarter of the population die.Along with Idi Amin, Pol Pot is one of the most brutal and hated leaders of modern history. His Khmer Rouge party was responsible for the death of between 1 and 4 million people through disease, starvation and execution. BIOGRAPHY® traces his life and rule through interviews with those who knew him, including former Khmer associates and friends from his radical days in Paris, along with extensive footage from inside Cambodia and commentary from scholars, historians and biographers. Learn of his comfortable childhood, and hear how the future murderer was known as a charming, caring and intelligent young man. Explore the reasons for his transformation into a leader whose thirst for blood and vengeance still scars his country almost two decades after he was overthrown. And examine his brutal legacy and the painful lesson it provides.From "the killing fields" to his shocking re-appearance after his death was rumored, this is the gripping, gruesome story of Pol Pot. (50 minutes)
          

Birdcage, The

Year: 1996
Director: Mike Nichols
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Music
Runtime: 117 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Tom McGowan, Grant Heslov, Kirby Mitchell, James Lally, Luca Tommassini, Luis Camacho, Andre Fuentes

Armand Goldman owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover Albert stars there as Starina. "Their" son Val (actually Armand's by his one heterosexual fling, twenty years before) comes home to announce his engagement to Barbara Keely, daughter of Kevin Keely, US Senator, and vice president of the Committee for Moral Order. The Senator and family descend upon South Beach to meet Val and his father and "mother..." and what ensues is comic chaos.
          

Birds, The (also in the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection)

Year: 1963
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Runtime: 119 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright, Ethel Griffies, Charles McGraw, Ruth McDevitt, Lonny Chapman, Joe Mantell, Doodles Weaver, Malcolm Atterbury, John McGovern, Karl Swenson, Richard Deacon

Spoilt socialite and notorious practical joker Melanie Daniels is shopping in a San Francisco pet store when she meets Mitch Brenner. Mitch is looking to buy a pair of love birds for his young sister's birthday; he recognises Melanie but pretends to mistake her for an assistant. She decides to get her own back by buying the birds and driving up to the quiet coastal town of Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends his weekends with his sister and mother. Shortly after she arrives, Melanie is attacked by a gull, but this is just the start of a series of attacks by an increasing number of birds.
          

Birdy

Year: 1984
Director: Alan Parker
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / War
Runtime: 120 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Matthew Modine: Birdy, Nicolas Cage: Sergeant Al Columbato, John Harkins: Doctor Major Weiss, Sandy Baron: Mr. Columbato, Karen Young: Hannah Rourke, Bruno Kirby: Renaldi, Nancy Fish: Mrs. Prevost, George Buck: Walt, Birdy's Father, School Janitor, Dolores Sage: Birdy's mother, Pat Ryan: Joe Sagessa (as Robert L. Ryan), James Santini: Mario Columbato, Maud Winchester: Doris Robinson (as Maude Winchester), Marshall Bell: Ronsky, Elizabeth Whitcraft: Rosanne, Sandra Beall: Shirley

Two friends arrive back from Vietnam, scarred in different ways. One has physical injuries, the other has mental problems that make him yearn to be a bird, a subject he has always been fascinated with.
          

Birth

Year: 2004
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Nicole Kidman as Anna Cameron Bright as Young Sean Danny Huston as Joseph Lauren Bacall as Eleanor Alison Elliott as Laura Arliss Howard as Bob Michael Desautels as Sean Anne Heche as Clara Peter Stormare as Clifford Ted Levine as Mr.Conte Cara Seymour as Mrs. Conte Scott Johnsen as Caterer Joe M. Chalmers as Sinclair Novella Nelson as Lee Zoe Caldwell as Mrs. Hill Charles Goff as Mr. Drummond Sheila Smith as Mrs. Drummond Milo Addica as Jimmy Mary Catherine Wright as Young Woman Elizabeth Greenberg as Teacher Tessa Auberjonois as Woman in Lobby Michael Joseph Cortese Jr as Patrick John Robert Tramutola as Stevie

In this mesmerizing and suspenseful film, a woman (Kidman) becomes convinced that a ten-year-old boy is the reincarnation of her dead husband.As directed by Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) and dimly lit by cinematographer Harris Savides, Birth is a melancholy chamber piece, its pensive mood sustained by nearly sub-sonic nuances in a fine, thematically developed score by Alexandre Desplat. All of these fine qualities are well-matched by the somber performance of Nicole Kidman, playing a still-grieving widow of 10 years, about to remarry when a 10-year-old boy (Cameron Bright) arrives to announce that he is her dead husband, reincarnated and full of convincing answers to personal marital questions. Rather than go for Sixth Sense-like chills and thrills, Glazer approaches Birth as a conundrum with no clear-cut solution, and his directorial style is so subdued, so deliberately understated, that most of the story's dramatic impact is sacrificed to oppressively dour atmosphere. If it doesn't lull you to sleep, Birth might hold your attention as a strange, subtle thriller in miniature scale. With its delicate, mature approach to the processes of grieving and recovery, however, Birth rewards attentive viewers attuned to the film's ultra-low-key wavelength, and it's guaranteed to provoke interesting post-movie discussions. Lauren Bacall, Danny Huston, Anne Heche, and Arliss Howard lead an esteemed supporting cast. --Jeff Shannon
          

Birthday Girl

Year: 2002
Director: Jez Butterworth
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Crime
Runtime: 93 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin, Vincent Cassel, Mathieu Kassovitz, Kate Lynn Evans, Stephen Mangan, Alexander Armstrong, Sally Phillips, Jo McInnes, Ben Miller, Jonathan Aris, Katya Barton-Chapple, Rebecca Clarke, Mark Gatiss, Raj Ghatak

Internet love connections and mail-order brides rarely ever work out, and John (played by Ben Chaplin) should have known. Having never been lucky in the game of love and tired of waiting for the perfect woman to come along, John decides to take his chances and orders a mail-order bride from Russia online. At first, things seem perfect: his new bride Nadia (Nicole Kidman) is a gorgeous woman, and although she may not speak much English, her skills in the bedroom more than make up for any communication problems. When Nadia's 'cousins' unexpectedly arrive to celebrate her birthday, John is drawn into their web of corruption and crime.
          

Bitter Moon

Year: 1994
Director: Roman Polanski
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 138 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Peter Coyote, Victor Banerjee, Sophie Patel, Patrick Albenque, Smilja Mihailovitch, Leo Eckmann, Luca Vellani, Richard Dieux, Danny Garcy, Daniel Dhubert, Nathalie Galán, Eric Gonzales

British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman, and that night Nigel meets her while dancing alone in the ship's bar. Later he meets her crippled American husband Oscar, who tells him their story... While living in Paris for several years trying to be a writer, he becomes obsessed with a woman he met by chance on a bus. He tracks her down and they start a steamy love affair. Soon Oscar finds himself enslaved body and soul by her love, and continues to tell Nigel the details of of the various stages of this relationship over a number of visits to Oscars cabin.
          

Black Book (Zwartboek) (in Dutch w/English subtitles)

Year: 2006
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Thriller / War
Runtime: 145 min
MPAA Rating: R

Carice van Houten: Rachel / Ellis, Sebastian Koch: Ludwig Müntze, Thom Hoffman: Hans Akkermans, Halina Reijn: Ronnie, Waldemar Kobus: Günther Franken, Derek de Lint: Gerben Kuipers, Christian Berkel: General Käutner, Dolf de Vries: Notary Smaal, Peter Blok: Van Gein, Michiel Huisman: Rob, Ronald Armbrust: Tim Kuipers, Frank Lammers: Kees, Matthias Schoenaerts: Joop, Johnny de Mol: Theo, Xander Straat: Maarten,

Israel 1956. Rachel, a Jew, rather unexpectedly meets an old friend at the kibbutz where is she working as a teacher. It brings back memories of her experiences in The Netherlands during the war, memories of betrayal. September 1944. Rachel is in trouble when her hiding place is bombed by allied troops. She gets in contact with a man from the resistance and joins a group of Jews who are to be smuggled across the Biesbosch by boat to the freed South Netherlands. Germans from a patrol boat murder them all however. Only Rachel is able to escape. She is rescued by a resistance group under the leadership of Gerben Kuipers. When Kuipers' son is captured after trying to smuggle weapons, he asks Rachel to seduce SS-hauptsturmf�hrer Ludwig M�ntze. Soon she will find out the attack in the Biesbosch wasn't a coincidence.
          

Black Dahlia, The

Year: 2006
Director: Brian De Palma
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 121 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Josh Hartnett: Ofcr. Dwight 'Bucky' Bleichert, Scarlett Johansson: Kay Lake, Aaron Eckhart: Sgt. Leland 'Lee' Blanchard, Hilary Swank: Madeleine Linscott, Mia Kirshner: Elizabeth Short, Mike Starr: Russ Millard, Fiona Shaw: Ramona Linscott, Patrick Fischler: Ellis Loew, James Otis: Dolph Bleichert, John Kavanagh: Emmet Linscott, Troy Evans: Chief T. Green, Anthony Russell: Morrie Friedman, Pepe Serna: Dos Santos, Angus MacInnes: Capt. John Tierney, Rachel Miner: Martha Linscott

The Black Dahlia is set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two cops, Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and his partner, Lee Blanchard, investigate the death of Elizabeth Short, a young woman found brutally murdered. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police department.
          

Black Hawk Down

Year: 2002
Director: Ridley Scott
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Drama / History / War
Runtime: 144 min / Germany:142 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, Eric Bana, Sam Shepard, Ewen Bremner, Tom Hardy, Ron Eldard, Charlie Hofheimer, Hugh Dancy, Tom Guiry, Brian Van Holt, Steven Ford

Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord which lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen which led to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters in Mogadishu, and the heroic efforts by various Rangers to get to them, centering on Sgt. Eversmann commanding one Ranger unit, named Chalk Four, pinned down by the street fighting, to Warrant Officer Durant who was only survivor of the second black hawk crash site and whom was captured, to Lt. Col. McKnight who leads a rescue convoy for the Rangers only to get lost within the hostile city, to Lt. Perino leading Rangers to the first black hawk crash site, to Staff Sgt. Yurek who leads his decimated Ranger group Chalk Two through gunfire to safety, to many others involved who where either killed or survived.
          

Black Irish

Year: 2007
Director: Brad Gann
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Francis Capra, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Guiry, Melissa Leo, Michael Angarano

A powerful, "fine study of everyday heroism" (VARIETY) and featuring brilliant performances by an all-star cast, Black Irish is haunting and unforgettable. In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole (Michael Angarano) vies to make the state baseball championships--but must struggle to withstand his brother's destructive influence. When the two inevitably clash in a life-and-death confrontation, family ties--and futures--are at stake.
          

Black Knight (VCD)

Year: 2001
Director: Gil Junger
Video: VCD
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason, Tom Wilkinson, Vincent Regan, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Countryman, Kevin Conway, Jeannette Weegar, Erik Jensen, Dikran Tulaine, Helen Carey, Michael Burgess, Isabell O'Connor, Kevin Stillwell, Mikey Post

Jamal, a low-level worker at a shabby amusement park with a medieval theme, finds himself sent back to the year 1328 after he falls in the moat. Before he realizes what has happened, he finds himself mistaken for a messenger from Normandy, enlisted in a plot to kill the tyrant king, and preparing to open a chain of fast-food restaurants, not to mention falling in love with the leader of the assassination plan.
          

Black Rain

Year: 1989
Director: Ridley Scott
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama
Runtime: 125 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw, Yusaku Matsuda, Shigeru Kôyama, John Spencer, Guts Ishimatsu, Yuya Uchida, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Miyuki Ono, Luis Guzmán, John Costelloe, Stephen Root, Richard Riehle

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game the Japanese way.
          

Black and White

Year: 2002
Director: Craig Lahiff
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 99 min
MPAA Rating:

Robert Carlyle: David O'Sullivan, Charles Dance: Roderic Chamberlain, Kerry Fox: Helen Devaney, Colin Friels: Father Tom Dixon, Ben Mendelsohn: Rupert Murdoch, David Ngoombujarra: Max Stuart, Roy Billing: Det-Sgt Turner, Bille Brown: Thomas Playford, John Gregg: Rohan Rivett, Heather Mitchell: Roma Chamberlain, Garry Waddell: Const. Jones, Frank Gallacher: Justice Reed, Rhys McConnochie: Justice Abbott, Vincent Ball: Chief Justice Napier, Chris Haywood: Det-Sgt Karskens

True story that created headline news in 1959. A young aboriginal man Max Stuart, was convicted of murder in the light of questionable evidence presented, of nine year old Mary Hattam near Ceduna, on the south coast of Australia. International News Media Baron, Rupert Murdoch (played by Ben Mendelsohn), then publisher of the Adelaide "News," became the driving force behind securing a re-trial for Stuart.
          

Blade Runner

Year: 1982
Director: Ridley Scott
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action, Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty Sean Young as Rachael M. Emmet Walsh as Bryant Daryl Hannah as Pris Edward James Olmos as Gaff William Sanderson as J.F. Sebastian Joe Turkel as Eldon Tyrell James Hong as Hannibal Chew Kevin Thompson as Bear Hy Pyke as Taffey Lewis Bob Okazaki as Howie Lee Judith Burnett as Ming-Fa Sharon Hesky as Bar patron Tom Hutchinson as Bartender Rose Mascari as Bar patron Steve Pope as Policeman Alexis Rhee as Geisha #1 Daryl Hannah as Pris Brion James as Leon Kowalski Joanna Cassidy as Zhora Morgan Paull as Holden John Edward Allen as Kaiser Kimiko Hiroshige as Cambodian lady Carolyn DeMirjian as Saleslady Leo Gorcey Jr. as Louie (the bartender) Kelly Hine as Showgirl Charles Knapp as Bartender Jiro Okazaki as Policeman Robert Reiter as Policeman

In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when five replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth.
          

Blades of Glory (Widescreen Edition)

Year: 2007
Director: Josh Gordon
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Sport
Runtime: USA:93 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Will Ferrell: Chazz Michael Michaels, Jon Heder: Jimmy MacElroy, Will Arnett: Stranz Van Waldenberg, Amy Poehler: Fairchild Van Waldenberg, Jenna Fischer: Katie Van Waldenberg, William Fichtner: Darren MacElroy, Craig T. Nelson: Coach, Romany Malco: Jesse, Nick Swardson: Hector, Scott Hamilton: Sports Anchor, Andy Richter: Mountie #1, Greg Lindsay: Mountie #2, Rob Corddry: Bryce, Nick Jameson: PA Announcer, Tom Virtue: Floor Manager

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
          

Blame It On Rio

Year: 1984
Director: Stanley Donen
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 100 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Michael Caine: Matthew Hollins, Joseph Bologna: Victor Lyons, Valerie Harper: Karen Hollins, Michelle Johnson: Jennifer Lyons, Demi Moore: Nicole 'Nikki' Hollis, José Lewgoy: Eduardo Marques, Lupe Gigliotti: Signora Botega, Michael Menaugh: Peter, Tessy Callado: Helaine, Ana Lucía Lima: Macumba Lady #1, Maria Helena Velasco: Macumba Lady #2, Zeni Pereira: Mother of the Bride, Eduardo Conde: Singer in the Dance Club, Betty von Wien: Isabella, Nelson Dantas: Doctor

Caine plays a man on holiday in Rio with his best friend. Both men have teenage daughters with them. When Caine falls for the amorous daughter (played by Michelle Johnson) of his best friend, they embark on a secret, if slightly one-sided relationship. Johnson's father is furious when he finds out about the 'older man' in his daughter's life, and sets out to hunt him down with the aid of Caine!
          

Blast From the Past (in English w/Thai subtitles) (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Hugh Wilson
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 112 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley, Joey Slotnick, Dale Raoul, Hayden Tank, Douglas Smith, Ryan Sparks, Don Yesso, Scott Thomson, Ted Kairys, Rex Linn, Cynthia Mace

Brandon Fraser is Adam Weber, the child of an eccentric inventor and his wife. Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers in their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam Weber must venture out into Los Angeles and obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself. He meets Eve (Alicia Silverstone), who reluctantly agrees to help him out.
          

Blast From the Past (in Thai only) (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Hugh Wilson
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 112 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley, Joey Slotnick, Dale Raoul, Hayden Tank, Douglas Smith, Ryan Sparks, Don Yesso, Scott Thomson, Ted Kairys, Rex Linn, Cynthia Mace

Brandon Fraser is Adam Weber, the child of an eccentric inventor and his wife. Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers in their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam Weber must venture out into Los Angeles and obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself. He meets Eve (Alicia Silverstone), who reluctantly agrees to help him out.
          

Blast From the Past (in Thai w/English subtitles; PAL)

Year: 1999
Director: Hugh Wilson
Video: DVD-3
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 112 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley, Joey Slotnick, Dale Raoul, Hayden Tank, Douglas Smith, Ryan Sparks, Don Yesso, Scott Thomson, Ted Kairys, Rex Linn, Cynthia Mace

Brandon Fraser is Adam Weber, the child of an eccentric inventor and his wife. Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers in their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam Weber must venture out into Los Angeles and obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself. He meets Eve (Alicia Silverstone), who reluctantly agrees to help him out.
          

Blazing Saddles (30th Anniversary Special Edition)

Year: 1974
Director: Mel Brooks
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Western
Runtime: 93 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, Alex Karras, John Hillerman, George Furth, Jack Starrett, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Carol DeLuise, Richard Collier, Charles McGregor

The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople.
          

Bleeding Iowa (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Stephen Goetsch
Video: VCD
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Justin Lauer, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Scott St. James, Heather Waters

A convicted felon is set free by the FBI to unknowingly take part in a political assassination.
          

Blind Mountain (Mang shan) (in Chinese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2007
Director: Yang Li
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Foreign / Crime
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating:

Huang Lu, Yang Youan, He Yunle, Jia Yinggao, Zhang Yuling

Li Yang’s harrowing drama about a young woman kidnapped and sold into a brutal marriage in a remote Chinese village could have easily turned into an exploitative melodrama, but an excellent, largely nonprofessional cast makes this an enormously compelling and frightening trip.
          

Bliss (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Lance Young
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 103 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for graphic sex scenes with strong sex-related dialogue, and for language.NC-17

Craig Sheffer, Sheryl Lee, Terence Stamp, Casey Siemaszko, Spalding Gray, Leigh Taylor-Young, Lois Chiles, Blu Mankuma, Ken Camroux, Pamela Perry, Eli Gabay, Molly Parker, Hiro Kanagawa, Merrilyn Gann, Gillian Barber

Joseph and Maria are married for six months and Maria still has never had an orgasm with her husband. They begin to visit mysterious doctor Baltazar who teaches them how to reach ecstasy in sex.
          

Blood Diamond

Year: 2006
Director: Edward Zwick
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 143 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Leonardo DiCaprio: Danny Archer, Djimon Hounsou: Solomon Vandy, Jennifer Connelly: Maddy Bowen, Kagiso Kuypers: Dia Vandy, Arnold Vosloo: Colonel Coetzee, Antony Coleman: Cordell Brown, Benu Mabhena: Jassie Vandy, Anointing Lukola: N'Yanda Vandy, David Harewood: Captain Poison, Basil Wallace: Benjamin Kapanay, Jimi Mistry: Nabil, Michael Sheen: Simmons, Marius Weyers: Van De Kaap, Stephen Collins: Ambassador Walker, Ntare Mwine: M'Ed

Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) - a South African mercenary - and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) - a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives. While in prison for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon - who was taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields - has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone. With the help of Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), an American journalist whose idealism is tempered by a deepening connection with Archer, the two men embark on a trek through rebel territory, a journey that could save Solomon's family and give Archer the second chance he thought he would never have.
          

Blood Work

Year: 2002
Director: Clint Eastwood
Video:
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Drama / Mystery
Runtime: USA:110 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and language.R

Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus, Tina Lifford, Paul Rodriguez, Dylan Walsh, Mason Lucero, Gerry Becker, Rick Hoffman, Alix Koromzay, Igor Jijikine, Dina Eastwood, Beverly Leech, June Kyoto Lu

Retired FBI profiler Terry McCaleb (Eastwood), who has recently had a heart transplant, is hired by Graciela Rivers (De Jesus), to investigate the death of her sister, Gloria, who happens to have given McCaleb his heart. On the case, he soon deducts that the killer, who staged the murder to look like a random robbery, may actually be a serial killer Terry was trailing for years in the FBI. Can the elderly and feeble McCaleb, who had intended to spend his retirement living on his boat in the Los Angeles harbor, and who can't drive, and has to nap regularly, muster up the endurance to find the killer?
          

Blood and Wine

Year: 1997
Director: Bob Rafelson
Video: VCD
Genre: Thriller / Crime / Drama
Runtime: 101 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jack Nicholson, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez, Judy Davis, Michael Caine, Harold Perrineau, Robyn Peterson, Mike Starr, John Seitz, Marc Macaulay, Dan Daily, Marta Velasco, Thom Christopher, Mario Ernesto Sánchez, John Hackett

Bob Rafelson has stated that this is the final part of an informal trilogy he started with "Five Easy Pieces" and continued with "The King Of Marvin Gardens". In the three, Nicholson has now played son, brother and father. In this one, Nicholson is a wealthy wine dealer who has distanced himself from his wife with his philandering and from his son with his negligence. After he steals a diamond necklace with the help of a safecracker partner, Victor, things start coming apart. His wife sets out to interrupt what she thinks is another one of his weekend dalliances, but is really his trip to pawn the jewels.
          

Bloody Sunday

Year: 2002
Director: Paul Greengrass
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / History
Runtime: 110 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

James Nesbitt, Allan Gildea, Gerard Crossan, Mary Moulds, Carmel McCallion, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Christopher Villiers, James Hewitt, Declan Duddy, Edel Frazer, Joanne Lindsay, Mike Edwards, Gerry Hammond, Jason Stammers

Documentary-style drama showing the events that lead up to the tragic incident on January 30, 1972 in the Northern Ireland town of Derry when a protest march led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper was fired upon by British troops, killing 13 protesters and wounding 14 more.
          

Blow

Year: 2000
Director: Ted Demme
Video: DVD all
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama
Runtime: 124 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths, Paul Reubens, Jordi Mollà, Cliff Curtis, Miguel Sandoval, Ethan Suplee, Ray Liotta, Kevin Gage, Max Perlich, Jesse James, Miguel Pérez, Dan Ferro

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.
          

Blow Dry

Year: 2000
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 91 min / Germany:87 min (DVD version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Alan Rickman: Phil Allen, Natasha Richardson: Shelley Allen, Rachel Griffiths: Sandra, Rachael Leigh Cook: Christina Robertson, Josh Hartnett: Brian Allen, Bill Nighy: Ray (Raymond) Robertson, Warren Clarke: Tony, Rosemary Harris: Daisy, Hugh Bonneville: Louis, Heidi Klum: Jasmine, Peter McDonald: Vincent, Michael McElhatton: Robert, David Bradley: Noah, Ben Crompton: Saul, Ann Rye: Margaret, Farmer's Wife

The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon. Phil and Shelly haven't talked in ten years, since she bolted; she's just found out her cancer is terminal; and, Ray Roberts, the reigning hairdressing champion, blows into town taunting Phil for retreating from competitive styling into barbering. Roberts also brings his daughter, Christina, who remembers Brian from when she was a little kid. Everything's set: Brian decides to enter the competition with his mom and Sandra; will Phil join in? Ray wants to win at any cost; will Christina go along?
          

Blown Away

Year: 1994
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama, Action
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Jeff Bridges as Jimmy Dove/Liam McGivney Tommy Lee Jones as Ryan Gaerity Suzy Amis as Kate Lloyd Bridges as Max O'Bannon Forest Whitaker as Anthony Franklin Stephi Lineburg as Lizzy John Finn as Capt. Fred Roarke Caitlin Clarke as Rita Christofer de Oni as Cortez Loyd Catlett as Bama Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Blanket Lucinda Weist as Nancy Brendan Burns as Kevin Patricia A. Heine as Connie Josh McLaglen as Prison Guard Ken Kerman as Prison Guard David U. Hodges as Prisoner Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc as Helicopter Pilot Alan D. Purwin as Helicopter Pilot David B. Nowell as Helicopter News Cameraman Dee Nelson as Mother Judd Daniel King as Justin Chris O'Neill as Boyle Whitney Cline as Babysitter Michael Macklin as TV Reporter Sara Edwards as TV Reporter Evelyn Lee-Jones as Gospel Singer Mark Berry as Motorcycle Cop Faleena Hopkins as Irish Girl Michael J. Reynolds as Wedding Band Larry Reynolds as Wedding Band Terry O'Shea as Wedding Band George Landers as Wedding Band John Farrell as Wedding Band Scott J. Fisher as Drunk singer in bar Christopher Flockton as Police Photographer Cuba Gooding Jr. as Bomb Squad Class Member Joseph M. Khoury Frédéric Morin as Fan at Fenway Park Mike Starr as Francis the Barkeeper Eric Bruno Borgman as Baseball Fan

Before he made the man-eating lion thriller The Ghost and the Darkness and the special- effects-laden Lost in Space, director Stephen Hopkins helmed this ludicrous and critically panned thriller pitting a cop on the Boston Police bomb squad (Jeff Bridges) against a mad Irish bomber (Tommy Lee Jones) who's still holding a grudge from their early years in the Irish Republican Army. A showcase for the explosive skills of demolitions experts, Blown Away has got some impressive action sequences, although the story is somewhat convoluted and mean-spirited. Suzy Amis (Titanic) costars as Bridges's endangered girlfriend, who becomes a target of Jones's destructive scheme. --Jeff Shannon
          

Blue (Three Colors Trilogy) (in French w/ English, Thai, etc. subtitles)

Year: 1993
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Music
Runtime: 100 min
MPAA Rating: R

Juliette Binoche: Julie Vignon (de Courcy), Benoît Régent: Olivier, Florence Pernel: Sandrine, Charlotte Véry: Lucille (as Charlotte Very), Hélène Vincent: Journalist (as Helene Vincent), Philippe Volter: Estate Agent, Claude Duneton: Doctor, Hugues Quester: Patrice, Emmanuelle Riva: Mother, Daniel Martin: Downstairs Neighbor, Jacek Ostaszewski: Flautist, Catherine Therouenne: Neighbor, Yann Trégouët: Antoine, Alain Ollivier: Lawyer, Isabelle Sadoyan: Servant

Three Colors: Blue is the first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed European composer and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew free of personal commitments, belongings grief and love. She intends to spiritually commit suicide by withdrawing from the world and live completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heals Julie and irresistably draws her back to the land of the living.
          

Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans (5 discs)

Year: 2002
Director: Alastair Fothergill
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 50 min (8 episodes)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

David Attenborough

Extraordinary footage and eloquent narration by David Attenborough highlight the BBC's remarkable wildlife series The Blue Planet: Seas of Life. "Ocean World" begins with astonishing views of a gigantic blue whale--the elusive Holy Grail of undersea photography--and the marvels continue to demonstrate the power, diversity, and profound ecological influence of Earth's oceans. "Frozen Seas" examines whales, walruses, penguins, and other creatures under the extreme conditions of the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. The next two episodes are even better. "Open Ocean" travels thousands of miles into the vast "liquid desert," where currents determine how the ocean's diverse life forms will assume their places in the food chain. More amazing, "The Deep" descends with a state-of-the-art submersible to the ocean's abyssal plain and beyond, filming such bizarre creatures as the fangtooth, bioluminescent jellies, transparent squid, the giant-mouthed gulper eel, and the never-before-seen hairy angler fish. "Seasonal Seas" focuses on the explosion of life that accompanies every annual blooming of plankton, numbering in the countless billions and captured here with brilliant microphotography. In "Coral Seas," miles-long reefs of living coral are explored, from deep within (requiring brief computer animation) to the surrounding environs, where you'll see white-tipped sharks in a feeding frenzy while beautiful harlequin shrimp wrestle with a starfish. "Tidal Seas" explores the myriad life forms that thrive when lunar gravity pulls the oceans offshore. "Coasts" is easily the most brutal episode, but no less mesmerizing. The most unexpected, and horrifying, sequence is the orca, earning its "killer whale" nickname by capturing, killing, and tail-tossing a seal pup--a sequence so mysteriously primal that even the most seasoned marine biologist will be utterly amazed. One of the finest wildlife programs you're ever likely to see, The Blue Planet: Seas of Life provides the privilege of visiting a truly alien world teeming with the rarest wonders of nature. The series was recut into the feature-length Deep Blue in 2005. --Jeff ShannonSimply stunning
          

Blue Seduction

Year: 2009
Director: Timothy Bond
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Suspense
Runtime:
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Billy Zane ... Mikey Taylor Estella Warren ... Matty Bernard Robichaud ... Stanley Jane Wheeler ... Joyce Lalesha Railsback ... Nurse Josh Linton ... Officer Eddie Bunthivy Nou ... TV Hostess Mandy Maclean ... Jennifer Robbie O'Neill ... Dickie Kline Paul F. McCarthy ... Paramedic

A middle aged music composer finds himself trapped in the seductive web of a young, sexy vocalist who is looking for her own fifteen seconds of fame. Mikey Taylor, once the very popular lead singer of the hot rock and roll group, THE SAINTS , lived a life of sex, drugs and rock and roll, until he met JOYCE, a real estate broker, now his wife of ten years. Joyce was instrumental in sobering Mike up through various rehabs, and always supportive, but then the real estate market took a dive, and Mike had to go back to writing songs for a new record album deal with his former partners STANLEY and DICKIE. Mikey, now known as MIKE TAYLOR, is in the Studio waiting to lay down the new tracks, when MATTY MCPHERSON, strikingly young and beautiful, introduces herself as the new demo singer. As she begins to sing, there is an immediate attraction between Mike and Matty, who is not only gorgeous and young, but a brilliant artist. Matty follows Mike back to his hotel and seduces him, which is reminiscent of his exciting "groupie" rock and roll days. He immediately becomes smitten with the very young and beautiful Matty, but tells himself this affair will pass as soon as the album is finished. The problem is, Mike can not finish the album without Matty, who truly inspires him, but who also leads him back down the road of destruction by encouraging him to relive his days of alcohol, drugs and sex abuse. Matty tells Mike she is his new addiction and convinces him he cannot succeed without her. As weeks go by, Mike is filled with the expected guilt of a cheating husband, but the more he tries to get away from Matty, the more she tempts him back with a new song she has written. To celebrate, she offers more booze, drugs and erotic sex; taking Mike deeper into the dark side: closer to Matty but further from Joyce. Mike's friends encourage him to go to the police, citing she is a stalker who is out to destroy him, but when he tries, the police take Matty's side, who convinces the police she is pregnant with Mike's child. To retaliate Matty kidnaps Joyce, and invites Mike to "save Joyce, or succumb to me". Will Mike be able to save Joyce from the evil web of Matty, or succumb to his addiction as he has so many times before with the beautiful Matty? Written by Global Universe
          

Blue Streak (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Les Mayfield
Video: VCD
Genre: Action / Comedy / Crime / Thriller
Runtime: 93 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Martin Lawrence: Miles Logan, Luke Wilson: Carlson, Peter Greene: Deacon, Dave Chappelle: Tulley, Nicole Ari Parker: Melissa Green, Graham Beckel: Rizzo, Robert Miranda: Glenfiddish, Olek Krupa: Jean LaFleur, Saverio Guerra: Benny, Richard C. Sarafian: Uncle Lou, Tamala Jones: Janiece, Julio Oscar Mechoso: Detective Diaz, Steve Rankin: FBI Agent Gray, Carmen Argenziano: Captain Penelli, John Hawkes: Eddie

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as a LAPD detective...
          

Blue Sunshine

Year: 1978
Director: Jeff Lieberman
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Horror
Runtime: 89 min / Australia:96 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Zalman King: Jerry Zipkin, Deborah Winters: Alicia Sweeney, Mark Goddard: Edward Flemming, Robert Walden: David Blume, Charles Siebert: Detective Clay, Ann Cooper: Wendy Flemming, Ray Young: Wayne Mulligan, Alice Ghostley: O'Malley's Neighbor, Stefan Gierasch: Lt. Jennings, Richard Crystal: Frannie Scott, Bill Adler: Ralphie, Barbara Quinn: Stephanie, Adriana Shaw: Barbara O'Malley, Bill Sorrells: Ritchie Grazzo, Jeffrey Druce: Junkie

A group of college kids who took some experimental LSD suffer the side effects ten years later. One by one, their hair falls out and they go into a homicidal psychotic state of mind.
          

Blue Velvet

Year: 1986
Director: David Lynch
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 120 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Isabella Rossellini: Dorothy Vallens, Kyle MacLachlan: Jeffrey Beaumont, Dennis Hopper: Frank Booth, Laura Dern: Sandy Williams, Hope Lange: Mrs. Williams, Dean Stockwell: Ben, George Dickerson: Det. John Williams, Priscilla Pointer: Mrs. Beaumont, Frances Bay: Aunt Barbara, Jack Harvey: Mr. Tom Beaumont, Ken Stovitz: Mike, Brad Dourif: Raymond, Jack Nance: Paul, J. Michael Hunter: Hunter, Dick Green: Don Vallens

A man returns to his home town after being away and discovers a severed human ear in a field. Not satisfied with the police's pace, he and the police detective's daughter carry out their own investigation. The object of his investigation turns out to be a beautiful and mysterious woman involved with a violent and perversely evil man.
          

Boatniks, The

Year: 1970
Director: Norman Tokar
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Family / Comedy
Runtime: 99 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Robert Morse: Ens. Thomas Garland, Stefanie Powers: Kate Fairchild, Phil Silvers: Harry Simmons, Norman Fell: Max, Mickey Shaughnessy: Charlie, Wally Cox: Jason Bennett, Don Ameche: Cmdr. Taylor, Joey Forman: Lt. Jordan, Vito Scotti: Pepe Galindo, Tom Lowell: Wagner, Bob Hastings: Chief Walsh, Sammy Jackson: Garlotti, Joe E. Ross: Nutty Sailor, Judy Jordan: Tina, Al Lewis: Bert

Young and awkward, The Coast-Guard's ensign Thomas Garland suffers from the comparison with his late father, a war hero. Which does not prevent him from falling for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a sailing school. Of course the way he expresses his deep sympathy for the lady leaves to be desired. And the situation does not improve when a trio of bumbling jewel thieves interferes.
          

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Year: 1969
Director: Paul Mazursky
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime:
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Natalie Wood as Carol Sanders Robert Culp as Bob Sanders Elliott Gould as Ted Henderson Dyan Cannon as Alice Henderson Horst Ebersberg as Horst Lee Bergere as Emilio Donald F. Muhich as Psychiatrist Noble Lee Holderread Jr. as Sean Sanders K.T. Stevens as Phyllis Celeste Yarnall as Susan Lynn Borden as Cutter Linda Burton as Stewardess Greg Mullavy as Group Leader Andre Philippe as Oscar Diane Berghoff as Myrna John Halloran as Conrad Susan Merin as Toby Jeffrey Walker as Roger Vicki Thal as Jane Joyce Easton as Wendy Howard Dayton as Howard Alida Ihle as Alida John Brent as Dave Garry Goodrow as Bert Carol O'Leary as Sue Constance Egan as Norma Bill Cosby as Patron at nightclub Leif Garrett as Jimmy Henderson Michael Z. Gordon as Waiter Larry Tucker as Heavy man walking in front of hotel Joey D. Vieira as Chef

Documentary film-maker Bob Saunders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film. Returning to their Los Angeles home, the newly "enlightened" couple chastise their closest friends, Ted and Alice, for not coming to grips with their true feelings. Bob insists that everyone "feel" rather than intellectualize their emotions, and Carol pronounces "that's beautiful" after anyone says anything even remotely personal. Ted and Alice humor their friends, but it is obvious that there is a good-natured sexual tension at work within the foursome.
          

Bob Dylan - No Direction Home

Year: 2005
Director: Martin Scorsese
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Documentary / Music
Runtime: 208 min (DVD) / Finland:205 min (2 part TV-miniseries) / Canada:201 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Bob Dylan, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Joan Baez, Liam Clancy, John Cohen, Allen Ginsberg, Woody Guthrie, Mickey Jones, Al Kooper, Bruce Langhorne, Harold Leventhal, Mitch Miller, Maria Muldaur, Bob Neuwirth, D.A. Pennebaker, Suze Rotolo, Pete Seeger, Dave Van Ronk, Peter Yarrow

Portrait of an artist as a young man. Roughly chronological, using archival footage intercut with recent interviews, a story takes shape of Bob Dylan's (b. 1941) coming of age from 1961 to 1966 as a singer, songwriter, performer, and star. He takes from others: singing styles, chord changes, and rare records. He keeps moving: on stage, around New York City and on tour, from Suze Rotolo to Joan Baez and on, from songs of topical witness to songs of raucous independence, from folk to rock. He drops the past. He refuses, usually with humor and charm, to be simplified, classified, categorized, or finalized: always becoming, we see a shapeshifter on a journey with no direction home.
          

Bob Roberts

Year: 1992
Director: Tim Robbins
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 102 min
MPAA Rating: R

Tim Robbins: Bob Roberts, Giancarlo Esposito: Bugs Raplin, Alan Rickman: Lukas Hart III, Ray Wise: Chet MacGregor, Brian Murray: Terry Manchester, Gore Vidal: Senator Brickley Paiste, Rebecca Jenkins: Delores Perrigrew, Harry J. Lennix: Franklin Dockett, John Ottavino: Clark Anderson, Robert Stanton: Bart Macklerooney, Kelly Willis: Clarissa Flan, Merrilee Dale: Polly Roberts, Tom Atkins: Dr. Caleb Menck, David Strathairn: Mack Laflin, James Spader: Chuck Marlin

Documentary-style look at the fictional Senatorial campaign of Bob Roberts, an arch-conservative folk singer turned politician. This political satire includes several original songs co-written and performed by writer/director/star Tim Robbins, and cameo appearances by other stars as reporters and news anchors.
          

Bobby

Year: 2006
Director: Emilio Estevez
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 120 min / Italy:112 min (Venice Film Festival) / Canada:112 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Harry Belafonte: Nelson, Joy Bryant: Patricia, Nick Cannon: Dwayne, Emilio Estevez: Tim Fallon, Laurence Fishburne: Edward Robinson, Brian Geraghty: Jimmy, Heather Graham: Angela, Anthony Hopkins: John Casey, Helen Hunt: Samantha, Joshua Jackson: Wade, Ashton Kutcher: Fisher, Shia LaBeouf: Cooper, Lindsay Lohan: Diane, William H. Macy: Paul, Svetlana Metkina: Lenka Janacek

This film takes place in one entire day:June 4,1968,the day that Robert F. Kenendy was shot (he would not pass until two days after he had been shot). Here,actor/writor/director Emilio Estevez takes both fiction and nonfiction,and blends them all together in this film. There is a lot of footage of Robert F. Kennedy that is presented here. This footage not shows Robert F. Kennedy,his opinion on the Vietnam War and Civil Rights,how to resolve the Vietnam War,and how to make Civil Rights successful. At the same time,the dream that Robert F. Kennedy had to reform America from the mess that it had been in from segregation is also presented,alongside footage of the Vietnam War and protests that were going on in America. And then,of course,you have a depiction of Robert F. Kennedy's assasination,which,despite the fact that it is no happy way to end this film,is preesented in a clever manner that will keep viewers of this film wondering what will happen next.
          

Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius

Year: 2004
Director: Rowdy Herrington
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Biography / Drama / Sport
Runtime: USA:129 min (TV version: Sony Pictures Television print) / Canada:128 min (Ontario) / USA:120 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

James Caviezel: Bobby Jones (as Jim Caviezel), Claire Forlani: Mary Malone Jones, Jeremy Northam: Walter Hagen, Malcolm McDowell: O.B. Keeler, Aidan Quinn: Harry Vardon, Brett Rice: Big Bob Jones, Connie Ray: Clara Jones, Devon Gearhart: Little Bobby (6/8), Bubba Lewis: Bobby (14) (as Thomas 'Bubba' Lewis), Dan Albright: Grandfather Jones, Paul Freeman: Angus, Alistair Begg: Stewart Maiden, Hilton McRae: Jimmy Maiden, Elizabeth Omilami: Camilla, Brian F. Durkin: Perry Adair

Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., aka "Bobby Jones" (Caviezel) rises from complete obscurity to become a golfing legend. Jones overcomes his own fierce temper, intense passion, and perfectionist tendencies to master the game and win the Grand Slam, the U.S., British, and Amateur Opens in golf, a feat unequaled even today. But it is Jones's style, personality, and character that separate him from the other professionals in his field. When Jones realizes that his unparalleled success may be destroying those he loves he's presented with an astounding proposition, one that shocks the world.
          

Body Heat

Year: 1981
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 113 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

William Hurt: Ned Racine, Kathleen Turner: Matty Walker, Richard Crenna: Edmund Walker, Ted Danson: Peter Lowenstein, J.A. Preston: Oscar Grace, Mickey Rourke: Teddy Lewis, Kim Zimmer: Mary Ann Russell, Jane Hallaren: Stella, Lanna Saunders: Roz Kraft, Carola McGuinness: Heather Kraft, Michael Ryan: Miles Hardin, Larry Marko: Judge Costanza, Deborah Lucchesi: Beverly, Lynn Hallowell: Angela, Thom Sharp: Michael Glenn (as Thom J. Sharp)

Ned Racine is a seedy small town lawyer in Florida. During a searing heatwave he's picked up by married Matty Walker. A passionate affair commences but it isn't long before they realise the only thing standing in their way is Matty's rich husband Edmund. A plot hatches to kill him but will they pull it off?
          

Body Shots

Year: 1999
Director: Michael Cristofer
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 106 min / USA:103 min (R-rated version) / USA:106 min (unrated version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Sean Patrick Flanery: Rick Hamilton, Jerry O'Connell: Michael Penorisi, Amanda Peet: Jane Bannister, Tara Reid: Sara Olswang, Ron Livingston: Trent, Emily Procter: Whitney Bryant, Brad Rowe: Shawn Denigan, Sybil Temtchine: Emma Cooper (as Sybil Temchen), Joe Basile: Bartender, Scott Burkholder: Man in Bar, Liz Coke: Girl #2, Allison Dunbar: Girl #3, Edmund Genest: Sara's Dad, Adam Lieberman: Burger Joint Cop (as Adam Gordon), Mark Hicks: Bodyguard

Four hip women get ready for Friday night in LA: they dress, talk about sex, and hit a bar before meeting four men at a rave. The men prepare by talking about sex and drinking. Rick and Jean, two attorneys, have set up the evening, connect at the club, and have a good time. The pairings of Shawn, Trent, Whitney and Emma are more serendipitous. But it's Mike and Sara's night that has serious repercussions: he's an NFL player, loud, swaggering; she's a party animal who drinks a lot early that evening. At 4 AM, she appears at Jean's, disheveled and bruised, saying Mike raped her. Arrested, he says he's innocent, and in flashbacks we see both sides of the story.
          

Body and Soul (1925, Silent Film)

Year: 1925
Director: Oscar Micheaux
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 102 min (TCM print)
MPAA Rating:

Paul Robeson: Reverend Isaiah T. Jenkins/His brother Sylvester, Mercedes Gilbert: Isabelle - the Girl, Julia Theresa Russell: Martha Jane - Her Mother, Lawrence Chenault: Yello-Curley' Hinds - the Phony Reverends Former Jailmate, Marshall Rogers: Speakeasy proprietor (as Marshall Rodgers), Lillian Johnson: Sis' Caline, a Pious Lady, Madame Robinson: 'Sis' Lucy, a Pious Lady, Chester A. Alexander: Deacon Simpkins, a Church Elder, Walter Cornick: Brother Amos, a Church Elder, mor

Body and Soul (1925) featured Paul Robeson in his screen debut. Robeson plays a dual role of a good twin brother and a bogus preacher who preys on a small communitys religious fervor and then attempts to rape the heroine Julia Theresa Russell (Micheauxs future sister-in-law). The African American press, sometimes misguided, criticized him for representing corruption in the black clergy (a sensitive area) and exploiting black urban life, crime and sexuality in his films. The film ran into trouble with New York censors. The censored and truncated print of Body and Soul, unfortunately, is all that survives of Micheauxs original intentions.
          

Body of Evidence

Year: 1993
Director: Uli Edel
Video: DVD All
Genre: Romance / Thriller
Runtime: 99 min / Australia:101 min / Spain:101 min / UK:101 min / USA:101 min (unrated version) / Argentina:102 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Madonna: Rebecca Carlson, Michael Forest: Andrew Marsh, Joe Mantegna: Robert Garrett, Charles Hallahan: Dr. McCurdy, Mark Rolston: Detective Reese, Richard Riehle: Detective Griffin, D. Scot Douglas: Printman, Mario DePriest: Technician, John DeLay: 2nd Technician, Ross Huffman-Kerr: Photographer, Anne Archer: Joanne Braslow, Willem Dafoe: Frank Dulaney, Mark C. Vincent: Male Reporter, Frank Roberts: Minister, Julianne Moore: Sharon Dulaney

A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer.
          

Body of Lies

Year: 2008
Director: Ridley Scott
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Runtime: 128 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Leonardo DiCaprio: Roger Ferris, Russell Crowe: Ed Hoffman, Mark Strong: Hani, Golshifteh Farahani: Aisha, Oscar Isaac: Bassam, Ali Suliman: Omar Sadiki, Alon Abutbul: Al-Saleem (as Alon Aboutboul), Vince Colosimo: Skip, Simon McBurney: Garland, Mehdi Nebbou: Nizar, Michael Gaston: Holiday, Kais Nashif: Mustafa Karami, Jamil Khoury: Marwan (as Jameel Khoury), Lubna Azabal: Aisha's Sister Cala, Ghali Benlafkih: Aisha's Nephew Rowley, ,

Set it next to the similar Middle-East intrigue of Syriana, and Body of Lies is easy to follow--in fact, this movie's plot is amazingly straightforward for an espionage picture. Leonardo DiCaprio is the CIA agent on the ground, an Arabic-speaking chameleon who believes in forging personal relationships based on trust and professionalism. Russell Crowe is his supervisor, a meddler who makes up the rules as he goes along and is more than willing to trade long-term benefits for a short-term "win." (One of these characters is surely intended to represent the foreign policy style of the Bush administration in the first decade of the 21st century; take a guess which one.) While working on a case in Jordan, DiCaprio gets a modest flirtation going with a nurse (Golshifteh Farahani), although his most intense relationship is with a Jordanian intelligence chief (great role for Mark Strong) who takes a wary view of the CIA's activities. Ridley Scott directs as though weary of all the fuss, and his merriment in Crowe's breezy sociopath gives the movie a rather strange aftertaste. It gets the job done, although after it's over you might find yourself craving the head-scratching complications of Syriana. --Robert Horton
          

Body, The (VCD)

Year: 2001
Director: Jonas McCord
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 109 min
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violent sequences and brief language.PG-13

Antonio Banderas: Father Matt Gutierrez, Olivia Williams: Sharon Golban, John Shrapnel: Moshe Cohen, Derek Jacobi: Father Lavelle, Jason Flemyng: Father Walter Winstead, Lillian Lux: Mother, John Wood: Cardinal Pesci, Makram Khoury: Nasir Hamid (as Makram J. Khoury), Vernon Dobtcheff: Monsignor, Ian McNeice: Dr. Sproul, Mohammed Bakri: Abu Yusef (as Muhamed Bakri), Yoav Dekelbaum: Avi (as Yoav Deckelbaum), Sami Samir: Achmed, Jordan Licht: Dorene, Limor Goldstein: Galic

An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint markings around the skull, lead authorities to suspect that these could be the bones of Christ. Politicians, clerics, religious extremists and those using terror as a means to an end, find their beliefs and identities test while risking their lives to unearth the truth
          

Boiler Room (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Ben Younger
Video: VCD
Genre: Thriller / Drama / Crime
Runtime: 118 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Giovanni Ribisi: Seth Davis, Vin Diesel: Chris Varick, Nia Long: Abbie Halpert, Nicky Katt: Greg Weinstein, Scott Caan: Richie O'Flaherty, Ron Rifkin: Judge Marty Davis, Jamie Kennedy: Adam, Taylor Nichols: Harry Reynard, Bill Sage: Agent David Drew, Tom Everett Scott: Michael Brantley, Ben Affleck: Jim Young, John Griesemer: Concierge, David Younger: Marc, Russel Harper: Kid (as Russell Harper), Mark Webber: Kid

A morally decent college dropout finds himself at conflict with his harsh federal judge father. He gets a job as a stock broker and gets on the fast track to success. Only things take a turn for the worst when he learns that his job isn't what's it cracked up to be.
          

Bonanno: A Godfather's Story - The Complete Saga

Year: 1999
Director: Muchel Poulette
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama, Crime
Runtime:
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Martin Landau: Joseph Bonanno, age 94, Guido Grasso Jr.: Peter Maggadino, Bruce Ramsay: Joseph Bonanno (Ages 17-27), Tony Nardi: Joseph Bonanno (Ages 35-61), Costas Mandylor: Salvatore Bonanno, Edward James Olmos: Salvatore Maranzano, Vito DeFilippo: Gaspar DiGregario (Young), Domenico Fiore: Gaspar DiGregario (Older) (as Dom Fiore), Zachary Bennett: Bill Bonanno, Aldo Tirelli: Bastiano Buster Domingo, Jessica Welch: Fanny Labruzzo (Young), Claudia Ferri: Fanny Labruzzo (Older), Antonio Maltese: Italian Naval Cadet, Vito Rezza: Uncle Frank Labruzzo, Vince Corazza: Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano (as Vincent Corazza)

The true life story of mafia boss Joesph Bonanno. The story spans from Bonanno's early beginings in Italy, to his conquests in America.
          

Bonanza

Year: 1959
Director: Lee H. Katzin
Video: DVD All
Genre: Western
Runtime: 60 min (430 episodes)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)



The Cartwright's thousand-square-mile Ponderosa Ranch is located near Virginia City, Nevada, site of the Comstock Silver Lode, during and after the Civil War. Each of the sons was born to a different wife of Ben's; none of the mothers is still alive. Adventures are typical western ones, with lots of personal relationships/problems thrown in as well.
          

Bone Collector, The (English & Chinese)

Year: 1999
Director: Phillip Noyce
Video: DVD all
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 118 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Denzel Washington: Lincoln Rhyme, Angelina Jolie: Amelia Donaghy, Queen Latifah: Thelma, Michael Rooker: Captain Howard Cheney, Mike McGlone: Detective Kenny Solomon, Luis Guzmán: Eddie Ortiz (as Luis Guzman), Leland Orser: Richard Thompson, John Benjamin Hickey: Dr. Barry Lehman, Bobby Cannavale: Steve, Amelia's Boyfriend, Ed O'Neill: Detective Paulie Sellitto, Richard Zeman: Lieutenant Carl Hanson, Olivia Birkelund: Lindsay Rubin, Gary Swanson: Alan Rubin, James Bulleit: Train Engineer (as Jim Bulleit), Frank Fontaine: Grandfather

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer.
          

Bonfire of the Vanities, The (Japanese subtitles)

Year: 1990
Director: Brian De Palma
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 125 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Tom Hanks: Sherman McCoy, Bruce Willis: Peter Fallow, Melanie Griffith: Maria Ruskin, Kim Cattrall: Judy McCoy, Saul Rubinek: Jed Kramer, Morgan Freeman: Judge Leonard White, John Hancock: Reverend Bacon, Kevin Dunn: Tom Killian, Clifton James: Albert Fox, Louis Giambalvo: Ray Andruitti, Barton Heyman: Detective Martin, Norman Parker: Detective Goldberg, Donald Moffat: Mr. McCoy, Alan King: Arthur Ruskin, Beth Broderick: Caroline Heftshank

Financial "Master of the Universe" Sherman McCoy sees his life unravel when his mistress Maria Ruskin hits a black boy with his car. When yellow journalist Peter Fallow enflames public opinion with a series of distorted tabloid articles on the accident, the case is seized upon by opportunists like Reverend Bacon and mayoral candidate D.A. Abe Weiss.
          

Bonjour Tristesse

Year: 1958
Director: Otto Preminger
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
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Deborah Kerr ... Anne Larson David Niven ... Raymond Jean Seberg ... Cecile - Raymond's daughter Mylène Demongeot ... Elsa Geoffrey Horne ... Philippe Juliette Gréco ... Herself as a night club singer. Walter Chiari ... Pablo Martita Hunt ... Philippe's Mother Roland Culver ... Mr. Lombard Jean Kent ... Mrs. Helen Lombard David Oxley ... Jacques Elga Andersen ... Denise Jeremy Burnham ... Hubert Eveline Eyfel ... Maid

Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.
          

Bonnie and Clyde

Year: 1967
Director: Arthur Penn
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 111 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Warren Beatty: Clyde Barrow, Faye Dunaway: Bonnie Parker, Michael J. Pollard: C.W. Moss, Gene Hackman: Buck Barrow, Estelle Parsons: Blanche, Denver Pyle: Frank Hamer, Dub Taylor: Ivan Moss, Evans Evans: Velma Davis, Gene Wilder: Eugene Grizzard

A bored small-town girl and a small-time bank robber leave in their wake a string of violent robberies and newspaper headlines that catch the imagination of the Depression-struck Mid-West in this take on the legendary crime spree of these archetypal lovers on the run.
          

Boogie Nights

Year: 1997
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 156 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Mark Wahlberg: Eddie Adams - 'Dirk Diggler', Burt Reynolds: Jack Horner, John C. Reilly: Reed Rothchild, Julianne Moore: Amber Waves - Maggie, Heather Graham: Brandy 'Rollergirl', Don Cheadle: Buck Swope, Luis Guzmán: Maurice TT Rodriguez, (as Luis Guzman), Philip Seymour Hoffman: Scotty J., William H. Macy: Little Bill, Thomas Jane: Todd Parker, Melora Walters: Jessie St. Vincent, Ricky Jay: Kurt Longjohn, Robert Ridgely: The Colonel James, Alfred Molina: Rahad Jackson, Philip Baker Hall: Floyd Gondolli, , , Additional Details, , , Also Known As:, Pushing Thirteen (USA) (working title) , , , , , MPAA, :, Rated R for strong sex scenes with explicit dialogue, nudity, drug use, language and violence., , , Parents Guide:, , View content advisory for parents, , , , Runtime:, 156 min , , , Country:, , USA, , , , Language:, , English, , , , Color:, , Color, , , , Aspect Ratio:, 2.35 : 1 , , , , Sound Mix:, , Dolby Digital, | , SDDS, , , , Certification:, , Canada:R, (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario), | , Canada:18A, (British Columbia), | , Italy:VM14, | , Japan:R-15, | , Australia:MA, (TV rating), | , Argentina:18, | , Australia:R, | , Canada:16+, (Québec), | , Canada:18, (Nova Scotia), | , Chile:18, | , Finland:K-16, | , France:-16, | , Germany:16, | , Hong Kong:III, | , Ireland:18, | , Malaysia:(Banned), | , Mexico:C, | , Netherlands:16, | , New Zealand:R18, | , Norway:15, | , Portugal:M/16, | , Singapore:R(A), (original rating) (cut), | , Singapore:R21, (re-rating), | , South Korea:(Banned), (original rating), | , South Korea:18, (re-rating) (cut), | , Spain:18, | , Sweden:15, | , Switzerland:16, (canton of Geneva), | , Switzerland:16, (canton of Vaud), | , UK:18, | , USA:R, (certificate #34763), | , Iceland:16, , , , Filming Locations:, , Gourmet Video, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA, , , , , MOVIEmeter: , , , 14% , since last week, why?, , , , , Company:, , Ghoulardi Film Company, , , , , Fun Stuff, , , Trivia:, , Samuel L. Jackson, was offered the role of Buck Swope., , , , Goofs:, Continuity: When Maggie asks Eddie if he's all right before his first shoot, she puts her hand on his face in the close up and then takes her hand away. In the next shot however, she begins to pull her hand away once again., , , , Quotes:, , Colonel James, :I'm looking forward to seeing you in action. 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And I must say I am saddened that this usually artisticandintelligent band of imbd members have left this off the top 250. 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Even if the notorious 1970s porn-filmmaking milieu doesn't exactly turn you on, don't let it turn you off to this movie's extraordinary virtues, either. Boogie Nights is one of the key movies of the 1990s, and among the most ambitious and exuberantly alive American movies in years. It's also the breakthrough for an amazing new director, whose dazzling kaleidoscopic style here recalls the Robert Altman of Nashville and the Martin Scorsese of GoodFellas. Although loosely based on the sleazy life and times of real-life porn legend John Holmes, at heart it's a classic Hollywood rise-and-fall fable: a naive, good-looking young busboy is discovered in a San Fernando Valley disco by a famous motion picture producer, becomes a hotshot movie star, lives the high life, and then loses everything when he gets too big for his britches, succumbs to insobriety, and is left behind by new times and new technology. Of course, it ain't exactly A Star Is Born or Singin' in the Rain. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (in only his second feature!) puts his own affectionately sardonic twist on the old showbiz biopic formula: the ambitious upstart changes his name and achieves stardom in porno films as "Dirk Diggler." Instead of drinking to excess, he snorts cocaine (the classic drug of '70s hedonism); and it's the coming of home video (rather than talkies) that helps to dash his big-screen dreams. As for the britches ... well, the controversial "money shot" explains everything. And the cast is one of the great ensembles of the '90s, including Oscar nominees Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg (who really can act--from the waist up, too!), Heather Graham (as Rollergirl), William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, and Ricky Jay. DVD extras include nine deleted scenes and a commentary track from Anderson. --Jim Emerson
          

Bootmen (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Dein Perry
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: Australia:95 min / Germany:93 min / Japan:95 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Adam Garcia: Sean Odken, Sophie Lee: Linda, Sam Worthington: Mitchell, William Zappa: Walter, Richard Carter: Gary, Susie Porter: Sara, Anthony Hayes: Huey, Christopher Horsey: Angus, Drew Kaluski: Colin, Matt Lee: Johnno, Lee McDonald: Derrick, Bruce Venables: Williams, Vaughan Sheffield: Young Sean, Christian Patterson: Young Mitchell, Lisa Perry: Sean and Mitchell's Mother

Dein Perry's Tap Dogs is a different kind of tap-dance show, emphasizing rugged masculinity, driving rock music, and a set rooted in the Australian steel industry. Now Perry tells his own story in the 2000 autobiographical drama Bootmen. Anyone who saw the summer 2001 blockbuster Pearl Harbor will find a familiar plot: A reckless hotshot tests the patience of his mentor, but his undeniable talent lands him a rare work opportunity. He leaves behind his friends and his girl, and when he returns unexpectedly, he finds that his girl has taken up with his best friend. In this case, the hotshot is hoofer Sean (Adam Garcia, who cofounded the original Tap Dogs troupe and played the lead in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever), and the best friend is his brother, Mitchell (Sam Worthington), who had a one-night stand with his girl (Sophie Lee). Along the way, Sean decides to create his own dance troupe and put on a benefit show, which allows for elements of The Full Monty and Brassed Off (depressed industrial town needs a lift) and October Sky and Billy Elliot (father doesn't approve). OK, so the plot isn't any great shakes, but the dancing is terrific--flashy, hard-edged, and gritty, using steelworks machinery as props. If you're a fan of Tap Dogs, you'll enjoy this backstage look at the troupe, but if you're here just for the dancing, you might prefer to start with the original full-length show. --David HoriuchiBootmanThis was a very good movie --- other than some of the language used it was very moving - Great movie with excellent tap dancing.Thsi movie is a must for all who enjoy tap danicng. The choreography is outstanding and Adam Garcia is wonderful. totally awesomeGreat family entertainment & should appeal to all ages. Very entertaining and the dancing is great and storyline and acting very good as well.
          

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Year: 2006
Director: Larry Charles
Video:
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 84 min / Canada:82 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian

Kazakhstani TV personality Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the "greatest country in the world." With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson than on his assignment.
          

Bordertown

Year: 2006
Director: Gregory Nava
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 112 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Antonio Banderas, Juan Diego Botto, Sonia Braga, Zaide Silvia Gutierrez, Rene Rivera

Lauren (Jennifer Lopez), an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel heads to Juarez, a Mexican bordertown, in order to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger.
          

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids

Year: 2004
Director: Zana Briski
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: Brazil:85 min / USA:85 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)



Admist the apparent growing prosperity of India, there is a dark underbelly of poverty of another side of the nation that is little known. This film is a chronicle of filmmakers Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman's efforts to show that world of Calcutta's red light district. To do that, they inspired a special group of children of the prostitutes of the area to photograph the most reluctant subjects of it. As the kids excel in their new found art, the filmmakers struggle to help them have a chance for a better life away from the miserable poverty that threatens to crush their dreams.
          

Born for the Fight: The Art of Muay Thai (Discovery Channel) (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Jon Matthews, Pru Colville
Video: VCD
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

David Ritchie, narrator

The history of Siamese kick-boxing, Muay Thai, and its cultural and economic place in modern Thai society. Instructors and exponents comments are illustrated by excerpted fights. Narrated by David Ritchie.
          

Born on the Fourth of July

Year: 1989
Director: Oliver Stone
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography | Drama | War
Runtime: 145 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Tom Cruise: Ron Kovic, Raymond J. Barry: Mr. Kovic, Caroline Kava: Mrs. Kovic, Josh Evans: Tommy Kovic, Jamie Talisman: Jimmy Kovic, Anne Bobby: Suzanne Kovic, Samantha Larkin: Patty Kovic, Tom Berenger: Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes, Frank Whaley: Timmy, Jerry Levine: Steve Boyer, Richard Panebianco: Joey Walsh, Rob Camilletti: Tommy Finnelli, Stephen Baldwin: Billy Vorsovich, Michael McTighe: Danny Fantozzi, Richard Haus: Recruiting Sgt. Bowers, ,

The second film in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy moves from the brutality of war in Platoon to its equally traumatic aftermath. Based on the memoir of combat veteran Ron Kovic, the film stars Tom Cruise as Kovic, whose gunshot wound in Vietnam left him paralyzed from the chest down. He is deeply embittered by neglect in a veteran's hospital and by the shattering of his patriotic idealism because of the horror and futility of the Vietnam conflict. While painfully and awkwardly adjusting to his disability and a changing definition of masculinity, Kovic joins the burgeoning movement of antiwar protest, culminating in a climactic appearance at the 1976 Democratic national convention. A powerfully intimate portrait that unfolds on an epic scale, Born on the Fourth of July is arguably Stone's best film (if you can forgive its often strident tone), and Cruise's Oscar-nominated role is uncompromising in its depiction of one man's personal anguish and political awakening. --Jeff Shannon
          

Borough of Kings (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Elyse Lewin
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Action
Runtime: Australia:95 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

James Stanek: Jimmy O'Conner, Kerry Butler: Anna Callahan, Philip Bosco: Uncle Chicky, Joseph Lyle Taylor: Nunzio, Patrick Newall: Tommy DeVito, Erik Jensen: Frankie the Snake, Michael Mastro: Moosehead, Olympia Dukakis: Helen Manners, Tim Artz: Bobby Crypt, Tommy Helbig: Bruno, Steve Scionti: Detective Mancuso, Mike Hodge: Detective McCarthy, Michael Goldfinger: Rather Vincent, Angelica Torn: Gina, Robert Hogan: John O'Hagen

Toil and trouble. Jimmy, an aspiring actor, wants out of South Brooklyn where hoods run the show. Since the death of his firefighter father, Jimmy's family has been the guys at the station house and Tommy, a mobster who owns a gym where Jimmy works. Tommy encourages Jimmy's dreams, and Jimmy gets the part of Banquo in a Joseph Papps production of "Macbeth." He goes to tell Tommy the good news and walks in on a mob hit. Tommy protects him temporarily from Nunzio, a murderous Mamaluc, but soon the cops get word Jimmy knows something. Can Jimmy succeed as an actor, be a stand up guy for Tommy, avoid Nunzio, and get closer to Anna, a woman he falls for at the theater?
          

Bossa Nova (in Portuguese w/ English subtitles & commentary)

Year: 2000
Director: Bruno Barreto
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Drama
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Amy Irving: Mary Ann Simpson, Antônio Fagundes: Pedro Paulo, Alexandre Borges: Acácio, Débora Bloch: Tânia, Drica Moraes: Nadine, Giovanna Antonelli: Sharon, Rogério Cardoso: Vermont, Sérgio Loroza: Gordo, Flávio São Thiago: Peçanha, Alberto de Mendoza: Juan, Pedro Cardoso: Roberto, Stephen Tobolowsky: Trevor, Kazuo Matsui: Wan-Kim-Lau, Cássia Linhares: Reporter, Kate Lyra: English School Receptionist

Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern, Sharon. Pedro Paulo is working on a divorce case - his own father's... Mary Ann is an English language teacher living in Rio. Her friend Nadine has been having an Internet romance with Gary, a SoHo artist. Nadine decides to visit Gary in New York; she books her flight through Tania... Soccer star Acacio is going to play for a team in England. He has been taking private lessons with Mary Ann. Is he reading too much into the word "private"? Pedro Paulo catches a glimpse of Mary Ann and decides he should study English again... Acacio needs some legal help with his new contract. He goes to Pedro Paulo's office, but the only one in is Sharon...
          

Bossa Nova (in Portuguese w/ Thai subtitles) (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Bruno Barreto
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Drama
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Amy Irving: Mary Ann Simpson, Antônio Fagundes: Pedro Paulo, Alexandre Borges: Acácio, Débora Bloch: Tânia, Drica Moraes: Nadine, Giovanna Antonelli: Sharon, Rogério Cardoso: Vermont, Sérgio Loroza: Gordo, Flávio São Thiago: Peçanha, Alberto de Mendoza: Juan, Pedro Cardoso: Roberto, Stephen Tobolowsky: Trevor, Kazuo Matsui: Wan-Kim-Lau, Cássia Linhares: Reporter, Kate Lyra: English School Receptionist

Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern, Sharon. Pedro Paulo is working on a divorce case - his own father's... Mary Ann is an English language teacher living in Rio. Her friend Nadine has been having an Internet romance with Gary, a SoHo artist. Nadine decides to visit Gary in New York; she books her flight through Tania... Soccer star Acacio is going to play for a team in England. He has been taking private lessons with Mary Ann. Is he reading too much into the word "private"? Pedro Paulo catches a glimpse of Mary Ann and decides he should study English again... Acacio needs some legal help with his new contract. He goes to Pedro Paulo's office, but the only one in is Sharon...
          

Bottle Shock

Year: 2008
Director: Randall Miller
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Runtime: 110 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine, Dennis Farina, Freddy Rodriguez

The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris".
          

Bounce (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Don Roos
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 106 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Ben Affleck: Buddy Amaral, Gwyneth Paltrow: Abby Janello, Natasha Henstridge: Mimi Prager, Edward Edwards: Ron Wachter, Jennifer Grey: Janice Guerrero, Tony Goldwyn: Greg Janello, Lisa Carpenter-Prewitt: Carol Wilson, Lisa Joyner: T.V. Announcer, Richard Saxton: CNN Reporter, Caroline Aaron: Donna, David Dorfman: Joey Janello, Alex D. Linz: Scott Janello, Juan García: Kevin Walters, Mary Ellen Lyon: Ellen Seitz, Joe Morton: Jim Willer

Buddy (Affleck) has just signed an airline in Chicago as a big client, but is ironically delayed at the airport waiting for a flight to LA on that same airline. He meets fellow passenger Greg, who opts to be bumped, even though it means missing an activity with his older son. When the flight gets resumed, Buddy thinks he's doing a good deed by swapping tickets with Greg so he can get home to his son. Sadly, the flight crashes. Buddy conspires with his friend, the ticket agent that night, to take his name off the passenger list and put Greg's on. Once he's back in LA, his new client dictates that the company run a series of feel-good ads about the crash. Buddy feels very hypocritical, and completely loses it when the commercials win a Cleo. After going through re-hab, he decides he needs to check on Greg's widow. But he doesn't plan on falling in love with her.
          

Bound (VCD)

Year: 1996
Director: Andy Wachowski
Video: VCD
Genre: Crime / Drama / Romance / Thriller
Runtime: 108 min / USA:109 min (unrated version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jennifer Tilly: Violet, Gina Gershon: Corky, Joe Pantoliano: Caesar, John P. Ryan: Micky Malnato, Christopher Meloni: Johnnie Marzzone, Richard C. Sarafian: Gino Marzzone, Mary Mara: Sue, Bartender, Susie Bright: Jesse, Margaret Smith: Woman Cop, Barry Kivel: Shelly, Peter Spellos: Lou, Ivan Kane: Cop #1, Kevin Michael Richardson: Cop #2, Gene Borkan: Roy

Corky, a lesbian ex con hired to work in an apartment as a plumber, meets neighbors Caesar, who launders money for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet. The two women have a love affair and decide to steal $2,000,000 that Caesar has in custody before he gives them back to Mafia boss Gino Marzone. Caesar is set up by the two scheming women as a scapegoat but things start to go wrong when he reacts in an unexpected way...
          

Bourne Identity, The (2002)

Year: 2002
Director: Doug Liman
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Action / Thriller / Mystery / Drama / Adventure
Runtime: 119 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Matt Damon: Jason Bourne, Franka Potente: Marie Helena Kreutz, Chris Cooper: Alexander Conklin, Clive Owen: The Professor, Brian Cox: Ward Abbott, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: Nykwana Wombosi, Gabriel Mann: Danny Zorn, Walton Goggins: Research Tech, Josh Hamilton: Research Tech, Julia Stiles: Nicky, Orso Maria Guerrini: Giancarlo, Tim Dutton: Eamon, Denis Braccini: Picot, Nicky Naude: Castel, David Selburg: Marshall

Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fisherman who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as the Swiss bank account, the number of which, is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is and why he is being hunted.
          

Bourne Identity, The (in English & Japanese) (1988)

Year: 1988
Director: Roger Young
Video: DVD all
Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Adventure / Action / Drama
Runtime: 185 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Richard Chamberlain: Jason Bourne, Jaclyn Smith: Marie St. Jacques, Anthony Quayle: Gen. Villiers, Donald Moffat: David Abbott, Yorgo Voyagis: Carlos, Peter Vaughan: Fritz Koenig, Denholm Elliott: Geoffrey Washburn, Bruce Boa: Sen. Crawford, James Faulkner: D'Anjou, James Laurenson: Gillette, Philip Madoc: D'Armacourt, Jacqueline Pearce: Madame Jacqui, Shane Rimmer: Gen. Conklin, Michael Anthony: French priest, Robert Arden: Stevens

A man is washed ashore the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he cannot remember anything - He does not know his name, he does not know where flashback memories of violence come from, and he sure does not know why the access code of an anonymous Swiss bank account is implanted in his thigh. As he searches for his identity, things soon become dangerous. There are attempts to kill him, he is well known in first class hotels all around Europe, and, worst of all, there are strange similarities between his memories and reported actions of a high class terrorist, Carlos.
          

Bourne Supremacy, The

Year: 2004
Director: Paul Greengrass
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Action, Drama, Suspense
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne Franka Potente as Marie Brian Cox as Ward Abbott Julia Stiles as Nicky Karl Urban as Kirill Gabriel Mann as Danny Zorn Joan Allen as Pamela Landy Marton Csokas as Jarda Tom Gallop as Tom Cronin John Bedford Lloyd as Teddy Ethan Sandler as Kurt Michelle Monaghan as Kim Karel Roden as Gretkov Tomas Arana as Martin Marshall Oksana Akinshina as Irena Neski Jevgenij Sitochin as Mr. Neski Marina Weis-Burgaslieva as Mrs. Neski Tim Griffin as John Nevins Sean Smith as Vic Maxim Kovalevski as Ivan Patrick Crowley as Jack Weller Jon Collin as Jarhead Sam Brown as Jarhead Shane Sinutko as Jarhead Barnaby Smith as CIA Techie Dominique Chiout as Waitress Wanja Mues as Night Clerk Aleksei Shmarinov as Moscow Taxi Driver Stefan Wolff-Schönburg as Suspicious Cop Olov Ludwig as Market Security Guard Keshav Nadkarni as Mr. Mohan Violetta Grafin Tarnowska Bronner as Neski Neighbor Aleksei Medvedev as Young Cop Aleksander Doobina as 2nd Cop Alexander Boyev as 2nd Taxi Driver Claudio Maniscalco as Immigration Officer Manfred Witt as Doorman Alexsei Trotsenko as Vodka Police Passenger Victoria Unikel as Mercedes Driver Oksana Semenova as Mercedes Passenger Vitalei Abdulov as Volga Taxi Owner Dirk Schoedon as Berlin Taxi Driver Ivan Shvedoff as Moscow Policeman Denis Burgazliev as Moscow Policeman Nick Wilder as Delta C.O. Chris Cooper as Conklin

Fast, faster, and fastest-that's the way the cutting rate goes in this sequel to "The Bourne Identity." The director, Paul Greengrass, jumps ahead within scenes, then jumps again. Greengrass is like a man breathing so fast that he never draws much oxygen into his lungs. Yet, of its kind, "The Bourne Supremacy" is incredibly skilled. Greengrass arranges pursuits and escapes that fly like arrows. He tears up staid old Moscow in a car chase and turns routine C.I.A. procedural stuff-people looking at computer screens and barking code names and other gibberish at each other-into nerve-racking contests of will. The movie is stripped down for action, and its hero-the survivor of a botched operation who suffers from amnesia-has no identity beyond his superlative physical skills and a vague sense of guilt. Harried, chased, both hunted and hunter, the blunt-nosed Matt Damon is a superhero reduced to pure reflex, yet, by means of his isolation and his stoicism, he becomes almost a romantic figure. Set in Goa, Naples, Berlin, Moscow, and, should you blink, perhaps Madagascar and Sardinia, too. With Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, and Franke Potente. Adapted by Tony Gilroy from a Robert Ludlum novel. -David Denby
          

Bourne Ultimatum, The (in Thai & English)

Year: 2007
Director: Paul Greengrass
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 111 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Matt Damon: Jason Bourne, Julia Stiles: Nicky Parsons, David Strathairn: CIA Deputy Director Noah Vosen, Scott Glenn: CIA Director Ezra Kramer, Paddy Considine: Simon Ross, Edgar Ramirez: Paz, Albert Finney: Dr. Albert Hirsch, Joan Allen: Pamela Landy, Tom Gallop: Tom Cronin, Corey Johnson: Wills, Daniel Brühl: Martin Kreutz, Joey Ansah: Desh Bouksani, Colin Stinton: Neal Daniels, Dan Fredenburgh: Jimmy, Lucy Liemann: Lucy

Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross, trying to unveil Operation Black Briar---an upgrade to Project Treadstone---in a series of newspaper columns. Bourne (Damon) sets up a meeting with Ross (Considine) and realizes instantly they're being scanned. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally, ultimately, uncover his dark past whilst dodging The Company's best efforts in eradicating him.
          

Bowling for Columbine

Year: 2002
Director: Michael Moore
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 120 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)



The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humour, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed. In doing so, he learns that the conventional answers of easy availability of guns, violent national history, violent entertainment and even poverty are inadequate to explain this violence when other cultures share those same factors without the equivalent carnage. In order to arrive at a possible explanation, Michael Moore takes on a deeper examination of America's culture of fear, bigotry and violence in a nation with widespread gun ownership. Furthermore, he seeks to investigate and confront the powerful elite political and corporate interests fanning this culture for their own unscrupulous gain.
          

Boys Don't Cry

Year: 1999
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 118 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Hilary Swank: Brandon Teena, Chloë Sevigny: Lana Tisdel, Peter Sarsgaard: John Lotter, Brendan Sexton III: Tom Nissen, Alicia Goranson: Candace, Alison Folland: Kate, Jeanetta Arnette: Lana's Mom (as Jeannetta Arnette), Rob Campbell: Brian, Matt McGrath: Lonny, Cheyenne Rushing: Nicole, Robert Prentiss: Trucker, Josh Ridgway: Kwik Stop Cashier, Craig Erickson: Trucker in Kwik Stop, Stephanie Sechrist: April, Jerry Haynes: Judge

Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating hometown beauty Lana. However, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon's life is ripped apart by betrayal, humiliation, rape, and murder.
          

Boys From Brazil, The (VCD)

Year: 1978
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Video: VCD
Genre: Action / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 123 min / West Germany:100 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Gregory Peck: Dr. Josef Mengele, Laurence Olivier: Ezra Lieberman, James Mason: Eduard Seibert, Lilli Palmer: Esther Lieberman, Uta Hagen: Frieda Maloney, Steve Guttenberg: Barry Kohler (as Steven Guttenberg), Denholm Elliott: Sidney Beynon, Rosemary Harris: Mrs. Doring, John Dehner: Henry Wheelock, John Rubinstein: David Bennett, Anne Meara: Mrs. Curry, Jeremy Black: Jack Curry/Simon Harrington/Erich Doring/Bobby Wheelock, Bruno Ganz: Professor Bruckner, Walter Gotell: Mundt, David Hurst: Strasser

Barry Kohler, a young Nazi hunter, tracks down a group of SS officers meeting in Paraguay in the late 1970s. The Nazis, led my Dr Mengele, are planning something. Old Nazi hunter, Ezra Lieberman, is at first uninterested in Kohler's findings. But when he is told something of their plan, he is eager to find out more. Lieberman visits several homes around Europe in order to uncover the Nazi plot. It is at one of these houses he notices something strange, which turns out to be a horrible discovery.
          

Brave One, The (Thai & English audio)

Year: 2007
Director: Neil Jordan
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: Canada:119 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jodie Foster: Erica Bain, Terrence Howard: Detective Mercer, Nicky Katt: Detective Vitale, Naveen Andrews: David Kirmani, Mary Steenburgen: Carol, Ene Oloja: Josai, Luis Da Silva Jr.: Lee, Blaze Foster: Cash, Rafael Sardina: Reed, Jane Adams: Nicole, Gordon MacDonald: Murrow, Zöe Kravitz: Chloe, John Magaro: Ethan, Victor Colicchio: Cutler, Jermel Howard: Thug on Subway #1,

A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.Neil Jordan's somber The Brave One is a lot of things. A reflective movie about a crime victim's sense of dislocation and isolation from her own life following a harrowing trauma, the film will strike a chord with a lot of people who have known violence. The Brave One is also a provocative drama about the nature of justice, a theme explored endlessly in American movies that typically find law enforcement wanting. In Jordan's film, however, the conflict between instinctive vigilantism and legal protocols is approached with more deliberateness and complexity than usual. Finally, despite its seriousness of purpose, The Brave One, to a certain extent, is drearily tethered to the old atrocity-and-revenge genre, bumping along to the familiar, Death Wish-like rhythms of an avenger seeking successive conflicts with bad guys he or she can blow away. Somewhat at cross-purposes, The Brave One stars Jodie Foster in a shattering performance as Erica Bain, a popular essayist on a public radio station in New York. In love and engaged to David (Naveen Andrews), a doctor, Erica and her fiancé are brutally attacked one night by a gang of thugs. David is killed but Erica survives, only to find herself a stranger in her own skin, facing down her fears by shooting violent criminals. With the city riveted by her anonymous actions, Erica becomes an object of curiosity for a police detective (an excellent Terrence Howard) disillusioned by his own struggles to protect the innocent from truly evil men. Jordan's previous films (The Crying Game, Breakfast on Pluto) resonate with The Brave One's most interesting angle, i.e., that each of us possesses a hidden element in our identities that comes out in extreme circumstances, making us wonder who we really are. It's all excellent food for thought, but the film squanders much of its significance by thrusting Erica into numerous, outlandish situations in which her only alternative is to put a bullet in a bad guy. The result is a smart film tediously structured like a disposable B movie. --Tom Keogh
          

Braveheart (2 discs)

Year: 1995
Director: Mel Gibson
Video: DVD-3
Genre: Action / Biography / Drama / History / War
Runtime: 177 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Mel Gibson: William Wallace, James Robinson: Young William Wallace, Sean Lawlor: Malcolm Wallace, Sandy Nelson: John Wallace, James Cosmo: Campbell, Sean McGinley: MacClannough, Alan Tall: Elder Stewart, Andrew Weir: Young Hamish Campbell, Gerda Stevenson: Mother MacClannough, Ralph Riach: Priest #1, Mhairi Calvey: Young Murron MacClannough, Brian Cox: Argyle Wallace, Patrick McGoohan: Longshanks, King Edward I, Peter Hanly: Edward, Prince of Wales, Sophie Marceau: Princess Isabelle

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.
          

Brazil (in English, French, Spanish)

Year: 1985
Director: Terry Gilliam
Video: DVD-1
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Runtime: 131 min / Spain:136 min (DVD edition) / USA:142 min (director's cut) / USA:94 min (edited version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jonathan Pryce: Sam Lowry, Robert De Niro: Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle, Katherine Helmond: Mrs. Ida Lowry, Ian Holm: Mr. M. Kurtzmann, Bob Hoskins: Spoor, Michael Palin: Jack Lint, Ian Richardson: Mr. Warrenn, Peter Vaughan: Mr. Helpmann, Kim Greist: Jill Layton, Jim Broadbent: Dr. Jaffe, Barbara Hicks: Mrs. Alma Terrain, Charles McKeown: Harvey Lime, Derrick O'Connor: Dowser, Kathryn Pogson: Shirley, Bryan Pringle: Spiro

Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger.
          

Breach

Year: 2007
Director: Billy Ray
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Chris Cooper: Robert Hanssen, Ryan Phillippe: Eric O'Neill, Laura Linney: Kate Burroughs, Caroline Dhavernas: Juliana O'Neill, Gary Cole: Rich Garces, Dennis Haysbert: Dan Plesac, Kathleen Quinlan: Bonnie Hanssen, Bruce Davison: John O'Neill, Jonathan Watton: Geddes, Tom Barnett: Jim Olsen, Jonathan Potts: D.I.A. Suit, David Huband: Photographer, Catherine Burdon: Agent Nece, Scott Gibson: Agent Sherin, Courtenay J. Stevens: Agent Loper

In February, 2001, Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, is arrested for spying. Jump back two months: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Hanssen and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation of Hanssen's sexual habits. Within weeks, the crusty Hanssen, a devout Catholic, has warmed to O'Neill, who grows to respect Hanssen. O'Neill's wife resents Hanssen's intrusiveness; the personal and professional stakes get higher. How they catch Hanssen and why he does it become the film's story. Can O'Neill help catch "the worst spy in history" red-handed and hold onto his personal life?
          

Break-Up, The

Year: 2006
Director: Peyton Reed
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: USA:105 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Vince Vaughn: Gary Grobowski, Jennifer Aniston: Brooke Meyers, Joey Lauren Adams: Addie, Jon Favreau: Johnny O, Jason Bateman: Riggleman, Judy Davis: Marilyn Dean, Justin Long: Christopher, Ivan Sergei: Carson Wigham, John Michael Higgins: Richard Meyers, Ann-Margret: Wendy Meyers, Vernon Vaughn: Howard Meyers, Cole Hauser: Lupus Grobowski, Vincent D'Onofrio: Dennis Grobowski, Elaine Robinson: Carol Grobowski, Jane Alderman: Mrs. Grobowski

The combined star power of Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, Swingers) and Jennifer Aniston (Bruce Almighty, The Good Girl) makes The Break-Up a high-profile romantic comedy. Gary (Vaughn) and Brooke (Aniston) find that their brittle relationship may have reached the breaking point--but neither is willing to give up the condo they co-own. As their fighting grows increasingly bitter, neither is sure if they're fighting to get out of the relationship or to save it. The Break-Up is an odd combination of realistic scenes that capture the harsh yet human ways that lovers can hurt each other, and broad comic scenes with a more farcical edge. Both types of scenes are entertaining on their own terms--the movie is never boring--but they don't fully mesh, and as a result it's hard to engage emotionally with either Gary or Brooke. But the sterling supporting cast--including Jon Favreau (Wimbledon), Cole Hauser (The Cave), Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy), John Michael Higgins (A Mighty Wind), Justin Long (Dodgeball), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Vincent D'Onofrio (Happy Accidents), and the ever-delirious Judy Davis (Husbands and Wives)--give every scene they're in a boost of comic energy. An uneven but enjoyable movie that may suffer from viewers having overly high expectations due to Vaughn and Aniston's celebrity.
          

Breakdown (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Video: VCD
Genre: Action / Thriller
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Kurt Russell: Jeffrey 'Jeff' Taylor, J.T. Walsh: Warren 'Red' Barr, Kathleen Quinlan: Amy Taylor, M.C. Gainey: Earl, Jack Noseworthy: Billy, Rex Linn: Sheriff Boyd, Ritch Brinkley: Al, Moira Harris: Arleen Barr, Kim Robillard: Deputy Len Carver, Thomas Kopache: Calhoun, Jack McGee: Bartender at Belle's Diner, Vincent Berry: Deke Barr, Helen Duffy: Flo, Ancel Cook: Barfly at Belle's Diner, Gene Hartline: Tow Truck Driver

Jeff and Amy Taylor are moving to California and must drive across the country. When they find themselves stranded in the middle of a desert with hardly anyone or anything around, their trip comes to a sudden halt. Amy had taken a ride with a friendly trucker to a small diner to call for help, but after a long time, Jeff becomes worried. He finds that no one in the diner has seen or heard from his wife. When he finds the trucker who gave Amy the ride, the trucker swears he has never seen her. Now Jeff must attempt to find his wife, who has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. But who can he trust?
          

Breaker Morant

Year: 1980
Director: Bruce Beresford
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Edward Woodward as Lt. Harry 'Breaker' Morant, Jack Thompson as Maj. J.F. Thomas John Waters as Capt. Alfred Taylor Bryan Brown as Lt. Peter Handcock Charles 'Bud' Tingwell as Lt. Col. Denny Terence Donovan as Capt. Simon Hunt Vincent Ball as Col. Ian Hamilton Ray Meagher as Sgt. Maj. Drummond Chris Haywood as Cpl. Sharp (sentry) Russell Kiefel as Christiaan Botha Lewis Fitz-Gerald as Lt. George Ramsdale Witton Rod Mullinar as Maj. Charles Bolton (prosecutor) Alan Cassell as Lord Horatio Kitchener, Rob Steele as Capt. Robertson (Discharged) Chris Smith as Sgt. Cameron Bruno Knez as Rev. H.V.C. Hess John Pfitzner as Boer leader Frank Wilson as Dr. Johnson Michael Procanin as Visser (executed prisoner) Ray Ball as Court reporter Wayne Bell as Lt. Reed Halifa Cisse as Black guide Norman Currer as Boer singer Bridget Cornish as Hunt's sister Judy Dick as Mrs. Shields (Boer woman) Barbara West as Mrs. Vanderberg (Boer woman) Ria Erskine as Boer girl Ian Gray as B/M Thomas Sylvia Horseman as Boer pianist

During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial does not progress as smoothly as expected by the General Staff, as the defence puts up a strong fight in the courtroom.
          

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Year: 1961
Director: Blake Edwards
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 115 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Audrey Hepburn: Holly Golightly, George Peppard: Paul 'Fred' Varjak, Patricia Neal: 2-E (Mrs. Failenson), Buddy Ebsen: Doc Golightly, Martin Balsam: O. J. Berman, José Luis de Villalonga: José da Silva Pereira (as Vilallonga), John McGiver: Tiffany's salesman, Alan Reed: Sally Tomato, Dorothy Whitney: Mag Wildwood, Beverly Powers: Dancer at nightclub (as Miss Beverly Hills), Stanley Adams: Rusty Trawler, Claude Stroud: Sid Arbuck, Elvia Allman: Librarian, Orangey: Cat, Mickey Rooney: Mr. Yunioshi

Based on Truman Capote's novella, this is the story of a young, jet- setting woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is being kept by a wealthy, older woman, but wants to be a writer. She is working as a high-priced escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry. The opening scene has her window-shopping at Tiffany's at six in the morning, after being up all night on a date.
          

Breakfast of Champions (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Alan Rudolph
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 110 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Bruce Willis: Dwayne Hoover, Albert Finney: Kilgore Trout, Nick Nolte: Harry Le Sabre, Barbara Hershey: Celia Hoover, Glenne Headly: Francine Pefko, Lukas Haas: George 'Bunny' Hoover, Omar Epps: Wayne Hoobler, Vicki Lewis: Grace Le Sabre, Buck Henry: Fred T. Barry, Ken Hudson Campbell: Eliot Rosewater/Gilbert (as Ken Campbell), Jake Johannsen: Bill Bailey, Will Patton: Moe the Truck Driver, Chip Zien: Andy Wojeckowzski, Owen Wilson: Monte Rapid, Alison Eastwood: Maria Maritimo

A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.
          

Breakin' All the Rules

Year: 2004
Director: Daniel Taplitz
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: Argentina:85 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jamie Foxx: Quincy Watson, Gabrielle Union: Nicky Callas, Morris Chestnut: Evan Fields, Peter MacNicol: Philip Gascon, Jennifer Esposito: Rita Monroe, Bianca Lawson: Helen Sharp, Jill Ritchie: Amy, Samantha Nagel: Sandra/Executive Assistant, Grace Chan: Secretary, Danny Comden: Sam, Octavia Spencer: Stylist (as Octavia L. Spencer), Heather Headley: Herself, Patrick Cranshaw: Mr. Lynch, Tate Taylor: Attendant, Bob Stephenson: Ticket Master

Jamie Foxx stars in Breakin' All the Rules, a romantic comedy about a man who, after being unceremoniously dumped by his fiancée, pens a "how to" book on breaking up and becomes a best-selling author on the subject. Not wanting his male friends to suffer the same fate, he gives them advice on dumping their mates. What ensues is a hilarious comedy of errors. Morris Chesnut and Gabrielle Union co-star.
          

Breaking and Entering

Year: 2006
Director: Anthony Minghella
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Runtime: Canada:120 min (Toronto International Film Festival) / Argentina:120 min / USA:120 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jude Law: Will Francis, Robin Wright Penn: Liv, Martin Freeman: Sandy, Rafi Gavron: Miro, Ed Westwick: Zoran, Serge Soric: Courier, Velibor Topic: Vlado, Rad Lazar: Dragan, Ting Ting Hu: Wei Ping, Romi Aboulafia: Orit, Poppy Rogers: Bea, Eleanor Matsuura: Ruby, Anna Chancellor: Kate, Juliette Binoche: Amira, Lisa Kay: PC Primus,

A mother and her daughter, a mother and her son, and a man living with one and attracted to the other. Miro, a teen from Sarajevo, lives near King's Cross with his mother; he's nimble, able to run across roofs, so his uncle hires him to break into office skylights, so the uncle can boost computers. Twice they steal from Will's architectural firm, so Will stakes it out at night. He follows Miro home and returns the next day and meets Miro's mother, Amira. At home, Will's relationship with Liv is strained - he feels outside Liv and her daughter Bea's circle. The stakeout and Amira's vulnerability are attractive alternatives to being at home. The police, too, watch Miro.
          

Breasts

Year: 1996
Director: Meema Spadola
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:



Twentysomething filmmaker Meema Spadola gathered a diverse group of women, chose a few categories, and let them talk candidly about their breasts. This celebration of femaleness is as (ahem) revealing as it is playful. In less than an hour, Spadola manages to cover social, medical, and sexual aspects of this revered female attribute, stringing together the segments with hilariously outdated propaganda footage. This was made for HBO and suffers from budget constraints, but is worth checking out if you happen to own a pair of breasts. --Rochelle O'Gorman Twenty-two women – most topless, all candid – reveal how their breasts have shaped their lives, from puberty to sex to motherhood and beyond. Intersparsed throughout are precious archival gems, including a racy 1920s cartoon, a 1950s beauty pageant and a 1970s bra commercial.
          

Brick Lane

Year: 2007
Director: Sarah Gavron
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Foreign / Romance
Runtime: Canada:101 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating:

Tannishtha Chatterjee ... Nazneen Ahmed Satish Kaushik ... Chanu Ahmed Christopher Simpson ... Karim rest of cast listed alphabetically: Lalita Ahmed ... Mrs. Islam Naeema Begum ... Shahana Ahmed Bernard Holley ... News Reporter Harsh Nayyar ... Dr. Azad Lana Rahman ... Bibi Ahmed Harvey Virdi ... Razia Zafreen ... Hasina

A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneem, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying. Her sister Hasina, meanwhile, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh, stumbling from one adventure to the next. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle, and keeps her head down in spite of life's blows, but she soon discovers that life cannot be avoided - and is forced to confront it the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door.
          

Bride Wars

Year: 2009
Director: Gary Winick
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy | Romance
Runtime: 89 min
MPAA Rating:

Kate Hudson: Liv, Anne Hathaway: Emma, Bryan Greenberg: Nate, Chris Pratt: Fletcher, Steve Howey: Daniel, Candice Bergen: Marion St. Claire, Kristen Johnston: Deb, Michael Arden: Kevin, Victor Slezak: Colson, Kelly Coffield: Kathy (as Kelly Coffield Park), John Pankow: John, Zoe O'Grady: Young Liv, Shannon Ferber: Young Emma, June Diane Raphael: Amanda, Charles Bernard: Wedding DJ

Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) are best friends who since childhood have planned every detail of their respective weddings. At the top of their bridal “must have” list: a ceremony at New York’s ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. Now, at age 26, they’re both about to get married; they’re about to realize their dreams; and they’re about to live happily ever after.Or maybe not…When a clerical error causes a clash in wedding dates - they’re now to be married on the same date! - Liv, Emma and their lifelong friendship are put to the ultimate test. Liv, a successful lawyer who is used to getting what she wants, including the perfect job and the perfect man, won’t settle for anything less than the perfect wedding she has dreamed of for years. Emma, a schoolteacher who has always been good at taking care of others, but not so much in looking after herself, discovers her inner Bridezilla and comes out swinging when her own dream wedding is imperiled.Now, the two best friends who’d do anything for each other, find themselves in a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners struggle that threatens to erupt into all-out war.
          

Bride and Prejudice

Year: 2005
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Video:
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 107 min / 111 min (English version) / 122 min (Hindi version)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Aishwarya Rai: Lalita Bakshi, Martin Henderson: William Darcy, Nadira Babbar: Mrs. Manorama ChjamanBakshi, Anupam Kher: Mr. Chaman Bakshi, Naveen Andrews: Balraj Bingley, Namrata Shirodkar: Jaya Bakshi, Daniel Gillies: Johnny Wickham, Indira Varma: Kiran Bingley, Sonali Kulkarni: Chandra Lamba, Nitin Ganatra: Mr. Kohli, Meghna Kothari: Maya Bakshi (as Meghnaa), Peeya Rai Chowdhary: Lakhi Bakshi (as Peeya Rai Choudhuri), Alexis Bledel: Georgina "Georgie" Darcy, Marsha Mason: Catherine Darcy, Ashanti: Special appearance

A Bollywood update of Jane Austen's classic tale, in which Mrs. Bakshi is eager to find suitable husbands for her four unmarried daughters. When the rich single gentlemen Balraj and Darcy come to visit, the Bakshis have high hopes, though circumstance and boorish opinions threaten to get in the way of romance.
          

Bride from Shangri La, A (Chinese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2005
Director: Zhang Jiarui
Video: DVD all
Genre: Romance
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Zhang Jingchu Yin Xiaotian

Nisu Nationality, a branch of the Yi Nationality, is also known as Huayao Yi Nationality. Huayao Yi has a custom passed on for generations: The bride cannot live together with the bridegroom after the wedding until they have got married for three years. This custom is called "returning home".
          

Bridge of San Luis Rey, The

Year: 2004
Director: Mary McGuckian
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

F. Murray Abraham, Kathy Bates, Gabriel Byrne, Geraldine Chaplin, Robert De Niro, Émilie Dequenne, Adriana Domínguez, Harvey Keitel, Samuel Le Bihan, Pilar López de Ayala, John Lynch, Dominique Pinon, Mark Polish, Michael Polish, Jim Sheridan

Five people are killed in a freak accident when a lofty rope bridge collapses. The film details a priest's journey to discover if there was a divine reason for the bloody disaster. Set in Lima, Peru, during the 18th century. Based on the Thornton Wilder novel, and first made in 1929.
          

Bridge on the River Kwai, The

Year: 1957
Director: David Lean
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Drama / War
Runtime: 161 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

William Holden: Cmdr. Shears, Jack Hawkins: Maj. Warden, Alec Guinness: Col. Nicholson, Sessue Hayakawa: Col. Saito, James Donald: Maj. Clipton, Geoffrey Horne: Lt. Joyce, André Morell: Col. Green (as Andre Morell), Peter Williams: Capt. Reeves, John Boxer: Maj. Hughes, Percy Herbert: Pvt. Grogan, Harold Goodwin: Pvt. Baker, Sick List Volunteer, Ann Sears: Nurse at Siamese hospital, Heihachiro Okawa: Capt. Kanematsu (as Henry Okawa), Keiichiro Katsumoto: Lt. Miura, M.R.B. Chakrabandhu: Yai (as M.R.B. Chakrabandhu {Col. Broome})

British WW2 prisoners of war are given the task, by their Japanese captors, of building a railway bridge in a harsh Asian jungle. Led by Col Nicholson, a stereotypical British officer, the prisoners score a moral victory over the Japanese by not only building the bridge, but running the whole show. Unknown to Nicholson, an allied demolition team are planning a spectacular opening for the bridge.
          

Bridget Jones's Diary

Year: 2001
Director: Sharon Maguire
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for language and some strong sexuality.R

Renée Zellweger: Bridget Jones, Gemma Jones: Bridget's Mum, Celia Imrie: Una Alconbury, James Faulkner: Uncle Geoffrey, Jim Broadbent: Bridget's Dad, Colin Firth: Mark Darcy, Charmian May: Mrs. Darcy, Hugh Grant: Daniel Cleaver, Paul Brooke: Mr. Fitzherbert, Felicity Montagu: Perpetua, Shirley Henderson: Jude, Sally Phillips: Shazzer, James Callis: Tom, Charlie Caine: Handsome Stranger, Gareth Marks: Simon in Marketing

Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss (Hugh Grant) takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones and the ups and downs of their ill-fated relationship prove hilarious and touching at once. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance (Colin Firth) who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive.
          

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Year: 2004
Director: Beeban Kidron
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 108 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Renée Zellweger: Bridget Jones, Gemma Jones: Mum, Jim Broadbent: Dad, James Faulkner: Uncle Geoffrey, Celia Imrie: Una Alconbury, Dominic McHale: Bernard, Colin Firth: Mark Darcy, Donald Douglas: Admiral Darcy, Shirley Dixon: Mrs. Darcy, Neil Pearson: Richard Finch, Rosalind Halstead: Receptionist, Luis Soto: Mexican Ambassador, Tom Brooke: Production Assistant, Hugh Grant: Daniel Cleaver, Alba Fleming Furlan: Girl in Rome

The story picks up four weeks after the first film, and already Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, strange contractor, and the worst vacation of her life.
          

Brief Encounter (VCD)

Year: 1974
Director: Alan Bridges
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: USA:90 min / Argentina:95 min
MPAA Rating:

Richard Burton: Alec Harvey, Sophia Loren: Anna Jesson, Jack Hedley: Graham Jesson, Rosemary Leach: Mrs. Gaines, Anne Firbank: Melanie Harvey, Gwen Cherrell: Dolly, Benjamin Edney: Alistair Jesson, John Le Mesurier: Stephen, Jumoke Debayo: Mrs. Harris, Madeleine Hinde: Dominic Jesson, Marco Orlandini, Patricia Franklin, Ernest C. Jennings, Jack Harding, Maggie Walker

Sophia Loren (Mrs. Ponti) stars as a bored married woman who embarks upon a brief romantic fling with equally married Richard Burton. Throughout their relationship, Loren and Burton are plagued by guilt; ultimately, they sacrifice their potential happiness in favor of "the right thing.
          

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Year: 2009
Director: John Krasinski
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
USA:80 min
MPAA Rating:

Julianne Nicholson: Sara Quinn Ben Shenkman: Subject #14 Timothy Hutton: Professor Adams/Subject #30 Michael Cerveris: Subject #15 Corey Stoll: Subject #51 Chris Messina: Subject #19 Max Minghella: Kevin /Subject #28 Lou Taylor Pucci: Evan/Subject #28 Will Arnett: Subject #11 John Krasinski: Ryan/Subject #20 Will Forte: Subject #72 Joey Slotnick: Tad/Subject #59 Dominic Cooper: Daniel/Subject #46 Benjamin Gibbard: Harry/Subject #20 Bobby Cannavale: Subject #40

After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went wrong. Directing all her energies into her anthropological dissertation, Sara conducts a series of interviews with men in an effort to uncover the secret thoughts that drive their behavior. She thinks she can remedy both her heartache and her academic challenges with a new research project and begins conducting a series of interviews with men. As she records the astonishing and disquieting experiences of various subjects, Sara discovers much more about men and herself than she bargained for.
          

Bright Leaves

Year: 2003
Director: Ross McElwee
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 107 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)



North Carolina produces more tobacco than any other state in America. Bright Leaves describes a journey taken across the social, economic, and psychological tobacco terrain of North Carolina by a native Carolinian, Ross McElwee, whose great-grandfather created the famous brand of tobacco known as Bull Durham. The comedic chronicle is a subjective, autobiographical meditation on the allure of cigarettes and their troubling legacy for the state of North Carolina. It's also a film about family history, addiction, denial, and filmmaking--as McElwee, noted director of Sherman's March, grapples with the legacy of an obscure Hollywood melodrama that is purportedly based on this curious man that was his great-grandfather.
          

Bright Lights, Big City (VCD)

Year: 1988
Director: James Bridges
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 110 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Michael J. Fox: Jamie Conway, Kiefer Sutherland: Tad Allagash, Phoebe Cates: Amanda, Swoosie Kurtz: Megan, Frances Sternhagen: Clara, Tracy Pollan: Vicky, John Houseman: Mr. Vogel, Charlie Schlatter: Michael, David Warrilow: Rittenhouse, Dianne Wiest: Mother, Alec Mapa: Yasu Wade, William Hickey: Ferret Man, Gina Belafonte: Kathy, Sam Robards: Rich Vanier, Bernard Zette: Stevie (as Zette)

A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
          

Bright Shining Lie, A (VCD)

Year: 1998
Director: Terry George
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / War
Runtime: 118 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Bill Paxton Amy Madigan Vivian Wu Donal Logue James Rebhorn

Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with the way the war is being run and is forced to leave the military. Returning to Vietnam as a civilian working with the Army, he comes to despise some South Vietnamese officers while he takes charge of some of the U.S. forces and continues his liaisons with Vietnamese women.
          

Bringing Down The House

Year: 2003
Director: Adam Shankman
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Steve Martin: Peter Sanderson, Queen Latifah: Charlene Morton, Eugene Levy: Howie Rottman, Joan Plowright: Mrs. Arness, Jean Smart: Kate Sanderson, Kimberly J. Brown: Sarah Sanderson, Angus T. Jones: Georgey Sanderson, Missi Pyle: Ashley, Michael Rosenbaum: Todd Gendler, Betty White: Mrs. Kline, Steve Harris: Widow, Jim Haynie: Ed Tobias, Aengus James: Mike, Jernard Burks: Widow's Bodyguard, Bronzell Miller: Widow's Bodyguard

Peter Sanderson is a divorced, straight-laced, uptight attorney who still loves his ex-wife and can't figure out what he did wrong to make her leave him. However, Peter's trying to move on, and he's smitten with a brainy, bombshell barrister he's been chatting with online. However, when she comes to his house for their first face-to-face, she isn't refined, isn't Ivy League, and isn't even a lawyer. Instead, it's Charlene, a prison escapee who's proclaiming her innocence and wants Peter to help her clear her name. But Peter wants nothing to do with her, prompting the loud and shocking Charlene to turn Peter's perfectly ordered life upside down, jeopardizing his effort to get back with his wife and woo a billion dollar client.
          

Bringing Out the Dead

Year: 1999
Director: Martin Scorsese
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 121 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Nicolas Cage: Frank Pierce, Patricia Arquette: Mary Burke, John Goodman: Larry Verber, Ving Rhames: Marcus, Tom Sizemore: Tom Wolls, Marc Anthony: Noel, Mary Beth Hurt: Nurse Constance, Cliff Curtis: Cy Coates, Nestor Serrano: Dr. Hazmat, Aida Turturro: Nurse Crupp, Sonja Sohn: Kanita, Cynthia Roman: Rose, Afemo Omilami: Griss, Cullen O. Johnson: Mr. Burke (as Cullen Oliver Johnson), Arthur J. Nascarella: Captain Barney

An Easter story. Frank is a Manhattan medic, working graveyard in a two-man ambulance team. He's burned out, exhausted, seeing ghosts, especially a young woman he failed to save six months' before, and no longer able to save people: he brings in the dead. We follow him for three nights, each with a different partner: Larry, who thinks about dinner, Marcus, who looks to Jesus, and Tom, who wallops people when work is slow. Frank befriends the daughter of a heart victim he brings in; she's Mary, an ex-junkie, angry at her father but now hoping he'll live. Frank tries to get fired, tries to quit, and keeps coming back, to work and to Mary, in need of his own rebirth.
          

Britain's Sexual Fantasies

Year: 2008
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Brett Kahr

Documentary exploring where our fantasies come from, why we have certain fantasies and not others and asking if we should ever share our fantasies with others.Presented by one of Britain's leading psychotherapists, Brett Kahr, the programme uses results and research from the most comprehensive academic survey of its kind into the subject.
          

Britney Spears - Live and More! (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director:
Video: VCD
Genre: Dance-Pop, Music Video, Music Video - Pop/Rock, Performance, Pop, Rock, Rock/Pop, Teen Pop
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Britney Spears

Watch teen-pop queen Britney Spears cavorting in the sun and surf in Live and More! Part concert video and part travelogue, it features eight songs performed live on Hawaii's Waikiki Beach, including of course hits from her smash album Oops!... I Did It Again, in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans, the youngest of whom can be spotted mouthing the words while perched on their big sisters' shoulders. These songs are interspersed with clips of her "down time" in Hawaii: learning to hula at the Polynesian Cultural Center, playing with a dolphin, holding a dance rehearsal at Waimea Falls, and parasailing. She also gives an impromptu pizza party at the home of her "No. 1 fan" and drops in on a classroom--photo ops, sure, but also a genuine thrill for the kids. Completing this grab bag are three music videos ("Oops!... I Did It Again," "Stronger," "Lucky") and clips from when she hosted Saturday Night Live. Most of the sketches ("Woodrow the Homeless Man," "Britney Judges Dance Tryouts") require her to play herself, but she does stretch out (a little) as author Dawn Paslowski on the fictional talk show Morning Latte. She also performs "Oops!... I Did It Again" and "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" on the show and pokes fun at gossipmongers by noticeably padding herself. While this helter-skelter programming may frustrate those longing for a straight concert video, the sheer variety of material collected here makes Live and More! a real screamfest for Britney-philes. --David HoriuchiBuy the DVD so you can skip the irritating skits
          

Broadway Melody of 1929, The

Year: 1929
Director: Harry Beaumont
Video: DVD All
Genre: Musical / Romance
Runtime: 110 min / 101 min (TCM print)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Charles King: Eddie Kearns, Anita Page: Queenie Mahoney, Bessie Love: Hank Mahoney, Jed Prouty: Uncle Jed, Kenneth Thomson: Jock Warriner, Edward Dillon: Stage Manager, Mary Doran: Flo, Eddie Kane: Francis Zanfield, J. Emmett Beck: Babe Hatrick, Marshall Ruth: Stew, Mr. Zanfield's assistant, Drew Demorest: Turpe, costumer

Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. Eddie was in love with Harriet, but when he meets Queenie, he falls in love to her, but she is courted by Jock Warriner, a member of the New Yorker high society. It takes a while till Queenie recognizes, that she is for Jock nothing more than a toy, and it also takes a while till Harriet recognizes, that Eddie is in love with Queenie.
          

Brokeback Mountain

Year: 2005
Director: Ang Lee
Video:
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 134 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Valerie Planche, Graham Beckel, David Harbour, Kate Mara, Roberta Maxwell, Peter McRobbie, Anna Faris, Linda Cardellini, Scott Michael Campbell, David Trimble

A raw, powerful story of two young men, a Wyoming ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 sheepherding in the harsh, high grasslands of contemporary Wyoming and form an unorthodox yet life-long bond--by turns ecstatic, bitter and conflicted.
          

Broken Arrow

Year: 1996
Director: John Woo
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama, Action, Suspense
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

John Travolta as Maj. Vic Deakins Christian Slater as Capt. Riley Hale Samantha Mathis as Terry Carmichael Delroy Lindo as Col. Max Wilkins Bob Gunton as Pritchett Frank Whaley as Giles Prentice Howie Long as MSgt. Kelly Vondie Curtis-Hall as Lt. Col. Sam Rhodes Jack Thompson as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Vyto Ruginis as Johnson Ousaun Elam as Lt. Thomas Shaun Toub as Max Casey Biggs as Novacek Jeffrey J. Stephen as Shepherd Joey Box as Frakes Jon W. Kishi as Daly Myke Schwartz as Brandt Jim Palmer as Lt. Reed Vince Deadrick Sr. as Jim Charlie Brewer as McKeller Gary Epper as Miller Mario Roberts as Carl J.N. Roberts as Moss Kurtwood Smith as Secretary of Defense Baird Daniel von Bargen as Air Force Gen. Creely Bruce E. Holman as Chairman Aid Carmen Argenziano as Brig. Gen. Boone James MacDonald as Park Ranger Baker French Stewart as I.R. Crewman Jim Moyle as Pentagon Assistant Chris Mulkey as Maj. Hunt Henry Murph as Capt. Johnson Tom Waddell as Capt. Wright Rosemary Schoppman as Wanda Raymond Cruz as Air Force Staff Officer at Casualty Briefing

"Broken Arrow" is the term used to describe a nuclear device that has been lost. In this movie, two nuclear missiles are stolen by rogue US pilot Deakins, but hot on his trail is his co-pilot Hale and a Park Ranger, Terry. The action takes place in Utah's canyon country; a high stakes game of cat and mouse.
          

Broken Flowers

Year: 2005
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 106 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Heather Simms, Brea Frazier, Jarry Fall, Korka Fall, Saul Holland, Zakira Holland, Niles Lee Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Meredith Patterson, Jennifer Rapp, Nicole Abisinio, Ryan Donowho, Alexis Dziena

In the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jim Jarmusch, which won the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes International Film Festival, Bill Murray stars as Don Johnston. The resolutely single Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry (Julie Delpy). Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate this "mystery" by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston (Jeffrey Wright), an amateur sleuth and family man. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trek in search of clues from four former flames (Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, and Tilda Swinton). Unannounced visits to each of these unique women hold new surprises for Don as he haphazardly confronts both his past and, consequently, his present.
          

Broken Wings (Knafayim Shvurot) (in Hebrew w/English subtitles)

Year: 2002
Director: Nir Bergman
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 87 min / Switzerland:84 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Orly Silbersatz Banai: Dafna Ulman, Maya Maron: Maya Ulman, Daniel Magon: Ido Ulman, Nitai Gvirtz: Yair Ulman, Eliana Magon: Bahr Ulman, Vladimir Friedman: Dr. Valentin Goldman, Dana Ivgy: Iris, Yarden Bar-Kochba: Flora, School Counselor, Danny Niv: Yoram (as Danny "mooki" Niv), Orit Boger: Teacher, Nimrod Cohen: Gaga, Eitan Green: The Father, Martin Umanski: Video Photographer, Shira Vilansky, Lobo Wizner: Band member

The unexpected death of the family patriarch throws every member of the Ullmann clan off course. Widow Dafna takes to bed for three months and when she finally returns to her job at the maternity hospital, she has little time for her children. Eldest son, Yair drops out of school and adopts a fatalist attitude, shutting out his siblings and girlfriend. His twin sister Maya, a talented musician, feels the most guilt and is forced to act as a family caregiver at the expense of career opportunities. Bullied at school, younger son Ido responds by obsessively filming himself with a video camera and attempting dangerous feats. The baby sister, Bar, is woefully neglected. Preoccupied with their own misery, the family is barely a family anymore. When another tragedy strikes, will they be able to support one another?
          

Bronx Tale, A

Year: 1993
Director: Robert De Niro
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime: 121 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robert De Niro: Lorenzo Anello, Chazz Palminteri: Sonny, Lillo Brancato: Calogero 'C' Anello (age 17), Francis Capra: Calogero 'C' Anello (age 9), Taral Hicks: Jane Williams, Kathrine Narducci: Rosina Anello, Clem Caserta: Jimmy Whispers, Alfred Sauchelli Jr.: Bobby Bars, Frank Pietrangolare: Danny K.O, Joe Pesci: Carmine, Robert D'Andrea: Tony Toupee, Eddie Montanaro: Eddie Mush, Fred Fischer: JoJo the Whale, Dave Salerno: Frankie Coffeecake, Joe D'Onofrio: Slick (Age 17)

Gangster Sonny is the big man in Calogero's Bronx neighborhood. A shooting witnessed by Calogero is the starting point of a lasting bond between the gangster and the small boy. Father (bus driver Lorenzo), however, disap- proves. Calogero grows up under the wings of both men, torn between his own natural honesty and his fascination with Sonny. C's neighborhood cronies get involved in theft, use of guns, racial fights. When C meets girl, things don't become easier. C's leap to manhood is marked by tragedy, but also by his recognition of the many faces of love.
          

Brooklyn Lobster

Year: 2005
Director: Kevin Jordan
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Danny Aiello: Frank Giorgio, Jane Curtin: Maureen Giorgio, Daniel Sauli: Michael Giorgio, Marisa Ryan: Lauren Giorgio-Wallace, Ian Kahn: Justin Wallace, Heather Burns: Kerry Miller, Sam Freed: James Miller, Tom Mason: Chuck Miller, Barbara Garrick: Lynn Miller, Henry Yuk: Bill Lau, Jo Yang: Jen Lau, John Rothman: Sal Guardino, Olivia Archer: Aimee Giorgio-Wallace, Rick Aiello: Tommy C., Moises Belizario: Court Clerk

Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state, the renowned establishment now faces grave financial troubles. The Giorgio family must find a way to hold on to the business or risk losing the cornerstone of their identity. Under pressure, each member of the family is forced to take a new tack in their personal relationships.
          

Brother (in Japanese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2000
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Video: DVD-1
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 114 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for pervasive strong violence, language and brief nudity.R

Takeshi Kitano: Aniki Yamamoto (as 'Beat' Takeshi), Omar Epps: Denny, Kuroudo Maki: Ken (as Claude Maki), Masaya Kato: Shirase, Susumu Terajima: Kato, Royale Watkins: Jay, Lombardo Boyar: Mo, Ren Osugi: Harada, Ryo Ishibashi: Ishihara, James Shigeta: Sugimoto, Tatyana Ali: Latifa, Makoto Otake: Chief of Police, Kouen Okumura: Hanaoka, Naomasa Musaka: Hisamatsu, Rino Katase: Night Club Madame

A Japanese Yakuza gangster is exiled to the United States. Takeshi settles in Los Angeles where his younger, half brother lives and finds that although the turf is new, the rules are still the same as they try to take over the local drug trade.
          

Brother Bear

Year: 2003
Director: Robert Walker (VII), Aaron Blaise
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Cartoons & Animation, Children, Children's Video, Family, Feature Film Family, Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Joaquin Phoenix Hope Levy Jeremy Suarez Daniel Mastrogorgio Bumper Robinson Rick Moranis Dave Thomas Jason Raize Greg Proops Aaron Blaise D.B. Sweeney Harold Gould Joan Copeland Pauley Perrette Estelle Harris Michael Clarke Duncan Paul Christie Darko Cesar

Disney proudly presents BROTHER BEAR, an epic animated adventure full of comedy and heart. With five great new songs from Academy Award winner Phil Collins (1999 Best Original Song, "You'll Be In My Heart," from TARZAN(R)), it's "pure Disney magic from beginning to end!" raves Clay Smith of Access Hollywood. When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the lovable bear cub Koda, hilarious moose Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths, rambunctious rams, and more! BROTHER BEAR is "a charming, enchanting story for kids of all ages!" ( Larry King, CNN)
          

Brothers

Year: 2009
Director: Jim Sheridan
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Suspense / War
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Jake Gyllenhaal ... Tommy Cahill Natalie Portman ... Grace Cahill Tobey Maguire ... Capt. Sam Cahill Clifton Collins Jr. ... Major Cavazos Bailee Madison ... Isabelle Cahill Sam Shepard ... Hank Cahill Mare Winningham ... Elsie Cahill Taylor Geare ... Maggie Cahill Patrick Flueger ... Private Joe Willis Jenny Wade ... Tina Carey Mulligan ... Cassie Willis Omid Abtahi ... Yusuf Navid Negahban ... Murad Ethan Suplee ... Sweeney Arron Shiver ... A.J.

A young man comforts his older brother’s wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.
          

Brothers Grimm, The

Year: 2005
Director: Terry Gilliam
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy / Thriller
Runtime: 118 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Petr Ratimec: Young Will, Barbora Lukesová: Mother Grimm (as Barbara Lukêsova), Anna Rust: Sister Grimm, Jeremy Robson: Young Jacob, Matt Damon: Wilhelm Grimm, Heath Ledger: Jacob Grimm, Radim Kalvoda: Gendarme, Martin Hofmann: Gendarme, Josef Pepa Nos: German War Veteran, Harry Gilliam: Stable Boy, Miroslav Táborský: Old Miller, Roger Ashton-Griffiths: Mayor, Marika Sarah Procházková: Miller's Daughter, Mackenzie Crook: Hidlick, Richard Ridings: Bunst,

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage.
          

Brothers at War

Year: 2009
Director: Jake Rademacher
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary / War
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Mahmoud Hamid Ali ... Himself Edward Allier ... Himself Ryan Baker ... Himself Zack Corke ... Himself Danelle Fields ... Herself Ben Fisher ... Himself Jason Grundy ... Himself Patrick Irvine ... Himself Kevin Keniston ... Himself Frank McCann ... Himself Brandon 'Mongo' Phillips ... Himself Claus Rademacher ... Himself Isaac Rademacher ... Himself Jake Rademacher ... Himself Jenny Rademacher ... Herself Joe Rademacher ... Himself Robert Smallwood ... Himself

BROTHERS AT WAR is an intimate portrait of an American family during a turbulent time. Jake Rademacher sets out to understand the experience, sacrifice, and motivation of his two brothers serving in Iraq. The film follows Jake’s exploits as he risks everything-including his life-to tell his brothers’ story. Often humorous, but sometimes downright lethal, BROTHERS AT WAR is a remarkable journey where Jake embeds with four combat units in Iraq. Unprecedented access to US and Iraqi combat units take him behind the camouflage curtain with secret reconnaissance troops on the Syrian border, into sniper “hide sites” in the Sunni Triangle, through raging machine gun battles with the Iraqi Army. Ultimately, the film follows his brothers home where separations and life-threatening work ripple through their parents, siblings, wives, and children. BROTHERS AT WAR is a rare look at the bonds and service of our soldiers on the front lines and the profound effects their service has on the loved ones they leave behind.
          

Brubaker

Year: 1980
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Video:
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 132 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robert Redford: Henry Brubaker, Yaphet Kotto: Richard 'Dickie' Coombes, Jane Alexander: Lillian Gray, Murray Hamilton: John Deach, David Keith: Larry Lee Bullen, Morgan Freeman: Walter, Matt Clark: Roy Purcell, Tim McIntire: Huey Rauch, Richard Ward: Abraham Cook, Jon Van Ness: Zaranska, M. Emmet Walsh: C.P. Woodward, Albert Salmi: Rory Poke, Linda Haynes: Carol, Everett McGill: Eddie Caldwell, Val Avery: Wendel

When the new Warden comes in disguised as an inmate, he sees first hand all the corruption and scams the guards and prison officials and running. When he reveals himself, and starts to implement reforms to stop the corruption, the local community business, who had been benefiting from the scams, fights back, and the corrupt southern prison system, starts making political trouble for the new warden.
          

Bucket List, The

Year: 2007
Director: Rob Reiner
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jack Nicholson: Edward Cole, Morgan Freeman: Carter Chambers, Sean Hayes: Thomas, Beverly Todd: Virginia Chambers, Rob Morrow: Dr. Hollins, Alfonso Freeman: Roger Carter, Rowena King: Angelica, Annton Berry Jr.: Kai, Verda Bridges: Shandra, Destiny Brownridge: Maya, Brian Copeland: Lee, Ian Anthony Dale: Instructor, Jennifer Defrancisco: Emily, Angela Gardner: Female Administrator, Noel Gugliemi: Mechanic,

Corprate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.
          

Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (Buda as sharm foru rikht) (in Persian w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2007
Director: Hana Makhmalbaf
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama | War
Runtime: 81 min
MPAA Rating:

Abbas Alijome ... Abbas Abdolali Hoseinali ... Talib boy Nikbakht Noruz ... Baktay

A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is thrown out by the teacher, because helping her prevented him from coming in time. - It must not go unnoticed that the schoolgirls and the female teacher are likewise hostile toward this girl. None of them want her in the classroom. On her way home she and other girls are taken as prisoners by boys playing talibans. They tear her school book to pieces (or rather what was left of it after the schoolgirls had done the same thing.) The "taliban boys" threaten to stone their girl prisoners (although in this movie there is little real physical violence against girls). The girl's attempts end in complete failure. (Whatever moods of the scenes throughout the entire movie, the acting by the central girl is really impressive.) Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden
          

Buena Vista Social Club

Year: 1999
Director: Wim Wenders
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary / Music
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Julio Alberto Fernández ... Himself Ibrahim Ferrer ... Himself Carlos González ... Himself Rubén González ... Himself Salvador Repilado Labrada ... Himself Pío Leyva ... Himself Manuel 'Puntillita' Licea ... Himself Orlando 'Cachaíto' López ... Himself Benito Suárez Magana ... Himself Luis Barzaga ... Himself Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal ... Himself Eliades Ochoa ... Himself Compay Segundo ... Himself Julienne Oviedo Sánchez ... Himself Barbarito Torres ... Himself Alberto 'Virgilio' Valdés ... Himself Amadito Valdés ... Himself Lázaro Villa ... Himself Juan de Marcos González ... Himself Joachim Cooder ... Himself Ry Cooder ... Himself Omara Portuondo ... Herself

A group of legendary Cuban musicians, some as old as their nineties, were brought together by Ry Cooder to record a CD. In this film, we see and hear some of the songs being recorded in Havana. There is also footage from concerts in Amsterdam and New York City's Carnegie Hall. In addition, many of the individual musicians talk about their lives in Cuba and about how they got started in music.
          

Bugsy

Year: 1991
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime, Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Warren Beatty as Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel Annette Bening as Virginia Hill Harvey Keitel as Mickey Cohen Ben Kingsley as Meyer Lansky Elliott Gould as Harry Greenberg Richard C. Sarafian as Jack Dragna Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi as Count di Frasso Stefanie Mason as Millicent Siegel Andy Romano as Del Webb Bill Graham as Charlie Luciano Joseph Roman as Moe Sedway Don Carrara as Vito Genovese Don Calfa as Louie Dragna Bryan Smith as Chick Hill Eric Christmas as Ronald, the Butler John C. Moskoff as Sulka's Salesman Debrah Farentino as Girl in Elevator Wendie Malick as Woman on Train Ksenia Prohaska as Marlene Dietrich Austin Kelly as Manpower' Maitre D Bruce Ed Morrow as Dist. Atty. McWilde Gary McGurk as Tony, Waiter Paul Roache as Taxi Driver Steven Maines as U.S. Marshal David H. Hebble as Cadillac Driver Jamie Angell as Courthouse Guard Susan Rumor as Ciro's Singer Hal Melia as Ciro's Singer Kal David as Ciro's Singer Cathleen Crone as Ciro's Singer Kathy Brolly as Dinner Guest Joe Mantegna as George Raft Bebe Neuwirth as Countess di Frasso Wendy Phillips as Esta Siegel Kimberly McCullough as Barbara Siegel Robert Beltran as Alejandro Lewis Van Bergen as Joey Adonis James Toback as Gus Greenbaum Carmine Caridi as Frank Costello Robert Glaudini as Dominic Ray McKinnon as David Hinton Joe Baker as Lawrence Tibbett Ralph Tabakin as Elevator Operator Anthony Russell as Jerry, Bookie DeVera Marcus as Fan at Train Station Peter Giuliano as 'Manpower' Assistant Director Michael Kenner as 'Manpower' Clapper Boy Clive Rosengren as Dep. Dist. Atty. Hartman Gerard Joseph McKenna as Ciro's Photographer Tommy Townsend as U.S. Marshal Traci Lind as Natalie St. Clair Michael Sollenberger as Bond Rally Speaker Julie Christensen as Ciro's Singer Lloyd Baskin as Ciro's Singer Fred Lehto as Ciro's Singer Albina Bocchicchio as Ciro's Singer Robert Beecher as 'Manpower' Director Anne Gaybis as Mambo Dancer

Bugsy represents an almost miraculous combination of director, writer, and star on a project that represents a career highlight for everyone involved. It's one of the best American gangster movies ever made--as good in its own way as any of the Godfather films--and it's impossible to imagine anyone better than Beatty in the movie's flashy title role. As notorious mobster and Las Vegas visionary "Bugsy" Siegel, Beatty is perfectly cast as a man whose dreams are greater than his ability to realize them--or at least, greater than his ability to stay alive while making those dreams come true. With a glamorous Hollywood mistress (Annette Bening) who shares Bugsy's dream while pursuing her own upwardly mobile agenda, Bugsy seems oblivious to threats when he begins to spend too much of the mob's money on the creation of the Flamingo casino. Meyer Lansky (Ben Kingsley) and Mickey Cohen (Harvey Keitel) will support Bugsy's wild ambition to a point, after which all bets are off, and Bugsy's life hangs in the balance. From the obvious chemistry of Beatty and Bening (who met and later married off-screen) to the sumptuous reproduction of 1940s Hollywood, every detail in this movie feels impeccably right. Beatty is simply mesmerizing as the man who invented Las Vegas but never saw it thrive, moving from infectious idealism to brutal violence in the blink of an eye. Director Barry Levinson is also in peak form here, guiding the stylish story with a subtle balance of admiration and horror; we can catch Bugsy's Vegas fever and root for the gangster's success, but we know he'll get what he deserves. We might wish that Bugsy had lived to see his dream turn into a booming oasis, but the movie doesn't suggest that we should shed any tears. --Jeff Shannon
          

Bull Durham

Year: 1988
Director: Ron Shelton
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Sport
Runtime: 108 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Kevin Costner: Crash Davis, Susan Sarandon: Annie Savoy, Tim Robbins: Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh, Trey Wilson: Joe Riggins, Robert Wuhl: Larry Hockett, William O'Leary: Jimmy, David Neidorf: Bobby, Danny Gans: Deke, Tom Silardi: Tony, Lloyd T. Williams: Mickey McFee (as Lloyd Williams), Rick Marzan: Jose, George Buck: Mr. Laloosh, Jenny Robertson: Millie, Gregory Avellone: Doc (as Greg Avelone), Garland Bunting: Teddy Cullinane (as Carey 'Garland' Bunting)

Veteran minor-league catcher Crash Davis is assigned to the Class A Durham Bulls to handle the team's star rookie, wild pitcher "Nuke" LaLoosh. Team groupie Annie Savoy romances both players, creating a comic triangle.
          

Bullitt (2 discs)

Year: 1968
Director: Peter Yates
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 113 min / Argentina:114 min
MPAA Rating: PG

Steve McQueen: Lt. Frank Bullitt, Robert Vaughn: Walter Chalmers, Jacqueline Bisset: Cathy, Don Gordon: Delgetti, Robert Duvall: Weissberg, Simon Oakland: Captain Sam Bennett, Norman Fell: Captain Baker, Georg Stanford Brown: Dr. Willard, Justin Tarr: Eddy, Carl Reindel: Detective Stanton, Felice Orlandi: Albert E. Renick, Vic Tayback: Pete Ross (as Victor Tayback), Robert Lipton: 1st Aide, Ed Peck: Wescott, Pat Renella: Johnny Ross

Frank Bullitt is selected by Chalmers, a politician with ambition, to guard a Mafia informant. Bullitt's friend is shot and the witness is left at death's door by two hit men who seem to know exactly where the the witness was hiding. Bullitt begins a search for both the killer and the leak, but he must keep the witness alive long enough to make sure the killers return. Chalmers has no interest in the injured policeman or the killers, only in the hearings that will catapult him into the public eye and wants to shut down Bullitt's investigation.
          

Bunch of Amateurs, A

Year: 2008
Director: Andy Cadiff
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 96 min
MPAA Rating:

Burt Reynolds: Jefferson Steel Alexandra Weaver: Girl on Motorbike Elesia Ennis: 1st Cinema Girl Sarah Goldberg: 2nd Cinema Girl Glynis Brooks: Woman In Street Camilla Arfwedson: Amanda Blacke Michael Wildman: Mr. Darcy Guy Flanagan: Box Office Guy John Moraitis: Man In Theatre Pat Starr: Woman In Theatre Maisie Scott: Young Amanda Charles Durning: Charlie Rosenberg Pandora Colin: Nadine Lucy Akhurst: Stewardess Stephen Gressieux: Italian Tourist (as Stefano Gressieux)

A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.
          

Burbs, The

Year: 1989
Director: Joe Dante
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Horror
Runtime: 101 min / Sweden:101 min (cut)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Tom Hanks: Ray Peterson, Bruce Dern: Mark Rumsfield, Carrie Fisher: Carol Peterson, Rick Ducommun: Art Weingartner, Corey Feldman: Ricky Butler, Wendy Schaal: Bonnie Rumsfield, Henry Gibson: Dr. Werner Klopek, Brother Theodore: Uncle Reuben Klopek, Courtney Gains: Hans Klopek, Gale Gordon: Walter Seznick, Dick Miller: Vic, Garbageman #1, Robert Picardo: Joe, Garbageman #2, Cory Danziger: Dave Peterson, Franklyn Ajaye: Detective #1, Rance Howard: Detective #2

This story takes place in a typical American neighborhood, when some new neighbors come to live in the house next to Ray Peterson. These new people are really strange; nobody has ever seen them, their house is a real mess, and during the night you can hear weird noises from their basement. The only thing they know is their name: Klopeks. One day Walter (an old man of the neighborhood) suddenly disappears and everyone starts to suspect the Klopeks...
          

Burma Behind Bars: Spirit for Survival

Year: 2003
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
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Aung San Suu Kyi

Produced & Presented by the former political prisoners from Burma.Tortured lives of Burmese democracy activists in Burmese prisons: living proof that how the military junta in Burma oppressed its own people to silence the movement towards democracy and freedom.A plea to the world to work towards the immediate release of all political prisoners of Burma including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)( http://www.aappb.org )
          

Burma: Fear & Hope: Responding to Burma's Internally Displaced (6 minutes)

Year: 2004
Director: Free Burma Rangers
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary, War, Human Rights
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Pippa Curwen (narrator)

Executive Summary: "The impact of decades of military repression on the population of Burma has been devastating. Hundreds of thousands of Burmese have been displaced by the government’s suppression of ethnic insurgencies and of the pro-democracy movement. As government spending has concentrated on military expenditures to maintain its control, the once-vibrant Burmese economy has been virtually destroyed. Funding for health and education is negligible, leaving the population at the mercy of the growing AIDS epidemic, which is itself fueled by the production, trade and intravenous use of heroin, as well as the trafficking of women. The Burmese people, whether displaced by government design or by economic necessity, whether opposed to the military regime or merely trying to survive in a climate of fear, face enormous challenges. Human rights abuses are legion. The government’s strategies of forced labor and relocation destroy communities. Displacement, disruption of social networks and the collapse of the public health systems provide momentum for the spreading AIDS epidemic—which the government has barely begun to acknowledge or address. The broader crisis in health care in general and reproductive health in particular affects women at all levels; maternal mortality is extremely high, family planning is discouraged. The decay—and willful destruction—of the educational system has created an increasingly illiterate population—without the tools necessary to participate in a modern society. The country-wide economic crisis drives the growth of the commercial sex industry, both in Burma and in Thailand. Yet, international pressure for political change is increasing and nongovernmental organizations and some UN agencies manage to work within Burma, quietly challenging the status quo. The delegation met with Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, who is considered by much of the international community as the true representative of the Burmese people. Despite her concerns that humanitarian aid can prop up the SPDC, she was cautiously supportive of direct, transparent assistance in conjunction with unrelenting international condemnation of the military government’s human rights abuses and anti-democratic rule. The delegation concluded that carefully designed humanitarian assistance in Burma can help people without strengthening the military government. And, until democracy is restored in Burma, refugees in Thailand must receive protection from forced repatriation, and be offered opportunities for skills development and education to carry home. On both sides of the border, women’s groups work to respond to the issues facing their communities; they are a critical resource in addressing the critical needs for education, reproductive health and income generation." ADDITIONAL KEYWORDS: forced resettlement, forced relocation, forced movement, forced displacement, forced migration, forced to move, displaced
          

Burmese Harp, The (in Japanese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 1956
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama | War
Runtime: 116 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Rentaro Mikuni: Captain Inouye, Shôji Yasui: Mizushima, Jun Hamamura: Ito, Taketoshi Naitô: Kobayashi (as Takeo Naito), Shunji Kasuga: Maki, Kô Nishimura: Baba (as Akira Nishimura), Keishichi Nakahara: Takagi, Toshiaki Ito: Hashimoto, Hiroshi Tsuchikata: Okada, Tomio Aoki: Oyama, Nobuteru Hanamura: Nakamura, Sanpei Mine: Abe, Takashi Koshiba: Shimizu, Tomoko Tonai, Tokuhei Miyahara: Nagai,

An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close World War II and finds harmony through song. A corporal, thought to be dead, disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment. Magnificently shot in hushed black and white, Kon Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp is an eloquent meditation on beauty coexisting with death and remains one of Japanese cinema's most overwhelming antiwar statements, both tender and brutal in its grappling with Japan's wartime legacy.
          

Burn After Reading

Year: 2008
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Crime
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George Clooney: Harry Pfarrer, Frances McDormand: Linda Litzke, John Malkovich: Osbourne Cox, Tilda Swinton: Katie Cox, Brad Pitt: Chad Feldheimer, Richard Jenkins: Ted Treffon, Elizabeth Marvel: Sandy Pfarrer, David Rasche: CIA Officer, J.K. Simmons: CIA Superior, Olek Krupa: Krapotkin, Michael Countryman: Alan, Kevin Sussman: Divorce Lawyer #1, J.R. Horne: Divorce Lawyer #2, Hamilton Clancy: Peck, Armand Schultz: Olson

A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.
          

Bus Stop (PAL) (VCD)

Year: 1956
Director: Joshua Logan
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 96 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Marilyn Monroe: Cherie, Don Murray: Beauregard 'Bo' Decker, Arthur O'Connell: Virgil Blessing, Betty Field: Grace, Eileen Heckart: Vera, Robert Bray: Carl, Hope Lange: Elma Duckworth, Hans Conried: Life Magazine Photographer, Max Showalter: Life Magazine Reporter (as Casey Adams)

Innocent rodeo cowboy Bo falls in love with cafe singer Cherie in Phoenix. She tries to run away to Los Angeles but he finds her and forces her to board the bus to his home in Montana. When the bus stops at Grace's Diner the passengers learn that the road ahead is blocked. By now everyone knows of the kidnaping, but Bo is determined to have Cherie.
          

Bush's War (PBS Frontline)

Year: 2008
Director: Michael Kirk
Video:
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage) Saddam Hussein ... Himself (archive footage) Condoleezza Rice ... Herself (archive footage) Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage) Will Lyman, series narrator

9/11 and Al Qaeda, Afghanistan and Iraq, WMD and the Insurgency, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Fallujah and the Surge. For six years, FRONTLINE has been revealing those stories in meticulous detail, and the political dramas played out at the highest levels. Now, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the full saga will unfold in this special definitive documentary analysis of one of the most challenging periods in the nation's history.Without regard to your view of the Iraq War in particular and the War on Terror in general, this documentary will provide a fascinating look at the inner workings of President Bush's White House and its relationships with the Pentagon, Justice Department and CIA. More than half of the interviews and recorded speeches/meetings involve the subjects themselves. This is not your typical documentary full of opinions by third parties juxtaposed with quick soundbytes, but rather an explanation, in their own words, of how the principals of our government moved from 9/11 to the War in Iraq. My only regret is that PBS did or could not get interviews with George Tenet and Donald Rumsfeld, as most of their actions are told through others. Adding their perspective would have been interesting. This DVD represents excellent reporting which, although a criticism of the Bush Administration, sticks to the facts and provides the viewer with a valuable insight into the give-and-take of Washington.
          

Business, The

Year: 2005
Director: Nick Love
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama
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Camille Coduri, Arturo Venegas, Danny Dyer, Linda Henry, Geoff Bell

Set in the Thatcher era with the cool sounds of the 80's, THE BUSINESS is an action packed gangster flick set in Spain's sun drenched Costa Del crime. Frankie (Danny Dyer), is on the run from the high-rise's of South London to a new life in Malaga with nothing but a tin stuffed full of cash. Having no idea that this delivery of cash to super-suave playboy and ex-con, Charlie (Tamer Hassan), will change his life forever, he soon becomes one of the gang, and finds himself drawn into a flamboyant and violent world of organized crime.
          

But I'm a Cheerleader

Year: 1999
Director: Jamie Babbit
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy | Romance | Drama
Runtime: 85 min
MPAA Rating:

Natasha Lyonne: Megan Michelle Williams: Kimberly Brandt Wille: Jared Bud Cort: Peter Mink Stole: Nancy RuPaul: Mike (as RuPaul Charles) Katie Donahue: Cheerleader #1 Danielle Reneau: Cheerleader #2 Cathy Moriarty: Mary Brown Eddie Cibrian: Rock Melanie Lynskey: Hilary Clea DuVall: Graham Katrina Phillips: Jan Katharine Towne: Sinead Joel Michaely: Joel

This candy-box colored comedy of sexual discovery chronicles the life of Megan, a typical teenager coming of age in anything but a typical fashion. Megan's super normal suburban existence is filled with friends, pom-poms and rah-rah enthusiasm until her straight-laced parents suspect that their "little poodle" may, in fact, be showing deviant tendencies.In a complete panic, Megan's parents elicit the help of her friends and the guidance of a rehabilitation camp, True Directions, to mount an all out intervention. Mike, ex-gay and True Directions counselor, leads the intervention and before Megan can pack her pom-poms, she is whisked off to learn how to be a perfect woman.True Directions is run under the strict, all seeing eyes of the sadistic Mary. Megan dutifully gets with the deprogramming so she can return to her life of boyfriends, football games, and her absolute favorite activity -- cheerleading. Everything seems perfect, but the fun begins when her hormones start to rage and her friends and family wonder where she'll find love.
          

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Year: 1969
Director: George Roy Hill
Video: DVD All
Genre: Western, Action, Drama
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Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy Robert Redford as The Sundance Kid Katharine Ross as Etta Place Strother Martin as Percy Garris Henry Jones as Bike Salesman Jeff Corey as Cobra County Sheriff Ray Bledsoe George Furth as Woodcock Cloris Leachman as Agnes the Whore Ted Cassidy as Harvey Logan Kenneth Mars as Marshal Donnelly Rhodes as Macon Jody Gilbert as Large Woman Timothy Scott as News Carver Don Keefer as Fireman Charles Dierkop as Flat Nose Curry Pancho Córdova as Bank Manager Nelson Olmsted as Photographer Paul Bryar as Card Player #1 Sam Elliott as Card Player #2 Charles Akins as Bank Teller Eric Sinclair as Tiffany's Salesman Percy Helton as Sweetface

This 1969 film has never lost its popularity or its unusual appeal as a star-driven Western that tinkers with the genre's conventions and comes up with something both terrifically entertaining and--typical of its period--a tad paranoid. Paul Newman plays the legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy as an eternal optimist and self-styled visionary, conjuring dreams of banks just ripe for the picking all over the world. Robert Redford is his more levelheaded partner, the sharpshooting Sundance Kid. The film, written by William Goldman (The Princess Bride) and directed by George Roy Hill (The Sting), basically begins as a freewheeling story about robbing trains but soon becomes a chase as a relentless posse--always seen at a great distance like some remote authority--forces Butch and Sundance into the hills and, finally, Bolivia. Weakened a little by feel-good inclinations (a scene involving bicycle tricks and the song "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" is sort of Hollywood flower power), the movie maintains an interesting tautness, and the chemistry between Redford and Newman is rare. (A factoid: Newman first offered the Sundance part to Jack Lemmon.) --Tom Keogh
          

Butterfly Man

Year: 2002/I
Director: Kaprice Kea
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Romance
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Stuart Laing Mamee Nakprasitte Francis Magee Gavan O'Herlihy Vasa Vatcharayon Abigail Good Kirsty Mitchell

A romantic adventure filled with passion, humor and intrigue. Packed with colorful characters and stunning, exotic locations Butterfly Man is the story of English backpacker Adam, whose world falls apart when he meets and falls in love with Em, a beautiful Thai masseuse. Featuring a young international star cast, Butterfly Man confronts issues of human trafficking, prostitution set in a world of adventure, intrigue and the unknown.
          

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins

Year: 2000
Director: Tad Stones
Video: DVD All
Genre: Animated, Family
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Diedrich Bader, Stephen Furst, Wayne Knight, Larry Miller, Patrick Warburton

This direct-to-video feature, which serves as a lead-in to the upcoming Disney animated TV series, continues the adventures of Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story films--and introduces the new supporting cast. Buzz battles the evil Emperor Zurg, who steals the "Unimind," a device that enables three-eyed aliens to function as a single intellect. The aliens, referred to as "LGMs" (little green men), form the support crew that keep Star Command running, but as individual thinkers, they're inept. During the course of this tongue-in-cheek adventure, Buzz acquires the sidekicks who form Team Lightyear: Booster, an oversized, overeager alien; XR (short for "Experimental Ranger"), one of the aliens' less successful robot inventions; and the inevitable spunky girl, Princess Mira Nova of the planet Tangeah. The two-dimensional, hand-drawn figure of the three-dimensional, computer-generated Buzz recalls the animated versions of live performers who populated Saturday morning TV during the 1980s. This adventure is typical of current kidvid: it has more special effects and sight gags than the cartoons of 20 years ago did, but the violence-free battles feel very tame. Buzz Lightyear may engage kids who play with the toys, but it won't appeal to the adults who flocked to the brilliant Toy Story features. --Charles Solomon Discover the story behind the ultimate space hero as he stars in his very own cartoon adventure! Woody made it big as the star of his very own TV show and you can bet Buzz Lightyear had an even bigger beginning! In an unforgettable action-packed saga, Buzz takes on the evil Emperor Zurg in intergalactic combat. Together with those hilarious Little Green Men and a whole new cast of exciting characters, Buzz Lightyear takes adventure and heroism to infinity and beyond!
          

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 01: The Complete First Season (6 discs)

Year: 2000
Director: Jerry Bruckheimer
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Crime / TV Series
Runtime: 60 min (including commercials)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Marg Helgenberger William Petersen Paul Guilfoyle Gary Dourdan Jorja Fox George Eads

This show follows the nights of the detectives working at the Las Vegas Police Department Crime Scene Investigations bureau. Being the second busiest crime lab in America, CSI officers use the best scientific and technical methods to solve puzzles and catch criminals.
          

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 02: The Complete Second Season (6 discs)

Year: 2000
Director: Jerry Bruckheimer
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Crime / TV Series
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Marg Helgenberger William Petersen Paul Guilfoyle Gary Dourdan Jorja Fox George Eads

This amazing DVD collection contains all 23 original Season Two episodes of the People's Choice Award winner for Favorite Television Dramatic Series. Including many brand-new, never-before-seen featurettes and audio commentaries, CSI: The Complete Second Season is worth investigating further.
          

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 03: The Complete Third Season (6 discs)

Year: 2004
Director: Jerry Bruckheimer
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Crime / TV Series
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

William L. Petersen ... Gil Grissom Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows Gary Dourdan ... Warrick Brown George Eads ... Nick Stokes Jorja Fox ... Sara Sidle Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders Robert David Hall ... Dr. Al Robbins Paul Guilfoyle ... Capt. Jim Brass

The 23 episodes of season 3 on this five-disc set present more deliciously bizarre situations for the problem-solving sleuths: cannibalism, snuff movies, dwarfs, death while drag racing, bodies falling from the sky, and various dismemberments all tax the team's acumen. These are all double or multiple-case episodes, though in a characteristic trick of the writing sometimes apparently unrelated murders turn out to be connected (or vice versa, as in "Blood Lust," in which a road-accident victim is not what he seems, and the death of the driver at the hands of an angry mob is made all the more tragic). The mix of genuine forensic science with the glossiest Jerry Bruckheimer production values, plus the virtues of a good ensemble cast headed by William Peterson's modern-day Sherlock Holmes, remains as compelling as ever. --Mark WalkerCSI CONTINUES TO SHINE
          

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 04: The Complete Fourth Season (6 discs)

Year: 2004
Director: Jerry Bruckheimer
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama, Crime, TV series
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Marg Helgenberger William Petersen Paul Guilfoyle Gary Dourdan Jorja Fox George Eads

The nation's top-rated program got back to basics for its fourth season. The personal lives of the Las Vegas crime scene investigators would take more of a backseat to the stories themselves: the victims, the cases, the criminals. After a successful operation, William Peterson's Gil Grissom has regained his hearing--and his Manhunter-era beard--and is back in fighting form. "You're like your old self," Captain Brass (Paul Guilfoyle) notes in "All for Our Country." Just in time, as he'll soon be promoting one of his staff to lead CSI, and it's between Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) and Nick Stokes (George Eads). He also has a new politically minded sheriff with which to contend, Rory Atwater (24's Xander Berkeley). The latter will make his first of several appearances in "Invisible Evidence," while the results of Grissom's lead CSI decision will be revealed in "No More Bets."That said, one CSI will enjoy a bit of a personal life this season--Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger), who'll begin seeing nightclub owner Chris Bezich (Nicholas Lea, Krycek from The X-Files) in "Early Rollout." The other CSIs, particularly the re-energized Grissom, will remain as married to their jobs as ever--although the latter's unspoken interest in Sara will be tested in "Butterflied."Other episodes of note include "Feeling the Heat," with Stacy Edwards and Arye Gross, "Jackpot," with Henry Czerny and Re-Animator's Jeffrey Combs, and the instantly infamous "Fur and Loathing," which was written by Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) and centers on the death of a "furry." As Grissom explains to Willows, "furries" are a "tribe of people who prefer to interact as furry animals." Stahl also penned "Getting Off," about the death of a clown, and continues to come up with some of this still-groundbreaking series' most colorful scenarios. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
          

Cabaret

Year: 1972
Director: Bob Fosse
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Musical
Runtime: 124 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Liza Minnelli: Sally Bowles, Michael York: Brian Roberts, Helmut Griem: Maximilian von Heune, Joel Grey: Master of Ceremonies, Fritz Wepper: Fritz Wendel, Marisa Berenson: Natalia Landauer, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel: Fraulein Schneider, Helen Vita: Fraulein Kost, Sigrid von Richthofen: Fraulein Mayr (as Sigrid Von Richthofen), Gerd Vespermann: Bobby, Ralf Wolter: Herr Ludwig, Georg Hartmann: Willi, Ricky Renée: Elke (as Ricky Renee), Estrongo Nachama: Cantor, Kathryn Doby: Kit-Kat Dancer

Sally Bowles, an American singer in 1930s Berlin, fall in love with bi-sexual Brian. They are both then seduced by Max, a rich playboy. Sally becomes pregnant, and Brian offers to marry her... All the characters are linked by the Kit-Kat club, a nightspot where Sally sings.
          

Cable Guy, The

Year: 1996
Director: Ben Stiller
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Horror / Thriller
Runtime: 96 min
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for dark thematic elements and crude humor.PG-13

Jim Carrey: The Cable Guy, Matthew Broderick: Steven M. Kovacs, Leslie Mann: Robin Harris, Jack Black: Rick, George Segal: Steven's Father, Diane Baker: Steven's Mother, Ben Stiller: Sam Sweet/Stan Sweet, Eric Roberts: Eric Roberts, Janeane Garofalo: Medieval Times Waitress, Andy Dick: Medieval Times Host, Harry O'Reilly: Steven's Boss, David Cross: Sales Manager, Amy Stiller: Steven's Secretary, Owen Wilson: Robin's Date, Keith Gibbs: Basketball Player

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother.
          

Cadillac Man (VCD)

Year: 1990
Director: Roger Donaldson
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robin Williams: Joey O'Brien, Tim Robbins: Larry, Pamela Reed: Tina, Fran Drescher: Joy Munchack, Zack Norman: Harry Munchack, Lori Petty: Lila, Annabella Sciorra: Donna, Paul Guilfoyle: Little Jack Turgeon, Bill Nelson: Big Jack Turgeon, Eddie Jones: Benny, Mimi Cecchini: Ma, Tristine Skyler: Lisa, Judith Hoag: Molly, Lauren Tom: Helen - Dim Sum Girl, Anthony Powers: Captain Mason

Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife. What more could go wrong ?.. a lot, enter a crazy jealous husband with a machine gun..
          

Cadillac Records

Year: 2008
Director: Darnell Martin
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music
Runtime:
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Adrien Brody ... Leonard Chess Jeffrey Wright ... Muddy Waters Gabrielle Union ... Geneva Wade Columbus Short ... Little Walter Cedric the Entertainer ... Willie Dixon Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Revetta Chess Eamonn Walker ... Howlin' Wolf Mos Def ... Chuck Berry Beyoncé Knowles ... Etta James

In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, "Cadillac Records" follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Starring Adrien Brody (King Kong), Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace), Beyonce Knowles.
          

Calendar Girls

Year: 2003
Director: Nigel Cole
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 108 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Helen Mirren: Chris Harper, Julie Walters: Annie Clarke, John Alderton: John Clarke, Linda Bassett: Cora, Annette Crosbie: Jessie, Philip Glenister: Lawrence Sertain, Ciarán Hinds: Rod Harper, Celia Imrie: Celia, Geraldine James: Marie, Penelope Wilton: Ruth Reynoldson, George Costigan: Eddie Reynoldson, Graham Crowden: Richard, John Fortune: Frank, Georgie Glen: Kathy, Angela Curran: May Wilkinson

Calendar Girls is about the women of the Rylstone Women's Institute in North Yorkshire. This Women's Group produces a calendar each year based around scenes of the Yorkshire dales. In 1999, one of the ladies husbands became ill with leukemia. He would say that if the ladies planted Sunflowers, he'd make sure he'd get better so he could see them. Unfortunately, he didn't pull through and in order to raise funds for Leukemia research the women decided to make an alternative calendar of themselves in the nude hoping to sell a few hundred copies around their villages. This calendar in fact became a worldwide sensation, out-selling even those of Britney Spears and Cindy Crawford.
          

Californication (Season 01) (in English w/ French subtitles)

Year: 2007
Director: Tom Kapinos
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Runtime: 60 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

David Duchovny ... Hank Moody (13 episodes, 2007) Natascha McElhone ... Karen (13 episodes, 2007) Madeleine Martin ... Becca Moody / ... (13 episodes, 2007) Madeline Zima ... Mia Lewis / ... (13 episodes, 2007) Evan Handler ... Charlie Runkle (13 episodes, 2007) Pamela Adlon ... Marcy Runkle / ... (9 episodes, 2007) Rachel Miner ... Dani (9 episodes, 2007) Damian Young ... Bill Lewis / ... (7 episodes, 2007)

Sophisticated and unique this comedy centers on novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) who struggles to raise his 13-year-old daughter while still carrying a torch for his ex-girlfriend. His obsession with truth-telling and self destructive behavior -- drinks drugs and relationships -- are both destroying and enriching to his career."You can’t always get what you want." The Rolling Stones may have said it best, and it seems to be writer Hank Moody’s theme song. David Duchovny (X Files) was born to play this sly, sarcastic, self-loathing, and--despite all the meaningless sex, booze, and fist fights--kind character. Writer Moody hates the Los Angeles world he lives in; a world that turned his sharp best-seller into a cheesy date movie, where his young daughter and should-have-been wife (Natascha McElhone) are slipping away into the hands of a rich play-it-safe guy, and where everything he truly wants seems just out of his reach. But the man hasn’t lost all hope. "Happy endings may get a bad rap, but they do happen," he assures his daughter. "And when they do, they’re just as true as the unhappy ones." One can’t help but hope Hank finds his happy ending, because it's with his family that his soft side surfaces. Hank takes no shame in trying to woo back his "wife" Karen, even if it is in front of her new fiancé. He knows he’s meant to be with her--plain and simple--and there’s a glint in her eye that always makes you wonder if she’s really thinking the same thing. And his daughter Becca? Well, any guy would melt against this guitar-wielding cutie (played by the adorable Madeleine Martin), but Hank really captures the "I’ll kick a lot of ass for my daughter" mentality that so many dads harbor. He’s also fully prepared to drop a gorgeous woman at a moment’s notice to heed his daughter’s call.The rest of the cast, including Evan Handler (Sex and the City) and Pamela Adlon (Lucky Louie), provide some surprisingly interesting and hilarious side stories. Just when it seems situations in this show can’t get any more ludicrous or disgusting, they most certainly do. That’s the beauty of it. Californication is a dark, coarse, edgy adult comedy. It’s also very real, and quite intelligent. --Jordan Thompson
          

Californication (Season 2, Episodes 1-12)

Year: 2008
Director: David Duchovny, Adam Bernstein, Bart Freundlich, Daniel Ducovny, David Von Ancken
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / TV Series
Runtime:
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David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima

The newly reunited couple of Hank and Karen is seeming to work out, their house is on the market and Becca seems happy again. Hank gets a vasectomy and attends a party invited by Sonja, Bill's sister. A mistake and a fight with an obnoxious police officer lands Hank in jail, where he meets Lew Ashby, world-famous record producer. He commisions Hank to write his biography.Charlie loses his job and becomes the paternal figure and agent of a porn star named Daisy. Charlie decides to get into the porn industry and finances the porn movie "Vaginatown", starring Daisy. Marcy goes into rehab for her cocaine addiction and Charlie starts an affair with Daisy. Hank proposes to Karen on the night that they discover that Hank could be the father of Sonja's child. Karen says no.Hank moves in with Ashby, who starts a romance with Mia (much to Hank's dismay). Becca finds a boyfriend named Damien. Mia's book becomes a hit and Ashby holds a party in its honor, where Damien cheats on Becca and Charlie decides to divorce Marcy to get together with Daisy. Ashby dies of an overdose of cocaine and adrenaline, which came from the Epi-Pen Hank gave him because he had mistaken the overdose for an allergic reaction.Hank finishes Ashby's biography. Charlie ends up working in a car dealership in the Valley. Sonja's baby is born and turns out to be black. So it is clear that Hank cannot be the father. Hank and Karen are slowly starting to get together again. Karen then gets a job in New York and Hank is happy to go back to New York with her. But when Damien apologizes to Becca and the two get back together again, Hank decides it would be wrong to take Becca out of Los Angeles. He decides to stay in Los Angeles while Karen starts her job in New York. The season closes with Karen's plane leaving for New York and Hank and Becca walking on the Venice boardwalk.
          

Californication (Season03, Episodes 1-12)

Year: 2007
Director: Bart Freundlich, David Von Ancken
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy | Drama / TV Series
Runtime: 30 min
MPAA Rating:

David Duchovny ... Hank Moody (36 episodes, 2007-2009) Natascha McElhone ... Karen (36 episodes, 2007-2009) Madeleine Martin ... Becca Moody / ... (36 episodes, 2007-2009) Evan Handler ... Charlie Runkle (36 episodes, 2007-2009) Pamela Adlon ... Marcy Runkle / ... (32 episodes, 2007-2009) Madeline Zima ... Mia Lewis / ... (25 episodes, 2007-2009)

A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women.
          

Caligula

Year: 1980
Director: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adult Entertainment Rated R, Drama, Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Malcolm McDowell Teresa Ann Savoy Helen Mirren Peter O'Toole John Steiner Guido Mannari John Gielgud

"A viper for the Roman people and a Phaethon for the world"Maybe it helps to be familiar with the history, Art, and literature of the Ancient Rome because "Caligula" is surprisingly truthful adaptation of the chapter about Caligula in "The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars by C. Suetonius Tranquillus, the Roman Historian. If you read the chapter dedicated to Nero, you'll be even more shocked because Nero was always fascinated by his uncle Caligula (he was a son of Caligula's sister Agrippina who later became a wife of Claudius who adopted Nero and made him the heir for the title and the power of Roman Emperor). Anyway, Nero made Caligula his role model and managed to surpass his uncle's' notorious fame.
          

Call of the Wild, The (in Thai) (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Peter Svatek
Video: VCD
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: USA:91 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Rutger Hauer: John Thornton, Bronwen Booth: Mercedes (as Bronwên Booth), Charles Edwin Powell: Hal (as Charles Powell), Burke Lawrence: Charles, Luc Morrissette: M. Perrault, Robert Pierre Côté: Francoise, John Novak: Mr. Matthewson the Gambling Man, Richard Dreyfuss: Narrator (voice), John Dunn-Hill: Thornton's Partner Hans, Jack Langedijk: Thornton's Partner Pete, Michael Shanks: Fellow Gambler #1, Raymond Ducasse: Judge Miller, Eric Hoziel: The Kidnapper, Deano Clavet: The Baggage Man, Barry Blake: The Man in the Red Sweater

Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to his situation. Although the two are bonded, Buck yearns to run free with the wild dogs in the wilderness.
          

Calle 54

Year: 2000
Director: Fernando Trueba
Video: DVD-1
Genre: Documentary / Music
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Arturo O'Farrill: Piano, Rolando Guerrero: Congas, Joe Gonzales: Bongos, Jim Seeley: Trumpet, Matt Hilgenberg: Trumpet, Matt Hilgenberg: Trumpet, Mike Mossman: Trumpet, Joe Owens: Trumpet, Peter Brainin: Tenor Saxophone, Mike Migliore: Tenor Saxophone, Marshall McDonald: Alto Saxophone, Max Schweiger: Baritone Saxophone, Richard Perry: Alto Saxophone, Papo Vasquez: Trombone, Jack Jeffers: Bass Trombone

Fernando Trueba presents his love affair with Latin jazz, his camera following 13 giants into the studio. Trueba drapes walls with single colors - red for Jerry González and the Fort Apache band, white for Tito Puente; his camera is close to faces, instruments, hands, and feet; bands' colors contrast with walls or their leader's clothes. Chucho Valdés does a pyrotechnic solo then joins his aged father Bebo for a subdued duet. Puntilla Ríos takes us to Africa, Chano Domínguez to a marriage of jazz and Flamenco, and Eliane Elias, her shoe-less foot on the pedal, to gorgeous and muscular elegance. With Paquito, Cachao, Patato, Chico, Gato, and Michel Camilo, we travel Calle 54.
          

Cambodia: The Betrayal

Year: 1990
Director: John Pilger David Munro
Video: DVD all
Genre: documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

John Pilger

An examination of the continued secret support given by Western governments to the Khmer Rouge. Won a Blue Ribbon (first prize) in the 'International Issues: Asia category' of the American Film & Video Festival, Illinois, 1991; International Emmy Award for Best Documentary, New York, 1991; Pilger received the Richard Dimbleby Award for factual reporting at the 1990 BAFTA Awards.
          

Camouflage

Year: 2000
Director: James Keach
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Comedy
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Leslie Nielsen: Jack Potter, Lochlyn Munro: Marty Mackenzie, Vanessa Angel: Cindy Davies, William Forsythe: Alton Owens, Patrick Warburton: Horace Tutt, Junior, Tom Aldredge: Lionel Pond, Frank Collison: Skinny Cop, Suzanne Krull: Skinny Woman, C. Ernst Harth: Bearded Guy, Brahm Taylor: Christie, Richard Faraci: Ned, Sarah-Jane Redmond: Darlene Tutt, Belinda Montgomery: Diane, Richard Newman: Nick, Nahanni Arntzen: Stacey

Marty Mackenzie (Lochlyn Munro) is an unsuccessful stage actor who takes an interest in private investigating. He takes a job working with Jack Potter (Leslie Nielsen) a crusty private eye. They both take a case in Beaver Ridge, a seedy small town where a murder is being planned against a rich gravel pit owner. Marty realises that private investigating is not as it seemed to be.
          

Canterbury Tales, The

Year: 1971
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama | Comedy | Romance
Runtime: West Germany:122 min (Berlin Film Festival) (premiere) | USA:109 min (cut) | Italy:112 min | France:118 min | Argentina:112 min
MPAA Rating: NC-17

Hugh Griffith: Sir January, Laura Betti: The Wife from Bath, Ninetto Davoli: Perkin, Franco Citti: The Devil, Josephine Chaplin: May, Alan Webb: Old Man, Pier Paolo Pasolini: Geoffrey Chaucer, J.P. Van Dyne: The Cook, Vernon Dobtcheff: The Franklin, Adrian Street: Fighter, O.T.: Chief Witch-Hunter, Derek Deadman: The Pardoner (as Derek Deadmin), Nicholas Smith: Friar, George Bethell Datch: Host of the Tabard (as George B. Datch), Dan Thomas: Nicholas, ,

This movie is second of Pasolini's so called 'Trilogy of Love' (Il Decameron, I Racconti di Canterbury, Il fiore di mille e una notte; 1970-1974). All these movies are quite specific, there are said not to be that provocative or intriguing. They are greatly influenced by the fact that while directing them Pasolini was contented because of his intimate relationship with the 'innocent barbarian', actor Ninetto Davoli. It is also said that in 'Trilogy of Love' Pasolini became resigned to the present time world by escaping to the past. In these movies, Pasolini introduces to the audience an incorrupt world where people don't care about 'material aspects of life', they try to live at the full stretch, they seek love and, of course, sex and they do not respect 'the repressive limits imposed by religious and bourgeois morality' (Gino Moliterno). This is probably why Pasolini later declared that these three films were most ideological of his career (in his famous and long interview with Massimo Fini). I suppose Pasolini tried to confront such 'primitive' world with the world he had lived in and which he had hated so much (this confrontation is present all the time, especially by the contrast between the love and the death, by the contrast between the first tales, in which the human naked body dominates, and the last two tales in which pursuit of money causes death and perdition. Because of such end it is also suggested that I Racconti di Canterbury are very close to Pasolini's disillusioned last movie, Saló).It is common to hear that Chaucer must have rolled over in his grave after this movie was released. But if you try to understand The Canterbury Tales in the context of Chaucer's attitude towards love in his (other) literary works, you will probably find that Chaucer would resemble to Pasolini alias Mr Chaucer ends the film with writing 'Here end the Canterbury Tales, told for the mere pleasure of their telling, Amen'.
          

Cape Fear (1962)

Year: 1962
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Gregory Peck: Sam Bowden, Robert Mitchum: Max Cady, Polly Bergen: Peggy Bowden, Lori Martin: Nancy Bowden, Martin Balsam: Police Chief Mark Dutton, Jack Kruschen: Attorney Dave Grafton, Telly Savalas: Private Detective Charles Sievers, Barrie Chase: Diane Taylor, Paul Comi: George Garner, John McKee: Officer Marconi, Page Slattery: Deputy Kersek, Ward Ramsey: Officer Brown, Edward Platt: Judge, Will Wright: Dr. Pearsall, Joan Staley: Waitress

Small-town lawyer Sam Bowden's life becomes torturous when Max Cady re-enters his life. Cady went to jail for 8 years after Bowden testified that Cady attacked a young woman. Now that Cady has been released, he begins to terrorize Bowden and his family, particularly targeting Bowden's daughter, Nancy. Initially, Cady uses his newfound knowledge of the law (learned in prison) to annoy the Bowdens, then poisons the family dog... Who's next ?
          

Cape Fear (1991)

Year: 1991
Director: Martin Scorsese
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 128 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robert De Niro: Max Cady, Nick Nolte: Sam Bowden, Jessica Lange: Leigh Bowden, Juliette Lewis: Danielle Bowden, Joe Don Baker: Claude Kersek, Robert Mitchum: Lieutenant Elgart, Gregory Peck: Lee Heller, Martin Balsam: Judge, Illeana Douglas: Lori Davis, Fred Dalton Thompson: Tom Broadbent, Zully Montero: Graciella, Craig Henne: Prisoner, Forest Burton: Prisoner, Edgar Allan Poe IV: Prisoner, Rod Ball: Prisoner

Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney/"Leave It to Beaver"-esque family-man. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years, ago Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.
          

Capote

Year: 2005
Director: Bennett Miller
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Drama
Runtime: 98 min / Finland:116 min (theatrical version) / Germany:114 min / UK:114 min / Canada:110 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Amy Ryan, Mark Pellegrino, Allie Mickelson, Marshall Bell, Araby Lockhart, Robert Huculak, R.D. Reid, Rob McLaughlin, Harry Nelken

In 1959, Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, In Cold Blood. To that end, he arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith, a quiet and articulate man with a troubled history. As he works on his book, Capote feels some compassion for Perry which in part prompts him to help the prisoners to some degree. However, that feeling deeply conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction.
          

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Year: 2001
Director: John Madden
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance / War
Runtime: 131 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Nicolas Cage: Captain Antonio Corelli, Penélope Cruz: Pelagia, John Hurt: Dr. Iannis, Christian Bale: Mandras, Irene Papas: Drosoula, Gerasimos Skiadaressis: Mr. Stamatis, Aspasia Kralli: Mrs. Stamatis, Michael Yannatos: Kokolios (as Mihalis Giannatos), Dimitris Kaberidis: Father Aresenios (as Dimitris Kamperidis), Pietro Sarubbi: Velisarios, The Strongman (as Pedro Sarubbi), Viki Maragaki: Eleni, Pelagia's Friend, Joanna-Daria Adraktas: Young Lemoni, Ira Tavlaridis: Older Lemoni, Katerina Didaskalu: Lemoni's Mother (as Katerina Didaskalou), Emilios Chilakis: Dimitris

In 1941, Italy allies with Germany and ruthlessly conquers the much weaker country of Greece. On a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion.
          

Cardinal, The (2 discs)

Year: 1963
Director: Otto Preminger
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 175 min
MPAA Rating:

Tom Tryon: Stephen Fermoyle, Carol Lynley: Mona Fermoyle/Regina Fermoyle, Dorothy Gish: Celia Fermoyle, Maggie McNamara: Florrie Fermoyle, Bill Hayes: Frank Fermoyle, Cameron Prud'Homme: Din Fermoyle, Cecil Kellaway: Monsignor Monaghan, Loring Smith: Cornelius J. Deegan, John Saxon: Benny Rampell, James Hickman: Father Lyons, Berenice Gahm: Mrs. Rampell, John Huston: Cardinal Glennon, Jose Duvall: Ramon Gongaro (as Jose Duval), Peter MacLean: Father Callahan, Robert Morse: Bobby and His Adora-Belles

At once sprawling and intimate, Otto Preminger's coolly observed story of the education of a Catholic cardinal (Tom Tryon) spans 25 years of 20th-century social history, hops from Rome to Boston to Vienna, and confronts abortion, celibacy, and racism along the way. If those issues seem tame today, Preminger turns them into vivid drama in his hero's crisis and triumph of faith. Tryon is rather stolid and stiff, but the supporting cast helps liven scenes: Romy Schneider as a tempting Fräulein, Ossie Davis as an American priest who requests the Vatican take a stand against racism, John Huston's Oscar®-nominated performance as an irascible archbishop. It's a religious epic unlike any other of its time: thoughtful and serious, with a magnificent yet austere sense of composition and a graceful elegance. --Sean Axmaker
          

Carlito's Way

Year: 1993
Director: Brian De Palma
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 144 min / USA:145 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Al Pacino: Carlito 'Charlie' Brigante, Sean Penn: David Kleinfeld, Penelope Ann Miller: Gail, John Leguizamo: Benny Blanco (from the Bronx), Ingrid Rogers: Steffie, Luis Guzmán: Pachanga (as Luis Guzman), James Rebhorn: Dist. Atty. Norwalk, Joseph Siravo: Vincent 'Vinnie' Taglialucci, Viggo Mortensen: Lalin, Richard Foronjy: Pete Amadesso, Jorge Porcel: Saso (Ron), Frank Minucci: Tony Taglialucci, Adrian Pasdar: Frankie Taglialucci, John Ortiz: Guajiro (as John Augstin Ortiz), Ángel Salazar: Walberto

A Puerto Rican ex-con pledges to stay away from his former drug dealing ways but finds himself being dragged back by his past connections and the naive machinations of his lawyer and best friend. Hoping to raise enough money to get away from New York, Carlito Brigante takes on the job of running a nightclub, renews an affair with a dancer but old associates and old instincts suck him back into a world of violence and mistrust.
          

Carnal Knowledge

Year: 1971
Director: Mike Nichols
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jack Nicholson: Jonathan Fuerst, Candice Bergen: Susan, Art Garfunkel: Sandy, Ann-Margret: Bobbie, Rita Moreno: Louise, Cynthia O'Neal: Cindy, Carol Kane: Jennifer

Sandy and Jonathan are roomates in college whose experiences with women offer a contrast. Both of them go from one dysfunctional relationship to another in this Jules Feiffer script. A line that Feiffer removed from the Script was, "Boys begin life not liking girls, later they don't change, they just get horny." This is a very uncomfortable film for many men to watch because so many of the interactions are so common and shown as so dysfunctional.
          

Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters

Year: 1994
Director: Gary Halvorson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Music
Runtime: 120 min
MPAA Rating:

Dee Dee Bridgewater ... Herself Betty Carter ... Herself Ella Fitzgerald ... Herself (archive footage) Dizzy Gillespie ... Himself (archive footage) Herbie Hancock ... Host Billie Holiday ... Herself (archive footage) Hank Jones ... Himself Abbey Lincoln ... Herself Pat Metheny ... Himself Vanessa Williams ... Host Pat Metheny (guitar) / Antonio Carlos Jobim (piano, vocals) / Roy Hargrove (trumpet) / Jackie McLean (alto sax) / Stephan Scott (piano) / Christian McBride (bass) / Al Foster (drums) / and others

Tea For Two, Tangerine, Shiny Stockings, Willow Weep For Me, I Must Have That Man, Desafinado, Manteca, Parisian Thoroughfare, How High The Moon, Turn Out The Stars, The Eternal Triangle, How Insensitive, Down By The River Side, Yellowstone, It's About That Time, Now's The Time
          

Carpetbaggers, The

Year: 1964
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
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George Peppard as Jonas Cord Carroll Baker as Rina Marlowe Cord Alan Ladd as Nevada Smith Robert Cummings as Dan Pierce Martha Hyer as Jennie Denton Elizabeth Ashley as Monica Winthrop Lew Ayres as 'Mac' McAllister Martin Balsam as Bernard B. Norman Ralph Taeger as Buzz Dalton Archie Moore as Jedediah Leif Erickson as Jonas Cord Sr. Arthur Franz as Morrissey Tom Tully as Amos Winthrop Audrey Totter as Prostitute Anthony Warde as Moroni Charles Lane as Denby Tom Lowell as David Woolf John Conte as Ed Ellis Victoria Jean as Jo Ann Cord Vaughn Taylor as Doctor Francesca Bellini as Cynthia Randall Lisa Seagram as Moroni's secretary Lynn Borden as Starlet in restaurant Henry Dar Boggia as Photographer at Eiffel Tower Frankie Darro as Bellhop Don Diamond as Gambler Peter Duryea as Assistant director Paul Frees as Narrator Len Hendry as Reporter Joel Lawrence as Assistant theatre manager Don Lynch as Bellhop Don 'Red' Barry as Soundman Walter Maslow as Reporter Ed McCready as Reporter John McKee as Joe Magro (pilot) William Meader as Photographer Paul Baxley as Stuntman Max Power as Bit part Simon Prescott as Reporter Allan Ray as Townsman Walter Reed as Bit part Tony Regan as Theater manager James Sikking as Reporter Robert Strong as Sheriff Joe Turkel as Reporter Glenn R. Wilder as Stuntman Dick Winslow as Reporter Fred Zendar as Photographer Roger Christian as Reporter Virginia Graham as Reporter Gladys Holland as French nurse Sue Casey as Secretary Ann Doran as Reporter Bess Flowers as Wedding guest

The Carpetbaggers is the kind of trash classic most people are too embarrassed to admit they actually enjoy. But this Harold Robbins adaptation is so cheerfully vulgar, it's hard not to have a good time--especially given the thinly veiled portrait of Howard Hughes at its center. George Peppard plays the heel-hero, who founds an airline company in the 1920s and buys a movie studio in the 1930s, crushing friends and mistresses along the way. The high cheese factor is aided by the good-time cast: Carroll Baker as Peppard's hot stepmom, Bob Cummings (quite funny) as a cynical agent, and Elizabeth Ashley, who married Peppard, in her debut--uncharacteristically, as a good girl. The sad note is Alan Ladd, looking and sounding very end-of-the-line in his final role, as a man's man cowboy star. Elmer Bernstein's swaggering score helps goose the action along, but the rest is thick melodrama indeed. --Robert Horton
          

Carry On England

Year: 1976
Director: Gerald Thomas
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy, War
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Kenneth Connor as Captain S. Melly Windsor Davies as Sergeant-Major Bloomer Judy Geeson as Sergeant Tilly Willing Patrick Mower as Sergeant Len Able Jack Douglas as Bombardier Ready Joan Sims as Private Jennifer Ffoukes-Sharpe Melvyn Hayes as Gunner Shorthouse Peter Butterworth as Major Carstairs Peter Jones as Brigadier Diane Langton as Private Alice Easy Julian Holloway as Major Butcher David Lodge as Captain Bull Larry Dann as Gunner Shaw Brian Osborne as Gunner Owen Johnny Briggs as Melly's Driver Patricia Franklin as Corporal Cook John Carlin as Officer Linda Hooks as Nurse Michael Nightingale as Officer Vivienne Johnson as Freda Jeremy Connor as Gunner Hiscocks Richard Olley as Gunner Parker Peter Banks as Gunner Thomas Richard Bartlett as Gunner Drury Billy J. Mitchell as Gunner Childs Peter Quince as Gunner Sharpe Paul Toothill as Gunner Gale Tricia Newby as Private Murray Louise Burton as Private Evans Jeannie Collings as Private Edwards Barbara Hampshire as Private Carter Linda Regan as Private Taylor Barbara Rosenblat as A.T.S.

"Carry On England" is set during WWII, and the film begins when stuffy Captain S. Melly (Kenneth Connor) is assigned command of an experimental mixed-sex air defense base. When Melly arrives, he quickly discovers that the troops aren't interested in defending England from German air strikes. The base resemembles a holiday camp for honeymooners, and Melly is appalled by the complete lack of discipline. Melly's decision to get the soldiers whipped back into shape is seconded by bossy spit-and-polish Sergeant-Major 'Tiger' Bloomer (Windsor Davies). Bloomer's eagerness to impose discipline is hampered by constant amorous overtures from besotted Private Sharpe (Joan Sims). "Carry On England" is fairly plot-less and is more-or-less an exercise in a number of silly jokes as Melly tries to impose discipline, and his troops refuse to take him seriously. One of the first scenes depicts Melly trying to get the soldiers in formation, and he quickly discovers that amongst the troops are Privates Easy, Ready, Willing, and Able. Well, you get the idea .... It's all innocent fun with a couple of topless scenes tossed in for good measure--men stealing into the women's barracks, women digging their way into the men's barracks, the bomb shelter nicknamed the 'snoggery' etc, but the lack of plot combined with the silliness make "Carry On England" one of the least successful films in the Carry On series. Die-hard Carry On fans (like me) will be curious to see it, but it's really a sad entry in the series. Carry On films were made over a period of several decades and included a more-or-less stable team of stars who represented the best comedy talent in the business. "Carry On England" stars very few regular team members, and it is one of the last films in the series. While the DVD transfer is good, the sound quality is poor--displacedhuman
          

Cars

Year: 2006
Director: John Lasseter
Video: DVD All
Genre: Animation / Comedy / Family / Sport
Runtime: 116 min / UK:121 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Owen Wilson: Lightning McQueen (voice), Paul Newman: Doc Hudson (voice), Bonnie Hunt: Sally Carrera (voice), Larry The Cable Guy: Mater (voice), Cheech Marin: Ramone (voice), Tony Shalhoub: Luigi (voice), Guido Quaroni: Guido (voice), Jenifer Lewis: Flo (voice), Paul Dooley: Sarge (voice), Michael Wallis: Sheriff (voice), George Carlin: Fillmore (voice), Katherine Helmond: Lizzie (voice), John Ratzenberger: Mack (voice), Joe Ranft: Red/Peterbuilt (voice), Michael Keaton: Chick Hicks (voice)

Lightning McQueen is a cocky, rookie race car. Speeding on his way to a big race, he crashes into Radiator Springs, destroying lots of the inhabitants belongings. In order to make up for what he did, the cocky roadster is sentenced to community service. Though he will do anything to get away from the work, McQueen must learn to respect and bond with the Radiator Springs inhabitants in order to get out of the town and back on the racetracks.
          

Casablanca (1 DVD 9 Disc w/ special features)

Year: 1995
Director: Michael Curtiz
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 102 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Humphrey Bogart ... Rick Blaine Ingrid Bergman ... Ilsa Lund Laszlo Paul Henreid ... Victor Laszlo Claude Rains ... Capt. Louis Renault Conrad Veidt ... Maj. Heinrich Strasser Sydney Greenstreet ... Signor Ferrari Peter Lorre ... Guillermo Ugarte S.Z. Sakall ... Carl Madeleine LeBeau ... Yvonne Dooley Wilson ... Sam Joy Page ... Annina Brandel John Qualen ... Berger Leonid Kinskey ... Sascha Curt Bois ... Pickpocket George Dee ... Casselle Jean Del Val ... Conspirator William Edmunds ... Second Contact Man at Rick's

In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan....
          

Casablanca (2 discs); w/ special features

Year: 1995
Director: Michael Curtiz
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 102 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Humphrey Bogart ... Rick Blaine Ingrid Bergman ... Ilsa Lund Laszlo Paul Henreid ... Victor Laszlo Claude Rains ... Capt. Louis Renault Conrad Veidt ... Maj. Heinrich Strasser Sydney Greenstreet ... Signor Ferrari Peter Lorre ... Guillermo Ugarte S.Z. Sakall ... Carl Madeleine LeBeau ... Yvonne Dooley Wilson ... Sam Joy Page ... Annina Brandel John Qualen ... Berger Leonid Kinskey ... Sascha Curt Bois ... Pickpocket George Dee ... Casselle Jean Del Val ... Conspirator William Edmunds ... Second Contact Man at Rick's

In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan....
          

Casanova

Year: 1976
Director: Federico Fellini
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Donald Sutherland ... Giacomo Casanova Tina Aumont ... Henriette Cicely Browne ... Madame D'Urfé Carmen Scarpitta ... Madame Charpillon Clara Algranti ... Marcolina Daniela Gatti ... Giselda Margareth Clémenti ... Sister Maddalena (as Margareth Clementi) Mario Cencelli ... Moebius Olimpia Carlisi ... Isabella Silvana Fusacchia ... Isabella's sister Leda Lojodice ... Rosalba the Mechanical doll (as Adele Angela Lojodice) Sandra Elaine Allen ... Angelina the Giantess Clarissa Mary Roll ... Anna Maria Alessandra Belloni ... Princess Dudley Sutton ... Duke of Wuertemberg

Fellini thought that Casanova was an evil character because "he did not love." The original script was very brutal on the historical figure. It wasn't until Fellini shot the scene of Casanova and the nun that he began to sympathize with Casanova's inability to love, giving him the character of the mechanical doll and the dream ending.
          

Cashback (Audio in English & Thai)

Year: 2006
Director: Sean Ellis
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 102 min / Canada:90 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Sean Biggerstaff: Ben Willis, Emilia Fox: Sharon Pintey, Shaun Evans: Sean Higgins, Michelle Ryan: Suzy, Stuart Goodwin: Jenkins, Michael Dixon: Barry Brickman, Michael Lambourne: Matt Stephens, Marc Pickering: Brian, Nick Hancock: Rory, Frank Hesketh: Young Ben, Irene Bagach: Beautiful Girl, Howard Ward: Referee, Daphne Guinness: Anna Shapiro, Samantha Bloom: Mrs. Booth, Keeley Hazell: Naked Girl,

When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops insomnia. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia.
          

Casino (2 discs)

Year: 1995
Director: Martin Scorsese
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime: 178 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robert De Niro: Sam 'Ace' Rothstein, Sharon Stone: Ginger McKenna/Rothstein, Joe Pesci: Nicky Santoro, James Woods: Lester Diamond, Frank Vincent: Frank Marino, Pasquale Cajano: Remo Gaggi, Kevin Pollak: Phillip Green, Don Rickles: Billy Sherbert, Vinny Vella: Artie Piscano, Alan King: Andy Stone, L.Q. Jones: Pat Webb, Dick Smothers: Senator, Joseph Rigano: Vincent Borelli, John Bloom: Don Ward, Melissa Prophet: Jennifer Santoro

This Martin Scorsese film depicts the Janus-like quality of Las Vegas--it has a glittering, glamorous face, as well as a brutal, cruel one. Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, mobsters who move to Las Vegas to make their mark, live and work in this paradoxical world. Seen through their eyes, each as a foil to the other, the details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970's and '80's are revealed. Ace is the smooth operator of the Tangiers casino, while Nicky is his boyhood friend and tough strongman, robbing and shaking down the locals. However, they each have a tragic flaw--Ace falls in love with a hustler, Ginger, and Nicky falls into an ever-deepening spiral of drugs and violence.
          

Casino Royale (1967)

Year: 1967
Director: John HustonKenneth HughesVal GuestRobert ParrishJoseph McGrath
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Action / Adventure
Runtime: 131 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Peter Sellers: Evelyn Tremble/James Bond/007, Ursula Andress: Vesper Lynd/007, David Niven: Sir James Bond, Orson Welles: Le Chiffre, Joanna Pettet: Mata Bond, Daliah Lavi: The Detainer/007, Woody Allen: Dr. Noah/Jimmy Bond, Deborah Kerr: Agent Mimi/Lady Fiona McTarry, William Holden: Ransome, Charles Boyer: Le Grand, John Huston: McTarry/M, Kurt Kasznar: Smernov, George Raft: Himself, Jean-Paul Belmondo: French Legionnaire (as Jean Paul Belmondo), Terence Cooper: Cooper/James Bond/007

Sir James Bond, a spy from the old school (a good spy is a pure spy) is called back to service by the death of "M" and the imminent collapse of civilization. The opposition tries to compromise him, but even as nubile young agents are thrown at him, he remains above it all. Going beyond parody to sillyness, every agent is renamed James Bond, 007 to confuse the enemy, including Woody Allen who plays, Little Jimmy Bond.
          

Casino Royale (2006)

Year: 2006
Director: Martin Campbell
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Runtime: 144 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Daniel Craig: James Bond, Eva Green: Vesper Lynd, Mads Mikkelsen: Le Chiffre, Judi Dench: M, Jeffrey Wright: Felix Leiter, Giancarlo Giannini: Mathis, Caterina Murino: Solange, Simon Abkarian: Alex Dimitrios, Isaach De Bankolé: Steven Obanno (as Isaach De Bankole), Jesper Christensen: Mr. White, Ivana Milicevic: Valenka, Tobias Menzies: Villiers, Claudio Santamaria: Carlos, Sebastien Foucan: Mollaka (as Sébastien Foucan), Malcolm Sinclair: Dryden

Casino Royale introduces James Bond before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Secret Service intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. In Montenegro, Bond allies himself with Mathis MI6's local field agent, and Felix Leiter who is representing the interests of the CIA. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.
          

Casino: The True Story

Year: 2009
Director: Chris Mitchell
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Ewan Bailey, narrator

Casino was a movie made in 1995 by Michael Scorsese staring Robert De Niro. It tells the story Las Vegas, the casinos and the mob. It was ground breaking and won several awards but now Five is screening the true story, and truth is more frightening than fiction. Now Five tells the story of how all of the casinos in Las Vegas were controlled by five Mafia families based in Chicago and known collectively as The Mob. The major casino was Stardust, and it was earning the Mafia $1,000,000 every month which they skimmed from the takings. Only a highly organised FBI operation was able to expose the criminal tentacles flowing through the city's seedy underbelly.
          

Cassandra's Dream (audio in English & Thai)

Year: 2007
Director: Woody Allen
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Drama / Suspense
Runtime:
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Ewan McGregor: Ian, Colin Farrell: Terry, Peter-Hugo Daly: Boat Owner (as Peter Hugo-Daly), John Benfield: Father, Clare Higgins: Mother, Ashley Madekwe: Lucy (as Ashley Medekwe), Andrew Howard: Jerry, Hayley Atwell: Angela, Sally Hawkins: Kate, Keith Smee: Terry's Track Mate, Stephen Noonan: Mel, Dan Carter: Fred, Richard Lintern: Director, Jennifer Higham: Helen, Lee Whitlock: Mike

Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell star as working class brothers whose dreams of better lives leads to desperation, greed and deadly betrayal. When gambling debt and an expensive courtship place them in a financial bind, a rich uncle (Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton) offers them an out in exchange for committing murder. Featuring gripping performances from an all-star cast; "this family tragedy puts us near the edge of our seats and pulls us right along on its downward spiral" (William Arnold, Seattle Post Intelligencer). Woody Allen returns in razor-sharp form with this "intense, intelligently-written and directed," (Jeffrey Lyons, Reel Talk) thriller that challenges how far a man should go in the name of family.
          

Cast Away

Year: 2000
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Runtime: 143 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Paul Sanchez: Ramon, Lari White: Bettina Peterson, Leonid Citer: Fyodor, David Allen Brooks: Dick Peterson, Yelena Popovic: Beautiful Russian Woman, Valentina Ananyina: Russian Babushka, Semion Suradikov: Nicolai, Tom Hanks: Chuck Noland, Peter von Berg: Yuri (as Peter Von Berg), Dmitri S. Boudrine: Lev, François Duhamel: French FedEx Loader, Michael Forest: Pilot Jack, Viveka Davis: Pilot Gwen, Nick Searcy: Stan, Jennifer Choe: Memphis State Student

After FedEx systems engineer Chuck Noland is ripped out of his hasty life by the clock in a plane crash, he finds himself alone on the shores of a tropical island. First, frustration gets to him and then he realizes how little his chances are to ever get back to civilisation. Four years later, Chuck has learned very well how to survive on his own: mending his dental health, catching fish with a spear, predicting the weather with a selfmade calendar. A photograph of his girlfriend Kelly has kept his hopes alive all these years. Finally, Chuck takes the opportunity to take off for home: He sets off on a wooden raft with a sail that has washed ashore.
          

Casualties of War

Year: 1989
Director: Brian De Palma
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / War / Adventure
Runtime: 113 min / USA:121 min (extended version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Michael J. Fox: PFC Eriksson, Sean Penn: Sgt. Tony Meserve, Don Harvey: Cpl. Thomas E. Clark, John C. Reilly: PFC. Herbert Hatcher, Thuy Thu Le: Tran Thi Oanh/Girl on Train, John Leguizamo: PFC. Antonio Diaz, Jack Gwaltney: PFC. Rowan, Erik King: Cpl. Brown, Ving Rhames: Lt. Reilly, Dan Martin: Hawthorne, Dale Dye: Capt. Hill, Sam Robards: Chaplain Kirk, Steve Larson: Agent #1, John Linton: Agent #2, Vyto Ruginis: Prosecutor

During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event.
          

Cat Ballou

Year: 1965
Director: Elliot Silverstein
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Western
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Jane Fonda: Catherine 'Cat' Ballou, Lee Marvin: Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn, Michael Callan: Clay Boone, Dwayne Hickman: Jed, Nat 'King' Cole: Shouter (as Nat King Cole), Stubby Kaye: Shouter, Tom Nardini: Jackson Two-Bears, John Marley: Frankie Ballou, Reginald Denny: Sir Harry Percival, Jay C. Flippen: Sheriff Cardigan, Arthur Hunnicutt: Butch Cassidy, Bruce Cabot: Sheriff Maledon, Burt Mustin: Accuser, Paul Gilbert: Train messenger

Cat(herine) Balou's family farm is being threatened by the Rail Road. She sends for Kid Shelleen, finding him to be the drunkest gunfighter in the west. When her father is killed by the rail road magnate's gunman, she vowes to fight on. Shelleen manages to ride sideways in several scenes, while minstrels sing the ballad of Cat Ballou in between scenes.
          

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Year: 1958
Director: Richard Brooks
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
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Paul Newman as Brick Pollitt Jack Carson as Gooper Pollitt Liz Taylor as Margaret "Maggie The Cat" Pollitt Judith Anderson as Ida 'Big Momma' Pollitt Larry Gates as Dr. Baugh Zelda Cleaver as Sookey, Servant Hugh Corcoran as Buster Pollitt Patty Ann Gerrity as Dixie Pollitt Tony Merrill as Party guest Robert 'Rusty' Stevens as Sonny Jeane Wood as Party guest Burl Ives as Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt Madeleine Sherwood as Mae Flynn Pollitt Vaughn Taylor as Deacon Davis Brian Corcoran as One of Gooper's Boys Mildred Dunnock as Bit Part Bobby Johnson as Pollitt Groom Deborah Miller as Trixie Pollitt Vince Townsend as Lacey, Servant

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.Plot Synopsis: The fifth Tennessee Williams play to reach the screen, wealthy Mississippi plantation owner Big Daddy Pollitt, unaware that he's dying of cancer and disturbed by the strained and childless marriage of his favored alcoholic son Brick and his other son, Gooper, whose wife is about to bring forth another in the endless line of little "no-neck monsters," celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday with his family. Brick's wife, Maggie, beautiful and desirable, tries unsuccessfully to coax her husband away from the bottle, while alternately enticing him and taunting him about his obsession with his deceased best friend and the guilt about their relationship. The seamy tensions reach a climax when the truth of Big Daddy's health is revealed, and he and Brick manage to resolve their differences.
          

Catch & Release

Year: 2007
Director: Susannah Grant
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: Argentina:124 min / USA:124 min / USA:124 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jennifer Garner: Gray Wheeler, Timothy Olyphant: Fritz, Sam Jaeger: Dennis, Kevin Smith: Sam, Juliette Lewis: Maureen Monette, Joshua Friesen: Mattie Monette, Fiona Shaw: Ellen Douglas, Tina Lifford: Eve the Lawyer, Georgia Craig: Persephone, Christopher Redman: Flower Delivery Guy, Joyce Krenz: Housekeeper, Sonja Bennett: Caterer, Yorgo Constantine: Co-Worker, Daniel A. Parker: Deadhead Singer, Nancy Hower: Deadhead Singer

After the sudden death of her fiance, Gray Wheeler finds comfort in the company of his friends: lighthearted and comic Sam, hyper-responsible Dennis, and, oddly enough, his old childhood buddy Fritz, an irresponsible playboy whom she'd previously pegged as one of the least reliable people in the world. As secrets about her supposedly perfect fiance emerge, Gray comes to see new sides of the man she thought she knew, and at the same time, finds herself drawn to the last man she ever expected to fall for.
          

Catch Me If You Can

Year: 2002
Director: Steven Spielberg
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Biography / Comedy / Crime / Drama
Runtime: 141 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Leonardo DiCaprio: Frank Abagnale Jr., Tom Hanks: Carl Hanratty, Christopher Walken: Frank Abagnale, Sr., Martin Sheen: Roger Strong, Nathalie Baye: Paula Abagnale, Amy Adams: Brenda Strong, James Brolin: Jack Barnes, Brian Howe: Earl Amdursky, Frank John Hughes: Tom Fox, Steve Eastin: Paul Morgan, Chris Ellis: Special Agent Witkins, John Finn: Assistant Director Marsh, Jennifer Garner: Cheryl Ann, Nancy Lenehan: Carol Strong, Ellen Pompeo: Marci

An FBI agent tracks down and catches a young con artist who successfully impersonated an airline pilot, doctor, assistant attorney general and history professor, cashing more than $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in 26 countries.
          

Catch a Fire

Year: 2006
Director: Phillip Noyce
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / History / Thriller
Runtime: 101 min / Canada:98 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Tim Robbins: Nic Vos, Derek Luke: Patrick Chamusso, Bonnie Mbuli: Precious Chamusso (as Bonnie Henna), Mncedisi Shabangu: Zuko September, Tumisho Masha: Obadi (as Tumisho K. Masha), Sithembiso Khumalo: Sixpence, Terry Pheto: Miriam, Michele Burgers: Anna Vos, Mpho Lovinga: Johnny Piliso, Mxo: Pete My Baby, Jessica Anstey: Katie Vos, Charlotte Savage: Marie Vos, Nomhlé Nkyonyeni: Mama Dorothy, Michael Mabizela: Shaven Head Bomber, Eduan van Jaarsveldt: Special Branch Sergeant

A political thriller that powerfully tells the real-life story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso (Derek Luke) is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical - until he and his wife Precious (Bonnie Henna) are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos (Tim Robbins) further insinuates himself into the Chamussos' lives.
          

Catch-22

Year: 1970
Director: Mike Nichols
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / War
Runtime: 122 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Alan Arkin: Capt. John Yossarian, (bombardier), Martin Balsam: Col. Cathcart (CO, 256th Squadron), Richard Benjamin: Maj. Danby (Flight Operations Officer), Art Garfunkel: Capt. Nately (as Arthur Garfunkel), Jack Gilford: Dr. 'Doc' Daneeka, Buck Henry: Lt. Col. Korn (XO/Roman policeman), Bob Newhart: Maj. Major Major Major, Anthony Perkins: Chaplain Capt. A.T. Tappman, Paula Prentiss: Nurse Duckett, Martin Sheen: 1st Lt. Dobbs, Jon Voight: 1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder, Orson Welles: Brig. Gen. Dreedle, Bob Balaban: Capt. Orr, Susanne Benton: Dreedle's WAC, Norman Fell: First Sgt. Towser

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society in general.
          

Cats (2 discs; includes bonus features)

Year: 1998
Director: David Mallet
Video: DVD all
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 120 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Elaine Paige: Grizabella the Glamour Cat, John Mills: Gus the Theatre Cat, Ken Page: Old Deuteronomy, Rosemarie Ford: Bombalurina, Michael Gruber: Munkustrap, John Partridge: Rum Tum Tugger, Aeva May: Demeter, Geoffrey Garratt: Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat, James Barron: Bustopher Jones, Jo Gibb: Rumpleteazer, Drew Varley: Mungojerrie, Susie McKenna: Jennyanydots the Gumbie Cat, Jacob Brent: Mr. Mistoffelees, Susan Jane Tanner: Jellylorum, Phyllida Crowley Smith: Victoria

This pop-cultural phenomenon has been performed on stage for more than 50 million patrons in 26 countries for almost 18 years, churning more than $2 billion in ticket sales. Now that Cats has finally made it to the small screen, attention must be paid not just by fans of this critic-proof show, but also by those entertainment mavens who have somehow avoided Cats until now. The video version has been restaged but, alas, not really reconceived for its new medium. The video cast, assembled from London, Amsterdam, and New York productions, is competent. Ken Page as Old Deuteronomy, Jacob Brent as Mr. Mistoffelees, and Elaine Paige--the original London Grizabella, the Glamour Cat well past her prime--are a great deal more than that. Paige has toned down her theatrical belting of her big number, "Memory," and allowed the faded ruin of her character's soul to prevail in close-up. For all the "covers" of her signature song, Paige's version remains definitive. The video is, by definition, more intimate, not always a good thing: costumes are even more Halloweeny in garish close-up, the cats less cuddly without that all-important interaction, the stage's appropriately midnight lighting transmuted to a Las Vegas neon. And the chorus of cats in production numbers is even clunkier and more amorphous in two- and three-shots. The one complete newcomer to the cast is the 90-year-old icon among English actors John Mills, a delight as Gus the Theatrical Cat. Sir John and his character show the youngsters how it's done in close-up, largely behind the eyes, abetted by a heart-tugging delivery of his one song. Yet virtually all of the songs are lip-synched, further robbing the video Cats of its onstage seeming spontaneity. It's clearer than ever that Lloyd Webber's music is mostly twaddle, with the important exception of "Memory," which instantly and rightly became one of the genuine theater standards not dependent on context, in the vein of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns." On the plus side, most of the Cats characters and lyrics, from T.S. Eliot's 14-poem Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, are far better defined and understood from the video version. --Robert Windeler Gift makes girl happy
          

Cavalcade

Year: 1933
Director: Frank Lloyd
Video: DVD All
Genre: drama/foreign
Runtime:
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Diana Wynyard Clive Brook Una O'Connor Herbert Mundin Beryl Mercer

The winner of 1934's Best Picture Oscar proves that the Academy hasn't changed its tune much in 50-plus years. Though films of that year, such as King Kong, still remain in the public psyche, Cavalcade, which is rarely seen now, fits the Academy's bill as an "important" film, one worthy of the Best Picture title. It chronicles the life of two British families, from the eve of the 20th century to 1933. One family is upstairs, the other downstairs, but it's less a view of the class struggle than a remembrance of things past. People honeymoon on the Titanic, they fight in the War to End All Wars, and they seem to entirely avoid the 1920s. Based upon Noel Coward's play, young couples banter using frightfully high-tea terms--everyone's "dreadful," "horrid," or "pathetic." A final montage tirade about the decrepit state of the times (hey, they did it back then, too!) almost knocks the legs out from under the whole proceedings, but it holds on. Stiff upper lip and all that. --Keith Simanton
          

Caveman's Valentine, The

Year: 2001
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Music / Mystery
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality.R

Samuel L. Jackson: Romulus Ledbetter, Colm Feore: David Leppenraub, Ann Magnuson: Moira Leppenraub, Damir Andrei: Arnold, Aunjanue Ellis: Officer Lulu Ledbetter, Tamara Tunie: Sheila Ledbetter, Peter MacNeill: Cork, Jay Rodan: Joey Peasley/No-Face, Rodney Eastman: Matthew, Anthony Michael Hall: Bob, Kate McNeil: Betty, Leonard L. Thomas: Shaker/Greater No-Face (as Leonard Thomas), Joris Jarsky: Boy Toy/Andy (as Joris Jorsky), Pierre Alcide: Toupee, Richard Fitzpatrick: Walter

Romulus is mentally ill, a troglodyte in a New York City park. He's also a gifted composer and the father of a city cop. On Valentine's Day, a young man freezes in a tree near his cave. The police determine it's the accidental death of someone behaving bizarrely, but Romulus believes a friend of the dead youth who says that noted avant-garde photographer, David Leppenraub, murdered him. Romulus, urged on by hallucinations of his wife as a young woman, resolves to catch the killer and manages to be invited to Leppenraub's farm to play a new composition. Can Romulus hold it together long enough to get to the bottom of the death and also to make a breakthrough with his daughter?
          

Cavite

Year: 2005
Director: Neill Dela Llana
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: USA:80 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Ian Gamazon Jeffrey Lagda

I heard great things about this movie from the reviews in the local papers here in Los Angeles. So when I saw this, I knew I had to buy it. The first impression you will get when watching this movie is that the budget for this was quite low and many quick cut editing style is more irritating than necessary. Shooting this story in the line of "24" would have been more affective....Once Adam, the main character, is over in the Philippines - the story becomes a fun thriller. All that character development in the beginning was not necessary. I found the poverty shots of the Philippines to be amazing (sad)...that even today people live in those kind of conditions and shameful any government allows it."Cavite" lacked a good soundtrack...there is other music involved in it, but nothing original to this movie...which I think made this film lose the "emotional attachment" to the main character and what he is going through.
          

Cell, The (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: Tarsem Singh
Video: VCD
Genre: Crime / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 107 min / Germany:109 min (director's cut)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jennifer Lopez: Catherine Deane, Vince Vaughn: FBI Agent Peter Novak, Vincent D'Onofrio: Carl Rudolph Stargher, Jake Weber: FBI Special Agent Gordon Ramsey, Dylan Baker: Henry West, Marianne Jean-Baptiste: Dr. Miriam Kent, Patrick Bauchau: Lucien Baines, Gerry Becker: Dr. Barry Cooperman, Tara Subkoff: Julia Hickson, Catherine Sutherland: Anne Marie Vicksey, Jake Thomas: Young Carl Stargher, Colton James: Edward Baines, Dean Norris: FBI Agent Cole, John Cothran Jr.: FBI Agent Stockwell, Jack Conley: FBI Agent Brock

Catharine Deane is a psychotherapist who is part of a revolutionary new treatment which allows her mind to literally enter the mind of her patients. Her experience in this method takes an unexpected turn when an FBI agent comes to ask for a desperate favour. They had just tracked down a notorious serial killer, Carl Stargher, whose MO is to abduct women one at a time and place them in a secret area where they are kept for about 40 hours until they are slowly drowned. Unfortunately, the killer has fallen into an irreversible coma which means he cannot confess where he has taken his latest victim before she dies. Now, Catherine Deane must race against time to explore the twisted mind of the killer to get the information she needs, but Stargher's damaged personality poses dangers that threaten to overwhelm her.
          

Celluloid Closet, The

Year: 1995
Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary | History
Runtime: 102 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Lily Tomlin: Narrator, Tony Curtis: Himself, Susie Bright: Herself, Arthur Laurents: Himself, Armistead Maupin: Himself, Whoopi Goldberg: Herself, Jan Oxenberg: Herself, Harvey Fierstein: Himself, Quentin Crisp: Himself, Richard Dyer: Himself, Jay Presson Allen: Herself, Mrs. Gustav Ketterer: Herself, Gore Vidal: Himself, Will H. Hays: Himself (archive footage), Farley Granger: Himself,

Author Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City) wrote Lily Tomlin's narration for this superb documentary, based on a book by the late Vito Russo, about Hollywood's treatment of homosexual characters in the 20th century. Never pointing a finger at anyone in the film community, The Celluloid Closet presents clips from more than 100 mainstream features (including The Children's Hour, Advise and Consent, The Boys in the Band, and The Hunger) that speak loudly in their respective images of gays and lesbians. The film makes a persuasive case for patterns of sexual mythology in Hollywood, such as presenting homosexuals repeatedly as tragic, helpless figures redeemed only through death or as back-street monsters cavorting in the shadows. Things change, of course, and clips from more recent films by gay and lesbian filmmakers suggest a more vital, diverse, autobiographical approach. There are lots of great interviews with screenwriters (Gore Vidal), filmmakers (John Schlesinger), actors (Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg), and others to enunciate the major themes. --Tom Keogh What "That's Entertainment" did for movie musicals THE CELLULOID CLOSET does for Hollywood homosexuality as this exuberant eye-opening movie serves up a dazzling hundred-year history of the role of gay men and lesbians have had on the silver screen. Lily Tomlin narrates as Oscar®-winning moviemaker Rob Epstein (The Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt) and Jeffrey Friedman assemble fabulous footage from 120 films showing the changing face of cinema sexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist triumphs of the 1990s. Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Curtis, Harvey Fierstein, and Gore Vidal are just a few of the many actors writers and commentators who provide funny and insightful anecdotes.
          

Central Station

Year: 1998
Director: Walter Salles
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama, Foreign Film - Portugese, Foreign Film [Dub Or Subtitle], Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)



The initial sequence o the film is loaded of tragic grandiloquence; woman `s job in a railroad station consists in writing letters to beloved familiars or dear friends dictated by analphabet people. She is somehow a miracle worker, who transmits, livings, illusions and hopes from non future people to enrich and enlighten their painful lives. But soon her biggest task will come for her. A lonely boy, wishes to make a journey for meting his father, and she will undertake her undeniable energy and spirit 's strength to feed the illusions and make those dreams come true for that love 's orphan human being.This long Odyssey will carry us to lost horizons, to forgotten names of cities that hardly will figure in the map. A surrealistic but real world of sand, kaleidoscopic misery, severe economic restrictions, and above all moral poverty, where the time seems to have stopped for ever, because nothing happens. After watching this movie, something inside voice must be claming that the Neo Realism Italian has reappeared. And that the only difference between the stolen bicycle and the vanished father is simply a few inches in the map of the world and sixty years of delay.
          

Chamber, The

Year: 1996
Director: James Foley
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 113 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for violent images and some language.R

Chris O'Donnell: Adam Hall, Gene Hackman: Sam Cayhall, Faye Dunaway: Lee Cayhall Bowen, Robert Prosky: E. Garner Goodman, Raymond J. Barry: Rollie Wedge/Donnie Cayhall (as Raymond Barry), Bo Jackson: Sgt. Clyde Packer, Lela Rochon: Nora Stark, David Marshall Grant: Gov. David McAllister, Nicholas Pryor: Judge Flynn F. Slattery, Harve Presnell: Atty. Gen. Roxburgh, Richard Bradford: Wyn Lettner, Greg Goossen: J.B. Gullitt (as Gregory Goossen), Seth Isler: Marvin B. Kramer, Millie Perkins: Ruth Kramer, Sid Johnson: Josh Kramer

Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only four weeks before Sam Cayhall is to be executed, Adam meets his grandfather for the first time in the Mississippi prison which has held him since the crime. The meeting is predictably tense when the educated, young Mr. "Hall" confronts his venom-spewing elder, Mr. "Cayhall," about the murders. The next day, headlines run proclaiming Adam the grandson who has come to the state to save his grandfather, the infamous Ku Klux Klan bomber. While the old man's life lies in the balance, Adam's motivation in fighting this battle becomes clear as the story unfolds. Not only does he fight for his grandfather, but perhaps for himself as well. He has come to heal the wounds of his own father's suicide, to mitigate the secret shame he has always felt for the genetic fluke which made this man his grandfather, and to bring closure -- one way or another -- to the suffering the old man seems to have brought to everyone he has ever known. But, would mercy soften his grandfather's heart?
          

Chang Paek (Butterfly in Grey) (in Thai; English subtitles) (VCD)

Year: 2002
Director: Sananjit Bangsapan
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
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Srungsuda Lawanprasert, Pitchanart Sakakorn, Patharawarin Timkul, Kanokporn Losiri

In the dark world of a prison, where dangerous female convicts make a disgusting society that no one wants to be in, Daosawai is sent for a jail term. “Khang Paed” becomes the realm that brings a new sunshine to her life.
          

Changeling

Year: 2008
Director: Clint Eastwood
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime:
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Reed Birney, Colm Feore, Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Geoffrey Pierson

A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.
          

Changing Lanes

Year: 2002
Director: Roger Michell
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
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Ben Affleck as Gavin Banek Samuel L. Jackson as Doyle Gipson Kim Staunton as Valerie Gipson Toni Collette as Michelle Sydney Pollack as Stephen Delano Tina Sloan as Mrs. Delano Richard Jenkins as Walter Arnell Akil Walker as Stephen Gipson Cole Hawkins as Danny Gipson Ileen Getz as Ellen Jennifer Dundas as Mina Dunne Matt Malloy as Ron Cabot Amanda Peet as Cynthia Banek Myra Lucretia Taylor as Judge Frances Abarbanel Bruce Altman as Joe Kaufman Joe Grifasi as Judge Cosell Lisa LeGuillou as Gina Gugliotta Angela Goethals as Sarah Windsor Kevin Sussman as Tyler Cohen Susan Varon as Sheryl Buckburg Noel Wilson as Bartender at Arlo's Angel Caban as Security Guard at School Jim Lovelett as Security Guard at School Julia Gibson as Receptionist at AD&S William Hurt as Sponsor Michael Patrick McGrath as Seavers John Benjamin Hickey as Carlyle Dylan Baker as Finch Ray Bokhour as Willard Suzanne Hevner as Delano's Secretary Caleb Archer as Kid on a Bike Jordan Gelber as Priest Olga Merediz as Mrs. Miller Jayne Houdyshell as Miss Tetley Shabazz Richardson as Cop at Precinct Raymond Anthony Thomas as Cop at Precinct Michael Pitt as Music Teacher/Conductor Genevieve Elam as Waitress Juan Lara as Orchestra Child Anastasia Rojas as Orchestra Child Nicole Wright as Orchestra Child Clive Oliver Greenberg as Orchestra Child Gilbert S. Williams as Mike Sophia Guaspari as Orchestra Member Ruben Jared Seraballs as Orchestra Member Father Bonneau as Himself Jewel Brimage as Teacher Katarina Kianna as Teacher Vanessa Quel as Kate Howard I. Laniado as Barry Tony Machine a Office Worker Carolyn Feldschuh as Office Worker Maria Alaina Mason as Office Worker Harvey Waldman as Author in Newsroom Interview Pamela Hart as Newscaster Neal Jones as Newsroom Writer Susan Blackwell as Newsroom Producer Alyson Renaldo as Newsroom Executive Producer James Soviero as Newsroom Associate Producer Mary Kelly as Newsroom Script Supervisor Anthony DiGiacomo as Newsroom Associate Director Richard Velasco as Newsroom Director Leonard L. Thomas as Newsroom Reporter Richard Kelly as AA Group Leader Selena Blake as Insurance Broker Harriet Rosenthal as Family Court Member John Kohl as Family Court Member Lisa Vogel as Family Court Member Bob Heffernan as Simon Dunne Ralph Howard as Radio news anchor, 1010 WINS Sean T. Krishnan as Sikh Anthony Pierantozzi as Singing Church Member David C. Roehm Sr. as Defendant - custody Sam Rovin as Paralegal John H. Tobin as AA attendee Salvatore Cavaliere as Court Officer Deenah Patterson as Cop At Precinct #3

An attorney (Ben Affleck) in a rush to make a court appointment to file legal papers involving a multi-million dollar trust accidentally collides with an alcoholic insurance salesman (Samuel Jackson), who also is a rush for a court appointment involving the custody of his children. The attorney leaves the scene of the accident and strands the salesman, causing him to miss his custody hearing. During the process of the post-crash discussion, the attorney accidentally drops the papers he needs to present in court. The judge gives him until the end of the day to present the papers and thus begins a cat and mouse game between the proponents. A few questionable actions later on both parties' part, they finally start questioning their actions and their lives. In the end, both come to new understanding of what is important and appear to be set in new ethical and moral directions. Contains mild violence and profanity.
          

Charade

Year: 1963
Director: Stanley Donen
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Mystery / Romance / Thriller
Runtime: 113 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Cary Grant: Peter Joshua, Audrey Hepburn: Regina 'Reggie' Lampert, Walter Matthau: H. Bartholemew, James Coburn: Tex Panthollow, George Kennedy: Herman Scobie, Dominique Minot: Sylvie Gaudel, Ned Glass: Leopold W. Gideon, Jacques Marin: Insp. Edouard Grandpierre, Paul Bonifas: Mr. Felix (stamp dealer), Thomas Chelimsky: Jean-Louis Gaudel

Regina is about to divorce her husband when she finds that he has been murdered after converting every penny they owned to cash, which is also missing. She meets Cary Grant who changes his name every 15 min. or so and is interested in her husband's money, which seems to have come from a WWII payroll he stole. His partners in crime are also very interested in where the money is, as he stole it from them as well. Everyone assumes Regina MUST know where the money is. The situation becomes more tense when the searchers begin turning up dead.
          

Chariots of Fire

Year: 1981
Director: Hugh Hudson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama, Sports
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Nicholas Farrell as Aubrey Montague Nigel Havers as Lord Andrew Lindsay Ian Charleson as Eric Liddell Ben Cross as Harold M. Abrahams Daniel Gerroll as Henry Stallard Ian Holm as Sam Mussabini John Gielgud as Master of Trinity Lindsay Anderson as Master of Caius Nigel Davenport as Lord Birkenhead Cheryl Campbell as Jennie Liddell Alice Krige as Sybil Gordon Dennis Christopher as Charles Paddock Brad Davis as Jackson Scholz Patrick Magee as Lord Cadogan Peter Egan as Duke of Sutherland Struan Rodger as Sandy McGrath David Yelland as HRH Edward, Prince of Wales Yves Beneyton as George Andre Jeremy Sinden as President - Gilbert & Sullivan Society Gordon Hammersley as President - Cambridge Athletic Club Andrew Hawkins as Secretary - Gilbert & Sullivan Society Richard Griffiths as Head Porter - Caius College John Young as Reverend. J.D. Liddell Benny Young as Rob Liddell Yvonne Gilan as Mrs. Liddell Jack Smethurst as Sleeping Car Attendant Gerry Slevin as Colonel John Keddie Peter Cellier as Head Waiter - Savoy Stephen Mallatratt as Watson Colin Bruce as Taylor Alan Polonsky as Paxton Edward Wiley as Fitch Philip O'Brien as American Coach Ralph Lawton as Harbor Master John Rutland as Caius Porter Alan Dudley as Caius Manservant Tommy Boyle as Reporter Kim Clifford as Sybil's Maid Wallace Campbell as Highland Provost Patrick Doyle as Jimmie David John as Ernest Liddell Tess Dignan as Schoolgirl Ruby Wax as Bunty Michael Jeyes as Footman David Kivlin as First Scots Boy Eddie Hughson as Second Scots Boy Gayle Garyson as Sammon, Sue Linda Wallis as Rosy Clayton Carole Ashby as Linda Boyland Doreen Sloane as Sarah Roach Paul Howard as Alan Lorimer Steve Ambrose as James Usher Michael Lonsdale as Garth Jones Peter Jones as Mullen, Leonard Graham Brooke as Paul Mahoney Phil Tait as Dave Turner Roberta Morrell as Peep-Bo Robin Pappas as Clare Lorraine Daniels as Pitti-Sings

The true story of two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. One is a devout Scottish missionary who runs for God, the other is a Jewish student at Cambridge who runs for fame and to escape prejudice.The come-from-behind winner of the 1981 Oscar for best picture, Chariots of Fire either strikes you as either a cold exercise in mechanical manipulation or as a tale of true determination and inspiration. The heroes are an unlikely pair of young athletes who ran for Great Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympics: devout Protestant Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a divinity student whose running makes him feel closer to God, and Jewish Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), a highly competitive Cambridge student who has to surmount the institutional hurdles of class prejudice and anti-Semitism. There's delicious support from Ian Holm (as Abrahams's coach) and John Gielgud and Lindsay Anderson as a couple of Cambridge fogies. Vangelis's soaring synthesized score, which seemed to be everywhere in the early 1980s, also won an Oscar. Chariots of Fire was the debut film of British television commercial director Hugh Hudson (Greystoke) and was produced by David Puttnam. --Jim Emerson
          

Charley Varrick

Year: 1973
Director: Don Siegel
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Drama
Runtime: 111 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Walter Matthau: Charley Varrick, Joe Don Baker: Molly, Felicia Farr: Sybil Fort, Andrew Robinson: Harman Sullivan (as Andy Robinson), Sheree North: Jewell Everett, Norman Fell: Mr. Garfinkle, Benson Fong: Honest John, Woodrow Parfrey: Harold Young, William Schallert: San Miguel Sheriff Bill Horton, Jacqueline Scott: Nadine, Marjorie Bennett: Mrs. Taft, Rudy Diaz: Deputy Sanchez, Colby Chester: Deputy Steele, Charlie Briggs: Highway deputy, Priscilla Garcia: Miss Ambar

Charley Varrick and his friends rob a small town bank. Expecting a small sum to divide amongst themselves, they are surprised to discover a very LARGE amount of money. Quickly figuring out that the money belongs to the MOB, they must now come up with a plan to throw the MOB off their trail.Charley Varrick is a small-time crook who outfoxes the Mob in this fast-paced offbeat thriller directed by Don Siegel. Academy Award winner Walter Matthau stars in a rare dramatic role, along with the powerful Joe Don Baker, as a tough Mafia hitman.
          

Charlie Chaplin Collection, Vol. 1 (Modern Times / The Great Dictator / The Gold Rush / Limelight, The)

Year: 1936
Director:
Video: DVD-1
Genre: Comedies, Drama, Feature Film-comedy, Gift Set, Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Charlie Chaplin

Charles Spencer Chaplin, the London ragamuffin who became the most popular man of his era, gets his proper due with this deluxe package of four classics. Each two-disc set begins with an excellent new digital transfer of the picture and remastered sound. The Gold Rush, Chaplin's 1925 masterpiece, puts the Little Tramp into the snowy Yukon; it includes such celebrated sequences as the "Dance of the Rolls" and Chaplin's uncanny metamorphosis into a large chicken. Both the original silent version and Chaplin's re-edited 1942 release (for which he added his own musical score and narration) are included. A documentary on "Chaplin Today" looks at the film through the eyes of Burkina Faso director Idrissa Ouedraogo. Modern Times (1936) is Chaplin's peerless take on the machine age; his ballet on the assembly line remains one of the great images of modern man driven mad by mechanization. The DVD extras include a couple of (somewhat extraneous) vintage promotional films about the wonderful world of mass production, the famous Chaplin composition "Smile" performed by Liberace (huh?), and penetrating comments on the film by the Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. The Great Dictator is Chaplin's comic undressing of Hitler, boldly released in 1940. An absorbing documentary, "The Tramp and the Dictator," details production of the film, and color footage shot on the set provides fascinating behind-the-scenes material. Limelight (1952), in which he plays a fading vaudevillian, is Chaplin's magnificent elegy on his own career. Extras include a deleted scene, the entire Oscar-winning score, and Bernardo Bertolucci on the film's emotional impact: "I don't cry often, but here my tears flow." Each film has a loving introduction by Chaplin biographer David Robinson--but newcomers to Chaplin should watch the movies first, as the extras give away endings and the best jokes.
          

Charlie Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2 (City Lights / The Circus / The Kid / A King in New York / A Woman of Paris / Monsieur Verdoux / The Chaplin Revue / Charlie - The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin), The

Year: 1931
Director:
Video: DVD-1
Genre: Comedies, Comedy Video, Feature Film-comedy, Gift Set, Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Charlie Chaplin

The second magnificent collection of Charlie Chaplin's work is even more stuffed with goodies than the first: six feature films, a round-up of two-reelers, and a new documentary, plus a cornucopia of deleted scenes and context. Each feature is accompanied by a half-hour "Chaplin Today" featurette, in which a filmmaker comments from a 21st-century perspective. Claude Chabrol extols the wicked virtues of Monsieur Verdoux and calls Chaplin "a thoroughly modern director," while Jim Jarmusch speaks gallantly on the political satire of the problematic A King in New York. The Kid (1921), Chaplin's first feature, relates directly to Chaplin's own hard upbringing. The Tramp adopts a street kid (Jackie Coogan), in a seamless blend of slapstick and sentiment. For A Woman of Paris (1923), Chaplin experimented: straight, adult melodrama, with no Charlie onscreen (save for a brief cameo). 1927's The Circus is prized by many Chaplin critics as pure sublime comedy, less burdened by sentiment or politics than subsequent films. City Lights (1931) is an undisputed masterpiece; the Tramp befriends a blind girl, leading to one of the great bittersweet endings in film history. (Among the extras: a priceless seven-minute deleted scene involving little more than Chaplin and a piece of wood stuck in a grate.) With Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Chaplin turned his back on the Tramp and invented an elegant lady killer (literally); audiences disapproved, but the film stands as a fascinating essay on himself. Finally, after his exile from the United States, Chaplin made A King in New York (1957), which is mostly flat, except as autobiography. The Chaplin Revue gathers six essential short works, from the superb A Dog's Life (1918) to his last two-reeler, The Pilgrim. A separate disc contains film critic Richard Schickel's comprehensive documentary Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin, which does nicely by Chaplin's life and his working process, with keen comments from admirers such as Woody Allen and Johnny Depp. This box set is more than film history; it's a living treasure.
          

Charlie Chaplin: By the Sea; Bank, The; Shanghaied (VCD)

Year: 1915
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Short / Comedy
Runtime: Argentina:20 min / Spain:16 min
MPAA Rating:

Charles Chaplin: Stroller, Billy Armstrong: Man in Straw Hat, Margie Reiger: Man in Straw Hat's Wife, Bud Jamison: Man in Top Hat, Edna Purviance: Man in Top Hat's Sweetheart, Paddy McGuire: First Cop, Ernest Van Pelt: Second Cop

It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other's wife.
          

Charlie Chaplin: City Lights (VCD)

Year: 1931
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 87 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Virginia Cherrill: A Blind Girl, Florence Lee: The Blind Girl's Grandmother, Harry Myers: An Eccentric Millionaire, Al Ernest Garcia: The Eccentric Millionaire's Butler (as Allan Garcia), Hank Mann: A Prizefighter, Charles Chaplin: A Tramp (as Charlie Chaplin), rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Jean Carpenter: Extra in restaurant scene

A tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind girl. Her family is in financial trouble. The tramp's on-and-off friendship with a wealthy man allows him to be the girl's benefactor and suitor.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Cure, The; Easy Street (VCD)

Year: 1917
Director:
Video: VCD
Genre: Short / Comedy
Runtime: 19 min / Germany:24 min (restored version)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Charles Chaplin: The Derelict, Edna Purviance: The Mission Worker, Eric Campbell: The Bully

When Charlie the Tramp wanders into a mission he is smitten by Edna and puts back the collection box which he has taken. Reformed, he becomes a policeman and is assigned to rough-and-tumble Easy Street. Unable to trick or beat Eric the Tough, he puts Eric's head in a gas pipe and anesthetizes him. A hero, he now helps many poor people living on Easy Street. Eric escapes jail, Edna is kidnapped, but Charlie (recharged after sitting on a doper's needle) conquers all. Easy Street is transformed as is Eric.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Dog's Life, A (VCD)

Year: 1918
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Short / Comedy
Runtime: 40 min
MPAA Rating:

Charles Chaplin: Tramp, Edna Purviance: Bar singer, Syd Chaplin: Lunchwagon owner, Henry Bergman: Fat unemployed man/Dance-hall lady, Charles Reisner: Employment agency clerk, Albert Austin: Crook, Tom Wilson: Policeman, M.J. McCarthy: Unemployed man, Mel Brown: Unemployed man, Charles Force: Unemployed man, Bert Appling: Unemployed man, Thomas Riley: Unemployed man, Slim Cole: Unemployed man, Ted Edwards: Unemployed man, Louis Fitzroy: Unemployed man

Poor Charlie lives in a vacant lot. He tries to get a job but when he gets to the head of the employment line the jobs are gone. Back "home" he rescues Scraps, a bitch being attacked by other strays. Together they manage to steal some sausages from a lunch wagon. They enter a dance hall where Edna is a singer and unwilling companion to the clientele. He is thrown out when he can't pay. Back "home" Scraps digs up a money-filled wallet buried by crooks. They return to the dance hall to find Edna fired. The wallet goes back and forth between Charlie and the crooks. Charlie, Edna and Scraps end up very happily.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Early Years, Vol 1: Immigrant, The; Count, The; Little Tramp, The (VCD)

Year: 1917
Director:
Video: VCD
Genre: Short / Comedy
Runtime: 20 min / Germany:24 min (restored version) / Argentina:30 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Charles Chaplin: Immigrant, Edna Purviance: Immigrant, Eric Campbell: The head waiter, Albert Austin: A diner, Henry Bergman: The artist

Charlie is on his way to the USA. He wins in a card game, puts the money in Edna's bag (she and her sick mother have been robbed of everything). When he retrieves a little for himself he is accused of being a thief. Edna clears his name. Later, broke, Charlie finds a coin and goes into a restaurant. There he finds Edna, whose mother has died, and asks her to join him. When he reaches for the coin to pay for their meals it is missing (it has fallen through a hole in his pocket).
          

Charlie Chaplin: Early Years, Vol 2: Pawnshop, The; Adventurer, The; One A.M.Fireman/The Vagabond/One A.M. (VCD)

Year: 1916
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Short
Runtime: 32 min / Germany:24 min (restored version)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Charles Chaplin: Pawnshop assistant, Henry Bergman: Pawnbroker, Edna Purviance: His daughter, John Rand: Pawnshop assistant, Albert Austin: Client with clock, Wesley Ruggles: Client with ring, Eric Campbell: Burglar, James T. Kelley: Old bum/Female client with goldfish, Frank J. Coleman: Policeman

Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and and himself. He helps capture a burglar. He destroys a client's clock while examining it in detail.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Early Years, Vol 3: Cure, The; Floorwalker, The; Vagabond, The (in Lao & Thai) (VCD)

Year: 1916
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Short
Runtime: Germany:24 min (restored version) / Argentina:34 min
MPAA Rating:

Charles Chaplin: Street Musician, Edna Purviance: Girl Stolen by Gypsies, Eric Campbell: Gypsy Chieftain, Leo White: Old Jew/Gypsy Woman, Lloyd Bacon: Artist, Charlotte Mineau: Girl's Mother, Albert Austin: Trombonist, John Rand: Trumpeter, Band Leader, James T. Kelley: Gypsy and Musician, Frank J. Coleman: Gypsy and Musician

After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in love with an artist whose portrait is later seen in a shop by the girl's real mother. The mother and the artist arrive in a chauffeured auto and offer Charlie money for his services, money which he rejects.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Early Years, Vol 4:Behind the Screen; Fireman, The; Rink, The (in Lao & Thai) (VCD)

Year: 1916
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Short
Runtime: 15 min / Germany:24 min (restored version) / Argentina:30 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Eric Campbell: Goliath (a stagehand), Charles Chaplin: David (Goliath's assistant), Edna Purviance: The girl

Three movies are being shot simultaneously and Charlie is an overworked scene shifter. The foreman is waited on hand and foot until all the shifters but Charlie go on strike. A girl looking for work pretends to be a man and helps Charlie. Charlie discovers her gender and falls in love with her. The foreman thinks they are homosexual and in the ensuing fight they become involved in a long pie throwing scene from one of the movies in production. The frustrated workers dynamite the studio.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Floorwalker, The; Mabel's Busy Day (VCD)

Year: 1916
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Short / Comedy
Runtime: Germany:24 min / Argentina:30 min / Spain:29 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Charles Chaplin: Tramp, Eric Campbell: Store manager, Edna Purviance: Manager's secretary, Lloyd Bacon: Assistant manager, Albert Austin: Shop assistant, Charlotte Mineau: Beautiful store detective

After causing havoc on the sales floor Charlie goes to the office floor. There he runs into the store inspector (who looks exactly like him) who has just robbed the safe and knocked out the manager. Charlie thinks he is in front of a mirror till he notices he holds a stock and his "image" the bag of loot.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Great Dictator, The (VCD)

Year: 1940
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 124 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Charles Chaplin: Adenoid Hynkel (Dictator of Tomania)/A Jewish Barber, Paulette Goddard: Hannah, Jack Oakie: Benzini Napaloni (Dictator of Bacteria), Reginald Gardiner: Commander Schultz, Henry Daniell: Garbitsch, Billy Gilbert: Field Marshal Herring, Grace Hayle: Madame Napaloni, Carter DeHaven: Spook (Bacterian ambassador) (as Carter De Haven), Maurice Moscovitch: Mr. Jaeckel, Emma Dunn: Mrs. Jaeckel, Bernard Gorcey: Mr. Mann, Paul Weigel: Mr. Agar, Chester Conklin: Barber's Customer, Esther Michelson: Jewish Woman, Hank Mann: Storm Trooper

During the last days of the First World War, a clumsy soldier saves the life of devoted military pilot Schultz. Unfortunately, their flight from the advancing enemy ends in a severe crash with the clumsy soldier losing his memories. After quite some years in the hospital, the amnesia patient gets released and reopens his old barber shop in the Jewish ghetto. But times have changed in the country of Tomania: Dictator Adenoid Hynkel, who accidentally looks very similar to the barber, has laid his merciless grip on the country, and the Jewish people are discriminated against. One day, the barber gets in trouble and is brought before a commanding officer, who turns out to be his old comrade Schultz. So, the ghetto enjoys protection from then on. Meanwhile, Dictator Hynkel develops big plans, he wants to become Dictator of the whole world and needs a scapegoat for the public. Soon, Schultz is being arrested for being too Jewish-friendly, and all Jews except those who managed to flee are transported into Concentration Camps. Hynkel is planning to march into Osterlich to show off against Napaloni, Dictator of Bacteria, who already has deployed his troops along the other border of the small country. Meanwhile, Schultz and the barber manage to escape, guised in military uniforms. As luck would have it, Schultz and the barber are picked up by Tomanian forces and the barber is mixed up with Hynkel himself. The small barber now gets the once-in-a-lifetime chance to speak to the people of Osterlich and all of Tomania, who listen eagerly on the radio.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Jitney Elopement, A; Knock Out, The (VCD)

Year: 1915
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Short / Comedy
Runtime: 33 min
MPAA Rating:

Charles Chaplin: Suitor, the Fake Count, Edna Purviance: Edna, Ernest Van Pelt: Edna's Father, Leo White: Count Chloride de Lime, Edna's Suitor, Lloyd Bacon: Young Butler/Cop, Paddy McGuire: Old Butler/Cop, Bud Jamison: Cop with Baton, Carl Stockdale: Cop, Fred Goodwins: Undetermined Role

Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie and Edna are chased by her father, The Count, and three policeman. The pursuers drive off a pier.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times (VCD)

Year: 1936
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedies, Drama, Feature Film-comedy, Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Henry Bergman, Paulette Goddard

Plot Outline The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.Plot Synopsis: Chaplins last 'silent' film, filled with sound effects, was made when everyone else was making talkies. Charlie turns against modern society, the machine age, (The use of sound in films ?) and progress. Firstly we see him frantically trying to keep up with a production line, tightening bolts. He is selected for an experiment with an automatic feeding machine, but various mishaps leads his boss to believe he has gone mad, and Charlie is sent to a mental hospital... When he gets out, he is mistaken for a communist while waving a red flag, sent to jail, foils a jailbreak, and is let out again. We follow Charlie through many more escapades before the film is out.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Night Out, A; Dough and Dynamite (VCD)

Year: 1915
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Short
Runtime: 33 min / Canada:27 min (Ontario)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Charles Chaplin: Reveller, Ben Turpin: Fellow Reveller, Bud Jamison: Headwaiter, Edna Purviance: The Headwaiter's Wife, Leo White: 'French' Dandy/Desk clerk, Fred Goodwins: Desk clerk at second hotel

Charlie and Ben pay a visit to a pub, then decide to visit a swanky restaurant. Now intoxicated, they come into conflict with a French dandy and his ladyfriend. The large head waiter violently ejects Ben, and later ejects Charlie also. The pair pay another visit to a pub, then make their way to their hotel. They become interested in a pretty young woman staying in the room across the hall, but when Charlie spies on her through the keyhole a bellboy makes him stop. Charlie is taken aback to realize that the young woman's husband is the head waiter from the restaurant. He promptly checks out and moves to another hotel. Meanwhile, the head waiter and his wife, dissatisfied with the service, also decide to move to another hotel-- and, unfortunately, choose the same one Charlie has chosen, and once more wind up in the room across the hall from him. When the young woman's dog runs into Charlie's room she follows in her pajamas. Her husband returns to find his wife with Charlie in an apparently compromising position.
          

Charlie Chaplin: One A.M.; Pawnshop, The (VCD)

Year: 1916
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Family / Short
Runtime: 34 min / Germany:24 min (restored version)
MPAA Rating:

Charles Chaplin: Drunk, Albert Austin: Taxi driver

A one-man mime show. Charlie comes home drunk. Forgetting his key, he climbs in through the window, climbs back out with the key, and goes through the door. The rest are equilibrium gags, the central one being with his collapsible wall-bed.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Shoulder Arms (VCD)

Year: 1918
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / War
Runtime: 46 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Charles Chaplin: Recruit, Edna Purviance: French girl, Syd Chaplin: Sergeant/The Kaiser, Jack Wilson: German Crown Prince, Henry Bergman: Fat German sergeant/Field Marshal von Hindenburg, Albert Austin: U.S. soldier/German soldier/Kaiser's chauffeur, Tom Wilson: Training camp sergeant, John Rand: U.S. soldier, J. Parks Jones: U.S. soldier (as Park Jones), Loyal Underwood: Short German officer

Charlie is in boot camp in the "awkward squad." Once in France he gets no letters from home. He finally gets a package containing limburger cheese which requires a gas mask and which he throws over into the German trench. He goes "over the top" and captures thirteen Germans ("I surrounded them"), then volunteers to wander through the German lines disguised as a tree trunk. With the help of a French girl he captures the Kaiser and the Crown Prince and is given a statue and victory parade in New York and then ... fellow soldiers wake him from his dream.
          

Charlie Chaplin: Tramp, The; Woman, A (VCD)

Year: 1915
Director: Charles Chaplin
Video: VCD
Genre: Short / Comedy
Runtime: 32 min
MPAA Rating:

Charles Chaplin: Tramp, Edna Purviance: Farmer's Daughter, Ernest Van Pelt: Farmer, Paddy McGuire: Farmhand, Lloyd Bacon: Edna's Fiancé/Second Thief, Leo White: First Thief, Bud Jamison: Third Thief, Billy Armstrong: Minister

Charlie is a tramp on the road. A hobo manages to exchange Charlie's sandwich for a brick so Charlie must eat grass. The same hobo molests a farmer's daughter; Charlie comes to aid with the help of the brick. When two more hobos show up Charlie throws all three into a lake. The grateful girl takes Charlie home where he fails as a farmhand. He again helps drive off the hobos (who are now trying to break into the house). The girl's fiance arrives. Though a hero, Charlie, knowing he must go, writes a farewell note and leaves for the open road.
          

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Year: 2005
Director: Tim Burton
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy
Runtime: 115 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Johnny Depp: Willy Wonka, Freddie Highmore: Charlie Bucket, David Kelly: Grandpa Joe, Helena Bonham Carter: Mrs. Bucket, Noah Taylor: Mr. Bucket, Missi Pyle: Mrs. Beauregarde, James Fox: Mr. Salt, Deep Roy: Oompa Loompa, Christopher Lee: Dr. Wonka, Adam Godley: Mr. Teavee, Franziska Troegner: Mrs. Gloop, AnnaSophia Robb: Violet Beauregarde, Julia Winter: Veruca Salt, Jordan Fry: Mike Teavee, Philip Wiegratz: Augustus Gloop

Charlie Bucket comes from a poor family, and spends most of his time dreaming about the chocolate that he loves but usually can't afford. Things change when Willy Wonka, head of the very popular Wonka Chocolate empire, announces a contest in which five gold tickets have been hidden in chocolate bars and sent throughout the country. The kids who find the tickets will be taken on a tour of Wonka's chocolate factory and get a special glimpse of the wonders within. Charlie miraculously finds a ticket, along with four other children much naughtier than him. The tour of the factory will hold more than a few surprises for this bunch.
          

Charlie's Angels (VCD)

Year: 2000
Director: McG
Video: VCD
Genre: Action / Comedy / Adventure
Runtime: 98 min / Portugal:94 min (cut version)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Cameron Diaz: Natalie Cook, Drew Barrymore: Dylan Sanders, Lucy Liu: Alex Munday, Bill Murray: John Bosley, Sam Rockwell: Eric Knox, Kelly Lynch: Vivian Wood, Tim Curry: Roger Corwin, Crispin Glover: Thin Man, Luke Wilson: Pete Komisky, John Forsythe: Charles Townsend (voice), Matt LeBlanc: Jason Gibbons, Tom Green: Chad, LL Cool J: Mr. Jones, Sean Whalen: Pasqual, Tim Dunaway: Flight Attendant

Based on the popular 70's TV show, three cute chicks work for the mysterious "Charlie". They are the female 'James Bonds'' of our time. They get to blow stuff up, kick the cr*p out of people, and wear really tight clothing, all whilst trying to retrieve stolen software and balance in high heels.
          

Charlotte Gray

Year: 2002
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / War / Romance
Runtime: 121 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Cate Blanchett: Charlotte Gray, Billy Crudup: Julien Levade, Michael Gambon: Levade, James Fleet: Richard Cannerly, Abigail Cruttenden: Daisy, Charlotte McDougall: Sally, Robert Hands: Borowski, Tom Goodman-Hill: Business Man at Party, Michael Fitzgerald: Business Man at Party, Hugh Ross: Psychiatrist, Martin Oldfield: Assault Course Instructor, Nicholas Farrell: Mr. Jackson, Mike Burnside: Morse Code Instructor, Damian Myerscough: Gun Instructor, Miranda Bell: Female Instructor

Charlotte, a young Scottish woman, who has studied in France, is living in London during World War II. Within weeks she both falls in love with a young pilot and is recruited by the Secret Service to act as a courier for the French Resistance. However her mission behind enemy lines becomes a personal mission to find her lover who has been shot down. Assigned to a Communist Resistance group she encounters acts of betrayal from sometimes unexpected sources, but meets the violence of war and her own disappointment with hope....
          

Chase, The (VCD)

Year: 1994
Director: Adam Rifkin
Video: VCD
Genre: Adventure / Crime / Thriller / Action / Comedy / Romance
Runtime: UK:89 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Charlie Sheen: Jackson Davis Hammond, Kristy Swanson: Natalie Voss, Henry Rollins: Officer Dobbs, Josh Mostel: Officer Figus, Wayne Grace: Chief Boyle, Rocky Carroll: Byron Wilder, Miles Dougal: Liam Segal, Ray Wise: Dalton Voss, Marshall Bell: Ari Josephson, Joe Sagal: Sergeant Hodges, Claudia Christian: Yvonne Voss, Alex Allen Morris: Cop #1, Marco Perella: Cop #2, Wirt Cain: Bill Cromwell, Bree Walker Lampley: Wendy Sorenson

Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car chase is being broadcast live on every TV-channel, covering the event from helicopters, the backseat of a police car, the pavement of the highway etc.
          

Cheaper by the Dozen

Year: 2003
Director: Shawn Levy
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Family
Runtime: 98 min / Germany:94 min (DVD version)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Steve Martin: Tom Baker, Bonnie Hunt: Kate Baker, Piper Perabo: Nora Baker, Tom Welling: Charlie Baker, Hilary Duff: Lorraine Baker, Kevin Schmidt: Henry Baker (as Kevin G. Schmidt), Alyson Stoner: Sarah Baker, Jacob Smith: Jake Baker, Liliana Mumy: Jessica Baker, Morgan York: Kim Baker, Forrest Landis: Mark Baker, Blake Woodruff: Mike Baker, Brent Kinsman: Nigel Baker, Shane Kinsman: Kyle Baker, Paula Marshall: Tina Shenk

The Bakers, a family of 12, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker (Martin) gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife (Hunt) also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart.
          

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

Year: 2005
Director: Adam Shankman
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Family
Runtime: 94 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Alyson Stoner, Forrest Landis, Morgan York, Liliana Mumy, Jacob Smith, Tom Welling, Brent Kinsman, Shane Kinsman, Hilary Duff, Blake Woodruff, Kevin Schmidt, Piper Perabo, Jonathan Bennett

Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy
          

Chet Baker Live at Ronnie Scott's

Year: 2001
Director:
Video: DVD all
Genre: Music
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Chet Baker, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison

Chet Baker's performance here is both fragile and passionate. Baker is joined by Van Morrison and reunited with Elvis Costello, with whom he recorded Shipbuilding at Ronnie Scott's intimate English club. In interviews with Costello, the pain and happiness hidden between his wrinkled, tired face pour out like so many notes. Chet recalls winning a spot with Charlie Parker's band at the tender age of 22, but humbles himself by confessing to a lifelong addiction to drugs. But through it all, it seems one constant remained in his life, which always brought him back from the abyss and made his triumphs ever so much sweeter--the cool, sweaty, dark, and ethereal sounds of that West Coast "cool school" of jazz. 58 minutes. 1. Ellen David 2. Just Friends 3. Shifting Down 4. Send in the Clowns (with Van Morrison) 5. If I Should Lose You 6. My Ideal 7. Love for Sale 8. The Very Thought of You (with Elvis Costello) 9. You Don't Know What Love Is (with Elvis Costello) 10. I'm a Fool to Want YouIn the early 1950s, trumpeter-vocalist Chet Baker was the "James Dean of jazz." Blessed with good looks and a lyrical and lean trumpet style, Baker arrived on the scene in California at the age of 22, when the great alto saxophonist Charlie Parker invited him to work in his band. Decades later, Baker got involved in drugs, had run-ins with the law, and became a poster boy for the image of the doped-out jazz fiend. This 1986 film, shot two years before Baker fell to his death from a hotel in Amsterdam, captures the painful pathos and poetry of his art in an intimate set at Ronnie Scott's famed jazz club in London. With a breathy, walking-on-eggshells trumpet tone similar to the sound of Miles Davis, and an achy, whisper-toned vocal style, the weathered and weary Baker delivers piercing takes on a number of standards and jazz classics, including "Just Friends," "My Ideal," and "Shifting Down." Punk rock icon Elvis Costello joins Baker on blue-embered renditions of "The Very Thought of You" and "You Don't Know What Love Is." Not to be outdone, Van Morrison of "Moondance" fame duets with Baker on an intimate reading of "Send in the Clowns." In addition to the music, Costello interviews Baker about various and sundry aspects of his life: his boyhood in Oklahoma, his evolution as a jazz artist, and his nightmarish decent into drugs. Along with a detailed discography, career tree, and trivia track, this DVD gives us the best of this talented but tortured genius. --Eugene Holley Jr.
          

Chicago

Year: 2002
Director: Rob Marshall
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Crime / Drama
Runtime: 113 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Taye Diggs: Bandleader, Cliff Saunders: Stage Manager, Catherine Zeta-Jones: Velma Kelly, Renée Zellweger: Roxie Hart, Dominic West: Fred Casely, Jayne Eastwood: Mrs. Borusewicz, Bruce Beaton: Police Photographer, Roman Podhora: Sergeant Fogarty, John C. Reilly: Amos Hart, Colm Feore: Harrison, Rob Smith: Newspaper Photographer, Shawn Wayne Doyle: Reporter (as Sean Wayne Doyle), Steve Behal: Prison Clerk, Robbie Rox: Prison Guard, Chita Rivera: Nickie

Fame hungry Roxie Hart dreams of a life on the Vaudville stage, and spends her nights jazzing it up in the bright lights of Chicago, continually hoping that she'll find her lucky break, and be shot into 1920's stardom, so able to flee her boring husband Amos. In awe of seductive club singer Velma Kelly (who is subsequantly arrested for the murder of her husband and sister - after discovering their affair), Roxie meets Fred Cassely a man who convinces her he can 'make her showbiz career take off'. However after Roxie has undergone the 'casting couch' treatment, and Fred has had his wicked way with her, he reveals that he has no more connections in showbusiness than she does. This is the final straw for Roxie, and her constant anger at rejection explodes. She shoots Fred Cassely and kills him. Upon discovering her infidelity, Roxie's husband Amos refuses to take the blame for the murder and Roxie is sent to jail, pending hanging. In jail she finally meets tabloid darling Velma Kelly, currently receiving huge media attention for the double murder she committed earlier in the tale. Sharing the clink with Velma, are a collection of other sly females, all awaiting trial for the murders of their own partners. Velma is aloof to Roxie, however the prison Warden Mrs Morton offers Roxie the opportunity of representation by slick Chicago lawyer Billy Flynn. Billy is more a showbiz P. R agent than a legal lawyer and minipulates the tabloids into thinking Roxie is no more than an innocent 'good time girl' who took the wrong path, than a scheming murderess. The tabloids go crazy for the new girl on the cell block, and Roxie finally becomes a star. However due to Roxie's new found fame, Velma is forgotten about. She is forced to approach Roxie with an offer of a part in her Vaudville act (filling the gap left by her murdered sister), but Roxie turns down her offer flat, thinking she needs no support in topping the bill. However, just as Velma's star fell, so does Roxie's, when Go-to-hell Kitty arrives at the jail on a multiple murder charge, the press forget Roxie and now she and Velma are in the same boat. With one more trick up her sleave Roxie manages to bring the media attention back onto her, and her day in court arrives. Billy is now ready to play the ultimate showman!
          

Child Slavery with Rageh Omaar

Year: 2007
Director: Richard Alwyn
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating:

Rageh Omaar

Slavery is a word which immediately conjures up very specific images in our minds.Rageh Omaar tries to discover the realities about child slaveryWhen it is mentioned we tend to think of people, almost always black people; degraded, abused and bound in chains, and we tend to think of such images, and the word slavery itself, as belonging to another era.We do not see slavery as belonging to our world, not as something which is still happening today.Yet the truth is that if William Wilberforce were alive today and he travelled to different parts of the world - not just in Africa, but also in large parts of Asia, the Middle East, South America and even parts of Europe - he would find children living in conditions and circumstances which Wilberforce would understand and which I am sure he would describe as slavery.It is believed there are nearly nine million children around the world today who are enslaved.There are international charters and covenants which try to come to a legal definition of what constitutes slavery.In essence these documents define slavery in the modern world as a situation where a human being and their labour are owned by others, and where that person does not have the freedom to leave and is forced into a life which is exploitative, humiliating and abusive.'Sexual slavery"'My life as a child prostitute'One of the characters in the film I have made for the BBC is Dalyn, a young girl from Cambodia, who after years of counselling and therapy was able and willing to talk to us about how she was sold into sexual slavery in a brothel when she was 12 years old.Dalyn represents just one of the estimated 1.2 million children that the International Labour Organisation believes are trafficked every year.Tricked and forced into prostitution, Dalyn spent much of her time locked in a cage with others underneath a brothel - starved, beaten and threatened at gun point until she agreed to service clients.Unregulated industryThen there is the gentle and sweet 12-year-old boy Mawulehawe from Ghana, who is sold by his mother to a fishing "master".Far from being the sadistic and immoral person you would expect, master Aaron is friendly and completely open about what he does and his motives.Mawulehawe's family believe he has been given an apprenticeshipMawulehawe sits and listens as he is haggled over, eventually being sold for £25 ($48).Many people will be shocked and horrified by such a figure. How can anyone, let alone a mother, put a price on a child's head?But £25 in Mawulehawe's village is the equivalent of two months salary for a local teacher, or enough water to meet the needs of a family of six for over three months.In selling him to a fishing master, his relatives believe that far from being sold into anything approximating slavery, Mawulehawe is being given an apprenticeship, a chance for him to learn a trade.But of course, not all fishing masters are as seemingly caring and gentle as Aaron.Many of the boys which Mawulehawe eventually joins, tell of the beatings, the dangers of diving to loosen trapped nets and the fatalities in this utterly unregulated industry.Forced to begNearly three thousand miles away in Saudi Arabia, six-year-old Ali was picked up by the authorities for begging on the streets of Jeddah.Saudi Arabia's child slavesHe was smuggled into Saudi Arabia from Yemen for this purpose.Ali says he ended up begging after being beaten with a metal wire when he said he did not want to beg all day.Ali is one of thousands of Yemeni children sold to gangs and forced to beg each year.Many of these children smuggled over the border are often sold by families who are duped into believing their offspring will get a better life.My journeyLike many other news reporters, I have reported on children around the world who have been soldiers, prostitutes and workers at ages where their counterparts in the West would be in primary schools.But news reports about child soldiers or prostitutes invariably turn to adults and international bodies to describe, analyse and contextualise the experiences.In this documentary, we get to see and learn about the world of modern slavery in which these children live, through them, and as a result it provides a complex, disturbing, surprising and vivid look into a world many of us adults are oblivious to. Slavery means you do not have the freedom to say 'no' I was born in Somaliland, the self-declared republic in the north of Somalia, where my relatives still live.A couple of miles outside the capital Hargeisa is a vast and flat savannah landscape that still belongs to nomads who herd camels and goats.Here, I met a shepherd boy called Abdi, tending his family's 35 goats and reflected on the fact that only one generation separates me from Abdi.I live in a comfortable house in west London, my children have scooters and summer holidays, yet my life could easily have been exactly like Abdi's.My mother was a nomadic shepherd, and as a girl tended the family's animals.Abdi may well have to work instead of going to school, but he is not enslaved. Slavery means you do not have the freedom to say no.Laws and standardsPoverty underlies almost all aspects of the phenomenon of modern child slavery.It is the one issue that most often lies behind the reasons and circumstances they were given up or sold into such conditions.Yet although there has been progress internationally on creating laws and standards aimed at stamping out child slavery, there are still many adults who not only gain from child slavery but believe that they will, in more cases than not, get away with it.Defining what modern slavery is, even finding out the scale of it around the world, is not enough if the practice is not seen to be punished.This World: Child Slavery with Rageh Omaar was broadcast on Monday, 26 March, 2007 at 2100 BST on BBC Two.
          

Children of Men

Year: 2006
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 109 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity.R

Clive Owen: Theodore Faron, Julianne Moore: Julian Taylor, Chiwetel Ejiofor: Luke, Charlie Hunnam: Patric, Danny Huston: Nigel, Claire-Hope Ashitey: Kee, Peter Mullan: Syd, Pam Ferris: Miriam, Michael Caine: Jasper Palmer, Juan Gabriel Yacuzzi: Baby Diego, Rob Curling: Newsreader #2, Jon Chevalier: Café Customer #1, Rita Davies: Café Customer #2, Kim Fenton: Café Customer #3, Rebecca Howard: Café Customer #6

In 2027, as humankind faces the likelihood of its own extinction, a disillusioned government agent agrees to help transport and protect a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea where her child's birth may help scientists to save the future of mankind.
          

Children of the Corn

Year: 1984
Director: Fritz Kiersch
Video: DVD All
Genre: Horror, Drama
Runtime:
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Peter Horton as Burton Stanton Linda Hamilton as Vicky R.G. Armstrong as Diehl John Franklin as Isaac Chroner Courtney Gains as Malachai Robby Kiger as Job Anne Marie McEvoy as Sarah Julie Maddalena as Rachel Jonas Marlowe as Joseph John Philbin as Richard 'Amos' Deigan Dan Snook as Boy David Cowen as Dad Suzy Southam as Mom D.G. Johnson as Mr. Hansen Patrick Boylan as Hansen's customer Elmer Soderstrom as Hansen's customer Teresa Toigo as Hansen's customer Mitch Carter as Radio preacher Eric Freeman as Israel

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.
          

Children's Rights Violations & Human Trafficking (in Japanese; some in English) (2 copies; only 1 w/ DVD-ROM English translation)

Year: 2002
Director:
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:



1. Child Labor in Africa2. Child Soldiers (in Japanese)3. Child Soldiers (in English)4. Trafficking Nepali Girls to India (in Japanese w/ English translation on DVD-ROM)Human rightsRights of the Child
          

China Dolls (Te Qui Ai Nu) (in Cantonese w/ English & Chinese subtitles)

Year: 1992
Director: Yeung Chi Gin
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Erotic
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Ching-Ying Lam, Amy Yip, Ma Wu, Charlie Cho

Amy Yip of Sex And Zen and Erotic Ghost Story fame stars in this mature erotic drama. To make ends meet, Macau hotel maid (Yip) agrees to work with a group of young prostitutes. Realizing the horrible mistake she has made, May vows to return to Hong Kong and find her lost son, whom she had to give up six years before.
          

China Syndrome, The

Year: 1979
Director: James Bridges
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama, Suspense
Runtime:
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Jane Fonda as Kimberly Wells Jack Lemmon as Jack Godell Michael Douglas as Richard Adams Scott Brady as Herman De Young James Hampton as Bill Gibson Peter Donat as Don Jacovich Wilford Brimley as Ted Spindler Richard Herd as Evan Mc Cormack Daniel Valdez as Hector Salas Stan Bohrman as Pete Martin James Karen as Mac Churchill Michael Alaimo as Greg Minor Donald Hotton as Dr. Elliott Lowell Khalilah Ali as Marge Paul Larson as D.B. Royce Ron Lombard as Barney Tom Eure as Tommy Nick Pellegrino as Borden Daniel Lewk as Donny Allan Chinn as Holt Martin Fiscoe as Control Guard Alan Kaul as TV Director Michael Mann as TV Consultant David Eisenbise as Technical Director Frank Cavestani as News Reporter Reuben Collins as Leon Koster E. Hampton Beagle as Mort David Pfeiffer as David Lewis Arquette as Hatcher Dennis McMullen as Robertson Rita Taggart as Rita Jacovich James Hall as Harmon Carol Helvey as Waitress at Harmon's Trudy Lane as Alma Spindler, Ted's wife Jack Smith Jr. as Tom David Arnsen as KXLA Cameraman Betty Harford as Woman at Demonstration Donald Bishop as Hearings Chairman Al Baietti as Pro-Nuclear Witness at Point Conception Hearings Diandra Morrell as Tasha Darrell Larson as Young Demonstrator Roger Pancake as Gate Guard Joe Lowry as Security Agent Harry M. Williams as Fire Rescue Dennis Barker as Jaws of Life operator Joseph Garcia as Highway Patrolman James Kline as Jim Alan Beckwith as Technician Clay Hodges as SWAT Squad Leader Val Clenard as Val Clenard

James Bridges (Urban Cowboy, Bright Lights, Big City) directed this 1979 film that became a worldwide sensation when, just weeks after its release, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident occurred. Jane Fonda (Klute, Julia) plays a television news reporter who is not taken very seriously until a routine story at the local nuclear power plant leads her to what may be a cover-up of epic proportions. She and her cameraman, played by Michael Douglas (Wall Street, American President), hook up with a whistleblower at the plant, played by Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger, Missing). Together they try to uncover the dangers lurking beneath the nuclear reactor and avoid being silenced by the business interests behind the plant. Though topical, the film (produced by Douglas) works on its own as a socially conscious thriller that entertains even as it spurs its audience to think. --Robert Lane
          

China's Raging Sands (Desertification); Nurses in Burma; George Carlin, India Aree, Cat Woman, Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy, Chris Cornell (Tonight Show, Jay Leno), "For Once in My Life" (Oprah)

Year: 2007
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary / Comedy / China / Music / Burma
Runtime:
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George Carlin Tony Bennett India Aree Cat Woman Buddy Guy Chris Cornell Josh Groban Kerry Underwood Michael Buble

Miscellaneous clips (George Carlin, Tony Bennett, etc.) plus "Desertification in China" and "Nurses in Burma" documentaries. Including "Once in My Life" performance on Oprah by Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, Kerry Underwood, and Michael Buble.
          

China: A Century of Revolution (Three Disc Set)

Year: 1997
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

China-Century of Revolution

China: A Century of Revolution is a six-hour tour de force journey through that country s most tumultuous period. First televised on PBS, this award-winning documentary series presents an astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from citizens who struggled through China s most decisive century. China in Revolution charts the country s most violent era where decades of civil war and foreign invasions led to the bloody battle for power between Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek. The Mao Years examines the turbulent era of Mao s attempts to forge a new China from the war-ravaged and poverty-stricken nation. Mao s death begins Born Under the Red Flag, which follows the country s new leadership of Deng Xiaoping and its unlikely transformation into an extraordinary hybrid of communist-centralized politics with an ever-expanding free market economy. Monumental in scope, China: A Century of Revolution is critical viewing for anyone interested in this increasingly powerful and globally influential country.
          

Chinatown

Year: 1974
Director: Roman Polanski
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 131 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jack Nicholson: J.J. 'Jake' Gittes, Faye Dunaway: Evelyn Cross Mulwray, John Huston: Noah Cross, Perry Lopez: Lieutenant Lou Escobar, John Hillerman: Russ Yelburton, Darrell Zwerling: Hollis I. Mulwray, Diane Ladd: Ida Sessions, Roy Jenson: Claude Mulvihill, Roman Polanski: Man with Knife, Richard Bakalyan: Detective Loach (as Dick Bakalyan), Joe Mantell: Lawrence Walsh, Bruce Glover: Duffy, Nandu Hinds: Sophie, James O'Rear: Lawyer, James Hong: Kahn

Los Angeles detective Jake Gittes is hired by a woman claiming to be a Mrs. Mulwray to spy on her husband. Shortly after Gittes is hired, the real Mrs. Mulwray appears in his office threatening to sue if he doesn't drop the case immediately. Gittes pursues the case anyway, slowly uncovering a vast conspiracy centering on water management, state and municipal corruption, land use and real estate, and involving at least one murder.
          

Chinese Box

Year: 1998
Director: Wayne Wang
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 99 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jeremy Irons: John, Li Gong: Vivian, Maggie Cheung: Jean, Michael Hui: Chang, Rubén Blades: Jim, Jared Harris: William, Chaplin Chang: Homeless Man, Noel Rands: John's Friend at New Year's Party, Emma Lucia: Amanda Everheart, Ken Bennett: Rick, Russell Cawthorne: New Year's Party MC, Emotion Cheung: William Wong, Harvey Stockwin: Weeks, Jonathan Midgley: Jonathan, Bruce Walker: Bruce

John (Irons) is an English photojournalist who has spent over a decade in Hong Kong; his friend Jim (Blades) often crashes in his cramped apartment. John's unrequited love is Vivian (Gong Li) whom he aches for but has not the nerve to possess. Concurrent with England's transfer of Hong Kong back to the Chinese, John discovers that he has a rare form of leukemia and has only months to live. So John, Jim, and the disfigured proto-hippy Jean (Cheung) grab a digital video camera and prowl the streets, seeking to document the "real" Hong Kong one last time.
          

Chinese Footbinding: The Vanishing Lotus (3 copies, 2 VCDs & 1 DVD)

Year: 2004
Director: Tang Yuen Mei Joani and Fung Wing Chuen Tely
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary / Foreign
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:



A pair of small feet -- three-inch golden lilies -- were once the male-designated yardstick for feminine beauty in China. A young girl's feet were broken and bound inwards along the instep, a process that caused excruciating pain. Systematically bound, day after day, the stunted feet began to take on the coveted look of that profoundly sensuous image, the lotus bulb.Today there are fewer than 400 women with bound feet among the 1.25 billion people of China. Most of them are over 80 years old. Some of these women tell us of the event that branded their lives with its singular mark. Once an erotic symbol of beauty and eligibility, the bound foot confronts us with a custom that subjugated women to a brutal beauty myth.
          

Chocolat

Year: 2000
Director: Lasse Hallström
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 121 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Juliette Binoche: Vianne Rocher, Alfred Molina: Comte Paul de Reynaud, Carrie-Anne Moss: Caroline Clairmont, Judi Dench: Armande Voizin, Antonio Gil-Martinez: Jean-Marc Drou, Hélène Cardona: Francoise Drou, Johnny Depp: Roux, Hugh O'Conor: Pere Henri, Harrison Pratt: Dedou Drou, Gaelan Connell: Didi Drou, Lena Olin: Josephine Muscat, Elisabeth Commelin: Yvette Marceau, Peter Stormare: Serge Muscat, Ron Cook: Alphonse Marceau, Aurelien Parent Koenig: Luc Clairmont (as Aurèlien Parent Koenig)

When a single mother (Juliette Binoche) and her six-year-old daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with some skepticism. But as soon as they coax the townspeople into enjoying their delicious products, they are warmly welcomed.
          

Choke

Year: 2008
Director: Clark Gregg
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime:
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Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston

Not many movies about addiction and terminal illness can end up comedies, but Choke pulls it off. Protagonist Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell), a disgruntled, unrepentant sex addict, works at a cheesy colonial theme park, while his dying, addled mother Ida (Anjelica Huston) thinks he's her lawyer instead of her son. Ida's doctor Paige (Kelly Macdonald, Trainspotting, No County for Old Men) says the only way Victor can save his mother is to impregnate Paige for a controversial stem-cell treatment--and according to his mother's diary, Victor himself is the result of a questioable fertility experiment with a particularly intimate holy relic...by now you may have recognized the darkly satirical hand of author Chuck Palahniuk, whose prickly comic novels (Snuff, Invisible Monsters, Lullaby) smash taboos with brutal glee. Choke doesn't achieve the broad cultural scope or cinematic spectacle of Fight Club, but fans will find plenty to enjoy--consider Choke a more intimate examination of Palahniukian themes. Rockwell, star of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Matchstick Men, always seems on the brink of true stardom; here he gives another freewheeling but emotionally rich performance that will add to his offbeat but compelling repertoire. The strong supporting cast, including Joel Grey, Brad William Henke (Me and You and Everyone We Know), Bijou Phillips (Hostel: Part II), and screenwriter/director Clark Gregg (The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Spartan), flesh out Palahniuk's caustic yet funny world. --Bret Fetzer
          

Chorus Line, A

Year: 1985
Director: Richard Attenborough
Video:
Genre: Musical / Drama / Comedy
Runtime: 113 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Michael Blevins: Mark Tobori, Yamil Borges: Diana Morales, Jan Gan Boyd: Connie Wong, Sharon Brown: Kim, Gregg Burge: Richie Walters, Michael Douglas: Zach, Cameron English: Paul San Marco, Tony Fields: Al DeLuca, Nicole Fosse: Kristine Evelyn Erlich-DeLuca, Vicki Frederick: Sheila Bryant, Michelle Johnston: Beatrice Ann 'Bebe' Benson, Janet Jones: Judy Monroe, Pam Klinger: Maggie Winslow, Audrey Landers: Val Clarke, Terrence Mann: Larry

A director is casting dancers for a large production. Large numbers of hopefulls audition, hoping to be selected. Throughout the day, more and more people are eliminated, and the competition gets harder. Eventually, approximately a dozen dancers must compete for a few spots, each hoping to impress the director with their dancing skill. But, is this really what the director is looking for?
          

Christina Aguilera - Genie Gets Her Wish (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Clare Grace Davies
Video: VCD
Genre: Adult Contemporary, Dance Music, Dance-Pop, Music Video, Music Video - Pop/Rock, Performance, Pop, Rock/Pop, Teen Pop
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Christina Aguilera: Herself, Nick Aragon, Jermaine Browne, George Mynatt, Jorge Santos, Robert Vinson, Fabricio DiSanto: (voice), Jay Leno: Himself (archive footage), Ezquiel Alara: Band Member-Keyboards, Alex Allessandroni: Band Member-Keyboards, Michael Anderson: Band Member-Bass, Dan Sistos: Band Member-Guitar, Teddy Campbell: Band Member-Drums, Ray Chan: Band Member-Programming, LaTonya Holmes: Band Member-Backing Vocals

This video souvenir saluting teeny pop princess and Grammy winner (as Best New Artist) Christina Aguilera is a textbook example of the hybrid documentary format that's proving de rigeur for recording artists courting the burgeoning teen and pre-teen audience. Shot on videotape and mixing backstage atmosphere, between-shows conversations, interview clips, and fan testimonials with music videos, Genie Gets Her Wish offers the same sort of cheerfully uncritical portrait accorded Aguilera's peers including the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, and Britney Spears in their own video valentines.Like Spears (who's conspicuously invoked as both friend and former New Mouseketeer colleague), Aguilera combines a curiously old-fashioned show-biz work ethic with a contemporary persona that intoxicates young teen boys, inspires young girls, and likely triggers mild anxiety attacks for some parents. No father can watch this profile's footage of prepubescent girls wiggling along to the singer's signature hit, "Genie in a Bottle," with its sly entendres ("You've got to rub me the right way...") and not ponder the meaning of innocence in the 21st century. Moms likewise may want to find a hotline to help counsel their daughters on the dangers of blue eyeliner abuse and excessive blow-drying.
          

Chungking Express

Year: 1994
Director: Kar Wai Wong
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery / Romance
Runtime: USA:102 min / Hong Kong:98 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Brigitte Lin: Woman in blonde wig (as Ching-hsia Lin), Tony Leung Chiu Wai: Cop 663, Faye Wong: Faye, Takeshi Kaneshiro: He Zhiwu, Cop 223, Valerie Chow: Air Hostess, Chen Jinquan: Manager of 'Midnight Express', Lee-na Kwan: Richard (as Guan Lina), Huang Zhiming: Man, Liang Zhen: The 2nd May, Zuo Songshen: Man

Wong Kar-Wai's movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five years. He purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1 each day for a month. By the end of that time, he feels that he will either be rejoined with his love or that it too will have expired forever. The second half shows Cop 663 dealing with his breakup with his flight attendant girlfriend. He talks to his apartment furnishings until he meets a new girl at a local lunch counter.
          

Cider House Rules, The

Year: 1999
Director: Lasse Hallström
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 126 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Tobey Maguire: Homer Wells, Charlize Theron: Candy Kendall, Delroy Lindo: Mr. Rose, Paul Rudd: Wally Worthington, Michael Caine: Dr. Wilbur Larch, Jane Alexander: Nurse Edna, Kathy Baker: Nurse Angela, Erykah Badu: Rose Rose, Kieran Culkin: Buster, Kate Nelligan: Olive Worthington, Heavy D: Peaches, K. Todd Freeman: Muddy, Paz de la Huerta: Mary Agnes, J.K. Simmons: Ray Kendall, Evan Parke: Jack (as Evan Dexter Parke)

Homer is an orphan in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Never adopted, he becomes the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. When Wally and pregnant Candy visit the orphanage Dr. Larch provides medically safe, albeit illegal, abortions Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. Wally goes off to war, leaving Homer and Candy alone together. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?
          

Cimarron (Included in "Oscar Best Pictures 1929-1947" Collection)

Year: 1931
Director: Wesley Ruggles
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Western
Runtime: 131 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Richard Dix: Yancey Cravat, Irene Dunne: Sabra Cravat, Estelle Taylor: Dixie Lee, Nance O'Neil: Felice Venable, William Collier Jr.: The Kid, Roscoe Ates: Jesse Rickey (as Rosco Ates), George E. Stone: Sol Levy, Stanley Fields: Lon Yountis, Robert McWade: Louis Hefner, Edna May Oliver: Mrs. Tracy Wyatt, Judith Barrett: Donna Cravat (as Nancy Dover), Eugene Jackson: Isaiah

When the government opens up the Oklahoma territory for settlement, restless Yancey Cravat claims a plot of the free land for himself and moves his family there from Wichita. A newspaperman, lawyer, and just about everything else, Cravat soon becomes a leading citizen of the boom town of Osage. Once the town is established, however, he begins to feel confined once again, and heads for the Cherokee Strip, leaving his family behind. During this and other absences, his wife Sabra must learn to take care of herself and soon becomes prominent in her own right.
          

Cinderella

Year: 1967
Director: Clyde Geronimi
Video: DVD all
Genre: Animation / Family / Fantasy / Musical / Romance
Runtime: 74 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Ilene Woods: Cinderella (voice), Helene Stanley: (voice), Eleanor Audley: Lady Tremaine (voice), Luis Van Rooten: King/Grand Duke (voice), Verna Felton: Fairy Godmother (voice), Don Barclay: Doorman (voice), Claire Du Brey: (voice) (as Claire DuBrey), Rhoda Williams: Drizella Tremaine (voice), James MacDonald: Gus/Jaq/Bruno (voice), Lucille Bliss: Anastasia Tremaine (voice), John Fontaine: (voice), Mike Douglas: Prince Charming (singing voice), William Phipps: Prince Charming (voice), Marion Darlington: (voice), Earl Keen: (voice)

In a far away, long ago kingdom, Cinderella is living happily with her mother and father until her mother dies. Cinderella's father remarries a cold, cruel woman who has two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia. When the father dies, Cinderella's wicked stepmother turns her into a virtual servant in her own house. Meanwhile, across town in the castle, the King determines that his son the Prince should find a suitable bride and provide him with a required number of grandchildren. So the King invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy dress ball, where his son will be able to choose his bride. Cinderella has no suitable party dress for a ball, but her friends the mice, lead by Jaques and Gus, and the birds lend a hand in making her one, a dress the evil stepsisters immediately tear apart on the evening of the ball. At this point, enter the Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin carriage, the royal ball, the stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, and the rest, as they say, is fairy tale history.
          

Cinderella II - Dreams Come True

Year: 2002
Director: John Kafka
Video:
Genre: Animation / Family / Fantasy / Romance
Runtime: 73 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)



The movie explores Cinderella's "happily ever after" life as a princess in 3 stories, with help from the Fairy Godmother. First, Cinderella's awkward first days at the palace, when she tried so hard to fit in that she forgot to be herself. Second, how Jaq felt so left out that he wished to be a human. Third, how Cinderella taught one of her nasty step-sisters how to smile which leads to her own true love.
          

Cinderella Man

Year: 2005
Director: Ron Howard
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Drama / Sport
Runtime: 144 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, David Huband, Connor Price, Ariel Waller, Patrick Louis, Rosemarie DeWitt, Linda Kash, Nicholas Campbell, Gene Pyrz, Chuck Shamata

During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock--a.k.a. the Cinderella Man--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, the only thing that mattered to him--his family--was in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief. But deep inside, Jim Braddock never relinquished his determination. Driven by love, honor and an incredible dose of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. In a last-chance bid to help his family, Braddock returned to the ring. No one thought he had a shot. However Braddock, fueled by something beyond mere competition, kept winning. Suddenly, the ordinary working man became the mythic athlete. Carrying the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders, Braddock rocketed through the ranks, until this underdog chose to do the unthinkable: take on the heavyweight champ of the world, the unstoppable Max Baer, renowned for having killed two men in the ring.
          

Cinema Paradiso - The New Version

Year: 1988
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 155 min / Italy:123 min (International version) / Italy:170 min (director's cut)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Antonella Attili: Maria (Young), Enzo Cannavale: Spaccafico, Isa Danieli: Anna, Leo Gullotta: Usher, Marco Leonardi: Salvatore (Adolescent), Pupella Maggio: Maria (Old), Agnese Nano: Elena (Adolescent), Leopoldo Trieste: Father Adelfio, Salvatore Cascio: Salvatore (Child), Tano Cimarosa: Blacksmith, Nicola Di Pinto: Village Idiot, Roberta Lena: Lia, Nino Terzo: Peppino's Father, Jacques Perrin: Salvatore (Adult), Philippe Noiret: Alfredo

A famous film director returns home to a Sicilian village for the first time after almost 30 years. He reminisces about his childhood at the Cinema Paradiso where Alfredo, the projectionist, first brought about his love of films. He is also reminded of his lost teenage love, Elena, who he had to leave before he left for Rome.
          

Circle, The (in Farsi; English subtitles)

Year:
Director: Jafar Panahi
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama/Foreign
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Fereshteh Sadr Orafai, Nargess Mamizadeh, Maryam Parvin Almani, Mojgane Faramarzi, Fatemeh Naghavi

Editorial Reviews Amazon.comIt's a girl. The first words spoken in Jafar Panahi's The Circle should be celebratory, but instead the mood of the scene is mournful. The relatives will be furious. Director Jafar Panahi leaves the innocence of his delightful The White Balloon behind in this harrowing, passionate portrait of the plight women endured in Iran before the easing of strict Muslim law. His vision of women scrambling through streets and dodging cops like fugitives in a police state is more of a nightmarish fable than a realist drama, but no less affecting for it. Panahi drifts through the stories of a handful of women recently released from prison (their crimes are left ominously vague) with an easy grace and an angry sense of injustice that brings us full circle: back to prison, where a cell door shuts with a deafening clang that reverberates through the credits and beyond. --Sean Axmaker DescriptionA woman gives birth to a baby girl. Little does she know, but she and her daughter are already unwanted. Three women are released from prison and their need for money leads them to take desperate measures. An unmarried woman seeking an abortion is rejected from her father's house by the violent threats of her brothers. Their crimes are vague, their guilt or innocence unimportant. Their paths cross, the suspense of their intrigues heightens. Their plights are often too tragically similar. Their world is one of constant surveillance, bureaucracy and age-old inequalities. But this stifling world cannot extinguish the spirit, strength and courage of the circle of women.
          

Citizen Kane

Year: 1941
Director: Orson Welles
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Mystery / News
Runtime: 119 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Joseph Cotten: Jedediah Leland, Dorothy Comingore: Susan Alexander Kane, Agnes Moorehead: Mary Kane, Ruth Warrick: Emily Monroe Norton Kane, Ray Collins: James W. Gettys, Erskine Sanford: Herbert Carter, Everett Sloane: Mr. Bernstein, William Alland: Jerry Thompson, Paul Stewart: Raymond, George Coulouris: Walter Parks Thatcher, Fortunio Bonanova: Signor Matiste, Gus Schilling: The Headwaiter, Philip Van Zandt: Mr. Rawlston, Georgia Backus: Bertha Anderson, Harry Shannon: Kane's Father

Multimillionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies alone in his extravagant mansion, Xanadu, speaking a single word: "Rosebud". In an attempt to figure out the meaning of this word, a reporter tracks down the people who worked and lived with Kane; they tell their stories in a series of flashbacks that reveal much about Kane's life but not enough to unlock the riddle of his dying breath.
          

City Hall

Year: 1996
Director: Harold Becker
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 111 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Al Pacino: Mayor John Pappas, John Cusack: Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun, Bridget Fonda: Marybeth Cogan, Danny Aiello: Frank Anselmo, Martin Landau: Judge Walter Stern, David Paymer: Abe Goodman, Anthony Franciosa: Paul Zapatti (as Tony Franciosa), Richard Schiff: Larry Schwartz, Lindsay Duncan: Sydney Pappas, Nestor Serrano: Det. Eddie Santos, Mel Winkler: Det. Albert Holly, Lauren Vélez: Elaine Santos, Chloe Morris: Maria Santos, Ian Quinlan: Randy Santos, Roberta Peters: Nettie Anselmo

A young boy dies from a stray bullet during a shootout between a cop and mob family member who had previously been supiciously given probabtion, only to break its terms. New York's Deputy Mayor, Kevin Calhoun starts digging for information.
          

City Island

Year: 2009
Director: Raymond De Felitta
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

George Aloi ... Auditioning Actor Sharon Angela ... Tanya Alan Arkin ... Michael Malakov Vernon Campbell ... Bouncer (voice) Lora Chio ... Young Actress Joseph Cintron ... Prison Guard Curtiss Cook ... Matt Curniff Yevgeniy Dekhtyar ... Actor Paul Diomede ... Working Class Guy Marshall Efron ... Man with dog monologue John Farrer ... Supermarket Patron Andy Garcia ... Vince Rizzo Dominik García-Lorido ... Vivian Rizzo Hope Glendon-Ross ... Cheryl Plinoff Kelvin Hale ... Prison guard Jee Young Han ... Casting Assistant Steven J. Klaszky ... Actor Jennifer Larkin ... Young Actress Julianna Margulies ... Joyce Rizzo Benjamin Mathes ... Male Actor Cerrone may ... Correction officer Ezra Miller ... Vince Jr. Chris Miskiewicz ... Drunk Emily Mortimer ... Molly

Meet the Rizzos, a family that might get along a lot better if only they could tell each other the truth. Dad Vince is the worst offender. But since the prison guard won’t even admit that poker night is in fact acting class, how’s he ever going to explain about his illegitimate son? His daughter works as a stripper when she’s supposed to be in college, while young Vinnie Jr has a secret sexual fetish that involves a 24-hour webcam and the family’s 300-pound neighbour. Vince’s wife Joyce is the family’s rock, but it’s been a year since she enjoyed intimacy with her husband, and it’s no surprise she thinks poker night spells A-F-F-A-I-R. When former prisoner Tony enters the Rizzos’ lives, Joyce begins to suspect that the handsome young Tony isn’t who Vince says he is. City Island is a funny, touching and smart family tale about the secrets of the past catching up with the lies of the present, and accepting that nobody’s perfect – least of all your loved ones.
          

City by the Sea

Year: 2002
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Drama / Mystery
Runtime: 108 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robert De Niro: Vincent LaMarca, Frances McDormand: Michelle, James Franco: Joey, Eliza Dushku: Gina, William Forsythe: Spyder, Patti LuPone: Maggie (as Patti Lupone), Anson Mount: Dave Simon, John Doman: Henderson, Brian Tarantina: Snake, Drena De Niro: Vanessa Hansen, Michael P. Moran: Herb, Nestor Serrano: Rossi, Matthew Cowles: Arnie, Linda Emond: Margery, Cyrus Farmer: Carl

New York City homicide detective Vincent LaMarca has forged a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, making a name for himself as a man intensely committed to his work. But on his latest case, the stakes are higher for Vincent--the suspect he's investigating is his own son. He and Joey have been painfully estranged ever since Vincent divorced his wife and left the decaying boardwalks of Long Beach, Long Island for the anonymity of Manhattan and a successful career with the NYPD. He lives his life in solitude, keeping his girlfriend at arm's length; the closest relationship he maintains is with his partner, Reg--and Vincent makes sure that stops at the precinct door. As long as Vincent lives in the protection of the present, he doesn't have to deal with the pain of his past--or his sorrow over his broken relationship with Joey. But this murder investigation is drawing Vincent home to Long Beach, the self-proclaimed City by the Sea, where the past has been waiting for him to return. The agonizing memory that has tortured him all his life--the death of his father, a convicted murderer who was executed when Vincent was just a boy--still plagues him. In the course of the investigation, he discovers that his own unresolved pain and failures as a father have deeply influenced Joey's life, and now his 18-month-old grandson may be fated to follow their self-destructive paths.
          

City of Angels

Year: 1998
Director: Brad Silberling
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Romance
Runtime: 114 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Nicolas Cage: Seth, Meg Ryan: Dr. Maggie Rice, Andre Braugher: Cassiel, Dennis Franz: Nathaniel Messinger, Colm Feore: Jordan Ferris, Robin Bartlett: Anne, Joanna Merlin: Teresa Messinger, Sarah Dampf: Susan, Rhonda Dotson: Susan's Mother, Nigel Gibbs: Doctor, John Putch: Man in Car, Lauri Johnson: Woman in Car, Christian Aubert: Foreign Visitor in Car, Jay Patterson: Air Traffic Controller, Shishir Kurup: Jimmy, Anesthesiologist

Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.
          

City of Ghosts

Year: 2002
Director: Matt Dillon
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 116 min / Germany:152 min (DVD version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Matt Dillon: Jimmy, James Caan: Marvin, Natascha McElhone: Sophie, Gérard Depardieu: Emile (as Gerard Depardieu), Kem Sereyvuth: Sok (as Sereyvuth Kem), Stellan Skarsgård: Joseph Kaspar, Rose Byrne: Sabrina, Shawn Andrews: Robbie, Chalee Sankhavesa: Sideth, Christopher Curry: Larry Luckman, Rob Campbell: Simon (as Robert Campbell), Bernard Merklen: Gerard, Jack Shearer: FBI Agent Burden, Kirk Fox: FBI Agent Philips, Kyoza: Rocky

A con man flees to Southeast Asia when an international scam he was involved in goes sour. Suspecting he's been double-crossed by his long-time mentor, he sets off to Cambodia for his promised cut. What he finds there is a mysterious and hostile environment where even the most polished criminal can end up on deadly ground.
          

City of God (in Portuguese w/English subtitles)

Year:
Director: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
Video: DVD All
Genre: Foreign, Foreign Film - Portugese, Foreign Film [Dub Or Subtitle], International, Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)



Like cinematic dynamite, City of God lights a fuse under its squalid Brazilian ghetto, and we're a captive audience to its violent explosion. The titular favela is home to a seething army of impoverished children who grow, over the film's ambitious 20-year timeframe, into cutthroat killers, drug lords, and feral survivors. In the vortex of this maelstrom is L'il Z (Leandro Firmino da Hora--like most of the cast, a nonprofessional actor), self-appointed king of the dealers, determined to eliminate all competition at the expense of his corrupted soul. With enough visual vitality and provocative substance to spark heated debate (and box-office gold) in Brazil, codirectors Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund tackle their subject head on, creating a portrait of youthful anarchy so appalling--and so authentically immediate--that City of God prompted reforms in socioeconomic policy. It's a bracing feat of stylistic audacity, borrowing from a dozen other films to form its own unique identity. You'll flinch, but you can't look away. --Jeff ShannonGood Movie
          

City of Men (Cidade dos Homens) (in Portuguese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2007
Director: Paulo Morelli
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Foreign
Runtime: 110 min
MPAA Rating: R

Douglas Silva ... Acerola Darlan Cunha ... Laranjinha Jonathan Haagensen ... Madrugadão Rodrigo dos Santos ... Heraldo Camila Monteiro ... Cris Naima Silva ... Camila Eduardo 'BR' Piranha ... Nefasto (as Eduardo BR) Luciano Vidigal ... Fiel Pedro Henrique ... Caju rest of cast listed alphabetically: Maurício Gonçalves ... Cris's father Vinícius Oliveira ... Clayton Vítor Oliveira ... Clayton Babu Santana ... Drug lord from Morro do Careca

Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.The film City of Men is a fantastic Brazilian film. It's directed by the same creator of City of God and the City of Men TV series. Now, personally, I recommend you watch the TV series before watching the movie due to many flashbacks throughout the film. The TV series also adds more depth to the characters that add to the overall enjoyment of the film. The film is still set in the favelas in Rio, but instead of focusing on the gangs as in City of God, it focuses on two 18 year old boys. The film is similar to City of God, but with a more light-hearted feel to it. The film also has similar cinematography. Overall, I prefer City of God to this film, but it is a worthy follow up to a fantastic film. 9 stars out of 10 in relation to City of God, but as a film in general, compared to the majority of films created this would deserve 10 stars.
          

City of Women (La Citta delle donne) (in Italian w/ English subtitles)

Year: 1981
Director: Federico Fellini
Video: DVD all
Genre: Foreign, Foreign Film - Italian, Foreign Film [Dub Or Subtitle], International, Movie
Runtime: 138 minutes
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers, Iole Silvani, Ettore Manni, Donatella Damiani

City of Women is typical late Fellini fare, full of surrealism, elaborate sets, beautiful colors, gorgeous women and the bare bones of plot and linear structure. We have Marcello Mastroianni (of course) as lothario Snaporaz. After unsuccessfully seducing a woman on a train, he follows her to a hotel in the middle of a forest where a feminist convention is taking place. From that point on, Snaporaz finds himself in one compromising adventure after another. He is tormented by women on roller skates, accosted by a nymphomaniac, chased down by drugged up teenagers and eventually seeks refuge in the castle-like fortress of Dr. Uberkock who is having a party in celebration of his 10,000th sexual conquest.The women appear lovely and harmless at first until little things set them off with Snaporaz always the target of their aggression. Fellini even goes so far as having many of the women in different scenes growl and grunt in an animalistic manner whether it's sexual or aggressive.My favorite scene involves the junkie nymphet delinquents. Its plays out like an elaborate 80s music video or a scene from an Argento horror flick. I can't get enough of that great Italian disco track that they play during their joyride.Fellini's films are pure eye candy, absolute viewing experiences with all sense of cohesion thrown to the wind. City Of Women is no exception. Although it does not always reflect women in a positive light, City of Women truly is a wonderful film and a testament to an absolutely brilliant filmmaker. Fully immerse yourself in this opulent, indulgent film extravaganza and prepare to be mesmerized.
          

Civil Action, A

Year: 1999
Director: Steven Zaillian
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 112 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

John Travolta: Jan Schlichtmann, Robert Duvall: Jerome Facher, Tony Shalhoub: Kevin Conway, William H. Macy: James Gordon, Zeljko Ivanek: Bill Crowley, Bruce Norris: William Cheeseman, John Lithgow: Judge Walter J. Skinner, Kathleen Quinlan: Anne Anderson, Peter Jacobson: Neil Jacobs, Mary Mara: Kathy Boyer, James Gandolfini: Al Love, Stephen Fry: Pinder, Dan Hedaya: John Riley, David Thornton: Richard Aufiero, Sydney Pollack: Al Eustis

Jan Schlichtmann, a tenacious lawyer, is addressed by a group of families. When investigating the seemingly non-profiting case, he finds it to be a major environmental issue that has a lot of impact potential. A leather production company could be responsible for several deadly cases of leukemia, but also is the main employer for the area. Schlichtmann and his three colleagues set out to have the company forced to decontaminate the affected areas, and of course to sue for a major sum of compensation. But the lawyers of the leather company's mother company are not easy to get to, and soon Schlichtmann and his friends find themselves in a battle of mere survival.
          

Civil War, The: A Film by Ken Burns (3 discs) (11 parts; plus Red Badge of Courage)

Year: 1990
Director: Ken Burns
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary / History / War
Runtime: USA:680 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)



This highly acclaimed mini series traces the course of the U.S. Civil War from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The story is mostly told in the words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and Visuals are usually still photographs and illustrations of the time, and the soundtrack is likewise made up of war-era tunes played on period instruments. Several modern-day historians offer periodic comment and insight on the war's causes and events.
          

Class Action

Year: 1991
Director: Michael Apted
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 110 min
MPAA Rating: R

Gene Hackman: Jedediah Tucker Ward, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio: Maggie Ward, Colin Friels: Michael Grazier, Joanna Merlin: Estelle Ward, Laurence Fishburne: Nick Holbrook (as Larry Fishburne), Donald Moffat: Fred Quinn, Jan Rubes: Alexander Pavel, Matt Clark: Judge R. Symes, Fred Dalton Thompson: Dr. George Getchell, Jonathan Silverman: Brian, Joan McMurtrey: Ann, Anne Ramsay: Deborah (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay), David Byron: Carl, Tim Hopper: Howard 'Howie' Crayhill, Robert David Hall: Steven Kellen

Jeb Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect on his life after the accident. He must replace the current atorney and be ready for trial quickly, and then he finds that the defense atorney will be his estranged daughter.
          

Clay Bird, The

Year: 2002
Director: Tareque Masud
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / History
Runtime: Argentina:95 min / France:89 min / France:89 min (Cannes Film Festival) / France:94 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Nurul Islam Bablu: Anu, Russell Farazi: Rokon, Jayanto Chattopadhyay: Kazi, Rokeya Prachy: Ayesha, Soaeb Islam: Milon, Lameesa R. Reemjheem: Asma, Moin Ahmed: Ibrahim, Md. Moslemuddin: Headmaster, Abdul Karim: Halim Mia, Shah Akam Dewan: Boatman, Golam Mahmud: Shaheen, Pradip Mittra Mithun: Uttam, Auyon Chowdhury: 3rd Friend, Masud Ali Khan: Khan Bahadur, Manjila Begum: Female Singer- Night Concert,

A visually stunning, culturally fascinating, politically timely film based on the director's own childhood, THE CLAY BIRD has been called one of the most important works to come out of the Muslim world. Set against the backdrop of Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious beliefs and civil war. Anu, a shy young boy from rural East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), is sent away by his father Kazi, an orthodox Muslim, to a Madrasah. Far from his family and the warmth of his region's vibrant Hindu festivities, Anu struggles to adapt to the Islamic school's harsh monastic life. As political divisions in the country intensify, a split develops between moderate and extremist forces within the Madrasah. In the village, these same tensions create a growing divide between the stubborn Kazi and his increasingly independent wife, Ayesha. THE CLAY BIRD is an authentic and loving portrait of Bangladesh, showing the country in all its color and complexity - its seasonal beauty, rich folkloric traditions, extraordinary music, and pluralistic culture. Touching upon themes of religious tolerance, cultural diversity, and the complexity of Islam, Tareque Masud's poignant film has a universal relevance in a crisis-ridden world - THE CLAY BIRD should not be missed.
          

Clean (in English & French)

Year: 2004
Director: Olivier Assayas
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 111 min / France:110 min / USA:90 min / Argentina:110 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
MPAA Rating: Rated R for drug content, language and brief nudity.R

Maggie Cheung, Mary Moulds, Nick Nolte, Béatrice Dalle, Jeanne Balibar, Don McKellar, Martha Henry, James Johnston, James Dennis, Rémi Martin, Laetitia Spigarelli, David Salsedo, David Roback, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Paraskevi Antonarakis, Shaun Austin-Olsen, Man Kit Cheung, Arnaud Churin, Jodi Crawford, Calum Dehartog, Elizabeth Densmore, Jurgen Doering, Clare-Marie Grigg, Emily Haines, Mike Hoong, Kurtys Kidd, Shaun Matheson, Ross McKie, Shannon Novak, Michelle Palmateer, Joana Preiss, Joules Scott-Key, James Shaw, John Stoneham Jr., Tricky, Régis Vidal, John Winstead

Emily Wang (Maggie Cheung) is a woman who wrestles with her dream of becoming a singer, her fitness as a mother, and daily life without her partner Lee (James Johnston). Her past is riddled with drugs and regrets, the result of which left Lee dead in a desolate motel room in Hamilton, Ontario, and landed Emily with a six-month jail sentence. The only thing that she desires for the future is a loving relationship with her son Jay, who is being cared for by Lee's parents, Albrecht (Nick Nolte) and Rosemary (Martha Henry). While Rosemary blames Emily for the death of Lee, Albrecht recognizes the importance of the bond between a mother and her son, and his faith sets the standard for the faith Emily must find in herself. Clean follows Emily to Hamilton, Paris, London and San Francisco and in three languages (English, French and Cantonese), as she battles for a place in a world reluctant to forget the woman she has been and unwilling to accept her as the woman she longs to be.
          

Cleaner

Year: 2007
Director: Renny Harlin
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Thriller
Runtime: 88 min / Canada:93 min (Toronto International Film Festival) / Finland:90 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Marc Macaulay, Robert Forster, Luis Guzman

A former cop (Jackson) who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job.
          

Clearing, The

Year: 2004
Director: Pieter Jan Brugge
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robert Redford: Wayne Hayes, Helen Mirren: Eileen Hayes, Willem Dafoe: Arnold Mack, Alessandro Nivola: Tim Hayes, Matt Craven: Agent Ray Fuller, Melissa Sagemiller: Jill Hayes, Wendy Crewson: Louise Miller, Larry Pine: Tom Finch, Diana Scarwid: Eva Finch, Elizabeth Ruscio: Cindy Mack, Gwen McGee: Agent Kathleen Duggan, Sarah Koskoff: Lane Hayes, Graciela Marin: Graciela, Mike Pniewski: Detective Kyle Woodward, Geoff McKnight: John Dewitt

Wayne (Redford) and Eileen (Mirren) Hayes live the American Dream. Together they've raised two children and struggled to build a successful business from the ground up. But there have been sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by an ordinary man, Arnold Mack (Dafoe), and held for ransom in a remote forest, the couple's world is turned inside out. Eileen finds her home full of FBI agents, their life under scrutiny. While Wayne is engaged in the negotiation of his lifetime, Eileen works frantically with the FBI to secure his release. The terrifying ordeal causes Wayne and Eileen to reassess their marriage and come to a deeper sense of their commitment to each other. With each passing hour, the need and desire for Wayne to return home safely becomes ever more urgent.
          

Cleopatra (1963) (in English & French) (2 discs)

Year: 1963
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Biography / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 192 min / Argentina:233 min / Germany:233 min (TV version) / Sweden:232 min / USA:243 min (roadshow version) / USA:320 min (director's cut)
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Elizabeth Taylor: Cleopatra, Richard Burton: Marc Antony, Rex Harrison: Julius Caesar, Pamela Brown: High Priestess, George Cole: Flavius, Hume Cronyn: Sosigenes, Cesare Danova: Apollodorus, Kenneth Haigh: Brutus, Andrew Keir: Agrippa, Martin Landau: Rufio, Roddy McDowall: Octavian - Caesar Augustus, Robert Stephens: Germanicus, Francesca Annis: Eiras, Cleopatra's handmaiden, Grégoire Aslan: Pothinus (as Gregoire Aslan), Martin Benson: Ramos

The film is the historical and poetical drama of Queen Cleopatra of Egypt who wants to stabilize her power by using the tensions in the Roman Empire. Due to her beauty Julius Caesar as well as Marc Antony, his oponent, fall in love with her but Cleopatra deceides for the wrong side and loses in the end all; and Egypt is being integrated into the Roman Empire.
          

Cleopatra (1999) (3 discs) (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Franc Roddam
Video: VCD
Genre: Biography / Drama
Runtime: 177 min / 50 min (3 episodes)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Billy Zane: Marc Antony, Timothy Dalton: Julius Caesar, Rupert Graves: Octavian, Leonor Varela: Cleopatra, John Bowe: Rufio, Art Malik: Olympos, Nadim Sawalha: Mardian, Owen Teale: Grattius, Philip Quast: Cornelius, Daragh O'Malley: Ahenobarbus, Bruce Payne: Cassius, Sean Pertwee: Marcus Brutus, David Schofield: Casca, Kassandra Voyagis: Arsinoe, Indra Ové: Charmian

Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen (Leonor Varela) born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar (Timothy Dalton) at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman followers and his wife are not pleased by the union. In fact, as Caesar has only a daughter by his wife, he had picked Octavian (Rupert Graves) as his successor. The out-of-wedlock son of Cleopatra is seen to be a threat to his future leadership. Thus Brutus (Sean Pertwee) and other Roman legislators plot the assassination of Caesar. Caesar's loyal general, Marc Antony (Billy Zane), and Octavian then divide up the Roman empire. Antony takes Egypt and soon takes up the affair with Cleopatra. However, Octavian soon launches an attack on Antony and ultimately defeats and mortally wounds him. Rather than permitting herself to be humiliated by Octavian, Cleopatra sends her son away to India and she commits suicide by permitting the deadly asp to bite her.
          

Click

Year: 2006
Director: Frank Coraci
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Runtime: 107 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Adam Sandler: Michael Newman, Kate Beckinsale: Donna Newman, Christopher Walken: Morty, David Hasselhoff: Mr. Ammer, Henry Winkler: Ted Newman, Julie Kavner: Trudy Newman, Sean Astin: Bill Rando, Joseph Castanon: Ben Newman - Age 7, Jonah Hill: Ben Newman - Age 17, Jake Hoffman: Ben Newman - Age 22-30, Tatum McCann: Samantha Newman - Age 5, Lorraine Nicholson: Samantha Newman - Age 15, Katie Cassidy: Samantha Newman - Age 27, Cameron Monaghan: Kevin O'Doyle, Jennifer Coolidge: Janine

Michael Newman is a loving father and husband, but he's got an office and a career he sees more often than his own family. To only make matters worse is a boss who takes everything for granted, including advantage of Michael by dangling a promotion in front of his face. But when one late night trip to a Bed, Bath and Beyond store for a new remote control, Michael finds himself in the possession of a new kind of remote control, developed by an eccentric inventor. A remote control so significant that it allows Michael to be able to fast forward, rewind, pause and practically control all the events in his life. So much to an extent that it becomes a luxury for the overworked man who finally gets some quality time with his family and his life. But not everything lasts forever as Michael is about to find out, when the remote control begins to malfunction, causing Michael to deal with the consequences.
          

Client, The (VCD)

Year: 1994
Director: Joel Schumacher
Video: VCD
Genre: Thriller / Mystery / Drama
Runtime: 119 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Susan Sarandon: Regina "Reggie" Love, Tommy Lee Jones: 'Reverend' Roy Foltrigg, Mary-Louise Parker: Dianne Sway, Anthony LaPaglia: Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, J.T. Walsh: Jason McThune, Anthony Edwards: Clint Von Hooser, Brad Renfro: Mark Sway, Will Patton: Sergeant Hardy, Bradley Whitford: Thomas Fink, Anthony Heald: Larry Trumann, Kim Coates: Paul Gronke, Kimberly Scott: Doreen, David Speck: Ricky Sway, William H. Macy: Dr. Greenway, Ossie Davis: Judge Harry Roosevelt

A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Modano, a Mafia hitman. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of Senator Boyd Boyett is buried. Mark escapes, and Clifford shoots himself. Mark is found at the scene, and both the FBI and the Mafia quickly realise that Mark probaly knows more than he says. Mark decides he needs a lawyer, and goes looking for one. He finds Reggie Love, who also becomes convinced that Mark knows more than he says, but Mark isn't talking...
          

Clockwork Orange, A

Year: 1972
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 136 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Malcolm McDowell: Alex de Large, Patrick Magee: Mr. Alexander, Michael Bates: Chief Guard, Warren Clarke: Dim, John Clive: Stage Actor, Adrienne Corri: Mrs. Alexander, Carl Duering: Dr. Brodsky, Paul Farrell: Tramp, Clive Francis: Lodger, Michael Gover: Prison Governor, Miriam Karlin: Catlady (Miss Weathers), James Marcus: Georgie, Aubrey Morris: Mr. P. R. Deltoid, Godfrey Quigley: Prison Chaplain, Sheila Raynor: Mum

In a futuristic Britain, a gang of teenagers go on the rampage every night, beating and raping helpless victims. After one of the boys quells an uprising in the gang, they knock him out and leave him for the police to find. He agrees to try "aversion therapy" to shorten his jail sentence. When he is eventually let out, he hates violence, but the rest of his gang members are still after him.
          

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (2 discs)

Year: 1977
Director: Steven Spielberg
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi
Runtime: 132 min (special edition) / 135 min (70 mm version) / USA:137 min (Collector's Edition)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Richard Dreyfuss: Roy Neary, François Truffaut: Claude Lacombe, Teri Garr: Ronnie Neary, Melinda Dillon: Gillian Guiler, Bob Balaban: David Laughlin, J. Patrick McNamara: Project Leader, Warren J. Kemmerling: Wild Bill (as Warren Kemmerling), Roberts Blossom: Farmer, Philip Dodds: Jean Claude, Cary Guffey: Barry Guiler, Shawn Bishop: Brad Neary, Adrienne Campbell: Sylvia Neary, Justin Dreyfuss: Toby Neary, Lance Henriksen: Robert, Merrill Connally: Team Leader

Roy Neary sets out to investigate a power outage when his truck stalls and he is bathed in light from above. After this, strange visions and five musical notes keep running through his mind. Will he find the meaning of the visions, and who - or what - placed them in his mind ?
          

Closer

Year: 2004
Director: Mike Nichols
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 104 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for sequences of graphic sexual dialogue, nudity/sexuality and language.R

Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Nick Hobbs, Colin Stinton

Set in London, England, good Samaritan Dan Wolf (Jude Law), a struggling writer, takes Alice Ayres (Natalie Portman), a shady young woman and part-time stripper, to the hospital when she's hit by a car, and they fall in love. One year later, Dan meets photographer Anna Cameron (Julie Roberts) and tries to pick her up, but she rebuffs him. In revenge, Dan sets Anna up for an embarrassing encounter with sex-addicted dermatologist Larry Bagley (Clive Owen), but the two end up seeing each other. Then another year later, Dan and Anna begin an affair of their own, and relationships between the four collapse. Over the next year, all of them become obsessed with hurting each other and wreak some heavy emotional damage. Will any of them be strong enough to put this destructive sequence of events to a stop?
          

Cloud 9

Year: 2006
Director: Harry Basil
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy / Sport
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Burt Reynolds, Paul Rodriguez D.L. Hughley, Angie Everhart, Paul Wesley, Katheryn Winnick, Marne Patterson, Kenya Moore, Gabrielle Reece

When perpetual loser Billy Cole (Reynolds) easts lunch at super-sexy strip club Cloud 9, it's not for the show–it's for the free buffet! But he scores big by forming the world's sexiest beach volleyball team–with the strippers! As the girls' popularity swells, though , they want to seduce crowds with their abilities, not their bods. Eventually Billy agrees that the babes deserve a shot at glory–and respect–in this side-splitting sports romp that also stars Paul Rodriguez, supermodel Angie Everhart, form Miss USA Kenya Moore and volleyball star Gabrielle Reece.
          

Cloverfield

Year: 2008
Director: Matt Reeves
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 85 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Lizzy Caplan: Marlena Diamond, Jessica Lucas: Lily Ford, T.J. Miller: Hudson 'Hud' Platt, Michael Stahl-David: Rob Hawkins, Mike Vogel: Jason Hawkins, Odette Yustman: Beth McIntyre, Anjul Nigam: Bodega Cashier, Margot Farley: Jenn, Theo Rossi: Antonio, Brian Klugman: Charlie, Kelvin Yu: Clark, Liza Lapira: Heather, Lili Mirojnick: Lei, Ben Feldman: Travis, Elena Caruso: Party Goer,

Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of hand held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character.
          

Clubbed

Year: 2008
Director: Neil Thompson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Mel Raido ... Danny Shaun Parkes ... Rob Scot Williams ... Sparky Maxine Peake ... Angela Ronnie Fox ... Hennessy Colin Salmon ... Louis

Danny - a lonely factory worker, intimidated by life - is battered and humiliated in front of his kids in a random act of violence. His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. On the verge of total breakdown he decides to fight back. He meets a group of night-club doormen who take him in and give him the confidence to stand his ground. As he is drawn deeper into their world he becomes embroiled with the local gangland boss, setting in motion a chain of events with shockingly brutal consequences.
          

Coach Carter

Year: 2005
Director: Thomas Carter
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Sport
Runtime: 136 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Robert Ri'chard, Rick Gonzalez, Nana Gbewonyo, Antwon Tanner, Channing Tatum, Ashanti, Texas Battle, Denise Dowse, Debbi Morgan, Mel Winkler, Vincent Laresca, Sidney Faison, Octavia Spencer

In 1999, Ken Carter, a successful sporting goods store owner, accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school in a poor area of Richmond, CA, where he was a champion athlete. As much dismayed by the poor attitudes of his players as well as their dismal play performance, Carter sets about to change both. He immediately imposes a strict regime typified in written contracts that include stipulations for respectful behavior, a dress code and good grades as requisites to being allowed to participate. The initial resistance from the boys is soon dispelled as the team under Carter's tutelage becomes a undefeated competitor in the games. However, when the overconfident team's behavior begins to stray and Carter learns that too many players are doing poorly in class, he takes immediate action. To the outrage of the team, the school and the community, Carter cancels all team activities and locks the court until the team shows acceptable academic improvement. In the ensuing debate, Carter fights to keep his methods, determined to show the boys that they need to rely on more than sports for their futures and eventually finds he has affected them more profoundly than he ever expected.
          

Cobb

Year: 1994
Director: Ron Shelton
Video: DVD all
Genre: Biography / Drama / Sport
Runtime: 128 min
MPAA Rating: R

Tommy Lee Jones: Ty Cobb, Robert Wuhl: Al Stump, Lolita Davidovich: Ramona, Ned Bellamy: Ray, Scott Burkholder: Jimmy, Allan Malamud: Mud, Bill Caplan: Bill, Jeff Fellenzer: Sportswriter, Doug Krikorian: Sportswriter, Gavin Smith: Sportsman's Lounge Bartender, Lou Myers: Willie, William Utay: Jameson, J. Kenneth Campbell: Prof. Cobb, Rhoda Griffis: Ty's Mother, Tyler Logan Cobb: Young Ty

Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ball-player ever,' in his words. However, when Stump spends time with Cobb, interviewing him and beginning to write, he realizes that the general public opinion is largely correct. In Stump's presence, Cobb is angry, violent, racist, misogynistic, and incorrigibly abusive to everyone around him. Torn between printing the truth by plumbing the depths of Cobb's dark soul and grim childhood, and succumbing to Cobb's pressure for a whitewash of his character and a simple baseball tale of his greatness, Stump writes two different books. One book is for Cobb, the other for the public.
          

Cold Mountain (w/ director commentary) (DVD9)

Year: 2003
Director: Anthony Minghella
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Romance / War
Runtime: 154 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jude Law: Inman, Nicole Kidman: Ada Monroe, Renée Zellweger: Ruby Thewes, Eileen Atkins: Maddy, Brendan Gleeson: Stobrod Thewes, Philip Seymour Hoffman: Reverend Veasey, Natalie Portman: Sara, Giovanni Ribisi: Junior, Donald Sutherland: Reverend Monroe, Ray Winstone: Teague, Kathy Baker: Sally Swanger, James Gammon: Esco Swanger, Charlie Hunnam: Bosie, Jack White: Georgia, Ethan Suplee: Pangle

Jude Law plays a leading role as Inman, a wounded confederate soldier who is on a perilous journey home to his mountain community, hoping to reunite with his prewar sweetheart, Ada, played by Nicole Kidman.
          

Cold Night Into Dawn (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Serge Rodnunsky
Video: VCD
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: Argentina:95 min / Brazil:91 min
MPAA Rating:

Michael Ironside, Anthony Michael Hall

FBI Agent Parr is going through a bad spell: his partner and best friend has just retired, and his wife has just left him. While investigating a robbery at a gun shop by a paramilitary gang, Parr and his new partner, Sinclaire, find clues to a plot to level the entire city of Chicago. Their main suspect is a recent Vietnamese immigrant with experience as a weapons researcher and a burning grudge against the U.S. Is he the man they're looking for? And if so, can they track him down before it's too late?
          

Collateral (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Year: 2004
Director: Michael Mann
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 120 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Tom Cruise: Vincent, Jamie Foxx: Max, Jada Pinkett Smith: Annie, Mark Ruffalo: Fanning, Peter Berg: Richard Weidner, Bruce McGill: Pedrosa, Irma P. Hall: Ida, Barry Shabaka Henley: Daniel, Richard T. Jones: Traffic Cop #1, Klea Scott: Fed #1, Bodhi Elfman: Young Professional Man, Debi Mazar: Young Professional Woman, Javier Bardem: Felix, Emilio Rivera: Paco, Jamie McBride: Traffic Cop #2

Max has lived a mundane life as a cab driver for twelve years. The faces have come and gone from his rear-view mirror: people and places he's long since forgotten--until tonight. Vincent is a contract killer. When an off-shore narco-trafficking cartel learns that they're about to be indicted by a federal grand jury, they mount an operation to identify and kill the key witness, and the last stage is tonight. It is on this very night that Vincent has arrived--and five bodies are supposed to fall. Circumstances cause Vincent to hijack Max' taxicab, and Max becomes collateral--an expendable person who's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Through the night, Vincent forces Max to drive him to each assigned destination. And as the L.A.P.D. and F.B.I. race to intercept them, Max and Vincent's survival become dependent on each other, in ways neither would have imagined.
          

Color Purple, The

Year: 1985
Director: Steven Spielberg
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 154 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Danny Glover: Albert, Whoopi Goldberg: Celie, Margaret Avery: Shug Avery, Oprah Winfrey: Sofia, Willard E. Pugh: Harpo (as Willard Pugh), Akosua Busia: Nettie, Desreta Jackson: Young Celie, Adolph Caesar: Old Mister, Rae Dawn Chong: Squeak, Dana Ivey: Miss Millie, Leonard Jackson: Pa, Bennet Guillory: Grady, John Patton Jr.: Preacher, Carl Anderson: Reverend Samuel, Susan Beaubian: Corrine

This film follows the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900's. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 - and pregnant - by her father. We stay with her for the next 30 years of her tough life...
          

Color of Money, The

Year: 1986
Director: Martin Scorsese
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Sport
Runtime: 119 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Paul Newman: Fast Eddie Felson, Tom Cruise: Vincent Lauria, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio: Carmen, Helen Shaver: Janelle, John Turturro: Julian, Bill Cobbs: Orvis, Robert Agins: Earl at Chalkie's, Alvin Anastasia: Kennedy, Randall Arney: Child World Customer #1, Elizabeth Bracco: Diane at Bar, Vito D'Ambrosio: Lou at Child World, Ron Dean: Guy in Crowd, Lisa Dodson: Child World Customer #2, Donald A. Feeney: Referee #1, Paul Geier: Two Brothers/Stranger Player

Pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson finds the young, promising pool player Vincent in a local bar and he sees in him a younger version of himself. To try and make it as in the old days, Eddie offers to teach Vincent how to be a hustler. After some hesitations Vincent accepts and Eddie takes him and Vincent's girlfriend Carmen on a tour through the country to work the pool halls. However, Vincent's tendency to show off his talent and by doing so warning off the players and losing money, soon leads to a confrontation with Eddie.
          

Color of Night

Year: 1994
Director: Richard Rush
Video: DVD All
Genre: Mystery / Romance / Thriller / Drama
Runtime: 121 min / USA:140 min (director's cut) / Argentina:133 min
MPAA Rating: R

Bruce Willis: Dr. Bill Capa, Jane March: Rose, Rubén Blades: Lt. Hector Martinez, Lesley Ann Warren: Sondra Dorio, Scott Bakula: Dr. Bob Moore, Brad Dourif: Clark, Lance Henriksen: Buck, Kevin J. O'Connor: Casey Heinz, Andrew Lowery: Dale Dexter, Eriq La Salle: Det. Anderson, Jeff Corey: Ashland, Kathleen Wilhoite: Michelle, Shirley Knight: Edith Niedelmeyer, John Bower: Medical Examiner, Avi Korein: Bouncer

Psychologist Bill Capa gives up his practise when he unintentially pushes a patient to committ suicide. In an effort to come to terms with this tragedy he visits an old colleague, Bob Moore, who is subsequently murdered. The quest to catch the killer centres around a group of Moores psychologically disturbed patients, however equally as important is an affair which develops between Capa and the mysterious Rose. This relationship, at first a diversion, becomes central to the plot as the film progresses.
          

Columbus Day

Year: 2008
Director: Charles Burmeister
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Suspense
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Val Kilmer ... John Marg Helgenberger ... Alice Wilmer Valderrama ... Max Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Esteban Ashley Johnson ... Alana Lobo Sebastian ... Jimmy Espinosa Michael Muhney ... Detective Daniels Mark Kelly ... Leonard Shelley Malil ... Babul Richard Edson ... Manny Sean Blakemore ... Officer Walters Larrs Jackson ... Executive Man Melissa Bacelar ... Cute Girl in Park Rick Avery ... Driver David Winston Barge ... Detective Bryan Hanna ... Jake Ivana Milicevic ... Cheryl Rocco Passafaro ... Freddie Miles Platt ... Edward Marc Schaffer ... Garbage Truck Driver Wilson Tai Courtney Thomas ... Woman Eric Thomas Wilson ... Cop #2

After the heist of his life, a thief hides out in a city park as he plans to strike a deal to unload the stolen goods. There, he begins an unusual friendship with a precocious boy, prompting him to reach out via phone to his ex-wife and estranged daughter, who he hopes will reunite with him now that he is about to be rich. As his business deal begins to unravel, he fights to keep the kid out of harm's way and escape to Florida to join up with his family.
          

Commander In Chief: The Inaugural Edition, Parts 1 & 2 (Episodes 1-18) (4 discs)

Year: 2005
Director: Daniel Attias
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / TV Series
Runtime: 60 min (including commercials)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland

Geena Davis deserved the Golden Globe she won in her first season as the first female American President on Commander in Chief. Though best known for quirky or comedic roles in films like The Accidental Tourist or Thelma and Louise, Davis has summoned terrific gravitas, leavened by just enough wry humor, to be perfectly believable as President Mackenzie Allen, blazing political trails and trying to be present for her family--while never, ever letting down her guard. Her arch-nemesis is played with Snidely Whiplash devilishness by Donald Sutherland, the Speaker of the House with his own powerful, possibly destructive, agenda. Davis is by turns steely and contemplative, and self-possessed in a way none of her previous roles have shown her to be. "What a town," the President mutters during yet another political crisis. "You can't even trust the back-stabbers." But you can trust that Davis is simply smashing in the lead role and makes the series a must-watch for fans of political dramas and of series with great roles for women. This two-set disc includes the pilot and nine other episodes.
          

Commitments, The (2 discs)

Year: 1991
Director: Alan Parker
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Musical
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Robert Arkins as Jimmy Rabbitte Michael Aherne as Steven Clifford, Piano Angeline Ball as Imelda Quirke, Backup Singer Maria Doyle Kennedy as Natalie Murphy, Backup Singer Dave Finnegan as Mickah Wallace, Drums Bronagh Gallagher asBernie McGloughlin, Backup Singer Félim Gormley as Dean Fay, Sax Glen Hansard as Outspan Foster, Guitar Dick Massey as Billy Mooney, Drums (quit) Johnny Murphy as Joey 'The Lips' Fagan, Trumpet Kenneth McCluskey as Derek Scully, Bass Andrew Strong as Deco Cuffe Colm Meaney as Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr. Anne Kent as Mrs. Rabbitte Andrea Corr as Sharon Rabbitte Gerard Cassoni as Darren Rabbitte Ruth Fairclough as Rabbitte Twin Lindsay Fairclough as Rabbitte Twin Michael O'Reilly as Greg Liam Carney as Duffy Ger Ryan as Pawnbroker Mark O'Regan as Father Molloy Phelim Drew as Roddy Craig the Reporter Sean Hughes as Dave Machin from Eejit Records Philip Bredin as Ray Aoife Lawless as Imelda's Sister Lance Daly as Kid with Harmonica Conor Malone as Protest Song Singer Jezz Bell as Heavy Metal Singer Colm MacConiomare as Fiddler Auditioner Emily Dawson as Punk Girl Singer Dave Kane as Coconuts Trio Kristel Harris as Coconuts Trio Maria Place as Coconuts Trio Brian MacAodha as Uileann Pipe Player Tricia Smith as Les Miserables Singer Canice William as Smiths' Song Singer Patrick Foy as Cajun Trio Allan Murray as Cajun Trio Jody Campbell as Cajun Trio Eanna MacLiam as Failed Drug Buyer Philomena Kavanagh as Rabbittes' Neighbor Peter Rowan as Shy Skateboard Auditioner Eamon O'Connor as Only De Lonely Singer Maura O'Malley as Joey's Mother Blaise Smith as Pool Hall Manager Derek Herbert as Duffy's Sidekick Owen O'Gorman as Duffy's Sidekick Pat Leavy as Unemployment Official John Cronin as Kid with Horse Rynagh O'Grady as Bernie's Mother Sheila Flitton as Church Cleaner Michael Bolger as Community Centre Kid Mick Nolan as Imelda's Father Eileen Reid as Imelda's Mother Bob Navan as Regency Pub Barman Derek Duggan as Photographer Paddy O'Connor as Rock Salmon Man Jim Corr as Avant-Garde-A-Clue Band Larry Hogan as Avant-Garde-A-Clue Band Bernard Keelan as Avant-Garde-A-Clue Band Ronan Hardiman as Dance Hall Manager Mikel Murfi as Music Journalist Josylen Lyons as Deco's Fan Winston Dennis as Man in Limousine Alan Parker as Eejit Record Producer Paul Bushnell as Avant-Garde-A-Clue Band/Eejit Engineer Caroline Corr as Extra Sharon Corr as Fiddle Player Mark Leahy as Wedding Guest Martin O'Malley as Young Priest

An irresistible, comic drama from director Alan Parker (Evita, Mississippi Burning), overflowing and alive with passion, humor, and music, The Commitments showcases some old R&B standards in a new light. A headstrong, fast-talking, ambitious young Dubliner (Robert Arkins) fancies himself a promoter of talent, and sets about assembling and packaging a local Irish R&B band. His group of self-absorbed, backbiting, but stunningly talented individuals begin to succeed beyond his wildest dreams, until petty jealousies and recrimination threaten to scuttle the whole deal. A moody, vivid, and soulful exploration of the Dublin club scene as well as a showcase for some wonderful unknown actors, the film (and its wonderful soundtrack) also features the actual band covering classic soul tunes from the likes of Otis Redding and Sam and Dave. It's that combination of soul and soul music that makes The Commitments a special little film. --Robert Lane From The New YorkerAlan Parker's film is a loose, friendly musical comedy about the brief career of an Irish soul band. The Commitments are the brainchild of an energetic young music enthusiast named Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins), who lives in a poor Dublin neighborhood. He puts together a ten-piece group that learns, eventually, to play precise and spirited versions of soul classics in the Memphis style. The music of the Commitments isn't original, but that doesn't prevent it from being enormously entertaining: the band's hard-won proficiency charms us. Parker concentrates on the day-to-day details of rehearsals and performances; he seems to revel in the complexity of the group's musical, emotional, and sexual interactions, and he does full comic justice to the petty irritations of life in a band. The movie gives us a vivid picture of Dublin's poverty and urban blight, but it's more interested in capturing the rhythm of the characters' wit than in showing us how oppressed they are. What holds the Commitments together is a combination of Jimmy's ingenuity, their common pleasure in making music, and the daily challenge of responding to their fellow band members' provocations with quick, profane humor. The kids' verbal sparring is another kind of music-maybe the true sound of Dublin soul. Until the last half hour, when the direction gets a little pushy, the picture has an offhand, unassuming grace. Most of the Commitments are played by young Dublin musicians who answered a casting-call advertisement. They're a vivacious and spontaneous crew: Andrew Strong, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle, Glen Hansard, Kenneth McCluskey, Félim Gormley, Dave Finnegan, Dick Massey, and Michael Aherne. The only professional actors among them are Bronagh Gallagher and Johnny Murphy (as the group's guru, a fiftyish trumpet player known as Joey the Lips). Colm Meaney does a very funny turn as Jimmy's Elvis-worshipping dad. The screenplay is by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, and Roddy Doyle, from Doyle's novel. The songs are great-chosen, with unusual intelligence, from the repertoires of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and other soul giants. -Terrence Rafferty Copyright © 2006 The New Yorker
          

Company, The

Year: 2003
Director: Robert Altman
Video:
Genre: Drama / Music
Runtime: Canada:112 min (Toronto International Film Festival) / USA:112 min / Argentina:112 min
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language, some nudity and sexual content.PG-13

Neve Campbell: Ry, Malcolm McDowell: Alberto Antonelli, James Franco: Josh, Barbara E. Robertson: Harriet (as Barbara Robertson), William Dick: Edouard, Susie Cusack: Susie, Marilyn Dodds Frank: Ry's Mother, John Lordan: Ry's Father, Mariann Mayberry: Stepmother, Roderick Peeples: Stepfather, Yasen Peyankov: Justin's Mentor, Deborah Dawn: Deborah, John Gluckman: John, David Gombert: Justin, Suzanne L. Prisco: Suzanne

An inside look at the world of ballet. With the complete cooperation of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Altman follows the stories of the dancers, whose professional and personal lives grow impossibly close, as they cope with the demands of a life in the ballet. Campbell plays a gifted but conflicted company member on the verge of becoming a principal dancer at a fictional Chicago troupe, with McDowell the company's co-founder and artistic director, considered one of America's most exciting choreographers. Franco plays Campbell's boyfriend and one of the few characters not involved in the world of dance.
          

Complete At-Home Workout, The

Year: 2002
Director:
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Janese Perez Mark Devenpeck Newton Campbell Maura Berger Raluca Medina

Disc #1 -- In-Home Personal Training 1 & 2Play AllIn-Home Personal Training 1 With Janece PerezIn-Home Personal Training 1 With Janece Perez: ChaptersIn-Home Personal Training 2 With Maura BergerIn-Home Personal Training 2 With Maura Berger: ChaptersDisc #2 -- Yoga 1 & 2Play AllYoga 1 With Mark DevenpeckYoga 1 With Mark Devenpeck: ChaptersYoga 2 With Newton CampbellYoga 2 With Newton Campbell: ChaptersDisc #3 -- Butt/Abs/Thighs 1 & 2Play AllButt, Abs and Thighs 1 With Raluca MedinaButt, Abs and Thighs 1 With Raluca Medina: ChaptersButt, Abs and Thighs 1 With Maura BergerButt, Abs and Thighs 1 With Maura Berger: ChaptersDisc #4 -- Pilates 1 & 2Play AllPilates 1 With Karen EllisPilates 1 With Karen Ellis: ChaptersPilates 2 With Erika PalmPilates 2 With Erika Palm: ChaptersDisc #5 -- Cardio Weight Loss/KickboxingPlay AllCardio Weight Loss With Sean CanovaCardio Weight Loss With Sean Canova: ChaptersKickboxing With Raluca MedinaKickboxing With Raluca Medina: ChaptersDVD ChaptersDisc #1 -- In-Home Personal Training 1 & 21. Intro [:54]2. Workout [27:24]3. End Credits [1:23]1. Intro [1:00]2. Workout [32:07]3. End Credits [1:21]Disc #2 -- Yoga 1 & 21. Intro [:54]2. Workout [30:40]3. End Credits [1:21]1. Intro [:52]2. Workout [30:05]3. End Credits [1:22]Disc #3 -- Butt/Abs/Thighs 1 & 21. Intro [1:04]2. Workout [22:50]3. End Credits [1:23]1. Intro [:57]2. Workout [31:10]3. End Credits [1:22]Disc #4 -- Pilates 1 & 21. Intro [1:01]2. Workout [16:26]3. End Credits [1:22]1. Intro [:54]2. Workout [20:13]3. End Credits [1:23]Disc #5 -- Cardio Weight Loss/Kickboxing1. Intro [1:08]2. Workout [36:35]3. End Credits [1:22]1. Intro [:55]2. Workout [31:39]3. End Credits [1:22]
          

Complete History of My Sexual Failures, A

Year: 2008
Director: Chris Waitt
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary | Comedy
Runtime: USA:90 min
MPAA Rating:

Alexandra Boyarskaya ... Herself Danielle McLeod ... Herself Olivia Trench ... Herself Chris Waitt ... Himself Hilary Waitt ... Herself

Independent filmmaker Chris Waitt attempts to interview his ex-girlfriends to find out why they dumped him. This revealing and humorous documentary sees the slacker filmmaker go on a sexual and emotional odyssey in a desperate quest to solve his innumerable problems.
          

Compulsion

Year: 1959
Director: Richard Fleischer
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 103 min / 99 min (FMC Library Print)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Orson Welles: Jonathan Wilk, Diane Varsi: Ruth Evans, Dean Stockwell: Judd Steiner, Bradford Dillman: Arthur Straus, E.G. Marshall: Dist. Atty. Harold Horn, Martin Milner: Sid Brooks, Richard Anderson: Max Steiner, Robert F. Simon: Lt. Johnson (as Robert Simon), Ed Binns: Tom Daly, Robert Burton: Mr. Straus, Wilton Graff: Mr. Steiner, Louise Lorimer: Mrs. Straus, Gavin MacLeod: Padua, Terry Becker: Benson, Russ Bender: Edgar Llewellyn

Based very closely on the Loeb-Leopold murder case, the second half of the movie is primarily taken from defense attorney Clarence Darrow's actual courtroom presentation. In 1924 Chicago Jonathan Wilk (Darrow) is asked to defend two wealthy young men who have murdered a boy.
          

Concepcao, A (in Portuguese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2005
Director: Jose Eduardo Belmonte
Video: 4:3 and 16:9
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Brazil:96 min
MPAA Rating:

Juliano Cazarré Milhem Cortaz ... Lino Murilo Grossi Gabrielle Lopes Rosane Mulholland (as Rosane Holland) Matheus Nachtergaele ... X

A relentless group of middle-upper-class youngsters in Brasilia puts in practice the "concept" where people must live in orgy, mix all drugs, and have no recollection of anything to become a "conceptionist". They even write the Conceptionist's Manifest.
          

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Year: 2003
Director: George Clooney
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Comedy / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 113 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Dick Clark: Himself, Sam Rockwell: Chuck Barris, Michelle Sweeney: J. Sweeney, Drew Barrymore: Penny, Chelsea Ceci: Tuvia, Age 8, Michael Cera: Chuck, Age 8 and 11 (as Michael Céra), Aimee Rose Ambroziak: Chuck's Date #1, Isabelle Blais: Chuck's Date #2, Melissa Carter: Chuck's Date #3, Jennifer Hall: Georgia, Ilona Elkin: Georgia's Girlfriend, Sean Tucker: Barfly, Jaye P. Morgan: Herself, Maggie Gyllenhaal: Debbie, David Julian Hirsh: Freddie Cannon (as David Hirsh)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.
          

Confidence

Year: 2003
Director: James Foley
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Edward Burns: Jake Vig, Rachel Weisz: Lily, Morris Chestnut: Travis, Leland Orser: Lionel Dolby, Louis Lombardi: Alphonse 'Big Al' Moorley, Paul Giamatti: Gordo, Brian Van Holt: Miles, Donal Logue: Officer Lloyd Whitworth, Luis Guzmán: Officer Omar Manzano (as Luis Guzman), April O'Brien: Attractive Blonde, Jay Giannone: Car Salesman, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister: Harlin, Franky G: Lupus, Dustin Hoffman: Winston King, Melissa Lawner: Katie

What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew: Insideman Gordo, Shills Miles, and Big Al--and two corrupt LAPD officers, Lloyd Whitworth and Omar Manzano. But when both Lionel and Big Al turn up dead, it becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any mark--as Jake soon learns, he was an accountant for eccentric crime boss Winston King. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Jake offers to repay The King by pulling off the biggest con of his career. The mark? Morgan Price, a banker with deep ties to organized crime. With so much riding on the outcome, Jake decides to bring in a brash, blonde pickpocket named Lily, who joins the crew in a complex scheme involving corporate loans, creative accounting, wire transfers and off-shore accounts. Jake and his crew will have to stay one step ahead of both the criminals and the cops to finally settle their debt.
          

Connie And Carla

Year: 2004
Director: Michael Lembeck
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: USA:98 min / Argentina:98 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Nia Vardalos: Connie, Toni Collette: Carla, David Duchovny: Jeff, Stephen Spinella: Robert/Peaches, Alec Mapa: Lee/N'Cream, Chris Logan: Brian/Brianna (as Christopher Logan), Robert Kaiser: Paul, Ian Gomez: Stanley, Nick Sandow: Al, Dash Mihok: Mikey, Robert John Burke: Rudy, Boris McGiver: Tibor, Don Ackerman: Super Fey Guy, Debbie Reynolds: Herself (Special Appearance), Veena Sood: Mrs. Morse

After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they become big hits on the scene; things get extra-weird when Connie meets Jeff -- a guy she'd like to be a woman with.
          

Constant Gardener, The

Year: 2005
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 129 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Daniele Harford, Packson Ngugi, Damaris Itenyo Agweyu, Bernard Otieno Oduor, Bill Nighy, Keith Pearson, John Sibi-Okumu, Donald Sumpter, Archie Panjabi, Nick Reding, Gerard McSorley

Based on the best-selling John le Carré novel and from the Academy Award-nominated director of "City of God." In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz) is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined.
          

Constantine's Sword

Year: 2007
Director: Oren Jacoby
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 93 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Philip Bosco, Natasha Richardson, Eli Wallach, Liev Schreiber, James Carroll

At once enthralling and troubling...'Constantine's Sword' is a cri de coeur about the abuse of religion when aligned with the state. --New York Times Constantine's Sword is an astonishing exploration of the dark side of Christianity, following acclaimed author and former priest James Carrol on a journey of rememberance and reckoning. Warning of what happens when military power and religious fervor are joined, this new film from Oscar-nominated director Oren Jacoby asks: Is the fanaticism that threatens the world today fueled by our own deeply held beliefs?
          

Contact

Year: 1997
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 153 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jena Malone: Young Ellie, David Morse: Ted Arroway, Jodie Foster: Eleanor Arroway, Geoffrey Blake: Fisher, William Fichtner: Kent, Sami Chester: Vernon, Timothy McNeil: Davio, Laura Elena Surillo: Cantina Woman, Matthew McConaughey: Palmer Joss, Tom Skerritt: David Drumlin, Henry Strozier: Minister, Michael Chaban: Hadden Suit, Max Martini: Willie (as Maximilian Martini), Larry King: Himself, Thomas Garner: Ian Broderick

Contact, based on the novel of the same name by Carl Sagan, is the story of a free thinking radio astronomer (Jodie Foster) who discovers an intelligent signal broadcast from deep space. She and her fellow scientists are able to decipher the Message and discover detailed instructions for building a mysterious Machine. Will the Machine spell the end of our world, or the end of our superstitions? Will we take our place among the races of the Galaxy, or are we just an upstart species with a long way to go?
          

Contender, The

Year: 2000
Director: Rod Lurie
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 126 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Gary Oldman: Rep. Sheldon Runyon, Joan Allen: Sen. Laine Hanson, Jeff Bridges: President Jackson Evans, Christian Slater: Rep. Reginald Webster, Sam Elliott: Kermit Newman, William L. Petersen: Gov. Jack Hathaway (as William Petersen), Saul Rubinek: Jerry Tolliver, Philip Baker Hall: Oscar Billings, Mike Binder: Lewis Hollis, Robin Thomas: William Hanson, Mariel Hemingway: Cynthia Charlton Lee, Kathryn Morris: Special Agent Paige Willomina, Kristen Shaw: Fiona Hathaway, Douglas Urbanski: Makerowitz, Noah Fryrear: Timmy

A political thriller about Laine Hanson, a senator who is nominated to become Vice President following the death of the previous office holder. During the confirmation process, Laine is the victim of a vicious attack on her personal life in which stories of sexual deviancy are spread. She is torn as to whether she should fight back, or stick to her high principles and refuse to comment on the allegations. Although it isn't easy, she sticks to her guns, and in the end she is rewarded for it.
          

Contract, The

Year: 2006/I
Director: Bruce Beresford
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Crime
Runtime: USA:97 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

John Cusack, Morgan Freeman, Mircea Monroe

"The Contract" follows Ray Keene (Cusack), a father who tries to redeem himself in the eyes of his son, while trying to bring Cordell (Freeman), a world-class assassin to justice. All the while, he must protect his son and evade the assassin's team who are methodically hunting them down in the wilderness.
          

Contract, The (mislabeled as "The Usual Suspects II"

Year: 1999
Director: Steven R. Monroe
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime:
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Camilla Overbye Roos ... Anne Collins Jeff Fahey ... Detective Tucci Andrew Keegan ... Howard Maple Amy Weber ... Jessica Grey Michael Worth ... Detective McGuiness Robert Gant ... Gene Collins Steve Lawrence ... Captain O'Neil Louise Fletcher ... Grandma Collins Patrick Renna ... Jerry the clerk Stephen J. Cannell ... William Goodwin J.B. Gaynor ... Scotty Collins Dan Donohue ... The Man in Black Jennifer Lambert ... Dana Turcotte Danielle Carin ... Heather Burns Robert Lavetta ... Carl the bartender

Anna (Camilla Overbye Roos) has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her problems and he says he can solve them if she just signs a paper. The next day, her boss has been brutally murdered. Soon, Anna realizes everybody she knows is in danger, including her family and friends.
          

Conversation, The

Year: 1974
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Drama / Mystery
Runtime: 113 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Gene Hackman: Harry Caul, John Cazale: Stan, Allen Garfield: William P. 'Bernie' Moran, Frederic Forrest: Mark, Cindy Williams: Ann, Michael Higgins: Paul, Elizabeth MacRae: Meredith, Teri Garr: Amy Fredericks, Harrison Ford: Martin Stett, Mark Wheeler: Receptionist, Robert Shields: The Mime, Phoebe Alexander: Lurleen

Harry Caul is a nationally known expert on surveillance. The Director of a large company has hired him to record the conversations of two of the Director's employees. Some years previous, Harry's work directly led to the murder of three people, and now he has reason to fear that it will happen again.[includes special features]
          

Conviction (3 discs)

Year: 2006
Director: Norberto Barba
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime: USA:60 min (with commercials)
MPAA Rating:

Eric Balfour ... Brian Peluso Jordan Bridges ... Nick Potter Stephanie March ... Alexandra Cabot Anson Mount ... Jim Steele J. August Richards ... Billy Desmond Milena Govich ... Jessica Rossi Julianne Nicholson ... Christina Finn Catrina Ganey ... Cheryl

I would highly recommend Conviction to anyone interested in law or just someone who wants to find a great show about life. It has great actors including Stephanie March and Anson Mount. It's good to see Alexandra Cabot out of witness protection. She was amazing on SVU. I've heard reviews about Conviction saying that it is unorganized, but I sincerely disagree with that. It might not have been made for people to follow the cases, but it doesn't leave you hanging either, on conviction, your supposed to follow the characters. It is the opposite of SVU. I think that is why some people don't like it. They're used to Dick Wolf's usual hard core dramas. He is just trying something new, and so far it is turning out great. It is a big step over from SVU, which I would also highly recommend, but all those people out there saying how horrible conviction is, just want something to call bad. I wonder if they even actually watched it. It is a great show about young inexperienced attorneys trying to maintain their work level while dealing with their personal lives. It is hardly what I call a "sex in the work place show" and it's not NBC's attempt to replace Greys Anatomy. That's ridiculous. Grey Anotomy was good, but so is Conviction. Conviction is an emotional Crime Drama. Many people say that they made the characters careless, or too problematic. That's what we call Life! The characters are normal people trying to survive their work and home lives. There insults are not true. If your lives don't slightly resemble theirs, then you must be living the perfect life. Conviction is an well made show, with excellent characters. Dick Wolf should feel very proud.
          

Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The

Year: 1989
Director: Peter Greenaway
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama
Runtime: 124 min | USA:98 min (R-rated version)
MPAA Rating:

Richard Bohringer: Richard Borst, Michael Gambon: Albert Spica, Helen Mirren: Georgina Spica, Alan Howard: Michael, Tim Roth: Mitchel, Ciarán Hinds: Cory, Gary Olsen: Spangler, Ewan Stewart: Harris, Roger Ashton-Griffiths: Turpin, Ron Cook: Mews, Liz Smith: Grace, Emer Gillespie: Patricia, Janet Henfrey: Alice, Arnie Breeveld: Eden, Tony Alleff: Troy, ,

Few directors polarize audiences like Peter Greenaway, a filmmaker as influenced by Jacobean revenge tragedy and 17th century painting as by the French New Wave. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover is both adored and detested for its combination of sumptuous beauty and revolting decadence. A vile, gluttonous thief (Michael Gambon, The Singing Detective) spews hate and abuse at a restaurant run by a stoic French cook (Richard Bohringer, Diva), but under the thief's nose his wife (the ever-sensuous Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect) conducts an affair with a bookish lover (Alan Howard, Strapless). Clothing (by avant-garde designer Jean-Paul Gaultier) changes color as the characters move from room to room. Nudity, torture, rotting meat, and Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs) at his sleaziest all contribute the atmosphere of decay and excess. Not for everyone, but for some, essential. --Bret Fetzer From The New YorkerA movie about a crude British thug, Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), whose favorite method of terrorizing people is ramming things down their throats. Albert himself eats only haute cuisine; he and his wife (Helen Mirren) dine every night at a posh restaurant called Le Hollandais. This is an Art Movie, refined and terribly formal; the director, Peter Greenaway (who also wrote the script), places this barbarian smack in the middle of "painterly" compositions and encourages us to see him as a steaming hunk of offal desecrating the beauty of an artist's creation. He looks at Albert with the disdainful stare that the pukka sahib directs at a servant who has inconvenienced him. Greenaway, however, has a lot more in common with his loutish protagonist than he thinks. He obviously regards himself as an aesthetic virtuoso, but he's just a cultural omnivore. (He chews with his mouth open-we can identify almost every piece of art that has fed his imagination.) The only thing in this movie's tidy, hermetic universe that Greenaway is unable to control, or disguise with fancy brushwork, is his loathing of the body. The movie features several gross-out scenes, including a climactic act of cannibalism; the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an X rating. (The distributors released it unrated.) What's offensive about the picture, though, isn't its violence or its visceral shocks but the patrician arrogance, the smug aestheticism, the snobbishness that suffuse every frame. Greenaway is an intellectual bully: he pushes us to the ground and kicks art in our faces. Also with Alan Howard (the Lover) and Richard Bohringer (the Cook). Cinematography by Sacha Vierny. -Terrence Rafferty
          

Cookie's Fortune (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: Robert Altman
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 118 min
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for the depiction of a violent act, and for sensuality.PG-13

Glenn Close: Camille Dixon, Julianne Moore: Cora Duvall, Liv Tyler: Emma Duvall, Chris O'Donnell: Jason Brown, Charles S. Dutton: Willis Richland, Patricia Neal: Jewel Mae 'Cookie' Orcutt, Ned Beatty: Lester Boyle, Courtney B. Vance: Otis Tucker, Donald Moffat: Jack Palmer, Lyle Lovett: Manny Hood, Danny Darst: Billy Cox, Matt Malloy: Eddie 'The Expert' Pitts, Randle Mell: Patrick Freeman, Niecy Nash: Wanda Carter, Rufus Thomas: Theo Johnson

Cookie's Fortune unfolds over an eventful Easter weekend in the small town of Holly Springs, Mississippi. The town residents are peaceful, kind folk--with the exception of Camille Dixon (Glenn Close)--a pushy theatre director with an incredibly shy younger sister, Cora (Julianne Moore), whose estranged daughter Emma (Liv Tyler) has just returned to town. On the heels of her latest play, Camille is shocked to discover that her Aunt Jewel Mae "Cookie" Orcutt (Patricia Neal) has committed suicide. Terrified at the thought of how this will tarnish the family name, she eats the suicide note to make it look like a burglary. This set-up leads the police to one main suspect, Willis Richland (Charles S. Dutton), who also happens to be Cookie's best friend. Although the rest of the town is convinced Willis didn't commit the crime, an outside investigator (Courtney B. Vance) isn't so sure. As Easter Sunday and opening night of the play arrive, the truth comes out, revealing more secrets than anyone could have possibly imagined. Director Altman tells his story at a leisurely pace, beautifully recreating the eccentricities of small town life in this sweet-natured tale.
          

Cool Hand Luke

Year: 1967
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 126 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Paul Newman: Lucas 'Luke' Jackson, George Kennedy: Dragline, J.D. Cannon: Society Red, Lou Antonio: Koko, Robert Drivas: Loudmouth Steve, Strother Martin: Captain, Jo Van Fleet: Arletta, Clifton James: Carr, Morgan Woodward: Boss Godfrey, Luke Askew: Boss Paul, Marc Cavell: Rabbitt, Richard Davalos: Blind Dick, Robert Donner: Boss Shorty, Warren Finnerty: Tattoo, Dennis Hopper: Babalugats

Luke is sent to a prison camp, where he gets a reputation as a hard man. The head of the gang hates him, and tries to break him by beating him up. It doesn't work, and he gains respect. His mother dies, and he escapes, but is caught, escapes again, and is caught again. Will the camp bosses ever break him ?
          

Cool Runnings

Year: 1993
Director: John Turteltaub
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Malik Yoba as Yul Brenner John Candy as Irving 'Irv' Blitzer Raymond J. Barry as Kurt Hemphill Leon as Derice Bannock Rawle D. Lewis as Junior Bevil Paul Coeur as Roger Charles Hyatt as Whitby Bevil Sr. Bertina Macauley as Joy Bannock Kristoffer Cooper as Winston Jay Brazeau as Kroychzech Jack Goth as August Gremmer Christopher Gaze as British Official Kerwin Kerr as Boy #1 Beverly Brown as Lady #1 Oliver Hunter as Joseph Teddy Price as Drunk Clive Anderson as Cop #2 Lloyd Roache as Push Cart Derby Starter Karyn J. Scott as Line Dancer Al Trautwig as Himself Matthew Robert Kelly as Canadian Captain Rob Parisien as Olympic Messenger Doug E. Doug as Sanka Coffie Peter Outerbridge as Josef Grool Larry Gilman as Larry Winston Stona as Coolidge Pauline Stone Myrie as Momma Coffie Bill Dow as Registration Official Campbell Lane as Karl Schindler Matthew Walker as German Official David Lovgren as Swiss Captain Deamion Robinson as Boy #2 Cyrene Tomlinson as Lady #2 Fitz Weir as Uncle Ferte Charles Harvey as Cop #1 Michael London as Heckler Cheryl Kroeker as Hotel Clerk Craig Lehto as Bobsled Starter John Morgan as Himself Rob McEwan as News Photographer

Based on a true story, this is the comedic saga of four Jamaican athletes going to extremes to compete as bobsled racers at the Winter Olympics. With few resources and virtually no clue about winter sports, it's an uphill course for this troupe from the tropics who are sliding on thin ice as they go for the gold in Calgary, Canada. Refusing to let anything stand in their way, these four Jamaicans enlist the help of a down-and-out ex-champion American slider named Irv. Unavoidably drawn back to a sport he had come to loathe, Irv is faced with coaching a team of complete novices. But once committed, he is determined to turn them around and to somehow right the wrongs of his own failed career. It's a bumpy ride but with pride, determination, and dignity, the bobsledders make their impossible dreams come true.
          

Cooler, The

Year: 2002
Director: Wayne Kramer
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Romance / Comedy
Runtime: 101 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

William H. Macy: Bernie Lootz, Alec Baldwin: Shelly Kaplow, Maria Bello: Natalie Belisario, Shawn Hatosy: Mikey, Ron Livingston: Larry Sokolov, Paul Sorvino: Buddy Stafford, Estella Warren: Charlene, Arthur J. Nascarella: Nicky 'Fingers' Bonnatto, Joey Fatone: Johnny Cappella, M.C. Gainey: Highway Officer, Ellen Greene: Doris, Don Scribner: Lou, Tony Longo: Tony, Richard Israel: Marty Goldfarb, Timothy Landfield: The Player

The unluckiest man in Vegas (William H. Macy) - a guy whose bad luck is contagious - is used by the last of the old time mob run casinos to kill high rollers' action. That is, until he falls in love with a cocktail waitress (Maria Bello) and gets "lady luck," which throws the situation into reverse. Things turn nasty when the casino director (Alec Baldwin) tries to break up the romance.
          

Coolies: How Britain Reinvented Slavery

Year: 2002
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:



COOLIES: HOW BRITAIN REINVENTED SLAVERY The slave trade was officially abolished throughout the British Empire in 1807. This documentary reveals one of Britain's darkest secrets: a form of slavery that continued well into the 20th century - the story of Indian indentured labour.Coolies: How Britain Reinvented Slavery tells the astonishing and controversial story of the systematic recruitment and migration of over a million Indians to all corners of the Empire. It is a chapter in colonial history that implicates figures at the very highest level of the British establishment and has defined the demographic shape of the modern world.Combining archive footage and historical evidence the programme includes interviews with Gandhi's great-grandaughter, Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie, about Gandhi's campaign to end indentured labour and David Dabydeen - author and academic - whose great-grandfather was an indentured labourer in British Guyana.Coolies: How Britain Reinvented Slavery traces family stories through epic voyages across South America, the South Pacific and Africa, as descendants investigate their past and trace the last surviving witnesses.
          

Cop Land

Year: 1997
Director: James Mangold
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Runtime:
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Sylvester Stallone as Sheriff Freddy Heflin Harvey Keitel as Ray Donlan Ray Liotta as Gary 'Figgsy' Figgis Robert De Niro as Lt. Moe Tilden Peter Berg as Joey Randone Janeane Garofalo as Deputy Cindy Betts Robert Patrick as Jack Rucker Michael Rapaport as Murray 'Superboy' Babitch Annabella Sciorra as Liz Randone Noah Emmerich as Deputy Bill Geisler Cathy Moriarty as Rose Donlan John Spencer as Leo Crasky Frank Vincent as PDA President Vincent Lassaro Malik Yoba as Detective Carson Arthur J. Nascarella as Frank LaGunda Edie Falco as Berta Victor Williams as Russell Paul Calderon as Hector the Medic John Doman as Lassaro's Aide Deborah Harry as Delores Vincent Laresca as Medic #2 Oliver Solomon as Black Man Terri Towns as Black Woman David Butler as Thin Cop Brad Beyer as Young Cop Charles Dumas as TV Cyril Johns John Johnson as News Anchor Frank Pellegrino as Mayor Robert John Burke as Officer B John Ventimiglia as Officer V Terry Serpico as Tony Method Man as Shondel Sean Cullen as Other Cop Paul Herman as Game Operator Mel Gorham as Monica Lopez Graciela Lecube as Spanish Woman Chris Conte as Gordon Anthony Citro as Young Freddy Alexandra Adi as Young Liz Mark Casella as Fireman Timothy Stickney as Window Yeller Father William Kalaidjian as Police Chaplain Sean Runnette as LA Detective Michael Gaston as LA Detective Ben Ellerin as Little Kid with Gordon David Díaz as Funeral Reporter Tracy O. Emory as News Video Camea Operator Robert W. Castle as Chaplan at Joey's Funeral Bruce Altman as Counselor Burt Handel Carly Fordham as Liz's Daughter Tony Giorgio as Ceremonial Officer Kevin O'Sullivan as Head Pall Bearer/Flag Holder Louis D'Alto as Exiting Cop Sylvia Kahn as Deli Lady Ronn Munro as Chief of Police John Henry as Officer in Alleyway Richard Lisi as 'Charley', Officer in Alleyway Hans Moody as Sergeant in Alleyway Garry Pastore as Core Cop (Johnny B) Tony Sirico as Toy Torillo Peter Wise as Plaza Cop #1 P.J. Brown as Plaza Cop #2 Manuel Corrado as Plaza Cop #3 Jeffrey H. Kaufman as Plaza Cop #4 Europe Harmon as Plaza Cop #5 Rene Ojeda as Plaza Cop #6 S. Michael Bellomo as Cop Geraldo Rivera as Himself

After making a critically acclaimed debut with the low-budget independent drama Heavy, writer-director James Mangold took on this gritty crime drama, which was highly touted as Sylvester Stallone's long-awaited return to a serious dramatic role. With an illustrious cast of costars, including GoodFellas alumni Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Liotta, Stallone plays Freddy Heflin, the ineffectual sheriff of a New Jersey suburb that a group of corrupt New York cops have turned into their own off-duty criminal empire. Deaf in one ear and desperate to prove his worth, the sheriff takes on the cops with standoffish assistance from an Internal Affairs cop (De Niro), resulting in an explosive climactic showdown. The stellar cast can't be beat, and Stallone is quite good as the overweight cop whose pride is on the line. Mangold's script is wildly uneven, but the film still packs a white-knuckled punch. --Jeff Shannon Product DescriptionThis tense action-thriller explodes with nonstop excitement and riveting star performances! Sylvester Stallone (SPY KIDS(TM) 3-D: GAME OVER, DRIVEN) stars as Freddy Heflin, the sheriff of a place everyone calls "Cop Land" -- a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he's long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town's peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy among these local residents, he is forced to take action -- and make a dangerous choice between protecting his idols ... and upholding the law! Robert De Niro (ANALYZE THAT!, MEET THE PARENTS), Harvey Keitel (RED DRAGON, U-571) and Ray Liotta (IDENTITY, JOHN Q) head an incredible cast in this critically acclaimed and unforgettable motion picture!
          

Copycat (DVD)

Year: 1995
Director: Jon Amiel
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 123 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Sigourney Weaver: Helen Hudson, Holly Hunter: M.J. Monahan, Dermot Mulroney: Reuben Goetz, William McNamara: Peter Foley, Harry Connick Jr.: Daryll Lee Cullum, J.E. Freeman: Lt. Thomas Quinn, Will Patton: Nicoletti, John Rothman: Andy, Shannon O'Hurley: Susan Schiffer, Bob Greene: Pachulski, Tony Haney: Kerby, Danny Kovacs: Kostas, Tahmus Rounds: Landis, Scott DeVenney: Cop #1, David Michael Silverman: Mike

Criminal profiler and psychologist Dr Helen Hudson (Sigourney Weaver) becomes entangled in the deadly mind game of a vicious copycat serial killer Peter Foley (William Mcnamara). Due to the horrific attack Helen suffered in her past as an agoraphobic she is confined to her apartment. The killer uses this against her in his murderous attempts to become a famous serial killer. Detectives M. J Monahan (Holly Hunter) and Reuben Goetz (Dermot Mulroney) they have the challenge of trying to capture the killer before he kills again and uses his chance to commit another atrocious murder.
          

Corky Romano

Year: 2001
Director: Rob Pritts
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Runtime: 86 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Chris Kattan: Corky Romano, Vinessa Shaw: Agent Kate Russo, Peter Falk: Francis A. 'Pops' Romano, Peter Berg: Paulie Romano, Chris Penn: Peter Romano, Fred Ward: Leo Corrigan, Richard Roundtree: Howard Shuster, Matthew Glave: Agent Brick Davis, Roger Fan: Agent Bob Cox, Dave Sheridan: Agent Terrence Darnell, Michael Massee: Angry Gunman, Vincent Pastore: Tony, Fiona Hale: Florence, Kip King: Dr. Kipper, Al Eben: Dale

Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veternarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retreve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for rackateering charges.
          

Corpse Bride

Year: 2005
Director: Tim Burton
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Musical / Romance
Runtime: 76 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Johnny Depp: Victor Van Dort (voice), Helena Bonham Carter: Corpse Bride (voice), Emily Watson: Victoria Everglot (voice), Tracey Ullman: Nell Van Dort/Hildegarde (voice), Paul Whitehouse: William Van Dort/Mayhew/Paul The Head Waiter (voice), Joanna Lumley: Maudeline Everglot (voice), Albert Finney: Finis Everglot (voice), Richard E. Grant: Barkis Bittern (voice), Christopher Lee: Pastor Galswells (voice), Michael Gough: Elder Gutknecht (voice), Jane Horrocks: Black Widow Spider/Mrs. Plum (voice), Enn Reitel: Maggot/Town Crier (voice), Deep Roy: General Bonesapart (voice), Danny Elfman: Bonejangles (voice), Stephen Ballantyne: Emil (voice)

A man, after butchering his lines at his wedding rehearsal, is sent into the woods to practice his vows. He preforms his vows perfectly and places the ring on a twig on the ground. It turns out the twig was really the hand of the Corpse Bride, who now claims she is his legal wife.
          

Corrupter, The (VCD)

Year: 1999
Director: James Foley
Video: VCD
Genre: Action/Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Chow Yun Fat, Mark Walhburg

   Nick Chen (Chow Yun Fat) is one of NYPD's most decoratedofficers. The first Chinese-born immigrant on the force, Chen hasused his close ties with a group of Chinese "businessman" known asthe Triads to rise through the ranks. Now, a gold shield detective andthe star officer on the city's highly touted Asian Gang Unit; it's Chen'sjob to keep the peace in Chinatown.But a turf war has erupted between the Triads and the newly arrivedand brutally violent Fukienese Dragons. As the precarious peace inChinatown is interrupted, the NYPD beefs up the Asian Gang Unit.Starring : Chow Yun Fat, Mark Wahlberg
          

Cotton Club, The

Year: 1984
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Drama / Music
Runtime: 127 min / Germany:123 min (video version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Richard Gere: Dixie Dwyer, Gregory Hines: Sandman Williams, Diane Lane: Vera Cicero, Lonette McKee: Lila Rose Oliver, Bob Hoskins: Owney Madden, James Remar: Dutch Schultz, Nicolas Cage: Vincent Dwyer, Allen Garfield: Abbadabba Berman, Fred Gwynne: Frenchy Demange, Gwen Verdon: Tish Dwyer, Lisa Jane Persky: Frances Flegenheimer, Maurice Hines: Clay Williams, Julian Beck: Sol Weinstein, Novella Nelson: Madame St. Clair, Laurence Fishburne: Bumpy Rhodes (as Larry Fishburne)

The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.The Cotton Club is routinely eclipsed by the controversies that surrounded its tumultuous production, but the film itself offers abundant pleasures that should not be overlooked. If Apocalypse Now represents the triumph of director Francis Coppola's perilous ambition, then The Cotton Club represents the ungainly glory of uncontrolled genius, as brilliant as it is out of its depth. As an upscale homage to classic gangster films it's frequently astonishing, cramming a thick novel's worth of plot and characters into 129 minutes, gloriously serviced by impeccable production design, elegant cinematography, and stylistic flourishes that show Coppola at the top of his game.
          

Cougar Club

Year: 2007
Director: Chrisopher Duddy
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 93 min
MPAA Rating:

Jason Jurman: Spence Holmes Warren Kole: Hogan Joe Mantegna: Mr. Stack Kaley Cuoco: Amanda Izabella Scorupco: Paige Stack Chyna: Teddy Archibald (as Joanie Laurer) Jon Polito: Mr. Archibald Loretta Devine: Dolly Jeremy Rowley: Karl Scott Michael Campbell: Mr. Conrad Mo Collins: Cindy Conrad Molly Cheek: Mrs. Holmes Robin Thomas: Mr. Holmes Carrie Fisher: Glady Goodbey Carolyn Hennesy: Judge Margaret Emerson

Get ready for the wild and outrageous unrated comedy Cougar Club. Two young guys turn their passion for older women into a business where horny guys can pair up with the older, sometimes WAY OLDER, women of their dreams. The unrated version you couldn’t see in theatres!
          

Count of Monte Cristo, The

Year: 2002
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama
Runtime: 131 min / Spain:134 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

James Caviezel: Edmond Dantes (as Jim Caviezel), Guy Pearce: Fernand Mondego, Richard Harris: Abbé Faria, James Frain: J.F. Villefort, Dagmara Dominczyk: Mercedès Iguanada, Michael Wincott: Armand Dorleac, Luis Guzmán: Jacopo, Christopher Adamson: Maurice, JB Blanc: Luigi Vampa, Guy Carleton: Mansion Owner, Alex Norton: Napoleon, Barry Cassin: Old Man Dantes, Henry Cavill: Albert Mondego, Aliaz Moufid: Casino Prostitute (as Zhara), Brendan Costello: Viscount

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge.
          

Counterfeiters, The (Die Fälscher) (audio in German & Thai w/ English & Thai subtitles)

Year: 2007
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama | War
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Karl Markovics: Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch, August Diehl: Adolf Burger, Devid Striesow: Sturmbannführer Friedrich Herzog, Martin Brambach: Hauptscharführer Holst, August Zirner: Dr. Klinger, Veit Stübner: Atze, Sebastian Urzendowsky: Kolya Karloff, Andreas Schmidt: Zilinski, Tilo Prückner: Dr. Viktor Hahn, Lenn Kudrjawizki: Loszek, Norman Stoffregen: Abramovic, Bernd Raucamp: KZ-Insasse Dusche, Gode Benedix: 1. KZ-Insasse, Oliver Kanter: 2. KZ-Insasse, Dirk Prinz: SS-Wache, ,

Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, The Counterfeiters tells the true story of Salomon Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics), a swindler who made a name for himself as Berlin's "King of the Counterfeiters." However, his life of women and easy money is cut short when he's arrested and placed in a Nazi concentration camp. With the German army on the verge of bankruptcy, Sorowitsch makes a sobering deal with his captors: in exchange for a comfortable bed, good food and fair treatment, Sorowitsch, along with the other hand-picked specialists, must counterfeit bank notes to fund the Nazi War effort. If he does as they say, he lives another day. If he rebels, he faces the same fate as the rest of the camp's prisoners. But if he lives, will he be able to live with himself?A deft blend of suspense and docudrama, Stefan Ruzowitzky's sixth feature focuses on history's largest counterfeiting operation. Before World War II breaks out, Salomon Sorowitsch (the compact yet steely Karl Markovics), a Russian-born Jew, lives the good life in Berlin. He forges documents, like passports and banknotes, and sketches beautiful women to the romantic strains of tango records. Sorowitsch's dolce vita comes to an end when he's sent to Mauthausen concentration camp. Once Reich officials decide to deploy imprisoned printers, craftsmen, and bank officials to counterfeit foreign currency, they draft Sorowitsch for "Operation Bernhard" and ship him to Sachsenhausen. Though he and his colleagues receive preferential treatment, the threat of execution hangs over their heads at all times. First, they master the pound; then they tackle the American dollar. At this point, communist co-worker Adolf Burger (The Ninth Day's excellent August Diehl) suggests sabotage. As he explains, they're extending the conflict and increasing the death toll, but the entire team will suffer if they fail, even their SS supervisor, Freidrich Herzog (Downfall's Devid Striesow), whose career depends on it. As Jews, however, they stand to lose more than their jobs. Based on Burger's book The Devil's Workshop, Austria's Ruzowitzky (Anatomy) sheds a compassionate light on the guilt and complicity of survivors. Though The Counterfeiters plays more like a prison camp movie than a Holocaust drama--Stalag 17 comes to mind--that doesn't make it any less significant, just less wrenching than some of its counterparts. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
          

Counterfeiters, The (Fälscher, Die) (in German w/ English, Thai subtitles)

Year: 2007
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime | Drama | Foreign / War
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Karl Markovics: Salomon Sorowitsch, August Diehl: Adolf Burger, Devid Striesow: Sturmbannführer Friedrich Herzog, Martin Brambach: Hauptscharführer Holst, August Zirner: Dr. Klinger, Veit Stübner: Atze, Sebastian Urzendowsky: Kolya Karloff, Andreas Schmidt: Zilinski, Tilo Prückner: Dr. Viktor Hahn, Lenn Kudrjawizki: Loszek, Norman Stoffregen: Abramovic, Bernd Raucamp: KZ-Insasse Dusche, Gode Benedix: 1. KZ-Insasse, Oliver Kanter: 2. KZ-Insasse, Dirk Prinz: SS-Wache, ,

A deft blend of suspense and docudrama, Stefan Ruzowitzky's sixth feature focuses on history's largest counterfeiting operation. Before World War II breaks out, Salomon Sorowitsch (the compact yet steely Karl Markovics), a Russian-born Jew, lives the good life in Berlin. He forges documents, like passports and banknotes, and sketches beautiful women to the romantic strains of tango records. Sorowitsch's dolce vita comes to an end when he's sent to Mauthausen concentration camp. Once Reich officials decide to deploy imprisoned printers, craftsmen, and bank officials to counterfeit foreign currency, they draft Sorowitsch for "Operation Bernhard" and ship him to Sachsenhausen. Though he and his colleagues receive preferential treatment, the threat of execution hangs over their heads at all times. First, they master the pound; then they tackle the American dollar. At this point, communist co-worker Adolf Burger (The Ninth Day's excellent August Diehl) suggests sabotage. As he explains, they're extending the conflict and increasing the death toll, but the entire team will suffer if they fail, even their SS supervisor, Freidrich Herzog (Downfall's Devid Striesow), whose career depends on it. As Jews, however, they stand to lose more than their jobs. Based on Burger's book The Devil's Workshop, Austria's Ruzowitzky (Anatomy) sheds a compassionate light on the guilt and complicity of survivors. Though The Counterfeiters plays more like a prison camp movie than a Holocaust drama--Stalag 17 comes to mind--that doesn't make it any less significant, just less wrenching than some of its counterparts. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
          

Country Girl, The

Year: 1955
Director: George Seaton
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 104 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Bing Crosby: Frank Elgin, Grace Kelly: Georgie Elgin, William Holden: Bernie Dodd, Anthony Ross: Philip Cook, Gene Reynolds: Larry, Jacqueline Fontaine: Lounge singer, Eddie Ryder: Ed, Robert Kent: Paul Unger, John W. Reynolds: Henry Johnson

Washed up singer/actor Frank Elgin has a chance to make a come-back when director Bernie Dodd offers him the leading role in his new musical. Frank however is very insecure, turns to alcohol and shuns even the smallest of responsibilities, leaving everything up to his wife Georgie who finds it harder and harder to cope with her husband's lack of spirit. Bernie tries to help Frank regain his self-confidence, believing that it is Georgie who's the cause of his insecurity.
          

Country of My Skull (In My Country) (2 copies)

Year: 2004
Director: John Boorman
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Argentina:103 min / UK:100 min / USA:104 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R for language, including descriptions of atrocities, and for a scene of violence.R

Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi Ngubane, Sam Ngakane, Aletta Bezuidenhout, Lionel Newton, Langley Kirkwood, Owen Sejake, Harriet Lenabe, Louis Van Niekerk, Jeremiah Ndlovu, Fiona Ramsey, Dan Robbertse, Robert Hobbs

Langston Whitfield (Samuel L. Jackson) is a Washington Post journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators of murder and torture on both sides during Apartheid are invited to come forward and confront their victims. By telling the unvarnished truth and expressing contrition, they may be granted amnesty. Can the deep wounds of Apartheid be healed through reconciliation? Langston is deeply skeptical. He tracks down Col. De Jager, the most notorious torturer in the SA Police and tries to penetrate the mind of a monster, an experience that obliges him to confront his own demons. Anna Malan (Juliette Binoche), is an Afrikaans poet who is covering the hearings for radio. As a white South African she is shattered by the accounts of the cruelty and depravity committed by her fellow countrymen. Anna and Langston must both question their sense of identity. Where do they each belong? How responsible are they for what is done in the name of their respective countries? The moving testimony of the victims affects them deeply. In different ways they are both estranged from their families, and their shared experience draws them ever closer to each other. It is a story charting the unfathomable depths of human cruelty and the redeeming power of forgiveness and love.
          

Couples Retreat

Year: 2009
Director: Peter Billingsley
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 113 min
MPAA Rating:

Vince Vaughn: Dave Jason Bateman: Jason Faizon Love: Shane Jon Favreau: Joey Malin Akerman: Ronnie Kristen Bell: Cynthia Kristin Davis: Lucy Kali Hawk: Trudy Tasha Smith: Jennifer Carlos Ponce: Salvadore Peter Serafinowicz: Sctanley Jean Reno: Marcel Temuera Morrison: Briggs Jonna Walsh: Lacey Gattlin Griffith: Robert

Following failed attempts to conceive, Jason (Jason Bateman) and Cynthia (Kristen Bell) are close to getting a divorce. In an effort to save their marriage they book a vacation to a couples therapy retreat, called Eden. To save money they encourage their friends to join them, and claim that their friends can enjoy the party activities and not take part in the therapy. Reluctantly their friends, Dave (Vince Vaughn) and Ronnie (Malin Akerman), Joey (Jon Favreau) and Lucy (Kristen Davis), and recently divorced Shane (Faizon Love) and his girlfriend Trudy (Kali Hawk) agree. Upon their arrival to Eden they are sent to the west side of the island, by Sctanley (Peter Serafinowicz). Joey learns that the east side of the island hosts a singles resort, while the west is for couples, and couples are not permitted to travel to Eden East. During their first night Sctanley informs all four couples that they will all have to engage in the therapy or return home. After eating their meal the couples decided that they will attend the therapy so they can enjoy the other benefits the island offers. After their first therapy session all four couples learn they have problems with their relationships and even Ronnie and Dave, who thought they were fine, need the therapy. They endure the resort owner Marcel's (Jean Reno) odd methods, including swimming with sharks and yoga sessions with an amorous instructor Salvadore (Carlos Ponce). On the fourth night Trudy escapes to Eden East and the other seven, encouraged by Joey, leave to find her. Following an argument between Cynthia and Jason the group splits up. Cynthia, Lucy and Ronnie leave, and Joey, Dave, Jason and Shane continue to journey to Eden East. The women meet up with Salvadore and he takes them to Eden East, the men find Sctanley's hut and he threatens to report them to Marcel, until games salesmen Dave challenges him to a Guitar Hero duel. Dave beats Sctanley and he sends them off to Eden East. In Eden East Ronnie grows tired of drinking and meet Dave, who takes off to the waterfall. Joey sees Lucy with Salvadore and knocks him out, re-uniting with his wife. Cynthia and Jason share drinks and admit their problems. Shane runs in to his ex-wife, who admits she still loves him. All four couples return to Eden West. Marcel meets the couples, and seeing that they have worked out their problems frees them from the therapy and tells them to go jet skiing.
          

Courage Under Fire

Year: 1996
Director: Edward Zwick
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Drama / War / Mystery
Runtime: 117 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Denzel Washington: Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling, Meg Ryan: Captain Karen Emma Walden, Lou Diamond Phillips: Staff Sergeant John Monfriez, Michael Moriarty: Brigadier General Hershberg, Matt Damon: Specialist Ilario, Bronson Pinchot: Bruno, Seth Gilliam: Altameyer, Regina Taylor: Meredith Serling, Zeljko Ivanek: Ben Banacek, Scott Glenn: Tony Gartner, Washington Post, Tim Guinee: Rady, Tim Ransom: Boylar, Sean Astin: Patella, Armand Darrius: Robins, Ned Vaughn: Lieutenant Chelli

The pilot of a rescue copter, Captain Karen Walden, died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued after it crashed in Desert Storm. It first appears that she made a spectacular rescue of a downed helicopter crew, then held her own crew together to fight off the Iraqis after her copter crashed. LT Colonel Serling, who is struggling with his own demons from Desert Storm is assigned to investigate and award her the Medal of Honor. But some conflicting accounts from her crew and soldiers in the area, cause him to be question whether she deserves it.
          

Cowboy Up

Year: 2001
Director: Xavier Koller
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Romance / Western
Runtime: USA:105 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Kiefer Sutherland (TV's "24") and Marcus Thomas ("Drowning Mona") star as two brothers whose love for the rodeo's sweetheart -- played by Daryl Hannah ("Splash") -- threatens to pull them apart both at home and in the ring. As a searing domestic drama and as an action-packed look at the increasingly popular world of professional bull riding, COWBOY UP offers some of the most intense rodeo action ever captured on film.

Kiefer Sutherland (TV's "24") and Marcus Thomas ("Drowning Mona") star as two brothers whose love for the rodeo's sweetheart -- played by Daryl Hannah ("Splash") -- threatens to pull them apart both at home and in the ring. As a searing domestic drama and as an action-packed look at the increasingly popular world of professional bull riding, COWBOY UP offers some of the most intense rodeo action ever captured on film.
          

Cradle 2 the Grave

Year: 2003
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 101 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jet Li: Su, DMX: Fait, Kelly Hu: Sona, Anthony Anderson: Tommy, Tom Arnold: Archie, Mark Dacascos: Ling, Gabrielle Union: Daria, Michael Jace: Odion, Drag-On: Miles, Paige Hurd: Vanessa, Paolo Seganti: Christophe, Richard Trapp: Douglas, Ron Yuan: Laser Tech, Woon Young Park: Bald Enforcer, Johnny Nguyen: Ling's Hitman

When his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for priceless diamonds, the leader of a crew of highly skilled urban thieves (DMX) forges an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese Intelligence officer (Jet Li) to rescue her. Their race against the clock to find the precious stones ultimately unravels a plot to distribute a deadly new weapon of war.
          

Crash

Year: 2004
Director: Paul Haggis
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 113 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Thandie Newton, Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris, Ryan Phillippe, Karina Arroyave, Terrence Howard, Larenz Tate, Dato Bakhtadze, Shaun Toub, Keith David, William Fichtner

Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters, a black police detective with a drugged out mother and a thieving younger brother, two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the distracted district attorney and his irritated and pampered wife, a racist veteran cop (caring for a sick father at home) who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner, a successful black Hollywood director and his wife who must deal with racist cop, a Persian-immigrant father who buys a gun to protect his shop, a Hispanic locksmith and his young daughter who is afraid of bullets, and more.
          

Crazy Horse Paris Le Show

Year: 2002
Director: Laurent Bergers
Video: DVD All
Genre: Musical
Runtime:
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Cza Cza ... Herself Dixie Blues ... Herself Fafa Falballa ... Herself Karlotta Kafeine ... Herself Lasso Calypso ... Herself Lola Fragola ... Herself Luna Lunatic ... Herself Miss Talullah ... Herself Nickela Kroma ... Herself Nini Capitale ... Herself Psikko Tico ... Herself Roxy Tornado ... Herself Ruby Chromatic ... Herself Samma Prototype ... Herself Zula Zazou ... Herself

Over the past five years, The Crazy Horse Paris has evolved to become immediately synonymous with these catchwords... The show today is world class performance art, beautifully choreographed to specially composed music, and performed by some of the most talented dancers in the world. The show uses spectacular costuming and lighting effects in a celebration of The Art Of The Nude. The Crazy Horse has been unsurpassed for nearly half a century as a radical innovation that exalts the female form as both artistic expression and entertainment. More than five million people have watched the Crazy Horse show in its beautifully appointed theatre on the avenue George V. In 2004, the company produced the film presented on the DVD in hand. It accounts the story of the Crazy Horse cabaret past, present and future. The DVD, which was shot in High Definition video by the talented young director Laurent Bergers, takes an offbeat backstage look at the cabaret and even gives us a glimpse into the private lives of the dancers. ~amazon.de
          

Creature From the Black Lagoon

Year: 1954
Director: Jack Arnold
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Horror / Sci-Fi
Runtime: 79 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Richard Carlson: David Reed, Julie Adams: Kay Lawrence (as Julia Adams), Richard Denning: Mark Williams, Antonio Moreno: Carl Maia, Nestor Paiva: Lucas, Whit Bissell: Dr. Thompson, Bernie Gozier: Zee, Henry A. Escalante: Chico (as Henry Escalante)

A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.
          

Crime Spree (in English & Spanish w/director commentary)

Year: 2003
Director: Brad Mirman
Video: DVD all
Genre: Crime / Comedy
Runtime: Germany:98 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Gérard Depardieu: Daniel Foray, Harvey Keitel: Frankie Zammeti, Johnny Hallyday: Marcel Burot, Renaud: Zero, Saïd Taghmaoui: Sami, Stéphane Freiss: Julien Labesse, Shawn Lawrence: Agent Pogue, Albert Dray: Raymond Gayet, Joanne Kelly: Sophie Nicols, Richard Bohringer: Bastaldi, Abe Vigoda: Angelo Giancarlo, Gino Marrocco: Joey Two Tons, Sal Figliomeni: Nicky The Rake, Diego Chambers: Raphael, Carlos Diaz: Hector

An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of street gangs on their backs as they attempt to make their way back to Paris.
          

Crimson Pirate, The

Year: 1952
Director: Robert Siodmak
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Burt Lancaster: Capt. Vallo (The Crimson Pirate), Nick Cravat: Ojo, Eva Bartok: Consuelo, Torin Thatcher: Humble Bellows, James Hayter: Prof. Prudence, Leslie Bradley: Baron Jose Gruda, Margot Grahame: Bianca, Noel Purcell: Pablo Murphy, Frederick Leister: Sebastian, Eliot Makeham: Governor, Frank Pettingell: Colonel, Dana Wynter: La Signorita (as Dagmar Wynter), Christopher Lee: Joseph (attache), Ewan Roberts: Claw Paw, John Chandos: Stub Ear

Released well after Douglas Fairbanks's and Errol Flynn's heydays, this good-natured Burt Lancaster vehicle is, nevertheless, a superior example of the classic swashbuckler: set in the 16th century, along the Spanish Main, this lusty adventure both expands on and explodes genre conventions. Lancaster, a circus acrobat before turning to movies in the '40s, gives what may be his most physical performance as sword-for-hire Captain Vallo, a.k.a. the Crimson Pirate.Nick Cravat, Lancaster's real-life circus buddy, matches the star leap for leap, somersault for somersault as Vallo's mute sidekick. The fetching Eva Bartok causes Vallo to throw over the Spanish for rebel forces, and a young Christopher Lee demonstrates the swordsmanship that would later make him a natural in Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers.Director Robert Siodmak, known for his claustrophobic noir thrillers (1946's The Killers), handled most of the interiors, while Lancaster coordinated the tongue-in-cheek humor and macho derring-do. The broadly played action scenes, including the climactic 18-minute battle aboard a frigate, wouldn't be improved on for another three decades--by Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark. The big difference: Harrison Ford needed a stunt double, Lancaster didn't. --Glenn Lovell Product DescriptionNotorious raider of the eighteenth century sea lanes, Captain Vallo, a.k.a. The Crimson Pirate, and his band of buccaneers overtake a Spanish galleon filled with guns and ammunition. When he decides to sell the stolen arsenal to rebel leader El Libre on the island of Cobra, the representative of Spain, Baron Gruda, offers Vallo 50,000 florins if he will deliver El Libre instead. Vallo is soon caught between the Spanish, the rebellion, and even the mutiny of his own men. But having allen in love with El Libre's daughter Consuelo, Vallo gains back his crew's trust and leads the island of Cobra to freedom.
          

Crimson Rivers, The

Year: 2000
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama, Action, Suspense
Runtime:
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Jean Reno as Pierre Niemans Vincent Cassel as Max Kerkerian Nadia Farès as Fanny Ferreira Dominique Sanda as Sister Andrée Karim Belkhadra as Captain Dahmane Jean-Pierre Cassel as Dr. Bernard Chernezé Didier Flamand as Dean François Levantal as Pathologist Francine Bergé as Headmistress Philippe Nahon as Man at Petrol Station Laurent Lafitte as Dean's Son Robert Gendreu as Cemetery Warden Christophe Bernard as Skinhead 1 Nicky Naude as Skinhead 2 Tonio Descanvelle as Sarzac Policeman 1 Olivier Rousset as Sarzac Policeman 2 Françoise Loreau as Nun in Convent Vincent Tulli as Computer Technician Nicolas Koretzky as Computer cop Sami Zitouni as Youth on Sarzac Estate 1 Slim Zitouni as Youth on Sarzac Estate 2 Christophe Rossignon as Policeman in Station Wagon on Bridge Dominique Bettenfeld as Policeman with Theory Alexis Robin as Blind Child Alain Guerillot as Skinhead Cafe Owner Laurent Avare as Rémy Caillois Olivier Morel as Philippe Sertys Vincent Skimenti as Policeman

Legendary police commissioner Niémans (Jean Reno) travels to a remote university village in the Alps to solve a grisly murder while hotheaded Lieutenant Kerkerian (Hate's Vincent Cassel) is investigating the desecration of the tomb of a young girl killed in an auto accident 20 years ago. When the detectives discover that the incidents are related, they reluctantly join forces. The Crimson Rivers looks French but feels American. If it doesn't hit the heights of The Silence of the Lambs or Seven, it bests many of the thrillers that have followed in their wake. Mathieu Kassovitz directs as if this were high art, which is actually to the film's benefit: the cast is terrific (including Jean-Pierre Cassel, Vincent's father), the cinematography is stunning, and the classy score evokes The Exorcist. Although the mountaintop showdown at the end doesn't quite work, The Crimson Rivers is still a superior entrant into an increasingly overcrowded genre. --Kathleen C. Fennessy From The New YorkerA grim and tenebrous thriller from the young French director Matthieu Kassovitz. A mournful detective (Jean Reno) is summoned to an Alpine town, where local people have been turning up not only dead but bereft of vital components, such as eyes and hands. The place is home to a college so snotty and distinguished that the admissions procedure appears to be modelled on the creation of a master race; this policy is unlikely to be tried on the average American campus, but it leads our hero round some narrative twists of high absurdity. Kassovitz lets the film leak away from him; the spooky pacing of the first half is slowly abandoned, and Reno-who casts his usual dour spell-is forced to team up with a younger and less beguiling cop (Vincent Cassel). The final minutes, on a mountaintop, are a blizzard of implausibility. With Dominique Sanda as a blind nun. In French. -Anthony Lane
          

Crimson Tide

Year: 1995
Director: Tony Scott
Video: DVD 9
Genre: War, Drama, Suspense
Runtime:
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Denzel Washington as Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter, USS Alabama XO Gene Hackman as Capt. Frank Ramsey Matt Craven as Lt. Roy Zimmer, USS Alabama Communications Officer George Dzundza as Chief of the Boat Viggo Mortensen as Lt. Peter 'Weps' Ince James Gandolfini as Lt. Bobby Dougherty, USS Alabama Supply Officer Rocky Carroll as Lt. Darik Westergard Jaime Gomez as Officer of the Deck Mahoney Michael Milhoan as Chief of the Watch Hunsicker Scott Burkholder as T.S.O. Billy Linkletter Danny Nucci as Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti Lillo Brancato as Petty Officer Third Class Russell Vossler (as Lillo Brancato Jr.) Eric Bruskotter as Bennefield Rick Schroder as Lt. Paul Hellerman Steve Zahn as William Barnes

You can almost hear the studio pitch meeting echoing throughout Crimson Tide like the sonar on the soundtrack: "It's The Cain Mutiny on a nuclear submarine!" When radio communications problems aboard the USS Alabama prevent the sub from receiving its orders clearly during a tense confrontation with Russian warships, Navy officer Denzel Washington faces a huge ethical dilemma: countermand the orders of legendary Captain Ramsey (Gene Hackman) to fire nuclear missiles, or follow his command and risk launching an unprovoked nuclear war. It's really an actors' picture, and the fun is in the fireworks between Washington and Hackman, each of whose characters articulates solid reasoning behind his decision. There are no easy villains, and there's no easy way to tell right from wrong--that's what makes the nuclear stakes so terrifying. Director Tony Scott (who directed Quentin Tarantino's True Romance script) called in Tarantino to punch up the dialogue, which is why, for example, the sailors talk about Silver Surfer comic books. The digital video disc is in anamorphic widescreen; the sonorous underwater rumblings on the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack will provide you with a good opportunity to show off your system's bass response. --Jim Emerson Product DescriptionDynamic Denzel Washington (TRAINING DAY) joins Hollywood favorite Gene Hackman (ENEMY OF THE STATE) along with Viggo Mortensen (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy) and James Gandolfini (TV's THE SOPRANOS) in this intense action thriller that's a smash hit with audiences and critics alike! In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives an unconfirmed order to launch its nuclear missiles -- signaling the start of Word War III! The tension quickly rises as the sub's respected commander (Hackman) and his brilliant executive officer (Washington) clash over the validity of their orders ... battling each other for control of the sub! As this epic struggle rages under the sea, CRIMSON TIDE brings motion picture excitement to a new level -- and you to the edge of your seat!
          

Crocodile Dundee

Year: 1986
Director: Peter Faiman
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy, Action
Runtime:
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Paul Hogan as Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee Linda Kozlowski as Sue Charlton John Meillon as Walter Reilly David Gulpilil as Neville Bell Ritchie Singer as Con Maggie Blinco as Ida Steve Rackman as Donk Gerry Skilton as Nugget Terry Gill as Duffy Peter Turnbull as Trevor Christine Totos as Rosita Graham 'Grace' Walker as Angelo David Bracks as Burt (Roo Shooter) Brett Hogan as Peter (Roo Shooter) Mark Blum as Richard Mason

This 1986 comedy out of Australia is so old-fashioned in its romantic charm that one can't help but wonder what it would have looked like with Clark Gable and Carole Lombard in the leads. On the other hand, it's hard to imagine anyone besides Paul Hogan as the title character, a laid-back Aussie tracker who shows an American reporter (Linda Kozlowski) around bush country, then accompanies her to New York City. Sure, Hollywood has done the fish-out-of-water scenario to death in the last 20 years, and while this film has sufficient sport with the gimmick, it is largely driven by the principal characters and their developing love affair. Hogan cowrote the script and director Peter Faiman evokes the goofy, enchanted air of screwball comedies. The climactic scene, set in a subway station with scores of bystanders witnessing a conversation about relationship commitment, feels like vintage Capra. --Tom Keogh
          

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (VCD)

Year: 2001
Director: Simon Wincer
Video: VCD
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 92 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Paul Hogan: Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee, Linda Kozlowski: Sue Charleton, Jere Burns: Arnan Rothman, Jonathan Banks: Milos Drubnik, Alec Wilson: Jacko, Gerry Skilton: Nugget O'Cass, Steve Rackman: Donk, Serge Cockburn: Mikey Dundee, Aida Turturro: Jean Ferraro, Paul Rodriguez: Diego, Kaitlin Hopkins: Miss Mathis, David Clendenning: English Tourist, Duke Bannister: American Tourist, Betty Bobbit: American Lady, Karen Crone: Barmaid Ida

From the opening shot of a Jurassic Park-esque reptilian eye, you know you're in for a wild ride. As Mick "Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan) sits in a canoe sharpening his famous knife, a monstrous croc hides somewhere in the deep. Suddenly, it attacks, tearing Mick's boat to pieces and leaving him and mate Jacko (Alec Wilson) up a tree. Life for Mick can only get easier, right? When Mick arrives at home, he discovers longtime companion Sue's (Linda Kozlowski) newspaper-mogul father has called, and needs her help on an article at the paper's Los Angeles branch. Mick, who recognizes his importance in the modernizing bush is now no more than as a tourist attraction, agrees to join her, and together Mick, Sue, and son Mikey (Serge Cockburn) head for the wild country of L.A. Here the adventure truly begins, as Mick and Jacko brave a cowboy bar where the horsemen are of a different color, and a Hollywood film party where everyone seems interested in Mick's mate Malcolm "Mal" Gibson's colorful exploits. Soon, Sue's article leads to a sleazy film producer, so Mick gets a job as a monkey wrangler at his studio, where his investigation uncovers some very sketchy goings-on.
          

Crossing Guard, The

Year: 1995
Director: Sean Penn
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 111 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston, Robin Wright Penn, Piper Laurie, Richard Bradford, Priscilla Barnes, David Baerwald, Robbie Robertson, John Savage, Kari Wuhrer, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Kellita Smith, Richard C. Sarafian, Bobby Cooper

After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make peace with himself and his entourage, and even finds romance. Gale, whose life is spiralling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity. At he end of the week, both men will find themselves on a collision course with each other.
          

Crossing Over

Year: 2009
Director: Wayne Kramer
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Sean Penn, Cliff Curtis

The director of The Cooler tries a bigger canvas: Crossing Over is Wayne Kramer's take on nothing less than the vast subject of illegal immigration, coming at the topic from a dozen or so directions. Hefting the most star power is Harrison Ford, scurrying about as an L.A. Immigration and Customs officer whose conscience is sore from having trundled so many illegals back over the border--now he's worried about the child of a particularly vulnerable woman (Alice Braga). Cliff Curtis plays Ford's partner, an Iranian-American whose family is not as assimilated as his casual manner might suggest. There's a bit of pulp swagger in other sections of the picture, as Kramer tries to channel his inner Sam Fuller: for instance, an Immigration official (Ray Liotta at his piggiest) coerces an Australian actress (Alice Eve) into a sex-for-green-card affair, and an adolescent Arab-American girl (Summer Bishil, from Towelhead) gives a cheeky speech at school that puts her family under suspicion as possible terrorists. Other strands of this scenario aren't as urgent, as Ashley Judd dreams of adopting the African child she's tending, and Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe), as a British non-believer, tries to convince Immigration authorities of his commitment to working at a Jewish school. The movie's single best scene has him "auditioning" to convince a rabbi of his commitment to Judaism, a funny moment that also carries an echo of the history of Jewish exodus. The movie has a tendency to bash from one thing to the next, too neatly connecting its Crash-like plotlines, like a really spirited first draft of a better movie. --Robert Horton
          

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (DVD3)

Year: 2003
Director:
Video: DVD-3
Genre: Action
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Chow Yun Fat Michelle Yeoh Chang Chen Zhang Zi Yi

Hong Kong wuxia films, or martial arts fantasies, traditionally squeeze poor acting, slapstick humor, and silly story lines between elaborate fight scenes in which characters can literally fly. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has no shortage of breathtaking battles, but it also has the dramatic soul of a Greek tragedy and the sweep of an epic romance. This is the work of director Ang Lee, who fell in love with movies while watching wuxia films as a youngster and made Crouching Tiger as a tribute to the form. To elevate the genre above its B-movie roots and broaden its appeal, Lee did two important things. First, he assembled an all-star lineup of talent, joining the famous Asian actors Chow Yun-fat and Michelle Yeoh with the striking, charismatic newcomer Zhang Ziyi. Behind the scenes, Lee called upon cinematographer Peter Pau (The Killer, The Bride with White Hair) and legendary fight choreographer Yuen Wo-ping, best known outside Asia for his work on The Matrix
          

Cruel Intentions

Year: 1999
Director: Roger Kumble
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Kathryn Merteuil, Ryan Phillippe: Sebastian Valmont, Reese Witherspoon: Annette Hargrove, Selma Blair: Cecile Caldwell, Louise Fletcher: Helen Rosemond, Joshua Jackson: Blaine Tuttle, Eric Mabius: Greg McConnell, Sean Patrick Thomas: Ronald Clifford, Swoosie Kurtz: Dr. Greenbaum, Christine Baranski: Bunny Caldwell, Alaina Reed Hall: Nurse, Deborah Offner: Mrs. Michalak, Tara Reid: Marci Greenbaum, Herta Ware: Mrs. Sugarman, Hiep Thi Le: Mai-Lee

Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette (a virgin, who wants to wait until marriage) before the start of the school year. If he loses, Kathryn gets his Roadster, if he wins, he gets Kathryn
          

Crumb

Year: 1994
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb, Robert Hughes

A cinematic portrait of the controversial comic book writer/artist, Robert Crumb, and his traumatized family.This acclaimed documentary about counterculture cartoonist robert crumb is a shockingly frank portrait of an American original.David Lynch (Blue Velvet) presents one of the most critically acclaimed films ever made. A hilarious and mysterious journey through artistic genius and sexual obsession, CRUMB is a wild ride through the mind of Robert Crumb; creator of "Zap Comix," "Mr. Natural" and "Fritz the Cat." CRUMB enters a territory as spooky as it is fascinating... a portrait of the artist as misanthrope, as bad-boy visionary,as a joker and sex maniac and, finally, as hero. One of those rare film experiences that has the giddy effect of being a nightmare and a party at the same time.
          

Cry in the Dark, A

Year: 1988
Director: Fred Schepisi
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Crime
Runtime: 120 min / 122 min (dvd release)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Meryl Streep: Lindy Chamberlain, Sam Neill: Michael Chamberlain, Dale Reeves: Aidan, 6 years, David Hoflin: Aidan, 8 years, Jason Reason: Aidan, 11 years, Michael Wetter: Reagan, 4 years, Kane Barton: Reagan, 6 years, Trent Roberts: Reagan, 9 years, Lauren Shepherd: Azaria, Bethany Ann Prickett: Azaria, Alison O'Connell: Azaria, Aliza Dason: Azaria, Jane Coker: Kahlia, new born, Rae-Leigh Henson: Kahlia, 18 months, Nicolette Minster: Kahlia, 4 years

Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: during a camping trip to Ayer's Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo stealing her baby daughter Azaria from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. Police note some apparent inconsistencies in her story, and she is charged with murder. The case attracts a lot of attention, turning a simple investigation into a media circus, with the public divided in their opinion.
          

Crying Game, The

Year: 1992
Director: Neil Jordan
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama, Romance, Suspense, War, Comedy
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Adrian Dunbar as Maguire Joe Savino as Eddie Jaye Davidson as Dil Ralph Brown as Dave Jack Carr as Franknum Shar Campbell as Bar Performer 2 Ray De-Haan as Security Man 1 Breffni McKenna as Tinker Birdy Sweeney as Tommy Andrée Bernard as Jane Tony Slattery as Deveroux Josephine White as Bar Performer 1 Brian D. Coleman as Judge David Crionelly as Security Man 2

A British soldier is kidnaped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.Plot Synopsis: An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude, another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name "Jimmy" and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either...
          

Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World (Sekai no chûshin de, ai o sakebu (in Japanese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2004
Director: Isao Yukisada
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Foreign / Romance
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Takao Osawa ... Sakutaro Matsumoto Kou Shibasaki ... Ritsuko Fujimura Masami Nagasawa ... Aki Hirose Mirai Moriyama ... Sakutaro Matsumoto (High School) Tsutomu Yamazaki ... Shigezou Matsumoto Kankurô Kudô ... Ryunosuke Ooki Kanji Tsuda ... Johnny Issei Takahashi ... Ryunosuke (high school student) Rio Kanno ... Ritsuko (girl) Tetta Sugimoto ... Aki's Father Katsutaka Furuhata ... Johnny (high school) Kenta Uchino ... Classmate Aki Nishihara ... Classmate Masaru Miyazaki ... Classmate Marie Kawaguchi ... Classmate

While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days. A well-told tale of tragic romance that, for the most part, avoids the emotional pitfalls typically associated with melodramatic tearjerkers. Aside from a bloated running time and a too pat resolution, there's little to complain about in Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World. With its compelling premise and winning performances (Masami Nagasawa, in particular) this film is one box office hit that lives up to the hype.
          

Cuba

Year: 1979
Director: Richard Lester
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo, Denholm Elliott

Havana, Cuba. 1959. A tropical island paradise is on the brink of revolution. Robert Dapes (Connery), a cynical British mercenary, comes to the country at the request of one of Batista’s most corrupt functionaries. But once there, Dapes finds himself unable to ignore the brutality and depravity of the Batista regime – and unable to resist Alexandra Pulido (Adams), an old lover now married to a wealthy Cuban landowner. Surrounded by volatile guerilla fighters and the human vultures present at all coups, he must come to terms with his shifting views if he has any thought of getting out … alive.
          

Cube (VCD)

Year: 1997
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama / Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Nicole de Boer: Joan Leaven - The Math Student, Nicky Guadagni: Helen Holloway - The Doctor, David Hewlett: David Worth - The Architect, Andrew Miller: Kazan - The Autistic Man, Julian Richings: Alderson - The First Victim, Wayne Robson: Rennes - The Fugitive, Maurice Dean Wint: Quentin - The Cop

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned.
          

Cuckoo, The (in Russian w/ English, Thai subtitles)

Year: 2002
Director: Alexander Rogozhkin
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Animation
Runtime: USA:9 min (TCM print)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Annk-Kristina Juuso Viktor Bychkov Ville Haapasalo

September 1944, in a land torn apart by war, a Finnish sniper is labeled a coward by his compatriots; as punishment, he is nailed to a rock and left to his own devices. Not long after, a disgraced Russian Captain, en route to his court martial, is injured in an accident. Both men are about to find out they have one thing in common. Wounded and emotionally tortured, they are taken in by Anni, a young, resourceful war widow, who offers shelter to one while nursing the other back to health. None of them understands the others' languages, but it doesn't seem to matter. Isolated, the three unlikely roommates - a Finn, a Russian and a Lapp - overcome both comic and tragic misunderstandings to form a passionate three -way...relationship. Because after a day of hard work on Anni’s farm, who needs words?
          

Cul-de_Sac

Year: 1966
Director: Roman Polanski
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Suspense
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Françoise Dorléac (Teresa), Donald Pleasance (George), Lionel Stander (Richard), Jack Mac Gowran (Albert), Ian Quarrier (Christophe), Geoffrey Summer (Christophe's father)

A somewhat surreal black comedy directed and coscripted by Roman Polanski, CUL-DE-SAC is the tale of a mismatched married couple, George and Teresa (Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac), living... A somewhat surreal black comedy directed and coscripted by Roman Polanski, CUL-DE-SAC is the tale of a mismatched married couple, George and Teresa (Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac), living in an isolated 11th-century castle near the ocean whose home is invaded by two gangsters on the run after an unsuccessful heist. Lionel Stander plays Dicky, a thug who attempts to save the life of his mortally wounded partner (Jack MacGowran) by enlisting the help of George and Teresa, then holds them captive in their own home as the group awaits the arrival of the mysterious Mr. Kattlebach, the gangsters' boss whom Dicky has contacted prior to cutting the phone line. The nubile young Teresa proves more resourceful than her ever-cringing husband as they try to come up with a plan for eluding their boorish captor; further complications arise, however, after an unexpected visit from an old school chum of George's, who arrives with an entourage of annoying family and friends. In spite of tensions that, as Polanski later reported, existed between him and his often less than cooperative stars, all three principals give fine performances, most notably Pleasence as the cuckolded, humiliated, and (as Dicky at one point proclaims) hopelessly "square" British WWII veteran George.
          

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The

Year: 2008
Director: David Fincher
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance
Runtime: 166 min
MPAA Rating:

, Cate Blanchett: Daisy, , Julia Ormond: Caroline, , Faune A. Chambers: Dorothy Baker, , Elias Koteas: Monsieur Gateau, , Donna DuPlantier: Blanche Devereux, , Jacob Tolano: Martin Gateau, (as Jacob Wood), , Earl Maddox: Man at Train Station, , Ed Metzger: Teddy Roosevelt, , Jason Flemyng: Thomas Button, , Danny Vinson: Priest Giving Last Rites, , David Jensen: Doctor at Benjamin's Birth, , Joeanna Sayler: Caroline Button, , Taraji P. Henson: Queenie, , Mahershalalhashbaz Ali: Tizzy, , Fiona Hale: Mrs. Hollister, , , if (typeof afc_data == "undefined") { afc_data = new Object();}afc_data["MIDDLE_CENTER"] = { channel: "test01-channel", client: "ca-amazon-imdb_js", title: "Sponsored Links", help: "What's This?", hints: "1930s,indian chief motorcycle,train station,duplex,broken leg" };, , , , , , Additional Details, , , Also Known As:, Benjamin Button (USA) (working title) , The Curious Case (International: English title) (informal short title) , , , , , , MPAA, :, , Rated PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking., , , , Parents Guide:, , , View content advisory for parents, , , , , Runtime:, , 166 min , , , , Country:, , , USA, , , , , Language:, , , English, | , Russian, | , French, , , , , Color:, , , Color, , , , , Aspect Ratio:, , 2.35 : 1 , , , , , Sound Mix:, , , DTS, | , Dolby Digital, | , SDDS, , , , , Certification:, , , USA:PG-13, (certificate #44743), | , Australia:M, | , Finland:K-11, | , UK:12A, | , Ireland:12A, | , Czech Republic:12, | , Singapore:PG, | , New Zealand:M, | , South Korea:12, | , Philippines:PG-13, (MTRCB), | , Norway:7, | , Portugal:M/12, (Qualidade), | , Brazil:12, | , Hong Kong:IIA, | , Netherlands:6, | , Switzerland:10, (canton of Geneva), | , Switzerland:10, (canton of Vaud), | , Chile:Y7, | , Argentina:13, | , Peru:14, | , Spain:T, | , Canada:PG, (Ontario), | , Sweden:11, | , Mexico:B, | , Austria:10, | , Denmark:11, | , Germany:12, | , France:U, | , Iceland:7, | , Sweden:7, | , Ireland:12, (blu-ray), | , UK:15, (blu-ray), , , , , Filming Locations:, , , Burbank, California, USA, , , , , , Company:, , , Warner Bros. Pictures, , , , , , Fun Stuff, , , Trivia:, , The exterior of Benjamin's father's house that he sells is the same house 591 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana, that is the exterior of the Gallier House in the movie , Cat People, (1982)., , , , , Goofs:, , Anachronisms: In the wharf scene when Benjamin joins the tugboat crew, two bridges are visible in the background. This event is prior to World War II. The first of these bridges was constructed beginning in 1954 and opened in 1958. The second was begun in 1981 and opened in 1988. Neither was there prior to World War II., , , , , Quotes:, , , Mrs. Maple, :Benjamin, we're meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?, , , , , Movie Connections:, , Referenced in , "Parks and Recreation: Rock Show (#1.6)", (2009), , , , , Soundtrack:, , POLONAISE IN A FLAT MAJOR, OP. 53, , , , , FAQ, , How long does it take until Brad Pitt appears without any prosthetic make-up or CGI aging-effects?, , , How similar is the film to "Forrest Gump"?, , , Is it possible to read Fitzgerald's story online?, , , , , , User Reviews,    , (, Review this title, ), , , , , , , 199 out of 320 people found the following review useful., , "I was just thinking about how nothing lasts...and what a shame that is...", , 25 December 2008, , , Author:, male_j08, , from United States, , , , I had been awaiting to see this movie for some time. Alas, it wasChristmas Day and you bet I was there to see the movie on opening day.I set my expectations really high on this film. I expected nothingshort of brilliance with a film coming from director David Fincher,director of the masterful "Zodiac" and screenwriter Eric Roth, writerof the classic "Forrest Gump". The acting is brilliant in the movie.Brad Pitt and the marvelous Cate Blanchett share a fire that resonatesso effortlessly out to the audience. Other performances are notable aswell, such as Taraji P. Henson's as Benjamin's mother, and TildaSwinton's as Benjamin's first lover. Another notable achievement in thefilm is the visual effects; none of it is overdone and it is quiteconvincing. The music in the film is great as well. The haunting andmythical music is composed by Alexandre Desplat. One thing that didsurprise me in the film was the amount of comedy present, but I guesscomedy's needed for a tale with such sorrow. I really do think thatthis film is a classic. And I would go and see it again. When I waswalking out of the theater, some people complained that the movie wasvery good, but that it was too long. I disagree; I actually didn't wantit to end. It's the perfect film to watch all snuggled up in a blanketduring the dead of winter. 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I was born under unusual circumstances.” And so begins “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, “Benjamin Button,” is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
          

Curse of the Golden Flower

Year:
Director: Yimou Zhang
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action, Action / Adventure, Adventure, Foreign Film - Chinese, Foreign Film [Dub Or Subtitle], Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Yun-Fat Chow as Emperor Ping Dahong Ni as Imperial Physician Jiang Man Li as Jiang Chan Jay Chou as Prince Jai Junjie Qin as Prince Yu Jin Chen as Mrs. Jiang

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
          

Cyclist, The (in Farsi w/ English subtitles)

Year: 1989
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Short
Runtime: 79 minutes
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Moharram Zaynalzadeh, Esmail Soltanian, Mohammad Reza Maleki

Nazim, formerly a cyclist, but now a lowly Afghan guest worker in Iran, must overcome many obstacles in his attempt to ride a bicycle continuously for seven days and nights, in order to obtain money to pay for medical care for his desperately ill wife.
          

Da Vinci Code, The

Year: 2006
Director: Ron Howard
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 149 min / 167 min (extended dvd edition)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Tom Hanks: Dr. Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou: Agent Sophie Neveu, Ian McKellen: Sir Leigh Teabing, Jean Reno: Captain Bezu Fache, Paul Bettany: Silas, Alfred Molina: Bishop Manuel Aringarosa, Jürgen Prochnow: Andre Vernet, Jean-Yves Berteloot: Remy Jean, Etienne Chicot: Lt. Collet, Jean-Pierre Marielle: Jacques Saunière, Marie-Françoise Audollent: Sister Sandrine, Rita Davies: Elegant Woman at Rosslyn, Francesco Carnelutti: Prefect, Seth Gabel: Michael, Shane Zaza: Youth on Bus

Professor Robert Langdon is in Paris on business when he's summoned to The Louvre. A dead body has been found, setting Langdon off on an adventure as he attempts to unravel an ancient code and uncover the greatest mystery of all time.
          

Dam Busters, The

Year: 1955
Director: Michael Anderson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / War / Drama
Runtime: 124 min / USA:105 min
MPAA Rating:

Michael Redgrave: Dr. Barnes N. Wallis, CBE, FRS, Ursula Jeans: Mrs. Wallis, Charles Carson: Doctor, Stanley Van Beers: Sir David Pye, CB, FRS, Colin Tapley: Dr. W.H. Glanville, CB, CBE, Frederick Leister: Committee Member, Eric Messiter: Committee Member, Laidman Browne: Committee Member, Raymond Huntley: Official, National Physical Laboratory, Hugh Manning: Official, Ministry of Aircraft Production, Patrick Barr: Capt. Joseph (Mutt) Summers, CBE, Edwin Styles: Observer at trials, Hugh Moxey: Observer at trials, Anthony Shaw: RAF Officer at trials, Basil Sydney: Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris, GCB, OBE, AFC

The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target.
          

Damned, The

Year: 1969
Director: Luchino Visconti
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger, Renaud Verley

In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German industrial firm. Through such characters as a German Baron, a child molester, a Nazi Storm Trooper, an innocent man framed for murder, and a Captain in the German SS, "Damned" thus shows how so called "German Upper Class Nobility" first resented Adolf Hitler, then accepted him, and at last embraced him.
          

Dan in Real Life

Year: 2007
Director: Peter Hedges
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Steve Carell: Dan Burns, Juliette Binoche: Marie, Dane Cook: Mitch Burns, Alison Pill: Jane Burns, Brittany Robertson: Cara Burns, Marlene Lawston: Lilly Burns, Dianne Wiest: Nana Burns, John Mahoney: Poppy Burns, Norbert Leo Butz: Clay Burns, Amy Ryan: Eileen, Jessica Hecht: Amy, Frank Wood: Howard, Henry Miller: Will, Ella Miller: Rachel, C.J. Adams: Elliott Burns

Dan Burns is a single father who dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch Burns.
          

Dancer Upstairs, The

Year: 2002
Director: John Malkovich
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Crime
Runtime: 133 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Javier Bardem: Agustín Rejas, Juan Diego Botto: Sucre, Laura Morante: Yolanda, Elvira Mínguez: Llosa, Alexandra Lencastre: Sylvina Rejas, Oliver Cotton: Merino, Luís Miguel Cintra: Calderón, Javier Manrique: Clorindo, Abel Folk: Ezequiel Durán, Marie-Anne Berganza: Laura, Lucas Rodríguez: Gómez, Xabier Elorriaga: Pascual, Natalia Dicenta: Marina, Wolframio Sinué: Santiago, Ramiro Jiménez: Sergeant Pisac

The story of Detective Agustin Rejas, a man clinging to the hope of an impossible love in an impossible world. Tracking Ezequiel, a delusional anarchist who incites the downtrodden masses to join in his brutal revolution against the fascist government in their unnamed Latin American country, Rejas finds solace in his sense of self-respect and the joy that his daughter and wife bring him. Then he meets Yolanda--his daughter's soulfully beautiful ballet teacher--a woman who sparks his long-forgotten passions and represents all that is good and all that is corrupt in their troubled country. But she, who appears to be a shelter from the storm, may in actuality be the storm's eye. Ultimately, as the revolution intensifies and the net closes around hunter and hunted alike, the dancer's truth will prove as elusive as the revolutionary's cause and the detective's peace.
          

Dances with Wolves

Year: 1990
Director: Kevin Costner
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Western
Runtime: 180 min / USA:224 min (extended version) / USA:236 min (director's cut)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Kevin Costner: Lieutenant Dunbar, Mary McDonnell: Stands With A Fist, Graham Greene: Kicking Bird, Rodney A. Grant: Wind In His Hair, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman: Ten Bears (as Floyd Red Crow Westerman), Tantoo Cardinal: Black Shawl, Robert Pastorelli: Timmons, Charles Rocket: Lieutenant Elgin, Maury Chaykin: Major Fambrough, Jimmy Herman: Stone Calf, Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse: Smiles A Lot, Michael Spears: Otter, Jason R. Lone Hill: Worm, Tony Pierce: Spivey, Doris Leader Charge: Pretty Shield

Lt. John Dunbar is dubbed a hero after he accidentally leads Union troops to a victory during the Civil War. He requests a position on the western frontier, but finds it deserted. He soon finds out he is not alone, but meets a wolf he dubs "Two-socks" and a curious Indian tribe. Dunbar quickly makes friends with the tribe, and discovers a white woman who was raised by the Indians. He gradually earns the respect of these native people, and sheds his white-man's ways.
          

Dancing at Lughnasa (VCD)

Year: 1998
Director: Pat O'Connor
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min / USA:95 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Gerard McSorley: Narrator (voice), Meryl Streep: Kate 'Kit' Mundy, Michael Gambon: Father Jack Mundy, Catherine McCormack: Christina 'Chrissy' Mundy, Kathy Burke: Margaret 'Maggie' Mundy, Sophie Thompson: Rose 'Rosie' Mundy, Brid Brennan: Agnes 'Aggie' Mundy, Rhys Ifans: Gerry Evans, Darrell Johnston: Michael 'Mike' Mundy, Lorcan Cranitch: Danny Bradley, John Kavanagh: Father Carlin, Marie Mullen: Vera McLoughlin, Dawn Bradfield: Sophie McLoughlin, Peter Gowen: Austin Morgan, Kate O'Toole: Chemist

A young boy tells the story of growing up in a fatherless home with his unmarried mother and four spinster aunts in 1930's Ireland. Each of the five women, different from the other in temperament and capability, is the emotional support system, although at times reluctantly, for each other, with the eldest assuming the role of a 'somewhat meddling' overseer. But then into this comes an elderly brother, a priest too senile to perform his clerical functions, who has "come home to die" after a lifetime in Africa; as well, there also arrives the boy's father, riding up on a motorcycle, only to announce that he's on his way to Spain to fight against Franco. Nevertheless, life goes on for the five sisters, although undeniably affected by the presence of the two men, they continue to cope as a close-knit unit... until something happens that disrupts the very fabric of that cohesiveness beyond repair.
          

Dancing at the Blue Iguana

Year: 2000
Director: Michael Radford
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 123 min / Argentina:126 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Charlotte Ayanna: Jessie, Daryl Hannah: Angel, Sheila Kelley: Stormy, Elias Koteas: Sully, Vladimir Mashkov: Sacha, Sandra Oh: Jasmine, Jennifer Tilly: Jo, Robert Wisdom: Eddie, Kristin Bauer: Nico, W. Earl Brown: Bobby, Chris Hogan: Dennis, Rodney Rowland: Charlie, David Amos: Dave, Carolyne Aycaguer: Sophie, R.C. Bates: Jimmy

An up-close and personal look, on stage and backstage, at five ecdysiasts who dance at the Blue Iguana in L.A. Stormy is melancholy and distant; a man from her past has come to town and wants to see her. Jasmine writes poetry and may have met someone - Dennis, who organizes readings at a coffee house. Angel, a ditzy stoner, wants a foster child; a Russian hitman is smitten by her. Jessie is new in town, a vulnerable adolescent who tries to act grown up. Jo is brassy, in-your-face, and pregnant. Eddie runs the place with help from Bobby. A big weekend is coming up, so he's hired Nico to headline. The women look for reassurance; some find it in each other.
          

Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, The

Year: 2002
Director: Peter Care
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 104 min / Argentina:105 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Emile Hirsch: Francis Doyle, Kieran Culkin: Tim Sullivan, Vincent D'Onofrio: Father Casey, Jena Malone: Margie Flynn, Jake Richardson: Wade Scalisi, Tyler Long: Joey Anderson, Jodie Foster: Sister Assumpta, Arthur Bridgers: Donny Flynn (as Arthur Bridges), Scott Simpson: Newsie, Melissa Suzanne McBride: Mrs. Doyle (as Melissa McBride), Michael Harding: Mr. Doyle (as Mike Harding), Chandler McIntyre: Naturalist, Jeffrey West: Professor Sullivan, Yvonne Erickson: Mrs. Sullivan, Nicky Olson: Colin Gibbney

In mid-1970s Savannah, two bright but rebellious boys, Francis Doyle and Tim Sullivan, fight boredom, hormones and harsh teachers as they struggle to find something meaningful beyond the walls of their parish school. Francis, an exceptional artist whose imaginative forays into a fictional universe of good and evil fill his notebooks with comic-book imagery, creates a netherworld of superhero alter egos for the two boys. When the ultra-strict Sister Assumpta seizes their artwork one day, the boys embark upon an obsessed trail of revenge that ultimately changes their lives.
          

Darfur Now

Year: 2007
Director: Ted Braun
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Documentary / Drama / War
Runtime: 98 min | Canada:92 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Nimeri Issa, Jason Miller (XXV), Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad, Sam Brownback, Asha Abdal Khaleeq

Hard to watch but impossible to turn away from, Darfur Now aims to educate, illuminate, and, most of all, motivate viewers to somehow get involved in bringing the calamitous situation in that African land to an end. Some basic facts are provided at the beginning of writer-director Theodore Braun’s 98-minute documentary: Located in western Sudan, Darfur, a region about the size of France with a population of six million, has been in a state of severe crisis since 2003, when non-Arabs rebelled against the Muslim government. Working in tandem with the dread Janjaweed (literally "devils on horseback") to wipe out the rebels, military forces have enacted a relentless and systematic genocide that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, with millions more displaced. The film then focuses on six individuals and their roles in the conflict. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, works to collect evidence to use against the Sudanese authorities; Adam Sterling, a young American enraged by the lack of world response to the crisis, campaigns in California to pass legislation to force companies with interests in Sudan to divest; Pablo Recalde of the West Darfur World Food Program strives to provide food and save lives; Ahmed Mohammad Abakar, chief sheikh at a camp for displaced persons in Darfur, tries to rally his people; Hejewa Adam, a female rebel, trains to fight the Janjaweed; and actor-author Don Cheadle uses his celebrity (as well as George Clooney's) to raise public and official awareness of the situation. (The Sudanese government is represented by its U.N. ambassador, an unctuous individual who complains that the West has "over-dramatized" the situation.) These efforts are not without their successes: Sterling gets his bill passed, Recalde's food gets distributed, and Ocampo brings charges against two Sudanese officials (a largely hollow gesture, as the government refuses to surrender them). Beautifully filmed and edited, with multiple stories taking place on several fronts, Darfur Now plays more like a fictional drama than a documentary. But it's all too real, of course. "We must be patient until the white people come," says one of the rebels. It’s a poignant, slightly pathetic statement, but unless that happens, this story will have no happy ending. --Sam Graham Product DescriptionMaking a difference. Now. This acclaimed inspiring documentary follows six people who are striving to end the suffering in Sudan?s war-ravaged Darfur. The six ? an American activist an international prosecutor a Sudanese rebel a sheikh a leader of the World Food Program and Don Cheadle who traverses the globe with fellow actor George Clooney to pressure world leaders ? demonstrate the power of one individual to make extraordinary changes. Be an eyewitness to the tragedy and the triumphs the fear and the pride. Meet the refugees determined to return to their beloved homeland. And discover how you too can make a difference. --Sam Graham
          

Darfur: Life as a Refugee; Mongolia: Fight for Life

Year: 2005
Director:
Video:
Genre: Documentary / Refugees
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:



1. Darfur: Life as a Refugee–African journalist spends several weeks with Darfur refugees. 2. Mongolia: Fight for Life–Prenatal care and nutrition problems for pregnant women in Mongolia.3. International Response to Darfur Refugee Problem4. Sudanese ReplyCNN Reports
          

Darjeeling Limited, The

Year: 2007
Director: Wes Anderson
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 91 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Owen Wilson: Francis Whitman, Adrien Brody: Peter Whitman, Jason Schwartzman: Jack Whitman, Amara Karan: Rita, Wallace Wolodarsky: Brendan, Waris Ahluwalia: The Chief Steward, Irfan Khan: The Father (as Irrfan Khan), Barbet Schroeder: The Mechanic, Camilla Rutherford: Alice, Bill Murray: The Businessman, Anjelica Huston: Sister Patricia Whitman, Mr. A.P. Singh: Taxi Driver (as A.P. Singh), Kumar Pallana: Old Man, Dalpat Singh: Waiter, Trudy Matthys: German Lady #1,

Healing. A year after the accidental death of their father, three brothers - each suffering from depression - meet for a train trip across India. Francis, the eldest, has organized it. The brothers argue, sulk, resent each other, and fight. The youngest, Jack, estranged from his girlfriend, is attracted to one of the train's attendants. Peter has left his pregnant wife at home; he buys a venomous snake. After a few days, Francis discloses their surprising and disconcerting destination. Amidst foreign surroundings, can the brothers sort out their differences? A funeral, a meditation, a hilltop ritual, and the Bengal Lancer figure in the reconciliation.
          

Dark Blue

Year: 2002
Director: Ron Shelton
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 118 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Kurt Russell: Eldon Perry, Scott Speedman: Bobby Keough, Michael Michele: Beth Williamson, Brendan Gleeson: Jack Van Meter, Ving Rhames: Arthur Holland, Kurupt: Darryl Orchard, Dash Mihok: Gary Sidwell, Jonathan Banks: James Barcomb, Lolita Davidovich: Sally Perry, Khandi Alexander: Janelle Holland, Dana Lee: Henry Kim, Chapman Russell Way: Eldon Perry III, Marin Hinkle: Deena Schultz, Jim Cody Williams: Suspect, Eloy Casados: Rico

Set in the Los Angeles Police Department in April 1992, Dark Blue is a dramatic thriller that takes place just days before the acquittal of four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the subsequent L.A. riots. In this racially-charged climate,the LAPD's elite Special Investigations Squad (SIS) is assigned a high-profile quadruple homicide. As they work the case, veteran detective Eldon Perry, known for his tough street tactics and fiery temper, tutors SIS rookie Bobby Keough in the grim realities of police intimidation and corruption. Meanwhile, Assistant Chief Holland, the only man in the department willing to stand up to the SIS, threatens to end Perry's brand of singlehanded "justice" on the Los Angeles streets. While navigating through the tumultuous neighborhoods of South Central L.A., Perry and Keough must track down cold-blooded killers and face their own demons, which prove to be more ruthless than the criminals they pursue.
          

Dark Crystal

Year: 1982
Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Animated
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Jim Henson...Jen /High Priest (performer) Kathryn Mullen...Kira (performer) Frank Oz...Aughra (performer)/Chamberlain (performer) Dave Goelz...Fizzgig (performer)/General (performer)/Dying Emperor (performer) Louise Gold...Gourmand (performer) Brian Muehl...Skeksis Ornamentalist (performer and voice)/Urzah (performer)/Dying Master (performer and voice) Bob Payne...Historian (performer) Jean-Pierre Amiel...Weaver (performer) Steve Whitmire...Scientist (performer and voice) Robbie Barnett...Numerologist (performer)/Landstrider (performer) Simon Williamson...Chanter (performer) Hus Levant...Scribe (performer) Toby Philpott...Alchemist (performer) David Greenaway...Healer (performer) Richard Slaughter...Healer (performer) Kiran Shah...Additional Performer Mike Edmonds...Additional Performer Peter Burroughs...Additional Performer Malcolm Dixon...Additional Performer Deep Roy...Additional Performer Jack Purvis...Additional Performer Mike Cottrell...Additional Performer John Ghavan...Additional Performer Annie Jones...Additional Performer Natasha Knight...Additional Performer Lisa Esson...Additional Performer Stephen Garlick...Jen Lisa Maxwell...Kira Billie Whitelaw...Aughra Percy Edwards...Fizzgig Barry Dennen...Chamberlain/Podling Michael Kilgarriff...General Jerry Nelson...High Priest/Dying Emperor Thick Wilson...Gourmand John Baddeley...Historian David Buck...Slave Master Charles Collingwood...Treasurer Mike Iveria...Podling Patrick Monckton...Podling Sue Wetherby...Podling Joseph O'Conor...Narrator Sean Barrett...Dying Master Sadie Corre...Additional Performer Swim Lee...Hunter/Landstrider Mike Quinn...Slave Master (performer) Timothy M. Rose...Treasurer (performer) Hugh Spirit...Cook/Landstrider (performer) Gerald Staddon...Additional Performer Venice Marrow...Additional Performer

Jim Henson's fantasy epic The Dark Crystal doesn't take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but like Star Wars it takes the audience to a place that exists only in the imagination and, for an hour and a half, on the screen. Recalling the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien, Henson tells the story of a race of grotesque birdlike lizards called the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. A prophecy tells of a Gelfling (a small elfin being) who will topple their empire, so in their reign of terror they have exterminated the race, or so they think. The orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal (which gives the Skeksis their power) and restore the balance of the universe. Henson and codirector Frank Oz have pushed puppetry into a new direction: traditional puppets, marionettes, giant bodysuits, and mechanical constructions are mixed seamlessly in a fantasy world of towering castles, simple huts, dank caves, a giant clockwork observatory, and a magnificent landscape that seem to have leaped off the pages of a storybook. Muppet fans will recognize many of the voice actors--a few characters sound awfully close to familiar comic creations--but otherwise it's a completely alien world made familiar by a mythic quest that resonates through stories over the ages. --Sean Axmaker
          

Dark Harbor

Year: 1998
Director: Luchino Visconti
Video: DVD All
Genre: Thriller | Drama
Runtime: 96 min
MPAA Rating:

Alan Rickman: David Weinberg Polly Walker: Alexis Chandler Weinberg Norman Reedus: Young Man Janet Mecca: Alexis Sr. Lewis Flagg: Minister Sasha Lazard: Funeral Singer

A bickering couple (Alan Rickman and Polly Walker) drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize a crumpled body laying at the side of the road after much argument they stop, only to find a young boy (Norman Reedus) battered and bruised. An offer of summoning the police firmly rejected, the two help the boy as best they can although it certainly means missing the ferry...and so starts this thriller: a tale of twisted sexual attraction and ulterior motives.
          

Dark Knight, The (audio in English & Thai)

Year: 2008
Director: Christopher Nolan
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

The follow-up to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Heath Ledger stars as archvillain The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart plays Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes. Returning from Batman Begins are Gary Oldman as Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker.
          

Das Boot (in German & English)

Year: 1985
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Video: DVD all
Genre: War/Drama/Action/Suspense
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Jurgen Prochnow Herbert Gronemeyer Klaus Wennemann Jürgen Prochnow ... Der Alte/Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Herbert Grönemeyer ... Lt. Werner/Correspondent Klaus Wennemann ... Der Leitende/Der LI/Chief Engineer/Fritz Grade Hubertus Bengsch ... 1st Lieutenant/Number One/1WO Martin Semmelrogge ... 2nd Lieutenant/2WO Bernd Tauber ... Kriechbaum/Chief Quartermaster/Navigator Erwin Leder ... Johann Martin May ... Ullman Heinz Hoenig ... Hinrich Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Chief Bosun Claude-Oliver Rudolph ... Ario Jan Fedder ... Pilgrim Ralf Richter ... Frenssen Joachim Bernhard ... Preacher Oliver Stritzel ... Schwalle Konrad Becker ... Bockstiegel Lutz Schnell ... Dufte Martin Hemme ... Brückenwilli Rita Cadillac ... Monique Otto Sander ... Thomsen Günter Lamprecht ... Captain of the 'Weser' Thomas Boxhammer Roger Barth Günther Franke Christian Bendomir Norbert Gronwald Albert Kraml Jean-Claude Hoffmann ... Benjamin Peter Pathenis Arno Kral ... Hagen Christian Seipolt Helmut Neumeier ... Schmutt Ferdinand Schaal Wilhelm Pietsch ... Franz Rolf Weber Dirk Salomon ... Markus Lothar Zajicek Sky Dumont ... Officer aboard the 'Weser' Maryline Moulard ... Françoise

This is the restored, 209-minute director's cut of Wolfgang Petersen's harrowing and claustrophobic U-boat thriller, which was theatrically rereleased in 1997. Originally made as a six-hour miniseries, this version devotes more time to getting to know the crew before they and their stoic captain (Jürgen Prochnow) get aboard their U-boat and find themselves stranded at the bottom of the sea. Das Boot puts you inside that submerged vessel and explores the physical and emotional tensions of the situation with a vivid, terrifying realism that few movies can match. As Petersen tightens the screws and the submerged ship blows bolts, the pressure builds to such unbearable levels that you may be tempted to escape for a nice walk on solid land in the great outdoors--only you wouldn't dream of looking away from the screen.
          

Das Experiment (in German; English & Thai subtitles)

Year: 2001
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 119 min / Canada:114 min (DVD) / South Korea:109 min (cut version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Moritz Bleibtreu: Tarek Fahd - Häftling Nr. 77/Prisoner #77, Christian Berkel: Steinhoff - Häftling Nr. 38/Prisoner #38, Oliver Stokowski: Schütte - Häftling Nr. 82/Prisoner #82, Wotan Wilke Möhring: Joe - Häftling Nr. 69/Prisoner #69, Stephan Szasz: Häftling Nr. 53/Prisoner #53, Polat Dal: Häftling Nr. 40/Prisoner #40, Danny Richter: Häftling Nr. 21/Prisoner #21, Ralf Müller: Häftling Nr. 15/Prisoner #15, Markus Rudolf: Häftling Nr. 74/Prisoner #74, Peter Fieseler: Häftling Nr. 11/Prisoner #11, Thorsten Dersch: Häftling Nr. 86/Prisoner #86 (as Thorsten J.H. Dersch), Sven Grefer: Häftling Nr. 94/Prisoner #94, Justus von Dohnanyi: Berus - Strafvollzugsbeamter/Guard (as Justus von Dohnànyi), Nicki von Tempelhoff: Kamps - Strafvollzugsbeamter/Guard, Timo Dierkes: Eckert - Strafvollzugsbeamter/Guard

The movie is based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971. A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab, complete with cells, bars and surveillance cameras. For two weeks 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards. The 'prisoners' are locked up and have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the 'guards' are told simply to retain order without using physical violence. Everybody is free to quit at any time, thereby forfeiting payment. In the beginning the mood between both groups is insecure and rather emphatic. But soon quarrels arise and the wardens employ ever more drastic sanctions to confirm their authority.
          

Date Movie (Unrated Edition)

Year: 2006
Director: Aaron Seltzer
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 83 min / 85 min (unrated version)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell, Sophie Monk, Eddie Griffin, Meera Simhan, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Marie Matiko, Judah Friedlander, Carmen Electra, Tony Cox, Mauricio Sanchez, Beverly Polcyn, Valery M. Ortiz, Charlie Dell

Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan) has found the perfect guy, the very-British and very-unfortunately-named Grant Fockyerdoder (Adam Campbell). But before they can have their Big Fat Greek Wedding, they must Meet the Parents, hook up with The Wedding Planner, and contend with Grant's friend Andy (Sophie Monk) who wants to put an end to her Best Friend's Wedding.
          

Daughters of the Sun

Year: 2000
Director: Maryam Shahriar
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Argentina:109 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) / Canada:105 min / USA:92 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Altinay Ghelich Taghani, Soghra Karimi, Zahra Mohammadi, Habib Haddad

A prime example of Iranian cinema, DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN picked up a Best First Feature award at the Montreal Festival of World Cinema. The story centers around the plight of a woman struggling to find work in the male-dominated Iranian society. Disguising herself as a boy, she takes a job in a carpet workshop where she toils over some dehumanizing labor in an attempt to feed her family. But when a woman she works with falls for her, the situation become incredibly complex. An absorbing look at the female oppression that wreaks havoc on lives throughout Iran, DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN is a powerful inditement of a country struggling to catch up with Western norms.
          

Day After Tomorrow, The (audio in Thai & English)

Year: 2004
Director: Roland Emmerich
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 124 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Dennis Quaid: Jack Hall, Jake Gyllenhaal: Sam Hall, Emmy Rossum: Laura Chapman, Dash Mihok: Jason Evans, Jay O. Sanders: Frank Harris, Sela Ward: Dr. Lucy Hall, Austin Nichols: J.D., Arjay Smith: Brian Parks, Tamlyn Tomita: Janet Tokada, Sasha Roiz: Parker, Ian Holm: Terry Rapson, Nassim Sharara: Saudi Delegate, Carl Alacchi: Venezuelan Delegate, Kenneth Welsh: Vice President Becker, Michael A. Samah: Saudi Translator

This movie takes a big-budget, special-effects-filled look at what the world would look like if the greenhouse effect and global warming continued at such levels that they resulted in worldwide catastrophe and disaster, including multiple hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of the next Ice Age. At the center of the story is a paleoclimatologist (a scientist who studies the ways weather patterns changed in the past), Professor Jack Hall (Quaid), who tries to save the world from the effects of global warming while also trying to get to his son, Sam (Gyllenhaal), who was in New York City as part of a scholastic competition, when the city was overwhelmed by the chilling beginnings of the new Ice Age. In addition to all of the other challenges Dr. Hall faces, he's also going against the flow as humanity races south to warmer climes, and he's nearly the only one going north...
          

Day Without a Mexican, A

Year: 2004
Director: Sergio Arau
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Runtime: USA:100 min / Argentina:100 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Caroline Aaron: Aunt Gigi, Tony Abatemarco: Talk Show Host, Melinda Allen: Ellen Abercombie (as Melinda R. Allen), Frankie J. Allison: Oficer Carr (as Frankie Jay Allison), Fernando Arau: Undocumented Worker #1, Yareli Arizmendi: Lila Rodriguez, Todd Babcock: Nick, Maria Beck: Officer Sanchez, Yeniffer Behrens: Suzy, Arell Blanton: Chris, Cassidy Paige Bringas: Tracey/Lucy Abercrombie, Brian Brophy: Barney Montana, Elpidia Carrillo: Cata, Maria Camporrendondo Neely: Lila's Mom (as Maria Camporredondo Neely), Larry Carroll: Newscaster

This film is a satiric attempt at letting the viewer know the impact that Hispanics have had in this country, specifically in California. It is a well-intentioned film, but, unfortunately, it misses the mark, as it tries too hard to be too many things. It is unclear whether it wishes to be a satiric mockumentary or a straightforward film. Moreover, it is often confusing, plagued by unclear metaphors, as well as the use of the word "Mexican" as a euphemism for all Hispanics.
          

Day of the Jackal, The

Year: 1973
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 145 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Edward Fox: The Jackal, Terence Alexander: Lloyd, Michel Auclair: Col. Rolland, Alan Badel: The Minister, Tony Britton: Insp. Thomas, Denis Carey: Casson, Adrien Cayla-Legrand: President Gen.Charles De Gaulle, Cyril Cusack: The Gunsmith, Maurice Denham: Gen. Colbert, Vernon Dobtcheff: The Interrogator, Jacques François: Pascal (as Jacques Francois), Olga Georges-Picot: Denise, Raymond Gérôme: Flavigny (as Raymond Gerome), Barrie Ingham: St. Clair, Derek Jacobi: Caron

It is the early 60s in France. The remaining survivors of the aborted French Foreign Legion have made repeated attempts to kill DeGaulle. The result is that he is the most closely guarded man in the world. As a desperate act, they hire The Jackal, the code name for a hired killer who agrees to kill French President De Gaulle for half a million dollars. We watch his preparations which are so thorough we wonder how he could possibly fail even as we watch the French police attempt to pick up his trail. The situation is historically accurate. There were many such attempts and the film closely follows the plot of the book.
          

Days of Being Wild (in Cantonese w/English subtitles)

Year: 1991
Director: Kar Wai Wong
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama
Runtime: UK:94 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Leslie Cheung: Yuddy, Maggie Cheung: Su Lizhen, Andy Lau: Tide, Carina Lau: Leung Fung-Ying, Rebecca Pan: Rebecca (as Tik-Wa Poon), Jacky Cheung: Zeb, Danilo Antunes: Rebecca's Lover, Hung Mei-Mei: The Amah, Ling-Hung Ling: Nurse, Tita Muñoz: Yuddy's Mother, Alicia Alonzo: Housekeeper, Elena Lim So: Hotel Manageress, Maritoni Fernandez: Hotel Maid, Angela Ponos: Prostitute, Nonong Talbo: Train Conductor

Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she refuses to divulge the name of his real birth mother. The revelation shakes Yuddy to his very core, unleashing a cascade of conflicting emotions. Two women have the bad luck to fall for Yuddy. One is a quiet lass named Su Lizhen who works at a sports arena, while the other is a glitzy showgirl named Mimi. Perhaps due to his unresolved Oedipal issues, he passively lets the two compete for him, unable or unwilling to make a choice. As Lizhen slowly confides her frustration to a cop named Tide, he falls for her. The same is true for Yuddy's friend Zeb, who falls for Mimi. Later, Yuddy learns of his birth mother's whereabouts and heads out to the Philippines.
          

Days of Glory

Year: 2006
Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / History / War
Runtime: Canada:123 min (Ontario) / France:128 min / USA:120 min / Canada:120 min (Toronto International Film Festival) / Argentina:128 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jamel Debbouze: Saïd Otmari, Samy Naceri: Yassir, Roschdy Zem: Messaoud Souni, Sami Bouajila: Abdelkader, Bernard Blancan: Sergent Roger Martinez, Mathieu Simonet: Caporal Leroux, Benoît Giros: Capitaine Durieux, Mélanie Laurent: Margueritte village Vosges, Antoine Chappey: Le colonel, Assaad Bouab: Larbi, Aurélie Eltvedt: Irène, Thomas Langmann: Le journaliste, Thibault de Montalembert: Capitaine Martin, Dioucounda Koma: Touré (as Diouc Koma), Philippe Beglia: Rambert

Confronting the Nazis both in Italy and at home in 1943, the French Army recruits men from Algeria, then a French colony, and other North Africans to help out. Of the film's two principal themes, one, the horrors of war, is nothing new. But the battle scenes are well done; the first major clash, on a bleak Italian hillside, effectively conveys the young Muslims' confusion and abject terror. The second theme is clearly the one that inspired Bouchareb in the first place: the eternal issue of race and discrimination (also explored in 1989's Glory, about black soldiers in the Civil War). Focusing in particular on four Algerians, including Jamel Debbouze as the naïve Saïd and Roschdy Zem as the lovestruck Messaoud, the films depicts how they are denied basics like food, mail delivery, time off, and such, effectively rendering meaningless the French ideal of liberty, equality, and brotherhood. It all culminates in a small town in Alsace, where the four find brief respite before having to face a much larger and better equipped German force (this scene, as well as a final bit in a cemetery, carry heavy echoes of Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan). Bouchareb apparently made Days of Glory at least in part to shame the French government into handing over long-frozen pensions to surviving soldiers and their kin. French president Jacques Chirac finally approved the funds in 2006--apparently after seeing this film. So maybe it did change the world a little after all.
          

Days of Wine and Roses

Year: 1962
Director: Blake Edwards
Video: DVD All
Genre: Romance / Drama
Runtime: 117 min
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Jack Lemmon: Joe Clay, Lee Remick: Kirsten Arnesen Clay, Charles Bickford: Ellis Arnesen, Jack Klugman: Jim Hungerford, Alan Hewitt: Rad Leland, Tom Palmer: Ballefoy, Debbie Megowan: Debbie Clay, Maxine Stuart: Dottie, Jack Albertson: Trayner, Ken Lynch: Liquor Store Proprietor

Boy (with drinking problem) meets girl (with addiction to chocolate). They fall in love, get married and have a beautiful baby girl. But the picture perfect family is anything but perfect. Joe has introduced his wife Kristen to the "pleasures" of drinking and soon both are confirmed alcoholics. An absorbing, frightening study of the insidiousness of addiction.
          

De-Lovely

Year: 2004
Director: Irwin Winkler
Video: DVD all
Genre: Biography / Drama / Musical
Runtime: 125 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally, Sandra Nelson, Allan Corduner, Peter Polycarpou, Keith Allen, James Wilby, Kevin McKidd, Richard Dillane, Edward Baker-Duly, Angie Hill, Harry Ditson, Tayler Hamilton

De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light - including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter.
          

Dead Calm

Year: 1989
Director: Phillip Noyce
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama, Crime, Suspense
Runtime:
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Nicole Kidman as Rae Ingram Sam Neill as John Ingram Billy Zane as Hughie Warriner Rod Mullinar as Russell Bellows Joshua Tilden as Danny George Shevtsov as Doctor Michael Long as Specialist Doctor Lisa Collins as 'Orpheus' Cruise Girl Paula Hudson-Brinkley as 'Orpheus' Cruise Girl Sharon Cook as 'Orpheus' Cruise Girl Malinda Rutter as 'Orpheus' Cruise Girl

There are several occasions when this rousing Australian thriller from 1987 should have ended with a well-placed shot from a speargun or a stronger knot of rope, but you don't think about these nit-picky details when you're being scared out of your wits. In a role that catapulted her to international stardom, Nicole Kidman plays a young wife who's joined her husband (Sam Neill) on a yachting trip to recover from the tragic death of their son. Far out to sea, they encounter a sinking ship with one survivor (Billy Zane, ten years before Titanic), but inviting him aboard turns out to be a very bad mistake. While Neill attempts to salvage the sinking boat, Kidman is fighting for her life against the psychotic Zane--a villain so creepy that you eagerly look forward to his demise. By the time that moment arrives director Phillip Noyce has resorted to a typical slasher-movie climax (proving that no boat should be without a flare gun), but until then Dead Calm is a nail-biting thriller that's guaranteed to keep you in a state of nail-biting suspense. To accommodate the widescreen compositions on the open ocean, the DVD offers the film in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. --Jeff Shannon Product DescriptionA suspense thriller about a husband and wife, recovering from a personal tragedy, who encounter a stranger while cruising their boat in the Pacific and become ensnared in a drama of mystery, high emotions and extreme danger.
          

Dead Man Walking

Year: 1996
Director: Tim Robbins
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime: 122 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Susan Sarandon: Sister Helen Prejean, Sean Penn: Matthew Poncelet, Robert Prosky: Hilton Barber, Raymond J. Barry: Earl Delacroix, R. Lee Ermey: Clyde Percy, Celia Weston: Mary Beth Percy, Lois Smith: Helen's mother, Scott Wilson: Chaplain Farlely, Roberta Maxwell: Lucille Poncelet, Margo Martindale: Sister Colleen, Barton Heyman: Capt. Beliveau, Steve Boles: Sgt. Neal Trapp, Nesbitt Blaisdell: Warden Hartman, Ray Aranha: Luis Montoya, Larry Pine: Guy Gilardi

A caring nun receives a desperate letter from a death row inmate trying to find help to avoid execution for murder. Over the course of the time to the convict's death, the nun begins to show empathy, not only with the pathetic man, but also with the victims and their families. In the end, that nun must decide how she will deal with the paradox of caring for that condemned man while understanding the heinousness of his crimes.
          

Dead Mums Don't Cry (BBC The World Uncovered: Africa Lives); Body Work 1 & 2; Cambodian Arts

Year: 2005
Director:
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Genre:
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1. Dead Mums Don't Cry–BBC report on dangers faced by pregnant women in Africa.2. Body Work 1 & 2–plastic surgery in the U.S.3. Cambodian Arts Venues–report on disappearance of art training venues
          

Dead Poets' Society

Year: 1989
Director: Peter Weir
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
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Robin Williams as John Keating Robert Sean Leonard as Neil Perry Ethan Hawke as Todd Anderson Josh Charles as Knox Overstreet Gale Hansen as Charlie Dalton Dylan Kussman as Richard Cameron Allelon Ruggiero as Steven Meeks James Waterston as Gerard Pitts Norman Lloyd as Mr. Nolan Kurtwood Smith as Mr. Perry Carla Belver as Mrs. Perry Leon Pownall as McAllister George Martin as Dr. Hager Joe Aufiery as Chemistry teacher Matt Carey as Hopkins Kevin Cooney as Joe Danburry Jane Moore as Mrs. Danburry Lara Flynn Boyle as Ginny Danburry Colin Irving as Chet Danburry Alexandra Powers as Chris Noel Melora Walters as Gloria Welker White as Tina Steve Mathios as Steve Alan Pottinger as Bubba Pamela Burrell as Directing teacher Allison Hedges as Actor/Fairy Christine D'Ercole as Titania John Cunningham as Mr. Anderson Debra Mooney as Mrs. Anderson John Martin Bradley as Bagpiper Charles Lord as Mr. Dalton Kurt Leitner as Lester Richard Stites as Stick James J. Christy as Spaz Catherine Soles as Stage manager Hoover Sutton as Welton professor James Donnell Quinn as Procession alumnus Simon Mein as Welton vicar Ashton W. Richards as Physical Education teacher Robert Gleason as Spaz's father Bill Rowe as Dormitory porter Robert J. Zigler III as Beans Keith Snyder as Russell Nicholas K. Gilhool as Shroom Jonas Stiklorius as Jonas Craig Johnson as Dewey Chris Hull as Ace Jason Woody as Woodsie Sam Stegeman as Sam Andrew Hill as Senior student Barry Godin as Language Teacher

Robin Williams stars as an English teacher who doesn't fit into the conservative prep school where he teaches, but whose charisma and love of poetry inspires several boys to revive a secret society with a bohemian bent. The script is well meaning but a little trite, though director Peter Weir (The Truman Show) adds layers of emotional depth in scenes of conflict between the kids and adults. (A subplot involving one father's terrible pressure on his son--played by Robert Sean Leonard--to drop his interest in theater reaches heartbreaking proportions.) Williams is given plenty of latitude to work in his brand of improvisational humor, though it is all well-woven into his character's style of instruction. --Tom Keogh
          

Deadline - U.S.A.

Year: 1952
Director: Richard Brooks
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama
Runtime: 87 min
MPAA Rating:

Humphrey Bogart: Ed Hutcheson, Ethel Barrymore: Margaret Garrison, Kim Hunter: Nora Hutcheson, Ed Begley: Frank Allen, Warren Stevens: George Burrows, Paul Stewart: Harry Thompson, Martin Gabel: Thomas Rienzi, Joe De Santis: Herman Schmidt, Joyce Mackenzie: Katherine Garrison Geary, Audrey Christie: Mrs. Willebrandt, Fay Baker: Alice Garrison Courtney, Jim Backus: Jim Cleary

Ed Hutcheson, tough editor of the New York 'Day', finds that the late owner's heirs are selling the crusading paper to a strictly commercial rival. At first he sees impending unemployment as an opportunity to win back his estranged wife Nora. But when a reporter, pursuing a lead on racketeer Rienzi, is badly beaten, Hutcheson is stung into a full fledged crusade against the gangster, hoping Rienzi can be tied to a woman's murder...in the 3 issues before the end of 'The Day.'
          

Deal

Year: 2008
Director: Gil Cates Jr.
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Runtime: USA:86 min
MPAA Rating:

Burt Reynolds: Tommy Vinson, Bret Harrison: Alex Stillman, Shannon Elizabeth: Michelle, Maria Mason: Helen Vinson, Gary Grubbs: Mr. Stillman, Caroline McKinley: Mrs. Stillman, Charles Durning: Charlie Adler, Brandon Olive: Ben Thomas, Jennifer Tilly: Karen 'Razor' Jones, Jon Eyez: Mike 'Double Diamond' Jackson (as Jon 'JT' Eyes), J.D. Evermore: Tex Button, Michael Sexton: Himself, Vincent Van Patten: Himself, Phil Laak: Himself, Antonio Esfandiari: Himself,

As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
          

Deal, The

Year: 2008
Director: Steven Schachter
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

William H. Macy, Meg Ryan

A smooth talking movie producer (William H. Macy) and a straight arrow studio exec (Meg Ryan) reluctantly team up to take on Tinseltown and unexpectedly fall for each other in the process.
          

Dean Spanley

Year: 2008
Director: Toa Fraser
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Runtime: 100 min
MPAA Rating:

Peter O’Toole, Sam Neill, Jeremy Northam, Brian Brown

Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart.
          

Death Becomes Her

Year: 1992
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime:
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Goldie Hawn as Helen Sharp Ian Ogilvy as Chagall Alaina Reed Hall as Psychologist William Frankfather as Mr. Franklin Clement von Franckenstein as Opening man Jim Jansen as Man #2 Paulo Tocha as Landlord Thomas Murphy as Eviction cop Sonia Jackson as Psychiatric patient Jean St. James as Psychiatric patient Carol Ann Susi as Psychiatric patient Jacquelyn K. Koch as Messenger girl Stuart Mabray as Chagall security Jonathan Silverman as Jay Norman Carrie Jean Yazel as Girl at Dakota's John Enos III as Lisle's bodyguard Fabio as Lisle's bodyguard Ron Stein as Elvis St?phanie Anderson as Marilyn Monroe Eric Clark as James Dean Lydia Peterkoch as Blonde with Jim Morrison Ernest Harada as Coroner Kevin Caldwell as Medical technician Donna Ekholdt as Sobbing nun Melissa Martin as Sobbing nun Cheryl Baxter as Dancer Edmond Alan Forsyth as Dancer Don Hesser as Dancer Kenneth Hughes as Dancer Glean Lewis as Dancer Charles McGowan as Dancer Lacy Darryl Phillips as Dancer Paul Thorpe as Dancer Randy Crenshaw as Singer Jerry Whitman as Singer Sydney Pollack as Emergency Room doctor Isabella Rossellini as Lisle Von Rhoman Adam Storke as Dakota Mary Ellen Trainor as Vivian Adams John Ingle as Eulogist Petrea Burchard as Opening woman Mimi Kennedy as Woman #2 Mark Davenport as Eviction cop Michael Mills as Police officer Jill C. Klein as Psychiatric patient Debra Jo Rupp as Psychiatric patient Kay Yamamoto as Psychiatric patient Anya Longwell as Chagall receptionist Colleen Morris as Starlet Meg Wittner as Woman at book party Michael A. Nickles as Lisle's bodyguard Danny Lee Clark as Lisle's bodyguard Joel Beeson as Lisle's bodyguard Bonnie Cahoon as Greta Garbo Bob Swain as Andy Warhol Dave Brock as Jim Morrison Phillip Cooper as Coroner Susan Kellerman as Doctor #2 Alex P. Hernandez as Medical technician Tammy Gantz as Sobbing nun Jeff Adkins as Dancer Cameron English as Dancer Bob Gaynor as Dancer Michael Higgins as Dancer Kenneth Knaff as Dancer Keith McDaniel as Dancer Regan Patno as Dancer Matt Sergott as Dancer Sergio Trujillo as Dancer Jon Joyce as Singer Timothy Burchett as Teen in hospital

This 1992 black comedy by Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the Back to the Future trilogy) features some of the most eye-popping special effects of the '90s in its story of a narcissistic star (Meryl Streep) who steals the husband (Bruce Willis) of another woman (Goldie Hawn) and continues her rivalry with her even after death. A magic potion keeps both women going despite the punishment of murderous bullets and fatal plunges, and the joke is that even as they rot they remain vain about appearances. Though he's fashioned a one-note movie, Zemeckis gets a lot of mileage out of such impressive sights as Hawn walking around with a hole in her chest the size of a basketball, and Streep--her head and arms twisted 180 degrees--moving like a broken crab. It's weird, it's sick, it's hilarious, and the stars push the whole project to a classy entertainment. Isabella Rossellini is great as a scantily clad witch who sells the immortality brew. The DVD release has a full-screen presentation, optional French and Spanish soundtracks, optional Spanish subtitles, and Dolby sound. --Tom Keogh
          

Death Sentence

Year: 2007
Director: James Wan
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 106 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Kevin Bacon: Nick Hume, Garrett Hedlund: Billy Darley, Kelly Preston: Helen Hume, Jordan Garrett: Lucas Hume, Stuart Lafferty: Brendan Hume, Aisha Tyler: Detective Wallis, John Goodman: Bones Darley, Matt O'Leary: Joe Darley, Edi Gathegi: Bodie, Hector Atreyu Ruiz: Heco, Kanin J. Howell: Baggy (as Kanin Howell), Dennis Keiffer: Jamie, Freddy Bouciegues: Tommy, Leigh Whannell: Spink, Casey Pieretti: Dog,

Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.
          

Death at a Funeral

Year: 2007
Director: Frank Oz
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Matthew Macfadyen: Daniel (as Matthew MacFadyen), Keeley Hawes: Jane, Andy Nyman: Howard, Ewen Bremner: Justin, Daisy Donovan: Martha, Alan Tudyk: Simon Smith, Jane Asher: Sandra, Kris Marshall: Troy, Rupert Graves: Robert, Peter Vaughan: Uncle Alfie, Thomas Wheatley: Reverend Davis, Peter Egan: Victor, Peter Dinklage: Peter, Brendan O'Hea: Undertaker, Jeremy Booth: Mourner,

Daniel is a decent young man, married to Jane, still living at his father's home. When his father dies, it his up to him to organize his funeral. On this painful morning, the suitable grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father's friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such a circumstance will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work, the return from the USA from his famous but selfish brother, his cousin's fiance who has accidentally ingested drugs, the presence a moron who takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart (or rather the body) of a woman who is about to marry another, of a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know...
          

Death in Venice (2 discs)

Year: 1971
Director: Luchino Visconti
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 130 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Dirk Bogarde: Gustav von Aschenbach, Romolo Valli: Hotel manager, Mark Burns: Alfred, Nora Ricci: Governess, Marisa Berenson: Frau von Aschenbach, Carole André: Esmeralda (as Carole Andre), Bjørn Andresen: Tadzio (as Björn Andresen), Silvana Mangano: Tadzio's mother, Leslie French: Travel Agent, Franco Fabrizi: Barber, Antonio Appicella: Vagrant, Sergio Garfagnoli: Jaschu, Polish youth, Ciro Cristofoletti: Hotel clerk, Luigi Battaglia: Scapegrace, Dominique Darel: English tourist

In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period of artistic and personal stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio, on vacation with his family. The boy embodies an ideal of beauty that Aschenbach has long sought and he becomes infatuated. However, the onset of a deadly pestilence threatens them both physically and represents the corruption that compromises and threatens all ideals.
          

Death of a President

Year: 2006
Director: Gabriel Range
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Hend Ayoub: Zahra Abi Zikri, Brian Boland: Larry Stafford, Becky Ann Baker: Eleanor Drake, Robert Mangiardi: Greg Turner, Jay Patterson: Sam McCarthy, Jay Whittaker: Frank Molini, Michael Reilly Burke: Robert H. Maguire, James Urbaniak: Dr. James Pearn, Neko Parham: Casey Claybon (as M. Neko Parham), Seena Jon: Samir Masri, Christian Stolte: John Rucinski, Chavez Ravine: Marianne Claybon, Patricia Buckley: Dawn Newton, Patrick Clear: Adam Brock, Malik Bader: Jamal Abu Zikri

Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.
          

Death of a Princess

Year: 1980
Director: Antony Thomas
Video: DVD all
Genre: Documentary / Drama
Runtime: 115 min
MPAA Rating:

Suzanne Abou Taleb Princess Paul Freeman Christopher Ryder Judy Parfitt Elsa Gruber Samir Sabri Elie Salhawi Ismet Raafat Old Princess Zia Mohyeddin Marwan Shaheen Nimet Naguib Schoolteacher Paul Copley Steve Jackson Salah Jaheen Georges Kamel Herself Violet Herself Samia Herself Nadim Salhawi Nabeel Haddad Tahany Rashed Mrs Quataajy Nabil Halfawi Al Zamel Wahid Jalal Georges Rafla George Shalhoub Victor Zoughby Ali Goha Dr Khaldy Geoffrey Collins British Diplomat Mohammed Tewfik Old Prince

A journalist investigates a newspaper story of the execution of an Arab princess.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/princess/It was perhaps the most controversial film in the history of public television -- the story of a young Saudi princess who was publicly executed for committing adultery. On the 25th anniversary of this May 1980 broadcast, FRONTLINE presents a new edition of this landmark film, a dramatized documentary based on the reporting of journalist Antony Thomas.
          

Death of a Salesman

Year: 1985
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Video: DVD All
Genre: Classic / Drama
Runtime:
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Dustin Hoffman ... Willy Loman Kate Reid ... Linda Loman John Malkovich ... Biff Loman Stephen Lang ... Harold 'Happy' Loman Charles Durning ... Charley Louis Zorich ... Ben Loman David S. Chandler ... Bernard, Charley's son Jon Polito ... Howard, Willy's Boss Kathryn Rossetter ... Woman from Boston (as Kathy Rossetter) Tom Signorelli ... Stanley the waiter at Frank's Chop House Linda Kozlowski ... Miss Forsythe Karen Needle ... Letta, Forsythe's friend Anne McIntosh ... Jenny Michael Quinlan ... Waiter

Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family.
          

Death to Smoochy

Year: 2002
Director: Danny DeVito
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Crime / Drama / Musical / Thriller
Runtime: 109 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robin Williams: 'Rainbow' Randolph Smiley, Edward Norton: Sheldon Mopes/Smoochy the Rhino, Catherine Keener: Nora Wells, Danny DeVito: Burke Bennett, Jon Stewart: Marion Frank Stokes, Pam Ferris: Tommy Cotter, Danny Woodburn: Angelo Pike, Michael Rispoli: Spinner Dunn, Harvey Fierstein: Merv Green, Vincent Schiavelli: Buggy Ding Dong, Craig Eldridge: Husband, Judy White: Wife, Tim MacMenamin: Danny, Bruce McFee: Roy, Glen Cross: Jimmy

Fired in disgrace, kids show host Randolph Smiley finds himself out on the street, while his replacement Sheldon Mopes, finds himself on the fast track to success with a new hit show as the proud purple rhino Smoochy. But things take a turn for the worst when Sheldon finds out that some of the people that he works with, and some he doesn't know he's working for, are all in it for the money. Meanwhile, Randolph is slowly turning insane with his only thoughts focusing on killing Smoochy and getting back to his life of luxury.
          

Deceived

Year: 1991
Director: Damian Harris
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama, Suspense
Runtime:
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John Heard as Jack Saunders Ashley Peldon as Mary Saunders Goldie Hawn as Adrienne Saunders Charles Kassatly as Waiter Beatrice Straight as Adrienne's Mother Maia Filar as Carol Gingold Jan Rubes as Tomasz Heidi von Palleske as Mrs. Peabody Peter Stevens as Ron Io Perry as Museum Employee Nancy Cser as Harvey's Girlfriend Vince Metcalfe as Policeman #1 Michael Copeman as Assistant Coroner Lawrence Nakamura as Mr. Dagosa Gemma Barry as Carol's Nanny Amy Wright as Evelyn Kate Reid as Rosalie Mary Kane as Cathy Michael Countryman as Mr. Gingold Damon Redfern as Maitre D' Robin Bartlett as Charlotte George R. Robertson as Adrienne's Father Tom Irwin as Harvey Anais Granofsky as Ellen Stanley Anderson as Det. Kinsella Eve Crawford as Jean Stephen Hunter as Tony Francesca Buller as Lillian Conrad Coates as Policeman #2 Brenda Kamino as Mrs. Dagosa Bruce MacVittie as Social Security Man Kim Staunton as Board of Education Woman Laura Hawn as Evelyn's Mother Jay Bowen as Cab Driver Ann McDonough as Mrs. Gingold

Goldie Hawn delivers a critically acclaimed performance as Adrienne Saunders, someone whose perfect life as a wife, mother, and career woman disintegrates into a confusing world of betrayal and deception. After her husband (John Heard -- HOME ALONE, AWAKENINGS) apparently dies in a mysterious auto accident, Adrienne discovers a series of shocking truths about him -- and chilling evidence of a deadly scheme that threatens her life! From the first startling plot twist to the heart-stopping climax, DECEIVED is a riveting suspense-filled thriller that will entertain you in the spirit of Hitchcock's best!
          

Deceiver

Year: 1998
Director: Jonas Pate
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 101 min / Germany:93 min (TV version)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Chris Penn: Detective Phillip Braxton, Ellen Burstyn: Mook, Tim Roth: James Walter Wayland, Renée Zellweger: Elizabeth, Michael Rooker: Detective Edward Kennesaw, Rosanna Arquette: Mrs. Kennesaw, Don Winston: Warren, Michael Parks: Dr. Banyard, Mark Damon: Wayland's Father, J.C. Quinn: Priest, Jody Wilhelm: Mrs. Wayland, Ocie Pouncie: Boogie, Bob Hungerford: Jebby, Genevieve Butler: Mary Kennesaw, Chelsea Butler: Chelsea Kennesaw

Textile company heir Wayland is accused of murder of a prostitute named Elizabeth, whose body was found cut in two in the park. The murder is investigated by tough detective Kennesaw and his less experienced partner Braxton. Wayland is a heavy drinker and compulsive liar, he is prone to memory losses and periods of heavy violence. He is rich enough to access necessary information, and he gets the interrogators' own dark secrets - Kennesaw is angry about affairs his wife had and had let off steam with Elizabeth, and Braxton has gambling debts with Mook, who is demanding payment.
          

December Boys

Year: 2007
Director: Rod Hardy
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Daniel Radcliffe: Maps, Lee Cormie: Misty, Christian Byers: Sparks, James Fraser: Spit, Jack Thompson: Bandy, Teresa Palmer: Lucy, Sullivan Stapleton: Fearless, Victoria Hill: Teresa, Max Cullen: Narrator / Adult Misty, Kris McQuade: Mrs. McAnsh, Ralph Cotterill: Shellback, Frank Gallacher: Father Scully, Paul Blackwell: Watson, Judi Farr: Reverend Mother, Carmel Johnson: Sister Beatrice,

The film is based on Michael Noonan's novel and focuses on four orphans who leave their orphanage for a holiday by the sea. A rumor about two of the seaside residents possibly adopting one of the orphans causes tension to rise among the orphans. .They share the same birth month, so the orphanage calls them December Boys. But these teens, Maps, Spit, Spark, and Misty, have much more in common. With no hopes of ever joining a family, they form their own familial bonds. Then the unexpected news comes that a young couple may adopt one of them, and the long-time pals suddenly share something else: a rivalry to be the chosen one.
          

Deception

Year: 2008
Director: Marcel Langenegger
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Romance / Suspense
Runtime:
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Ewan McGregor ... Jonathan McQuarry Hugh Jackman ... Wyatt Bose Michelle Williams ... S Bruce Altman ... Lawyer #1 Andrew Ginsburg ... Lawyer #2 Stephanie Roth Haberle ... Assistant Controller Christine Kan ... Tennis Player #1 Dante Spinotti ... Herr Kleiner / Mr. Moretti Karolina Muller ... Waitress (as Karolina Müller) Agnete Oernsholt ... Woman at Waldorf Astoria Melissa Rae Mahon ... Velvet Rope Dancer #1 Rachel Montez Collins ... Velvet Rope Dancer #2 Holly Cruikshank ... Velvet Rope Dancer #3 Deborah Yates ... Tango Dancer Bill Camp ... Clancey Controller

An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.
          

Deconstructing Harry

Year: 1997
Director: Woody Allen
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance
Runtime: 96 min
MPAA Rating:

Woody Allen: Harry Block Richard Benjamin: Ken/Harry's Character Kirstie Alley: Joan Billy Crystal: Larry/The Devil (Harry's Character) Judy Davis: Lucy Bob Balaban: Richard Elisabeth Shue: Fay Demi Moore: Helen/Harry's Character Robin Williams: Mel / Harry's Character Caroline Aaron: Doris Eric Bogosian: Burt Mariel Hemingway: Beth Kramer Amy Irving: Jane Julie Kavner: Grace/Harry's Character Eric Lloyd: Hilly

Harry Block is a well-regarded novelist whose tendency to thinly-veil his own experiences in his work, as well as his un-apologetic attitude and his proclivity for pills and whores, has left him with three ex-wives that hate him. As he is about to be honored for his writing by the college that expelled him, he faces writer's block and the impending marriage of his latest flame to a writer friend. As scenes from his stories and novels pass and interact with him, Harry faces the people whose lives he has affected - wives, lovers, his son, his sister.
          

Deer Hunter, The

Year: 1979
Director: Michael Cimino
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / War
Runtime: 182 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Robert De Niro: Michael Vronsky, John Cazale: Stanley 'Stosh', John Savage: Steven, Christopher Walken: Nikonar 'Nick' Chevotarevich, Meryl Streep: Linda, George Dzundza: John, Chuck Aspegren: Axel, Shirley Stoler: Steven's mother, Rutanya Alda: Angela, Pierre Segui: Julien Grinda, Mady Kaplan: Axel's girl, Amy Wright: Bridesmaid, Mary Ann Haenel: Stan's girl, Richard Kuss: Linda's father, Joe Grifasi: Bandleader

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela and their wedding-party is also the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again.
          

Defenseless (VCD)

Year: 1991
Director: Martin Campbell
Video: VCD
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 104 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Barbara Hershey: Thelma 'T.K.' Knudsen Katwuller, Sam Shepard: Det. Beutel, Mary Beth Hurt: Ellie Seldes, J.T. Walsh: Steven Seldes, Kellie Overbey: Janna Seldes, Jay O. Sanders: Bull Dozer, John Kapelos: Jack Hammer, Sheree North: Mrs. Bodeck, Randy Brooks: Monroe, Christopher M. Brown: Dubbing Theatre Employee, Michael Collins: Policeman, George P. Wilbur: Sherman Bodeck, Marabina Jaimes: T.K.'s Receptionist, John Achorn: Board Member in Law Firm, Lisa Darr: Board Member in Law Firm

Lawyer T.K. represents Steven Seldes who claims he is innocent of involvement in making under-age porn movies. He is also her lover, so when she meets his wife things are awkward for her - he didn't say he was married and his wife turns out to be an old student friend. Next day she confronts him at his office and a fight ensues in which she injures him. But not kill him. Someone else does that.
          

Defiance

Year: 2008
Director:
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / War
Runtime:
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Daniel Craig ... Tuvia Bielski Liev Schreiber ... Zus Bielski Jamie Bell ... Asael Bielski Alexa Davalos ... Lilka Ticktin Allan Corduner ... Shamon Haretz Mark Feuerstein ... Isaac Malbin Tomas Arana ... Ben Zion Gulkowitz Jodhi May ... Tamara Skidelsky Kate Fahy ... Riva Reich Iddo Goldberg ... Yitzchak Shulman Iben Hjejle ... Bella Martin Hancock ... Peretz Shorshaty Ravil Isyanov ... Viktor Panchenko Jacek Koman ... Konstanty 'Koscik' Kozlowski George MacKay ... Aron Bielski

Three Jewish brothers escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in danger.
          

Definitely, Maybe

Year: 2008
Director: Adam Brooks
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime:
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Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Kline, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher

From the makers of Notting Hill and Love Actually comes the charming and irresistibly funny romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe. When Will (Ryan Reynolds) decides to tell his daughter (Abigail Breslin) the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future. Co-starring Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz and Isla Fisher, it's the heartwarming story that makes you realize it's definitely never too late to go back…and maybe find a happy ending.
          

Deja Vu

Year: 2006
Director: Tony Scott
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 128 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Denzel Washington: Doug Carlin, Paula Patton: Claire Kuchever, Val Kilmer: Agent Andrew Pryzwarra, James Caviezel: Carroll Oerstadt (as Jim Caviezel), Adam Goldberg: Denny, Elden Henson: Gunnars, Erika Alexander: Shanti, Bruce Greenwood: Jack McCready, Rich Hutchman: Agent Stalhuth, Matt Craven: Larry Minuti, Donna W. Scott: Beth (as Donna Scott), Elle Fanning: Abbey, Brian Howe: Medical Examiner, Enrique Castillo: Claire's Father, Mark Phinney: Agent Donnelly

A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing?
          

Deliverance (VCD)

Year: 1972
Director: John Boorman
Video: VCD
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 109 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Jon Voight: Ed Gentry, Burt Reynolds: Lewis Medlock, Ned Beatty: Bobby Trippe, Ronny Cox: Drew Ballinger, Ed Ramey: Old Man, Seamon Glass: First Griner, Randall Deal: Second Griner, Bill McKinney: Mountain Man, Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward: Toothless Man, Lewis Crone: First Deputy, Ken Keener: Second Deputy, Johnny Popwell: Ambulance Driver, John Fowler: Doctor, Kathy Rickman: Nurse Lilley, Louise Coldren: Mrs. Biddiford

Canoeing down a river, four city men run into some unfriendly locals. Unable to escape from the gorge in which the river runs, the locals become more and more of a threat.
          

Delta Farce

Year: 2007
Director: C.B. Harding
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy
Runtime: USA:90 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Michael Edward Rose: Sgt. Major, Glenn Morshower: General, Larry The Cable Guy: Larry, Christina Moore: Karen, Lorna Scott: Woman at Cowboy Frank’s, Bill Engvall: Bill, Parker Goris: Bill's Boy, Michael Papajohn: Bill’s Neighbor, Lisa Lampanelli: Connie, DJ Qualls: Everett, Ed O'Ross: Victor, Lance Smith: Sgt. Adams, Bill Doyle: Colonel, Keith David: Sgt. Kilgore, McKinley Freeman: Airborne Soldier

When three small town National Guardsmen bound for Iraq are unknowingly dropped into Mexico, their confusion leads them to "liberate" a small village from a band of corrupt Federales
          

Delta of Venus

Year: 1995
Director: Zalman King
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 99 min (edited version) | 102 min (uncut)
MPAA Rating:

Audie England: Elena Martin, Costas Mandylor: Lawrence Walters, Eric Da Silva: Marcel, Raven Snow: Leila, Rory Campbell: Miguel, Emma Louise Moore: Ariel, Bernard Zette: Donald (as Zette), Marek Vasut: Luc, Marketa Hrubesove;: Bijou, Daniel Leza: Pierre, Stephen Halbert: Harry, Dale Wyatt: Millicent, Jirí Ded: Priest, Valerie Zawadske;: Landlady, James Donahower: Bandleader

An American writer in Paris starts writing erotic fiction. From encouragement from her friends, her lover, and her publisher she gets involved in nude modeling and progresses onward through many other forms of voyeuristic and participatory sexual adventures. Contains full frontal nudity and simulated sex, lots of sexual dialogue and profanity.
          

Demetrius and the Gladiators

Year: 1954
Director: Delmer Daves
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama, Action, War
Runtime:
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Victor Mature as Demetrius Susan Hayward as Messalina Michael Rennie as Peter Debra Paget as Lucia Anne Bancroft as Paula Jay Robinson as Caligula Barry Jones as Claudius William Marshall as Glycon Richard Egan as Dardanius Ernest Borgnine as Strabo Charles Evans as Cassius Chaerea Douglas Brooks as Cousin Richard Burton as Marcellus Gallio John Cliff as Varus Harry Cording as Guard-escort of prisoners Karl 'Killer' Davis as Marco Carmen De Lavallade as Slave girl George Eldredge as Chamberlain Lyle Fox as Gladiator Ed Fury as Gladiator Everett Glass as Kaeso Fred Graham as The Decurion Frank Hagney as Guard Selmer Jackson as Senator Barbara James as Specialty dancer Russell Johnson as Gladiator Kenner G. Kemp as Court Official Allen Kramer as Clerk Paul Kruger as Courtier David Leonard as Marcipor Dayton Lummis as Magistrate Paul Newlan as Potter Julie Newmar as Primary specialty dancer Gil Perkins as Gladiator Nosher Powell as Gladiator Paul Richards as Prisoner Dick Sands as Gladiator Jean Simmons as Diana Mickey Simpson as Gambling gladiator Willetta Smith as Specialty dancer Ray Spiker as Gladiator Paul Stader as Gladiator Bert Stevens as Court Attendant Woody Strode as Gladiator Jim Winkler as Gladiator Jeff York as Albus

Amid a cast of all-stars in 1953's The Robe, Victor Mature made the strongest impression as the Greek slave, Demetrius. It was only natural, then, that Mature should star in this 1954 sequel, in which the newly liberated Demetrius forges an alliance with his Christian brethren to hide the sacred robe of Christ, coveted for its "magic" by the vile emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson, also reprising his role in The Robe). Captured and manipulated into believing his beloved Lucia (Debra Paget) has been killed, Demetrius rejects his pacifist faith, plots vengeance while becoming a rising star in the bloody arena, and falls prey to the scheming senator's wife Messalina (Susan Hayward), who craves his... affection. It all leads to a crisis of faith that will determine Demetrius's fate as a noble Christian or downfallen hedonist.Inheriting The Robe's CinemaScope production values, Demetrius and the Gladiators has everything you'd want in a Biblical epic, riding the wave that would crest two years later with Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. It's campy, of course--Robinson is outrageously over-the-top; Mature is too contemporary (preceding the absurdity of Richard Gere's King David by 30 years); and Hayward seems closer to Rodeo Drive than ancient Rome. Still, there are abundant pleasures here, from the lavish arena battles (a bit cheesy, but still impressive) to a straightforward morality tale that doesn't compromise its themes of religious loyalty. You don't watch movies like this for historical accuracy, but for the combination of thrills, passion, and glory that were Hollywood trademarks of 1950s epics, long before the more secular ambition of Gladiator. --Jeff Shannon
          

Departed, The

Year: 2006
Director: Martin Scorsese
Video: DVD All
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 151 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Leonardo DiCaprio: Billy Costigan, Matt Damon: Colin Sullivan, Jack Nicholson: Frank Costello, Mark Wahlberg: Dignam, Martin Sheen: Oliver Queenan, Ray Winstone: Mr. French, Vera Farmiga: Madolyn, Anthony Anderson: Brown, Alec Baldwin: Ellerby, Kevin Corrigan: Cousin Sean, James Badge Dale: Barrigan, David O'Hara: Fitzy (as David Patrick O'Hara), Mark Rolston: Timothy Delahunt, Robert Wahlberg: FBI Agent Frank Lazio, Kristen Dalton: Gwen

Years ago, a powerful Irish mafia figure placed a small selection of his youngest, brightest men into the Massachusetts Police Academy as cadets. Their purpose is to eventually rise within the prestigious ranks of the city's police department, to serve as the eyes and ears of their boss. While somewhere else, a young cadet was assigned with an equally dangerous task: infiltrate the Irish syndicate headed by the man sending in his own to the Boston Police. Now, one cadet is an up and coming police official with a torn allegiance to his job and to the criminal mastermind that put him there. While the other cadet is the trusted number two of that man, only finding his professional duties are becoming blurred with his current state. But new clues have lead to unfortunate discoveries, when both sides realize they're being watched by the enemy. It's now all just a matter of time before the men assigned to find out whose the infiltrator, could come to a bloody end when someone's identity may be revealed.
          

Derailed

Year: 2005
Director: Mikael Håfström
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 112 min (uncut version) / UK:107 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Vincent Cassel, Clive Owen, Addison Timlin, Melissa George, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bee, RZA, William Armstrong, Tom Conti, Rachael Blake, Richard Leaf, Xzibit, Catherine McCord, Denis O'Hare, Georgina Chapman

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands their daughter's illness, and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in an hotel. But no sooner have they torn each others' clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda.Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles is reluctant to go to the Police and soon finds himself powerless to resist the every demand of the thief.
          

Dersu Uzala

Year: 1977
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Video: DVD All
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Runtime: 141 min / Soviet Union:144 min
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

Maksim Munzuk: Dersu Uzala, Yuri Solomin: Captain Vladimir Arseniev, Svetlana Danilchenko: Mrs. Arseniev, Dmitri Korshikov: Wowa son of Arsenjev, Suimenkul Chokmorov: Jan Bao, Vladimir Kremena: Turtwigin, Aleksandr Pyatkov: Olenin, rest of cast listed alphabetically:, Mikhail Bychkov, (as M. Bychkov), Sovetbek Dzhumadylov, B. Khorulev, Nikolai Volkov

A Russian army explorer who is rescued in Siberia by a rugged Asiatic hunter renews his friendship with the woodsman years later when he returns at the head of a larger expedition. The hunter finds that all his nature lore is of no help when he accompanies the explorer back to civilisation.
          

Desert Rats, The

Year: 1953
Director: Robert Wise
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / War
Runtime: 88 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Richard Burton: Capt. 'Tammy' MacRoberts, Robert Newton: Tom Bartlett, Robert Douglas: General, Torin Thatcher: Colonel Barney White, Chips Rafferty: Sgt. 'Blue' Smith, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell: Lt. Harry Carstairs (as Charles Tingwell), Charles Davis: Pete, Ben Wright: Mick, James Mason: Field Marshal Erwin von Rommel

Rommel has the British in retreat on his way to the Suez Canal. All that stands in his way is Tobruk, held by a vastly out numbered force of Australian troops. Richard Burton leads these troops on daring raids against Rommel, keeping him off balance as they earn the nickname 'The Desert Rats'.
          

Desi's Looking for a New Girl

Year: 2000
Director: Mary Guzmán
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 68 min
MPAA Rating:



Independenf film about lesbian friends in San Francisco.By Cole Lea "a sisters sister" (Pittsburgh, PA) - See all my reviewsIf you liked movies like The Watermelon Woman or Go Fish you will also like this movie. It was obviously low budget which I really like in movies I prefer rough edges to overproduced. The actors were realistic and believable (read: real lesbians that look like wimmin you know) and the story line was cute. I thought it was a great date movie. Not too deep... plot you can relate to.
          

Desperado

Year: 1995
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 106 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Antonio Banderas: El Mariachi, Salma Hayek: Carolina, Joaquim de Almeida: Bucho, Cheech Marin: Short Bartender, Steve Buscemi: Buscemi, Carlos Gómez: Right Hand (as Carlos Gomez), Quentin Tarantino: Pick-Up Guy, Tito Larriva: Tavo, Angel Aviles: Zamira, Danny Trejo: Navajas, Abraham Verduzco: Niño, Carlos Gallardo: Campa, Albert Michel Jr.: Quino, David Alvarado: Buddy, Angela Lanza: Tourist Girl

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown.
          

Desperate Hours

Year: 1990
Director: Michael Cimino
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
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Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse, Kelly Lynch, Elias Koteas, David Morse, Shawnee Smith, Danny Gerard, Gerry Bamman, Matt McGrath

Hardened criminal Michael Bosworth (Mickey Rourke) escapes from a courthouse jail with a gun slipped to him by his attorney, Nancy Breyers (Kelly Lynch). To avoid a police manhunt, Bosworth chooses a Utah home at random and holds a family hostage, hiding out with his brother (Elias Koteas) and another fugitive (David Morse). The home belongs to Tim Cornell (Anthony Hopkins). He and his wife Nora (Mimi Rogers) are on the verge of a separation, which upsets their two children. Cornell is trying to win back her affection when the violent home invaders come into their lives.
          

Desperate Housewives 1: The Complete First Season (8 discs)

Year:
Director: John Davis Coles (Producer)
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama/Comedy/TV Series
Runtime:
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Teri Hatcher ... Susan Mayer Felicity Huffman ... Lynette Scavo Marcia Cross ... Bree Van De Kamp Eva Longoria ... Gabrielle Solis Nicollette Sheridan ... Edie Britt Steven Culp ... Rex Van De Kamp (2004-2005) Ricardo Chavira ... Carlos Solis Mark Moses ... Paul Young Andrea Bowen ... Julie Mayer Cody Kasch ... Zach Young Jesse Metcalfe ... John Rowland Brenda Strong ... Mary Alice Young Jamie Denton ... Mike Delfino Doug Savant ... Tom Scavo Alfre Woodard ... Betty Applewhite (2005-) Mehcad Brooks ... Matthew Applewhite (2005-) Joely Fisher ... (2005-)

Audiences were captivated by the women of Wisteria Lane in the first season of Desperate Housewives, the breakout hit from ABC that almost single-handedly lifted the network from its ratings doldrums and brought back the classic TV soap, remixed now with satire, comedy, and mystery. An affectionate yet darkly tinged send-up of suburbia that skirted Twin Peaks territory as much as that of Knots Landing, Desperate Housewives opened with a bang--literally--as perfect-seeming housewife Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) went through her picture-perfect day before putting a handgun to her temple and pulling the trigger. Mary Alice's sudden suicide leaves her four closest friends, all housewives of a sort, with a surfeit of grief, a re-examination of their own lives, and a mystery to solve. It also proves to be a catalyst for a seamy study of what goes on inside the finely appointed homes of Wisteria Lane--the tales of which Mary Alice narrates from beyond the grave with a sardonic tone dipped in both honey and arsenic.
          

Desperate Housewives 2: The Complete Second Season (5 discs)

Year: 2004
Director: Charles McDougall, Larry Shaw, Robert Duncan McNeill
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama/Comedy/TV Series
Runtime: 45 min
MPAA Rating: TV-14

Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan, Alfre Woodard, Steven Culp, Ricardo Chavira, Mark Moses, Andrea Bowen, Doug Savant, Jesse Metcalfe, Cody Kasch, Richard Burgi, Brenda Strong

Out of nowhere, suburban housewife Mary Alice Young takes her own life, then narrates the events that follow for us. The focus is on her four friends; there's man-hungry single mother Susan Mayer, ex-career woman and now mother of four Lynette Scarvo, Martha Stewart-on-steroids Bree Van De Kamp, and Gabrielle Solis, who has everything she's ever wanted but still can't find happiness. From her heavenly perch, Mary Alice sees all and offers her own twisted take on the weekly goings-on.
          

Desperate Housewives 3: The Complete Third Season (8 discs)

Year: 2006
Director: Charles McDougall, Larry Shaw, Robert Duncan McNeill
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama/Comedy/TV Series
Runtime:
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Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan, Alfre Woodard, Steven Culp, Ricardo Chavira, Mark Moses, Andrea Bowen, Doug Savant, Jesse Metcalfe, Cody Kasch, Richard Burgi, Brenda Strong

The women of Wisteria Lane are back, and it’s time to air some dirty laundry. In the Emmy Award®-winning show’s sensational third season, the gossip is juicier, the secrets are more scandalous and the revenge is even sweeter. "Desperate Housewives is back," raves The New York Daily News. Experience all 23 tantalizing episodes of Season Three, and get the dish on Susan’s new love, Bree’s unsettling marriage to Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) and a dangerous new presence living down the lane. Everything will come out in the wash in this spectacular six-disc set. Bubbling over with exclusive bonus features, including a behind-the-scenes look at the season finale and even more secrets straight from the show, this is the sudsiest season yet.
          

Desperate Housewives 4: Season 4, Episodes 1-3, 4-7, 8-10, 11-15, 16-17 (5 discs)

Year: 2007
Director:
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama/Comedy/TV Series
Runtime:
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Teri Hatcher - Susan Delfino Felicity Huffman - Lynette Scavo Marcia Cross - Bree Hodge Eva Longoria Parker - Gabrielle Lang Nicollette Sheridan - Edie Britt Ricardo Antonio Chavira - Carlos Solis Andrea Bowen - Julie Mayer Doug Savant - Tom Scavo Kyle MacLachlan - Orson Hodge Dana Delany - Katherine Mayfair with Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young and James Denton - Mike Delfino [edit]Also Starring Shawn Pyfrom - Andrew Van de Kamp Lyndsy Fonseca - Dylan Mayfair Joy Lauren - Danielle Van de Kamp Brent Kinsman - Preston Scavo Shane Kinsman - Porter Scavo Zane Huett - Parker Scavo Rachel Fox - Kayla Huntington [edit]Notable guest stars Polly Bergen - Stella Wingfield Pat Crawford Brown - Ida Greenberg Nathan Fillion - Adam Mayfair Kathryn Joosten - Karen McCluskey Shirley Knight - Phyllis Van de Kamp Jesse Metcalfe - John Rowland Kevin Rahm - Lee McDermott John Slattery - Victor Lang Tuc Watkins - Bob Hunter

The main mystery this season is about a family returning to Wisteria Lane, after 12 years away. Katherine Mayfair comes to Wisteria Lane from Chicago with her (new) husband, Adam, and her daughter, Dylan. Dylan used to be Julie's best friend, although Dylan now doesn't remember anything about Julie, or living in Wisteria Lane at all. Katherine is happily reunited with her old friend Susan, although she doesn't get along at all with Bree. Katherine claims that she returned to Wisteria Lane to take care of her ill aunt Lillian, but private conversations between Katherine and her husband suggest otherwise.Susan's storySusan Delfino is finally married to Mike Delfino, but has difficulty in settling down as she fears Mike isn't as happy as he should be. When finding out there is a possibility she has menopause, Susan grows emotional and turns her relationship with Mike to a blatant line. When Adam Mayfair, a gynecologist, tells Susan she is pregnant, she (along with Mike) is overjoyed. Susan's daughter Julie has difficulty in living with Mike, as both of them clash with their separate opinions. Susan is later told by both Mike and Julie to choose between one of the two, and stick to the decision. Susan asks Bree to see her gynecologist after she says it feels funny seeing Adam, as he's Katherine's husband. Susan is later sexually violated, and her relationship with Bree becomes corrupted. Susan then discovers that Mike is addicted to drugs once again. Following the revelation, she meets Barrett who is revealed as the drug dealer Mike is getting his drugs from. Believing Barrett to be a good boy for her daughter Julie, she sets the two up only to find out Barrett is a drug dealer and throws him out of the house. She then sends Mike to a rehab facility for 30 days in which she is forbidden to make contact with him. Therefore, she becomes dependent on Bree (Marcia Cross) who has been staying with Susan while her house is re-built.Lynette's storyLynette Scavo is sick with cancer and is hiding the fact by wearing a wig similar to her hair. No one knows except Tom, her mother Stella, who is staying with the family, and Lynette's sisters. Tom and Stella attempt to convince her that things would be so much easier for her if she told everyone the truth. After losing energy and suffering from fatigue and nausea, she tells everyone the truth. Lynette's cancer disturbs Gabrielle and makes her uncomfortable, as her father had died of cancer. Lynette's issues with Stella continue, meanwhile Stella bakes marijuana in brownies to get Lynette's nausea to settle. Despite Lynette's illness, she still wants to seem attractive to Tom and she buys a wig to turn him on but he doesn't feel like making love to a sick person, and Tom's feelings about Lynette's disease come forth. Katherine Mayfair gets on Lynette's nerves when Katherine wants to run for President of their neighborhood and get rid of unsightly things on Wisteria Lane, and Lynette runs against her. She loses the race because of Susan. After killing an opossum that came into their home uninvited, just as her cancer, her doctor pays a housecall to let Lynette and her family know that she her cancer is gone. Now, the last uninvited thing she needs to rid her house of is her mother. Following a conversation between her three daughters which she overhears, Stella is brokenhearted and leaves without warning. A few days later after constant searching, Lynette arrives home to find her stepfather in her kitchen. Devising a plan to get Stella to return home, Lynette and Glenn (her stepfather) go to the park where Stella asked Glenn to meet her and give her money. After Stella catches Lynette, she appears angry that she was set up. In the mess, Glen reveals to Lynette that he didn't leave Stella because she cheated on him, but because he is gay. The situation ends with Stella agreeing to live at Glenn's home, due to a spare bedroom in the home. They hide in Mrs. McCluskey's house during a tornado. However, her house gets destroyed while Lynette and Mrs. McCluskey are not inside the house during the tornado, and the two escape the collapse. It is revealed that Ida Greenberg got all of Lynette's family under the stairs and they survived. Ida, however, died as there was not enough room under the stairs. She had to sit in a corner, and was killed when the house collapsed in.Bree's StoryBree Hodge is pretending to be pregnant with her daughter Danielle's baby so she can adopt and raise the baby without anyone even knowing that it's Danielle's. She faces some obstacles along the way, with an elderly woman wanting to touch her belly and a BBQ fork being stabbed into her false belly. Orson tells her that he thinks they should throw in the towel, but Bree refuses to do that. Bree's ex-mother-in-law finds out about Bree's faux pregnancy but promises to keep her secret. Danielle goes into labor at Bob and Lee's Halloween party while she's dressed as Bree, and Adam Mayfair, who also knows her secret and promises to not tell anyone, delivers little Benjamin Hodge. Danielle decides to let Bree raise her baby and leaves Fairview, probably to go to college. Bree then gets Benjamin circumcised against Orson's wishes. Following the circupmcision, Bree attempts to raise Benjamin in what is known as a family bed, where she has Benjamin sleep in bed with Orson and herself. After a confrontation at the dinner table, Orson begins sleeping on the couch while Andrew moves out having been labeled a "mistake". Shortly after, Bree goes to visit Andrew only to finally realize that her son has become a man and matured greatly.Gabrielle and Edie's StoryGabrielle Lang is in an unhappy marriage with Victor. She wants to get back with Carlos, but, although he wants her as well, he feels responsible for Edie. Edie Britt faked a suicide attempt to win Carlos back. She discovers his hidden assets in an offshore bank account and uses this to blackmail him into continuing their relationship. Edie gets crabs from a tanning bed that she transmits to Carlos, which he gives to Gabrielle, who eventually gives them to Victor. Edie puts the pieces together and realizes what's going on. She hires a private investegator and the PI finds Carlos with Gabrielle in a liplock. Edie shows these pictures to Victor in hopes of him doing something awful to Carlos. On a boat trip out to sea Victor confronts Gabrielle about the affair and pulls a black bag out of a cabinet. Fearing the bag contained a gun, Gabrielle hit him over the head with an oar, knocking him overboard. She meets up with Carlos back on shore and the two realize there was no weapon in the bag - only a sweater. They go back into the water and find Victor and pull him back onto the boat. Victor and Carlos then get into a fist fight. Just as Victor is about to stab Carlos with a knife, Gabrielle, once again, knocks him overboard with an oar. This time, Victor is nowhere to be found. Gabrielle and Carlos assume Victor is dead and return to shore and send the boat back into the ocean by itself, attempting to make Victor's possible murder appear as accidental - and not involving his wife or Carlos. Two detectives appear at Gabrielle's home questioning her about Victor's whereabouts and following a conversation with Carlos, and an "anonymous" phone call by Edie, Victor is found unconscious on shore and brought to the hospital. Leaving Carlos drugged at her home, Gabrielle arrives at the hospital with the two detectives only for Victor to reveal he remembers nothing. However, after leading the detectives out, Victor reveals he does remember everything, but does not reveal what he will do with the information. He is eventually killed by a fence picket shoved through his stomach during the tornado which had hit Wisteria Lane. Gabrielle finds out at Victor's funeral that she will not be getting a cent from his will because he knew about the affair. Having gone blind and losing all his offshore money, Carlos did not tell Gabriel about his blindness.
          

Desperate Living (in The John Waters Collection, Vol. 2, with Polyester)

Year: 1977
Director: John Waters
Video: DVD all
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Runtime: 90 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Liz Renay: Muffy St. Jacques, Mink Stole: Peggy Gravel, Susan Lowe: Mole McHenry, Edith Massey: Queen Carlotta, Mary Vivian Pearce: Princess Coo-Coo, Jean Hill: Grizelda Brown, Brook Yeaton: Bosley Jr. (as Brook Blake), Karen Gerwig: Beth, Jay Allan: Kid, Al Strapelli: Doctor Evans, George Stover: Bosley Gravel, Turkey Joe: Motorcycle Cop, Willie Brooks: Pieman, James Yeaton: Dead Bum, Ed Peranio: Lieutenant Wilson

A rich housewife murders her husband with the help of her overweight maid, and the two go on the run, ending up in Mortville, a town providing refuge for criminals. They shack up with a lesbian ex-wrestler and her murderess lover, before running into the tyrannical Queen Carlotta, ruler of Mortville...
          

Despite All That (in Japanese w/ English subtitles)

Year: 2002
Director: Shinji Imaoka
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama, comedy, romance
Runtime: (poor video qualtiy)
MPAA Rating:

Mitsuyo Suwa, Takeshi Ito, Atsuko Suzuko

Yoshio and Naoko are married. Their sex life is a bit dull so Yoshio the husband wants his wife to get dressed with the schoolgirl uniform. Naoko accepts to please her husband.Naoko works as a teacher. One day, one of her students has nowhere to go. The schoolgirl is invited to stay at the couple's house. But soon a strange ménage à trois is formed. Will the couple resist this ordeal ?
          

Detective Story (1951)

Year: 1951
Director: William Wyler
Video:
Genre: Crime / Drama / Film-Noir
Runtime: 103 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Kirk Douglas: Det. James 'Jim' McLeod, Eleanor Parker: Mary McLeod, William Bendix: Det. Lou Brody, Cathy O'Donnell: Susan Carmichael, George Macready: Karl Schneider, Horace McMahon: Lt. Monaghan, Gladys George: Miss Hatch, Joseph Wiseman: Charley Gennini (burglar), Lee Grant: Shoplifter, Gerald Mohr: Tami Giacoppetti, Frank Faylen: Det. Gallagher, Craig Hill: Arthur Kindred, Michael Strong: Lewis Abbott (burglar), Luis Van Rooten: Joe Feinson (reporter), Bert Freed: Det. Dakis

On a day in the life of the 21st Precinct detective squad, we meet a batty old lady; petty embezzler Arthur, and the wonderful girl whose unrequited love may redeem him; a pair of blustering, but dangerous, burglars; a charmingly naive shoplifter who observes the activity with timorous interest; and Detective Jim McLeod, self-appointed crusader who has no mercy for lawbreakers. He little suspects his obsessive pursuit of an abortionist is leading him to personal disaster.
          

Devil Wears Prada, The

Year: 2006
Director: David Frankel
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 109 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Meryl Streep: Miranda Priestly, Anne Hathaway: Andy Sachs, Emily Blunt: Emily, Stanley Tucci: Nigel, Simon Baker: Christian Thompson, Adrian Grenier: Nate, Tracie Thoms: Lily, Rich Sommer: Doug, Daniel Sunjata: James Holt, David Marshall Grant: Richard Sachs, James Naughton: Stephen, Tibor Feldman: Irv Ravitz, Rebecca Mader: Jocelyn, Jimena Hoyos: Lucia, Gisele Bündchen: Serena

The story tells the professional adventure of Andrea, whose greatest dream is to become a journalist. Andrea gets a job in the fashion industry through Runway magazine, the most famous of its type, to make ends meet. But Andrea won't develop her writing skills in the magazine, but her talents as the editor in chief's assistant, Miranda. The problem is that Miranda is a merciless, posh and cruel woman, making the experience a living hell for the girl. The environment in the place will be cold and extremely critical with the physical appearance. The girl will have to change her simple and plain style, for a more trendy and elegant one, in order to gain the acceptance of her ruthless boss and colleagues, specially Emily, her unpleasant workmate. Despite everything against Andrea in the office, she will consider the experience as a challenge, drastically changing her clothes and self-image, with the help of Nigel, the magazine's art director. Nevertheless, the job becomes extremely demanding, because of Miranda's tough work rhythm and nearly impossible tasks, leaving Andrea without a private life with her boyfriend, family and friends. Maybe the old Andrea has gone, now more preoccupied about her image and her future in the magazine.
          

Devil's Advocate

Year: 1997
Director: Taylor Hackford
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 144 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Keanu Reeves: Kevin Lomax, Al Pacino: John Milton, Charlize Theron: Mary Ann Lomax, Jeffrey Jones: Eddie Barzoon, Judith Ivey: Mrs. Alice Lomax, Connie Nielsen: Christabella Andreoli, Craig T. Nelson: Alexander Cullen, Tamara Tunie: Mrs. Jackie Heath, Ruben Santiago-Hudson: Leamon Heath, Debra Monk: Pam Garrety, Vyto Ruginis: Mitch Weaver, Justice Dept., Laura Harrington: Mrs. Melissa Black, Pamela Gray: Mrs. Diana Barzoon, Heather Matarazzo: Barbara, George Wyner: Meisel

Based on a book by Andrew Neiderman, the film centers on a young lawyer who joins a New York firm only to discover that his boss has an increasingly bizarre personality.
          

Devils, The

Year: 1971
Director: Ken Russell
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama
Runtime: USA:14 min
MPAA Rating:

Vanessa Redgrave ... Sister Jeanne Oliver Reed ... Urbain Grandier Dudley Sutton ... Baron De Laubardemont Max Adrian ... Ibert Gemma Jones ... Madeleine Murray Melvin ... Mignon Michael Gothard ... Father Barre Georgina Hale ... Philippe Brian Murphy ... Adam Christopher Logue ... Cardinal Richelieu Graham Armitage ... Louis XIII John Woodvine ... Trincant Andrew Faulds ... Rangier Kenneth Colley ... Legrand Judith Paris ... Sister Judith

Cardinal Richelieu and his power-hungry entourage seek to take control of seventeenth-century France, but need to destroy Father Grandier - the priest who runs the fortified town that prevents them from exerting total control. So they seek to destroy him by setting him up as a warlock in control of a devil-possessed nunnery, the mother superior of which is sexually obsessed by him. A mad witch-hunter is brought in to gather evidence against the priest, ready for the big trial. A few movies are so controversial that the Movie industry does their best to kill them off (see Terry Gilliams' "Brazil"). Such was the case with "The Devils" First, to clear a few things up...this did NOT come from a play, nor was it a novel. It is based on Aldous Huxley's painstakingly researched religious history of the famous Loudun exorcisms during the time of Richelieu. The book may be out of print, but my wife found a copy published in 1952 by Chatto & Windus. There are some more recent publications, but this one is lovely, with an engraving of Bishop Urban Grandier (the main character) dating back to 1627. Huxley actually includes original letters, which still exist, written by the participants of this travesty. Much of the dialogue of the film is directly from Huxley. The vision however is uniquely Russell's. When this movie was originally released, it was given an X rating, not due to sex, or even violence, although there is some of each. The plain fact is that the film in its original form is simply overpowering.
          

Diabolique

Year: 1996
Director: Jeremiah Chechik
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama, Suspense
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Kathy Bates as Det. Shirley Vogel Allen Garfield as Leo Katzman Donal Logue as Video Photographer #1 Clea Lewis as Lisa Campos O'Neal Compton as Irv Danziger Stephen Liska as PHP Officer Kevin Vinay as Desantis Kate Young as Photo Shop Clerk Hank Stohl as Morgue Cop Jesse Sky Ross as Hall Monitor Shirley Knight as Edie Danziger Adam Hann-Byrd as Erik Pretzer Diana Bellamy as Ms. Vawze J.J. Abrams as Video Photographer #2 Bingo O'Malley as Gannon James Kisicki as Rear Ender Cory Pattak as Nunez Sophia Salguero as Maid Zachary Mott as Howie

Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1955 French thriller Diabolique is the epitome of noir. As a twisted plot unravels, the scene is set for murder and deceit. The Devils (a.k.a. Les Diaboliques) live at a rundown boys home with Michel Delasalle (Paul Meurisse) as the cruel headmaster treating the students with disdain and indignity. His wife, Christina Delasalle (played by Véra Clouzot), an ex-nun and owner of the school before their marriage, experiences the brunt of his abuse. He humiliates Christina in front of the student body and faculty and then flaunts his insidious affairs in front of her. Christina rebels quietly, although her heart condition leaves her vulnerable and too fragile to resist her husband's brute strength. Ironically, it is Michel's mistress Nicole Horner (Simone Signoret), another teacher at the school, who encourages Christina to plot a sinister revenge against him. As the abuse continues, "Cricri" is forced to make a decision as she realizes her husband will never grant her a divorce and give up the school. Since both divorce and murder are sins against God, Christina's religious beliefs conflict with Nicole's manipulation and ideas of revenge. As she is forced to choose, her actions result in a surprising and suspenseful turn of events that promise to keep you on the edge of your seat! (English subtitles) --Michele Goodson From The New YorkerA glossy remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot's famous 1954 thriller, in which a man's wife and his mistress join forces to do him in. Here, Isabelle Adjani is the wide-eyed wife, Chazz Palminteri the piggy husband, and Sharon Stone the cool, worldly mistress. The movie is obviously designed to be Stone's show, but her glamorous presence is too vivid for the dull, familiar surroundings. At first, she's an ironic femme fatale; by the end, she seems pure camp, like a bad girl in a John Waters movie. The director, Jeremiah Chechik, and the screenwriter, Don Roos, try desperately to add American spice to Clouzot's chilled French concoction; they throw in nudity, extra violence, Thelma-and-Louise feminism, and dog jokes, and wind up with something awful-vichyssoise sprinkled with jalape–os. Also featuring Kathy Bates, whose good-humored performance mildly enlivens the movie's second half. -Terrence Rafferty Copyright © 2006 The New Yorker
          

Dial M for Murder

Year: 1954
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Video: DVD All
Genre: Thriller / Crime
Runtime: 105 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Ray Milland: Tony Wendice, Grace Kelly: Margot Mary Wendice, Robert Cummings: Mark Halliday, John Williams: Chief Insp. Hubbard, Anthony Dawson: Charles Alexander Swann aka Captain Lesgate, Leo Britt: The Storyteller, Patrick Allen: Det. Pearson, George Leigh: Det. Williams, George Alderson: Detective #1, Robin Hughes: Police sergeant

Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice decides to murder his wife for her money and because she had an affair the year before. He blackmails an old college associate to strangle her, but when things go wrong he sees a way to turn events to his advantage.
          

Diamondbacks (VCD)

Year: 1998
Director: Bernard Salzmann
Video: VCD
Genre: Action
Runtime: Germany:91 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Christopher M. Dukes as Astronaut, Leonardo Millán as Jack Higgins, Steve Whelan as Drew, Clint Atkinson as Morgan, Nancy Barnes as Catherine 'The Cat', Tim Biancalana as George, Chaz Burke as John, Robert Sean Burke as Nick, Ross Clay as Military Man, Rocky Giordani as Harold Beckett, Miriam Hauck as Amy Pierson, Denice D. Lewis as Elizabeth Pierson, Eb Lottimer as Bryce Pierson, Dawn Martel as Mission Control Operator, Jamie McMurray as F.B.I. Agent, Matt Plantico as Military Man, Michael Prohaska as Sheriff Weston...

The Diamondbacks Militia violently opposes certain U.S. policies regarding satellite information. After an attack on a federal courthouse, the Militia takes over a spaceshuttle tracking station. Their goal is to take control of a multi-billion dollar communications satellite. The standoff leads to a wild encounter between the Militia, the FBI and the local police. Meanwhile, who will save the shuttle and its crew?
          

Diamonds are Forever

Year: 1971
Director: Guy Hamilton
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Runtime: 120 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Sean Connery: James Bond, Jill St. John: Tiffany Case, Charles Gray: Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Lana Wood: Plenty O'Toole, Jimmy Dean: Willard Whyte, Bruce Cabot: Albert R. 'Bert' Saxby, Putter Smith: Mr. Kidd, Bruce Glover: Mr. Wint, Norman Burton: Felix Leiter, Joseph Fürst: Prof. Dr. Metz (as Joseph Furst), Bernard Lee: M, Desmond Llewelyn: Q, Leonard Barr: Shady Tree, Lois Maxwell: Moneypenny, Margaret Lacey: Mrs. Whistler

After traveling the world in his quest to kill Blofeld, Bond returns triumphant, only to discover a case waiting for him: a large amount of diamonds has been stolen from the South African mines and two offbeat assassins are killing everyone in the smuggling ring one-by-one. Bond goes undercover as Peter Franks, diamond smuggler. What he discovers shocks him: the head of the smuggling ring is none other than Ernst Stavros Blofeld! Now, Bond must resist the wiles of a beautiful smuggler and survive the machinations of Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, Blofeld's two best assassins so that he can uncover Blofeld's sinister plot.
          

Diana Krall: Live in Paris

Year: 2001
Director: David Barnard
Video: DVD All
Genre: Music
Runtime: 130 min
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Diana Krall

This concert performance features tracks from her latest album The Look of Love and the full set from her sensational world tour. The GRAMMY Award winner takes us through a variety of well-known standards all performed in the totally individual, yet classic style that is Diana Krall.» General Information
          

Diary of Anne Frank, The

Year: 1959
Director: George Stevens
Video: DVD All
Genre: Biography / Drama / War
Runtime: 180 min / Argentina:158 min / Germany:152 min / USA:171 min (FMC Library Print)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Millie Perkins: Anne Frank, Joseph Schildkraut: Otto Frank, Shelley Winters: Mrs. Petronella Van Daan, Richard Beymer: Peter Van Daan, Gusti Huber: Mrs. Edith Frank, Lou Jacobi: Mr. Hans Van Daan, Diane Baker: Margot Frank, Douglas Spencer: Kraler, Dodie Heath: Miep, Ed Wynn: Mr. Albert Dussell

Based on Anne Frank's diary, and the stage play that was adapted from it: In Nazi-occupied Holland, Otto Frank and his family have decided to go into hiding, because of the increasing persecutions against Jews. The businessman Kraler and his assistant Miep prepare a hiding place in the rooms above their place of business, and arrange for the Franks and another family, the Van Daans, to stay there. Later on, they are joined by the dentist Dussel. Together, they try to avoid detection while hoping for Holland to be liberated by the Allies, but even meeting basic needs can become a challenge, and even minor incidents could present a grave risk.
          

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Year: 2005
Director: Darren Grant
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Runtime: USA:116 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor, Lisa Marcos, Tiffany Evans, Cicely Tyson, Tyler Perry, Terrell Carter, Carole Mitchell-Leon, Avery Knight, Vickie Eng, Gary Sturgis, Bart Hansard, Chandra Currelley-Young

Helen McCarter has everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However after her husband Charles throws her out of the house after admitting to an affair a distraught Helen turns to her mother, grandmother Madea and cousin Brian who take her in and turn back to God. Helen learns for the first time in her life to stand up on her two feet and is ready to remove herself from her relationship with Charles and move on with Orlando. But when her husband is almost killed by a vengeful client, Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything.
          

Diary of a Sex Addict (Diario de una ninfomana) (in Spanish w/English subtitles)

Year: 2008
Director: Christian Molina
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Foreign
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Belén Fabra ... Valére Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Jaime Llum Barrera ... Sonia Geraldine Chaplin ... Abuela de Valére Ángela Molina ... Cristina Pedro Gutiérrez ... Hassan José Chaves ... Pedro Jorge Yaman ... Íñigo Antonio Garrido ... Giovanni Jaume García Arija ... Alessandro David Vert ... Alex Javier Coromina ... Harry (as Xavi Corominas) Judith Diakhate ... Cindy Natasha Yarovenko ... Mae Laura De Pedro ... Isa

A chronicle of the life of a middle-class French girl's sexual adventures, her then fall into prostitution, and her ultimate redemption.Val is an attractive, well educated and well off 28 year old. Whats more shes very sexually liberated and constantly on the hunt for new encounters to satisfy her endless sexual curiosity and desire. She sleeps with whoever she wants, whenever she wants to, ending up making sex into a lifestyle; a lifestyle that leads her to find both love and a career in prostitution. In both she experiences the extreme.
          

Diary, The (in French w/English subtitles)

Year: 1999
Director: Nicolas Weber
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama / Romance
Runtime: 95 min
MPAA Rating:

Lila Baumann: Anna, Abigail Olegski: Alice, Jason Davies: Jeffrey, Kestrel Boyle: Oscar, Natasha Brikk: Claire, Adam Ashford: Winston, Sarah Parker: Liz, Shelley Goodair, Jamelah Asmar, Ila Beaumont, Richard Auckland, Kim Asling, Jodie Oram, Georgina Finch, Lee Henshaw: Alexander


          

Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star

Year: 2003
Director: Sam Weisman
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Nicholas Schwerin: Young Dickie, Doris Roberts: Peggy Roberts, Dick Van Patten: Himself, David Spade: Dickie Roberts, Michelle Ruben: Ring Girl, John Farley: Referee, Bobby Slayton: Commentator, Michael Buffer: Himself, Fred Wolf: Dickie's Corner Man, Alyssa Milano: Cyndi, Emmanuel Lewis: Himself, Joey Diaz: Emmanuel's Entourage (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz), Kevin Grevioux: Emmanuel's Entourage, Brian Clark: Guy in Car, Leif Garrett: Himself

TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a family to help him replay his childhood and assume the identity of an average, everyday kid. Several folk who are also involved in Dickie's special world include: Sidney, Dickie's longtime friend and agent; Cyndi, his on-again, off-again girlfriend; Peggy, Dickie's real mother; George, Dickie's adopted father figure; and Grace, his adopted mother figure.
          

Die Another Day

Year: 2002
Director: Lee Tamahori
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Runtime: 133 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Pierce Brosnan: James Bond, Halle Berry: Jinx, Toby Stephens: Gustav Graves, Rosamund Pike: Miranda Frost, Rick Yune: Zao, Judi Dench: M, John Cleese: Q, Michael Madsen: Damian Falco, Will Yun Lee: Colonel Moon, Kenneth Tsang: General Moon, Emilio Echevarría: Raoul, Mikhail Gorevoy: Vlad (as Michael Gorevoy), Lawrence Makoare: Mr. Kil, Colin Salmon: Charles Robinson, Samantha Bond: Miss Moneypenny

The story begins in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea with a spectacular high-speed hovercraft chase and continues via Hong Kong to Cuba and London where Bond meets up with the two ladies who are to play such important and differing roles in his quest to unmask a traitor and to prevent a war of catastrophic consequence. Hot on the trail of the principle villains, Bond travels to Iceland where he experiences at first hand the power of an amazing new weapon before a dramatic confrontation with his main adversary back in Korea where it all started...
          

Digging to China (VCD)

Year: 1998
Director: Timothy Hutton
Video: VCD
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 98 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Kevin Bacon Mary Stuart Masterson Cathy Moriarty

10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans for leaving and she finally does so together with her childlike (mentally ill) friend Ricky.
          

Diminished Capacity

Year: 2008
Director: Terry Kinney
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: USA:92 min
MPAA Rating:

Matthew Broderick ... Cooper Alan Alda ... Uncle Rollie Virginia Madsen ... Charlotte Dylan Baker ... Mad Dog McClure Bobby Cannavale ... Lee Vivyan Louis C.K. ... Stan

Cooper is a Chicago journalist with post-concussion memory loss. His mother wants help moving Uncle Rollie, who's facing his own fading memory, into a care home. Cooper's boss tells him to take a few days, so Cooper drives home. Rollie doesn't want to move, and his salvation may be a rare baseball card of a 1908 Chicago Cub. Maybe they can sell it in Chicago for enough for Rollie to live at home with help. Cooper teams up with Charlotte, his recently-divorced high-school flame, and her son; they take Rollie to a memorabilia market. Rollie insists on keeping the card in his pocket, while more than one rascal wants to divest the old man of his treasure. Can the underdogs carry the day?
          

Dirty Dancing

Year: 1987
Director: Emile Ardolino
Video: DVD all
Genre: Drama / Music / Romance
Runtime: USA:100 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Jennifer Grey: Frances 'Baby' Houseman, Patrick Swayze: Johnny Castle, Jerry Orbach: Dr. Jake Houseman, Cynthia Rhodes: Penny Johnson, Jack Weston: Max Kellerman, Jane Brucker: Lisa Houseman, Kelly Bishop: Marjorie Houseman, Lonny Price: Neil Kellerman, Max Cantor: Robbie Gould, Charles 'Honi' Coles: Tito Suarez (as Charles Honi Coles), Neal Jones: Billy Kostecki, 'Cousin Brucie' Morrow: Magician, Wayne Knight: Stan, Paula Trueman: Mrs. Schumacher, Alvin Myerovich: Mr. Schumacher

Set in the 1960s, Frances 'Baby' Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes to a very respectable summer camp in the Catskills. Baby has grown up in privileged surrounds with her doctor father and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny, a man whose background is vastly different to her own. Attempting to impress him, Baby borrows money from her father to pay for an illegal abortion for Johnny's dance partner. She then fills in as Johnny's dance partner and it is during the rigorous training that they fall in love. It all comes apart when Johnny's friend falls seriously ill after her abortion and Baby is forced to seek her father's medical assistance. Her father then learns what Baby has been up to, who with and worse - that he funded the illegal abortion. He bans his daughter from any further association with "those people". In the first deliberately willful action of her life, Baby later sneaks out to see Johnny - ostensibly to apologize for her father's rudeness - and ends up consummating her relationship with Johnny. A jealous fellow vacationer sees Baby sneaking out of Johnny's bungalow the next morning and in an act of retribution, tells management that he is responsible for a theft that last evening, knowing he would not furnish his real whereabouts. Attempting to defend her lover, Baby confesses that they were together that night - all night. This revelation causes a huge rift in the family and Baby makes an impassioned speech to her angry and bereft father. At the closing night performances, and although he has been fired and banned from attending - Johnny returns and takes the stage to tell everyone about the woman who stole his heart and changed his life before they have one, final dance together.
          

Dirty Deeds

Year: 2002
Director: David Caesar
Video: DVD-3
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Runtime: 110 min / UK:97 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Bryan Brown: Barry Ryan, Toni Collette: Sharon, John Goodman: Tony, Sam Neill: Ray, Sam Worthington: Darcy, Kestie Morassi: Margaret, William McInnes: Hollywood, Andrew S. Gilbert: Norm, Garry Waddell: Freddie (as Gary Waddell), Felix Williamson: Sal, Derek Amer: Manager, Laeini Baille: Coin Lady, Rudi Baker: Bell Boy, Bille Brown: Senator, Michael Brownjohn: Bouncer #1

Set in 1960's Sydney, this is the story of an Australian gangster whose booming business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours in Vietnam, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.
          

Dirty Dozen, The

Year: 1967
Director: Robert Aldrich
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / War
Runtime: 145 min
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Lee Marvin: Major Reisman, Ernest Borgnine: General Worden, Charles Bronson: Joseph Wladislaw, Jim Brown: Robert Jefferson, John Cassavetes: Victor Franko, Richard Jaeckel: Sergeant Bowren, George Kennedy: Major Max Armbruster, Trini López: Pedro Jiminez (as Trini Lopez), Ralph Meeker: Captain Stuart Kinder, Robert Ryan: Col. Everett Dasher Breed, Telly Savalas: Archer Maggott, Donald Sutherland: Vernon Pinkley, Clint Walker: Samson Posey, Robert Webber: General Denton, Tom Busby: Milo Vladek

A Major with an attitude problem and a history of getting things done is told to interview military prisoners with death sentences or long terms for a dangerous mission; To parachute behind enemy lines and cause havoc for the German Generals at a rest house on the eve of D-Day.
          

Dirty Harry Collection (Dirty Harry/Magnum Force/The Enforcer/Sudden Impact/The Dead Pool), The (5 discs)

Year: 1973
Director: Don SiegelTed PostClint EastwoodBuddy Van HornJames Fargo
Video: DVD all
Genre: Action / Adventure, Feature Film Action Adventure, Feature Film-action/Adventure, Gift Set, Movie
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Clint Eastwood as Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan Harry Guardino as Lt. Al Bressler Reni Santoni as Insp. Chico Gonzalez John Vernon as The Mayor Andrew Robinson as Scorpio (The Killer) John Larch as The Chief John Mitchum as Insp. Frank DiGiorgio Mae Mercer as Mrs. Russell Lyn Edgington as Norma Ruth Kobart as Bus Driver Woodrow Parfrey as Mr. Jaffe, Burger Den Proprietor Josef Sommer as Dist. Atty. William T. Rothko William Paterson as Appellate Court Judge Bannerman James Nolan as Liquor Store Owner Maurice Argent as Sid Kleinman, Police Expert Jo De Winter as Miss Willis Craig Kelly as Sgt. Reineke Bill Couch as Suicide Jumper Tony Dario as Police Sergeant Vince Deadrick Sr. as Man Chuck Dorsett as TV Watcher George Fargo as Homicide Detective Joe Finnegan as Man in Truck Max Gail as Tunnel Hoodlum John Garber as Tunnel Hoodlum Eddie Garrett as Policeman David Gillum as Homosexual Scott Hale as Newsman Jack Hanson as Bus Kid Bob Harris as Man in Truck Marc Hertsens as Doctor Chuck Hicks as Flower Vendor Derek Jue as Bus Kid Stu Klitsner as Policeman Richard Lawson as Homosexual Sean Maley as Bus Kid Charles Murphy as Man on Pay Phone Victor Paul as Car Driver John W. Peebles as Walkie-Talkie Cop Albert Popwell as Bank Robber Christopher Pray as Tunnel Hoodlum Ernest Robinson as Robber Richard Samuelson as Bus Kid Allen Seaman as Orderly Don Siegel as Man Running Down Street Charles Washburn as Intern Dean Webber as Newsman Stephen Zacks as Lake Kid George Burrafato as Taxi Driver Lois Foraker as Hot Mary Mary Ann Neis as Miss Van Sachs Angela Paton as Homicide Detective Debralee Scott as Ann Mary Dacon, Abducted Girl Pamela Tanimura as Bus Kid Ann Bowen as Sgt. Reineke Joy Carlin as Communications Secretary Diane Darnell as Mayor's Secretary Diana Davidson as Swimmer Denise Dyer as Bus Kid Diane Dyer as Bus Kid

Five--count 'em, five--chances to wallow in the shoot-first, ask-questions-later ethos of San Francisco cop Harry Callahan, who became a signature character for actor Clint Eastwood. The first one, Dirty Harry, is the best, a Don Siegel film in which Harry flouts rules about police brutality to capture a serial killer. In Magnum Force he tracks rogue cops and utters his "Do you feel lucky, punk?" speech. In The Enforcer he gets a female partner (future Cagney and Lacy star Tyne Daly). Sudden Impact featured him tracking a female serial killer and offered a new catch phrase: "Go ahead. Make my day." And The Dead Pool, aside from offering a smart little chase involving a radio-controlled model car, brought him face to face with Liam Neeson. You can't ask for much more firepower in one box than this. --Marshall Fine
          

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

Year: 1974
Director: John Hough
Video: DVD All
Genre: Action / Drama / Romance
Runtime: 93 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Peter Fonda: Larry, Susan George: Mary Coombs, Adam Roarke: Deke Sommers, Kenneth Tobey: Carl Donahue, Eugene Daniels: Hanks, Lynn Borden: Evelyn Stanton, Janear Hines: Millie, Elizabeth James: Dispatcher, Adrianne Herman: Cindy Stanton, Tom Castranova: Steve, James W. Gavin: Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin), Al Rossi: Surl, Ben Niems: Police Chief Markey, George Westcott: Bridge Operator, Tom O'Neill: Farmer

Susan George (Straw Dogs) is ex-groupie Mary and Peter Fonda (Easy Rider) is wannabe-NASCAR driver Larry. They're thieves on the run from sheriff Vic Morrow (The Blackboard Jungle), who carries neither gun nor badge. According to director John Hough (The Legend of Hell House), his white trash cult classic was "an action picture with a lot of stunts." That about sums it up. The Tarantino favorite is slim on character development, but overstuffed with automobile-oriented action (most revolving around a 1969 Dodge Charger). Notable stunts include a game of chicken with a couple of 18-wheelers, a low-flying helicopter chase, and a death-defying leap over a moving bridge (Speed would up the ante with a bus). Adapted from the novel The Chase, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry also has one shocker of an ending. Adam Roarke, as levelheaded mechanic Deke, and an uncredited Roddy McDowall, as supermarket manager George, provide solid support. --Kathleen C. FennessyVery cool movie for its dayand all the add bonuses & trailers are great. I didn't realize until now how big this B movie was in its day.DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRYAMERICANA 1970'S DIRVE IN MOVIES ! OUTSTANDING ! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! AMAZON !Top Speed? Unlimited!Loved the great "Real Time" high performance footage and legitimate sound effects. This little known flick is right up there with Bullitt and Vanishing Point as far as the action driving sequences go. I'm thrilled that it has finally been released on DVD. If you're a Mopar fan, it's a must have for your car chase collection.
          

Dirty Pretty Things

Year: 2002
Director: Stephen Frears
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 97 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Chiwetel Ejiofor: Okwe, Kriss Dosanjh: Asian Businessman, Israel Aduramo: Mini Cab Driver, Yemi Ajibade: Mini Cab Driver (as Ade-Yemi Ajibade), Nizwar Karanj: Mini Cab Driver, Deobia Oparei: Mini Cab Driver, Jeffery Kissoon: Cab Controller, Zlatko Buric: Ivan, Audrey Tautou: Senay Gelik, Sophie Okonedo: Juliette, Sergi López: Sneaky/Juan, Benedict Wong: Guo Yi, Kenan Hudaverdi: Cafe Owner, Damon Younger: Punter, Paul Bhattacharjee: Mohammed

Okwe, a kind-hearted Nigerian doctor, and Senay, a Turkish chambermaid, work at the same West London hotel. The hotel is run by Senor Sneaky and is the sort of place where dirty business like drug dealing and prostitution takes place. However, when Okwe finds a human heart in one of the toilets, he uncovers something far more sinister than just a common crime.
          

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Year: 1988
Director: Frank Oz
Video: DVD All
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Runtime: 110 min
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Steve Martin: Freddy Benson, Michael Caine: Lawrence Jamieson, Glenne Headly: Janet Colgate, Anton Rodgers: Inspector Andre, Barbara Harris: Fanny Eubanks, Ian McDiarmid: Arthur, Dana Ivey: Mrs. Reed, Meagen Fay: Lady from Oklahoma, Frances Conroy: Lady from Palm Beach, Nicole Calfan: Lady in Dining Car, Aïna Walle: Miss Krista Knudsen, Cheryl Pay: Lady with Pearls, Nathalie Auffret: Marion, Lolly Susi: Lady in Rolls Royce, Rupert Holliday-Evans: English Sailor #1 (as Rupert Holliday Evans)

Lawrence and Freddie are con-men; big-time and small time respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town (on the French Mediterranean coast) aint big enough for the two of them. They agree to a "loser leaves" bet. The bet brings out the best/worse in the two. Interesting twist at the end.
          

Dirty Shame, A

Year: 2004
Director: John Waters
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 89 min / USA:84 min (R-rated version)
MPAA Rating: NC-17

Tracey Ullman, Johnny Knoxville, Selma Blair, Chris Isaak, Suzanne Shepherd, Mink Stole, Patricia Hearst, Jackie Hoffman, Nicholas E.I. Noble, Lucy Newman-Williams, Scott Morgan, Wes Johnson, David A. Dunham, Dave Moretti, Jeffrey Auerbach

Lust is in the air on Harford Road and Sylvia Stickles, a grumpy, repressed middle-aged Baltimorean, doesn't like it. Though Sylvia's handsome husband Vaughn still has marital urges, his wife could not be less interested -- she has more important things to do. Not only does Sylvia run the family's Pinewood Park and Pay convenience store, she's also responsible for watching over her exhibitionist daughter Caprice. A go-go dancer known to her adoring fans as Ursula Udders, Caprice and her stupendously enlarged breasts are currently under house arrest after several nude and disorderly violations. But Sylvia's world is turned upside down one day after suffering a concussion in a freak traffic accident. Sexy tow-truck driver Ray-Ray Perkins rushes to her aid, and the stricken Sylvia realizes he is no ordinary service man; he's a sexual healer who brings Sylvia's hidden cauldron of lust to the boiling point.
          

Disclosure

Year: 1994
Director: Barry Levinson
Video: DVD 9
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Runtime: 128 min
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

Michael Douglas: Tom Sanders, Demi Moore: Meredith Johnson, Donald Sutherland: Bob Garvin, Caroline Goodall: Susan Hendler, Roma Maffia: Catherine Alvarez, Dylan Baker: Philip Blackburn, Rosemary Forsyth: Stephanie Kaplan, Dennis Miller: Mark Lewyn, Suzie Plakson: Mary Anne Hunter, Nicholas Sadler: Don Cherry, Jacqueline Kim: Cindy Chang, Joe Urla: John Conley Jr, Michael Chieffo: Stephen Chase, Joseph Attanasio: Furillo, Faryn Einhorn: Eliza Sanders

With his company about to merge, a happily married and successful computer expert is expecting a promotion. Instead the job goes to a woman from another plant with whom he had an affair in his bachelor days. His new boss, not only dangerously sexy but equally dangerously ambitious, tries to pick up where they left off but he just about manages to resist. As his position at work comes under increasing pressure he decides to file charges of sexual harassment. This is the last thing the company needs.
          

Disfigured

Year: 2008
Director: Glenn Gers
Video: DVD All
Genre: Drama
Runtime:
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Laurie O'brien, Ryan C. Benson, Staci Lawrence, Elizabeth Sampson, Cheyenne Wilbur

The story of an unexpected friendship between two women - one obese the other anorexic.Lydia is a fat graceful woman struggling to maintain her identity in fashionable Venice Beach CA. Though she is a member of a Fat Acceptance Group (a movement dedicated to fighting prejudice against fat people) she still struggles with complex feelings about her body and its place in the world.Darcy a recovering-anorexic Venice real estate agent is struggling with the same issues from a very different perspective. Her attempt to join the Fat Acceptance Group (since she sees herself as fat) is quickly rejected - but it introduces her to Lydia.Though they seem at first to be each other s worst nightmare Lydia and Darcy begin to confide in each other. Meeting warily in the social minefields of hunger and satisfaction anger and femininity sexuality and fashion trust and fear...they become friends.But then Lydia stirred by a growing romance with a sweet overweight guy named Bob asks Darcy for an unusual favor: she wants anorexia lessons.When Darcy lets Lydia inside her secret inner world it forces both women to confront deeply-buried feelings about their bodies - and nothing will ever be the same again for either one.
          

Dispatches: From Jail to Jihad

Year: 2008
Director: Dan Edge
Video: DVD All
Genre: Documentary
Runtime:
MPAA Rating:

Amil Khan

Amil Khan investigates the spread of Islamic extremism in British prisons, uncovering the radicalisation and recruitment of young prisoners to jihadist Islam. Khan interviews former prisoners and gang members who reveal the jihadist teachings that lead many inmates to join ex