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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Elisabeth Shue, Maria Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp, Vincent D’Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller When Chris agrees to baby-sit for the Andersons after her boyfriend stands her up, it’s hardly the boring night she expected. Chris takes the kids along on an errand to downtown Chicago, but one flat tire leads to an outrageous all-night fiasco.
Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alicia Goranson, Alison Folland
Based on actual events, director Kimberly Peirce’s powerful, often harrowing drama stars Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena, a transgender person searching for love and acceptance in a small Midwestern town.
Broadway Idiot (2013)
Join Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong as he prepares for the debut of American Idiot, the Broadway sensation based on the band’s 2004 album. The film reveals the jarring disconnect as Armstrong navigates the worlds of punk and legit theater.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Rebecca Williams
Forrest Gump, a simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and ’70s. Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives and yearns for his childhood sweetheart, Jenny.
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Richard Harris, Djimon Hounsou, David Hemmings Tapped for the throne after the death of the emperor, Roman general Maximus instead finds himself condemned to death by the late ruler’s power-hungry son. Escaping execution, Maximus becomes a powerful gladiator, bent on exacting revenge in the ring.
Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Caroline Goodall
Peter Pan grows up to become a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But when his kids are kidnapped by a vengeful Capt. Hook, Peter is forced to return to Neverland, where he gets a chance at redemption.
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Julie Dreyfus In the first volume of this gritty revenge saga, an assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle. But she survives and sets out to kill all those who wronged her, saving Bill for last.
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
In the second installment of Quentin Tarantino’s action thriller, The Bride has three left on her rampage list: Budd, Elle Driver and, of course, Bill himself. But when she arrives at Bill’s house, she’s in for a surprise.
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur, Tony Goldwyn, Jay O. Sanders, Bill Nunn Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams up with escaped kidnapping victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down “Casanova,” a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands.
La Bamba (1987)
Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña, Danielle Von Zerneck
The plane crash that killed rocker Buddy Holly also took the life of Ritchie Valens, a 17-year-old Mexican- American who rocketed to fame with the hit “La Bamba.” The film paints a vivid portrait of Valens’s modest upbringing and rise to stardom.
Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill, Joel Gretsch, Jack Lemmon, J. Michael Moncrief Devastated by his experiences during World War I, once-promising golfer Rannulph Junuh has become a poker-playing alcoholic whose perfect swing is gone — until mysterious caddy Bagger Vance enters the picture to help Junuh make a comeback.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell
When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arrives in Washington, D.C., he’s full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings — qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith’s streetwise secretary, who helps him navigate his way through Congress, in this Academy Award-winning classic from director Frank Capra.
Psych: Season 7
Shawn Spencer appears to possess a nearly supernatural gift for crime-solving — so much so that the police begin employing his services as a psychic.
The Big Chill (1983)
Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, JoBeth Williams After years apart, a group of idealistic former college buddies (William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, JoBeth Williams, Mary Kay Place, Tom Berenger and Jeff Goldblum) who’ve followed divergent paths as adults reunite at the funeral of one of their own, reconnecting and reminiscing while a soundtrack of 1960s hits plays in the background. The ensemble performance in this Oscar-nominated dramatic comedy reflected the period’s baby boomer angst.
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan, Jeroen Krabbé, Melinda Dillon, George Carlin A Southern schoolteacher unloads a lifetime of horrific, repressed memories to a New York City psychiatrist in order to help save his suicidal sister. Barbra Streisand directs and stars in this drama, adapted from a best-selling novel by Pat Conroy.
Top Gear: Series 20
The world’s biggest car show features insane stunts, crazy challenges and serious speed. In Season 20, the boys race a car against a yacht, test out the new London bus, and drive across Spain.
Royal Pains: Season 5
Dr. Hank Lawson unexpectedly gets a career upgrade as a freelance physician treating New York’s aristocratic upper crust in their posh Hamptons homes.
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond
In Joss Whedon’s modern take on the Shakespearean comedy, Claudio’s love for the beautiful Hero makes him a target of his friend Benedick’s mockery. But as Benedick trades barbs with Hero’s cousin Beatrice, he just may be falling in love.
Pain and Gain (2013)
Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong Michael Bay’s comedic action flick tells the true story of Daniel Lugo and Adrian Doorbal, two Miami muscle heads who become major-league criminals. Known as the Sun Gym Gang, the pair’s lust for money leads them to kidnapping, extortion and murder.
American Dad!: Season 8
This comedy follows a conservative CIA agent and his eccentric brood, which includes a talking goldfish with the brain of an East German athlete.
Apartment 1303 (2012)
Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay, Julianne Michelle, John Diehl, Kathleen Mackey, Madison McAleer Having grown up under the controlling grip of her fame-hungry mother, Janet Slate jumps at the opportunity to move into what looks to be a great high-rise apartment in downtown Detroit. While the neighbors seem a bit strange and the building superintendent a lowlife, Janet unpacks her things and celebrates her new freedom, only to wake in the morning with a mean headache and strange bruises on her neck. Determined not to return to her Mother’s home, Janet stays in the apartment in spite numerous chilling encounters, until one night her boyfriend Mark finds her in the middle of the street, fallen from the balcony thirteen stories above. Deemed a suicide by investigators, Lara, Janet’s older sister, knows better and is determined to reveal the truth behind her baby sister’s death. What Lara finds is far more frightening and unexplainable than she had fathomed possible.
Free Birds (2013)
Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Dan Fogler When Reggie and Jake — two adversarial turkeys — find a time machine, they take an adventure-laden trip back to the past to try to change history. First order of business: taking turkey off the traditional Thanksgiving menu.
Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983)
Flashing the wild stand-up comedy that made him a household name, Eddie Murphy unleashes uncensored observations and parodies in this 1983 live show. Murphy’s outrageous act varies from his vivid childhood memories to his classic impressions.
Jenny McCarthy‘s Dirty Sexy Funny (2014)
A roster of female comics join McCarthy for stand-up and sketches devoted to the modern woman, from careers to dating to single motherhood.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Tom Payne, Mark Strong When her gruff demeanor costs her yet another nanny position, desperate Guinevere Pettigrew lands a job as the assistant of an aspiring American actress and soon gets swept up in a dizzying world of glamour and high society.
Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie, Christopher Baker
This breathtaking thriller follows the adventures of diver Frank McGuire, who heads an expedition to map a network of underwater caverns. When a tropical storm cuts off their exit, the team must use all their resources to find a route to the surface.
Scandal: Season 3
Olivia Pope leads a team of Washington, D.C., lawyers who specialize in making scandals disappear. As they secretly handle crises at the highest levels of government, the dysfunctional team must also cope with problems closer to home.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Alice Eve
This sequel returns much of the cast from the Star Trek feature released in 2009, breathing new life into the seemingly ageless space franchise. Led by the intrepid Captain Kirk, the Enterprise crew still includes Scotty, Spock and Chekov as well.
Machete Kills (2013)
Danny Trejo, Amber Heard, Mel Gibson, Demián Bichir, Sofía Vergara, Antonio Banderas, Alexa PenaVega, Lady Gaga, Cuba Gooding Jr., Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Charlie Sheen, Zoe Saldana, Vanessa Hudgens, William Sadler
Vigilante and ex-Federal Machete returns to battle when the U.S. government recruits him to take down a psychotic revolutionary and a billionaire arms dealer trying to launch a weapon into space.
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelynn Rodriguez, Annet Mahendru, Danielle Safady
On the last day of a family vacation at Disney World, Jim White learns that he’s lost his job. Soon thereafter, he begins to lose his mind, wandering through the artificial phantasmagoria and becoming obsessed with two perky French girls.
Brian Jannelle, Adrian Guillette, Arthur Smith, Christopher Swampstead, Clyde Lee, Declan Conneely
In the very waters where Melville’s Pequod gave chase to Moby-Dick, this haunting documentary — shot on a dozen cameras and presented with no spoken commentary — captures the collaborative clash of man, nature and machine.
Vanishing of the Bees (2009)
Ellen Page, Simon Buxton, Maryann Frazier, David Hackenberg, Michael Pollan, Dennis Van Engelsdorp This documentary details the economic, political and ecological consequences of a dwindling world honeybee population. It’s a phenomenon with a name — Colony Collapse Disorder — but no explanation or solution exists.
Brave Miss World (2013)
On the eve of her Miss World win, Linor Abargil was abducted and raped, a trauma she turned into a
story of hope she delivers around the world. This film documents her speaking tour, including her first trip back to her native Italy since her ordeal.
These Birds Walk (2013)
This inspiring documentary profiles both legendary humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi and a young boy named Omar, who has fled his abusive family. Living at one of Edhi’s orphanages in Karachi, Pakistan, Omar attempts to find safety and peace.
Derek: Season 2
Ricky Gervais created and stars in this heartwarming comedy-drama as Derek, a loyal nursing home caretaker who sees only the good in his quirky co-workers as they struggle against prejudice and shrinking budgets to care for their elderly residents.
Wicker Park (2004)
Josh Hartnett, Rose Byrne, Matthew Lillard, Diane Kruger, Christopher Cousins, Jessica Paré
On the verge of tying the knot, a young advertising executive puts his plans on hold when he spots his long-lost love — who disappeared without explanation. Pretending to leave on a business trip, he instead pursues a trail of clues to find her.
Annie Hall (1977)
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin
Winner of four Oscars — including Best Picture and Best Actress — director Woody Allen’s iconic romantic comedy charts the relationship between neurotic writer Alvy Singer and quirky aspiring singer Annie Hall.
GO UNDERCOVER WITH 007 – All titles Avail 5/1
Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee The third installment in the 007 series — which racked up an Oscar for Best Sound Effects — finds uberspy James Bond trying to thwart baddie Auric Goldfinger and his elaborate gambit to corner the gold market by contaminating Fort Knox.
A View to a Kill (1985)
Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, Patrick Bauchau
Agent 007 races against the clock to stop a power-mad French industrialist who’s scheming to corner the world’s microchip supply by triggering a massive earthquake that would destroy California’s Silicon Valley — and kill millions.
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover, Cassandra Harris, Jill Bennett This entry in the überpopular film franchise finds the indomitable James Bond tasked with recovering a top-secret device capable of directing ballistic missiles from nuclear submarines — before the Soviets get their hands on it.
From Russia with Love (1963)
Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendáriz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee
James Bond is back — and so are the bullets, beauties and bad guys. You’ll be shaken and stirred by Sean Connery’s second outing as 007, which finds him paying the price for his previous adventure when SPECTRE seeks revenge for Dr. No’s death.
Live and Let Die (1973)
Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James, Julius Harris, Geoffrey Holder, David Hedison Roger Moore debuts as suave secret agent James Bond, who’s sent to the United States to go after a master criminal scheming to take over the country by turning the populace into heroin junkies. Paul McCartney provides the Oscar-nominated title tune.
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Barbara Carrera, Max von Sydow, Bernie Casey When two atomic warheads are hijacked by the evil SPECTRE organization, James Bond jumps into a frantic race to save the world from nuclear terrorists. Sean Connery makes his final appearance as Agent 007 in this action classic.
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba, Teru Shimada, Karin Dor
After American and Soviet spaceships disappear, the two countries trade blame for the incidents — and as the nations edge toward war, James Bond is tasked with getting to the bottom of another international mystery.
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Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965)
Featuring more monsters than you can shake a mutated tail at, Godzilla vs. Monster Zero sees Godzilla and Rodan (a radioactive pterodactyl) travel to Planet X at the behest of its people to fight three-headed Ghidorah (aka Monster Zero).
Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964)
When Tokyo is again threatened by Godzilla, officials believe the key to defeating the mutant may involve a giant moth goddess from a remote island. Two of Mothra’s diminutive followers, who are looking for the insect’s missing egg, broker the deal.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1956)
When nuclear testing awakens a 400-foot-tall amphibian from its 1,000-year slumber, the giant’s rampage reduces Tokyo to rubble. Raymond Burr drops in on this English-dubbed version of the Japanese gigantimonster flick that spawned many sequels.
Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)
With the aid of his vivid imagination, a bullied boy whisks himself away to the fantastical Monster Island, where he makes friends with Godzilla’s son, Minya, and finally learns how to stand up for himself.