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					10.5: The Day the Earth Would Not Stand Still (2003) – DVD

Genre: Action
Directed by: Greg Krutilek
Cast: Kim Delaney, Beau Bridges
Plot: It‟s Armageddon 700 kilometers below the earth‟s surface as the fear factor is raised to
terrifying proportions. 10.5 is an epic spectacle of human drama and ultimate disaster.

A Bridge Too Far (1977) - DVD

Genre: Action | Drama | History | War
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Dirk Bogarde. James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould,
Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins
Plot: This WWII film follows the perspectives of American, Polish and British soldiers
attempting to capture key bridges behind German lines in a complicated parachute and armoured
assault.



2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), two DVDs discs
Genre: Action
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood
Plot: Kubrick first visits our pre-historic ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia into colonized
space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman into uncharted realms of space, perhaps even
into immortality.


A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Genre: Animation
Directed by: Bill Melendez

Plot: Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true
meaning of Christmas.


A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Cast: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Plot: Sexy American diamonds lover Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to plot
alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen
diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George not knowing that he has already
moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting
close to George's lawyer - Archie Leach.


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A Kind of Loving (1962)

Genre: Drama/Romance
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Cast: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird

Plot: A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job,
finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into
marrying her and moving in with his mother-in-law due to a housing shortage in their Northern
England town.

A midwife’s tale (1996)
Genre: Docudrama
Directed by: Richard P. Rogers
Cast: Ron Tough, Ruth Anderson, Hania Barton, Jim Belding

Plot: A docudrama adaptation of Ulrich's Pulitzer-winning book, which was based on thousands
of entries in the journal of Martha Ballard, a Maine midwife, in the late 1700's and early 1800's.
The movie intercuts between reenactments of Ballard doing her Maine midwifery and related
tasks, and Ulrich in her eight years of research on her book; in the end, clear comparisons are
made between the work of the two women.



A Raisin In The Sun (1961) -DVD
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil

Plot: Walter Lee Younger (Poitier) is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a
tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that
is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...




A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Plot: Blanche is in real need of a protector at this stage in her life when circumstances lead her
into paying a visit to her younger sister Stella in New Orleans. She doesn't understand how
Stella, who is expecting her first child, could have picked a husband so lacking in refinement.
Stanley Kowalski's buddies come over to the house to play cards and one of them, Mitch, finds
Blanche attractive until Stanley tells him about what kind of a woman Blanche really is. What


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will happen when Stella goes to the hospital to have her baby and just Blanche and her brother-
in-law are in the house?

Airplane (1980)

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Cast: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen

Plot: 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! Ex-Navy pilot Ted
Striker has been nervous about flying ever since THAT incident during the war.
Ted Striker just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a
stewardess at Trans American Airlines. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard the
plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in
the war. During flight, he tries to contact her again and again, but as the crew and many
passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal, he has no chance to get to her. In fact, Ted
Striker seems to be the only healthy person aboard that has piloting experience. Now, it is up to
him to get the bird down in Chicago safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But
Ted Striker's aversion really is a serious psychosis, which breaks open and needs to be cured -
right now.



Akeelah and the Bee (2006) - DVD
Genre: Drama

Directed by: Doug Atchison

Cast: Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett

Plot: 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.



All the king’s men (1949)

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Robert Rossen
Cast: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek


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Plot: All The King's Men is the story of the rise of politician Willie Starks from a rural county
seat to the spotlight. Along the way, he loses his initial innocence, and becomes just as corrupt as
those who he assaulted before for this characteristic. Also included is the romance between one
of his "right hand women" and the up-and-coming journalist who brings Starks to prominence.




All the President’s Men (1976) – DVD
Genre: Drama/History
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Cast: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman

Plot: Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads
to President Nixon's resignation.



Amadeus (1984)

Genre: Drama/Music
Directed by: Milos Forman
Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow

Plot: 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
understandwhy 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.



American graffiti (1973)

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: George Lucas
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Plot: Curt and Steve have gotten into a prestigious college, but Curt is having second thoughts
on the night before they're going to leave for the school. That night, Curt searches relentlessly for
a spellbinding woman in a white T-Bird while Steve tries to patch things up with his girlfriend
after suggesting they date other people while he's away. Their two other friends John and Terry
also have a wild night, John when he's forced to chauffer a little girl and Terry when he borrows
Steve's car and picks up a girl but then has trouble living up to the expectations set by the car.



American Psycho (2000)

Genre: Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Directed by: Mary Harron

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Cast: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon,
Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Jared Leto, Willem Dafoe

Plot: Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living
his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the
one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and
violence.




Amistad (1997) – DVD
Genre: Drama/ History
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Matthew McConaughey

Plot: Amistad is the name of a slave ship traveling towards the New World in 1839. It is carrying
a cargo of Africans who have been captured, taken on board, and chained in the cargo hold of the
ship. As the ship is crossing the Atlantic, Cinque, who was a tribal leader in Africa, leads a
mutiny and takes over the ship. They continue to sail, hoping to find help when they land.
Instead, when they reach the United States, they are imprisoned as runaway slaves. They don't
speak a word of English, and it seems like they are doomed to die for killing their captors when
an abolitionist lawyer decides to take their case, arguing that they were free citizens of another
country and not slaves at all. The case finally gets to the Supreme Court, where John Quincy
Adams makes an impassioned and eloquent plea for their release.



Angela’s ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Alan Parker
Cast: Emily Watson, Robert Cartyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens

Plot: 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.



12 Angry Men (1957) – DVD

Genre: Drama/Crime
Directed by: Sydney Lumet
Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley



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Plot: The defence and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to
decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins
as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices
and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Based on the play, all of the
action takes place on the stage of the jury room.




Anywhere but here (1999)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Wayne Wang
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman

Plot: 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.




A Place in the Sun (1951)

Genre: Drama/Romance
Directed by: George Stevens
Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

Plot: Young up-and-comer George Eastman is thrust into the blue collar life of a rich friend's
family business where he's expected to learn the ropes from the bottom up. While paying his
dues Eastman becomes involved with Alice Tripp, a simple, trusting girl on the assembly line.
When Eastman is finally introduced to high society he meets the gorgeous, sophisticated Angela
Vickers and promptly forgets all about Alice. Only Alice won't be gotten rid of so easily -
especially since their affair is about to result in an unexpected and (especially from Eastman)
unwanted dividend.




Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Directed by: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris

Plot: 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.



Around the World with Timon & Pumbaa (1997)

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Genre: Animation




At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama
Director: Irwin Winkler
Cast: Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino

Plot: Amy is an architect who works for perfection. She takes a vacation at a small town health
spa where she meets Virgil, a blind masseuse. She falls in love with him for the senses he loves
that she takes for granted. They listen to the rain, they make love, and then she does research on
restoring sight he hasn't had since he was one year old. He joins her in New York and undergoes
the treatment only to find that seeing doesn't mean comprehending what one sees. The difficult
road to understanding the visual world tests their relationship. The strain is taken to the limits
when Virgil begins to lose his sight once again.




Babe (1995)
Genre: Family/Comedy
Directed by: Chris Noonan
Cast: Magda Szubanski, James Cromwell

Plot: Babe is a little pig who doesn't quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd
friends, like Ferdianad the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mom, Babe
realizes that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep pig of all time, and Farmer Hogget
Knows it. Babe with the help of the sheep dogs and the sheep babe learns that a pig can be
anything that he wants to be.




Babette’s feast (1987)

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: Gabriel Axel
Cast: Stephane Audran, Birgitte Federspiel, Bodil Kjer, Jarl Kulle

Plot: In 19th century Denmark, two adult sisters live in an isolated village with their father, who
is the honored pastor of a small Protestant church that is almost a sect unto itself. Although they
each are presented with a real opportunity to leave the village, the sisters choose to stay with
their father, to serve to him and their church. After some years, a French woman refugee,
Babette, arrives at their door, begs them to take her in, and commits herself to work for them as
maid/housekeeper/cook. Sometime after their father dies, the sisters decide to hold a dinner to
commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Babette experiences unexpected good fortune
and implores the sisters to allow her to take charge of the preparation of the meal. Although they
are secretly concerned about what Babette, a Catholic and a foreigner, might do, the sisters allow
her to go ahead. Babette then prepares the feast of a lifetime for the members of the tiny church
and an important gentleman related to one of them.

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Baby Huey’s Great Easter Adventure (1999)

Genre: Family/Comedy
Directed by: Stephen Furst
Cast: Maureen McCormick, Denny Dillon, David L. Lander

Plot: Adventures of the Duck who can hammer home runs, topple telephone poles and lift a
truck with one wing.



Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation
Directed by: Simon Wells



Bambi (1942)
Genre: Animation
Directed by: David Hand




Bartfly (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway

Plot: Mickey Rourke plays Henry Chinaski, a poet and alcoholic. He spends his life in bars in
Los Angeles, drinking every night. One day he meets Wanda, also a alcoholic and falls in love
with her. Wanda is not like his former girlfriends, one is still able to see the beauty she once was
before she started to drink. Together they meet Tully Sorenson, who wants to publish some of
Henry's poems. For a short time he becomes famous but in the end it is clear that Henry and
Wanda have only one goal in life: drinking to forget the lousy life they live outside the bars of
Los Angeles.



Barton Fink (1991)

Genre: Drama/Thriller
Directed by: Joel Coen
Cast: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney

Plot: 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
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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.

Bed of roses (1996)

Genre: Romance/Drama
Directed by: Michael Goldenberg
Cast: Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson

Plot: Romantic drama about a young career girl (Mary Stuart Masterson) who is swept off her
feet by a shy florist (Christian Slater), who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a
shadowy window.



Being there (1979)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Directed by: Hal Ashby
Cast: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Plot: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C.
house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of
the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up
a guest of a woman (Eve) and her husband Ben, an influential but sickly businessman. Now
called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, and an unlikely
political insider.




Beyond the sea (2004) -DVD

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Kevin Spacey
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Kate

Plot: Consummate entertainer Bobby Darin (1936-1973) is making a movie about his life. He's
volatile, driven by the love of performing, ambition, perfectionism, and belief that he's living on
borrowed time. He begins in the Bronx: a fatherless lad learning music and dance from his mom.
His career starts slowly, then "Splish Splash" puts him at the top of the charts and on
"Bandstand." He wants to be an entertainer, not a pop star, so he aims for the Copacabana; then
it's on to the movies, where he meets and marries Sandra Dee. After, it's balancing career, health,
marriage and family life, balances he doesn't always keep. Throughout, conversations with his
boyhood self give him perspective.




Big (1988)


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Genre: Comedy/Family/Fantasy
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Plot: A young boy makes a wish at a fairground machine to be big. He wakes up the following
morning to find that his wish has been granted and his body has grown older over night. But he
is still the same 12 year old kid on the inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar
world of grown ups including getting a job, and having his first romantic encounter with a
woman. What will he find out about this strange world?




Big business (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Jim Abrahams
Cast: Bette Midler, Lyli Tomlin, Fred Ward, Edward Herrmann

Plot: In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the
same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just
passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents.
Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross
paths following a big business deal to closedown the Jupiter Hollow factory.



Big Daddy (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart

Plot: Sonny Koufax is 32 years old. He's a law school graduate. He's got a nice apartment in
Manhattan. There's just one problem. He does nothing, except sit on his butt and live off an
investment that was the result of a meager lawsuit he won a year ago. But after his fed up
girlfriend leaves him, he comes up with the ingenious idea to adopt a five year old boy to
showcase his newfound maturity. But things don't go as planned, and Sonny finds himself the
unlikely foster father that will change his perspective on just looking out for himself.



Blazing Saddles (1974)

Genre: Comedy/Western
Directed by: Mel Brooks
Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens

Plot: 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

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sheriff in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over
the townspeople.



Born yesterday (1950)

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: George Cukor
Cast: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford

Plot: Uncouth, loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock descends upon Washington D.C. to
buy himself a congressman or two, bringing with him his mistress, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn.
Brock hires newspaperman Paul Verrall to see if he can soften her rough edges and make her
more presentable in capital society. But Harry gets more than he bargained for as Billie absorbs
Verall's lessons in U.S. history and not only comes to the realization that Harry is nothing but a
two-bit, corrupt crook, but in the process also falls in love with her handsome tutor.



Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Frank Oz
Cast: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

Plot: Hollywood, today: Bobby Bowfinger, a run-down actor-producer-director, is reading a
script which a friend has written. Completely convinced of its quality, he decides to take a last
shot at fame and fortune. But the script is not that easy to sell, and a famous producer promises
him to do it, but there is one condition: Kit Ramsey, Hollywood's number one star, has to be in
it. So, Bobby tries his luck with Kit - who says no - and then decides to shoot the film himself.
Together with the cheapest team available in Southern California, an aspiring beauty from Ohio,
a diva who is just a little over the hill, a key-holding gofer from a major studio and a goon hired
away from burger-flipping, Bobby sets out to shoot the science-fiction-film starring Kit Ramsey
- who does not even know he's being filmed.

Brazil (1985)
Genre: Comedy/Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jonathan Pryce, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm

Plot: 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.




Bright Eyes (1934)
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Genre: Comedy/Drama/Musical
Directed by: David Butler
Cast: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell, Judith Allen

Plot: When a maid is accidentally hit by a car and killed, her young orphaned daughter is forced
to live with the snooty couple her mother used to work for. A custody battle soon ensues
between an aviator who adores the little girl and the couple's crotchety Uncle Ned.



Bring it on (2006) – DVD

Genre: Comedy

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

Plot: The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit,
spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the
sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance (Kirsten Dunst), the Toros' road
to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed
routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro's
former captain. While the Toros scramble to come up with a new routine, the Clovers, led by
squad captain Isis (Gabrielle Union) have their own problems - coming up with enough money to
cover their travel expenses to the championships. With time running out and the pressure
mounting, both captains drive their squads to the point of exhaustion: Torrance, hell bent on
saving the Toros' reputation, and Isis more determined than ever to see that the Clovers finally
get the recognition that they deserve. But only one team can bring home the title, so may the best
moves win.




Broken Arrow
Genre: Action/Thriller
Directed by: John Woo
Cast: John Travolta, Christian Slater

Plot: "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.




Brown's Requiem (1998) – DVD
Genre: Crime
Directed by: Jason Freeland
Cast: Michael Rooker, Selma Blair, Kevin Corrigan

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Plot: Fritz Brown (Michael Rooker) is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his
time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When
a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker (Will Sasso) wanders into Fritz's office one day,
flashing a wad of cash, Fritz is hired to follow Fat Dog's kid sister Jane (Selma Blair), who is
holed up with a Beverly Hills sugar daddy named Sol Kupferman (Harold Gould). Kupferman is
a 70 year-old bag man for the mob, and Fat Dog claims that "Solly K" is up to something evil
that may harm Jane. The trail leads Fritz to an encounter with his dark past in the person of
Haywood Cathcart (Brion James), current head of LAPD internal affairs and the person who
kicked Fritz off the police force. But what is Cathcart doing in business with a mobster? And
why is Jane shacked up with a man old enough to be her grandfather? Fritz starts asking some
questions, and the answers are all bad news. Fritz finds himself back on Haywood Cathcart's
short list, and as the bodies start to pile up around him, Fritz stands to lose more than his job this
time around as some old debts get repaid.



Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) - DVD

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui
Cast: Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland

Plot: Buffy thinks very highly of her keen fashion-sense. In fact, fashion, cheerleading, movies
and parties are all she ever thinks about. Then one day, Merrick approaches her; telling her she
has a specific mission in life - killing vampires. What good is her "keen fashion-sense" in her
new daily tasks?



Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Drama/Crime
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Cast: Warren Beatty, Annettte Bening

Plot: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-
dressing womaniser with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing
him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his
family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as
Las Vegas gives him his big idea.



Bus stop (1956)

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O‟Connell

Plot: 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.

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When the bus stops at Grace's Diner the passengers learn that the road ahead is blocked. By now
everyone knows of the kidnapping, but Bo is determined to have Cherie.

By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)- DVD

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: David Butler
Cast: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Billy Gray

Plot: The trials and tribulations of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as Marjorie
Winfield's boyfriend, William Sherman, returns from the Army after W.W.I. Bill & Marjorie's
on-again, off-again provide the backdrop for other family issues, primarily brought on by little
brother Wesley's overactive imagination and tall tales




Casablanca (1942) - DVD
Genre: Drama | Romance | War
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Plot: 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....



Catch Me If You Can (2002) VHS +DVD

Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Plot: 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. 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.

Cannery row (1982)

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: David S.Ward
Cast: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley

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Plot: A depressed section of Monterey, California, known as Cannery Row from its string of
now-empty canning plants is the backdrop for an offbeat romantic comedy about a pair of
mismatched lovers. Doc is a lonely marine biologist (and former baseball star) who supplies
specimens for science labs and classrooms. Suzy is a scrappy drifter who can't even succeed as a
prostitute because of her abrasive manner. When the two get together, it's fireworks, though not
the romantic kind. Not to worry, everything is in the hands of Cannery Row's resident guardian
angels, Mack and the boys, a band of drunken derelicts whose hearts are in the right place, even
though their brains are not.



Century (1993)

Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Cast: Charles Dance, Clive Owen, Miranda Richardson

Plot: Paul Reisner, a young doctor, becomes a researcher in a prestigious medical institute. He
feels he has a chance to be part of a movement of unending progress in science and civilization.
Then he begins to discover the dark side of the institute, which foreshadows the dark side of the
20th century.



Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Genre: Peter Faiman
Directed by: Adventure/Comedy
Cast: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon

Plot: Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is an Australian crocodile hunter who lives in the
Australian outback and runs a safari business with his trusted friend and mentor Walter Reilly.
After surviving a crocodile attack, a New York journalist named Sue arrives to interview Mick
about how he survived and learns more about the crocodile hunter. After saving Sue from a
crocodile, Sue invites Mick to visit New York City, since Mick has never been to a city. Mick
finds the culture and life in New York City a lot different than his home and he finds himself
falling in love with Sue.



Citizen Kane (1941)
Genre: Drama/Mystery
Directed by: Orson Welles
Cast: Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Plot: 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.

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Cocoon (1985)
Genre: Adventure/Drama/Comedy/Sci-Fi
Directed by: Ron Howard
Cast: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn

Plot: A group of aliens return to earth to take back some cocoons of their people they left behind
from an earlier trip. The cocoons are resting at the bottom of the ocean. They kept the recovered
cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is
hampered by a number of old people from an elderly home nearby, who have been secretly using
the pool and discovering the unusual power of these cocoons.



Cold Creek Manor (2003) – DVD

Genre: thriller
Directed by: Mike Figgis
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff

Plot: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his
wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilatpidated old mansion still filled with
the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their dream house soon becomes a living
nightmare when the previous owner (Dorff) shows up, and a series of terrifying incidents lead
them on a spine-tingling search for clues to the estate's dark and lurid past...



Cold Mountain (2003) – DVD

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Rene Zellweger

Plot: "Cold Mountain" tells the story of a wounded Confederate soldier named Inman (Jude
Law) who struggles on a perilous journey to get back home to Cold Mountain, N.C. as well as to
Ada (Nicole Kidman), the woman he left behind before going off to fight in the Civil War.
Along the way, he meets a long line of interesting and colorful characters, while back at home,
Ada is learning the ropes of managing her deceased father's farm with Ruby (Renee Zellweger),
a scrappy drifter who assists and teaches Ada along the way.



Comrade X (1940)

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Directed by: King Vidor

Cast: Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr

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Plot: The film is set in 1940, shortly after the United States recognized the Soviet Union, and
just before Russia became a valued ally in the war against Hitler. In this era of American
ambivalence towards Russia, an American reporter (Clark Gable) is smuggling news out of
Russia under the nom de plume 'Comrade X.' A hotel employee discovers his identity and
blackmails him into taking the employee's beautiful pro-communist daughter (Hedy Lamarr) out
of the country.



Contact (1997)

Genre: Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Jena Malone, David Morse, Jodie Foster, Geoffrey Blake, William

Plot: 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?



Cop land (1997)
Genre: Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller
Directed by: James Mangold
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta

Plot: A film about the duties (or lack thereof) of Sheriff Fred Heflin of a small New Jersey town
occupied exclusively by Police Officers from New York City-the place Freddie wishes he was
employed. His job is to look after the menial police tasks while the residents make and break the
law as they see fit. The film progresses and Freddie develops a sudden motivation to do the right
thing and become the legitimate law in town. An idea which meets with opposition.



Crash (2004)

Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller
Directed by: Paul Haggis
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Brandan Fraser

Plot: Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-
related characters, a police detective with a drugged out mother and a thieving younger brother,
two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the white district attorney and
his irritated and pampered wife, a racist white veteran cop (caring for a sick father at home) who
disgusts his more idealistic younger partner, a successful Hollywood director and his wife who
must deal with the 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.


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101 Dalmatians (1996) - DVD

Director: Stephen Herek
Genre: Family/Comedy
Cast: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels

Plot: Fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, fall in love and marry along
with their dalmatians Perdita and Pongo. But the proud dogs' puppies are kidnapped by Anita's
boss Cruella De Vil, who is stealing young dalmatians to make the coat she has set her heart on.
Enlisting the help of the British animal kingdom, Pongo and Perdita set out to find and rescue all
ninety-nine pups from their fearsome captors, Jasper and Horace.



Dances with wolves (1990) - DVD
Genre: Adventure
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonell

Plot: Having been sent to a remote outpost in the wilderness of the Dakota territory during the
American Civil War, Lieutenant John Dunbar encounters, and is eventually accepted into, the
local Sioux tribe. He is known as "Dances with Wolves" to them and as time passes he becomes
enamoured by the beautiful "Stands With a Fist". Not soon after, the frontier becomes the
frontier no more, and as the army advances on the plains, John must make a decision that will
not only affect him, but also the lives of the natives he now calls his people.




Dave (1993), +DVD
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Cast: Kevin Kline, Sicourney Weaver, Frank Langella

Plot: Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a
sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly
like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an official luncheon, the Secret
Service hires Dave to stand in for him. Unfortunately, Mitchell suffers a severe stroke whilst
having sex with one of his aides, and Dave finds himself stuck in the role indefinitely. The
corrupt and manipulative Chief of Staff, Bob Alexander, plans to use Dave to elevate himself to
the White House - but unfortunately, he doesn't count on Dave enjoying himself in office, using
his luck to make the country a better place, and falling in love with the beautiful First Lady...




Days of Glory (1944)


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Genre: Drama | Romance | War
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Cast: Tamara Toumanova, Gregory Peck

Plot: In late 1941, with the Nazi invasion of Russia still advancing, the Red Army leaves bands
of guerillas behind in the forests. One such band is joined by beautiful ballet dancer Nina;
initially inept, a series of bitter lessons gradually make her a seasoned soldier. The group still
form human attachments, despite the shadow of grim death that makes their greatest hope one of
selling their lives dearly...



Dead Calm (1989)

Genre: Horror/Thriller
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane

Plot: John Ingram and his wife Rae, who's recovering from an auto accident, are on their
sailboat, becalmed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Their leisurely isolation is interrupted by
Hughie, the lone survivor of a sinking black schooner they spot one morning. Hughie's story
doesn't quite gibe, so John boards the schooner to investigate, where he discovers the real truth.
When Hughie wakes and realizes where John is, he takes control of the Ingram yacht from Rae,
and motors off towards the horizon. Can Rae regain control of the boat and find John before the
schooner sinks?



Dead End (1998)
Genre: Action/Drama
Directed by: Douglas Jackson
Cast: Eric Roberts, Jacob Tierney, Eliza Roberts

Plot: After his ex-wife dies in a fall from her balcony, PoliceSgt. Henry Smovinsky gets custody
of his troubled teenage son. Smovinsky soon finds out that his ex-wife was a high-class hooker,
her death was not a suicide and that the police have chosen him as their prime suspect. Maggie
Furness is the only cop willing to help him protect his son and track down the real killer.



Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Richard Benjamin, Kirstie Alley, Demi Moore

Plot: 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

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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.




Deep blue sea (1999)
Genre: Action/Horror/Thriller
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Cast: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, LL Cool J

Plot: Doctors in an underwater laboratory discover a chemical in the brains of sharks capable of
reviving human brain cells. Using gene therapy the doctors create sharks with larger brain
masses as a way to speed up the production of the life saving antidote. The result is a breed of
Mako that is bigger, stronger, smarter, faster and more fierce then anything man has seen before.
The sharks gain the ability to reason and turn on their masters resulting in an all or nothing fight
to the finish between man and the ultimate predator.



Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)

Genre: Horror
Directed by: Silvio Narizzano
Cast: Stefanie Powers, Tallulah Bankhead, Peter Vaughan

Plot: A young woman is terrorized by her fiance's demented mother who blames her for her
son's death.




Disclosure (1994)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Cast: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore

Plot: 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.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Genre: Drama/Romance
Directed by: David Lean
Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin



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Plot: Set just before and in the years following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, the filme
follows the life of Zhivago as he marries, raises a family, has his life totally disrupted by first
World War One, and then by the Revolution. Shown against the Epic of a world turned on its
head, his life and freedom are torn from him as the new society makes demands.


Dogma (1999)
Genre: Adventure/Comedy
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Cast: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock

Plot: A female descendant of Mary Mother of Christ and two unlikely prophets are called upon
by Rufus, an unknown 13th apostle, to stop two angels, that were cast out of heaven, from
unknowingly erasing all of God's work by restoring their souls by entering a new church.
Restoring ones soul by entering a new church is a part of the Catholic Dogma, and by restoring
their souls the angels could reenter heaven thus revealing there is a loophole to return to heaven.
This would prove God was not perfect and upon proving this all of God's work would
immediately be erased.



Double Jeopardy (1999)

Genre: Thriller/Drama/Mystery/Crime
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Benjamin Weir

Plot: When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. Six years
later Libby is paroled and with the help of Travis Lehman (her parole officer) she sets out to find
her son and the truth behind the "murder".



Down and out in Beverly Hills (1986)

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Cast: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss

Plot: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a
hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation
classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is confused about his sexuality and
their daughter is suffering from eating disorders. While they are celebrating thanksgiving having
plenty of food, street tramp Jerry is hungry, homeless, sleeping rough and has lost his dog. Jerry
decides to end his life by drowning himself in their swimming pool. Dave rescues him and
invites him to stay for a while. How does this stranger change the life style of this family?




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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
(1964)
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

Plot: U.S. Air Force Colonel Jack Ripper goes completely and utterly mad, and sends his
bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He suspects that the communists are conspiring to pollute
the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. The U.S. president meets with his advisors,
where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if the U.S.S.R. is hit by nuclear weapons, it will
trigger a "Doomsday Machine" which will destroy all plant and animal life on Earth. Peter
Sellers portrays the three men who might avert this tragedy: British Group Captain Lionel
Mandrake, the only person with access to the demented Gen. Ripper; U.S. President Merkin
Muffley, whose best attempts to divert disaster depend on placating a drunken Soviet Permier
and the former Nazi genius Dr. Strangelove, who concludes that "such a device would not be a
practical deterrent for reasons which at this moment must be all too obvious". Will the bombers
be stopped in time, or will General Jack Ripper succeed in destroying the world ?


Dune (2000) – DVD

Genre: fantasy
Directed by: John Harrison
Cast: William Hurt, Alec Newman, Saskia Reeves, James Watson

Plot: In the 11th millennium SHADDAM IV., ruler of the Galactic Empire, rids himself of his
competitor Prince LETO by giving him control of the desert planet Dune also called Arrakis;
fully aware that its present owner, Baron HARKONNEN, will not give it up without a fight. The
reason is that Arrakis is the source of the valuable spice, a substance produced by enormous and
dangerous sand worms, which bestows special mental qualities on anyone who consumes it. A
short while later Harkonnen does indeed succeed in ambushing and massacring Leto and his
men. Leto's mistress JESSICA, who is a member of the clairvoyant order of Bene Gesserit,
manages to escape into the desert with her son PAUL, and after a long and dangerous march they
finally encounter the Fremen, the long suppressed desert tribe of Arrakis. Impressed by Paul's
clairvoyant abilities, tribal prince STILGAR takes in the fugitives. Very soon the Fremen are
convinced that Paul is their long-prophesied redeemer, and Stilgar prepares him for his great
task. While Paul is being instructed in the secrets of desert life he falls in love with young
CHANI, who bears him a son. During the next few years the Fremen, led by Paul, wage a
guerilla war of attrition against Harkonnen, who suffers heavy losses. Most important of all, they
sabotage the planet's spice production: this brings Shaddam IV. onto the scene, who senses that
the basis of his power is being threatened. The rebels on Arrakis want to finish off the imperial
forces once and for all, but after a terrible battle which costs him almost all his men, Shaddam is
finally forced to concede defeat...



Eight Millimeter (1999)




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Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Galdolfini

Plot: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles
(Nicolas Cage) down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise
Max (Joaquin Phoenix), Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the
fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away
from his wife (Catherine Keener), family and simple life as a small-town private eye.




Entrapment (1999)
Genre: Comedy/Crime/Thriller/Romance
Directed by: Jon Amiel
Cast: Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames

Plot: Following the theft of a highly-secured piece of artwork, an agent convinces her insurance
agency employers to allow her to wriggle into the company of an aging but active master thief.
Connery's burglar takes her on suspiciously and demands rigorous training before their first job
together--stealing a highly-valued mask from a chichi party. Their deepening attraction and
distrust could tear apart their partnership but the promise of a bigger prize (some eight billion
odd dollars) by Zeta-Jones keeps the game interesting. Only, who's playing with whom?



Equilibrium (2002) - DVD
Genre: Action /Thriller
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Cast: Christian Bale, Emily Watson,Taye Diggs

Plot: In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art
and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Cleric John Preston
(Bale) is a top ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules.
Whe he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has
been trained to enforce the strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the only person
capable of overthrowing it.



Erin Brockovich (2000) – DVD

Genre: Biography/Drama
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney

Plot: Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no
luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was
in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation

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for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that
soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific
Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land
that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is
improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs
deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her lawfirm in
one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar
corporation.



E.T. (the Extra-Terrestrial) (1982) VHS+DVD

Genre: Family/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Drama
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace-Stone, Robert MacNaughton

Plot: A group of aliens visit earth and one of them is lost and left behind stranded on this planet.
The alien is found by a 10 year old boy, Elliot. Soon the two begin to communicate, and start a
different kind of friendship in which E.T learns about life on earth and Elliot learns about some
new values for the true meaning of friendship. E.T. wants to go home, but if Elliot helps him,
he'll lose a friend...

Extreme Adventure Fun, vol. 7 (2005) – DVD

Genre: Animation

“Mickey‟s Trailer”, “Good Scouts”



Ever after (1998)
Genre: Romance/Comedy/Drama/Fantasy
Directed by: Andy Tennat
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Houston, Dougray Scott

Plot: With the sudden death of her loving father, Danielle is made a servant by her new
stepmother. She also has two new stepsisters, one quite kind but the other one really horrid. Still,
Danielle grows up to be a happy and strong-willed young lady, and one day her path crosses that
of handsome Prince Henry, who has troubles of his own at home. Luckily the nice Leonardo da
Vinci is on hand to help all round.



Fail safe (1964)

Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi/War
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Dan O‟Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton


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Plot: A technical malfunction in the Pentagon's strategic control system causes an erroneous
order to be sent to a B-58 squadron on a routine training mission instructing the bombers to fly
beyond their fail safe distance. At this point the flight crew are trained to cease communications
and prepare to fulfill their objective by bombing Moscow. As the planes near their target, the
crisis deepens and together the Americans and Soviets decide on a final, desperate solution.


Face off (1997)
Genre: Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller
Directed by: John Woo
Cast: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen

Plot: FBI Special Agent Sean Archer (Travolta) tries to find a biological weapon placed in Los
Angeles by a sadistic terrorist-for-hire and criminal mastermind named Castor Troy (Cage).
Archer has hunted Troy for the last 8 years, and is consumed by revenge because Troy is
responsible for the death of Archer's son. To do this, Archer must "borrow" Troy's face using a
surgical procedure to go undercover as Troy, but things go wrong when Troy assumes the
identity of Archer.



Far From Heaven (2002)

Genre: Drama/Romance
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Cast: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert

Plot: Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful
husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank kissing another
man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds
consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond - a socially taboo
relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it. Despite Cathy and
Frank's struggle to keep their marriage afloat, the reality of his homosexuality and her feelings
for Raymond open a painful, if more honest, chapter in their lives.


Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime/Thriller
Directed by: Joel Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Plot: Jerry Lundegaard is in a financial jam and, out of desperation, comes up with a plan to hire
someone to kidnap his wife and demand ransom from her wealthy father, to be secretly split
between Jerry and the perpetrators. Jerry, who is not the most astute of individuals, hires a
couple of real losers from the frozen northern reaches of Fargo, North Dakota for the job. Then
things begin to slip from bad to worse as Jerry helplessly watches on.




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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: John Hughes
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara

Plot: Ferris is a street-wise kid who knows all the tricks. Today he decides to take the day off
school. When Ferris takes the day off, so must his best friends, Cameron and Sloane. Cameron is
reluctantly persuaded to borrow his father's Ferrari, and together they hatch a plan to get Sloane
out of class. Suspicious dean of students Ed Rooney knows all about Ferris, but can never catch
him. Ferris' sister Jeanie is also frustrated that Ferris always gets away with his tricks and she
doesn't. Furthermore, Ferris is an 'angel' in his parents eyes. It's Ferris' day off, he's out to enjoy
himself, and he does!.



Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - DVD

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey
Directed by: Norman Jewison

Plot: Film version of the stage musical, based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem. Tevye the
Milkman is a Jewish peasant in pre-Revolutionary Russia, coping with the day-to-day problems
of `shtetl' life, his Jewish traditions, his family (wife and daughters), and state-sanctioned
pogroms.



Fire in the sky (1993)

Genre: Mystery/Drama/Sci-Fi
Directed by: Robert Lieberman
Cast: D.B.Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer

Plot: This film recreates the strange events which happened November 5, 1975 in the town
Snowflake, Arizona. Travis Walton works as a logger in the woods. When he and his colleagues
drive home after work, they encounter an UFO. For the next five days Travis disappears and his
colleagues are accused of murder. When he reappears, first he didn't remember that he was gone,
but in time the terrible memories come back...



Five man army (1969)

Genre: Western
Directed by: Don Taylor, Italo Zingarelli
Cast: Peter Graves, Bud Spencer, James Daly

Plot: Set during the Mexican Revolution, a man known only as "The Dutchman" has a plan, and
brings in four of his old acquaintences, including an old army buddy and a silent Japanese

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swordsman, to help him out by promising a $1000 reward if it succeeds. The plan turns out to be
a fool's mission: rob a train carrying $500,000 in gold that's guarded by dozens of heavily armed
soldiers and passes through a steady stream of military checkpoints. Naturally, his friends agree
to go along with the scheme.




Flags of Our Fathers (2006) – DVD
Genre: Action | Drama | History | War
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach

Plot: In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square
kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount
Suribachi and six soldiers raise their flag on the top, the picture become a symbol in a post Great
Depression America. The government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds of
war, bringing hope to desolated people, and making the three men heroes of war. However, the
traumatized trio has difficulties to deal with the image build by their superiors, sharing the
heroism with their mates. Focus (2001)

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Neal Slavin
Cast: William H.Macy, Laura Dern, David Paymer

Plot: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as
Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial
persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant in a struggle for dignity
and survival.



Forrest Gump (1994) - DVD

Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field

Plot: Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic
moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.



Forrest Gump (1994)

Genre: Comedy/ Drama/Romance
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise

Plot: Forrest, Forrest Gump is a simple man with little brain activity but good intentions. He
struggles through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the

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ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam,
finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, starts a table tennis craze, creates a
famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, create the smiley, write bumper stickers and
songs, donating to people and meeting the president several times. However this is all irrelevant
to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny. Who has messed up her life.
Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.




Frankenstein (1994)
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Romance | Sci-Fi
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter

Plot: Dr. Frankenstein creates a simple creature from various body parts. The creature turns into
a monster when Dr. Frankenstein rejects him. Sticking close to the original novel, Kenneth
Branagh guides us through the story of Frankensteins quest for knowledge, and his creatures
search for his "father".




Freaks (1932)

Genre: Horror/Thriller
Directed by: Tod Browning
Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova

Plot: A carnival barker displays a sideshow freak called the Feathered Hen and tells her story.
Cleopatra, a trapeze artist with the carnival, is adored by a midget named Hans. Frieda, Hans'
fiancée (also a midget), warns Hans that Cleopatra is only interested in him so that he will give
her money. Cleopatra has an affair with Hercules, and when Frieda lets it slip that Hans is to
come into an inheritance, Cleopatra and Hercules plan to get the money be having Cleopatra
marry Hans. During the wedding reception, Cleopatra, although openly romantic with Hercules,
is accepted by the freaks, but is revolted and mocks them. The freaks decide that they no longer
need Hercules in their carnival and have a new career for Cleopatra all lined up, and make sure
she doesn't "chicken" out.

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Directed by: Jon Avnet
Cast: Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Jessica Tandy

Plot: Evelyn Couch is having trouble in her marriage, and no one seems to take her seriously.
While in a nursing home visiting relatives, she meets Ninny Threadgoode, an outgoing old
woman, who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode, a young woman in 1920's Alabama.
Through Idgie's inspiring life, Evelyn learns to be more assertive and builds a lasting friendship
of her own with Ninny.



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Ghost story (1981)

Genre: Drama/Horror
Directed by: John Irvin
Cast: Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Plot: Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome,
50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the
group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.


Gigi (1958)

Genre: Comedy/Musical/Romance
Directed by: Vincente Minelli
Cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan

Plot: In turn-of-the-century Paris, Gaston Lachaille is a bon vivant much like his uncle, Honore
(who thanks heaven for little girls). But Gaston is becoming bored with the high life ... especially
the women. He only truly enjoys the time that he spends with one of his uncle's old friends,
Madame Alvarez, and her grand-daughter, the precocious and carefree Gigi. Gigi is being
groomed to follow in her grandmother's footsteps as a famous courtesan. It suddenly occurs to
Gaston that he could become her first protector, but the situation makes him uneasy until he
discovers that he's in love with Gigi and wants to marry her.



Gone in 60 seconds (2000)
Genre: Action
Directed by: Dominic Sena
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi

Plot: Kip Raines, a young car thief, was contracted to steal 50 specific cars but something went
wrong. Now the man who hired him, Raymond Calitri, wants his head. When his brother,
Memphis, once a great car thief, who retired a few years ago, learns of this, he comes back to
town to see if he can help his brother. The only thing that will appease Calitri is if the order is
fulfilled. So Memphis has to assemble his old crew, and he has to do the job in a few days. And a
cop who hounded him, upon learning of his return, is keeping an eye on him. And another car
thief, whom he competed with before wants to get the Calitri job, and is telling Memphis to back
off, but he won't.

GoodFellas (1990) - DVD

Genre: Drama

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Ray Liotta, Roberto De Niro, Joe Presci



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Plot: GoodFellas explores the criminal life like no other movie. Based on the true-life best seller
and backed by a dynamic pop/rock oldies, soundtrack, critics and filmgoers alike declared
GoodFellas great.



Good morning, Vietnam (1987) VHS + DVD

Genre: Comedy/Drama/War
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Cast: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

Plot: A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces
Radio. He turns the studio on it's ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul
of the middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough. While he is off the air, he tries to meet
Vietnamese especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on
the radio.


Gone with the wind (1939)

Genre: Drama/War/Romance
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland

Plot: This classic film narrates the love between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler during the
American civil war. It's the history of a selfish woman who doesn't want to admit her feelings
about the man she loves, and finally loses him.




Good Will Hunting (1997) - DVD
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Plot: Will Hunting (Damon) is a genius who's living a rough life in South Boston, while being
employed at a prestigious college in Boston, he's discovered by a Fields Medal winning
Professor (Skarsgard) who eventually tries to get Will to turn his life around with the help of
Sean Maguire (Williams), as Will begins to realize that there's more to himself then he thinks
there is.



Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell


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Plot: A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting "rat" (as he
calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On
awaking the 'following' day he discovers that it's Groundhog Day again, and again, and again.
First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest
of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day.



Grapes of wrath (1940)

Genre: Drama
Directed by: John Ford
Cast: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine

Plot: Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their
farm due to forecloseure. He catches up with them on his Uncles farm, and joins them the next
day as they head for California and a new life... Hopefully. Based on the John Steinbeck novel.


Great expectations (1998)

Genre: Drama/Romance
Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Bancroft, Robert De Niro

Plot: Based on Charles Dickens' timeless tale, this is a story of the love of a man for an
unreachable woman. Updated to modern day New York City, the story concerns a man of
modest background who falls in love with a rich girl. But when a mysterious benefactor
greenlights the man to make his dreams come true, everything done has the ultimate goal of
making Estella fall in love with him...




Great W.W.II movies (2002) – DVD
           1. A WALK IN THE SUN (1945)

           Genre: Drama | War

           Directed by: Lewis Milestone
           Cast: Dana Andrews

           Plot: In the 1943 invasion of Italy, one American platoon lands, digs in, then makes
           its way inland to attempt to take a fortified farmhouse, as tension and casualties
           mount. Unusually realistic picture of war as long quiet stretches of talk, punctuated
           by sharp, random bursts of violent action whose relevance to the big picture is often
           unknown to the soldiers


           2. WE DIVE AT DAWN (1943)

           Genre: Action | Drama | War
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           Directed by: Anthony Asquith
           Cast: John Mills

           Plot: The crew of HMS submarine Sea Tiger have their leave (and assorted family
           problems) cut short when they are recalled for a special mission: sink the new
           German battleship Brandenburg. En route, they learn that their target has entered
           the heavily defended Baltic; rather than fail, they follow it. Tension builds as they
           approach their target. After the attempt, escape seems impossible...unless they can
           refuel in enemy waters.

           3. THE NORTH STAR (1943)

            Genre: Drama | War

           Directed by: Lewis Milestone
           Cast: Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews

           Plot: In a peaceful Ukrainian village, the school year is just ending in June 1941.
           Five young friends set out for a walking trip to Kiev, but their travels are brutally
           interrupted when they are suddenly attacked by German planes, in the first wave of
           the Nazi assault on the Soviet Union. When the village itself is attacked and
           occupied, most of the men flee to the hills to form a guerrilla unit. The others resist
           the Nazis as well as possible, but soon the village is placed under the command of a
           Nazi doctor who begins using the town's children as a source of constant blood
           transfusions for wounded German soldiers. Meanwhile, the small group of young
           persons tries desperately to take a supply of firearms to the guerrillas.

Guarding Tess (1994)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: Hugh Wilson
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Shirley MacLaine, Austin Pendleton

Plot: Doug is a Secret Service Agent who has just completed his stint in charge protecting Tess
Carlisle, widow of a former U.S. President, and close personal friend of the President. He finds
that she has requested that he not be rotated but instead return to be her permanent detail. Doug
is crushed. He wants off her detail. She is very difficult to guard and makes her detail crazy with
her whims and demands. Doug returns with no idea of how to continue dealing with her.

Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama / War
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Cast: Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell

Plot: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW
camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a
sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all under the dangerous eye of the
Luftwafe vetran Col. Wilhelm Visser. Never giving up the fight to win the war, McNamara is
silently planning, waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy. A murder in the camp
gives him the chance to set a risky plan in motion. With a court martial to keep Visser and the
Germans distracted, McNamara orchestrates a cunning scheme to escape and destroy a nearby

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munitions plant, enlisting the unwitting help of young Lt. Tommy Hart. Together with his men,
McNamara uses a hero's resolve to carry out his mission, ultimately forced to weigh the value of
his life against the good of his country.



Heidi (1937)

Genre: Family/Drama
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Cast: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley

Plot: When little Heidi is stolen by her cruel aunt (who sells her) her grouchy grandfather
searches for her. Meanwhile she brings happiness to the invalid daughter of a wealthy man.


He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983)

Genre: Animation/Action/Family
Directed by: Ed Friedman, Lou Kachivas

Plot: In a distant and mystical land, wimpy Prince Adam leads the life of royalty. Unknown to
all but a few close friends/allies, Prince Adam is actually a hero, the mighty He-Man. Together
with his friends, (such as Teela; her father, a man-at-arms; mysterious Orko and his mighty
friend/horse substitute Battle Cat), He-Man battles the evil Skeletor and his minions for control
of the world, and, more importantly, for the control, power and "honor of Greyskull," the
mysterious castle from which He-Man derives his powers.



Hester Street (1975) – DVD

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver
Cast: Carol Kane, Steven Keats

Plot: Gitl, is a wonderful young country wife flabbergasted by the modern, secular ways of
America. Her husband, actor, has left the greenhorn, religious Jew nonsense behind as he takes
on a new girlfriend, a hottie for her day. His wife arrives with child unexpectedly thwarting his
plans.



High Noon (2000) – DVD

Genre: Drama/Western
Directed by: Rod Hardy
Cast: Tom Skerrit, Susanna Thompson, Reed Diamond

Plot: High Noon tells the story of a lawman named Will Kane (Skerritt) who has just married a
young bride, Amy (Thompson), promising to leave his dangerous career and settle down for a

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quiet life. Just as they are about to leave, word comes that a vicious killer Kane had sent to
prison years earlier, is coming to town on the noon train seeking vengeance. Kane attempts to
rally the town to fight the gunman, but not even his former deputy Harvey (Diamond) is willing
to help. Harvey's cowardice infuriates his girlfriend, Helen (Alonso), whose romantic past with
both Kane and with the arriving gunman convinces her to pack up and leave town. As the
dreaded noon hour approaches, Kane realizes he must stand alone against the coming storm.

Hold the Dream (1986)- DVD

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Don Sharp
Cast: Barbora Bradfords, Jenny Seagrove, Stephen Collins

Plot: Two-part, four-hour followup to "A Woman of Substance" with Deborah Kerr, now
playing Emma Harte at age 80 in the last winter of her life and dealing with her granddaughter
Paula, (played by Jenny Seagrove who appeared as young Emma in the original show) as well as
her respected advisor Henry Rossiter (John Mills) and Blackie O'Neill (Liam Neeson in aged
makeup)

Hollywood or Bust (1956)

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Cast: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis

Plot: Jerry is a fanatic movie buff driving to Hollywood to see his idol. Martin reluctantly
follows, getting Jerry into one hilarious scrape after another. The last movie with Jerry Lewis
and Dean Martin together, is a satire of the life in Hollywood. Steve Wiley is a deceiver who
cheats Malcolm Smith when he wins a car, claiming that he won it too. Trying to steal the car,
Steve tells Malcolm that he lives in Hollywood, next to Anita Ekberg's. When Malcom hears
that, they both set out for Hollywood and the adventure begins... Written by Chris
Makrozahopoulos {makzax@hotmail.com}

Malcolm Smith, a star-struck movie fan known for his lucky feelings, wins a new convertible in
a theater raffle, but his ownership is challenged by compulsive gambler Steve Wiley, who hopes
his forged winning ticket will help him pay off his bookie. After Steve regales a lovesick
Malcolm with concocted stories about his supposed next-door neighbor, sultry actress Anita
Ekberg, they agree to share the car on a cross-country trip to Tinseltown. Steve is prevented from
abandoning his traveling companion on several occasions by the latter's pet dog, a huge and
voracious Great Dane named Mr. Bascomb. They bond by sharing various adventures in New
Jersey, Chicago, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. By the time they get to Las Vegas, where they
meet the real Anita Ekberg and test Malcom's luck with craps, they have acquired a third
member of their group, Terry Roberts, an aspiring dancer, who becomes romantically involved
with Steve.




Hollow Man (2000)

Genre: Action | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
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Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Cast: Elisabeth Shue,. Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick

Plot: The Hollow Man features Kevin Bacon in the title role as Sebastian Caine, a scientist who
discovers a formula for invisibility. After an experiment makes him slowly disappear, Cane
begins to go insane, and soon threatens the lives of his fellow researchers. Elizabeth Shue and
Josh Brolin star as the targets of Cane's mayhem, along with William Devane, Kim Dickens and
Mary Jo Randle.

How the Grinch stole Christmas! (1992)

Genre: Musical/Short/Family
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam
Narrated by: Walter Matthau

Plot: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a
happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a
reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad
Christmas this year.



How to marry a millionaire (1953)

Genre: Comedy/Romance
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall

Plot: Three New York models move into a Manhattan penthouse apartment and set out to find
eligible millionaire bachelors to marry. Two of the women find a potential candidate, but all
three also fall in love with other men who may not be as financially secure. Each woman now
faces a dilemma: do they choose love or money?



I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Genre: Crime/Film-Noir/Drama
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson

Plot: Returning veteran James Allen, rejecting a return to the old factory grind, degenerates into
a hobo. Innocently involved in robbery, he is railroaded onto an incredibly brutal chain gang.
Finally escaping, he makes his way to Chicago, where he finds success in the construction
industry...and grasping girlfriend Marie, who threatens to expose him if he doesn't marry her.
When he meets and falls for Helen, things go from bad to worse.




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Ice Station Zebra (1968)

Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Directed by: John Sturges
Cast: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan

Plot: Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian,
Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and
the crew of the nuclear sub USS Tigerfish to the North Pole to rescue the crew of Drift Ice
Station Zebra, a weather station at the top of the world. The mission takes on new and dangerous
twists as the crew finds out that all is not as it seems at Zebra, and that someone will stop at
nothing to prevent the mission from being completed.




Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Bill Pullman, Mary McDonnell, Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith

Plot: The ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all out invasion
against the human race. The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies.
But wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the
planet. Now the world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors, uniting for one last
strike against the invaders - before it's the end of mankind.



Indiana Jones Trilogy:
 1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genre: Action/Adventure/Horror
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan

Plot: Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is back in action in the
2nd Indy film. He teams up with a night club singer and a 12 year old named Short Round. They
end up in an Indian village, where the people believe evil spirits have taken their children away
after a sacred stone was stolen. Indiana agrees to try and retrieve the stone for the villagers.

 2. Indiana Jones and the last crusade (1989)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott

Plot: Indiana Jones returns again, and again this time, to save the world from the Nazis. In this
film, the Nazis have kidnapped Indy's father, Professor Henry Jones, for his diary, which
contains maps and first-hand accounts of many of the world's most sacred and hidden items. One
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of these such items, the Holy Grail, is what the Nazis are after, and is the reason they had
kidnapped Prof. Jones and his diary. Indy must then make his way directly into the "lion's den" -
Nazi Germany - in order to save his father, his diary, and the Holy Grail - all from the Nazis.

3. Raiders of the lost ark (1984)

Genre: Action/Adventure/Romance/Thriller
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Plot: Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S.
Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten
commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame
Marion, escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo.

Inglourious Basterds (2009) - DVD

Genre: Drama | Thriller | War
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Brad Pitt, Shosanna Dreyfus, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth
Plot: In Nazi occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter
of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge
several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and
arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every
major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the "Basterds", a group of
Jewish-American guerilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless
executioners advance and the conspiring young girl's plans are set in motion, their paths will
cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history.



Inspector Gadget (1999)

Genre: Family/Action
Directed by: David Kellogg
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett

Plot: A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an
accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda (Joely Fisher), a robotic surgeon who
repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw (Everett). In the meantime, Gadget and
Brenda fall in love.



Instinct (1999)

Genre: Drama/Thriller
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland



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Plot: Dr. Ethan Powell, an anthropologist, is in Africa studying apes when he is lost for two
years. When he is found, he kills 3 men and puts 2 in the hospital. Cuba Gooding's character is a
psychologist who wants to take up the task of trying to get Dr. Powell to speak again and maybe
even stand judgment at a trial for his release from prison of mental cases. Along the way, Cuba
has to deal with also helping the mental patients that are being abused and neglected. In this
process Cuba learns a few things about himself and life, and so does Anthony Hopkins character,
Dr. Powell.



Interview with the vampire (1994)

Genre: Drama/Horror/Fantasy
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Cast: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas

Plot: It hadn't even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis had lost his wife, and now
he had lost his will to live. A vampire named Lestat takes a liking to Louis and offers him the
chance to become a creature of the night: a vampire. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis'
mortal blood and then replaces it with his own turning Louis into a vampire. Louis must learn
from Lestat the ways of the vampire.




It’s a wonderful life & Scrooge (“Two Great Holiday movies”)
1. It’s a wonderful life (1946)

Genre: Drama/Fantasy/Family/Romance
Directed by: Frank Capra
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed

Plot: George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas
! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a
bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his
town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence
be able to convince George to return to his family and forget about suicide ?

2. Scrooge (1935)

Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Directed by: Henry Edwards
Cast: Seymour Hicks, Maurice Evans

Plot: Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his
impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge
is visited by spirits of another color. Straightforward adaptation of Dickens



It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
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Genre: Animation
Directed by: Bill Melendez

Plot: The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited
by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party.

Jaws (1975) – DVD

Genre: Action
Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Plot: Sharks continue to make people afraid of the Ocean.



Jeeves and Wooster (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Ferdinand Fairfax, Simon Langton
Cast: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Plot: Based on the well-loved novels of P.G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse, this British series
featuring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, chronicles the misadventures (romantic and otherwise)
of the impeccably dressed Bertie Wooster and his trusty and sagacious butler, Jeeves. Peppered
with sporting dialogue and memorable, dim-witted and eccentric characters.




Jerry Maguire (1996) - DVD
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger

Plot: Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could
to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one
day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what he's really doing. When he voices these doubts,
he ends up losing his job and all of his clients, save Rod Tidwell, an egomaniacal football player.
Can Jerry resurrect his career while still staying true to himself?



Johnny Suede (1991)

Genre: Romance/Comedy
Directed by: Tom DiCillo
Cast: Brad Pitt, Richard Boes, Catherine Keener

Plot: Johnny Suede is a young man who wants to be a rock n' roll star like his idol Ricky Nelson.
He has all the stylistic accouterments, except a pair of black suede shoes. And one night, after

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leaving a nightclub, like manna from heaven, a pair of black suede shoes falls at his feet. Soon
afterwards, the recently completed Johnny meets Darlette, a sultry bohemian whom he beds
down for the night. In spite of Darlette's abusive boyfriend with a gun, Johnny begins to see
Darlette everyday. But when Johnny is forced to pawn his guitar for rent money, Darlette
mysteriously leaves him. Johnny's pal Deke fronts him the money to get his guitar out of hock,
and the two form a band. Depressed about Darlette's desertion, he wanders aimlessly, and he
meets Yvonne, a woman much wiser than Johnny who teaches him that there are things in life
much more important than a pair of black suede shoes.




Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) - DVD

Genre: adventure
Directed by: Henry Levin
Cast: Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

Plot: Prof. Lindenbrook leads his intrepid party on an expedition to the centre of the earth, via a
volcano in Iceland, encountering all manner of prehistoric monsters and life-threatening hazards
on the way.

Jumanji (1995)

Genre: Comedy/Adventure/Family
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Cast: Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst

Plot: Twelve-year old Alan Parrish finds "Jumanji", a board game, in 1969. He and Sarah
Whittle play it that night. When a quote says "In the jungle you must wait, til the dice roll 5 or 8"
Alan is suddenly pulled into the game. Twenty-six years later, two more kids find this game. One
of them rolls a 5 and Alan Parrish (Robin Williams) comes back. But he is soon forced to find
Sarah (Bonnie Hunt) and finish the game.



Junior Pilot (2005) - DVD

Genre: Family
Directed by: James Becket
Cast: Eric Roberts, Mark Dacascos, Larry Miller

Plot: Ricky is a young daydreamer who is an expert on his computer flight simulator program.
While on a cross country flight, Ricky gets the uneasy feeling that his plane is about to be
hijacked! Together with the help of his loyal friends he manages to foil the dastardly plot it is too
late. Confident that his troubles are now over, Ricky is suddenly exposed to even more danger as
he discovers that the hijacking was merely the tip of the iceberg.



If these walls could talk (1996) - DVD


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Genre: Drama
Cast: Cher, Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek
Directed by: Cher, Nancy Savoca

Plot: A trilogy of stories set in the same house, but with different occupants and spanning over
40 years, deals with various women and moral crisis over unexpected pregnancies and their
choice of abortion. In 1952, when abortion was illegal, a nurse deals with her unexpected
pregnancy and takes drastic measures to get one. In 1974 a family housewife with four children
discovers that she's pregnant and decides she can't handle another child to raise. In 1996, a
pregnant college student decides on an abortion, but doesn't realize the means to go through to
get one.

Kipper (2003)
Genre: Animation
Director: Mike Stuart


Kojak (1973) -3 DVDs
TV series 1973-1978

Genre: Crime
Cast: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer
Directed by: Abby Mann

Plot: A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.



L. A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

Plot: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing
methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner
in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films. Based on the multi-layered James Ellroy novel.

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama/Romance
Directed by: Mike Figgis
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth Shue, Julian Sands

Plot: Ben Sanderson, a hard-core alcoholic, drives to Las Vegas after being fired from his film
production job and divesting himself of all possessions. He plans to drink himself to death within
four weeks. He meets Sera, a prostitute; they fall in love and he moves in with her. Each pledges
not to try to change the other's chosen destiny, and they carry on a romance over Ben's last
weeks.


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Legally Blonde (2001)

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Robert Luketic
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

Plot: Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June
in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on
campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one
thing stopping Warner from popping the question: Elle is too blonde. Growing up across the
street from might mean something in LA, but nothing to Warner's East-Coast blue blood family.
So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep
school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. But law
school is a far cry from the comforts of her poolside and the mall. Elle must wage the battle of
her life, for her guy, for herself and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities everyday.



Legends of the Fall (1994)

Genre: Drama/Romance/Western
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Cast: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn

Plot: Colonel Wlliam Ludlow and his 3 sons (Samuel, Tristan and Alfred) live in the Rocky
Mountains of Montana, USA, at the beginning of the 20th century. When Samuel brings with
him his fiancé Susanna, the fellowship of the 3 brothers is about to be broken. The eldest son,
Alfred (Aidan Quinn), fall in love with Susanna, and she fall in love with Tristan (Brad Pitt).
Thing becomes worse when the three brothers decide to join the First World War in Europe in
1914, despite their father's objection. The bond of the brothers is about to be broken forever, and
so Colonel William's heart.



Likely stories. Vol.2 (1983)

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Danny DeVito, David Jablin
Cast: Danny De Vito, Gerrit Graham, Bruce Kimmel

Plot: "THE SELLING OF VINCE D'ANGELO" Danny DeVito portrays a low life,
Congressman from New Jersey who'll stop at nothing to get elected to the U.S. Senate. With his
sleazy, below-the-belt campaign tactics, he's hell-bent on destroying his opponents reputations
and getting himself and his wife to the top of the heap in, Washington D.C. "Vince D'Angelo" is
a biting comedy that pokes fun at the underbelly of politics and packs the satirical wallop of
"The Candidate" into a 20 minute laugh-filled package. Directed by Danny DeVito (Throw
Mama From The Train, War of the Roses) Written by Michael Barrie & Jim Mulholland
("Oscar", "Amazon Women on the Moon" "Bad Boys"). Running Time Approx. 20 min.
"SCHOOL, GIRLS, & YOU" It's the 1950's - and strait-laced Everdale University is about to go
"coed". In order to prepare it's student body for the onslaught of "females" on campus, they
present this hard-hitting educational film. Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman) stars as Wally

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Bile the "wrong-way" role model with Patrick MacNee (The Avengers) as Science Professor, Dr.
Bloom. Dr. Bloom explains the vital "do's and don'ts" on dating women, and the all-important
"warning signs" and "danger signals" to look out for when close-encountering the opposite sex.




Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Adventure/Comedy/ Drama
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Cast: Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano

Plot: In Albuquerque, the housewife Sheryl Hoover brings her suicidal brother Frank to the
breast of her dysfunctional and bankrupted family. Frank is homosexual and expert in Proust,
and tried to commit suicide when he was rejected by his boyfriend and his great competitor
became renowned and recognized as number one in the field of Proust. Sheryl's husband Richard
is unsuccessfully trying to sell his self-help and self-improvement technique using nine steps to
reach success, but he is actually a complete loser. Her son Dwayne has taken a vow of silence as
a follower of Nietzsche and aims to be a jet pilot. Dwayne's grandfather Edwin was sent away
from the institution for elders Sunset Manor and is addicted in heroin. When her seven years old
daughter Olive has a chance to dispute the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach,
California, the whole family travels together in their old Volkswagen Type 2 (Kombi), in a funny
journey of hope of winning the talent contest and make a dream come true.




Long day’s journey into night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Ralf Richardson, Jason Robards Jr., Dean Stockwell

Plot: The Great American Family at its worst. James Tyrone is an aging actor and skinflint
whose miserliness has been the ruin of his family. His wife, Mary, has been a morphine addict
since the birth of their youngest son, Edmund. Their eldest son, Jamie is an alcoholic, unable an
unwilling to find work on his own, he has been 'forced' to take up his father's profession.
Edmund, who has been away as a sailor has returned home sick and awaits the doctor's diagnosis
of consumption. Each of them is so self-centered, and self-pitying, that they cannot help one-
another. None of them even know what they want and they can't bear it.

Love and Death (1975) - DVD

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
Plot: Woody Allen reinvents himself again with the epic historical satire that is “wonderfully
funny and eclectic distillation of the Russian literary soul” (New York Magazine). Cowardly
scholar has the hots for the beautiful Sonja, but cold feet for the Napoleonic Wars. Devastated by
the news of Sonja plans to wed a foul-smelling herring merchant, he enlists in the army…



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Marriage on the rocks (1965)

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Jack Donohue
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin

Plot: What do you do when you have a beautiful house, two great children and a Marriage on the
Rocks? If you‟re bored Val Edwards, you swap your fuddy-duddy hubby Dan for his swingin‟
bachelor best friend Ernie-and watch the sparks fly. Ol‟ Blue Eyes breezes through this romantic
comedy romp at the head of an all-star cast. Along for the laughs are frequent Sinatra co-stars
Martin, Cesar Romero and Tony Bill, plus daughter Nancy Sinatra and Kerr, who started with
Sinatra in From Here to Eternity, the classic that brought him an Oscar. The fun starts when the
Edwards take a second honeymoon in Mexico and fall into the hands of quickie-divorce/quickie-
marriage lawyer Romero. Faster than jumping beans, everybody‟s unhitched, rehitched,
confused, confounded and cohabitating. But Dan has the right attitude. „We had a bad marriage‟,
he says, „Let‟s have a happy divorce!‟



Marie Antoinette (2006) - DVD

Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman

Plot: "Let them eat cake!" This is a motion picture detailing the life of Marie Antoinette after her
betrothal to Louis XVI. From shoes to scandals, this movie outlines Marie Antoinette's nature,
and her dedication to a life of fabulousness and outrageousness. We hear her utter those
immortal words that caused such an outrage amongst the peasants of France, but we soon learn
that it was a lie, as was much of her life.



Mary Poppins (1964)

Genre: Family
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Cast: Julie Andrews, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns

Plot: A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family.



Mean Girls (2004) – DVD

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams
Directed by: Mark Waters

Plot: Raised in African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron thinks she knows
about survival of the fittest. But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the

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home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time and encounters
psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teenage girls face today.



Miffy (1984)

Genre: Animation



Moby Dick (1956)

Genre: Adventure/Drama
Directed by: John Huston
Cast: Gregory Peck, Leo Grenn, Richard Basehart

Plot: This classic story by Herman Melville revolves around Captain Ahab and his obsession
with a huge whale, Moby Dick. The whale caused the loss of Ahab's leg years before, leaving
Ahab to stomp the boards of his ship on a peg leg. Ahab is so crazed by his desire to kill the
whale, that he is prepared to sacrifice everything, including his life, the lives of his crew
members, and even his ship to find and destroy his nemesis, Moby Dick.




Moll Flanders (1996)

Genre: Drama | Romance
Directed by: Pen Densham
Cast: Robin Wright Penn, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing

Plot: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of
her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping
to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes drive her to accept a job as a prostitute
from the conniving Mrs. Allworthy. It is there that Moll first meets Hibble, who is working as
Allworthy's servant but takes a special interest in the young woman's well-being. With his help,
she retains hope for the future, ultimately falling in love with an unconventional artist who
promises the possibility of romantic happiness




Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: Mike Newell
Cast: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles

Plot: Set in 1953, Katherine Watson (Roberts) is a free-spirited graduate of UCLA who accepts
a teaching post at Wellesley College, a women-only school where the students are torn between
the repressive mores of the time and their longing for intellectual freedom.


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Mr. Smith goes to Washington (1939), +DVD

Genre: Drama/Comedy
Directed by: Frank Capra
Cast: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains

Plot: Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by
the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential
hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers
many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp
leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and
then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.




Mulholland Falls (1996)

Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Cast: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri

Plot: This film is about the adventures of a 1940's special anti-gangster police squad in Los
Angeles, the infamous 'Hat Squad.' The four members of this squad are big, tough, no-nonsense
cops who don't hesitate to break the law, if it suits their purposes. When a local woman is
murdered, their investigation turns up the fact that she had been romantically linked to several
prominent men and had secret films taken of her liaisons. Since one of those men is the powerful
U.S. Army General at the head of the then-new Atomic Energy Commission and another is the
(married) leader of the Hat Squad, complications ensue. The FBI even gets involved in an
attempted cover-up.



My best friend’s wedding (1997)

Genre: Comedy/Romance
Directed by: P.J.Hogan
Cast: Julia Roberts, Dermot Malroney, Cameron Diaz

Plot: A woman who, by a promise made years earlier, is supposed to marry her best friend in
three weeks, even though she doesn't want to. When she finds out that he's marrying someone
else, she becomes jealous and tries to break off the wedding.



My Darling Clementine (1946)

Genre: Drama/Western
Directed by: John Ford
Cast: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature



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Plot: Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother
James in charge of their cattle herd. On their return they find their cattle stolen and James dead.
Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making his brothers deputies, and vows to stay in
Tombstone until James' killers are found. He soon runs into the brooding, coughing, hard-
drinking Doc Holliday as well as the sullen and vicious Clanton clan. Wyatt discovers the owner
of a trinket stolen from James' dead body and the stage is set for the Earps' long-awaited revenge.




My Fair Lady (1964)
Genre: Comedy/Family/Musical/Drama/Romance
Directed by: George Cukor
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway

Plot: Henry Higgins is a Professor of languages and a rather snobbish and arrogant man. A
visiting colleague, Colonel Pickering, makes him a bet that he can't take a "commoner" and turn
her into someone who would not be completely out of place in the social circles of upper-class
English society.



NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service – 5th Season (2007) - 5 DVD Discs
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill
Cast: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Plot: Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the leader of a team of special agents belonging to the
NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Major Case Response Team. Gibbs, a former
Marine, is a tough investigator and a highly skilled interrogator who relies on his gut instinct as
much as evidence. Gibbs' second in command is Senior Field Agent Tony DiNozzo, a
womanizing, movie-quoting former Baltimore Homicide Detective, who despite being the class
clown always gets the job done. The team also consists of Officer Ziva David, a Mossad officer
who is a skilled fighter, as well as Junior Field Agent Timothy McGee, a computer-savvy agent
often mocked by DiNozzo. Assisting them are Abby Sciuto, the energetic-but-Goth lab tech who
is like a daughter to Gibbs, and Dr. Donald Mallard, nicknamed Ducky, the eccentric medical
examiner full of unusual stories. This team of elite agents, based in Washington, D.C., solve
criminal cases involving Marine and Navy personnel and their families, sometimes traveling the
United States - or the world - to do it.

NCIS Disk 1 Episodes: Bury Your Dead, Family, Ex-File, Identity Crisis

NCIS Disk 2 Episodes: Leap of Faith, Chimera, Requiem, Designated Target,
Special Feature – Requiem Revisited.

NCIS Disk 3 Episodes: Lost&Found, Corporal Punishment, Tribes, Stakeout.

NCIS Disk 4 Episodes: Dog Tags, Internal Affairs, In the Zone, Recoil.

NCIS Disk 5 Episodes: About Face, Judgment Day (Parts 1 and 2).
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Special Features of Disk 5:

      NCIS Season Five: Stem to Stern
      The Dressing Room: The Consumes and Wardrobe of NCIS
      From Pauley to Abby: Hairspray, Lipsticks and Tattoos




Ninotchka (1939)

Genre: Comedy | Romance
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas

Plot: Only the royal suite at the grandest hotel in Paris has a safe large enough for the jewels of
the Grand Duchess Swana. So the three Russians who have come to sell the jewels settle into the
suite until a higher ranking official is dispatched to find out what is delaying the sale. She is
Ninotchka, a no nonsense woman who fascinates Count Leon who had been the faithful retainer
of the Grand Duchess. The Grand Duchess will give up all claim to the jewels if Ninotchka will
fly away from the count. But can one count on a count?




Ocean’s 11 (1960)
Genre: Comedy/Crime
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.

Plot: Eleven friends who know each other from World War II service plan to rob five of the
biggest casinos in Las Vegas in one night. They develop a master plan but after the whole thing
is over, something goes wrong...



On the beach (1959)

Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire

Plot: Someone, somewhere, pressed the button and started World War III. Australia has survived
- temporarily. The radiation is on it's way, the end inevitable. This is the story of the way in
which people faced the coming end, focusing mainly on a young Australian couple and their
friends, including the captain of an American submarine that was on patrol in the Pacific when
the bombs were falling. And then the Australians detect a morse signal coming from somewhere
around San Diego...

On Moonlight Bay (1951)-DVD
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Genre: comedy
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Cast: Doris Day, Mary Wickles, Gordon MacRae
Plot: The Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in Indiana. Tomboy Marjorie
Winfield begins a romance with William Sherman who lives across the street. Marjorie has to
learn how to dance and act like a proper young lady. Unfortunately William Sherman has
unconventional ideas for the time (setting is during W.W.I, but the war does not play a major
part for most of the movie.) His ideas include not believing in marriage or money, which causes
friction with Marjorie's father, who is the local bank vice president.




One Eyed Jacks (1961)

Genre: Western
Director: Marlon Brando
Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado

Plot: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an
opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio
escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a
respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio's return.

One Flew Over the cuckoo’s nest (1975) DVD
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Milos Forman

Cast: jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher
Plot: Rndle P. McMurphy, a free-spirited con with lightening in his veins and glib on his
tongue, fakes insanity and moves in with what he calls the “nuts”. Immediately, his contagious
sense of disorder runs up against numbing routine. This means war!



One Man's Hero (1999) - DVD

Genre: Action / Drama / History
Director: Lance Hool
Cast: Tom Berenger, Joaquim De Almeida, Daniela Romo

Plot: "One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Brigade" or "San
Patricios," a group of Irish immigrants who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and
ethnic prejudice in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. The plot centers around
the personal story of John Riley, an Irishman who had been a seargent in the American Army
who leads the brigade, as he leads his men in battle and struggles with authorities on both sides
of the border.




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Out of the past (1947)

Genre: Film-Noir/Thriller/Drama
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer

Plot: Jeff Bailey, small-town gas pumper, has his mysterious past catch up with him one day
when he's ordered to meet with gambler Whit Sterling. En route to the meeting, he tells girlfriend
Ann his story. Flashback: Once, Jeff was a private eye hired by Sterling to find his mistress
Kathie who shot Whit and absconded with $40,000. He traces her to Acapulco...where the
delectable Kathie makes Jeff forget all about Sterling... Back in the present, Whit's new job for
Jeff is clearly a trap, but Jeff's precautions only leave him more tightly enmeshed...



Outbreak (1995)

Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Plot: A lethal virus is transported to the United States via an African monkey host. The U.S.
Army Medical Research Institute for Infections Diseases and the Centre for Disease Control are
two Federal agencies headed by an ex-husband and his former wife rush to stop its deadly
spread. Will they succeed?



Outsourced (2006) – DVD
Genre: Romance/Comedy
Directed by: John Jeffcoat
Cast: Josh Hamilton, Ayesha Dharker

Plot: When the call center he manages in Seattle is outsourced to India, Todd travels there to
train his replacement. Housed in a new building that looks like an above-ground bunker, the call
center is staffed by willing novices whom Todd trains to sound American. One star on the staff is
Asha, who teaches Todd that he should learn about India, and proceeds to do just that.




Pal Joey (1957)
Genre: Musical/Romance/Drama
Directed by: George Sidney
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak

Plot: Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel.
When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and
now rich widow Vera Simpson, the two lecherous souls seem made for each other. That is, until
Linda English comes along. Linda is a "mouse on the <chorus> line" and built like there's no

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tomorrow. But she's the typical good little girl from a good little home -- just the right ingredient
to louse up Joey's cushy set up.



Pardon my Sarong (1942)

Genre: Comedy/Musical/Adventure
Directed by: Erle C.Kenton
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce

Plot: Bud and Lou play a couple of bus drivers who quickly get in trouble.



Parenthood (1989)

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: Ron Howard
Cast: Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest, Dennis Dugan

Plot: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They
suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the
eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.



Patton (1970)
Genre: Drama/War
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young

Plot: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War
II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of
Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such
his temper and habit towards insubordination. Faults which would, eventually, lead to his being
relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany.




Paul McCartney: The Music and Animation Collection (1985)
Genre: Short/Music/Animation
Directed by: Geoff Dunbar
Cast: Windsor Davies, Paul McCartney, June Whitfield

Plot: Rupert Bear goes on a walk in the hills near his home, where he encounters a community
of frogs who join together in a musical extravaganza.




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Pearl Harbor (2001) - DVD

Genre: Action | Drama | Romance | War
Directed by: Michael Bay
Cast: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale

Plot: Pearl Harbor is a classic tail of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all
starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn a
Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking
up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transfered to Pearl
Harbor. And while Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you
know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor."




Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Genre: Adventure/Family/Comedy
Directed by: Tim Burton
Cast: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton

Plot: Pee-wee's bicycle, a material object he desires above all human relationships, is stolen. The
journey he is forced to make exposes him to the land that suburbia forgot, a mythical working-
class America filled with truck stops, waitresses and runaway convicts. This is Tim Burton's
remake of Vittorio De Sica's Italian neo-realist classic, The Bicycle Thief. middle class in
America.



Peter Pan (1953)

Genre: Animation
Directed by: Clyde Geronime, Wilfred Jackson



Peter Pan (2000)

Genre: Family/Musical
Directed by: Glenn Casale, Gary Halvorson
Cast: Cathy Rigby, Elisa Sagardia, Barbara McCulloh

Plot: Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero
of their stories, Peter Pan.



Picnic (1955)


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Genre: Drama/Romance
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Cast: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg

Plot: The morning of a small town Labor Day picnic, a drifter (Hal Carter) blows into town to
visit an old fraternity buddy (Alan Benson) who also happens to be the son of the richest man in
town. Hal is an egocentric braggart - all potential and no accomplishment. He meets up with
Madge Owens, the town beauty queen and girlfriend of Alan Benson.




Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead man’s chest (2006) – DVD
Genre: Adventure
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Plot: Legend has it that a tortured soul called Davy Jones lives beneath the sea with a terrible sea
beast at his command. Unfortunately for the notorious pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, this
particular legend is very real. Years ago, Jack made a deal with Davy Jones, who is now
expecting him to make good on his promise by handing himself over to Jones's servitude. But
Jack will not give in without a fight, which is especially bad news for Will Turner and Elizabeth
Swann, who always seem to get caught up in Jack's mishaps. If Jack can't find a way to rid
himself of Davy Jones once and for all, it may just spell the end for the three adventurers



Planes, trains and automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: John Hughes
Cast: Steve Martin, John Candy

Plot: All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been
cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck,
Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, Shower Curtain Ring Salesman and all-around
blabbermouth, who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he
decides that he is going the same direction as Neal....



Pretty Woman (1990)
Genre: Comady/Romance
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Cast: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts

Plot: Edward is a rich, ruthless businessman who specializes in taking over companies and then
selling them off piece by piece. He travels to Los Angeles for a business trip and decides to hire
a prostitute. They take a liking to each other and he offers her money if she'll stay with him for
an entire week while he makes the "rich and famous" scene (since it doesn't do for a man of his

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stature to be alone at society parties and polo matches). Romantic comedy (and complications)
ensue.



Primary colors (1998) – DVD

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Directed by: Mike Nichols

Cast: James John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Adrian Lester,
Henry Burton, Maura Tierney

Plot: A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the
USA. Jack Stanton is running for president. The election is seen through the eyes of young
Henry Burton. Along the way Stanton must deal with a sex scandal.

This work is the barely fictionalized account of candidate Bill Clinton in 1992 via the character
Southern Governor Jack Stanton. Joe Klein joined Newsweek as a political reporter and
columnist during the 1992 US Presidential race, and followed then candidate Bill Clinton on the
road. As such, Klein dutifully conveys the youthful exuberance for a new candidate, along with
the sense of awe at his determination, drive, and intelligence. All along, he also displays the
shocking lack of personal morals of a "natural" candidate for the office. Further, he shows the
inner deal-making that everyone connected with the campaign makes to achieve the vision they
started with, no matter how ugly the cheating, talented candidate gets on his road to the election.
Klein tells the story from the 1st person perspective of a sophomorish campaign manager, Henry
Burton, that just happens to be a grandson of a black civil rights leader. They join the Southern
Governor at a talk given on adult education, in which Gov. Stanton cries as he tells the students
how they were braver than his uncle--a World War II veteran that earned the Medal of Honor,
but went home and never took a job because he was too embarrassed to tell anyone he was
illiterate. We next find out this story is not true!




Pulp Fiction – (DVD)

Genre: Action/ Thriller
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Cast: Bruce Willis, Uma Turman, Jahn Travolta
Plot: Movie delivers an unforgettable cast of characters – including a pair of low-rent hitman,
their boss‟s sexy wife, and a desperate prizefighter - in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating
motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses.



Quest for Fire (Original Title - La Guerre du Feu, 1981)



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Genre: Documentary reconstruction
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Cast: Everett McGill, Rae Dawn Chong, Ron Perlman, Nameer El-Kadi

Plot: Quest for Fire takes place some 80,000 years in the past. A primitive homo sapiens tribe
huddles around a natural fire source for comfort and survival. When that source is extinguished,
tribesmen Naoh (Everett McGill), Amoukar (Ron Perlman), and Gaw (Nameer El-Kadi) are sent
out on a "quest for fire." After several days of wandering through the prehistoric landscape (the
film was shot in Canada, Scotland, Iceland, and Kenya), the three come across a cannibal tribe
that knows how to produce fire; they save a young girl, Ika (Rae Dawn Chong), from the
clutches of the cannibals, with the hope that she'll reveal the secret.




Rear window (1954)

Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Korey

Plot: Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at
an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear
window observing the neighbours. He begins to suspect that the man opposite may have
murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his society model girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his
nurse Stella to investigate.



Reindeer games (2000)
Genre: Crime/Thriller/Action/Drama
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron

Plot: Rudy Duncan is a reformed car thief who's just a day away from being released from
prison. His cellmate and best friend, Nick is on the way out with Rudy, whom he constantly
brags about the female penpal he's constantly been writing to. But in an unlikely turn of events,
Nick ends up out of the picture, and Rudy stupidly assumes Nick's identity and ends up spending
time with Ashley, Nick's penpal after he's released. But Ashley's brutal sibling Gabriel and his
crew of thugs knew Nick used to work for a casino. And now Rudy must keep his identity as
Nick to save his life, but must reluctantly aid Gabriel and his thugs to rob the casino. But things
aren't what they appear to seem.



Requiem For A Dream (2000)

Genre: Drama/Crime
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connely


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Plot: The film depicts the lives of four different people living in Brooklyn on their quest for
satisfaction in life. It shows the direct and indirect effects that drugs and various addictions have
on each of the individuals, and then portrays their downward spirals from the hopes of
blossoming dreams into the helpless state of moral and physical decay.



Risky business (1983)
Genre: Comedy/Crime
Directed by: Paul Brickman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano

Plot: A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An
unauthorized trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises
in a creative way.

Rocky (1976) DVD
Genre: Drama
Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Plot: A success story of an “everyman” - Philadelphia club fighter - triumphing over all odds. A
thrilling fight sequence and four Oscar – nominated performances, this rousing crowd-pleaser
will send spirits soaring,

Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comady/Drama
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams

Plot: Max Fischer is a more than determined student at his prep school, Rushmore Academy
where he oversees anything with the word "extra-curricular". He befriends a preschool teacher
named Ms. Cross, whom he ends up falling in love with. Only to find things take a turn for the
worst when his mentor, Herman Blume, an unhappy millionaire falls for her as well. As a result,
their personal and professional lives spiral out of control.



Salt of the Earth (1954)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Herbert J. Biberman
Cast: Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer

Plot: Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with
the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with
Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. The film is an early
treatment of feminism, because the wives of the miners play a pivotal role in the strike, against

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their husbands wishes. In the end, the greatest victory for the workers and their families is the
realization that prejudice and poor treatment are conditions that are not always imposed by
outside forces. This film was written, directed and produced by members of the original
"Hollywood Ten," who were blacklisted for refusing to answer Congressional inquiries on First
Amendment grounds.



Scareface (1983)

Genre: Crime / Drama
Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer
Directed by: Brian De Palma

Plot:An update of the 1932 film, Scarface (1983) follows gangster Tony Montana and his close
friend Manny Ray from their trip on the Cuban Boat Lift for refugees to their arrival in Miami.
After killing a powerful Cuban figure, Montana and company gain the ability to leave their
refugee camps and roam around the U.S. After unsuccessfully trying to make it legitamately in
the country, Montana and Ray resort to selling cocaine to dealers around the world. Tony's rise is
quick, but as he becomes more powerful, his enemies and his own paranoia begin to plague his
empire.

Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Martin Brest
Cast: Al Pacino, Chris O‟Donnell, James Rebhorn

Plot: Frank is a retired Lt Col in the US army. He's blind and impossible to get along with.
Charlie is at school and is looking forward to going to university; to help pay for a trip home for
Christmas, he agrees to look after Frank over thanksgiving. Frank's niece says this will be easy
money, but she didn't reckon on Frank spending his thanksgiving in New York.

Schindler’s List (1993) - DVD

Genre: Drama/History
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

Plot: The true story of Oscar Schindler, a German businessman who owns a factory. He
witnesses the horrifying visions of the Holocaust and the toll it takes on the Jewish people.
Eventually, he creates a list of over 1100 Jews whom he saves from death.

Seabiscuit (2003) -DVD
Genre: Drama/History
Directed by: Gary Ross
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper

Plot: In an era when Americans were in great need of heroic figures to help them forget their
troubles, SEABISCUIT comes to the rescue. The picture relates a moving story of friendship and

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devotion in rehabilitating the main characters'fractured lives, as it interweaves the interactions
between horse, jockey, trainer and owner and their adoring fans. The film accurately portrays the
real people and events of those troubled times and how Seabiscuit "fixed us, every one of us.


Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Genre: Comedy/ Musical/Romance
Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Plot: In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina,
however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is
today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina's latest film is transformed into a
musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina - well, even with the best efforts of a
diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring
actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her. Will Kathy continue
to "aspire", or will she get the break she deserves?

Sixteen candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Directed by: John Hughes
Cast: Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

Plot: Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The fifteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular
boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and
with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of
horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duc Dong,
and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood.


Sleeper (1973)

Genre: Comedy/Sci-Fi
Directed by: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Plot: A clarinet player who also runs a health food store is frozen and brought back in the future
by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempts to overthrow an oppressive
government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world that has
Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots.


Sleepless in Seattle (1993) VHS +DVD
Genre: Comedy/Romance/Drama
Directed by: Nora Ephron
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman



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Plot: Sam is a recent widower who is seeking someone new. Sam's son Jonah, is also looking for
a new mother, so when Jonah puts his father on national radio, hundreds of women write to him.
One of the women is Annie. She's engaged to Walter, but he's a bit strange. Annie goes to great
lengths to meet Sam.




Snatch (2000) - DVD
Genre: Comedy
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Brad Pitt

Plot: Turkish, an unlicenced boxing promoter is pulled into trouble when he becomes involved
in big time criminal Brick Top, who wants him to arrange a fight and fix it. Meanwhile, a
diamond theft goes down but the 84 karat stone goes missing. This leads Avi, the boss who was
supposed to receive the stone, to come to England to search for it, with the help of his cousin,
Doug The Head and Bullet Tooth Tony. As events twist and turn, the two situations blend into
one with a chain reaction of events carrying on for each and every character.




Somewhere in Time (1980)

Genre: Drama/Romance/Fantasy
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer

Plot: Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady
who begs him to "Come back to me". Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she
is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s, Elise McKenna. Becoming more and more
obsessed with her, he manages, by self hypnosis, to travel back in time where he meets her. They
fall in love, a matching that is not appreciated by her manager. Can their love outlast the
immense problems caused by their "time" difference? And can Richard remain in a time that is
not his?



Spanglish (2004) - DVD
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Adam Sandler, Tea Leoni
Directed by: James L. Brooks

Plot: A beautiful native Mexican woman becomes the housekeeper for the affluent, yet troubled,
Clasky family(Adam Sandler and Téa Leoni). The result is a wittily perceptive collision of
cultures and values, and a refreshingly honest look at such life-altering commitments as
marriage, parenting and devotion to family.




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Spartacus (1960) - DVD

Genre: Action/History
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Plot: The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire.




Species (1995)

Genre: Drama/Action/Thriller/Sci-Fi
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina

Plot: In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission
detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA.
The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful woman to an
armour-plated killing machine in the blink of an eye. Government agent Xavier Fitch assembles
a team of scientists and mercenaries to locate and destroy Sil before she manages to find a mate
and breed.




Speed (1994)

Genre: Action/Thriller
Directed by: Jan de Bont
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock

Plot: LAPD cops Jack Traven and Harry Temple rescue a group of executives trapped in a
sabotaged elevator, thus foiling mad bomber Howard Payne's ransom demands. In retaliation,
Payne sets a new challenge for Traven: a bomb on a city bus which will arm itself when the bus
reaches 50 mph, and which will explode if the bus drops below that speed or if any of the
passengers try to escape.



Splash (1984)
Genre: Fantasy/Family/Comedy/Romance
Directed by: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy

Plot: Alan Bauer nearly drowned as a child but has memories of being saved by a young
mermaid. When he is jilted as an adult and loses his wallet in the surf, the young mermaid tries
to return it. They are soulmates who have been meant for each other, but Madison fears how he
will react when he finds out she is not human.

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Star Wars (1977) two DVD discs

Genre: Action/Sci – Fi
Directed by: George Lucas

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing
Plot: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… The Jadi Knights have been exterminated and
the Empire rules the galaxy with and iron fist. A small group of rebels have dared to fight back
by stealing the secret plans to the Emperor‟s mightiest weapon.




Steel Magnolias (1989)

Genre: Drama/Comedy/Romance
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Cast: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine

Plot: Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana,
STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together
there. As the picture opens, we find Drum Eatenton shooting birds in the trees of his back yard in
preparation for his daughter's wedding reception that afternoon. Shortly thereafter, M'Lynn and
Shelby (Drum's wife and daughter) depart for Truvy's to get their hair done for the wedding.
"Just the sweetest thing," Annelle Depuy Desoto (who may or may not be married because her
marriage may not be legal) is introduced to Truvy's customers as her new "glamour technician."
While in the chairs, the sour-tempered Ouiser Boudreaux shows up and entertains the
assemblage with her barbs. It seems that the only one of the group who truly understands Ouiser
is Clairee who is recently widowed and looking for a diversion. As she says, later in the picture,
"If you can't find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me." Filled with humor and
heartbreak, these "Steel Magnolias" make us laugh and cry as the realities of their lives in tiny
Chiquapin Parish unfolds.



Stigmata (1999)

Genre: Fantasy/Mystery/Horror/Drama/Thriller
Directed by: Rupert Wainwright
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce

Plot: A priest from the Vatican is sent in to investigate claims that a small town in Brazil has a
church where statues bleed from the eyes. Meanwhile, a young woman in the U.S. begins to
show signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. The priest from the Vatican links up with her and
cares for her as she is increasingly afflicted by the stigmata. Her ranting and raving finally begins
to make sense to the priest who starts to question what his religion has stood for the last 1900
years.



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Genre: Crime | Drama | Sport | Thriller
Directed by: Barry Shear
Cast: Cliff Gorman, Don Blakely, Richard Gere

Plot: A New York City detective teams up with a federal agent and a state trooper to bust up a
drug ring.



Swimming with Sharks (1994)

Genre:Comedy / Drama
Director: George Huang
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Benicio Del Toro, Michelle Forbes

Plot: Buddy Ackerman (Kevin Spacey), a big time movie producer on the rise, hires young Guy
(Frank Whaley) to be his assistant. Guy thinks he's finally hit the big time. But Buddy has other
ideas. He torments Guy with petty requests and daily reamings for bringing him Equal instead of
Sweet-N-Low. Guy decides that he is fed up with Buddy's torture and goes to Buddy's house and
ties him up and begins on his revenge. Guy's lover, a script writer who has "screwed" her way to
the top, is dragged into this. Guy tortures Buddy and then his lover arrives and the big ending
occurs.



Taxi driver (1976)

Genre: Drama/Thriller/Crime
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, Jodie Foster

Plot: Vietnam vet Travis Bickle is 26, a loner in the mean streets of New York City, slipping
slowly into isolation and violent misanthropy. In solving his insomnia by driving a yellow cab on
the night shift, he grows increasingly disgusted by the low-lifes that hang out at night: "Someday
a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets." His touching attempts to woo Betsy,
a Senator's campaign worker, turn sour when he takes her to a porn movie on their first date. He
even fails in his attempt to persuade child prostitute Iris to desert her pimp and return to her
parents and school. Driven to the edge by powerlessness, he buys four handguns and sets out to
assassinate the Senator, heading for the infamy of a `lone crazed gunman'…

The Abyss (1989)

Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Thriller/Drama
Directed by: James Cameron
Cast: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

Plot: An American nuclear submarine is attacked (during the cold war) and crashes underwater.
The navy asks the workers of a nearby underwater oil rig who are joined by a number of navy
SEALS to locate and investigate the cause of the crash. As the crew embark on their mission,
they encounter a number of difficulties and discover that they may not be alone. There is
something else down there.

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The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) - DVD

Genre: Family/Adventure
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Cast: Elijah Wood, Dana Ivey, Tom Aldredge

Plot: Huckleberry Finn, the half-literate son of a drunk, runs away from home and follows the
Mississippi River with an escaped slave named Jim. Along the way, the duo encounter
adventures with colorful characters like The King and the Duke, two con men who impersonate
British visitors in order to swindle two sisters out of their fortune, and Susan Wilks, the spunky
12-year-old girl who gives Huck his first kiss. Jim also re-educates Huck away from the racist
views that he has grown up with.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) - DVD
Genre: Family/Adventure
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Cast: May Robson, Walter Brennan, Victor Jory

Plot: Sentiment rules in this version of the Twain tale of boyhood in 1850 Missouri, reasonably
faithful except for minor details and making the character Jim a boy instead of a man. Includes
the whitewash episode, puppy love, the graveyard murder, the boys' running away to Jackson's
Island, the salvation of Muff Potter, and the cave adventure.



The American President (1995) - DVD
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Cast: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Sheen, Michael J. Fox

Plot: Andrew Shephard is approaching the end of his first term as President of the United States.
He's a widower with a young daughter and has proved to be popular with the public. His election
seems assured. That is until he meets Sydney Helen Wade a paid political activist working for an
environmental lobby group. He's immediately smitten with her and after several amusing
attempts, finally manage to go on a date (which happens to be a State dinner for the visiting
President of France). His relationship with Wade opens the door for his prime political opponent,
Senator Bob Rumson, to launch an attack on the President's character, something he could not do
in the previous election as Shepard's wife had only recently died.



The Astronaut’s wife (1999)
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller/Horror
Directed by: Rand Ravich
Cast: Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton




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Plot: A pair of shuttle astronauts leave their spacecraft to repair a satellite... there's an
explosion... NASA loses contact for two minutes, but the pair are rescued and safely returned to
Earth. Eventually it becomes evident that neither of the astronauts are quite the same...

The Barber of Siberia

Genre: Drama/War
Directed by: Nikita Mikhalkov
Cast: Julia Ormond, Oleg Menchikov, Richard Harris

Plot: Jane Callahan a once beautiful American writes to her son, a cadet at a military academy,
but who is he? Her memories takes us back 20 years to when she arrived into Russia to assist an
obsessive engineer. Jane never gives up hope of finding Tolstoy, her true love…



The Big Freeze (1993)

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Eric Sykes
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Eric Sykes, Eila Roine, Donald Pleasence

Plot: A silent comedy. Two accident-prone plumbers go to fix the plumbing at a home for retired
gentle-folk on the coldest day of the year in Finland. Everything that can go wrong for these
plumbers goes wrong.



The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure/Drama/Romance
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Cast: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern

Plot: Two young children are swept up on a desert island after a shipwreck. The film follows
them as they grow up and become more mature, without the intervention of grown ups.



The bone collector (1999)

Genre: Mystery/Drama/Thriller
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Cast: Danzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah

Plot: 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.


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The Breakfast Club (1985)

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: John Hughes
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson

Plot: It's the weekend, and five students have weekend detention. There's a jock, a princess, a
misfit, a nerd, and a lout. Not much in common, except for having to give up their day, sit in the
school library, and write an essay for the principal. Being from such widely different
backgrounds and having such completely different personalities, it's inevitable that some
frictions and shenanigans develop. Especially when the principal leaves the room...



The Cable Guy (1996)
Genre: Comedy | Thriller
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Cast: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black

Plot: 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.

The Christmas Gift (1990)

Genre: Family

Directed by: Michael Pressman
Cast: John Denver, Janie Kaczmarek

Plot: George Billings is a successful New York City architect. One year ago, at Christmas time,
his beloved wife died. so now the usually joyous season is a time of painful memories for
George and his daughter. And when Santa pitches in with a few miracles on his own, they truly
has a Christmas to remember.




The Demi-Paradise (1943)

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Cast: Laurence Olivier
Plot:
Demi-Paradise stars Laurence Olivier as a Russian inventor (accent and all). In Europe to
promote his new propeller device, Olivier is put off by English customs and manners-or, rather,

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the lack of the latter. No one in 1939 England trusts a foreigner, least of all one of those shifty
"Reds", but when Russia and England become allies against the Nazis, the previously persona
non grata Olivier is welcomed with open arms. Penelope Dudley Ward co-stars as Olivier's
previously suspicious landlady, who ends up falling in love with him. Demi-Paradise was made
before the comic quaintness that afflicted Olivier's later performances set in, thus his Russian
portrayal is straightforward and most convincing. The film was released in the US as Adventure
for Two. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide




The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Genre: Biography | Drama | Thriller | War
Directed by: George Stevens
Cast: Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters

Plot: 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.



The Distinguished Gentleman (1992) – DVD
Genre: Comedy | Crime
Directed by: Jonathan Lynn
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph

Plot: A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he
just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the
money flows from lobbyists. But soon he learns the nature of the game and decides to fight back
the only way he knows how, with a con.



The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Genre: Drama | War
Directed by: Rex Ingram
Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry

Plot: Madariaga is an Argentinian cattle baron with two daughters: one married a Frenchman,
the other a German. Madariaga favors his French grandson, Julio, as his heir, but Julio is a
wastrel and rake whose greatest achivement is tangoing well. When Madariaga dies, his fortune
is split between his daughters. The German side of the family goes back to Berlin, while the

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French half moves to Paris, where Julio becomes a painter and falls in love with Marguerite, a
married woman. When WWI explodes (and is described by the mystic Tchernoff as the coming
Apocalypse), and Marguerite's husband is blinded, Julio decides he must join the army, and
becomes a reformed character. But Death hasn't finished gathering his harvest yet and Julio must
face his own cousin on the battlefield.



The Godfather (1972) VHS + DVD (3 parts)

Genre: Drama

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino

Plot: Vito Corleone is the aging don (head) of the Corleone Mafia Family. His youngest son
Michael has returned from WWII just in time to see the wedding of Connie Corleone (Michael's
sister) to Carlo Rizzi. All of Michael's family is involved with the Mafia, but Michael just wants
to live a normal life. Drug dealer Virgil Sollozzo is looking for Mafia Families to offer him
protection in exchange for a profit of the drug money. He approaches Don Corleone about it, but,
much against the advice of the Don's lawyer Tom Hagen, the Don is morally against the use of
drugs, and turns down the offer. This does not please Sollozzo, who has the Don shot down by
some of his hit men. The Don barely survives, which leads his son Michael to begin a violent
mob war against Sollozzo and tears the Corleone family apart.




The Gods must be crazy (1980)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Directed by: Jamie Uys
Cast: Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, N!xau

Plot: A Sho in the Kalahari desert encounters technology for the first time--in the shape of a
Coke bottle. He takes it back to his people, and they use it for many tasks. The people start to
fight over it, so he decides to return it to the God--where he thinks it came from. Meanwhile, we
are introduced to a school teacher assigned to a small village, a despotic revolutionary, and a
clumsy biologist.



The Graduate (1967) - 2DVDs

Genre: Drama | Romance | Comedy
Directed by: Mike Nichols

Cast: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross

Plot: Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson,
who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love
with her teenage daughter, Elaine.

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The Great Gatsby (1974)

Genre: Drama/Romance
Directed by: Jack Clayton
Cast: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern

Plot: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated
by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is
drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.



The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Anabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay

Plot: Peyton Flanders seemed to be the perfect nanny, but secretly she was out to wreck the lives
of the family she was supposed to be helping. Before becoming the nanny, Peyton had a
miscarriage, and blamed it on Claire (the mother). Claire suspects nothing, having never met
Peyton before.




The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller
Cast: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett

Plot: Sentimental story centers around a deaf-mute, Singer, and Mick, a teenager who lives in
the house where he rents a room. Mick and Singer become friends, though they are separated by
Singer's lack of communication ability and Mick's struggle with teenage traumas. The lives of
the people Singer touches are varied, linked only by their friendship with Singer. His friends
include a deaf-mute, a drunk, a and a doctor. Singer does his best to help those around him solve
their problems, but who is there to help him solve his own?


The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep

Plot: In 1951, Laura Brown, a pregnant housewife, is planning a party for her husband, but she
can't stop reading the novel 'Mrs. Dalloway'. Clarissa Vaughn, a modern woman living in present
times is throwing a party for her friend Richard, a famous author dying of AIDS. These two

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stories are simultaneously linked to the work and life of Virginia Woolf, who's writing the novel
mentioned before.

The Hustler (1961)

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Robert Rossen
Cast: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason

Plot: Pool-hall America: a merciless macho world where success demands absolute ruthlessness
and coming second means a personal hell of inadequacy and doubt. Fast Eddy (Newman) is the
young hopeful on the way to challenging past master of the green baize Minnesota Fats
(Gleason) for his world title.

The Kids Who Saved Summer (2004) - DVD
Genre: Action | Comedy | Family
Directed by: Rob Spera
Cast: Daniel Massey, Bobby Sharpe, Marcella Laasch

Plot: Three friends know the construction company is preparing to demolish the park and build a
factory right where they plan on spending their summer. With the odds against them, kids set out
to save their park and save their summer.

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Genre: Action/ Crime/ Drama/ Mystery/Thriller
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Cast: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima

Plot: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin.
She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in
town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her
previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent. Her old chums in the Chapter are now out to kill her so
she enlists the help of a cheap detective named Mitch. As Samantha remembers more and more
of her previous life, she becomes deadlier and more resourceful. Both Mitch and Charly proceed
to do the killing thing, the bleeding thing and the shooting thing.

The Madness of King George (1994)

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm

Plot: The story of King George III of England's slide into insanity, and the political and royal
back stabbing which results from his incapacitation. Despite being very amusing at times, this is
a sad tale of medical practices in the later 1700s as well as an insight into life inside and around
the royaly of the time.



The Manchurian Candidate (1962) - DVD

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Genre: Drama/Thriller/Sci-Fi
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh

Plot: After Raymond returns from the Korean War as a decorated hero, the other members of his
platoon can't really remember what he did to win his medal. Two of the soldiers start having
recurring nightmares, and one of them decides to investigate Raymonds current activities. What
dark and sinister secrets are being withheld by the Government and the Army ?




The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang

Plot: Frankie Machine is a skilled card dealer and one-time heroin addict. When he returns home
from jail, he struggles to find a new livelihood and to avoid slipping back into addiction.



The Miracle of Morgan’s creek (1944)

Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Cast: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn

Plot: Trudy Kockenlocker, a small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers, wakes up
the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't
remember--and she's pregnant. Norval Jones, the 4-F local boy who's been in love with Trudy for
years, tries to help her find a way out of her predicament. Trudy complicates matters further by
falling for Norval, and events snowball from there.



The Natural (1984)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Cast: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

Plot: An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of
nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports
fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should
have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman.



The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)


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Genre: Drama
Directed by: Jackie Cooper
Cast: Jaclyn Smith, Art Carney, Paul Le Mat, Mason

Plot: An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site
rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy
his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her children to convince her husband (who works
for the company) that the first site is where the oil they want is. Along the way, Santa explains
all his secrets in delivering presents all around the world.

The Patriot (2000)

Genre: Action | Drama | War
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tchéky Karyo

Plot: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin
wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his
son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British,
Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son, now serving under his command,
and his family from British tyranny.




The Phoenix and the Carpet (1997) -DVD

Genre: Adventure | Family | Fantasy
Directed by: Michael Kerrigan
Cast: David Suchet, Nicola Redmond

Plot: Jane, Robert, Cyril and Anthea become the owners of an ancient talking bird, the Phoenix,
when it hatches from a magnificent egg after 2 000 years of rest. With this encouragement, the
kids climb aboard his magic carpet and are transported anywhere they want to go.

Pinocchio - DVD
Genre: Animation
Directed by: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen



The Playboys (1992)

Genre: Drama/Romance
Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
Cast: Albert Finney, Aidan Quinn, Robin Wright Penn

Plot: A young woman, Tara Maguire scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by
having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every

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man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty. The arrival of a dramatic troupe stirs
things up even more, especially when she falls in love with one of the "Playboys", Tom Casey.



The Pride and the Passion (1957)

Genre: Drama/Romance/Adventure/War/Action
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren

Plot: During the Napoleonic Wars, when the French have occupied Spain, some Spanish guerilla
soldiers are going to move a big cannon across Spain in order to help the British defeat the
French. A British officer (Cary Grant) is there to accompany the Spanish and along the way, he
falls in love with the leader's (Frank Sinatra) girl (Sophia Loren).



The Prince of Egypt (1999)
Genre: Animation
Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells



The Public Enemy (1931)
Genre: Action/Crime/Drama
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Cast: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods

Plot: Tom Powers and Matt Doyle are best friends and fellow gangsters, their lives frowned
upon by Tom's straight laced brother, Mike, and Matt's straight laced sister, Molly. From their
teen-aged years into young adulthood, Tom and Matt have an increasingly lucrative life,
bootlegging during the Prohibition era. But Tom in particular becomes more and more brazen in
what he is willing to do, and becomes more obstinate and violent against those who either
disagree with him or cross him. When one of their colleagues dies in a freak accident, a rival
bootlegging faction senses weakness among Tom and Matt's gang, which is led by Paddy Ryan.
A gang war ensues, resulting in Paddy suggesting that Tom and Matt lay low. But because of
Tom's basic nature, he decides instead to take matters into his own hands.




The Return of the Native (1994)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Jack Gold
Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Clive Owen, Ray Stevenson

Plot: Прекрасная и таинственная Юстасия мечтает повидать мир, но пока живет в
маленькой деревушке, спрятанной среди зарослей вереска. Она тяготится прелестями

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жизни на природе, несмотря на роман с обаятельным Дэймоном. Однажды на прогулке
Юстасия встречает Клима, только что вернувшегося из Парижа. Клим совершенно
покорен красотой Юстасии.



В надежде начать новую жизнь и уехать в европу, Юстасия соглашается выйти за него
замуж. Но и Дэймон, хотя и помолвлен с кузиной Клима, все тянет со свадьбой и не
собирается отказываться от своей любви к Юстасии.



The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - DVD

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Cast: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow

Plot: Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying
at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make
things right with his family.



The Russians are coming, the Russian’s are coming (1966)
Genre: Comedy/War
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Cast: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin

Plot: When a Soviet submarine captain comes up for a look at America (off the coast of a small
island in Maine) he runs aground. He sends his two English speaking crewmen to procure a boat
with enough power to pull them off. The 2 English speakers and 6 Russian sailors don't exactly
blend in and the town is convinced that they are being invaded.



The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Genre: Comedy/Romance/Drama
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan

Plot: "Matuschek's" is the gift shop around the corner. Among the staff is Alfred Kralik, a
likeable young man who's in love with a woman he has never met and whose name he doesn't
even know (their "romance" has been conducted through a post office box). When Klara Novak
comes to work as a clerk in the shop, the sparks begin to fly: she and Alfred can't stand each
other. Of course, what neither knows is that Klara is the woman Alfred has been romancing
through the mail!




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The Sixth Sense (1999)

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Thriller
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette

Plot: Child psychiatrist Malcolm Crowe is confronted one night by his former patient Vincent
Gray who he failed to help. After Vincent shoots Crowe in the stomach and kills himself, Crowe
can't stop thinking about it. A few months later he is hired to help a troubled boy named Cole
Sear, who has many of the same problems Vincent had. Crowe sees a chance to redeem himself,
but doubts his ability to reach the boy, particularly when Cole claims to see ghosts who don't
know they're dead.



The sound of music (1965)

Genre: Musical/Family/Drama
Directed by: Robert Wise
Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Richard Haydn

Plot: Maria is a failure as a nun. The Mother Superior sends her off in answer to a letter from a
retired naval captain for a governess for his seven children. She goes to their house and finds that
she is the latest in a long line of governesses run off by the children. She teaches the children to
sing and that becomes their bonding force, of course leading her to fall in love with their father
and marries him. As this is happening Austria votes to be assumed by Germany on the eve of
World war II.



The Spirit of St.Louis (1957)
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Cast: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith

Plot: Biography of Charles Lindburgh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy
to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight
from New York to Paris in 1927.




The Stepford Wives (1975)

Genre: Mystery
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Cast: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss

Plot: Stepford Wives is about a small suburb where the women happily go about their
housework - cleaning, doing laundry, and cooking gourmet meals - to please their husbands.


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Unfortunately, Bobbie and Joanna discover that the village's wives have been replaced with
robots, and Joanna'a husband wants in on the action.



The Sting (1973)

Genre: Drama/Crime/Comedy
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Plot: When a mutual friend is killed by a mob boss, two con men, one experienced and one
young try to get even by pulling off the big con on the mob boss. The story unfolds with several
twists and last minute alterations.



The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Ian Holm, Caerthan Banks, Sarah Polley

Plot: A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town's
children. A lawyer (Ian Holm) visits the victims' parents in order to profit from the tragedy by
stirring up their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The
community is paralysed by its anger and cannot let go. All but one young girl (Sarah Polley), left
in a wheelchair after the accident, who finds the courage to lead the way to the sweet hereafter.


The Temp (1993)

Genre: Drama/Thriller
Directed by: Tom Holland
Cast: Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle, Dwight Schultz

Plot: A cookie company takeover has employees scrambling to make a case for continued
employment. An executive's administrative assistant takes paternity leave, and he gets a temp
who is too good to be true, doing tasks at a fast pace and doing quite a bit of creative work for
the project. The executive starts noticing that all the obstacles to his climb up the corporate
ladder are disappearing, including the death of some of his rivals. When his regular admin
returns to work, his temp, who has made it clear that she wishes to stay with him, begins her own
accelerated climb up the ladder, and he begins wondering if she was responsible for the removal
of the obstacles.


The Ten Commandments (1956)

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brinner, Anne Baxter


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Plot: To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew
males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter
Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses
gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son,
Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way
across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to
free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but
someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.




The Tender Trap (1955)

Genre: Comedy/Musical
Directed by: Charles Walters
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne

Plot: Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One
day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with Charlie's
girl Sylvia while Charlie spends his time with young actress Julie.




The Truman show (1998)

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Peter Weir
Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Plot: He's the star of the show--but he doesn't know. Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank in this
movie from director Peter Weir about a man whose life is a nonstop TV show. Truman doesn't
realize that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary producer/director/creator
(Ed Harris), that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, that even his incessantly
bubbly wife is a contract player. Gradually, Truman gets wise. And what he does about his
discovery will have you laughing, crying and cheering.



The Ugly Duckling (1997)
Genre: Animation
Directed by: Martin Gates



The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Spacey, Roger
'Verbal' Kint, Chazz Palminteri

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Plot: This is a film about five men who are hauled into the New York police station because a
crime was committed and they are the usual suspects. They all agree to do a job together for a
little revenge. However, little do they know that someone else has the strings and that they are all
the puppets--all because each of them crossed the wrong person at the wrong time. After the big
job, 27 people are dead, and there are two survivors. But the question is...who's the one
controlling everything?




The Wizard of Oz (1939) - DVD
Genre: Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Musical
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Plot: In this charming film based on the popular L.Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog
Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some
memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help
her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.

Thelma & Louise (1991)
Genre: Thriller/Action/Crime/Drama
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Cast: Susan Sarandor, Geena Davis

Plot: Louise is working in a fast food restaurant as a waitress and has some problems with her
friend Jimmy, who, as a musician, is always on the road. Thelma is married to Darryl who likes
his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so that he can watch football on TV. One day they decide to
break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns
into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to
Mexico, but soon they are hunted by American police.



There’s no business like show business (1954)

Genre: Musical/Drama
Directed by: Walter Lang
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman, Donald O‟Connor

Plot: Molly and Terry Donahue, plus there three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim
meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family acts begins to fall apart.



Thirteen Days (2000)

Genre: Drama/Thriller/War
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp

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Plot: In October, 1962, U-2 surveillance photos reveal that the Soviet Union is in the process of
placing nuclear weapons in Cuba. These weapons have the capability of wiping out most of the
Eastern and Southern United States in minutes if they become operational. President John F.
Kennedy and his advisors must come up with a plan of action against the Soviets. Kennedy is
determined to show that he is strong enough to stand up to the threat, and the Pentagon advises
U.S. military strikes against Cuba--which could lead the way to another U.S. invasion of the
island. However, Kennedy is reluctant to follow through, because a U.S. invasion could cause
the Soviets to retaliate in Europe. A nuclear showdown appears to be almost inevitable. Can it be
prevented?



Till the Clouds Roll by (1946)
Genre: Musical
Directed by: Richard Whorf
Cast: June Allyson, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland

Plot: Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the
famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed
production of his most famous: 'Showboat'.




To Kill a Mocking bird (1962)

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford

Plot: The place: a small town in the south of the United States. The time: the early 20th century.
A black man is accused of raping a woman, and an idealistic lawyer gets to defend him. We start
watching the reasons that make his defense far from easy; and that's mostly because nobody in
this town seems determined to believe in the guiltlessness of an accused negro.



Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action/Drama/Western
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Cast: Kurt Russel, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliot, Bill Paxton

Plot: Former lawman Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and friend Doc Holliday settle in the town of
Tombstone in order to lead a profitable and peaceful life but soon come into conflict with the
Cowboys, a band of outlaws led by the Clanton brothers. This retelling of the Earp/Clanton feud
also follows up the gunfight at the O.K. Corral with a look at the bloody consequences of the
showdown.




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Treasure planet (2002)

Genre: Animation
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker




True Lies (1994)

Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy/Romance/Thriller
Directed by: James Cameron
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold

Plot: Harry Tasker is the United States' top secret agent - so secret that even his wife doesn't
know his occupation; she thinks he is a computer salesman. Misunderstandings commence as a
result, complicating the plot and heating up the action as Harry takes on his wife and nuclear
terrorists . . . at the same time!

Unforgiven (1992) - DVD
Genre: Western
Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Plot: Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired outlaws who pick up their guns on last time to
collect a bounty. Richard Harris is an ill-fated killer-for-hire. Asnd Hackman is a lawman of sly
charm… and chilling brutality.



You Can't Take It with You (1938) - DVD

Genre: Comedy | Romance
Directed by: Frank Capra

Cast: Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James

Plot: Alice Sycamore has to introduce the family of her fiance, Tony Kirby, to her own family.
The Kirby's are wealthy, stuffy family of great self- importance, while the Sycamore's are a
collection of good-hearted lunatics. When the two families come together, lifestyle and
philosophy collide head-on.



Vampiyaz (2004) – DVD
Genre: crime/horror
Directed by: Z. Winston Brown
Cast: Richard Carrol Jr., Malik Burke, Lila Blake Palmer


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Plot: A hip-hop, ex-con returns to his former neighborhood and must team up with a group of
vampire hunter-killers to rid the area of vampires whom have taken over the area.




Very Bad Things (1998)

Genre: Comedy/Thriller
Directed by: Peter Berg
Cast: Jon Favreau, Leland Orser, Cameron Diaz

Plot: A group of friends head to Las Vegas for a bachelor party.. only things go wrong and a
woman is killed. Soon, the bodies are piling up and the friends find themselves turning against
one another as the coverup builds.



Viva Zapata (1952)
Genre: Drama
Director: Elia Kazan
Cast: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman
Plot: The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the
corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.



Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Genre: Comedy/Musical
Directed by: Christopher Guest
Cast: Deborah Theaker, Michael Hitchcock, Scott Williamson

Plot: A town of Blaine, Missouri is preparing for celebrations of its 150th anniversary. Corky
St.Clair, an off-off-off-off-off-Broadway director is putting together an amateur theater show
about the town's history, starring a local dentist, a couple of travel agents, a Dairy Queen
waitress, and a car repairman. He invites a Broadway theater critic Mr. Guffman to see the
opening night of the show.

West Side Story (1961)- DVD

Genre: Drama
Directed by:

Cast: Rita Morena, George Chakiris
Plot: A love affair if fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of twp street gangs - the Jets
and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony falls for Maria, the sister of Sharks leader, it‟s more
than these two warring gangs can handle. And as mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death
ensues and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale.



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What Dreams May Come (1998)

Genre: Drama/Fantasy/Romance
Directed by: Vincent Ward
Cast: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra

Plot: Doctor Chris Nielson (Robin Williams) meets his true soul mate Annie (Annabella
Sciorra), marries her and has two children. The children die in a car accident, and Chris dies four
years after that. Ending up in heaven, he is guided by friendly guardian angel Albert (Cuba
Gooding, Jr.) through the afterlife, and he is reunited with his dog and children. But when he
finds out his wife had committed suicide, he desperately searches for her spirit, journeying
through Heaven and Hell along the way.



What Women Want (2000)

Genre: Comedy/Fantasy/Romance
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei

Plot: Nick, a somewhat chauvinistic advertising exec hot shot, has his life turned haywire when
a fluke accident enables him to hear what women think. At first all he wants to do is rid himself
of this curse, until a wacky psychologist shows him that this could be used to his advantage! His
first target is Darcy McGuire, the very woman that got the promotion he wanted. But just as his
plan is beginning to work, love gets in the way.



When Harry met Sally (1989)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Plot: Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from
the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but
fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between
them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with
the problem: "Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?"


Windtalkers (2002) -DVD

Genre: Action | History | Romance | War
Directed by: John Woo
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo

Plot: WWII. Joe Enders, a decorated Marine who is by-the-book to a fault, is just coming back
on duty (by cheating on his medical tests). "Ox" Anderson, much greener, is also getting the
same new task: Protect the Navajo codetalkers (Ben Yahzee and Charles Whitehorse,

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respectively). While Enders is initially frustrated with his assignment, his respect grows as the
codetalkers prove their worth in the brutal battle to take Saipan.




White mischief (1987)
Genre: Crime/Drama/Romance/Thriller
Directed by: Michael Radford
Cast: Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance, Joss Ackland

Plot: A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the
other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are
busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish parties and horse races. She begins a
torrid affair with one of the bon vivants, and her husband finds out and confronts them. The
husband and wife decide to break up peacefully, but the bon vivant is murdered and all the
evidence points to the husband.

White Oleander (2002) - DVD
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Peter Kosminsky
Cast: Amy Aquino, John Billingsley, Elisa Bocanegra, Sam Catlin


Plot: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for
committing a crime of passion. Astrid Magnussen is a 15 year old girl, living in California. Her
mother, Ingrid, is a beautiful, free-spirited poet. Their life, though unusual, is satisfying until one
day, a man named Barry Kolker (that her mother refers to at first as "The goat man") comes into
their lives, and Ingrid falls madly in love with him, only to have her heart broken, and her life
ruined. For revenge, Ingrid murders Barry with the deadly poison of her favourite flower: The
White Oleander. She is sent to prison for life, and Astrid has to go through foster home after
foster home. Throughout nearly a decade she experiences forbidden love, religion, near-death
experiences, drugs, starvation, and how it feels to be loved. But throughout these years, she
keeps in touch with her mother via letters to prison. And while Ingrid's gift is to give Astrid the
power to survive, Astrid's gift is to teach her Mother about love.


World Trade Center (2006) – DVD

Genre: Drama/History
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello

Plot: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building
collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his
sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams
fight to save them.



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Wonder boys (2000)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand

Plot: Grady Tripp (Douglas) is a professor/writer living in Pittsburgh who is struggling with
writer's block. Whilst doing this, he also manages to get the chancellor (McDormand) pregnant.
In the meantime, he and a college student, James Leer (Maguire) are trying to find a rare jacket
once owned by Marilyn Monroe, and a college girl, Hannah Green (Holmes) boarding with
Grady has a bit of a crush on him. Based on the book of the same name by Michael Chabon.



Young at Heart (1954)

Genre: Drama/Musical/Romance
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Cast: Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Gig Young

Plot: When Alex enters the lives of the musical Tuttle family, each of the three daughters falls
for him. He is charming, good looking and personable. Laurie and Alex seem made for each
other and become engaged. When Barney comes into the picture to help Alex with some musical
arrangements matters become complicated. He is seen as a challenge by Laurie, who can't
believe anyone could be as cynical, and she is more than a match for his gloomy outlook on life.




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