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    The Big Bad Swim

    The Big Bad Swim

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    Released 2006
    The Big Bad Swim is a film that brings a small group of adults together for a swim class. Laced with sexual innuendos and mannerisms, this satire aims to provide comic relief through the struggles of these men and women who are enrolled in the class. Each struggling with their own heartbreaks and failed relationships, they must learn to take life one step at a time in an attempt to emerge better and happier people. The movie goes delves into the intricate details of the personal and professional lives of the members of the class, some of whom include teachers, policemen, and college students. They are all brought together in their desire to learn how to swim and set out to conquer their fear of the water. Set in Conneticut, this independent film was featured at the 2006 Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. Other characters include Amy Pierson (Paget Brewster), Noah Owens (Jeff Branson), and Martin Webber (Todd Susman).moreless
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    The Good German

    The Good German

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    Released 2006
    The Good German is a 2006 historical thriller starring George Clooney as a 1940s war correspondent embroiled in a Berlin murder. World War II has ended and reporter Jake Geismer (George Clooney) has been assigned the Berlin beat to cover the Occupation and the Allies' peaceful transition. Then, he receives a visit from a former girlfriend, Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett), who asks for his help locating her missing husband, Emile (Christian Oliver). Both the American and Russian armies want to find Emile, and Lena's secretive past may endanger her in the new Germany. Jake tries to help Lena, though he begins to doubt some of her stories. He relies on the black market connections of his army driver, Tully (Tobey Maguire), to help find a way out for Lena. Unfortunately, post-war Berlin is a desperate and dark place. Directed by Steven Soderbergh ("Ocean's Eleven"), this noir mystery was based on the popular novel by Joseph Kanon.moreless
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    The Bloody Dead

    The Bloody Dead

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    Released 1967
    The Bloody Dead is a 1967 horror film from director Alfred Vohrer. The film is also known as "The Creature with the Blue Hand" and is loosely based on a novel by Edgar Wallace who also wrote King Kong. Inspector Craig (Harald Leipnitz) is on the case of a series of bizarre killings. Someone is torturing innocent people in very cruel and immoral ways. The killer gains the nickname, "The Blue Hand," because he uses a blue steel claw to torture his unfortunate victims. The killings begin when Dave Emerson (Klaus Kinski) escapes from a grisly insane asylum where he was placed after he allegedly murdered the family gardener. He escapes and returns home where his twin brother, Richard (Klaus Kinski), takes leave of the castle just in time for his twin to replace him. Emerson soon realizes that Richard is really Dave and believes him when he denies killing the gardener. The detective relies on Dave's help to catch the real killer when Dave agrees to go back to the wretched asylum to find out who could be behind the murders. The killer could be linked to the violent cannibals who live in a locked room in the asylum.moreless
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    Pusher

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    Released 1996
    Pusher is a crime movie that tells of a drug deal gone wrong and its aftermath. It is a crime movie that achieved a cult following and recognition as the first Danish gangster film. The protagonist Frank (Kim Bodnia) finds himself in hot water when a big time Serbian drug lord, Milo (Zlatko Buric), fronts him a copious amount of heroin, under the agreement that he return and pay back the money he owes immediately after the deal. Unfortunately for Frank, there is a police raid when the deal is taking place and he is forced to abandon the heroin. Although he tried to explain what happened to Milo, his story fell on deaf ears. The film gets interesting as Frank, along with the help of his lover, Vic (Laura Drasbaek), and several friends attempt to fix the series of problems that has arisen out of the drug deal gone sour.moreless
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    Boy Eats Girl

    Boy Eats Girl

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    Released 2005
    Boy Eats Girl is a 2005 horror/comedy film directed by Stephen Bradley. After lovelorn teenager Nathan (David Leon) learns that Jessica (Samantha Mumba), the girl he with whom he is infatuated, has another boyfriend, he decides that he wants to end his life. When his mother (Dierdre O' Kane) finds him hanging in his room, she is heartbroken. She then uses a book of voodoo spells that she finds hidden in a church to cast a reanimation spell on Nathan. He awakens the next day, but he does not remember what happened and goes to school. Soon, Nathan discovers that he is hungry for human flesh and struggles to stop himself from eating Jessica. However, his appetite becomes uncontrollable and he soon bites someone, which causes other people to be infected by his disease. As more kids turn into zombies, Nathan's mother tries to find a way to reverse the spell.moreless
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    The Producers

    The Producers

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    Released 2005
    The Producers is a comedy that is adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name. Both are based on an original 1968 film written and directed by Mel Brooks. Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) is a terrible theater producer who funds his productions by seducing old ladies out of their money. One day, Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick) enters Bialystock's office to begin work as his accountant. When Bloom lets it slip that a producer could make more money from a bomb than a hit, Bialystock is intrigued and asks him how. Bloom responds that if a producer knew a show would flop, he could raise far more money than needed and then pocket it once the show quickly ends. Greedily, the two men decide to find exactly such a play, settling on one called Springtime for Hitler. Though they expect the play to close the same night as it opens, both men are horrified when it becomes a surprise hit and they are forced to figure out what do about both their investors and an angry Nazi playwright who is now out for blood.moreless
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    District B13

    District B13

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    Released 2004
    District B13, also released as District 13 and the French release Banlieue 13, is an action film directed by Pierre Morel, featuring parkour pioneer David Belle as Leito, a one-man war against the street gangs of the poor suburb of Paris, referred to as B13. When B13 becomes out of control, the authorities construct a high wall around the area, stopping people from leaving or entering. Three years later street gangs have developed and Leito is in charge of one block, but goes after drug dealer Taha and sabotages his stash of cocaine, leading Taha to send his thugs, led by K2 (Tony D'Amario) after Leito. Six months later police captain Damien Tomaso (Cyril Raffaelli) learns that Taha has stolen an experimental neutron bomb that is set to blow in 24 hours. Damien must convince Leito to take him to Taha's base to disarm the bomb before it is too late. This exciting action flick lead to a 2009 sequel called District 13: Ultimatum.moreless
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    Nosferatu: The Gothic Industrial Mix

    Nosferatu: The Gothic Industrial Mix

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    Released 1922
    Nosferatu: The Gothic Industrial Mix is an exciting 1922 adaptation of the classic story of Dracula that provides an interesting and new (for the time) perspective on the psyche of the tortured and villainous character of the Gothic vampire. The film is silent and filmed in black-and-white. If that didn't make it disturbing enough, it includes an entirely Gothic soundtrack to emphasize the disturbing and psychological effects of the film as a whole. Although the story is very similar to the original Bram Stroker formula provided in Dracula, it definitely has its own tale to tell: the story features the journey of Count Orlok (Max Schreck) to locate and infatuate the love interest of the unsuspecting Thomas Hutter (Gustav Von Wangenheim), who takes a turn for the worse upon a visit with Orlok. This rendition of the classic tale, however, provides a psychological insight into vampires that is not touched upon in previous versions by diving into the reasoning behind a vampire's actions and the difficulty of his position in the world.moreless
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    Ben-Hur: Collector's Edition

    Ben-Hur: Collector's Edition

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    Released 1959
    Ben-Hur: Collector's Edition is a 2005 enhanced release of the 1959 epic classic based on the book by Lew Wallace. It follows the life of Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), a Judean prince living in the first century A.D., and his friend Messala (Stephen Boyd), a Roman who eventually becomes his greatest enemy. Seperated from his love Esther (Haya Hayareet), Mother Miriam (Martha Scott), and sister Tirzah (Cathy O'Donnell), Ben-Hur is sold into slavery by Messala in order to frighten the Jewish population into submission. But he eventually becomes entangled in another story altogether - the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a fantastic tale of redemption and forgiveness that echoes throughout film history. The special effects and climatic scenes such as the naval battle and ground breaking chariot race are every bit as exciting today as they were in 1959. The Collector's Edition boasts an enhanced film transfer from the restored 65mm originals.moreless
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    Striking Distance

    Striking Distance

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    Released 1993
    Striking Distance is a 1993 thriller directed by Rowdy Herrington. Pittsburgh Police Sergeant Tom Hardy (Bruce Willis) has reported his partner and cousin, Jimmy Detillo (Robert Pastorelli), for using too much force against a suspect. Jimmy decides to commit suicide rather than face going to prison. Tom and his father, Captain Vince Hardy (John Mahoney), get involved in a chase to catch a serial killer nicknamed the Polish Hill strangler. Tom is knocked unconscious following a car crash while chasing a suspect and awakes to learn that his father has been killed, most likely at the hands of the Polish Hill strangler. A suspect is caught but Tom is far from convinced about his guilt. Two years later there are further murders of women who had all previously dated Tom, convincing him that the serial killer is still at large. Tom is assigned a new partner, Jo Christman (Sarah Jessica Parker), but Christman's real name is Emily Harper and she has been tasked with investigating Tom to find evidence of misconduct. Tom becomes a suspect in the murders but he remains convinced that the killer is linked with the police force. The film progresses towards a conclusion and the true identity of the killer.moreless
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    Final Analysis

    Final Analysis

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    Released 1992
    Final Analysis (1992) is a dark neo-noir psychological thriller directed by Phil Janou. The story focuses on eminent Freudian psychiatrist Dr. Isaac Baar (Richard Gere) and his relationship with troubled patient Diana Baylor (Uma Thurman). Diana is struggling with painful and traumatic childhood experiences and has suppressed memories involving her alcoholic father and his horrific death in a fire. Dr. Baar meets with Diana's sister Heather Evans ( Kim Basinger) in an attempt to find out more information about Diana's childhood and to see if Heather can recall any crucial memories that Baylor has forgotten. Dr. Baar and Heather soon begin a steamy, passionate love affair. The affair places both of them is grave danger as Heather is married to the sadistic Jimmy Evans (Eric Roberts), a violent gangster with a long criminal history. Evans is brutally murdered and as the evidence mounts Dr. Baar starts to believe that he has been framed for murder. Was he set up by Heather? Was Diana involved? There are many shocking twists and turns before the mystery is resolved.moreless
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    Voyage of the Damned

    Voyage of the Damned

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    Released 1976
    Voyage of the Damned is a 1976 World War II Holocaust drama about 937 Jewish Germans who believe they have found an escape from Nazi annihilation. In 1939, the S.S. St. Louis ship offers passage to Havana, Cuba from Hamburg, Germany. The passengers include a large number of Jews who have been frightened by "the night of the shattered crystal" to leave Europe completely, as well as Cubans returning home for a visit. Professor Egon Kreisler (Oskar Werner) and his wife, Denise (Faye Dunaway), have the wealth to begin a new life away from Hitler's Germany. Mira Hauser (Katherine Ross) has been working as a prostitute but wants to return home to Havana. Lili Rosen (Lee Grant) hopes the ship will take her husband and two children to safety. Captain Schroeder (Max Von Sydow) believes it is an ordinary Atlantic voyage, but receives word that the ship will not be allowed to dock. The Nazis were using the voyage as propaganda, and no other nation will allow the ship in its port and they must head back to Europe.moreless
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    The Trial

    The Trial

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    Released 1962
    An unassuming office worker in an un-named country is arrested and faces trial, but he is never told with what crime he is charged.
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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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    Released 1966
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? captures a volatile late night party hosted by a couple enmeshed in a 20-year-old love-hate relationship. George (Richard Burton) is a middle-aged history professor at a New England college. His wife, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor), is the daughter of the university's president. This unbalanced arrangement, exacerbated by excessive consumption of alcohol, fuels their verbally abusive marriage. One night around 2 A.M., George and Martha return home from a get-together, inebriated and disheveled. Martha has invited over a young faculty couple, Nick (George Segal) and Honey (Sandy Dennis), for a nightcap. However, these mild-mannered guests are soon pained and perplexed by the older couple's constant crossfire of drunken, angry insults. The most incendiary topic is the couple's unseen, fifteen-year-old son. As a film that is equal parts drama, suspense and dark comedy, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? earned thirteen Academy Award nominations and appears on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest American movies.moreless
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    The Seven Year Itch

    The Seven Year Itch

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    Released 1955
    The Seven Year Itch is a 1955 romantic comedy directed by Billy Wilder. Richard Sherman (Tommy Ewell) is a Manhattan business person left alone for the summer to work while his wife, Helen Sherman (Evelyn Keyes) and son head to the country. Sherman has resolved himself not to carouse like many of his associates while they lead the lives of bachelors over the summer. When a voluptuous blonde (Marilyn Monroe) moves in upstairs, Sherman's imagination gets the better of him. The seductive and flirtatious girl drops downstairs to Richard's apartment, and he invites her to dinner. When the girl confides that she keeps her undergarments in the icebox in the hot weather, his fidelity is put to the test. Great, comedic performances are delivered by a nervous plumber (Victor Moore), Ewell's boss (Donald McBride) and a handyman (Robert Strauss). This movie includes one of Hollywood's greatest movie images when Monroe's white dress blows skyward as she stands by a passing subway car.moreless
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    Sleepwalkers

    Sleepwalkers

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    Released 1992
    Sleepwalkers is a 1992 horror film based on a story by Stephen King. Mary Brady (Alice Krige) and her teenage son, Charles (Brian Krause), are creatures known as Sleepwalkers. They appear in public as attractive humans, but they are really energy-devouring shapeshifters who naturally look like mutant cats. The only creatures that they are afraid of are real cats, which can kill Sleepwalkers by scratching them. When they move to a new town, Mary tasks her son with the job of finding a young virgin so that they can drain her life force and satisfy their growing hunger. Charles soon meets and charms a beautiful, innocent, high school student named Tanya Robertson (Madchen Amick). As Mary pressures Charles to eat her energy, he soon realizes that it is going to be more difficult than he anticipated. Meanwhile, the cats in town sense the presence of the Sleepwalkers and gather for a fight.moreless
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    The Lost Weekend

    The Lost Weekend

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    Released 1945
    The Lost Weekend is an American film released in 1945. It was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. The Lost Weekend is a film about alcoholism and the effect it has on the lives of the drinker and those around him. In the film, Don Birnam (Ray Milland) is a writer living in New York who struggles with alcoholism. He keeps his drinking secret from his girlfriend, Helen (Jane Wyman), but his carefully concealed life falls apart one weekend when he is planning to take a trip with Helen and his brother, Wick (Phillip Terry). Instead of going on the trip, Birnam decides to go on a four-day bender. It is while he is on this drinking binge that the audience glimpses the last six years of his life and sees how he came to be in his present state. He lies and he steals in order to fuel his habit and nearly loses everything because of his addiction to alcohol. Helen tries to help him out of the pit he has dug for himself, but it becomes clear that Birnam's "Lost Weekend", may, in fact, be is last weekend.moreless
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    Joe Kidd

    Joe Kidd

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    Released 1972
    Joe Kidd is a western drama about a peasant revolt in the small town of Sinola, New Mexico. Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood) finds himself in the middle of a nasty battle when a group of greedy landowners begin taking control of property that does not belong to them. When Luis Charma (John Saxon), a peasant, organizes a revolt against the landowners, Frank Harlan (Robert Duvall) forms a group intent on kidnapping him. Frank asks Joe to help, but Kidd refuses to take sides until the peasants attack his property and hurt one of his employees. In order to get Luis to give himself up, Kidd and the other members of the posse capture five hostages and threaten their lives. When Joe falls in love with Stella Garcia (Helen Sanchez), one of the hostages, Frank arranges for Kidd to be arrested. Joe manages to escape but must figure out how to negotiate a truce among the peasants and landowners in order to save Stella's life.moreless
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    Vera Cruz

    Vera Cruz

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    Released 1954
    Vera Cruz is a 1954 classic western starring Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster. Set in 1866 during the time of the turbulent Franco-Mexican War, two Americans, Ben (Gary Cooper) and Joe (Burt Lancaster), decide to cross the border and take advantage of the Mexican uprising to make some money. Ben, looking to restore his civil war losses, and Joe, always in search of a quick buck, sign up as mercenaries for the Mexican Emperor Maximillian (George Macready). Emperor Maximillian hires the pair, along with other questionable characters, to escort the Countess Marie Duvarre (Denise Darcel) across violent lands to the port of Vera Cruz. Along the way, they discover that the Countess is secretly transporting $3 million in gold intended to support the French Army. However, with Mexican rebels on their trail, the mercenaries soon realize that the Countess' operation is not as clandestine as she had assumed. All are tempted by the allure of the gold, and what follows is a series of double-crosses that has everyone questioning their allegiances.moreless
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

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    Released 1957
    The Bridge on the River Kwai is a classic war-adventure film from the master of the sprawling epic of yesteryear David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Great Expectations). Set mostly in a Japanese internment camp in India, the film starts off following Major Shears (the great William Holden) as he struggles to survive laboring in the camp, run by the stern and unshakeable Colonel Saito. Things take an interesting turn with the arrival of a contingent of British soldiers led by the stoic Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) ' who stand straight before the man and refuse having their officers doing manual labor alongside their men on the project Saito is supervising for the Japanese in this part of the world: building a bridge across the River Kwai, which will act as a railroad connection between Bangkok and Rangoon. It soon becomes a battle of wills between Saito and Nicholson as neither refuses to budge from their position ' with Nicholson having decidedly far more to lose. Meanwhile, Shears escapes, barely gets back to civilization alive and is sent back on a secret commando mission to blow the bridge up before it can be put into service.moreless
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