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    Kira's Reason: A Love Story

    Kira's Reason: A Love Story

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    Released 2001
    Kira's Reason: A Love Story is a foreign dramatic film from First Run Features that was written by Ole Christian Madsen and Mogens Rukov and directed by Madsen. This award winning film is a Danish language film set in Scandinavia. Kira (Stine Stengade) and Mads (Lars Mikkelsen) are a happily married couple with two loving children who have a beautiful home and seemingly have it all. That is until Kira suffers a breakdown and is forced to spend two years away from her family and spend time in a mental institution. She loses everything while in the institution but gains it all back when she returns home, at least that was the plan. When she returns home to her family, it is quickly evident that things are not back to the way they were. She has not completely recovered and her family has grown without her. She makes a brave attempt to resume a normal life but finds it difficult when her recurring problems continually surface and she becomes insecure when she believes that Mads is having an affair behind her back.moreless
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    Dream a Little Dream

    Dream a Little Dream

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    Released 1989
    Dream a Little Dream is a 1989 romantic comedy directed by Marc Rocco. Teen outcast Bobby Keller (Corey Feldman) gets more than he bargained for when he and his buddy, Dinger (Corey Haim), cut through elderly professor Coleman Ettinger's (Jason Robards) yard one time too many. Coleman and his wife, Gina (Piper Laurie), are conducting meditation experiments in the hopes being able to communicate through their dreams even after they die. Bobby and his secret crush, Lainie Diamond (Meredith Salenger), are involved in a biking accident at the same time the Ettinger's are conducting one of their experiments; the end result is the teens switching consciousness with the elderly couple. Until a means is found to end their dilemma, the couples are forced to deal with some very unpleasant aspects of the others' life and do a great deal of soul searching. Realizing that time is of the essence, Coleman must devise a plan to reverse the swap before they are all lost forever.moreless
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    Tremors 3: Back to Perfection

    Tremors 3: Back to Perfection

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    Released 2001
    Tremors 3: Back to Perfection is the second sequel to the popular first cult hit featuring everyone's favorite underground, man-eating desert dwellers, the Graboids. Directed by one of the original's co-writers Brent Maddock (Short Circuit). Everything has now become nice and quiet in Perfection, the creatures' original stomping grounds. The daughter of the original's convenience store proprietor Walter Chang from has taken over the shop, now grown Mindy came back to live with her mom since she couldn't afford her studies, survivalist Burt Gummer is all prepared for an eventual new Graboid-attack and a young man named Jack has settled in town to make a living out of fake Graboid safaris. Then the unexpected happens - three graboids are monitored by Burt's radar. Burt wants to act fast since he knows they'll turn into Shriekers soon, but he's being held up by Washington who protect the giant worms and want to catch them alive for scientific research. Suddenly, a new wrinkle in the evolution of the Graboids occurs again - from Shriekers into 'Assblasters.' The creatures can now fly via rear propulsion.moreless
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    The Return of a Man Called Horse

    The Return of a Man Called Horse

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    Released 1976
    The Return of a Man Called Horse is an American Western directed by Irvin Kershner released in 1976 and is the sequel to A Man Called Horse. It highlights the ongoing conflict between the Sioux Indians and White settlers. Horse (Richard Harris) is a British aristocrat that once left his home and social class to become a member of the Lakota Sioux tribe, but who has since returned to England. The government is working to force Yellow Hands Sioux off their land. Despite the fact that the Yellow Hands leave voluntarily, the tribe is almost completely massacred. Horse, hearing what has happened to his tribe, returns to America and helps the Indians devise a plan to overpower the invading trappers and reclaim their rightful place. Every man, woman and child must work together to reclaim their ancestral land and tribal pride. Most of the film was shot in South Dakota and contains amazing American landscape sequences.moreless
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    Blackboard Jungle

    Blackboard Jungle

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    Released 1955
    Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 social drama directed by Richard Brooks and based on a novel by Evan Hunter. The film follows Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford), an ex-war veteran who comes to North Manual High School, a troubled inner city school, as a new teacher. When Dadier arrives, despite the assurances of Principal Warnecke (John Hoyt), he finds demoralized students who lack discipline and frequently challenge authority. Dadier believes the students are led by Gregory Miller (Sidney Poitier), a black student who he believes is challenging him because he is white. Meanwhile, Artie West (Vic Morrow), a duplicitious white student, takes advantage of Dadier's preconceived notions to wreak havoc on the class. With a nervous and insecure pregnant wife Ann (Anne Francis) pushing him to find a new job in a "real" school, Dadier must overcome his own prejudice and regain his idealism before his classroom is torn apart by feuding students.moreless
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    As Good as It Gets

    As Good as It Gets

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    Released 1997
    As Good as It Gets is the acclaimed 1997 dramedy from celebrated director James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News). Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Chinatown, Batman) is an obsessive-compulsive fiction writer living in a New York brownstone, and feuding with the world on a daily basis. Most intimately, he quarrels with his gay neighbor Simon (Greg Kinnear) about his sexual preference and his cute little dog, which Melvin despises because it constantly urinates against the writer's door. Also in Melvin's life is waitress Carol (Helen Hunt, Twister, What Women Want) who acts as his regular food pusher at the breakfast bistro he frequents and must daily content with Melvin's irascibility and peculiarities. Carol has a constantly ill son that puts her in a constant state of turmoil and dealing with Melvin doesn't help. Eventually, these three disparate individuals' lives cross paths when their struggles dictate and they each affect the other in a myriad of illuminating ways.moreless
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    Corky Romano

    Corky Romano

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    Released 2001
    Corky Romano is a comedy centered around the antics of veterinarian Corky Romano (Chris Kattan), a young man who has not had any contact with his family since his mother's death. He unexpectedly receives a call from his father "Pops" (Peter Falk), a Mob crime boss, who asks Corky to steal evidence from the FBI that incriminates Pops in racketeering charges. Corky creates an alter ego, Agent Corky Pissant, and constructs a fictional background for himself that includes a Harvard education and an extensive knowledge of how to speak different foreign languages. Corky attempts to destroy the evidence related to his father's case, but the FBI distracts him from his mission by assigning him to different jobs involving gang members, hostage situations and drug deals. Complicating things further, Corky develops feelings for FBI agent Kate Russo (Vinessa Shaw), but she is not interested in him. As Corky tries to save his father and reestablish his place in the family, he uncovers some surprising secrets.moreless
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    Air Rage

    Air Rage

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    Released 2001
    Air Rage, released in 2001, is an action-packed adventure thriller directed by Fred Olen Ray. The thrill ride begins when a disreputable former Marine fighter pilot called Sykes (Cyril O'Reilly) escapes from jail and attempts to gain revenge by hijacking a commerical airplane. If the government does not meet this ex-Marine's demands, he plans to kill everyone on board the plane including the man responsible for putting him in jail, General Prescott (Alex Cord). General Prescott is Sykes' former commander, and he is concealing a variety of classified, government information and horrific, dark secrets from the past. As the movie unfolds, some of these dark secrets are presented in a clearer light. The heroes of the story include a brave passenger known as Matt Marshall (Ice-T) and a resilient flight attendant (Kimberly Oja) who together hatch a plan to re-gain control of the aircraft and save themselves from their crazed hijacker.moreless
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    Kramer vs. Kramer

    Kramer vs. Kramer

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    Released 1979
    Kramer vs. Kramer is a 1979 drama from writer-director Robert Benton that stars Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman and Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep in a story about the widespread damage caused by one couple's drawn-out and brutal divorce, based on the novel of the same name by Avery Corman. Hoffman plays Ted Kramer, an advertising executive whose personal life takes a backseat to his demanding and time-consuming career. Streep plays Ted's wife, Joanna, a strong-willed woman who is fed up with Ted's absentee role in their family. One day, Ted comes home to find Joanna walking out the door, leaving him to take care of their son, Billy, while she tries to find herself. When she eventually returns and demands custody of their son, a divorce trial begins that threatens to destroy both of their lives, as their respective lawyers unleash scathing character assassinations to gain favor in the ensuing trial. Kramer vs. Kramer is a touching portrait of a family falling apart and rebuilding in the wake of a destructive separation.moreless
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    Fitzcarraldo

    Fitzcarraldo

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    Released 1982
    Fitzcarraldo is a 1982 film about obsession and man's battle with the forces of nature. Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski) is an unsuccessful 19th-century businessman, dubbed Fitzcarraldo by the natives, who has a dream to construct an opera house in the middle of a remote jungle in Peru. To raise the money, he buys an inexpensive tract of rubber trees with a loan supplied by Molly (Claudia Cardinale), the madame of a popular brothel in the area. He is able to get the land cheaply because the area is inaccessible by boat but Fitzcarraldo has a plan. He will take a full steamship over a mountain, then relaunch on the other side to gain access to his land. Helping him on this quixotic quest is a host of local laborers, the ship's nearly blind captain (Paul Hittscher) and a millionaire (Jose Lewgoy) who financially supports Fitzcarraldo for the joy of watching such a spectacular failure. Like the story, director Werner Herzog himself famously attempted to haul an actual ship over a mountain, chronicled in the documentary "Burden of Dreams."moreless
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    The Childhood of Maxim Gorky

    The Childhood of Maxim Gorky

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    Released 1938
    The Childhood of Maxim Gorky is a 1938 movie based on Maxim Gorky's 1913 autobiography. Against the backdrop of 19th century Russia, twelve-year-old Gorky (Aleksei Lyarsky), then named Alexei Peshkov, is sent to live with his honest grandmother, Akulina Kashirin (Varvara Massalitinova) and his grandfather, Vasili (Mikhail Troyanovsky). Despite owning a dye factory, they become poorer and poorer as time goes on. The movie reflects and focuses on the interpersonal relationships between Gorky and his grandparents and also between and among those around them. These relationships include those between Gorky and Grigory (K. Zubkov), a visually impaired factory worker and a group of local street orphans. The movie reveals how his childhood in poverty set him up for a lifelong support of the underdog. It also shows Czarist Russia from the viewpoint of the Soviets. The movie is in black and white and is formatted as a series of vignettes. It was directed by Mark Donskoy.moreless
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    Auntie Mame

    Auntie Mame

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    Released 1958
    Auntie Mame is a 1958 comedy drama movie, directed by Morton DaCosta and starring Rosalind Russell, based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Dennis. When young Patrick Dennis (Jan Handzlik) is orphaned following the unexpected death of his father, he finds himself in the care of his father's sister, the eccentric Mame (Rosalind Russell). Auntie Mame's flamboyant lifestyle is very different from the one Patrick was used to, under the care of his straight laced father, but he enjoys it. That is, until Dr. Dwight Babcock (Fred Clark), the executor of the vast fortune that Patrick's father left him, arrives on the scene and his disapproval taints everything. Dr. Babcock wishes to provide Patrick with more structure, which includes signing him up for a strict boarding school. The film chronicles Patrick's life as he grows up under the influence of a variety of individuals, with various personalities and ideas of what he should be and become, and follows him as he discovers who he truly is. Auntie Mame was nominated for six 1959 Oscars, as well as another three awards, and it won six awards, including the prestigious Golden Laurel and Golden Globe Awards.moreless
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    Inspector Gadget's Last Case

    Inspector Gadget's Last Case

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    Released 2002
    Inspector Gadget's Last Case is a 2002 animated movie that follows the continuing adventures of Inspector Gadget (Maurice LaMarche). During a high-speed chase, Inspector Gadget's ever faithful Gadgetmobile (Joseph White) starts leaking oil. Inspector Gadget must reluctantly let Gadgetmobile go and replace it with a new and improved car, R2K (Michael Dobson). Meanwhile, Inspector Gadget's arch-enemy, Dr. Claw (Brian Drummond), comes back to Metro City to take revenge on Inspector Gadget with a new evil plan. Dr. Claw invents a stylish, suave superhero named Devon Debonair (Dale Wilson), whose smooth crime fighting moves make him the talk of Metro City. Inspector Gadget loses his detective badge because he lacks the grace and good looks that have Devon Debonair winning over the people of Metropolis. Inspector Gadget must figure out Devon Debonair's mysterious origin to defeat the smartly dressed, sinister hero. Gadget also needs his trusty Gadgetmobile to help save the day, but it turns out that Gadgetmobile also needs rescuing. If Inspector Gadget can reunite with his favorite gadget, he can surely save Metro City, and be a hero once more.moreless
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    1984

    1984

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    Released 1984
    1984, an adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian novel, stars John Hurt and Richard Burton. Released in 1984, the film tells the story of Winston Smith (John Hurt), a government worker who lives in London, which is now part of the totalitarian state of Oceania. Winston spends his days at the Ministry of Truth, where he erases historical records and replaces them with narratives approved by Big Brother (Bob Flag), the face of the party that controls Oceania. Winston meets Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) and the two fall in love, renting an apartment and enjoying life with each other away from the constant gaze of Big Brother. The government forbids romantic relationships, however, and the Thought Police soon arrest and separate the lovers. Winston finds himself in the Ministry of Love, where an agent named O'Brien (Richard Burton), whom Winston believed to be a fellow dissident, tortures him. Winston fights back, but he quickly learns just how difficult it is to resist Big Brother.moreless
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    A Passage to India

    A Passage to India

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    Released 1984
    A Passage to India is a 1984 historical drama that captures the tense relationship between the British and the Indians during the colonial period. In the late 1920s India, British expatriate Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft) has been showing her son's fianc'', Adela (Judy Davis), the sights and sounds of the country. Both women share a desire to meet and understand the local community in contrast to the other British residents. Mrs. Moore recently met an Indian doctor, Dr. Aziz H. Ahmed (Victor Banerjee), who has adopted the Western style of dress and manners, and asks him to join her and Adela on a trip to some local caves, a sightseeing highlight. After the trip, Adela accuses Aziz of molesting her in the caves. Aziz denies the charges, but soon finds the entire British government against him as they want to make an example to the Indian population. Directed by David Lean ("Lawrence of Arabia"), this exotic and political drama was adapted from a novel by E.M. Forster.moreless
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    Perfume

    Perfume

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    Released 2001
    Released in 2001, Perfume is a film about the New York magazine and entertainment industry. Chronicling the lives of over a dozen people, the film tells the story of how these characters' lives change over the course of a single week. When Lorenzo Mancini (Paul Sorvino) discovers that he is dying from cancer, he attempts to make amends with his ex-wife Irene (Sonia Braga). He also attempts to convince his son Mario (Michael Sorvino) that merging the family business with a hip-hop fashion business. Roberta (Rita Wilson) is a designer struggling to create the latest designs for her next Broadway show. Jamie (Jeff Goldblum), an agent, has found success for his client Camille (Leslie Mann), but struggles when Camille becomes a handful. Janice Crawford (Joanne Baron) is a career driven publisher whose estranged daughter Halley (Michelle Williams) shows up unexpected. Nominated for a "Producers Award" by the Independent Spirit Awards, Perfume was directed by Michael Rymer and Hunter Carson.moreless
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    Dunston Checks In

    Dunston Checks In

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    Released 1996
    Dunston Checks In is a 1996 family comedy that will make a chimp out of any chumps that should miss it! Robert Grant (Jason Alexander, Seinfeld) is the concierge of the massive and luxurious Majestic Hotel. Grant is at wits end, underpaid and worked to the bone and desperately seeks to take his two boys, Kyle (Eric Lloyd) and Brian (Graham Sack) on a much needed vacation, but when the owner Mrs. Dubrow (Faye Dunaway) hears that the hotel is being considered for a six star rating, it falls on Grant to see that everything is perfect when the rating staff arrives. Since the staff will arrive unannounced, Grant has to be extra nice to anyone who looks like they could be on the staff, so he finds himself giving star treatment to Lord Rutledge (Rupert Everett) who is actually a jewel thief who has come to the hotel to take advantage, he brings his pet orangutan, Dunston, who has been trained to steal. Dunston gets lost; Kyle finds him and discovers he makes a cool playmate, which makes things more difficult for his dad.moreless
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    Leave Her to Heaven

    Leave Her to Heaven

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    Released 1945
    Leave Her to Heaven is a 1945 drama film. The film centers around Richard Harland (Cornel Wilde), a man who has just been released from prison. Most of the film features Richard's flashbacks of his past. In one particular flashback, viewers see how Richard meets socialite Ellen Berent (Gene Tierney) at a party. She is engaged to another man, but once she meets Richard, Ellen immediately falls in love, calls off her engagement and marries him. At first, things seem good but Richard soon realizes that Ellen is a very jealous woman. Even though Ellen becomes pregnant, the couple still find it hard to get along. Tragedy strikes when Richard's younger brother, Danny Harland (Daryl Hickman) drowns and Ellen trips and falls down the stairs, losing their unborn child. Richard figures out that Ellen is responsible for both of these tragedies. What Ellen does next will effect the lives of many people, including Richard's.moreless
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    Tender Mercies

    Tender Mercies

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    Released 1983
    Tender Mercies is a 1983 drama, written by Horton Foote, about a down-and-out country singer who turns his life around with the help of a small-town widow. The country singer, Mac (Robert Duvall), is seen waking up broke, hung-over and alone in a rundown hotel early in the film. With nowhere to go, Mac soon takes a job at the hotel with the kind help of the owner, widow Rosa Lee (Tess Harper). The experience helps him to clean up his destructive ways and he and Rosa soon marry after he is baptized at her request. Now with a clear mind, Mac briefly considers leaving his new family to return to country music. However, after a chance meeting with his estranged daughter (Ellen Barkin), Mac vows never to hurt those close to him ever again. The ghosts of his past force Mac to make a decision that could lead to a more redemptive future.moreless
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    The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

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    Released 1993
    The Age of Innocence is director Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel taking place in 1870s New York. Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is a successful lawyer and heir to a prosperous family engaged to the sheltered socialite May Welland (Winona Ryder). With the appearance of May's cousin, the beautiful Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer), Newland begins to doubt his life and station. Ellen is seeking divorce from her abusive husband, ostracizing her from the high society circles yet making her an object of admiration to Newland's eyes. Even as Newland convinces Ellen not to proceed with the divorce due to potential scandal, he finds himself increasingly enraptured and falling in love with the beautiful seductress. Finding himself torn between the bonds of tradition and what his heart desires, Newland becomes increasingly disillusioned with society and wary of entering a marriage devoid of passion. However, constrained by societal perceptions and manipulated by unforeseen players, Newland may quickly discover he never had a choice to make. The contrast between the hypocrisy of societal ethics and the passions that drive humanity is beautifully illustrated through amazing performances in this deservedly acclaimed production, nominated for the Academy Award for best-adapted screenplay.moreless
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