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Movies so far have included Big Trouble In Little China (Kurt Russell), John Carpenter's The Thing, Repossessed (Linda Blair), Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands, Erik The Viking (Monty Python), Canadian Bacon (US declares war on Canada, John Candy & Dan Aykroyd as cops on opposite sides of the border), Rosemary's Baby, Daddy Day Care (Eddie Murphy), A League Of Their Own, James Bond 007 movies, Hulk (the incredible), Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (a pirate ship with a real skeleton crew), Captain Ron (Kurt Russell of the Caribbean), Judge Dredd (court is adjourned), Spawn, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Lawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War, Tombstone (Kurt Russell), Muppet Treasure Island (Tim Curry as Long John Silver), Aces: Iron Eagle 3, The Bridges Of Madison County (Clint Eastwood's chick flick), The Scarlet Letter (Demi Moore), The Seventh Sign of the apocalypse, Highlander, Godzilla movies, Lawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War, Heavy Metal (animated space/zombies), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Hudson Hawk (Bruce Willis sings!), Nightmare On Elm Street's "Freddy Vs. Jason" of Friday the 13th, Planes, Trains & Automobiles (John Candy vs. Steve Martin), Dick Tracy (1990 fantasy, Al Pacino vs. Warren Beatty), Flatliners, Clive Barker's Lord Of Illusions, It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958), The Thing (Kurt Russell, John Carpenter remake), Child's Play 2, Cannonball Run 2 (Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan), Alien Intruder, Blankman (Robert Townsend's invention turns him into a geeky superhero), and The Fly
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ABOVE THE RIM [R]·Black·1994·(1:37)
A budding high school basketball star is hoping for a college
scholarship, but he's drawn into the orbit of a local gangster
and the Shoot Out - a no-holds-barred streetball tournament.
With Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac.
ANGELS & DEMONS [PG13]·Book Based·2009·(2:19)
The pope is dead and the candidates to replace him have been
kidnapped - a secret group vows to kill the cardinals and
destroy Vatican City. Can famed Harvard professor Robert
Langdon save the day? Prequel to The DaVinci Code.
BACK TO THE FUTURE [PG]·Adventure·1985·(1:56)
Rev up your Flux Capacitor and get behind the wheel of that
DeLorean - join Marty McFly and Doc Brown as they travel
back in time to save the future! A classic comedy, with
Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson. Oscar-winner for Best Sound.
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II [PG]·Adventure·1989·(1:47)
Marty McFly and Doc Brown must take the customized,
time-traveling DeLoriean to the future - 2015 - and back to
the past - 1955 - in order to save Marty's present! The
second installment of the classic trilogy!
BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART III [PG]·Adventure·1990·(1:58)
Doc Brown's life is in danger, and the only way for Marty
McFly to save him is to - you guessed it - take a time
traveling adventure to the wild west of 1885! A crazy finale to
the trilogy, with Mary Steenburgen.
BEVERLY HILLS NINJA [PG13]·Comedy·1997·(1:29)
An unlikely California boy is raised as a Japanese ninja - but
his uncoordinated martial-arts style makes him a walking
disaster. A bone-crunching slapstick comedy!
BLACK HAWK DOWN [R]·Action·2001·(2:24)
Based on a true story: an elite US Army team - in Somalia as
part of a UN peacekeeping mission - must fight their way
through brutal city streets to reach safety when their
helicopters are shot down.
THE BLUES BROTHERS [R]·Comedy·1980·(2:12)
Jake and Elwood Blues get out of prison and put their
legendary R&B band back together for a musical benefit -
with plenty of laughs, car crashes, and slapstick enroute!
James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, more!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [PG13]·Comedy·1992·(1:25)
An air-headed high school cheerleader
reluctantly accepts her destiny - she is her
generation's warrior in the never-ending war
against vampires! Campy fun, with Donald
Sutherland, Paul Reubens.
The original contemporary horror classic! A sensitive young
girl, bullied by her high school classmates, finally has a
memorable, gory meltdown at the prom! With John Travolta,
directed by Brian DePalma from the Stephen King novel.
CHILD'S PLAY 2 [R]·Horror·1990·(1:24)
Andy, the unfortunate owner of the killer doll Chucky, finds
himself blamed for another series of gruesome murders when
bloodthirsty Chucky returns to life!
An outcast teen buys an alluring 1958 Plymouth that proves
to have demonic powers - and a nasty jealous streak when it
comes to her owner! Based on the Stephen King novel.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS [PG]·2009·(1:30)
In 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs', a young inventor
discovers how to make food literally rain from the sky -
but no one expected such giant servings! A hilarious,
action-packed animated tale.
COBRA [R]·Action·1986·(1:27) Stallone
A take-no-prisoners cop encounters a gang of psychotic
murderers - and he's trying to protect the only witness to their
murders in this hard-charging action-thriller.
A group of senior citizens discover a fountain of youth - and it
belongs to friendly aliens from outer space who offer them an
exciting, once-in-a-lifetime invitation! Ameche won Best
Supporting Actor Oscar, directed by Ron Howard.
CONAN THE BARBARIAN [R]·Action·1982·(2:06)
The sword-wielding warrior seeks vengeance on the cult
leader who enslaved him and massacred his village in this
full-blooded adventure epic based on Robert E. Howard's pulp
CONAN THE DESTROYER [PG]·Action·1984·(1:41)
Conan returns! The mythic muscleman must foil the
double-crossing Queen Taramis in a quest for a magic key
that will unlock a vast treasure. With Wilt Chamberlain in his
only screen role.
Five strange Stephen King stories come to life - meteors from space,
crated monsters, beach burials, cemetery adventures and a horde of
cockroaches! More Tales From The Crypt in a comic horror feast,
with E.G. Marshall, Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen & a King cameo.
DELIRIOUS [PG]·Comedy·1991·(1:36) John Candy
After accidentally bonking his head, a soap opera writer
discovers he is living within his TV show - and he can still
control the lives of his characters with his typewriter!
Deadpan update of the classic cop show: super-straight
detective Joe Friday teams with an exasperated partner to
investigate a pagan cult in L.A. Co-starring Christopher
Plummer and Harry Morgan.
ENTER THE DRAGON [R]·Action·1973·(1:43)
Arguably the greatest martial arts film ever, featuring the
genre's most luminous star - Bruce Lee - as a government agent
assigned to infiltrate a notorious drug lord's island fortress.
A Coen brothers mystery centered on a car dealer who
hatches a scheme to kidnap his wife to get money from his
rich father-in-law. With Frances McDormand in her Oscar-
winning role as the sheriff of a small town.
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH [R]·Comedy·1982·(1:30)
Stoner Sean Penn and his battles with Mr. Hand are the
highlight of this contemporary comedy classic - was high
school really like this? With Judge Rheinhold, Forest
Whittaker, Phoebe Cates and a killer 80s soundtrack.
FRIGHT NIGHT [R]·Comedy·1985·(1:46)
No one believes the kid who says vampires live next door -
not even the out-of-work late-night horror film host who
knows how to kill the undead. But he'll do it for the cash in
this wacky comedy. With Roddy McDowall.
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN [R]·Action·1996·(1:48)
Two brothers blast their way through Texas in a bloody crime
spree, escaping across the border to Mexico - only to land in
a gory vampire biker bar! Directed by Robert Rodriguez,
written by Quentin Tarantino.
THE GOONIES [PG]·Adventure·1985·(1:54)
The cult classic thrill-a-minute adventure ride! A group of
kids takes on the bad guys while following a treasure map -
and evading the intricate, deadly booby-traps set by the
pirate One-Eyed Willie! From Steven Spielberg.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS [PG]·Comedy·1988·(1:30)
A family's summer vacation is turned upside down when
unwanted relatives arrive at their lakeside lodge and crash
the party! Written by John Hughes, featuring the movie debut
of Annette Bening1/2.
GROUNDHOG DAY [PG]·Comedy·1993·(1:41)
An egocentric tv weatherman is doomed to relive Groundhog
Day over and over and over and over again - until he finally
realizes how to turn the clock forward. A classic, directed by
THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE [R]·1992·(1:50)
High octane thriller finds a couple hiring a young woman who
looks like the perfect nanny - only to discover that she has
some violent personality issues!
HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS [PG]·Comedy·1987·(1:51)
A Seattle family hits an animal in the woods and, thinking
they've struck and killed a Bigfoot, they cart him home - and
what a surprise when the beast not only awakens, but takes
a shine to the Hendersons! With Don Ameche.
HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER [R]·Western·1973·(1:45)
A mysterious stranger rides into town, guns down three
"lawmen" and discovers a community willing to give him
anything to stop three bloodthirsty convicts from seeking
revenge. Atmospheric and violent, directed by Clint Eastwood.
HOT SHOTS! [PG13]·Comedy·1991·(1:25)
Hilarious spoof finds a talented but unstable "Top Gun" fighter
pilot drummed out of the Navy but called back for a secret
Middle Eastern operation. From the creators of Scary Movie 4
and the Naked Gun comedies.
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL [R]·Horror·1999·(1:33)
A sadistic amusement park owner offers five strangers a
million dollars each if they can survive a night in a house
that once was an asylum - and is haunted by the ghosts of its
criminally insane inmates! With Taye Diggs, Ali Larter.
HOWARD THE DUCK [PG]·Comedy·1986·(1:50)
A cigar-chomping, beer-drinking duck from another universe
is accidentally brought to Earth - now he's got to save the
planet from the Dark Overlord! Executive producer: George
Lucas ("Star Wars")
ILM - INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC: CREATING THE IMPOSSIBLE [TVPG]
The story of Industrial Light & Magic - the special effects
company started to create Star Wars - is told via clips (Iron
Man, Star Trek, Jurassic Park) and interviews (George Lucas,
Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, more)
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS [R]·Horror·1995·(1:35)
An insurance investigator is driven insane by the horror novels
of someone called Sutter Cane. Directed by John Carpenter.
'We're going to need a bigger boat.' Steven Spielberg's
blockbuster thriller about a deadly great white shark and the
ragtag team who sail forth to kill it. Winner of three Oscars,
co-starring Richard Dreyfuss. 1/1.
JAWS 2 [PG]·Action·1978·(1:56)
Don't go near the water! Sheriff Brody of seaside Amity once
again fears a great white shark attack during the tourist
season - and his fears are realized when his own son looks
like the next victim! 1/1.
JAWS: THE REVENGE [PG13]·Horror·1987·(1:30)
This time...it's personal! The widow of Sheriff Brody takes on
a murderous great white shark after it begins killing the rest
of her family! Featuring Michael Caine
JURASSIC PARK III [PG13]·Adventure·2001·(1:32)
Dr. Grant and team are persuaded to return to abandoned
Jurassic Park to see how the vicious velociraptors have
evolved their intelligence - he gets an up close look when a
helicopter crash plunges them all onto the deadly island!
KERMIT'S SWAMP YEARS [G]·Comedy·2002·(1:22)
Journey back to when Kermit was a young frog determined to
makes his mark in the world - joined by his two best friends, he
leaves the swamp in this delightful Muppets adventure!
Star-crossed medieval lovers - a dark, moody
knight who carries a hawk, and an enchanting
beauty who only appears at night - enlist a
likeable young thief to help them break the
spell that curses them. With Michelle Pfeiffer.
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN [PG]·Comedy·1992·(2:08)
True story: during World War II, the first American Girls Professional
Baseball League begins play, and two sisters join a team
managed by a flummoxed former major leaguer. 'There's no
crying in baseball!' With Madonna and Tom Hanks.
LOOK WHO'S TALKING [PG13]·Comedy·1989·(1:36)
A woman whose affair with a married man results in a
child must find a suitable father for her bouncing baby
boy - if she could only get her son's thoughts! With
Bruce Willis as the voice of the child.
LOOK WHO'S TALKING TOO [PG13]·Family·1990·(1:20)
The cabbie and the unwed mom are now husband and wife, and add
a cute little girl to their family - so now we hear the inner
comic banter of two precocious youngsters! Kid voices by Bruce
Willis and Rosanne Barr. Followed by Look Who's Talking Now
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
The epic tale of Middle Earth, Hobbits, evil Lord Sauron and
a powerful ring begins here! Winner of 4 Oscars, blockbuster
special effects and magical story-telling. With Ian McKellen,
Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett.
MAD MAX [R]·Action·1979·(1:33)
The original Australian cult classic: in the near future,
an ex-cop searches the dangerous outback for the vicious
cycle gang who killed his wife and child. The film that put
Mel Gibson on the map, followed by two big-budget sequels,
The Road Warrior & Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME [PG13]·1985·(1:47)
The the third Mad Max adventure, our hero survives the cage
match mayhem of Bordertown only to be tossed into the desert
wasteland, where a group of orphan children look to him as
MARS ATTACKS! [PG13]·Comedy·1996·(1:46)
Director Tim Burton's wild and crazy, all-star sci-fi adventure
finds belligerent Martians laughing hysterically as they
systematically incinerate humans! With Annette Benning,
Martin Short, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, many more!
MONSTERS, INC. [G]·Animated·2001·(1:32)
When a young boy accidentally enters Monstropolis - a secret
city powered by energy from children's nightmares - it's up to
a pair of friendly monsters to set things right. Oscar-winning
fun from the director of 'Up.'
NINE TO FIVE [PG]·Comedy·1980·(1:49)
Three female office workers - the manager, a newcomer and
a personal secretary everyone presumes is having an affair -
band together to seek revenge on the boss who is making
their lives miserable. With Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman.
PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE [PG]·Adventure·1985·(1:31)
The epic adventure of Pee Wee Herman's quest to recover his
stolen bicycle - biker bars, an escaped convict, a ghostly
truck driver, the basement of the Alamo, a wild Hollywood
chase and more. Directed by Tim Burton.
POLICE ACADEMY [R]·Comedy·1984·(1:37)
In the comedy classic that started it all, here
are the misfit trainees-turned-rookies who,
despite all sorts of mostly bizarre afflictions,
manage to become the heroes of their big-city
POLICE ACADEMY 2: THEIR FIRST ASSIGNMENT [PG13]
The misfits and foulups have somehow
graduated and are now on the job. Steve
Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Howard Hessman.
POLICE ACADEMY 3: BACK IN TRAINING [PG]·1986·(1:24)
A group of bumbling police officers train new
recruits at the academy when the governor
threatens to shut it down.
POLICE ACADEMY 5: ASSIGNMENT MIAMI BEACH [PG]
Everyone's favorite wacky police force heads
for Miami Beach to watch their captain
receive an award, even as his rival once
again tries to undermine the group's triumphs.
POLICE ACADEMY 6: CITY UNDER SEIGE [PG]·1989·(1:24)
In response to a series of robberies, a troupe
of bumbling police officers jump into action.
RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN [PG]·Action·2009·(1:38)
In this action/adventure, a cabbie and two aliens from
another planet - disguised as kids - go on the run from both
the military and a deadly mutant killer from outer space. Can
they get to their space ship and escape?
RAMBO 3 [R]·Action·1988·(1:42)
Rambo invades Soviet occupied Afghanistan, trying to save
his imprisoned friend. Sylvester Stallone
REMO WILLIAMS [TV14]·Action·1987·(:49)
A Korean mystic and martial arts master undertakes a U.S.
Presidential mission to mold the mind and body of worldly
Remo Williams into a perfect weapon to fight the forces of
REVENGE OF THE NERDS [R]·Comedy·1984·(1:30)
The original geek squad in their first screen adventure! Nerdy
freshmen, hassled by jocks and beautiful coeds, band
together in their own fraternity house and fight back,
wreaking comedic havoc on campus! Nerds!!
REVENGE OF THE NERDS II: NERDS IN PARADISE [PG13]·1987·(1:29)
The pocket-protector gang travels to Fort Lauderdale for a
fraternity conference, fending off loads of bullies and jocks
with raunchy humor in this cult classic sequel
REVENGE OF THE NERDS III: THE NEXT GENERATION [TV14]·1992·(1:33)
Skolnick and fellow alumni help their nerd fraternity block a
power play at the old alma mater.
REVENGE OF THE NERDS IV: NERDS IN LOVE [TVM]·Comedy·1994·(1:32)
THE ROAD WARRIOR [R]·Action·1981·(1:35)
A loner becomes the reluctant champion of a group of
post-apocalyptic survivors as they battle barbarian bikers for
fuel and food. A landmark sci-fi action adventure featuring
unequaled chase scenes! Followed by Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
ROCKY 4 [PG]·Action·1985·(1:31)
Rocky Balboa's old friend Apollo Creed dies in a Russian
boxing match with a steroid-pumped giant named Drago -
now the champ is flying overseas to take on Drago in a brutal
Hit comic-horror treat that plays with the slasher-film genre,
busting stereotypes while effectively telling the story of a
teenage girl grieving over her mother's murder. A
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION [R]·Drama·1994·(2:22)
Haunting, sometimes brutal and often humorous story of a
New England banker convicted of double murder, and the
ways he influences lives lived behind bars - especially his
close friend and fellow lifer Red.
Rush hour will never be the same! Oscar-winning action-
thriller about a city bus, wired to explode if it dips
below 50mph, and the wild ride that ensues. With Dennis
Hopper, Jeff Daniels.
SPIES LIKE US [PG]·Comedy·1985·(1:42)
A pair of bumbling spies are chosen for an important
mission because of their expendability - and succeed in
leading the world to the brink of a nuclear war! Starring
Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, cameo by Bob Hope.
STARSHIP TROOPERS [R]·Action·1997·(2:09)
Eye-popping special effects, intense action sequences and
subversive humor highlight this rip-roaring sci-fi thrill
ride - humans versus giant alien insects who like to suck
out brains! From the director of Total Recall, RoboCop.
THE STEPFATHER [PG13]·Horror·2009·(1:41)
A divorced mom falls for a man who preaches the importance
of family. But her teenage son has doubts, and a neighbor
thinks he looks like a murder suspect she saw on unsolved
mysteries tv series - does the stepdad have a secret?
STRANGE DAYS [R]·Drama·1995·(2:25)
In a dark near future, an ex-cop who deals in data-
discs containing recorded memories becomes involved
in murder, rape and police conspiracy. Gripping
techno-thriller written by James Cameron (The Terminator).
SUNSHINE CLEANING [R]·Comedy·2008·(1:31)
A young single mom and her reluctant sister stumble into
a profitable though gruesome business - cleaning up
violent crime scenes. Can they rebuild their own messy
lives? A clever comedy/drama, with Alan Arkin.
After moving into a new apartment building, a young
girl is kidnapped by a hideous troll hiding in the
basement - it's up to her brother, Harry Potter, Jr,
to rescue her. A horror cult classic, with Sonny Bono,
Michael Moriarty, Julia-Louis Dreyfus.
Go inside deadly tornadoes as two rival groups of
storm-chasers risk their lives to launch their
scientific research. Featuring jaw-dropping special
effects - cows can fly! With Jamie Gertz, Cary Elwes.
* BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED [PG]·Comedy·1987·(1:46)
An elderly couple's tenement is slated for destruction by
greedy real estate developers. All seems lost until a pair of
miniature flying saucers comes into their lives in this
charming sci-fi fantasy.
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