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Past movies have included Ed Wood (Johnny Depp, with Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi),
Halloween (1978, Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, dir: John Carpenter), Pulp Fiction, and Solaris
not to mention someone who wants to "Kill Bill" after Pulp Fiction
The Onion News Network came to IFC on January 21, 2011.
This network boasts more attack satellites than any other news organization and no other channel has more secret surveillance cameras in homes, businesses, and high-level government offices. Undeclared College life is seen through the eyes of the new and improved Steven Karp (Jay Baruchel), a kid who grew seven inches over summer, going from scrawny high school nerd to potentially handsome college student.
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
Created, written by, and starring David Cross, follow the awkward misadventures of an American office temp and convenient liar named Todd Margaret as he bluffs his way into a senior sales position heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle.

No month-long dates available on their website anymore, just 6 hours at a time

It's Alive (1968)

Writer/producer/director Larry Buchanan proudly presents this cheap drive-in quickie about a crazy ranch owner who collects reptiles, snakes and other thingies. He's discovered a giant "lizard amphibian," which he keeps in a cave and feeds passersby. A paleontologist (Tommy Kirk of Mars Needs Women and Disney's The Shaggy Dog) and another couple (Shirley Bonne, Billy Thurman) are thrown to the "masasaurus," which appears to be someone in a rubber suit with ping-pong eyes. But if it doesn't impress you, at least check out the bimbo in the yellow miniskirt.
No relation to the 1975 Monstervision feature It's Alive! Or 1974's "It's Alive: The Bat People," or 1994's "It's Alive: The True Story Of Frankenstein" (A&E documentary hosted by Roger Moore)

Even zombies prefer candy in Japan

Anime: Cell Phone in Wonderland
Gunslinger Girl and some of her anime friends Gunslinger Girl and her anime friends

"Reefer Madness" (1936)
This unabashed propaganda film (also known by the title "Tell Your Children," a dead giveaway) has become a cult classic of comically bad cinema due to its dated, alarmist views on the dangers of "marijuana addiction" and the exaggerated symptoms thereof. After the onscreen prologue that declares "Something must be done to wipe out this ghastly menace," Reefer Madness launches into a case study of clean-cut WASP couple Bill (Kenneth Craig) and Mary (Dorothy Short), high schoolers who play tennis and drink tea on the back porch. Their friend Jimmy (Warren McCollum) introduces them to a pot dealer named Jack (Carleton Young), who invites Bill up to his den of inequity, where stoned ne'er-do-wells laugh fiendishly, dance, and play the piano. After one joint, Bill is hooked, and his life begins to plummet down the tubes-- he starts flunking school and becomes a promiscuous regular in Jack's apartment. When a worried Mary tracks Bill down, she too is given a joint and begins giggling uncontrollably while being aggressively fondled by the bizarre addict Ralph (Dave "Tex" O'Brien). When Bill bursts out of the bedroom to tangle with Ralph, hallucinating and blacking out, Mary is accidentally shot. This prompts a string of guilt and calamitous occurrences, including several more deaths and courtroom sentences to mental institutions, all because of the devil weed. The film ends with the ominous warning, "The dread marijuana may be reaching forth next for your son or daughter...or yours...or YOURS!"
67 min. | Director: Louis J. Gasnier | TVPG

Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2

Quentin Tarantino writes and directs the tale of a world-class female assassin (Uma Thurman) who is put down and left in a coma on her wedding day by the double-crossing groom (David Carradine).

Ed Wood movie trailer

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Mississippi Burning (click to play trailer)

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