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Past movies have included:
Cool Runnings (Jamaican bobsled team), Theatre Of Blood (R, Vincent Price), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Interview With The Vampire (Tom Cruise with fangs, story by Anne Rice), Pulp Fiction (the bride will kill Bill someday for this), Lone Wolf McQuade (Chuck Norris vs. evil druglord David Carradine), The Stepford Wives (perfect in every way), Ghostbusters (comedy, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Rick Moranis), Groundhog Day (Bill Murray comedy in a timeloop), 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (Joe Pesci comedy), Motel Hell (it takes all kinds of critters on Acne Night), The Beast of Hollow Mountain (cowboys vs. T-rex dinosaur), Godzilla (1998), BloodRayne (a vampire slayer vs. her vampire father), Single White Female (Bridget Fonda vs. her psycho roommate), The Last Unicorn (G, Christopher Lee as voice of The King), 2001 Maniacs (Robert Englund has some college students for a barbecue; theirs)
Troll (good witch June/Anne Lockhart helps Harry Potter Jr., with Shelly Hack as Harry Potter's mother & Michael Moriarty as Harry's dad, and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as the nymph)

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April Fool's Day (1986)
An heiress named Muffy hosts a weekend gathering of eight college students at her secluded island mansion, where each guest is murdered after a hidden secret is revealed. Yet, are they really dead? Or is it just part of some very real and cruel April Fool's joke? Muffy is the only one who seems to know what's going on. But is it really her doing the killing? Deborah Foreman, Griffin O'Neal, Jay Baker, Clayton Rohner, Pat Barlow and Amy Steel star. 89 minutes rated R for Violence, Language & Content
Areola 51 (2008)
After being abducted and seduced by aliens, a woman recounts her sensuous extraterrestrial experiences to a government official in this cheeky, erotic adventure rated R.
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James
After he's mortally wounded, Jesse James and his brother Frank break up their outlaw gang and plan to reunite at the deserted town of Gila Wells in four days, but during their time on the run, it becomes clear that a traitor is in their midst. George Stults, Jeffrey Combs and Peter Fonda star in this action-packed Western from director Fred Olen Ray
American Psycho 2 (2002)
This darkly funny sequel to the grisly satire based on Bret Easton Ellis's notorious novel stars Mila Kunis (That '70s Show) as a demented killer who is eliminating her competitors for a prestigious assistantship to a famed college professor. William Shatner (Star Trek), Robin Dunne and Geraint Wyn-Davies costar rated R.
A Mighty Heart
Angelina Jolie stars in this emotionally wrenching adaptation of the book by Mariane Pearl, whose journalist husband was kidnapped and slain on camera by islamlist militants in Pakistan. Dan Futterman costars with Irfan Khan and Will Patton in this searing chronicle of violence and redemption directed by Michael Winterbottom
The Bikini Shop
Two brothers inherit a California swim suit emporium and use their new business to different ends: one to build a fortune, the other to meet beautiful girls. Bruce Greenwood, Michael David Wright, Barbara Horan and Debra Blee star in this sex-comedy romp
Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Sequel to the low budget horror smash finds a local entrepreneur (Jeffrey Donovan) profiting from people's fears of a mysterious, bloodthirsty legend-until something lethal follows him and his customers home for some murderous mind games. Kim Director, Erica Leerhsen, Tristine Skyler and Stephen Barker Turner costar in this chilling follow-up from director Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost)
Bravo Two Zero (1999)
Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings) stars in this exciting military drama as Andy McNab, a member of the British Special Forces--highly skilled soldiers who get cut off from their command in the Gulf War of 1991 during a mission to destroy Iraqi scud missiles and are forced to make their way into Syria, where their situation only becomes more desperate. Based on author McNab's best-selling, true-life chronicle of the most decorated British patrol since the Boer War. Rated R
Creator (1985)
Eccentric scientist Harry Wolper (Peter O'Toole) is attempting to clone his beloved dead wife. First, he needs an assistant, Boris (Vincent Spano), secured with the promise of a pretty coed's phone number. Then, he finds an egg donor, a beautiful woman named Meli (Mariel Hemingway), whose beauty and intelligence just might show Dr. Wolper an alternative route to love and happiness. With David Ogden Stiers, John Dehner, Virginia Madsen, Rance Howard. Charming romantic comedy rated R
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
TV's hyperactive Aussie naturalist Steve Irwin stars as himself in this good-natured family adventure that finds the fearless critter wrangler trying to protect an endangered croc - one that has swallowed a top-secret satellite beacon that's being sought by the CIA. Believing the agents to be poachers, Irwin and his wife Terri try to evade their pursuers while getting the scaly reptile to safety in the Outback, adopting a baby kangaroo, and dodging poisonous spiders and snakes in the process. Crikey!
The Disorderly Orderly
When he flunks out of medical school, a bumbling but well meaning klutz takes an orderly job at a sanitarium, where his chameleon-like tendency to mimic the symptoms of the patients wreaks havoc. Jerry Lewis stars in this classically loony 1960s comedy.
Funny Money
Chevy Chase stars in this adaptation of the British play about a mild-mannered wax fruit company executive whose accidental briefcase mix-up results in him attempting to steal five million dollars from the Mob during the middle of an increasingly manic surprise party. Penelope Ann Miller and Armand Assante costar in this comical farce. Rated R for Violence, Adult Language & Content
Goin' Native: The Indian Comedy Slam
This history-making original concert showcases the funniest Native American comedians performing today, gathered together on one stage. Featured alongside host Charlie Hill are Larry Omaha, Howie Miller and four up-and-comers making their mark on the standup scene: Marc Yaffee, Jim Rule, Vaughn Eagle Bear and JR Redwater. Rating TVMA, 80 Mins, Adult Language & Content
House of Usher (2007)
The former lover of Rick Usher and best friend of his sister Maddy returns to their family home to attend the latter's funeral and discovers the sinister secrets of the Usher clan in this modern adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story starring Izabella Miko, Austin Nichols and Beth Grant. Previous version starred Vincent Price
Junior (1994)
A research scientist becomes the world's first pregnant man in order to test a drug he and a colleague have designed for expectant women. To carry out the trial, he has an embryo implant, believing that he will only carry the baby for three months - hardly expecting to face the prospect of giving birth. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson, Frank Langella. Produced and directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters)
Krippendorf's Tribe
After squandering his grant money, anthropologist James Krippendorf (Dreyfuss) must produce hard evidence of the existence of a undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his three children into the Shelmikedmu, a primitive culture whose habits enthrall scholars. But a spiteful rival threatens to blow the whistle on Krippendorf's ruse. Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Stephen Root, Tom Poston, David Ogden Stiers, Lily Tomlin
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
His entire town goes along with the delusion when a shy, lonely young man buys a blow-up doll on the internet & begins treating her as his beloved girlfriend in this quirky, Oscar-nominated comedy starring Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner & Patricia Clarkson. Rated PG13
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events PG
Not to be confused with Harry Potter or The Happy Elf. Or Gone With The Wind for that matter...if you don't like this movie there's something wrong with you...or me. Come back, so that I may brain thee
Ninja Cheerleaders
Three college students conceal triple identities as cheerleaders, strippers and Ninja assassins while trying to rescue their kidnapped sensei from the Mob in this tongue-in-cheek action comedy starring Trishelle Cannatella, Ginny Weirick, Maitland McConnell, George Takei and Michael Pare. Rated R for Nudity, Violence, Adult Language & Content
Nurse Betty (2000)
What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he doesn't really exist. Traumatized by a savage event, Betty enters into a fugue state that allows, even encourages her to keep a alternate reality. Morgan Freeman, Renée Zellweger, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Crispin Glover. Comedy rated R for violence & language
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Christian Bale stars in the true story of Dieter Dengler, a U.S. fighter pilot who was shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War, then escaped from captivity in a brutal POW camp to reach safety after a harrowing trek through the jungle. Steve Zahn and Jeremy Davies costar in this gripping tale of survival, directed by the legendary Werner Herzog. Rated PG13
Scary Movie 2
Hilarious 2001 horror spoof of haunted house and possession movies starring Tim Curry as a creepy professor who invites four students to spend the weekend at his spooky mansion, with ghostly results. Anna Faris and Tori Spelling costar in this lampoon. Andy Richter, James Woods, Veronica Cartwright, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Chris Elliott, and Richard Moll as the Hell House Ghost. Rated R for Violence, Adult Language & Content
A box office smash that launched a movie franchise, this horror classic stars Neve Campbell as a grief-stricken teenager who suspects that a fresh rash of teen murders is somehow linked to the mysterious killing of her mother one year ago. Her theory is shared by an ambitious, ruthless tabloid reporter investigating the gory deaths with the aid of a bumbling deputy. Drew Barrymore, Skeet Ulrich, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Rose McGowan, Jamie Kennedy, Matthew Lillard and Liev Schreiber costar in this blockbuster from director Wes Craven. Rated R for Graphic Violence, Adult Language & Content
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th (2000)
This wacky satire of teen horror spoofs every convention of its vapid genre with broadly funny style, following the efforts of a high school principal (Coolio) and a TV reporter (Tiffani Amber Thiessen) to uncover the truth about a series of slayings on campus. Tom Arnold, Shirley Jones and Jimmie Walker costar in this delightfully absurd lampoon. Rated R for Violence, Adult Language & Content
The Spirit
A classic comics character inspired this gritty, hard-boiled thriller about a slain cop (Gabriel Macht) whose ghost returns to his hometown to defeat a corrupt, murderous villain called The Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson). Eva Mendes costars in this visually dazzling adaptation rated PG13
Sharon Stone stars in this adaptation of Ira Levin's novel by screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and director Phillip Noyce. She plays Carly Norris, a recently divorced editor who becomes attracted to two of her new neighbors at a deluxe high-rise apartment building. One (Tom Berenger) is a popular writer, while the other (William Baldwin) is her landlord, a wealthy man hiding an erotic, voyeuristic secret. Polly Walker and Martin Landau costar.
Strange Invaders
A college professor searching for his missing wife and daughter finds an even bigger mystery in his spouse's hometown, a rural, all-American village overrun by alien invaders from outer space. Paul LeMat, Nancy Allen and Diana Scarwid star in this tribute to '50s-era sci-fi films rated PG.
Sum Of All Fears
Ben Affleck takes over the role of hero CIA agent Jack Ryan in this box office hit based on the best-selling novel by Tom Clancy. Low-level analyst Ryan is elevated to prominence by his expertise on an obscure strongman (Ciaran Hinds) after the politician's surprising ascendancy to the Russian presidency. But that's just the tip of a very large, very lethal iceberg involving neo-Nazis and a nuclear warhead smuggled into the U.S. by terrorists. Morgan Freeman, Bridget Moynihan and Liev Schreiber costar in this espionage adventure
Twilight Saga, The: New Moon
The popular "Twilight" movie series continues with this blockbuster second entry in the teen horror saga, which finds Bella (Kristen Stewart) heartbroken over the departure of her true love Edward (Robert Pattinson) while evading a vengeful vampire and befriending Jacob (Taylor Lautner), a classmate with mysteries and secrets of his own.

Twilight Saga, The: Eclipse
On the eve of high school graduation, Bella (Kristen Stewart) is forced to choose between her love for her vampire boyfriend Edward (Robert Pattinson) and her friendship with the werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner), while a string of murders ravages Seattle. David Slade directs the third entry in the popular "Twilight" series.
Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
Denied membership in an exclusive Hamptons country club, the millionaire rapper C-Note (Antwan Andre Patton) pulls off a clever real estate deal that guarantees him admission but also touches off a war with the club's snobby elite. Jeffrey Jones (Stay Tuned), Andy Milonakis and Faizon Love costar in this hilarious comedy of golf, rap, and class tension rated PG13.
Zombie Honeymoon (2004)
When a beach-front encounter with a zombie during their honeymoon results in a groom with a taste for human flesh, a newlywed bride tries to make the best of a rapidly deteriorating situation in this romantic horror comedy starring Tracy Coogan and Graham Sibley. Rated R for Nudity, Graphic Violence, Adult Language & Content
A short story by Stephen King becomes this horror hit about a travel writer (John Cusack) who spends his nights debunking haunted hotel rooms--until he encounters one legendary site that turns out to be the real, terrifying deal. Samuel L. Jackson & Mary McCormack costar in this chilling adaptation. Rated PG13 for Mild Violence, Adult Language & Content

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The Movie Channel was launched in 1973 as The Star Channel, a regional pay service. It went national as The Movie Channel in 1979, then merged with Showtime in 1983, and spun off Flix channel in 1992 to feature classic older movies like Whatever Happened To Baby Jane. Movie hosts on TMC have included Joe Bob Briggs before he went over to the dark side (TNT's

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