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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Starring: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson
Director: John Singleton
Synopsis: Automotive actioner follows an undercover cop who, after being stripped of his badge, is given a chance to rejoin the police force ... by undertaking a dangerous assignment infiltrating a money laundering ring. (Universal)
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for street racing, violence, language and some sensuality.
Genre: Action

 

8mm (1999)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix
Director: Joel Schumacher
Synopsis: Dark thriller about detective investigating pornography's depraved fringes to discover missing girl's fate.The twisted subject matter will disturb sensitive viewers, while the standard-issue plot will likely bore most others.
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Drama, Suspense, Thriller

 

13 Going on 30 (2004)
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo
Director: Gary Winick
Synopsis: Jenna, a 13-year-old teenager, whose only wish is to grow up, awakes the next morning as a 30-year-old, successful business woman with a handsome boyfriend. Confused by her rapid transformation, she tracks down her friend Mark to figure out what happened.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some sexual content and brief drug references.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

25th Hour (2002)
Starring: Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson
Director: Spike Lee
Synopsis: Introspective drama profiles the final day in the life of a convicted drug dealer before he begins a seven-year jail term. Based on the novel by David Benioff, who also wrote the screenplay. (Buena Vista/Touchstone)
Runtime: 135 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong language and some violence
Genre: Drama

 

28 Days Later (2003)
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris
Director: Danny Boyle
Synopsis: A virus is accidentally released that turns infected humans and animals into raging zombies within seconds. Soon the virus spreads across the entire planet and only a handful of survivors is fighting the deadly force. (Fox Searchlight)
Runtime: 112 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and gore, language and nudity.
Genres: Action, Horror, Indie, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

40 Days and 40 Nights (2001)
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon
Director: Michael Lehmann
Synopsis: Zany "no-sex" comedy profiles a young man who swears off women for the 40 days of Lent. Trouble starts when his ex plots to seduce the poor fella and he makes a sultry new friend. (Miramax)
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - Strong sexual content, nudity, and language
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

50 First Dates (2004)
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore
Director: Peter Segal
Synopsis: An aquatic veterinarian in Hawaii thinks he's found the perfect girl until he realizes she has a short-lived short-term memory, meaning he must re-woo her every day. Will these two kids hula into the sunset or forget about it? (Columbia)
Runtime: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude sexual humor and drug references.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

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A Bronx Tale (1993)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri
Director: Robert De Niro
Synopsis: A young man is involved in a life-long struggle, torn between his affection for his father and his admiration for the mob leader who has his headquarters in the neighborhood.
Runtime: 122 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong language and several scenes of violence.
Genre: Drama

 

A Dirty Shame (2004)
Starring: Tracey Ullman, Johnny Knoxville
Director: John Waters
Synopsis: After suffering a concussion, convenience store owner Sylvia Stickles experiences a drastic change in her sex drive—in the blink of an eye, she goes from churchy prude to sex addict with wild and crazy desires.
Runtime: 89 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for pervasive strong crude sexual content, including fetishes.
Genres: Comedy, Cult, Indie

 

A Short Film About Love (1988)
Krotki Film o Milosci
Starring:
Grazyna Szapolowska, Olaf Lubaszenko
Director:
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Synopsis:
Krzysztof Kieslowski tracks the trajectory of obsession in this drama about a young man, Tomek (Olaf Lubaszenko), who's grown besotted with his neighbor, Magda (Grazyna Szapolowska). He spies on her comings and goings and peeks into her mail, until he feels so guilty that he reveals to her what he's been doing. Magda is shocked, but she soon succumbs to Tomek's advances, which sends him reeling. His dream, apparently, has become a nightmare.
Genre: Foreign, Polish

 

After the Sunset (2004)
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek
Director: Brett Ratner
Synopsis: After a successful last score, a master thief retires to an island paradise. When his lifelong nemesis, a crafty FBI agent, washes ashore to ensure he's making good on his promise, the pair soon enters into a new game of cat-and-mouse.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexuality, violence and language.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Alex & Emma (2003)
Starring: Kate Hudson, Luke Wilson
Director: Rob Reiner
Synopsis: Romantic comedy about a novelist with a gambling problem who agrees to a deal to finish a new book in 30 days for an advance to pay off gambling debts, otherwise his publisher will own all of his future work. He hires a stenographer to get the book done and falls in love with her. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content and some language.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Alice in Chains: Unplugged
Starring: Alice in Chains
Synopsis:
The band's first performance after a 3 year hiatus featuring a 13-song set including "Nutshell," "Brother," "No Excuses," "Sludge Factory," "Down in the Hole," "Angry Chair," and "Rooster."
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

 

Alien (1979)
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt
Director: Ridley Scott
Synopsis: Enormously popular, stylish, riveting tale of a space crew discovering deadly extraterrestrial life. Critics agree this slime-fest is one of most effective sci-fi/horror films ever. Compulsory viewing for genre fans.
Runtime: 117 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Aliens (1986)
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn
Director: James Cameron
Synopsis: This action-packed sequel to Alien chronicles the battle between futuristic soldiers and alien monsters. It's a riveting sci-fi roller-coaster ride of gory violence, special effects, and quotable lines.
Runtime: 137 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for monster violence, and for language.
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Alien 3 (1992)
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton
Director: David Fincher
Synopsis: Sci-fi adventure chronicles continuing battle between strong female space captain, slimy alien arch-nemesis. Considered much weaker than its two predecessors by critics and audiences. Only for die-hard series devotees.
Runtime: 115 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Horror, Noir, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen
Director: Paul Anderson
Synopsis: A group of archaeologists embarks on an expedition to explore ancient temples in Antarctica. Once inside, they find themselves caught in the middle of a deadly war between, well, aliens and predators. (Fox)
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, language, horror images, slime, and gore.
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Along Came Polly (2004)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston
Director: John Hamburg
Synopsis: Ruben is a risk-averse risk assessor who tries to focus on his career and his new wife. When she dumps him on their honeymoon for a scuba instructor, he plans to play it safer than ever, but instead meets adrenaline-junkie Polly, who drags him into a whirlwind of extreme sports, spicy foods, and dirty dancing. (Universal)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content, language, crude humor and some drug references.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Amen (2002)
Starring: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz
Director: Constantin Costa-Gavras
Synopsis: Set during WWII, this drama tells the story of the attempts by an SS officer and real-life chemist to inform the Vatican about the systematic extermination of Jewish prisoners in Nazi death camps. However, the only sympathetic ear he is able to find is a young priest, who tries to take on the obstructive hierarchy of the church state. (Kino)
Runtime: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Drama, Foreign
Country of Origin: France

 

American Psycho (2000)
Starring: Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny
Director: Mary Harron
Synopsis: Best-seller-based black comedy profiles an unbalanced yuppie who moonlights as a brutal serial killer during the junk-bond heyday of the 1980s.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Horror

 

American Psycho 2 (2002)
Starring: Mila Kunis, William Shatner
Director: Morgan J. Freeman
Synopsis: In-name-only sequel focuses on a female survivor of the earlier film who turns to murder in order to gain a coveted position at the college she attends.
Runtime: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - violence and language
Genres: Comedy, Horror

 

American Wedding (2003)
Starring: Jason Biggs, Seann W. Scott
Director: Jesse Dylan
Synopsis: Third installment of the popular screwball-comedy franchise follows the gang as they get together again to celebrate Jim and Michelle's wedding, but not before they throw the ultimate bachelor party. (Universal)
Runtime: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sexual content, language and crude humor.
Genre: Comedy

 

An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter
Director: John Landis
Synopsis: Cult horror film about tourist werewolf. Fans of offbeat comedy enjoy, though this is not strictly a spoof. Much-revered, gory special effects still please fans of shockingly grisly fare.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Cult, Horror, Mystery

 

An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy
Director: Anthony Waller
Synopsis: A young American tourist falls for a Parisian ingenue, and things start to get hairy. Undemanding comic-thriller fans may enjoy, although viewers seeking impressive effects, intense suspense should look elsewhere.
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Thriller

 

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Starring: Johnny Messner, Morris Chestnut
Director: Dwight H. Little
Synopsis: A scientific expedition into the jungles of Borneo turns deadly when the group of adventurers and scientists disturb a swarm of giant snakes. (Screen Gems)
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for action violence, scary images and some language.
Genre: Horror

 

Analyze This (1999)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal
Director: Harold Ramis
Synopsis: Extremely popular, Hollywood Mafia satire about an anxiety-plagued mob boss turning to a nebbish psychiatrist for help. Despite some predictable moments, and a lackluster ending, Crystal and De Niro's lively repartee should knock comedy fans dead.
Runtime: 86 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate
Director: Adam McKay
Synopsis: Set in 1970s San Diego, Ron Burgundy is a top-rated local-TV anchorman who finds his position challenged when an ambitious female reporter steps behind the news desk. Burgundy is unwilling to share airtime with the new emancipated colleague, and a battle-of-the-sexes ensues. (Dreamworks)
Runtime: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual humor, language and comic violence.
Genre: Comedy

 

Anger Management (2003)
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler
Director: Peter Segal
Synopsis: Wacky comedy about an even-tempered businessman who is wrongly convicted of a crime and sentenced to an anger management program. Just one problem: his new instructor irritates him to no end. (SONY/Columbia)
Runtime: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude sexual content and language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Animal House (1978)
Starring: John Belushi, Tim Matheson
Director: John Landis
Synopsis: Lowbrow comedy about boisterous fraternity wreaking havoc on early '60s college campus. Despite mixed reviews, this became a cult classic. A must-see for fans of campus comedies, lovers of sophomoric humor.
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

Are We There Yet? (2005)
Starring: Ice Cube, Nia Long
Director: Brian Levant
Synopsis: A playboy bachelor offers to drive his girlfriend's kids from Portland, Oregon, to British Columbia so that they can reunite with their mother for the holidays. Needless to say, the kids do their very best to turn the road trip into a nightmare.
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for language and rude humor.
Genres: Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Army of Darkness (1993)
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz
Director: Sam Raimi
Synopsis: Big-budgeted horror spoof was not as well-received as its two predecessors, but plenty of offbeat, gross humor, dark moodiness, and appealing performances still give this a strong cult following.
Runtime: 80 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Cult, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Around the Bend (2004)
Starring: Michael Caine, Christopher Walken
Director: Jordan Roberts
Synopsis: Four generations of men who haven't seen each other in years are brought together by the chance to uncover the truth about their family's past.
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Indie

 

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne
Director: Jean-Francois Richet
Synopsis: Remake of the John Carpenter classic from 1976 about a group of police officers who find themselves, and their station, surrounded by a rogue gang bent on freeing one of their members.
Runtime: 109 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and language throughout, and for some drug content.
Genres: Action, Suspense

 

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley
Director: Jay Roach
Synopsis: After thirty years of cryogenic preservation, a super groovy British secret agent is defrosted to
save the world from domination by the ultimate square, Dr. Evil.
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for nudity, sex-related dialogue and humor.
Genre: Comedy

 

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Starring: Mike Myers, Heather Graham
Director: Jay Roach
Synopsis: Superagent Austin Powers travels back in time to the 1960s to battle his arch enemy Dr. Evil.
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual innuendo and crude humor.
Genre: Comedy

 

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Starring: Mike Myers, Beyonce Knowles
Director: Jay Roach
Synopsis: Dr. Evil teams up with a unique villain named Goldmember in order to take over the world. Their plan? Go back in time and kidnap Austin Powers's father.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - sexual innuendo, crude humor and language
Genre: Comedy

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Baby Boy (2001)
Starring: Tyrese Gibson, Ving Rhames
Director: John Singleton
Synopsis: Urban drama profiles the romantic misadventures of a struggling African-American man who still lives with his mother, despite having two children of his own. (Sony)
Runtime: 129 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Drama

 

Back to School (1986)
Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman
Director: Alan Metter
Synopsis: Incorrigible dad embarrasses son at college. Regarded as one of the star's best slapstick vehicles, this crass film has surefire appeal for teens, plus adults who like sophomoric humor.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Bad Boys (1995)
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith
Director: Michael Bay
Synopsis: Flashy action/thriller about bickering cops tracking heroin dealer. The gun battles and snappy one-liners please fans of escapist shoot-'em-ups who aren't looking for a fresh take on a familiar story.
Runtime: 126 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Suspense

 

Bad Boys II (2003)
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith
Director: Michael Bay
Synopsis: Explosion-riddled action-comedy sequel tracks Miami narcotics detectives Burnett and Lowrey as they investigate a high-stakes influx of ecstasy and the corruption and violence that surrounds it. (Sony/Columbia)
Runtime: 146 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and action, pervasive language, sexuality and drug content.
Genres: Action, Comedy

 

Bad Santa (2003)
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Synopsis: Two petty thieves, dressed up as Santa and an elf, hit the nation's shopping malls to exploit holiday cheer and goodwill on their way to a cross-country crime spree. It takes an eight-year-old boy to rekindle their Christmas spirit. (Dimension)
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violence.
Genres: Christmas, Comedy

 

BarberShop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Starring: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer
Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Synopsis: The cast of 2002's surprise hit BarberShop returns in this comedic sequel in which Calvin continues to keep his father's shop and traditions alive—despite the efforts of a group of developers who are trying to turn the small businesses in the neighborhood into corporate-owned brand-name chains.
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language, sexual material and brief drug references.
Genre: Comedy

 

BASEketball (1998)
Starring: Trey Parker, Jenny McCarthy
Director: David Zucker
Synopsis: Rowdy-'n'-raunchy comedy about small-time losers hitting big-time after inventing America's new national sport. Packed with gross-out gags, this should have low-brow comedy lovers squirting milk out their nostrils laughing.
Runtime: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

Battle for Warsaw (2004)
Director: Peter Batty
Synopsis:
The tragic story of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising (in which 250,000 Poles died fighting the occupying Nazi forces) is chronicled in this filmed record of the epic event. With some shocking new footage unearthed from the vaults, this documentary is an indispensable guide to the horrific events that unfolded. Listen to eyewitness accounts and view haunting depictions of mass graves and troops storming into the beleaguered country.
Genre: Documentary

 

Bean (1997)
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol
Director: Mel Smith
Synopsis: Oddball comedy about bumbling Englishman's frantic misadventures in L.A. Fans of the BBC-TV series will love its near-nonverbal pseudo-slapstick, but those unamused by British humor may wish to avoid.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy

 

Be Cool (2005)
Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman
Director: F. Gary Gray
Synopsis: The sequel to 1995's Get Shorty follows disenchanted Hollywood producer Chili Palmer as he becomes involved in the music industry.
Runtime: 114 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, sensuality, and language including sexual references.
Genre: Comedy

 

Beef (2003)
Starring:
50 Cent, Jay-Z, Nas, DMX, Snoop Dog, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Ja Rule, Mack 10, Common, Cypress Hill, Russell Simmons, NWA, and legendary battlers KRS-One, MC Chan, Kool Moe Dee, Busy Bee and more!
Synopsis:
The definitive look into the deep and harsh world of high profile beefs told by the artists themselves. The mc battle... Hip hop's war of words... Who's the illest on the mic... What happens when the raw energy of the inner city spills over from the studio to the streets. Today the stakes are high, and the consequences are becoming more and more real. What effect will this have on the future of hip hop? Judge for yourself! Narrated by Emmy Award-winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America) And featuring Uncut Nate Dogg Golf Club Incident; A Night at MIC Club; MC Battles from Atlanta's Apache Caf‚; MC Supernatural Freestyles on Beef; Damon Dash vs. the Fresh Pimps.
Runtime: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre:
Musical & Performing Arts, Music Video, Rap/Hip Hop

 

Before Sunset (2004)
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Director: Richard Linklater
Synopsis: It's been 10 years since Jesse and Celine spent a night together in Vienna (Before Sunrise). When Jesse travels to Paris to promote his book, the two meet again. (Warner Independent)
Runtime: 80 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and sexual references.
Genres: Comedy, Indie, Romance

 

Bend It Like Beckham (2003)
Starring: Parminder K. Nagra, Keira Knightley
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Synopsis: Combination sports drama and cross-cultural romantic comedy about a soccer-playing English teen with dreams of a professional career, whose traditional Sikh family wants her to quit playing "football," go to college, and find a nice young Indian husband.
Runtime: 112 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language and sexual content.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Sports
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

Benny Hill: Complete and Unadulterated: The Naughty Early Years: Set 1 (3-Disc Series) (1969)
Starring: Benny Hill
Director: John Robins
Synopsis:
Renowned British comedian Benny Hill was a pioneer in the area of sketch comedy, offering up hilarious but often controversial parodies on his television series "The Benny Hill Show." No societal stone was left unturned as he lampooned everything under the sun, tongue planted firmly in cheek almost every time. This release features episodes from the years 1969-1971 in their original glory, including some rare black-and-white clips.
Genres: Television
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)
Starring: Parry Shen, Jason J. Tobin
Director: Justin Lin
Synopsis: Indie crime drama about a quintet of Asian-American students leading a dual existence of academic success and criminal prolificacy. Eventually their underworld activities take over their lives, sending them into a downward spiral. (MTV Films)
Runtime: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - violence, drug use, language and sexuality.
Genres: Drama, Indie

 

Better Off Dead (1985)
Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers
Director: Steve Holland
Synopsis: A teenage boy feels he is "better off dead" when the love of his life drops him for an egotistical jock.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy

 

Big Bounce ;The (2004)
Starring: Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman
Director: George Armitage
Synopsis: Elmore Leonard adaptation about a small-time crook who gets recruited by a beautiful woman to rip off a wealthy real estate developer. (WB)
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content and nudity, violence and language.
Genres: Comedy, Suspense, Thriller

 

Biker Boyz (2003)
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Derek Luke
Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood
Synopsis: High-speed action/thriller about group of young African-American professionals who leave their office jobs behind every weekend to compete on the underground motorcycle-racing circuit. (DreamWorks)
Runtime: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, sexual content and language
Genres: Action, Sports

 

Biloxi Blues (1988)
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken
Director: Mike Nichols
Synopsis: Lighthearted, sentimental tale of young Brooklyn man enlisting in army at end of WWII. A delight for nostalgic seniors, and fans of light comedy who enjoy some witty one-liners.
Runtime: 107 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Bjork: The Inner or Deep Part of an Animal or Plant Structure (2004)
Starring: Bjork, Rahzel, Mike Patton
Synopsis:
You'll be riveted as you watch the making of quirky pop singer Bjork's "Medulla" album, where all the songs are built exclusively from vocal tracks. Guest appearances from Rahzel (The Roots), Mike Patton, an Inuit throat singer, an Icelandic choir and more fill out this nearly hour-long documentary.
Genre: Music, Documentary

 

Bjork: Volumen (1999)
Starring: Bjork
Synopsis:
The unique vision of Bjork is captured in this collection of award winning videos. See the visionary spirit that inspires songs like "Human Behaviour," "Big Time Sensuality," "Violently Happy," and more.
Genre: Music

 

Blade: Trinity (2004)
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Jessica Biel
Director: David Goyer
Synopsis: This third sequel in the vampire-killer franchise sees Blade joined by a group of human vampire-hunters who call themselves "The Nightstalkers."
Runtime: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong pervasive violence and language, and some sexual content.
Genre: Drama

 

Blind Chance (1987)
Przypadek
Starring:
Boguslaw Linda, Tadeusz Lomnicki
Director:
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Synopsis:
A middle-aged man (Bogislaw Linda) finds himself at the proverbial fork in the road. He has many choices, but choosing wrong could end in disaster, and he doesn't have the luxury of time to mull over his options. Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski lenses three different possible futures for our beleaguered hero -- from three diametrically opposite points of view. This movie (completed in 1982) was originally banned in Poland.
Genre: Foreign, Polish

 

Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles (2000)
Starring: Blink 182
Director: Rick DeVoe
Synopsis:
Go on the road with punk rockers Blink 182 as they travel around the globe, belt out hits to frenzied mosh pits and enjoy provocative antics in this film that's part concert video, part documentary. Included are all the band's videos, interviews and performances from 1995 through 1999. Concert footage, recorded at London's Electric Ballroom, features the songs "Dammit," "Josie" and "All the Small Things." Note: Contains explicit content.
Genre: Music, Concert

 

Blood Work (2002)
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Anjelica Huston
Director: Clint Eastwood
Synopsis: Forensic thriller about retired FBI director investigating the slaying of the young woman who was the donor for his heart transplant. He begins to suspect her murder was the work of a serial killer he tracked while still at the agency. Based on the novel by Michael Connelly. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - violence and language
Genre: Suspense

 

Blow (2001)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz
Director: Ted Demme
Synopsis: A biographical account of drug dealer George Jung, who strengthened the Colombian drug cartels by increasing the popularity of cocaine in Los Angeles during the 1970s.
Runtime: 124 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for pervasive drug content and language, some violence and sexuality.
Genre: Drama

 

Blue Planet: Seas of Life: Ocean World - Frozen Seas ;The (2001)
Synopsis:
See over 120 minutes of some of the most startling wildlife photography ever to have been shown on television! Features amazing new discoveries and photographic breakthroughs in two episodes: "Infinite Oceans" and "Frozen Seas."
Genre: Documentary

 

Blue Planet: Seas of Life: Open Ocean - The Deep ;The (2001)
Synopsis:
David Attenborough narrates these two episodes of the BBC's acclaimed nature series, featuring new discoveries and photographic breakthroughs in this amazing look at undersea life. "Open Ocean" travels thousands of miles of "marine desert," where many of the ocean's most spectacular predators live. "The Deep" explores a world of perpetual night, mountain ranges, extreme pressures and cold, and spotlights some of the planet's strangest life forms.
Genre: Documentary

 

Blue Planet: Seas of Life: Seasonal Seas - Coral Seas ;The (2001)
Synopsis:
The Blue Planet: Seas of Life reveals the sea and its various communities at their most fearsome and alluring. Part 3 of this TV documentary series includes the following episodes: "Seasonal Oceans," detailing the challenges faced by ocean creatures when the seas get colder and rougher in winter; and "Corals Seas," showing the rich oasis of life that exists on a coral reef.
Genre: Documentary

 

Blue Planet: Seas of Life: Seasonal Seas - Coral Seas ;The (2001)
Synopsis:
The Blue Planet: Seas of Life reveals the sea and its various communities at their most fearsome and alluring. Part 3 of this TV documentary series includes the following episodes: "Seasonal Oceans," detailing the challenges faced by ocean creatures when the seas get colder and rougher in winter; and "Corals Seas," showing the rich oasis of life that exists on a coral reef.
Genre: Documentary

 

Blue Planet: Seas of Life: Tidal Seas - Coasts ;The (2001)
Synopsis:
The Blue Planet: Seas of Life reveals the sea and its various communities at their most fearsome and alluring. Part 4 of this TV documentary series includes the following episodes: "Tidal Seas," detailing the effects of strong tides on sea creatures and landscapes; and "Coasts," a glimpse into the life of turtles, sea lions and other creatures that retreat to the coast during breeding season.
Genre: Documentary

 

Boardheads (1998)
Starring: Bronson Pinchot, Loretta Swit
Director: John Quinn
Synopsis: Three rich guys rent a mansion close to the beach hoping to score girls. Little do they realize that their ignorance towards surfing renders them invisible to the girls. In order to change their situation, they hire two surfers to teach them how to ride the waves...
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use.
Genre: Comedy

 

Boat Trip (2003)
Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Horatio Sanz
Director: Mort Nathan
Synopsis: Fish-out-of-water comedy about two down-and-out bachelors who, in an effort to improve their flagging love lives, book themselves on a Caribbean cruise for eligible singles. Once aboard, they realize it's an all-gay cruise. (Artisan)
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sexual content, language and some drug material
Genres: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian

 

Boiler Room (2000)
Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Affleck
Director: Ben Younger
Synopsis: Energetic suspense/drama profiles a young college dropout who takes an apprenticeship at a slick brokerage house and becomes entangled in the dark underside of high finance.
Runtime: 120 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - drug content
Genre: Drama

 

Boogie Nights (1997)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Synopsis: Sweeping film traces porn star's rise and fall in decadent 1970-80s L.A. Drama fans unoffended by its lurid subject should be charmed by the unforgettable characters, lively humor, and bouncing disco soundtrack.
Runtime: 152 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Indie, Music

 

Bookies (2003)
Starring: Nick Stahl, Rachael Leigh Cook
Director: Mark Illsley
Synopsis: Four college friends and small-time bookies find their world spinning dangerously out of control, when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.
Runtime: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and drug use.
Genres: Drama, Indie, Thriller
Country of Origin: Germany, USA

 

Bourne Identity ;The (2002)
Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente
Director: Doug Liman
Synopsis: Spy thriller about an unknown man found floating in the Mediterranean with several gunshot wounds and no memory. When some assassins remember they want to kill him, he must escape, picking up a German girl on the way. Now he has to live long enough to figure out who he is and stop the killers. Based on the book by Robert Ludlum.
Runtime: 118 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence and some language
Genres: Action, Suspense
Country of Origin: Germany, USA
Language: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian

 

Bourne Supremacy ;The (2004)
Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente
Director: Paul Greengrass
Synopsis: Alliances shift and corruption reigns, well, supreme in this action-packed spy thriller, the sequel to The Bourne Identity. In this episode, assassin Jason Bourne is still not quite sure who he is, and yet he must maneuver through the murky waters of international espionage without getting caught in some other trained killer's crosshairs. (Universal)
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence and intense action, and for brief language.
Genres: Action, Suspense, Thriller
Country of Origin: Germany, USA

 

Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Starring: Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson
Director: Michael Moore
Synopsis: In this darkly funny documentary, left-wing activist and gleeful gadfly Michael Moore sets his sights on America's fascination with violence, guns, and things that go "BOOM!" (MGM/UA)
Runtime: 119 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for some violent images and language
Genres: Action, Comedy, Cult, Documentary

 

Braveheart (1995)
Starring: Mel Gibson, Patrick McGoohan
Director: Mel Gibson
Synopsis: Sweeping kilted epic about ye olde Scottish revolutionary William Wallace and his band of brigands' fight against the British. He's living peaceably at first but then they go and kill the love of his life. So starts the British bloodletting, and a secret affair with the Princess of Wales.
Runtime: 177 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for brutal medieval warfare.
Genres: Action, Drama, War

 

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant
Director: Beeban Kidron
Synopsis: This comedy picks up four weeks from where the first movie ends, as Bridget discovers that life with her dreamy beau isn't exactly everything she'd thought it might be. Her insecurities are the main culprit, and in a stupor of self-doubt she flees to Thailand, where she proceeds to make a further ass of herself.
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and some sexual content.
Genres: Comedy, Foreign, Romance
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

Bringing Down the House (2003)
Starring: Steve Martin, Queen Latifah
Director: Adam Shankman
Synopsis: Loopy romantic comedy about a lonely middle-class suburbanite who falls madly in love, sight unseen, with a woman on the Internet. Things get complicated when she turns up on his doorstep, since she's an escaped convict from a maximum-security prison. (Buena Vista/Touchstone)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language, sexual humor and drug material
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette
Director: Martin Scorsese
Synopsis: Hallucinatory portrait of paramedic haunted by visions of victims he couldn't save. One-third bleak drama, two-thirds pitch-black comedy, this visually intense journey through NYC's underbelly should prove a wild ride for strong-stomached Scorsese fans.
Runtime: 115 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Brother Bear (2003)
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez
Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Synopsis: A young hunter sets out to find the bear who killed his older brother (but only because she wanted to protect her cub). However, in his hunt for vengeance, the hunter is transformed into a bear himself by the spirits of the forest and now has to fear his other brother, who is in pursuit.
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: G - for General Audiences.
Genres: Animation, Family, Kids

 

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
Starring: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos
Director: Christophe Gans
Synopsis: Extremely offbeat, gothic-flavored horror-thriller about an 18th-century royal envoy and his kick-boxing Native-American blood brother who are sent to investigate dozens of grisly murders in central France — deaths that the locals blame on a ravenous nocturnal beast. Based on a "true" story.
Runtime: 142 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and gore, and sexuality/nudity.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Martial Arts, Romance
Country of Origin: France
Language: French

 

Bruce Almighty (2003)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston
Director: Tom Shadyac
Synopsis: During one of the worst days of his life, Bruce, a whiny television reporter, rages against God. The Lord responds by giving him all of his divine powers and challenging him to do a better job. (Universal)
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language, sexual content and some crude humor.
Genre: Comedy

 

Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis
Director: Don Coscarelli
Synopsis: In the early 70s Elvis Presley switched identities with an Elvis impersonator to escape the harsh glare of fame but later missed the chance to switch back. He ends up in a Texas retirement home where he teams up with Jack, who thinks he's JFK. Together the two fellow nursing home residents fight a soul-sucking mummy who is using the long-term care facility as a feeding ground. (Silver Sphere)
Runtime: 92 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language, some sexual content and brief violent images.
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Indie

 

Buffalo Soldiers (2003)
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Paquin
Director: Gregor Jordan
Synopsis: Darkly comic crime-thriller profiles a group of American soldiers whose criminal network in Germany begins to unravel just as the Berlin Wall starts to come down. (Miramax)
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, drug content, strong language and some sexuality.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Suspense

 

Bug (2002)
Starring: John Carroll Lynch, Brian Cox
Directors: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
Synopsis: Indie comedy that tells the interconnected stories of a group of strangers in Los Angeles and the unknown chaos they cause in each other’s lives.
Runtime: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Comedy, Indie

 

Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Seann W. Scott
Director: Paul Hunter
Synopsis: Modern-day fantasy profiles a low-level American street hustler who is enlisted by a mysterious, centuries-old monk to help him find a magical scroll of almost limitless power. Based on the popular comic book. (MGM)
Runtime: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, language and some sexual content.
Genres: Action, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Butterfly Effect ;The (2004)
Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart
Directors: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
Synopsis: A young man struggling with painful memories from his childhood discovers a way to travel back in time to change the course of history forever. However, the more he changes his past, the bigger the impact this will have on his life, eventually making his situation even worse. (New Line)
Runtime: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, sexual content, language and brief drug use.
Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller

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Cabin Fever (2003)
Starring: Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong
Director: Eli Roth
Synopsis: Five college friends spend a weekend at a remote mountain cabin. But—ut oh!—one of them becomes infected with a flesh-eating virus. Fueled by paranoia and hostility, the remaining friends struggle to survive the virus and each other. (Lions Gate)
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and gore, sexuality, language and brief drug use.
Genres: Horror, Thriller

 

Caddyshack (1980)
Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield
Director: Harold Ramis
Synopsis: Connoisseurs of crude bathroom jokes are in heaven during this slapstick farce. Barebones plot revolves around chaotic misadventures at golf club. Recommended for Chevy Chase devotees, fans of raunchy humor.
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Cult

 

Calendar Girls (2003)
Starring: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters
Director: Nigel Cole
Synopsis: Set in the small town of Rylstone, England, this brit-wit comedy follows 11 middle-aged women who pose naked for a calender. The goal is to raise money for medical research, after the husband of a one of the women becomes terminally ill from leukemia. (Touchstone)
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for nudity, some language and drug-related material.
Genres: Comedy, Foreign
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

Cat in the Hat ;The (2003)
Starring: Mike Myers, Dakota Fanning
Director: Bo Welch
Synopsis: Live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss' famous litarary classic about a mischievous feline visiting two bored children. (Universal)
Runtime: 82 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for mild crude humor and some double-entendres.
Genres: Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks
Director: Steven Spielberg
Synopsis: Retro chase-thriller retells the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., a confidence trickster who traveled the country impersonating various professionals — including a doctor, a lawyer, and an airline pilot — and cashing millions in bad checks, all while still in his late teens. (DreamWorks)
Runtime: 140 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some sexual content and brief language
Genres: Action, Drama, Suspense

 

Cellular (2004)
Starring: Kim Basinger, Chris Evans
Director: David R. Ellis
Synopsis: A young man receives a phone call on his cell phone from a woman who claims she has been kidnapped. But here's the catch: she doesn't know where she is and his cell phone battery is about to die. (New Line)
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, terror situations, language and some sexual references.
Genres: Drama, Suspense, Thriller

 

Chappelle's Show: Season 1 (2003) (2 Disc's)
Starring: David Chappelle
Director:
Andre Allen, More
Synopsis:
Renowned stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle stars in his own show, taking his repertoire of jokes and bringing them to life on television. From comedy sketches, man-on-the-street pieces and pop culture parodies, Chappelle is at home in front of a studio audience. No subject is sacred, and his unique look at movies, music, current events and the world at large provides a hilarious -- and occasionally defiant -- look at American culture.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Comedy

 

Chappelle's Show: Season Two (2004) (3 Disc's)
Starring: Dave Chappelle, Anthony Berry
Directors: Peter Lauer, Scott Vincent
Synopsis: Dave Chappelle returns for a second season and he has even more to say in this street-smart, half hour sketch comedy series.
Runtime: 308 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Comedy, TV show

 

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz
Director: McG
Synopsis: Sequel to the blockbuster action-comedy movie, based on the '70s TV series, about a trio of gorgeous and deadly private investigators who accept assignments from a mysterious boss they've never seen. [Sony/Columbia]
Runtime: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for action violence, sensuality and language/innuendo.
Genres: Action, Comedy

 

Charade (1963)
Starring: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn
Director: Stanley Donen
Synopsis: A desperate race to recover fortune sparks intrigue, romance, and witty dialogue in this comedy-mystery-thriller. Pleases classics fans, romance lovers who enjoy good chemistry between actors. A favorite for Audrey Hepburn buffs.
Runtime: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Classic, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Suspense

 

Chasing Papi (2003)
Starring: Sofia Vergara, Rosalyn Sanchez
Director: Linda Mendoza
Synopsis: Raucous comedy chronicles what happens when three lovely Latin ladies discover that they're all engaged to the same man and plot their revenge. (Fox)
Runtime: 80 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for mild sexuality and language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Starring: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt
Director: Shawn Levy
Synopsis: When Tom Baker gets a job offer to coach the football team of a famous University, he moves his family to the big city which is a big change for his wife and twelve kids. Things get out of control when both parents are busy with their new jobs, while trying to find new ways of parenting their tribe. (Fox)
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for language and some thematic elements.
Genres: Comedy, Family

 

Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004)
Starring: Chris Rock
Director: Joel Gallen
Synopsis: Stand-up comedy from actor and comedian Chris Rock, who delivers his unique views on social, political and, celebrity issues.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy

 

Chronicles of Riddick ;The (2004)
Starring: Vin Diesel, Judi Dench
Director: David Twohy
Synopsis: Sequel to Pitch Black, follows escaped convict Riddick as he finds himself caught between opposing forces in a galactic war. (Universal)
Runtime: 115 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense sequences of violent action and some language.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

City of Angels (1998)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan
Director: Brad Silberling
Synopsis: An angel falls in love with an earthly heart surgeon.
Runtime: 117 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexuality including language, and some nudity.
Genres: Drama, Romance

 

City of Ghosts (2002)
Starring: Matt Dillon, James Caan
Director: Matt Dillon
Synopsis: Globetrotting suspense thriller about a con man who evades the American authorities by traveling to Cambodia. Once there, he becomes embroiled in an insurance scam that leads to dangerous complications. (MGM)
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and some violence
Genre: Suspense

 

CKY Landspeed (1999)
Starring:
Bam Margera, Hoofbite
Synopsis:
411 Video Productions and Ventura Distribution present the first entry in the CKY series of extreme stunts and skateboarding programs. Directed by and featuring Bam Margera of Jackass, CKY features the same kind of madness and one-upmanship that made Jackass an overnight success on MTV.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy, Cult, Sports

 

CKY2K (2000)
Starring: Bam Margera
Synopsis: Outrageous skate video introduced the world to Bam Margera, the insane, parent hassling daredevil that would gain fame for risking life and limb on MTV's Jackass series. Includes a very chaotic trip to Iceland, some rather disgusting fecal footage, a some furniture surfing on the highway, and a demonstration of how to destroy a rental car and get off scott free.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Comedy, Cult, Sports

 

CKY3 (2002)
Starring: Bam Margera
Synopsis:
The hilarious hijinks never stop! This is the latest offering of mischievous fun from Bam and the rest of the CKY family. Prepare to be amused as you watch our favorite sons perform devilish pranks on unsuspecting locals, and witness the craziness as the guys inflict pain on themselves and terrorize each other. You'll see new skate footage from Tony Hawk, Arto Saari, Geoff Rowley and Bam himself, plus a special appearance by Mike Vallely.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Comedy, Cult, Sports

 

Clockwork Orange ;A (1971)
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Synopsis: A specialized psychological conditioning treatment is given to a young hoodlum to cure him of his violence and savage excesses. The "new" young man is just as big a misfit as the original.
Runtime: 137 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Classic, Cult, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

Closer (2004)
Starring: Julia Roberts, Jude Law
Director: Mike Nichols
Synopsis: Set in London and based on an award-winning play by Patrick Marber, Closer follows the trials and tribs of two couples whose relationships devolve into a bizarre love rectangle as they grapple with desire, loneliness, betrayal and, of course, amoré.
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sequences of graphic sexual dialogue, nudity/sexuality and language.
Genres: Drama, Romance

 

Club Dread (2004)
Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Bill Paxton

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Synopsis:
When a psychotic killer starts offing the guests with a razor sharp machete, it's up to the staff to hide the carnage, lest they lose the business of the unsuspecting surviving guests.
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Horror Comedy

 

Coffee and Cigarettes (2004)
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Bill Murray
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Synopsis: Indie-icon Jim Jarmusch filmed a comic series of short vignettes about people discussing all kinds of odd topics, while smoking cigarettes and sipping coffee.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language.
Genres: Comedy, Cult, Indie

 

Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone
Director: Mike Figgis
Synopsis: A family relocates from the city to the country where they move into a pristine farmhouse. The nightmare starts when the former owner returns from prison and wants his house back. (Touchstone)
Runtime: 118 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, language and some sexuality.
Genres: Suspense, Thriller

 

Cold Mountain (2003)
Starring: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman
Director: Anthony Minghella
Synopsis: Set in the waning days of the American Civil War, this adaptation of Charles Frazier's best-selling novel follows a wounded confederate soldier who undertakes a dangerous trip home to Cold Mountain, NC, to reunite with his girlfriend. (Miramax)
Runtime: 155 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence and sexuality.
Genres: Drama, Romance, War

 

Collateral (2004)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx
Director: Michael Mann
Synopsis: A taxi driver and failed comedy writer finds out that the customer he's driving around is really a contract killer who commits a series of hits during one night in L.A. (DreamWorks)
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence and language.
Genres: Drama, Suspense, Thriller

 

Commando (1985)
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong
Director: Mark L. Lester
Synopsis: Critics considered this one of Schwarzenegger's most forgettable muscle flexors. Still, its non-stop action sequences, abundant series of explosions, and raw violence make this a must for mainstream action freaks.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Action

 

Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones
Director: John Milius
Synopsis: This sprawling sword-and-sorcery adventure follows a well-muscled warrior's quest for revenge upon bandits that killed his family. Its opulent sets and mighty combat scenes thrill fantasy lovers, while cult-movie fans enjoy the often-campy atmosphere.
Runtime: 115 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore
Director: George Clooney
Synopsis: Surreal biopic based on the memoirs of Chuck Barris. Most famous for his gig hosting The Gong Show variety hour on 1970s television, Barris also claimed to be a CIA assassin — this film tells the story from his perspective, which may or may not be true. (Miramax)
Runtime: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language, sexual content and violence
Genres: Comedy, Cult, Drama, Suspense

 

Confidence (2003)
Starring: Edward Burns, Andy Garcia
Director: James Foley
Synopsis: A high-rolling con man plans an elaborate scam to cap his life of crime … only to have it backfire, landing him on the bad side of a feared mob boss. (Lions Gate)
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language, violence and sexuality/nudity
Genres: Drama, Suspense

 

Constantine (2005)
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz
Director: Francis Lawrence
Synopsis: A detective who specializes in the realm of the supernatural teams up with a police officer in order to solve the mysterious suicide of her sister. Based on the comic Hellblazer.
Runtime: 121 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence and demonic images.
Genres: Action, Horror

 

Cookout ;The (2004)
Starring: Eve, Queen Latifah
Director: Lance Rivera
Synopsis: After signing a lucrative deal with a NBA team, rookie Todd Anderson's life changes completely when he moves into a mansion in a fancy, all-white neighborhood. Along the way, he brings his family, which decides to throw a barbeque, resulting in a culture clash between the neighbors and the new residents. (Lion's Gate)
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for drug content, sexual references and language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Core ;The (2003)
Starring: Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart
Director: Jon Amiel
Synopsis: Futuristic adventure follows a group of scientists that must travel to the center of the Earth to start its core spinning again. If the mission fails, the planet's magnetosphere will disintegrate, destroying all terrestrial life. (Paramount)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sci-fi life/death situations and brief strong language.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Coronado (2003)
Starring: John Rhys-Davies, Michael Lowry
Director: Claudio Fah
Synopsis: A young woman finds herself amidst a secret military operation in Central America and is soon caught up in the action of a political revolution.
Runtime: 84 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some action violence.
Genres: Action, Drama, War
Country of Origin: Germany, USA
Language: English, Spanish

 

Count of Monte Cristo ;The (2002)
Starring: James Caviezel, Guy Pearce
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Synopsis: This latest adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure profiles a young sailor wrongfully imprisoned on an "inescapable" isle in post-Napoleonic France. Naturally, he escapes and vows revenge on the unscrupulous fellows who framed him. (Buena Vista)
Runtime: 131 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Drama, Suspense

 

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Starring: Jet Li, DMX
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Synopsis: When an international jewel thief absconds with his daughter to Asia, an American crime lord teams up with a Taiwanese secret agent to get her back in this martial arts-heavy actioner. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, language and some sexual content
Genres: Action, Martial Arts, Suspense

 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh
Director: Ang Lee
Synopsis: Combination sweeping romantic epic and blistering kung-fu adventure about a martial arts master whose magical sword is stolen. His no-less-mighty lady love sets out to recover it, befriending a feisty noble heiress on the way.
Runtime: 119 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Foreign
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Language: Mandarin

 

Crow ;The (1994)
Starring: Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson
Director: Alex Proyas
Synopsis: Fantastical, violent, MTV-style tale of a murdered rock musician who returns from the grave to exact revenge upon his and and girfriend's murderers. Apocalyptic atmosphere with a gothic feel.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Cult, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

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Daddy Day Care (2003)
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Anjelica Huston
Director: Steve Carr
Synopsis: Two unemployed dads open their own day-care facility, but soon it launches them into a highly comedic rivalry with an exclusive day-care academy. (Sony)
Runtime: 92 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Daredevil (2003)
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Synopsis: Marvel Comics-based martial-arts adventure about a blind lawyer who fights crime at night in Hell's Kitchen using the super senses he acquired when exposed to toxic waste as a child. (Fox)
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for action/violence and some sensuality.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Dark Days (2000)
Director: Marc Singer
Synopsis: Harrowing, heartbreaking documentary chronicles two years in a New York City homeless camp — as filmed by a resident! Winner of numerous awards at the Sundance 2000 Film Festival.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Documentary

 

Dawg (2003)
Starring: Denis Leary, Elizabeth Hurley
Director: Victoria Hochberg
Synopsis: A lothario is slated to inherit a million dollars. There's just one catch: he must find the many women he's recklessly seduced over the years and apologize to each and every one of them.
Runtime: 83 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sexual content and language.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Dawn of the Dead (1979)
Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree
Director: George A. Romero
Synopsis: Two military men, a TV reporter, and a pregnant woman barricade themselves in a shopping mall to escape a growing population of menacing zombies. This is the second part of director George Romero's three-part Zombie trilogy.
Runtime: 139 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Cult, Horror, Indie, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Starring: Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley
Director: Zack Snyder
Synopsis: Remake of George Romero's legendary zombie epic in which a small group of survivors find shelter from bloodthirsty hordes of decaying zombies in a massive shopping mall.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for pervasive strong horror violence and gore, language and sexuality.
Genres: Action, Horror

 

Day After Tomorrow ;The (2004)
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal
Director: Roland Emmerich
Synopsis: Big-budget catastrophe drama about the beginning of a new ice age, which begins—via global warming—after multiple hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and tidal waves destroy most of the country. (Fox)
Runtime: 124 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense situations of peril.
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller

 

Day Without a Mexican ;A (2004)
Starring: Yareli Arizmendi, John Getz
Director: Sergio Arau
Synopsis: After the Latino population of California mysteriously dissappears overnight, it does not take long until chaos and tragedy breaks out.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and brief sexuality.
Genres: Comedy, Foreign, Indie, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Country of Origin: Mexico, Spain, USA
Language: English, Spanish

 

Dead Man on Campus (1998)
Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Mark Paul Gosselaar
Director: Alan Cohn
Synopsis: Two flunking college students search for a suicidal roommate when they discover a school rule which grants students all A's when a roommate commits suicide.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for drug use, language and crude sexual humor.
Genre: Comedy

 

Decoys (2004)
Starring: Corey Sevier, Stefanie von Pfetten
Director: Matthew Hastings
Synopsis: Two intergalactic space invaders, disguised as gorgeous blondes, are on a mission to breed with humans before taking over the world. Humankind's only hope is a hard-partying freshman who finds out about their real identities.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sexuality and nudity.
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Country of Origin: Canada

 

Denis Leary: The Complete Denis Leary (2004)
Starring: Denis Leary
Synopsis: This DVD presents the funniest moments of actor and stand-up comedian Denis Leary's live shows No Cure For Cancer and Lock n' Load.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy

 

Destroying America (2000)
Starring:
Erik Estrada, Tony Hawk, Heath Kirchart 
Synopsis:
The legendarily daring skate boarders Tony Hawk, Heath Kitchart, Willy Santos, and Jeremy Klein team up with veteran television actor Erik Estrada (CHiP's) in this combination of an extreme sports video and an action film. DESTROYING AMERICA tracks the crazy skateboarding stunts of these four rebel boarders, all of whom are being chased by cop Erik Estrada. The amazing explosion scene that results cost a whopping $25,000.00 to produce.
Runtime: 35 minutes
Genres:
Sports/Recreation, Skateboarding, Special Interest

 

Detour (2002)
Starring: Elizabeth Ashley, Aaron Buer
Director: Steven Taylor
Synopsis: After returning from a rave, seven teenagers fall victim to cannibals after taking a wrong turn. Also known as Hell's Highway.
Runtime: 89 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong horror violence/gore, language and sexuality.
Genre: Horror

 

Devil's Playground (2002)
Starring: Elizabeth Ashley, Aaron Buer
Director: Lucy Walker
Synopsis:
When Amish teens turn 16, they have the opportunity to venture out in the "Devil's Playground" (the Amish's term for the outside world) and indulge in 21st century vices such as drinking and smoking. At the end of this period, called "Rumspringa," they can choose to commit to the church for good. Or not. This documentary tracks 18-year-old Faron's struggle to reconcile his drug addiction with his deeply ingrained desire to live the Amish life.
Genre: Documentary

 

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Starring: David Spade, Ashley Edner
Director: Sam Weisman
Synopsis: Meet Dickie Roberts, former '70s-TV star who is now 35 and parks cars for a living. Desperately seeking new stardom, he auditions for a role as a "normal" guy, but the director quickly sees that he's anything but normal. In an attempt to win the part he hires a family to help him replay his childhood.
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude and sex-related humor, language and drug references.
Genre: Comedy

 

Dirty Dancing (1987)
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey
Director: Emile Ardolino
Synopsis: Popular, energetic, music-filled dance movie traces the relationship between a teen girl and her Catskills dancing instructor in early 1960s. Perfect for fans of Hollywood-style, sentimental, traditional romances. Smash-hit soundtrack.
Runtime: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

 

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Starring: Mika Boorem, Romola Garai
Director: Guy Ferland
Synopsis: Set in Cuba in the days before the Revolution, teenager Katey Miller arrives with her parents on the caribbean island where her dad has taken an executive position at Chrysler. Once there, she falls in love with a young local dancer who seduces her with his magical dance moves. (Artisan)
Runtime: 86 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sensuality.
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

 

Discovering England (2001)
Synopsis:
Given that it's the birthplace of the crumpet, the Beatles and "Da Ali G Show," England certainly deserves a closer look. This DVD travelogue explores the country's bustling urban life -- from the cultural offerings in London's West End to tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey -- as well as its scenic rural areas. A standout stop on this virtual trip is the remote Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, the fabled home of Robin Hood.
Genres: Special Interest

 

Discovering France (2001)
Synopsis:
Throughout history, France has given the world some its greatest artists and most notorious leaders. Yet the modern-day nation is also synonymous with superlative wine, cutting-edge fashion and perennial romance. In this DVD travelogue, viewers can explore the country's various charms -- from the war-torn beaches at Normandy to the Chartres Cathedral, from the palace at Versailles to vineyards in the Burgundy, Bordeaux and Champagne regions.
Genres: Special Interest

 

Discovering Greece (2001)
Synopsis:
This well-crafted video explores the geography, history and zeitgeist of sunbaked Greece, where ancient peoples planted the seeds of ideas that still bloom in contemporary Western art, culture and politics. Highlights include the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the islands of Crete and Corfu, and Mount Olympus, among others. The DVD also contains a trio of bonus features focusing on Delphi; Athens and Corinth; and the temples of Zeus and Poseidon.
Genres: Special Interest

 

Discovering Hawaii (2001)
Synopsis:
Tour the majestic and diverse landscapes that make up the Hawaiian Islands in this fascinating and striking documentary. Enter the heart of one of the world's most breathtaking volcanoes, Kilauea; visit the fun, gorgeous beaches of Waikiki and Lahaina; and soar over the vast canyons of Kauai. You'll also learn something about the history of the islands and its inhabitants (from the Polynesian settlers to current times)
Genres: Special Interest

 

Discovering Ireland (2001)
Synopsis:
Experience the land of ancient myth, poetry and rebellion. Explore St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Guiness Brewery, the Rock of Cashel, the Giant's Causeway and more.
Genres: Special Interest

 

Discovering Ireland (2001)
Synopsis:
This fascinating excursion takes viewers to scenic Italy, with its stunning vistas, fine art and historic architecture. Highlights include the Renaissance town of Florence; the spectacular canals and Doge's Palace in Venice; the Forum and world-famous Trevi Fountain in Rome; and a tour of bucolic Tuscany. Other destinations on the agenda: stylish Milan, home of the celebrated La Scala opera house; sunbaked Naples; and the romantic isle of Capri.
Genres: Special Interest

 

Discovering Spain (2001)
Synopsis:
For anyone considering dusting off their high school Spanish with a trip to the Mediterranean, this DVD travelogue offers an overview of must-see sites. Visit the great museums of Madrid, home to famous pieces by Velázquez, El Greco, Salvador Dali and Goya; pay a virtual visit to Barcelona, site of the 1992 Olympics and home to work by Pablo Picasso and the architect Gaudi; or check out the popular tourist beaches of Costa del Sol.
Genres: Special Interest

 

Diva (1982)
Starring: Wilhelminia Wiggins Fernandez, Frederic Andrei
Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Synopsis: Fast-paced, visually stunning French thriller about opera lover who gets mixed up with gangsters. A much-loved art-house and critical hit, this pleases fans of energetic, intelligent yet action-packed fare.
Runtime: 118 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Cult, Drama, Foreign, Mystery, Suspense
Country of Origin: France

 

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Synopsis: A group of social rejects enters a dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a gleaming sports and fitness palace. (Fox)
Runtime: 92 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for rude and sexual humor, and language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Dogville (2003)
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Harriet Andersson
Director: Lars von Trier
Synopsis: Highly acclaimed suspense-drama about a female fugitive on the run from the mob who arrives in the small town of Dogville. The little community reluctantly agrees to hide her in exchange for her to work for them. But once the search sets in, the people of Dogville demand a better deal in exchange for the risk of harbouring her. (Lions Gate)
Runtime: 177 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence and sexual content.
Genres: Cult, Drama, Foreign, Suspense
Country of Origin: Denmark

 

Dorm Daze (2003)
Starring: Tatyana Ali, Boti Bliss
Directors: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand
Synopsis: This raunchy college comedy takes place at a co-ed dormitory and revolves around the mistaken identities of a prostitute named Dominique, and a French exchange student by the same name, which eventually escalates into a series of mishaps.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sexual content, nudity and language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Double Take (2001)
Starring: Orlando Jones, Eddie Griffin
Director: George Gallo
Synopsis: Zany action/comedy about an investment banker (Jones) who switches identities with a street hustler (Griffin) after he's framed for embezzling money from a cocaine cartel. Problem is, more people are after the hustler than him.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Comedy

 

Down with Love (2003)
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor
Director: Peyton Reed
Synopsis: Breezy homage to the Doris Day/Rock Hudson romantic comedies profiles an outspoken advice columnist who becomes tongue-tied after she falls for a dashing young playboy. (Fox)
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual humor and dialogue.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Dreamcatcher (2003)
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Synopsis: Based on the Stephen King bestseller, this thriller traces the paths of four friends who gain supernatural powers after committing a collective heroic act as children. Decades later, they reunite to stop a malevolent spirit running amok in the midst of a Maine blizzard. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 136 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, gore and language
Genres: Horror, Suspense

 

Dropkick Murphys: On the Road With the Dropkick Murphys (2004)
Starring: Dropkick Murphys
Synopsis:
Armed with a bagpipe player, the Boston-based hardcore punk outfit Dropkick Murphys burst onto the scene in 1995, releasing their first full-length album three years later. This concert film from Epitath features the band celebrating St. Patrick's Day on stage in front of a live audience. Among the dozens of songs frenetically performed are "Kiss Me I'm #!@*faced," "Upstarts & Broken Hearts," "Curse Of A Fallen Soul," "Road Of The Righteous," "Gonna Be A Blackout Tonight," "Which Side Are You On?," "Don't Eat That Red Snow," and many others.
Runtime: 260 minutes
Genres: Music, Performance

 

Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
Director: Peter Farrelly
Synopsis: Popular, goofy, lighthearted buddy road movie/slapstick comedy about two dim-witted losers trying to return suitcase full of money to its owner. Big belly laughs for fans of "tasteless," lowbrow, bathroom humor.
Runtime: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Starring: Eric Christian Olsen, Derek Richardson
Director: Troy Miller
Synopsis: In this prequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber, the dimwitted duo tries to succeed in high school. (New Line)
Runtime: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude and sex-related humor, and for language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Duplex (2003)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore
Director: Danny DeVito
Synopsis: Dark comedy about a yuppie couple who find the perfect home in the perfect part of Manhattan. However, when they try to buy it, the little old lady living in it refuses to sell. So they begin to cook up increasingly nefarious ways to get rid of her. (Miramax)
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content, language and some violence.
Genre: Comedy

 

Dust Factory ;The (2004)
Starring: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Hayden Panettiere
Director: Eric Small
Synopsis: A mute teenager falls from a bridge into a fantasy world where he meets his mysterious grandfather and a beautiful girl.
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for thematic elements and some scary images.
Genres: Drama, Family, Kids

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Eight Crazy Nights ;Adam Sandler's  (2002)
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jon Lovitz
Director: Seth Kearsley
Synopsis: Animated musical comedy profiles a thirty-something layabout who runs afoul of the law after an extended drinking binge. His sentence: to spend the holiday season performing community service at a youth basketball association. (SONY/Columbia)
Runtime: 71 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for frequent crude and sexual humor, drinking and brief drug references
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Music

 

Elektra (2005)
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Terence Stamp
Director: Rob Bowman
Synopsis: The Daredevil spin-off follows the adventures of a female assassin-for-hire named Elektra who protects a widower and his family from the ruthless gang that once trained her.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for action violence.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Elf (2003)
Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan
Director: Jon Favreau
Synopsis: After unintentionally causing a disaster in the elf community because of his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to Manhattan in search of his true identity. (New Line)
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for some mild rude humor and language.
Genres: Christmas, Comedy, Family

 

Employee of the Month (2004)
Starring: Christina Applegate, Matt Dillon
Director: Mitch Rouse
Synopsis: After getting dumped by his fiancee and fired from his job in one day, a disgruntled young man's misfortune turns into a nightmare when he tries to leave work but gets caught in a bank robbery.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence, sexuality and language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition ;The (2001)
Starring: Liam Neeson
Director: George Butler
Synopsis: Gripping documentary profiles the doomed mission of Sir Ernest Shackleton, who was marooned with 27 of his men and 70 of his dogs on an Antarctic ice floe in 1914. Features haunting photographs and film footage taken during the ordeal. (Cowboy Booking)
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genre: Documentary

 

Entrapment (1999)
Starring: Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Director: Jon Amiel
Synopsis: High-gloss heist thriller about a gorgeous insurance agent plotting a big score with a dashing (and much older) master thief. Stars Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some language, sensuality, violence and drug content.
Genres: Action, Romance, Thriller

 

Envy (2004)
Starring: Jack Black, Ben Stiller
Director: Barry Levinson
Synopsis: A pair of life-long best-friends and neighbors find their bond breaking after one of them becomes incredibly rich, while the other one's envy is growing to outrageous proportions. (Dreamworks)
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language and sexual/crude humor.
Genre: Comedy

 

Equilibrium (2002)
Starring: Christian Bale, Taye Diggs
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Synopsis: Paranoid sci-fi thriller profiles a futuristic society where emotion is forbidden and the populace is forced to take empathy-deadening drugs. But when an anti-emotion enforcer forgets to take his daily dose, he starts to feel for the first time... (Dimension)
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Erin Brockovich (2000)
Starring: Julia Roberts, Aaron Eckhart
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Synopsis: A law clerk uncovers the corporate cover-up of a toxic waste scandal and takes on a large public utility in this uplifting, fact-based drama.
Runtime: 127 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Drama

 

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet
Director: Michel Gondry
Synopsis: Quirk-filled romance/comedy that traces the antics of a man who discovers that his girlfriend has had her memories of him erased via a new psychiatric process. But when he decides to have the same procedure done, he realizes in the middle of it that he doesn't want to forget her.
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language, some drug use and sexual content.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Eulogy (2004)
Starring: Hank Azaria, Jesse Bradford
Director: Michael Clancy
Synopsis: Dark ensemble comedy about three generations of a family who reunite for the funeral of the clan's patriarch. Once together, they start unveiling what turns out to be a long list of family secrets and covert relationships. (Artisan)
Runtime: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for for language, sexual content and drug use.
Genre: Comedy

 

Eurotrip (2004)
Starring: Michelle Trachtenberg, Jacob Pitts
Director: Jeff Schaffer
Synopsis: A gorgeous German online chat-room chum draws one fresh college grad, and three of his pals, on a trip to Europe to meet her. The foursome's adventure across the continent proves to be something other than a straight line. (DreamWorks)
Runtime: 92 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sexuality, nudity, language and drug/alcohol content.
Genre: Comedy

 

Evanescence: Anywhere But Home (2004)
Starring: Evanescence
Director: Hamish Hamilton
Synopsis:
In this concert video directed by Hamish Hamilton, Arkansas alternative rockers Evanescence perform live at the Zenith in Paris. The film captures beguiling vocalist Amy Lee belting out the band's hits to an appreciative audience. The DVD also includes music videos for "Bring Me to Life," "Going Under," "My Immortal" and "Everybody's Fool," plus an hourlong, behind-the-scenes feature and the studio recording of "Missing" (previously unreleased).
Genres: Music, Concert

 

Evil Alien Conquerors (2002)
Starring: Diedrich Bader, Chris Parnell
Director: Chris Matheson
Synopsis: Two aliens from the hostile planet of Kabijj are send to Earth to decapitate each and every human individual. But on their way down to Earth, their gigantic swords shrink to the size of board game pieces. Instead of executing their job, they befriend a 20-something fast food worker who helps them find their way around.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude and sexual humor including dialogue.
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Starring: Stellan Skarsgard, Izabella Scorupco
Directors: Renny Harlin, Paul Schrader
Synopsis: Prequel to the Exorcist series, follows the young Father Merrin on his journeys as a missionary priest in Africa and his first encounters with demonic forces.
Runtime: 114 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and gore, disturbing images and rituals, and for language including some sexual dialogue.
Genre: Horror

 

Extreme Ops (2002)
Starring: Rufus Sewell, Bridgette Wilson
Director: Christian Duguay
Synopsis: Extreme sports meet international intrigue when a group of top snowboarders and skiers gather on a European mountain top for a video shoot, only to discover it's the hideout of a Serbian war criminal and his murderous thugs. Ski or die, dude!
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence/peril, language and some nudity
Genres: Action, Sports

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Face/Off (1997)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Travolta
Director: John Woo
Synopsis: Furiously fast-paced action/thriller about upright FBI agent and psychotic terrorist exchanging identities. Despite an often-improbable plot, strong-stomached action fans, Woo lovers will be dazzled by its hyperviolent gunfights, powerhouse performances.
Runtime: 138 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Drama, Suspense, Thriller

 

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Director: Michael Moore
Synopsis: Activist Michael Moore's award-winning documentary explores the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the business/friendship links between the Bush family and several wealthy Saudi Arabian clans, including the Bin-Laden family.
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violent and disturbing images and for language.
Genres: Documentary, Drama

 

Fast and the Furious ;The (2001)
Starring: Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster
Director: Rob Cohen
Synopsis: High-octane thriller about an undercover cop trying to infiltrate the wild underworld of street drag racing. Complications arise when he finds himself enjoying the sport and his new friends.
Runtime: 107 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Suspense

 

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Director: Amy Heckerling
Synopsis: Southern California high school seniors come of age in this wildly popular slice-of-life comedy. Still a hit with teenagers and fans of frank yet funny tales about juvenile misadventures.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Fat Albert (2004)
Starring: Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt
Director: Joel Zwick
Synopsis: Live action adaptation of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids who step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for momentary language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) (4 disc's)
Starring: Bill Cosby, Jan Crawford
Director: Bill Cosby
Synopsis: Compilation of five classic Fat Albert episodes.
Runtime: 150 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Animation, Classic, Comedy, Family, Kids, TV show

 

Final Cut ;The (2004)
Starring: Robin Williams, Genevieve Buechner
Director: Omar Naim
Synopsis: Set in a futuristic world, an editor of people's memories discovers a disturbing piece of footage from his own past. Talk about mind games!
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for mature thematic material, some violence, sexuality and language.
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense
Country of Origin: Canada

 

Final Destination (2000)
Starring: Devon Sawa, Seann W. Scott
Director: James Wong
Synopsis: Supernatural/teen-horror crossover about high school students deplaning flight to Paris after one forsees disaster. After the plane does indeed crash, they begin to mysteriously die one by one.
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Horror

 

Final Destination 2 (2003)
Starring: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter
Director: David R. Ellis
Synopsis: Existential horror thriller about a group of teenagers who narrowly avoid their demise after one foresees a fatal car accident. However, when they start dropping like flies anyway, the teens realize you can't cheat the Grim Reaper. (New Line)
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language, drug content and some nudity
Genres: Horror, Suspense

 

Finding Nemo (2003)
Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres
Director: Andrew Stanton
Synopsis: Father-and-son clownfish, Marlin and Nemo, become separated in the Great Barrier Reef, and little Nemo ends up in a dentist-office fish tank. Grief-stricken, Marlin goes on a wild adventure to find and rescue his son. (Pixar/Disney)
Runtime: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Kids

 

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi
Director: John Moore (director)
Synopsis: Remake of the Robert Aldrich classic follows a group of strangers who are stranded in the Mongolian Desert after surviving a plane crash. Before long, they team up and build a new plane from the parts they find in the wreckage.
Runtime: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some language, action and violence.
Genres: Action, Drama

 

Flypaper (1997)
Starring: Craig Sheffer, Robert Loggia
Director: Klaus Hoch
Synopsis: Three unrelated criminals accidentally cross each other's paths, converging in one fateful encounter of deceit and dirty dealing in this cable-made crime thriller.
Runtime: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Noir, Thriller

 

Forgotten ;The (2004)
Starring: Julianne Moore, Alfre Woodard
Director: Joseph Ruben
Synopsis: After losing her 8-year-old son, a single mother seeks psychiatric help and is told that her son is merely a figment of her imagination. She meets a fellow patient and soon decides that he has a missing daughter, though he says he doesn't. Confusion and mystery ensue. (Revolution)
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense thematic material, some violence and brief language.
Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller

 

Freaky Friday (2003)
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan
Director: Mark Waters
Synopsis: Remake of the 1976 Disney classic of the same title, this family favorite is about a mother and her teenage daughter who are constantly arguing with each other, until one very weird Friday morning when they switch bodies and experience what it's like to be in the other person's shoes. (Buena Vista)
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for mild thematic elements and some language.
Genres: Comedy, Family, Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Starring: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger
Director: Ronny Yu
Synopsis: The ultimate battle of the forces of evil begins when silent stalker Jason Vorhees takes on dream master Freddy Kruger. (New Line)
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for pervasive strong horror violence/gore, gruesome images, sexuality, drug use and language.
Genre: Horror

 

Friday (1995)
Starring: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker
Director: F. Gary Gray
Synopsis: Urban comedy about a hectic day in the life of two homies in the hood. Atypically breezy Ice Cube vehicle received mixed reviews; appeals to fans of hip-hop flavored humor.
Runtime: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for pervasive strong language and drug use, and for a brutal fight.
Genre: Comedy

 

Friday Night Lights (2004)
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke
Director: Peter Berg
Synopsis: Based on the acclaimed novel by H.G. Bissinger, this sports drama focuses on the teenage players of a smalltown Texas high school football team who fight to win the state championship.
Runtime: 117 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking and rough sports action.
Genres: Drama, Sports

 

Friday the 13th (1980)
Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Synopsis: This mother of all horror flicks introduces famed hockey-masked maniac, Jason, whose tragic drowning as a boy at summer camp triggers his revenge killing of two counselors. Closed for years, the camp reopens despite the town's warnings, and counselors begin to turn up dead one after the other.
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Horror

 

Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981)
Starring: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel
Director: Steve Miner
Synopsis: Inevitable follow-up has anti-hero Jason hacking away at more teens. Gore fans will be disappointed by the lack of it. For lovers of hockey masks and "Friday the 13th" only.
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Horror

 

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Starring: Matthew Modine, Arliss Howard
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Synopsis: Multichaptered Vietnam drama follows a cynical marine from boot camp to the Tet Offensive. Critics praised its rich characters, indictment of military's brutality. Appealing for war drama fans seeking gritty authenticity.
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Drama, Suspense, War

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Galapagos: IMAX (1999)
Starring:
Kenneth Branagh
Director:
Al Giddings, More
Synopsis:
A marine biologist from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History leads this astonishing expedition to the Galapagos Islands, a world that is still relatively new and evolving. Descending to depths of 3,000 feet, the scientists find a window into the past and a frontier for exploration.

 

Gang of Roses (2003)
Starring: Bobby Brown, Monica Calhoun
Director: Jean LaMarre
Synopsis: Set in the 18th century, the town of Flatridge is overrun by a group of five multi-racial female gunslingers who set out to discover a lost treasure buried somewhere within the town.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for some sexual content.
Genres: Action, Western

 

Gangs of New York (2002)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis
Director: Martin Scorsese
Synopsis: Spanning the time between 1846 and 1863, the years of the murderous Draft Riots, this sprawling epic looks at life in Five Points, a crowded, violence-plagued section of New York City that was then regarded as the worst slum on the planet. Specifically, the film follows the story of a young Irish hoodlum plotting revenge against a local crime lord for the murder of his father. (Miramax)
Runtime: 164 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for intense strong violence, sexuality/nudity and language
Genres: Action, Drama

 

Garfield: The Movie (2004)
Starring: Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer
Director: Peter Hewitt
Synopsis: CGI-laden adaptation of the popular comic strip centers around an overweight, lazy cat who has an ongoing feud with the dog of the house, Odie. When Odie gets abducted, however, Garfield feels responsible and steps into action to rescue his fellow pet. (Fox)
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for brief mild language.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Gattaca (1997)
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman
Director: Andrew Niccol
Synopsis: Coolly stylish sci-fi thriller about average joe with deficient DNA infiltrating highest echelons of genetically prejudiced society. This thoughtful, well-designed offering will please sci-fi fans more concerned with ideas than effects.
Runtime: 112 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Gene Simmons: Speaking in Tongues (2004)
Starring: Gene Simmons
Synopsis:
Rock impresario and KISS front man Gene Simmons takes the stage -- not to sing, but to sermonize about his business successes, his wandering eye and his lust for fame. Simmons has proved to be an innovative entrepreneur and has often surprised business analysts with the success of his ingenious get-rich-quick schemes. Flexing his oratory skills, Gene shares some sage advice (with his trademark deadpan delivery) and presents some pithy insights.
Genres: Special Interest

 

Get Shorty (1995)
Starring: John Travolta, Gene Hackman
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Synopsis: While trying to collect a debt from a schlock movie producer, a seasoned mobster gets caught up in the glam and glitter of Hollywood.
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and some violence.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Suspense

 

Ghost Ship (2002)
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Julianna Margulies
Director: Steve Beck
Synopsis: Supernatural thriller about a sea salvage crew coming across a long-lost cruise ship in the Arctic Ocean. Once they begin towing it, they learn first-hand the fate its passengers met. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence/gore, language and sexuality
Genres: Horror, Suspense

 

Girl Next Door ;The (2004)
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert
Director: Luke Greenfield
Synopsis: A high school senior falls in love with his new neighbor, a gorgeous 19-year-old blonde. Their relationship is put to the test, when he discovers that she used to be an actress in adult movies. (Fox)
Runtime: 109 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sexual content, language and some drug/alcohol use.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth
Director: Peter Webber
Synopsis: Set in 17th century Holland, 16-year-old Griet is forced to work as a housemaid for famous painter Vermeer. Tensions arise when his jealous wife suspects intimacy between her husband and the maid, and climax when she discovers that Griet borrowed her pearl earrings to sit for one of Vermeer's most famous works.
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some sexual content.
Genres: Drama, Indie
Country of Origin: United K

 

Global Effect (2002)
Starring: Madchen Amick, Daniel Bernhardt
Director: Terry Cunningham
Synopsis: A terrorist plots a new act of global terror—to release the deadliest virus known to mankind. Only a selected few agents are now able to stop him.
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence and language.
Genre: Action

 

Godfather ;The (1972)
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Synopsis: Genre-defining, epic-length Mafia classic with powerful character development. Operatic, violent drama was enormously popular among nearly all kinds of moviegoers. A must for fans of richly textured gangster films.
Runtime: 175 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Classic, Drama

 

Godfather, Part II ;The (1974) (2 Disc's)
Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Synopsis: Sequel continuing saga of Mafia family was equally acclaimed, as popular as predecessor. Even more food for thought for serious drama fans with its intense character studies, violence, strong atmospherics.
Runtime: 200 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Classic, Drama, Suspense

 

Godfather, Part III ;The (1990)
Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Synopsis: Lavish crime drama bringing Corleone family into 1980s. Considered by critics the weakest of the gangster trilogy, but this will still appeal to lovers of Hollywood-style, epic crime films.
Runtime: 162 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Classic, Drama, Suspense

 

Good Bye, Lenin! (2003)
Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Katrin Sass
Director:
Wolfgang Becker
Synopsis:
In East Germany in 1989, Alex Kerner's (Daniel Bruhl) mother Christiane (Katrin Sass) falls into a coma just as the Berlin Wall is about to come down. Eight months later, she wakes up, but her heart is too weak to withstand any great shock. So Alex goes to great (and often hysterical) lengths to keep the truth about her country's reform a secret. This widely praised, Golden Globe-nominated comedy played in festivals around the world.
Genres: Foreign, German

 

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie
Director: Dominic Sena
Synopsis: When his little brother gets in over his head with the mob, a master car thief must steal over 100 cars in this turbo-charged crime thriller.
Runtime: 119 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Suspense

 

Godsend (2004)
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Robert De Niro
Director: Nick Hamm
Synopsis: A young couple's child is killed in an accidental shooting. Shortly after, they particapate in an illegal cloning and regeneration experiment, which, of course, goes horribly wrong. (Lion's Gate)
Runtime: 102 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence including frightening images, a scene of sexuality and some thematic material.
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller

 

Gothika (2003)
Starring: Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Synopsis: A criminal psychologist awakens to find herself a patient in the institution in which she works. Accused of killing her husband, but with no memory of the crime, she tries to convince her co-workers of her innocence. As she wrestles to regain her memory, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which only further convinces everyone of her guilt. (WB)
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, brief language and nudity.
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Suspense

 

GoodFellas (1990)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta
Director: Martin Scorsese
Synopsis: A boy grows up in an Italian section of Brooklyn and is determined to become part of the Mafia. After joining the organization, he runs afoul of the law and ends up testifying against his friends.
Runtime: 148 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Classic, Drama, Suspense

 

Goonies ;The (1985)
Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin
Director: Richard Donner
Synopsis: A group of overimaginative pre-teens in an Oregon coastal town find a pirate map and search for buried treasure. Others are also interested in the loot, and the youngsters race to find it first.
Runtime: 114 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Green Mile ;The (1999)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Patricia Clarkson
Director: Frank Darabont
Synopsis: Stephen King-penned drama about a death row guard who suspects an inmate isn't guilty. Its rich characters, emotional power will reward fans of sentimental drama able to withstand the length, heavy-handed tearjerking.
Runtime: 180 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Drama

 

Grind (2003)
Starring: Colin McKay, Adam Brody
Director: Casey La Scala
Synopsis: Four skateboard kids follow the summer tour of their idol, going from Chicago to California in the hopes of getting noticed and becoming pros themselves. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude humor, sexual content and language.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Sports

 

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver
Director: George Armitage
Synopsis: A hit man returns to his Michigan home town for his high school reunion and his last hired killing.
Runtime: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence, language and some drug content.
Genres: Action, Comedy

 

Grudge ;The (2004)
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Synopsis: An American nurse living and working in Tokyo encounters a supernatural curse passes from victim to victim like a virus.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence and some sensuality.
Genre: Horror
Country of Origin: Japan, USA

 

Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau
Director: Donald Petrie
Synopsis: Popular, widely appealing, good-natured comedy about two older men feuding over attractive woman. Big hit with fans of Hollywood-style, sentimental, non-satirical comedy. Devotees of leads love this.
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau
Director: Howard Deutch
Synopsis: The continuing comedic antics of two crabby Minnesota retirees. Well-received by critics, it's still an audience-pleaser for those who liked its predecessor, with laughs for slapstick, "bickering buddy" humor fans.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Guess Who (2005)
Starring: Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher
Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Synopsis: Comedy, based loosely on the 1967 racial-issues drama Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, about a young black woman who brings her young white boyfriend home to meet the folks, who are less than thrilled by the interracial relationship. Apparently racial intolerance has not changed all that much in almost 40 years. At least we can laugh about it now.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sex-related humor
Genre: Comedy

 

Guru ;The (2003)
Starring: Heather Graham, Jimi Mistry
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Synopsis: Bollywood meets Grease in this comedy about an Indian John Travolta wannabe who moves to the Big Apple where he winds up acting in porn movies and dispensing erotic advice.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - strong sexual content including dialogue, and for language.
Genre: Comedy
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

GWAR: Tour De Scum (1992)
Starring: Gwar
Synopsis:
Schlock horror band GWAR present all of their 16 splatter-fest videos for you, complete with outtakes and commentary by the band!
Genre: Music

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Haggard (2002)
Starring: Ryan Dunn, Bam Margera
Director: Bam Margera
Synopsis: Indie-comedy based on true events about Ryan Dunn's (of Jackass fame) ex-girlfriend, and how she cheated on him all the time, with him and his friends always having to spy on her.
Runtime: 140 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Indie

 

Half-Baked (1998)
Starring: Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer
Director: Tamra Davis
Synopsis: Druggie comedy profiles pot-addled slackers' idiotic attempts to unload ill-gotten herb. Stoner humor lovers should light this up, but most will find the the low-brow antics too harsh to toke.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

Halloween (1978)
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis
Director: John Carpenter
Synopsis: Low-budget, now-classic slasher film about a masked murderer stalking sexually indulgent teenagers. A huge critical and popular smash, it still provides enough chills, suspense, and blood to please today's genre fans.
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Horror, Indie, Mystery, Suspense

 

Happy, Texas (1999)
Starring: Steve Zahn, Jeremy Northam
Director: Mark Illsley
Synopsis: On the run from the law, two prisoners hide out in a small Texas town, posing as fey beauty pageant consultants for kiddie contenders.
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language, sexual content and some violence.
Genres: Comedy, Indie

 

Happy Tree Friends (2002) (2 Disc's)
Starring: Not available
Director: Not available
Synopsis:
The Happy Tree Friends are a group of cute, cuddly cartoon animals that always seem to get horribly injured during the course of their hilarious adventures. Echoing the twisted spirit of "Ren & Stimpy" and "South Park," the series of animated shorts began as an Internet sensation and has been featured at Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival.
Happy Tree Friends: Vol. 1: First Blood
This disc includes 14 regular episodes, plus extras such as interactive "smoochies," audio commentary, storyboard-to-episode comparisons, sketches and character designs, a bonus episode and more.
Happy Tree Friends: Vol. 2: Second Serving
This disc includes 17 regular episodes, plus extras such as interactive "smoochies," bonus episodes, a making-of featurette, a sing-a-long, storyboard-to-episode comparisons, audio commentary and more.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Special Interest

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint
Director: Chris Columbus
Synopsis: Second series film, adapted from J.K. Rowling's kid-lit phenomenon of the same name, wherein boy wizard Harry and his pals Ron and Hermione meet an odd elf named Dobby, investigate mysterious petrifications at Hogwarts, and deal with a new, self-absorbed Dark Arts teacher. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 161 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for scary moments, some creature violence and mild language.
Genres: Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Synopsis: The notorious Sirius Black escaped from the wizard prison of Azkaban to finish what his master tried to do 13 years before—kill Harry Potter!
Runtime: 142 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language.
Genres: Action, Family, Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Harold & Kumar go to White Castle (2004)
Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn
Director: Danny Leiner
Synopsis: Two twenty-something underdogs embark on a life changing journey, as they spend a night roaming the state of New Jersey in search of White Castle hamburgers. (New Line)
Runtime: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong language, sexual content, drug use and some crude humor.
Genre: Comedy
Country of Origin: Canada, USA

 

Haunted Mansion ;The (2003)
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp
Director: Rob Minkoff
Synopsis: A workaholic visits a haunted house with his family during a job interview, when he meets a ghost who teaches him about life, including a valuable lesson about the importance of the family that he has too long neglected. Based on the popular Disneyworld ride. (Walt Disney)
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for frightening images, thematic elements and language.
Genres: Comedy, Family, Horror

 

Heat (1995)
Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
Director: Michael Mann
Synopsis: Stylish, epic-length action/drama pits determined cop against hardened career thief. Drama buffs should enjoy its rich character development, while the frantic shoot-outs please action fans who don't mind methodical build-up.
Runtime: 171 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Drama, Noir, Suspense

 

Helen of Troy (2003) (2 Disc's)
Starring: Sienna Guillory, Matthew Marsden
Director: John Kent Harrison
Synopsis: Made-for-TV mini-epic about the abduction of the beautiful Helen of Troy, the act that set off the Trojan War.
Runtime: 177 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Action, Drama, TV show

 

Hellboy (2004)
Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Synopsis: Hellboy, a demon created in one of the Nazi's occult experiments, was adopted by U.S. Agents and raised as a force of good. Now working as an investigator of the paranormal, he is assigned to a case that brings him back in touch with the evil scientist that started it all. (Revolution)
Runtime: 132 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sci-fi action violence and frightening images.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Hellraiser (1987)
Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins
Director: Clive Barker
Synopsis: To see the fatal results of home improvement gone wrong, just take a look at this fella. The nails are still sticking out of his head! In all seriousness, we think Hellraiser is one of the finest horror classics out there.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Cult, Horror, Suspense

 

Hero (2003)
Starring: Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Director: Zhang Yimou
Synopsis: Sprawling epic profiles the first emperor to unite China, the assassins sent to murder him, and the fearless warrior dispatched to eliminate them. (Miramax)
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for stylized martial arts violence and a scene of sensuality.
Genres: Action, Drama, Foreign
Country of Origin: China
Language: Mandarin

 

Hidalgo (2004)
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif
Director: Joe Johnston
Synopsis: Based on a true story, this action-adventure focuses on Frank T. Hopkins, a dispatch rider for the U.S. Cavalry who, in 1890, was given the honor of being the first American to participate in the legendary Arabian Desert horse race. (Walt Disney)
Runtime: 135 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for adventure violence and some mild innuendo.
Genres: Action, Drama

 

Hide and Seek (2005)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning
Director: John Polson
Synopsis: Following his wife's suicide, a man discovers that his nine-year-old daughter has come up with an unexpected and terrifying way of dealing with Mom's demise. Or has she?
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for frightening sequences and violence.
Genres: Horror, Suspense

 

High Fidelity (2000)
Starring: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle
Director: Stephen Frears
Synopsis: A thirty-something record shopkeeper/DJ deals with a life crisis by going through the ins and outs of all his past relationships with women. Mostly, though, he longs fruitlessly for his ex-girlfriend while pretending that really only one thing is worthy of his attention: music. Based on the best-seller by Nick Hornby.
Runtime: 107 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and some sexuality.
Genres: Comedy, Music, Romance

 

Highwaymen (2003)
Starring: James Caviezel, Rhona Mitra
Director: Robert Harmon
Synopsis: After his wife is killed by a maniac, a man embarks on a bloody rampage to track down the serial killer who hunts and kills women with his massive '72 El Dorado. (New Line)
Runtime: 81 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, some gore and brief language.
Genres: Action, Horror, Thriller

 

Hitch (2005)
Starring: Will Smith, Kevin James
Director: Andy Tennant
Synopsis: "Date Doctor" Alex Hitchens can help any man win the woman of his dreams. When he falls for a gossip columnist who threatens to expose him, his methods are put to the test.
Runtime: 115 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language and some strong sexual references.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Holes (2003)
Starring: Jon Voight, Sigourney Weaver
Director: Andrew Davis
Synopsis: Kids' mystery profiles a group of juvenile-hall inmates who are forced to dig a series of pits as an alleged character-building exercise. In reality, though, the warden is looking for a treasure buried somewhere on the facility grounds. Based on the novel by Louis Sachar. (Walt Disney)
Runtime: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for violence, mild language and some thematic elements.
Genres: Kids, Suspense

 

Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Starring: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett
Director: Ron Shelton
Synopsis: Two LAPD homicide detectives investigate the onstage murders of a rap group that might have been organized by the group's record label boss. (Columbia)
Runtime: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, sexual situations and language.
Genres: Action, Drama

 

Hollywood Shuffle ;The (1987)
Starring: Robert Townsend, Anne-Marie Johnson
Director: Robert Townsend
Synopsis: Drama/satire about a talented young black actor confronting racial stereotypes in Hollywood. Critics generally praised its strong performances and right-on feel. Appeals to genre fans seeking thought-provoking yet humorous fare.
Runtime: 82 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Indie

 

Home on the Range (2004)
Starring: Roseanne, Judi Dench
Directors: Will Finn, John Sanford
Synopsis: Set in the Wild West, when cows learn about their owner's financial troubles, they put down their cud and team up with the family horse to save the farm. (Disney)
Runtime: 76 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for brief mild rude humor.
Genres: Animation, Family, Kids, Music

 

Honey (2003)
Starring: Jessica Alba, Lil' Romeo
Director: Bille Woodruff
Synopsis: A young woman is determined to become a professional music-video choreographer, but her rising career is threatened when her mentor gives her two choices: she can either sleep with him and succeed or refuse him and be blacklisted within the industry. She says no to her harasser and decides to open her own dance studio for inner-city kids. (Universal)
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for drug content and some sexual references.
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

 

Hostage (2005)
Starring: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak
Director: Florent Emilio Siri
Synopsis: A former LAPD hostage negotiator, haunted by his failure to save a child from a suicidal madman, must negotiate a standoff after a convenience store robbery goes horribly off course.
Runtime: 102 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong graphic violence, language and some drug use.
Genres: Drama, Thriller

 

Hot Chick ;The (2002)
Starring: Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams
Director: Tom Brady
Synopsis: Gender-bending, age-switching comedy about a gorgeous high-school socialite who wakes up one morning to find she's been transformed into a short, squat, balding, thirtysomething man who looks just like Rob Schneider.
Runtime: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - crude and sexual humor, language and drug references
Genre: Comedy

 

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Starring: Karen Black, Sid Haig
Director: Rob Zombie
Synopsis: Old-school-style horror movie chronicles bloody mischief that lurks behind the scenes of a backwoods museum of freakish oddities. Directorial debut of best-selling techno-rocker Rob Zombie.
Runtime: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sadistic violence/gore, sexuality and language.
Genres: Horror, Indie

 

House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Starring: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Ziyi
Director: Zhang Yimou
Synopsis: Set in the waning days of the Tang Dynasty, two police deputies try to save a dancer, who has ties to a revolutionary faction known as the House of Flying Daggers, from certain capture.
Runtime: 119 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sequences of stylized martial arts violence, and some sexuality.
Genres: Action, Drama, Foreign, Martial Arts
Country of Origin: China, Hong Kong
Language: Mandarin

 

House of the Dead ;The (2003)
Starring: Jurgen Prochnow, Clint Howard
Director: Uwe Boll
Synopsis: Inspired by Sega's zombie video games of the same name, this gorefest is set on an island off the Washington Coast, where a college party gets interrupted by the living dead. (Artisan)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for pervasive strong violence/gore, language and some nudity.
Genre: Horror

 

How High (2001)
Starring: Method Man, Redman
Director: Jesse Dylan
Synopsis: Ganja-fogged comedy about two marijuana growers who translate their horticultural gifts into admission into a very unlikely avenue of further education — full-ride scholarships at Harvard. (Universal)
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Starring: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey
Director: Donald Petrie
Synopsis: Battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy about an advertising executive who bets his boss he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. The woman he pursues is writing an article about how to get rid of a suitor in the exact same time frame. (Paramount)
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some sex-related material and language
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Hulk (2003)
Starring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly
Director: Ang Lee
Synopsis: This comics-inspired sci-fi thriller follows a physicist who, after being exposed to gamma radiation, develops the ability to turn into a huge, muscular alter ego when he's irked. Simply put, you won't like him when he's angry. (Universal)
Runtime: 137 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sci-fi action violence, some disturbing images and brief partial nudity.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Identity (2003)
Starring: John Cusack, Alfred Molina
Director: James Mangold
Synopsis: After they're stranded in a remote hotel by a killer storm, 10 strangers begin to be murdered one-by-one by an unidentified killer in this tense murder mystery. (SONY/Columbia)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and language
Genre: Suspense

 

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Starring: Clive Owen, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Director: Mike Hodges
Synopsis: A retired gangster who lives a quiet life in the English countryside returns to the city and the business in order to avenge the acts of brutality that led to his younger brother's suicide. (Paramount Classics)
Runtime: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language, a rape scene, violent images and brief drug use.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Indie, Suspense
Country of Origin: United Kingdom, USA

 

Imposter (2002)
Starring: Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tony Shalhoub
Director:
Gary Fledor
Synopsis:
The year is 2079. The earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. Spencer Olham is a lauded government scientist whose latest work promises to save the planet. But suddenly he is accused of being an alien spy, and becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Olham is faced with a two-tiered dilemma--can he prove his identity to the secret police in time to help mankind? Can he ultimately prove his identity to himself?
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre:
Action, Adaptation, Sci-Fi, Thriller

 

I'm with Lucy (2003)
Starring: Monica Potter, John Hannah
Director: Jon Sherman
Synopsis: Lighthearted, New York-set romantic comedy about a bride reflecting on her relationships with five different fellows before settling on the one that she intends to marry. (Columbia)
MPAA Rating: R - for some sexuality.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Incredibles ;The (2004)
Starring: Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Brad Bird
Synopsis: Animated comedy adventure about a dysfunctional family of undercover super heroes who struggle to live a quiet suburban life, while forced into action to save the world.
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for action violence.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen
Director: Steven Spielberg
Synopsis: Thrill-a-minute, larger-than-life, popular adventure yarn about globe-trotting archaeologist. With charismatic lead and huge production values, this is perfect entertainment vehicle for kids, adult adventure lovers.
Runtime: 115 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Classic, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw
Director: Steven Spielberg
Synopsis: Though this adventure film about search for a stolen jewel is less widely appealing than rest of the Jones trilogy, it's still a breathtaking ride for action junkies, Indy lovers.
Runtime: 118 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Family, Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery
Director: Steven Spielberg
Synopsis: Harrowing, cliff-hanging adventure yarn about archaeologist's search for the Holy Grail. With its mix of drama, humor, and suspense, this well-received sequel is great family entertainment. Pleasing for series fans.
Runtime: 128 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Family, Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

In Good Company (2004)
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson
Director: Paul Weitz
Synopsis: A middle-aged ad executive is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age—and who also happens to be dating his 18-year-old daughter.
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some sexual content and drug references.
Genre: Drama

 

In Hell (2003)
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Bailey Smith
Director: Ringo Lam
Synopsis: Kyle LeBlanc is sentenced for life in one of Eastern Europe's most corrupt prisons for killing the murderer of his wife. There, he must face life-to-the-death fights against other inmates. Also known as "The Savage."
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and brief nudity.
Genres: Action, Drama

 

In-Laws ;The (2003)
Starring: Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks
Director: Andrew Fleming
Synopsis: Screwball comedy about a mild-mannered doctor meeting his new in-laws for the first time right before his daughter's wedding. Things go wild when he discovers that they're CIA operatives. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for suggestive humor, language, some drug references and action violence.
Genre: Comedy

 

In the Bedroom (2001)
Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek
Director: Todd Field
Synopsis: Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson star in this drama/suspense flick about a middle-aged couple coming to terms with a tragic event involving their son. Based on the short story by Andre Dubus. (Miramax)
Runtime: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for some violence and language.
Genre: Drama

 

Insomniac: Uncensored: Vol. 1 ;The Best of  (2001)
Starring: David Attell
Director:
Dave Hamilton, More
Synopsis:
Acerbic comedian Dave Attell can't go wrong with his material: what people do late into the dark night. Covering five major cities in the United States, Dave shows up at watering holes, bars and even an ice-fishing expedition during the wee hours to mine the humor in the wacky, the wicked and the wasted.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Comedy

 

Insomniac: Uncensored: Vol. 2 ;The Best of  (2201) (2 Disc's)
Starring: David Attell
Director:
Dave Hamilton, More
Synopsis:
Dave Attell, host of Comedy Central's "Insomniac," is the master of all-nighters, turning sleepless hours into strange (and sometimes lurid) adventures. Hitting cities such as New York, Chicago and Reno, Attell meets up with all sorts of creatures of the night who work and play when nearly everyone else is fast asleep.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Comedy

 

Inspector Gadget (1999)
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett
Director: David Kellogg
Synopsis: Bionically enhanced detective squelches evil, finds romance in effects-laden update of animated 1980s cartoon. Critics trounced this gizmo-fest, but slapstick silliness and wacky characters should entertain younger tots. Ages 5-9.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
Starring: French Stewart, Elaine Hendrix
Director: Alex Zamm
Synopsis: Family-comedy sequel continues the goofy adventures of Disney's gizmo-packed super-detective, who thwarts the dastardly plans of the villainous Claw with the help of G2, a new, robotic female agent. (Buena Vista)
Runtime: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Action, Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Intermission (2003)
Starring: Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson
Director: John Crowley
Synopsis: Ensemble comedy set in Dublin about the dramas and tragedies that intertwine the lives of a group of strangers. (IFC)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Indie, Suspense
Country of Origin: Ireland

 

Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt
Director: Neil Jordan
Synopsis: Bestseller-based horror-drama about a vampire recounting his undead existence in 18th century New Orleans. Anne Rice fans will be pleasantly surprised by the stylish storytelling, but those expecting scares will stay hungry.
Runtime: 122 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Drama, Horror, Suspense

 

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Starring: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Director: Joel Coen
Synopsis: Battle-of-the-sexes black comedy about a successful Beverly Hills divorce attorney who tries to frame the hard-headed wife of a client in order to avoid a settlement. (Universal)
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content, language and brief violence.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Invader Zim (2004)
Starring: Richard Steven Horvitz, Andy Berman
Director: Steve Ressel
Synopsis:
In this fun animated series, Earth's inhabitants are about to get the shock of their lives. Across the universe, the Irkens have begun their quest for total domination, and Earth is the next planet on their list to conquer. During their preparation, the Irken military sends a willful, hyper troublemaker named Zim to Earth to do reconnaissance. Fortunately for planet Earth, a child discovers Zim's identity before the invasion can take place.
MPAA Rating: NR
Genres: Animation

 

I, Robot (2004)
Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan
Director: Alex Proyas
Synopsis: Based on a compilation of short-stories by cult fave Isaac Asimov, this sci-fi thriller takes place in the year 2035—a time when robots are a common household appliance and trusted by everyone. But when a detective investigates a murder, he begins to suspect a robot as the perp. Soon, however, his hunches lead him down other paths, and before long he is face to face with a much larger threat. (Fox)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense stylized action, and some brief partial nudity.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller

 

Italian Job ;The (2003)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton
Director: F. Gary Gray
Synopsis: Based upon the 1969 classic, this remake focuses on a band of thieves pulling off the ultimate heist in Los Angeles. (Paramount)
Runtime: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence and some language.
Genres: Action, Thriller

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Jacket ;The (2005)
Starring: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley
Director: John Maybury
Synopsis: An institutionalized Gulf War veteran who serves as a guinea pig for experimental drugs becomes convinced that he can foresee his death.
Runtime: 102 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity.
Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller
Country of Origin: United Kingdom, USA

 

Jaws (1975)
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw
Director: Steven Spielberg
Synopsis: A big shark terrorizes sleepy vacation town in this action/adventure/horror classic. Dated for today's special effects purists, but sure-fire plot, colorful characters make this a favorite for suspense fans.
Runtime: 123 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Classic, Horror, Suspense

 

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Starring: Jonathan Breck, Billy Aaron Brown
Director: Victor Salva
Synopsis: Horror sequel sees an indestructible supernatural cannibal return to munch and mutilate the high-school students of a rural Midwestern community. The difference? This time the "creeper" has brought two equally hungry friends from the netherworld. (MGM/UA)
Runtime: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for horror violence and language.
Genres: Action, Horror, Suspense

 

Jerk ;The (1979)
Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters
Director: Carl Reiner
Synopsis: Blissfully unaware of his debilitating stupidity, a cheerful idiot bumbles his way through success and failure after leaving his "parents," a pair of black sharecroppers.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

Jersey Girl (2004)
Starring: Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler
Director: Kevin Smith
Synopsis: A young man loses his wife and his job, as a Manhattan music promoter, and must move from the Big Apple to New Jersey with his seven-year-old daughter. He's pretty bitter about the whole experience, especially the part about moving to the Garden State, but then he meets a pretty single woman and he gets into a New Jersey state of mind.
Runtime: 102 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language and sexual content including frank dialogue.
Genres: Comedy, Cult, Drama, Romance

 

Joe Dirt (2001)
Starring: David Spade, Dennis Miller
Director: Dennie Gordon
Synopsis: Goofy comedy about a clueless hick (Spade) who recounts his zany life on a shock-jock radio show, including his abandonment at age eight by his parents and his wanderings in white-trash America. (SONY)
Runtime: 86 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Johnny English (2003)
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich
Director: Peter Howitt
Synopsis: Loopy spy spoof follows a bumbling British secret agent in his attempt to foil the theft of the Crown Jewels and save England from being taken over by a French tycoon. (Universal)
Runtime: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for comic nudity, some crude humor and language.
Genre: Comedy
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid
Directors: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont
Synopsis: Live-action updating of the popular comic and '70s cartoon series about an all-girl pop-rock trio and their adventurous escapades.
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Comedy, Music

 

Joy Ride (2001)
Starring: Steve Zahn, Paul Walker
Director: John Dahl
Synopsis: Tense road-trip thriller about a college student and his ne'er-do-well older brother playing a cruel practical joke on a mysterious trucker, who promptly steers his 18-wheeler down the road to revenge. (Fox)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Suspense

 

Judas Priest: Electric Eye (2003)
Starring: Judas Priest
Synopsis:
Few bands during the 1980s were as universally lauded as heavy metal rockers Judas Priest. Relive the era all over again in this packed compilation that includes classic music videos and television performances as well as the entire "Priest … Live!" video. Featured music videos and tracks include "Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "Don't Go," "Heading Out to the Highway," "Hot Rockin'" and much more.
Genres: Music, Concert

 

Ju-on (2003)
Starring: Megumi Okina, Misaki Ito
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Synopsis: Vengeful spirits linger at a house in which a horrific murder of a woman and child took place; anyone who sets foot inside is marked by a terrifying curse.
Runtime: 92 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for some disturbing images.
Genres: Foreign, Horror, Suspense
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese

 

Just Married (2003)
Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy
Director: Shawn Levy
Synopsis: Romantic comedy about a newlywed couple whose marriage is threatened by her disapproving parents, who send a former flame on a mission to court the bride on her honeymoon.
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content, some crude humor and a brief drug reference.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Just Visiting (2001)
Starring: Christina Applegate, Jean Reno
Director: Jean-Marie Gaubert
Synopsis: Time-travel comedy about medieval knight who is magically transported to modern-day America. Once there, he chivalrously courts a headstrong professional woman who looks just like his fair damsel back home in the 11th century. A remake of the French comedy Les Visiteurs. (Buena Vista)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

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Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Starring: Evan C. Kim, Bill Bixby
Director: John Landis
Synopsis: Smorgasbord of lowbrow comedy sketches is a zany, wacky, sometimes tasteless, often crude cult favorite.This is solid hilarity for those "tasteless" humor fans who are not easily offended.
Runtime: 84 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Cult

 

Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)
Starring: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Synopsis: The first part in the long awaited Tarantino venture follows a female assassin who is shot by her employer on her wedding day. After five years in a coma she wakes up and swears bloody revenge, tracking down each member of the assassin group, saving her ex-boss Bill for last. (Miramax)
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content.
Genres: Action, Cult, Martial Arts, Thriller
Language: English, Japanese

 

Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)
Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Synopsis: Sequel to Quentin Tarantino's ultra-violent saga about a former assassin on a vengeful quest to whack her ex-boss and his associates. (Miramax)
Runtime: 136 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, language and brief drug use.
Genres: Action, Cult, Martial Arts, Thriller

 

Kingdom Hospital (2004) (4 disc's)
Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Bruce Davison
Director: Craig R. Baxley
Synopsis: This remake of Lars Van Trier's surreal The Kingdom was adapted by horror-meister Stephen King himself. The show chronicles the supernatural phenomenons that occur in a Maine hospital which was built on the site of a 19th-century mill fire that killed most of its young occupants.
Runtime: 608 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, TV show

 

King Arthur (2004)
Starring: Clive Owen, Keira Knightley
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Synopsis: In the waning days of the Roman Empire, the British Isles are thrown into anarchy until King Arthur can gather the errant knights, who are entrenched in territorial battles that have been going on for years.
Runtime: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense battle sequences, a scene of sensuality and some language.
Genres: Action, Drama, War
Country of Origin: Ireland, USA

 

King of New York (1990)
Starring: Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne
Director: Abel Ferrara
Synopsis: The head of a vast illegal drug organization makes his fortune with the help of a band of black dealers.
Runtime: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Cult, Noir, Suspense

 

K-PAX (2001)
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges
Director: Iain Softley
Synopsis: Emotional, psychological drama examines the strange healing effect that a new mental ward patient has on his fellow inmates. However, the new arrival's passionate insistence that he's from another planet baffles the ward's head psychiatrist. (Universal)
Runtime: 125 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama

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L.A. Confidential (1997)
Starring: Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce
Director: Curtis Hanson
Synopsis: Corruption runs rampant in the L.A. police department in the 1950s where crooked cops, gangsters and tabloid reporters regularly trade information.
Runtime: 136 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and language, and for sexuality.
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Noir, Suspense

 

Ladder 49 (2004)
Starring: John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix
Director: Jay Russell
Synopsis: Trapped in a fire that looks likely to kill him, a fireman takes a last opportunity to reflect on his career, wife, and family. (Touchstone)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense fire and rescue situations, and for language.
Genres: Action, Drama, Suspense

 

Ladies Man ;The (2000)
Starring: Tim Meadows, Kevin McDonald
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Synopsis: Umpteenth big-screen adaptation of a Saturday Night Live skit profiles the lascivious misadventures of a dirty-minded call-in show host.
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, TV show

 

Ladykillers ;The (2004)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans
Director: Joel Coen
Synopsis: A Southern professor-turned-crook schemes a massive heist at a New Orleans casino. While planning the job with his crew, he rents a room in the house of an old lady. But when she discovers their plan, she proves a bit more difficult to off than expected. Remake of the 1955 classic. (Touchstone)
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language including sexual references.
Genres: Comedy, Suspense

 

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler
Director: Jan De Bont
Synopsis: Second installment of the popular video-game-based series about the astonishing explorer and archaelogist, Lara Croft. This time she's searching for Pandora's Box and hoping to prevent bad guys from using it as a doomsday device. (Paramount)
Runtime: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for action violence and some sensuality.
Genres: Action, Cult, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Last Samurai ;The (2003)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe
Director: Edward Zwick
Synopsis: Set in 1870s Japan, this adventure/drama follows an American Winchester Guns spokesman sent to help the emperor eradicate the samurai. But when he is captured by a samurai, he learns their ancient traditions and code of honor and has to decide on which side of the conflict he really belongs.
Runtime: 144 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and battle sequences.
Genres: Action, Drama, War

 

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ;The (2003)
Starring: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend
Director: Stephen Norrington
Synopsis: Based loosely on Alan Moore's comic series in which a group of characters drawn from famous works of literature are commissioned by Queen Victoria to fight the threat of a madman bent on world domination. (Fox)
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense sequences of fantasy violence, language and innuendo.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Le Divorce (2003)
Starring: Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts
Director: James Ivory
Synopsis: A film-school dropout from California moves to France to help out her pregnant step-sister. Once there, she becomes romantically involved with her step-sister's ex-husband's 50-year-old uncle. Confused yet?
Runtime: 117 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for mature thematic elements and sexual content.
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (1976)
Starring: Led Zeppelin, Peter Grant
Directors: Peter Clifton, Joe Masqot
Synopsis: Part-fantasy, part-concert film, part-documentary, this movie follows Led Zeppelin through its 1973 tour. Featuring energetic performances by a band still near its peak, this is essential viewing for Zep fans.
Runtime: 136 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Music

 

Legally Blonde (2001)
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair
Director: Robert Luketic
Synopsis: Frothy comedy about a young, fair-haired woman who, after being dumped by her Harvard-bound boyfriend, enrolls in law school alongside him to try to win him back.
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, & Blonde (2003)
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Bob Newhart
Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Synopsis: Effervescent sequel follows fashion-conscious Harvard grad Elle Woods to Washington D.C., where she uses her stylishly skewed legalese toward pushing an animal-rights bill through Congress. (MGM)
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some sex-related humor.
Genre: Comedy

 

Legends of the Fall (1994)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins
Director: Edward Zwick
Synopsis: Photogenic, frothy, epic-length Hollywood melodrama set in WWI Montana concerns three brothers fighting over a woman. Critics praised its strong performances. Brad Pitt vehicle satisfies fans of romances, soap operas.
Runtime: 134 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Drama, Romance

 

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep
Director: Brad Silberling
Synopsis: After losing their parents in a fire, three wealthy kids are sent to live with a distant relative. Said relative locks them up at night and plots ways to kill them for their inheritance.
Runtime: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for thematic elements, scary situations and brief language.
Genres: Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Liar Liar (1997)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly
Director: Tom Shadyac
Synopsis: Energetic, madcap comedy about a deceptive attorney who, thanks to a wish made by his overlooked son, finds himself miraculously unable to lie. Chaos follows as he tries to keep his big yap shut to protect his career and marriage, both of which are about to crumble. Moral: the truth will set you free, after it kicks you around a bit.
Runtime: 86 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy

 

Life ;The (2004)
Starring: Denise Richards, Daryl Hannah
Director: Maria Lidon
Synopsis: The Life takes a highly stylized look at the world of prostitution, combining both narrative and documentary techniques. The story revolves around a graduate student who, pressured by financial worries and her prostitute neighbor, is dragged into the milieu.
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sexual content including nudity, and language.
Country of Origin: Spain
Language: English, French, Hungarian, Spanish

 

Life of David Gale ;The (2003)
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet
Director: Alan Parker
Synopsis: Social-issue drama meets legal thriller in this story of a respected death-penalty opponent who finds himself on death row after he's convicted of the rape and murder of a fellow activist. Less than a week before his execution, an investigative reporter begins uncovering evidence pointing to his innocence. (Universal)
Runtime: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violent images, nudity, language and sexuality.
Genres: Drama, Suspense

 

Lil' Pimp (2004)
Starring: Ludacris, Carmen Electra
Directors: Mark Brooks, Peter Gilstrap
Synopsis: A foul-mouthed young boy who doesn’t fit in with the other kids at school and can’t relate to his mother, hooks up with a pimp who introduces him to a whole new world.
Runtime: 80 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong language, crude sexual content and some drug material.
Genres: Animation, Comedy

 

Little Black Book (2004)
Starring: Brittany Murphy, Kathy Bates
Director: Nick Hurran
Synopsis: An associate producer for a daytime talk show starts interviewing her boyfriend's ex-lovers under the false pretense that it has to do with the show. In reality, she wants to find out more about her guy's past.
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content/humor and language.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Lion King ;The (1994)
Starring: James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons
Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Synopsis: Wildly popular animated Disney musical-drama about a young lion prince struggling to claim his kingdom. Kids love it. Contains enough comedy, catchy tunes, colorful characters, and philosophical musings to please many adults. Some scenese may be too intense for younger children.
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Action, Animation, Family, Kids, Music

 

Lizzy Borden: The Murderess Metal Road Show (1988)
Starring: Lizzy Borden
Synopsis:
The band, recently featured in the film "Decline of Western Civilization Part 2," is filmed live in concert in Los Angeles.
Genres: Music, Concert

 

Longest Yard ;The (1974)
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert
Director: Robert Aldrich
Synopsis: A football pro lands in prison and forms a mean team of convicts to take on the brutal guards. The rotten warden plots a guard triumph, but the prisoners are full of hard hits.
Runtime: 121 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Comedy

 

Long Kiss Goodnight ;The (1996)
Starring: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Renny Harlin
Synopsis: Relentlessly paced, violence-infused, action-packed thriller about an amnesiac housewife who discovers she's a trained assassin. Very pleasing for fans of Hollywood action films seeking non-stop series of stunts, explosions, and chases.
Runtime: 120 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Mystery, Suspense

 

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman
Director: Joe Dante
Synopsis: The Looney Tunes are back in foll force, teaming up with stuntman Billy to embark on a round-the-world adventure to find the mysterious Blue Diamond. (WB)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for some mild language and innuendo.
Genres: Animation, Cult, Family, Kids

 

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ;The (2001)
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen
Director: Peter Jackson
Synopsis: Sprawling, majestic epic based on the first of J.R.R. Tolkien's best-selling novels introduces Frodo Baggins and the other hobbits as they leave the Shire and begin their quest to destroy the ring of power. Along the way, they are helped by men, elves, and dwarves and hunted by all manner of evil beasts.
Runtime: 178 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, War

 

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ;The (2002)
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen
Director: Peter Jackson
Synopsis: The second installment in the Rings trilogy follows the further adventures of the now-dispersed Fellowship of the Ring — Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli help battle Saruman's Uruk-Hai armies, while Frodo and Sam travel further towards the evil land of Mordor with a new, not-so-welcome companion.... (New Line)
Runtime: 179 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for epic battle sequences and scary images
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, War

 

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ;The (2003)
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen
Director: Peter Jackson
Synopsis: Conclusion to the Rings cycle sees Aragorn return to claim the throne of Gondor, which is besieged by Sauron's hundred-thousand strong army of orcs, demons, and other beasts. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam approach Mount Doom, the fiery volcano in which the ring of power must be destroyed. (New Line)
Runtime: 201 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense epic battle sequences and frightening images.
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, War
Country of Origin: New Zealand, USA

 

Lost Boys ;The (1987)
Starring: Jason Patric, Corey Haim
Director: Joel Schumacher
Synopsis: A divorced woman moves with her two boys to a California town. The younger boy attempts to save his older brother who has been inducted into a group of bike-riding teen vampires.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Drama, Horror

 

Lost in Translation (2003)
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray
Director: Sofia Coppola
Synopsis: An American actor and the young wife of a workaholic photographer bump into each other in Tokyo and end up spending a whole weekend together. (Focus Features)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for some sexual content.
Genres: Drama, Indie

 

Lucky Seven (2003)
Starring: Kimberly Williams, Warren Christie
Director: Harry Winer
Synopsis: A young, successful, and superstitious lawyer can't decide if she wants to follow her heart or follow the timeline her mother planned out for her when she was a little girl.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some sexual content.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

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Made (2001)
Starring: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn
Director: Jon Favreau
Synopsis: Indie mob comedy profiles two up-and-coming goombahs (Favreau and Vaughn) who volunteer for a risky money-laundering operation for the chance to being inducted as full members of the Mafia. (Artisan)
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

Mad Max (1979)
Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel
Director: George Miller
Synopsis: Near-future action/cult hit about outnumbered troopers trying to enforce the law on the anarchistic, biker-overrun highways of Australia's outback. This critically praised sleeper is a must for futuristic movie buffs, and its elaborate automotive stunts will thrill action-seekers.
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Cult, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Starring: Jamie Kennedy, Taye Diggs
Director: John Whitesell
Synopsis: Cross-cultural comedy about a white California politician who hires two Julliard-trained African-American actors to pretend to be gangsters, kidnap his hip-hop-obsessed son, and show him the real hood. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 80 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual humor, language and violence.
Genre: Comedy

 

Man Apart ;A (2003)
Starring: Vin Diesel, Larenz Tate
Director: F. Gary Gray
Synopsis: Crime actioner profiles the two DEA agents assigned to a particularly difficult case — to infiltrate a ruthless drug gang headed by a mysterious master criminal known only as "El Diablo." (New Line)
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong graphic violence, language, drug content and sexuality.
Genre: Action

 

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep
Director: Jonathan Demme
Synopsis: A former Captain of the U.S. Army remembers being brainwashed while in captivity in order to become a pawn once he returns home. Now he suspects that another soldier might have been turned into a killing machine.
Runtime: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence and some language.
Genres: Suspense, Thriller

 

Man on Fire (2004)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken
Director: Tony Scott
Synopsis: A former U.S. Marine takes a job as a bodyguard for the 10-year-old daughter of a wealthy American couple in Mexico City. When the little girl is kidnapped, he devotes himself to finding her. (Fox)
Runtime: 146 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and strong violence.
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

 

Marci X (2003)
Starring: Lisa Kudrow, Damon Wayans
Director: Richard Benjamin
Synopsis: The pampered daughter of a hip-hop music mogul takes over the business after her father is hospitalized, and tries to rein as one of the label's most controversial rappers. (Paramount)
Runtime: 84 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and sexual content.
Genres: Comedy, Music

 

Mask ;The (1994)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Peter Riegert
Director: Chuck Russell
Synopsis: A put-upon man accidentally gains bizarre super powers and uses them to take his revenge against those who have humiliated him in the past, as well as to gain fame and fortune for himself.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some stylized violence.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany
Director: Peter Weir
Synopsis: Rousing period adventure follows an early 19th-century British naval commander who, despite being outgunned and out-manned, steers his ship into the middle of a war zone in the Pacific. (Fox)
Runtime: 140 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense battle sequences, related images and brief language.
Genres: Action, War

 

Master of Disguise ;The (2002)
Starring: Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito
Director: Perry Andelin Blake
Synopsis: Haphazardly plotted comedy about mild-mannered Italian waiter who discovers that what he thought was an annoying habit — his tendency to mimic people — is actually a family talent for disguise and imitation. When a ring of international thieves kidnap his father, he must use his newfound skills. (SONY/Columbia)
Runtime: 80 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - mild language and some crude humor
Genres: Comedy, Kids

 

Matchstick Men (2003)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell
Director: Ridley Scott
Synopsis: An anxious con artist is on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle with his partner and protege when the teenage daughter he never knew he had arrives unexpectedly, jeopardizing his very organized and controlled life. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for thematic elements, violence, some sexual content and language.
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Matrix Reloaded ;The (2003)
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne
Directors: Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
Synopsis: Second in mind-bending action/sci-fi series sees Neo and his crew scouring the Matrix for a mysterious figure known as "the Keymaker" who can open various portals inside the computer-generated realm.
Runtime: 138 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sci-fi violence and some sexuality.
Genres: Action, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Matrix Revolutions ;The (2003)
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Synopsis: Finale to psychological sci-fi/martial-arts action trilogy moves into the real world, where Neo and Morpheus must defend Zion, the human's last city, against a fearsome onslaught by the machines. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 129 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content.
Genres: Action, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Mean Girls (2004)
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey
Director: Mark Waters
Synopsis: A teenage girl moves with her parents to Illinois, where she is quickly accepted by an a-list clique of girls. When she falls for the wrong guy, however, her newfound friends quickly mark her for punishment. (Paramount)
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content, language and some teen partying.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Medallion ;The (2003)
Starring: Jackie Chan, Claire Forlani
Director: Gordon Chan
Synopsis: A Hong Kong cop is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers after a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion. With the help of a British agent, he's determined to find out about the secret of the medallion. At the same time, he must deal with a notorious villain who wants the magical medallion for his own purposes. (Sony/Columbia)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for action violence and some sexual humor.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts

 

Meet the Parents (2000)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller
Director: Jay Roach
Synopsis: Neo-screwball comedy about young man meeting his fiancée's parents for the first time, promptly embarrassing himself, offending them, and eventually causing mass destruction.
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Meet the Fockers (2004)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller
Director: Jay Roach
Synopsis: The sequel to Meet the Parents sees ex-CIA agent Jack Byrnes and his wife travel to Florida to meet their future son-in-law's parents.
Runtime: 114 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude and sexual humor, language and a brief drug reference.
Genre: Comedy

 

Memento (2001)
Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss
Director: Christopher Nolan
Synopsis: Eerie, time-bending thriller about man plagued by chronic short-term amnesia trying to track down his wife's killer. Since he has no memories, he must leaves clues for himself as to the identity of the murderer. (Newmarket)
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Suspense

 

Memories (1996)
Starring: Not Available
Director:
Katsuhiro Otomo, More
Synopsis: This trilogy of anime tales combines the talent of three of the genre's best: Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamuro, and Katsuhiro Otomo. "Magnetic Rose" trails the crew of a spacecraft who stumble upon a haunted ship; in "Stink Bomb," a lab worker takes cold medicine only to find out it was a deadly biological weapon; and in "Cannon Fodder," the population of a dismal metropolis exists solely to build a never-ending stream of deadly weapons.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres:
Anime & Animation

 

Merchant of Venice; The - William Shakespeare's (2004)
Starring: Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons
Director: Michael Radford
Synopsis: Shakespeare classic about Shylock, a loan shark (of sorts) who demands that a young man, Antonio, use as loan collateral a pound of his own flesh. Anotonio is only borrowing the money for his friend, Bassanio, who wishes to impress and marry the love of his life, Portia.
Runtime: 138 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for some nudity
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin: Italy, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, USA

 

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
Starring: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett
Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Synopsis: A documentary crew followed the members of Metallica as they dealt with the aftermath of bass player Jason Newsted leaving the group, singer James Hetfield's rehab, and their near-breakup during the recording sessions of "St. Anger."
Runtime: 120 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Documentary, Indie, Music

 

Method (2004)
Starring: Elizabeth Hurley, Jeremy Sisto
Director: Duncan Roy
Synopsis: A famous actress' latest job is to portrait a real-life 19th century serial killer in a feature film. Before long, she starts to take on the characteristics of the character both on-screen and off.
Runtime: 92 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, language and some sexuality.
Genres: Suspense, Thriller

 

Midnight Run (1988)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin
Director: Martin Brest
Synopsis: When a bounty hunter is asked to bring in a bail-jumping accountant, he mistakenly thinks that it will be an easy job. The mob and the FBI are also on the trail, leading to a frantic cross-country chase.
Runtime: 125 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Suspense

 

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood
Director: Clint Eastwood
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood's adaptation of F.X. Toole's novel Rope Burns chronicles the friendship between a lonesome, elderly boxing trainer who is approached by a young, determined woman trying to become a professional athlete.
Runtime: 137 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and brief drug use.
Genres: Drama, Sports

 

Mimic (1997)
Starring: Mira Sorvino, Charles S. Dutton
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Synopsis: Dark, claustrophobic sci-fi/thriller about giant human-imitating bugs devouring Manhattan's citizens. Its grimy critters will send the squeamish running, but edgy subterranean suspense and detailed effects should fascinate and terrify horror fans.
Runtime: 102 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003)
Starring: Amanda Plummer, Lance Henriksen
Director: J.T. Petty
Synopsis: The monster-roaches are back once more, trying to take over New York City. But a sickly 24-year-old man is willing to step up to force the killer cockroaches back into the cesspools under the city.
Runtime: 76 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence and language.
Genre: Horror

 

Miracle (2004)
Starring: Kurt Russell, Noah Emmerich
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Synopsis: Based on true events, this sports-drama tells the story of Herb Brooks, coach of the U.S. hockey team, who triumphed with his boys over the Soviets at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980, despite overwhelming odds. (Disney)
Runtime: 135 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for language and some rough sports action.
Genres: Drama, Family, Sports

 

Missing ;The (2003)
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett
Director: Ron Howard
Synopsis: Set in 19th century New Mexico, a father returns to his family decades after he abandoned his wife and daughter. Hoping to reconcile with them he has to find out that his wife died years ago and his daughter is unforgiving. But when his grandchild is kidnapped by a band of outlaws, he teams up with his daughter to rescue the child.
Runtime: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence.
Genres: Action, Drama, Western

 

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Starring: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst
Director: Mike Newell
Synopsis: Forward-thinking art history teacher joins the faculty of all-female Wellesley College in 1953 and challenges her students to break from the limiting social conventions of the time. A passionate educator, she takes on the school administration, inspiring her students and changing the course of her own life in the process. (Columbia)
Runtime: 117 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content and thematic issues.
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Monster (2003)
Starring: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci
Director: Patty Jenkins
Synopsis: Theron won an Oscar for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 after killing six men who tried to rape her. The gritty film focuses not only on her rampage, but also on her difficult life and its sole bright spot: her relationship with a young woman named Selby. (Columbia TriStar)
Runtime: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and sexual content, and for pervasive language.
Genres: Drama, Thriller

 

Monster's Ball (2001)
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry
Director: Marc Forster
Synopsis: Devastating Southern drama about a white death-row prison guard who has to come to terms with his racist past when he falls in love with the African-American widow of the inmate he's just helped execute. Their romance is fraught with drama. (Lions Gate)
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - Strong sexual content, language, and violence
Genres: Drama, Romance

 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Synopsis: Over-the-top British spoof about search for Holy Grail by King Arthur and his knights. An ideal quest for Monty Python fans and those who enjoy outrageous humor, frequently gory shenanigans.
Runtime: 89 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Comedy, Cult, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Motorcycle Diaries ;The (2004)
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna
Director: Walter Salles Jr.
Synopsis: This award-winning drama tells the true story of 23-year-old medical student Che Guevara, who traveled across South America on a motorcycle with his friend Alberto Granado in the early 1950s—a personal odyssey that would ultimately inspire him to become a revolutionary.
Runtime: 128 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Indie
Country of Origin: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Peru, United Kingdom, USA
Language: Spanish

 

Mr. 3000 (2004)
Starring: Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett
Director: Charles Stone III
Synopsis: An aging baseball star who proudly goes by the nickname of "Mr. 3000," learns that he didn't quite reach the 3000-mark. Years after his retirement from the sport, he returns to the field and rediscovers his love of the game. (Touchstone)
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content and language.
Genres: Comedy, Sports

 

Murder by Numbers (2002)
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Synopsis: Slick, shallow thriller about a troubled homicide detective breaking in a new partner while simultaneously grappling with both an old case that continues to haunt her and a new thrill-killing most likely committed by two amoral high-school students. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 125 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - violence, language, a sex scene and brief drug use
Genre: Suspense

 

MXP: Most Xtreme Primate (2003)
Starring: Devin Douglas Drewitz, Trevor Wright
Director: Robert Vince
Synopsis: After skateboarding and playing hockey, Jack the amazing chimp is about to embark on a new amazing adventure—he's going to learn how to snowboard!
Runtime: 71 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Action, Comedy, Kids

 

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett
Director: Joel Zwick
Synopsis: Lighthearted romantic comedy about a thirty-something Greek-American who, to the horror of her large, dysfunctional family gets engaged to a nice Anglo-Saxon Yankee. (IFC Films)
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - sensuality and language
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

My Boss's Daughter (2003)
Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid
Director: David Zucker
Synopsis: When a young man is asked to housesit for his boss, he sees it as a perfect opportunity to finally meet his boss's daughter, on whom he has a crush. But instead of getting romantically involved, he has to deal with a long line of houseguests and a bunch of small-time crooks looking for her brother. (Dimension)
Runtime: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude and sex-related humor, drug content and language.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Starring: Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Synopsis: Comedy hit about Bronx lawyer's courtroom antics in deep South. Critics were mixed, but colorful characterizations, impeccable comic timing, appealing performances make this a crowd-pleaser even for high-brow comedy fans.
Runtime: 119 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

Mystic River (2003)
Starring: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins
Director: Clint Eastwood
Synopsis: When a reformed convict learns his daughter has been viciously murdered, he finds himself reunited with two childhood friends. One, now a homicide detective, is assigned to the case, while the other slowly becomes a suspect as disturbing secrets are revealed. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. (WB)
Runtime: 137 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and violence.
Genres: Drama, Suspense, Thriller

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Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Starring: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez
Director: Jared Hess
Synopsis: Indie comedy about an eccentric teenager growing up in the rural town of Preston, Idaho.
Runtime: 86 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for thematic elements and language.
Genres: Comedy, Indie

 

National Lampoon's Blackball (2003)
Starring: Paul Kaye, Bernard Cribbins
Director: Mel Smith
Synopsis: A rebellious young man shakes up the lawn bowls establishment in his sleepy English hometown and later teams up with an older player to win the national championship.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language.
Genres: Drama, Foreign
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Synopsis: Sophomoric, slapstick-style family misadventure portrays a typically disastrous holiday with the Griswold clan. Not as well-liked by the others in the series, this Chevy Chase vehicle is still be enjoyed by fans of crude comedy.
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003)
Starring: Randy Quaid, Miriam Flynn
Director: Nick Marck
Synopsis: Clark Griswold's white trash cousin Eddie and his chaotic family end up shipwrecked on a remote island paradise in the South Pacific.
Runtime: 83 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy

 

National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo
Director: Amy Heckerling
Synopsis: Despite recycled jokes, this low-brow comedy adventure about a family getting into mishaps on overseas holiday is required viewing for Chevy Chase fans, who find plenty of belly laughs here.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2003)
Starring: Will Friedle, Chris Owen
Director: Gary Preisler
Synopsis: Two small-time crooks dream of a life with money, cool parties, fast cars, and hot women. In order to make their dream a reality, they marry two elderly sisters, in the hopes of inheriting their fortune and posh Beverly Hills estate.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude and sexual humor, and some drug related material.
Genre: Comedy

 

National Lampoon's Lost Reality (2004)
Synopsis: The notorious comedy troupe takes a look at the funniest and raunchiest scenes of recent reality TV shows.
Runtime: 63 minutes
Genre: Comedy

 

National Lampoon's Mr. Wong (2004)
Starring:
Robert Evans, Troy Hurtubise
Director: Not Available
Synopsis:
In the animated world of Mr. Wong, it's irreverent camp all the way as the 85-year-old houseboy goes to extraordinary measures to deal with his evil, WASP-ish employer, Pam (who verbally stings like a wasp, too!). But servitude can make strange bedfellows, and in an unlikely turn of events, Wong and Pam actually lay down the boxing gloves and form a friendship that could lead to romance and eternal bliss. Yeah, right!
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy

 

National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation (1997)
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo
Director: Stephen Kessler
Synopsis: Slow-paced comedy about hapless man attempting to take family on vacation in Devil's Playground. Critics panned this. May lack in humor quotient for all but fanatic Chevy Chase fans.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy

 

National Security (2003)
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn
Director: Dennis Dugan
Synopsis: Goofy action/comedy about a white Los Angeles policeman who is fired after roughing up a black suspect. In a comic twist, the two end up working for the same rent-a-cop agency. (SONY/Columbia)
Runtime: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, language and some sensuality
Genres: Action, Comedy

 

National Treasure (2004)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Sean Bean
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Synopsis: Archaeologist Ben Franklin Gates descends from a family of treasure-seekers who've all hunted for the same war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers of our nation. But not only does he have to look for the treasure, he also has to stay a step ahead of his ruthless competitor and the FBI. (Touchstone)
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for action violence and some scary images.
Genre: Action

 

NeverEnding Story ;The (1984)
Starring: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Synopsis: Timeless, critically acclaimed, high-spirited children's fantasy about an avid reader transported into a magical world by a special book. Sumptuous visual design and strong special effects thrill kids and adults with imagination.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Comedy, Family, Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

New York Minute (2004)
Starring: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen
Director: Dennie Gordon
Synopsis: The Olsen Twins star as a pair of mismatched sisters—one's an overachiever; the other's a laid-back rebel. They travel to NYC with very different aims in mind, but when trouble brews, they must work together to make things right. (WB)
Runtime: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for mild sensuality and thematic elements.
Genres: Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Nightmare on Elm Street ;A (1984)
Starring: John Saxon, Ronee Blakley
Director: Wes Craven
Synopsis: Terrifying supernatural thriller about a demonic child-murderer slaying teens via their dreams. Considered ingeniously frightening when first released, this classic slasher/slumber-party movie remains required viewing for horror aficionados.
Runtime: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Cult, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge ;A (1985)
Starring: Mark Patton, Kim Myers
Director: Jack Sholder
Synopsis: Sequel is less scary, thrilling but scores well with psychological dimension as Freddy battles wills with teenager. Series fan, slasher devotees enjoy the intelligent script, substantial character development, solid craftsmanship.
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Noi (2003)
Starring: Tomas Lemarquis, Elin Hansdottir
Director: Dagur Kari
Synopsis: Acclaimed coming-of-age drama about a 17-year-old teenager who dreams of escaping his remote Icelandic village, along with a local girl with whom he's fallen in love.
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language and brief nudity.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Indie
Country of Origin: Denmark, Germany, Iceland, United Arab Republic
Language: Icelandic

 

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Starring: Jaime Pressly, Joy Bisco
Director: Joel Gallen
Synopsis: A popular football hero bets his friends that he can turn a naturally beautiful girl who has an unfortunate penchant for wearing paint-covered overalls, a ponytail, and glasses into a homecoming queen in this all-out parody of teen-oriented cinema.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - strong crude sexual content and humor, language and some drug content
Genre: Comedy

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Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Starring: Brad Pitt, George Clooney
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Synopsis: Slick, stylish remake of Rat Pack original follows a crew of expert crooks who come together under the leadership of one Danny Ocean to empty the vaults of three casinos in one night— and steal back Ocean's ex-flame from a dangerous casino boss. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some language and sexual content.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Suspense

 

Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Synopsis: Danny Ocean and his crew of con artists return to pull off another major heist, this time in Europe. But not only do they have to focus on the job, they also have to deal with the casino owner they ripped off in Vegas, who is hot on their trail. (WB)
Runtime: 125 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Suspense

 

Office Space (1999)
Starring: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston
Director: Mike Judge
Synopsis: A drone working in a cubicle somewhere in corporate America schemes with coworkers to get back at the company that's sucking the life out of them all.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and brief sexuality.
Genre: Comedy

 

Office ;The (The Series Season 1 and 2) (2001)
Starring: Ricky Gervais, Mackenzie Crook
Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Synopsis: Britcom about shenanigans at a suburban paper company. The particular focus of this mockumentary-style show is dorky general manager David Brent, whose delusions of grandeur take on epic proportions.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Comedy, Foreign, TV show
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

Old School (2003)
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson
Director: Todd Phillips
Synopsis: Raucous comedy follows a trio of thirtysomething professionals who, missing the debauchery of their college days, move into a house close to their old campus and resume partying where they left off. (Dreamworks)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for some strong sexual content, nudity and language
Genre: Comedy

 

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Synopsis: In the third installment of Robert Rodriguez' Desperado trilogy, El Mariachi is recruited by a shady CIA agent to take on a mighty drug cartel leader who plans to assassinate the Mexican president. (Columbia)
Runtime: 102 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence, and for language.
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

 

Open Water (2004)
Starring: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis
Director: Chris Kentis
Synopsis: A happily-married couple embark on a scuba diving expedition when on vacation, but they accidentally get left behind to fend for themselves in shark-infested waters. (Lion's Gate)
Runtime: 79 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and some nudity.
Genres: Drama, Horror, Suspense

 

Orgazmo (1998)
Starring: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar
Director: Trey Parker
Synopsis: Outrageous low-budget martial arts/superhero/sex comedy spoof has Mormon becoming porn star. Containing little actual sex but loads of vulgar humor, this might thrill fans of sophomoric hijinks, South Park devotees.
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: NC-17 - for explicit sexual content and dialogue.
Genre: Comedy

 

Original Kings of Comedy ;The (2000)
Starring: D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac
Director: Spike Lee
Synopsis: Documentary profiles a quartet of African-American stand-up comics — Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac, and Cedric the Entertainer — on the long-running "Kings of Comedy" tour.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Documentary

 

Others ;The (2001)
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston
Director: Alejandro Amenabar
Synopsis: Eerie and twisty supernatural thriller about the insulated life of a tightly wound British housewife caring for her photosensitive children in the dark of their spooky mansion—which may or may not be haunted. (Miramax)
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for thematic elements and frightening moments.
Genres: Horror, Suspense

 

Out of Order (2003)
Starring: Eric Stoltz, William H. Macy
Director: Wayne Powers
Synopsis: Comedy/drama filmed for the Showtime channel focuses on a dysfunctional Hollywood screenwriter couple—Mark, who has a series of affairs with suburban housewifes and his wife Lorna, who masks her depression with drugs and alcohol.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sexuality/nudity, language, violence and drug use.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, TV show

 

Out of Time (2003)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan
Director: Carl Franklin
Synopsis: The police chief in a small Florida town sets out to investigate a grisly double-homicide, but soon he finds himself one of the prime suspects in the case. (MGM)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content, violence and some language.
Genres: Action, Suspense, Thriller

 

Out-Of-Towners ;The (1970)
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis
Director: Arthur Hiller
Synopsis: Neil Simon comedy about couple's harrowing misadventures in N.Y.C. got tepid reviews. Still, Simon devotees will enjoy the snappy pace, and fans of black humor may appreciate this as well.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genre: Comedy

 

Owning Mahowny (2003)
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver
Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Synopsis: Mahowny, a bank manager with access to a multi-million-dollar bank account, has a gambling problem. As his debts mount, he develops a plan to play the bank and the casino against each other. (Sony Pictures Classic)
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and some sexuality.
Genre: Thriller

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Pacifier ;The (2005)
Starring: Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham
Director: Adam Shankman
Synopsis: A tough Navy S.E.A.L. is assigned to protect the children of a scientist who is working on a top-secret experiment. Soon, though, he discovers that childcare is his toughest mission yet.
Runtime: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for action violence, language and rude humor.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Family
Country of Origin: Canada, USA

 

Paid in Full (2002)
Starring: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris
Director: Charles Stone III
Synopsis: New Jack City-esque drama looks at an enterprising Harlem hustler who becomes a wildly successful drug dealer in a single year, only to realize that crime really doesn't pay. (Dimension/Miramax)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, pervasive language, some strong sexuality and drug content
Genres: Action, Drama

 

Pantera: 3 Vulgar Videos From Hell (1999)
Starring: Pantera
Synopsis:
Contains all of Pantera's previous home videos plus 3 live songs from their Monsters of Rock performance in Moscow, on one DVD. Songs: Psycho Holiday, Cemetery Gates, Heresy (live), Act of Shredding and more!
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

 

Paparazzi (2004)
Starring: Cole Hauser, Tom Sizemore
Director: Paul Abascal
Synopsis: After a group of paparazzi photographers cause a car accident that injures his wife and son, a film star schemes a revenge plot against them. (Fox)
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense violent sequences, sexual content and language.
Genres: Action, Thriller

 

Passion of the Christ ;The (2004)
Starring: James Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern
Director: Mel Gibson
Synopsis: Controversial drama chronicles the last hours of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Runtime: 126 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for scenes of graphic violence.
Genres: Drama, Religion
Language: Latin

 

Paycheck (2003)
Starring: Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman
Director: John Woo
Synopsis: Suspenseful neo-noir thriller about a freelance software engineer who agrees to have his memory erased after every job he completes.
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense action, violence and brief language.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller

 

Peter Pan (2003)
Starring: Jason Isaacs, Jeremy Sumpter
Director: P.J. Hogan
Synopsis: Big-budget adaptation of the famous James M. Barrie coming-of-age novel about the boy who won't age. Tinkerbelle, a fairy gives three children the ability to fly and off they are to Neverland, to help Peter fight the notorious Captain Hook. (Universal)
Runtime: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for adventure action sequences and peril.
Genres: Action, Family, Kids

 

Pianist ;The  (2002)
Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann
Director: Roman Polanski
Synopsis: WWII-era melodrama follows a successful Jewish-Polish musician who survives the Nazi invasion, only to face starvation in the Warsaw ghetto and extermination in the Holocaust.
Runtime: 148 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence and brief strong language
Genres: Drama, War
Country of Origin: France

 

Pieces of April (2003)
Starring: Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson
Director: Peter Hedges
Synopsis: April Burns, a 21-year-old free-spirited young woman, invites her straightlaced family for Thanksgiving Dinner. Of course things go awefully wrong as she discovers that her oven doesn't work, while her family begins their reluctant journey from rural Pennsylvania toward April's apartment in NYC's Lower East Side.
Runtime: 81 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language, sensuality, drug content and images of nudity.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Indie

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush
Director: Gore Verbinski
Synopsis: Set in the Caribbean Sea in the 17th century, this is the story of rogue pirate Jack Sparrow's attempt to rescue a governor's daughter kidnapped by the doomed pirate Barbossa and his crew, who turn into living skeletons on moonlit nights. (Buena Vista)
Runtime: 143 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for action/adventure violence.
Genres: Action, Mystery

 

Pitch Black (2000)
Starring: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell
Director: David Twohy
Synopsis: After a prison ship crashes on a remote alien world, its crew is forced to rely on their murderous captive to stave off the hungry beasties that come out at night.
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Synopsis: Sci-fi cult classic about planet where apes are civilized and humans pre-lingual. Though somewhat dated, it pleases sci-fi buffs and drama fans with its intelligent script, witty humor, strong characterizations.
Runtime: 112 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Action, Classic, Cult, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Platoon (1986)
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe
Director: Oliver Stone
Synopsis: Harrowingly realistic portrait of war is considered by some to be the most important Vietnam War movie ever made. Drama lovers also enjoy it for its strong character development, social commentary.
Runtime: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Classic, Drama, Indie, Suspense, War

 

Pocahontas (1995)
Starring: Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson
Directors: Eric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel
Synopsis: Richly animated adventure about Native American princess' picturesque romance with English settler. Disney fans will love the detailed artwork, romantic storyline, though the downbeat tone might depress smaller children.
Runtime: 81 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Animation, Family, Kids

 

Post Impact (2004)
Starring: Dean Cain, Bettina Zimmermann
Director: Christoph Schrewe
Synopsis: Set in the near future after a meteor strike transformed most of the planet into an icy wasteland, a team of U.S. soldiers and scientists emergency land in what used to be Europe. Before long, they discover a stranded group of survivors who desperately need their help.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for some violence, sexual content and language.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Country of Origin: Germany, USA

 

Poolhall Junkies (2003)
Starring: Gregory Mars Martin, Chazz Palminteri
Director: Gregory Mars Martin
Synopsis: Low-level crime drama about a pool player who's taken under the wing of a veteran hustler who proves unscrupulous. The player's friends beat the old crook up, prompting a spiral of revenge that can only be settled one way — on the billiards table! (Samuel Goldwyn)
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and some sexual content
Genres: Drama, Indie

 

Poor White Trash (2000)
Starring: Sean Young, Jamie Pressley
Director: Michael Addis
Synopsis: Underrated comedy about a trailer park-dwelling mom who has high hopes for her college-bound son, Mike. Her plans begin to go awry when he falls in with a bad crowd.
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

Predator (1987)
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers
Director: John McTiernan
Synopsis: Mainstream, testosterone-fueled action flick about elite commandos taking on savage, invisible alien. Big-budget special effects and spine-tingling action sequences make this Schwarzenegger vehicle a major hit with action fans.
Runtime: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Predator 2 (1990)
Starring: Danny Glover, Gary Busey
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Synopsis: Straightforward sci-fi tale about human-hunting alien running amok in futuristic L.A. Though critics weren't impressed, there's more than enough high-tech, high-adrenaline mayhem and tongue-in-cheek humor to please mainstream action fans.
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Princess Bride ;The (1987)
Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright
Director: Rob Reiner
Synopsis: Five years after she learns that her true love has been killed by pirates, Princess Buttercup becomes engaged to the awful Prince Humperdink. When she is abducted by a strange threesome, a mysterious masked man in black gives chase.
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Private Parts (1997)
Starring: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers
Director: Betty Thomas
Synopsis: Episodic, upbeat, mainstream comedy hit about radio DJ Howard Stern. Though tamer than rabid Stern fans may expect, this film delights fans of raunchy, self-deprecating humor, sexual farce, rags-to-riches stories.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

Prozac Nation (2003)
Starring: Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs
Director: Erik Skjoldbjaerg
Synopsis: Angst-ridden character study profiles a young writer whose battle with depression is marked by bouts of drinking, drug use, and promiscuity. Based upon Elizabeth Wurtzel's best-selling memoir. (Miramax)
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - language, drug content, sexuality/nudity and some disturbing images
Genre: Drama

 

P.S. (2004)
Starring: Laura Linney, Topher Grace
Director: Dylan Kidd
Synopsis: A divorced woman in her late 30's gets to live out a fairytale when she falls in love with a graduate student who shares the same name and looks as her first boyfriend, who died years before.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and sexuality.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Indie, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Pumping Iron (1976)
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno
Directors: George Butler, Robert Fiore
Synopsis: Entertaining documentary follows master bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Mr. Olympia competition. Its engaging coverage of the competitors' personalities and the sport's rigorous demands should fascinate a variety of audiences.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Drama

 

Punisher ;The (2004)
Starring: Thomas Jane, John Travolta
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh
Synopsis: Marvel Comics adaptation of a one-time Marine and undercover FBI agent who, upon finding his family massacred by a murderous crime syndicate, adopts a gun-toting alter ego to rid the world of crooks. (Artisan)
Runtime: 124 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for pervasive brutal violence, language and brief nudity.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Country of Origin: Germany, USA

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Racing Stripes (2005)
Starring: Frankie Muniz, Hayden Panettiere
Director: Frederik Du Chau
Synopsis: Stripes, a confused Zebra, is raised away from his natural environment and grows up believing he is a racehorse. He realizes his dream of racing thoroughbreds, but only with the help of a friendly teenage girl and a bunch of barnyard do-gooders.
Runtime: 102 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for mild crude humor and some language
Genres: Animation, Family
Country of Origin: South Africa, USA

 

Radio (2003)
Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris
Director: Mike Tollin
Synopsis: Set in a small South Carolina town, this drama, which is based on true events, portrays the long-lasting relationship between a high-school football coach and the mentally challenged man he mentors. (Columbia)
Runtime: 109 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for mild language and thematic elements.
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Radio Days (1987)
Starring: Mia Farrow, Seth Green
Director: Woody Allen
Synopsis: Nostalgic, episodic series of comic anecdotes concerning 40s-era Jewish Queens family. More widely appealing than many Allen films. Enjoyable for fans of sentimental family comedies, meticulously recreated period pieces, vintage music.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Raising Helen (2004)
Starring: Kate Hudson, John Corbett
Director: Garry Marshall
Synopsis: After losing her sister and brother-in-law in a car accident, Helen, a young modeling agency assistant, becomes the guardian of their three children. As she tries to combine her new responsibilities of parenthood with her busy job and hip lifestyle, she eventually befriends a local pastor, who falls in love with her. (Touchstone)
Runtime: 119 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for thematic issues involving teens.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Ramones - End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2003)
Director: Michael Gramaglia
Synopsis:
Filmmaker Michael Gramaglia's years-in-the-making biography of the legendary punk band the Ramones entitled End of the Century traces nearly all the various and sundry peaks and valleys which the seminal rockers experienced over the course of its 20-plus year career before disbanding in 1995. Beginning with the band's first concert performances in the mid-'70s, Gramaglia explores the eccentric and highly volatile band members -- in all the various line-ups that were presented over the years -- as the Ramones slowly gained fame for their high energy and high-tempo style of music that would later influence generations of punk rockers around the world. Mixing archival interviews with new interviews of the various surviving bandmembers, as well as interviews with a number of the Ramones' contemporaries, End of the Century encapsulates the East Coast underground music atmosphere of the 1970s and '80s that the band inadvertently shocked into existence.
Runtime: 112 minutes
Genres: Documentary, Music, Performance

 

Ray (2004)
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Regina King
Director: Taylor Hackford
Synopsis: Biographical drama about American music legend Ray Charles, who went blind at a young age but nevertheless became one of the most successful and influencial musicians of the 20th century. (Universal)
Runtime: 155 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements.
Genres: Drama, Music

 

Recruit ;The (2003)
Starring: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell
Director: Roger Donaldson
Synopsis: Paranoid thriller about a hotshot MIT programmer who's recruited to join the CIA. While in training, however, his personal and professional worlds collide when he's given a mission to track a double-agent — who just happens to be a female agent he fancies. (Buena Vista/Touchstone)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, sexuality and language
Genres: Action, Suspense

 

Red Dwarf: Series 1 (1988)
Starring:
Chris Barrie, Craig Charles
Director: Ed Bye
Synopsis:
This notoriously irreverent sci-fi series that first appeared in the 1980s on British television gleefully mixes jokes about excessive curry consumption with affectionate parodies of classic sci-fi. A weird and wonderful mélange of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," John Carpenter's Dark Star and A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Genres: Television

 

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Thomas Kretschmann
Director: Alexander Witt
Synopsis: Part two of the video game adaptation follows elite military agent Alice as she joins a small group of survivors who slice and dice their way out of Raccoon City—the city of the living dead. (Screen Gems)
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for non-stop violence, language and some nudity.
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Country of Origin: France, Germany, United Kingdom

 

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards
Director: Jeff Kanew
Synopsis: A group of college outcasts starts a fraternity to counter the humiliations they receive from campus hipsters and co-eds in this lowbrow, sophomoric comedy.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
Starring: Robert Carradine, Curtis Armstrong
Director: Joe Roth
Synopsis: Sequel to the popular college-hijinks comedy Revenge of the Nerds has the Nerds fighting off bullies and jocks while in sunny Fort Lauderdale for a fraternity conference.
Runtime: 89 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Riding Giants (2004)
Starring: Darrick Doerner, Laird Hamilton
Director: Stacy Peralta
Synopsis: This acclaimed documentary profiles the timeline of surfing from its early Polynesian roots until today's big-wave surf culture which still chases their dreams out into the blue water. (SPC)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for brief strong language.
Genres: Documentary, Indie

 

Riding In Vans With Boys (2003)
Starring:
Kut U Up, Blink 182, Green Day
Director:
Matthew Beauchesne
Synopsis:
Punk idols Blink 182 are the focus of this raucous documentary lensed by their tour mates, Kut u Up. Part of the 2002 "Pop Disaster Tour," Kut u Up trained their cameras on Blink (as well as Green Day and Jimmy Eat World) and captured all the insanity that occurs behind the scenes of a high-powered rock tour. From binge drinking to destroying private (and public) property, this documentary tells it like it is.
Genres: Music, Documentary

 

Ring Two ;The (2005)
Starring: Naomi Watts, Simon Baker
Director: Hideo Nakata
Synopsis: Rachel Keller and her son try to escape their haunting memories by moving to a remote coastal community. Weeks later, she finds out that the vengeful spirit of Samara is back.
Runtime: 107 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence/terror, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language.
Genres: Horror, Suspense

 

Ringu (AKA The Ring) (1998)
Starring: Miki Nakatani, Nanako Matsushima
Director: Hideo Nakata
Synopsis: Eerily effective Japanese horror film about a video tape whose contents kill the viewer within one week ... unless the person watching can solve the mystery it contains.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Foreign, Horror
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese

 

Rivers and Tides (2001)
Starring: Andy Goldsworthy
Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Synopsis: Gorgeously photographed documentary about sculptor Goldsworthy, who uses nature's detritus (stones, leaves, sticks) for his architecturally magnificent and often very colorful work.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Arts, Documentary
Country of Origin: Germany

 

Road to Perdition (2002)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman
Director: Sam Mendes
Synopsis: Bleak crime drama about a Depression-era hit man devoted to two things—doing his job and raising his family. But when tragedy strikes the latter, he takes his eldest son along on a bloody journey of revenge while trying to dodge the hit now put out on him.
Runtime: 119 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - violence and language
Genre: Drama

 

Runaway Jury (2003)
Starring: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz
Director: Gary Fleder
Synopsis: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside try to manipulate a civil trial involving a deadly office shooting and a major gun manufacturer. (Fox)
Runtime: 127 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, language and thematic elements.
Genres: Drama, Thriller

 

Rundown ;The (2003)
Starring: The Rock, Seann W. Scott
Director: Peter Berg
Synopsis: A bounty hunter takes on an assignment to capture a convicted criminal deep in the jungle of the Amazon. However, after they meet the two team up in pursuit of a hidden treasure. (Universal)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for adventure violence and some crude dialogue.
Genres: Action, Comedy

 

Run Ronnie Run! (2002)
Starring: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk
Director: Troy Miller
Synopsis: Ronnie Dobbs, a mullet-haired criminal who can't seem to keep himself out of trouble, stars in this spin-off movie based on TV's Mr. Show. After being spotted on a national reality show, a producer gets the "brilliant" idea to base an entire show on Ronnie.
Runtime: 86 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong language, sexual content and crude humor.
Genre: Comedy

 

Russian Ark (2002)
Starring: Sergey Dreiden, Maria Kuznetsova
Director: Alexander Sokurov
Synopsis: Filmed in one continuous real-time shot through St. Petersburg's famed Hermitage museum, this mesmerizing, elegiac ode to Russian culture follows the 19th-century writer the Marquis de Custine as he moves through the building visiting persons and examining arts from the country's history.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Drama, Foreign
Country of Origin: Russia
Language: Russian

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Sade: Lovers Live (2002)
Starring: Sade
Synopsis:
Sade, one of the world's most beautiful and seductive songstresses, is the scintillating subject of this memorable DVD. Along with exclusive backstage footage, the featurette "Message to Sade" directed by the Polish brothers and the "King of Sorrow" video, Sade sings 22 songs, including "Cherish the Day," "Your Love Is King," "Somebody Already Broke My Heart," "Cherry Pie," "Pearls," and her big hit "Smooth Operator," among others.
Genres: Music, Concert

 

Sade: Sade Live (2001)
Starring: Sade
Synopsis:
Long considered one of the most uniquely talented women in pop music, Sade continues to delight audiences worldwide with her sultry song stylings. This disc showcases Sade's live performance at San Diego's Open Air Theater on October 3, 1993. Tracks include "The Sweetest Taboo," "Keep Looking," "Your Love Is King," "Love Is Stronger Than Pride," "Smooth Operator," "Red Eye," "Haunt Me" and many more.
Genres: Music, Concert

 

Saint ;The (1997)
Starring: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue
Director: Phillip Noyce
Synopsis: Polished thriller about master-of-disguise thief tangling with Russian would-be-dictator. Despite lackluster reviews, none-too-fussy fans of mainstream Hollywood action/romance films unbothered by uneven pace might enjoy its charismatic leads, comedy/action blend.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Suspense

 

Saints and Soldiers (2004)
Starring: Corbin Allred, Larry Bagby III
Director: Ryan Little
Synopsis: Based on true events, this war drama is set during WWII and tells the dramatic story of four Allied soldiers trapped behind enemy lines after escaping the Malmedy Massacre.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for for war violence.
Genres: Action, Drama, Indie, War

 

Santa Clause 2 ;The (2002)
Starring: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell
Director: Michael Lembeck
Synopsis: Sequel to the popular seasonal comedy sees the now-experienced everyman-turned-Santa Claus in trouble — according to a "Mrs. Clause" in the magical contract that made him St. Nick, he must marry by Christmas Eve this year or turn in his red suit and sleigh keys forever.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Christmas, Comedy, Kids

 

Saved! (2004)
Starring: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore
Director: Brian Dannelly
Synopsis: A senior at a Baptist High School finds her friends turning against her, when they find out that she is pregnant. (United Artists)
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for strong thematic issues involving teens - sexual content, pregnancy, smoking and language.
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Saving Silverman (2001)
Starring: Jason Biggs, Jack Black
Director: Dennis Dugan
Synopsis: Romantic comedy about two friends who are convinced their ex-high school chum is marrying the wrong woman. They track down his former flame in a scheme to get him to change his mind. (SONY)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Say Anything (1989)
Starring: John Cusack, Ione Skye
Director: Cameron Crowe
Synopsis: A gifted and ambitious high school graduate tests her relationship with her father when she is attracted to a likeable, underachieving classmate.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

 

Scarface - Anniversary Edt. (1983)(2003)
Starring: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer
Director: Brian De Palma
Synopsis: Bloody, profanity-laced, hard-edged drama about brutal Cuban drug dealer's rise and fall. Ideal fare for fans of hard-core, highly violent mob sagas. Pacino fans enjoy his ferocious performance.
Runtime: 170 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Drama, Suspense

 

Scary Movie (2000)
Starring: Shannon Elizabeth, Cheri Oteri
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Synopsis: Slasher spoof follows group of silly pretty (or pretty silly, depending on your viewpoint) teens as they're messily hacked up by a masked maniac.
Runtime: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Horror

 

Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Starring: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen
Director: David Zucker
Synopsis: Third installment of the popular spoof series, this time focusing on mysterious crop circles and a videotape that kills anyone who watches it. (Dimension)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for pervasive crude and sexual humor, language, comic violence and drug references.
Genres: Comedy, Horror

 

Scent of a Woman (1992)
Starring: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell
Director: Martin Brest
Synopsis: To earn some money, a naive prep school student signs on as a weekend companion to a blind, hard-drinking ex-Army Colonel. He does not anticipate the social plans made by the blind man.
Runtime: 149 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language.
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Schindler's List (1993)
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley
Director: Steven Spielberg
Synopsis: Humanistic, epic-feeling, based-on-facts drama about German businessman who turns his factory into refuge for Jews. Considered by many critics Spielberg's masterpiece. Disturbing, forceful, intensely moving material thrills serious drama fans.
Runtime: 187 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language, some sexuality and actuality violence.
Genres: Action, Classic, Drama, War

 

School of Rock (2003)
Starring: Jack Black, Mike White
Director: Richard Linklater
Synopsis: A burnt-out rock-band reject poses as his roommate and gets a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school. His goal is to recruit the kids to form a band so he can cash in on the prize money at a local band contest. (Paramount)
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some rude humor and drug references.
Genres: Comedy, Indie, Music

 

Scorched (2003)
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Rachael Leigh Cook
Director: Gavin Grazer
Synopsis: Three folish employees of a bank in a small desert town plan on robbing it at the same time, except none of them knows about the others. (Neverland)
Runtime: 89 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Starring: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar
Director: Raja Gosnell
Synopsis: Scooby and his friends investigate a mysterious masked villain who, with the help of a monster machine, re-creates Mystery, Inc.'s greatest foes. (WB)
Runtime: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for some scary action, rude humor and language.
Genres: Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Seabiscuit (2003)
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges
Director: Gary Ross
Synopsis: Based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling novel, this true story focuses on three very different men who bring a knobby-kneed, undersized horse to incredible heights. (Universal)
Runtime: 140 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language, some sexual situations, and violent sports-related.
Genre: Drama

 

Sea of Love (1989)
Starring: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin
Director: Harold Becker
Synopsis: Several men who have responded to a magazine personals have been found murdered. Two veteran cops team up to trap the killer by planting an ad and "dating" the respondents.
Runtime: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Mystery, Noir, Romance, Suspense

 

Secondhand Lions (2003)
Starring: Michael Caine, Robert Duvall
Director: Tim Mccanlies
Synopsis: This coming-of-age comedy, set in 1960s Texas, follows a teenager who is forced to spend the summer with his two eccentric uncles. The old men's exotic memories and stories re-ignite their lives and stir the boy's spirit. (New Line)
Runtime: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for thematic material, language and action violence.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

 

Secret Window (2004)
Starring: Johnny Depp, John Turturro
Director: David Koepp
Synopsis: A successful author retreats to rural Connecticut after his divorce, only to find himself stalked by a mysterious stranger who accuses the writer of stealing a story from him. Based upon Stephen King's "Secret Window, Secret Garden." (Columbia)
Runtime: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence/terror, sexual content and language.
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

 

Seed of Chucky (2004)
Starring: Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly
Director: Don Mancini
Synopsis: Killer dolls Chucky and Tiffany have taken the plunge: They now have a child and must face the challenge of raising him up right—to become a threat to humanity!
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong horror violence/gore, sexual content and language.
Genres: Comedy, Horror

 

Seinfeld (Season's 1 - 3) (1989)(8 DVD Set)
Season 1 - D1
Season 2 - D2, D3, D4
Season 3 - D1, D2, D3, D4

Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander
Directors: Tom Cherones, Andy Ackerman
Synopsis: Award-winning, extremely popular sitcom centers around a New York stand-up comedian and his group of eccentric friends. Aired from 1989 to 1998 on NBC.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Comedy, TV show

 

Seventh Seal ;The (1956)
Starring: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Synopsis: Philosophically incisive, lavishly photographed, starkly moving drama about a world-weary knight literally gaming with Death in plague-riddled medieval Sweden. Universally considered a masterpiece. Thought-provoking, engrossing cinema for art-house and drama fans.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Classic, Drama, Foreign
Country of Origin: Sweden
Language: Swedish

 

Shark Tale (2004)
Starring: Will Smith, Robert De Niro
Directors: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson
Synopsis: This computer-animated adventure centers around a young fish named Oscar who claims to have killed a shark, not knowing that it was the son of the undersea shark-mafia boss. (DreamWorks)
MPAA Rating: PG - for rude humor, mild language, and mild violence.
Genres: Animation, Family

 

Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
Director: Edgar Wright
Synopsis: Described as a romantic zombie comedy, Shaun of the Dead centers around a young man whose only goal in life is to hang out in his local pub. That changes when he is challenged to win back his girlfriend's heart—as well as fight the hordes of zombies who mysteriously start taking over his beloved North London neighborhood. (Universal)
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for for zombie violence/gore and language.
Genres: Comedy, Foreign, Horror
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

Shawshank Redemption ;The (1994)
Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
Director: Frank Darabont
Synopsis: Low-key, powerful drama examining the unfolding relationship between two jailed prisoners. A hit with drama fans. Even those who don't typically like prison tales applaud its moving characterizations, emotional depth.
Runtime: 142 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Drama

 

Shelter Island (2003)
Starring: Ally Sheedy, Patsy Kensit
Director: Geoffrey Schaaf
Synopsis: Two women vacation on a remote island and find themselves trapped when a stranger starts terrorizing them.
Runtime: 83 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sexual content/nudity, violence and language.
Genres: Mystery, Suspense

 

Showgirls (1995)
Starring: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Synopsis: A naive young woman learns the ropes in a topless nightclub when the club's star attraction takes the girl under her wing. In a sneaky turn of events, the new dancer schemes to topple the star from her position on stage and in the owner's bed.
Runtime: 131 minutes
MPAA Rating: NC-17 - for nudity and erotic sexuality throughout, and for some graphic language and sexual violence.
Genres: Comedy, Cult, Drama, Erotica

 

Shrek 2 (2004)
Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy
Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury
Synopsis: Sequel to the family favorite sees Shrek and his newlywed bride Princess Fiona return to her parents' kingdom for a post-wedding celebration. However, back home, not everyone's happy when they find out that she is married to an ogre. (DreamWorks)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family, Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Sid & Nancy (1986)
Starring: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb
Director: Alex Cox
Synopsis: British punk rocker Sid Vicious and American groupie Nancy Spungen spiral toward drug-induced self-destruction in the 1970s.
Runtime: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Classic, Cult, Drama, Indie, Music, Romance
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

Sideways (2004)
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church
Director: Alexander Payne
Synopsis: A recently divorced writer and serious oenophile takes his soon-to-be-wed friend on a wine-tasting trip in California, but the friend, a bit of a shallow doofus, is more interested in scoring with a woman one last time before his impending nuptials.
Runtime: 123 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language, some strong sexual content and nudity.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Indie

 

Signs (2002)
Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Synopsis: Eerie sci-fi thriller about a Pennsylvania farmer who discovers a crop circle in his fields and regains his religious faith after learning their true, terrible meaning. (Buena Vista/Touchstone)
Runtime: 106 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some frightening moments
Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Silent Warnings (2003)
Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Billy Zane
Director: Christian McIntire
Synopsis: A group of teenagers from a small Oregon town discover mysterious crop circles and soon after find out the horrible truth behind it.
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and some sexuality.
Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller

 

Simpsons: The Complete First Season ;The (1990)
Starring: Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta
Synopsis: This 3-DVD set contains the episodes: "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bart the General," "Moaning Lisa," "The Telltale Head," "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," "Bart the Genius," "There's No Disgrace Like Home," "Call of the Simpsons," "Homer's Night Out," "Life on the Fast Lane," "Krusty Gets Busted," "Some Enchanted Evening," and "Crepes of Wrath."
Runtime: 394 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Animation, Comedy, TV show

 

Simpsons: The Complete Second Season ;The (1991)
Starring: Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta
Synopsis: Four-DVD set contains all the episodes from the classic show's second season and extras including commentaries, interviews, videos, commercials and more. Complete episode list: "Bart Gets an F," "Simpson and Delilah," "Treehouse of Horror," "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish," "Dancin' Homer," "Dead Putting Society," "Bart vs. Thanksgiving," "Bart the Daredevil," "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge," "Bart Gets Hit by a Car," "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Bluefish," "The Way We Was," "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment," "Principal Charming," "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?," "Bart's Dog Gets an F," "Old Money," "Brush with Greatness," "Lisa's Substitute," "The War of the Simpsons," "Three Men and a Comic Book," and "Blood Feud."
Runtime: 400 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Animation, Comedy, TV show

 

Simpsons: The Complete Third Season ;The (1992)
Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner
Synopsis: This 4-DVD set contains the following episodes: "When Flanders Failed," "Stark Raving Dad," "Mr. Lisa goes to Washington," "Treehouse of Terror II," "Bart the Murderer," "Homer Defined," "Like Father, Like Clown," "Lisa's Pony," "Saturday's of Thunder," "Flaming Moe's," "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk," "I Married Marge," "Radio Bart," "Lisa the Greek," "Homer at the Bat," "Homer Alone," "Separate Vocations," "Bart the Lover," "Dog of Death," "Colonel Homer," "Black Widower," "The Otto Show," "Bart's Friend falls in Love," and "Brother can you Spare Two Dimes."
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Animation, Cult, TV show

 

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Directors: Tim Johnson, Patrick Gilmore
Synopsis: Arabian sailor Sinbad encounters Eris, the Greek goddess of chaos, who frames him for a crime he didn't commit. He must battle terrifying monsters in order to prove his innocence. (Dreamworks)
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for adventure action, some mild sensuality and brief language.
Genres: Animation, Family, Kids

 

Sin City (2005)
Starring: Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis
Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Synopsis: A collection of intertwining stories about the residents of a crime-infested metropolis. Based on the graphic novels by Frank Miller.
Runtime: 126 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sustained strong stylized violence, nudity and sexual content including dialogue.
Genres: Action, Drama, Noir, Suspense

 

Skulls ;The (2000)
Starring: Joshua Jackson, Craig T. Nelson
Director: Rob Cohen
Synopsis: Youth-targeted thriller about up-and-coming Ivy League student joining secret society in order to further his chances of success only to discover it's one deadly fraternity.
Runtime: 120 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Suspense

 

Skulls II ;The (2002)
Starring: Robin Dunne, Aaron Ashmore
Director: Joe Chappelle
Synopsis: Sequel to The Skulls was far less successful than the original.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - For brief nudity.
Genre: Suspense

 

Skulls III ;The (2003)
Starring: Clare Kramer, Bryce Johnson
Director: J. Miles Dale
Synopsis: The blackmailing, lying, and conspiring continues as the first female student is admitted to the secret society known as "The Skulls."
Runtime: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence.
Genres: Suspense, Thriller

 

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
Director: Kerry Conran
Synopsis: A reporter investigates the mysterious disappearance of the world's best scientists. Together with aviator Captain Joseph Sullivan, a.k.a. Sky Captain, and his crew, she embarks on a quest that leads them to a crazy scientist who is bent on world domination. (Paramount)
Runtime: 107 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for sequences of stylized sci-fi violence and brief mild language.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Country of Origin: United Kingdom, USA

 

Slayer: War At The Warfeild (2003)
Starring: Slayer
Producer:

Synopsis:
Slayer stands as one of the most respected and influential speed metal bands of the '80s. Slayer: War at the Warfield features the band ripping through a selection of tunes from what was at the time their newest album God Hates Us All. In addition to the newer material, the band delivers fan favorites like "Dead Skin Mask," "South of Heaven," and "Angel of Death." In addition to the almost two-dozen songs performed live, the promotional video for "Bloodline is included as well as a documentary on their loyal fan base.

 

Sneakers (1992)
Starring: Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Synopsis: An offbeat, high-tech security team is blackmailed by government agents into a dangerous mission to steal valuable information from an underworld corporation.
Runtime: 126 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genres: Action, Mystery, Suspense

 

Sling Blade (1996)
Starring: Dwight Yoakam, Billy Bob Thornton
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Synopsis: Often dark character study about mentally impaired man's friendship with troubled boy. Bittersweet film thrills fans of thought-provoking dramas seeking moving, vivid characterizations, evocative atmospherics, good vs. evil morality tale.
Runtime: 135 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Drama, Indie

 

Saturday Night Live: Best of Tracy Morgan (2004)
Starring: Tracy Morgan
Genres: Comedy

 

Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton
Director: Nancy Meyers
Synopsis: In this comedy an aged music industry exec suffers a heart attack while visiting the East Hampton beach home of his girlfriend's attractive mother. Left in the care of his young doctor, the two men soon find themselves competing for mom's attention to madcap results. (Columbia)
Runtime: 133 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content, brief nudity and strong language.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Sorority Boys (2002)
Starring: Harland Williams, Michael Rosenbaum
Director: Wallace Wolodarsky
Synopsis: Lowbrow college comedy about a trio of down-and-out lotharios who pose as women for the low-cost housing at a sorority, but stay there for the opportunity to watch shapely coeds prance around half-naked. (Disney/Touchstone)
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - Crude sexual content, nudity, strong language and some drug use
Genre: Comedy

 

Soul Plane (2004)
Starring: Method Man, Tom Arnold
Director: Jessy Terrero
Synopsis: After suing an airline and being awarded a huge settlement, Nashawn starts his own airline—NWA, the first all-black airline, complete with bathroom attendant, sexy stewardesses, and an onboard dance club. (MGM)
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sexual content, language and some drug use.
Genre: Comedy

 

South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999)
Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Directors: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Synopsis: An R-rated movie inspires war with Canada in raunchy big-screen debut of popular animated comedy series. Pleases series fans, political junkies with sharp satire aimed at American self-righteousness, though crude, scatological humor will offend many.
Runtime: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Animation, Comedy

 

South Park DVD Collection: The Complete First Season (1997)
Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Directors: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Synopsis: Three-DVD collection includes episodes "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe," "Weight Gain 4000," "Volcano," "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boatride," "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig," "Death," "Pinkeye," "Damien," "Starvin' Marvin," "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo," "Tom's Rhinoplasty," "Mecha Streisand," and "Cartman's Mom Is a Dirty Slut." Two Christmas music videos are also on the plate.
Runtime: 280 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Animation, Comedy

 

South Park DVD Collection: The Complete Second Season (1998)
Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Directors: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Synopsis: Season 2 of the popular Comedy Central Show includes the following 18 episodes: "Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus," "Cartman’s Mom is Still a Dirty Slut," "Chickenlover," "Ike’s Wee Wee," "Conjoined Fetus Lady," "The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka," "City on the Edge of Forever," "Summer Sucks," "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls," "Chickenpox," "Roger Ebert Should Lay off the Fatty Foods," "Clubhouses," "Cow Days," "Chef Aid," "Spookyfish," "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson," "Gnomes" and "Prehistoric Ice Man."
Runtime: 325 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Animation, Comedy

 

Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst
Director: Sam Raimi
Synopsis: The friendly superhero next door returns, despite suffering from an identity crisis, to protect New York City from the wrath of a mad scientist who calls himself Doctor Octopus.
Runtime: 127 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for stylized action violence.
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (2004)
Starring: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke
Directors: Sherm Cohen, Stephen Hillenburg
Synopsis: The first big-screen adaptation of the popular TV-show sees SpongeBob leave his beloved hometown of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown. He's joined on the adventure by his numb-nuts best friend, Patrick.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for some mild crude humor.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Cult, Family, Kids

 

SpongeBob Squarepants: Tide and Seek (2003)
Starring: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass
Directors: Jay Lender, Paul Tibbett
Synopsis: SpongeBob and his weirdo friends are back with a new compilation of ten episodes: "Mermaidman and Barnacleboy III," "Big Pink Loser," "Opposite Day," "Squirrel Jokes," "Rock-A-Bye Bivalve," "Dumped," "Bossy Boots," "The Bully," "Sleepy Time," and "Squidsville."
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Animation, Cult, Kids, TV show

 

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Synopsis: Imaginative sequel to wildly popular kids' film sees its two pint-sized spies embark on another top-secret mission. This time they're trying to beat another pair of grade-school-age agents to a remote island overrun by genetically altered creatures. (Miramax/Dimension)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for action sequences and brief rude humor
Genres: Action, Comedy, Kids

 

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
Starring: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Synopsis: Third installment of the popular kid-agents series lets our under-age spies, Carmen and Juni, travel into the third dimension to battle crazy villain Toymaker. (Miramax)
Runtime: 89 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for action sequences and peril.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Family, Kids

 

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004)
Starring: Richard Burgi, Colleen Porch
Director: Phil Tippett
Synopsis: A squadron of troopers are stranded on an abandoned, bug-infested planet. Before long, the giant insects are all over them.
Runtime: 91 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, sexual content and brief language.
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Director: Todd Phillips
Synopsis: Big-screen adaptation of the popular TV-show from 1975, serves as a prequel to the series in which Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson and Dave Starsky team up to solve their first big case. (WB)
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for drug content, sexual situations, partial nudity, language and some violence.
Genres: Action, Comedy

 

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner
Director: Stuart Baird
Synopsis: Slow-moving tenth feature film in the Trek franchise follows the crew of the Enterprise-E to the Romulan sister planet of Remus, where Jean-Luc Picard meets a villainous look-alike with a personal vendetta against the captain — and all of humanity. (Paramount)
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sci-fi action violence and peril and a scene of sexual content.
Genres: Action, Cult, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor
Director: George Lucas
Synopsis: Effects-soaked space saga about Jedi Knights uncovering galactic plot, meeting gifted boy with an uncertain future.... Despite disappointing dialogue and a preteen-packaged plot, the rousing action, stunning effects will have sci-fi fans feeling The Force.
Runtime: 133 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Star Wars Trilogy (DVD) (2004)
Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill
Directors: George Lucas, Irvin Kershner
Synopsis: For the first time ever on DVD—the original three parts of the legendary Star Wars series. Includes: Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi.
Runtime: 410 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Classic, Cult, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Stealing Harvard (2002)
Starring: Jason Lee, Tom Green
Director: Bruce McCulloch
Synopsis: How far will people go to pay for higher education? This comedy answers that question by following a normally law-abiding citizen who goes on a crime spree to pay for his niece's tuition at Harvard. (SONY/Columbia)
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude and sexual humor, language and drug references
Genre: Comedy

 

Stepford Wives ;The (2004)
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick
Director: Frank Oz
Synopsis: Joanna and her husband Walter move to the upper-class neighborhood of Stepford, CT, where they soon suspect something strange and artificial about their female neighbors. (Paramount)
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content, thematic material & language.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller

 

Step In Liquid (2003)
Starring: Jim Knost, Alex Knost, Dan Malloy
Director: Dana Brown
Synopsis:
Second generation surfing documentarian Dana Brown (son to Bruce Brown, who directed The Endless Summer 2) strikes out with his own original piece of filmmaking with his 2003 ode to the world's surfing enthusiasts entitled Step Into Liquid. Part travelogue, and part attempt to redefine surfing's image, Brown travels to some of the ordinary surfing locales -- such as Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States -- as well as some rather unexpected ones, including the west coast of Wisconsin on Lake Michigan to Easter Island to a secular surfing school in Ireland. While in these diverse locations, Brown interviews the numerous souls whose lives have been taken over by the lure of surfing, ranging from seasoned professionals to casual hobbyists, in an attempt to dispel the myth of surfers being perpetually stoned slackers.
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Documentary, Special Interest, Sports & Fitness

 

Steve-O : Don't Try This At Home (2001) (2 Disc's)
Starring:
Steve-O, Johnny Knoxville
Synopsis:
One of the irrepressible mischief-makers who star in MTV's prank hit "Jackass," Steve-O branches out on his own here for more hilariously immature, often dangerous stunts. Kids should take the title "Don't Try This at Home" to heart, because these over-the-top pranks include such horrifying antics as eating rat kebabs, setting oneself on fire and licking male armpits!
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy

 

Steve-O : Out On Bail (2003) (2 Disc's)
Starring:
Steve-O
Synopsis:
Who knows why Steve-O, a featured player on MTV's gross-out show "Jackass," would want to indulge in so many wacky and weird stunts? In real life, it's all in good fun, of course, until someone gets hurt -- but with Steve-O, that rule doesn't seem to apply. Fresh from his arrest and out on bail, Steve-O serves up the usual hilariously senseless hijinks -- including those that led to his detention -- at a dozen locales.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy

 

Storm of the Century (1999) (2 Disc's)
Starring: Timothy Daly, Colm Feore
Director: Craig R. Baxley
Synopsis: Made-for-TV miniseries from Stephen King about fearsome stranger terrorizing small Maine town. Some pundits found this too long, but King's devotees, fans of chilling horror tales find much to enjoy.
Runtime: 300 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Horror

 

Stranded (2002)
Starring:
Joaquim de Almeida, Vincent Gallo, Maria de Medeiros
Synopsis:
An international party of astronauts crash lands on Mars. Bummer. Since rescue is, oh, 26 months away, and they only have air, food, and water for a few days, the astronauts must come to grips with the idea of dying slow and painful deaths.
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action

 

Stuck on You (2003)
Starring: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear
Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Synopsis: Siamese twins Bob and Walt's relationship is tested when Walt convinces his brother to move to L.A. to pursue an acting career. They land a gig on Cher's TV show and are launched into fame and fortune, but the success soon looks like it could drive them apart. (Fox)
Runtime: 128 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude and sexual humor, and some language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) (2002)
Starring: Mai Hosho, Takashi Nomura, Yoko Kamon
Director:
Shion Sono
Synopsis:
After 54 schoolgirls simultaneously jump in front of a train at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, the city is plagued with "suicide clubs"--groups of teens who get together in order to kill themselves. The police have little luck in deciphering the goings on, but they do keep finding a ribbon composed of bits of skin from all the previous suicides at the scene of each new death scene. They are also aided by a mysterious hacker who continually tallies the deaths on a bizarre website. But do the deaths have a connection to the all-girl pop group "Desert?" This unusual Japanese film collects elements of the horror, satire, and crime genres for a one-of-a-kind cinematic brew.
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror

 

Sum of All Fears ;The (2002)
Starring: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Synopsis: International thriller about a greenhorn CIA agent who stumbles upon everyone's nightmare—a major terrorist attack with a full-fledged nuclear weapon. Now he must get to the truth before it's too late. Loosely based on the Tom Clancy novel. (Paramount)
Runtime: 118 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - violence, disaster images and brief strong language
Genres: Action, Suspense

 

Super Size Me (2004)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Synopsis: A critical look behind America's obsession with fast food and its consequences. Over the course of 30 days, director Morgan Spurlock visited McDonald's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to document how this lifestyle affected his body and health.
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Documentary, Indie

 

Superstar (1999)
Starring: Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell
Director: Bruce McCulloch
Synopsis: Catholic schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher pines for love and stardom in latest Saturday Night Live skit-turned-movie. Contains some funny moments, but uneven comedy disappoints all but the most die-hard SNL fans.
Runtime: 82 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

 

Surge ;The (2002)
Starring: Alice Frank, Matthew Scollon
Director: S. Lee Taylor
Synopsis: Four outcast teens find themselves gifted with paranormal abilities after encountering a mystical stone they find deep in the woods. These powers, first seen as a gift, soon become a curse.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Horror

 

Suspect Zero (2004)
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Aaron Eckhart
Director: E. Elias Merhige
Synopsis: A federal agent is called in to investigate the case of a murdered serial killer. The trail eventually leads him to a former FBI agent, who is hunting down serial killers on his own. (Paramount)
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violent content, language and some nudity.
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

 

S.W.A.T. (2003)
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell
Director: Clark Johnson
Synopsis: Based on the shortlived '70s TV series of the same name, the movie profiles a veteran S.W.A.T. officer and his team as they protect a high-profile criminal. (Sony/Columbia)
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for violence, language and sexual references.
Genres: Action, Thriller

 

Swimming Pool (2003)
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier
Director: Francois Ozon
Synopsis: A British novelist is vacationing in her publisher's remote summer home in Southern France, when she gets a surprise visit from his mysterious and unrestrained daughter. (Focus)
Runtime: 102 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Thriller
Country of Origin: France

 

Swingers (1996)
Starring: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn
Director: Doug Liman
Synopsis: Endearing, offbeat ensemble comedy about 20-something actors bouncing through LA's hip nightlife. With its realistic dialogue rich in pop-culture references and cast camaraderie, this pleases under-40 art-house devotees seeking insightful chuckles.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Indie

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Taken (2002) (5 Disc's)
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Andrew Jackson
Directors: Breck Eisner, Bryan Spicer
Synopsis: Steven Spielberg-produced epic mini-TV series chronicling 50 years of habitual abduction over several generations of three American families.
Runtime: 999 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, TV show

 

Taking Lives (2004)
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke
Director: D.J. Caruso
Synopsis: A female FBI profiler is assigned to track down a serial killer who has spent the past twenty years taking on the identities of his victims. (WB)
Runtime: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence including disturbing images, language and some sexuality.
Genres: Action, Suspense, Thriller

 

Taxi (2004)
Starring: Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon
Director: Tim Story
Synopsis: A young detective recruits a mouthy cab driver, famous for her driving abilities, in order to catch a gang of female super-model bank robbers.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language, sensuality and brief violence.
Genres: Action, Comedy
Country of Origin: France, USA

 

Taxi Driver (1976)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster
Director: Martin Scorsese
Synopsis: Gritty, violent, visceral tale of cabbie lashing out against N.Y.C. underbelly. Considered brilliant by some critics, too disturbing by others. Compulsory for fans of ferociously acted, disquieting urban character portraits.
Runtime: 114 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Classic, Cult, Drama, Mystery, Noir, Suspense

 

Terminal ;The (2004)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Director: Steven Spielberg
Synopsis: An immigrant fleeing from the cruel war that ravages his tiny Eastern European homeland, finds himself stuck in the terminal of a NYC airport, when the time of his arrival coincides with the point at which the war erases his country from the map. As a man with no home or valid papers, he takes up residence in the terminal itself, where he befriends the airport staff and falls in love with a flight attendant. (DreamWorks)
Runtime: 128 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for brief language and drug references.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

 

Terminator ;The (1984)
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn
Director: James Cameron
Synopsis: Pulse-pounding, violent thriller about a soldier from the future returning to the present to prevent a hulking cyborg assassin from fulfilling his mission. Offers frenetic pacing and non-stop excitement for action and science fiction fans.
Runtime: 107 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Cult, Noir, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton
Director: James Cameron
Synopsis: Turbo-charged sci-fi/action blow-out sequel features cyborg from future protecting a young boy. With its bigger-budgeted feel, innovative, dazzling effects, and relentless pacing, this is a modern action classic.
Runtime: 135 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sci-fi action and violence, and for language.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Synopsis: Third installment in the sci-fi/action series sees a newer, deadlier Terminator sent back into modern times. However, its mission isn't to kill future human rebel leader John Connor — it's to seed modern computers with artificial intelligence, spawning a race of killer cyborgs bent on exterminating humanity. (Warner Bros.)
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sci-fi violence and action, and for language and brief nudity.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Texas Chainsaw Massacre ;The (1974)
Starring: Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen
Director: Tobe Hooper
Synopsis: Tragedy mars a nice summer day when a bizarro chainsaw-carrying killer decides to go on a sick rampage in this darkly comic '70s thriller/horror picture. Based loosely on the acts of real-life freak show Ed Gein.
Runtime: 83 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Cult, Drama, Horror, Suspense

 

Texas Chainsaw Massacre ;The (2003)
Starring: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker
Director: Marcus Nispel
Synopsis: Remake of the 1974 cult-classic about a bunch of teenagers stranded in rural Texas, where they are hunted down and butchered by a family of cannibals. (New Line)
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong horror violence/gore, language and drug content.
Genre: Horror

 

There's Something About Mary (1998)
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller
Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Synopsis: Complications ensue when man reconnects with former high school crush in gleefully tasteless comedy. Must-see for fans of lowbrow, outrageous humor for its side-splitting gags, manic energy, hilarious ensemble performances.
Runtime: 118 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Thirteen (2003)
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Synopsis: Bleak indie-drama about a thirteen-year-old girl's strained relationship with her mother, which is further put to the test when she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend. (Fox Searchlight)
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for drug use, self-destructive violence, language and sexuality - all involving young teens.
Genres: Drama, Indie

 

Thirteenth Floor ;The (1999)
Starring: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol
Director: Josef Rusnak
Synopsis: Dark sci-fi thriller involves man discovering his boss murdered upon return from virtual world they created together. Stunning effects, thought-provoking storyline compensates genre fans for sometimes-silly plot-twists, unsatisfying finale.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller

 

Timeline (2003)
Starring: Paul Walker, Billy Connolly
Director: Richard Donner
Synopsis: Time-travel adventure about a group of modern-day students who travel back to 1357 France to save their history professor. On the way, the encounter such inconveniences as bloodthirsty knights, the bubonic plague, and a full-fledged war. Based on the Michael Crichton bestseller. (Paramount)
Runtime: 116 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for intense battle sequences and brief language.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Time Bandits (1981)
Starring: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall
Director: Terry Gilliam
Synopsis: Imaginative time-travel adventure about a young British boy hopping through history with a band of bumbling dwarves. Full of innovative effects and zany comedy, this is a favorite of fans of offbeat, humorous fantasies.
Runtime: 110 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Genres: Action, Comedy, Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

Time Changer (2002)
Starring:
D David Morin, Gavin MacLeod, Hal Linden, Jennifer O'Neill
Director:
Rich Christiano

Synopsis:
The year is 1890 and bible professor Russell Carlisle has written a new manuscript, "The Changing Times." His book is about to receive a unanimous endorsement from the board members of the Grace Bible Seminary--until Dr. Norris Anderson raises an issue over a "difficulty" he has with something Carlisle has written. Dr. Anderson believes that what Carlisle has written could seriously affect the future of coming generations. Using a secret time machine, Anderson sends Carlisle more than 100 years into the future, offering him a glimpse of where his writing will lead.
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating:
PG
Genres:
Adaptation, Religion, Sci-Fi

 

Tomcats (2001)
Starring: Shannon Elizabeth, Jerry O'Connell
Director: Gregory Poirer
Synopsis: Romantic comedy about group of college buddies who make a collective bet — the last one of them to marry takes home a pot of cash. Years later, the pot has gotten rather large and one of the two remaining bachelors tries every underhanded trick he can think of to get the other to marry. (SONY)
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sexual content including dialogue, and for language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Total Recall (1990)
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Synopsis: Action-packed, blockbuster futuristic thriller about laborer who believes he's an interplanetary spy. Known for its stunning effects, heart-pumping suspense, and multiple plot twists. Greatly enjoyed by sci-fi, action, thriller fans.
Runtime: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense

 

Trainspotting (1996)
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle
Director: Danny Boyle
Synopsis: Irreverent, edgy art-house hit about Scottish heroin addict coming of age as he struggles to kick the habit. With its furious pace, dazzling cinematography, and outrageous humor, this will thrill fans of offbeat black comedy/dramas.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for graphic heroin use and resulting depravity, strong language, sex, nudity and some violence.
Genres: Comedy, Cult, Drama

 

Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Starring: Judd Nelson, Orson Welles
Director: Nelson Shin
Synopsis: Toy-based sci-fi/adventure about robot factions' interplanetary battle.The heavy metal soundtrack, TV series-referencing plot will annoy or baffle most viewers, but fans of the toy line consider this a cult classic.
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Action, Animation, Cult, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Triggermen (2002)
Starring: Pete Postlethwaite, Donnie Wahlberg
Director: John Bradshaw
Synopsis: Terry and Tommy are hit men hired to kill a prominent mob boss. But when their payment for the job is stolen by a couple of small-time crooks, it starts a chain reaction riddled with mistaken identities, botched jobs and crazy mishaps.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language and some violence.
Genres: Comedy, Suspense
Country of Origin: Canada, USA

 

Troy (2004)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Synopsis: Brad Pitt plays Achilles and Orlando Bloom is Paris in this retelling of the oft-told story of the long, bloody Trojan War, which started with the abduction of the beautiful Helen and featured the first armored vehicle, the Trojan Horse. (WB)
Runtime: 164 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity.
Genres: Action, Drama, War

 

Truth About Charlie ;The (2002)
Starring: Thandie Newton, Mark Wahlberg
Director: Jonathan Demme
Synopsis: Comic, romantic thriller about a Parisian trophy wife who goes to ask her husband for a divorce … but finds him dead and his bank accounts empty. The plot thickens when a handsome stranger shows up and tells her the money was actually his. Then things get really complicated. A remake of the 1963 classic thriller Charade. (Universal)
Runtime: 104 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for some violence and sexual content/nudity
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Suspense

 

Tuck Everlasting (2002)
Starring: Jonathan Jackson, Alexis Bledel
Director: Jay Russell
Synopsis: Victorian-era magical romance about a young woman who, chafing under the yoke of her strict parents, rebels by falling in love with a handsome stranger with a fantastic secret. Based on the award-winning novel by Natalie Babbitt. (Disney/Buena Vista)
Runtime: 88 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - for some violence
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Twelve Chairs ;The (1970)
Starring: Ron Moody, Frank Langella
Director: Mel Brooks
Synopsis: Lesser-known Mel Brooks comedy about the madcap search for a chair stuffed with jewels. Excellent direction, hilarious performances, more restraint than his later efforts make this one of Brooks' best.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Comedy, Cult

 

Twisted (2004)
Starring: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson
Director: Philip Kaufman
Synopsis: A police officer who is investigating a murder finds herself at the center of the investigation when all of her past lovers start dying. (Paramount)
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence, language and sexuality.
Genres: Suspense, Thriller

 

Type O Negative - After Dark (2000)
Starring: Type O Negative
Synopsis:
This release contains seven videos from the metal band Type O Negative. The clips on this video include "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)", "Christian Woman", "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend", and "Love You to Death". The DVD release of this collection offers commentary tracks recorded by the band.
Runtime: 75 minutes
Genres: Music, Performance

 

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Ultimate X (2002)
Starring: Bob Burnquist, Cory Nastazio
Director: Bruce Hendricks
Synopsis: Extreme-sports video looks at the 2001 X Games in Philadelphia. Featured sports include skateboarding, biking, motorcross, and the ever-popular land luge.
Runtime: 47 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG - For daredevil sports action and mild language.
Genres: Documentary, Sports

 

Underworld (2003)
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman
Director: Len Wiseman
Synopsis: Vampires and werewolves are fighting each other in a war that started many centuries ago. The balance of power is disturbed when one peace-loving werewolf falls in love with a female vampire warrior. (Screen Gems)
Runtime: 121 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence/gore and some language.
Genres: Action, Horror, Romance

 

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Starring: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova
Director: Audrey Wells
Synopsis: After a recent divorce, a 35-year-old San Francisco writer decides to take a break in the Tuscan countryside—and buy a villa in the process. While rebuilding her new home and learning how to live abroad, she finds the fulfillment she had been searching for in life. (Touchstone)
Runtime: 113 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content and language.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

 

Unfaithful (2002)
Starring: Richard Gere, Diane Lane
Director: Adrian Lyne
Synopsis: Erotic thriller about a successful suburban New York couple whose marriage hits the skids when the wife has extramarital affair with deadly consequences. (20th Century Fox)
Runtime: 121 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - sexuality, language and a scene of violence
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Suspense

 

Unstoppable (2004)
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Mark Sheppard
Director: David Carson
Synopsis: A former Special Ops agent who is mistaken for a wanted CIA agent is captured by the government and given mind-controlling drugs. When he manages to escape, he sees his chance to prove his innocence, but also has to find an antidote.
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for violence and language.
Genre: Action

 

Uptown Girls (2003)
Starring: Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning
Director: Boaz Yakin
Synopsis: When a spoiled, freewheeling daughter of a celebrity runs out of money and is forced to get a job, she becomes the nanny to a precocious eight-year-old girl who grew up with too many nannies and too little stability or love. The two loners soon discover how similar they are, and each finds a friend in the other. (MGM)
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content and language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Urban Legend (1998)
Starring: Rebecca Gayheart, Alicia Witt
Director: Jamie Blanks
Synopsis: Contrived-but-clever horror film about college campus plagued by murderous wave of urban folktales coming true. Post-Scream sensibilities, attractive cast help along twisting plotline. Should keep horror hounds confused, amused, and scared.
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Horror

 

Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Starring: Joey Lawrence, Jennifer Morrison
Director: John Ottman
Synopsis: Sequel to immensely popular teen thriller follows another batch of photogenic aspiring filmmakers who are murderously competing for their school's top prize.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Horror, Suspense

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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz
Director: Cameron Crowe
Synopsis: Puzzle movie about a narcissistic magazine editor who, after a horrific car accident, has trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy. Is he horribly disfigured and charged with murder, or has he recovered and fallen in love?
Runtime: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sexuality and strong language.
Genres: Drama, Romance

 

Van Helsing (2004)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale
Director: Stephen Sommers
Synopsis: Famed monster-hunter Dr. Abraham Van Helsing embarks on a trip to Eastern Europe to fight Count Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein's Monster. That's three more bad guys than most of us would touch with a 10-foot stake or garlic necklace. (Universal)
Runtime: 132 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for nonstop creature action violence and frightening images, and for sensuality.
Genres: Action, Horror
Country of Origin: Czech Republic, USA
Language: English, Latin

 

View from the Top (2003)
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Mike Myers
Director: Bruno Barreto
Synopsis: Breezy comedy about a trailer-park princess whose fantasies of world travel and meeting rich people lead her to train for her dream job — being a flight attendant! (Miramax)
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for language/sexual references.
Genre: Comedy

 

Village ;The (2004)
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, William Hurt
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Synopsis: Set in rural Pennsylvania in 1897, the citizens of the small village of Covington are surrounded by a forest that is inhabited by a race of "mythical creatures."
Runtime: 120 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for a scene of violence and frightening situations.
Genres: Horror, Suspense, Thriller

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Wag the Dog (1997)
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro
Director: Barry Levinson
Synopsis: A Washington spin doctor and a Hollywood film producer join forces to create a media event to deflect attention from a White House scandal.
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for language.
Genres: Comedy, Drama

 

Walking Tall (2004)
Starring: The Rock, Johnny Knoxville
Director: Kevin Bray
Synopsis: A retired soldier returns to his hometown and discovers that the once prosperous town is overrun with crime and violence. After learning that his old high school rival is behind the crime ring, he decides to crack down on the violence by becoming sheriff of the small community. (MGM)
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sequences of intense violence, sexual content, drug material and language.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama

 

Wash ;The (2001)
Starring: Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg
Director: DJ Pooh
Synopsis: Two squabbling South Central Los Angelenos (Dre and Dogg) have to cope with living together and working at the worst car wash in the 'hood. (Lions Gate)
Runtime: 93 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

Whale Rider (2003)
Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene
Director: Niki Caro
Synopsis: Destined to be the new leader of a Maori tribe, a young girl struggles to prove herself in her male-dominated community. (Newmarket)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for brief language and a momentary drug reference.
Genres: Drama, Foreign
Country of Origin: New Zealand

 

Whipped (2000)
Starring: Amanda Peet, Brian Van Holt
Director: Peter Cohen
Synopsis: Risqué sex comedy about pack of former college buddies who come together each week to brag about their various sexual exploits. One day, they make a startling discovery — they're all sleeping with the same woman!
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy

 

White Chicks (2004)
Starring: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Synopsis: Two African-American FBI detectives try to prevent the kidnapping of two wealthy sisters. Determined to catch the crooks, they decide to use themselves as bait, wearing lots of pale makeup and dresses. (Columbia)
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug content.
Genre: Comedy

 

Who's Your Daddy (2003)
Starring: Colleen Camp, Brandon Davis
Director: Andy Fickman
Synopsis: A high school senior learns that he is the inherited heir to a porn empire. Dropped into a bitter power struggle, his new flock of beautiful co-workers come to his aid.
Runtime: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sexual content, crude humor and language.
Genre: Comedy

 

Wild Strawberries (1957)
Starring: Victor Sjostrom, Ingrid Thulin
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Synopsis: An aging professor looks back on his life in this emotional, thought-provoking masterpiece, told mostly through an innovative use of dreams and flashbacks. One of Bergman's finest films.
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres: Classic, Drama, Foreign
Country of Origin: Sweden
Language: Swedish

 

Wild Things 2 (2004)
Starring: Susan Ward, Leila Arcieri
Director: Jack Perez
Synopsis: Two high school girls orchestrate a murderous plan to win an inheritance, but find themselves embroiled in a deadly whirlpool of blackmail and sex with a sleazy insurance investigator.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong sexuality, language and violence.
Genres: Drama, Erotica, Thriller

 

Willard (2003)
Starring: Crispin Glover, Jackie Burroughs
Director: Glen Morgan
Synopsis: Bizarre horror thriller about a disaffected eccentric who uses his friendship with a pack of rats to get his revenge on his nasty boss.
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for terror/violence, some sexual content and language.
Genre: Horror

 

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson
Director: Mel Stuart
Synopsis: Children learn perils of greed when they visit eccentric candy factory in this offbeat musical. Delightful score, gorgeous visuals, Wilder's deliciously off-kilter performance, plus darkly clever story entertain children/parents alike.
Runtime: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Classic, Cult, Kids, Music, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
Starring: Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel
Director: Robert Luketic
Synopsis: In order to promote his new movie, hot young actor Tad participates in a "Win a Date" contest with a fan. When he sees the picture of the winner, a grocery store clerk from West Virginia, he falls instantly in love with her. But an unexpected love triangle forms when her best friend and co-worker also tries to win her heart. (Dreamworks)
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sexual content, some drug references and language.
Genres: Comedy, Romance

 

Windtalkers (2002)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach
Director: John Woo
Synopsis: Gritty WWII drama about a combat-traumatized marine sergeant assigned to protect a Navajo soldier whose language serves as America's most impenetrable code. However, said marine's primary orders are to "protect the code," even if that means killing the Navajo to stop him from falling into enemy hands. (MGM)
Runtime: 133 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - pervasive graphic war violence and for language
Genres: Action, Drama, War

 

Winter Break (2003)
Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Maggie Lawson
Director: Marni Banack
Synopsis: A group of 20-somethings take a year off after graduating from college and move into a house in the mountains to relax, ski and to fall in love with the local girls. This movie was originally known as Sheer Bliss.
Runtime: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for some sexual content.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Sports

 

Without a Paddle (2004)
Starring: Seth Green, Matthew Lillard
Director: Steven Brill
Synopsis: Three city-dwelling friends embark on a canoe trip in order to search for a lost treasure. Instead, the amateur-adventurers step from one mishap into another. (Paramount)
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for drug content, sexual material, language, crude humor and some violence.
Genres: Action, Comedy

 

Wonderland (2003)
Starring: Val Kilmer, Kate Bosworth
Director: James Cox
Synopsis: Downbeat drama based on the life of porn star John Holmes who was involved in a grissly 1981 quadruple homicide and the events that led to the tragedy. (Lions Gate)
Runtime: 99 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence/grisly images, pervasive drug use and language, some sexuality/nudity.
Genres: Drama, Indie

 

Wonder Woman (The Series) (1976)
Starring: Lynda Carter, Norman Burton
Directors: Jack Arnold, Ray Austin
Synopsis: Meet the United States' secret and most beautiful weapon in the fight against tyranny: Wonder Woman—a warrior princess, empowered by her sense of a woman's worth and by the mysterious substance Feminum that's found only on her remote native isle.
MPAA Rating:
Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, TV show

 

Woodsman ;The (2004)
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick
Director: Nicole Kassell
Synopsis: This controversial drama follows a convicted child abuser who attempts to rebuild his life upon his release from prison. He gets a job, makes a friend, and meets a woman, but his tendency toward deviant behavior is ever-present.
Runtime: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for sexuality, disturbing behavior and language.
Genre: Drama

 

Wrong Turn (2003)
Starring: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto
Director: Rob Schmidt
Synopsis: A group of teenagers find themselves lost in the West Virginia wilderness - and stalked by local cannibals who are disfigured through years of in-breeding. (Fox)
Runtime: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: R - for strong violence and gore, some language and drug use.
Genres: Action, Horror

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X2: X-Men United (2003)
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman
Director: Bryan Singer
Synopsis: Second sci-fi actioner based on Marvel Comics' most popular publication follows professor Charles Xavier and his band of "gifted" mutant superheroes through another harrowing time. Besides coping with new anti-mutant laws passed down by the government, they have to grapple with a paramilitary death squad and their old nemesis, Magneto, who isn't taking too well to captivity. (Fox)
Runtime: 135 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sci-fi action/violence, some sexuality and brief language.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

xXx: State of the Union (2005)
Starring: Ice Cube, Willem Dafoe
Director: Lee Tamahori
Synopsis: A new agent in the Triple X program is assigned to track down a dangerous military splinter group that's conspiring to overthrow the U.S. government.
Runtime: 94 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for sequences of intense action violence and some language.
Genre: Action

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Yellow Submarine (1968)
Starring: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
Director: George Dunning
Synopsis: Sixties hit puts the Beatles into animated fantasy, replete with memorable characters, pre-Monty Python wacky British humor. Colorful, delightful, classic-tunes-packed film pleases those seeking revisit to the "flower generation."
Runtime: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: G
Genres: Animation, Classic, Family, Kids, Music

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Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society: Boozed, Broozed & Broken-Boned (2003)
Starring: Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society
Synopsis:
Black Label Society performs a potent blend of hard rock and heavy metal on this DVD that's a must for fans! The boys rock the crowd to their very foundations in a concert recorded live in Detroit in September 2002. Songs include "Demise of Sanity," Graveyard Disciples," "Bleed for Me," "13 Years of Grief," "Stronger Than Death," "Spoke in the Wheel" and many more.
Genres: Music, Concert