Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant is the husband, a dashing ne’er-do-well with a penchant for the high life--and a bank account that’s strictly low-life.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Play Misty for Me

A popular DJ’s life and happiness are threatened when he rejects the advances of an infatuated, emotionally disturbed fan.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

When the daughter of well-to-do liberal parents plans to marry a black doctor, both families must sit down face to face and examine each other’s level of intolerance.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

American Graffiti

Four teenagers come of age in 1962 on the last summer night before they go off to college, jobs, or the army.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Working Girl

A young secretary in New York named Tess McGill has the brains, looks and charm to make it big. All she needs is the right haircut, clothes and job. The opportunity arises when her classy, seductive and treacherous boss breaks a leg skiing. Tess steps into her job, her apartment and her clothes, and all sorts of witty and romantic things follow!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Great Escape

A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war’s most daring escape.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

All the President's Men

The true story of how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the White House involvement in the Watergate break in.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Witches of Eastwick

The "witches" are three modern-day women yearning for Mr. Right in a quaint New England town. Wealthy Daryl Van Horne arrives in town and sets out to prove he’s a devil with the ladies.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pillow Talk

A romantic comedy in which a carefree bachelor and carefree career girl share a telephone party line. Mutual hostility develops without their ever having met. When they finally become acquainted attitudes begin to change.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Tells the story of Gandhi’s adult life, when he led an entire country to freedom, using non-violent methods.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Alien 3

Ripley’s ship crash lands on a prison planet and she must fight with them when another alien appears. But when she discovers she has one in her as well, she must struggle to kill the alien before it is too late.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina’s catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale.

Friday, December 19, 2008


A young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But Oliver is not content to be a thief for he knows that life holds great joys and true happiness cannot be stolen, but must be earned.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Takes place in the 1950’s America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist ’witch-hunts’. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Breaking Away

The Academy Award winning comedy about an idealistic young man and his friends and their pursuit to find jobs and a purpose to life in their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Adventures of Robin Hood

Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fight against tyranny.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Agent 007 takes on billionaire Auric Goldfinger, who plans to throw the world economy into a tailspin by contaminating the gold at Fort Knox with nuclear radiation.


When visitors from a distant galaxy return to earth on a secret mission, their other-worldly powers afford a group of senior citizens who had expected nothing more from life than bingo, shuffleboard, aches and pains, the chance to recapture their youth

Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The amazing journeys of Baron von Munchausen, who sets sail in a hot air balloon in search of his old comrades-at-arms with the object of saving a European city from the superior forces of a Turkish sultan.

For whom the bell tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Sunday, December 14, 2008


This story of a technological paradise suddenly turned nightmare is a genuine shocker. For $1,000 a day, vacationers can indulge whims at the "theme park" called Westworld where the gunhands and dance-hall girls are all robots programmed to serve the guests’ violent and lustful fantasies--until something goes wrong with their circuitry.

Pat and Mike

A woman athlete of enormous promise in the worlds of both tennis and golf is pursued by a shady promoter, who hopes to make her famous and make some money in the process.

Golden Compass

In a wondrous parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Ms. Coulter. With the help of Lord Asriel and a group of unlikely allies ready to stand at her side, Lyra embarks on an extraordinary quest that celebrates friendship and courage against all odds.

Birth of a Nation and the Civil War Films of D.W. Griffith

Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln’s assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

Addams Family Values

It’s love at first fright when Gomez and Morticia welcome a new addition to the Addams household: Pubert, their soft, cuddly, mustachioed baby boy. As Fester falls hard for voluptuous nanny Debbie Jilnsky, Wednesday and Pugsley discover she’s a black-widow murderess who plans to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands. The family’s future grows even bleaker when the no-good nanny marries Fester and has the kids shipped off to summer camp. But Wednesday still has a Thing or two up her sleeve.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

West Side Story

This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.

Paper Chase

A moving story of a first-year Harvard Law School student who comes to terms with his dreams in America’s most competitive school. Hart finds he must survive much more than the pressures, all-night cramming and insecurities he expected. He becomes fearful of a brilliant professor, who terrorizes some, inspires others and who easily seperates the men from the boys.


Godfather DVD Collection

Explores the history and influence of a U.S. Mafia family. Don Corleone, the family patriarch, tries to ensure that his sons will inherit his position and power over rival Mafioso factions.

Addams Family

When long-lost Uncle Fester reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, the other members of the off-beat Addams clan plan a great celebration, only to begin to suspect that he may not be who he claims to be.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Weather Extreme: Tornado

Immerse yourself in the fury of a devastiating Force-5 tornado as it demolishes downtown Dallas. Examine the impact of such incredible forces on crowded metropolitan areas. With dramatic footage from past disastrous storms, mesmerizing eyewitness accounts, and photo-realistic computer animation, you’ll get as close as you’ll ever want to be to Mother Nature’s rage.

Pan's Labyrinth

Set in 1944 Spain, against the backdrop of the anti-Franco guerrilla warfare. When young Ofelia and her mother go to live with her new stepfather on a rural military outpost, she finds herself in a world of unimaginable cruelty. Soon Ofelia finds the creatures of her imagination in which she used to escape have become a reality and she must battle them to save both her mother and herself. In the terrifying battle that ensues, Ofelia soon learns that innocence has a power that evil cannot imagine.

Glass Menagerie

A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter.


Adam's Rib

A husband and wife lawyer team clash when the wife defends a woman on trial for shooting her spouse. The lawyer-husband is the prosecutor.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Way We Were

The romance and marriage of opposites-- the love that binds them together and the differences that tear them apart. A love story from college to Hollywood in the thirties, forties, and fifties.

Palm Beach Story

A comedy of love and money, divorce and marriage, brothers and sisters.

Gimme Shelter

A documentary on the Rolling Stones’ 1969 tour of the United States, including a performance at Madison Square Garden and a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California where violence broke out between fans and Hell’s Angels who were providing security. Includes performances by Ike and Tina Turner, the Jefferson Airplane and the Flying Burrito Brothers. This special version also contains never-before-seen performances from the Madison Square Garden show, audio commentary by directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, excerpts from KSAN Radio’s Altamont wrap-up, an Altamont stills gallery featuring the work of photographers Bill Owens and Beth Sunflower, original and re-release theatrical trailers, plus trailers for Maysles films Grey gardens and Salesman, filmographies for Maysles Films and Charlotte Zwerin, and a restoration demonstration.


Absence of Malice

A businessman becomes the subject of a criminal investigation when a story about him is purposely "leaked" to an investigative reporter.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Way Down East

Melodrama about a young woman who is lured into a fake marriage, becomes pregnant and is abandoned. She moves to a small town and falls in love with a wealthy but humble man, but cannot escape her scandalous past.

Ox-Bow Incident

A cowboy is unable to prevent three wandering travelers from being unjustly lynched for murder.


When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

City Lights

A tramp wins the love of a blind flower girl and attempts to obtain money from a millionaire to help her regain her sight.

About Schmidt

Warren Schmidt is about the taste the not-so-sweet slice of life. When he retired, he and his wife, Helen, had big plans - but an unexpected twist changes everything. Now, all of Schmidt’s attention is focused on his daughter’s upcoming wedding to a loser waterbed salesman. From meeting the groom’s hippie parents to sponsoring a Tanzanian foster child, Schmidt embarks on a search for answers, only to discover that life is full of trick questions.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Young electronics wizard David Lightman unwittingly hooks into America’s supersecret wargames computer and the world is suddenly threatened with nuclear annihilation.

Outlaw Josey Wales

After avenging his family’s brutal murder by Union Forces in the Civil War, Missouri farmer Josey Wales is on the lam, pursued by a pack of killers. He travels westward alone, but a ragtag group of outcasts is drawn to him, and Wales can’t leave his motley surrogate family unprotected.

Ghost and Mrs. Muir

At the turn of the century a young widow and her daughter move into a cottage on the English coast. Soon she learns that the cottage is haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a sea captain. When he finds he can’t scare her away, they soon fall into a most unlikely love affair!

Broadcast News

Romantic triangle set in the world of television news. Tom Grunick is the perfect modern anchorman. He’s got the smooth charm and handsome good looks that America loves. Jane Craig is the brilliant hot-shot producer, committed to fighting the trend toward flashy, style-over-substance "personality" news, whose job it now is to make Tom look like a newsman. Aaron Altman is the dedicated reporter, utterly devoid of on-camera charisma, who’s jealous and resentful of Tom’s instant success both on camera with the public and off camera with Jane.

About a Boy

Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a lesson about life from a bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you are never too cool to grow up.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

It’s ’veggie-mania’ in Wallace and Gromit’s neighborhood. The two enterprising friends are cashing in with their humane pest-control outfit, "Anti-Pesto." With only days to go before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition they find that their business is booming. They come to find out that running a "humane" pest control outfit can have its drawbacks. Suddenly, a large and mysterious veg-ravaging "beast" begins attacking the town’s sacred vegetable plots at night. The competition hostess, Lady Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch the beast and save the day. But Victor Quartermaine would rather shoot the beast and secure the position of local hero - not to mention Lady Tottington’s hand in marriage.

Our Hospitality / Sherlock Jr.

[Our hospitality] A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves.

[Sherlock Jr.] Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth.

Get Carter

A small-time gangster journeys to Newcastle to investigate and avenge his brother’s killing. Once there he finds himself drawn into the local underworld where he encounters the full spectrum of violence and corruption.

Children of Men

London, 2027. Humanity has become infertile and no child has been born for 18 years. Science is at loss to explain the reason. Immigration is a crime and refugees are caged like animals. African and East European societies have collapsed and their dwindling populations are migrating toward England and other wealthy nations. Torn apart by nuclear fallout, rampant terrorism and political rebellion. In this climate of nationalistic violence, a London peace activist turned bureaucrat Theo Faron, joins forces with Julian, his revolutionary ex-wife, in order to save mankind by protecting a woman who has mysteriously became pregnant. These three set out on a desperate struggle to deliver the world’s only pregnant woman to the Human Project with hope that they can discover the cure for global infertility. As they carefully navigate between the battling forces of military police and a pro-immigration insurgency this small group must endure a death-defying ordeal of urban warfare.

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, and a mad scientist.

The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Live: Douglas Adams Live in Concert

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Stranded in the Australian desert, an English girl and her small brother are rescued by an aborigine boy who has journeyed into the outback on his "walkabout"--A tribal initiation into manhood.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The story of a man whose rebelliousness pits him against the head nurse of a mental ward and the full spectrum of institutional repression.

9 to 5

Three female office workers combine forces to take revenge on their deceitful, egotistical, and throughly chauvanistic boss.

Geometry - The Complete Course - Lesson 8: Polygons And Their Angles

Distinguish between convex polygons and concave polygons. Name convex and regular polygons. Find measures of interior angles and exterior angles of convex polygons.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Walk the Line

The story of country music singer Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash.

Once Upon a Time in the West

A man preparing to welcome his new wife to his home is killed, along with his entire family.

Geometry Tutor - 9 Hour Course

Covers geometric concepts such as angles, intersecting lines, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, geometric proofs, and more.

48 Hrs.

Nolte is a rough-edged cop after two vicious cop-killers. He can’t do it without the help of smooth and dapper Murphy, who is serving time for a half-million dollar robbery. Both pursue their separate goals--Nolte wants the villains and Murphy wants his money and some much-needed female companionship.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wait Until Dark

A photographer unknowingly brings home a drug-filled doll. His blind wife is terrorized by two murderous men in search of it.


An alcoholic, failed attorney is reduced to ambulance chasing. A friend gives him a supposedly easy malpractice case which becomes a last chance to redeem himself and his career.

On the Waterfront

An ex-fighter gets a job working on the gang-ridden waterfront under a crooked gangster boss.

Geometry - The Complete Course - Lesson 26: The Logic Of Constructions, Part 1: Through Applied Theorems

Find the center of a given circle. Inscribe a circle inside a triangle. Given a segment, construct the perpendicular bisector of the segment.

39 Steps

"Richard Hannay is on vacation in London when he meets a mysterious woman who tells him of a spy ring which she is trying to crack. She doesn’t know the identity of the masterspy, but does know a few revealing details. Later she is murdered-- before Hannay can learn anything more. His own life now in danger, Hannay sets out to solve a mystery."

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Von Ryan's Express

American combat pilot Col. Joseph Ryan is shot down over Nazi-controlled Italy and joins U.S. and English WWII troops in a prison camp during the summer of 1943. Given the insulting nickname "Von Ryan" because he initially seems more concerned with surviving than escaping, the colonel eventually leads Allied prisoners, as their new top ranking officer, in a daredevil race for freedom by commandeering an entire German freight train bound for Switzerland, with the Nazis in hot pursuit.


A secret military mission takes a group of men through an Egyptian artifact known as the Stargate to an ancient civilization on the other side of the universe. Once there, they must battle the astoundingly powerful sun god, Ra, before they can find their way home.

On Golden Pond

While at their summer home on Golden Pond, the Thayer family is forced to renew their bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years.

Geometry - The Complete Course - Lesson 2: Angles & Angle Measure

Understand definition of an angle and know its parts. Establish a system of angle measurement. Recognize and classify different types of angles. Show angle relationships.

28 Days Later

An infirmary patient wakes up from a coma to an empty room ... in a vacant hospital ... in a deserted city. A powerful virus, which locks victims into a permanent state of murderous rage, has transformed the world around him into a seemingly desolate wasteland. Now a handful of survivors must fight to stay alive, unaware that the worst is yet to come.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


A poverty-stricken singer in Depression-era Paris becomes convinced that the only way she can earn a living on the nightclub circuit is to masquerade as a man who impersonates women. Then she meets the man of her dreams.


A chilling suspense mystery, this riveting tale of the supernatural explores the Biblical prophecy of the warning which will foretell the coming of Armageddon. The final confrontation between the forces of good and evil will begin with the birth of the son of Satan -- in human form.


Kinsey is a portrait of a man driven to uncover the most private secrets of the nation, and journey into the mystery of human behavior. His 1948 book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male irrevocably changed American culture and created a media sensation.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Scottie Ferguson, a San Francisco police detective is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe case of acrophobia. Ferguson is hired by a rich shipbuilder to follow his wife who is behaving suspiciously and might be planning suicide. He falls in love with her, she is later murdered and Ferguson becomes demonic in his desire to re-create her in another woman.

Two for the Road

Joanna is in a touring girl’s choir and Mark is a struggling architect when they first meet on the road in Europe. The film follows their life together - through courtship and marriage, infidelity and parenthood - all on the road.

Officer and a Gentleman

A timeless tale of romance, friendship, and growth. Loner Zack Mayo enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship.

2001: A Space Odyssey

A science fiction film which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Odd Couple


Born to great wealth, the fiercely independent Julia devotes her life to political causes, fighting fascism in the 1930’s. While traveling in Europe, a friend of Julia’s is swept into a dangerous world, smuggling money across hostile borders.

Gentleman's Agreement

A journalist assigned to write a series of articles on anti-semitism decides to pose as a Jew and finds out first-hand what it is like to be the victim of intolerance.

Invasion of the body snatchers

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers

12 Monkeys

An inmate from a futuristic prison is sent to the past to gather information about the virus that sent the human race to live underground.

V for Vendetta

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as ’V.’ Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, ’V’ ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about ’V’s’ mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Usual Suspects

Police investigating an exploded boat on a San Pedro pier discover 27 bodies and $91 million worth of drug money. The only survivors are a severely burned Hungarian terrorist and Roger Kint, a crippled con-man. Reluctantly, Kint is pressured into explaining what happened on the boat. His story begins six weeks earlier with five criminals being dragged in by New York police desparate for suspects in a truck highjacking, and ends with the possible identification of a criminal mastermind.

Turning Point, The

Two friends who started in ballet are reunited after many years; one is now a star ballerina, the other a Midwestern housewife/dance teacher whose daughter is embarking on her own ballet career.


Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent’s dreams steadily unravel.

12 Angry Men

A jury of must decide the fate of a teenage boy who may have murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears, and personal demons.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Up From Zero

A documentary recognizing members of the building trades who helped in the rescue, recovery, and clean up efforts at the World Trade Center, called Ground Zero, in New York City, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Includes interviews of workers at Ground Zero: Greg Nolan, crane operator; Rick Ostrander, dockbuilder; Hugh Smith, carpenter; Chris Pillai, iron worker; Will Quinlen, iron work; Father Brian Jordan OFM, priest who ministered to workers at Ground Zero.

Number Crunching: Mathematical relationships of Statistical Data

Discusses mathematical relationships between statistical data such as averages, means, modes, median and how they are calculated. It focuses on how each of these mathematical tools can be used to make predictions about future data and follows the activities of Students for a Better Earth as they sample air pollution levels in their community.

Indiana Jones and the temple of doom

After barely escaping a Shanghai nightclub brawl, Indiana Jones crash-lands into the wilds of India where he uncovers a scheme that has enslaved a remote village’s children. Indy must save the children and avoid becoming a slave himself to the evil Thuggee cult.


A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity.

Apollo 13: Houston - We've Had a Problem

It had been less than a year since the first man walked on the Moon, but to the American public, Apollo 13 was just another "routine" space flight. That is until the words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a problem." Stranded in a crippled spacecraft 205,000 miles from Earth, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and the efforts of a heroic ground crew race against time - and the odds - to bring the men home.

Friday, November 28, 2008


The story of the glorious, fierce, larger-than-life mob warlord Al Capone who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago ... and Eliot Ness, the law enforcer, who vowed to bring him down. A classic confrontation between good and evil, and how with the help of a cop named Malone, Ness learns how to beat the mob by shooting fast and shooting first.

Now, Voyager

A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy and very conservative mother through the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love, which helps her to become her own person.


A detective is hired to find out who killed Laura. Soon, he falls in love with her picture.

Gangs of New York

In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After an bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.


Revisits the night presidential-hopeful Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in June 1968. Tells the stories of a variety of people present on tgat fateful night, ranging from Kennedy’s campaign staff and volunteers to the hotel owner, employees such as kitchen staff, and various guests.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Unsinkable Molly Brown

Molly, a poor, uneducated young woman, leaves her mountain cabin home in search of a rich husband and a better life. She finds both in Leadville Johnny Brown as she strikes it lucky and he strikes gold.


This is the inspiring story of the robe that Jesus wore on the cross and the Roman centurion, Marcellus Gallio, who wins the robe in a gambling match at the foot of the cross.

Nova: Why the Towers Fell

For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence.

Galaxy Quest

For four years, the courageous crew of the NSEA Protector - "Commander Peter Quincy Taggart" (Tim Allen), "Lt. Tawny Madison" (Sigourney Weaver) and "Dr. Lazarus" (Alan Rickman) - set off on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space...and then their series was canceled! Now, twenty years later, aliens under attack have mistaken the Galaxy Quest television transmission for "historical documents"

Dark Star

Dark Star is a futuristic scoutship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermostellar bombs, it prowls the unstable planets. But there is one obstacle that its’ crewmembers did not count on--one of the ship’s thinking and talking bombs is lodged in the bay, threatening to destroy the entire ship and crew.

Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

White Heat

In his last role as a heartless gangster, James Cagney embarks on the prison break of a lifetime in this chilling tale that features one of the most riveting finales in movie history.

Unbearable Lightness Of Being

Set in Czechoslovakia in the 1960’s, the story revolves around a young doctor who has a way with women and an aversion to politics. He suddenly finds himself caught up in his country’s political turmoil and in a crisis of commitment with the women in his life.


A cowboy wins his girl despite the intervention of a sinister hired hand.

Nova: The Elegant Universe

Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search.

Funny Girl

A musical film that follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

United 93

A real-time, cinéma vérité account of the final flight of United 93, the only airplane hijacked on 9/11 that didn’t reach its intended target.

Twelve O'Clock High

The commander of a U.S. bomber unit in Britain during World War II begins to crack under the strain.


Working undercover for the U.S. government in Rio, the daughter of a convicted Nazi traitor marries a ruthless Nazi spy, but then begins a love affair with her American contact. Torn between passion and patriotism, they must sacrifice their feelings or risk destruction.


The classic version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father’s murderer.

Funny Face

A Cinderella story about an inconspicuous salesgirl who is whisked off to Paris by a group of fashion magazine sophisticates and transformed into a dazzling model with whom the magazine’s photographer falls in love.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Truman Show

Truman’s life is a fake. He lives in a big studio with hidden cameras everywhere. His friends and co-workers are actors who play their roles in the most popular television series in the world: The Truman show. He thinks he is an ordinary man and has no idea about how he is being exploited. What will he do when he finds out?

North Dallas Forty

Depicts an aging pro football player who, through a woman he meets, is drawn away from the masculine, violent world in which he has lived so long. In doing so, he finds himself at odds with the team’s management.


It’s the 1972 Olympics and PLO terrorists have just kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. After the tragic incident is over and several of the terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner to lead a team of undercover agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe, and eliminate them one-by-one. It is physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team’s handler, Ephraim, over information Avner doesn’t want to provide only make things harder. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, especially as it becomes clear that Avner is being hunted in return, and that his family’s safety may be in jeopardy.


Itinerant pool shark challenges the top man for the championship, sacrificing everything until he realizes the stakes are too high.

Full Metal Jacket

Vietnam war drama which begins with a depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968.



Sunday, November 23, 2008

True Grit

U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn is hired by a 14-year-old girl to kill the man who murdered her father and stole the family nest egg. She accepts the help of a Texas Ranger, who is intent on the reward, and accompanies them on the quest.


The crew of the Serenity is getting desperate. They have lain lower and lower to protect their doctor, Simon Tam (Sean Maher), and his telepathic traumatized little sister, River (Summer Glau), from the alliance, whom he rescued her from a year earlier. This has made getting jobs harder and now they are desperate. When they take River on a robbery during which Reavers (humans who have gone crazy and turned into cannibals) attack, Simon decides that its time to leave the crew of the Serenity for his and River’s safety. She then mutters "Miranda" and goes berserk and nearly shoots Capt. Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), until her brother says the safety word to put her to sleep.

North by Northwest

Roger O. Thornhill is a victim of mistaken identity and is forced to embark on a run for his life by train, place and automobile.


A mild-mannered bank clerk discovers a mysterious ancient mask that brings his innermost desires to wild, screaming life!

From Here to Eternity

Drama about life in the Army in the days prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies the attempts of officers and men to break him when he refuses to fight on the company’s boxing team. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Trouble with Harry

Harry’s corpse is found in the autumnal New England woods. While no one mourns his death, several people feel responsible for it. The body is unearthed several times, humorous situations occur, and love affairs develop before the real cause of Harry’s death is revealed.


Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. ’Ray’ follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country’s most beloved performers.

Norma Rae

Norma Rae, a textile worker in a small Southern town, discovers that she has a social conscience when a labor organizer arrives at her mill to establish a union.


In modern-day London, a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer has the police on alert; and in typical Hitchcock fashion, their trail is leading to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer.


After escaping an encounter with aliens, the only survivor is asked to return to the scene as an advisor for a group of disbelieving Marines.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Trouble in Paradise

"When thief Gaston Monescu meets his true love in pickpocket Lily, they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet. But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized and Gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful women"--Container.

Total Recall

In the year 2084 a worker leaves Earth for the mind-bending nightmarish reality of a Martian mining colony ruled over by a dictator who can alter reality to suit his whims.


Tristan hopes to win the heart of his beautiful, but shallow love, Victoria. He promises to recover a star that fell somewhere beyond the stony Wall that sets between the mundane England and the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. So Tristan sets forth on his own journey in Stormhold. Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the witch Lamia is seeking the heart of the star for an entirely different purpose, one that involves her secret power.


Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D’Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon’s affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire).

French Lieutenant's Woman

A woman, ostracized by Victorian society and abandoned by her French lieutenant lover, fascinates a man who resolves to unravel the mystery of her clandestine past.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury
The sound and the fury

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A hacker is transported into a computer where he must fight for his life against the Master Control system. The hacker teams up with a bookkeeping program and his girlfriend to try to replace Master Control with Tron.


Story of General Patton in World War II whose military brilliance was balanced by his inability to deal with the social and political aspects of war, causing him difficulties in his dealings with the War Department.

Nightmare on Elm Street

French Connection

Two New York City narcotics detectives learn of a scheme to smuggle a large quantity of heroin inside an automobile being shipped from France.


A wealthy American is touring Morocco with his wife. The two become the focus of an international incident also involving a poor Moroccan farmer who is struggling to keep his two young sons in line and his family together. A San Diego nanny, with her employers absent, makes the disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico. A deaf-mute Japanese teen tries to deal with a relationship with her father and the world in general that has been upended by the death of her mother. It’s about a gun. It’s about communication - or the lack of it - both intercultural and intracultural. Raises issues like terrorism and immigration, and is as basic as husbands talking to their wives and parents understanding their children.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Three prospectors succomb to greed in their search for gold.


Recruited by the CIA to rescue hostages held by guerilla fighters in a Central American country, Schwarzenegger and his men encounter an enemy more deadly than any on Earth--because the Predator is not of this Earth.

Nightmare Before Christmas

The story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, who decides to bring the magic of Christmas back to Halloween Town.

Frankenstein Science: Human Cloning

Examines the ethical and technical issues surrounding cloning, including interviews with researchers, scientists, theologians, legal experts and biotechology authorities.


In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood." He arranges extensive interviews with the convicted killers, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


A young heroin addict in Edinburgh tries to kick the habit but his junkie friends aren’t making it easy for him.

Night of the Living Dead

Space experiments set off a high level of radiation that makes the newly-dead return to life and devour human flesh.

Independence Day

Spaceships appear and wonder turns to terror as they attack cities all over the earth.

Frankenstein Science: Animal Transgenics

Examines the ethical and technical issues surrounding genetic engineering involving animals, including interviews with researchers, scientists, theologians, legal experts and biotechology authorities.


Dan, an aspiring novelist, cannot help but feel immensely attracted to Alice, a young American waitress and stripper who is in London after escaping from a failed relationship. After some time Dan meets Anna, a photographer who also attracts him. From there, things go downhill for Alice and Dan. Eventually Dan, Alice, Anna and Alice’s fiancé, Larry, take part in a twisted dance of deceit, guilt and anger.

Maxed Out


Monday, November 17, 2008

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Training Day

Jake Hoyt, a fresh-faced rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department, gets a chance to join the elite narcotics squad headed up by 13-year veteran Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris. Jake is to prove himself during a one-day ride-along. As the day wears on, it becomes increasingly clear that Detective Harris has blurred the line between right and wrong to an alarming degree, enforcing his own code of ethics and street justice. Eventually, Hoyt begins to suspect that he is, rather than having the opportunity to join the squad, being set up to take the fall.

Night of the Iguana

A defrocked, alcoholic, American minister becomes a tour guide, and while travelling in Mexico with a bus-load of school teachers and their 18-year old charge, becomes entangled with the girl, with a woman of eloquence and wisdom, and with an earthy and beautiful former love.


A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s epic story of passion, betrayal and revenge. The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead, and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder. No one is more troubled by this than her son, Hamlet. Now, after this hostile takeover, trust is impossible, passion is on the rise and vengeance is in the air.


Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America’s first Black regiment in the Civil War.

Forrest Gump

The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950’s through the 1970’s including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn’t realize the significance of his actions. Forrest comes to embody a generation.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Willow Ufgood leaves his village to carry a special baby to safety. Aided by a swashbuckling warrior, Willow’s quest is plagued by danger as the Powers of Darkness scheme to destroy the child--a child destined to bring everlasting peace and freedom to the land.

Toy Story

Woody the cowboy and Buzz Lightyear, two talking toys, have a fantastic adventure when they go out into the world. This new version contains improved video and audio along with several new bonus features, including all-new games and music videos, new deleted scenes, documentary featurettes, and more.

Night of the Hunter

A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on the money, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman.

Forbidden Planet

The far-off star Altair-IV, occupied by two lone inhabitants and Robby the Robot, is visited by a search party from Earth.


A mentally retarded man becomes a genius after experimental brain surgery, developing a romance with his former special-education teacher before lapsing back into retardation.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Touch of Evil

An elaborate mystery involving a corrupt police official in a squalid town on the Mexican border and a murder that ensnares a narcotics agent and his wife.


[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love.

Miracle Worker

A dramatization of the story about the struggle of a Boston teacher, Annie Sullivan, to communicate with and teach the deaf, blind, and mute child, Helen Keller.


Fly / The Fly 2

The Fly: Seth Brundle develops a system to transport objects in a matter of seconds, but when he tries it on himself, Seth’s genes and molecules are accidently fused with those of a fly. At first Seth is elated by his new physical abilities but soon his excitement turns into a nightmare as his insect half begins to take over. The Fly 2: Terrifying sequel to "The Fly", a young man, the son of a human fly, awaits a horrifying transformation when the mutant genes inside him come out of their dormant state.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Friday, November 14, 2008

Topper / Topper Returns

[Topper]: A sophisticated and playful couple become ghosts and haunt the life of a stuffy banker. A comedy.

[Topper returns]: Cosmo Topper helps a shapely ghost track down her killer.


Rocky Balboa, the underdog, gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect and the world heavyweight boxing crown and comes out a winner.

National Velvet

A determined girl and boy and a spirited thoroughbred horse join forces to attain the seemingly impossible dream of winning the Grand National Steeplechase.


Hud Bannon has always preferred drinking, fighting and womanizing to the very traditional ways of his father. Hud is a man who cares more for himself than he does his young nephew, his dad, or even their understanding housekeeper. When disease threatens the cattle on the Bannon Ranch, the conflict between Hud and his old-line father reaches an all time high.

Flexibility And Tone: Yoga Zone

This beginner series of postures flowing one into another will not only increase flexibility in your hamstrings, shoulders and back, but will also build muscle tone.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

We Were Soldiers

Lt. Col. Hal Moore is the commander of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry. As part of the Pleiku Campaign of late 1965, Moore is assigned to action at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, an area known to be overrun by North Vietnamese troops and nicknamed "The Valley of Death." Moore soon finds himself and his men contained to an area about the size of a football field, surrounded by more than 2,000 enemy troops and engaged in the first major battle of the war. Heroism becomes the order of the day as the men refuse to yield, in spite of heavy losses of life.

Top Gun

Maverick Mitchell is a daring young flyer in the U.S. Navy who is out to become the best of the best at the Navy’s prestigious fighter weapons school.


Jack Traven, an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist who is sent to diffuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist has planted on a bus. But until he does, Jack and passenger must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour- or the bomb will explode.

National Lampoon's Animal House

Flamingo Kid

When the son of a plumber from Brooklyn is invited to a fancy beach club one summer day, he is lured from his working class world.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie’s father, Les, falls for "Dorothy."


The true story of the love affair of John Reed, American Communist, journalist and activist and Louise Bryant, writer and feminist.

Mystic River

Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed confict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy’s old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quite life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own.

Flags of our Fathers

The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal’s photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and their lives during war.


The life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is viewed through the memories of an envious rival, Salieri.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tom Dowd and the Language of Music

Profiles the life and work of music producer/recording engineer Tom Dowd. Featuring music and appearances by Les Paul, Eric Clapton, John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Ornette Coleman and other musical luminaries.

My Man Godfrey

A zany millionaire family invite a tramp to be their butler and find that he is richer than they are.

Gold Rush

Classic Chaplin (the Little Tramp) prospects for gold, gets involved with a dance hall girl, and deals with a burly competitor during the Yukon gold rush.

Five Easy Pieces

Character study of a talented pianist who has given up a promising career and now works on oil rigs. After 20 years he returns home to his father’s deathbed perhaps to reconcile himself with his fear of failure and desire for greatness.


Follows the life of Howard Hughes as the twentysomething millionaire, having already made a fortune improving the design of oil-drilling bits, who comes to Hollywood with an interest in getting into the picture business. It doesn’t take long for Hughes to jump from producer to director of his first major film project, a World War I air epic. The film was a massive hit, and the eccentric inventor became a mogul in Hollywood, making Jean Harlow a star and enjoying a romance with Katharine Hepburn. But Hollywood’s old-boy network never fully accepted Hughes, and in time his passion for flying began to reclaim his attentions. He began designing new planes, setting air speed records, flying around the world, and risking his life testing aircraft. Hughes also found time to romance Ava Gardner and founded his own airline, Trans-World Airlines. As his ideas became bolder and more eccentric, he gained many powerful enemies.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Public Enemy

Classic gangster film tells the story of two brothers, one an honorable war veteran, the other a high-class gangster that sold alcohol during the prohibition.

My Favorite Wife

A funny thing happens to Nick on his way to his honeymoon suite. He meets his wife. No, not his bride. He meets the wife that was lost at sea seven years ago and presumed dead.

Fish Called Wanda

"Sexy American diamonds lover Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George, not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George’s lawyer, Archie Leach."

Wall Street

An ambitious young stockbroker is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage.

To Kill A Mockingbird

The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him--except the town’s most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

To Catch A Thief

A retired American jewel thief living on the French Riviera seeks to prove his innocence by exposing the burglar who has been imitating his technique.

My Fair Lady

A Cockney waif is transformed by a linguistics professor into an elegant lady.

IMAX: Survival Island

Standing almost alone in the great Southern Ocean, South Georgia Island plays host to some of the largest concentrations of animals anywhere on Earth during the spring and summer months.

Finian's Rainbow

A leprechaun tries to retrieve a crock of gold from an old wanderer who has taken it to America.


When a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks, the Navy commandeers the crew of a civilian deep sea oil rig to help in the rescue operation. This perilous mission becomes a wondrous odyssey into the unknown as forces from the ocean’s deepest region begin to make contact with the divers.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Time Bandits

A young boy escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being, they plunder treasure from Napoleon and Agamemnon, but the Evil Genius is watching their every move!.

My Darling Clementine

A melodrama which tells of the adventures of Wyatt Earp as marshall of Tombstone, Ariz., and friend, Doc Holliday. The shoot-out at the O.K. Corral leads to the defeat of the Clanton gang.

IMAX: Galapagos

Follow marine biologist Dr. Carole Baldwin as she explores 3,000 feet beneath the ocean, near the Galapagos islands, to collect rare and unusual species for study.

Great Dictator

Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator’s followers.

Finding Neverland

Well-known playwright James M. Barrie finds his career at a crossroads when his latest play flops and doubters begin to question his future. Then by chance he meets a widow and her four adventurous boys. Together they form a friendship that ignites the imagination needed to produce Barrie’s greatest work. Traverses both fantasy and everyday reality, melding the difficulties of adult life with the spellbinding allure and childlike innocence of the boy who never grows up.