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Creature Costume Party
2013 animation
Creature Costume Party
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Wolves in the Snow
2002 horror, thriller
Official Selection - Toronto FF. When Antoine dies violently, his wife learns he led a double life of crime and depravity. Now her life is in danger.
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100 Girls
2001 Comedy, Romance
Jonathan Tucker tries to find love in this comedy that also stars Larisa Oleynik, Jaime Pressly, Katherine Heigl, Marissa Ribisi, and Emmanuelle Chriqui. After a blackout knocks out an elevator in a college girls dorm, Matthew and a mystery girl connect carnally and emotionally, but he's left in the dark as to her true identity.
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Michael Winslow Live
1999 Comedy
Join us in a barrel of laughs with Michael Winslow (Police Academy). The talented noise-maker stirs up the crowd both on and off the screen.
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Michael Moore Hates America
In 'Roger & Me', Michael Moore tried in vain to get an interview with millionaire GM CEO Roger Smith. In Michael Moore Hates America, documentarian Michael Wilson searches for the American Dream and sets off on a nationwide quest to interview another millionaire: the "documentary" filmmaker, Michael Moore. Will Wilson land his interview? Will he expose Moore's hypocrisy? No matter whose side of the fence you're on, you'll agree that there's nothing quite so humbling - or hilarious - as a taste of one's own medicine.
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
1988 Comedy, Crime
Who will emerge as the ultimate hustler when a sophisticated con man (Michael Caine) and a free-wheeling huckster (Steve Martin) compete to scam an heiress out of $50,000?
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The Naked Kiss
A high-class call girl's transformation to respectability takes a lurid, shocking turn when she discovers the perverse truth about her millionaire fiance.
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Silent Night
2002 Drama
On Christmas Eve 1944 in an isolated cabin in Germanys Ardennes forest, three American men and three German soldiers are forced to confront the realities of war, face to face, person to person. What they discover is the true meaning of courage and the true spirit of a blessed night.
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Angel Heart
1987 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The time is the 1950s: seedy Brooklyn private eye Harry Angel is hired by shady Louis Cyphre to locate a pop singer who reneged on a debt. Harry ventures into Harlem, the first step of a Heart of Darkness-inspired odyssey.
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Janeane From Des Moines
2012 Drama
Janeane Wilson is a conservative Iowa housewife looking for a Republican leader to defeat Barack Obama in 2012 and take America back from illegal immigrants, Planned Parenthood and Obamacare. She dives into Iowa Tea Party politics and the lead-up to the 2012 presidential race, but a crumbling economy causes her to lose everything she holds dear -- her job, her marriage, her health, and her home. As Mitt Romney and the GOP front-runners criss-cross Iowa during her hour of need, Janeane faces some very dark realizations. Will any of the candidates hear her story or answer her questions? Part cautionary tale, part tragic-comedy, JANEANE FROM DES MOINES is about a true believer whose faith is severely tested.
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A Family Thing
1996 Drama, Comedy
Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones portray long-lost brothers in this compelling and poignant family drama about a white Southerner whose identity is shaken after he learns that his natural mother was black.
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Bully
2001 Thriller
Acclaimed director Larry Clark delivers his most powerful film since KIDS. Marty (Brad Renfro) is a tormented surfer who, despite vicious abuse, relies on his longtime pal, Bobby (Nick Stahl), for rides to the beach and local South Florida bars. When Bobby turns his unwanted attention to Marty's new girlfriend Lisa (Rachel Miner) and her best friend Ally (Bijou Phillips), Lisa decides Bobby's reign of terror must end. Assembling a crew of alienated suburban teens, she forms a deadly plan to get Bobby out of the way once and for all. As the conspiracy unfolds, friends turn into enemies and casual acquaintances become co-defendants to a murder that rocked America to its core.
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Food Fight
2008 Documentary
A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.
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Who'll Stop The Rain?
1978 drama
This gripping, action-intensive and thought-provoking film focuses on the drama and desperation of drug smuggling and heroin addiction and stars Nick Nolte and Tuesday Weld.
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World Trade Center
2006 Drama
Nicolas Cage (National Treasure) and Michael Pena (Ant-Man) star as two New York City policemen who were trapped in the rubble of September 11, 2001. Oliver Stone directed this drama that was hailed as a visually stunning and uplifting tribute to lives lost in tragedy,
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Death of a President
2006 Crime, Drama, Mystery
This fictional TV documentary is set in a world where President George W. Bush has been assassinated. It is exciting and questioning, and it offers viewers a riveting story while creating a provocative political thriller that reveals larger truths.
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Report To The Commissioner
1975 Crime, Drama
This action-loaded drama set in New York City stars Michael Moriarty as a naive rookie cop whose youtful idealism thrusts him into an interdepartmental power play with disastrous consequences.
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The Collector
2008 Horror
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
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The Wilby Conspiracy
1975 drama
Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine deliver power-house performances in this provocative thriller set in modern South Africa, where racial tension is about to erupt into a full-fledged war.
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Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia
2013 Drama, History, Thriller
When Andy Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray) moves his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer) and daughter Heidi to an historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the houses only inhabitants.
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Troll 2
1991 horror
Trolls live in the woods around Nibog and feed on the town's population. By transforming themselves into people, the trolls are able to come into town and pick their menu. This summer, their prey is the Waits Family, who have arrived to spend their vacation in the countryside. But before the trolls can eat them, they must first be turned into vegetables.
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Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride
Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing star in this cult classic. Dracula is alive and well, and has gathered high-powered people to aid him in a plan for world destruction. Can Van Helsing penetrate Dracula's sinister circle and save the world?
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The Satanic Rites of Dracula
1973 Horror, Thriller, Classics
In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less, to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world.
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Mulholland Falls
1996 drama
Four tough, no-nonsense and very crooked cops investigate the murder of a young woman, When they discover she was romantically linked to their boss and a prominent U.S. Army General, they try to cover up the murder.
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Critical Condition
1987 Comedy
Richard Pryor (See No Evil, Hear No Evil) stars as a criminal who fakes insanity to avoid prison, then ends up in the hospital psychiatric ward.
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29 Palms
2002 Thriller, Drama
When a drifter steals a bag full of illegal gambling money, she throws the underworld of a small desert town into turmoil. Now, a crooked cop, a mafia hit man, and an undercover FBI agent are trying to trade bullets for the bag, and their own lives.
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A Fantastic Fear of Everything
2012 Comedy
Jack (Simon Pegg) is a childrens author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by an irrational fear of being murdered.
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Pom Pom Girls
1976 Comedy
Jesse the jock is a man of action and he wont give up until he has his summer fling with that special pom-pom girl in this raunchy teen comedy from the 70s.
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Sharknado: Feeding Frenzy
2015 Documentary
What began as another Syfy creature feature has now become an important piece of pop culture poised to take over the entire world.
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Tactical Force
2011 Action, Adventure
The story of Captain Frank Tate and his squad, who are on a routine training exercise on a sprawling 4700 acre military base. Unfortunately, the base is home to a hidden item that two warring criminal factions are searching for.
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Thinner
1996 drama-horror
An obese attorney accidentally runs down and kills an old gypsy woman. After her ancient father puts a curse on him, he starts losing weight, and cannot stop. Based on the Stephen King novel, written under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
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Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland
1989 horror
This time, the camp set in the deep, dark woods is a camp for troubled youths. The psychotic killer that has roamed the woods and been the topic of many ghost stories, is still lurking about. He has come up with a permanent cure for the teens' problems as the body count piles up.
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The Dentist
1996 Crime, Horror, Thriller
Horror legend Brian Yuzna (Beyond Re-Animator) directs Corbin Bersen (Psych) in this film that will ensure you floss after every meal.
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Closure
2014 thriller-independent
Robert Goodwin returns home to find his beloved wife and daughter savagely murdered. Robert must then navigate through a web of political intrigue that involves a cop and the district attorney, to find who is responsible.
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Mysteria
2011 Thriller, Mystery, Crime
A once famous and now washed-up Hollywood screenwriter (Robert Miano) fighting to finish his latest script for a producer (Billy Zane) with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician’s wife (Meadow Williams), lead by Captain McCarthy (Michael Rooker) and his investigator (Danny Glover). The surrounding events feed him inspiration for his script.
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Captivity
2007 Thriller, Crime
A man and a woman awaken to find themselves held captive in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them psychologically mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.
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Mesmerized
1986 drama
The true story of an orphan who is forced into marriage with a cruel older man. When her husband turns up dead, she becomes the prime suspect, arousing the scorn of the entire nation.
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Breathing Room
2008 horror
Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must utilize hints and tools from a box marked pieces to find both an exit and the reason for their abduction.
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Point of Impact
1993 drama
A wrongly disgraced ex-police officer plots to expose his former boss and his sinister links to a ruthless drug smuggling ring.
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House of the Dead
2003 Horror
A group of college students go to a rave on a mysterious island and find themselves stalked by killer zombies who feast on the flesh of the living. They take shelter in an ancient house and must uncover its secrets in order to survive.
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Dark Planet
1997 Sci-Fi
Two sides, one known as the Alphas and the other the Rebels, struggle in a brutal war on Earth and in outer space. When a habitable planet is discovered in orbit around a star that is on the far side of a dangerous wormhole, the two sides mysteriously set aside their differences and send a joint mission to explore the planet. The mission of the starship Scylla is soon beset by political intrigue and treachery, jeopardizing not only the mission, but the lives of the entire crew.
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You've Been Trumped
2011 Documentary, Independent
In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.
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Dragon Boys
2007
Dragon Boys is on one level a high-octane thriller, and on another a rich tapestry of contemporary Canadian life. Four stories weave together over this four hour mini series. Based on meticulous research, it follows a Chinese-Canadian police detective and an immigrant family as they confront a deadly threat from Asian organized crime.
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House Of 1,000 Corpses
2003 Horror
Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
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Pathology
2008 Crime, Horror, Thriller
Handsome young intern Ted Gray is sent to study pathology at Philadelphia's university hospital and encounters an attractive but murderous group of colleagues, led by Charismatic Jake Gallo and his sexy girlfriend Juliette Bath who end up putting the lives of Ted and his beautiful fiancee Gwen Montgomery in danger.
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown
2014 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.
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Creature
1985 Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller
A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans' bodies, obviously slaughtered by one of the archaic creatures, awoken to new life. Now the alien is after them.
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In The Arms Of A Killer
1992 drama
A rookie New York detective falls in love with the key witness in her homicide case-- and uncovers clues that make him the prime suspect.
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Naked Angels [VHS Vault]
1969 Drama, Thriller
A biker returns to his gang called "The Angels" after exiting prison in order to seek revenge on the gang that put him there.
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American Ninja 4
1991 drama-action-adventure
The American Ninja burst onto the screen in a fourth round of martial arts action.
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Letter
2012 Thriller, Suspense, Mystery
A New York theatre director goes insane when she believes her boyfriend and his sexy co-star are trying to poison her.
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Attack of the Giant Leeches
1959
After local-moonshine swilling trapper Lem Sawyer sees a giant creature, people start disappearing. While searching for illegal traps Steve Benton and Nan Greyson, his girl-friend find Lem dying with giant sucker wounds on his body. One couple Liz Walker and Cal Moulton, forced into the water by her enraged husband Dave Walker, gets taken by the leeches. When police refuse to believe Dave's story, he hangs himself. Soon after this, 2 more trappers disappear, the local Game Warden Steve Benton gets involved. He and Nan's father Dr Greyson realize that the people were taken by the leeches, and soon the hunt begins.
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Death Machines
An evil Dragon Lady uses a mind-controlling serum to turn three martial arts fighters into zombie-like assassins! One man, a martial arts teacher, swears to stop these indestructible Death Machines!
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Suddenly
2013 Action, Adventure
Deputy Tod Shaw believes his best days are behind him and so does everyone else in the small township of Suddenly. When he discovers a group of assassins are plotting to kill the President, he embarks in a desperate race against the clock.
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Fetish Dolls Die Laughing
When detective Greer English investigates a series of murders, she embarks down the rabbit hole of depravity... straight into the grasp of an ancient evil - The Tickle Monster!
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Bloodsport IV: The Dark Kumite
1999 action-adventure
When a cop goes undercover in a prison to investigate a crime, he finds out that he has been targeted to participate in a mysterious Kumite kickboxing match and fight to the death!
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The Elephant in the Living Room
2011 Documentary, Drama, Independent
Praised by critics as one of the best films of the year, director Michael Webber exposes the controversial American subculture of raising wild predators as common household pets.
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Bullhead
2011 Drama, Foreign, Independent
With Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) in a ferocious breakout performance, Oscar nominee Bullhead is a harrowing tale of revenge, redemption and fate. Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Schoenaerts), constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. When an investigating federal agent is assassinated and a woman from his traumatic past resurfaces, Jacky must confront his demons and face the far-reaching consequences of his decisions. Acclaimed at festivals worldwide including the Berlin Film Festival, AFI Fest and Fantastic Fest, the award-winning Bullhead is visceral saga bursting with rage that TwitchFilm calls “a tremendous accomplishment...one of the most original crime films in recent memory.”
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Thunderbolt And Lightfoot
1974 actad
Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges lead a strong supporting cast in this offbeat crime caper about a colorful group of bank robbers determined to break into the fortress-like Montana Armored Depository.
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1984
1985 drama
The classic George Orwell story set in a world where absolute conformity in action, word and thought including loyalty to Big Brother is demanded.
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The Couch Trip
1988 Comedy
A mental patient sent to jail for computer fraud cons his way into a mental facility for men, where he takes over the psychiatric practice of a million-dollar-a-year shrink who is about to have a breakdown.
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Wedding Daze
2007 romance-comedy
Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher star in this wild romantic comedy. After losing his dream woman, Anderson is convinced he'll never love again. But when he proposes to a waitress on a whim, an innocent dare turns into the love they’ve been looking for all along.
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Megan is Missing
2011 crime
Fourteen-yearold Megan and her best friend Amy spend a lot of time on the internet, posting videos of themselves and chatting with guys online. One night Megan chats with a boy named Josh who convinces her to meet him for a date. The next day, Megan is missingforever.
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Allie & Me
comedy
A beautician has to struggle against a housewife before chasing her own dreams
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Blind Horizon
2005 thriller
Val Kilmer (Heat) and Neve Campbell (Scream) star in this thrilling drama. Frank (Kilmer) loses his memory after being shot in small desert town in Texas. As he tries to retrace his steps and figure out his true identity, Frank believes he may be part of a plot to assassinate the president.
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Room 6
2006 horror
Amy's boyfriend is injured in a car crash and taken to a hospital that no longer exists. There, Amy and a concerned stranger enter a nightmare where demons walk among us, hallucinations run rampant, and sultry nurses engage in lesbian blood rites.
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The Sandbaggers
1972
Roy Marsden stars as Neil Burnside, director of The Sandbaggers, a small and elite team in the British Secret Service who take on anything from assassination to aiding defectors to escape.
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The Laughing Mask
2014 Horror, Crime, Action
A grisly murder perpetrated by a deranged killer, Jake Johnson's wife and daughter were murdered by a Psychotic vigilante only known as The Laughing Mask. As the police look for clues and the body count begins to rise, Johnson will play a dangerous game in order to avenge his family's death.
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Death Wish 2
1982 action
The vigilante strikes to avenge the killing of his daughter when five hoods break into his apartment, wreaking havoc. DEATH WISH 2 is a dramatic commentary on violent crime.
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Much Ado About Nothing
1993 comedy
Shakespeare's funny, sexy side comes out in this comedy starring Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Kate Beckinsale, and Keanu Reeves. The film tells the story of two couples: confirmed bachelor Benedick and caustic Beatrice, and young Claudio and innocent Hero. Playful bickering defines one couple, whereas romance and betrayal describe the other. Watch for Michael Keaton's brilliant buffoon.
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Fahrenhype 9/11
2004 special-interest
America is asking if Fahrenheit 9/11 is a healthy dose of dissent, or shameful cowardice. Does Michael Moore really believes what he says, or if is all about the money?
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Campfire
2004 drama
Winner - Israeli Oscars. A widow with two beautiful daughters, tries to join a religious settlement, but become embroiled in a sexual controversy.
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La Cage Aux Folles
1979 comedy
One of the most successful comedies of all time, this Best Foreign Film Award winner inspired "The Birdcage" and stars Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi as two partners torn between cross-dressing and chaos!
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Rock of Love
2008
Through a series of challenges, women compete for a chance to live with rock star Bret Michaels, who rose to fame in the 80s by fronting the band Poison.
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Entwinement
1990 drama
Michaela loses her job - her life is falling apart. Flatmate Stephanie tries to help leading to a dramatic climax.
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