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Weaving together three stories featuring a burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner and a washed-up boxer, Quentin Tarantino influenced a generation of filmmakers with this crime caper's stylized, over-the-top violence and dark comic spirit.
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In this Emmy-winning made-for-television movie based on the Larry McMurtry bestseller, two former Texas Rangers leave Texas to settle land in Montana. Their plans are thwarted and helped along by a cast of characters that could only live out West.
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Larry McMurtry's novel comes to life in this Emmy-winning made-for-television movie that centers on kindly Gus McCrae (Robert Duvall) and gruff Woodrow Call (Tommy Lee Jones), two former Texas Rangers who leave Lonesome Dove in the Lone Star State to settle land in Montana. Along for the journey are ex-scout Joshua (Danny Glover) and Call's bastard son, Newt (Rick Schroder). Diane Lane plays California-dreaming prostitute Lorena Wood.
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Quentin Tarantino's directorial debut is raw, violent, often mimicked -- and unforgettable. A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors unravel.
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This south-of-the-border action flick picks up where the 1992 indie hit El Mariachi left off. Seeking revenge for the killing of his girlfriend, El Mariachi goes in search of the seedy drug lord responsible -- and a showdown ensues.
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Florian Gallenberger directs this gripping drama about John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur), a German businessman living in Nanking, China, who in 1937 used his Nazi party affiliation to save some 200,000 Chinese civilians from slaughter at the hands of the Japanese army. As Rabe labors to establish an official safety zone to shelter the innocent, he forms an unlikely friendship with an American doctor (Steve Buscemi). Anne Consigny and Daniel Brühl co-star.
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In this disarming fantasy told largely through flashbacks, young reporter William Bloom attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his fanciful tall tales and legends of epic proportions.
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Hollywood A-listers give voice to E.B. White's beloved barnyard characters in this retelling of the classic children's tale. When Wilbur the pig discovers he's destined for the dinner table, kindly spider Charlotte hatches a plan to keep him around.
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Police chief Marge Gunderson -- a serious sleuth who's sharper than her folksy accent suggests -- is hot on the trail of a Minneapolis car dealer conspiring with two kidnappers to snatch his wife so he can pocket part of the hefty ransom.
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Trusted adviser to 1920s Irish crime boss Lee O'Bannon, Tom Reagan's loyalty is tested when he takes up with O'Bannon's gal pal, Verna Bernbaum. Meanwhile, rivals Johnny Caspar and Eddie Dane threaten O'Bannon's racket. Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney, Steve Buscemi, Jon Polito, J.E. Freeman and Marcia Gay Harden star in this marvelously crafted, unnerving crime-era epic helmed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
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Fresh out of a long stint in prison, New York drug lord Frank White is determined to gather his crew and get back to the top of the empire. White aims to give back charitably to the city, but his release angers the cops, who are intent to stop him.
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Filmmaker Celine Danhier directs this lively documentary that retraces the birth of the underground film movement in New York in the early 1980s, spurred by the work of artists like Richard Kern, Casandra Stark and John Waters.
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The Lone Rangers (Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi) have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape. Sandler's "Saturday Night Live" cohorts Chris Farley and Michael McKean round out the cast, along with Judd Nelson, Amy Locane and David Arquette.
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An injured soldier is paired with a by-the-book captain to notify families of their loss -- a job that bonds them as they debate differing views on serving America. At odds at first, the two find common ground while facing life's variety of battles.
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In this sequel to the hit sci-fi family adventure, spy kids Carmen and and Juni Cortez team up with two other pint-size secret agents, Gary and Gerti Giggles. The foursome travels to a mysterious island to save the world from an evil scientist.
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When Hollywood taps him to pen a movie script, idealistic playwright Barton Fink develops severe writer's block and soon falls victim to a strange sequence of events, culminating in a murder investigation.
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Former hoodlum Jimmy the Saint assembles his old gang of five guys for what starts off as a simple assignment handed down from "The Man With a Plan." But things go awry fast -- and they all might end up dead.
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Kurt Russell reprises his role as antihero Snake Plissken. This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president (Cliff Robertson) views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.
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Shiftless barfly Tommy Basilio (Steve Buscemi, in his writing and directing debut) spends virtually all his time at the neighborhood watering hole, Trees Lounge. As a result of his ambiguous ethical choices, he's alienated his family and lost both his job and his girlfriend, Theresa (Elizabeth Bracco). Still, the underachieving Tommy would rather deaden the pain than try to turn his life around, and in Trees Lounge, he's in good company.
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To elude the wrath of overbearing Broadway star Sir Jeremy Burtom, two struggling actors are forced into a madcap succession of masquerades aboard an elite ocean liner swarming with people who aren't what they seem.
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Martin Short reprises his role as Jiminy Glick -- the overweight celebrity interviewer who asks only irreverent and irrelevant questions -- at the Netflix Home Suite Home stop on the red carpet at the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards. He gets couch time with host Rainn Wilson, Maria Bello, Ellen Page, Dennis Hopper, Steve Buscemi, Ed Begley Jr. and more, who take Glick's insults all in stride. Plenty of pillow fighting, donut munching and inappropriateness abound.
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Down-on-his-luck detective Ray Pluto is humiliated when a back injury prevents him from stopping a murder at a fast-food restaurant, and a 6-year-old saves the day instead. This offbeat comedy finds Pluto trying to bounce back from rock-bottom.
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When beaten-down car salesman Paul (Rob Schneider) decides that his life is meaningless, fate intervenes to put a new spin on things: A mysterious band of strangers appears at his door to tell him he's got it all wrong. In fact, the entire world has been thrown out of balance, and they're there seeking the Chosen One -- the one soul who can set the universe right. With no better plan, Paul begins keeping an eye out for his moment of destiny.
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When his dog is kidnapped by a loan shark, screenwriter KC Monk meets up with his eccentric pal Jack in Los Angeles to carry out a convoluted plan to get the ransom money and attend the funeral of their friend, hotshot director Pete Smalls.
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Dave Brown is a dirty cop with a mile-wide mean streak. As he roams the streets meting out "justice," the LAPD sinks into a corruption scandal. The countdown to Brown's judgment is on in this fact-based film co-written by crime novelist James Ellroy.
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