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Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill Poster

Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill

1999 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In his award-winning one-man show recorded live in San Francisco, Eddie Izzard covers everything from Western history to Stonehenge to American politicians, paying special comedic attention to Hitler, Hollywood and the Church of England. Delivered with a fluid physicality that's become his trademark, Izzard's jokes aren't simply wisecracks -- they're full-blown insights. It's a classic case of laughing and learning.
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

1998 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Hoping to make a bundle in a high-stakes poker game, four shiftless lads from London's East End instead find themselves swimming in debt to underworld porn king "Hatchet" Harry -- and with only a week to repay him.
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Eddie Izzard: Definite Article

1996 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Recorded on Dec. 16, 1995, during the last night of his sold-out 12-week run at London's Shaftsbury Theatre, Eddie Izzard's Definite Article show demonstrates the sometimes-controversial comedian's unique talent for improvisation, as well as his wry wit and humor. Izzard covers such topics as the Crusades, mad European cows, sharks, the Death Star canteen and more.
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Eddie Izzard: Glorious

1997 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Self-proclaimed executive transvestite and comedian Eddie Izzard brings his stand-up act to the Apollo Theater in Labatt. With topics including the nature of God, the search for a career, classical mythology and Scooby-Doo, Izzard presents intellectual and fast-paced comedy. His imitations include Sean Connery, whom he imagines playing Noah trying to convince God that a speedboat would be a better photo opportunity than an ark.
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Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable

1994 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Recorded at London's Albery Theater in 1994, this sold-out show was part of a limited seven-week run of Eddie Izzard's celebrated stand-up routine. A completely new collection of skits, imitations and free-form rants, this side-splitting performance from the award-winning transvestite comedian (which was originally aired on British television) covers a wide range of topics at a pace brisk enough to keep even the quickest viewers on their toes.
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Trainspotting

1996 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Danny Boyle's explosive 1996 film tracks the misadventures of young men (played by a cast that includes Ewan MacGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jon Lee Miller) trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction. Some are successful, while others are hopelessly not. Based on Irvine Walsh's novel, Trainspotting melds grit with poetry, resulting in a film of harsh truths and stunning grace.
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Mansfield Park

1999 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

In this period drama loosely based on Jane Austen's most autobiographical novel, penniless heroine Fanny Price is sent to live with wealthy relatives in 1800s England, where her wit and writing talent find the room -- and circumstance -- to grow.
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Love Actually

2003 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Writer-director Richard Curtis's charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve.
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Submarine

2011 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

In this captivating coming-of-age story with an offbeat edge, 15-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents' marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday.
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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

1983 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

The no-holds-barred Pythons explore the various facets of life -- from procreation to the clang of a death knell -- in their typical irreverent fashion, proclaiming "Every sperm is sacred." (Or didn't you know?) Darker and more disturbing than other Monty Python fare, the film follows a sketch comedy format and includes highlights such as the heave-inducing "world's biggest glutton" skit featuring John Cleese and Terry Jones.
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Chalet Girl

2011 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Ex-skateboarder Kim Matthews is transplanted to the world of alpine sports, an environment she finds foreign ... until she tries snowboarding. When her Finnish friend Mikki offers to coach her, Kim is on her way to being tops in a new event.
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Casanova

2005 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Aging Casanova reflects on the romantic adventures of his youth, in particular a love triangle with his one true love. The legendary lothario seduces a string of women as he escapes prison, engages in a duel and more in this fast-paced miniseries.
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Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story Poster

Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story

2009 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

In this documentary, filmmaker Sarah Townsend chronicles the winding path that cross-dressing British comic Eddie Izzard has taken on his journey from showbiz obscurity to the heights of international stardom on the stage and silver screen. Interspersed with revealing personal moments, home movies and plenty of performance clips, Izzard himself reflects on the relentless determination that has seen him through the up and downs of his career.
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Casanova

2005 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Aging Casanova reflects on the romantic adventures of his youth, in particular a love triangle with his one true love. The legendary lothario seduces a string of women as he escapes prison, engages in a duel and more in this fast-paced miniseries.
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Rowan Atkinson Live!

1992 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Odd-mannered English comedian Rowan Atkinson -- a man known for creating colorful characters such as Edmund Blackadder and Mr. Bean -- entertains a live audience in Boston in this 1991 stand-up performance that showcases his love of the absurd. Extras include three hilarious bonus sketches that were also taken from the live show: "Elementary Dating," "Guys After the Game" and "Tom, Dick and Harry."
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A Fish Called Wanda

1988 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

A crooked foursome commits the heist of the century and is about to get away with it until the London police arrests one of them. Can the three on the lam persuade their comrade's lawyer to reveal the stolen loot's location?
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Black Adder's A Christmas Carol

1988 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Edmund Blackadder, a kindly Victorian shopkeeper, flips the script on the holiday classic when a visit from the Spirit of Christmas persuades the merchant to give meanness a try. But he soon learns that ruthlessness comes with its own troubles.
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Topsy-Turvy

1999 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

After their production of "Princess Ida" tanks, Arthur Sullivan (Allan Corduner) and William Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) start a cold war that threatens to end their long-lasting partnership -- but friends and associates work overtime to bring them back together. The result is their classic play "The Mikado." Mike Leigh's thoughtful musical comedy-drama garnered four Academy Award nominations and won for costume design and makeup.
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The Guv'nor

1935 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Mistaken as a member of the distinguished Rothschild family, a shabby bum known as the Guv'nor (George Arliss) utilizes his surprising financial savvy to land an incredible job as a bank manager, upset fellow financiers and exceed absolutely everyone's expectations. This classic comedy co-stars Frank Cellier as Barsac, the retiring bank president who tries to grossly rip off an unsuspecting mining family.
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Shakespeare in Love

1998 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman (Gwyneth Paltrow) auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy. This bittersweet romance won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress.
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Eddie Izzard: Live From Wembley

2009 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Cross-dressing British comic and Emmy-winning actor Eddie Izzard takes the stage before a massive crowd at London's famed Wembley Stadium, where he unleashes a torrent of his trademark wry and rambling observations on life's little absurdities. Leaping from one topic to another as the spirit moves, Izzard takes on everything from the perils of visiting the dentist to hair-care strategies of the mythical monster Medusa.
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Tonight You're Mine

2011 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Shot over the course of five days at Scotland's annual T in the Park music festival, this unconventional romance centers on a pair of bickering rockers who are handcuffed together; 24 hours later, they're falling in love.
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Bunny and the Bull

2009 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Stephen Turnbull (Edward Hogg) hasn't left his flat in months. With so much time to think, his mind wanders back to a road trip he and his friend Bunny (Simon Farnaby) once took across Europe. As he revisits the journey, a psychedelic swirl of memories invades his living room. And since most of the trip was an utter disaster, Stephen's apartment is in for a makeover. Paul King, the mad genius behind "The Mighty Boosh," helms this comedy.
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Sixty Six

2006 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

During the summer of 1966, 12-year-old Londoner Bernie (Gregg Sulkin) eagerly prepares for his upcoming bar mitzvah, but disaster looms when England snags a spot in the World Cup finals, scheduled for the same day as Bernie's big celebration. With his father (Eddie Marsan) and mother (Helena Bonham Carter) facing financial difficulties, Bernie struggles to readjust his expectations for the biggest event of his life.
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The Inbetweeners Movie

2011 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

In this coming-of-age comedy that picks up where the popular series left off, Will, Simon, Jay and Neil go on holiday to Crete after a series of unfortunate events unfolds during their final week at Rudge Park Comprehensive.
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