Last updated April 15, 2021
Mary Dinkle, a chubby 8-year-old Australian girl, and Max Horovitz, an obese, middle-aged New Yorker with Asperger's syndrome, are a pair of unlikely pen pals in this quirky clay animation feature from writer-director Adam Elliot. Corresponding for two decades, the friends delve into a variety of topics, including sex, kleptomania, psychiatry, taxidermy and more. Toni Collette and Philip Seymour Hoffman provide the voices of Mary and Max.
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When the new pastor shakes up the casting in the town nativity play, Agent Jesus Juarez -- a man who's long played the devil -- gets sucked into an epic battle of good vs. evil. Now the bullets are flying as Juarez tries to reclaim his favored role.
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When their father kicks the bucket, three unsuspecting brothers learn that their dad's gambling and reckless ways have doomed them all to die. With only a few days left to live, they set out to try to make amends. But time's running out quickly.
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With a chiseled chin and physique, Patrick Bateman's looks make him the ideal yuppie -- and the ideal serial killer. Bateman takes pathological pride in his business card and his CD collection, all while plotting his next victim's vivisection.
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In this feature follow-up to the short-lived cult hit, a new assignment hits home for grim reaper George when her latest reaping, Hudson Hart, turns out to be the secret love of her sister. Meanwhile, Cameron Kane takes over as Head Reaper.
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Jacques (Brian Cox), the rough-edged owner of a New York dive bar, realizes after his fifth heart attack that he is near the end of his life. Unable to face closing the bar, he turns to homeless Lucas (Paul Dano) to keep the place going. For Lucas, it's a steep learning curve, made even trickier by the fact that Jacques is a madman with a long list of crazy rules, including no new customers and no women. Dagur Kári writes and directs this drama.
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A big energy company threatens to move in and close the coal mine in the town of Grimley, but the miners' brass band conductor refuses to hang up his baton. With one last chance to shine, Danny (Pete Postlethwaite) perfects his band for a national competition. Gloria (Tara Fitzgerald) tries to perform flawless flugelhorn as she wrestles resentment for her part in the mine's closure and falls for Andy (Ewan McGregor).
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After learning that his ex-girlfriend had an experimental medical procedure to purge all memories of him, a man decides to do the same with her. But during the operation, he realizes he doesn't want to lose what's left of their relationship.
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Two unemployed actors -- Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and Marwood (Paul McGann) -- take a trip to the British countryside in 1969. But instead of rejuvenation, they experience a lack of food, an abundance of rain and a plethora of alcohol. Their host, Withnail's gay Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths), displays a love for life and a lust for Marwood. This classic art-house comedy won an Evening Standard British Film Award.
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This black comedy is based on the true exploits of two 19th-century body snatchers. When Burke and Hare's business -- selling corpses to a medical college for dissection -- is hampered by a supply shortage, they're forced to take drastic measures.
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When his wife (Liv Tyler) falls in league with a drug dealer, average guy Frank D'Arbo (Rainn Wilson) dons the guise of a superhero, dubs himself the Crimson Bolt and tries to keep a tagalong comic-book store clerk (Ellen Page) from becoming his sidekick. But it's hard to be a superhero when all you've got to work with is a pipe wrench. Kevin Bacon co-stars in this action-driven dramedy from writer-director James Gunn.
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Comedy writer Christopher Morris makes his feature directorial debut with this outrageous comedy about a group of young Islamic Brits who fancy themselves bloodthirsty jihadis of the first order. The film showcases Morris's satirical talents at their vicious best in a scathingly hilarious indictment of true believers and the social systems that create them. Viewers took note and bestowed it the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the L.A. Film Festival.
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A no-nonsense advertising executive plots a series of murders (his wife and new boss among them) when he's passed over for a promotion. Fueled by his apparent omnipotence, he maniacally (and comically) reaches for the top.
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Asked by her dying husband to locate a boy he fathered through a sperm donation decades ago, a repressed housewife sets out on a wild road trip, shedding her strict morals and making an unlikely connection with her husband's troubled son.
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After discovering that his lawn has been completely destroyed by raccoons, frustrated Jeff foolishly cheats on his wife, Nealy, which leads to a series of agonizing predicaments involving his best friend's husband and next-door neighbor.
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There's nothing like first love to bring family tensions to a boil in this dark comedy, nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. Adam Scott stars as Caleb Sinclaire, whose emotions go haywire when his brother (Alex Frost) brings home new girlfriend Emma (Brittany Snow). As the dysfunctional family is propelled into chaos, Caleb and Emma confront their mutual distrust and attempt to resist a growing sexual attraction.
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When the mob calls in a favor, factory executive Antonio Badalamenti finds himself in an unlikely role. Tapped to carry out a hit, the inexperienced Antonio must execute his mission while keeping his criminal connections hidden from his family.
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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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Director Peter Berg's dark comedy chronicles a bachelor party gone horribly wrong. Kyle (Jon Favreau) and his pals are off to Vegas to celebrate Kyle's upcoming marriage to Laura (Cameron Diaz) when things take a decidedly bad turn. After an accidental death, murder and cover-up, guilt starts to take its toll. As the body count rises, ex-pal Robert (Christian Slater) inadvertently proves that a bride will do anything to have her dream wedding.
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