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Esther Blodgett is just another kid from the mid-West with grand aspirations of making it to Hollywood. While… More Esther Blodgett is just another kid from the mid-West with grand aspirations of making it to Hollywood. While waitressing at a Hollywood party she locks eyes with Norman Maine, an alcoholic star spiraling out of control. With the help of Norman convincing a producer to make her the lead actress, Esther lands her first gig, and a star is born. Winning an Oscar in 1938 for Best Writing, Original Story, A Star is Born is a classic film about the highs and lows of Hollywood.
- Derek S.
This thriller chronicles the days after a catastrophic bombing in Los Angeles. The film’s protagonist… More This thriller chronicles the days after a catastrophic bombing in Los Angeles. The film’s protagonist is forced to seal himself inside his home while his wife, who has been exposed to the potentially poisonous effects of the bomb, must stay outside the house. The film moves away from the stereotypical hunt for the culprits and focuses on the human desire to survive. It exposes those unstable moments after an attack where information is scare, chaos is rampant, and survival is your only instinct.
- Julie H.
Around the holidays I like to indulge in reminders of my childhood. This year I'm going with Hey… More Around the holidays I like to indulge in reminders of my childhood. This year I'm going with Hey Arnold! The Movie. The boy with the football shaped head and his best friend try to save their neighborhood from being turned into a mall. It's family friendly and fun...Perfect for when everyone's too stuffed to leave the house and is ready to camp out on the couch in front of a fire.
- Valerie B.
Before he captivated and confused us with The Tree of Life, writer-director Terrence Malick was… More Before he captivated and confused us with The Tree of Life, writer-director Terrence Malick was considered one of the premiere filmmakers of his generation. His feature, Badlands, is among the best directorial debuts of all time and he followed it up with the equally ambitious, Days of Heaven. It includes all of the trademark Malick touches including stunning cinematography, rural locations, beautiful score, and voiceover narration. This one is can’t miss. Fun Fact: It would be 20 years before Malick would direct another feature film (1998’s The Thin Red Line).
- Matt S.
The Dancer is a fascinating documentary that follows a young ballerina as she trains and rehearses to… More The Dancer is a fascinating documentary that follows a young ballerina as she trains and rehearses to become one of the greatest dancers of her generation. It sheds light on the amount of work ethic and patience it takes to achieve perfection in the dance world.
- Katie M.
An all-star cast, a sharp screenplay by Paul Rudnick (from his off-Broadway hit), hunky Michael T. Weiss… More An all-star cast, a sharp screenplay by Paul Rudnick (from his off-Broadway hit), hunky Michael T. Weiss (whatever happened to him?), and an uproarious performance by Patrick Stewart, all add up to the funniest gay-romantic-comedy-drama to ever come out of the 1990s. Jeffrey, while at times melancholy, is mostly hilarious; all the while teaching us that fearing loss is no reason not to love.
- Mike G.
Nothing says happy holidays like a good ol’ fashioned Charles Bronson Death Wish flick. In this one, number 4 of 5 in … More
Nothing says happy holidays like a good ol’ fashioned Charles Bronson Death Wish flick. In this one, number 4 of 5 in the series, Paul Kersey returns to LA to put his vigilante days behind him but soon after finds himself in an all-out war with a drug cartel responsible for the death of his girlfriend’s daughter. Yes, as the drug dealers find out, revenge is a dish best served by Bronson - with him it never goes out of style. And look for an early appearance by Danny Trejo who idolized Bronson and would later become a kind of modern day version of the character he played in these movies… Only his name is MACHETE.
- Mike R.
Tom Cruise is back with a vengeance as the former U.S. Military Police Corps officer Jack Reacher… More Tom Cruise is back with a vengeance as the former U.S. Military Police Corps officer Jack Reacher. Academy Award winning writer of The Usual Suspects, Christopher McQuarrie directs the film, based on Lee Child's novel 'One Shot'. The film has a stellar cast including Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog and Robert Duvall. If you're looking for a crime thriller filled with suspense that'll keep you guessing 'til the very end, Jack Reacher won't disappoint. Just remember: the law has limits. He does not.
- Graham W.