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My Favorite Wife
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Cary Grant and Irene Dunne star in this romantic comedy about a man who finds himself married to two women at the same time. After his first wife, Ellen, went missing in a shipwreck seven years ago, Nick finally has her declared legally dead so he can get married again. On his honeymoon with his new wife, Bianca, he suddenly sees Ellen in the lobby of his hotel. Now he has to figure out which wife he wants to stay married to.
Flight of the Conchords
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If you liked Napoleon Dynamite, you just might love this HBO comedy series about New Zealand's 4th Most Popular Folk Parody Duo, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. Bret and Jemaine are now living in New York, trying to get their music out there and build their fan base. (They currently just have one fan, Mel.) With quirky songs like The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room and I'm Not Crying, they will take the New York folk rock scene by storm. (Warning: there may be some inappropriate language.)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
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Adam Pontipee is the oldest of seven brothers, living the backwoodsman life in the Oregon Territory. On a trip to town, he manages to convince a local woman to marry him. The Pontipee brothers are used to living a life of leisure, wallowing in filth and not caring much for manners. But when Millie comes along, she'll teach her new brothers that with a little bit of class, it's not difficult to get a wife. When they get into a spot with the townsfolk, Adam comes up with the bright idea that kidnapping is the best way to get a bride. Based on the short story The Sobbin' Women by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Kate & Leopold
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Leopold, Duke of Albany, is a disappointment to his uncle. His fortune is nonexistent and the only sensible thing to do is marry a woman of means. However, Leopold would much rather be an inventor. One day, he follows a strangely dressed man to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge and falls with him through a time portal and into the 21st century. There he meets Kate McKay, a cynical 21st century woman who has a hard time believing his story. They slowly discover that only together will they truly be happy. But what will happen when Leopold has to go home?
Chicago
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Director Rob Marshall gives you an incredible view into Chicago of the 1920s. Roxie Hart finds herself on Murderess Row in the Cook County Jail after shooting her boyfriend. There she discovers that it's not whether or not you committed the crime, it's how good your story is.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
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After losing their ship at the end of The Search for Spock, the seven-man crew of the Starship Enterprise sets out for home on a stolen Klingon Bird of Prey. En route, they receive a transmission from Earth warning them of an alien probe that is wreaking havoc and destruction. In an attempt to save their planet, they travel back to the late 20th century. Their goal: to bring two humpback whales into the future to answer the probe and repopulate the species. This hilarious sci-fi flick will have you laughing out loud as the 23rd centurions find themselves out of their element in a time none are familiar with. In order to get home, they'll have to break some rules, use some charm, and trust in 20th century technology.
An Ideal Husband
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Sir Robert Chiltern has everything he could ever want. He has a beautiful wife, an immense fortune, and a successful political career. He also has a secret that, until now, had remained hidden. But now, Laura Cheveley is blackmailing him with her knowledge of his momentary indiscretion of years past. Now he must do what he can to keep the truth a secret from the public, but most importantly from his wife. Enlisting the help of his capricious best friend, Lord Arthur Goring he embarks on a quest to keep his secret without giving in to blackmail.
Blast From the Past
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Adam was born in a fallout shelter. During the Cold War, his father built the shelter underneath their house in preparation for a nuclear event. So when it looks as if a nuclear bomb is coming, he and his pregnant wife go down into the shelter. 30 years later, the time lock on the shelter opens and Adam ventures forth to seek out survivors and gather needed supplies. What he finds is Eve. Eve is tired of men. She doesn't believe any man can ever tell the truth. Until she meets Adam. She can't deny the appeal of his old-fashioned charm, but she refuses to let her guard down. After all, it's hard to believe a man who says he's lived underground for 30 years.
Waking Ned Devine
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This comedy will keep you laughing all the way through. When Jackie O'Shea stops by Ned Devine's house to bring him some dinner, he never dreamed what he would find. After winning a million dollars in the lottery, Ned died of shock. Now, Jackie is determined to 'honor' Ned's memory by cashing in on the lotto winnings himself.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
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Andie works for a fashion magazine. But what she wants is to be a journalist. When her boss wants her to write an article about what not to do in a relationship (which she must first test out on some unlucky guy), she agrees on the condition that after this she can write what she wants. Ben works for an ad agency and is currently competing for a diamond account. His colleagues agree that he can have the account if he can make a woman fall in love with him in time for the party announcing the ad campaign. Andie and Ben then become romantically involved, but with completely opposite goals.
Across the Universe
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This 2008 smash hit delivers incredible acting and an intricate storyline. Using Beatles songs to illustrate the ups and downs of the 60's and 70's, Across the Universe tells the story of 6 people brought together by sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and the fight to end the Vietnam War. This movie is thought-provoking and evocative. A truly amazing look at what it was like to live in a time when very little in life was certain and sometimes the only way to survive was to escape from your responsibilties.
Tron
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Alan is a programmer for ENCOM. When his boss creates a computer program that will control every computer in the building, Alan writes a program to police the Master Control Program. He then sets out to warn fellow programmer Kevin Flynn about info the MCP has on him, and enlists his help in shutting it down. In order to stop him, the MCP transports Flynn into the ENCOM computer system. Now, he must find his way through the computer to shut down the MCP, while being pursued by security programs. He finds help in the form of Alan's police program: TRON. Together they set out to restore Flynn's reputation and help him get home.
Hamlet
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Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this fantastic full-text production of one of Shakespeare's greatest works. Also starring Gerard Depardieu, Julie Christie, Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Jack Lemmon.
The Producers
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Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane infuse new life into the Mel Brooks smash hit about a couple of guys trying to make a quick buck. Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom discover that in the right conditions (and with a second accounts ledger) you could make more money with a flop than a hit. They then set out to create the worst play Broadway has ever seen. Also starring Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell, The Producers will have you laughing till the curtain drops.
Stitches: a Memoir
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This amazingly illustrated graphic novel, chronicles the shockingly terrible childhood of author David Small. From frame to frame, David leads you on a journey through abuse, neglect, and emotional pain. Stitches will break your heart, but the story is ultimately inspiring. A story of how one young man took his worst experiences and used them as fuel for his art.
Good Night and Good Luck
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This fantastic docudrama, written and directed by George Clooney, follows Edward R. Murrow as he exposes corruption in the Senate using his popular show Person to Person. David Strathairn gives an outstanding performance as Murrow himself. Also starring George Clooney, Alex Borstein, Jeff Daniels, Tate Donovan, and Robert Downey, Jr.
Sabrina
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Sabrina has spent most of her life in love with David Larrabee, all the while aware that David views her only as the chauffeur's daughter. So she looks on going to Paris as a chance to get some distance. When she returns, David has begun to settle down. He's engaged and has forgotten that Sabrina ever existed. Until he sees her again. In an attempt to break free from the strictures of his life, he decides he's in love with Sabrina. His brother Linus, however, has plans for the 'merging' of the Larrabee corporation with Tyson Electronics and he's not about to let Sabrina ruin a multi-million dollar deal.
While You Were Sleeping
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Lucy Moderatz lives alone in an apartment in Chicago. She works for the Transit Authority and spends most of her time daydreaming about a man she fell in love with at first sight, Peter Callaghan. So, when she sees him get pushed off the train platform, she jumps onto the tracks to save his life, despite never having met him before. In the aftermath of the accident, she gets mistaken for his fiancee. His family takes her in and suddenly she's not alone anymore. But when Peter's brother shows up, she realizes that she has to tell the truth, or risk losing her soulmate forever.

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