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10,000 BC (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A prehistoric hunter sets out on a epic trek to rescue his beloved and secure the future of his tribe.
Cast: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis. Directed by Roland Emmerich.
Categories:  History  Action  Human Rights

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100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: An 100-year-old nursing home resident leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.
Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer. Directed by Felix Herngren.
Categories:  Action  Comedy

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15 Minutes (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who are videotaping their crimes hoping become media darlings.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks, Melina Kanakaredes, Karel Roden. Directed by John Herzfeld.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

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16 Blocks (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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48 Hours/Another 48 Hours (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  191 min. 
Plot: A hard-nosed cop teams up with a wise-cracking criminal to track down a killer and a drug lord.
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte. Directed by Walter Hill.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Organized Crime

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Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 102 min. 
Plot: When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.
Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Alan Hale. Directed by Michael Curitz and William Keighley.
Categories:  Action  Politics  Civil Rights

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Aliens (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 154 min. 
Plot: After escaping an encounter with aliens, the only survivor is asked to return to the scene as an adviser for a group of disbelieving Marines.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton. Directed by James Cameron.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Corporations

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All Is Lost (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
Cast: Robert Redford. Directed by J. C. Chandor.
Categories:  Drama  Maritime  Action

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American Made (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  115 min. 
Plot: The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Action  Biography  Government

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Annihilation (2018)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson. Directed by Alex Garland.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Horror

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Ant-Man (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A cat burglar with a super-suit must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña. Directed by Peyton Reed.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Comedy

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 87 min. 
Plot: An epic that explores the origins of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force as they are pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment.
Cast: Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Carey Means, Andy Merrill. Directed by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Censorship

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Australia (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  165 min. 
Plot: An English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch in Northern Australia reluctantly enters a pact in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Categories:  Action  War  Property

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Avengers, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A team of super humans team up to save the world from disaster.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Joss Whedon.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Action

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: Things go horribly wrong while Earth's Mightiest Heroes are trying to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Joss Whedon.
Categories:  Drama  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  149 min. 
Plot: The Avengers and their superhero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie . Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Ethics

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Baby Driver (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm. Directed by Edgar Wright.
Categories:  Action  Musical  Organized Crime

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Back to the Future II (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without interfering with his first trip.
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Elisabeth Shue. Directed by Robert Zameckis.
Categories:  Comedy  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Back to the Future III (1990)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed so Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson. Directed by Robert Zameckis.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy

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Backdraft (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Cast: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glen, Robert De Niro Jennifer Jason Leigh, Donald Sutherland, Rebecca De Mornay. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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Bad Boys II (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: **
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 147 min. 
Plot: An investigation by two Miami narcotics cops leads to a dangerous kingpin and his plan to control the city's drug trafficking.
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano, Henry Rollins. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Comedy

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Batman (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: Gotham City's own superhero takes on arch-villain The Joker.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Consumer

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Batman Begins (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: In the wake of his parents' murders, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Action  Drama

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Battle Royale (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Bīto Takeshi, Fujiwara Tatsuya, Maeda Aki. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Foreign

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Ben-Hur (1959)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  212 min. 
Plot: When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Action  Politics  Religion

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Beowulf (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.
Cast: Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman, Angelina Jolie. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Better Tomorrow II, A (1987)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A restaurateur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter.
Cast: Dean Chek, Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Chow Yun Fat. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law

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Better Tomorrow, A (1986)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.
Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Emily Chu. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  Organized Crime  Family

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with a very different culture of Beverly Hills.
Cast:  Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher. Directed by Martin Brest.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Organized Crime

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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Axel returns to Beverly Hills to help investigate a near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Procedure  Action

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Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: While Axel is nvestigating a car theft ring, he comes across something much bigger than that.
Cast:  Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Hector Elizondo, Theresa Randle. Directed by John Landis.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Organized Crime

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Big Hero 6 (2014)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A robotics genius and his personal companion robot, Baymax, must band together with their friends to save San Fransokyo.
Cast: Voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney, Jamie Chung. Directed by Don Hall & Chris Williams.
Categories:  Animation  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Billy Jack (1971)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A former Green Beret protects a freedom school for runaways.
Cast: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay, Julie Webb. Directed by Tom Laughlin.
Categories:  Action  Children  Ethics

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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  144 min. 
Plot: After an RPG downs their helicopter, a group of elite U.S. soldiers find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  War  Action  History

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Black Panther (2018)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  134 min. 
Plot: The King of Wakanda's claim to the throne is challenged by a childhood victim of the King's father.
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o. Directed by Ryan Coogler.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Ethics

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Black Sunday (1977)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A deranged war veteran plots to kill thousands of Americans at the Superbowl in Miami by destroying the Goodyear blimp.
Cast: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Bekim Fehmiu. Directed by John Frankenheimer.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Sports

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Blackjack (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A U.S. Marshall who protects high-profile clients must put his own life on the line after a colleague is injured.
Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Kate Vernon, Phillip Mackenzie, Kam Heskin, Fred Williamson. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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Blade Runner (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A police assassin is assigned to hunt and kill genetically made criminal replicants in futuristic Los Angeles. (Director's cut.)
Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Human Rights  Action

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Blue Thunder (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: The test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.
Cast: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern. Directed by John Badham.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Aviation  Action

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Boondock Saints (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 108 min. 
Plot: Irish twin brothers set out to rid the world of the criminals of the Boston underworld and are soon being tracked down by an FBI agent.
Cast: William Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco. Directed by Troy Duffy.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement  Action

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Bottle Rocket (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Two directionless best friends attempt to break into a life of crime with a big first heist.
Cast: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, James Caan. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Comedy  Action  Romance

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Bourne Identity, The (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: An amnesia victim wakes up to find he has the skills of a secret agent, and races to discover the truth about his past.
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adwalw Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Action  International  National Security

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Bourne Legacy, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  135 min. 
Plot: The government's black ops agency tries to erase all evidence of their top secret programs, even their own agents.
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn. Directed by Tony Gilroy.
Categories:  Action  Government  International

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Bourne Supremacy, The (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: When Jason Bourne is framed for a botched CIA operation he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Babriel Mann, Joan Allen. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Action  International  Drama

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Bourne Ultimatum, The (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Jason Bourne circles the globe to discover the truth about his past.
Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  National Security

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Brave (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD (Blu-ray 2 disc set) 93 min. 
Plot: A Princess makes a decision which defies custom and brings chaos to her kingdom.
Cast: Voices of Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Kelly MacDonald. Directed by Mrk Andrews and Brenda Chapman.
Categories:  Animation  Action

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Brave One, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt. Directed by Neil Jordan.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

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Brighton Rock (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. B&W
Plot: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Carol Marsh. Directed by John Boulting.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Action

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Brighton Rock (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Cast: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, Helen Mirren, John Hurt. Directed by Jowan Joffe.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Organized Crime

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Broken Arrow (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the US military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.
Cast: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo, Frank Whaley. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  Politics

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Bullet in the Head (1990)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 130 min. 
Plot: When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, their harrowing experiences will shatter their lives and friendship.
Cast: Tony Leung, Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee, Simon Yam, Fennie Yuen, Yolanda Yam. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  War  International

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Bullitt (1968)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: After a witness in his protection is killed, a San Francisco cop seeks the underworld kingpin responsible, culminating in a now-famous car chase.
Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bissett. Directed by Peter Yates.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Testimony  Action

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renne, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Government

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: Finding difficult to fit in to the era of today Captain America leads an assault against a friend turned rival from World War II, a Soviet emissary known as "The Winter Soldier".
Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.
Categories:  Action  National Security  SciFi/Fantasy

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Carlito's Way (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  145 min. 
Plot: Released from prison on a legal technicality, a former drug kingpin stuns the local underworld by pledging to go straight.
Cast: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzman, Viggo Mortensen. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Action

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Cartel Land (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A physician in Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years.
Cast: Jose Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Tim 'Nailer' Foley. Directed by Matthew Heineman.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Action

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Casino Royale (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 144 min. 
Plot: James Bond must stop a banker to the world's terrorist organizations from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench. Directed by Martin Campbell.
Categories:  International  Action  National Security

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Central Intelligence (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. 
Plot: After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Drama

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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: A close friend of the President and his family are murdered aboard their yacht in the Caribbean, setting off a chain of events that leads the Deputy Director of the C.I.A. into a dangerous confrontation with the Columbian drug cartel.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida. Directed by Phillip Noyce.
Categories:  Action  Government  National Security

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Clearing, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A self-made tycoon is kidnapped by an employee and it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.
Cast: Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Pieter Jan Brugge.
Categories:  Action  Family  Government

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Collateral (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 119 min. 
Plot: A cab driver in Los Angeles finds himself the hostage of a charismatic contract killer making his rounds from hit to hit.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Transportation

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Commando (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A retired elite commando must rescue his daughter from an exiled dictator.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells, James Olson, David Patrick Kelly, Alyssa Milano, Bill Duke. Directed by Mark L. Lester.
Categories:  Military  Action  Government

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Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A man who sees conspiracies everywhere publishes his theories on the internet. Trouble follows when one of his theories proves correct.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Government  Evidence  Action

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Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A man sentenced to a Southern chain gang for a petty crime defies his sadistic wardens and earns the respect of his fellow inmates.
Cast: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg.
Categories:  Action  Sentencing  Drama

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Crimson Tide (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini, Matt Craven. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Action  Military  Maritime

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Daredevil (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: * 1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 103 min. 
Plot: A lawyer blinded by toxic waste acquires enhanced senses which help him fight crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Favreau, Joe Pantoliano. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson.
Categories:  Action  Justice

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Dark Knight Rises, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  165 min. 
Plot: The Batman resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Law Enforcement

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Dark Knight, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  153 min. 
Plot: Batman is forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as The Joker.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors of a devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.
Cast: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Judy Greer. Directed by Matt Reeves.
Categories:  Action  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy

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Dead Pool, The (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Dirty Harry must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson, Evan Kim, Jim Carrey. Directed by Buddy Van Horn.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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Deadpool (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  168 min. 
Plot: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand. Directed by Tim Miller.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Comedy

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Death Proof (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 113 min. 
Plot: A stuntman who has a habit of stalking young women tangles with the wrong group.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Portier. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Action  Women

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, explosion which created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas Griffin. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  Drama  Action  History

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Deliberate Intent (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: Rod Smolla, a First Amendment scholar, is recruited to sue a company that published a how-to manual for hitmen.
Cast: Timothy Hutton, Ron Rifkin, Clark Johnson, Penny Johnson, Cliff DeYoung, Kenneth Walsh, James McDaniel. Directed by Andy Wolk.
Categories:  Constitutional  Action  Advocacy

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Die Hard (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A New York cop gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan RIckman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia. Directed by John McTiernan.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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Dirty Harry (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: When he is outsmarted by a killer, a detective decides to administer his own style of justice.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, John Mitchum, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon. Directed by Don Siegel.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Action  Ethics

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Doctor Strange (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  115 min. 
Plot: While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams. Directed by Scott Derrickson.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Health

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Dogville (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  177 min. 
Plot: The town of Dogville agrees to harbor a woman on the run from the mob. When a search begins there she learns that their support has a price, but they do not how dangerous her secret really is.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Harriet Anderson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Paul Bettany. Directed by Lars Von Trier.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Ethics  Action

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Don't Breathe (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.
Cast: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette. Directed by Fede Alvarez.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Action  Horror

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Dr. No (1962)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.
Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee. Directed by Terence Young.
Categories:  Action  Domestic Relations  Romance

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Dr. Strange (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A psychiatrist becomes the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth in order to battle an evil Sorceress from the past.
Cast: Peter Hooten, Clyde Kusatsu, Jessica Walter. Directed by Philip DeGuere.
Categories:  Action  Drama  National Security

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Drive (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbour.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman. Directed by Nicolas Winding Fefn.
Categories:  Action  Entertainment  Organized Crime

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Dunkirk (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Action  History  Drama

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Eagle Eye (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Two strangers are thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met, threatening their lives and family.
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie, Ethan Embry, Billy Bob Thornton. Directed by D. J. Caruso.
Categories:  Privacy  Action  National Security

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Eastern Promises (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A driver for one of London's most notorious crime families loyalties are put to the test when a midwife discovers some of the family's secrets.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl. Directed by David Cronenberg.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Action  Family

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Easy Rider (1969)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: Two bikers travel across country at the height of counter-culture America.
Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson. Directed by Dennis Hopper.
Categories:  Drama  Action

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Enforcer, The (1976)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans must be foiled.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, John Mitchum. Directed by James Fargo.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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Enter the Dragon (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Cast: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Ahna Capri. Directed by Robert Ckouse.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Sports  Action

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Eragon (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg; a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey to save his kingdom.
Cast: Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich. Directed by Stefen Fangmeier.
Categories:  Action  Family  War

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Eye for an Eye (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.
Cast: Sally Field, Keifer Sutherland, Ed Harris. Directed by John Schlesinger.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Justice

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: The adventures of a writer in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudo. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  Family  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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Father Goose (1964)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: During WW II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for the island females.
Cast: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good. Directed by Ralph Nelson.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Romance

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FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:    76 min. 
Plot: The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction.
Cast: Voices of Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams. Directed by Bill Kroyer.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Family

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Fifth Element, The (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker, Milla Jovovich. Directed by Luc Besson.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Action

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Firewall (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Patrick. Directed by Richard Loncraine.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Family

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First Blood (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A Vietnam Veteran is arrested in a small northern town by an abusive sheriff, only to escape and wage a one man war against the sheriff.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy. Directed by Ted Kotcheff.
Categories:  Action  Military  Mental Health

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Flash Gordon (1980)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.
Cast: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Ornella Muti. Directed by Mike Hodges.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  Sentencing

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For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  170 min. 
Plot: During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
Cast: 025192042324 . Directed by Sam Wood.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Four Brothers (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: Four adopted brothers seek to avenge their mother's death.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Josh Charles, Sofia Vergara, Fionnula Flanagan, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Directed by John Singleton.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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Free State of Jones (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali. Directed by Gary Ross.
Categories:  Biography  Action  Drama

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From Russia with Love (1963)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen.
Cast: Sean Connery, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya. Directed by Terence Young.
Categories:  Action  Domestic Relations  Romance

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Fugitive, The (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Based on the classic TV series, a Chicago surgeon falsely accused of killing his wife undertakes to prove his innocence by leading his pursuers to the actual murderer.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Joe Pantoliano. Directed by Andrew Davis.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Action  Evidence

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Fury (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  134 min. 
Plot: As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena. Directed by David Ayer.
Categories:  War  Action  Drama

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General, The (1926)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. B&W
Plot: Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself.
Cast: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glenn Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom. Directed by Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton.
Categories:  Action  War  Romance

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Ghost Rider (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A stunt motorcyclist gives up his soul to become the devil's bounty hunter and ends up fighting against power hungry Blackheart, the devil's son.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Peter Fonda, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Godzilla (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  123 min. 
Plot: The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche. Directed by Gareth Edwards.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  National Security

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Goldfinger (1964)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.
Cast: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Frobe. Directed by Guy Hamilton.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Romance

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Guardian, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where a legendary rescue swimmer teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown. Directed by Andrew Davis.
Categories:  Action  Drama

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A group of space criminals must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the Accuser from destroying the galaxy.
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper. Directed by James Gunn.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  National Security

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  136 min. 
Plot: The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista. Directed by James Gunn.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  War

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Hancock (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A hard-living superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife of the public relations professional who's trying to repair his image.
Cast: Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Charlize Theron, Eddie Marsan. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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Hard Target (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing.
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Wilford Brimley. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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Hateful Eight, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  168 min. 
Plot: In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Drama  Western  Action

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Henry V (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: Great adventure of a King who defied the odds to prove himself a man.
Cast: Brian Blessed, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Simon Shepherd, Kenneth Branagh, James Larkin. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Highlander (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: An immortal swordsman confronts the last of his immortal opponents, in a contest for a fabled "Prize." Soundtrack by Queen.
Cast: Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown, Sean Connery, Beatie Edney, Alan North, Jon Polito, Sheila Gish, Hugh Quarshie, Christopher Malcolm, Peter Diamond. Directed by Russell Mulcahy.
Categories:  Action  Estates  Criminal Procedure

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Hit, The (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Two hit men pick up an ex-gangster as an escort to Paris to face betrayed colleagues but the road trip suffers complications.
Cast: John Hurt, Terence Stamp, Tim Roth, Laura del Sol, Jim Broadbent. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Organized Crime

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Hobbit, The: Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  144 min. 
Plot: Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war to keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.
Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Peter Jackson.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  War

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Hobbit, The: Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 161 min. 
Plot: The dwarves, along with Bilbo and Gandalf, continue their quest to reclaim their homeland from Smaug.
Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Peter Jackson.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Hot Fuzz (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner. On the beat, the pair stumble upon a series of suspicious accidents and events.
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent. Directed by Edgar Wright.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Employment  Action

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Cast: Voices of Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Craig Ferguson, Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett. Directed by Dean DuBlois.
Categories:  Animation  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  137 min. 
Plot: As the war escalates the reluctant leader of the rebellion must bring together an army, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson. Directed by Francis Lawrence.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Government

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Hunt for Red October, The (1990)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in charge of their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA.
Cast: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill. Directed by John McTiernan.
Categories:  Action  Military  National Security

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Hurricane, The (1937)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An unjustly imprisoned Polynesian sailor is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
Cast: Dorothy Lamour, John Hall, Mary Astor, Thomas Mitchell, Raymond Massey. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Action  Racism  Drama

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Hurt Locker (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
Categories:  War  Action  Military

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In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: When Norwegian citizen Nil's son is mistakenly murdered, Nil ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.
Cast: Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz, Pal Sverre Hagen. Directed by Hans Petter Moland.
Categories:  Action  Drama  War

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Incredibles, The (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 115 min. 
Plot: A family of former superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Spencer Fox, Sarah Vowell, Dominique Louis, Eli Fucile, Maeve Andrews, Wallace Shawn. Directed by Brad Bird.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Justice

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat.
Cast: Liam Hensworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman. Directed by Roland Emmerich.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Military

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: From America to Venice to the deserts of the Middle East, it's up to Indy to save his father and the Grail.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, Sean Connery. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Action  Religion  Family

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Indiana Jones embarks on an incredible worldwide quest for the mystical Ark of the Covenant.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Action  Art  Religion

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Indiana Jones brings non-stop thrill adventure in India while on the trail of a sacred stone.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Action  Religion  Children

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International, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.
Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brian F. O'Bryne. Directed by Tom Tykwer.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  International

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Interstellar (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  169 min. 
Plot: A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Michael Caine. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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Into the Night (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Ed's life is somewhat out of control; especially after a chance encounter that leads to a wild, as well as funny, chase through the streets of Los Angeles.
Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, David Bowie, Dan Aykroyd. Directed by John Landis.
Categories:  Drama  Comedy  Action

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Iron Giant, The (1999)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.
Cast: Voices of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Jr., Vin Diesel, James Gammon, Cloris Leachman. Directed by Brad Bird.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Government

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Iron Man (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: After being kidnapped, a wealthy industrialist is forced to build an armored suit which he uses to overcome his captors and their armies.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow. Directed by Jon Favreau.
Categories:  War  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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Iron Man 2 (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Tony Stark must deal with personal deadly issues as well as his alter ego superhero enemies.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Scalett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke. Directed by Jon Faureau.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Action

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Iron Man 3 (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  130 min. 
Plot: When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce. Directed by Shane Black.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Action

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Island, The (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is in a utopian facility.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean, Michale Clarke Duncan, Steve Buscemi. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  192 min. 
Plot: The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney. Directed by Stanley Kramer.
Categories:  Comedy  Action

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Italian Job, The (1969)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: To steal $4 million in gold, a team of thieves must bring the traffic in Turin, Italy to a screeching halt.
Cast: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi, Maggie Blye. Directed by Peter Collinson.
Categories:  Action  Organized Crime

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Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A mountain man becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors on the early frontier.
Cast: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Western

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John Wick (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki. Directed by Chad Stahelski.
Categories:  Action  Organized Crime

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  122 min. 
Plot: After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane. Directed by Chad Stahelski.
Categories:  Action  Mystery/Suspense  Organized Crime

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Judge Dredd (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: In a dystopic future, all-powerful and coldly efficient "Judges" act with the supreme authority of both the police force and legal system.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Rob Schneider, Joan Chen. Directed by Danny Cannon.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart. Directed by Jake Kasdan.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy

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Jumper (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A young man discovers he has the ability to transport himself instantaneously to anyplace on Earth.
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Michael Rooker, Annasophia Robb, Max Thieriot, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Action  Transportation  Government

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Jurassic Park (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Scientists clone dinosaurs to populate a theme park which suffers a major security breakdown which frees the dinosaurs from their enclosures.
Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Ethics  Action

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Jurassic World (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Terror in a new theme park built on the original site of Jurassic Park when a killing machine escapes containment.
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, VIncent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins. Directed by Colin Trevorrow.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  Horror

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Kick-Ass (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A teenage comics-reader dons a wetsuit and becomes a masked vigilante.
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz, Omari Hardwick, Xander Berkeley, Nicolas Cage. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Categories:  Action  Organized Crime  Media

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Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A female assassin wakes from a coma and seeks revenge on her former leader, after a violent attack on her wedding day.
Cast: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madson, Darryl Hannah, David Carradine. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Organized Crime  International  Action

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Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: "The Bride" continues her bloody quest for vengeance against her ex-boss and his associates.
Cast: Uma Thurman, Gordon Liu, Michael Madson, Darryl Hannah, David Carradine. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Family  Action

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Killer, The (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. In Cantonese, subtitled in English.
Cast: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Foreign  Organized Crime  Action

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Kingdom, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Danny Huston, Richard Jenkins. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  International  Law Enforcement  Action

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen. Directed by Shane Black.
Categories:  Entertainment  Fraud  Action

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: The laziest animal in all of the Valley of Peace unwittingly becomes the chosen one when enemies threaten their way of life.
Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Lui. Directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Action

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: Friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon.
Cast: Voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
Categories:  Animation  Action

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Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.
Cast: Voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie Pitt. Directed by Alessandro Carloni & Jennifer Yuh.
Categories:  Action  Animation  Animal

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Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of a self-absorbed Pharaoh's tomb, obsessed with the security of his next life.
Cast: Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin. Directed by Howard Hawks.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Lego Batman Movie, The (2017)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.
Cast: Voices of Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson. Directed by Chris McKay.
Categories:  Action  Animation

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Lethal Weapon (1987)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A veteran cop is partnered with a young suicidal cop as they try to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busy. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Comedy  Action

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Little Big Man (1970)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: From an old age, Jack Crabb reflects upon his life being raised by Indians.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  History  Action  War

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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down a master cyber-terrorist in Washington D.C.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant. Directed by Len Wiseman.
Categories:  Action  War  Computer

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Logan (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border, however, his attempts to hide from the world are upended.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen. Directed by James Magnold.
Categories:  Action  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy

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Lost City of Z, The (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattison, Sienna Miller. Directed by James Gray.
Categories:  Action  Biography  Mystery/Suspense

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A former policeman is rescued by a tribe of children when he is sent into the desert to die by the desert town's evil queen.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Helen Buday. Directed by George Mill and George Ogilvy.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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Magnificent Seven, The (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: Seven gunfighters are hired to protect a poor Mexican vilage from a band of ruthless outlaws.
Cast: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn. Directed by John Sturges.
Categories:  Western  Action  Drama

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Magnum Force (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul, Felton Perry, Robert Urich. Directed by Ted Post.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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Man of Steel (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray  143 min. 
Plot: Superman is forced to reveal his identity when the Earth is on the brink of destruction.
Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner. Directed by Zack Snyder.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Man on Fire (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  146 min. 
Plot: In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who kidnapped the girl he was hired to protect.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin, Mickey Rourke. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Action  Juvenile  Justice

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Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  123 min. B&W
Plot: An aged Senator returns to the small town of Shinbone for the funeral of a friend, and recounts for reporters his relationship with the man.
Cast: John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Woody Strode, Andy Devine, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Western  Action  Law Enforcement

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Martian, The (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: Stranded on the planet Mars, an astronaut must figure out how to survive until rescue.
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Maritime

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Matrix (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his destiny and his role in the war against the controllers of it.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano. Directed by Andy Wachowski, and Larry Wachowski..
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  Natural Resources

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Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: The first of two parts charts the outlaw odyssey of Jacques Mesrine, the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French Public Enemy No. 1 and the Man of a Thousand Faces. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Cecile De France, Vincent Cassel, Gerard Depardieu. Directed by Jean-Francois Richet.
Categories:  Biography  Action  Foreign

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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: The second part of the Mesrine saga, Jacques' life comes once and for all to a full bloody circle. French with English subtitles.
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Gerard Lanvin. Directed by Jean-Francois Richet.
Categories:  Biography  Action  Foreign

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Miami Vice (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: Two detectives go undercover as offshore boat racers and outlaw smugglers to take on the narcotrafficking network of Miami.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Gong Li, Naomie Harris. Directed by Michale Mann.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Organized Crime

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Midnight Run (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.
Cast: Robert DeNiro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto. Directed by Martin Best.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Organized Crime

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Midnight Special (2016)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.
Cast: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst. Directed by Jeff Nichols.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Family

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Mighty Ducks, The (1992)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling, Josef Sommer. Directed by Stephen Herek.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Sports

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Mission Impossible (1996)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart, Vanessa Redgrave, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott-Thomas. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Action  Government  International

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Mission Impossible 2 (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 123 min. 
Plot: A secret agent is sent to Sydney to find and destroy a genetically modified disease.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Richard Roxburgh, John Polson. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  National Security  Medical

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Mission Impossible III (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: Agent Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response .
Cast: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames. Directed by J J Abrams.
Categories:  Action  Safety  Mystery/Suspense

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Mission, The (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 125 min. 
Plot: 18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Liam Neeson. Directed by Roland Joffe.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Moana (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches the Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the call to set things right.
Cast: Voices of Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House. Directed by Ron Clements & Don Hall.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Comedy

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Most Wanted Man, A (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams. Directed by Anton Corbijn.
Categories:  Drama  War  Action

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody, Kerry Washington. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Comedy  Action  Family

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Narrow Margin (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her date by a top Mafia boss.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B. Sikking, J.T. Walsh, M. Emmet Walsh. Directed by Peter Hyams.
Categories:  Action  Organized Crime  Witness

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National Treasure (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: A treasure hunter in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure originally secreted away by the nation's Founding Fathers.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jon Voigt, Harvey Keitel, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Categories:  History  Government  Action

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National Treasure 2 (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A treasure hunter looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by uncovering the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary.
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris, Helen Mirren. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Categories:  Action  History  Mystery/Suspense

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Net, The (1995)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A software engineer who works from home has her identity stolen while she is on vacation and must fight to regain it before she is erased.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller. Directed by Irwin Winkler.
Categories:  Action  Fraud  Computer

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Next (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel. Directed by Lee Tamahori.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  National Security

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Nice Guys, The (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A mismatched pair of private eyes investigate the apparent suicide of a porn star in 1970s Los Angeles.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling. Directed by Shane Black.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Drama

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Nightcrawler (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A man muscles into the world of crime journalism where he blurs the line between observer and participant.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton. Directed by Dan Gilroy.
Categories:  Drama  Media  Action

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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A hunter stumbles upon dead bodies, a stash of heroin, and more than two million in cash near the Rio Grande and decides to keep it for himself.
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Cohn.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Property

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Noah (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A man is appointed by God to carry out a crucial mission of rescue before a calamitous flood destroys the world.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Darren Aronfsky.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Action

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North by Northwest (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: An advertising executive is mistaken for a spy and is pursued across the America while he looks for a way to survive.
Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Action

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Operation Crossbow (1965)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.
Cast: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Richard Johnson. Directed by Michael Anderson.
Categories:  Action  War  International

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Out of Sight (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with the US Marshall he has kidnapped.
Cast: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Don Cheadle. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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Parallax View (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An ambitious reporter gets in over his head while investigating a senator's assassination.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels, Paula Prentiss. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Categories:  Action  Politics  Entertainment

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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 183 min. 
Plot: Follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Cast: Ben Afflick, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  Action  Domestic Relations  History

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Pete's Dragon (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  103 min. 
Plot: The adventures of an orphaned boy and his best friend, who just so happens to be a dragon.
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley. Directed by David Lowery.
Categories:  Action  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Pineapple Express (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A lazy process server and his drug dealer go on the run after witnessing a murder committed by a crooked cop.
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Danny McBride. Directed by David Gordon Green.
Categories:  Action  Court Organization  Criminal Law

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  169 min. 
Plot: The pirates must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgard, Bill Nighy, Chow Yun-Fat. Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Categories:  Action  Maritime  Admiralty

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 143 min. 
Plot: A bloodthirsty band of pirates seeking a lost treasure of cursed gold find themselves beset by a rogue captain intent on thwarting their plans.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley. Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Categories:  Action  Maritime  Negotiation

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: Jack Sparrow owes an unpaid debt to Davey Jones and crafts a plan so he doesn't have to pay it.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy. Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Categories:  Action  Maritime  Admiralty

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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 112 min. 
Plot: Four American astronauts crash on a far-off planet where humans are considered beasts.
Cast: Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Roddy McDowell, Maurice Evans. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  Trial

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Point Blank (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief.
Cast: Elena Anaya, Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem. Directed by Fred Cavaye.
Categories:  Foreign  Action  Organized Crime

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Predator (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A team of commandos find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior, while on a mission in the Central American jungle.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves, R.G. Armstrong, Shane Black, Kevin Peter Hall. Directed by John McTiernan.
Categories:  Military  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Prey, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A successful bankrobber manages to hide the money before being caught, however, it is not just the police that are looking for the money. In French with English subtitles or dubbed English.
Cast: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac, Sergi López. Directed by Eric Valette.
Categories:  Action  Foreign  Law Enforcement

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Professionals, The (1966)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin,Robert Ryan, Jack Palance, Ralph Bellamy. Directed by Richard Brooks.
Categories:  Action  Western  Marital Relations

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Quantum of Solace (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Seeking revenge for the death of his lover, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's natural resources.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Giancarlo Gianni. Directed by Marc Foster.
Categories:  Action  Environmental  Business

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Red (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, a former black-ops agent reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Richard Dreyfuss. Directed by Robert Schwentke.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Comedy

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Red Dawn (1984)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 114 min. 
Plot: At the dawn of World War III a group of teenagers in the American midwest bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Cast: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Ben Johnson. Directed by John Milius.
Categories:  Action  War  Drama

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Red River (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. B&W
Plot: Plummeting livestock values drives a self-made cattle baron to drive his herd through a treacherous trail.
Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey, Sr., Colleen Gray, John Ireland, Noah Beery, Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Paul Fix. Directed by Howard Hawks.
Categories:  History  Action  Western

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Red State (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
Cast: Michael Parks, Michael Angarano, Kerry Bishé, Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner. Directed by Kevin Smith.
Categories:  Action  Religion  Children

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Rescue Dawn (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A U.S. fighter pilot's truggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies. Directed by Werner Herzog.
Categories:  War  International  Action

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Revenant, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  156 min. 
Plot: A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Cast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hardy. Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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Ricochet (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An attorney is terrorized by a criminal he put away years ago.
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice T, Kevin Pollack. Directed by Russell Mulcahy.
Categories:  Action  Justice  Organized Crime

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Road Warrior, The (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Mike Preston, Max Phipps . Directed by George Miller.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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Robocop (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 103 min. 
Plot: A fatally-wounded police officer returns to defend a dystopic Detroit as a superhuman cyborg.
Cast: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer. Directed by Paul Verhoven.
Categories:  Action  Sales  Corporations

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.
Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk. Directed by Gareth Edwards.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: An idealistic defense attorney finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Ferrel, Carmen Ejogo. Directed by Dan Gilray.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Criminal Law

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Ronin (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A woman assembles a team of professional killers from all over the world to retrieve a briefcase with mysterious contents. Complications arise as many people and organizations aspire to possess this briefcase.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone. Directed by John Frankenheimer.
Categories:  Action  Mystery/Suspense

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Running Man, The (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 101 min. 
Plot: A wrongly-convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a TV game show.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Richard Dawson. Directed by Paul Michael Glaser.
Categories:  Action  Entertainment  Law Enforcement

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Sentinel, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan, Ritchie Coster, Kim Basinger. Directed by Clark Johnson.
Categories:  Action  Government  National Security

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Shaft (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks? Shaft!
Cast: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Gwenn Mitchell. Directed by Gordon Parks.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Criminal Law  Action

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A battle of wits and brawn against a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Cast: Robert Downy Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marson. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Categories:  Action  National Security  Criminal Law

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Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Procedure

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Shiri (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A phantom sniper is methodically assassinating key figures in a South Korean intelligence investigation.
Cast: Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi, Yoon-jin Kim, Kang-ho Song, Derek Kim. Directed by Je-gyu Kang.
Categories:  Government  Action  Foreign

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Shrek 2 (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: The King hires Puss-in-Boots, a sword fighting cat and ogre slayer, to kill Shrek.
Cast: Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese. Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Comedy

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Shrek the Third (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Shrek sets out to bring back the rightful heir to the throne of Far Far Away, while Fiona ensures there will be a kingdom left to rule.
Cast: Voices of Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. Directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Comedy

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Sideways (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: Two men reaching middle age with not much to show embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country.
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh. Directed by Alexander Payne.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Comedy

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Sin City (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Sin City is a dark, violent place where the police are as corrupt as the streets are deadly.
Cast: Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Elijiah Wood. Directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  Law Enforcement

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Skyfall (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: MI6 is under attack, and only James Bond can track down and destroy the threat.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Judi Dench. Directed by Sam Medes.
Categories:  Action  National Security  Computer

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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  96 min. 
Plot: The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed. Directed by Hal Needham.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Organized Crime

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Spartacus (1960)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  196 min. 
Plot: The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire.
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, Laurence Olivier. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Action  Biography

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Spectre (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  148 min. 
Plot: Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Christopher Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Sam Mendes.
Categories:  Action  International  Criminal Law

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Speed (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 115 min. 
Plot: A young cop must save the passengers of a bus that has a bomb set to explode if the bus slows down.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, Jeff Daniels. Directed by Jan DeBont.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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Spider-Man (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 121 min. 
Plot: Bitten by a genetically-modified spider, a nerdy high school student uses his new spider-like superpowers to fight the menacing Green Goblin.
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris. Directed by Sam Raimi.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  SciFi/Fantasy

Law movies
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 127 min. 
Plot: The web-slinging superhero must resolve his problematic dual-life while doing battle against the tentacled Doctor Octopus.
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy. Directed by Sam Raimi.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  SciFi/Fantasy

Law movies
Star Chamber (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge joins a secret organization of judges that hires a hitman to kill other criminals who have similarly gotten off the hook.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yapher Kotto, Sharon Gless. Directed by Peter Hyams.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Death Penalty

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Star Trek (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.
Cast: John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder. Directed by J.J. Abrams.
Categories:  Aviation  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy.
Cast: Chris Payne, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban. Directed by Justin Lin.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  War

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: The Enterprise crew must stop an old nemesis from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan. Directed by Nicholas Meyer.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Ethics

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Thee crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, James Doohan. Directed by Leonard Nimoy.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Ethics

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A fugitive crew goes back in time to 20th century Earth to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan. Directed by Leonard Nimoy.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Comedy

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Kirk and his crew are implicated in the brutal assassination of a Klingon diplomat, bringing both worlds to the brink of full-scale war.
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan. Directed by Nicholas Meyer.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Mystery/Suspense

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Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness. Directed by George Lucas.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  War

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Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  135 min. 
Plot: Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver. Directed by J.J. Abrams.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  War

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: The Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.
Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill. Directed by Rian Johnson.
Categories:  Action  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Stunt Man, The (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 131 min. 
Plot: A mysterious fugitive stumbles onto a movie set where a flamboyant director turns him into a stunt man.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Goorwitz. Directed by Richard Rush.
Categories:  Drama  Entertainment  Action

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Sudden Impact (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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SWAT (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Josh Charles. Directed by Clark Johnson.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Action  International

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Swiss Army Man (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
Cast: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Drama

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Taken (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A retired CIA agent must rescue his kidnapped daughter from sex traffickers.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshovsky, Katie Cassidy, Holly Valance, Famke Janssen. Directed by Pierre Morel.
Categories:  Action  International  Criminal Law

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Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom.
Cast: John Travolta, Denzel Washington, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Action

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Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers.
Cast: Walter matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo. Directed by Joseph Sargent.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

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Team America: World Police (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Marionette superheroes fight to end terrorism and put tired celebrities out of their misery.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa. Directed by Trey Parker.
Categories:  Comedy  Action

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 152 min. 
Plot: A shape-shifting cyborg is sent back from the future to kill John Connor before he can grow up to lead the resistance, it however, must contend with the protector sent back in time by the resistance.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick. Directed by James Cameron.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Action

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 109 min. 
Plot: On the verge of Judgement Day, the most advanced Terminator unit ever arrives from the future to ensure the rise of the machines.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristannia Loken. Directed by Jonathan Mostow.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Action

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Terminator Salvation (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: After Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust, a group of survivors struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job
Cast: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common, Jane Alexander. Directed by McG.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Action

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Terminator, The (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: In the year 2029 the rulers of Earth decide to reshape the future by changing the past.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield. Directed by James Cameron.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  War

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Thin Red Line, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  170 min. 
Plot: An adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.
Cast: Sean Penn, George Clooney, Woody Harrelson, Nick Nolte. Directed by Terrence Mallick.
Categories:  War  History  Action

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Thor (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  114 min. 
Plot: The mighty God of Thunder is banished to Earth, where he must fight to regain his powers.
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok.
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. Directed by Taika Waititi.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy

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Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Worlds collide when a powerful ancient enemy threatens to plunge the cosmos into eternal darkness.
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Alan Taylor.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A Ranch hand looks to fulfill a promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Julio Cesar Cedillo. Directed by Tommy Lee Jones.
Categories:  Western  Action

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Tightrope (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A dectective is put on the case of a serial killer whose victims have a personal connection with the officer.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Genevieve Bujold. Directed by Richard Tuggle.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Action

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Top Gun (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 110 min. 
Plot: Macho students compete to be best in class of an elite flying school.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Action  Military  Aviation

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Total Recall (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: When a man goes for virtual vacation to the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does it?
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Ronny Cox. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  Mental Health

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Total Recall  (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A factory worker takes a mind-trip vacation with Rekall and ends up a hunted man when the procedure goes wrong.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy. Directed by Len Wiseman.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Mental Health  Action

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Transformers (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  144 min. 
Plot: A war erupts on Earth between two robotic clans, leaving the fate of mankind hanging in the balance.
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  War

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Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 126 min. B&W
Plot: Three men prospecting for gold in the mountains of Mexico discover there's far more to contend with than just hardship and bandits.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Western  Drama  Action

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Tron (1982)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 96 min. 
Plot: A video game maker hacks the mainframe of his ex-employer and becomes part of the very game he is designing.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner. Directed by Steven Lisberger.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Computer  Action

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Tropic Thunder (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 120 min. 
Plot: Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jeff Kahn, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Ruivivar, Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson. Directed by Ben Stiller.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  War

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Troy (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 163 min. 
Plot: An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen.
Categories:  Action

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Twisted (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A San Francisco police inspector is searching for a serial killer whose victims all have one thing in common: her.
Cast: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia. Directed by Philip Kaufman.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Law Enforcement  Action

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Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 102 min. 
Plot: Story of two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 chevy.
Cast: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson. Directed by Monte Hall.
Categories:  Drama  Automobile  Action

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Unforgiven (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: A retired gunslinger agrees to avenge a brutalized prostitute and has to take on a corrupt sheriff. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Western  Action  Justice

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United Red Army (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  190 min. 
Plot: Two of the most radical student groups come together to form the United Red Army. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Sakai Maki, Arata, Namiki Akie. Directed by Koj Wakamatsu.
Categories:  Foreign  Military  Action

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V for Vendetta (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt. Directed by James McTeigue.
Categories:  Action  Drama

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Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: An American POW leads a group of prisoners in an escape from the Germans in WWII.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, trevor Howard, raffaella Carra. Directed by Mark Robson.
Categories:  War  Action  International

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Wailing, The (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  156 min. 
Plot: Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
Cast: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Woo-hee Chun. Directed by Hong-jin Na.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Action

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Wanted (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.
Cast: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terrence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Angelina Jolie. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov.
Categories:  Action  Organized Crime

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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  140 min. 
Plot: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn. Directed by Matt Reeves.
Categories:  Action  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy

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War of the Worlds (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Family  Action

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Warrior (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: Two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart.
Cast: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison. Directed by Gavin O'Connor.
Categories:  Action  Sports  Family

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Warriors, The (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A gang is framed for killing the leader of another who was trying to unite all the gangs in the area.
Cast: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler. Directed by Walter Hill.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Action  Criminal Law

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Watchmen (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 186 min. 
Plot: A group of masked heroes are called together once again, to investigate the murder of one of their own.
Cast: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson. Directed by Zack Snyder.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement  Action

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Westworld (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.
Cast: Yul Brenner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin. Directed by Michael Crichton.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world - a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures who crown Max as their ruler.
Cast: Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose. Directed by Spike Jonze.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Children  Action

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Wonder Woman (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  141 min. 
Plot: When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright. Directed by Patty Jenkins.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  War

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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  144 min. 
Plot: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Bryan Singer.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Safety

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Bryan Singer.
Categories:  Drama  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Yakuza, The (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Harry returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the notorious Japanese mafia.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takadura, Brian Keith. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Organized Crime

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You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.
Cast: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swanson, Lanie Kazan, Rob Schneider. Directed by Dennis Dugan.
Categories:  Comedy  Action

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Zootopia (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  108 min. 
Plot: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
Cast: Voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba. Directed by Byron Howard & Rich Moore.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Criminal Law

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You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.