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Baader Meinhof Complex, The (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 150 min. 
Plot: A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction, during the 1960's and 70's. In German, with English subtitles.
Cast: Martin Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Nadja Uhl, Stipe Erceg. Directed by Uli Edel.
Categories:  National Security  Biography  Foreign

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Babel (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Kōji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi, Mustapha Rachidi. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Categories:  Drama

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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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Baby Mama (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her surrogate.
Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shephard. Directed by Michael McCullers.
Categories:  Children  Women  Comedy

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Back to School (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: When college student Jason Melon decides to drop out of school, his dad drops in.
Cast: Rodney Dangerfield, Ned Beatty, Sally Kellerman, Robert Downey, Jr. Directed by Alan Metter.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  Business

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Back To The Future (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 116 min. 
Plot: A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling machine.
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Comedy  Family

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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 and the Beautiful, The (1952)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. B&W
Plot: A deplorable man rises from producing "B" movies to being a Hollywood power by shamelessly using people.
Cast: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell. Directed by Vincente Minnelli.
Categories:  Biography  Drama

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Bad Boys (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: When confiscated heroin is stolen from the Miami Police Department, two detectives must find the missing drugs before Internal Affairs shuts down the narcotics division.
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Tea Leoni. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  Evidence  Law Enforcement  Comedy

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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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Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  81 min. 
Plot: A town with a grim secret is confronted by a determined, one-handed stranger.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Frnacis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Russell Collons, Walter Sande. Directed by John Sturges.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Drama  Adminstrative

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Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A corrupt New York City detective, with out-of-control gambling and drug addictions, seeks forgiveness while investigating the rape of a young nun.
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderone, Leonard Thomas, Robin Burrows, Frankie Thorn, Victoria Bastel, Paul Hipp. Directed by Abel Ferrara.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics  Drama

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Bad News Bears, The (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A grumbling, alcoholic former pitcher gets roped into coaching a team of Little League misfits.
Cast: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Ben Piazza, Vic Morrow, Erin Blunt, Jackie Earle Haley, Gary Lee Cavagnaro, Joyce Van Patten, Jaime Escobedo, Scott Firestone, George Gonzales, Alfred Lutter III, Brett Marx, David Pollock. Directed by Michael Ritchie.
Categories:  Children  Gender  Sports

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Bad Seed, The (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. B&W
Plot: A mother begins to suspect her daughter of unspeakable crimes.
Cast: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, William Hopper. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Ethics

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Badlands (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates. Directed by Terrence Malick.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Sentencing

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Baghdad ER (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  64 min. 
Plot: The U.S. Army's premier medical facility in Iraq puts a human face on the war's cold casualty statistics.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill.
Categories:  Documentary  War  Medical

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Ballad of Cable Hogue, The (1970)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A hobo stumbles onto a water spring and creates a profitable weigh station.
Cast: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner. Directed by Sam Peckinpah.
Categories:  Western  Housing  Land Use

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Bamako (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: During the course of a typical day in Mali, a historic trial against world financial institutions is taking place in a residential courtyard. In French and Bambara with English subtitles.
Cast: Aïssa Maïa, Tiécoura Traoré, Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé, Djénéba Koné, Danny Glover. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako.
Categories:  International  Banking  Politics

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Bambi (1942)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  70 min. 
Plot: A young deer grows up in the wild after his mother is shot by hunters.
Cast: Voices of Hardy Albright, Peter Behn, Tim Davis, Donnie Dugan, Ann Gillis. Directed by James Algor.
Categories:  Animation  Animal  Safety

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Bananas (1971)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: A neurotic New Yorker tries to regain the affections of his politically radical ex-girlfriend by running off to a banana republic, where he joins up with revolutionaries and later becomes the country's president.
Cast: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalban, Howard Cosell. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  War  Government

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Band of Brothers (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 705 min. 
Plot: The story of the Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day
Cast: Scott Grimes, Damien Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor, Donnie Wahlburg. Directed by David Frankel and Tom Hanks .
Categories:  War  International  Television

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Band's Visit, The (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.
Cast: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri. Directed by Eran Kolirin.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Drama

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Bank Dick, The (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  72 min. B&W
Plot: An unemployed, henpecked drunk unwittingly captures a bank robber.
Cast: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio, Jessie Ralph, Franklin Pangborn, Shemp Howard. Directed by Edward F. Cline.
Categories:  Comedy  Banking  Criminal Law

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Bank Job, The (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A gang of small-time hoods are contracted to pull off a bank heist which turns into more than they bargained for.
Cast: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner. Directed by Roger Donaldson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Privacy

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Banking on Heaven (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  73 min. 
Plot: A hard-hitting documentary on the largest polygamous cult in the U.S., the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints.
Cast: Narration by Laurie Allen. Directed by Dot Reidelbach.
Categories:  Documentary  Religion  History

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Barbara (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. German with English subtitles
Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke, Claudia Geisler, Deniz Petzold, Susanna Bormann, Kristen Block, Rosa Enskat, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Peer-Uwe Teska, Elisabeth Lehmann, Mark Waschke, Peter Benedict, Thomas Neumann. Directed by Christian Petzold.
Categories:  Foreign  Medical  Romance

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Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: The CEO of RJR Nabisco decides that the time is ripe to take over his own company and enlists the help of American Express.
Cast: James Garner, Jonathan Pyrce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy. Directed by Glenn Jordan.
Categories:  Corporations  Securities  Comedy

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Bardaasht (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  160 min. 
Plot: After an argument with his older brother, a young man runs away, only to be killed in an apparent police cover-up. In Hindi with English subtitles.
Cast: Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Ritesh Deshmujh, Tara Sharma, Rahul Dev. Directed by E. Nivas.
Categories:  International  Ethics  Law Enforcement

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Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A conservative young lawyer marries a vivacious young woman and their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.
Cast: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick. Directed by Gene Saks.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  184 min. 
Plot: An Irish rogue climbs to wealth and privilege in 18-century England.
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Diana Koerner, Leon Vitali. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  History  Drama  Estates

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Basic (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a Army Ranger drill sergeant and company during a training exercise.
Cast: John Travolta, Connie Nielsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Timothy Daly, Giovanni Ribisi. Directed by John McTiernan.
Categories:  War  Mystery/Suspense  Government

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Basic Instinct (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman is involved.
Cast: Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, George Dzundza, Jean Tripplehorn. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense

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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 in Seattle (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Activists stage riots in Seattle, successfully halting a meeting of the World Trade Organization.
Cast: Andre Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankole, Woody Harrelson, Martin Henderson, Joshua Jackson, Ray Liotta, Tzi Ma, Ivana Milicevic, Connie Nielson, Michelle Rodrigurz, Rade Sherbedzija, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron. Directed by Stuart Townsend.
Categories:  Conflict  Drama

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Battle of Algiers, The (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 121 min. B&W
Plot: A film commissioned by the Algerian government chronicling the Algerian revolution, 1954-62, from both sides. In Arabic, French, and Italian, with English subtitles.
Cast: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader. Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.
Categories:  History  Government  Foreign

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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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Battlestar Galactica, Season 1 (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 12 hours, 39 min. 
Plot: After losing the war against the Cylon robots, the Battlestar Galactica crew heads toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 2 (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: The fight to save humanity rages on.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 2.5 (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 41 min. 
Plot: Plot and story elements of original show have been completely reworked into something completely fresh and different.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 3 (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 15 hours, 53 min. 
Plot: Fate of all human life hangs in the balance.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 4 (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 7 hours, 17 min. 
Plot: Civil War escalates and the quest for Earth continues.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 4.5 (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 12 hours, 43 min. 
Plot: The fleet journeys into the furthest reaches of unexplored space.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Be Cool (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Disenchanted with the movie industry, a smooth-talking producer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive on the way.
Cast: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, Andre 3000, Steven Tyler, The Rock, Danny Devito. Directed by F. Gary Gray.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Employment

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Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: After accidentally erasing all the tapes in the corner video store, two friends set out to remake classic movies themselves.
Cast: Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz. Directed by Michel Gondry.
Categories:  Copyright  Comedy  Entertainment

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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A six year old's journey to help her ill father is delayed by a busted universe.
Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper. Directed by Benh Zeitlin.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Environmental

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Beatles Anthology, The (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 11 hours, 14 min. B&W/Color
Plot: A visual history of the Beatles beginning in 1940 and ending with the breakup of the band at the end of the '60s.
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr. Directed by Neil Aspinall.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  History

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Beatles: Eight Days a Week (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.
Cast: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison. Directed by 2016.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  History

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Beautiful Boy (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Parents hopelessly try to find some hint of an explanation after finding out that their son committed a mass shooting at his university before taking his own life.
Cast: Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Austin Nichols. Directed by Shawn Ku.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Children

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Beautiful Mind, A (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Drama  Biography

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Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: A young woman offers to take her father's place as the Beast's prisoner in an enchanted castle.
Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury. Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Musical

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  BLu-ray/DVD  129 min. 
Plot: An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevans, Luke Evans. Directed by Bill Condon.
Categories:  Family  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical

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Becket (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  148 min. 
Plot: When King Henry II has trouble with the Church of England, he appoints his old friend and drinking buddy, Thomas Beckett, as Archbishop.
Cast: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown. Directed by Peter Glenville.
Categories:  Conflict  History  Ethics

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Becoming Jane (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Waters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith. Directed by Julian Jarrold.
Categories:  Biography  Romance  Women

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Bee Movie (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A disillusioned young bee gets the chance to see the world outside the hive and breaks one of the cardinal rules by speaking to humans.
Cast: erry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates. Directed by Simon J. Smith & Steve Hickner.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Family

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Beetlejuice (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: After the Maitlands are killed in a car crash, they find themselves trapped as ghosts in their beautiful New England farmhouse.
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Housing

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Before Midnight (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: On a writer's retreat in Greece, a couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Before Sunrise (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe and spend one romantic evening together in Vienna, both knowing it will be their only chance to be together.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Romance  International  Drama

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Before Sunset (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Two strangers meet by chance, spend a night together, and part before sunrise. Nine years later will they get the chance to fall in love all over again?
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Romance  Domestic Relations

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong.
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Family

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Beguiled, The (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  93 min. 
Plot: The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning. Directed by Sofia Coppola.
Categories:  Drama  War  Women

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Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: The tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his young lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Domestic Relations

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Behind the Mask (1932)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  68 min. B&W
Plot: An undercover Federal officer serving time in prison fakes his escape in order to infiltrate a heroin smuggling ring.
Cast: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff. Directed by John Francis Dillon.
Categories:  Horror  Mystery/Suspense  Drama

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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of actor John Malkovich.
Cast: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, John Malkovich. Directed by Spike Jonze.
Categories:  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy

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Being There (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A simple minded-gardener gains influence with only the knowledge that he has gleaned from watching TV.
Cast: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas. Directed by Hal Ashby.
Categories:  Employment  Politics  Drama

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Believer, The (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic worldview. Based on the true story of an American Nazi Party leader in the 1960s.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Theresa Russel, Billy Zane. Directed by Henry Bean.
Categories:  Drama  Discrimination  Documentary

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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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Bernie (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A mortician goes to great lengths to create the illusion that a wealthy widow, that he befriended and killed, is still alive.
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Criminal Procedure

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Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Seven cash-strapped seniors decide to 'outsource' their retirement to a resort in far-off India.
Cast: Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup. Directed by John Madden.
Categories:  International  Elder  Marital Relations

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Best in Show (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A mockumentary chronicling five dogs and their owners as they compete in a dog show.
Cast: Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock. Directed by Christopher Guest.
Categories:  Comedy

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Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  172 min. B&W
Plot: Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Cast: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  War

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Better Call Saul: Season One (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 51 min. 
Plot: The trials and tribulations of a criminal lawyer in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Michael McKean. Directed by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

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Better Call Saul: Season Two (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 51 min. 
Plot: Tracks the transformation of a man that puts the criminal in criminal attorney.
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean, Rhea Seahorn. Directed by Various Directors.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Television

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Better Life, A (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Carlos Galindo dreams of a better life for his wife and newborn son when they cross the border into the U.S.
Cast: Demián Bichir, Eddie Sotelo, Joaquín Cosio, José Julián, Nancy Lenehan. Directed by Chris Weitz.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Immigration

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Better Off Dead (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A teenager is dumped by his girlfriend while dealing with family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.
Cast: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Diane Franklin, Kim Darby. Directed by Savage Steve Holland.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Romance

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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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Betting on Zero (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Follows controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.
Cast: William Ackman as himself. Directed by Ted Brown.
Categories:  Documentary  Business  Banking

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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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Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: About Ginger Baker, the smashing drummer for Cream and Blind Faith.
Cast: Ginger Baker, Jay Bulger. Directed by Jay Bulger.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Musical

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Just how fallible is the process of law? To what extent can fate intervene to set a murderer free, or send an innocent man to the electric chair?
Cast: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz, Philip Bourneuf, Shepperd Strudwick. Directed by Fritz Lang.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Death Penalty

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A rookie journalist attempts to expose a corrupt district attorney.
Cast: Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas. Directed by Peter Hyams.
Categories:  Ethics  Evidence  Drama

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Beyond the Gates (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A Catholic priest and a young English teacher find themselves caught in the 1994 Rwandan genocide where they must choose whether to face death with the thousands of Tutsis or flee for safety.
Cast: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz. Directed by Michael Canton-Jones.
Categories:  International  Human Rights  Discrimination

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Beyond the Lights (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: The pressures of fame have a superstar singer on the edge, until she meets a young cop who helps her become the artist she was meant to be.
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-raw, Danny Glover, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Categories:  Drama  Musical

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Big (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 120 min. 
Plot: When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning to find himself in an adult body.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard. Directed by Penny Marshall.
Categories:  Comedy  Employment  Children

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Big Country, The (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  167 min. 
Plot: A ship captain ventures west to marry the woman he loves and finds a hotbed of jealousy, hatred, and rivalries.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Western  Romance  Land Use

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Big Easy, The (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: While a New Orleans detective is investigating gang-related killings, he becomes involved with the Assistant District Attorney, who is in town to investigate police corruption.
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky, Ebbe Roe Smith, Tom O'Brien, Charles Ludlam. Directed by Jim McBride.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Romance  Mystery/Suspense

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Big Eyes (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: The success of the painter Margaret Kean and the subsequent legal difficulties with her husband, who later claimed credit for her works.
Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jon Polito. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Biography  Art  Marital Relations

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Big Fish (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Danny DeVito. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Health

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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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Big Lebowski, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: An aging hippie, mistaken for a millionaire with the same name, embarks on a quest of restitution for his soiled oriental rug, enlisting his bowling buddies to help.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, John Turturro. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Property  Sports

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Big Love Season 1 (2006)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: An ongoing saga of a polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.
Cast: Bill Paxton, Chloë Sevigny, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Seyfried. Directed by .
Categories:  Television  Marital Relations  Ethics

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Big Love Season 2 (2007)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: An ongoing saga of a polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.
Cast: Bill Paxton, Chloë Sevigny, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Seyfried. Directed by .
Categories:  Television  Marital Relations  Ethics

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Big Love Season 3 (2009)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 9 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: An ongoing saga of a polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.
Cast: Bill Paxton, Chloë Sevigny, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Seyfried. Directed by .
Categories:  Television  Marital Relations  Ethics

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Big Love Season 4 (2010)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 36 min. 
Plot: An ongoing saga of a polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.
Cast: Bill Paxton, Chloë Sevigny, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Seyfried. Directed by .
Categories:  Television  Marital Relations  Ethics

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Big Love Season 5 (2011)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 9 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: An ongoing saga of a polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.
Cast: Bill Paxton, Chloë Sevigny, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Seyfried. Directed by .
Categories:  Television  Marital Relations  Ethics

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Big Short, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt. Directed by Adam McKay.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Comedy

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Big Sleep, The (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: A private-eye is hired to keep an eye on General Sternwood's philandering daughter, Carmen, who has fallen in with bad company. Based on Raymond Chandler's classic novel.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone. Directed by Howard Hawks.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Evidence  Romance

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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall. Directed by John Carpenter.
Categories:  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy  Immigration

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Bigger Splash, A (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: The vacation of a famous rock star and a filmmaker in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Luca Guadanino.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Domestic Relations

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Chris Bell.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  Medical

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: With the help of a time-traveling messenger two students round up some historical heavyweights for their class project!
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin. Directed by Stephen Herek.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Comedy  History

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Billy Budd (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. B&W
Plot: Based on Herman Melville's novella, this film depicts the struggle between good and evil based on innocent sailor Billy Budd's conflict with his ship's vicious master at arms.
Cast: Terence Stamp, Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas. Directed by Peter Ustinov.
Categories:  Admiralty  Maritime  Criminal Law

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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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Birdcage, The (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancee's right-wing parents.
Cast: Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne West. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Family  Gender  Comedy

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Birdman (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A washed up actor battles his ego and attempts to recover himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Entertainment

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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Rated:    Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Edmond O'Brien, Telly Savalas. Directed by John Frankenheimer.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Animal

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Birds, The (1963)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A wealthy socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds begin to attack people.
Cast: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  Animal  Domestic Relations

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Birth (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A woman becomes convinced that a ten year old boy is the reincarnation of her dead husband.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Cameron Bright, Danny Huston, Arliss Howard, Peter Stormare, Ted Levine, Anne Heche. Directed by Jonathan Glazer.
Categories:  Marital Relations  SciFi/Fantasy

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Biutiful (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: A man on the wrong side of the law struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Hanaa Bouchaib, Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez, Eduard Fernández. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Family

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Black Beauty (1994)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed.
Cast: Alan Cumming, Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Peter Davison, Alun Armstrong, John McEnery, Eleanor Bron, Peter Cook. Directed by Caroline Thompson.
Categories:  Children  Animal

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Black Book (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  146 min. 
Plot: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. In Dutch with English subtitles.
Cast: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Categories:  International  War

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Black Dahlia, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Set in 1940s Los Angeles, two police officers investigate the death of a hollywood starlet.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr, Fiona Shaw, Patrick Fischler, James Otis. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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Black Gold: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  78 min. 
Plot: An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Mark Francis and Nick Francis.
Categories:  Documentary  Ethics  Trade

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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 Mass (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: The true story of Whitey Bulgar who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon. Directed by Scott Cooper.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Organized Crime

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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood abuse, looks everywhere for love without ever quite finding it.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson. Directed by Craig Brewer.
Categories:  Women  Drama

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Black Stallion, The (1979)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A shipwreck leaves a courageous young boy and a wild Arabian stallion stranded on a deserted island.
Cast: Kelly Reno, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Mickey Rooney. Directed by Carroll Ballard.
Categories:  Children  Family  Juvenile

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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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Black Swan (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet. A Swan Lake dancer slowly loses her grip on sanity when a newcomer sets out to steal her role.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Categories:  Drama  Art  Mental Health

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Black Widow (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A federal agent uncovers a pattern of murder where a cunning woman marries millionaires, poisons them, and inherits their fortunes before disappearing and resurfacing in search of new victims.
Cast: Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, Dennis Hopper, Nicol Williamson. Directed by Bob Rafelson.
Categories:  Insurance  Wills  Women

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Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern. Directed by Richard Brooks.
Categories:  Education  Drama

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Blackfish (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer.
Cast: Suzanne Allee, Jeff Andrews, Kim Ashdown, Ken Balcomb, Samantha Berg, Dawn Brancheau, Diane Brancheau, Kelty Burn, Kelly Clark, Corinne Cowell, John Crowe, Dave Duffus, Daniel Patrick Duke, Howard Garrett, Dean Gomersall. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.
Categories:  Documentary  Animal

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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

Law movies
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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Blancanieves (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: A twist on the Snow White fairy tale filmed as a 1920s silent picture, set in Spain and featuring a female bullfighter.
Cast: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina, Pere Ponce, Macarena García, Sofía Oria, Josep Maria Pou, Inma Cuesta, Ramón Barea, Emilio Gavira, Sergio Dorado. Directed by Pablo Berger.
Categories:  Foreign  Gender  Women

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Blazing Saddles (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: An African-American is appointed sheriff of a bigoted, one-horse town embroiled in a land dispute with the railroad.
Cast: Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, David Huddelson, Mel Brooks. Directed by Mel Brooks.
Categories:  Comedy  Western  Racism

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Bleak House (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 465 min. 
Plot: Based on Charles Dickins novel of the same title, a story of the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system.
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Alun Armstrong, Charlie Brooks, Warren Clarke, Pauline Collins. Directed by Justin Chadwick and Susanna White.
Categories:  Television  Estates  Drama

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Blind Side, The (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A homeless and traumatized boy becomes a football star with the help of a caring family.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinten Aaron,Kathy Bates. Directed by John Lee Hancock.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

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Blindness (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Afflicted with a mysterious blindness, a group of those infected must band together to survive a government-imposed quarantine.
Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yusuke Iseya, Yoshino Kimura, Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Mitchell Nye, Danny Glover, Gael García Bernal. Directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Categories:  Disability  Medical  Human Rights

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Blood Diamond (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: An ex-mercenary and a local fisherman band together in war-torn Sierra Leone to recover a rare diamond and rescue the fisherman's son. Won five Academy Awards.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman, Benu Mabhena, Anointing Lukola, David Harewood. Directed by Edward Zwick.
Categories:  Drama  War  Property

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Blood Equity: The Dark Side of America's Biggest Blood Sport (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  63 min. 
Plot: Focuses on the issues facing former NFL Players following their retirement, including their ironic struggle against the NFL Player's Union and the Owners they made rich.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Michael Felix.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports

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Blood Relation (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  75 min. 
Plot: A search for a lost family, on both sides of a conflict, reveals a story that could only be told in the war-torn Middle East. In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.
Cast: Voice of Hiam Abbass. Directed by Noa Ben Hagai.
Categories:  Documentary  Foreign  War

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Blood Simple (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Marty hires a man to kill his cheating wife and her boyfriend and opens a door into the criminal world that he'll never be able to shut.
Cast: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, Samm-Art Williams, M. Emmet Walsh. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Mystery/Suspense

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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Recreation of the events of "Bloody Sunday", Jan. 30, 1972, when British troops fired on unarmed protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Cast: James Nesbitt, Allan Gildea, Gerard Crossan, Mary Moulds. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Drama  History  Politics

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Blow (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Three decades in the turbulent life of the American cocaine smuggler who established the first vital link between a Colombian cartel and the United States in the 1970s.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Paul Reubens. Directed by Ted Demme.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Organized Crime

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Blow Out (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An audio technician accidentally records the evidence that proves a car accident was murder, and consequently finds himself in danger.
Cast: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Politics

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Blow-Up (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: After taking a closer look at some negatives, London fashion photographer realizes that he inadvertently photographed a murder.
Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings, Sarah Miles. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
Categories:  Drama  Evidence  Mystery/Suspense

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Blue Dahlia, The (1946)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.
Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva. Directed by George Marshall.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Domestic Relations

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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  179 min. 
Plot: Adele's life is changed when she meets a young woman who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Gender

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Blue Jasmine (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister.
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Mental Health

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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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Blue Valentine (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A love story of a young married couple who have grown apart, attempting to save their relationship.
Cast: John Doman, Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling. Directed by Derek Cianfrance.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Marital Relations

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Blue Velvet (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A young man discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town.
Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern. Directed by David Lynch.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense

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Blues Brothers, The (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Sibling musicians break every law in their effort to save the orphanage where they were raised.
Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Henry Gibson. Directed by John Landis.
Categories:  Comedy  Musical  Tax

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Blues, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 12 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A film series exploring the evolution of the blues.
Cast: Various Artists. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Musical

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Blume In Love (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A divorce lawyer experiences a paradoxical situation when his own marriage is breaking up and he finds he's still in love with his wife.
Cast: George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Shelley Winters, Marsha Mason. Directed by Paul Mazursky.
Categories:  Marital Relations  Drama  Comedy

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Two couples attend a weekend self-help self-discovery session which leads to an examination of their feelings as well as their individual relationships with each other.
Cast: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon. Directed by Paul Mazursky.
Categories:  Comedy  Marital Relations  Romance

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Bob Marley and the Wailers (1991)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 72 min. 
Plot: The 1977 London's Rainbow Theatre performance by Bob Marley and the Wailers, also includes a documentary on the singer's life.
Cast: Bob Marley and the Wailers. Directed by Keef.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Bobby (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and its effect of the people in Ambassador Hotel with him.
Cast: Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Geraghty, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy. Directed by .
Categories:  Politics  History  Drama

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Body Double (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: An umemployed house-sitter spying on his neighbor accidentally witnesses her murder.
Cast: Craig Wasson, Gregg Henry, Melanie Griffith. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Privacy

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Body Heat (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A Florida attorney develops a lustful romace with a married woman and the two plot to murder her husband.
Cast: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Mickey Rourke. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
Categories:  Insurance  Romance

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Body of Lies (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A CIA operative uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Simon McBurney. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  International  Law Enforcement  War

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Body of War (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: Story of an injured American veteran returning home from the war Iraq is set against the backdrop of the government's handling of the U.S.-led invasion.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama

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Boiler Room (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A college dropout is recruited to join a Long Island brokerage firm that specializes in hard-selling questionable stocks and leaving a trail of ruined small investors in their wake.
Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Ben Affleck. Directed by Ben Younger.
Categories:  Securities  Drama  Ethics

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Bone Collector, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A quadriplegic homicide cop enlists the help of a young rookie to catch a deranged serial killer that abducts his victims in a yellow taxi and leaves a collection of peculiar scraps at the scene of each crime.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Ed O'Neil. Directed by Phillip Noyce.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense  Evidence

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Bonfire of the Vanities (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: The misadventures and eventual downfall of a Wall Street bond broker after he's involved in a hit and run accident in the Bronx with his mistress. Based on the novel by Tom Wolfe.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Securities  Comedy  Drama

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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A somewhat romantized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  Biography  Criminal Law  Romance

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Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: Tells about a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Stefan Forbes.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Politics

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Boogie Nights (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 152 min. 
Plot: An underachiever finds his calling when he gets discovered by a pornography director and is drawn into the lifestyle of the industry in the late 1970's.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzman, Julianne Moore, Philip Baker Hall, Don Cheadle. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama

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Book Thief, The (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: During WW II Germany, Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others, especially the Jewish refugee sheltered in the basement of her home.
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Roger Allam, Ben Schnetzer. Directed by Brian Percival.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Boomerang (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. B&W
Plot: The priest of a Connecticut town is murdered while waiting on a street corner and an out-of-towner is accused of the crime. A dedicated district attorney then must strive to prove his innocence
Cast: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobbs, Cara Williams. Directed by Elia Kazan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Biography  Witness

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Boomerang (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A New York marketing exec is a lady's man dedicated to life, liberty and the happiest of pursuit but he soon finds what goes around comes around when he meets a woman who treats men the same way he treats women.
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones. Directed by Reginald Hudlin.
Categories:  Comedy  Employment  Romance

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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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Boot, Das (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  209 min. 
Plot: A German U-Boat commander struggles to keep his young crew alive during the height of World War II's Battle of the Atlantic. In German, with English subtitles.
Cast: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge. Directed by Wolfgang Peterson.
Categories:  Military  Maritime  War

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Borat (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: A Kazakh TV talking head is dispatched to the United States to report on "the greatest country in the world," with a documentary crew in tow.
Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen. Directed by Larry Charles.
Categories:  Comedy  International

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Border Bandits: A True Texas Story Retold (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  58 min. 
Plot: The effects of 1915 killings by the Texas Rangers are still being felt today in South Texas and contine to perpetuate distrust between Mexican Americans and the Texas Rangers.
Cast: Narration by Jon Dillon. Directed by Kirby F. Warnock.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Law Enforcement

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Born to be Blue (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late '60s.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Rennie. Directed by Robert Budreau.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Musical

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Born to be Wild (2011)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  40 min. 
Plot: Documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.
Cast: Narration by Morgan Freeman.. Directed by David Lickley.
Categories:  Documentary  Animal  Environmental

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Boston Legal: Season 1 (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 12 hours, 10 min. 
Plot: Fast paced dark comedy that confronts social and moral issues.
Cast: William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Mark Valley. Directed by David Kelley.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Ethics

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Boston Legal: Season 2 (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 19 hours, 25 min. 
Plot: On going fast paced dark comedy that confronts social and moral issues.
Cast:  William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Mark Valley . Directed by David Kelley.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Ethics

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Boston Legal: Season 3 (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 17 hours, 10 min. 
Plot: On going fast paced dark comedy that confronts social and moral issues.
Cast: William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Mark Valley. Directed by David Kelley.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Ethics

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Boston Legal: Season 4 (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 14 hours, 48 min. 
Plot: On going fast paced dark comedy that confronts social and moral issues.
Cast: William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Mark Valley. Directed by David Kelley.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Ethics

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Boston Legal: Season 5 (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 15 hours, 37 min. 
Plot: On going fast paced dark comedy that confronts social and moral issues.
Cast: William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Mark Valley. Directed by David Kelley.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Ethics

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Boston Strangler, The (1968)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women.
Cast: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy. Directed by Richard Fleischer.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Biography

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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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Bound (1996)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A tough female ex con and her lover concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on her lover's boyfriend.
Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John Ryan. Directed by The Wachowski Brothers.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Sexuality  Drama

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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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Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A documentary probe of America's predilection for gun violence, including an examination of America's culture of fear, bigotry and violence in a nation with widespread gun ownership.
Cast: Michael Moore. Directed by Michael Moore.
Categories:  Constitutional  Documentary

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Boxer, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Nineteen year old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the IRA in Belfast.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley, Kenneth Cranham. Directed by Jim Sheridan.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Family

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Boy & the World (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  80 min. 
Plot: A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father. In Portuguese with English subtitles.
Cast: Voices of Vinicious Garcia, Lu Horta, Marco Aurelio Campos. Directed by Ale Abreu.
Categories:  Foreign  Animation  Family

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Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: The eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp carries on a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence with startling and unexpected consequences.
Cast: Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend. Directed by Mark herman.
Categories:  War  Children  Discrimination

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Boyhood (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  165 min. 
Plot: The life of a young man from age 5 to age 18.
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Family  Children  Domestic Relations

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Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: The story of Teena Brandon, a cross-dressing youth who preferred life as her male identity, Brandon Teena.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alicia Goranson. Directed by Kimberly Peirce.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Discrimination

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Boys From Brazil, The (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, Steve Guttenberg, James Mason. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  International  Military

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Boyz N the Hood (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto and the divergent paths they take to have a better life in the future.
Cast: Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne. Directed by John Singleton.
Categories:  Family  Poverty

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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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Braveheart (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  177 min. 
Plot: William Wallace, a Scottish common man, unites fellow Scots in their fight for freedom from English rule at the end of the 13th century. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Categories:  History  Civil Rights  Discrimination

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Brazil (1985)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins. Directed by Terry Gilliam.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Comedy

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Breach (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A FBI upstart enters into a power game with his boss, an agent who is ultimately convicted of selling secrets to the Soviet Union.
Cast: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Caroline Dhavernas. Directed by Bill Ray.
Categories:  National Security  Mystery/Suspense

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Bread & Roses (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Two Latina sisters, working as cleaners in a downtown L.A. office building, team up with a labor organizer to fight for their right to unionize.
Cast: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee, Monica Rivas, Frankie Davila Lillian Hurst. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Labor  Drama

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Break-Up, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple's break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment.
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Ann-Margret. Directed by Peyton Reed.
Categories:  Comedy  Property

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Breaker Morant (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: This Australian film is based on the true story of a man who is made a scapegoat for military actions during the Boer War and is court-martialed for killing civilians.
Cast: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  War  History  Drama

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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A New York socialite becomes interested in the young writer who moves into her apartment building.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen. Directed by Blake Edwards.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Romance

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Breakfast Club, The (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Five high school students meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out and discover they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy. Directed by John Hughes.
Categories:  Education  Children

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Breaking Away (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Four friends challenge the local college boys in the annual bike race in an attempt to separate themselves from their small town reputation.
Cast: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley. Directed by Peter Yates.
Categories:  Sports  Comedy

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Fifth Season (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 6 hours, 15 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt . Directed by Directed by various directors for individual episo.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Final Season (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 391 min. 
Plot: The saga of meth kingpin Walter White and his guilt-ridden partner Jesse Pinkman comes to a bloody conclusion.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk. Directed by Bryan Cranston, Michelle MacLaren, Michael Slovis.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Television  Criminal Law

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Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hours, 46 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 10 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt. Directed by Vince Gilligan.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 15 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 13 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt . Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Family

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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  159 min. 
Plot: A wife, who prayed for her oilman husband to return, feels guilty when he returns paralyzed.
Cast: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier. Directed by Lars von Trier.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Marital Relations

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Breathless (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. B&W
Plot: A small-time hood is betrayed by his girlfriend leading to a deadly conclusion. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet, Van Doude. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Criminal Law

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Brick (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary. Directed by Rian Johnson.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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Bridesmaids (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd. Directed by Paul Feig.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Women

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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  142 min. 
Plot: During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend a Soviet spy and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy with an American spy plane pilot.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Austin Stowell. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  War

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Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 161 min. 
Plot: When British P.O.W.s build a vital railway in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to see that it's destroyed. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  War  Drama

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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A young boy befriends the new girl at school and the two create a magical place called Terabithia.
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Annasophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Gabor Csupo.
Categories:  Children  Family  Drama

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Bridge Too Far, A (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  176 min. 
Plot: The failed attempts to capture several bridges to Germany in World War II in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  History  War  International

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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A busy career woman decides to turn over a new page in her life by channeling her thoughts, opinions and insecurities into a journal that becomes a hilarious chronicle of her adventures.
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth. Directed by Sharon Macguire.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Human Rights

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: The British diarist returns, beset by petty jealousies and a choice between two suitors.
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones. Directed by Beeban Kidron.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Human Rights

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Bright Star (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The three-year romance between the poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne.
Cast: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox. Directed by Jane Campion.
Categories:  Romance  Drama  History

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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

Law movies
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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Bringing Down the House (2003)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: When a lonely guy meets a woman on the Internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.
Cast: Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Steve Harris, Michael Rosenbaum, Betty White, Joan Plowright. . Directed by Adam Shankman.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Ethics

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Broadcast News (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Two rival male TV reporters, and one female producer, make the sparks fly.
Cast: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky. Directed by James L. Brooks.
Categories:  Drama  Media  Comedy

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Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.
Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Organized Crime

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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  235 min. 
Plot: An epic love story in which two young men meet and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid. Directed by Ang Lee.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Sexuality

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Brokedown Palace (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Two American teens must prove their innocence when they are imprisoned in Thailand for possessing narcotics.
Cast: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim, Lou Diamond Phillips. Directed by Jonathan Kaplan.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Criminal Law

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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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Broken Circle Breakdown, The (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: When an unlikely couple's daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. In Flemish with English subtitles.
Cast: Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg. Directed by Felix van Groeningen.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Foreign

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Broken Flowers (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A staunch bachelor receives an anonymous letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.
Cast: Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy. Directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Categories:  Family  Comedy

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Broken Lance (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A cattle baron's son takes the fall for a crime his father commits. His father dies while he is in jail and his three half brothers inherit the land, but must face his vengeance when he's released.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Winmark. Directed by Edward Dmytryx.
Categories:  Western  Land Use  Family

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Broken Rainbow (1985)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  70 min. 
Plot: Heartbreaking tale of the forced relocation of 12,000 Navajos from their ancestral homeland in Arizona.
Cast: Narration by Martin Sheen. Directed by Victor Mudd.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Government

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Brooklyn (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where when her past catches up with her she must choose between two countries.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters. Directed by John Crowley.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  History

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Brooklyn Castle (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team.
Cast: Pobo Efekoro, Rachelle Ballantyne. Directed by Katie Dellamaggiore.
Categories:  Documentary  Children  Negotiation

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Brother Minister (1994)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Reveals the mystery surrounding the assassination of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965.
Cast: Malcolm X and narrator Roscoe Lee Browne. Directed by Jefri Aalmhuammed.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Brother Outsider: Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: Deals with the interplay of personal and political in the life of a complex, multi-talented essential figure in the history of American radicalism.
Cast: Voice of Erick Todd Dellums. Directed by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Brother's Keeper (1992)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Details the murder trial of Delbert Ward.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.
Categories:  Documentary  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense

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Brothers (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.
Cast: Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Sarah Juel Werner,Rebecca Løgstrup Soltau. Directed by Susanne Bier.
Categories:  Drama  Family  War

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Brothers (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after the brother goes missing in Afghanistan.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire. Directed by Jim Sheridan.
Categories:  Drama  War  Family

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Brothers in Law, The (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  VHS  94 min. B&W
Plot: A newly qualified barrister joins his flatmate as a trainee at a London law firm.
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Ian Carmichael, Terry Thomas. Directed by Ray Boulting.
Categories:  Comedy  Civil Procedure  Criminal Procedure

Law movies
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A down-on-his-luck television reporter vents at God about the difficulties in his life; God proves he is listening by handing over his powers.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston. Directed by Tom Shadyac.
Categories:  Comedy  Religion  Employment

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Bug (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.
Cast: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Lynn Collins, Brian F. O'Byrne, Harry Connick Jr.. Directed by William Friedkin.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Horror

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Bugsy (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: A notorious mobster and Las Vegas visionary had it all until he fell for a woman who wanted more.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Joe Mantegna. Directed by Barry Levinson.
Categories:  Biography  Criminal Law

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Bull Durham (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson, Robert Wuhl. Directed by Ron Shelton.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Sports

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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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Bullets or Ballots (1936)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: An undercover cop infiltrates the mob in an attempt to bring down their illicit rackets.
Cast: Joan Blondell, Edward Robinson, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh. Directed by William Keighley.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: In 1920s New York, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
Cast: John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly, Chazz Palminteri. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Organized Crime

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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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Bulworth (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle. Directed by Warren Beatty.
Categories:  Government  Comedy  Romance

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Burn (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 86 min. 
Plot: The story of saving Detroit through the eyes of firefighters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead.
Cast: Firefighters portray themselves.. Directed by Tom Putnam.
Categories:  Documentary  Economics  History

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Burn After Reading (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.
Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Brad Pitt. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Ethics

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Burning Bed, The (1984)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *** 1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A woman transforms from loving wife to a murderess.
Cast: Farrah Fawcett, Paul LeMat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie, Penelope Milford, James Callahan. Directed by Robert Greenwald.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Television

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Bus 174 (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: Depicts the hijacking of a Rio de Janeiro bus in 2000. In Portuguese with English Subtitles.
Cast: Newsreel footage with characters portraying themselves. Directed by Jose Padilla & Felipe Lacerda.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Foreign

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Two Western bank and train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross. Directed by George Roy Hill.
Categories:  Western  Biography  International

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Butler, The (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  132 min. 
Plot: Inspired by a true story about Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr. Directed by Lee Daniels.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  History

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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he enters the military.
Cast: Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Ed Sullivan. Directed by George Sidney.
Categories:  Entertainment  Musical  Family

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

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