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    Meryl Streep's Funniest Moments On and Off Screen

    Type: Gallery | Date: Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014

    Still one of the weirdest movies in the Meryl oeuvre (right up there with &qu...
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    Top TV Shows of 2013 - Best of the Rest

    Type: Gallery | Date: Monday, Dec 23, 2013

    Cinemax's first wholly-original series ("Strike Back" is an interna...
  • Cat People - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Sep 13, 2009

    In this loose adaptation of the 1942 horror classic of the same name, a 2001-style opening montage establishes some sort of sacrificial, mystical union between panthers and an ancient tribe of humans. Flash forward to 1980's New Orleans, where waifish Irina (Natassja Kinski) meets her older brother, Paul (Malcolm McDowell), a minister, for the first time since their animal trainer parents died and she was sent to a series of foster homes. Paul's Creole housekeeper, Female (Ruby Dee), helps Irina settle into her brother's home, but Paul himself disappears. Cut to a fleabag motel where a blasé prostitute finds an angry panther instead of a client; after mauling her, the cat is captured by police and a team of zoologists: Oliver (John Heard), Alice (Annette O'Toole), and Joe (Ed Begley Jr.). The next day Irina finds herself in the zoo where these scientists work; drawn to the newly captured panther, she befriends Oliver and takes a job in the gift shop. Shortly after the panther's violence turns deadly, it escapes, and soon Paul turns up spouting an unbelievable story about his family's were-cat heritage and his inevitable sexual union with little Irina. On the run from her dangerous brother, Irina takes refuge in a sexually frustrated romance with Oliver, afraid of what might happen if she consummates their passion. Astute viewers will notice that the zoologist characters refer to the film's panthers as leopards; "panther" is actually a generic term for any large cat, especially a black one, but Cat People's panthers are in fact leopards whose black color comes from a recessive trait known as melanism. ~ Brian J. Dillard, All Movie Guide
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    Whatever Works

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Jun 19, 2009

    Woody Allen's latest black comedy
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    Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

    Type: Event | Date: Saturday, Oct 5, 2013

    HBO takes on Muhammad Ali's Supreme Court case.
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    Family Tree

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, May 12, 2013

    HBO's newest series stars Chris O'Dowd with Christopher Guest as a creator/executive producer.
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    The Twilight Zone: Season 3 [Blu-ray]

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011

    The complete third season
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    $#*! My Dad Says

    Type: Event | Date: Thursday, Jan 13, 2011

    Ed Begley Jr guest stars tonight.
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    The Good Guys

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Oct 22, 2010

    Ed Begley Jr. and Method Man are both on tonight.
  • An Officer and a Gentleman - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

    Richard Gere plays Zack Mayo, an aloof, taciturn man who aspires to be a navy pilot. Once he's arrived at training camp for his 13-week officer's course, Mayo runs afoul of abrasive, no-nonsense drill sergeant Emil Foley (Louis Gossett Jr.). Mayo --or "Mayonnaise," as he is dubbed by the irascible Foley -- is an excellent cadet, but a little cold around the heart. Foley rides Mayo mercilessly, sensing that the young man would be prime officer material if he weren't so self-involved. Zack's affair with working girl Paula Pokrifi (Debra Winger) is likewise compromised by his unwillingness to give of himself. Only after Mayo's best friend Sid Worsley (David Keith) commits suicide over an unhappy romance does Zack come out of his shell and mature into a real human being. Take away the R-rated dialogue and the sex scenes, and Officer and a Gentleman could have been a 1937 MGM flick, maybe with Robert Taylor as Zack, Wallace Beery as Foley, and Jimmy Stewart as Sid. An Officer and a Gentleman was nominated for 7 Oscars, with wins to Gossett and to the hit song "Up Where We Belong." The closing scene has surely become a classic of movie romance. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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