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  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

    Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) and Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell) are showgirls and best friends. Lorelei has a passion for diamonds, knowing that attracting a rich husband is one of the few ways a woman of the 1950s can succeed economically. She is engaged to Gus Esmond (Tommy Noonan), a naive nerd willing to do or buy anything for her. However, Gus is under the control of his wealthy, upper-class father. Dorothy, on the other hand, is looking for love, attracted only to men who are good-looking and fit.

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    Lone Star (1996)

    Sheriff Sam Deeds has little heart for the politics or tough-on-crime policies that his job requires. Sam got the job because of his father, legendary Sheriff Buddy Deeds who is remembered as fair and just by the citizens of the county. However, Sam remembers Buddy as a distant parent who cheated on his mother with an unnamed mistress. Sam is particularly disapproving of efforts by Mayor Hollis Pogue, a former deputy of Buddy’s, and business leader Mercedes Cruz, to rename the local courthouse in Buddy’s honor. As a teenager Sam had been in love with Mercedes’ daughter Pilar, but the …

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    A Man for All Seasons (1966)

    The film opens with Cardinal Wolsey summoning Sir Thomas More to his palace at Hampton Court. Desiring his support in obtaining a divorce from the Pope so that Henry VIII of England can marry Anne Boleyn, Wolsey chastises More for being the only member of the Privy Council to argue against him. When More states that the Pope will never grant a divorce, he is scandalised by Wolsey’s suggestion that they apply “pressure” to force the issue. More refuses to support continued efforts to secure an annulment for Henry VIII from the Pope as legal and religious options having been …

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    Red Sonja (1985)

    Red Sonja is visited by a spirit who grants her the strength to seek her revenge against Queen Gedren. In a flashback scene, Gedren murders Red Sonja’s brother and parents after Sonja rejects the queen’s sexual advances, and Sonja is raped by Gedren’s troops.

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    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

    The story takes place on a Saturday in Anderson, a crime-infested ghetto in South Central Los Angeles. Members of a local gang known as ‘Street Thunder’ have recently stolen a large number of automatic rifles and pistols. The film begins at 3 A.M. that morning, as a team of heavily armed LAPD officers ambush and kill six members of the gang. Later, the gang’s four warlords swear a blood oath of revenge, known as a “Cholo”, against the police and the citizens of Los Angeles.

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    The Day of the Jackal (1973)

    In the Paris suburb of Petit-Clamart on 22 August 1962, an assassination attempt is made on the President of France General Charles de Gaulle by the militant French underground organisation OAS in anger over the French government granting independence to Algeria. As the president’s motorcade passes, de Gaulle’s unarmoured Citroën DS car is raked with machine gun fire, but the entire entourage escapes without injury. Within six months, OAS leader Jean Bastien-Thiry and several other members of the plot are captured and executed.

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    Zelig (1983)

    Set in the 1920s and 1930s, the film focuses on Leonard Zelig, a nondescript man who has the ability to transform his appearance to that of the people who surround him. He is first observed at a party by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who notes that Zelig related to the affluent guests in a thick, refined accent and shared their republican sympathies, but while in the kitchen with the servants adopted a ruder tone and seemed to be more of a democrat. He soon gains international fame as a “human chameleon”.

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    Don’t Look Now (1973)

    Some time after the drowning of their young daughter, Christine (Sharon Williams), in a tragic accident at their English country home, John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) and his wife, Laura (Julie Christie), take a trip to Venice after John accepts a commission from a bishop (Massimo Serato) to restore an ancient church. Laura encounters two elderly sisters, Heather (Hilary Mason) and Wendy (Clelia Matania), at a restaurant where she and John are dining; Heather claims to be psychic and—despite being blind—informs Laura she is able to ‘see’ the Baxters’ deceased daughter. Shaken, Laura returns to her table, where she faints.

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    The Joneses (2009)

    Posted in Comedy, Drama

    Kate, Steve, Mick, and Jenn Jones move into a high income suburb under the pretense of being a typical family relocating due to the changing nature of Kate and Steve’s careers. In reality, Kate is the leader of a team of stealth marketers, professional salespeople who disguise product placement as a daily routine.[2] Their clothing, accessories, furniture, and even food are carefully planned and stocked by various companies to create visibility in a desirable consumer market. While Kate’s team is highly effective, Steve is new to the team, Jenn is a closet nymphomaniac with a penchant for hitting on her …

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    Wyatt Earp (1994)

    A teenage Wyatt Earp lives on the family farm. His older brothers, Virgil and James, are away at war serving with the Union Army. Wyatt dreams of war, and packs some belongings, bids his younger brothers & sisters goodbye, and attempts to run away, intending to lie about his age and join the Union Army. He doesn’t make it off the farm before his father catches him and forces him to return home. A short while later, both brothers return home at the war’s end, with James gravely wounded. Shortly afterwards, the family moves west. It is during this move …

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