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Did You Hear About the Morgans?  2009  3.2 ★ 103 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
Marked for death after watching a hit man commit murder, an estranged couple is forced to enter the Witness Protection Program. Leaving New York City behind, they land in Wyoming -- where adjusting to their new environs is easier said than done.


Did You Hear About the Morgans?  2009  3.2 ★ 103 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:12%
Marked for death after watching a hit man commit murder, an estranged couple is forced to enter the Witness Protection Program. Leaving New York City behind, they land in Wyoming -- where adjusting to their new environs is easier said than done.


Pitcher and the Pin-Up  2004  3.2 ★ 104 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13  starting 01-Jan-2025
From the moment they met as children, Danny Foster (Drew Johnson) and Melissa Curtis (Corinna Harney) knew they'd be lifelong friends, but their adult destinies lie along divergent paths. A wicked fastball and Major League dreams lead Danny toward America's pastime, while Melissa poses for &NFi;Playboy&NFi_; in an effort to overcome youthful insecurities stemming from an abusive father (John Saxon). Wilford Brimley and Bo Hopkins co-star.


Pitcher and the Pin-Up  2003  3.3 ★ 104 mins Romance Rated: PG-13
Since childhood, Danny and Melissa knew they'd be lifelong friends. But their adult destinies lie along divergent paths, as Danny pursues a career in pro baseball while Melissa poses for Playboy in an effort to overcome youthful insecurities.


Crossfire Trail  2001  3.7 ★ 95 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
At his dying friend's side, Rafe Covington (Tom Selleck) vows he'll take care of his buddy's wife, Ann, and protect her ranch. But Rafe's solemn promise angers cattle baron Bruce Barkow (Mark Harmon), who's threatening Ann and other townsfolk in an effort to acquire their property. As the time for Rafe's clash with Barkow draws closer, Rafe also struggles with his feelings for Ann.


The Ballad of Lucy Whipple  2001  3.8 ★ 96 mins Dramas Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025 
When recently widowed Arvella Whipple pulls up stakes and moves her family from New England to a California gold-rush town, her teenage daughter hates their new home. But with time, she learns to appreciate her frontier environment.


Brigham City  2001  3.3 ★ 115 mins Drama Rated: PG-13
The quiet Mormon community of Brigham is shattered when Sheriff Wes Clayton (Richard Dutcher) finds a woman from California murdered near her car. As the FBI begins its investigation, Wes, who's also a Mormon bishop, must serve both justice and mercy to uncover the frightened town's deepest secrets, find the murderer and keep Brigham from ripping itself apart. Wilford Brimley co-stars as the town's retired sheriff.


Brigham City  2001  3.1 ★ 119 mins Thrillers Rated: PG-13
The sleepy Utah town of Brigham is shaken to its core when local sheriff and Mormon bishop Wes Clayton (Richard Dutcher, who also wrote and directed) finds a California woman dead by her car. With the help of his young deputy (Matthew A. Brown), his trusty secretary (Carrie Morgan) and a retired sheriff (Wilford Brimley), Wes leads the investigation, fearing that the perpetrator may be a Brigham citizen.


The Ballad of Lucy Whipple  2001  3.8 ★ 96 mins Drama Rated: NR
When recently widowed Arvella Whipple pulls up stakes and moves her family from New England to a California gold-rush town, her teenage daughter hates their new home. But with time, she learns to appreciate her frontier environment.


Brigham City  2001  3.1 ★ 119 mins Thrillers Rated: PG-13
The sleepy Utah town of Brigham is shaken to its core when local sheriff and Mormon bishop Wes Clayton (Richard Dutcher, who also wrote and directed) finds a California woman dead by her car. With the help of his young deputy (Matthew A. Brown), his trusty secretary (Carrie Morgan) and a retired sheriff (Wilford Brimley), Wes leads the investigation, fearing that the perpetrator may be a Brigham citizen.


Brigham City: Special Edition  2001  4.0 ★ Thrillers Rated: PG-13
The quiet Mormon community of Brigham is shattered when Sheriff Wes Clayton (Richard Dutcher) finds a woman from California murdered near her car. As the FBI begins its investigation, Wes, who's also a Mormon bishop, must serve both justice and mercy to uncover the frightened town's deepest secrets, find the murderer and keep Brigham from ripping itself apart. Wilford Brimley co-stars as the town's retired sheriff.


Crossfire Trail  2001  3.7 ★ 95 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
At his dying friend's side, Rafe Covington (Tom Selleck) vows he'll take care of his buddy's wife, Ann, and protect her ranch. But Rafe's solemn promise angers cattle baron Bruce Barkow (Mark Harmon), who's threatening Ann and other townsfolk in an effort to acquire their property. As the time for Rafe's clash with Barkow draws closer, Rafe also struggles with his feelings for Ann.


Progeny  1998  2.5 ★ 95 mins Horror Rated: NR
After getting zapped by a white light while in bed together, Craig (Arnold Vosloo) and Sherry (Jillian McWhirter) lose 20 minutes of their memory. But when Sherry becomes pregnant, Craig recalls visions of an alien kidnapping that makes him very worried about the unborn baby. Co-starring Lindsay Crouse as the couple's shrink and Wilfred Brimley as an unlucky gynecologist, this underrated sci-fi horror screened at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.


Summer of the Monkeys  1998  3.5 ★ 101 mins Children & Family Rated: G
While walking home one afternoon, poor farm boy Jay Berry Lee (Corey Sevier) discovers a troupe of escaped circus monkeys, an event that kicks off a summer of fun, thrills and unforgettable dangers as Jay attempts to catch the elusive chimps and collect the reward money so he can fulfill his dream of owning a pony. After getting to know the lovable primates, however, turning in the monkeys proves to be more difficult than Jay initially thought.


Heaven Sent  1998  2.9 ★ 120 mins Children & Family Movies Rated: PG
When troubled teen Eddie (Vincent Kartheiser) is hit by a car, he's given a second chance at life with the help of novice guardian angel Howard (David Bowe). But Howard's assistance isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when Eddie realizes his mother needs help, too. Craig Clyde directs this entertaining family drama, which also features Mary Beth McDonough, Leo Geter and Geoffrey Lower.


Heaven Sent  1998  3.0 ★ 120 mins Children & Family Rated: PG
When troubled teen Eddie (Vincent Kartheiser) is hit by a car, he's given a second chance at life with the help of novice guardian angel Howard (David Bowe). But Howard's assistance isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when Eddie realizes his mother needs help, too. Craig Clyde directs this entertaining family drama, which also features Mary Beth McDonough, Leo Geter and Geoffrey Lower.


Summer of the Monkeys  1998  3.5 ★ 101 mins Children & Family Movies Rated: G
While walking home one afternoon, poor farm boy Jay Berry Lee (Corey Sevier) discovers a troupe of escaped circus monkeys, an event that kicks off a summer of fun, thrills and unforgettable dangers as Jay attempts to catch the elusive chimps and collect the reward money so he can fulfill his dream of owning a pony. After getting to know the lovable primates, however, turning in the monkeys proves to be more difficult than Jay initially thought.


Progeny  1998  2.5 ★ 95 mins Horror Movies Rated: NR
After getting zapped by a white light while in bed together, Craig (Arnold Vosloo) and Sherry (Jillian McWhirter) lose 20 minutes of their memory. But when Sherry becomes pregnant, Craig recalls visions of an alien kidnapping that makes him very worried about the unborn baby. Co-starring Lindsay Crouse as the couple's shrink and Wilfred Brimley as an unlucky gynecologist, this underrated sci-fi horror screened at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.


In & Out  1997  3.3 ★ 92 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
When dim-bulb actor Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon) wins an Oscar for playing a gay Marine, he outs his high school drama teacher, Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline), in his acceptance speech. It all comes as a surprise to Howard -- not to mention to his long-suffering fiancée, Emily (Joan Cusack). With his wedding just days away and national media descending on his town, Howard's under the gun to prove just how much of a man he is.


In & Out Nominated For/Won Awards 1997  3.3 ★ 92 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:72%  until 01-Jan-2025
When dim-bulb actor Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon) wins an Oscar for playing a gay Marine, he outs his high school drama teacher, Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline), in his acceptance speech. It all comes as a surprise to Howard -- not to mention to his long-suffering fiancée, Emily (Joan Cusack). With his wedding just days away and national media descending on his town, Howard's under the gun to prove just how much of a man he is.


My Fellow Americans  1996  3.7 ★ 102 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13  until 01-Jan-2025
Jack Lemmon and James Garner star as ex-presidents and former political foes who unite in the face of adversity. They're forced to overcome their partisan bickering when the current president (Dan Aykroyd) tries to frame and kill them to conceal his crimes. To clear their names, they go on a different type of whistle-stop tour, taking it on the lam among the "common people."


My Fellow Americans  1996  3.7 ★ 102 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
Jack Lemmon and James Garner star as ex-presidents and former political foes who unite in the face of adversity. They're forced to overcome their partisan bickering when the current president (Dan Aykroyd) tries to frame and kill them to conceal his crimes. To clear their names, they go on a different type of whistle-stop tour, taking it on the lam among the "common people."


Last of the Dogmen  1995  3.9 ★ 118 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG
When Montana bounty hunter Lewis Gates (Tom Berenger) is hired to track three escaped convicts in the wilderness, he uncovers an arrow shaft that leads to a century-old secret. He then enlists the help of Native American history professor Lillian Sloan (Barbara Hershey). She reluctantly accompanies him on a search for a surviving Cheyenne tribe from the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre -- even though she doubts it exists.


Last of the Dogmen  1995  3.9 ★ 118 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG
When Montana bounty hunter Lewis Gates (Tom Berenger) is hired to track three escaped convicts in the wilderness, he uncovers an arrow shaft that leads to a century-old secret. He then enlists the help of Native American history professor Lillian Sloan (Barbara Hershey). She reluctantly accompanies him on a search for a surviving Cheyenne tribe from the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre -- even though she doubts it exists.


Mutant Species  1995  2.8 ★ Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: R
Mutated into a monster by biohazardous waste, a soldier goes on a rampage, killing most of his platoon while still struggling to retain his humanity.


Where the Red Fern Grows 2  1994  3.4 ★ 96 mins Children & Family Rated: G
After losing his leg in World War II, an emotionally barren Billy Coleman (Doug McKeon) returns home to live with his grandfather (Wilford Brimley). As he heals his body and mind, he relives his childhood by raising a pair of coonhounds and teaching a young boy how to hunt. Lisa Whelchel (best known as Blair Warner from TV's "The Facts of Life") co-stars in this continuing saga based on the award-winning book by Wilson Rawls.


Where the Red Fern Grows 2  1994  3.4 ★ 96 mins Children & Family Movies Rated: NR
After losing his leg in World War II, an emotionally barren Billy Coleman (Doug McKeon) returns home to live with his grandfather (Wilford Brimley). As he heals his body and mind, he relives his childhood by raising a pair of coonhounds and teaching a young boy how to hunt. Lisa Whelchel (best known as Blair Warner from TV's "The Facts of Life") co-stars in this continuing saga based on the award-winning book by Wilson Rawls.


Hard Target  1993  3.3 ★ 97 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025 
A cadre of villains hunts humans in New Orleans for evil kicks. When Yancy Butler's father disappears, she asks Jean-Claude Van Damme to find him. Van Damme soon uncovers the villains' twisted game, turning the hunters into the hunted.


Hard Target  1993  3.4 ★ 97 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R
A cadre of villains hunt humans in New Orleans for evil kicks. When Yancy Butler's father disappears, she asks Jean-Claude Van Damme to find him. Van Damme soon uncovers the villains' twisted game, turning the hunters into the hunted.


The Firm Nominated For/Won Awards 1993  3.6 ★ 154 mins Thrillers Rated: R RT:76%  starting 01-Feb-2015
When Harvard Law School graduate Mitch McDeere (Tom Cruise) joins a prestigious firm, he ignores the warning of his wife (Jeanne Tripplehorn), who fears the lucrative deal sounds too good to be true. When two of Mitch's colleagues die in a mysterious accident, he launches an investigation into the firm and finds himself entangled in a web of Mafia connections and FBI operatives. Gene Hackman costars in this thriller based on John Grisham's novel.


The Firm  1993  3.6 ★ 154 mins Thrillers Rated: R  starting 01-Feb-2015 
When a Harvard Law School grad joins a prestigious firm, he ignores the warning of his wife, who fears the lucrative deal sounds too good to be true. Soon, he finds himself entangled in a web of Mafia connections and FBI operatives.


Cocoon: The Return  1988  3.4 ★ 116 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG
In this sequel to the huge hit Cocoon, the seniors who exited Earth in exchange for eternal youth return to terra firma to visit with the loved ones they left behind. Meanwhile, their alien hosts plot the rescue of a cocoon retrieved from the ocean floor by a troublesome oceanographer (Courteney Cox). Don Ameche reprises his Oscar-winning role along with Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon, Maureen Stapleton and Jessica Tandy.


Cocoon: The Return  1988  3.4 ★ 116 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG
In this sequel to the huge hit Cocoon, the seniors who exited Earth in exchange for eternal youth return to terra firma to visit with the loved ones they left behind. Meanwhile, their alien hosts plot the rescue of a cocoon retrieved from the ocean floor by a troublesome oceanographer (Courteney Cox). Don Ameche reprises his Oscar-winning role along with Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon, Maureen Stapleton and Jessica Tandy.


End of the Line  1987  3.3 ★ 105 mins Drama Rated: PG
Two railroad workers from Clifford, Ark., become heroes when they hijack a locomotive to protest the closing of the local railroad company. The two set out on a rollicking cross-country adventure to restore the dignity, pride and jobs of the small town's citizens. The all-star cast includes Wilford Brimley, Kevin Bacon, Bob Balaban, Barbara Barrie, Levon Helm, Holly Hunter and Mary Steenburgen.


End of the Line  1987  3.3 ★ 105 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG  until 01-Jan-2025
Two railroad workers from Clifford, Ark., become heroes when they hijack a locomotive to protest the closing of the local railroad company. The two set out on a rollicking cross-country adventure to restore the dignity, pride and jobs of the small town's citizens. The all-star cast includes Wilford Brimley, Kevin Bacon, Bob Balaban, Barbara Barrie, Levon Helm, Holly Hunter and Mary Steenburgen.


Cocoon  1985  3.6 ★ 120 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG-13
A group of shut-ins at a rest home get a new lease on life when they're offered the gift of eternal youth by visiting aliens led by Brian Dennehy. Steve Guttenberg plays a charter boat captain who helps Dennehy and Don Ameche (who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) marshal their fellow seniors (Hume Cronyn, Wilford Brimley, Jack Gilford, Jessica Tandy and Maureen Stapleton) into making the choice between perennial youth or old age.


Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Nominated For/Won Awards 1985  3.5 ★ 121 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
Given a new face and identity, street-smart NYC cop Remo Williams is recruited into a secret organization that roots out powerful crooks. With the help of a mischievous martial arts trainer, Remo will be the agency's instrument of justice.


Cocoon Nominated For/Won Awards 1985  3.6 ★ 120 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG-13 RT:79%
A group of shut-ins at a rest home get a new lease on life when they're offered the gift of eternal youth by visiting aliens led by Brian Dennehy. Steve Guttenberg plays a charter boat captain who helps Dennehy and Don Ameche (who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) marshal their fellow seniors (Hume Cronyn, Wilford Brimley, Jack Gilford, Jessica Tandy and Maureen Stapleton) into making the choice between perennial youth or old age.


Star Wars: Ewok Adventures: Caravan of Courage / The Battle for Endor  1985  3.4 ★ 190 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
This live-action double bill executive produced by George Lucas stars the adorable but incredibly tough Ewoks from the Star Wars saga. Both Caravan of Courage and The Battle of Endor earned Emmys for their visual effects. In Caravan of Courage, two children on an interplanetary search for their parents land on the forest moon of Endor. In The Battle of Endor, the Ewoks and a hermit (Wilford Brimley) protect a girl from an evil space witch.


Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Nominated For/Won Awards 1985  3.4 ★ 121 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13  until 01-Jan-2025
Given a new face and identity, street-smart NYC cop Remo Williams (Fred Ward) is recruited into a super-secret organization which roots out crooks so powerful that they defy traditional law enforcement. With the help of a mischievous martial arts trainer (Joel Grey), Remo will be the agency's instrument of justice. His first assignment? Stop a traitorous arms merchant. Expect lots of laughs and plenty of action.


Star Wars: Ewok Adventures: Caravan of Courage / The Battle for Endor  1985  3.5 ★ 190 mins Children & Family Movies Rated: NR
This live-action double bill executive produced by George Lucas stars the adorable but incredibly tough Ewoks from the Star Wars saga. Both Caravan of Courage and The Battle of Endor earned Emmys for their visual effects. In Caravan of Courage, two children on an interplanetary search for their parents land on the forest moon of Endor. In The Battle of Endor, the Ewoks and a hermit (Wilford Brimley) protect a girl from an evil space witch.


Country Nominated For/Won Awards 1984  3.5 ★ 110 mins Drama Rated: PG
In a more humane era, banks encouraged small-farm owners to borrow funds -- and one family gladly took them up on their offer. But the good times have gone, and the financially strapped family is about to lose the land they've held for generations. As their property approaches the auction block, the mother (Jessica Lange) tries to hold her family together. Wilford Brimley and Sam Shepard co-star.


The Hotel New Hampshire  1984  2.9 ★ 109 mins Comedy Rated: R
Based on John Irving's sprawling novel, this 1984 film follows the eccentric Berry clan from New England to New York City to Vienna, Austria, where they run a hotel housing prostitutes on the upper floors and terrorists downstairs. The Berrys, led by family patriarch Win (Beau Bridges), thrive on quirky adventures, a parade of unusual hotel patrons and their lust for life. Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster co-star as two of the Berry children.


The Hotel New Hampshire  1984  2.9 ★ 109 mins Comedies Rated: R
Based on John Irving's sprawling novel, this 1984 film follows the eccentric Berry clan from New England to New York City to Vienna, Austria, where they run a hotel housing prostitutes on the upper floors and terrorists downstairs. The Berrys, led by family patriarch Win (Beau Bridges), thrive on quirky adventures, a parade of unusual hotel patrons and their lust for life. Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster co-star as two of the Berry children.


The Natural Nominated For/Won Awards 1984  3.9 ★ 138 mins Dramas Rated: PG RT:82%
Gifted baseball player Roy Hobbs -- whose life has taken some unexpected turns -- becomes a 35-year-old rookie sensation who helps a cellar-dwelling team get back in the game in this mythic film that's as epic as America's national pastime.


The Stone Boy  1984  3.0 ★ 91 mins Dramas Rated: PG
When 12-year-old Arnold Hillerman (Jason Presson) accidentally kills his 17-year-old brother, Eugene, Arnold's father, Joe (Robert Duvall), angrily vents his grief, his mother, Ruth (Glenn Close), hides in fear, and his mean uncle, Andy (Frederic Forrest), gets in the way. Luckily, Arnold's wise grandfather, George (Wilford Brimley), tries to help the shattered family adjust. Christopher Cain (Young Guns) directs.


Country Nominated For/Won Awards 1984  3.5 ★ 110 mins Dramas Rated: PG
In a more humane era, banks encouraged small-farm owners to borrow funds -- and one family gladly took them up on their offer. But the good times have gone, and the financially strapped family is about to lose the land they've held for generations. As their property approaches the auction block, the mother (Jessica Lange) tries to hold her family together. Wilford Brimley and Sam Shepard co-star.


Harry and Son Nominated For/Won Awards 1984  3.0 ★ Drama Rated: NR
When an accident leaves lifelong construction worker Harry Keach (Paul Newman, who also directs) jobless, he's forced to confront his son, Howard (Robby Benson), and his long list of personal failures. But Howard's perceived rejection of his father's values isn't as heartless as it seems. Benson earned a Razzie Award nod for his performance as a son struggling to gain his professional footing -- and his father's acceptance.


The Natural Nominated For/Won Awards 1984  3.9 ★ 138 mins Drama Rated: PG
Gifted baseball player Roy Hobbs -- whose life has taken some unexpected turns -- becomes a 35-year-old rookie sensation who helps a cellar-dwelling team get back in the game in this mythic film that's as epic as America's national pastime.


The Stone Boy  1984  3.0 ★ 91 mins Drama Rated: PG
When 12-year-old Arnold Hillerman (Jason Presson) accidentally kills his 17-year-old brother, Eugene, Arnold's father, Joe (Robert Duvall), angrily vents his grief, his mother, Ruth (Glenn Close), hides in fear, and his mean uncle, Andy (Frederic Forrest), gets in the way. Luckily, Arnold's wise grandfather, George (Wilford Brimley), tries to help the shattered family adjust. Christopher Cain (Young Guns) directs.


Tender Mercies Nominated For/Won Awards 1983  3.6 ★ 92 mins Dramas Rated: PG RT:85%  until 01-Jan-2025
Alcoholic drifter Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall) comes into the life of a lonely widow (Tess Harper) and her young son (Allan Hubbard) in the barren flatlands of Texas. But when Mac is revealed to be a once-famous country singer, he must face a painful past and an uncertain future. The new relationships Mac forges inspire him to revive his career in this touching drama co-starring Wilford Brimley, Betty Buckley and Ellen Barkin.


Tough Enough  1983  3.0 ★ 106 mins Drama Rated: PG
All tree trimmer Art Long (Dennis Quaid) has to do to get everything he wants is knock down five different guys in one night as part of the televised Toughman Contest. But is he tough enough for the challenge? In addition to $100,000 and the chance to appear on national television, he'll also get a recording contract, which would conveniently feed his dreams of becoming a country singer. Pam Grier, Wilford Brimley and Warren Oates co-star.


Tough Enough  1983  3.1 ★ 106 mins Dramas Rated: PG
All tree trimmer Art Long (Dennis Quaid) has to do to get everything he wants is knock down five different guys in one night as part of the televised Toughman Contest. But is he tough enough for the challenge? In addition to $100,000 and the chance to appear on national television, he'll also get a recording contract, which would conveniently feed his dreams of becoming a country singer. Pam Grier, Wilford Brimley and Warren Oates co-star.


10 to Midnight  1983  3.5 ★ 103 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025 
Stripping nude to leave no evidence of his crimes, serial killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) seems unstoppable as he murders young women who have wronged him. But he messes with the wrong person when he chooses the daughter of cop Leo Kessler (Charles Bronson) as his next victim. With a killer on the loose and his daughter's life on the line, Kessler is faced with a dilemma: do what's legal or do what's right?


10 to Midnight  1983  3.5 ★ 103 mins Thrillers Rated: R
Serial killer Warren Stacey seems unstoppable as he murders young women who have wronged him. But he messes with the wrong person when he chooses the daughter of cop Leo Kessler as his next victim.


Tender Mercies Nominated For/Won Awards 1983  3.6 ★ 92 mins Drama Rated: PG
Alcoholic drifter Mac Sledge comes into the life of a lonely widow and her young son in the barren flatlands of Texas. But when Mac is revealed to be a once-famous country singer, he must face a painful past and an uncertain future.


The Thing  1982  3.8 ★ 108 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: R
Scientists working in Antarctica are forced to abandon their research after a helicopter crashes near their camp, bringing a lone dog into their midst. But the plot thickens when the otherworldly canine changes form in the middle of the night. As it turns out, the dog is a shape-shifting alien that can attack animals -- and unsuspecting humans. Kurt Russell stars in this creepy John Carpenter-directed remake of the 1950s classic.


The Thing  1982  3.8 ★ 108 mins Cult Movies Rated: R RT:78%  until 01-Jan-2025 
Scientists working in Antarctica are forced to abandon their research after a helicopter crashes near their camp, bringing a lone dog into their midst. But the plot thickens when the otherworldly canine changes form in the middle of the night. As it turns out, the dog is a shape-shifting alien that can attack animals -- and unsuspecting humans. Kurt Russell stars in this creepy John Carpenter-directed remake of the 1950s classic.


Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill  1981  2.4 ★ Dramas  until 01-Jan-2025
Hired to find the wayward son of a powerful political family, Los Angeles gumshoe Joe Dancer (Robert Blake) tracks him to a small, sleepy town. But the case gets complicated when the young man is murdered and all evidence points to Dancer. To clear his name and foil the killer on his trail, Dancer must unearth the Farinpours' dark -- and deadly -- family secrets. JoBeth Williams stars in this first of three Joe Dancer TV movies.


Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill  1981  2.9 ★ Drama  until 01-Jan-2025 
Hired to find the wayward son of a powerful political family, a Los Angeles gumshoe tracks him to a small town -- but the case gets complicated.


Absence of Malice Nominated For/Won Awards 1981  3.6 ★ 116 mins Drama Rated: PG
Sally Field stars as a novice reporter at a Miami newspaper, who becomes a pawn in the investigation of a liquor distributor suspected of being involved in a mob murder. Scandal and tragedy follow in this Oscar-nominated crime drama.


Absence of Malice Nominated For/Won Awards 1981  3.6 ★ 116 mins Dramas Rated: PG RT:86%
Sally Field stars as a novice reporter at a Miami newspaper, who becomes a pawn in the investigation of a liquor distributor suspected of being involved in a mob murder. Scandal and tragedy follow in this Oscar-nominated crime drama.


Borderline  1980  3.1 ★ Action & Adventure Rated: PG
Charles Bronson stars as border patrol agent Jeb Maynard, bent on hunting down a notorious "coyote" (Ed Harris) who's smuggling undocumented immigrants from Mexico into the United States. But even as the hard-line agent strives to uphold the letter of the law, the desperate circumstances of illegal alien Elena (Karmin Murcelo) -- who is helping his investigation -- show him another, more human side of the border struggle.


Rodeo Girl  1980  3.0 ★ 90 mins Dramas Rated: G
Based on the life of rodeo star Sue Pirtle, this compelling drama tells the story of Sammy Garrett (Katherine Ross), who decides to enter a competition when she becomes frustrated with her secondary role in life as the supportive wife of rodeo champion Will (Bo Hopkins). Facing Will's disapproval and the pervasive sexism in the rodeo world, she pursues her passion and becomes a champion herself. Candy Clark and Wilford Brimley co-star.


Brubaker Nominated For/Won Awards 1980  3.7 ★ 131 mins Drama Rated: R
When new prison warden Henry Brubaker (Robert Redford) goes undercover in a state penitentiary, he's horrified by what he sees: Prisoners are being sold as slaves, and decent food can't be obtained without cold, hard cash. Brubaker sets out to improve the system, but the more he reforms, the more enemies he makes among the townspeople who've benefited from the corruption. Soon, he's in a heap of trouble -- and no one seems willing to help him.


Brubaker Nominated For/Won Awards 1980  3.6 ★ 131 mins Dramas Rated: R
When new prison warden Henry Brubaker (Robert Redford) goes undercover in a state penitentiary, he's horrified by what he sees: Prisoners are being sold as slaves, and decent food can't be obtained without cold, hard cash. Brubaker sets out to improve the system, but the more he reforms, the more enemies he makes among the townspeople who've benefited from the corruption. Soon, he's in a heap of trouble -- and no one seems willing to help him.


The China Syndrome Nominated For/Won Awards 1979  3.5 ★ 122 mins Thrillers Rated: PG RT:82%
TV reporter Kimberly Wells (Jane Fonda) yearns to do hard news and suddenly gets her wish while she and cameraman Richard Adams (Michael Douglas) are covering a routine story at the local nuclear plant. As they're escorted through the power station, they observe (and covertly film) a near-meltdown. Working with a whistleblower (Jack Lemmon), Wells and Adams try to get the truth out, but corporate interests behind the scenes have other ideas.


The Electric Horseman Nominated For/Won Awards 1979  3.3 ★ 120 mins Comedy Rated: PG
An alcoholic former rodeo champion who's been shilling for a breakfast cereal company steals a valuable but mistreated horse during an advertising stunt at a Las Vegas hotel. Intrigued by the story, a TV news reporter is on the case.


The Electric Horseman Nominated For/Won Awards 1979  3.3 ★ 120 mins Dramas Rated: PG
Former rodeo champion (and current alcoholic) Sonny Steele (Robert Redford) feels he's hit rock bottom when he starts shilling for a breakfast-cereal company. That's why, during an advertising stunt at a Las Vegas hotel, Steele rides off the stage and into the desert on a valuable but mistreated horse. Intrigued by the story, TV reporter Hallie Martin (Jane Fonda) goes after him in this Oscar-nominated comedic drama directed by Sydney Pollack.


The China Syndrome Nominated For/Won Awards 1979  3.5 ★ 122 mins Thrillers Rated: PG
TV reporter Kimberly Wells (Jane Fonda) yearns to do hard news and suddenly gets her wish while she and cameraman Richard Adams (Michael Douglas) are covering a routine story at the local nuclear plant.


Lawman  1970  3.5 ★ 99 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG
Director Michael Winner's stoic interpretation of a timeless Western motif stars Burt Lancaster as flinty, uncompromising Marshal Jered Maddox. He's out to jail seven cowpunchers who left a corpse in the wake of their drunken spree. Along the way, Maddox contends with an aging cattle baron (Lee J. Cobb), a milquetoast sheriff (Robert Ryan) and a town full of craven hypocrites, all carved into fascinating characters by a topnotch ensemble cast.


Lawman  1970  3.4 ★ 99 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG
Director Michael Winner's stoic interpretation of a timeless Western motif stars Burt Lancaster as flinty, uncompromising Marshal Jered Maddox. He's out to jail seven cowpunchers who left a corpse in the wake of their drunken spree. Along the way, Maddox contends with an aging cattle baron (Lee J. Cobb), a milquetoast sheriff (Robert Ryan) and a town full of craven hypocrites, all carved into fascinating characters by a topnotch ensemble cast.

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