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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 146 minutes Release date: 11/18/2010
Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the Horcruxes-the keys to Voldemort's immortality. On their own, without the guidance or protection of their teachers, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are dark forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place...
Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

Rated: PG Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 06/04/1998
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey's dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir's satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was...
Scream 2

Scream 2 (1997)

Rated: R Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 12/11/1997
Sidney goes to college and is pursued by a serial killer who has been inspired by the original Woodsboro murderers. The first victims are knifed to death at a showing of "Stab," the movie inspired by Gale Weathers' book about the killings. At college, Sidney is studying to become an actress and is dating again when she gets news that there is a copy-cat loose. Sidney is now back in the limelight...
Superman Returns

Superman Returns (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 154 minutes Release date: 06/27/2006
Superman--born on a planet which has long since died--has been raised by adoptive parents on the Kent farm in Kansas. The young boy Kal-El is renamed Clark Kent, and though he has grown up among humans, he is not one of them. Under Earth's yellow sun, he can do two things humans can only dream of, but to co-exist with them he must live a dual life as mild, unassuming Clark Kent, secretly...
Night We Called It A Day

The Night We Called It A Day (2005)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 06/09/2005
Rod Blue, a down-on-his-luck Aussie rock promoter, struggles to find the one act that will turn his life and business around. Just as a relationship starts to bloom with his assistant Audrey, Rod secures the coup of his career; bringing the legendary Frank Sinatra to tour Australia.
Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 10/30/2014
Lou Bloom, an ambitious young man desperate for work, discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism. When Lou learns of a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles his way into the dangerous realm of night crawling, where a police siren wail means a possible windfall, and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Nina, a local TV news...

The Joe Show (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the world's most famous and entertaining law enforcement officer, knows that in today's politically competitive world of instant fame, politicians need their time in the spotlight. And Joe loves the spotlight. But his desire for fame corrupts everything he stands for and the voters cheer as ratings soar.
Dir: Randy Murray
With: N/A
Live!

Live! (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
As seen through the lens of a documentary film crew, an ambitious president of programming attempts to produce a highly-controversial reality TV show in which contestants competing for five million dollars play Russian Roulette with loaded guns live on the air.
Good Night, And Good Luck

Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

Rated: PG Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/06/2005
Taking place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America, a chronicle of the real-life conflict between television news man Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff--headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS...
Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 12/04/2008
For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting David Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily...
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 12/17/2013
With the 1970s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy returns to the news desk along with Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone, weatherman Brick Tamland, man-on-the-street Brian Fantana and sports guy Champ Kind - all of whom won't make it easy to stay classy, while taking New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 12/18/1997
Someone is pitting the world's superpowers against each other--and only the legendary James Bond (Agent 007) can stop it. When a British warship is mysteriously destroyed in Chinese waters, the world teeters on the brink of World War III--until 007 zeros in on the true criminal mastermind. Bond's do-or-die mission takes him to Elliot Carver, a powerful industrialist who manipulates world events as...
State of Play

State of Play (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 04/16/2009
D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey untangles a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation's most promising political and corporate figures. Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for...
Fair Game

Fair Game (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 11/04/2010
Based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed by a politically motivated press leak. As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie's husband...
Double Whammy

Double Whammy (2000)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 12/30/2000
Ray Pluto and Jerry Cubbins are New York City homicide detectives well endowed with comic possibilities. Recent events have led to Pluto being pegged as something of a wiseass. In truth, he hasn't been himself since the tragic death of his wife and child and finds solace by smoking a little hash and watching "Fitness Cheer," a bubbly exercise show with scantily clad cheerleaders. While Pluto is...
Lucky Them

Lucky Them (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than working, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine's editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentary filmmaker, Ellie hits the road in...
Pleasures of Being Out of Step

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 06/24/2014
The career of legendary jazz writer and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff tracks the greatest cultural and political movements of the last 65 years. This film is about an idea as well as a man - the idea of free expression as the defining characteristic of the individual. Hentoff is a pioneer who raised jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of alternative journalism in the United States...
Dir: David L Lewis
With: N/A
Chicago

Chicago (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 12/26/2002
Everyone loves a legend--but in Chicago, there's only room for one. Velma Kelly burns in the spotlight as a nightclub sensation. When she shoots her philandering husband, she lands on Chicago's famed murderess row, retains Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, and becomes the center of the town's most notorious murder case--only increasing her celebrity. Roxie Hart, seduced by the city's...
Anchorman

Anchorman (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 07/08/2004
Ron Burgundy is the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the 1970s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone, Ron is willing to play along at first--as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other "female" interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk...
And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor (2013)

Rated: G Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
Adan Kundle, CEO of a major advertising agency, wakes up in the hospital only able to communicate through advertising slogans. Unable to stay in the hospital, and while waiting for long-term care placement, Karen Hillridge, the head of the hospital's charity foundation, reluctantly decides to take Adan into her home for a few days. Through his ongoing and sometimes inappropriate slogans, Adan...
Talk to Me

Talk to Me (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 07/12/2007
In the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington, D.C., vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. to fully express himself--sometimes to outrageous effect--and "tell it like it is." With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell Watson, the newly minted ex-con...
Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2011
An investigation into the mysterious details of Roman Polanski's arrest at the Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland in 2009, which came suspiciously soon after the release of director Marina Zenovich's ground-breaking 2008 documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired." Here, we explore questions surrounding legal manipulation, media distortion and power politics.
Dir: Marina Zenovich
With: N/A
Sellebrity

Sellebrity (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 01/10/2013
This historical ride through the early days of Hollywood and the rise of the paparazzi explores how fame has changed from the highly-structured studio system to the current free-for-all press and paparazzi frenzy. Interviews with Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Sara Jessica Parker and Kid Rock, among others, give a glimpse into the lives of those on the front lines of...
Cell 211

Cell 211 (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/09/2009
Tinged with social overtones, turns on a rookie prison employee that gets trapped in the penitentiary as it erupts in violence and has to pass himself off as a new prison inmate. The riot sparks a political crisis and a media blitz, which shake the very foundations of Spain.
Rosewater

Rosewater (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
Bahari, a Tehran-born journalist with Canadian citizenship, traveled to Iran in 2009 to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the challenger to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. After sending footage to the BBC of rioting that broke out after Ahmadinejad's win, Bahari was arrested and, over a period of 188 days, interrogated and tortured. Bahari's wife fought to keep the story in the media and campaigned...