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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. Dir: Irvin Kershner With: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi 124 mins.
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. Dir: George Lucas With: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi 121 mins.
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy
An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture. Dir: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns With: Robert Clotworthy, Kenny Baker, Jim Bloom Documentary | History 151 mins.
Paradise Regained: Brian de Palma's 'Phantom of the Paradise'
Dir: Déborah Znaty With: Brian De Palma, Peter Elbling, William Finley Documentary 50 mins.
(2000 TV Series)
As seen on AMC, "Backstory" is a series that takes a provocative and in-depth look at the making of popular motion pictures... With: Rino Romano, Rudy Behlmer, Richard D. Zanuck Documentary
The 50th Annual Academy Awards
(1978 TV Special)
Dir: Marty Pasetta With: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen Family
Life of Pi
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. Dir: Ang Lee With: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain Adventure | Drama 127 mins.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. Dir: John Hughes With: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara Comedy 103 mins.
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles. Dir: Wendy Apple With: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster Documentary 98 mins.
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. Dir: Taylor Hackford With: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington Biography | Drama | Music 152 mins.
An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. Dir: Joel Schumacher With: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey Crime | Drama | Thriller 113 mins.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. Dir: John Hughes With: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins Comedy 93 mins.
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. Dir: Duncan Jones With: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller 93 mins.
A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving Horror 98 mins.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. Dir: Brad Bird With: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg Action | Adventure | Thriller 133 mins.
A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger. Dir: Brian De Palma With: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow Mystery | Thriller 107 mins.
Phantom of the Paradise
A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Music | Thriller 92 mins.
The Making of 'Psycho'
A retrospective on the entire movie, from start to finish. There are interviews with many of the principle... Dir: Laurent Bouzereau With: Alfred Hitchcock, Peggy Robertson, Clive Barker Documentary 94 mins.
The Great Gatsby
A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor. Dir: Baz Luhrmann With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton Drama | Romance 143 mins.
Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann
Dir: Joshua Waletzky With: Philip Bosco, Elmer Bernstein, Claudine Bouché Documentary | Biography | Music
Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is... Dir: Herbert Ross With: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field Comedy | Drama | Romance 117 mins.
Dir: Laurent Bouzereau With: Brian De Palma, Lawrence D. Cohen, Jack Fisk Documentary 42 mins.
The Blue Yonder
(1985 TV Movie)
Have you ever thought of traveling through time... going forward or backward to any date? That's the... Dir: Mark Rosman With: Peter Coyote, Huckleberry Fox, Art Carney Adventure | Sci-Fi | Sport 92 mins.
(2005 TV Series)
Episode: Pilot (2005) Colonel McNulty finds himself at odds with Major Jim Tisnewski. The major must convince his superiors... Dir: Taylor Hackford With: Benjamin Bratt, Aunjanue Ellis, Leonor Varela Drama 60 mins.
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
Two lonely, retired septuagenarians, an unkempt, hard-drinking Irish sea captain, and a fussy, well-mannered Cuban barber form an uneasy friendship. Dir: Randa Haines With: Robert Duvall, Richard Harris, Shirley MacLaine Drama | Romance 123 mins.
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart Action | Adventure | Thriller 110 mins.
World War Z
United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. Dir: Marc Forster With: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz Action | Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller 116 mins.
(2005 TV Series)
Major Jim Tisnewski, until recently an active special forces commando, takes up a Pentagon job as assistant of US Army colonel Eli McNulty... With: Benjamin Bratt, Aunjanue Ellis, Dennis Hopper Drama 60 mins.
A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning Horror | Thriller 93 mins.
A businessman becomes fixated upon a young woman who resembles his dead wife. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow Mystery | Thriller 98 mins.
Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen. Dir: George A. Romero With: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau Comedy | Horror 120 mins.
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers
Dir: Laurent Bouzereau With: Ken Follett, Norman Lloyd, Alfred Hitchcock Documentary 58 mins.
Coupe de Ville
Three brothers, a sergeant, a troublemaker and a dreamer meet for the first time in five years. They... Dir: Joe Roth With: Patrick Dempsey, Arye Gross, Daniel Stern Comedy | Drama 99 mins.
Dir: Déborah Znaty With: Brian De Palma, Charles Durning, William Finley Documentary 26 mins.
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. Dir: Herbert Ross With: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow Drama | Music | Romance 107 mins.
The Secret of My Succe$s
A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life. Dir: Herbert Ross With: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan Comedy 111 mins.
A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller 118 mins.
King of the Gypsies
Eric Roberts makes an impressive screen debut as Dave, grandson of the aging King Zharko, who is chosen by him to lead the gypsy clan at his death... Dir: Frank Pierson With: Eric Roberts, Judd Hirsch, Susan Sarandon Drama 112 mins.
To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid. Dir: Peter Faiman With: Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams Comedy | Drama 107 mins.
A Vietnam vet moves into an apartment and views in other people's windows across the street, meets one of the women, and discovers black theater. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Robert De Niro, Allen Garfield, Lara Parker Comedy 87 mins.
Lions for Lambs
Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor. Dir: Robert Redford With: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford Drama | Thriller | War 92 mins.
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer
A 100 year history of the development of movie marketing, reflecting technical improvements, audience taste and cultural sensibilities. Dir: Michael J. Shapiro, Jeff Werner With: Robert Osborne, Chris Arnold, Dan Asma Documentary 128 mins.
Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice. Dir: Jon Avnet With: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 101 mins.
Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's... Dir: Brian De Palma With: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer Crime | Drama | Thriller 91 mins.
The Black Stallion Returns
A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures. Dir: Robert Dalva With: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield Adventure | Family 103 mins.
Set during a massive flood started by a dam accident in a small town, Tom (Christian Slater) is an armored... Dir: Mikael Salomon With: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 97 mins.
(1985 Short Film)
Horror film director must plot to steal the negative of his film in order to save it from being destroyed in an insurance scam cooked up by his sleazy producers. Dir: Sam Irvin With: Bill Randolph, Dori Legg, Justin Henry Crime
A drama centered around a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada. Dir: Taylor Hackford With: Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Sergio Peris-Mencheta Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport 117 mins.
Dir: Laurent Bouzereau With: Geneviève Bujold, Brian De Palma, Paul Hirsch Documentary 36 mins.
A group attempts to destroy a giant, 30-foot-long man-eating crocodile, which terrorizes Black Lake, Maine. Dir: Steve Miner With: Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt Comedy | Horror 82 mins.
Mighty Joe Young
A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him. Dir: Ron Underwood With: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija Action | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller 114 mins.
Mission to Mars
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, Don Cheadle Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller 114 mins.
The Fighting Temptations
A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect. Dir: Jonathan Lynn With: Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, Mike Epps Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance 123 mins.
The US needs to convince the visiting emir Khala'ad of Othar to allow an American military base in his strategic realm... Dir: Herbert Ross With: Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Richard Romanus Comedy 96 mins.
Keith Gordon is a creative young man who films the oddball doings of his family and peers. "The Maestro"... Dir: Brian De Palma With: Nancy Allen, Mary Davenport, Kirk Douglas Comedy 90 mins.
The Clan of the Cave Bear
A young Cro-Magnons woman is raised by Neanderthals. Dir: Michael Chapman With: Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi 98 mins.
A prominent businessman's children become the target of a young, unemployed man, who sees them as his ticket to wealth. Dir: Chuck Workman With: Laurence Luckinbill, Graham Beckel, Regina Baff Drama 88 mins.
I Love Trouble
Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment. Dir: Charles Shyer With: Nick Nolte, Julia Roberts, Saul Rubinek Action | Comedy | Romance 123 mins.
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
The adventures of supernatural private investigator, Dylan Dog, who seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans. Dir: Kevin Munroe With: Brandon Routh, Anita Briem, Sam Huntington Comedy | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller 107 mins.
Deck the Halls
Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space. Dir: John Whitesell With: Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth Comedy | Family 93 mins.
While filming a advertisment, some extreme sports enthusiasts unwittingly stop a group of terrorists. Dir: Christian Duguay With: Rufus Sewell, Devon Sawa, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras Action | Adventure | Thriller 93 mins.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the mafia. Dir: Ron Underwood With: Eddie Murphy, Jay Mohr, Randy Quaid Comedy | Action | Sci-Fi 95 mins.
Spoof of romantic comedies which focuses on a man, his crush, his parents, and her father. Dir: Aaron Seltzer With: Alyson Hannigan, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge Comedy | Romance 83 mins.
An epic fantasy/adventure based on the popular video game series. Dir: Duncan Jones With: Travis Fimmel, Toby Kebbell, Paula Patton Action | Adventure | Fantasy
(2000 TV Series)
Episode: Carrie (2005) As seen on AMC, "Backstory" is a series that takes a provocative and in-depth look at the making of popular motion pictures... Dir: Michele Farinola With: Nancy Allen, Lawrence D. Cohen, Brian De Palma Documentary