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A bug's life

by:Disney, Walt

Cute and clever, "A Bug's Life" is a relatively straight retelling of Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai," except of course that the characters are bugs! Idealistic young ant Flik is a sweet-natured dreamer and inventor. But his innovative thinking makes him an outcast when one of his inventions goes awry and destroys the food sacrifice that the colony makes annually to a gang of grasshopper hooligans led by the sinister Hopper. Disgraced, Flik is sent to look for "warrior bugs," mercenaries to fight them. What he finds--and hires--are a motley crew of circus bugs including a preening master-thespian mantis, a glamorous gypsy moth, a cranky ladybug, a dimwitted beetle, and sundry other dimwitted, craven troupers. The ant colony is inspired by the troupe and mobilizes, but when they discover that the "warriors" are just circus clowns they lose faith. In the end, of course, Flik and crew save the day and free the colony from the oppressive grasshoppers.

Editions:121  Date:1997 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: Rated G; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated PG.  Genre(s):Animated films, Animated films, Children's films, Feature films, Drama

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American Beauty

by:Mendes, Sam

An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.

Editions:245  Date:1984 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Feature films, Drama, Comedy films

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The usual suspects

by:Singer, Bryan

Police investigating an exploded boat on a San Pedro pier discover 27 bodies and $91 million worth of drug money. The only survivors are a severely burned Hungarian terrorist and Roger Kint, a crippled con-man. Reluctantly, Kint is pressured into explaining what happened on the boat. His story begins six weeks earlier with five criminals being dragged in by New York police desperate for suspects in a truck highjacking, and ends with the possible identification of a criminal mastermind.

Editions:189  Date:1984 - 2016  Rating:Rated R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Detective and mystery films, Detective and mystery films, Thrillers (Motion pictures)

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Se7en

by:FINCHER, David

A psychological thriller about two detectives on the trail of a serial killer who chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins.

Editions:277  Date:1984 - 2017  Rating:Rated R for grisly afterviews of horrific and bizarre killings and for strong language.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Detective and mystery films, Suspense films, Detective and mystery films

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Superman Returns

by:Singer, Bryan

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the man of Steel returns to Earth. While archenemy Lex Luthor plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the realization that Lois Lane has moved on with her life.

Editions:75  Date:2001 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; for some intense action violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Superhero films, Feature films, Superhero films, Fantasy films

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Pay it forward

by:Dixon, Leslie

When a young man starts "paying it forward" for a social studies project, unusual things happen in this bittersweet and uplifting tale.

Editions:81  Date:2000 - 2013  Rating:Rating: PG-13; for mature thematic elements including substance abuse/recovery, some sexual situations, language and brief violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Film adaptations, Film adaptations

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A time to kill

by:Grisham, John

A murder trial brings a small Mississippi town's racial tensions to the flashpoint. Amid a frenzy of activist marches, Klan terror, media clamor and brutal riots, an unseasoned but idealistic young attorney mounts a stirring courtroom battle for justice.

Editions:85  Date:1996 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for violence and some graphic language; CHV rating: 14A.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Legal drama (Films), Legal films

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Midnight in the garden of good and evil

by:Eastwood, Clint (1930-....)

When the affable host of an elegant Christmas party shoots a man to death, his friends discover secrets that make them less eager to help with his courtroom defense.

Editions:65  Date:1997 - 2013  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for language and brief violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Thrillers (Motion pictures), Film adaptations

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Glengarry Glen Ross

by:Foley, James, 1953- ..

Times are tough at the real estate firm of Premiere Properties. Shelley "the machine" Levene (Lemmon) and Dave Moss (Harris) are veteran salesmen, but only Ricky Roma (Pacino) is on a hot streak. The new Glengarry sales leads could turn everything around, but the front office is holding them back until these "losers" prove themselves. Then someone decides to take matters into his own hands, stealing the Glengarry leads and leaving everyone wondering who did it.

Editions:130  Date:1990 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for language.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Film adaptations, Feature films, Detective and mystery films

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The men who stare at goats

by:Heslov, Grant

Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.

Editions:61  Date:2009 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for language, some drug content and brief nudity.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, War films, War films, Comedy films

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