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AMERICAN BEAUTY tells the story of Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), a suburban father who snaps when he becomes disgusted with his stale, repetitive existence. Burnham lets us know in voice-over from the film's opening that this is the day he dies (using the SUNSET BOULEVARD flashback approach), a technique that adds an inevitable tension to the proceedings and keeps the story moving forward at all times. On a whim, Lester quits his job and begins a regression into young adulthood, lifting weights, smoking pot, doing nothing, and discovering the overflowing sexuality of his 16-year-old daughter's best friend, Angela (Mena Suvari). His wife, Carolyn (Annette Bening), has her own midlife crisis of sorts. A real estate agent, she experiences a youthful awakening when super-agent Buddy Kane (Peter Gallagher) seduces her repeatedly. Meanwhile, Jane (Thora Birch), the Burnhams' daughter, is pursued by Ricky (Wes Bentley), the mysterious boy next door who carries a video camera around with him at all times. When Ricky's militaristic father, Colonel Fitts (Chris Cooper), discovers something potentially horrifying on one of his tapes, and when Carolyn's rage for Lester's actions boils over, the time bomb finally explodes.
Dangerous Beauty A period drama, set in 16th century Venice, about a beautiful young woman who falls in love with a gentleman. Unable to marry above her station, she becomes a courtesan, using her powers over wealthy men to live a luxurious life.
Fashion Flashbacks Vintage film provides a trip down a runway of memories as fashions from the '50s and '60s are showcased.
Species A team of scientists decide they must gas to death a young girl named Sil. Why? Because she is the result of an experiment in which human DNA was mixed with that of a (possibly nefarious) alien race. But Sil has plans of her own, so she breaks out of the gas chamber and escapes. This prompts Fitch, the head scientist, to gather a team to track the child down. Unfortunately, they may have trouble recognizing their prey, because Sil has turned herself into a lethal, sexy, adult woman... whose goal is to procreate as soon as possible. The fetching mutant embarks on a number of sexual encounters -- most of which have gruesome results for her partners. Will Sil, who finally changes into a hideous, slimy monster, defeat our heroes... and breed a new generation of mutants?
Gia America's first supermodel Gia Carangi lives hard and dies young in the glamorous, excessive urban wilds of 1970s New York City. Adapted by Cristofer and novelist Jay McInerney from the biography "Thing of Beauty" by Stephen Fried. Made for HBO. Available in rated and unrated versions.
Somewhere in Time A young writer (Christopher Reeve) is mystified by the old portrait of a beautiful stage actress (Jane Seymour) from the turn of the century. He uses his mind through self-hynosis to turn back the years to the misty distant past, and find the woman who has him spellbound. Soon they are in love, and the time difference is only one of the problems to overcome. Scored by composer John Barry (of James Bond fame.)
Steel Magnolias Full of life and brimming with laughter, this smash hit comedy is a warm and witty tribute to the power of friendship. In a quaint Louisiana town, the local beauty parlor serves as the gathering spot for a group of eccentric women to gossip and giggle and survive the hardships and splendors of life. The movie features sparkling performances all around, including from Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Shirley Maclaine, Daryl Hannah, and Olympia Dukakis.
Private Obsession A gorgeous fashion designer is kidnapped by an obsessed fan and imprisoned in a monitored room. When the sultry captive exploits his weaknesses, the tables are turned.
Broken Blossom This strangely beautiful silent film from D.W. Griffith is also one of his more grim efforts; an indictment of child abuse and the violence of western society. An ideological Asian (Richard Barthelemess) travels to the west in hopes of spreading the Buddha's message of peace to the round-eyed "sons of turmoil and strife." Instead he winds up a disillusioned, opium-smoking shopkeeper in London's squalid Limehouse District. Down the street, a poor waif (Lillian Gish) suffers horrific abuse at the hands of her boxer father (Donald Crisp). When fortune delivers the battered girl into the Asian's tender care, a strange and beautiful love blossoms between them, a love far too fragile to survive their brutal environment. Griffith directed with his unique blend of poetry and realism, and Miss Gish delivers a typically first-rate performance as the girl; the result is a work of art that's both eloquent and crushing. The film was originally presented with color tinting and a musical score composed by Griffith, both of which may vary in different video and film versions.
  Princess Di This profile of the celebrated commoner princess examines the disparity between her private and public selves, her conflicted relationship with Buckingham Palace, and her battle with the scurrilous tabloid tales that accompanied her rise to fame.

The Real Blonde A satire on New York's fashion and entertainment industries from the director of "Living in Oblivion." This wickedly comic tale follows a dazzling ensemble cast as they grapple with love, wrestle with temptation and search for the holy grail of...The Real Blonde

What's Up Front A bra busting behind-the-scenes look at the world of feminine fashion as seen through the eyes of Homer l. Pettigrew, brassiere salesman extraordinaire. From door-to-door, from farmer's daughter to the Pentagon, this backwoods bumpkin bares his soul and busts his butt to be the best