The Unkown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima
The Unkown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima: In February 1945, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the image of five U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy Corpsman hoisting the American flag atop a mountain in Iwo Jima. The identities of these men have been accepted for 70 years, but new evidence shows that one Marine was never identified. We finally reveal an unnamed hero using modern science to examine the iconic photo in ways that we have never seen before. Then we look at the battle and the stories of the men who risked it all for their
I Knew It Was You Rediscovering John Cazale
I Knew It Was You Rediscovering John Cazale: John Cazale was in only five films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part Two, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter - each was nominated for Best Picture. Yet today most people dont even know his name. I KNEW IT WAS YOU is a fresh tour through movies that defined a generation.
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut: In Richard Donners original vision of Superman II, the Man of Steel faces his greatest challenge yet! Three villainous outcasts, Non, Ursa, and their leader, General Zod, are freed from the Phantom Zone only to wreak havoc, devastation, and chaos unto Earth.
Imaginary Witness Hollywood and the Holocaust
Imaginary Witness Hollywood and the Holocaust: Featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, Sidney Lumet and other prominent filmmakers and historians, Imaginary Witness examines Hollywoods attitude towards one of the most horrific events in world history. Using rare newsreel footage as well as gripping clips from over forty films, this award-winning documentary explores how filmmakers and popular culture have portrayed the Holocaust over the past 60 years.
Welcome to Mooseport
Welcome to Mooseport: A US president (Gene Hackman) who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate (Ray Romano).
Runaway Jury: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Kid Stays in the Picture: This documentary captures the life story of legendary Hollywood producer and studio chief Robert Evans. The first actor to ever to run a film studio, Robert Evans film career started in 1956, poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel. His good looks, charm and overwhelming confidence captured the eye of screen legend Norma Shearer, who offered him a film role. After a glamorous--but short-lived--career as a movie star, Evans tried out producing. At the age of 34, with no producing credits to his name, he landed a job as chief of production at Paramount Pictures. Evans ran the studio from 1966-1974. During his tenure, he was responsible for such revolutionary films as The Godfather, Rosemarys Baby, Love Story, The Odd Couple, Harold and Maude and Chinatown. By the early 80s, the Golden Boy of Hollywood was losing his luster. After a failed marriage to Ali MacGraw, a cocaine bust and rumored involvement with the Cotton Club murder, he disappeared into near-obscurity. Only through tremendous will and uncanny luck did he once again rise as the kid who stays in the picture.
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums: An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when one of their member announces he has a terminal illness.
Behind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines: A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
Heist: A jewel thiefs nephew is sent along on a heist to ensure a longtime partner in crime stays honest about the division of the loot.
The Mexican: A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways.
The Replacements: During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.
American Masters Clint Eastwood Out of the Shadows
American Masters Clint Eastwood Out of the Shadows: Documentary that explores actor/director Clint Eastwood and his art by juxtaposing each major stage in his life with a corresponding stage in the thematic development of his work. Clint Eastwood tells his own story, from his childhood in Depression-era Northern California, to life in the stratosphere of fame and fortune. Hes torn up the wild West, patrolled the mean streets of San Francisco, and even gone into outer space. Follow the on-screen and off-screen life of the Oscar-winning film icon in this retrospective PBS American Masters 2000 documentary filled with film clips, archival material and interviews. Clints Unforgiven co-star Morgan Freeman narrates.
Under Suspicion: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder...
Enemy of the State
Enemy of the State: A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.
Antz: A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.
Twilight: A retired ex-cop and private detective (Newman) who lives with a rich actor (Hackman) who is dying from cancer and his actress wife (Sarandon) gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money. He walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of the actresss former husband. James Garner appears as another ex-cop who also does occasional errands for the couple.
Absolute Power: A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.
The Birdcage: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancÚs right-wing moralistic parents.
Extreme Measures: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman), but Luthan soon finds himself under in danger from people who want the hospitals secret to remain undiscovered.
The Chamber: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfathers only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old mans death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only four weeks before Sam Cayhall is to be executed, Adam meets his grandfather for the first time in the Mississippi prison which has held him since the crime. The meeting is predictably tense when the educated, young Mr. Hall confronts his venom-spewing elder, Mr. Cayhall, about the murders. The next day, headlines run proclaiming Adam the grandson who has come to the state to save his grandfather, the infamous Ku Klux Klan bomber. While the old mans life lies in the balance, Adams motivation in fighting this battle becomes clear as the story unfolds. Not only does he fight for his grandfather, but perhaps for himself as well. He has come to heal the wounds of his own fathers suicide, to mitigate the secret shame he has always felt for the genetic fluke which made this man his grandfather, and to bring closure -- one way or another -- to the suffering the old man seems to have brought to everyone he has ever known. But, would mercy soften his grandfathers heart?
Crimson Tide: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead: Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament.
Get Shorty: A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.
Wyatt Earp: Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. More of a documentary than Hollywood tinsel, this...
The Firm: A young lawyer joins a prestigous law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.
Geronimo An American Legend
Geronimo An American Legend: The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and necessary actions by the government, Geronimo and thirty or so other warriors form an attack team which humiliates the government by evading capture, while reclaiming what is rightfully theirs.