Il disco volante / The Flying Saucer (1964) Tinto Brass, Alberto Sordi, Monica Vitti, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Il disco volante (1964)
The serious and somewhat slow Police Inspector and his bumbling assistant investigate reports of “strange goings-on” in a rural community. A flying saucer with more bells & whistles than Rube Goldberg ever dreamed of dispenses comely female aliens, dressed (barely) in silver “bathing suits” with strategically-placed bubbles who wander about – mixing in with a “Mardi Gras”, and are chased by giddy males to no avail.

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Shandra: The Jungle Girl (1999) Cybil Richards, Nenna Quiroz, Mia Zottoli, Drake Tatum, Adventure, Horror

Shandra The Jungle Girl (1999)
Shandra’s attacks come only by the light of the full moon – and they’re always fatal. But this wild creature from the jungles of Brazil doesn’t maim or destroy her victims – she pleasures them to death, draining their vital essence sexually. Four biologists set out to capture and study this elusive predator, but their pursuit becomes a race against time as Shandra winds up stalking them instead.

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The Little Prince (1974) Stanley Donen, Richard Kiley, Steven Warner, Joss Ackland, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Little Prince (1974)
Based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this magical musical fable begins as a pilot makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a “little” prince from the planet Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, the pilot learns of the small boy’s history and planet-hopping journeys in which he met a King, a businessman, an historian, and a general. It isn’t until he comes to Earth that the Little Prince learns the secrets of the importance of life from a Fox, a Snake, and the pilot.

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One More Train to Rob (1971) Andrew V. McLaglen, George Peppard, Diana Muldaur, John Vernon, Western

One More Train to Rob (1971)
Harker Flet and compatriots Timothy X. Nolan and Katy, along with three other men, steal $40,000 in money and jewelry from a California train in the gold-mining country of the 1880’s. The six split up and while they are hiding out awaiting the rendezvous to divide the loot, Hark is cornered, framed and sent to prison. He is released after two-and-a-half years and sets out to find Katy and Nolan and get his share of the loot.

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The V.I.P.s (1963) Anthony Asquith, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Drama

The V.I.P.s (1963)
Awaiting at London Airport for a flight to New York, Frances Andros, seen off by her tycoon husband, Paul Andros, plans to leave her spouse for the arms of an aging international playboy, Marc Champselle. Les Mangrum, a self-made Australian businessman traveling with his loyal secretary, Miss Mead, must be in New York the following day to arrange the loan that will help him repel a hostile takeover of his tractor company. Max Buba, a film mogul traveling with starlet Gloria Gritti, must get out of England immediately or face ruinous British income tax. The Duchess of Brighton has taken a job as a hostess at an American holiday resort, thinking she will be able to keep her family estate on her new income. Fog descends and blurs the future for them all, forced now to wait in the airport hotel for morning and fair weather.

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947) George Seaton, Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Comedy, Drama, Family

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
At the Macy’s Department Store Thanksgiving Day parade, the actor playing Santa is discovered to be drunk by a whiskered old man. Doris Walker, the no nonsense special events director, persuades the old man to take his place. The old man proves to be a sensation and is quickly recruited to be the store Santa at the main Macy’s outlet. While he is successful, Ms. Walker learns that he calls himself Kris Kringle and he claims to be the actual Santa Claus. Despite reassurances by Kringle’s doctor that he is harmless, Doris still has misgivings, especially when she has cynically trained herself, and especially her daughter, Susan, to reject all notions of belief and fantasy. And yet, people, especially Susan, begin to notice there is something special about Kris and his determination to advance the true spirit of Christmas amidst the rampant commercialism around him and succeeding in improbable ways.

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Beyond Tomorrow (1940) A. Edward Sutherland, Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Beyond Tomorrow (1939)
Melton, Chadwick and O’Brien, rich but lonely heads of an engineering firm, invite three strangers to dinner on Christmas Eve. Only two show up, James and Jean, they fall in love and become friends with their three benefactors…until the latter are killed in a plane crash and come back to their old home as ghosts. In the coming months, true love encounters some rough spots; can ghostly O’Brien help the young folks?

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Of Mice and Men (1992) Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, Ray Walston, Drama

Of Mice and Men (1992)
Based on John Steinbeck’s 1937 classic tale of two travelling companions, George and Lennie, who wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The film follows Steinbeck’s novel closely, exploring questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing Steinbeck’s California vividly to life.

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