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The Last Stagecoach West (1957) Joseph Kane, Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Victor Jory, Action, Adventure, Western

The Last Stagecoach West (1957)
The coming of the railroad to Cedar City spells the end of the stagecoach as the government gives the mail contract to the fastest means of delivery. McCord loses the stagecoach line gambling with the new buyer, but has enough hidden money to buy a ranch and some cattle. To make more money, he starts a gang to rob the railroad, express offices and steal cattle. But the railroads send out special agent Cameron to end his reign of violence.
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Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Ishirô Honda, Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kôchi, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard. Nuclear weapon testing resurrected this relic from the Jurassic age, and now it’s rampaging across Japan. At night, Godzilla wades through Tokyo leaving death and destruction in his wake, disappearing into Tokyo Bay when his rage subsides. Coventional weapons are useless against him; but renowned scientist Dr. Serizawa has discovered a weapon that could destroy all life in the bay – including Godzilla. But which disaster is worse, Godzilla’s fury, or the death of Tokyo Bay?
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew, Team Zissou, set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline copilot (Owen Wilson), a pregnant journalist (Cate Blanchett), and Zissou’s estranged wife (Anjelica Huston). Wes Anderson has assembled an all-star cast that also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Seu Jorge, and Bud Cort for this wildly original adventure-comedy.
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

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“2001” is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon’s surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.
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The Good Witch (2008) Craig Pryce, Catherine Bell, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, Family, Fantasy

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Jake Russell, the friendly police chief in town so small initially worries about mysterious outsider heiress Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Nightingale, who moved into the house held to be haunted by the ‘grey lady’, and opens a strange gift shop full with attributes of occultism, soon causing the rumor she’s a wicked witch. After Cassie kindly helps his brave son Brandon (and his sissy sister Lori) with a dog, bully Kyle -abused by his own poor dad- and their own fears, Jake soon makes friends with her, even romantically interested. Yet the ‘chief’ is professionally obliged to handle a flood of complaints and harassment started by the mayor’s haughty wife, her busy bodies-bunch, and teenage brats. Finally Derek Sanders, Jakes’s only deputy, hits on Cassie’s hidden background.
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Voyage of the Unicorn (2001) Philip Spink, Beau Bridges, Chantal Conlin, Heather McEwen, Fantasy, Adventure

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A professor, grieving for his dead wife, and his two daughters unwillingly journey to a parallel universe of fairy court, marauding trolls, and a prophecy that they will save this nether world. They board the Unicorn, a magic ship manned by elves. In the search for a dragon who will help them fulfill the prophecy, they encounter the Minotaur, Medusa, the Sphinx, an ogre, and a unicorn whose tears they need to reverse one of Medusa’s misguided stares. The trolls also seek the dragon. Capture and slavery awaits failure, while faith precedes the miracle. The spirit of their mother is close to the girls, who must find courage and imagination, while Dad must keep his wits.
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Little Giants (1994) Duwayne Dunham, Rick Moranis, Ed O’Neill, Shawna Waldron, Comedy, Family

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Kevin O’Shea (Ed O’ Neil) is an early retired Football Star, who now coaches a pee-wee league team. When Kevin excludes his niece, Becky O’Shea (dispite her being the best player), she convinces her dad Danny O’Shea (Rick Moranis) to coach a pee-wee team, and beat Kevin’s team. Danny accepts in an attempt to show Urbainia that Kevin is not invincible, and that there is another O’Shea in town. Danny picks a team of players that have never been given a chance, and Danny no-longer wants to be Second Best.
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Operation: Daybreak (1975) Lewis Gilbert, Timothy Bottoms, Martin Shaw, Joss Ackland, Drama, History, War

Operation Daybreak (1975)
In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in London to authorize a secret mission to kill the man who has come to be known as “The Butcher of Prague”. The film explores shows the operation leading up to Heydrich’s death as well as the massive German reprisals that followed it.
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