Dave Tompkins :: DVD Library :: Movies :: Season's Rating :: 4


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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

Pet detective Ace Ventura comes out of retirement to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the symbol of an African tribe.

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Anna Karenina (2012)

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

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Bad Santa (2003)

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

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Bad Teacher (2011)

A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague -- a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.

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Closer (2004)

The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

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Country Strong (2010)

A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way fame, causing romantic complications along the way.

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Couples Retreat (2009)

A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.

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Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.

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The Dictator (2012)

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

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The Door In The Floor (2004)

A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

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Fame (2009)

An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

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Footloose (2011)

City kid Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock 'n' roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

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The Glass House (2001)

An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they seemed to be.

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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

A newlywed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.

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Hellboy (2004)

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

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Her Minor Thing (2005)

The life of a successful professional woman turns chaotic when her boyfriend accidentally reveals on TV a highly personal secret about her.

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High School Musical (2006)

Troy and Gabriella - two teens who are worlds apart - meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music.

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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

Four guy friends, all of them bored with their adult lives, travel back to their respective 80s heydays thanks to a time-bending hot tub.

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How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)

A serial killer decides to teach the secrets of his satisfying career to a video store clerk.

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Hulk (2003)

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

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I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)

A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school Beth Cooper during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

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Just Friends (2005)

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

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Just My Luck (2006)

Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

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MacGruber (2010)

Ex-special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C.

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Mayor Cupcake (2011)

A hard-working cupcake maker is inadvertently elected mayor of a small town burdened with debt. Uneducated, she relies on her street smarts to clean up the town.

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Never Talk To Strangers (1995)

Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him...

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

When a shopping mall is overtaken by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to the a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

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Robin Hood (2010)

In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.

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Runaway Bride (1999)

A reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has left a string of fiances at the altar.

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Sex And Death 101 (2007)

A guy's life is turned around by an email, which includes the names of everyone he's had sex with and ever will have sex with. His situation gets worse when he encounters a femme fatale (Ryder) who targets men guilty of sex crime.

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Shrink (2009)

Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.

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The Sitter (2011)

A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

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The Terminal (2004)

An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.

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The Village (2004)

The population of a small, isolated countryside village believe that their alliance with the mysterious creatures that inhabit the forest around them is coming to an end.

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War, Inc. (2008)

A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President...

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Waterworld (1995)

In a future where the polar ice caps have melted and most of Earth is underwater, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw ''smokers,'' and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl find dry land.

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Wedding Wars (2006)

After a gay party planner discovers his brother is behind the governor's speech against gay marriage, he decides to go on strike for equal rights.

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The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

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