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With its hallucinatory visions of crawling dead babies and a grungy plunge into the filthiest toilet in Scotland, you might not think Trainspotting could have been one of the best movies of 1996, but Danny Boyle's film about unrepentant heroin addicts in Edinburgh is all that and more. That doesn't make it everybody's cup of tea (so unsuspecting viewers beware), but the film's blend of hyperkinetic humor and real-life horror is constantly fascinating, and the entire cast (led by Ewan McGregor and Full Monty star Robert Carlyle) bursts off of the screen in a supernova of outrageous energy. Adapted by John Hodge from the acclaimed novel by Irving Welsh, the film was a phenomenal hit in England, Scotland, and (to a lesser extent) the U.S. For all of its comedic vitality and invigorating filmmaking, the movie is no ode to heroin, nor is it a straight-laced cautionary tale. Trainspotting is just a very honest and well-made film about the nature of addiction, and it doesn't pull any punches when it is time to show the alternating pleasure and pain of substance abuse. --Jeff Shannon

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Going Places

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The Con Artists

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A notorious car thief endeavors to reinvent himself as an emerging artist after being paroled from prison, only to find that his former handler isn't willing to let him go without a fight.


  • Starring Rossif Sutherland, Rebecca Romijn, Donald Sutherland E1 Entertainment Dist *** - Rated R - 87 min - Crime Comedy


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Fate brought them together... Greed made them inseparable... Violence made them COMPANEROS! Yodlaf Peterson (Franco Nero of KEOMA) is a suave Swedish arms dealer with a love for fast money. Vasco (Tomas Milian of TRAFFIC) is a trigger-happy Mexican bandit with a hate for suave Swedish arms dealers. But when the two team up to kidnap a professor who holds the key to a fortune in gold, they find themselves hunted by the American army, stalked by a marijuana-crazed sadist (Academy Award® winner Jack Palance) and trapped in the middle of a revolution about to explode. Can these two enemies blast their way across Mexico together without killing each other first? Written and directed by the legendary Sergio Corbucci (DJANGO), COMPANEROS is a once-in-a-lifetime teaming of the two greatest European stars in `Spaghetti Western' history. Fernando Rey (THE FRENCH CONNECTION) co-stars in this action-packed comedy classic that also features a remarkable score by Ennio Morricone (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY).

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Three Card Monte

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Shooting Fish

Shooting Fish Lowest new price: $59.99
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Two con artists hire an unwitting medical-school student as a secretary for their latest scam.

Shooting Fish is the kind of movie that evaporates once the end credits roll, but it's lightweight fun while it lasts. An amusing prologue sets the tone: Two young orphan boys--one in America, one in England--demonstrate their precocious ability to subvert the strict rules of society. Eighteen years later, the clever Yankee schemer Dylan (Dan Futterman) and techno-geek Jez (Stuart Townsend) are fast friends in London, pulling off a series of royal scams to finance their dream of building a luxurious home for orphans--of course, it's a selfish cause since they're the orphans. Their newly hired secretary Georgie (played by the delightful Kate Beckinsale) goes along with their con games in the belief that their intentions are good, and when she discovers their selfish motivations... well, let's just say the boys (who are both smitten with the charming medical student Georgie) manage to rise to the occasion and do the right thing. Despite a few clever twists, this frothy plot meanders too much to be very involving, but the three young costars make it all worthwhile. (Futterman had already played Robin Williams's son in The Birdcage and Beckinsale made a strong impression in The Last Days of Disco.) It's one of those featherweight British comedies that's so good-natured you feel Scroogey if you resist it, and director and cowriter Stefan Schwartz has made the movie just smart enough to hold its own against a wall-to-wall soundtrack of kitschy pop songs. If you don't consider "cute" a derogatory term, this movie will offer an agreeable diversion. --Jeff Shannon

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Collectors, The

Collectors, The Lowest new price: $19.97
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Brand: Lions Gate Home Ent.

90 minute feature film DVD.


  • Factory sealed DVD

Dying of Laughter

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While I can't speak very well about this DVD, I can say that this movie had me laughing to tears.\r\nIt tells the story of a comedy duo who become extremely popular, not to mention rich. They work very much like every famous comedy duo, with a clown and a straight man, like Abbot and Costello. You would think this would make them happy, but seeing as how most of their comedy comes from the straight man slapping, punching, or otherwise hurting the clown, the hate begins to grow.\r\n\r\nDarkly funny, this film is perfect for anyone who likes dark humor.

Honor Among Thieves

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Two men from opposite ends of the social spectrum become bound by a single crime. One of them is trained to kill, and the other is trained to save lives. Product Details Number of Discs: 1 Rating: Not Rated Film Country: USA UPC: 645961140329

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The Killer

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