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Derek S.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this book adaptation of infamous Wall Street broker, Jordan Belfort…

More Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this book adaptation of infamous Wall Street broker, Jordan Belfort. If you thought Wall Street was a movie of bending the rules to make a quick buck you've seen nothing yet. The Wolf of Wall Street is every bit about Wall Street as it's about drugs and money. These guys will do whatever it takes to make a quick buck even if they have to throw a lobster at an FBI agent. This film is a roller coaster ride of emotion that delivers in ways never before seen in cinema. It takes you into a world where power, greed, and corruption run rampant. By the end of the movie you will be chest-thumping like one of Jordan Belfort's Strattonites.
- Derek S.

Graham W

Major League

Way before Charlie Sheen started #winning he was a member of the Tribe, along with…

More Way before Charlie Sheen started #winning he was a member of the Tribe, along with Willie Mayes Hayes, Roger Dorn and Pedro Cerrano. Major League is a quintessential 80s comedy that stands the test of time. Relive the Indians' historic run of 1989. I can assure you that by the seventh inning, you'll be singing Wild Thing in your rally cap.
- Graham W

Valerie B.

David Ortiz: In the Moment

David Ortiz, or Big Papi as they call him, takes his fans on the journey of winning…

More David Ortiz, or Big Papi as they call him, takes his fans on the journey of winning a third championship for Boston in an emotionally charged season following the horrific Boston Marathon bombing events. Learning about his humble beginnings, his devotion to charity and family and how he had to prove himself to the Red Sox makes his victory and icon status that much sweeter. Perfect for Red Sox fanatics, but proven true in our office, Big Papi will totally win you over even if you're not a baseball fan or you support another team.
- Valerie B.

Matt S.

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking is based on the true story of Sister Helen Prejean…

More Dead Man Walking is based on the true story of Sister Helen Prejean, a Louisiana nun, who befriends Matthew Poncelet, a convicted murderer and rapist on death row. Directed by Tim Robbins, the movie depicts the consequences the crime has on the offender and the families of the victims in a compelling, yet unbiased approach. Powerful performances by Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon would result in nominations for Best Actor and Actress in a Leading Role (which Sarandon would win, deservedly). Dead Man Walking doesn’t want to change your opinion on capital punishment, but it will make you think about your beliefs.
- Matt S.

Shannon E.

Bay of Blood

You know a movie is going to be crazy when there are two killings in the first 10…

More You know a movie is going to be crazy when there are two killings in the first 10 minutes. Bay Of Blood is an excellent 70's horror flick truly nailing the key points to a great slasher film. 1 - Psychopath stalking his prey 2 - Brutal kills galore 3 - Half naked damsel in distress screaming through the woods 4 - Revenge! The story's plot line circles around the seemingly tranquil bay and the things some people do for what they think is rightfully theirs. A total favorite of mine by Mario Bava. Watch if you dare!
- Shannon E.

Mike G.

An Officer and a Gentleman

If it’s been awhile since love lifted you up where you belong, you should…

More If it’s been awhile since love lifted you up where you belong, you should check out this romantic-drama starring Richard Gere as a self-absorbed and self-destructive officer-candidate who won’t be able to realize his true potential without the tough love of his drill instructor (Oscar-winning Louis Gossett, Jr.) and the true love of a local factory worker (Oscar-nominated Debra Winger). This movie will march into your heart (in dress whites) and sweep you off your feet!
- Mike G.

Mike R.

A Simple Plan

“Sometimes good people do evil things.” That’s the tag line of this well received…

More “Sometimes good people do evil things.” That’s the tag line of this well received but somewhat forgotten masterpiece from director Sam Rami of Evil Dead and Spiderman fame… This might be his most accomplished work, earning Billy Bob Thornton an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor (losing to James Coburn). It’s the twisted tale of three friends who stumble upon a bag loaded with millions in cash on a downed plane in the outskirts of Minnesota who decide to hide it from authorities. Like that’s a good idea! Greed, violence, paranoia and murder ensue. So check out this edge of your seat thriller that will have you biting your nails and fingertips off.
- Mike R.

Melissa K

The Birdcage

At its core, The Birdcage is about family relationships; living with, loving…

More At its core, The Birdcage is about family relationships; living with, loving, and supporting the crazy people in life… the ones you don't get to pick. It's also one of those films that will have you laughing so hard you'll be crying by the time it's over. Adapted from the popular French musical farce La Cage aux Folles, The Birdcage is all about character, and trust me, this ensemble is full of colorful ones. Robin Williams plays Armand, the owner of a drag revue in South Beach, which stars his lover of some 20 years, Albert (Nathan Lane), an aging, insecure drama queen. Add to the mix Armand's son Val (Dan Futterman) has just become engaged to the daughter of a conservative US Senator (Gene Hackman), and wants to introduce her and her parents to his dad, but not Albert, well, you can imagine how hilariously crazy things get. Full of punchlines as memorable as the characters delivering them, The Birdcage is a comedy that only gets better the more you watch it.
- Melissa K