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» Jason and the Argonauts
After a 20 year voyage, Jason (Todd Armstrong) returns to the Kingdom of Thessaly to claim his throne as prophesied. However, when he saves Pelias from drowning, but does not recognize him as the man who had earlier killed his father, Pelias tells Jason to travel to Colchis to find the Golden Fleece. Jason follows his advice and assembles a sailing crew of the finest men in Greece, including Hercules. They are under the protection of Hera, queen of the gods. Their voyage is replete with battles against harpies, a giant bronze Talos, a hydra, and an animated skeleton army, all brought to life by the special effects wizardry of Ray Harryhausen. "The gods of Greece are cruel! In time, all men shall learn to live without them." (1963)
Jason and the Argonauts

4/18 - 4/24
» Reservoir Dogs
Six criminals, who are strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss, Joe Cabot, to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are given false names with the intention that they won't get too close and will concentrate on the job instead. They are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. But, when the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery, panic spreads amongst the group members, and one of them is killed in the subsequent shootout, along with a few policemen and civilians. When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse), they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop. Quentin Tarantino directs an all-star cast in this thrilling crime epic. "If you shoot this man, you die next. Repeat. If you shoot this man, you die next." (1992)
Reservoir Dogs

4/25 - 5/1
» Top Gun
DANGER ZONE! Maverick (Tom Cruise) is a hot pilot. When he encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wing-man Cougar, is clearly out-flown and freaks. Low on fuel, Maverick is able to talk him back down to the Carrier. Later, Maverick is moved up in the standings and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he fights the attitudes of the other pilots and an old story of his father's death in combat that killed others due to his father's error. Maverick struggles to be the best pilot, stepping on the toes of his other students and in a different way to Charlie (Kelly McGillis), a civilian instructor to whom he is strongly attracted. Directed by Tony Scott. "That was some of the best flying I've seen to date - right up to the part where you got killed." (1986)
Top Gun

5/2 - 5/8
» Casablanca
In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault (Claude Rains) does what he can to please him, including detaining a Czechoslovak underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan.... Directed by Michael Curtiz (of Robin Hood and Mildred Pierce). "Why did you come back? To tell me why you ran out on me at the railway station?" (1942)

5/9 - 5/15
» The Wild One
A gang of forty motorcyclists, the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club, gate-crash a legitimate motorcycle race. They are eventually thrown out, but one of the gang steals the second prize trophy and gives it to their leader, Johnny (Marlon Brando). The gang then ride into Wrightsville, where they race up and down the main street before piling into Bleekers - the local bar. The owner of the bar is happy to let the bikers spend their money, so does not support the sheriff's attempt to address any disturbances. Stuck in town following an accident to a Black Rebel, Johnny falls for the sheriff's daughter and tries to impress her with the trophy. When a rival gang, The Beetles, ride into town, trouble is just around the corner. "Johnny, I've been looking in every ditch from Fresno to here hoping you was dead." (1953)
The Wild One

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