1975, Warner Bros., 95 min, USA, Dir: Arthur Penn

Gene Hackman plays an ex-football-star-turned-private eye whose life unravels when he finds his wife (Susan Clark) has been unfaithful. Adding to Hackman’s midlife crisis, his job finding a missing teenager (a young Melanie Griffith) goes abruptly sour in a nightmarish labyrinth of betrayals and sudden death, crafted by screenwriter Alan Sharp. With Jennifer Warren.

2009, Focus Features, 100 min, USA, Dir: Henry Selick

Based on the award-winning book by Neil Gaiman, this Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated hit from director Henry Selick (THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS) is a remarkably effective fusion of kids movie and horror film. When young Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a passageway to a parallel universe in her new home, what at first seems like the ideal world for the adventurous girl turns out to have dark secrets and sinister intentions. Costarring Teri Hatcher, and featuring a score by Bruno Coulais that greatly enhances the often-creepy atmosphere

1953, 20th Century Fox, 83 min, USA, Dir: Roy Ward Baker

It’s the essential film noir plot: Illicit lovers hatch a “foolproof” scheme to bump off the woman’s rich, domineering husband. But what if the husband, left for dead in the scorching desert, doesn’t die? What if that husband, crippled but hell-bent on revenge, is played by the indomitable Robert Ryan? Watch as unmerciful nature takes on unbreakable man in amazing 3-D! Toss in titantic, titian-tressed Rhonda Fleming as the deceitful, voluptuous vixen, and you’ve got perhaps the best 3-D movie of the original Hollywood stereo-optic craze!

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