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The Great Buck Howard
Released: 2008
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
A law-school dropout (Colin Hanks) works as tour manager for an aging stage magician (John Malkovich) modeled on the Amazing Kreskin. The film suffers in the cartoonishness of some of its subsidiary characters, but Malkovich is beguilingly strange. (K.B.)
The Great Dan Patch
Released: 1949
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Bio of the legendary trotter drenched in oats and shtick. (M.W.)
The Great Debaters
Released: 2007
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Denzel Washington directs and stars in the true story of a professor who establishes an all-black debate team in the Jim Crow-era South. Washington does a creditable job, but the film follows a standard inspirational-movie structure in which the underdogs fight their way to success. (M.B.)
The Great Dictator
Released: 1940
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Great Escape
Released: 1963
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Among the prisoners determined to escape are American Captain Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen) and British Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). Outwitting their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality. (TMS)
The Great Flamarion
Released: 1945
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
In this Anthony Mann film, a vaudeville marksman falls for his assistant, and mayhem ensues.
The Great Gabbo
Released: 1929
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Now Playing? No
Crazed ventriloquist nurses backstage grudge. Von Stroheim's talkie debut, sadly-except for Grand Illusion-his career never regained its silent heights.
The Great Gatsby
Released: 1974
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Now Playing? No
This movie was a legendary critical fiasco...and I wonder why, It's true that Mia Farrow is somewhat miscast as Daisy Buchanan, and that Gatsby is more a Jack Nicholson type than a Robert Redford. But, forgetting that, this is a faithful, careful and sometimes stunning adaptation of Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel about West Egg and the Hill of Ashes and the Eye and a sublimely romantic young climber, at play in the cruel and dangerous Elysian fields of the rich. The critics were wrong: This movie isn't perfect, but it's good. And, by the way, if you haven't read Gatsby, do so immediately. It didn't get very good reviews either.
The Great Gatsby
Released: 2013
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
In Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, a would-be writer (Tobey Maguire) gets drawn into the captivating world of a millionaire (Leonardo DiCaprio) in 1920s New York. Though Luhrmann does strange things to the source material, like adding anachronistic hip-hop beats, DiCaprio’s performance grounds the movie in something jittery, vital and even explosive. (S.R.)
The Great Gatsby
Released: 1949
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The second silver-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, starring Alan Ladd as a rich schemer and Betty Field as the flapper girl of his dreams.
The Great Gatsby 3D
Released: 2013
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
In Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, a would-be writer (Tobey Maguire) gets drawn into the captivating world of a millionaire (Leonardo DiCaprio) in 1920s New York. Though Luhrmann does strange things to the source material, like adding anachronistic hip-hop beats, DiCaprio’s performance grounds the movie in something jittery, vital and even explosive. (S.R.)
The Great Imposter
Released: 1960
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Conman chameleon hoodwinks the world. Based on the exploits of Ferdinand Demara. (M.W.)
The Great Lie
Released: 1941
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Massive turbulence between the widow and pregnant first wife of a slightly careless adventurer; a good soap from Davis' peak period.
The Great Man
Released: 1957
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Memorial for deceased television idol reveals him as despicable cur who screwed everybody. A sort of combination of "Citizen Kane" and "Face in the Crowd," full of well-deserved satirical potshots at '50s TV.
The Great Man Votes
Released: 1939
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Now Playing? No
In his later years, John Barrymore tended to parody his own debauchery in tawdry vehicles unworthy of him. This movie is the exception - the touching tale of an alcoholic academic riding a corrupt political campaign to unexpected glory. (M.W.)
The Great McGinty
Released: 1940
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
No one wrote more (M.W.)
The Great McGinty
Released: 1940
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In a dive south of the border, bartender Dan McGinty (Brian Donlevy) stops a young man from committing suicide after a moment of dishonesty, and relates how a moment of honesty brought him down in a flashback. As a young man, McGinty joins a crooked political boss and rises from extortionist to alderman. Urged by the boss to marry his secretary to give respectability to his run for mayor, McGinty agrees -- only to fall in love with his wife and decide to do an honest thing for once in his life. (TMS)
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Released: 1972
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
In 1877, Frank (John Pearce) and Jesse James (Robert Duvall) are expecting to receive amnesty from the state of Missouri for all their previous crimes. But the railroad owners whom the brothers have repeatedly robbed intervene, stopping the amnesty and sending the Pinkertons to kill the gang. Meanwhile, Frank and Jesse team up with Cole Younger (Cliff Robertson) and his gang, and plot to rob the biggest bank west of the Mississippi, located in Northfield, Minn. (TMS)
The Great Voyage
Released: 2004
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Great Waldo Pepper
Released: 1975
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Now Playing? No
More golden-hazed macho nostalgia (cum Butch Cassidy) from Hill, Goldman and Redford; this time the doomed, anachronistic hero is a '30s barnstorming pilot. One thing I've always wondered: how come there's no (blank) flakfire in the climactic movie dogfight?
The Great Ziegfeld, Part 1
Released: 1936
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Now Playing? No
Overblown and foolishly reverent bio of Broadway Folliemeister Flo Ziegfeld - who is treated rather as if he were Woodrow Wilson. The highlights are an eye-poppingly elaborate staging of "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" - on a revolving circular stairway that resembles the Tower of Babel; and Luis Rainer's justly famous hysteria scene on the telephone.
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Released: 2005
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Released: 2011
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Morgan Spurlock's comic documentary examines the perils of product placement in films. Spurlock is a canny entertainer, and there are lots of funny moments, but he isn't convincing when he shifts to bashing advertising generally. (K.B.)
The Greatest Show On Earth
Released: 1952
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Now Playing? No
Cecil B. DeMille who usually makes a circus out of history, here gives us the history of a circus. Afflicted with DeMille's usual giganticism and straight-faced absurdities but fun all the same.
The Greatest Story Ever Told, Pt. 1
Released: 1965
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Now Playing? No
Beautifully photographed but overly reverent adaptation of the Gospels According to Fulton Oursler. (Carl Sandburg is listed a a "creative collaborator" - which should give you an idea of the tone). The all-star cast provides a little unintentional humor; at the showing I attended, a gentleman who had been quietly slumbering behind me suddenly became animated during the appearance of John Wayne as the Converted Roman Centurion and yelled out, "When's the fight in the barroom?" When shushed and informed there was none, he retorted angrily: "Every John Wayne movie has a fight in a barroom!"
The Green Berets
Released: 1968
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The subject: the Vietnam War. The Locale: Never-Never Land. Asked about this movie, Howard Hawks remarked: "Pretty Bad. Duke is a much better actor than he is a director." (M.W.)
The Green Hornet
Released: 2011
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Director Michel Gondry brings little life to the comic-book tale of a masked vigilante (Seth Rogen) and his sidekick (Jay Chou). The script, co-written by Rogen, has a misguided bromance vibe. (M.S.)
The Green Hornet 3D
Released: 2011
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
The Green Mile
Released: 1999
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Green Room
Released: 1979
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Now Playing? No
Henry James' The Altar Of The Dead, adapted with an odd kind of brisk melancholy by Francois Truffaut. One of his strangest and most underrated later works. I much prefer it to say, The Last Metro.
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