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The Last Sunset
Released: 1961
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Robert Aldrich repeats his Vera Cruz conflict of the magnetic, grinning baddie vs. the staid, repressed good guy - this time on a cattle drive (with incest as added seasoning). A Wagnerian Western with a Jacobean climax. (M.W.)
The Last Airbender
Released: 2010
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
In M. Night Shyamalan's live-action film of the animated Nickelodeon series, a chosen few fight to free their Air, Water and Earth nations from their Fire overloards. There's a surprising lack of verve and narrative tension, and action sequences are just not constructed or paced very well. (M.B.)
The Last Airbender 3D
Released: 2010
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
The Last Castle
Released: 2001
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Last Circus
Released: 2010
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
A twisted love triangle develops among a Spanish clown (Carlos Areces), his cruel rival (Antonio de la Torre) and the rival's abused -- but lustful -- wife (Carolina Bang). (TMS)
The Last Days of Disco
Released: 1998
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A Studio 54-like Manhattan pleasure palace "in the very early '80s," as Carter was giving way to Reagan.
The Last Days Of Dolwyn
Released: 1949
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Indomitable Welsh dowager battles dam project which will doom her village. Based by Emlyn Williams on his own play; the plot intriguingly suggests Kazan's Wild River.
The Last Detail
Released: 1973
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Two Navy lifers accompany a young kleptomaniac to the Lexington brig; along the way; they decide to give him a taste of the "good life." An almost perfect movie, in my opinion, and maybe Jack Nicholson's best all-around performance (as Billy "Badass" Buddusky - the hapless kid's guide to carnal knowledge and liqourish delights). But it's difficult to figure how Robert Towne's salty, virtuosically profane dialogue can ever be brought to TV. (Whenever I've watched it, one of Nicholson's best lines always comes out: "If this kid gets any -----out of this, I'm gonna ----- in my ----ing flat hat.)
The Last Emperor
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Rated: R
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The Last Exorcism
Released: 2010
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
In this hellishly fun faux-documentary, a reverend brings a camera crew to film a farmer’s possessed daughter. It's a creep-out of the first order, with an excellent cast and restrained effects work. (M.S.)
The Last Exorcism Part II
Released: 2013
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Found terrified and alone in rural Louisiana, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is now safely in New Orleans. She can't remember the terrible events of the previous months, only that she is the only surviving member of her family. Nell wants to start a new life for herself, but just as she begins the difficult process, the evil force that once possessed her returns -- bringing with it unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism was just the beginning. (TMS)
The Last Frog
Released: 2001
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The Last Frontier
Released: 1955
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The wilderness vs. militarism; midrange Mann western with an unusual cast. (M.W.)
The Last House on the Left
Released: 2009
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
In this well-shot remake, parents of a rape victim get revenge on the perps, who unwittingly take refuge in their lake house. The suspense often works, but the moralizing doesn't. (M.S.)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Released: 1972
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Last Hurrah
Released: 1958
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Edwin O'Connor's canny tale of the final campaign of a roguish Bostonian Irish-Catholic politico named Frank Skeffington - the favorite political novel of both Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Jawaharial Nehru -- in a somewhat more sentimental and despairing transcription by yet another Irish-Catholic New Englander, John Ford. He treats the material broadly, using it as pretest for a massive reunion of Hollywood's '30s "Catholic Mafia." It's a stirring film (though O'Connor disliked it intensely); funny and poignant - an one of the only times, in his final yeas, that Ford portrayed modern America.
The Last King of Scotland
Released: 2006
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Forest Whitaker captures Ugandan tyrant Idi Amin in the story of a Scottish lad (James McAvoy) who winds up as his personal physician. McAvoy has trouble arousing our sympathies, but Whitaker, like Amin before him, both fascinates and horrifies us. (K.W.)
The Last Kiss
Released: 2006
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Zach Braff stars in a film (shot partly in Madison) about thirtysomethings struggling with adulthood while their parents face middle age. The cast members are willing to dive into the dark depths of the modern American romantic relationship. (M.S.)

The Last Laugh
Released: 1924
Rated: NR
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The Last Legion
Released: 2007
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
In this cheesy sword-and-sandals saga, Roman soldiers fight to save the empire from barbarians. It’s mostly uninspired, with only a bit of guilty-pleasure fun. (M.S)
The Last Lions
Released: 2011
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
This documentary about the vanishing lions of Africa puts the animals’ majesty on full display. The camerawork is astonishingly up-close and vivid as we follow the lives of a lioness and her cubs. (M.B.)
The Last Man on Earth
Released: 1964
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
The Last Mimzy
Released: 2007
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
In this mildly enjoyable family film, a brother and sister find a black box that gives them magical powers. The special effects are tame, but the child actors shine. (M.B.)
The Last Mistress
Released: 2007
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Perhaps no filmmaker alive has explored the sheer shock value of the female libido more than France's Catherine Breillat, but The Last Mistress, her latest, seems like a night off, a respite, a costume party. Based on a controversial 1851 novel, it's about an aristocratic libertine (Fu'ad Ait Aattou) and a Spanish courtesan (Asia Argento) who fall in and out of love while feeding on each other's entrails, but neither actor is truly crazy enough to pull off this amour fou. (K.W.)
The Last Mountain
Released: 2011
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
This informative documentary looks at the controversy over mountaintop coal removal in West Virginia. In interviews, residents are compellingly forthright regarding the deleterious effects this technique -- which blasts off acres of mountain from the top downward – has had on their lives. (M.B.)
The Last Of Sheila
Released: 1973
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An extremely clever murder mystery - written by the unlikely combination of actor Anthony Perkins and composer Stephen Sondheim - stuffed to the brim with red herrings, and juicy surprises. The setting is a luxury yacht cruising the Mediterranean; the characters, a group of colorful and tartly observed Hollywood jet-setters - whose sadistic host has plotted a series of increasingly deadly "truth" games. Sondheim himself has an obsession with games so deep that he inspired the main character in Anthony Shaffer's "slueth;" the convolutions and twists in his screenplay are on an Agatha Christie-Ellery Queen level.
The Last Picture Show
Released: 1971
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
A melancholy look at a small town in Texas in the early '50s. The hell-raising seniors of the high school's graduating class see their dreams and desires shrivel around then as the glorious past recedes on the local movie-theater screen and the future disappears up a dusty highway. Adapted by Larry McMurty (Hud) from his own novel, beautifully shot in monochrome by Robert Surtees, the film made a comer of its young director, Peter Bogdanovich. It has a sense of wistfulness and loss - a dissatisfaction with he present, and longing for the past - which his later films (Saint Jack, Paper Moon) often magnified.
The Last Samurai
Released: 2003
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Tom Cruise stars in this Eastern Western
The Last Shot
Released: 2004
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
The Last Song
Released: 2010
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
A sullen high school graduate and pianist (Miley Cyrus) catches the eye of a beach-volleyball hunk (Liam Hemsworth) in the latest Nicholas Sparks-penned romance to be made into a movie. The expression of dramatic complexity and nuance do not appear to be a part of Cyrus' vocabulary. (M.B.)
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