1996 October Movies

That Thing You Do! (1996)

That Thing You Do!

  • 93%
  • PG
  • 108 min
  • Comedy

It's the summer of 1964, and Guy Patterson is a salesman at his father's appliance store in Erie, Pennsylvania. By day, he sells toasters and transistor radios. But at night, he retreats to the basement, sits down at a set of drums, and disappears into a cloud of jazz percussion. In other words, he's ready to roll when a local rock band loses its drummer and asks him to sit in at a college talent show. One month later, The Wonders are shooting stars in the Play-Tone Records galaxy - with a...

Sleepers (1996)

Sleepers

  • 73%
  • R
  • 147 min
  • Crime

To four boys growing up on the streets in the mid 1960s, Hell's Kitchen was a place of innocence ruled by corruption. The children who grew up there shared joyful times, but subscribed to a sacred social code: crimes against the neighborhood were not permitted. And when they did occur, punishment was severe. A decade and a half later, nothing can erase their painful memories, but the lessons of Hell's Kitchen allow them to even the score of the terrible hand that Fate had dealt them. In their...

D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

D3: The Mighty Ducks

  • 20%
  • PG
  • 104 min
  • Action

The coolest team on ice has a new school and a new coach. But it's the same old Duck attitude that shines through as they face off against an upper-class varsity team of tough hockey players who are determined to melt their winning streak, and the stodgy school alumni who threaten to revoke the Ducks' scholarships.

Swingers (1996)

Swingers

  • 87%
  • R
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

An ensemble comedy about five guys, all in their twenties, all coping with the mysteries of life and women, and is set in the back streets and sometimes hidden clubs of Hollywood. It's a story told in the language of the cocktail nation, a growing twentysomething retro-Swing dance movement that's taken Hollywood by storm and is beginning to sweep the nation. Mike is down in the dumps because he left his girlfriend behind in New York when he came to Hollywood to seek his acting fortune. Instead,...

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

The Long Kiss Goodnight

  • 67%
  • R
  • 120 min
  • Action

Samantha Caine is a suburban school teacher suffering from amnesia. When Caine's mysterious past begins to haunt her idyllic life, she sets out on a desperate search to discover her true identity.

Aided by Mitch Henessey, a dead-beat private detective, the two follow a trail of clues into the middle of a conspiracy led by rogue elements of the U.S. intelligence community and a notorious international arms dealer. They slowly learn that Caine is much more than a PTA mom who cooks a mean lemon...

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

The People vs. Larry Flynt

  • 87%
  • R
  • 130 min
  • Biography

It was the early 1970s, the twilight of the sexual revolution in America, when a sex industry entrepreneur named Larry Flynt leveraged a small string of Ohio strip-clubs into the beginnings of a publishing empire. Hustler was a raw and raunchy magazine that pushed the limits of American tolerance. Its publisher, a grade-school dropout and Kentucky redneck, was nobody's hero, but circumstance would cast him as the era's last crusader. It was a role that brought Larry Flynt both ruin and glory....

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

The Portrait of a Lady

  • 43%
  • PG-13
  • 142 min
  • Drama

Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) has just rejected a most lucrative marriage proposal in favor of her hunger to experience the world. Her defiant refusal stuns those around her. However, an admiring male cousin, Ralph Touchett (Martin Donovan), secretly lends his support to Isabel by convincing his dying father to leave her a generous share of his fortune. Yet Isabel's large inheritance does not bring her the freedom she so desires.

Her headstrong innocence proves no match against the...

Thinner (1996)

Thinner

  • 16%
  • R
  • 92 min
  • Horror

A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner.

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

The Ghost and the Darkness

  • 50%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Action

Set in 1898, this movie is based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 130 people over a nine month period, while a bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter tried to kill them.

Michael Collins (1996)

Michael Collins

  • 77%
  • R
  • 132 min
  • Biography

Michael Collins is the epic portrayal of the controversial life and death of Michael Collins, one of the 20th century's most significant yet overlooked political figures -- one of the true tragic heroes of Ireland's tumultuous century. His powerful gifts sparked the fierce battles that led to the Irish Republic that exists today, but his unshaken confidence in those gifts led him to become a victim of the very men he inspired to fight by his side.

A Big Slice of Jo Brand

    • Unrated
    • 50 min
    • Comedy
    Alien Terminator (1996)

    Alien Terminator

      • R
      • 80 min
      • Horror

      Five miles below the Earth's surface, a group of scientists is working in self-imposed isolation, perfecting a series of DNA experiments that could literally change the world. But when one of those experiments goes awry, it unleashes a nearly immortal organism--one capable of instant regeneration, and with an insatiable appetite for living flesh. Soon, nothing can contain the creature, and with the lab's life support systems quickly shutting down, the scientists grimly prepare for their final...

      Amityville: Dollhouse (1996)

      Amityville: Dollhouse

        • R
        • 93 min
        • Horror

        A children's doll house, which is a miniature of the infamous haunted Long Island house, is given to a young girl where the demonic evil soon comes out to cause more terror.

        Bajo la piel (1996)

        Bajo la piel

          • Unrated
          • 112 min
          • Crime

          Passion, criminal instincts an traditions melt together in this film, that shakes our conception of crime.

          Blood and Wine (1996)

          Blood and Wine

          • 61%
          • 101 min
          • Thriller

          Jack Nicholson plays a womanising wine dealer, whose tendency to lavish gifts on his mistresses has made him broke. So he enlists the help of a safecracker to carry out the theft of a diamond necklace - but things start to go wrong when his estranged wife and son become involved.

          Carla's Song (1996)

          Carla's Song

            • 127 min
            • Drama

            A Glasgow man (Robert Carlyle) visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee (Oyanka Cabezas) tormented by her memories.

            Carver's Gate (1996)

            Carver's Gate

              • Unrated
              • 97 min
              • Thriller

              The world is a bleak desolate place where the people live in elevated cities. As the ground is uninhabitable, the citizens spend most of their lives wasting their time in virtual reality. Carver is a dream-breaker whose job is to enter the world of VR and fix what is wrong. And what is wrong is that his gal pal Dinah has been murdered in VR which should not be possible. But Carver soon finds that Dinah has constructed a transducer which allows people to enter VR without other...

              Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)

              Conspirators of Pleasure

              • 86%
              • Unrated
              • 83 min
              • Animation

              Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk fixates on a TV news reader while he builds a machine to massage and masturbate him. One of his customers makes an elaborate chicken costume for a voodoo-like scene with a doll resembling his plump neighbor. She, in turn, has a doll that resembles him, which she whips and dominates in an abandoned church. The...

              Derek Zoolander: Male Model (1996)

              Derek Zoolander: Male Model

                • Unrated
                • 3 min
                • Comedy

                Short film.

                Different for Girls (1996)

                Different for Girls

                • 48%
                • 92 min
                • Comedy

                Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's busy forging a neat and orderly new life. Prentice, on the other hand, has charm but is a social disaster stuck in a dead-end job. His main talent is for getting them both into trouble. Amid the squabbles, they start to fall in love. One night, Kim invites...