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Summer has become the Season of Super Heroes, with assorted saviors in spandex making their way to movie theaters during this lucrative period. Wonder Woman (Warner Home Video) is the latest of the bunch, but this one is different.

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Brilliant brain surgeon Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (“it’s pronounced just like it’s spelled”) is still despondent over the death of his young wife when he accidentally hits professional gold digger Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner) with his Mercedes. Eschewing medical ethics and clearly hoping to get a look at her naked, Hfuhruhurr…

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Vincent “Vinnie” Antonelli (Steve Martin) is moving into a lovely single-level home in a darling little California neighborhood that looks right out of The Wonder Years, or maybe Poltergeist. Vinnie and his wife are there courtesy the Federal Government who expect him to testify against a major New York crime lord, but they both…

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The title character of “Beatriz at Dinner” is played by Salma Hayek. Beatriz is a masseuse and alternate-therapy healer who works with cancer patients in a hospital and private clients in their homes. She has been summoned to the elegant Pacific coast home of her client Cathy (Connie Britton) to get her in shape to host an important business dinner that …

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The Mummy (Universal Home Entertainment) stars Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, a soldier stationed in Iraq. Though he’s in the country to fight, he seems more concerned with finding ancient treasures and selling them on the black market. During a heavy firefight, Nick and pal Chris Vail (Jake Johnson), discover tomb that contains the mummy of evil Egyptian princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella). Egyptologist Jenny Haisey (Annabelle Wallis) …

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Independent 30-something Ann Hamilton (Katharine Hepburn) still lives at home with her father (Edmund Gwenn), a famous scientist who develops technology for companies expanding during the post-war economic boom. Though persistently wooed by Professor Bangs (Dan Tobin), one of her father’s colleagues, Ann looks as…

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Orson Welles’ The Stranger (1946) is a tight little film noir that has been unfairly relegated to second-class status for decades. Lightly lurid and with a performance from Welles so broad as to occasionally elicit chuckles, Welles would later tell Cahiers du cinéma that The Stranger was “one of my films of which I am least the…

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Maurice (Cohen Film Collection) is set amid the conformity of pre-World War I English society. Students Maurice Hall (James Wilby, Howards End) and Clive Durham (Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral) find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. In a time when homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment, the two must keep their feelings for one another a complete secret.

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H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau, the late-1800s science fiction classic that posits animals can be transformed into humans, seems now to be a quaint, if horrifying, exploration of humanity. Its publication, however, came during a time when surgeons’ use of vivisection — the broad term for experimental surgery…

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Heal the Living (Cohen Media Group) is a French drama that follows a human heart from a catastrophic accident to a transplant operation. On the way home from a dawn surfing trip, teenager Simon (Gabin Verdet) is involved in a car crash, leaving him brain dead. While dealing with the tragedy, Simon’s parents are forced to decide whether to donate his organs. Across Paris, former musician Claire (Anne Dorval) must confront her own worsening degenerative heart with her sons (Finnegan Oldfield, Theo Cholbi).

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