05 May 2012
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Dead Poets Society (1997) Rated PG
Robin Williams stars as English professor John Keating, a passionate iconoclast who changes his students’ lives forever when he challenges them to life life to the fullest and “Carpe Diem” – seize the day!”
Teachers (1984) Rated R
A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.
Stand and Deliver (1988) Rated PG
Story of Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at East Los Angeles’ Garfield High School, who refuses to write off his inner-city students as losers. Escalante pushes and inspires 18 students who were struggling with math to become math whizzes.
Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995) Rated PG
A frustrated composer comes to realize that his real passion is teaching and that his legacy is not a truly memorable piece of music, but the generations of young people whose lives he affects.
Lean on Me (1989) Rated PG-13
Based on the true story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and a Louisville Slugger and slammed the door on losers at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey.
15 Oct 2011
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Tags: 1951, 1963, 1982, alien, antarctica, bachelor, birds, cabin, California, crime, dogs, escape, evil dead II, family, films, halloween, Halloween films, halloween movies, high school, homecare worker, horror film, john carpenter, Ju-on, list, men, movies, new version, psychiatrist, research station, sanitarium, Saturday Cinema, scientific, sheriff, sister, six-year-old, spirit, students, survivor, The birds, The Grudge, the thing, twelve, What to Watch, winter, woods
The Birds (1963) Rated PG-13
When Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, the small California town is inexplicably attacked by thousands of birds.
Evil Dead II (1987) Rated NR
The sole survivor of the evil dead returns to the same cabin in the woods and again unleashes the forces of the dead.
Halloween (1978) Rated R
In 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally killed his older sister. The silent child was incarcerated in the Smith’s Grove Sanitarium under the care of psychiatrist Sam Loomis. Michael’s hometown of Haddonfield was slowly begining to forget the tragic crime. That is until Loomis returns to the town to warn them of Myers’ escape from Smith’s Grove. With Michael set on killing a group of high school students, Loomis gets the hesitant town sheriff to help him stop Michael before it’s too late.
Ju-on (The Grudge) (2002) Rated R
An eerie tale of a family who is brutally killed in their own home, leaving behind an evil spirit lurking in the shadows. When an unknowing homecare worker enters the spirit is awakened and a terrifying chain of events begin.
The Thing (1982) Rated R
New version of the 1951 horror film set at an Antarctica research station in Winter of 1982, where a scientific team of twelve men discover an alien being which has been buried in the ice for 100,000 years. As it defrosts, the “Thing” replicates dogs and men and becomes one of the research team. Includes John Carpenter’s ” The Thing, terror takes shape.”