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Some of Jen's Favorite Streaming Films

Memento

"A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle." --Publisher description

Training Day

"Jake Hoyt, a fresh-faced rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department, gets a chance to join the elite narcotics squad headed up by 13-year veteran Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris. Jake is to prove himself during a one-day ride-along. As the day wears on, it becomes increasingly clear that Detective Harris has blurred the line between right and wrong to an alarming degree, enforcing his own code of ethics and street justice. Eventually, Hoyt begins to suspect that he is, rather than having the opportunity to join the squad, being set up to take the fall."--Publisher description

Ex Machina

"A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I." --IMDb.com

Remember the Titans

"The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit."--IMDb.com

Inside Out

"Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life." --Library catalog description

Groundhog Day

"A romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp where it is Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, but then he realizes that he might be doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people, and doing the same thing every day." --Library catalog description

Whale Rider

"A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize." --Container

October Sky

"The 1950s space race inspires four West Virginia teens to begin creating their own rockets in the hopes of getting out of their coal-mining town." --Distributor description

The Natural

"Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball stardom. As a 14-year old he fashions a baseball bat from an oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability. His talent also catches the eye of a sportswriter who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobbs' career. The appearance of a mysterious woman, however, shatters his dream. Years later Hobbs reappears as a rookie for the New York Knights and has an opportunity to share in their race for the pennant." --Library catalog description

Pulp Fiction

"Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses." --Publisher description

Adaptation

"A tormented screenwriter adapts a bestseller about a real-life orchid thief. When his twin moves in and takes up writing, he finds it harder to finish his own screenplay."--Library catalog description

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