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Directed by Phil Klein and released in 2009, "Begging for Millionaires" is a documentary that explores the personal tragedies of abuse of eminent domain. The documentary, which took the awards for Best of Fest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Texandance International Film Festival, reports on the struggle by multigeneration homeowners to keep their homes out of the hands of the private sector.
"Twister" is a 1996 disaster movie. The plot follows a team of storm chasers who are researching tornadoes. "Twister" was wildly popular; it was the second-highest grossing film at the box office that year. The film was co-written by Michael Crichton and directed by Jan De Bont. It was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Effects (Visual Effects) and Best Sound. Humorously, it also won a Razzie Award (which "awards" the worst movies) for Worst Written Film Grossing Over $100 Million.
The 1974 movie, "The Man with the Golden Gun," stars Roger Moore in the ninth James Bond series. Bond seeks a device that can harness the power of the sun in this loose portrayal of Ian Fleming's novel set in southeast Asia. Two parallel plots eventually merge together. In the first, the villain Scaramanga, played by Christopher Lee, attempts to kill Bond with a bullet engraved with "007." At the same time, the villain and the British government search for a part to a solar energy converter that will give the owner control of solar energy.