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David Vaughn Posted: Jul 26, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/mummy.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>About a thousand years before the birth of Christ, high priest Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) had a forbidden relationship with Anck Su Namun (Patricia Velasquez), the mistress to Pharaoh Seti I (Aharon Ipale). As punishment, he was mummified alive in the city of Hamunaptra and cursed with a living death.

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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 25, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 3.75/5
Extras: 4/5
From the bridge of the Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga, with its sweeping galactic views, to the desolate terrain of planet Klendathu, teeming with shrieking, fire-spitting, brain-sucking special effects creatures, acclaimed director Paul Verhoeven crafts a dazzling epic based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic sci-fi adventure. Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Muldoon, and Michael Ironside star as the courageous soldiers who travel to the distant and desolate Klendathu system for the ultimate showdown between the species.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 25, 2008 0 comments
Video: 2.75/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: 0/5
When it comes to love, Charlie Mackenzie has had his share of bad luck: Sherrie was a klepto - Charlie still can't find his cat. Jill was unemployed - but Charlie knew she really worked for the Mafia. Pam smelled like soup - beef vegetable soup. Good thing for Charlie these shortcomings became apparent, if only to him. Good thing for Charlie he discovered the truth before things went too far - before he stumbled into MARRIAGE! Because to Charlie the "M" word is just one step away from the fate foretold in that chilling phrase: "Till death do us part." When Charlie meets Harriet Michaels everything changes. Harriet's not like the others. She's smart, sexy, and crazy about Charlie. This time Charlie is determined to overcome the fears that sabotaged his past relationships. This time, he's ready for some commitment. Sure, Harriet may have her shortcomings - but so what? After all those other women, what's the worst she could be? An axe murderer?.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 25, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 2.75/5
Jake is the new kid in school. When a beautiful girl befriends him, Jake thinks he's set. But instead, her fight-club boyfriend Ryan smacks Jake a bloody, black-eyed welcome. Jake then turns to a mixed martial arts (MMA) master, who teaches him how to fight... and how to walk away. But it becomes obvious that a brutal re-match is inevitable if Jake wants to stop Ryan and his bullying, once and for all.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 25, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
When rebellious street dancer Andie teams up with a hot modern dancer, Chase, to compete in the biggest, toughest street dance-off ever, "The Streets," sparks fly both on and off the underground dance stage.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 25, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
Jim Morrison, one of the most sensual and exciting figures in the history of rock and roll, explodes on the screen in "The Doors", the electrifying movie about a time called the sixties and a legendary outlaw who rocked America's consciousness-forever.
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David Vaughn Posted: Jul 25, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/vantage.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>During a counter-terrorism summit in Spain, the President of the United States (William Hurt) is gunned down by an assassin's bullet. Eight strangers have a perfect view of the kill, but what did they really see? Replayed through the eyes of these witnesses, the minutes leading up to the fatal shot are repeated from different vantage points to solve the mystery of the shooting.

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David Vaughn Posted: Jul 25, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/21.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess), a senior at MIT, aspires to attend Harvard Medical School but lacks the means to pay the tuition due to his working-class background. He pins his hopes on winning a rare full-ride scholarship but lacks a "moving" story to separate him from the other applicants. Ben's lucky break comes when Professor Mickey Rosa (Kevin Spacey) discovers his uncanny ability to solve complex math equations in his head and recruits him to join his card-counting team of students with the express intent of winning as much money as possible in Vegas. While card counting isn't illegal, the casinos have their own methods of discouraging the behavior. For Ben, this experience will give him one hell of a story to tell Harvard.

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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.5/5
The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. When thrown into a concentration camp, Salomon must decide whether his actions, which could prolong the war and risk the lives of fellow prisoners, are ultimately the right ones.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments
Video: 2.75/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Acclaimed screenwriters join forces with revered animation filmmakers on six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman’s transition from novice crime fighter to Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. Using an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry from Wayne Industries, Batman’s ethical boundaries exist only where he chooses to place them leaving some fearful of his power. The sharp storytelling complemented by stylish art from some of the world’s most visionary animators masterfully depicts the blurred lines of Batman as man myth and legend.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 2.5/5
Pediatrician Alexandre Beck still grieves the murder of his beloved wife, Margot, eight years earlier. When two bodies are found near the scene of the crime, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes a suspect again. The mystery deepens when Alex receives an anonymous e-mail with a link to a video clip that seems to suggest Margot is somehow still alive and a message to "Tell No One."
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 21, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 3.25/5
After an accident on a winding road four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim’s body into the sea. But exactly one year later the dead man returns from his watery grave and he's looking for more than an apology.
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Marc Horowitz Posted: Jul 20, 2008 0 comments
Miramax
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Based on the book by Dennis Lehane (whose imagina

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David Vaughn Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/batmanbegins.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>After his parents' murders, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice. With the help of his trusted butler Alfred (Michael Cain) and Wayne Enterprises R&D wizard Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), Wayne returns to Gotham as his alter-ego—Batman.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
Warner Home Video
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