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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 04, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/primal.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Ambitious and famed defense lawyer Martin Vail (Richard Gere) volunteers his services to Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton), a Kentucky teenager charged with the murder of a Chicago archbishop. Vail uncovers evidence that the archbishop was involved in a corrupt land scheme and may have molested young parishioners. The case is further complicated by a psychologist's diagnosis that Stampler suffers from multiple personality disorder.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Mar 02, 2009 0 comments
Universal
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Jason Bourne: not only a cool-soundi
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 02, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
When Kym returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel, she brings a long history of personal crisis, family conflict and tragedy along with her. The wedding couple's abundant party of friends and relations have gathered for a joyful weekend of feasting, music and love, but Kym - with her biting one-liners and flair for bombshell drama - is a catalyst for long-simmering tensions in the family dynamic.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 02, 2009 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 1/5
When Kym returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel, she brings a long history of personal crisis, family conflict and tragedy along with her. The wedding couple's abundant party of friends and relations have gathered for a joyful weekend of feasting, music and love, but Kym - with her biting one-liners and flair for bombshell drama - is a catalyst for long-simmering tensions in the family dynamic.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 02, 2009 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Frank Martin has been pressured into transporting Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of Leonid Vasilev, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency for the Ukraine, from Marseilles through Stuttgart and Budapest until he ends up in Odessa on the Black Sea. Along the way, with the help of Inspector Tarconi, Frank has to contend with the people who strong armed him to take the job, sent by Vasilev to intercept him, and the general non-cooperation agents of his passenger. Despite Valentina's cynical disposition and his resistance to get involved, Frank and Valentina fall for each other, while escaping from one life-threatening situation after another.
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David Vaughn Posted: Feb 26, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/french.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>This classic movie is based on the true story of two New York City detectives, Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider), as they attempt to break up a narcotics-smuggling ring with ties across the globe.

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David Vaughn Posted: Feb 26, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/pretty.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>In this contemporary Cinderella story, a streetwise prostitute, Vivian (Julia Roberts), meets no-nonsense billionaire Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), who hires her to be his companion for a week. Their business arrangement turns into something more when the couple discovers they are a match made in heaven.

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David Vaughn Posted: Feb 26, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/officespace.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) has reached the breaking point with his mind-numbing white-collar job at Initech Corporation. His girlfriend Anne (Alexandra Wentworth) convinces him to get a new outlook on life by visiting a hypnotherapist, and it changes his life forever. Armed with a new attitude, he is quickly promoted to upper management&#151;but is that what he really wants?

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David Vaughn Posted: Feb 26, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/BHC.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>A chic Chihuahua named Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) is lost south of the border by her careless dog-sitter (Piper Perabo), and she must find her own way back to her 90210 standard of living. Working her way north with the help of her newfound German shepherd friend, Delgado (Andy Garcia), she learns to become more self-sufficient and to embrace her "tiny but mighty" Chihuahua heritage.

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Rad Bennett Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments
Sony
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When a group of teens goes blitzing around lower Manh

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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments
Capote: Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Chloe a diamond-clad, bootie wearing Beverly Hills Chihuahua enjoys her luxurious life so much she hardly notices Papi, a tough looking Chihuahua who happens to be head-over-paws for the pampered pooch. But when Chloe gets lost in the rough streets of Mexico with only a street-wise German Shepherd to help her find her way home, Papi heads south of the border - joining forces with a motley crew: two humans, a sly rat and a nervous iguana - to rescue his true love.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Barry Newman stars as Kowalski, the last American hero, who set out to prove that he can drive from Denver to San Francisco in just fifteen hours. Along the way, he meets an old prospector, a snake worshipper, a nude woman on a motorcycle, and a blind D.J. who "sees" danger ahead in this super-charged, action-packed adventure.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 2.5/5
Extras: 4/5
Two narcotics detectives, "Popeye" Doyle and his partner Buddy Russo, start to close in on a vast international narcotics ring when the smugglers unexpectedly strike back. Following an attempt on his life by one of the smugglers, Doyle sets off a deadly pursuit that ultimately takes him far beyond mere New York City limits. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller, with its renowned chase scene, won five Academy Award including Best Picture and Best Actor for Gene Hackman.
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Brent Butterworth Posted: Feb 24, 2009 0 comments
Universal
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When HD DVD died, home theater enthusiasts fretted

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