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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the rigid and fear-inspiring principal of the Saint Nicholas Church School, suffers an extreme dislike for the progressive and popular parish priest Father Flynn. Looking for wrongdoing in every corner, Sister Aloysius believes she's uncovered the ultimate sin when she hears Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled boy. But without proof, the only thing certain is doubt.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.75/5
Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything. Take a bungee plunge? Yes. Accept call-now TV offers? Yes. Learn Korean? Yes. Grab the first flight to anywhere? Yes. Win your dream girl? Yes. Crack up fans with a feel-good, laugh-loaded romp? Yes! Working every funny bone in his nimble body and every muscle in his hilariously mobile face, Jim Carrey plays Carl in a YEScapade about opening up to lifes possibilities especially when those possibilities include romance with an intriguing, free-spirited musician.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 3/5
Sean Connery is back for his final performance as super agent James Bond in this high-velocity action thriller. When two atomic warheads are hijacked by the evil SPECTRE organization, Agent 007 is hurled into an explosive, pulse-pounding race to save the world from nuclear terrorists.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 3.75/5
Extras: 4/5
A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life. A penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal's incredible past, from his riveting tales of the slums where he and his brother Salim survived by their wits to his hair-raising encounters with local gangs to his heartbreak over Latika, the unforgettable girl he loved and lost.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
"The Reader" opens in post-WWII Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn" and "The Lady with the Little Dog." Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.75/5
Bella Swan has always been a little bit different never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Culler, a boy unlike any she's ever met.
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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 30, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/marley.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Based on the best-selling book by John Grogan, this is a story about a young couple (Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston) who decide to get a puppy, Marley, in lieu of having a child at an early point in their marriage. Unfortunately, they adopt "evil" with the face of a dog that fails obedience school and is branded as "the world's worst dog."

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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 30, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/slumdog.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is an 18-year-old Muslim tea boy from the slums of Mumbai, India, who's just one answer away from winning a fortune on India's version of <I>Who Wants To Be A Millionaire</I>. How does an uneducated "slumdog" know all the answers? Did he cheat or was it meant to be?

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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 26, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/sevenpounds.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Ben Thomas (Will Smith) is an unremarkable IRS agent who has the power to change seven strangers' lives. But when he meets Emily Posa (Rosario Dawson), everything changes as he realizes he's in love with the beautiful woman. Should he alter his plan and seek personal happiness or continue the quest for his own redemption?

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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 26, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/quantum.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Picking up shortly after the end of <i>Casino Royale</i>, Bond (Daniel Craig) pursues those responsible for killing the woman he loved. The quest leads him to a mysterious criminal organization known as Quantum and one of its members, Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), an environmentalist who brokers the overthrow of a South American country in exchange for the world's most valuable resource. Along the way, he partners with hottie Camille (Olga Kurylenko), who's in search of her own vengeance.

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Rad Bennett Posted: Mar 25, 2009 0 comments
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 22, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 3.25/5
Extras: 2/5
Young husband and father, Ted Kramer, loves his family - and his job, which is where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife, Joanna, confronts him and then leaves him, forcing Ted to become the sole caregiver to their six-year-old son. Now, Ted must learn to be a father while balancing the demands of his high-pressure career. But just as Ted adapts to his new role and begins to feel like a fulfilled parent, Joanna returns. And now she wants her son back.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 22, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 2.5/5
For Jimmy Smith, Jr., life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit's vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice - and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment...is another chance.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 22, 2009 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 4.75/5
Extras: 3.5/5
More than just man's best friend, "Bolt" is a modern-day action hero. Raised on the set of a hit television show, Bolt believes he has amazing powers - like a devastating Superbark! But when he's accidentally shipped to New York City, Bolt's daredevil stunts no longer go according to plan. As reality begins to challenge his delusions, Bolt learns his whole life has been a lie. Or has it? Amidst the adversity and hard-knocks, Bolt will discover that a dog's true superpower lies in his loyalty to the owner he loves.

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