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Kris Deering Posted: Jan 25, 2009 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.75/5
Smart, beautiful and headstrong, Alexis is the girl of Dustin's dreams. But after only five weeks of dating, the love-struck Dustin is coming on so strong that Alexis is forced to slow things down - permanently. Devastated and desperate to get her back, Dustin turns to his best friend, Tank, the rebound specialist. A master at seducing - and offending - women, Tank gets hired by freshly dumped guys to take their ex-girlfriends out on the worst date of their lives - an experience so horrible it sends them running gratefully back to their beaus. But when Tank works his magic on Alexis, he ends up meeting the challenge of a lifetime. Alexis is the first girl who knows how to call his bluff, and Tank soon finds himself torn between his loyalty to Dustin and a strange new attraction to his best friend's girl.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jan 25, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Henry Poole is a disillusioned man who attempts to hide from life only to discover he cannot escape the forces of hope. Shattered by circumstances beyond his control, Henry Poole settles in to suburban isolation, but his well-meaning busybody neighbor destroys his exile when she discovers a mysterious stain on Henry's stucco wall that is seen to have miraculous powers. With the help of the beautiful young divorcee next door, and her daughter Millie, Henry finds himself gradually drawn back towards life as he realizes his plan to live out his days in quiet desperation is going to be much harder than he ever imagined.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jan 25, 2009 0 comments
Video: 3.25/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Terror and suspense abound in this 24-hour nightmare of blood. Camp Crystal Lake has been shuttered for over 20 years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. The camp's new owner and seven young counselors are readying the property for re-opening despite warnings of a "death curse" by local residents. The curse proves true on "Friday The 13th" as one by one each of the counselors is stalked by a violent killer.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jan 25, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.75/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
"Domino" presents an entertaining mix of gritty action and a sharp visual style. The film is inspired by the life of Domino Harvey, a former model who rejected her privileged Beverly Hills life to become a bounty hunter.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jan 25, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 2.5/5
"I own this town." But owning is getting expensive for old-school London gangster Lenny Cole. A wealthier foreign mob is moving in with a riverfront property swindle. A small-timer and his crew think they can play both sides and become big time. Now add a hard-as-ice accountant, a rocker playing dead to boost sales, wannabe music moguls, a missing painting and a mad mosh of money and muscle, and you've got a real "RocknRolla".
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Posted: Jan 25, 2009 0 comments
Video: 2.5/5
Audio: 3.25/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Behind every great love is a great story. Two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love during one summer together, but are tragically forced apart. When they reunite 7 years later, their passionate romance is rekindled, forcing one of them to choose between true love and class order.
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David Vaughn Posted: Jan 23, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/zodiac.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>The Zodiac killer terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s with a handful of murders and cryptic messages sent to local newspapers, including the <I>San Francisco Chronicle</I>. Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) covered the story for the <I>Chronicle</I>, and cartoonist Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) became so obsessed with the Zodiac story that it begins to affect his family life.

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David Vaughn Posted: Jan 23, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/express.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Ernie Davis (Rob Brown) led a short yet inspirational life. Hailing from a coal-mining town in Pennsylvania, Davis beat the odds to become an unstoppable running back for the Syracuse Orangemen in the late 1950s. With the guidance of coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid), he's transformed from a very good high-school athlete into a Heisman Trophy winner&#151;the first African-American to win the coveted prize as the best player in college football.

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David Vaughn Posted: Jan 23, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/bourne.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>After being pulled from the sea with two bullets in his back, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) awakens on a fishing boat with no memory of his involvement in a top-secret, black-ops arm of the CIA called Treadstone. The only clue to his identity is the number of a Swiss safe-deposit box in which he discovers an array of passports, weapons, and cash. As he struggles to unlock the secret of his own identity, Bourne has to deal with his past in order to ensure his own future.

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David Vaughn Posted: Jan 21, 2009 Published: Jan 22, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/appaloosa.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Longtime friends and for-hire peacekeepers Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) find themselves in the crime-ridden town of Appaloosa and attempt to take back the streets from a band of local outlaws. When a young widow (Renee Zellweger) moves to town, Cole struggles between his duty and his newfound love for the beautiful new resident.

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David Vaughn Posted: Jan 21, 2009 Published: Jan 22, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/fridaynight.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Based on the best-selling book by H. G. Bissinger, <i>Friday Night Lights</i> chronicles the 1988 season of the Permian High School Panthers of Odessa, Texas, the most successful football team in the state's history. For Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton), it's a season filled with immense pressure as he tries to drive his team to the championship after failing to do so the previous two years.

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David Vaughn Posted: Jan 21, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/kingkong.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>A desperate young actress, Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), and an ambitious and unscrupulous movie producer, Carl Denham (Jack Black), travel to a mysterious jungle island to shoot a film. There they discover an extraordinary lost world and encounter Kong, a gigantic, savage gorilla who becomes enthralled with the leading lady. Their mutual empathy and affection eventually leads to the beast's tragic downfall.

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David Vaughn Posted: Jan 21, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/swingvote.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner) is a regular guy with a dead-end job content with coasting his way through life until his daughter, Molly (Madeline Carroll), sets off a chain of events that results in a presidential election coming down to a single vote&#151;Bud's. All hell breaks loose when political operatives from both parties, including the incumbent president (Kelsey Grammar) and the Democrat challenger (Dennis Hopper), swarm his hometown to vie for the winning vote.

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Kris Deering Posted: Jan 19, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.75/5
A security guard is exposed to unspeakable acts of evil from the past, present and future only visible to him in the reflection of mirrors. Suddenly, his life is exposed to the evil and he must stop it before everyone he knows is dead.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jan 19, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Get ready for breathtaking action in this thrilling epic adventure about a legendary gorilla captured on a treacherous island and brought to civilization, where he faces the ultimate fight for survival.

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