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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 09, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3/5
A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy's wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn't seem affected by the freezing temperatures. Coinciding with Eli's arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic and unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 09, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.75/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 4/5
After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, reluctant hero will emerge as humanity's champion - and the last hope for a universe on the edge of annihilation.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 09, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 4/5
When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there's only one rule: Stay in the light.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 09, 2009 0 comments
Video: 3.25/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
"Brokeback Mountain" is a sweeping epic that explores the lives of two young men, a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection. The complications, joys and heartbreak they experience provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
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Andrew Nash Posted: Mar 08, 2009 0 comments
StarCity Recording Company/RED
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The Rhythm Devils' Conce
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Ken Korman Posted: Mar 05, 2009 0 comments
Miramax/Buena Vista
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The end-of-the-world movie has evolved
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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 04, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/pinocchio.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Woodcarver Geppetto (voiced by Christian Rub) wishes upon a star for his latest creation, Pinocchio (Dickie Jones), to become a real boy. The Blue Fairy (Evelyn Venable) descends from the stars while he sleeps and makes his wish come true&#151;with a catch. Pinocchio must prove himself to be of good character before he can become a real boy. Since he doesn't how to achieve this goal, the Blue Fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards) to act as his conscience.

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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 04, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/southpark.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>In the twelfth season, the boys from <i>South Park</i> follow the presidential election from the primaries through the new president-elect's acceptance speech, they help Britney Spears disfigure her body, and try to get the country of Canada back to work when it strikes for more money. The best episode during the season is "Elementary School Musical," when Stan realizes he'll lose Wendy forever unless he adopts the latest fad hitting the school&#151;singing (think <i>High School Musical</i>).

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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 04, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/cadillac.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>This is the true story about Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody) and Chess Records, home to some of America's greatest musical legends, including Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Etta James (Beyonc&#233; Knowles), Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Little Walter (Columbus Short), and Willie Dixon (Cedric The Entertainer) &#151;all members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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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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