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David Vaughn Posted: Feb 19, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/amadeus.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>In 1781, court composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) is maddened with envy after discovering that the divine musical gifts he desires for himself have been bestowed on the lewd, mischievous Mozart (Tom Hulce), whom he plots to destroy by any means necessary. Salieri appreciates Mozart's miraculous compositions more than anyone while blaming God for his own musical shortcomings.

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David Vaughn Posted: Feb 19, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/hsm3.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>America's favorite Wildcats are back for their exciting final year at East High. Amidst a basketball championship, prom, and the big spring musical, Troy (Zach Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) vow to make every moment count, as their lifelong college dreams put the future of their relationship in question.

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David Vaughn Posted: Feb 19, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/bodyoflies.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>On the hunt for the mastermind behind a wave of global terrorist attacks, a young and idealistic CIA agent (Leonardo DiCaprio) scrambles around the Middle East looking for clues. At home, his boss, Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe), is a cold-hearted CIA veteran who orchestrates the action behind the scenes to place his man in the right place in order to nab the villain.

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David Vaughn Posted: Feb 19, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/changeling.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>In 1928 Los Angeles, a single mother, Christina Collins (Angelina Jolie), leaves for work on a Saturday, leaving her 9-year-old son at home without any supervision. Upon her return home that night, he has vanished without a trace. Five months later, the LAPD inform her they've found her son in the Midwest and he's on his way home. Regrettably, the boy isn't her son, though the police refuse to believe her and are convinced she's just in shock. Driven by her quest for the truth, she exposes corruption in the LAPD and captivates the people of Los Angeles with her horrific tale.

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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Father Richard is desperately trying to sell his motivational success program...with no success. Meanwhile, "pro-honesty" mom Sheryl lends support to her eccentric family, including her depressed brother, fresh out of the hospital after being jilted by his lover. Then there are the younger Hoovers - the seven-year-old, would-be beauty queen Olive and Dwayne, a Nietzsche-reading teen who has taken a vow of silence. Topping off the family is the foul-mouthed grandfather, whose outrageous behavior recently got him evicted from his retirement home. When Olive is invited to compete in the "Little Miss Sunshine" pageant in far-off California, the family piles into their rusted-out VW bus to rally behind her - with riotously funny results.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 3/5
Struggling photographer Leon Kaufman's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late-night commuters - ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.75/5
All of the loveable characters are back - Alex The Lion, Marty The Zebra, Melman The Giraffe and Gloria The Hippo, King Julien, Maurice and The Penguins - in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa". They find themselves in the wildest place of all - the vast plains of Africa - where our zoo-raised crew encounter species of their own kind for the very first time. While discovering their roots, they quickly find the differences between the concrete jungle and the heart of Africa. Despite long-lost relatives, romantic rivals and scheming hunters, Africa seems like a great place...but is it better than their Central Park home.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Richard Gere is Paul, a surgeon who long ago unwittingly traded career for family. Diane Lane is Adrienne, a devoted mother trying to move on after her husband's infidelity and struggling with his desire to return to their marriage. At a remote inn on the Outer Banks, both separately expect to do some serious soul-searching. But an approaching storm forces each to turn to the other for strength, setting the stage for a life-resonating romance.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 2.5/5
Determined to prove he can create his own diabolical invention; a mad scientist's nice-guy assistant Igor creates a female Franken-monster. But his creation, Eva, is sweet and sings show tunes! That is, until she falls into the clutches of Dr. Schadenfreude (Eddie Izzard) and his shape-shifting girlfriend. Now it's up to Igor and his sidekicks to save Eva - and their country - from real evildoers, including sneaky Prince Malpert.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 3/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Small-town diner owner Tom Stall finds himself a local hero after he successfully takes down two thugs during an attempted robbery. But his sudden celebrity draws unwanted attention from the outside world, including mobsters Carl Fogarty and Richie Cusack, who insist that Tom is intricately tied to their past. Fogarty begins stalking Tom's wife and children resulting in a bloody standoff in which Tom must protect his family from what is either a case of mistaken identity or a violent past that's finally caught up with him.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: 1.5/5
A young autistic girl learns to fight from watching TV and the fighters from the boxing school next door. When she finds a list of debtors in her ailing mother's diary, she sets upon a violent quest to collect payment for medical expenses. Her quest is a dangerous one that ultimately leads her to her father, a mafia member of the Yakuza.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 3.75/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Fraternal twins Conner and Murphey MacMannus are on a mission from God to rid Boston of crime. However, instead of signing up for the police force, these hard-drinking Irish-American brothers take the law into their own hands a la Charles Bronson in "Death Wish". Heralded as saints by the city's beleaguered residents, the brothers also attract the attention of Paul Smecker, the openly gay FBI special agent assigned to investigate the spate of killings amongst the ranks of the Russian mafia.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.75/5
Roger Ferris is the best man U.S. Intelligence has on the ground, in places where human life is worth no more than the information it can get you. In operations that take him around the globe from the Middle East to Washington, Ferris's next breath often depends on the voice at the other end of a secure phone line - CIA veteran Ed Hoffman. Waging war from a laptop in the suburbs, Hoffman is on the trail of an emerging terrorist leader who has orchestrated a campaign of bombings while eluding the most sophisticated intelligence network in the world. To lure the terrorist out into the open, Ferris will have to penetrate his murky world, but the closer he gets to the target, the more he discovers that trust is both a dangerous commodity and the only one that will get him out alive.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Gripping human drama. Sumptuous period epic. Glorious celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This marvelous winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, portrays the rivalry between the genius Mozart and the jealous court composer who may have ruined Mozart's career and shortened his life.
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Kris Deering Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
The stimulating true life story about the life of President George W. Bush. Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director Oliver Stone is bringing the life of our 43rd President to the big screen as only he can. "W." takes viewers through Bush's eventful life - his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush's decision to invade Iraq.

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