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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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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 22, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 4.5/5
"The Fast And The Furious Trilogy" includes "The Fast And The Furious", "2 Fast 2 Furious" and "The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift" with a digital copy of each film.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 22, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3/5
Amir is a young Afghani from a well-to-do Kabul family; his best friend Hassan is the son of a family servant. Together the two boys form a bond of friendship that breaks tragically on one fateful day, when Amir fails to save his friend from brutal neighborhood bullies. Amir and Hassan become separated, and as first the Soviets and then the Taliban seize control of Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape to the United States to pursue a new life. Years later, Amir - now an accomplished author living in San Francisco - is called back to Kabul to right the wrongs he and his father committed years ago.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 22, 2009 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Will Smith stars as Ben Thomas, a man at a crossroads searching for a way to redeem his heavy conscience. He discovers he has the power to change the circumstances of seven strangers who deserve a second chance. But when one of them captures his heart, he must decide if he should reveal his secret - even if it means giving up on his plan.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 22, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.75/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 3/5
Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined. Forensic intelligence links a Mi6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille, a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene, a ruthless businessman and major force within the mysterious organization.
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Kris Deering Posted: Mar 22, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 4/5
Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness.
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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 21, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/mighty.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Based on Marianne Pearl's account of the life and death of her journalist husband, Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman), <i>A Mighty Heart</i> provides an inside view of the chaotic weeks following Daniel's kidnapping and Marianne's search to find the truth. Marianne (Angelina Jolie) becomes intimately involved in the investigation, and her resiliency is put to the test during this trying time.

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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 20, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/bolt.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Bolt (voiced by John Travolta) the wonder dog and his "person," Penny (Miley Cyrus), co-star in one of the biggest shows in Hollywood. Unfortunately for Bolt, he thinks it's real, and when he is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, he soon finds out it's a dog-eat-dog world as he tries to find his way home. With the help of two new friends, a street-smart cat named Mittens (Susie Essman) and a hilarious hamster, Rhino (Mark Walton), Bolt soon discovers he doesn't need super powers to be a super hero.

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David Vaughn Posted: Mar 17, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/brokeback.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>In 1963, two ranch hands, Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal), spend most of their time in the Wyoming wilderness watching a flock of sheep. One thing leads to another, and they develop an "emotional bond" between them. The story follows their lives and how their hidden love tears apart the people around them.

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