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David Vaughn Posted: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/kungfupanda.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Po (voiced by Jack Black) is an enthusiastic panda who works in his family's noodle shop while daydreaming about becoming a Kung Fu master. His dreams are soon realized when he is unexpectedly chosen to study the martial arts alongside his idols&#151;the legendary fighters Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu), and Monkey (Jackie Chan)&#151;under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). Before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung (Ian McShane) returns, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat.

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David Vaughn Posted: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/hellboyii.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>A ruthless leader (Luke Goss) defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures to wage war with the human world. It's up to the planet's toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) battles the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil.

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<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/starwarsclonewars.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Anakin Skywalker (voiced by Matt Lanter) and his Padawan apprentice, Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), find themselves on a mission that bring them face to face with crime lord Jabba the Hutt (Kevin Michael Richardson). Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) and his sinister agents will stop at nothing to ensure that they fail in their quest. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor) and Master Yoda (Tom Kane) lead the massive clone army in a valiant effort to resist the forces of the dark side.

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David Vaughn Posted: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/getsmart.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>When the headquarters of CONTROL are attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin) has no choice but to promote his best analyst, Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell), who has always wanted to work in the field. Partnered with veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), he must rely on a few spy-tech gadgets and his enthusiasm for his promotion to defeat the evil crime syndicate, KAOS, if he wants to save the day and&#151;better yet&#151;get the girl.

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Kris Deering Posted: Nov 09, 2008 Published: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.75/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.5/5
"The Clone Wars" takes place between "Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones" and "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith". Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi continue their journey across the galaxy amongst the "Clone Wars", meeting up with familiar villains, such as Count Dooku, General Grievous and Asajj Ventress. The Grand Army of the Republic, led by Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other Jedi Knights, must fight the New Droid Army of the Separatists.
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Kris Deering Posted: Nov 09, 2008 Published: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Steve Carell is in CONTROL as Maxwell Smart, the novice agent often out of his depth but never out of options in this action comedy pitting him against the nuclear scheme of the evil spy group KAOS. Anne Hathaway partners with Max as ever-capable Agent 99. And director Peter Segal guides his stars through the dangerous realm of molar radios, multifunction pocketknives, exploding dental floss and more.
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Kris Deering Posted: Nov 09, 2008 Published: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.25/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 3.25/5
William Hurt and Kathleen Turner strike sparks in Lawrence Kasdan's "Body Heat", a sexy, haunting tale of desire and skullduggery that echoes 1940s film noirs but is charged with an energy and passion that could only flare in the '80s.
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Kris Deering Posted: Nov 09, 2008 Published: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 3.25/5
Extras: 3.25/5
Experience the ultimate in horror with four frightening films from the legendary “Omen” series. This set includes “The Omen” that started it all, plus “Damien – The Omen II”, in which Damien discovers his destiny, “Omen III: The Final Conflict”, in which he realizes his full power, and the recent remake of the original “The Omen: 666”.
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Kris Deering Posted: Nov 09, 2008 Published: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.75/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell". Have you ever wondered how nature gets its glow - who gives it light and color as the seasons come and go? Enter a land of adventure and mystery as Tinker Bell and her four best fairy friends turn winter into spring and, with the power of faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust, learn the importance of being true to yourself.
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Kris Deering Posted: Nov 09, 2008 Published: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 3.75/5
Whether it's an ogre trying to regain what is rightfully his or a group of displaced zoo animals finding their way back home, audiences of all ages love to root for the underdog. Anyone who has ever struggled against the odds empathizes with the heroes in these entertaining and morally resonant tales. So how about a panda who dreams of becoming a kung fu master? That's right, a plump, drowsy, huggable black-and-white bear who has one, and only one, aspiration in life - to become an expert in a martial art that relies on agility, mental prowess and lightning-fast reflexes. It's a formidable, some would say foolhardy, quest. But isn't that what heroism is all about.
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Kris Deering Posted: Nov 09, 2008 Published: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4.75/5
Extras: 5/5
The roughest, toughest, unlikeliest of heroes is back with a signature blend of action and humor. With bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains than ever before, "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" features the ultimate battle of good versus evil. The fate of mankind hangs in the balance when a ruthless prince awakens an unstoppable army of creatures and wages war with the human world. It's up to Hellboy and his team of paranormal outcasts to face off with the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil.
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Kris Deering Posted: Nov 09, 2008 Published: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Adam Sandler is back as The Zohan, the finest counterterrorist agent the Israeli army has. That is, until he fakes his death and travels to Manhattan to live his dream...as a hairdresser. Now this skilled fighting machine that used to clip bad guys is out to prove he can make the cut as a top stylist. All goes silky smooth until his cover is blown when he's recognized by a Palestinian cab driver. Now, The Zohan must fight to live a peaceful new life in New York.
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Kris Deering Posted: Nov 09, 2008 Published: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Sean Connery brings his characteristic style, humor and magnetism to Agent 007 as he travels to Nassau to track down villainous criminal Emilio Largo, who's threatening to plunge the world into a nuclear holocaust.
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Kris Deering Posted: Nov 09, 2008 Published: Nov 10, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 2/5
One of those legendary train trips that people used to dream about taking, the Transsiberian Express has probably seen better days. An American couple, Roy and Jessie, decide to return home the long way from their recent sojourn in Peking and meet another couple from the West, Carlos and Abby, with whom they quickly form that tenuous bond that often unites fellow travelers away from home. When Roy gets separated from the train at a stopover, Jessie begins to realize that their compatriots aren't exactly who or what they seem to be. But the real dangers of their unforgettable trip have only begun to surface; Russian cops, mobsters, and locals are still to come.
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David Vaughn Posted: Nov 05, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/polarexpress3d.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>A boy (Daryl Sabara) has lost the Christmas spirit and doesn't believe in Santa Claus. He awakes on Christmas Eve to the sound of a train arriving in his front yard. Invited to join the Polar Express on its journey to the North Pole by the train conductor (Tom Hanks), a magical world opens his eyes to the spirit of Christmas.

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