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David Vaughn Posted: Dec 31, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/theduchess.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Georgiana Spencer (Keira Knightley) was married at 17 to a wealthy and emotionally constipated William Cavendish (Ralph Fiennes), the fifth Duke of Devonshire. He had only two requirements&#151;to provide him with a male heir and her loyalty. As Duchess of Devonshire, she becomes an integral part of London's high society and one of the most impassioned political voices of Britain in the 18th Century.

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David Vaughn Posted: Dec 31, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/burn.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>When the memoirs of an ex-CIA analyst (John Malkovich) end up in the hands of two dense gym employees (Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand), they resort to blackmail in order to extort a finder's fee. Unbeknownst to them, they set off a series of events that spiral out of control.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Dec 22, 2008 0 comments
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"Leave the gun.
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Kris Deering Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
Video: 2.75/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: 2.5/5
In New York City's modern whirl of fashion and publishing, Mary Haines seems to have it all until she finds out that her husband is cheating on her with the perfume girl from Saks Fifth Avenue. Now all hell breaks loose as Mary contemplates the fate of her marriage and her circle of tight-knit friends question their own friendships and relationships.
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Kris Deering Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 2/5
This is the true story of Christopher McCandless. Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people - a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature.
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Kris Deering Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 1/5
When an ill-advised fight destroys the reputation of a renowned martial arts champion and his family, his difficult path to redemption will bring him face-to-face with the most ferocious fighters in the world.
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Kris Deering Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.75/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 4/5
Welcome to the "Death Race", where hardened convicts and smoking-hot navigators race tricked-out cars in the most twisted spectator sport on Earth! Sentenced to the world's most dangerous prison for a murder he did not commit, Jensen Ames has only one chance to get out alive - win the ultimate race to the death.
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Kris Deering Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Its name: "Event Horizon". The high-tech, pioneering research spacecraft mysteriously vanished, without a trace, on its maiden voyage seven years earlier. But a weak, persistent signal from the long-missing craft prompts a rescue team, headed by the intrepid Captain Miller, to wing its way through the galaxy on a bold rescue mission. Accompanying Miller is his elite crew and the lost ship's designer; their mission is to find and salvage the state-of-the-art interstellar horror.
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Kris Deering Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 0/5
From the engine roar and fever pitch of professional stock car racing, "Days Of Thunder" explodes with the most spectacular racing action ever captured on film. Tom Cruise plays race driver Cole Trickle, whose talent and ambition are surpassed only by his burning need to win. Discovered by businessman Tim Daland, Cole is teamed with legendary crew chief and car-builder Harry Hogge to race for the Winston Cup at the Daytona 500. A fiery crash nearly ends Cole's career and he must turn to a beautiful doctor to regain his nerve and the true courage needed to race, to win and to live.
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Kris Deering Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.5/5
When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. But since blackmail is a trade better left for the experts, events soon spiral out of everyone's and anyone's control, resulting in a non-stop series of hilarious encounters!
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Kris Deering Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
The life of an anonymous assassin takes an unexpected turn when travels to Thailand to complete a series of contract killings. Joe, a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat. He hires Kong, street punk and pick pocket, to run errands for him with the intention of covering his tracks by killing him at the end of the assignment. Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, instead finds himself mentoring the young man while simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl. As he falls further under the sway of Bangkok's intoxicating beauty, Joe begins to question his isolated existence and let down his guard just as Sarat decides it's time to clean house.
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Kris Deering Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Thirty-seven thousand years ago, a deadly secret was buried in a cave in Texas. Now the secret has been unleashed. And its discovery may mean the end of all humanity. "The plague to end all plagues." When a terrorist bomb destroys a building in Dallas, Texas, FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy surpassing anything they've ever encountered. With the dubious assistance of a paranoid doctor. Mulder and Scully risk their careers and their lives to hunt down a deadly virus which may be extraterrestrial in origin - and could destroy all life on earth. Their pursuit of truth pits them against the mysterious Syndicate, powerful men who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets safe, leading the agents from the cave in Texas, to the halls of the FBI, and finally to a secret installation in Antarctica which holds the greatest secret of all.
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David Vaughn Posted: Dec 19, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/dayearthstill.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>A flying saucer lands in Washington D.C., capturing the attention of the world. When Klaatu (Michael Rennie) and his robot Gort (Lock Martin) emerge from the vehicle, Klaatu is shot by a nervous soldier and taken to Walter Reed Hospital for recovery. He soon receives a visit from the President's envoy, Mr. Harley (Frank Conroy), who apologizes for the misunderstanding. Klaatu's only request is to meet with all of the world's leaders to deliver a message, but given the political climate, this is an impossible request.

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David Vaughn Posted: Dec 15, 2008 Published: Dec 16, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/mummy3.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Doomed to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his 10,000 warriors have lain forgotten for eons, entombed in clay. Tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford) turns to the only people he can think of with the skill and knowledge to combat the undead: his parents, Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn (Maria Bello).

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David Vaughn Posted: Dec 15, 2008 Published: Dec 16, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/mammamia.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Meryl Streep) is about to see her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) get married. Hoping to have her father walk her down the aisle&#151;but not knowing which of Donna's three lovers from 20 years ago it might be&#151;Sophie secretly invites all three: American businessman Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), English banker Harry Bright (Colin Firth), and free-spirited author Bill Anderson (Stellan Skarsgard).

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