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David Vaughn Posted: Sep 26, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/ironman.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is a self-absorbed engineering genius who runs Stark Enterprises, a technology company that specializes in military hardware. Surviving an unexpected attack while in Afghanistan demonstrating his latest missile system, he builds a high-tech suit of armor to escape and vows to protect the people his company has put in harm's way with the weapons it has developed.

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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 2.5/5
Sixty-two-year-old Walter Vale is sleepwalking through his life. Having lost his passion for teaching and writing, he fills the void by unsuccessfully trying to learn to play classical piano. When his college sends him to Manhattan to attend a conference, Walter is surprised to find a young couple has taken up residence in his apartment. Victims of a real estate scam, Tarek, a Syrian man, and Zainab, his Senegalese girlfriend, have nowhere else to go. In the first of a series of tests of the heart, Walter reluctantly allows the couple to stay with him. Touched by his kindness, Tarek, a talented musician, insists on teaching the aging academic to play the African drum.
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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 2.5/5
Dodge Connelly is a brash and handsome gridiron giant who is equally comfortable leading his team in a barroom brawl or charging for a touchdown in a packed stadium. But when Connelly's team loses their sponsor and the entire league appears set to collapse, the quick-thinking jock attempts a creative late-game comeback. If Connelly can convince former college football star and decorated war hero Carter Rutherford to join the team, there may be hope for the ill-fated team after all.
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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.25/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3/5
Al Pacino plays university professor Jack Gramm, who occasionally assists the FBI in matters of forensic psychiatry. His recent testimony against a freshly convicted criminal seems to be the reason he has gotten a scary phone call informing him he will die in 88 minutes.
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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3/5
Audio: 3.75/5
Extras: 3.75/5
High school senior is tired of being Mr. All-American and facing such traumatic decisions as which Ivy League college to attend. His life gets turned around when he meets a sexy call girl who transforms his house into a brothel while his parents are away.
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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 2.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
A classic tale of Sherwood Forest. Errol Flynn is eternally charming as Robin, defender of the poor, tries to rid England of Prince John's tyranny and gain the hand of the lovely Maid Marian, in this rousing family adventure.
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David Vaughn Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/kbvol1.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Uma Thurman is The Bride ready for her big day at the altar. But her boss Bill (David Carradine) has other plans, and she finds herself left for dead with a bullet in her head. When she comes out of a four-year coma, she has vengeance on her mind and takes on Bill's deadly squad of international assassins.

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David Vaughn Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/deception.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Ewan McGregor stars as Jonathan McQuarry, a workaholic accountant who discovers there's more to life when a charismatic lawyer (Hugh Jackman) introduces him to "The List"—a decadent, sexual playground for New York's power elite. Jonathan gets more than he bargained for when he meets "S" (Michelle Williams) and falls for her, breaking all the rules of the sex club in the process.

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David Vaughn Posted: Sep 25, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/fatboy.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Minutes before his wedding, Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg) leaves his pregnant fianc&#233;, Libby (Thandie Newton), at the altar. Five years later, he realizes he made the biggest mistake of his life and wants her back. Unfortunately, Libby has moved on and is dating Whit (Hank Azaria), a super-successful financial manager with a great personality and even better abs. Dennis, on the other hand, is overweight and employed as a security guard at a London mall. In order to prove his worth to Libby, Dennis decides to enter the same London Marathon that Whit has been training for&#151;the big difference is that Dennis has only three weeks to prepare for the grueling 26-mile race.

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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 21, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
John Cusack plays a skeptical writer investigating paranormal events. When he insists on staying in the reportedly haunted suite 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel against the grave warnings of the hotel manager, he discovers the room's deadly secret - an evil so powerful, no one has ever survived an hour within its walls.
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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 21, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3/5
All his life, people have told Rudy he's not good enough, not smart enough, not big enough. But nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame. From the time he's a young boy, Rudy is determined to join the Fighting Irish. But his blue collar family only laughs at his ambitions - they know Rudy will follow his father and brothers to the local steel mill. And, for four long years after high school, he does just that. But some dreams won't die, as Rudy proves when he goes to heroic, occasionally hilarious, lengths to win admission to Notre Dame. Once there, he becomes a walk-on player, serving as little more than a human tackling dummy against the starting players. Bloodied but unbeaten, Rudy wins the respect of legendary coach Ara Parseghian and the other Irish players, who give him one shot at gridiron glory.
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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 21, 2008 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 2.5/5
Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, The Bride emerges from a coma and decides it's time for payback... with a vengeance! Having been gunned down by her former boss and his deadly squad of international assassins, it's a kill-or-be-killed fight she didn't start but is determined to finish!
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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 21, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.75/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 3.25/5
A pack of not-so-wild animals experience some serious culture shock when they move from the Big Apple to the Mighty Jungle in this computer-animated comedy. Alex is a lion who enjoys a charmed life as one of the leading attractions at a zoo in New York City's Central Park. While Alex and his pals Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are happy with their lot in life, they occasionally have a certain curiosity about the outside world, and when the zoo's penguins decide to make a break for it, Marty follows them into the city. Alex, Gloria, and Melman set out to find Marty before he gets into trouble, but they're a bit too late, and soon the zookeepers have decided that the animals are restless and need to be returned to the wild. Soon the critters find themselves living on the coast of Madagascar, where they quickly discover they aren't quite suited for living in the wild.
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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 21, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Tom Cruise plays a sports agent who suddenly discovers his scruples and promptly loses his job. But with the help of one loyal colleague and one outrageous client, "Jerry Maguire" learns that loving well is the best revenge.
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Kris Deering Posted: Sep 21, 2008 0 comments
Video: 2.75/5
Audio: 3/5
Extras: 2/5
Horror author Anne Rice penned the screenplay for this full-blooded adaptation of her novel, which chronicles the life of 18th-century nobleman Louis after he is bitten by powerful, charismatic vampire Lestat . Though enthralled with the undead lifestyle at first, Louis is unable to warm up to killing humans and grows despondent. To comfort Louis, Lestat creates another vampire, a young girl who from then on cannot age.

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