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David Vaughn Posted: Jul 18, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/batmanbegins.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>After his parents' murders, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice. With the help of his trusted butler Alfred (Michael Cain) and Wayne Enterprises R&D wizard Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), Wayne returns to Gotham as his alter-ego—Batman.

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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3/5
Inspired by the true story of MIT students who mastered the art of card counting and took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. Looking for a way to pay for tuition, Ben Campbell finds himself quietly recruited by MIT's most gifted students in a daring plot to break Vegas. With the help of a brilliant statistics professor and armed with fake IDs, intelligence and a complicated system of counting cards, Ben and his friends succeed in breaking the impenetrable casinos. Now, his challenge is keeping the numbers straight and staying one step ahead of the casinos before it all spirals out of control.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3/5
From the director of The Descent comes an action-packed thrill-ride through the beating heart of hell! To save humanity from an epidemic, an elite fighting unit must battle to find a cure in a post-apocalyptic zone controlled by a society of murderous renegades. Loaded with ferocious fights and high-octane chases, Doomsday grabs you right from the start, and doesn't let go till its explosive end!
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 2.5/5
Extras: 3.25/5
A nice rest in a state mental hospital beats a stretch in the pen right? Randle P. McMurphy, a free-spirited con with lightning in his veins and glib on his tongue, fakes insanity and moves in with what he calls the "nuts." Immediately his contagious sense of disorder runs up against numbing routine. No way should guys pickled on sedatives shuffle around in bathrobes when the World Series is on. This means war! On one side is McMurphy. On the other is soft-spoken Nurse Ratched, among the most coldly monstrous villains in film history. At stake is the fate of every patient on the ward. Based on Ken Kesey's acclaimed bestseller One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest swept all five major 1975 Academy Awards.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3/5
Based on the terrifying best-seller by Scott Smith, The Ruins follows a group of friends who become entangled in a brutal struggle for survival after visiting a remote archaeological dig in the Mexican jungle where they discover something deadly living among the ruins.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.75/5
Extras: 3/5
A small-time crook takes on a bank heist when an old friend offers him an inside track to the vault. Along with his hastily assembled team of low-rung criminals Terry finds himself deep into this real-life heist and quite suddenly the target of ruthless mobsters the police government officials at the highest level and even the royal family
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 3.75/5
Extras: 3/5
Eastwood stars as Frank Horrigan, a veteran Secret Service agent haunted by his failure to protect John F. Kennedy from assassination. Thirty years later, he gets a chance to redeem himself when a brilliant psychopath threatens to kill the current president and take Horrigan with him. Taunting him by phone and tantalizing him with clues, the assassin lures Horrigan into an electrifying battle of wits and will that only one man can survive.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.25/5
Sam and his older brother Michael are average, everyday teens. But after they move with their mother to peaceful Santa Clara, California, things mysteriously begin to change. Michael's not himself lately. And Mom's not going to like what he's turning into. The Lost Boys reshapes the vampire tradition, deftly mixing heart-pounding terror, rib-tickling laughs and a body-gyrating rock soundtrack.
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David Vaughn Posted: Jul 16, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/batman.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>The Dynamic Duo faces four of the most powerful villains of all time&#151;the Joker (Cesar Romero), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and Catwoman (Lee Meriwether). Armed with a dehydrator that turns humans to dust, the quartet has their sights on the members of the United World Security Council, intending to ransom their reconstitutable remains. Will Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) foil their diabolical plan?

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David Vaughn Posted: Jul 12, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/10000BC.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>In a remote mountain tribe 12,000 years ago, a young hunger, D'Leh (Steven Strait), has found his heart's passion&#151;the blue-eyed Evolet (Camilla Belle). But when a band of mysterious warlords raid his village and kidnap Evolet, D'Leh leads a small group of hunters to pursue the captors to the end of the world to save her.

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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 04, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 4/5
Deep in the Egyptian desert, a handful of people searching for a long-lost treasure have just unearthed a 3,000 year old legacy of terror. Combining the thrills of a rousing adventure with the suspense of Universal's legendary 1932 horror classic, The Mummy is a true nonstop action epic, filled with dazzling visual effects, top-notch talent and superb storytelling.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 04, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.75/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3/5
During an historic counter-terrorism summit in Spain the President of the United States is struck down by an assassin's bullet. Eight strangers have a perfect view of the kill but what did they really see? As the minutes leading up to the fatal shot are replayed through the eyes of each eyewitness the reality of the assassination takes shape. But just when you think you know the answer the shattering final truth is revealed.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 04, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.25/5
In an ancient time predating the pyramids, the evil King Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to predict his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 04, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 4/5
An ancient legacy of terror is unleashed when the accursed mummy, Imhotep, is resurrected - along with a force even more powerful: The Scorpion King. Now, as the fate of all mankind hangs in the balance, Rick O'Connell and his wife Evie embark on a daring, desperate race to save their son - and the world - from unspeakable evil.
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Kris Deering Posted: Jul 04, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.75/5
Extras: 3.75/5
Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents' murder disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman a masked crusader who uses his strength intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.

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