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David Vaughn Posted: Aug 29, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/robinhood.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Hollywood legend Errol Flynn stars as Robin of Locksley, better known as Robin Hood. He and his band of Merry Men rob from the rich and give to the poor to offset the heavy taxation imposed by the Sheriff of Nottingham (Melville Cooper). He also woos and wins the heart of the lovely Lady Marion (Olivia de Havilland), who in turn spies for Robin on the goings on of Price John (Claude Rains), usurper of the throne.

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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 28, 2008 Published: Aug 29, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 3.75/5
Extras: 1/5
Meet Jesse and Chester, two dimwitted yet lovable party animals who wake up one morning with a burning question: "Dude, Where's My Car?" Their only clues are a matchbook cover from Kitty Kat Strip club and a year's supply of pudding in the fridge. As they retrace their steps, these dudes are in for the ride of their steps, these dudes are in for the ride their lives, encountering hot alien chicks, dodging killer ostriches, and trying to score "special treats" from their ticked off twin girlfriends.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 28, 2008 Published: Aug 29, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.25/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Near Gloucester, Massachusetts, the six members of the Andrea Gail, a sword fishing boat, head out to sea for their last trip of the season. Unbeknownst to them, a shockingly brutal storm is slowly gaining steam. Before the National Weather Bureau has a chance to inform the crew of the impending danger, it's too late. The resulting battle with three merging weather fronts - an unheralded natural disaster - is grueling and tragic.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 28, 2008 Published: Aug 29, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 3.25/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Nominated for four Academy Awards, "Nixon" takes a riveting look at a complex man whose chance at greatness was ultimately destroyed by his passion for power, when his involvement in conspiracy jeopardized the nation's security and the presidency of the United States.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 28, 2008 Published: Aug 29, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.75/5
When a poor father brings home a mysterious alien "pet" from a local junkyard, he and his son learn a valuable lesson about the true nature of family and the things money can't buy.
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David Vaughn Posted: Aug 29, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/heroes1.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Evolution is the process of change in all forms of life over generations. In <i>Heroes</i>, this process manifests itself in a random group of humans who start to develop superhuman powers. Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) has the ability to manipulate the spacetime continuum, Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) is unbreakable, and Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) can read people's minds. These are just a few of the characters we meet in season one as they battle the evil Sylar (Zachary Quinto), a serial killer with a unique superpower. Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) is the only man capable of stopping Sylar's murderous plans as he struggles to control his own superpowers.

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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 28, 2008 Published: Aug 29, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 2.5/5
Baal travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from ever being started. SG-1 team must somehow restore history and once again save the galaxy from oppressive domination.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 28, 2008 Published: Aug 29, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 2.5/5
Extras: 2/5
A defiant chain-gang prisoner suffers a "failure to communicate" in this searing drama.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 24, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 2.5/5
A U.S. Navy Captain and his crew are just beginning to enjoy 48 hours of leave when they receive word to immediately return to duty. On a top-secret assignment, they must disguise themselves as Nazis and infiltrate a severely damaged Nazi U-boat. Once on board, they are to steal the Nazi's top-secret decoding device and sink the sub before the Germans catch on to what's really happening. Their mission is more dangerous and frightening than anything they could have ever imagined, but one which has the power to turn the tide of battle.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 24, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 4.5/5
Experience the suspense, mystery, and electrifying twists as this astonishing series follows seemingly unconnected, ordinary people around the globe who discover they have extraordinary powers. As they come to terms with their unique abilities, their risky decisions will affect the futures of everyone around them …and the world.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 24, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.75/5
Extras: 4/5
Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder - where every holiday has its own special land... and imaginative, one-of-a-kind characters! "The Nightmare Before Christmas" tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town. But as his dream to fill Santa's shoes unravels, it's up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 24, 2008 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 2.5/5
Los Angeles, circa 1920‘s, a little immigrant girl finds herself in a hospital recovering from a fall. She strikes up a friendship with a bedridden man who captivates her with a whimsical story that removes her far from the hospital doldrums into the exotic landscapes of her imagination. Making sure he keeps the girl interested in the story he interweaves her family and people she likes from the hospital into his tale.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 24, 2008 0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 2/5
A loving family man with a promising future, Wade Porter suddenly loses everything when he accidentally kills the burglar who broke into his home. Convicted of involuntary manslaughter, Wade is sentenced to spend the next three years inside a maximum security facility where the rules of society no longer apply. Forced to share a cell with a notorious mass murderer and subjected to brutal beatings orchestrated by the sadistic head prison guard, Wade soon realizes he's in for the fight of his life and must become the toughest "Felon" of them all if he's to survive the block. For what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. And in state prison, only the strongest will survive.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 24, 2008 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Extras: 4.5/5
When their epic struggle comes to Earth, all that stands between the Decepticons and ultimate power is a clue held by young Sam Witwicky. Unaware that he is mankind's last chance for survival, Sam and Bumblebee, his robot disguised as a car, are in a heart-pounding race against an enemy unlike anything anyone has seen before.
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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 24, 2008 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
"The Life Before Her Eyes" is an intense and visually evocative drama about the loss of youth, investigating how a single moment in time can define an entire life. Based on Laura Kasischke's visionary novel, the story hinges on a pivotal confrontation: two high school girls held captive by a gunman and forced to make the terrifying choice as to who will live and who will die. "The Life Before Her Eyes" explores the reverberations stemming from the collision of past and future, reality and dream. Life can end in an instant - yet the echoes of possible futures remain inescapable.

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