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David Vaughn Posted: Oct 06, 2010 7 comments
Belle (voiced by Paige O'Hara) is a bright and beautiful young woman who finds escape from her ordinary life by reading books. When her father is taken prisoner by a cursed young prince (Robby Benson), Belle comes to the rescue and agrees to take her father's place. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, she sees beneath the Beast's exterior and discovers the heart and soul of a human prince.

Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture (plus five other nominations) and won two Oscars for Best Original Song and Best Original Score. The talent behind the voices includes Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts, Jerry Orbach as Lumiere, the candelabra, and David Ogden Stiers as Cogsworth, the mantel clock. The story is engaging and filled with adventure, but it's the score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman that makes this film a classic.

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David Vaughn Posted: Oct 03, 2011 0 comments
Belle (voiced by Paige O'Hara) is a bright and beautiful young woman who finds escape from her ordinary life by reading books. When her father is taken prisoner by a cursed young prince (Robby Benson), Belle comes to the rescue and agrees to take her father's place. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, she sees beneath the Beast's exterior and discovers the heart and soul of a human prince.

Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture (plus five other nominations) and won two Oscars for Best Original Song and Best Original Score. The talent behind the voices includes Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts, Jerry Orbach as Lumiere, the candelabra, and David Ogden Stiers as Cogsworth, the mantel clock. The story is engaging and filled with adventure, but it's the score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman that makes this film a classic.

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David Vaughn Posted: Apr 09, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/bedtime.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) is a handyman at a hotel in Los Angeles. When asked by his sister Wendy (Courteney Cox) to baby-sit her two kids for a week, he spins tall-tale bedtime stories before putting them down for the night. Amazingly, the stories start to impact Skeeter's life in impossible ways, and his dream of running the hotel rests in the kid's imagination.

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David Vaughn Posted: Apr 14, 2008 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/414devil.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Phillip Seymour Hoffman stars as Andy, an overextended payroll executive who coerces his younger brother Hank (Ethan Hawke) into robbing a mom-and-pop jewelry store. The robbery doesn't go according to plan, and the "victimless" crime touches off a series of events that will forever change the brothers' lives.

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David Vaughn Posted: Feb 26, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/BHC.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>A chic Chihuahua named Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) is lost south of the border by her careless dog-sitter (Piper Perabo), and she must find her own way back to her 90210 standard of living. Working her way north with the help of her newfound German shepherd friend, Delgado (Andy Garcia), she learns to become more self-sufficient and to embrace her "tiny but mighty" Chihuahua heritage.

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David Vaughn Posted: May 11, 2011 0 comments
Looking to track down his best friend's killer, fast-talking Detroit Police detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) travels to Beverly Hills to follow-up on some clues. Once there, he's put under the watchful eyes of two local cops (Judge Reinhold and John Ashton), and draws the ire of the local officials with his unorthodox detective skills.

Saturday Night Live showcased Murphy's comedic talent and 48 Hours made him a star, but it was his role in Beverly Hills Cop that turned the talented comedian into a box office sensation. He would later reprise the role of Axel Foley in two follow-up films, but the first of the trilogy is by far the best.

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David Vaughn Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/big.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>After being denied admittance onto an amusement-park ride because he's not tall enough, 12-year-old Josh Baskin (David Moscow) places a quarter into a Zoltar machine and wishes he was big. When he awakes the next morning, his wish is granted and he's transformed into the body of a 30 year old (Tom Hanks). New to the adult world, he gets a job, earns his first paycheck, and gets the girl (Elizabeth Perkins) despite&#151;or perhaps because of&#151;his childlike mindset.

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David Vaughn Posted: Jun 23, 2008 1 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/blades.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Rival figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) brawl on the medal podium and are banned from singles competition. Three years later, they learn that the ban does not prohibit them from couple's competition, so Jimmy and Chazz team up as the first man/man pairs team in history . Do they have what it takes to go for the gold?

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David Vaughn Posted: Jan 23, 2012 0 comments
HBO has quite a history of delivering fantastic Blu-ray presentations, and it continues the trend here. Be prepared for reference-quality video throughout all 12 season-one episodes in the clothing, sets, and flesh tones. The 1920s costume design is absolutely fantastic, and if you're a fan of period pieces, this is right up your alley. The DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio track is just as impressive and certainly holds its own with its rich atmosphere and crystal-clear dialog reproduction. While it took me a couple of episodes to get into the series, it ranks up there with some of the best I've seen from HBO and is definitely worth a look on Blu-ray.
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David Vaughn Posted: Feb 19, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/bodyoflies.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>On the hunt for the mastermind behind a wave of global terrorist attacks, a young and idealistic CIA agent (Leonardo DiCaprio) scrambles around the Middle East looking for clues. At home, his boss, Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe), is a cold-hearted CIA veteran who orchestrates the action behind the scenes to place his man in the right place in order to nab the villain.

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