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David Vaughn Posted: Apr 24, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/wrestler.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) is an aging professional wrestler who's desperately trying to hang on to the fame and glory that once surrounded him. Bruised and battered both inside and outside the ring, Randy tries to piece together his life by attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) and pursue a relationship with Cassidy (Marisa Tomei), an exotic dancer who's facing her own challenges.

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David Vaughn Posted: Apr 18, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/lastkiss.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Michael (Zach Braff) is immature and dreads both his 30th birthday and marrying Jenna (Jacinda Barrett), who's carrying his unborn child. When he meets Kim (Rachel Bilson) at a wedding, she makes him feel 10 years younger, and he questions whether he should be taking himself off the market.

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David Vaughn Posted: Apr 18, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/sincity.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Based on Frank Miller's popular series of graphic novels, <i>Sin City</i> is a tale of killers, cops, hookers, and hit men, all inhabiting one very dangerous, very sexy city. The three interwoven stories star Bruce Willis as a cop who'll do anything to protect the girl (Jessica Alba); Mickey Rourke, hell-bent on revenge; and Benicio del Toro as a human Pez dispenser.

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David Vaughn Posted: Apr 17, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/arctic.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>This documentary chronicles the real-life adventures of two arctic creatures struggling to survive in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Queen Latifah narrates the tale of Nanu the polar bear cub and Seela the walrus pup with their mothers close by to offer protection and guidance.

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David Vaughn Posted: Apr 17, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/lastword.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Evan Merck (We Bentley) is one weird dude who makes a living writing suicide notes for people planning their own demise. His world turns topsy-turvy when he meets Charlotte (Winona Ryder), the sister of a former client, and he's forced to lie about his relationship with her now-departed brother in order to pursue a relationship.

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David Vaughn Posted: Apr 17, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/frostnixon.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>In the summer of 1977, disgraced former president Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) agreed to sit down for a series of interviews with British commentator David Frost (Michael Sheen) to answer questions about his time in office and the Watergate scandal. Would Frost be able to match wits with one of the most astute politicians of the mid-20th century? Or would Nixon be able to dictate the outcome and restore his image with the American people?

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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 12, 2009 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 2/5
A professional writer finds his life turned upside down when he attracts the amorous attention of his late client's sister in this dark romantic comedy about a quirky young man who can't tell "write" from wrong.
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 12, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.5/5
When Skeeter Bronson babysits his sister's children, his imagination runs wild as he dreams up elaborate bedtime stories - always casting himself as the hero. Entranced, the children add their own ideas to these once-upon-a-time tales of heroics and chivalry. Then...magic happens. These nighttime fantasies become Skeeter's daytime realities, leading him on a real-life adventure in search of his own happy ending.
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 12, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.75/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 4.5/5
In the film, a renowned scientist finds herself face to face with an alien called Klaatu, who has traveled across the universe to warn of an impending global crisis. She quickly discovers the deadly ramifications of Klaatu's claim that he is "a friend to the Earth." Now she must find a way to convince the entity who was sent to destroy us that mankind is worth saving - but it may be too late.
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 12, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 4/5
From the opening bomb blast outside a steamy nightclub to a last-minute escape from the president's personal jet, James Bond's third screen adventure is an exhilarating, pulse-pounding thrill-ride! Sean Connery takes command as Agent 007 and faces off with a maniacal villain bent on destroying all the gold in Fort Knox - and obliterating the world economy!
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 12, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 4/5
When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality, David Frost, he thought he'd found the key to saving his tarnished legacy. But, with a name to make and a reputation to overcome, Frost became one of Nixon's most formidable adversaries and engaged the leader in a charged battle of wits that changed the face of politics forever.
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 12, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 1.5/5
A professional writer finds his life turned upside down when he attracts the amorous attention of his late client's sister in this dark romantic comedy about a quirky young man who can't tell "write" from wrong.
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 12, 2009 0 comments
Video: 4.25/5
Audio: 3.75/5
Extras: 4.5/5
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" is a towering musical masterpiece and the tender love story of a naive young Navy nurse and an older French Plantation owner on a U.S. occupied South Sea island.
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Kris Deering Posted: Apr 12, 2009 0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 2.5/5
Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke star as friends who grew up like brothers on the gritty streets of south Boston. They do whatever it takes to survive, living by the code of their dog-eat-dog neighborhood. Petty crimes and misdemeanors grow into more serious offenses and eventually, they fall under sway to organized crime boss Pat Kelly. As Brian becomes increasingly lost in a haze of drugs and 'jobs,' even the love he has for his wife and his children does not seem like it will be enough to redeem him. Meanwhile, Paulie plans "one last heist" but knows it will take both of them to pull it off. How can they escape the only life they know?
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David Vaughn Posted: Apr 10, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/day2008.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Based on the short story <i>Farewell to the Master</i> by Henry Bates, <i>The Day the Earth Stood Still</i> tries to modernize the 1951 classic with modern special effects and a new take on the story. Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) and his robot Gort emerge from a spaceship in Central Park, whereupon he's shot by a nervous soldier. Klaatu is then rushed to a military hospital for surgery, and once he's patched up, he is visited by the Secretary of Defense (Kathy Bates), who denies his request for a meeting with the UN. With the help of Dr. Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly), Klaatu escapes, and the two end up spending the majority of their time together as all hell breaks loose.

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