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Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 3/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
Lloyd and Harry. One's dumb, the other's dumber. You pick which is which. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels deliver a delirious no-brainer as they hit the road to return a misplaced briefcase to its owner. The fellas don't know that case is crammed with ransom money. Maybe that's why the smash mouth lowlifes are trailing them, you think?
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.5/5
In Marshal Virgil Cole and deputy Everett Hitch's line of work, you shoot quick, you shoot clean, and you reload straightaway. No remorse. No looking back. No feelings. Feelings get you killed. Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen stand together as longtime friends and for-hire peacekeepers Cole and Hitch in this character-driven, bullet-hard Western based on Robert B. Parkers novel. As the woman who arrives in town with only a dollar and a keen sense of survival, Renee Zellweger adds feelings - those things that get you killed - to a quest to bring murderer Randall Bragg to justice.
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 4/5
As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and letters, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. The case will become an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 2.5/5
Bud Johnson's an ordinary dad drifting through life, caring about nothing except his overachieving daughter Molly. Trying to encourage him to get involved, Molly accidentally sets off a chain of events on Election Day that ends with the presidential race coming down to one vote - Bud's.
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3/5
In "Lakeview Terrace", a young couple has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their interracial relationship. A stern, single father, this tightly wound LAPD officer has appointed himself the watchdog of the neighborhood. His nightly foot patrols and overly watchful eyes bring comfort to some, but he comes increasingly harassing to the newlyweds. These persistent intrusions into their lives ultimately turn tragic when the couple decides to fight back.
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
As darkness descends over the flatlands of West Texas every Friday from September through December, a dazzling, disorienting glow, visible on the stark horizon for miles around, ignites the blackened sky. Looming over the landscape, Ratliff Stadium, the country's biggest high school football field, overflows with 20,000 spectators, their voices raised in the trademark chant: "MO-JO! MO-JO! MO-JO!" Since their first season in 1959, the Panthers established themselves as the most successful football program not only in Texas, but in the entire country. Now, in the last days of summer of 1988, the Permian High School Panthers of Odessa, Texas begin the season with one thing on their minds...winning their fifth state championship in their 30-year history.
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 4/5
Audio: 2.5/5
Extras: 4/5
"The Day The Earth Stood Still" depicts the arrival of an alien dignitary, Klaatu, who has come to earth with his deadly robot, Gort , to deliver the message that earthlings must stop warring among themselves - or else. After being shot at by military guards, Klaatu is brought to a Washington, D.C. hospital, where he begs a sympathetic but frank Major White to gather all the world's leaders so he can tell them more specifically what he has come to warn them about. Losing patience, Klaatu slips into the human world, adapting a false identity and living at a boarding house where he meets a smart woman with a conscience and her inquisitive son. Both mother and son soon find themselves embroiled in the complex mystery of Klaatu, his message and the government's witch hunt for the alien.
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer, was the original "It Girl." Like her direct ancestor Princess Diana, she was ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entire country. Determined to be a player in the wider affairs of the world, she proved that she could out-gamble, out-drink and outwit most of the aristocratic men who surrounded her. She helped usher in sweeping changes to England as a leader of the forward-thinking Whig Party. But even as her power and popularity grew, she was haunted by the fact that the only man in England she seemingly could not seduce was her very own husband, the Duke. And when she tried to find her own way to be true to her heart and loyal to her duty, the resulting controversies and convoluted liaisons pushed her to the brink of risking banishment by her husband, family and all of London society.
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4.25/5
Extras: 3.75/5
Always looking for action, five over-enthusiastic, but under-stimulated Vermont State Troopers raise hell on the highway, keeping motorists anxiously looking in their rear view mirrors. Between an ongoing feud with the local cops over whose you-know-what is bigger and the state government wanting to shut them down, the Super Troopers find themselves patrolling the boundaries of good taste as they hilariously and unwittingly skid towards solving the crime of their lives.
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 3.75/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
"Ghost" will surprise you, delight you, make you believe. Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams up with a psychic to uncover the truth behind his murder - and to rescue his sweetheart from a similar fate.
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3/5
Dexter is a crime drama about Dexter Morgan, a man who leads a double life as an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Police Department and as an emotionless vigilante serial killer. Taught by his foster father to harness his lust for blood and killing, Dexter lives by his own strict moral code - he only kills murderers who can't otherwise be brought to justice. Dexter is a killer who grapples with fitting into society while, at the same time, he struggles with his inability to feel emotion. The irony of Dexter's life is that he works closely as a blood splatter analyst with the very people who hunt his kind - the homicide department.
Kris Deering  |  Jan 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 2.75/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.75/5
Truman is about to discover just how abnormal his seemingly "normal" life is. What he doesn't realize - just yet - is that his whole life is a reality TV show, televised and broadcast for the world to see!
David Vaughn  |  Jan 06, 2009  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/ghosttown.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Bertram Pincas (Ricky Gervais), a socially- challenged New York City dentist, emerges from a routine colonoscopy with the uncanny ability to see and speak to the dead. When word of his ability gets out in the spirit community of his ability, he becomes the go-to- guy for every ghost with unfinished bisinessbusiness. One such ghost is Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear), who is determined to stop a relationship involving his widow, Gwen (Tea Leoni), and so he seeks Bertram’'s help in the matter.

Kris Deering  |  Jan 06, 2009  |  0 comments
Video: 3/5
Audio: 3.5/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Imagine a cyclone, a Tex Avery cartoon come to life, a zoot-suited fashionista and the wiggy energy of a vat of jumping beans and that still doesn't capture Jim Carrey's comic genius as Stanley Ipkiss, a repressed clerk who goes from zero to hero when he dons "The Mask". The mysterious mask Stanley finds allows him to do what he normally can't - like woo Tina and beat baddies. Beneath all the loopy fun is the film's heart: Does Stanley really need the mask to be the person he longs to be?

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