David Vaughn

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David Vaughn  |  Dec 31, 2008  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/theduchess.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Georgiana Spencer (Keira Knightley) was married at 17 to a wealthy and emotionally constipated William Cavendish (Ralph Fiennes), the fifth Duke of Devonshire. He had only two requirements&#151;to provide him with a male heir and her loyalty. As Duchess of Devonshire, she becomes an integral part of London's high society and one of the most impassioned political voices of Britain in the 18th Century.

David Vaughn  |  Dec 31, 2008  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/burn.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>When the memoirs of an ex-CIA analyst (John Malkovich) end up in the hands of two dense gym employees (Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand), they resort to blackmail in order to extort a finder's fee. Unbeknownst to them, they set off a series of events that spiral out of control.

David Vaughn  |  Dec 29, 2008  |  0 comments

Who needs a universal remote? As far as I'm concerned, just about anyone with a media system, even as simple as a DVD player connected to a TV. Almost every piece of A/V equipment sold today offers its own remote with "universal" functionality, but these are cumbersome and offer limited programmability compared to third-party remotes.

David Vaughn  |  Dec 19, 2008  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/dayearthstill.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>A flying saucer lands in Washington D.C., capturing the attention of the world. When Klaatu (Michael Rennie) and his robot Gort (Lock Martin) emerge from the vehicle, Klaatu is shot by a nervous soldier and taken to Walter Reed Hospital for recovery. He soon receives a visit from the President's envoy, Mr. Harley (Frank Conroy), who apologizes for the misunderstanding. Klaatu's only request is to meet with all of the world's leaders to deliver a message, but given the political climate, this is an impossible request.

David Vaughn  |  Dec 15, 2008  |  Published: Dec 16, 2008  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/mummy3.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Doomed to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his 10,000 warriors have lain forgotten for eons, entombed in clay. Tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford) turns to the only people he can think of with the skill and knowledge to combat the undead: his parents, Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn (Maria Bello).

David Vaughn  |  Dec 15, 2008  |  Published: Dec 16, 2008  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/mammamia.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Meryl Streep) is about to see her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) get married. Hoping to have her father walk her down the aisle&#151;but not knowing which of Donna's three lovers from 20 years ago it might be&#151;Sophie secretly invites all three: American businessman Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), English banker Harry Bright (Colin Firth), and free-spirited author Bill Anderson (Stellan Skarsgard).

David Vaughn  |  Dec 15, 2008  |  Published: Dec 16, 2008  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/fearless.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>When an ill-advised fight destroys the reputation of renowned martial-arts champion Huo Yuanjia (Jet Li), his family pays the ultimate price. Shamed and disgraced, Huo must look within himself to find inner peace and discover what his mission in life should be.

David Vaughn  |  Dec 15, 2008  |  Published: Dec 16, 2008  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/coachcarter.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Nearly 10 years ago, I remember hearing about a crazy high-school basketball coach who locked his undefeated team out of the gym for poor academic performance in Richmond, California—about 40 miles west of my home town. As a suburb of Oakland, it shares many of the same neighborhood issues, such as street gangs, drug problems, and violence. In this dramatization, as in real life, Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) takes the tough-love approach in order to teach the young men there's more to life than basketball.

David Vaughn  |  Dec 15, 2008  |  Published: Dec 16, 2008  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/tommyboy.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>The good news is that Tommy (Chris Farley) has finally graduated from college after seven long years&#151;and no, he didn't go to medical school. Fully educated and ready to make his mark on the world, Tommy goes into the family business of selling car parts. When his father suddenly dies, he needs to save the company from financial ruin by hitting the road with company sycophant Richard (David Spade) to sell a new line of brake pads.

David Vaughn  |  Dec 07, 2008  |  0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/darkknight.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Batman (Christian Bale) continues his war on crime in Gotham City with the help of Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). Determined to destroy organized crime, the three make great strides toward restoring order until a criminal mastermind know as The Joker (Heath Ledger) thrusts the city into anarchy, forcing Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.