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Entries from June 2008

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (July 2, 2008)

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The Closer – The Complete 3rd Season
(2007) NR
Underneath her Southern belle exterior, Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson (Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick) is one of the LAPD’s best weapons, able to wring the truth from even the toughest suspect. She may step on [...]

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WALL-E (2008) G 103min

June 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

WALL-E (2008)

Another warm, thought-provoking and wonderfully animated movie from Disney Pixar, written and directed by Andrew Stanton.
The plot: In the not-so-far future humans trashed and polluted planet Earth and even space surrounding it so much, that life can no longer be sustained and they had [...]

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Tags: Adventure · Animation · Comedy · Fantasy · Movies · Romance · Sci-Fi

Mark Knopfler at the Greek Theatre

June 28th, 2008 · 6 Comments

I’ve been the fan of the man for a long time. He’s one of the best guitarists in the world, and he writes beautiful songs; his layed-back and sophisticated rock’n’roll style and thoughtful yet simple lyrics are his trademark. And now I finally got [...]

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Review: Running Scared (2006) R 122min

June 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Running Scared (2006) R 122min

Fast-paced crime action thriller written and directed by Wayne Kramer (The Cooler).
The plot: After a drug deal had gone bad, Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker – Fast and Furious, Into The Blue), a small-time mobster, is told by head-thug Tommy ‘Tombs’ [...]

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Tags: Action · Crime/Gangster · Drama · Thrillers/Suspense

Review: Fast Food Nation (2006) R 116 min

June 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Fast Food Nation (2006) R 116 min

This drama is directed by Richard Linklater (Before Sunset, A Scanner Darkly) on script he co-wrote with Eric Schlosser, who wrote the book, “Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal” and was an executive producer [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Movies · USA

Hot DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (June 24, 2008)

June 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

10,000 B.C.
(2008) PG-13
Fierce mammoth hunter D’Leh (Steven Strait) sets out on an impossible journey to rescue the woman he loves (Camilla Belle) from a vicious warlord and save the people of his village. While venturing into unknown territories, D’Leh and his fellow warriors [...]

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Review: Get Smart (2008) PG-13 111min

June 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Get Smart (2008) PG-13 111min

Director Peter Segal (Nutty Professor II, 50 First Dates) revived flopped spy-spoof TV series from the 60s and 1995 as a feature film based on characters created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. Starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne [...]

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Tags: Action · Comedy · Crime/Gangster · Movies

Review: Paris, je t’aime (2006) R 120min

June 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Paris, je t’aime (2006) R 120min

18 directors and writers combine their short stories into a collage declaring their love for Paris, a beautiful capital known as ”the city of love”. It stars many famous and wonderful French and American actors, including, but not limited to [...]

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Tags: Cult Films · Drama · Foreign · France · Liechtenstein · Movies · Romance · Switzerland

Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week (June 17, 2008)

June 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Fool’s Gold
(2008) PG-13
Charming but luckless treasure hunter Ben Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) has sacrificed his relationship with wife Tess (Kate Hudson) in search of the Queen’s Dowry, a legendary treasure lost at sea. When he discovers a fresh clue, hope for riches - and his [...]

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Review: The Incredible Hulk (2008) PG-13 114min

June 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Incredible Hulk (2008) PG-13 114min

In this sequel to the original 2003 movie based on Marvel’s comic, Edward Norton replaces Eric Bana as The Hulk, and Liv Tyler replaces Jennifer Connely as Dr. Betty Ross. This time the movie is directed by Louis Leterrier [...]

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Tags: Action · Drama · Fantasy · Movies · Sci-Fi

Review: Love In Time Of Cholera (2007) R 1h 40min

June 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Love In Time Of Cholera (2007) R 1h 40min

This is an Golden Globe-nominated (2007) romantic drama directed by Mike Newell based on the novel by Gabriel García Márquez and starring Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno and John Leguizamo.
The plot: 19th century Colombia. An old man falls from a tree [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Movies · Romance · USA

Hot New DVD Releases This Week (June 10, 2008)

June 8th, 2008 · No Comments

John Adams (HBO Miniseries)
(2008) TV-PG
Paul Giamatti stars in this sweeping seven-part miniseries that chronicles the astonishing life of founding father John Adams: revolutionary leader, America’s first ambassador to England, the first vice president and the second president. The iconic cast of characters includes [...]

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Review: “Get Smart” (1995) NR 2hrs 38min

June 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Get Smart” (1995) NR 2hrs 38min

This is an Emmy-winning follow-up to 1965 spy genre spoof TV series conceived by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.
The plot: In the government organization known as CONTROL, Chief Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) and his seductive sidekick Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) must [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies · Serial Films · TV · USA

Hot new DVD releases this week (June 3, 2008)

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Cloverfield
(2007) PG-13
A going-away party in Manhattan is interrupted when a mysterious, giant-sized monster launches an attack on New York City. With camcorder in hand, a small group of friends make their way out into the chaotic streets, scrambling to stay alive. Mike Vogel, [...]

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Review: “Bella” (2006) PG-13 91min

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

“Bella” (2006)

This drama directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde was a surprise People’s Choice Award winner at Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. Consequently, it won Crystal Heart Award at Heartland Film Festival in 2007 and the actor in main role, Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, a prize [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Foreign · Mexico · Movies · USA

Review: Sex And The City (2008) R 148min

June 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Sex And The City (2008) R 148min

My wife made me watch it! We made a pact: she sees a Jackie Chan movie with me in exchange for me watching S&C with her. Alas, the stars of the successful HBO series that ran for [...]

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Tags: Chick Flick · Comedy · Drama · Melodrama or Women's Weepers · Movies · Romance · USA