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Entries from March 2009

12 Rounds (2009) PG-13 108min

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments

12 Rounds (2009)

“12 Rounds” is an action thriller starring WWE’s John Cena (The Marine), Ashley Scott (S.W.A.T., Walking Tall, Into The Blue, The Kingdom) and Aidan Gillen (Shanghai Nights and The Wire TV series) directed by Finnish director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, The [...]

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Tags: Action · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

I Love You, Man (2009) R 105min

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments

I Love You, Man (2009)

“I Love You, Man” is a romantic comedy from John Hamburg (Along Came Polly, co-writer of Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers, Zoolander) starring Paul Rudd (Knocked Up, Role Models, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Walk Hard, The 40 Year Old [...]

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Tags: Comedy · Movies · Romance · USA

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987) NR 2h 2min

March 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987)

A.k.a. “Yuki Yukite shingun”.
The plot: This documentary directed by Kazuo Hara follows Kenzo Okuzaki, a Japanese veteran of World War II, as he tries to seek justice – and vengeance – for the unexplained deaths of several soldiers [...]

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Tags: DVD · Documentary · Foreign · Japan · Movies · War

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (Mar 17, 2009)

March 14th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of March 17, 2009:

Twilight
(2008) PG-13

Based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novel, Twilight follows the saga of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who moves to a small town to live with her father. At school, [...]

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Tags: Movies

Gomorra (2008) R 137min

March 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Gomorra (2008)

“Gomorra” (English title “Gomorrah”) is a Golden Globe-nominated contemporary drama about mafia in Naples. Directed by Matteo Garrone, written by Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso and Roberto Saviano based on the book by Roberto Saviano.
The plot: [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Cult Films · DVD · Drama · Foreign · Italy · Movies

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Mar 10, 2009)

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of March 10, 2009:

Milk
(2008) R

Sean Penn (in an Oscar-winning role) stars in this fact-based drama about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with mayor [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (Mar 3, 2009)

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
(2008) PG

Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) is a privileged Chihuahua from Beverly Hills who rides in style in her owner’s purse — until she gets lost on a Mexican vacation, and must find her way home with the help of her [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

The International (2009) R 118min

March 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

The International

The plot: An Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are trying to bring to justice a bank that had become an institution of choice for international organized crime and involved in international arms [...]

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Tags: Action · Foreign · Germany · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense · UK · USA