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Inside Man (2006) R 129min

December 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Inside Man (2006)

Inside Man is a supposed perfect heist movie directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Willem Dafoe and Christopher Plummer.
The plot: In the opening sequence Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) confesses on video from a cell  that he is [...]

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Tags: DVD · Movies · TV · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Dec 8, 2008)

December 7th, 2008 · No Comments

These movies and TV series come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of December 8, 2008:

The Dark Knight
(2008) PG-13 (152min)
Batman (Christian Bale) teams with Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to continue dismantling Gotham City’s criminal [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies · TV

Review: Kung Fu Hustle (2004) R 95min

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Kung Fu Hustle by director Stephen Chow, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Xin Huo, is an imaginative action comedy that won over 20 international awards.
The plot: In 1940s Shanghai, China before the Revolution, the city is terrorised by ruthless gangs. A petty [...]

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Tags: Action · Comedy · Crime/Gangster · DVD · Movies · TV · USA

Foyle’s War (2002-2008) TV-PG

September 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Foyle’s War (2002-2008)

“Foyle’s War” is British TV drama series that marry history of World War II and detective mystery.
The plot: English Channel is the only thing that separates Britain from the Nazi invasion. In a small town of Hastings in the vulnerable Southern [...]

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Tags: DVD · Detective/Mistery · Drama · Foreign · Movies · Mystery · TV · UK

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

“Murder she said” night

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Tonight has been the night for detective stories. USA was showing new episodes of Monk and Psych, but before that I also watched a couple of Agatha Christie’s mysteries, some from Netflix’s collection. I loved Miss Marple series since I was a kid. [...]

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Tags: DVD · Detective/Mistery · Foreign · Movies · TV · UK

Review of “The Reduced Shakespeare Company – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” (2000)

January 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Reduced Shakespeare Company – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (2000)

A.k.a. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
I heard an interview with Adam Long on NPR a few years back, and immediately added the film to my Netflix queue, but [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies · TV

Redacted (2007) R 90min

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments

I was driving home from work and listening to NPR and they were just interviewing Brian De Palma about this movie. When I got home and turned TV on – there it was – the movie I just heard about.
Brian De Palma is [...]

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Tags: Drama · Movies · TV · War

After the Sunset (2004)

September 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

After the Sunset (2004)

I‘ve seen this movie in theatre couple of years ago, and now it was again on TNT in HD. I remember from the first time I saw it that there was a lot of confusion because at the same exact [...]

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Tags: Adventure · Comedy · DVD · Movies · Romance · TV

Black Dog (1998)

August 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Black Dog (1998)

I must have seen this movie a 100 times already, but I can watch it more. It’s one of my favorite movies along with Rush Hour (1), The Police Academy (1) and Lethal Weapon (1). And probably the best movie the dirty [...]

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Tags: "Guy" Films · Action · DVD · Movies · Road Films · TV

Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple (1984-2007)

August 8th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple (2007)

I was a big fan of these BBC series when they were broadcast on TV in the 80s. When I was a kid I was hungry for all sorts of detective stories, especially of Agatha Christie’s books. I’ve seen [...]

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Tags: DVD · Detective/Mistery · Movies · Mystery · Serial Films · TV

Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

In 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with several other members of his party and political detainees, were convicted for treason (technically they were charged with capital crimes of sabotage, which Mandela admitted – the charges were easier for the government [...]

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Tags: Biographical · DVD · Drama · Epics/Historical · Movies · TV