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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) R 106min

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) R 106min

The plot: A New York subway dispatcher Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) is summonned on the radio. He is told by the mastermind of the hijacking (John Travolta) of the Pelham 1 2 3 train to follow [...]

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Tags: Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

The Invisible (2007) PG-13 97min

December 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The Invisible (2007)

The plot: A talented high-school student is beaten and left for dead by his criminal classmate. He becomes a ghost, helplessly trying to figure out why he was killed and hopefully get his life back – the cops should find his [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Movies · Supernatural · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

Disturbia (2007) PG-13 105min HD-DVD

December 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Disturbia (2007)

The plot: Kale (Shia LaBeouf) is sentenced to 3 months of house arrest for punching his Spanish teacher. His parole officer recommends to use his time constructively, so for a while he destroys buildings in XBox Live game, but eventually boredom overwhelms [...]

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Tags: Drama · Romance · Thrillers/Suspense

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) R 121min

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

Director Quentin Tarantino is a guest star in this Japanese spaghetti Western from cult film director Takashi Miike (who speaks no English, but learned a few phrases for his episodic role in Hostel).
The plot: Two rival gangs are fighting each [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Cult Films · DVD · Drama · Film Noir · Foreign · Movies · Westerns

Review: No Reservations (2007) PG 1h 44min

November 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

No Reservations (2007)

This is a remake of award-winning European romantic comedy Mostly Martha (a.k.a. Bella Martha). Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin.
The plot: Kate (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a head-strong chef who is fully in control of her life and her kitchen [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Drama · Movies · Romance · USA

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: “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

Review of “The Wicker Man” (2006) PG-13 102min

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

The Wicker Man (2006)

This is a remake of 1973 British horror movie with the same title written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Nicolas Cage.
The plot: a motorcycle cop Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage), traumatized by the road-side death of the occupants of [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Horror · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense

Review of “Hairspray” (2007) PG 117min

December 1st, 2007 · No Comments

A number of stars are cast in this musical comedy: John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, Jerry Stiller… Directed by Adam Shankman. Lesslie Dixon wrote the screenplay for the movie. John Waters was the author of the original 1988 screenplay.
The [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies · Musicals · Romance