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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

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) R 1h 57min

January 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Wow! What a movie! This is Tim Burton at his best. I could not think of a better director to make this screen adaptation of the Broadway musical.
The plot: After had been convicted for a crime he was innocent of and spending 15 [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Dark comedy · Drama · Foreign · Horror · Movies · Musicals · Romance · UK · USA

Review of “No Country for Old Men” (2007) R 122min

November 25th, 2007 · 8 Comments

Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, this is the best chase movie ever!
The plot: a hunter named Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) walks on the aftermath of a drug deal gone bad in the middle of the desert somewhere in Texas and [...]

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

Mr. Brooks (2007) R 120min

October 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

The plot: Mr. Earl Brooks (Kevin Costner) is a successful businessman, a husband and a father, dedicated to his family. But he has a problem: hunger to kill. He knows about his problem and tries to control his hunger. Mr. Brooks is obsessed with killing and perfectly planned and setup murders, although he knows he’ll be caught some day and wonders if dying from a lethal injection was be a good way out of his addiction. He attends meetings of “Alcoholics Anonymous” and pretends to be an addict, because it helps him to stay in control of his addiction. He’s been on sabbatical for two years until now, when his alter ego Marshall (William Hurt) talks him into murder of a couple in their bed, which Earl meticulously plans and executes and leaves his victims’ bloody thumbprints on the lamp – his signature. But he is seen at the crime scene by an “amateur photographer” from a building across the street, Mr. Smith (Dane Cook), who is often watching the couple through their window, making pictures. Smith blackmails Earl Brooks – not for money, but to bring him along on the next kill. Following Brooks’s crime path is detective Tracy Atwood (Demi Moore). She, in turn, is being chased by another serial killer and his girlfriend.

Pretty good thriller in the “serial killer” theme.

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