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July 30, 2006

Basic Instinct (1992)

IMDB: Basic Instinct (1992)

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/30/06]

Posted by mark at 09:33 PM | Comments (0)

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

IMDB: Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/30/06]


Posted by mark at 09:29 PM | Comments (0)

Inside Man (2006)

IMDB: Inside Man (2006)

A cop has to talk down a bank robber after the criminal's perfect heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/30/06]

Posted by mark at 09:28 PM | Comments (0)

National Treasure (2004)

IMDB: National Treasure (2004)

A treasure hunter is in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries, while his employer turned enemy is onto the same path that he's on.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/28/06]

Posted by mark at 09:27 PM | Comments (0)

Judgment Night (1993)

IMDB: Judgment Night (1993)

When they took the wrong turn, it lead them to witnessing a murder, which left them running for their lives from the perpetrators.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/26/06]

Posted by mark at 09:24 PM | Comments (0)

The Game (1997)

IMDB: The Game (1997)

Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/27/06]

Posted by mark at 09:22 PM | Comments (0)

The Transporter (2002)

IMDB: The Transporter (2002)

This film is about a man (Statham) whose job is to deliver packages without asking any questions. Complications arise when he breaks those rules.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/25/06]

Posted by mark at 09:21 PM | Comments (0)

After The Fox (1966)

IMDB: After The Fox (1966)

Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world, and master of disguise...

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/21/06]

Posted by mark at 09:19 PM | Comments (0)

Casino (1995)

IMDB: Casino (1995)

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/24/06]

Posted by mark at 09:17 PM | Comments (0)

Multiple Maniacs (1970)

IMDB: Multiple Maniacs (1970)

The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers...

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 07/22/06]

Posted by mark at 09:15 PM | Comments (0)

A Simple Plan (1998)

IMDB: A Simple Plan (1998)

Two brothers and a friend find $4 million in the cockpit of a downed plane. The pilot is dead. No one is looking for the money. To keep it, all they have to do is wait. IT ALL SOUNDED SO SIMPLE..

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/20/06]

Posted by mark at 09:12 PM | Comments (0)

The Scapegoat (1959)

IMDB: The Scapegoat (1959)

A French count schemes to kill his wife and implicate a mild-mannered English schoolteacher whom he resembles

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/18/06]

Posted by mark at 09:11 PM | Comments (0)

Desperate Living (1977)

IMDB: Desperate Living (1977))

A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/18/06]

Posted by mark at 09:02 PM | Comments (0)

Saturday's Children (1940)

IMDB: Saturday's Children (1940)

Pretty Bobby Halevy loves Rims Rosson, a dreamer and inventor without much going for him.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/17/06]

Posted by mark at 09:00 PM | Comments (0)

Nochnoy Dozor (2004) (aka Night Watch)

IMDB: Nochnoy Dozor (2004)

A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/16/06]

Posted by mark at 08:59 PM | Comments (0)

The Awful Truth (1937)

IMDB: The Awful Truth (1937)

Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage...

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/16/06]

Posted by mark at 08:56 PM | Comments (0)

Captain from Castile (1947)

IMDB: Captain from Castile (1947)

The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/16/06]

Posted by mark at 08:53 PM | Comments (0)

Being John Malkovich (1999)

IMDB: Being John Malkovich (1999)

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star, John Malkovich.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/12/06]

Posted by mark at 08:52 PM | Comments (0)

Born Yesterday (1950

IMDB: Born Yesterday (1950

A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/10/06]

Posted by mark at 08:50 PM | Comments (0)

Palindromes (2004)

IMDB: Palindromes (2004)

Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/09/06]

Posted by mark at 08:48 PM | Comments (0)

The Wool Cap (2004)

IMDB: The Wool Cap (2004)

The mute superintendent of a ramshackle apartment building, becomes the unwilling guardian of a little girl with an attitude.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/08/06]

Posted by mark at 08:45 PM | Comments (0)

Sydney (1996) (aka Hard Eight)

IMDB: Sydney (1996)

John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee...

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/08/06]

Posted by mark at 08:41 PM | Comments (0)

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

IMDB: Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Plot: A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/07/06]

Posted by mark at 08:37 PM | Comments (0)

Clay Pigeons (1998)

IMDB: Clay Pigeons (1998)

Clay can't help but having more bodies show up all the time...

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/06/06]

Posted by mark at 08:34 PM | Comments (0)

The Last Hit (1993)

IMDB: The Last Hit (1993)

A retired asassin tries to make himself at home in New Mexico.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/06/06]

Posted by mark at 08:32 PM | Comments (0)

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

IMDB: Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/05/06]

Posted by mark at 08:29 PM | Comments (0)

June Bride (1948)

IMDB: June Bride (1948)

A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/03/06]

Posted by mark at 08:26 PM | Comments (0)

The Man Who Never Was (1956)

IMDB: The Man Who Never Was (1956)

True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/03/06]

Posted by mark at 08:22 PM | Comments (0)

Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

IMDB: Bad Boy Bubby (1993)


Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years...

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/02/06]

Posted by mark at 08:20 PM | Comments (0)

Time Bandits (1981)

IMDB: Time Bandits (1981)

A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/02/06]

Posted by mark at 08:15 PM | Comments (0)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

IMDB: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 07/01/06]

On recommendation from my friends, I re-watched this and was glad I did. On reflection, what I originally saw as a jumbled mess turned out to be a well-crafted roller coaster ride of comedic noir.

What I continue to dislike is the breaking of the fourth wall - Downey's mugging the camera and his too frequent narration.

Rating: 7

[Viwing Date: 06/11/07]

Posted by mark at 08:13 PM | Comments (0)

Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)

IMDB: Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)

The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/01/06]

Posted by mark at 08:10 PM | Comments (0)

Tycoon (1947)

IMDB: Tycoon (1947)

Engineer Johnny Munroe is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/01/06]

Posted by mark at 08:08 PM | Comments (0)

Stand-In (1937)

IMDB: Stand-In (1937)

Atterbury Dodd is an efficiency expert who believes everything can be reduced to mathematics. He is sent to Hollywood to see whether Colossal Pictures is a good investment. He soon learns that movie production doesn't fit his formulaic mindset.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/01/06]

Posted by mark at 08:06 PM | Comments (0)

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

IMDB: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/30/06]

Posted by mark at 08:04 PM | Comments (0)

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

IMDB: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/30/06]


Posted by mark at 07:59 PM | Comments (0)

The Far Country (1954)

IMDB: The Far Country (1954)

A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/29/06]

Posted by mark at 07:56 PM | Comments (0)

Thunder Bay (1953)

IMDB: Thunder Bay (1953)

Shrimpers and oilmen clash when an ambitious wildcatter begins constructing an off-shore oilrig.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/28/06]

Posted by mark at 07:54 PM | Comments (0)

Killing Zoe (1994)

IMDB: Killing Zoe (1994)

Boy meets girl after getting out of prison. Boy meets old friend, partys all night, wakes up with a hangover and they go to rob a bank.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/27/06]

Posted by mark at 07:51 PM | Comments (0)

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

IMDB: Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/26/06]

Posted by mark at 07:47 PM | Comments (0)

Signpost to Murder (1964)

IMDB: Signpost to Murder (1964)

Stuart Whitman plays a man who escapes from an insane asylum, hiding out in an isolated and somewhat spooky-looking farmhouse near-by.


Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/26/06]


Posted by mark at 07:03 PM | Comments (0)