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May 28, 2007

Catch and Release (2006)

IMDB: Catch and Release (2006)

Plot Outline:
A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/27/07]

Posted by mark at 09:42 PM | Comments (0)

The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)

IMDB: The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)

Plot Summary:
In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children..

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/28/07]

Posted by mark at 09:39 PM | Comments (0)

The Challenge (1982)

IMDB: The Challenge (1982)

Plot Outline:
A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/27/07]

Posted by mark at 09:38 PM | Comments (0)

May 27, 2007

The Getaway (1972)

IMDB: The Getaway (1972)

Plot Outline:
A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/27/07]

Posted by mark at 07:53 PM | Comments (0)

The Candy Snatchers (1973)

IMDB: The Candy Snatchers (1973)

Plot Outline:
An abused autistic boy is the sole witness to the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 05/27/07]

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

Open Water (2003)

IMDB: Open Water (2003)

Plot Outline:
Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 05/27/07]

Posted by mark at 07:49 PM | Comments (0)

Hostage (2005)

IMDB: Hostage (2005)

Plot Outline:
A failed police negotiator turned small town cop, must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a much more dangerous situation.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/20/07]

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

The Racket (1951)

IMDB: The Racket (1951)

Plot Summary:
The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/26/07]

Posted by mark at 07:43 PM | Comments (0)

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

IMDB: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Plot Summary:
"Matuschek's" is the gift shop around the corner. Among the staff is Alfred Kralik, a likeable youngman who's in love with a woman he has never met and whose name he doesn't even know (their "romance" has been conducted through a post office box).

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/24/07]

Posted by mark at 07:39 PM | Comments (0)

The High and the Mighty (1954)

IMDB: The High and the Mighty (1954)

Plot Summary:
When a commercial airliner developes engine problems on a trans- Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 05/24/07]

Posted by mark at 07:36 PM | Comments (0)

May 20, 2007

Mysterious Skin (2004)

IMDB: Mysterious Skin (2004)

Plot Outline:
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/20/07]

Posted by mark at 06:51 PM | Comments (0)

Monster (2003)

IMDB: Monster (2003)

Plot Outline:
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.
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Charlize Theron does a remarkable job in this biopic of Wuornos. Ricci also deserves credit for what could have been a throw away role, bringing depth to the character of Wuornos's one true love.


Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 05/20/07]

Posted by mark at 06:48 PM | Comments (0)

Seraphim Falls (2006)

IMDB: Seraphim Falls (2006)

Plot Outline:
At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/17/07]

Posted by mark at 06:46 PM | Comments (0)

May 15, 2007

The Good Shepherd (2006)

IMDB: The Good Shepherd (2006)

Plot Outline:
The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/13/07]

Posted by mark at 11:12 PM | Comments (0)

Crash (1996)

IMDB: Crash (1996)

Plot Outline:
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred car crash fetish victims and tries to use that to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/13/07]

Posted by mark at 11:10 PM | Comments (0)

The Break-Up (2006)

IMDB: The Break-Up (2006)

Plot Outline:
In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple's break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/13/07]

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

The Family Stone (2005)

IMDB: The Family Stone (2005)

Plot Outline:
An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/13/07]

Posted by mark at 11:08 PM | Comments (0)

The Slender Thread (1965)

IMDB: The Slender Thread (1965)

Plot Outline:
A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/12/07]

Posted by mark at 11:05 PM | Comments (0)

The Crew (2000)

IMDB: The Crew (2000)

Plot Outline:
Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/10/07]

Posted by mark at 11:04 PM | Comments (0)

American Me (1992)

IMDB: American Me (1992)

Plot Summary:
This epic depiction of thirty years of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles focuses on a teen named Santana who, with his friends Mundo and the Caucasian-but-acting-Hispanic J.D., form their own gang and are soon arrested for a break-in. Santana gets into trouble again and goes straight from reform school to prison, spending eighteen year there, and becoming leader of a powerful gang, both inside and outside the prison, while there. When he is finally released, he tries to make sense of the violence in his life, in a world much changed from when last he was in it.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/06/07]

Posted by mark at 11:02 PM | Comments (0)

Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

IMDB: Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

Plot Summary:
Elizabeth and John say good-bye as John leaves to go to war. When the war ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that her husband has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Harry and they marry. John returns 20 years later, disfigured, with a new identity and an adopted daughter, Margaret.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/06/07]

Posted by mark at 10:59 PM | Comments (0)

Little Children (2006)

IMDB: Little Children (2006)

Plot Outline:
Little Children centers on a group of young marrieds, whose lives intersect on the playgrounds, town pools and streets of their small community in surprising and potentially dangerous ways.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/03/07]

Posted by mark at 10:57 PM | Comments (0)

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

IMDB: Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

Plot Summary:
The wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddlethat Morgan recognises as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/29/07]

Posted by mark at 10:55 PM | Comments (0)

Next (2007)

IMDB: Next (2007)

Plot Outline:
A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/29/07]

Posted by mark at 10:53 PM | Comments (0)

Fracture (2007)

IMDB: Fracture (2007)

Plot Outline:
An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he's trying to prosecute.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/29/07]

Posted by mark at 10:51 PM | Comments (0)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

IMDB: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Plot Outline:
Two drag queens and a transsexual get a cabaret gig in the middle of the desert.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/28/07]

Posted by mark at 10:45 PM | Comments (0)

Smokin' Aces (2007)

IMDB: Smokin' Aces (2007)

Plot Outline:
When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel (Piven) decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Rating: 3

[Viewing Date: 04/26/07]

Posted by mark at 10:41 PM | Comments (0)

Buffalo '66 (1998)

IMDB: Buffalo '66 (1998)

Plot Summary:
Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/23/07]

Posted by mark at 10:39 PM | Comments (0)

Don't Look Now (1973)

IMDB: Don't Look Now (1973)

Plot Summary:
John and Laura Baxter are living in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/22/07]

Posted by mark at 10:36 PM | Comments (0)

Hot Fuzz (2007)

IMDB: Hot Fuzz (2007)

Plot Outline:
Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner. On the beat, the pair stumble upon a series of suspicious accidents and events.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/22/07]

Posted by mark at 10:04 PM | Comments (0)

Thursday (1998)

IMDB: Thursday (1998)

Plot Summary:
A former L.A. drug dealer (Thomas Jane) has moved to Houston to make a new life for himself as a married architect.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/22/07]

Posted by mark at 10:02 PM | Comments (0)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

IMDB: Pulp Fiction (1994)

Plot Outline:
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/17/07]

Posted by mark at 10:00 PM | Comments (0)

Raising Cain (1992)

IMDB: Raising Cain (1992)


Plot Summary:
Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/14/07]

Posted by mark at 09:58 PM | Comments (0)

Tigerland (2000)

IMDB: Tigerland (2000)

Plot Outline:
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/01/07]

Posted by mark at 09:56 PM | Comments (0)

Walker (1987)

IMDB: Walker (1987)

Plot Summary:
William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/15/07]

Posted by mark at 09:53 PM | Comments (0)

Mortal Thoughts (1991)

IMDB: Mortal Thoughts (1991)

Plot Summary:
Cynthia comes forward to talk to detective John about the murder of her best friend's husband. The story is told as a series of flashbacks.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/08/07]

Posted by mark at 09:51 PM | Comments (0)

Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

IMDB: Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Plot Outline:
A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/10/07]

Posted by mark at 09:49 PM | Comments (0)

Shortbus (2006)

IMDB: Shortbus (2006)

Plot Outline:
A group of New Yorkers get caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/10/07]

Posted by mark at 09:38 PM | Comments (0)

Four Rooms (1995)

IMDB: Four Rooms (1995)

Plot Outline:
Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/08/07]

Posted by mark at 09:34 PM | Comments (0)

Tideland (2005)

IMDB: Tideland (2005)

Plot Summary:
After her mother dies from a methadone overdose, Jeliza-Rose is taken from the big city to a rural farmhouse by her father.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/08/07]

Posted by mark at 09:30 PM | Comments (0)

Marebito (2004)

IMDB: Marebito (2004)

Plot Outline:
A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/08/07]

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

The Paper (1994)

IMDB: The Paper (1994)

Plot Summary:
Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/07/07]

Posted by mark at 09:25 PM | Comments (0)

Ricochet (1991)

IMDB: Ricochet (1991)

Plot Outline:
An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/07/07]

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

Blood Diamond (2006)

IMDB: Blood Diamond (2006)

Plot Outline:
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/03/07]

Posted by mark at 09:16 PM | Comments (0)

Hollywoodland (2006)

IMDB: Hollywoodland (2006)

Plot Outline:
A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, TV's Superman.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/01/07]

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

Experiment in Terror (1962)

IMDB: Experiment in Terror (1962)

Plot Summary:
Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/01/07]

Posted by mark at 08:24 PM | Comments (0)

Johnny Cool (1963)

IMDB: Johnny Cool (1963)

Plot Summary:
An aging American gangster exiled in Italy "adopts" an italian convict and trains him to return to America and seek revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 04/01/07]

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

Time Limit (1957)

IMDB: Time Limit (1957)

Plot Summary:
Military investigator Colonel Edwards is assigned a case involving Major Cargill, a Korean War POW who is accused of treason.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/01/07]

Posted by mark at 08:14 PM | Comments (0)

Meet Boston Blackie (1941)

IMDB: Meet Boston Blackie (1941)

Plot Outline:
When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/31/07]

Posted by mark at 08:03 PM | Comments (0)

The Holiday (2006)

IMDB: The Holiday (2006)

Plot Outline:
Two women troubled with guy-problems (Diaz, Winslet) swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/30/07]

Posted by mark at 08:01 PM | Comments (0)

Wedding Wars (2006)

IMDB: Wedding Wars (2006)

Plot Outline:
Gay people across the U.S. go on strike when a governor refuses to approve of gay marriages.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/29/07]

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

Cross of Iron (1977)

IMDB: Cross of Iron (1977)

Plot Summary:
A squad of German soldiers fighting on the Eastern Front during WWII led by a battle-hardened sergeant ight to survive Soviet attacks and dogmatic commanders in a chaotic and lethal environment in this sympathetic portrayal of another side of the war not commonly portrayed in Hollywood film.

Rating:8

[Viewing Date: 03/28/07]

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

The Proposition (2005)

IMDB: The Proposition (2005)

Plot Outline:
A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him 9 days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/26/07]

Posted by mark at 07:50 PM | Comments (0)

An Affair to Remember (1957)

IMDB: An Affair to Remember (1957)

Plot Outline:
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/24/07]

Posted by mark at 07:48 PM | Comments (0)

The Stunt Man (1980)

IMDB: The Stunt Man (1980)

Plot Outline:
A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/18/07]

Posted by mark at 07:37 PM | Comments (0)

Waiting for Guffman (1996)

IMDB: Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Plot Outline:
Small town Blaine, Missouri puts on a pageant, despite a lack of theatrical ability obvious to everyone but themselves.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 03/23/07]

Posted by mark at 07:34 PM | Comments (0)

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

IMDB: The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Plot Outline:
Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/23/07]

Posted by mark at 07:32 PM | Comments (0)

Laura (1944)

IMDB: Laura (1944)

Plot Outline:
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/16/07]

Posted by mark at 07:30 PM | Comments (0)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

IMDB: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Plot Outline:
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 03/22/07]

Posted by mark at 07:26 PM | Comments (0)

Muriel's Wedding (1994)

IMDB: Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Plot Summary:
Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day.Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/19/07]

Posted by mark at 07:21 PM | Comments (0)

The Hunted (2003)

IMDB: The Hunted (2003)

Plot Outline:
An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/18/07]

Posted by mark at 07:19 PM | Comments (0)

300 (2006)

IMDB: 300 (2006)

Plot Outline:
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 03/18/07]

Posted by mark at 07:15 PM | Comments (0)

Game 6 (2005)

IMDB: Game 6 (2005)

Plot Outline:
Combining real and fictional events, Game 6 centers around the historic 1986 World Series and a day in the life of a playwright who skips opening night to watch the momentous game.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/18/07]

Posted by mark at 07:12 PM | Comments (0)

May 13, 2007

Woman on Top (2000)

IMDB: Woman on Top (2000)

Plot Outline:
Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/16/07]

Posted by mark at 10:15 PM | Comments (0)

Longford (2006)

IMDB: Longford (2006)

Plot Outline:
A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/16/07]

Posted by mark at 10:14 PM | Comments (0)

Chinjeolhan geumjassi (2005)

IMDB: Chinjeolhan geumjassi (2005)

Plot Summary:
After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts, seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 03/14/07]

Posted by mark at 10:11 PM | Comments (0)

Tube (2003)

IMDB: Tube (2003)

Plot Summary:
This is a touching action epic about an all-out war between a subway terrorist who holds a city hostage.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/14/07]

Posted by mark at 10:09 PM | Comments (0)

Smoke Signals (1998)

IMDB: Smoke Signals (1998)

Plot Summary:
Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/13/07]

Posted by mark at 10:06 PM | Comments (0)

Scoop (2006)

IMDB: Scoop (2006)

Plot Outline:
An American journalism student (Johansson) in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat (Jackman) as the incident unfurls.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 03/13/07]

Posted by mark at 10:04 PM | Comments (0)

Criminal (2004)

IMDB: Criminal (2004)

Plot Outline:
Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/13/07]

Posted by mark at 10:01 PM | Comments (0)

Shiloh (1996)

IMDB: Shiloh (1996)

Plot Summary:
An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 03/12/07]

Posted by mark at 09:54 PM | Comments (0)

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

IMDB: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Plot Outline:
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/11/07]

Posted by mark at 09:52 PM | Comments (0)

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

IMDB: Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Plot Outline:
Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is magically hurtled through space because of the board game they are playing.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/10/07]

Posted by mark at 09:50 PM | Comments (0)

Dèmoni (1985)

IMDB: Dèmoni (1985)

Plot Outline:
A group of people are trapped in a large West Berlin movie theater infected by ravenous demons whom proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one thereby multiplying their numbers.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/11/07]

Posted by mark at 09:48 PM | Comments (0)

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

IMDB: Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

Plot Outline:
Cale Crane catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Sonador, a race horse with a broken leg.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/06/07]

Posted by mark at 09:45 PM | Comments (0)

Thinking XXX (2004)

IMDB: Thinking XXX (2004)

Plot Outline: An interesting look at the porn industry from the viewpoint of the performers, directors, producers, etc.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/05/07]

Posted by mark at 05:20 PM | Comments (0)

Zoom (2006)

IMDB: Zoom (2006)

Plot Outline:
Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private Academy.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 03/05/07]

Posted by mark at 05:19 PM | Comments (0)

Zodiac (2007)

IMDB: Zodiac (2007)

Plot Outline:
Based on the Robert Graysmith books about the real life notorious Zodiac, a serial killer who terrorized San Francisco with a string of seemingly random murders during the 1960s and 1970s.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/04/07]

Posted by mark at 05:16 PM | Comments (0)

Gideon's Daughter (2005)

IMDB: Gideon's Daughter (2005)

Plot Summary:
Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has to stop and re-evaluate his world when his daughter threatens to leave his life, perhaps as revenge for his serial infidelities. Richardson plays a mother trying to bury her grief in an unconventional way after the loss of her young son.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/03/07]

Posted by mark at 05:11 PM | Comments (0)

When We Were Kings (1996)

IMDB: When We Were Kings (1996)

Plot Outline:
A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/03/07]

Posted by mark at 05:08 PM | Comments (0)

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

IMDB: Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Plot Outline:
An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/01/07]

Posted by mark at 04:50 PM | Comments (0)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

IMDB: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Plot Outline:
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/24/07]

Posted by mark at 04:47 PM | Comments (0)

Click (2006)

IMDB: Click (2006)

Plot Outline:
"Click" focuses on a workaholic architect who finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 02/24/07]

Posted by mark at 04:44 PM | Comments (0)

Sorry, Haters (2005)

IMDB: Sorry, Haters (2005)

Plot Outline:
Against the anxieties and fears of post-9/11 America, an Arab cab driver picks up a troubled professional woman (Robin Wright Penn) with unexpected results.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/26/07]

Posted by mark at 04:39 PM | Comments (0)

SherryBaby (2006)

IMDB: SherryBaby (2006)

Plot Summary:
Sherry Swanson returns home to New Jersey after serving a three year prison sentence. Eager to reestablish a relationship with her young daughter, Sherry soon discovers that coming back to the world she left behind is far more difficult than she had planned.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/25/07]

Posted by mark at 04:36 PM | Comments (0)

Babel (2006)

IMDB: Babel (2006)

Plot Outline:
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 02/17/07]

Posted by mark at 04:30 PM | Comments (0)

Half Nelson (2006)

IMDB: Half Nelson (2006)

Plot Outline:
An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/22/07]

Posted by mark at 04:28 PM | Comments (0)

Sabah (2005)

IMDB: Sabah (2005)

Plot Outline:
One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/22/07]

Posted by mark at 04:18 PM | Comments (0)

The Black Dahlia (2006)

IMDB: The Black Dahlia (2006)

Plot Outline:
An adaptation of James Ellroy's novel about two 1940s L.A. cops who head up the hunt for the killer of starlet Elizabeth Short.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 02/21/07]

Posted by mark at 04:16 PM | Comments (0)

Slither (2006)

IMDB: Slither (2006)

Plot Outline:
A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 02/18/07]

Posted by mark at 04:13 PM | Comments (0)

Flyboys (2006)

IMDB: Flyboys (2006)

Plot Outline:
The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 02/18/07]

Posted by mark at 04:10 PM | Comments (0)

Highway (2002)

IMDB: Highway (2002)

Plot Summary:
Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 02/17/07]

Posted by mark at 04:05 PM | Comments (0)

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

IMDB: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Plot Outline:
A naive young woman comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 02/17/07]

Posted by mark at 04:01 PM | Comments (0)

United 93 (2006)

IMDB: United 93 (2006)

Plot Outline:
A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 02/15/07]

Posted by mark at 03:58 PM | Comments (0)

Bella Martha (2001)

IMDB: Bella Martha (2001)

Plot Outline:
When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/14/07]

Posted by mark at 03:54 PM | Comments (0)

Jarhead (2005)

IMDB: Jarhead (2005)

Plot Outline:
Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 02/11/07]

Posted by mark at 03:50 PM | Comments (0)

The Queen (2006)

IMDB: The Queen (2006)

Plot Outline:
After the death of Princess Diana, HM Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 02/10/07]

Posted by mark at 03:39 PM | Comments (0)

The Boondock Saints (1999)

IMDB: The Boondock Saints (1999)

Plot Outline:
Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/08/07]

Posted by mark at 10:02 AM | Comments (0)

The Night Listener (2006)

IMDB: The Night Listener (2006)

Plot Outline:
In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 02/04/07]

Posted by mark at 09:55 AM | Comments (0)

Phoenix (1998)

IMDB: Phoenix (1998)

Plot Outline: A cop (Liotta) with a gambling addiction plots a theft from the bookies who are putting pressure on him to pay off or else.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 02/04/07]

Posted by mark at 09:46 AM | Comments (0)