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January 29, 2008

2010 (1984)

IMDB: 2010 (1984)

Plot Outline:
A joint American-Soviet space expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.



This lesser film than it's predecessor, 2001: A Space Odyssey, still holds up as a decent Sci-Fi tale. Helen Mirren, Roy Scheider, and John Lithgow, along with Bob Balaban, keep the ball, or monolith, rolling.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 01/27/2008]

Posted by mark at 08:07 PM | Comments (0)

There Will Be Blood (2007)

IMDB: There Will Be Blood (2007)

Plot Outline:
A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.



Daniel Day-Lewis gives a breathtaking performance in this wonderful film, most definitely the best performance by any actor I've seen this past year.

Paul Dano, previously in Little Miss Sunshine, makes an admirable effort in the role of Eli Sunday as a foil to Day-Lewis's Daniel Plainview, but there's really no doubt throughout the movie who the 500 lb. gorilla is.

The Jonny Greenwood score (Children of Men) while at times evoking nails on blackboard irritation, is nonetheless truly matched to this epic picture.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:01/27/08]

Posted by mark at 07:05 PM | Comments (0)

The Savages (2007)

IMDB: The Savages (2007)

Plot Outline:
A sister (Linney) and brother (Hoffman) face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.



Laura Linnie and Philip Seymore Hoffman play their sibling characters with comedic angst. Jude and I could only laugh at the resemblance of these delightful characters and their circumstances to those we are personally familar with.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/26/08]

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

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

IMDB: Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Plot Outline:
Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff



This was pretty much as worthless as Ocean's 12.


Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:01/26/08]

Posted by mark at 07:01 PM | Comments (0)

January 24, 2008

Time Bomb (1953)

IMDB: Time Bomb (1953)

Plot Outline:
When a terrorist plants a bomb on board a train, the police call in a US army bomb disposal expert to find, and dismantle it, but after it has been made safe, he has another shock in store.



Fairly tight suspense story, helped by the ensemble of actors.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/24/08]

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

The Badlanders (1958)

IMDB: The Badlanders (1958)

Plot Outline:
Two men are released from the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma in 1898. One, the Dutchman, is out to get both gold and revenge from the people of a small mining town who had him imprisoned unjustly. The other, McBain, is just trying to go straight, but that is easier said than done once the Dutchman involves him in his gold theft scheme.



While Alan Ladd walks through the role, Ernest Borgnine is, as always, right on point as the good man caught in difficult situations.


Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/24/08]

Posted by mark at 07:27 PM | Comments (0)

The Fighting 69th (1940)

IMDB: The Fighting 69th (1940)

Plot Outline:
"The Fighting 69th" is a First World War regiment of mostly New York-Irish soldiers. Amongst a cocky crew, perhaps the cockiest is Jerry Plunkett, a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and non-coms of the regiment do their best to instill discipline in Plunkett, and the chaplain, Father Duffy, tries to make Plunkett see the greater good, all to no avail.



Hey, Cagney is worth watching in most anything, although this color by numbers war story is pretty much a simple tribute story to Father Duffy.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/22/08]

Posted by mark at 07:25 PM | Comments (0)

Driving Lessons (2006)

IMDB: Driving Lessons (2006)

Plot Outline:
A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.



This was a really fun story, although I could have done with a little less dumb expression from Rupert Grint. I don't think he had more than a stupid look on his face through the entire picture.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/22/08]

Posted by mark at 07:23 PM | Comments (0)

The Fountainhead (1949)

IMDB: The Fountainhead (1949)

Plot Outline:
An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/21/08]

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

Atonement (2007)

IMDB: Atonement (2007)

Plot Outline:
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's (Keira Knightley) lover (James McAvoy) of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:01/20/08]

Posted by mark at 07:18 PM | Comments (0)

Fatherland (1994)

IMDB: Fatherland (1994)

Plot Summary:
Fictional account of what might have happend if Hitler had won the war. It is now the 1960s and Germany's war crimes have so far been kept a secret.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/20/08]

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

Cape Fear (1962)

IMDB: Cape Fear (1962)

Plot Outline:
A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/19/08]

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

The 24th Day (2004)

IMDB: The 24th Day (2004)

Plot Outline:
Tom (Speedman) and Dan's (Marsden) one-night stand turns into an intense power-play between captor and captive.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/19/08]

Posted by mark at 07:04 PM | Comments (0)

January 17, 2008

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

IMDB: 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Plot Outline:
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:01/17/08]

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

Death Sentence (2007)

IMDB: Death Sentence (2007)

Plot Outline:
Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/17/08]

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

Sunshine (2007)

IMDB: Sunshine (2007)

Plot Outline:
A team of astronauts are sent to re-ignite the dying sun 50 years into the future.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/16/08]

Posted by mark at 07:25 PM | Comments (0)

Mr. Brooks (2007)

IMDB: Mr. Brooks (2007)

Plot Outline:
A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/15/08]

Posted by mark at 07:22 PM | Comments (0)

A Boy and His Dog (1975)

IMDB: A Boy and His Dog (1975)

Plot Summary:
A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/13/08]

Posted by mark at 07:13 PM | Comments (0)

2001 Maniacs (2005)

IMDB: 2001 Maniacs (2005)

Plot Outline:
Eight college students traveling to Florida for Spring Break stumble into a remote town in Georgia where they are set upon by the residents who are out to avenge their deaths by Union troops over 100 years earlier during the Civil War.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date:01/13/08]

Posted by mark at 07:09 PM | Comments (0)

January 13, 2008

The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

IMDB: The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Plot Outline:
Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/12/08]

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

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

IMDB: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

Plot Outline:
Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/13/08]

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

The Raspberry Reich (2004)

IMDB: The Raspberry Reich (2004)

Plot Outline:
A critique of terrorist chic from pop culture maverick Bruce LaBruce.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:01/13/08]

Posted by mark at 01:27 PM | Comments (0)

Funny Bones (1995)

IMDB: Funny Bones (1995)

Plot Summary:
Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic relief, with whom he can be famous.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/12/08]

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

The Out-of-Towners (1999)

IMDB: The Out-of-Towners (1999)

Plot Summary:
The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/06/08]

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

Rescue Dawn (2006)

IMDB: Rescue Dawn (2006)

Plot Outline:
A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/05/08]

Posted by mark at 09:57 AM | Comments (0)

Juno (2007)

IMDB: Juno (2007)

Plot Outline:
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:01/06/08]

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

State of Grace (1990)

IMDB: State of Grace (1990)

Plot Summary:
Terry Noonan (Sean Penn) returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie (Gary Oldman) who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie (Ed Harris)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/06/08]

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

The Fountain (2006)

IMDB: The Fountain (2006)

Plot Outline:
Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/06/08]

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

Big Night (1996)

IMDB: Big Night (1996)

Plot Outline:
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/03/08]

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

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

IMDB: Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Plot Outline:
Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice (Jovovich) joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:01/03/08]

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

Talk to Me (2007)

IMDB: Talk to Me (2007)

Plot Outline:
The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/02/08]

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

Reign Over Me (2007)

IMDB: Reign Over Me (2007)

Plot Outline:
A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/01/08]

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

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)

IMDB: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)

Plot Outline:
A slovenly cable repairman becomes a big-city health inspector and is tasked with uncovering the source of a food poisoning epidemic.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date:01/01/08]

Posted by mark at 09:47 AM | Comments (0)

Eastern Promises (2007)

IMDB: Eastern Promises (2007)

Plot Outline:
The film follows the mysterious and ruthless Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen), who is tied to one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existence is jarred when he crosses paths with Anna (Naomi Watts), an innocent midwife trying to right a wrong, who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family. Now Nikolai must put into motion a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution.


Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:12/31/07]

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

Ratatouille (2007)

IMDB: Ratatouille (2007)

Plot Outline:
Remy is a young rat in the French countryside who arrives in Paris, only to find out that his cooking idol is dead. When he makes an unusual alliance with a restaurant's new garbage boy, the culinary and personal adventures begin despite Remy's family's skepticism and the rat-hating world of humans.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:12/31/07]

Posted by mark at 09:44 AM | Comments (0)

Elephant (2003)

IMDB: Elephant (2003)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:12/30/07]

Posted by mark at 09:43 AM | Comments (0)

Don't Make Waves (1967)

IMDB: Don't Make Waves (1967)

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date:12/30/07]

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

.45 (2006)

IMDB: .45 (2006)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:12/29/07]

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

The Golden Compass (2007)

IMDB: The Golden Compass (2007)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:12/28/07]

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

AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007)

IMDB: AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:12/27/07]

Posted by mark at 09:37 AM | Comments (0)

The Great Debaters (2007)

IMDB: The Great Debaters (2007)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:12/26/07]

Posted by mark at 09:35 AM | Comments (0)

I Am Legend (2007)

IMDB: I Am Legend (2007)

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:12/17/07]

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

Waitress (2007)

IMDB: Waitress (2007)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:12/13/07]

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

Enchanted (2007)

IMDB: Enchanted (2007)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:12/09/07]

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

The Namesake (2006)

IMDB: The Namesake (2006)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:12/08/07]

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

The Mist (2007)

IMDB: The Mist (2007)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:12/05/07]

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

January 12, 2008

No Country for Old Men (2007)

IMDB: No Country for Old Men (2007)

Plot Outline:
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.
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The best picture I've seen this year. The Cohen brothers are back to their roots, with a film that exudes the dark pleasure of Blood Simple and Miller's Crossing.

Tommy Lee Jones is great as the Sheriff who sees the world changing too fast for him, and Javier Bardem is sublime as one of the most intimidating characters I've seen on film in over 10 years!


Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:12/02/07]

Posted by mark at 10:50 PM | Comments (0)

The Amateur (1981)

IMDB: The Amateur (1981)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:11/30/07]

Posted by mark at 10:43 PM | Comments (0)

The Christmas Card (2006)

IMDB: The Christmas Card (2006)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:11/24/07]

Posted by mark at 10:40 PM | Comments (0)

Joyeux Noël (2005)

IMDB: Joyeux Noël (2005)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:11/24/07]

Posted by mark at 10:22 PM | Comments (0)

Surviving Christmas (2004)

IMDB: Surviving Christmas (2004)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:11/24/07]

Posted by mark at 10:20 PM | Comments (0)

A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004)

IMDB: A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:11/23/07]

Posted by mark at 10:17 PM | Comments (0)

Bug (2006)

IMDB: Bug (2006)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:11/23/07]

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

A Christmas Visitor (2002)

IMDB: A Christmas Visitor (2002)

Plot Summary:
A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers.


Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:11/22/07]

Posted by mark at 10:12 PM | Comments (0)

Eve's Christmas (2004)

IMDB: Eve's Christmas (2004)

Plot Outline:
A wealthy and successful career woman gets a second chance in life when a magical wish transports her back in time eight years to when she walked away from her fiance to lead a business life in New York.


Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:11/19/07]

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

Christmas Child (2003)

IMDB: Christmas Child (2003)

Plot Outline:
A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past and lost family.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:11/19/07]

Posted by mark at 10:07 PM | Comments (0)

A Christmas Memory (1997)

IMDB: A Christmas Memory (1997)

Plot Outline: A boy, Buddy, who's parents have split and who's mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.


Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:11/16/07]

Posted by mark at 10:03 PM | Comments (0)

Beyond Tomorrow / Beyond Christmas(1940)

IMDB: Beyond Tomorrow / Beyond Christmas(1940)

Plot Outline:
Three ghosts try to help two young lovers whom they knew when alive.


Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:11/16/07]

Posted by mark at 09:26 PM | Comments (0)

Dnevnoy dozor Day Watch (2006)

IMDB: Dnevnoy dozor Day Watch (2006)

Plot Outline:
A man (Khabensky) who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.


Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:11/11\0/07]

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

Dan in Real Life (2007)

IMDB: Dan in Real Life (2007)

Plot Outline:
A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:11/11/07]

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

Jingle All the Way (1996)

IMDB: Jingle All the Way (1996)

Plot Outline:
A harried father decides to dream the impossible dream, to get that year's hot toy for his son just before Christmas Day.


Rating: 4

[Viewing Date:11/10/07]

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

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

IMDB: Spider-Man 3 (2007))

Plot Outline:
A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:11/05/07]

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

Year of the Dog (2007)

IMDB: Year of the Dog (2007)

Plot Outline:
A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.


Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:11/04/07]

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

After Hours (1985)

IMDB: After Hours (1985)

Plot Outline:
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:11/04/07]

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

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

IMDB: Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Plot Outline:
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:11/04/07]

Posted by mark at 09:06 PM | Comments (0)

Black Moon (1975)

IMDB: Black Moon (1975)

Plot Summary: There is a war in the world between the men and the women. A young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family:

Interesting, but very Whack A Doodle.


Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:11/03/07]

Posted by mark at 07:45 PM | Comments (0)

The Invisible (2007)

IMDB: The Invisible (2007)

Plot Outline:
After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:10/30/07]

Posted by mark at 07:42 PM | Comments (0)

28 Weeks Later (2007)

IMDB: 28 Weeks Later (2007)

Plot Outline:
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:10/28/07]

Posted by mark at 07:40 PM | Comments (0)

Major Payne (1995)

IMDB: Major Payne (1995)

Plot summary : Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds him a job - commanding officer of a local school's JROTC program, a bunch or ragtag losers with no hope.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:10/28/07]

Posted by mark at 07:38 PM | Comments (0)

Romper Stomper (1992)

IMDB: Romper Stomper (1992)

Plot Outline:
A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:10/24/07]

Posted by mark at 07:35 PM | Comments (0)

Edison, the Man (1940)

IMDB: Edison, the Man (1940)

Plot summary: n flashback, fifty years after inventing the light bulb, an 82-year-old Edison tells his story starting at age twenty-two with his arrival in New York. He's on his way with invention of an early form of stock market ticker.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:10/23/07]

Posted by mark at 07:33 PM | Comments (0)

Bell Book and Candle (1958)

IMDB: Bell Book and Candle (1958)

Plot Outline:
A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:10/20/07]

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

The Hot Rock (1972)

IMDB: The Hot Rock (1972)

Plot Outline:
Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:10/20/07]

Posted by mark at 07:29 PM | Comments (0)

Civic Duty (2006)

IMDB: Civic Duty (2006)

Plot Outline:
An American accountant bombarded with cable news and the media's obsession with terrorist plots in the post 9-11 world, receives a jolt when an unattached Islamic graduate student moves in next door.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:10/15/07]

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

Death Proof (2007)

IMDB: Death Proof (2007)

Plot Outline:
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:10/15/07]

Posted by mark at 07:24 PM | Comments (0)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

IMDB: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Plot Outline:
Four London working class stiffs pool their money to put one in a high stakes card game, but things go wrong and they end up owing half a million pounds and having one week to come up with the cash.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:10/03/07]

Posted by mark at 07:18 PM | Comments (0)

The Kingdom (2007)

IMDB: The Kingdom (2007)

Plot Outline:
A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:09/30/07]

Posted by mark at 07:14 PM | Comments (0)

Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)

IMDB: Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)

Plot Outline:
A widowed Coast Guard Admiral and a widow handbag designer fall in love and marry, much to the dismay of her 10 and his 8 children.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:09/22/07]

Posted by mark at 07:10 PM | Comments (0)

Kuffs (1992)

IMDB: Kuffs (1992)

Plot Summary:
George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:09/16/07]

Posted by mark at 07:08 PM | Comments (0)

The Brave One (2007)

IMDB: The Brave One (2007)

Plot Outline:
A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:09/16/07]

Posted by mark at 07:06 PM | Comments (0)

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

IMDB: Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

Plot Outline:
A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.
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Fun Shoot Em Up. :)


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:09/14/07]

Posted by mark at 06:56 PM | Comments (0)

You Kill Me (2007)

IMDB: You Kill Me (2007)

Plot Outline:
While drying out on the west coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tounged woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:09/13/07]

Posted by mark at 06:53 PM | Comments (0)

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

IMDB: A Sound of Thunder (2005)

Plot Outline:
When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.

Quite a putrid mess of goo.


Rating: 4

[Viewing Date:09/13/07]

Posted by mark at 06:33 PM | Comments (0)

Cutter's Way (1981)

IMDB: Cutter's Way (1981))

Plot Outline:
Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:09/10/07]

Posted by mark at 06:29 PM | Comments (0)

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

IMDB: Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Plot Outline:
A preteen's life is changed after befriending the new girl at school.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:09/03/07]

Posted by mark at 06:19 PM | Comments (0)

Premonition (2007)

IMDB: Premonition (2007)

Plot Outline:
Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:08/30/07]

Posted by mark at 06:15 PM | Comments (0)

Ghost Rider (2007)

IMDB: Ghost Rider (2007)

Plot Outline:
Based on the Marvel character, stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date:08/30/07]

Posted by mark at 06:03 PM | Comments (0)

Superbad (2007)

IMDB: Superbad (2007)

Plot Outline:
Two co-dependent high school seniors (Hill and Cera) are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:08/26/07]

Posted by mark at 05:55 PM | Comments (0)

The Lookout (2007)

IMDB: The Lookout (2007)

Plot Outline:
Chris (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:08/18/07]

Posted by mark at 05:51 PM | Comments (0)

Hostel (2005)

IMDB: Hostel (2005)

Plot Outline:
Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:08/16/07]

Posted by mark at 05:38 PM | Comments (0)

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

IMDB: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Plot Outline:
Bourne dodges new, superior assassins as he searches for his unknown past while a government agent tries to track him down.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:08/12/07]

Posted by mark at 05:36 PM | Comments (0)

Disturbia (2007)

IMDB: Disturbia (2007)

Plot Outline:
A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:08/11/07]

Posted by mark at 05:31 PM | Comments (0)

Shopgirl (2005)

IMDB: Shopgirl (2005)

Plot Outline:
A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:08/11/07]

Posted by mark at 05:25 PM | Comments (0)

Gwoemul / The Host (2006)

IMDB: Gwoemul / The Host (2006)

Plot Outline:
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:08/11/07]

Posted by mark at 05:22 PM | Comments (0)

Practical Magic (1998)

IMDB: Practical Magic (1998)

Plot Summary: Sally and Gillian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical--their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them the uses of practical magic.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:08/05/07]

Posted by mark at 05:18 PM | Comments (0)

Once (2006)

IMDB: Once (2006)

Plot Outline:
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:07/29/07]

Posted by mark at 05:14 PM | Comments (0)

Pride (2007)

IMDB: Pride (2007)

Plot Outline:
The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:07/22/07]

Posted by mark at 05:09 PM | Comments (0)

Panic (2000)

IMDB: Panic (2000)

Plot Outline:
The story of Alex, who tries to get out of the Family Company but his father wont let him. While seeking the help of a therapist he meets a sexually-charged-23-year-old Girl, who he falls in love with.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:07/22/07]

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

1408 (2007)

IMDB: 1408 (2007)

Plot Outline:
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:07/22/07]

Posted by mark at 05:02 PM | Comments (0)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

IMDB: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Plot Outline:
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:07/21/07]

Posted by mark at 05:00 PM | Comments (0)

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

IMDB: Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Plot Outline:
A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:07/19/07]

Posted by mark at 04:58 PM | Comments (0)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

IMDB: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Plot Outline:
With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:07/19/07]

Posted by mark at 04:56 PM | Comments (0)

Raising Helen (2004)

IMDB: Raising Helen (2004)

Plot Outline:
After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:07/16/07]

Posted by mark at 04:52 PM | Comments (0)

Sweet Land (2005)

IMDB: Sweet Land (2005)

Plot Outline:
Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota meet the man destined to be her husband. Bureaucracy and social morality cause major complications.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:07/15/07]

Posted by mark at 04:48 PM | Comments (0)

Fay Grim (2006)

IMDB: Fay Grim (2006)

Plot Outline:
A ten-years-later continuation of Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool", where Fay Grim (Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Goldblum) to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband (Ryan). Published in them is information that could compromises the security of the U.S., causing Fay to first head to Paris to fetch them

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:07/10/07]

Posted by mark at 04:45 PM | Comments (0)

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

IMDB: Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Plot Outline:
John McClane takes on an Internet-based terrorist organization who is systematically shutting down the United States.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:07/09/07]

Posted by mark at 04:43 PM | Comments (0)

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Untamed Heart (1993)

IMDB: Untamed Heart (1993)

Plot Summary:
All of Caroline's boyfriends seem to leave her or cheat on her. On her way home from work two men try to rape Caroline.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:07/08/07]

Posted by mark at 09:31 PM | Comments (0)

Transformers (2007)

IMDB: Transformers (2007)

Plot Outline:
A war re-erupts on Earth between two robotic clans, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, leaving the fate of mankind hanging in the balance.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:07/08/07]

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

Any Given Sunday (1999)

IMDB: Any Given Sunday (1999)

Plot Outline:
"Any Given Sunday" is a behind the scenes look at the life and death struggles of modern day gladiators and those who lead them.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:07/08/07]

Posted by mark at 09:20 PM | Comments (0)

Land of the Dead (2005)

IMDB: Land of the Dead (2005)

Plot Outline:
The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:07/07/07]

Posted by mark at 09:13 PM | Comments (0)

Black Snake Moan (2006)

IMDB: Black Snake Moan (2006)

Plot Outline:
A God-fearing bluesman (Jackson) takes to a wild young woman (Ricci) who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/27/07]

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

Spirited Away( 2001)

IMDB: Spirited Away( 2001)

Plot Outline:
In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into animals; and a bathhouse for these creatures.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 06/25/07]

Posted by mark at 09:08 PM | Comments (0)

4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

IMDB: 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Plot Outline:
The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/27/07]

Posted by mark at 09:03 PM | Comments (0)

Shooter (2007)

IMDB: Shooter (2007)

Plot Outline:
A marksman (Wahlberg) living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/26/07]

Posted by mark at 09:01 PM | Comments (0)

Reno 911!: Miami (2007)

IMDB: Reno 911!: Miami (2007)


Plot Outline:
A rag-tag team of Reno cops are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break. Based on the Comedy Central series.
Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/24/07]

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

Mortuary (2005)

IMDB: Mortuary (2005)

Plot Outline:
A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground.
Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 06/24/07]

Posted by mark at 08:55 PM | Comments (0)

Lord Jim (1965)

IMDB: Lord Jim (1965)

Plot Outline:
After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/24/07]

Posted by mark at 08:51 PM | Comments (0)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

IMDB: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Plot Outline:
#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Ferrell) stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. (Reilly). But when a French Formula One driver (Cohen), makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/24/07]

Posted by mark at 08:46 PM | Comments (0)

Miss Potter (2006)

IMDB: Miss Potter (2006)

Plot Outline:
The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/20/07]

Posted by mark at 08:35 PM | Comments (0)

How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

IMDB: How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

Plot Outline:
A man who has set up the perfect lifestyle for himself makes the mistake of marrying while drunk... and his fantasies of murder are used against him.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/18/07]

Posted by mark at 08:19 PM | Comments (0)

Doctor Sleep (2002)

IMDB: Doctor Sleep (2002)

Plot summary: While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is called upon by Scotland Yard to unlock the secrets she holds in order to catch a man who believes he has discovered the key to immortality.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/17/07]

Posted by mark at 08:16 PM | Comments (0)

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

IMDB: Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

Plot Summary: Casey Ryback has now retired from the Navy and is now a chef at the Mile High Cafe in Denver, Colorado. Ryback taking his niece Sarah Ryback on a vacation. They board a train traveling through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Los Angeles.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/16/07]

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

Virtuosity (1995)

IMDB: Virtuosity (1995)

Plot Outline:
A virtual-reality serial killer manages to escape into the real world.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 06/16/07]

Posted by mark at 04:34 PM | Comments (0)

Breach (2007)

IMDB: Breach (2007)

Plot Outline:
Based on the true story, FBI upstart Eric O'Neill enters into a power game with his boss, Robert Hanssen, an agent who was ultimately convicted of selling secrets to the Soviet Union.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/14/07]

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