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Movies January 2007 archive

  • Ils - Them

    Watched on

    7

    Lucas and Clementine lives peacefully in there house but one night they wake up… As strange noise… They’re not alone…

  • The Fountain

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    9

    Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that’s wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.

  • Half Nelson

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    6

    Young Caucasian Dan Dunne teaches history and coaches the girls basketball team at a Brooklyn high school populated primarily by black and Hispanic students. To the chagrin of his superiors, Dan bucks the outlined curriculum of historical facts in favor of the philosophy of historical events, generally discussing the concept of dialectics. As such, he captures the imagination of his students, at least in the classroom. Outside of the classroom, Dan’s life is in shambles. He has a distant but cordial relationship with his family. He uses illicit drugs rampantly. Although his former girlfriend Rachel was able to clean up her drug habit, Dan believes that rehab will not work for him. Due to a combination of these issues, he treats women poorly. Thirteen year old Drey is a student in his class and a player on his basketball team. Drey has her own problems. Her parents are divorced, with her father a virtually non-existent figure in her life and her EMT mother generally absent as she is …

  • Bottle Rocket

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    5

    Upon his release from a mental hospital following a breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan (who seems far less sane than Anthony.) Dignan has hatched a hair brained scheme for an as-yet unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry. With the help of their pathetic neighbor and pal Bob, Anthony and Dignan pull a job and hit the road, where Anthony finds love with motel maid Inez. When our boys finally hook up with Mr. Henry, the ensuing escapade turns out to be far from what anyone expected.

  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend

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    6

    When a regular guy dumps a superhero for her neediness, she uses her powers to make his life a living hell.

  • Smokin' Aces

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    6

    When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel 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.

  • Employee of the Month

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    6

    When he hears that the new female employee digs ambitious men who are the store employee of the month, a slacker gets his act together but finds himself in competition with his rival, an ambitious co-worker.

  • The Pursuit of Happyness

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    8

    A struggling salesman (Will Smith) takes custody of his son (Jaden Smith) as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

  • The Last King of Scotland

    Watched on

    8

    Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s

  • Waking Life

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    6

    A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

  • White Noise: The Light

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    8

    A man’s family is killed and he is brought back from the verge of death, he then realises he can identify people who are about to die.

  • Dead Man’s Shoes

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    8

    A disaffected soldier (Considine) returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother (Kebbell) years ago.

  • White Noise

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    5

    An architect’s desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave, becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.

  • The Cat Returns

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    6

    After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.

  • Stay

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    7

    This movie focuses on the attempts of a psychiatrist to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide while trying to maintain his own grip on reality.

  • I ♥ Huckabees

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    5

    A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

  • Night at the Museum

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    7

    A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

  • Syriana

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    5

    A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it.

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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    6

    With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou (Murray) rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife (Huston), a journalist (Blanchett), and a man who may or may not be his son (Wilson).

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

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    7

    Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

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    7

    Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead.

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