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Movies January 2008 archive

  • Safe

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    4

    A Southern California housewife who suddenly falls victim to an inexplicable, apparently incurable illness. Carol White lives with her husband and son in suburban comfort until she collapses one day, for no apparent reason. Her condition worsens in the weeks that follow, as she suffers from coughing fits, exhaustion, and spontaneous nose bleeds, triggered by sources as disparate as car exhaust, cologne, and the sun. Failing to find any medical explanation for her maladies, her doctor refers her to a psychiatrist, who suggests that her physical ailments are psychosomatic — a theory echoed by her callous and increasingly frustrated husband. At her wits’ end, Carol withdraws to an expensive New Age retreat for sufferers of “20th century disease,” where the community’s guru champions a dubious regimen of diet, climate control, introspection, and self-love

  • In the Valley of Elah

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    7

    A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son’s disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

  • Dark Water

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    5

    A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

  • Brazil

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    7

    A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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    7

    Based on the hit Broadway musical which tells the infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.

  • Balls of Fury

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    5

    Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona (Fogler), is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez (Lopez) recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father’s killer — arch-fiend Feng (Walken).

  • Sophie Scholl

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    8

    A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

  • Alien: Resurrection

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    6

    200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/Alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the Aliens.

  • Alien³

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    6

    After escaping from the alien planet, the ship carrying Ellen Ripley crashes onto a remote and inhabited ore refinery. While living in the ore refinery until she is rescued by her employers, Ripley discovers the horrifying reason for her crash: An alien stowaway. As the alien matures and begins to kill off the inhabitants, Ripley is unaware that her true enemy is more than just the killer alien.

  • Joyeux Noël

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    8

    On Christmas Eve during world War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace, so they bury their dead and play football.

  • The Return

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    6

    In the remote Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father — a man they only know through a single photograph — resurfaces.

  • Control

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    8

    A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

  • Charlie Wilson's War

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    7

    A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

  • P.S. I Love You

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    7

    A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

  • Dan in Real Life

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    8

    Dan Burns is a single father who dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch Burns.

  • Ju-on: The Grudge 2

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    8

    While driving, the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when they shot a show in the haunted house where Kayako was brutally murdered by her husband years ago. While each member of the team dies or disappears, Kyôko is informed that she has a three-and-a-half-month-old fetus in her womb.

  • The Ring 2

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    5

    Six months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

  • Ju-on: The Grudge

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    8

    A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

  • Boy Meets Girl

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    4

    A man meets a woman in a bar, the two go back to her flat and begin watching porno films. The man passes out and wakes to find himself strapped to a dentist chair. The woman, along with her accomplice begin to torture the man.

  • City of God

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    9

    Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

  • I Am Legend

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    7

    Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague — The Infected — lurk in the shadows… watching Neville’s every move… waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind’s last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered… and quickly running out of time.

  • The Long Good Friday

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    7

    Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his action, and Harold wants to know who they are. He finds out soon enough, and bloody mayhem ensues.

  • The Eye

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    8

    A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal the history of the previous dead owner.

  • Hate

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    7

    Abdel, a local hoodlum, is hospitalized after a riot, where a policeman lost his gun. His friend Vinz finds it and claims he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.

  • The Golden Compass

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    7

    In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

  • Once

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    9

    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.

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My name is Trevor Morris & I am a movie-loving, mountain bike-riding web developer from the UK. Currently, freelancing at Surface.