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Movies April 2008 archive

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Watched on

    9

    The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn’t paralyzed.

  • Street Kings

    Watched on

    7

    An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

  • Casablanca

    Watched on

    7

    Classic film set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

  • Moulin Rouge!

    Watched on

    8

    A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.

  • Once

    Watched on

    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.

  • Atonement

    Watched on

    8

    Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

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    7

    Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters whose abuse has kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins.

  • In Bruges

    Watched on

    7

    London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry’s call, Ken, following Harry’s advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry’s instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn’t sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own …

  • 21

    Watched on

    7

    The fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

  • The Return

    Watched on

    7

    Joanna Mills (Gellar), a traveling business woman, begins having nightmares of a murder that occurred 15 years ago. Soon she is drawn to an old farmhouse, where the murder took place.

  • The Man Who Wasn't There

    Watched on

    6

    A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife’s boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

  • THX-1138

    Watched on

    6

    Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

  • Appleseed

    Watched on

    6

    In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?

  • H

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    5

    A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He confesses to committing a series of particularly horrifying murders of exclusively female victims. He is imprisoned, awaiting the death sentence for his crimes. Yet the killings do not stop. They continue with all the same characteristics trademarks of the Shin-Hyun serial killings. The case is re-opened when two more bodies are discovered.

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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    5

    Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”, set in the deep south during the 1930’s. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Watched on

    10

    Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.

  • Awake

    Watched on

    6

    The story focuses on a man who suffers “anesthetic awareness” and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His young wife must wrestle with her own demons as a drama unfolds around them.

  • One Missed Call

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    4

    In this remake of the Japanese horror film “Chakushin Ari” (2003), several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves — messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.

  • London

    Watched on

    8

    London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.

  • No Country for Old Men

    Watched on

    10

    In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself. This puts the psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh, on his trail as he dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander and even employer in his pursuit of his quarry and the money. As Moss desperately attempts to keep one step ahead, the blood from this hunt begins to flow behind him with relentlessly growing intensity as Chigurh closes in. Meanwhile, the laconic Sherrif Ed Tom Bell blithely oversees the investigation even as he struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart.

  • 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 Orphanage

    Watched on

    9

    Laura, a former orphan, raises her adopted son Simón together with her husband Carlos in an old house and former orphanage where she was raised. While at the orphanage Simón tells Laura that he has five invisible friends which she believes are a product of his active imagination. Laura decides to reopen the orphanage to cater for disabled children and throws a party. During the party Simón tries to persuade Laura to go and take a look at his friends cabin but she’s too busy. Later on she sees a mysterious masked boy and realizes that Simón has also disappeared. Laura feels the presence of other people in the house and months later Laura invites a team of parapsychologists to try to unravel the mystery.

  • Millions

    Watched on

    5

    Ethics, being human and the soul all come to the forefront on this masterly-written, directed and acted, fun, very rare film when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds with a few days to spend before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.

  • Big

    Watched on

    6

    When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight.

  • Special

    Watched on

    6

    A lonely metermaid has a psychotic reaction to his medication and becomes convinced he’s a superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else.

  • Big Nothing

    Watched on

    8

    A frustrated, unemployed teacher joining forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.

  • Son of Rambow

    Watched on

    7

    Set on a long English summer in the early 8O:s, Son Of Rambow is a comedy about friendship, faith and the weird business of growing up.

  • Drillbit Taylor

    Watched on

    5

    Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.

  • Platoon

    Watched on

    9

    A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

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