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Movies August 2008 archive

  • Three Colors: Red

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    6

    Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people’s privacy.

  • Down by Law

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    7

    The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey.

  • Three Colors: White

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    5

    Second of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society shows a man dealing with a Polish immigrant whose wife wants to divorce him because he can’t perform in bed.

  • Three Colours: Blue

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    6

    First of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns how the wife of a composer deals with the death of her husband and child.

  • Training Day

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    8

    On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn’t what he appears as.

  • Grave of the Fireflies

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    8

    A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister’s struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

  • Gone Baby Gone

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    10

    Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl’s kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel.

    Read the review of Gone Baby Gone

  • Shoot on Sight

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    7

    A suspense drama dealing with the current terrorism attacks in UK through a London Metropolitan Police Officer of Muslim heritage who must display courage and persevere in his duties in face of family conflict.

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army

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    7

    The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

  • Gangs of New York

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    7

    In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father’s killer.

  • Wag the Dog

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    6

    Before elections, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to “fabricate” a war in order to cover-up a presidential sex scandal.

  • Brick

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    7

    A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

  • Gosford Park

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    6

    Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.

  • Office Space

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    7

    Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

  • Hellboy

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    6

    A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

  • Chocolat

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    7

    A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

  • Mamma Mia! The Movie

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    8

    The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA.

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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    5

    As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace…

  • Over the Edge

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    4

    New Grenada is a planned community set in the desert where there is nothing for the kids to do, save for a rec center - which closes at 6 PM

  • Capote

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    9

    Truman Capote (Hoffman), during his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers.

  • [Rec]

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    8

    REC” turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station…

  • Chopper

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    6

    Chopper tells the intense story of Mark “Chopper” Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, “From the Inside”, upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

  • Garden State

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    9

    A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother’s funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

  • Dune

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    4

    In the distant future, a man appears who may be the prophet that a long-suffering galaxy has been waiting for.

  • Renaissance

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    7

    In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city’s largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export — youth and beauty. In this world of stark contrasts and rigid laws the populace is kept in line and accounted for.

  • Straw Dogs

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    7

    A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

  • The Frighteners

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    7

    After a car accident in which his wife, Debra, was killed and he was injured, Frank Bannister develops psychic abilities allowing him to see…

  • Wonder Boys

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    6

    Grady Tripp is a professor/writer living in Pittsburgh who is struggling with writer's block. Whilst doing this, he also manages to get the chancellor pregnant. In the meantime, he and a college student, James Leer are trying to find a rare jacket once owned by Marilyn Monroe, and a college girl, Hannah Green boarding with Grady has a bit of a crush on him.

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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.