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Movies February 2008 archive

  • Family Plot

    Watched on

    5

    Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

  • Down in the Valley

    Watched on

    7

    Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man who believes he’s a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman.

  • Romance & Cigarettes

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    5

    A down-and-dirty musical set in the world of working-class New York, tells a story of a husband’s journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife.

  • Be Kind Rewind

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    5

    A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend’s video store. In order to satisfy the store’s most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films, which include Ghost Busters, The Lion King, and Robocop.

    Read the review of Be Kind Rewind

  • The Bucket List

    Watched on

    5

    Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

  • Waz

    Watched on

    7

    A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.

  • Saboteur

    Watched on

    7

    Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

  • Stage Fright

    Watched on

    6

    A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he’s accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

  • Pulse

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    4

    Japanese teens investigate a series of suicides linked to an internet webcam that promises visitors the chance to interact with the dead.

  • I Confess

    Watched on

    7

    Refusing to give into police investigators’ questions of suspicion, due to the seal of confession, a priest becomes the prime suspect in a murder.

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    Watched on

    8

    A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be.

  • Dial 'M' for Murder

    Watched on

    9

    An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.

  • You Kill Me

    Watched on

    5

    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.

  • Jumper

    Watched on

    5

    A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

  • Juno

    Watched on

    9

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

    Read the review of Juno

  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

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    5

    A group of high schoolers invite Mandy Lane (Amber Heard), a good girl who became quite hot over the summer, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop quite mysteriously.

  • North by Northwest

    Watched on

    8

    A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

  • Marnie

    Watched on

    9

    Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Watched on

    7

    A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.

  • Strangers on a Train

    Watched on

    7

    A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder… a theory which he plans to implement.

  • Frenzy

    Watched on

    8

    A serial killer is murdering London women with a necktie. The police have a suspect… but he’s the wrong man.

  • Rope

    Watched on

    9

    Two young men strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime.

  • Rear Window

    Watched on

    8

    A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

  • The Birds

    Watched on

    7

    A wealthy San Francisco playgirl pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

  • Vertigo

    Watched on

    8

    A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

  • Psycho

    Watched on

    10

    A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

  • Tsotsi

    Watched on

    7

    In Johannesburg, the small time criminal Tsotsi is a teenager without feelings, hardened by his tough life. After killing a man with his gang in a robbery; hitting the gangster Boston of his gang; humiliating a crippled beggar along one night, Tsotsi hijacks a car and under the despair of a woman, he shots her in the stomach. While driving the car, Tsotsi finds that there is a baby on the back seat and the woman was a desperate mother. He brings the baby to his house in the slum and becomes attached to him. For six days, the baby changes his behavior, arousing and developing the sense of empathy and humanity in the cold blood killer.

  • 2046

    Watched on

    5

    He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention to recapture their lost memories. It was said that in 2046, nothing ever changed. Nobody knew for sure if it was true, because nobody who went there had ever come back - except for one. He was there. He chose to leave. He wanted to change.

  • Cloverfield

    Watched on

    8

    Revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people.

  • The Sea Inside

    Watched on

    8

    The real-life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30 year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    Watched on

    6

    Hitman “El Mariachi” becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

  • Juno

    Watched on

    9

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

    Read the review of Juno

  • 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.

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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.