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Movies August 2007 archive

  • Resident Evil

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    5

    A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

  • Monster

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    8

    Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

  • The Bridge

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    7

    People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular suicide destination in the world, and those drawn by its call. Steel and his crew filmed the bridge during daylight hours from two separate locations for all of 2004, recording most of the two dozen deaths in that year (and preventing several others). They also taped interviews with friends, families and witnesses, who recount in sorrowful detail stories of struggles with depression, substance abuse and mental illness. Raises questions about suicide, mental illness and civic responsibility as well as the filmmaker's relationship to his fraught and complicated material.

  • The Pledge

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    5

    A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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    7

    With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

  • Everything Is Illuminated

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    5

    A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of a local who speaks weirdly funny broken English.

  • Bubble Boy

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    7

    A comedy about a young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom. When he finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married at Niagara Falls, he builds a portable bubble suit and ventures into the outside world to win her affections.

  • Reign of Fire

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    5

    A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting fire to everything, establishing dominance over the planet.

  • Happy Endings

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    7

    Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictablity of life itself.

  • Jacob's Ladder

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    8

    A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him.

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