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American Beauty

Lester Burham (Kevin Spacey) hates his life. Where has the fun of his youth gone? Things used to be so easier, and now he’s trapped in a boring office job, which he leaves only to return to his alienating suburbia neighborhood to a wife (Annette Bening) who cares more about their furniture than him and a daughter (Thora Birch) who hates his guts. An insecure…

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Repo! The Genetic Opera

  Rebecca: Wow, this is so bad, it’s almost good. Enid: This is so bad, it’s gone past good and back to bad again. (from “Ghost World”) This movie is beyond anything you could imagine. As such, it might grow into a cult classic… Or just be remembered as a spectacularly misguided venture, who knows? To give you an idea, it’s as if Troma produced…

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Dolemite

“Dolemite is my name, fucking up motherfuckers is my game!” Words of wisdom from Rudy Ray Moore, self-proclaimed Godfather of Rap and best stand up comedian in the world. I don’t know how much of this is true and how much has to do with the guy being full of shit, but I have to admit he’s a real character! I saw him performing live…

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OUT OF SIGHT

Movie Infos Title: Out of Sight Year: 1998 Director: Steven Soderbergh Writer: Scott Frank Starring: George Clooney Jennifer Lopez Don Cheadle Ving Rhames Michael Keaton … Jack Foley is a very successful criminal who has robbed more than 200 banks without ever using a gun. Still, he lacked luck a few times and spent his share of time in jail. As the story begins, he’s…

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Movie Infos Title: Shakespeare in love Year: 1998 Director: John Madden Writer: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow Joseph Fiennes Geoffrey Rush Ben Affleck Judi Dench … Normally, I wouldn’t touch a film like this with a ten foot pole. I’m really not a fan of period films; I find them too pompous and restrictive. But with all the praise and Oscar buzz this…

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John Wick

  It opens with a bloody, possibly dying John Wick (a bearded, semi-longhaired Keanu Reeves) stumbling out of a car… Then we flash back to a few days earlier, with John Wick being haunted by memories of his recently deceased wife. He’s now all alone in the world, until a dog is delivered to his house, a gift from his wife from beyond the grave….

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Orgazmo

If you’re a snob, you’ll look down at this film, of course. But if you understand that this is a spoof and that it doesn’t take itself seriously, you’re gonna have a wild time. This movie confirms Trey Parker as the Orson Welles of absurd comedy (well, not really, but hey…). His best known work still remains TV’s animation sensation “South Park”, but you might…

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Back to the Future

What makes Back to the Future one of the best movies ever made? That’s right, I said it. I know it hasn’t been accepted into any serious film canon and that, at best, people will call it a great popcorn movie, but having just watched it for about the tenth time, I can not refrain my feeling that this is a bona fide masterpiece. Inasmuch…

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Predator

“She says the jungle… it just came alive and took him.” A shot of outer-space. Someone, something is arriving on Earth. Dutch’s also landing, but from an helicopter, not a spaceship. Dutch’s a real man’s man, masterfully played by the always great Arnold Schwarzenegger. Rough beard, sharp haircut, huge muscles and a big cigar in mouth, Dutch is the kind of character Schwarzie was born…

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YOU’VE GOT MAIL

Movie Infos Title: You’ve Got Mail Year: 1998 Director: Nora Ephron Writer: Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron Starring: Tom Hanks Meg Ryan Parker Posey Greg Kinnear Jean Stapleton … Time: 119 min. Genre: Comedy / Romance I’m such a chick sometimes… I’m a total sucker for romantic comedies. I also love big dumb action flicks, raunchy comedies and gritty dramas, but I still have a soft…

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