After a disastrous summer with the Dursleys, including an encounter with the Dementors, Harry is shunned by friends upon returning to Hogwarts, after the return of Lord Voldemort and no one believes him. He starts his fifth year while new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Dolores Jane Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) refuses to teach them defensive spells while refuting Harry's claims of the Dark Lord's return. So Harry sets out, with Ron and Hermione, to start up the D.A, Dumbledore's Army to battle evil forces and prepare the fellow young witches and wizards for the extraordinary journey that lies ahead...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 8:22 AM | 0 comments  

Genre: Crime/Musical/Thriller
IMDB rating: 8.3 (21,144 votes)
Directed by: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower

Release Name: Sweeny.Todd.The.Demon.Barber.Of.Fleet.Street.DVD.SCREENER.XViD-PUKKA
Size: 2 CD, 1.4 GB
Quality: DVDSCR, XviD, 640×352, video 1225k, audio 448k @ CBR AC3
Runtime: 116 minutes
Filename: p-st

With its rivers of blood, this adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical isn’t for the faint of heart–or stomach. But thanks to the black humor, impeccable production design, and gorgeous music, Tim Burton fans will want to sing after seeing SWEENEY TODD. For his sixth collaboration with the director, Johnny Depp stars as Benjamin Barker aka Sweeney Todd, a barber falsely imprisoned by Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman). After leaving prison, he comes back to Victorian London to find his wife poisoned and his daughter held captive. As he plots his revenge, Sweeney joins forces with Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), and while he preys on clients asking for a shave, his new partner turns the bodies into baked goods.
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A storm and the year's highest tide combine to give London a bath in this soggy disaster yarn starring Robert Carlyle, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley and David Suchet

Flood wasn't helped by the fact that the flooding seen in the film was echoed in real -life during the lost summer of 2007, when unprecedented rainfall and rivers breaking their banks devastated huge areas of England. The producers and distributors handling Flood obviously didn't know quite how to respond resulting in no press previews and a very limited cinema release over all. Restricted access to the film also reflects the fact that it's rubbish.

Despite a good cast and some convincing CGI realisations of London's landmarks surrounded by flood waters, Flood is just deeply silly. It's a film full of important people standing with their hands on their hips and shouting at screens , while other characters get emotional with estranged loved ones, and Met Office staff take the blame for not warning anybody. Totally the movie can be watched once and not so upto our expectations.
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Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11:16 PM | 0 comments  

Tommy Brown and his friend Sincere are gangsters who have learned how to make a good living by dealing drugs and pulling armed robberies. Tommy and Sincere have been able to move out of the ghetto in Queens where they were raised and relocate to an upscale section of Manhattan; they would seem to have it made, but both realize that their lives are headed toward a dead end. Sincere begins getting in touch with his African roots and tries to convince his girlfriend Tionne that they should emigrate to the Motherland, while Tommy has a religious awakening and joins the Nation of Islam.


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It is the year 2012. In the ruins of New York city. Robert Neville who is a military scientist who is the lone survivor of a biochemical disease which was supposed to cure cancer 3 years previous. With only blood thirsty zombies as his neighbors and his trusty dog, Samantha, Robert is trying to discover a cure for this disease and to find out any other people who might have also survived. Written by John Wiggins

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was adapted to television in 1966 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's MGM Animation/Visual Arts studio as an animated TV special. The Grinch was directed by Seuss's friend and former colleague Chuck Jones, whom Seuss had worked with on the Private Snafu training cartoons for the U.S. Army during World War II. The special starred Boris Karloff as narrator and Grinch, and included the actual text of the book in spoken form, which is unusual for an adaptation.
Jones, who served as director, character designer, and character layout artist (as he had done for nearly all of his Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, and the latter-period MGM Tom and Jerry films) modified the appearance of the Grinch somewhat to fit the medium, rendering him in green and with a more elongated, frog-like face. In his 1996 book Chuck Reducks, Jones later said that Seuss thought the animated Grinch looked more like Jones than it did the character in the original book, a fact Jones attributed to the use of his own facial expressions as a model for the Grinch's.
Maurice Noble, one of Jones' long-time collaborators, served as production manager, and fellow Warner Bros. veteran Ben Washam served as co-director. The animation was produced by Jones' MGM animation unit, several members of which had come with him from Warner Bros: Ken Harris, Tom Ray, Phil Roman, Richard Thompson, Don Towsley, and Lloyd Vaughan.
The songs, which helped fill out the story to the length of a television program, were written by composer Albert Hague, with lyrics by Dr. Seuss. One of the best remembered of them, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" was sung by voice actor Thurl Ravenscroft, well-known as the voice of Kellogg's Tony the Tiger. According to an interview with Ravenscroft included on the early 2000s DVD release of the film, a production error resulted in Ravenscroft not receiving screen credit for his vocal performance, leading to the mistaken impression that it was Karloff who sang the song. The song has since been re-recorded by various artists for use in holiday-themed compilations, including Aimee Mann and Grant Lee Phillips in 2006.
Dr. Seuss also lengthened the text with two interpolated verse passages. The longer one describes the Who children (in the Grinch's imagination) noisily playing with their Christmas toys. Jones included some additional comedy business with the long suffering Max trying to fulfill his master's commands, such as pulling the sled, and being less than successful at the task. Seuss also added a few lines to the dénouement, which in the original is laconic, while Max joyfully enjoys his own helping of roast beast.
The TV special has been highly praised by audiences and film and animation fans alike, and it has been rebroadcast innumerable times since its debut, with annual showings continuing to the present day. The cartoon is typically found on the Internet Movie Database's list of the top 250 films, and is considered one of Chuck Jones' greatest cartoons made after his departure from Warner Bros., which currently, through several transactions involving MGM's library, owns the rights to the special.
The Grinch later appeared in a few more specials, although none were as popular as his original Christmas outing. In the 1977 special Halloween is Grinch Night, the Grinch (now voiced by Hans Conried) sets out to scare everyone in Whoville after being bothered by a chain reaction of annoying sounds caused by the wind. In The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982), he attempts to ruin things for fellow Seuss star The Cat in the Hat. Most recently, he was a recurring character on the 1996 kids' show The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, where he was voiced by Anthony Asbury.
In 1992, Walter Matthau narrated an illustrated storybook version of the story for Random House Home Video, which utilized Seuss' original artwork.
CBS aired the special from 1966 until the late 1990s, when the special moved to The WB. In 2006, The WB merged with UPN to form The CW; the special began airing in 2006 on the ABC network, with a 40th Anniversary Edition. Cable airings of How the Grinch Stole Christmas in the United States are shown on Cartoon Network and TBS and have previously aired on TNT.
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After Seuss's death, a 2000 live-action feature film adaptation was produced. Directed by Ron Howard, it featured Jim Carrey in the titular role and was a major financial success. Although a box-office hit, the film received mostly negative reviews, comparing it unfavorably to the book and the television special. Despite the poor reviews, the movie fleshes out the entire story while showing the Grinch as a young lad. The screenplay, however, does not preserve the rhymes in the original story, using ordinary dialogue instead. The film also elaborates on the Grinch's motives in stealing Christmas, adding a section in which the Grinch tries to tolerate the Whos, who have made him the star of their community celebration. This leads to a major breakdown and the Grinch's decision to steal Christmas. Finally, the film depicts Christmas as being too commercial, especially in the beginning.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 8:18 AM | 0 comments  

Chip Douglas (Jim Carrey), is a cable installer who installs Steven Kovacs's (Matthew Broderick's) cable television service. Chip believes he and Steven have struck up a friendship, and for a short period of time, the two get along. Afterwards, however, Chip becomes more fanatical, stalking Steven and his girlfriend Robin (Leslie Mann). These are typical paranoid/borderline personality disorder characteristics, and characteristic of the 'intimacy seeker' stalker.

The film features cameo performances by Ben Stiller (as child actors Sam and Stan Sweet), Owen Wilson (as Robin's date), Janeane Garofalo (as the Medieval Times waitress), Andy Dick (as the Medieval Times Host), Eric Roberts (as himself), Tabitha Soren (as herself), George Segal (as Steven's father), Diane Baker (as Steven's mother), Kyle Gass (as a couch potato), David Cross (as a co-worker of Steven's) and Kathy Griffin as (the cable guy's mother).

The Cable Guy is regarded as having a darker tone than most of Carrey's previous work, in that in the film, he plays the antagonist, a stalker. Audiences responded well to this change of character for Carrey, though Movie Critics gave mixed reviews. The movie scored 47% on the 'Tomatometer'[1], giving it a rotten score. Despite these mixed reactions, the Cable Guy made a profit at the box office [2].

The movie earned $19,806,226 during its opening weekend, and over the course of time, grossed approximately $100,700,000 worldwide.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 6:24 PM | 0 comments  
Fletcher Reede is a particularly career-focused lawyer and divorced father. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and breaking promises to be with his young son Max, and then lying to Max and his ex-wife Audrey about the real reason he missed the date. Fletcher lets Max down once too often, missing his birthday party, and has to deal with the consequences when Max makes a wish while blowing out the candles on the cake and it comes true. The wish is that Fletcher cannot tell a lie for 24 hours.
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Fletcher soon has several embarrassing instances where he blurts out exactly what he is thinking and figures out that he is unable to lie or even withhold a true answer. Some of these instances include: After sleeping with a colleague, she asks "was it good for you?" "I've had better," he responds. When an attractive girl says everyone is so nice to her, he says it's because she has big jugs and that he wants to squeeze them. Also when he walks out of the elevator and everyone is plugging their nose, he admits he "did it". When an obese man asks "What's up," he says, "Your cholesterol, fatty!" He also tells a co-worker he doesn't know his name because he's not important enough. These incidents come at a rather bad time as he is fighting a case in court, which, should he win, could be a huge boost to his career. His main witness is willing to commit perjury to help win but Fletcher discovers he cannot even ask a question if he knows the answer will be a lie. Meanwhile, Audrey is threatening to move to Boston with her new boyfriend, Jerry, and take Max with them.

Over the course of the film, Fletcher realizes what is truly important to him and, at the end, struggles to stop his son from being taken so far away from him. He also manages to win the case truthfully by using a loophole in the law, with the repercussions being a major catalyst to his understanding of what he is likely to lose.

Near the end, Fletcher hijacks a stairway used to get onto planes and rushes towards his son. He is injured after an accident but does manage to speak to his son. The "Curse" finishes at 8:15 pm, but Fletcher vows to tell nothing but the truth from now on.

The film then cuts to one year later, at Max's 6th birthday party. Fletcher and Audrey kiss after Max makes his wish, signifying their reconciliation. When asked, however, Max claims that he wished for roller blades, not for his parents to get back together. The movie ends with the family laughing together once again.

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 wacky comedy movie, directed by Tom Shadyac. It stars Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Tone Loc, Sean Young, and all the members of the death metal-band Cannibal Corpse, among others. Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino also portrays himself in a major role.
When we first meet Ace, he is dressed as a delivery man in a brown suit. He delivers his package to a man and while the man is distracted, sneaks the man's dog into his jacket. He gets in the car and tries to start it but the car stalls. Just then the man comes at him with a baseball bat. Ace is able to get away, and manages to get the kidnapped dog back to its owner, a gorgeous woman who proceeds to perform fellatio on Ace in lieu of monetary payment. After returning the dog, we see a truck pulling up into a football stadium and several men in black kidnap "Snowflake," a dolphin, the Miami Dolphins' mascot.

The next day, at Ace's apartment, Ace's landlord, Mr. Shickadance, complains that Ace owes him rent, and Ace tells him that when he captures a rare albino pigeon that a millionaire lost and gets a large amount of money as a reward, he will pay the rent. The landlord also says that he heard animals in Ace's apartment. When Shickadance went in to see no animal in sight, he tells Ace, "Don't let me catch you with an animal in here, that's all." Ace slams the door into his face, and whistles: Every kind of animal comes out of hiding.

Meanwhile, Melissa Robinson and Roger Podacter who work for the Miami Dolphins were warned if Snowflake does not appear at Super Bowl Sunday, they will be fired. They got information to hire Ace. Ace gets the message when he tries to capture the pigeon and falls off the building when his beeper goes off.

Ace meets with Melissa and she tells him that Snowflake is a rare bottlenose dolphin who was taught new tricks. At the tank, after meeting Roger and scaring off reporters, Ace found in a filter bucket his first clue: a precious stone.

At the police station, Ace learns from Emilio that Sergeant Aguado is also working on the Snowflake case. He also said that there was only set of tire tracks and no other clues. While Ace was talking from his butt, Lt. Lois Einhorn comes in and tells him that she knows that he is trying to find Snowflake, but he should stay out.

Ace visits Woodstock, trying to find out who would have enough equipment to capture and hold a dolphin. The only person to have that kind of money is Ron Camp, the local billionaire, who's going to have a party. Ace along with Melissa went.

Ace searched the place and found a tank, which he eventually found out holds a shark and not Snowflake. After returning from the party, Ace tells Melissa that he found a stone in the filter. The stone, a rare trianglar-shaped amber, is from a 1984 AFC Championship Ring. Camp had the exact same ring that night, but it was not missing a stone. Ace keeps looking around the football players and coaches from 1984, using a team photo for reference and putting an X on each person when they checked out. Eventually, Ace checks out every person in the photo and no one is missing the stone from their ring.

With Melissa, they both learned that Podacter was dead. It seems to be a case of suicide. However, Ace disproves this by taking the information that Podacter's neighbor heard a scream, supposedly from Podacter's fall from his balcony, and the fact that the sliding door leading to the balcony was closed when police entered. He proved that because the door is made from double-paned sound proof glass, Podacter's neighbor could not have heard the scream if Podacter had committed suicide and closed the door himself. Instead he had been thrown off the balcony and the killer had closed the door when leaving.

When trying to search receipts, at the same time trying to figure out how Podacter's death is connected to the kidnapping to Snowflake, Ace spots another Dolphins team photo from the same season. However, this is a different photo and there is an extra player named Ray Finkle. Melissa explains that Ray Finkle was a kicker who was added to the team during the season, and that the team photo Ace had been working from was taken at the beginning of the season. Finkle missed the potential game-winning field goal kick at the end of the Super Bowl game that year, losing to the San Francisco 49ers. After the season, Finkle's contract was not renewed. But he did get an AFC Championship ring.

Ace went down to Finkle's hometown, visiting Finkle's parents, to get more evidence. It is later learned that Dan Marino was about to be kidnapped and joined with Snowflake. He told Einhorn that the motive for Finkle to kidnap Marino is because when Marino had been holding the ball, Marino did not hold the ball "laces out". The reason for kidnapping Snowflake was because the dolphin was apparently assigned Finkle's jersey number and taught how to kick a field goal.

Ace was told that Finkle was taken into Shady Acres, a mental hospital. He looked in a storage and found Finkle's stuff. Looking through it, Ace found an article saying that Einhorn was a missing hiker whose body was never recovered from a hike. He informed Emilio, who looked through Einhorn's desk, and found a love letter by Podacter. Trying to think why both Finkle and Einhorn were connected, Ace's dog puts his head down on a picture of Finkle, and the dog's hair covers around Finkle's head, so he looks like a woman. Looking at it, Ace realizes that "Finkle is Einhorn" and that Finkle got surgery to plan his revenge against the Dolphins (much to Ace's disgust that he ran to the bathroom to gag).

Ace follows Einhorn near the docks. Trying to free Marino, he is caught by Einhorn. When the cops arrive trying to arrest Ace, Melissa and Emilio stop them. Ace explains Finkle's motive and that Einhorn is actually Finkle. He tries to prove it by pulling of her hair but it is not a wig, he then rips open her shirt only to find that she has breasts. He finally rips off her skirt, certain that he will reveal the bulge of male genitals but she appears to be an ordinary woman. Marino tells Ace to look behind her. Ace reveals that she had tucked her genitals back between her legs to hide them, coming also to the conclusion as to why Einhorn killed Podacter is because he discovered the truth. He also reveals that the precious stone belongs to Finkle's AFC ring. Soon, the whole squad is throwing up.

Marino finally is returned to the team in time for the Super Bowl, and the Snowflake is back in his tank. While sharing a tender moment with Melissa at the game, Ace sees the albino pigeon and he tries to catch it. But the Philadelphia Eagle mascot scares the bird away off, enraging Ace and instigating a fight with the mascot. The audience takes notice and the announcer recognizes Ace on the JumboTron, including all his accomplishments in solving the case. This causes Ace briefly breaks from his scuffle to bask in his glory to the cheering football stadium.

The story follows the adventures of Ace Ventura, an eccentric detective who specializes in cases involving pet animals, in his search for "Snowflake", the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins. Ace is easily identified by not only his bright Hawaiian shirts but also his hairdo and sunglasses which were both inspired by the Dirty Harry Callahan character from actor Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies.

This film and Carrey's involvement with the TV comedy show In Living Color are said to have helped Jim Carrey establish himself as one of the highest paid comedic talents in Hollywood. This is the first of three Jim Carrey-Tom Shadyac collaborations; others following it would be Liar, Liar, and Bruce Almighty.

The film inspired a successful sequel Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls(1995) and a spin-off Ace Ventura: Pet Detective cartoon series on CBS. A third film, Ace Ventura, Jr., is currently being

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Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Crime/Gangster and Adaptation

Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min.

Release Date: August 31st, 2007 (wide)

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Friday, January 11, 2008 at 5:40 PM | 0 comments  

I'm Not There is a 2007 biographical film inspired by the life of musician Bob Dylan. It depicts the iconic singer-songwriter through seven distinct stages of his life by using six different actors (Marcus Carl Franklin, Ben Whishaw, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, and Cate Blanchett), though all six characters have names other than Bob Dylan.[1] It was co-written and directed by Todd Haynes and also features David Cross, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, and Richie Havens.

The film tells its story using non-traditional techniques, similar to the poetic narrative style of Dylan's songwriting. It takes its name from the Dylan outtake "I'm Not There", which was never officially released until being included on the film's official soundtrack album.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 2:44 PM | 0 comments  
The Dark Knight
Release Date: July 18, 2008
Talent: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Christopher Nolan (Director)
Synopsis: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker.
The Buzz: Part of it may be the fanboy inside of me, the other part might be the brilliant web of viral marketing being spun by the folks at Warner Brothers, but there is 2008 release that can get here any sooner than The Dark Knight. Christian Bale is back and as badass as ever in the (nippleless) batsuit and Heath Ledger is slowly transforming into the Joker that we never knew he could be. Mark my words, The Dark Knight is going to rule the summer box office.
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While Ben is presenting new information about John Wilkes Booth and the 18 pages missing from Booth's diary, one man stands up and presents a missing page of John Wilkes Booth's diary. Thomas Gates, Ben's great-grandfather, is mentioned in the page. It shows that Ben's great-grandfather could have been a person involved with Abraham Lincoln's murder. When doing more research, the conspiracy takes Ben, Abigail, and Riley to Buckingham Palace(which they break into). It takes them to a book in the White House(which they break into also)and they even steal a page from the book. But in order to see more from the book, their choice is either get elected president or kidnap the President of the United States. Which do they choose? It's obvious. The conspiracy then crosses to Mount Rushmore and they even mention the JFK conspiracy. Could Ben clear his family's name? Or will his family be known as the descendant of Abraham Licoln's murderer?
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