Archive for the ‘2005’ Category

Hoboken Hollow

Friday, June 11th, 2010

As Trevor drifts through Texas on collision course with a nightmare he is still haunted by the evils of the war he recently returned from and a promise he failed to keep. When a stranger offers a ride, Trevor finds himself battling the brutal homegrown evil of the Broderick family at Hoboken Hollow,a remote West Texas ranch that many visit but few ever leave.

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xxxHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Yuko receives an invitation for the opening of an auction from a mysterious unknown sender. Likewise, fanatical collectors are summoned to an old mansion whose owner doesn’t make an appearance. One after another, each collector disappears and a number of other strange occurrences happen during the night. The questions of what exactly it is that’s being auctioned and who the owner of the mansion is must be solved in order for Yuko and Watanuki to get to the bottom of this.

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The Headsman

Friday, June 11th, 2010

This Simon Aeby’s scope period drama uses its narrative to explore conflicts and tensions during the notorious 16th century Inquisition. Nikolaj Coster Waldau and Peter McDonald play Martin and Georg, two men who meet and bond as youths in a European monastery, then part ways and diverge paths; Georg becomes a cleric at a nearby abbey, Martin a soldier in the Army. The adult men reconnect following a fifteen year absence, and not long after, Martin (in the face of overwhelming dissuasion from Georg) falls head over heels in love with Anna – a social outcast because of her father’s role as executioner. Martin and Anna marry, and – in a beat that recalls Berlanga’s El Verdugo – Martin is forced to enter his father’s line of work as a decapitator – a role he performs fluidly and effectively. Trouble brews, however, on two fronts: from Fabio, a handicapped local who covets Martin’s new job, and from an Inquisitor (legendary playwright Steven Berkoff) who arrives to oversee George’s execution when the local archbishop grows dissatisfied with him – forcing Martin to step in and act as George’s salvation. Meanwhile, Brother Bernhard schemes to rob the church of stability.

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Il mistero di Lovecraft – Road to L.

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

1997: A student of folklore named Andrea Roberti hypothesizes the possible link between the horror literature of H.P. Lovecraft and the dark folk tales of the Po Delta, a mysterious and remote part of northern Italy. 2002: One of the directors of the film comes across a manuscript in Montecatini (Italy) which may have belonged to the American writer. This journal, dated 1926, describes travels in Italy through the Po Delta in search of inspiration in the form of local folk stories: the Filò Tales. 2004: A small, tough crew of international filmmakers is put together with the help of David, a New York actor, to make a documentary on the finding of the journal and on the links between Lovecraft and the Po Delta.

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Don’t Tell

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe middle-class family. But a big secret is hidden within her heart. Sabina wants to contact again her brother, a University teacher in the US, to try to understand what is happened in their past. What is the secret? She is determined to bring clarity and serenity in her life. She finally manages to free herself from her “beast inside the heart”.

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20 Centimeters

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Colloquially-told story of a few days in the life of Marieta, who’s saving money for the last operation in her change from man to woman. She works as a prostitute in Madrid and longs for a legitimate job. Whenever she builds up her savings, her housemate and best friend Tomás finds ways to spend, lose, or cost her those funds. She meets Raúl, whom she likes and who likes her; the trouble is he also likes that part of her she wants removed. If that’s not enough, she also has narcolepsy, and when she conks out, she dreams of musical-theater numbers in which she’s the singing and dancing star. Are these dreams always going to be 20 centimeters out of reach?

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Caché

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Guilt. Anne and Georges Laurant have a book-lined Paris townhouse, jobs at a publishing house and as the host of a high-brow talk show, and a teenage son, Pierrot, who’s on the swim team. Their dinner parties sparkle, but there’s tension. They have little to say to each other: Anne may be on the verge of an affair with a close family friend, and Pierrot is monosyllabic and out with friends some evenings. There’s new strain when they begin to receive tapes of their home under surveillance—tapes accompanied by childlike drawings of a boy and blood. Anne and Georges are unnerved, dreams give Georges a clue, but he shares little with Anne. What part of himself and his past has he kept hidden?

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Shinobi

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Shinobi centers on the drama resulting from the war between two ninja clans in the early part of the Tokugawa era. In the film, Nakama Yukie portrays Oboro, the granddaughter of Ogen (Lily), the respected Iga clan matriarch, while Odagiri Jo plays Gennosuke, the son of Danjo Koga (Minoru Terada), the powerful Koga clan leader. While living deep within the mountains, the two ninja clans have honed their skills to superhuman levels. Unfortunately, the clans do not get along and are forbidden by imperial decree from sharing their techniques with each other. Viewing the two ninja clans as a threat to his scheme for total domination, the nefarious Nankobo Tenkai (Ishibashi Renji) plots to intensify the rivalry between the two clans. Nakobo creates a contest in which the clans are forced to choose five of their best warriors to participate. The battle, however, isn’t just a friendly contest – it’s a duel to the death!

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Archangel

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Set in contemporary Moscow and the frozen northern town of Archangel, the drama revisits the stark landscape of Communist Russia and takes place over four days in the life of academic Fluke Kelso. His fateful meeting with a former Stalinist bodyguard leads to the uncovering of one of the world’s most dangerous and best kept secrets. He is led unwittingly through murder and intrigue towards his own personal “Holy Grail” – Joseph Stalin’s secret legacy – a legacy that could change the face of Russian history forever.

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The Derby Stallion

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Fifteen-year-old Patrick doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life, and the pressure put on him by his dad isn’t helping. But then he meets a misunderstood horse trainer who convinces him to train for the Derby Cup. Can Patrick convince his parents to let him compete, beat out out the rich town bully — and find the champion that lies within?

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