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Entries from June 2006

The New World (2005)

June 30th, 2006 · 3 Comments

In the year 1607, three ships – Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery – landed in present day Virginia after setting out from England. The expedition’s captain (Christopher Plummer) establishes the colony of Jamestown, forbidding his men from plundering or raiding, and advocating good relations with the “naturals,” the Powhatan tribe who inhabit the region. Facing […]

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Munich (2005)

June 28th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Following the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by terror group Black September in a hostage crisis at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, the Mossad dispatch a German bred agent named “Avner” (Eric Bana) to Europe to track down and assassinate the Arabs responsible. With a South African driver (Daniel Craig), a cleaner (Ciaran Hinds), toymaker […]

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Tags: Paranoia

The Big Sleep (1946)

June 27th, 2006 · No Comments

Humphrey Bogart stars as Philip Marlowe, the iconic dirty shamus in L.A. created by Raymond Chandler. As the film’s famous baffling plot unfolds, Marlowe pays a visit to the home of an ailing millionaire, who hires him to look in to the gambling debts of his wild daughter Carmen (Martha Vickers). As he’s leaving, Marlowe […]

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Tags: Drunk scene · Golden Age of Hollywood