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Entries from April 2008

Collateral (2004)

April 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Synopsis Max (Jamie Foxx) starts his shift driving a cab in Los Angeles. He picks up a fare named Annie (Jada Pinkett Smith) headed to the Federal Courthouse. Ignoring her instruction to take side streets, Max bets he can get her there faster on the Harbor Freeway. He tells Annie that the cab is only […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Gangsters and hoodlums · Hitman · No opening credits · Shootout · Train

Duel (1971)

April 9th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Synopsis Leaving Los Angeles and driving through the desert for a business appointment, David Mann (Dennis Weaver) gets stuck behind a 1955 Peterbilt dripping with grease and billowing diesel fumes. Mann’s road etiquette appears to offend the unseen trucker, who gains speed and cuts back in front of Mann before slowing to a crawl. Mann […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Based on short story · Paranoia · Road trip

Tron (1982)

April 6th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Synopsis In an electronic world that exists within our own, a power hungry Master Control Program dominates other programs by kidnapping and matching them on a game grid against his sadistic emissary Sark (David Warner). The enslaved programs debate the existence of the Users, higher beings they believe are responsible for creating them. Back in […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Cult favorite · Man vs. machine · No opening credits