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Entries from August 2008

28 Days Later (2002)

August 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Synopsis Animal rights activists infiltrate the “Cambridge Primate Research Centre” to find a chimpanzee being monitored for its reaction to civil unrest on TV monitors. Ignoring warnings that the animals have been infected with “rage,” the activists unlock the cages. One of them is bitten. Going into convulsions and vomiting blood, she then attacks the […]

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Tags: Beasts and monsters · Dreams and visions · End of the world · Military

Carla Gugino

August 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Carla Gugino was born August 29, 1971 in Sarasota, Florida. Her father was an orthodontist. At the age of two, Gugino’s parents separated. Seeking a change of scenery, her mother drove Gugino cross country. They lived in a teepee in Paradise, California for six months, as well as a van in Big Sur. Gugino recalled, […]

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Tags: United Federation of Character Actors

Garden State (2004)

August 25th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Synopsis Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) receives a message from his estranged father that his mother has died. Wrapped in a cocoon of anti-depressant drugs, a sterile Los Angeles apartment and a thankless job waiting tables at a chic Vietnamese restaurant, “Large” returns to suburban New Jersey for the funeral. Confiding to his icy psychiatrist father […]

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Tags: Bathtub scene · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · Father/son relationship · Music · Psychoanalysis · Unconventional romance