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Entries from November 2008

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

November 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Synopsis On the 6th of January 1917, five condemned French soldiers are brought to a trench in Somme: a once cheerful carpenter, who accidentally shot himself scattering away rats; a welder so disillusioned by the war that he burns his hand in an attempt to win a discharge; a brave farmer (Clovis Cornillac) who wounds […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Crooked officer · Dreams and visions · Interrogation · Military · Museums and galleries · Prostitute · Train

The Blues Brothers (1980)

November 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Synopsis Upon his release from Joliet Correctional Center, “Joliet” Jake Blues (John Belushi) is met by his brother Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) in an old Mt. Prospect police car. Elwood takes Jake directly to St. Helen Blessed Shroud Orphanage to visit The Penguin (Kathleen Freeman), the nun who raised them. She reveals that the Cook […]

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Tags: Brother/brother relationship · Concert · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Famous line · Femme fatale · Interrogation · Master and pupil · Music

Return To Oz (1985)

November 10th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Synopsis Dorothy Gale (Fairuza Balk) lies in bed unable to sleep. Aunt Em (Piper Laurie) confides to Uncle Henry (Matt Clark) that it’s been six months since the tornado, and all the girl does is talk about some place that doesn’t exist. On their farm in turn of the century Kansas, Dorothy finds a key […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Based on book · Beasts and monsters · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · No opening credits · Psychoanalysis · Sequel