Movies - 2008

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1.
27 Dresses (2008)
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After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with. (111 mins.)
Director: Anne Fletcher
“ Out 1/18/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
2.
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
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The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go badly and the two become enemies. (108 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Out 1/18/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
3.
The Last Word (2008)
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A man (Bentley) who makes his living composing other people's suicide notes enters into a romance with the sister (Ryder) of a recent client. (90 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Haley
“ (Out 1/18/08) ” - johnluiz1
 
4.
Over Her Dead Body (2008)
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A ghost tries to sabotage her former boyfriend's current relationship with a psychic. (95 mins.)
Director: Jeff Lowell
“ Out 2/1/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
5.
Strange Wilderness (2008)
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With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot. (87 mins.)
Director: Fred Wolf
“ Out 2/1/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
6.
Fool's Gold (2008)
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A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance. (112 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
“ Out 2/8/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
7.
In Bruges (2008)
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Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ Out 2/8/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
8.
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
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A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Adam Brooks
“ Out 2/14/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
9.
Vantage Point (2008)
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The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives. (90 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
“ Out 2/22/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
10.
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
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A rich kid becomes the self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body of his new high school. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Poll
“ Out 2/22/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
11.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
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Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars. (102 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Out 2/22/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
12.
The Counterfeiters (2007)
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The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII. (98 mins.)
“ Out 2/22/08, On DVD 8/5/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
13.
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. (115 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
“ Out 2/29/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
14.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
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Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. (92 mins.)
Director: Bharat Nalluri
“ Out 3/7/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
15.
Married Life (2007)
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A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce. (91 mins.)
Director: Ira Sachs
“ Out 3/7/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
16.
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
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Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully. (110 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill
“ Out 3/21/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
17.
Leatherheads (2008)
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In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under. (114 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ Out 4/4/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
18.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
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Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend. (111 mins.)
“ Out 4/18/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
19.
Baby Mama (2008)
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A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate. (99 mins.)
“ Out 4/25/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
20.
Son of Rambow (2007)
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During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood. (96 mins.)
Director: Garth Jennings
“ Out of 5/2/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
21.
Made of Honor (2008)
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A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul Weiland
“ Out 5/2/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
22.
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
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A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
“ Out 5/9/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
23.
Then She Found Me (2007)
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39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but... (100 mins.)
Director: Helen Hunt
“ Out 5/9/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
24.
War, Inc. (2008)
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A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice President... (107 mins.)
Director: Joshua Seftel
“ 5/23/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
25.
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
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An inept tae kwon do instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow tae kwon do enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Wallace. (85 mins.)
Director: Jody Hill
“ Out 5/30/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
26.
The Promotion (2008)
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Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion. (86 mins.)
Director: Steven Conrad
“ Out 6/6/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
27.
Brick Lane (2007)
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A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home... (102 mins.)
Director: Sarah Gavron
“ Out 6/20/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
28.
Finding Amanda (2008)
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A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab. (96 mins.)
Director: Peter Tolan
“ Out 6/27/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
29.
WALL·E (2008)
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In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ Out 6/27/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
30.
The Wackness (2008)
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It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter. (99 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ Out 7/3/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
31.
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
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A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War. (133 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ Out 7/25/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
32.
Frozen River (2008)
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Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec... (97 mins.)
Director: Courtney Hunt
“ Out 8/1/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
33.
Swing Vote (2008)
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In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote. (120 mins.)
“ Out 8/1/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
34.
Bottle Shock (2008)
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The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris". (110 mins.)
Director: Randall Miller
“ (Out 8/6/08, On DVD 2/3/09, Watch 2/9/12) Interesting and fun story about the first American wine to beat the French in a blind taste. Good character development, great acting from whole cast.
Rate 7/10 ” - johnluiz1
 
35.
Pineapple Express (2008)
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A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him. (111 mins.)
“ Out 8/8/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
36.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
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Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ Out 8/15/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
37.
Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
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Henry Poole moves in to a house in his old neighborhood, to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a "miracle" by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life. (99 mins.)
Director: Mark Pellington
“ Out 8/15/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
38.
The House Bunny (2008)
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After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls. (97 mins.)
Director: Fred Wolf
“ Out 8/22/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
39.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Out 8/29/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
40.
Burn After Reading (2008)
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A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it. (96 mins.)
“ 9/12/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
41.
My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
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Tank faces the ultimate test of friendship when his best friend hires him to take his ex-girlfriend out on a lousy date in order to make her realize how great her former boyfriend is. (101 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
“ Out 9/19/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
42.
Ghost Town (2008)
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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. (102 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
“ Out 9/19/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
43.
The Lucky Ones (2008)
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The story revolves around three soldiers - Colee, TK and Cheever - who return from the war after suffering... (115 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
“ Out 9/26/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
44.
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
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A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn. (97 mins.)
Director: George C. Wolfe
“ Out 9/26/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
45.
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
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Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. (160 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ Out 9/26/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
46.
Towelhead (2007)
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A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War. (124 mins.)
Director: Alan Ball
“ Out 9/26/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
47.
Flash of Genius (2008)
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Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper. (119 mins.)
Director: Marc Abraham
“ Out 10/3/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
48.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
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High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Sollett
“ Out 10/3/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
49.
Blindness (2008)
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A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. (121 mins.)
“ Out 10/3/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
50.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
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A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City. (110 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide
“ Out 10/3/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
51.
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
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A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding. (113 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Out 10/3/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
52.
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
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A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her. (118 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
“ Out 10/10/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
53.
Body of Lies (2008)
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A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence. (128 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Out 10/10/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
54.
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
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Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother... (114 mins.)
“ Out 10/17/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
55.
What Just Happened (2008)
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Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made. (104 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Out 10/17/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
56.
Passengers (2008)
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A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear. (93 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
“ Out 10/24/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
57.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
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Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought. (101 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ Out 10/31/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
58.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
“ 11/7/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
59.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
“ 11/12/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
60.
Role Models (2008)
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Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program. (99 mins.)
Director: David Wain
“ Out 11/14/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
61.
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
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A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together. (98 mins.)
“ Out 11/14/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
62.
Four Christmases (2008)
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A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas. (88 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ Out 11/26/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
63.
Cadillac Records (2008)
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Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. (109 mins.)
Director: Darnell Martin
“ Out 12/5/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
64.
The Reader (2008)
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ Out 12/10/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
65.
Doubt (2008)
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A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. (104 mins.)
“ Out 12/12/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
66.
Gran Torino (2008)
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Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Out 12/12/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
67.
The Wrestler (2008)
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A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. (109 mins.)
“ Out 12/17/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
68.
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
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In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source. (108 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
“ Out 12/17/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
69.
Adam Resurrected (2008)
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In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors. (106 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
“ Out 12/19/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
70.
Marley & Me (2008)
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A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. (115 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
“ Out 12/25/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
71.
Frost/Nixon (2008)
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A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. (122 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Out 12/25/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
72.
Last Chance Harvey (2008)
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In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life. (93 mins.)
Director: Joel Hopkins
“ Out 12/25/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
73.
The Longshots (2008)
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The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history. (94 mins.)
Director: Fred Durst
“ Out 8/22/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
74.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Out 12/25/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
75.
Valkyrie (2008)
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A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ Out 12/25/08 ” - johnluiz1
 
76.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
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A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. (119 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Out 12/26/08 ” - johnluiz1