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Movie Review of Sunshine (2007) [R] 108 minutes
WIP™ Scale: $13.00
A long time in finally reaching USA audiences, Sunshine, directed by Danny "28 Days Later…" Boyle from the screenplay by Alex "also 28 Days Later…" Garland, shines well worth the wait. While the summer of 2007's sci-fi film scene has been ruled by transforming Autobots® and Decepticons®, Boyle's Sunshine puts a decidedly more human touch to genre. In this case, the end of the world as the sun some 50 years in the future has begin to die down a bit producing insufficient energy to heat the world. (continued...)

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300 (2007) [R] -- W.I.P. Scale™ Rating: $12.00
Review-lite: Frank Miller, the graphic novelist behind Sin City takes a decidedly different turn with a similar style in his historically spirited look at the famous battle of Battle of Thermopylae now the startling film 300 directed by Zach Snyder. The most amazing thing about the film is how it looks and feels--not dissimilar in some ways to the feeling of Sin City. For 300, that means a sunset glow for most of the sky with striking figures of Spartans and Persian soldiers battling in fluid motions with time frozen stops in the middle. The effect is visually breathtaking, though admittedly, historically inaccurate. Gerard Butler portrays the Spartan King, Leonidas, phenomenally while his archenemy, King Xerxes, does not fare as well under the guise of Rodrigo Santoro. The dialogue, acting, and storyline are nowhere nearly in the same league as the cinematic achievement resulting in a somewhat disappointing film overall. Click to purchase this DVD(click for full review)

(DVD releases by week back to 12 June 2007)

Movies Coming Soon:
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August 3

Bratz: The Movie • The Bourne Ultimatum • Charlie Bartlett• Hot Rod • Underdog

*note: Studios constantly change release dates for films. Please be advised that the information on the coming soon page is updated often, but may not be exact.

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