William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

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William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

In Venice, young Bassanio needs a loan of 3,000 ducats so he can properly woo a wealthy heiress of Venice named Portia. To get the necessary funds, Bassanio approaches his friend Antonio, a merchant. Antonio's money, unfortunately, is invested in merchant ships that are presently at sea; however, to help Bassanio, Antonio arranges for a short-term loan of the money from Shylock, a Jewish usurer. Shylock has a deep-seated hatred for Antonio because of the insulting treatment that Antonio has s ...


THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut

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THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut

George Lucas creates a futuristic, underground world in which bald, dronelike workers are forced to take drugs to regulate their moods and stifle their libidos. THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) and his mate LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) are factory workers, building the robotic police that keep order in their stark world. The soundtrack to their lives is a news service that continually lists information about factory accidents, as well as sex and drug crimes. There are electronic confessionals for workers ...


Austin Powers in Goldmember

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Austin Powers in Goldmember

After Dr. Evil and his accomplice Mini-Me escape from a maximum-security prison, Austin is called to action once more in this third installment of the Austin Powers franchise.

Director: Jay Roach
Writer(s): Mike Myers
Cast: Mike Myers, Michael Caine, Beyonc? Knowles, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling, Verne J. Troyer

Release Date: July 26, 2002
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Children of Men

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Children of Men
Review (9/10)
(By Brendan Cullin)

Children of Men takes us to the year 2027, a time when the world is in chaos. It is littered with detention centres and guarded fences, and a baby has not been born in 18 years. In an era where there seems to be little, if any hope, we meet Theo (Clive Owen), a disillusioned former activist whose life is more or less on auto-pilot. Theo goes to work, drinks too much booze (or not enough, I suppose, depending on how you look at it) and hangs out w ...

Batman Begins

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Batman Begins
Review (9/10)
(By Blair Barbesin)

Usually when a franchise goes bad, like Superman (c'mon, Superman 4 Quest for Peace was really bad!) the owners of the franchise stick their head in the sand and don't come out until a generation or so has passed and then do they try to re-launch their character. It was 1987 when we last saw the Man of Steel. Finally in 2006 he is going to make a return. That's a whopping 19 years later. Why is this relevant? This is a Batman review right? Well, ...