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Breaking Red Dawn

8:44 A.M. A full scale military invasion by foreign troops begins. Total surprise. Almost total success. A gang of high school kids become the last line of defense. 

 

Edward Cullen, as played by Patrick Swayze, and Bella Swan (Lea Thompson) are honeymooning on an island off the coast of Brazil when Soviet and Cuban Volturi invade. Mistakenly thinking it's a cross between a vampire and werewolf, they label themselves Wolverines, and Edward, Bella, Jacob (C. Thomas Howell), Seth (Charlie Sheen), and Leah (Jennifer Grey) head off into the hills to fight the communist threat.

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Set on one day in 1995, Cluelysses follows the peregrinations of Tai, the high school nerd, and her counterpart, the priveledged rich girl Cher, around Beverly Hills. Using an innovative interior monologue and an ingeniously intricate doubling that mirrors the voyages of Odysseus, Joyce captures the sum total of human experience. From Dionne's closing soliloquy: "I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will...As if"

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Saigon, sh*t. I’m still only in Saigon. Every time I think I’m going to wake up back in that vulture-eyed old man’s room. When I was home, it was worse. I’d wake up and there’d be nothing but the sound of a heart beating…

 

When I was here I wanted to be there. When I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the old man’s room.

 

I’ve been here a week now. Waiting for that heart beat, getting louder. Every minute I stay in this room it gets louder.

 

And every minute Charlie squats in the bush he gets stronger. Each time I look around the walls move in a little tighter.

 

Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a heart beat, and for my sins they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service.

The Grapes of Wrath of Khan

California... the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Joad family. Their mission: to escape strange dust, to seek out new work and fight for the oppressed, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

 

Khaaaaan!!!

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The Story of Edgar SAWtelle

A mute boy, and his extraordinary dog, awake to find themselves chained by the feet. Held captive by a sadistic serial killer, Edgar's only chance for survival is by having his dog gnaw through his legs...
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Kevin Bacon plays a Prussian soldier turned scientist who has developed an invisibility serum that has literally erased his head. Elisabeth Shue reprises her role as Bacon’s onetime love interest, Katrina Van Tassel. Josh Brolin, who reportedly lost 60 pounds and wore lifts during filming, plays fellow scientist, Ichabod Crane. When Katrina and Ichabod fail to restore Bacon’s head, he becomes unglued and unleashes a murderous rampage on his colleagues.

A book in two acts. Set in a typical Eastern suburb of Bullit Park where violence and suspense lurks just below the idyllic surface, The first half concerns Detective Elliot Nailles, a veteran police officer who is given the task of protecting a young state's witness and former ganster. However, the witness completely refuses to get out of bed, causing Nailles no end of grief and casting doubts on the true nature of the American dream. In the second half, disturbed neighbour Paul Hammer begins stalking the witness, and eventually kidnaps him. The story culminates in a epic and memorable chase through criss-crossing rows of cookie cutter houses exposing both the bland conformity and intense violence present in 1960's suburbia.
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Riddler on the Roof

Set in pre-"No Man's Land" Gotham, the novel (and subsequent stage play) is based upon the stories of Robert Kane.

Edward Nygma is a costumed villain coping with a host of problems;

 

  • A world unware of his mental prowess
  • The day-to-day problems of super villainy
  • His cantakerous henchmen
  • City sanctioned violence in the form of the Batman

 

Adam and Eve, recently expelled from Eden, go on a massive 3 day bender!

 

If Ray Milland plays the role of Adam and Jane Wyman assumes the role of Eve, does the proverbial snake than play Howard Da Silva's part as the bartender? Talk about temptation! The apple then becomes a tumbler of whisky?


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Ang Lee May Direct "Life of Pi" Adaptation

Variety reports that director, Ang Lee might tackle bringing Yann Martel's Life of Pi to the big screen.

 

I can't even begin to imagine how one would go about adapting the book to film. Can you?

 

Does Lee turn to CGI a la The Hulk?

The Man in the Iron Mask of Zorro

"True, the mask did deflect a rapier thrust or two", Diego de la Vega mused, "but the weight of the thing makes head fakes nearly impossible."
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    When Farmer John and his wife take temporary leave of the farm, the barnyard animals move into the farmhouse. The animals have a rollicking good time, highlighted by pizza parties and toga parties, until the innocent fun takes a horrific turn. One night, the farm animals waylay the pizza delivery boy. Although the delivery boy manages to escape in his car, devoid of its cargo, the animals recognize their superior strength and intellect. Thence, the barnyard animals orchestrate a bizarre plan to take over the world, thereby establishing a new world pecking order. A horse, seeking dominance over the other animals, declares, “All animals are equal, but some are tastier than others.”
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The Towering Inferno of Dr. Funkenstein

     Dr. Funkenstein constructs an enormous tower to harness the pure power of funk music with the intent of reviving the dead. Following his succsessful completion of the creature called "Funkenstein," the doctor hosts a party for fellow eccentric scientists. Unfortunately, the party is cut short when massive amounts of hairspray in the air ignites following a lava-lamp mishap on shag carpeting. While the doctor and friends are busy partying, nearby villagers learn of the existence of  the funk monster and wish to punish Funkenstein for what they see as an abomination. To that end, they have sworn to tear the roof off Tower Funkenstein in order to force Funkenstein to give up the funk. Meanwhile, as his party guests attempt to evade the collapsing building, Funkenstein attempts to save his greatest creation during a freaked out fantastic voyage of action and danger. 

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