Lords of Dogtown

Lords_of_dogtown“He’s busy competing with the sun for the center of the world.”

The Scoop: 2005 PG-13, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, and Rebecca De Mornay

Tagline: They came from nothing to change everything.

Summary Capsule: In 1970s Venice, California, a group of young kids turn from surfing to skateboarding, and turn a hobby into a worldwide phenomenon

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The Living Daylights

living-daylights-poster“Whoever she was, I must have scared the living daylights out of her.”

The Scoop:1987 PG, directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton, Joe Don Baker, Maryam d’Abo, and John Rhys-Davies

Tagline: Living on the edge. It’s the only way he lives.

Summary Capsule: Evil Russians scheme against good Russians and the rest of the world could be in jeopardy, except that James Bond finds a young female Russian cellist intriguing so he’ll probably save the world just to impress her.

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The Royal Tenenbaums

royal-tenenbaums-poster“The past six days have been the best six days of probably my whole life.”

The Scoop: 2001 R, directed by Wes Anderson and starring Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, and Owen Wilson

Tagline: You Are Invited To A Remarkable Family Gathering.

Summary Capsule: The squandered potential of an upper class family of geniuses gets one last chance at redemption when the deadbeat dad, the architect of their woes, attempts to win his back into the fold.

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