Rent

rent-poster“There’s only us, there’s only this. Forget regret – or life is yours to miss. There’s no other road, no other way… no day but today.”

The Scoop: 2005 PG-13, and directed by Chris Columbus and starring Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, and Rosario Dawson

Tagline: No day but today.

Summary Capsule: Eight friends cope with life, love, AIDS, and New York.

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The Last Samurai

last-samurai-poster“What’s a hero to do when there’s no more great battles?”

The Scoop: 2003 R, directed by Edward Zwick and starring Ken Watanabe, Tom Cruise, and William Atherton

Tagline: In the face of an enemy, in the heart of one man, lies the soul of a warrior.

Summary Capsule: A haunted man lives in a community of people he once considered savages and comes to respect them. Tom Cruise plays Kevin Costner.

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L.A. Confidential

LA-Confidential-poster“To the solving of crimes that require absolute justice.”

The Scoop: 1997 R, directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and James Cromwell

Tagline: Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush…

Summary Capsule: Three cops — good cop, bad cop, and who-cares-I’m-on-TV cop — take on a closed case and save the world. Well, sort of.

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