The Lords of Discipline

lords-discipline-poster“I’d rather get my teeth kicked in than memorize the periodic table any day.”

The Scoop: 1983 R, directed by Franc Roddam and starring David Keith, Michael Biehn, and Judge Reinhold

Tagline: No tagline

Summary Capsule: Cadets at a military school that ISN’T the Citadel struggle with things like hazing, racism and whether to drink their mint juleps out on the veranda. Not necessarily in that order.

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meatballs-poster“It just doesn’t matter!”

The Scoop: 1979 PG, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Bill Murray, Kristine DeBell, and Harvey Atkin

Tagline: Are you ready for a good time?

Summary Capsule: Wacky camp counselors survive summer with humor and sanity intact

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The Kingdom

kingdom-poster“Does he know where Bin Laden is? Because that would be great.”

The Scoop: 2007 R, directed by Peter Berg and starring Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, and Jennifer Garner

Tagline: Under fire. Under Pressure. Out of Time.

Summary Capsule: An FBI special investigation team takes an off-the-books trip to Saudi Arabia to solve the mystery behind a shocking terror attack.

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Wicker Park

wicker-park-poster“When you see something from afar, you develop a fantasy. But when you see it up close, 9 times out of 10, you wish you hadn’t.”

The Scoop: 2004 PG-13, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Sleepy Tree Sloth, Rose Byrne, and Matthew Lillard

Tagline: Passion never dies.

Summary Capsule: Man flushes personal and professional life down the toilet because he thinks he saw someone he used to lust after.

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Reign of Fire

reign-of-fire-poster“When I’m running for my life, I generally don’t look back at the plumbing.”

The Scoop: 2002 PG-13, directed by Rob Bowman and starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, and Alexander Siddig

Tagline: They’re extremely intelligent. Highly evolved. And they don’t like sharing the planet.

Summary Capsule: In the year 2000-something, there be lots of people and one dragon. Ten years or so later, it’s pretty much the other way around. With lots of cinders. Can the intrepid British tomato fanciers and rogue American commandos defeat what nukes couldn’t? Stay tuned!

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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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