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28 Days (2000)

28 Days (2000)

Gwen Cummings (Sandra Bullock) never met a drink she couldn’t quaff. But when her drunken buffoonery ruins her sister’s wedding — and does some major property damage — a judge orders her to choose between rehab and jail. Netflix, IMDB Director: Betty Thomas STC Genre: Rites of Passage (addiction) “Life Problem” – alcohol (and pills) […]

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller, the creator of a virtual reality world, has discovered something extremely important. He is about to share this discovery with his colleague and friend, Douglas Hall, when he is murdered. Douglas continues in Fuller’s footsteps to uncover the mystery, but what he finds is beyond anyone’s imagination. Netflix, IMDB Director: Josef […]

Sherlock Holmes (1979-1986) – Russian TV

Sherlock Holmes (1979-1986) – Russian TV series

Шерлок Холмс и Доктор Ватсон – Знакомство (Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson – the Introduction) Director: Igor Maslennikov STC Genre: Whydunit (law enforcement) – it’s elementary, Watson! IMDB: this episode, and more from this series. From a user review: When you visit museum of Sherlock Holmes in London, Baker St., first thing that you see […]

Serenity (2005)

Serenity (2005)

The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is telepathic. Netflix, IMDB Director: Joss Whedon STC Genre: Superhero “Special Power” – the weapon of a girl “Nemesis” – the Alliance “Curse” – the girl cannot control her power Very nice movie, at least for […]

Signs (2002)

Signs (2002)

Everything farmer and former priest Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) believes about the world changes when he finds an intricate pattern of circles carved into his fields, mysterious markings that cause a media frenzy and test Hess’s faith. Ultimately, he uncovers the circles’ origins, which will forever alter his and his family’s lives. Netflix, IMDB Director: […]

The Hangover (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him. Netflix, IMDB Director: Todd Phillips STC Genre: Whydunit Very well made movie. It sets the tone as a silly comedy, and totally exceeds all the expectations of that. […]