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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

  (5/5) drama, romance Reference: | Reviews: Roger Ebert (4/4)| IMDb External Reviews | Rotten Tomatoes 94% | Metacritic 86% This is a beautiful movie. It has an engaging story. The terrific cinematography captures India in a beautiful, yet realistic, way that I’ve never seen before. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) won Best Picture at the 2008

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Casino Royale (2006)

  (5/5) action, adventure, thriller Reference: | Reviews: Roger Ebert | IMDb External Reviews | Rotten Tomatoes 94% | Metacritic 81% As I did before watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I went back and watched the fantastic Casino Royale (2006) in preparation for the forthcoming Quantum Solace (2008). Quantum Solace

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The Dark Knight (2008)

  (5/5) Reference: | Reviews: Roger Ebert | IMDb External Reviews | Rotten Tomatoes 95% | Metacritic 82% Wow! The Dark Knight was so good I would have wanted to give it 5.5 Dale-heads out of 5. But, its whopping 2.5 hour length, and the fact that I don’t have a graphic for 5.5 Dale-heads,

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)

  (5/5) – animation, action, comedy  Kung Fu Panda is a beautiful, vibrant, original and, dare I say, inspirational, movie. I had high expectations going in and they were exceeded. With a few notable exceptions (Nacho Libre) I’ve enjoyed pretty much every movie I’ve seen that featured Jack Black. This role, which seemed written for

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Vertigo (1958)

 (5/5) drama, mystery, romance, thriller In Vertigo (1958) a retired police officer played by Jimmy Stewart is forced to confront his dizzying fear of heights (vertigo) in order to solve a  mystery. A friend’s wife, played by Kim Novak, is suffering from a form of dissociative fugue (sudden personality changes combined with travel to non-customary places

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

  (5/5) action, adventure I had a silly Indiana grin on my face as I strode out of the cinema whistling the John Williams theme song. Did I like it? Yes indeed.         "Too Much of Life is Wasted in the Waiting" This quote from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull(2008) sums

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Iron Man (2008)

  (5/5) super-hero, sc-fi, action, comedy Iron Man (2008) is as good as super-hero movies get. Up there with Spiderman (2002) (IMDb) and Batman Begins (2005). It is a visual, dramatic and comedic treat, worthy of several Oscar nominations, possibly even a Best Picture nomination. Prior to Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. had not made