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  • The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 2005

    ★★★½ Added

    Julianne Moore portrays Evelyn Ryan, a 1950s housewife with 10 children. Submitting jingles, slogans and songs to product contests, she wins prizes and cash that help their family scrape by. Her husband, Kelly, (Woody Harrelson) is an alcoholic who spends a hefty portion of his paycheck on the nightly fifth of whiskey and six-pack of beer so Evelyn's talent with words is much needed.

    This started off fun and cute, with stylized presentation that made us think of Pushing Daisies.…

  • A Mighty Wind

    A Mighty Wind 2003

    ★★½ Added

    Leonard Maltin and Baron Vaughn recommended this on their podcast as their sleeper music movie recently. We love Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman but had avoided this due to mediocre reviews. I'm not sure it was mediocre but it wasn't as good as Best in Show, our third-ranked Christopher Guest movie. Not bad but not necessary to your film viewing.

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  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle 2004

    ★★★★ Added

    19-year-old Sophie has resigned herself to a drab life in her family's hat shop ... until she is cursed by an evil witch to have an 90-year-old body. She leaves home and goes searching for a way to break the spell. In the countryside she comes upon Howl's strange moving castle which walks about on large chicken legs.

    Howl is the young wizard who owns the castle and Sophie soon becomes part of the household as the housekeeper. As she…

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    Anyone who enjoyed the Wallace and Gromit shorts will enjoy this. Their British sense of humor and timing ... so funny.

    Billed as "the world's first vegetarian horror movie," this finds Wallace and Gromit running a pest control service to help the villagers who want to grow prize-winning produce for their annual vegetable competition.

    Loaded with ingenious Rube Goldberg inventions, spoofs of old monster movies and classic movies, and their trademark sight gags, this is a treasure for all ages.