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  • October Sky

    October Sky 1999

    ★★★★★ Added

    So much more than a standard coming-of-age film. Really wonderfully told with layered characters. I especially liked the father who is not just good or bad, but a fully actualized character.

  • Bottle Shock

    Bottle Shock 2008

    ★★ Added

    Several friends said they watched this in tribute when Alan Rickman died. I'd never heard of it so gave it a try.

    They couldn't pull out Galaxy Quest or Die Hard or Harry Potter movies? Even Love Actually and Robin Hood, neither of which are favorites, are better put together than this.

    Great story potential. Terrible actual storytelling.

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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…

  • Angel-A

    Angel-A 2005

    ★★★ Added 2

    Andre is an inept con artist who has made a lot of bad business deals with a lot of bad people. When we meet him, Andre's luck has run out and his time is almost up as he faces multiple death threats. Despairing, he decides to end it all by jumping off of a bridge into the Seine.

    At the point of jumping, Andre notices a tall, gorgeous woman who jumps from the bridge, and Andre's thoughts turn from suicide…