Ocean’s Twelve

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{4.5/5} “It’s not in my nature to be mysterious, but I can’t talk about it and I can’t talk about why.” Ocean’s Twelve, released in 2004 Terry Benedict, a dangerous man, has figured out who robbed his casinos and he wants his money back — in 2 weeks. In order to get it to him, […]

Ocean’s Eleven

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{5/5} “Well, if I’m reading this right — I’d like to think that I am — this is probably the least accessible vault ever designed.” Ocean’s Eleven, released in 2001 Danny Ocean, having just gotten out of prison, is planning his next heist. It’s a complicated one, will require a bunch of people — eleven […]

Interference

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{4.5/5} “I still do not know why fires keep appearing at the edge of the plains. I have too many mysteries, and they have all come at the same time, like fruit that ripens at once. They might be the same kind of fruit, then, perhaps from the same tree. Which tree?” Interference by Sue […]

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

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{4.5/5} “I also need to be a little bit more careful about what I say on this blog. Apparently the LAPD and Captain Hammer are among our viewers.” Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, released in 2008 Dr. Horrible wants to rule the world. He has a video blog in which he talks to his fans, and […]

Contact

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{4.5/5} “My hope is that we can find a common ground, break through any obstacles that may have kept us apart.” Contact, released in 1997 Ellie Arroway is a SETI researcher — she listens for signals from space using a series of giant telescopes. One day she hears a pattern — and it’s determined that […]

Big Fish

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{5/5} “Now there comes a point when a reasonable man will swallow his pride and admits that he’s made a terrible mistake. The truth is, I was never a reasonable man.” Big Fish, released in 2003 Edward Bloom has led a life filled with one fantastic thing after another — that is, if you believe […]

Noumenon Ultra

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{4.5/5} “I think about the lives of my ancestors and what they have meant to the future. Life itself may have a greater purpose. I know the creation of more means something, though I can’t say what. Maybe each civilization is a piece of the purpose, and when one affects another we are all closer […]

Enchanted

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{5/5} “‘You need me to call somebody for you?’ ‘Well, I don’t think they’d hear you from here.’” Enchanted, released in 2007 The Queen doesn’t want her stepson Edward to get married because then that princess will usurp her. When Edward meets Giselle he immediately wants to marry her, but the Queen sends her somewhere […]

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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{5/5} “Here, put these bandit hats on.” Fantastic Mr. Fox, released in 2009 Mr. Fox writes a column for the newspaper. He used to steal chickens but he promised his wife he’d stop. He moved his family to a tree because living in a hole in the ground made him feel poor. Now he has […]

The Thirteenth Floor

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{3/5} “He made himself a god, and it corrupted him.” The Thirteenth Floor, released in 1999 Douglas Hall works at a computer software company where they’ve been working on something revolutionary — an artificial world where the characters think they’re real people. His boss, Hannon Fuller, was murdered and Douglas can’t remember what he was […]