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The Guru (Q Syndicate)

After moving to New York in search of fame and fortune, an Indian dance teacher (Jimi Mistry) is mistaken for an enlightened sexual advisor by a flaky socialite (Marisa Tomei). He’s aided in the charade by an unwitting porn actress (Heather Graham), who shares her philosophies on sex with him because she believes he’s training … Continue reading

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The Hours (Q Syndicate)

This extraordinary adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel depicts a single, defining day in the lives of three unrelated women who are linked by a literary masterpiece. In 1923 England, Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman) battles mounting depression as she begins work on her first great novel, “Mrs. Dalloway,” the very book a discontented housewife … Continue reading

The Recruit (Q Syndicate)
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The Recruit (Q Syndicate)

Recruited into the CIA by an assiduous special agent (Al Pacino), computer whiz James (Colin Farrell) proves himself a natural at the Agency’s secret training camp. There, he rises to the top of his class while falling for Layla (Bridget Moynahan), a fellow trainee. But when he’s tapped for a top secret operation to root … Continue reading

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The Ring

After unwittingly exposing herself and her loved ones to a mysterious videotape that kills viewers precisely seven days after watching it, an investigative reporter (Naomi Watts) has only a week to track down its origins and, hopefully, avert death. This occasionally frightening remake of a popular Japanese thriller begins, naturally, on a dark and stormy … Continue reading

The Santa Clause 2
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The Santa Clause 2

Nobody manufactures pre-packaged, synthetic cheer quite like Disney, as proven by this relentlessly merry sequel. Tim Allen returns as Santa, who discovers his employment contract has a “Mrs.” clause, requiring him to marry or forfeit the job. With the “de-Santafication” process already underway, he hurries back to the suburbs to find a bride, and to … Continue reading

The Truth About Charlie
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The Truth About Charlie

After discovering her recently murdered husband stole $6 million, Regina (Thandie Newton) must defend herself from his cohorts, who subsequently show up thinking she has the loot. When a mysterious stranger (Mark Wahlberg) comes to her aid, she finds herself simultaneously suspicious and smitten. The action in this remake of the Audrey Hepburn/Cary Grant thriller … Continue reading