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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: 1408


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 78% (Critics) / 61% (Audience)
Directed By: Mikael Håfström
Written By: Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Mary McCormack
Studio: MGM/Dimension

Synopsis: Mike Enslin, writer who is famous for debunking claims of paranormal events, checks into the infamous room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. The room is purported to be a receptacle for paranormal energy and Mike is convinced that it is just a hoax to drum up business for the hotel. However, once Mike checks in he is faced with undeniable proof that the supernatural is real but he may not survive to write about it.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Ghost Rider – Spirit of Vengeance


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 12% (Critics) / 62% (Audience)
Directed By: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Written By: Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman and David S. Goyer
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Johnny Whitworth and Idris Elba
Studio: Sony Pictures

Synopsis: Johnny Blaze is recruited to help thwart the Devil’s plans to take the human form of a young boy in this sequel to the 2007 film.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Get On The Bus


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87% (Critics) / 70% (Audience)
Directed By: Spike Lee
Written By: Reggie Rock Bythewood
Starring: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Hill Harper, Roger Guenveur Smith and Andre Braugher
Studio: Sony Pictures

Synopsis: The year is 1995 and a disparate group of black men are embarking on a cross country bus trip to the Louis Farrakhan organized Million Man March in Washington, D.C. in Spike Lee’s guerrilla-style docudrama.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Safe House


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 53% (Critics) / 70% (Audience)
Directed By: Daniel Espinosa
Written By: David Guggenheim
Starring: Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds
Studio: Universal Pictures

Synopsis: A green CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds), tasked with the benign job of overseeing a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa, ends up going on the run with his first prisoner, a rogue CIA agent (Denzel Washington) selling high level secrets, when the safe house is attacked.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: 28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71% (Critics) / 66% (Audience)
Directed By: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Written By: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Rowan Joffe, E.L. Lavigne, and Jesus Olmo
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Harold Perrineau and Robert Carlyle
Studio: Fox Atomic

Synopsis: The sequel to Danny Boyle’s 28 DAYS LATER, 28 WEEKS LATER takes place six months after the initial rage virus outbreak. The U.S. military is helping set up a safe zone in London for survivors to rebuild and repopulate. But things do not go according to plan.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 42% (Critics) / 35% (Audience)
Directed By: Rod Lurie
Written By: Rod Lurie
Starring: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, James Woods
Studio: Sony Pictures/Screen Gems

Synopsis: A Los Angeles screenwriter David and his actress wife Amy relocate to her family home in a small town in the deep South after her father’s death. Before long old conflicts and relationships begin to boil leading to an explosive confrontation that the transplanted couple may not survive.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Spiderman 3

Spiderman 3
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 63% (Critics) / 54% (Audience)
Directed By: Sam Raimi
Written By: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace
Studio: Sony Pictures

Synopsis: In the third installment of the franchise Spiderman faces a three-pronged assault from a new Green Goblin, The Sandman and the alien symbiotic Venom while Peter Parker’s personal life goes through an almost equal upheaval.

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