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Extraction Trailer


Leonard Turner has dedicated his life to the CIA. He might be partially retired but he's still a valuable asset to the organisation. When he's taken hostage by a terrorist group, Turner is made to release a statement documenting the groups ransom demands. If their demands are not met, all the missile siloes around the world will be pointed at The United States.

Enter Leonard's son Harry. Harry too is a CIA operative but he's a desk worker who's yet to be cleared for field duty. When he learns of his father's kidnapping, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Now working behind the backs of colleges - not to mention a group of highly skilled international terrorists - Harry takes on the mission alone. Using his analytical knowhow, Harry believes he's one step ahead than his former work mates.

Hot on Harry's trail is Agent Victoria Phair, his ex-girlfriend who's an accomplished field agent with martial arts skills and far more tactical training than Harry. All that's left to do is save Leonard and the world from a disaster unlike anything the world has ever seen.

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Chi-Raq Trailer


On his latest project, director Spike Lee creates an current day version of Aristophanes' ancient Greek play Lysistrata.

Samuel L. Jackson's character narrates us through the story 'Welcome to Chi-raq, land Of Pain, misery and strife' and tells the viewers how this particular story came to life. After the accidental death of a child by a gun shot, the ladies of a neighbourhood in Chicago (which garnered the epithet Chi-raq for its similarities to Iraq) decided to take matters into their own hands.

One woman, Lysistrata, has an idea, a battle cry of her own, but one to unite the women of Chicago in a bid to stop their men from 'bangin' and slingin', flightin' for the flag and risking that long zipper on a cadaver bag.'

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D.B. Sweeney - IMDb's 25th Anniversary Party Co-Hosted by Amazon Studios Presented by Visine at Sunset Tower Hotel - Arrivals at Sunset Tower Hotel - West Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 15th October 2015

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Heist Trailer


The Pope is the formidable nickname given to Frank Silva; a businessman who runs a multi-million dollar empire of gambling with his glamorous dockside casino. Luke Vaughn works as a card dealer at Pope's casino, and in a desperate bid to raise 300,000 dollars to pay for his sick daughter's medical treatment, he turns to his boss for help. Predictably, Pope is less than pleased about being asked for money and throws Vaughn out, but little does he know that there's another worker who'll stop at nothing to get a share of the riches. Cox convinces Vaughn to rob the place and they make off with 3 million dollars after a messy shoot-out. However, their plans go slightly wrong at the getaway stage, forcing them to take over a passing bus and holding the passengers hostage. Now, as well as The Pope's savage cohorts on their tail including the bloodthirsty Dog, they have a SWAT team led by no-nonsense female Officer Bajos after them and escape seems futile.

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D.B. Sweeney - 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to cure paralysis held at The Waldorf Astoria - New York, NY, United States - Monday 30th September 2013

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Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley, Jr, Dabney Coleman, Dick Van Dyke, Ron Perlman, Kevin Pollack, Kevin Dobson, D.B. Sweeney and Guests - The late Peter Falk is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 25th July 2013

Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley, Jr, Dabney Coleman, Dick Van Dyke, Ron Perlman, Kevin Pollack, Kevin Dobson, D.b. Sweeney and Guests
Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley and Jr
Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley and Jr
Councilmember Mitch O'farrell, Joe Mantegna, Leron Gubler, Paul Reiser, Ed Begley, Jr and David Green
Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley and Jr
Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley and Jr

DB Sweeney Tuesday 22nd June 2010 Jeremy Roenick and Alex Ovechkin host a pre NHL awards party at LAVO nightclub at The Palazzo Resort Casino. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Daniel Baldwin, Patricia Kara and DB Sweeney - Daniel Baldwin, Patricia Kara and DB Sweeney held at The LAX Sheraton Hotel Los Angeles, California - Keeping The Promise to Our Vietnam Veterans Breakfast, Friday 7th November 2008

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Daniel Baldwin and His Son

The Darwin Awards Review


Good
Poor Finn Taylor can't catch a break. By all reports he's the nicest guy in the world, and he typically toils for three or four years on each indie flick he directs. When they finally hit the screen they flop. His last outing, Cherish, was a bizarre story about a cop falling in love with a girl under house arrest who he's assigned to watch. I guess it wasn't bizarre enough, though. I had to reread my review of it just to fully remember what it was about. Cherish bombed with a $180,000 gross.

Four years later, Taylor drops another oddball flick on us, and the trouble is obvious before frame one. For starters, the name of the movie is The Darwin Awards, which sounds like it's going to be a documentary about those nutty people who kill themselves doing stupid things, thus earning posthumous "Darwin Awards" (as written up in a series of books of the same name) for ridding the gene pool of their DNA.

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Dinosaur Review


Weak
Leave it to Disney to finally come up with a family-friendly way to explore natural selection. Much like The Lion King's "Circle of Life," Dinosaur regales itself in survival of the fittest, only few people are going to be humming "Hakuna Matata" after this one.

For starters, Dinosaur is that rarest of Disney animation flicks which is not a musical. There's a thumping James Newton Howard score, but the only singing here comes from trumpeting iguanodons and brachiosaurs. The story, on the other hand, is typical Disney kiddie fare: Iguanodon Aladar (D.B. Sweeney) is orphaned as a wee dino-egg on a remote island, where he is raised, Tarzan-style, by a family of lemurs (er... okay). When a freak meteor strike blows the island away, along with much of the rest of the world, Aladar swims to the mainland with his lemur family on his back, where he meets up with the surviving herbivorous dinosaurs who have banded together to trek to "the nesting grounds," a Waterworld-style vale which hasn't been reduced to desert and ruins like, apparently, the rest of the earth. (And never mind the fallout; there is none...)

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Fire In The Sky Review


OK
With all the great "true" UFO stories out there, it's a bit puzzling to figure out why the hicktastic 1975 story of Travis Walton and his band of logger pals earned the right to become a movie.

Walton's story -- based on his own book, which I can't find for sale anywhere, called, ahem, The Walton Experience -- goes like this: Six hard-drinkin' logger buddies encounter a red "fire in the sky" one night. They investigate and find a giant UFO in the woods, but Travis gets too close, and a light shining on him knocks him off his feet. The other five run away. When they come back the next day, Travis is nowhere to be found. The little Arizona town suspects homicide, and the FBI eventually swoops in. No one can find Travis -- or his remains. Is all the talk of UFOs a prank? When tempers threaten to flare out of control, Travis shows up again, six days later, naked, and shell-shocked. He finally tells what happens: He was abducted and tortured. And it was nasty.

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Speak Review


Good
It's meant to be a mystery, but Melinda (Kristen Stewart) is a semi-mute -- by choice -- because she was raped at a party. In addition to earning her the nickname "Squealer," she's understandably scarred -- scarred to the point where she narrates incessantly about how alienated she feels. (Although we know this already, because she's into art.) As after-school special fare goes, Speak is decent, even pretty good at times, but ultimately this material feels so familiar that we see every turn in the story telegraphed from miles away.

Speak Review


Good
It's meant to be a mystery, but Melinda (Kristen Stewart) is a semi-mute -- by choice -- because she was raped at a party. In addition to earning her the nickname "Squealer," she's understandably scarred -- scarred to the point where she narrates incessantly about how alienated she feels. (Although we know this already, because she's into art.) As after-school special fare goes, Speak is decent, even pretty good at times, but ultimately this material feels so familiar that we see every turn in the story telegraphed from miles away.

Hardball Review


Bad
Brian Robbins' Hardball is quite the cinematic achievement. In about two hours, we get a glancing examination of ghetto life, a funeral with a heartfelt eulogy, speeches about never giving up, a cache of cute kids (including a fat one with asthma), a hard-luck gambler who finds salvation in a good woman and a climactic "big game," where the underdogs prove to have a bigger bite than anyone ever imagined.

All that's needed is a guy getting hit in the nuts and a food fight to have the first film solely based on cinematic clichés. I can't wait to see the deleted scenes when it comes out on DVD.

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Dinosaur Review


Weak
Leave it to Disney to finally come up with a family-friendly way to explore natural selection. Much like The Lion King's "Circle of Life," Dinosaur regales itself in survival of the fittest, only few people are going to be humming "Hakuna Matata" after this one.

For starters, Dinosaur is that rarest of Disney animation flicks which is not a musical. There's a thumping James Newton Howard score, but the only singing here comes from trumpeting iguanodons and brachiosaurs. The story, on the other hand, is typical Disney kiddie fare: Iguanodon Aladar (D.B. Sweeney) is orphaned as a wee dino-egg on a remote island, where he is raised, Tarzan-style, by a family of lemurs (er... okay). When a freak meteor strike blows the island away, along with much of the rest of the world, Aladar swims to the mainland with his lemur family on his back, where he meets up with the surviving herbivorous dinosaurs who have banded together to trek to "the nesting grounds," a Waterworld-style vale which hasn't been reduced to desert and ruins like, apparently, the rest of the earth. (And never mind the fallout; there is none...)

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Extraction Trailer

Extraction Trailer

Leonard Turner has dedicated his life to the CIA. He might be partially retired but...

Chi-Raq Trailer

Chi-Raq Trailer

On his latest project, director Spike Lee creates an current day version of Aristophanes' ancient...

Heist Trailer

Heist Trailer

The Pope is the formidable nickname given to Frank Silva; a businessman who runs a...

Dinosaur Movie Review

Dinosaur Movie Review

Leave it to Disney to finally come up with a family-friendly way to explore natural...

Hardball Movie Review

Hardball Movie Review

Brian Robbins' Hardball is quite the cinematic achievement. In about two hours, we get...

Dinosaur Movie Review

Dinosaur Movie Review

Leave it to Disney to finally come up with a family-friendly way to explore natural...

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