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10/14/2012 - 11:21pm

Marty (Colin Farrell) is a hard-drinking screenwriter struggling with his latest project; a crime story without violence he calls “Seven Psychopaths.”  Wanting to help him with the script is his friend Bill (Sam Rockwell), an actor with self-control issues who more than once has punched a director during an audition.  To make ends meet, Bill is partners with Hans (Christopher Walken) in a dog abduction business.  Bill trolls the local park looking for easily snatched dogs.

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10/07/2012 - 2:55am

Victor Frankenstein (voiced by Charlie Tahan) is an odd but likeable young boy.  He has no friends except for his faithful dog Sparky.  His mom and dad (voiced by Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short) would like Victor to make more friends at school but the only person he is close to is his science teacher, Mr. Rzykruski (voiced by Martin Landau).  To encourage Victor to try new things, his father tells him that the only way he will sign the permission slip for Victor to enter the science fair at school is if he gives baseball a try.

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09/30/2012 - 8:18pm

In the future, time travel will be discovered then instantly outlawed by the government.  The only people who have access to time machines are organized crime gangs.  They used the machines to send their enemies back in time where they are murdered by assassins called loopers.  One of these loopers is Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).  He is part of a gang of loopers working out of Kansas City.  Their boss Abe (Jeff Daniels) was sent back in time by the mobs to oversee the loopers work as well as manage a nightclub where many of the loopers hang out.

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09/23/2012 - 11:19pm

After a nuclear war decimated most of the country, America’s remaining population lives in a giant walled metropolis called Mega City One.  Crime runs rampant in the massive city with 17,000 crimes reported each day.  The only thing standing between the citizens and chaos is Judges from the Hall of Justice.  Each Judge, riding around the city on a customized motorcycle, is tasked not only with maintaining the law, but also acting as jury and instant executioner.  The toughest of all the Judges is one called Dredd (Karl Urban).

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09/15/2012 - 8:26pm

Alice (Milla Jovovich) is once again in the clutches of the Umbrella Corporation.  Her former friend and ally Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) is under Umbrella’s control thanks to a device attached to her chest.  Jill is head of security and questions Alice for the artificial intelligence that now runs what’s left of Umbrella, the Red Queen.

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09/09/2012 - 9:53pm

Drug dealer Chris Smith (Emile Hirsch) has a big problem:  His mother stole some cocaine from him and he owes his drug supplier, Digger Soames (Marc Macauley) $6,000 he doesn’t have.  Digger will kill him if he doesn’t pay.  He comes up with a plan to kill his mother and collect her $50,000 life insurance policy that will go to his sister Dottie (Juno Temple).  Not wanting to take a chance on getting caught, Chris contacts Dallas police detective Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a contract killer.

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09/02/2012 - 5:04pm

The Bondurant brothers, Howard, Forrest and Jack (Jason Clarke, Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf), run moonshine through the hills of Virginia in the early 1930’s.  The trio is a tight-knit family who are left alone by the local sheriff thanks to a couple of cases of their best brew each week.  A local politician brings in Special Deputy Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce) from Chicago to aid in shaking down all the moonshiners in the area.  If they pay a monthly protection fee, they will be allowed to operate freely.

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08/26/2012 - 5:24pm

Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a recent law school graduate who thinks wearing a suit and sitting in an office is a form of torture.  He hasn’t taken the bar exam yet and makes a living as a bike messenger in New York City.  His ex-girlfriend Vanessa (Dania Ramirez) broke up with him after he didn’t attend her college graduation because he forgot it which makes working together at the delivery service a bit complicated.  Add to the mix a rivalry between Wilee and another bike messenger Manny (Wole Parks) who also has eyes for Vanessa.

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08/19/2012 - 11:58pm

Some people are born with a gift.  Maybe it’s the ability to figure out complex equations and solve the mysteries of the Universe.  I didn’t get that one.  Others are great at tearing apart and repairing car engines or other mechanical devices.  I didn’t get that one either.  For most of us, we are just kind of average.  While we might wish we had some unique talent or heightened ability to do something out of the ordinary, most of us simply are middling, typical run-of-the-mill folks.

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08/12/2012 - 11:42pm

Have you ever been deemed expendable?  I have.  I had worked for a radio station in the Panhandle of Florida for three years when the station was sold.  The new owners had plans to increase the station’s power and move it to new, more modern studios.  I was very excited at the prospect of actually having some resources that we couldn’t afford under the previous ownership.  Then I heard a rumor that the new bosses planned on letting me and the rest of the staff go and replace us with a satellite format that only required a few people to keep it running.