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Issue 1-Seabiscuit- Rated PG-13
Kristin Zachary and Kari Winters

Kari Winters-"A little too drawn out, but an okay movie."
Kristin Zachary- "A truly impressing and heart-felt piece...Highly recommended."

"Seabiscuit" was directed and written by Gary Ross and is a true story based on the non-fiction best-selling novel by Laura Hillenbrand. This movie is rated PG-13. Starring in "Seabiscuit" are the following: Tobey Maguire as Johnny "Red" Pollard, Jeff Bridges as Charles Howard, and Chris Cooper as Tom Smith. This is the story of three mem: a jockey (Pollard), a trainer (Smith), and a businessman (Howard).
"Seabiscuit" is set during the Great Depression, one of the harshest times in our history. People during that time needed something inspirational to lift their spirits. A run-down horse and his jockey fulfilled their needs. Both born losers would become, with each other's help, tje greatest winners of their time. The racehors, named Seabiscuit, was passed along from owner to owner until he finally had a permanant home-with Charles Howard. Tom Smith was the trainer chosen by Howard, and Howard chose Pollard as jockey. Charles Howard was an automobile dealer, but he lost himself in that industry, when his only child died in an automobile accident, so a distraction was perfect for him. These three men together with the horse were the model of perseverence America needed.
"Seabiscuit" is both an entertaining piece and a history lesson. "Seabiscuit" is a succession of genuinely nail-biting track sequences, and a wonderful overall integrity and visual richness. Ross connects the story to our own troubled times which allows it to glow and linger in our minds, long after the final scenes.



Issue 2-Jeepers Creepers 2- Rated R
Kristin Zachary and Kari Winters

Kari Winters-"Highly recommended. One of the best scary movies I've seen in a while."
Kristin Zachary- "It'll have you sliding down your seat, inch by inch."

"Jeepers Creepers" established certain facts about the Creeper, such as it comes every 23rd spring to eat for 23 days. The sequel is set on the last of the 23 days and parallels the events of the first film. As the movie opens, attention is focused on a farmer and his two sons. The farmer (Ray Wise) is attempting to start a tractor, the elder son working on a pick-up truck, and the younger setting up three scarecrows in the cornfield. Shocked to find that one of the scarecrows had metamorphosed into a scary creature with claws and wings, the young boy begins to scream. Jack Taggert and his eldest son reach the boy just in time to see the Creeper fly off with him. The movie flips to another scene, with an activity bus traveling along East 9 Highway (a very important setting in the first film). The activity bus was carrying a group of basketball players and cheerleaders who had just won a championship and were going home. Two different times the bus's tire blows out-the work of the flesh-eating Creeper. The second time this happens, they become stuck on the deserted highway. Minxi begins having visions of Darry, a prominent character in the first movie, signaling for the bus to turn around, and the group begins to realize that an unearthly and immortal creature is after them. The group's population decreases steadily as the movie continues on. The determined Creeper comes again and again until his time runs out. Hero Jack captures the Creeper and keeps him in his barn. 23 years later, he sits waiting...
"Jeepers Creepers 2" is not nearly as scary as the first, but it contains some "sitting on the edge of your seat, nail-biting" scenes. A thriller and a shocker, never a dull moment with "Jeepers Creepers 2".



Issue 6-Intolerable Cruelty- Rated PG-13
Kristin Zachary and Kari Winters

Kari Winters-"Clooney looks better than ever in this hilarious romantic comedy.”
Kristin Zachary- "I'll never stop laughing about the inhaler and the gun- watch it and you‘ll see what I‘m talking about”

Starring George Clooney as Miles Massey, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Marilyn Rexroth, Geoffrey Rush as Donovan Donnelly, ‘Cedric the Entertainer' as Gus Petch, and Billy Bob Thorton as Howard Doyle.
Miles Massey (Clooney), the nation’s leading divorce attorney, hates marriage. He even created a prenuptial agreement, the "Massey Prenup," that is so ironclad, there's a course devoted to it at Harvard.
Miles Massey's world is turned upside down when he meets Marilyn Rexroth (Zeta-Jones). She is divorcing Rex Rexroth and he is Mile's client. Despite Rex's marriage misdemeanors, Miles convinced the jury to leave Marilyn nothing. This destroys Marilyn's plan for financial independence and she vows revenge.
Marilyn and Howard Doyle (Thorton) visited Miles to sign a Massey Prenup before their marriage. This is one of Marilyn's schemes to turn Miles into a love-soaked mess; unfortunately for him, it works. The trouble is, Cupid targeted them both in this romance/comedy.



Issue 7-Texas Chainsaw Massacre- Rated R
Kristin Zachary and Kari Winters

Kari Winters-"Too freakin' scary!"
Kristin Zachary- "TCM makes all other horror flicks look like an episode of the Teletubbies"

August 20, 1973, five young friends - Erin (Biel), Kemper (Balfour), Andy (Vogal), Pepper (Leerhsen), and Morgan (Tucker) - are headed to Dallas for a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert. After almost running over a young girl (German), they make the mistake of picking her up. This begins a horrifying nightmare for the group and the audience.
TCM was very graphic, intense, and realistic - so much, in fact, that it might have been too much. Once the screaming fest starts, it never lets up. You get to the point where you can't handle it anymore and want to get up and leave. Try swallowing back screams on this one. TCM will have you recoiling in your seat every five minutes, if not more.
Now for the cast... Leatherface and his family are what make this movie one of the sickest and most twisted movies you'll see in your lifetime. Performances by Jonathon Tucker and Jessica Biel will have your heart pounding right up until the very end as they fight for their lives. We give an A+ for acting.
Good luck trying to sleep after this one. Every time you close your eyes, you'll see the monstrous Leatherface coming after you. Be afraid...be very afraid.
More Information - Although said to be based on a true story, TCM is only loosely based on the events that happened August 20, 1973. TCM is based on a psychopathic maniac, Edward Gein. Ed Gein murdered two women and robbed many graves. He had lampshades, clothing, belts, masks, and many more things made from the flesh and body parts of unfortunate women. More information on Ed Gein can be found at: http://fortunecity.com/meltingpot/portland/12/gein.htm



Issue 8-Scary Movie3- Rated PG-13
Kristin Zachary and Kari Winters

Kari Winters- "Absolutely Hilarious"
Kristin Zachary- "Poor Little Cody"

Starring Anna Faris as Cindy Campbell, Charlie Sheen as Tom Logan, Regina Hall as Brenda Meeks, Denise Richards as Annie Logan, Anthony Anderson as Mahalik, Simon Rex as George, Eddie Griffin as Orpheus, and Jeremy Piven as Ross Giggins.
Scary Movie 3 uses The Ring, Signs, 8 Mile, along with others as it's main objects of ridicule. As you may have guessed, Scary Movie 3 is not scary at all, but packed with laughs from beginning to end. Unlike the first two of the series which were rated R, Scary Movie 2 is rated PG-13. Since the plot is mostly based on The Ring and Signs, you might be a little lost if you haven't seen them.
Overall, Scary Movie 3 did it's job - it made us laugh. "The remote's backwards! What do I do?!"



Issue 9-Identity- Rated R
Kristin Zachary and Kari Winters

Kari Winters-"One Messed Up Movie!"
Kristin Zachary-"A great movie with a twist at the end that will blow your mind."

Very similar to the plot of the book "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie (which is even mentioned), Identity is a suspenseful whodunit mystery. Identity isn't your typical horror movie; it actually has a story behind it. The story is hard to follow at times, but all makes sense in the end.
In the beginning, a group of people find themselves stranded in a run-down, middle-of-nowhere motel. A couple and their child (John C. McGinley, Leila Kenzle, Bret Loehr), a movie actress (Rebecca De Mornay) and her chauffer (John Cusack), a police officer (Ray Liotta) and his prisoner, a pair of young newlyweds (Olea DuVall and Lee Scott), an assumed prostitute (Amanda Peet), and the owner (John Hawkes) are among the group. One by one, people begin dying and leave you mystified as to who the killer is.
If you like horror movies that keep you guessing but don't contain a lot of gore, this is your movie. An excellent plot and cast; a very great movie that you'll be thinking about hours afterwards.

"When I was going up the stairs,
I met a man who was not there.
He was not there today,
I wish, I wish he'd go away."


Issue 10-Elf- Rated PG
Kristin Zachary and Kari Winters

Kari Winters-"Best Movie Yet!"
Kristin Zachary-"Filled with laughs-’It‘s Santa, it‘s Santa; I know him, I know him!"

Starring Will Farrell as Buddy the Elf, James Caan as Walter, Zooey Deschanel as Jovie, Mary Steenburgen as Emily, Edward Asner as Santa, Bob Newhart as Papa Elf, and Daniel Tay as Micheal.
Thiry years ago, an orphan infant was accidentally taken to the North Pole by Santa. The small child was named Buddy and adopted by Papa Elf. Unlike the other elves, Buddy was 6 feet 3 inches tall, a giant in their eyes. Buddy realizes he is human and leaves the North Pole headed for New York City to locate his birth father.
Elf is a hilarious and exciting movie. The motive of the movie was to bring out the Christmas cheer in all of us and let us discover our inner 'elf'...haha!