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Set in the mid-1980s, the film centers on Sonny Vacarro (Matt Damon), who Nike's Phil Knight (Ben Affleck, also directing) has hired to save their failing basketball division. It’s Sonny’s job to scout the upcoming NBA draft and select the rookie talent that would be best to build brands around. So while others want to use the limited budget on a handful of prospects, including future NBA mid-carders like Sam Bowie and Mel Turpin, Sonny sees something in this scrawny kid from North Carolina: Michael Jordan. And Sonny wants to do something unprecedented, which is put the entire budget on Jordan and nobody else. [more inside]
Movie: School Ties
Lines are draw at a New England prep school when a new student's secret is revealed. [more inside]
The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of humankind. [more inside]
Movie: Saving Private Ryan
As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home. [more inside]
Movie: Ocean's Eleven
Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess. [more inside]
Movie: The Last Duel
King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel. [more inside]
Bill Baker, an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma, travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, Allison, who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.
Movie: The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) is the third in the Jason Bourne series. The screenplay was written by Tony Gilroy. Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally uncover his dark past while dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him. [more inside]
Movie: The Departed
To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them. [more inside]
Saturday Night Live: Matt Damon / Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus Season 44, Ep 9
Christmas Episode [more inside]
Movie: True Grit
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. [more inside]
One of Soderbergh's best: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. [more inside]
As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family. [more inside]
A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it. [more inside]
A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. [more inside]
Movie: The Great Wall
When a mercenary soldier (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the purpose behind one of the greatest wonders of the world and joins forces with his captors, a huge army of elite warriors, to confront an unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.
Movie: The Martian
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Movie: Good Will Hunting
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. [more inside]
Movie: The Zero Theorem
Terry Gilliam's newest dystopian sci-fi kaleidoscope, starring Christoph Waltz.
Movie: The Talented Mr. Ripley
THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB- A man is sent to find the wayward son of a wealthy family but soon realizes it may be better to impersonate him instead. [more inside]