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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane – Movie Review

I watched The Adventures of Ford Fairlane again recently and had to write this review. Loved this film the first time I saw it, and still love it. Sure, it’s lewd and crude, but if you appreciate fhumor for the sake of humor, regardless of it’s crudeness, you’ll be entertained by this film. Let’s face […]

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Movie Review – Jerry and Tom (1998)

A film is such an organic entity. It could have great actors, great script, and a creative director, but yet it still might not click the way it’s supposed to. One important factor is the “background” of similar works that we can’t help but compare it with. “Citizen Kane” is fine as a classic but […]

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Movie Review – "That Day" [1 Journee] Is the Mosaic Mystery About a Dysfunctional Family

“That Day” [“1 Journée”] is the story about a dysfunctional family and how one haphazard encounter becomes the turning point towards a new beginning. It’s a convoluted mosaic, a mystery actually, that slowly takes shape and reveals much about the perplexity, sadness and irony of their disconnected lives. It is an insightful film driven by […]

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Movie Review – The Book Thief

She finds her love of reading as a way to shut out the horrors of Nazi Germany. She steals them, shares them, and uses their words and thoughts to nurture those around her. In doing so, she creates a magical world that inspires them all. Based on Markus Zusak’s international best-selling book, “The Book Thief” […]

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Miyazaki’s Ponyo is Both Beautiful and Creative! Movie Review

When most people think of the great names in animation, the two that usually come up the most are Walt Disney and Pixar. Well, I believe that there another name that should be included in this list is Hayao Miyazaki. He is the genius that has created such classics as Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, […]

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Jesus Of Nazareth (Movie Review)

Since Thomas Edison’s invention of the modern cinema, countless filmmakers have endeavored to produce a moving picture that accurately chronicles the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. Aside from Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, which chronicled only a part of the life and crucifixion of Jesus, Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth is […]

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Movie Review – Ladrones a Domicilio

Last night we went and saw the new Angel Muniz (Estudio Quitasueno) flick, “Ladrones a Domicilio”. It was another quite impressive Dominican movie, this one more adventurous than previous efforts such as “Macho de Mujer”, “Sanky Panky” and others…I would liken it to a “Lock, stock, 2 smoking barrels” type deal, just with some Dominican […]

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The Notebook (Movie Review)

Adapted to screen from the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, The Notebook is one of the best romantic dramas to hit the big screen in decades. Garnering high marks from a wide-range of critics, The Notebook is a funny and emotional film which deals with love, relationships, and the risks people take. James […]

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Movie Review – "The Greatest", a Deeply Moving Film About Grief Starring Pierce Brosnan

“The Greatest” is a deeply moving and challenging film about grief and about how a family survives after the loss of their near perfect son. The film stars Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon as an affluent couple whose lives are shattered when their oldest son is killed in a car crash. Once they had an […]

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Movie Review – Elmer Gantry (1960)

ELMER GANTRY is one hopping good story of a fast talking appliance salesman from the Bible Belt who, back in the days of the Prohibition and Speak-Easies, cons his way up the steps of success and transforms into a fiery preacher who can agitate the masses in every direction he wants. He builds up a […]

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Movie Review: Suing the Devil (2012) (Not Rated)

The Antichrist Gets Served To watch Suing the Devil is to witness the birth of a cult classic. Mark my words: You will someday see it in midnight movie houses, and people, in all likelihood dressed as their favorite characters, will wait in line to see it just for the giddy thrill of making fun […]

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Movie Review – The Apostate (1999)

This is a forgettable flick despite the formidable talents of Dennis Hopper and Richard Grieco. They know how to swim but how can they save the Titanic? Nothing works in this movie. Story, effects, characters… it’s all hackneyed, stereotypical, Devil-Meets-the-Church type of artificial conflict. It is hard to place a finger on any one particular […]

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Dementia 13 (1963) Movie Review

Summary Dementia 13 begins with Louise Haloran (Luana Anders) throwing her husband’s body overboard after his heart attack while out on a lake in a rowboat. She lies about the incident in order to claim his will. Louise types up a letter to Lady Haloran (Eithne Dunne) stating her husband is away on a business […]

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Titanic – A Love Story Movie Review

‘Titanic’ is a love story that captures the romance of two young lovers as the tragedy of the doomed vessel, RMS Titanic, unfolds around them. It was released in 1997 and was a great commercial and critical success, winning 11 Academy Awards (the first to do so since ‘Ben Hur’) and 3 Grammys. It was […]

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21 Movie Review – The Ultimate Scholarship Essay

I had a great time at 21. The plot was enjoyable, the college life undercurrents were fun, and you can even find a love story in it. The use of a scholarship essay made my day, since I usually write about student loans, scholarships, and grants – icing on the cake. The Basics: Who and […]

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"Unplanned" Movie Review

I’m glad Abby’s story was told. I wouldn’t take pre-teen children to see it but I would take 16 to 18 year-old boys and girls to see it after discussing it with them first and afterward. It is graphic but does tell the reality of the topic. Before ultrasound technology, people assumed a fetus was […]

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Film Review – Les Miserables

Indeed the best thing you can do to escape boredom is to read your favorite book or you can just eat while watching a movie or film. Nowadays millenials are fond of reading fictional stories and or series like Harry Potter and Divergent series are one of the most favorite at all times. This not […]

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Movie Review – Maria Full of Grace

Filmed mostly in Colombia, Maria Full of Grace is a dramatic movie about the illegal drug industry occurring between Colombia and the United States. The movie was released in 2004 and is approximately 90 minutes long. Maria Full of Grace effectively portrays the differences in lifestyle between the United States and South American countries with […]

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Movie Review – Haven (2004)

I rented this DVD because it said on the back that it was made by the “same team” that brought us Crash. Since Crash has been one of my all-time favorites, I thought I would be treated to the same level of intelligence and excellence – not! This is basically a 115 minute hip-hop music […]

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Erotic Review: American Swing – A Documentary About Plato’s Retreat

The 1970s was a transitional period from the Woodstock years of the 1960s. There was a sexual revolution that continued to grow and became more apparent in New York City. In 1977 Larry Levinson, a man who had very little money himself managed to get a loan to start a heterosexual swingers club in New […]