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Movie Review – "High Plains Drifter" Sees a Western Town Painted Red, and Justice Finally Done

High Plains Drifter – 3 Stars (Good) “High Plains Drifter” was one of Clint Eastwood’s best-loved western movies, and also the first movie he also directed. His role as “The Man With No Name” continued after its introduction in the three now-famous spaghetti westerns that preceded it-“A Fistful of Dollars”, “For a Few Dollars More” […]

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E.T. (Movie Review)

Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, E.T. won four Oscars and took the nation by storm upon its release in 1982. A box office sensation, E.T. formed long, around-the-corner lines of fans waiting to get into theaters and propelled child star Drew Barrymore to superstar status. One of director Steven Spielberg’s greatest triumphs, […]

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A Film Review of the Movie ‘Les Miserables’

Jean Valjean was given a number of 24601 as a remark from prison, in which after 19 years of imprisonment from stealing a loaf of bread and several unsuccessful attempted escapes, he finally received his parole given by the in-charge police inspector named Javert. 24601’s parole is a warning for the people to be well-aware […]

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Movie Review – "Desertion" Is a Hallmark Card to Women Caught in a Deteriorating Marriage

“Desertion” is a Hallmark card to women caught in a deteriorating marriage. Skillfully written and directed by Francine Michelle this romantic drama stars Kim Rhodes (The Suite Life of Zach and Cody), Brian Krause (Charmed), Robert Maschio (Scrubs), Patricia Belcher (Bones/Jeepers Creepers), and Bart Johnson (High School Musical). Kim Rhodes portrays Jane Nichols, an ad […]

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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 – "Wake" A Quirky Romantic Comedy With a Quandary of Mishaps and Escalating Pretenses

Reviewed at AFM, “Wake” stars Bijou Phillips (“Almost Famous”) as offbeat Carys Reitman, an emotionally isolated young woman who regularly attends funerals of strangers. When she meets a man who is mourning the lost of his fiancée, she connects with him and his pain, only to discover that perhaps she’s not the only one with […]

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"Unbroken: Path to Redemtion" Movie Review

I didn’t watch the first “Unbroken” movie because I am sensitive to violence on-screen. I did watch the second one because I knew the focus of it. I just closed my eyes when I thought there might be clips of violence from his previous tormentor. When Louis came home, he married and his wife had […]

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Billy Madison (Movie Review)

One of Adam Sandler’s best movies, Billy Madison is the absolutely hilarious film that sparked Sandler’s long reign as a romantic comedy box office draw. Exhibiting a sharp wit, combined with a touch of sensitivity for the fairer sex, the former Saturday Night Live standout successfully distances himself from the lewd and crude comedy path […]

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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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Ei Taxi – A Short Film Review

Much worthy of its three laurels (Festival de Cannes, Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival, Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival), Ei Taxi is a short film with which anyone with the slightest literary appreciation can fall in love. The film holds particular relevance in today’s Indian society as it follows the guilty subconscious of a perverted […]

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Jackie Chan’s "Gorgeous" Movie Review

I believe that “Gorgeous” is one of the very best films in Jackie Chan’s career. With the guidance of Leonard Ho, Jackie’s long time mentor, Jackie confined himself into playing the roles of cops, thieves, and many other characters mostly in the action and martial arts genres. After Leonard’s death in 1997, Jackie felt a […]

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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 – 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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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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Movie Review – The Right Temptation

I’ve been missing my Kiefer Sutherland, so I was very excited to see “The Right Temptation” on cable. The story centers on Derian McCall (Rebecca De Mornay) a private detective hired by Anthea Farrow-Smith (Dana Delany) to spy on her potentially wayward husband Michael Farrow-Smith (Kiefer Sutherland). Derian follows Michael around for a week and […]

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National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation (Movie Review)

One of the funniest movies of 1997, Vegas Vacation lives up to the high standard of comic relief expected from this ongoing series by National Lampoon. Although on the low end of hilarity when compared to Vacation, European Vacation, and Christmas Vacation, the film is nonetheless a non-stop, belly-laughing comedy in its own right. After […]

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Les Miserables Movie Review

Being “friend-zoned” is one of the major fears of the “millenials” nowadays. This is prominently showed on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Although the movie Les Miserables was released way back in 2012, most of us were able to relate to Eponine’s character which became a martyr when it comes to her love […]

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Movie Review of "Laughing in the Dark"

Chanda Perice, Christian comedian, shares the pain behind the scenes of her life in “Laughing in the Dark”. She both wrote the book and filmed the documentary. She has had a successful career as a stand-up comedian but says she paid the price of her family. The child of a pastor with mental illness, Chonda […]

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Erotica Movie Review of the Trois Triology

This month I am focusing on a triple review of the Trois trilogy. Trois one, two and three are all very provocative stories of sexual escapades and suspense – some more better than the other. Each starring African American actors. And each movie presents highly erotic sex scenes and interesting stories that are engaging and […]

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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 […]