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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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Movie Review – "Rocket Science" Demonstrates That Life Is Anything But an Exact Science

A touching heartfelt drama, “Rocket Science” demonstrates that life is anything but an exact science. This edgy film, with its witty writing and thoughtful theme, celebrates the determination of a high school student trying to overcome his speech impediment. Newcomer Reece Thompson plays Hal Hefner, a 15-year-old with a minor yet socially alienating disability, he […]

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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 Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption what a great movie it is! It is a must watch movie for every one irrespective of their age. Classic, great, master piece these words seem very weak to gauge the movie. To be honest, I am short of adjectives to judge the movie. It has literally become the benchmark of a […]

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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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‘Year One’ Movie Review

Let’s face it; a Jack Black film is hardly going to be unpredictable. One can imagine the pitch: loveable overweight loser (Black) falls for unobtainable girl, but (and here’s the twist boys and girls) how about this time we make him a caveman (how apt) who, with his best friend, goes on a quest that […]

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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 […]

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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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Advantages of Writing Movie Reviews

Television commercials on new releases are enough to entice millions of movie lovers who run off to the movie theatres to watch those movies. These movie commercials are created to hoodwink the audience. A commercial tends to show that a movie is simply amazing, whereas when a movie buff actually sees it, he finds it […]

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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 "Interview" Starring Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller

“Interview” stars Steve Buscemi (Lonesome Jim, Fargo, and Reservoir Dogs) and Sienna Miller (Factory Girl, Casanova, Alfie) in a sexually charged film about media, truth, and celebrity. The movie plays like rush hour traffic on the 405 freeway on the worse of all possible days and in this scenario, the audience becomes lookie-loos drawn into […]

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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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Beverly Hills Cop Movie Review – Starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, and John Aston

“Beverly Hills Cop” is a very funny murder mystery / comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Inspector Axel Foley, a former car thief turned cop. This is my favorite film starring Eddie Murphy. He does a terrific acting job in this film and his comdey routines are among his best. The movie begins in Detroit, where […]

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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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Movie Review – Out of Bounds (1986)

Out of Bounds Starring Michael Anthony Hall, Jenny Wright, Jeff Kober, Glynn Turman Directed by Richard Tuggle Written by Tony Kayden The teen flick is the black hole of Hollywood. It swallows up rising actors and directors alike. It entices the young and the old past its inescapable event horizon, forever hungering after fresh blood. […]

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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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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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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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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 […]