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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 – "Imagine a School-Summerhill" – Innovative Boarding School Faces Government Closure

“Imagine a School – Summerhill” is a documentary about a famous coed alternative boarding school that faced closure by Tony Blair’s Labor Government. Directed by William Tyler Smith, this extraordinary story is about how big government and its cookie cutter mentality attempts to rein in a remarkably successful program. Founded by educator A.S. Neill, Summerhill […]

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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 – 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 – 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 – Old Lodge Skins Makes "Little Big Man" a Perfect Blend of Comedy and Drama

Little Big Man – 3 Stars (Good) You know that “Little Big Man” has the makings of a good film when an historian visits Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman), a forgotten, 100-plus-year-old centenarian in an assisted living facility, to ask about how Native Americans lived in the Old West. It is said that Crabb lived among […]

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Movie Review – "Stephanie’s Image" – Who Was She, to Others and to Herself?

When a documentary filmmaker investigates the apparent murder of a former model, she finds that there are numerous questions surrounding her death. Interviews with her friends and business associates provide only a mosaic-like picture of her life and her relationships. The film stars Oscar nominated actress Melissa Leo (Frozen River) in the title role as […]

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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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"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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No Good Deeds Movie Review

I recently saw the movie No Good Deeds, and I have to say I have mixed feelings. Idris Elba nailed his role as a violent psychopath that easily murdered women. Taraji Henson nailed her role as a single mom defending her family. The story centers around Idris chasing Taraji. What gives me mixed feelings is […]

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A Full Review Of The Second In Command Movie

Set in turmoil infested Moldovia; a photographer captures the anti American sentiments outside the hotel where he stays in the Second in Command movie. As a response to the unrest, the U.S. embassy sends a military attaché to Moldovia. Guess who is the military attaché known as Commander Samuel ‘Sam’ Keenan? It is none other […]

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Movie Review – Fallen (1998), Part 1

An entertaining genre-blender that combines all the best elements of cop crime solvers with religious super-natural horror flicks. The opening sequence could’ve been straight from “The Silence of the Lambs (1991).” Then the film slips into the “Jacob’s Ladder (1990)” territory of super-natural horror and wraps it up with an ending worthy of “Omen (1976)”. […]

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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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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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Room (2015) Review

What do Josef Fritzl, Ariel Castro, and Old Nick have in common? It is the fact that they all kidnapped young women, placed them in a room, imprisoned them there for a number of years, raped and starved them, but were eventually caught and convicted to life imprisonment. The only difference is that Fritzl and […]

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Becoming Jane – Movie Review

BOOKOPINION REVIEW: Let me just say this right off the bat (in case you were unaware), Jane Austen is the greatest author of all time. I suppose some might dare to call that an opinion, but we Janeites of the world know far better. At this point, one or two of you might be thinking, […]

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Johnny Dangerously (Movie Review)

One of the more under-appreciated comedies of the 1980’s, Johnny Dangerously seems to have slipped under the radar of the majority of the movie viewing public. But this is a true gem of a comedy created in the spirit of cult hits like Airplane and The Naked Gun. Sporting an all-star cast, and an endless […]

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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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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 – "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” […]