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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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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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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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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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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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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 – 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 – Meet Joe Black

With an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani, Meet Joe Black is a movie about death and the value of life. The film is approximately three hours and fifteen minutes long, is fairly slow at times, but has an excellent plot. Filming is done in the big business hub of New […]

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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]