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A Review of ‘Kung Fu Yoga,’ an Indian-Chinese Film

When President Xi visited India, he signed an agreement to produce 3 joint films. This is the first of these films. The film stars Jackie Chan with an ensemble of Indian stars led by a Sonu Sood and Disha Patni. The film is, however, a Jackie Chan vehicle and despite his 63 years carries himself […]

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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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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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Movie Review – "The Challenger" – Fight for Who You Are

“The Challenger” opens with Jaden Miller (Kent Moran, “Listen to Your Heat”) doing his early morning run through the gritty streets of the Bronx. Then cuts to his job as an auto mechanic where a female customer belittles his capabilities as mechanic. That night, dejected he arrives home to find an eviction notice on the […]

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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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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 – "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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The Essence of Distinction – Titanic Movie Review – Marxist Criticism Approach

In the movie, the old Rose is the one who told the story. The story started when Jack Dawson won tickets to be aboard in the RMS Titanic after playing a card game. On the same night, Jack saw a woman running that pass in front of him. He followed the woman and realized that […]

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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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National Lampoon’s Vacation (Movie Review)

One of the funniest movies of all time, National Lampoon’s Vacation tells the story of a bungling middle-class man’s quest to provide his family with the ultimate family vacation. Complete with a series of laughable diversions along the way, and great casting that provides for a number of hilarious supporting characters, Vacation is a cult […]

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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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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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Contact Movie Review – Starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey

“Contact” is a very exciting movie about the search and eventual discovery of extraterrestrial life. Jodie Foster plays Ellie Arroway, a young scientist obsessed with the search. She delivers a great performance, as does Matthew McConaughey as Palmer Joss, her religious boyfriend. I mainly like the film for the storyline, however, which is based on […]

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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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‘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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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 – 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 – 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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Coraline Family Movie Review

Movie Mama Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Recommended For: Middle school age and above Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane, Jennifer Saunders, Keith David and John Hodgman Directed By: Henry Selick Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min. MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor. Genre: Kids/Family/Fantasy/Animation Coraline […]

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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 […]