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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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Unlawful Entry (1992) Movie Review

Synopsis A rich couple in Los Angeles, Michael and Karen Carr (Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe) befriend a cop, Pete (Ray Liotta) after a break-in by a criminal who tried to rape Karen. The seemingly innocent Pete buffs up their home security system. During a conversation with his new friend Pete, Michael expresses interest in […]

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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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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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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 – 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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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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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 – 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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Titanic – A Love Story Movie Review

‘Titanic’ is a love story that captures the romance of two young lovers as the tragedy of the doomed vessel, RMS Titanic, unfolds around them. It was released in 1997 and was a great commercial and critical success, winning 11 Academy Awards (the first to do so since ‘Ben Hur’) and 3 Grammys. It was […]

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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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21 Movie Review – The Ultimate Scholarship Essay

I had a great time at 21. The plot was enjoyable, the college life undercurrents were fun, and you can even find a love story in it. The use of a scholarship essay made my day, since I usually write about student loans, scholarships, and grants – icing on the cake. The Basics: Who and […]

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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 – "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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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 – 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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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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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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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 […]