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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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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 – "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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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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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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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: Fashion – Madhur Bhandarkar Gets Some Refinement

One of the biggest open secrets of Hindi cinema is that Madhur Bhandarkar makes the same film again and again. All he does is take the same character-and underdog it in an ugly world-and just change the settings. The only twist in the tale is the microcosm that he draws parallel with all the problems […]

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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: 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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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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National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation (Movie Review)

One of the funniest movies of 1997, Vegas Vacation lives up to the high standard of comic relief expected from this ongoing series by National Lampoon. Although on the low end of hilarity when compared to Vacation, European Vacation, and Christmas Vacation, the film is nonetheless a non-stop, belly-laughing comedy in its own right. After […]

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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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"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: 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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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 – "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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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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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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Jackie Chan’s "Gorgeous" Movie Review

I believe that “Gorgeous” is one of the very best films in Jackie Chan’s career. With the guidance of Leonard Ho, Jackie’s long time mentor, Jackie confined himself into playing the roles of cops, thieves, and many other characters mostly in the action and martial arts genres. After Leonard’s death in 1997, Jackie felt a […]

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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 […]