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Growing up a shy kid in a quiet suburb of Los Angeles, Chris Pandolfi knows all about the imagination. Pretend games were always the most fun for him, especially on the school playground; he and his friends would assign characters to themselves and perform in several ridiculous but fanciful improvised skits. They had no audience, apart from their … more

reviewed Argo. October 26, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         In late 1979, at the height of the Iranian Revolution, fifty-two Americans were taken prisoner and held hostage by Islamic militants after they seized …
reviewed Atlas Shrugged: Part II. October 22, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Atlas Shrugged: Part II
Star Rating:         Am I alone in expressing utter disbelief that Atlas Shrugged: Part II somehow crawled out from under the wreckage of its predecessor and found its way …
reviewed Here Comes The Boom (2012 film). October 22, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Here Comes The Boom (2012 film)
Star Rating:         It can be argued that Here Comes the Boom has its heart in the right place. That doesn’t change the fact that it plays like a cross between a second-tier …
reviewed Seven Psychopaths. October 22, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
'Seven Psychopaths'
Star Rating:         That Seven Psychopaths is twisted, there can be no question. As to whether or not it’s successful, that’s open for debate. Here is a movie …
reviewed Paranormal Activity 4 (2012 film). October 22, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012 film)
Star Rating:         Paranormal Activity 4 is a contrived, unoriginal, unmotivated effort that cruelly belabors an already exhausted premise. This comes after I begrudgingly …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Toys. May 06, 2011
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Star Rating:         In spite of it's noticable lack of plot focus and character development, Barry Levinson's Toys is delightfully offbeat, wonderfully whimsical, …
posted a Quick Tip about The 83rd Academy Awards Best Picture .... January 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The 83rd Academy Awards Best Picture Nominations
The nominees are: "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "The King's Speech," "127 Hours," "The Social …
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Latest Lists
created a list. July 17, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
For me, the greatest pleasure of producing a best of list midway through the year is to prove that there are indeed good movies released during that period. …
Oslo, August 31st Beasts of the Southern Wild Perfect Sense Sound of Noise Brave (2012 film)
created a list. July 17, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
It is possible to see good films during the first six months of any given year. You just have to know where to find them. Unfortunately, bad films are …
Battlefield America God Bless America Suing the Devil Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Act of Valor
created a list. December 31, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I can't recall the last time I saw so many good films in one year, especially during the first six months – which, if you know where to look, is not as …
A Separation The Artist The Tree of Life Hugo Johnny Mad Dog
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August 31, 2012
Ditto what @ said!
August 31, 2012
Thanks. Let's hope I can stay there.
September 09, 2012
seen "Cold Light of Day" yet?
September 16, 2012
Yes, and you've already commented on my review (I'm a little late in responding to these comments).
December 10, 2011
Hey! I just realized that you are now at 400 reviews here! awesome!!
December 10, 2011
Honestly, I never thought to count the number of reviews. I guess I've been too focused on writing to take notice. But yes, that is quite an achievement. Thanks for the encouragement.
June 06, 2011
Congrats on the new website! It looks really nice. Wishing you lots of success. :)
June 06, 2011
Thanks, Adrianna. Feel free to stop by every so often. And tell all your friends to stop by. And maybe even your family. Far be it from me to sound desperate for exposure but ... well, I guess that's exactly how I sound.
June 07, 2011
No problem! I sure will. I'll pass the link around. I do hope you get tons of exposure too!
March 27, 2011
Just realized I didn't have you as a friend! I hope you don't mind that I friended you and started following your reviews/contributions here on Lunch. Feel free to return the favor, and happy reviewing!
March 27, 2011
I don't mind at all. It means I'm getting attention ;)
March 27, 2011
LOL! Indeed! We all enjoy/need some attention. Glad it's not a problem! I should really ask before submitting my invite to add someone as a friend or before following their reviews. Seems more courteous. You never know what people prefer!
March 28, 2011
Thanks for following my Lunch contributions! I hope you enjoy reading what I write. :)
February 09, 2011
Congrats on being named a moderator for the Movie Hype community! I'm sure you will do lots of great work and make the community tons of fun. :)
February 09, 2011
Thanks. I've never done anything like this before, but I look forward to contributing to Movie Hype and to meeting the reviewers.
February 10, 2011
You'll learn quickly. It's really easy and fun. The best part is that you get to meet a lot of the reviewers.
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