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reviewed sound of my voice. October 23, 2012
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sound of my voice
Having seen and been impressed by Brit Marling's other work Another Earth, it was with some enthusiasm I ventured forth to see this movie. As much as Another Earth has the ability to put on the appearance …
reviewed Seven Psychopaths. October 22, 2012
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'Seven Psychopaths'
Martin McDonagh, among the best known Irish directors previously won an Oscar for the short movie Six shooter A Collection of 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films although he is perhaps best known …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... September 28, 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A disgraced financial journalist, and a young antisocial computer hacker join forces to solve the 40 year old mystery of a teenage girl's disappearance. As they do so, they get drawn into serious crime …
reviewed War Horse (2011 film). September 28, 2012
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More recently as Steven Spielberg has become a more active producer, his directing credits are becoming less common.      In 2011 he produced the brillant Super 8, one of my favorites, …
reviewed The Descendants (2011 movie). September 28, 2012
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The Descendants
Director Alexander Payne has previously directed movies such as the cult classic Electionn starring Reese Witherspoon, which I own, About Schmidt starring Jack Nicholson, and Sideways starring Paul Giamatti, …
reviewed The Descendants (2011 movie). September 28, 2012
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The Descendants
Director Alexander Payne has previously directed movies such as the cult classic Electionn starring Reese Witherspoon, which I own, About Schmidt starring Jack Nicholson, and Sideways starring Paul Giamatti, …
reviewed John Carter. September 28, 2012
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;'John Carter'
I bought a ticket to another movie, but had to wait an hour, so I thought I would pass time watching John Carter.    As JC began I became swiftly swept up in it, forgetting the other …
reviewed Another Earth. September 28, 2012
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Another Earth
Watching Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, about an approaching planet led me to this movie made around the same time.    As Another Earth begins, we are introduced to a bright, attractive …
reviewed J. Edgar (2011 film). September 28, 2012
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J. Edgar
Throughout an illustrious directing career Clint Eastwood has delivered outstanding movies such as Unforgiven, Mystic River, and Million Dollar Baby, for which he has won five Academy Awards, for best …
reviewed The Campaign. September 28, 2012
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The Campaign
  It's fair to say that both Will Ferrell and Zack Galifiniakis are in top form in this excellent comedy whose release coincides with the Presidential Election campaign.    Ferrell …
reviewed Anonymous (2011 movie). November 01, 2011
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Anonymous
I always accepted the idea that Shakespeare wrote his own plays, and considered anything to the contrary to be merely speculation not fact. So, the premise-what if Shakespeare never wrote a word, I found …
reviewed Steve Jobs (book). October 26, 2011
Steve Jobs
If you're like me the first thing that strikes you as you read this book is that Steve Jobs led a mythological life.      Put up for closed adoption by unmarried parents who eventually …
Tweet This Book: The 1,400 Greatest Quotes of All
If you've ever wanted to squeeze a quote into 140 character or less, then this book will give you something to chirp about. It contains 1400 of the greatest quotes of the greatest minds of all time, …
reviewed The Ides of March. October 11, 2011
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The Ides of March
Mao Tse Tung said: Politics is war without bloodshed. War is politics with bloodshed. Ides of March proves the truth of this.      In George Clooney's more recent movies, he has …
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Classics/Dr. Seuess's Abc/Green Eggs and Ham/Cat in the Hat/One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish/Fox in Socks (I Can Read It)
Recently I bought this as a gift realising that if I bought these five in bulk it would save about 45% to 50% over buying all these books individually. I was going to give two books to one person, …
reviewed Shall We Kiss? (Un baiser s'il vous p.... September 28, 2011
Shall We Kiss? (Un baiser s'il vous plait?)
I rented this movie not really knowing what to expect, and not really expecting much. Foreign movies that do make it onto a video store shelf do tend to be of a good quality.     Set …
reviewed The Debt (2011 movie). September 28, 2011
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The Debt
I go to movies all the time while in release, one to two a week. Seeing Jessica Chastain in both The Help, and Tree of Life, made me decide to see The Debt, my favorite moviegoing experience of the year. …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:.... September 28, 2011
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Not having seen all the Harry Potters I went to see this on opening weekend with friends who updated me on part 1 to bring me up to date.     If you have not seen Deathly Hallows part …
reviewed The Guard. September 28, 2011
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The Guard
Michael John McDonagh has previously written the screenplay for Ned Kelly starring Heath Ledger which I remember as a good movie. His brother Martin has won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Screenplay …
reviewed Crazy, Stupid, Love.. September 28, 2011
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Crazy Stupid Love
As comedies go, I think this is probably one of the better ones you will see this year.     Steve Carell plays Cal, a husband who splits from his high school sweetheart, played by …
reviewed The Conspirator. September 28, 2011
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The Conspirator
When I went to see this movie I knew nothing about it. The trailer merely indicated a period courtroom drama starring James McAvoy.     While I would hesitate to call it one of the …
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