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posted a Quick Tip about Argo. May 31, 2013
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Argo
One of the films that I had missed in theaters was director Ben Affleck's "Argo", which by now have won the best picture award in the 2013 Oscars.      I realize that …
posted a Quick Tip about Cloud Atlas (2012 film). May 05, 2013
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'Cloud Atlas' a brilliant scifi fantasy love story spanning 500 years
It was on the plane and I switched the channel before the entire movie could developed further as there were just too many good movies this month on the flight!!! Slow start and I think it's probably …
reviewed Argo. March 26, 2013
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Argo
During the 1979 take-over of the American Embassy in Tehran, six Americans escape and are hidden in the Canadian Embassy. The CIA hatches a plot to get them out by having them masquerade as members of …
reviewed The Master (2012 film). March 24, 2013
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The Master (2012 film)
This was a very different DVD set and it even came with a picture postcard of Phillip Seymour Hoffman in his Lancaster Dodd persona! Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie a WWII naval vet who appears to have …
reviewed Total Recall (2012 film). February 22, 2013
Total Recall (2012 film)
You may have noticed that recently, we've seen new movies from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Bruce Willis. Things like this are usually coincidental, but after seeing the …
reviewed The Master (2012 film). February 07, 2013
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The Master (2012 film)
   It is not a secret Paul Thomas Anderson has achieved that Kubrick status where everyone is excited for his next release, always expecting something out of the world of ordinary. Some may …
reviewed Argo. December 29, 2012
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Argo
Argo doesn't pump the brakes on any short notice. It's not one sided, it doesn't force the viewer to think more than it needs to, and it sure avoids a hostage crysis within the borders of …
reviewed Anna Karenina. December 19, 2012
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Anna Karenina
AnyAny two hours adaptation will not be able to properly articulate the story of Anna Karenina. Not even Joe Wright's endearing skills as a director could have lifted this story from under Tolstoy's …
reviewed Cloud Atlas (2012 film). December 17, 2012
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'Cloud Atlas' a brilliant scifi fantasy love story spanning 500 years
      I left two times the movie theater knowing that I saw something special, knowing that I witnessed not only a march towards freedom but also towards a better understanding of …
reviewed Cloud Atlas (2012 film). December 04, 2012
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'Cloud Atlas' a brilliant scifi fantasy love story spanning 500 years
I thought that was a fitting name to this review since I haven't written in awhile and I miss you guys! Plus, it has to do with this fantastic movie about intersecting life paths, deja vu, and how …
reviewed Argo. October 26, 2012
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Argo
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 Cloud Atlas (2012 film). October 25, 2012
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'Cloud Atlas' a brilliant scifi fantasy love story spanning 500 years
By Joan Alperin Schwartz   'Cloud Atlas' is a film that some people, like myself, will find absolutely brilliant, while others, like John (the other half of 'Two Jews On Film') …
reviewed Argo. October 12, 2012
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Argo
If Argo did anything besides make me grab a complete stranger in the movie theater for fear of the hostages lives, it was prove once and for all that Ben Affleck is a great director.  He has proven …
reviewed Argo. October 12, 2012
Argo
As a small child, I can remember the Iranian hostage crisis as it dominated the news media for over a year. While I did not understand the political atmosphere behind it, I did understand that a group …
posted a Quick Tip about Dark Shadows (2012 Film). October 10, 2012
Dark Shadows
Forgettable enough take on the TV soap opera about a business magnate turned Vampire by a jilted lover and locked away, re-awakening 200 years later in the 70's. Enjoyable enough for what it is, but few …
reviewed Moonrise Kingdom. September 26, 2012
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Moonrise Kingdom
   Moonrise Kingdom could be very well defined as an exquisite work of art that simply requires from it's viewers to lock-on in their seats and disappear in this utopian jungle full of cat …
reviewed The Master (2012 film). September 16, 2012
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The Master (2012 film)
Star Rating:         I would guess that Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master would be just as intriguing, just as mysterious, and just as unnerving if there had never …
reviewed Dark Shadows (2012 Film). September 05, 2012
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Dark Shadows
   There's no miracle that Tim Burton knows how to create dark cartoonish worlds in which wild colors and vivid characters battle for the enchanted ground of these fantastic universes. Dark …
reviewed Total Recall (2012 film). August 22, 2012
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Total Recall (2012 film)
Do you know that moment when you're trying somethingDo you know that moment when you're trying something you loved as a kid and it leaves you a bitter feeling but still "forcing" yourself …
reviewed Total Recall (2012 film). August 20, 2012
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Total Recall (2012 film)
Star Rating:         I could turn this review of Total Recall into a debate over which version of the film is better, but unless there are obvious gaps in idea, execution, …
reviewed Total Recall (2012 film). August 14, 2012
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Total Recall (2012 film)
When I first heard of a “Total Recall” remake, I have to admit I was a little put off. I mean, how can someone remake one of Schwarzenegger’s action classics? I thought it would be an …
reviewed Moonrise Kingdom. July 19, 2012
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Moonrise Kingdom
**** out of ****    Wes Anderson's deadpan tragicomedies have always featured flawed individuals; a lot of them adults. Most of the time, the children are not in the spotlight, but …
reviewed The Artist. June 27, 2012
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The Artist
As the story opens, it is 1929, and we meet George Valentin, a dashing matinée idol who thrills his fans with his silent movies. He meets a star-struck young lady named Peppy and helps her get …
reviewed Moonrise Kingdom. May 26, 2012
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Moonrise Kingdom
Star Rating:         I know that somewhere within Moonrise Kingdom is a charming and poignant coming-of-age story. Unfortunately, whatever potential it had was ruined by …
reviewed Dark Shadows (2012 Film). May 26, 2012
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Dark Shadows
I'm an old school Dark Shadows fan who used to run home from school like everyone else, saw both of the original films when they came out, protested at NBC when the 1991 series was cancellled and have …
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