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reviewed Straw Dogs. December 24, 2011
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**** out of ****    Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" is a stirring, often times riveting thriller; a film about violence, emotional destruction, social discrimination, and the limits of …
posted a Quick Tip about Stranger Than Fiction. October 19, 2010
Stranger Than Fiction
I wasn't eager to see this. Then I couldn't wait to persuade my husband to see it. A weird premise beautifully executed.
reviewed Straw Dogs. May 10, 2009
Poster of the film.
Straw Dogs (1971) was a film that Sam Peckinpah directed during the early seventies. He adapted the screenplay from the thriller novel "The Siege at Trencher's Farm). Dustin Hoffman stars as …
reviewed Kramer vs. Kramer. April 13, 2009
Kramer Vs. Kramer
Though movies can be great ways to view how people viewed the world in the past, where movies can falter in this is the "this movie was ahead of it's time" film. Mainly because, I feel, these movies tend …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. April 05, 2009
Stranger Than Fiction
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is a tax man. As a matter of fact, he's the kind of serious tax man that the Beatles sang about:   "Now …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. March 05, 2009
Stranger Than Fiction
I was pleasantly surprised at this very well-done film with a highly likeable Will Ferrell as Harold Crick who is a character in a novel by Emma Thompson (I forgot her character's name) that Emma has …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. February 07, 2009
Stranger Than Fiction
Best-selling author, Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson), is struggling with her newest novel. How will she kill the main character, Harold Crick? Little does she know, Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is real and …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. December 17, 2008
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Stranger Than Fiction
Imagine that your whole life, your entire existence was the creation of another human being's mind. What would it feel like to know that your actions were not the result of individual thought but were …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. November 08, 2008
Stranger Than Fiction
The premise is simple but interesting: guy starts hearing a disembodied voice narrating his life and realizes he's a character in someone else's story. That's pretty much it. But the movie manages to …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. December 18, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
What an intriguing concept - an ordinary if somewhat introverted man who, unbeknownst to himself, is actually a character in a novel-in-progress, and a novelist whose character, unbeknownst to her, is …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. October 01, 2007
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Stranger Than Fiction
I was pleasantly surprised at this very well-done film with a highly likeable Will Ferrell as Harold Crick who is a character in a novel by Emma Thompson (I forgot her character's name) that Emma has …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. September 07, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
Truly enjoyable movie. Thompson creates yet another memorable character. She truly excells at portraying cynical characters. Gyllenhaal's character, although not as memorable, was well portrayed. Huffman …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. August 22, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
I have a hobby as a writer. I've actually had some of my work published. I've done some pretty awful, horrible things to some of my characters. I've killed them, maimed them, subjected them to abuse parents, …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. July 05, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
You have to love a movie that starts with a   fabulous premise. In this case, the life of   hyperbollically drawn tax auditor is mysteriously   linked with the fate of a …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. May 16, 2007
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Stranger Than Fiction
Pros: Clever idea     Cons: Concept fizzles out halfway through     The Bottom Line: Writers are nuts.     Stranger than Fiction should be a …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. May 16, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
Will Ferrell as IRS agent Harold Crick seems at the edge of an abyss. Complacency, sameness, loneliness lure him into the empty hole of existence vs. living.    One day, during his …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. May 07, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
People who complain about voices in their head used to be locked up or banished. Now they make great subjects for movies. This movie is about a methodic and boring man, Harold, who suddenly discovers …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. April 30, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
If there is one thing I've learned about authors who write fiction, it's that believable characters can really make a story work. This is often achieved by thinking of the characters as real people, as …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. April 04, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
I avoid Will Ferrell movies, always. Hate silly, stoopid humor. Love the clever stuff (and his humor isn't). But this movie promised to be less about humor, although it certainly had threads of the clever …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. March 28, 2007
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Stranger Than Fiction
Pros: Cute script, great cast     Cons: Some people may lose interest quickly     The Bottom Line: Stranger Than Fiction is a cute movie sure to entertain writers …
reviewed Stranger Than Fiction. March 01, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
STRANGER THAN FICTION is one of the more wise, conceptually stunning, finely executed original films to come to the screen in a long time. How this little gem of a film went unnoticed by the Academy is …
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