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reviewed Frost/Nixon. May 19, 2011
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Frost/Nixon
I went into Frost/Nixon expecting to see a political character drama which explored the more sensitive side of disgraced former President Richard Nixon. But Ron Howard's acclaimed movie isn't like that …
reviewed The King's Speech. May 02, 2011
The King's Speech
"I've been terribly busy."   "Doing what?"   "Kinging."      The King's Speech, a man at battle with himself a very unlikable …
reviewed Frost/Nixon. April 24, 2011
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Frost/Nixon
Entertainment, Frost/Nixon is; history, of course, it's not. (But then who expects history from the movies?)       David Frost, if he doesn't hate Michael Sheen's …
reviewed The King's Speech. April 23, 2011
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The King's Speech
I was not familar with the story of George VI until I saw this amazing film. Apparently George had a terrible stuttering problem until one day his wife took him to the home of a commoner in the basement …
reviewed Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman. April 13, 2011
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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2007)
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman is the story of Albert Pierrepoint, a paragon of lower-middle-class English respectability. He and his wife, Annie, lived in a small, tidy house. His favorite supper was …
posted a Quick Tip about Glory (movie). March 27, 2011
Glory (movie)
A film very loosely based up the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts. Interesting film that can be pretty tripe at times.
posted a Quick Tip about The King's Speech. February 22, 2011
The King's Speech
Great film! This movie should bring home all the Oscars.
reviewed The King's Speech. February 05, 2011
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The King's Speech
The story opens in 1925, as the Duke of York (aka "Bertie" to his family), played by Colin Firth, is about to give a speech. It's torture for him, as he is shy and is nearly unable to speak …
reviewed The King's Speech. February 01, 2011
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The King's Speech
**** out of ****     There are few stories without an enemy; and few films without a flaw. Yes, history has proved me somewhat wrong and there are indeed MANY great, flawless films, …
posted a Quick Tip about The King's Speech. January 31, 2011
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The King's Speech
A couple of my friends and I went into The King's Speech expecting a serious, dry historical melodrama, but we came out of the theatre inspired and laughing.      The film tells …
reviewed The King's Speech. January 31, 2011
The King's Speech
"The King's Speech" is the true story of George VI (Colin Firth), who was King of the United Kingdom starting in 1936. The title refers to a radio speech which George made in 1939 to announce …
reviewed The King's Speech. January 31, 2011
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The King's Speech
There is a pivotal moment in the King's Speech that just speaks volumes about what the movie is about and what it means.  It's a scene where Bertie (also known as a King George VI)I--a man …
reviewed The King's Speech. January 30, 2011
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The King's Speech
It was a little slow at the beginning but the movie picks up lots of momentum towards the end. The true story of a royalty's speech impediment. Had he been just another prince, then it's no big …
reviewed The King's Speech. January 22, 2011
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The King's Speech
Well if this isn't Oscar bait I don't know what is. A movie about the British monarchs that comes out in December. The only thing that is holding it back from pure gold is that it is actually …
reviewed The King's Speech. January 22, 2011
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The King's Speech
   Speech impediments are a horrible thing to deal with, I’d imagine. And I’d imagine they are far, far worse if you’re the titular leader of 1/4 of the world. That’s …
posted a Quick Tip about The King's Speech. January 22, 2011
The King's Speech
Really lovely movie with outstanding performances by Colin Firth as King George VI (aka Bertie), who suffered from a stammer, and Geoffrey Rush as his speech therapist. I found it an enjoyable blend of …
reviewed The King's Speech. January 22, 2011
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The King's Speech
   What an extraordinary piece of filmmaking. Tom Hooper took the interesting story of King George VI of Britain (Colin Firth) struggle for regaining trust in his own voice. Knowledgeable of …
reviewed The King's Speech. January 05, 2011
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The King's Speech
Don't miss this movie just because its not gotten a wide release.  Here in Raleigh, NC, it isn't playing at any of the multi-screen multiplexes, which actually gives you a great excuse to …
reviewed The King's Speech. January 03, 2011
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The King's Speech
Stories about friendship and courage. They are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser whose stories have been told in various different ways. It is just something that people need to be told from time to time that …
posted a Quick Tip about The King's Speech. January 02, 2011
The King's Speech
This is a brilliant film on many levels. Cinematically, you can see that the director clearly spent a fair amount of time deliberately structuring shots thematically, and, if anything, that may be the …
reviewed The King's Speech. January 01, 2011
The King's Speech
I can enjoy fine movies with minimalist acting. Where the actors spend a lot of time saying nothing, but looking very serious, or hurt, or angry or whatever. The kind of the thing that lots of young American …
reviewed The King's Speech. December 17, 2010
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The King's Speech
“The King’s Speech” is the one of the few films I know of to humanize the embarrassment of stuttering. It tells the story of Prince Albert, Duke of York, who, following the death of …
reviewed The King's Speech. December 15, 2010
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The King's Speech
The British monarchy tale "The King's Speech" led Golden Globe contenders Tuesday with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honours for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and …
reviewed The King's Speech. September 25, 2010
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The King's Speech
THE KING’S SPEECH   Written by David Seidler   Directed by Tom Hooper   Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter      King George …
posted a Quick Tip about Glory (movie). June 22, 2010
Glory (movie)
An all-around excellent film about the struggles of a African-American regiment during the Civil War. Superb acting is present from all parties involved, and knowing this is based on a true story makes …
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