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reviewed A Wrinkle In Time (2004 movie). December 13, 2004
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A Wrinkle In Time (2004)
Before there was Harry Potter and Lemony Snickett, there was Meg, Calvin, and little Charles Wallace. "A Wrinkle In Time" was the beginning of one of the best fantasies for older children and, yes, even …
reviewed The Bourne Supremacy (movie). July 22, 2004
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Bourne Supremacy
Pros: Damon, Allen, and a good plot.     Cons: Camera work is off, may confuse some.     The Bottom Line: A solid film that will delight fans of the series.     …
reviewed The Great Gatsby (1974). June 28, 2004
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The Great Gatsby (1974)
F. Scott Fitzgerald presents taut tension and symbolism between Modernism and Victorianism in the 1925's quintessential jazz age of the great American novel, "The Great Gatsby" and this 1974 adaptation …
reviewed Dolores Claiborne (1995). June 28, 2004
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Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Stephen King's 1992 novel comes to life with a truly great perfomance by Kathy Bates as the title character, Dolores Claiborne, David Straitharn as her deceased husband Joe St. George and Jennifer Jason …
reviewed Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004). May 27, 2004
Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)
Definitely a mood piece, this lemon-tinted celluloid confection relating to the genesis of Vermeer's masterpiece, "Girl With A Pearl Earring", provides mere mortals not only a glimpse into 17th century …
reviewed Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004). May 13, 2004
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Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)
What seems like another movie, where nothing really happens, this is a gem in the sea of unappetizing costume movies, with harsh fake lighting and CG effects.We see the Vermeer family through the eyes …
reviewed The Shawshank Redemption (movie). January 05, 2004
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Based on a Stephen King novella and directed by Frank Darabont, this film covers a 20-year period during which Andy Defresne (Robbins), a former banker convicted of murder, somehow preserves his dignity …
reviewed The Invisible Man. November 14, 2003
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The Invisible Man
Even though we don't see him till the very last scene, Claude Raines gives probably his best performance. This was by far the best invisible man themed movie that I have seen. There are some really tense …
reviewed The Godfather. November 07, 2003
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The Godfather
One of the best films I have ever seen with a lot of memorable scenes and classic lines. On top of that probably the best directing ever and a perfect cast.Don Corleone, I honor you!Memorable dialogue …
reviewed A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). August 01, 2003
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A Streetcar Named Desire (Original Director's
For various reasons, I have never liked either the play or the film on which it is based but remain fascinated with the human experiences which Tennessee Williams examines. The character of Stanley Kowalski …
reviewed The Godfather. June 27, 2003
The Godfather
After I purchased Mario Puzo's novel, I stayed up most of that night reading it. Two years later, this film adaptation appeared and I have since seen it (as well as Godfather Part II) more than a dozen …
reviewed The Shining (1980 movie). October 31, 2002
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The Shining
Pros: Jack Nicholson is one of the world's great psycho actors     Cons: May make you paranoid     The Bottom Line: Here's Johnny! I love that.     …
reviewed The Shawshank Redemption (movie). July 21, 2002
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Gees, I'm going to get caned for saying this, aren't I.The Shawshank Redemption has always been pegged as a great movie - clearly the Amazon.com readership thinks so - and I finally got round to seeing …
reviewed The Shining (1980 movie). March 30, 2002
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The Shining
When I think of a horror movie, I think of a film that is going to scare me in some way. There doesn't have to be any gore involved, no actual acts of violence need to be shown (the greatest horror directors …
reviewed The Invisible Man. October 19, 2001
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The Invisible Man
Pros: Fairly decent for an early production     Cons: campy tho, very campy     The Bottom Line: Seen better, seen worse. Typical old time horror flick, less the …
reviewed The Godfather. August 24, 2001
The Godfather
Rarely does a film manage to express the power of a novel from which it was based -- but "The Godfather" does manage to do quite well. Realizing that the entire second section of the novel could not be …
reviewed Danielle Steel's No Greater Love. May 10, 2001
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Danielle Steel's No Greater Love
Based on Danielle Steel's bestseller, NO GREATER LOVE is a dramatic, often heart rending story of those left behind after the tragic sinking of the Titanic.Edwina Winfield (Kelly Rutherford), the eldest …
reviewed Can-Can. August 26, 2000
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Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra kick up their heels in CAN-CAN, the sparkling film adaptation of the Cole Porter musical comedy.    The setting is the Montmatre district of Paris, …
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