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reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... March 01, 2013
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I'm finally tackling it.      When I got the invite to come to this site almost 4 years ago, there was one topic that dominated my emails about updates on Lunch, and that was this …
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 …
posted a Quick Tip about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... September 26, 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Troubled but brilliant security firm agent works with a writer hired by a Swedish tycoon to solve a 40 year old mystery, the writer who she had just worked to discredit in the media only days before. …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... August 27, 2012
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," was one of the most suspenseful novels that I've had the pleasure of reading.      I had also seen the original movie with subtitles …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... July 19, 2012
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
***1/2 out of ****    By now, we all know the story. Corrupt Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) - having just lost a libel case against the billionaire Hans-Erik Wennerstrom …
reviewed Straw Dogs (2011 remake). February 13, 2012
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Straw Dogs - A Remake Of Sam Peckinpah's Classic
*** out of ****    Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" was released in 1971 and was immediately misjudged, seemingly at the very moment of its arrival. It sent movie-goers either running …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... January 08, 2012
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
If there were an award for most unsettling film of 2011 or best use of black eye-liner, David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo would be a shoe-in. That’s not to say it isn’t …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... January 03, 2012
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
      Fincher's dark and mute direction in his retake of Stieg Larssen's trilogy-novel was somehow expected but I never thought it will turn out to be so haunting and fresh. …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... January 02, 2012
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
After viewing the fairly well-produced and well-adapted "Girl" trilogy of films (based on the Millennium novels by the late Stieg Larrson) by director Niels Arden Oplev, the question, "Why see yet another …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... December 25, 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
It's only fitting that I'm writing this review on a MacBook Pro, the preferred computer of both Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander.  And why not?  They are great computers.  But …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... December 22, 2011
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Written by Steve Zaillian Directed by David Fincher Starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgard   Armansky: I’m concerned …
posted a Quick Tip about Straw Dogs (2011 remake). December 22, 2011
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Straw Dogs - A Remake Of Sam Peckinpah's Classic
A well done yet still completely unnecessary remake of the Peckinpah classic, its only major flaw is the thematic shift from man's internal struggle between civilized man and his predominantly savage …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... December 22, 2011
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Star Rating:         Watching the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I was actively engaged with its dual storylines, but I also found myself pondering …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... December 22, 2011
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
It has been tough to escape the Millennium trilogy for the past three years. Author Stieg Larsson left his trilogy unpublished, it wasn’t until after his death that the books hit the shelves and …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... December 21, 2011
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
When I first heard of the American remake of the Swedish film released in 2009 based on the internationally acclaimed novel “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (original title “The Man …
reviewed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... December 21, 2011
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Following the very successful adaptation of Stieg Larssons millennium trilogy into three very successful Swedish language films, it came as no surprise when Hollywood announced that it would be making …
posted a Quick Tip about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011.... December 18, 2011
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I am not one who agrees with the concept of remakes usually but I have to admit that some remakes have been better than the original. Examples would be "I Spit on Your Grave", "The Fly", …
reviewed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 movie). December 05, 2011
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
** out of ****    Marcus Nispel's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" takes Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" to almost painfully excessive new highs and lows. As can be expected …
posted a Quick Tip about Piranha (2010 film). November 21, 2011
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Piranha 3-D (2010)
This is one of those meant to be fun flicks that were never meant to be taken seriously. If you went into this expecting a real dramatic scary flick then I know you were surprised. Of course any film …
reviewed Piranha (2010 film). November 21, 2011
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Piranha 3-D (2010)
      PIRANHA      Ah remakes, they are some tricky little things. It seems like so many come out that you hate them all. You swear them all off and then a good …
reviewed Dawn of the Dead. October 09, 2011
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Dawn of the Dead
*** out of ****     As much as I love the original source material, Zack Snyder's 2004 remake of "Dawn of the Dead", a George Romero zombie horror classic, is actually a pretty respectable …
reviewed Straw Dogs (2011 remake). September 18, 2011
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Straw Dogs - A Remake Of Sam Peckinpah's Classic
Remakes and re-issues seem to be all the rage these days; and as I have stated before, sometimes they can be necessary and they can be a way to update a story for more modern audiences. It is yet to …
reviewed Straw Dogs (2011 remake). September 17, 2011
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Straw Dogs - A Remake Of Sam Peckinpah's Classic
Star Rating:         I described Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 version of Straw Dogs as visceral, disturbing, and unpleasant, and without a doubt, those same qualities apply …
reviewed Straw Dogs (2011 remake). September 16, 2011
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Straw Dogs - A Remake Of Sam Peckinpah's Classic
By Joan Alperin Schwartz      You are a Hollywood screenwriter.  You have a hot wife and a hot Jag.  You move to your wife's hometown in the Deep …
reviewed Halloween (2007 movie). July 16, 2011
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Halloween
** out of ****     I love John Carpenter's "Halloween". I watch it every year, on that titular holiday, and pretty much anytime else throughout those 365 days. Carpenter's film is …
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