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reviewed Division. October 28, 2013
Twins share many things, but Karen Wyle's novel, Division, explores what happens when twins grow up sharing even more than most, including the same body. Gordon and Johnny are so close they cannot …
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 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 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 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') …
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 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 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 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 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 …
reviewed Dark Shadows (2012 Film). May 23, 2012
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Dark Shadows
**1/2 out of ****    "Dark Shadows" does well to give us just about everything we've come to expect from a director-and-star collaboration between the highly imaginative Tim Burton …
reviewed Dark Shadows (2012 Film). May 15, 2012
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Dark Shadows
      Tim Burton and Johnny Depp come together again in this wonderfully delightful film.  Depp proves again that he is capable of successfully portraying any type of character …
reviewed Dark Shadows (2012 Film). May 13, 2012
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Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows (2012) is destined to split the audience into two camps.      Camp A will love this movie because they are fans of the Burton/Depp team. In their eyes, B/D can do no wrong, …
reviewed Dark Shadows (2012 Film). May 12, 2012
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Dark Shadows
When I first heard that Tim Burton was making a film based on the vampire soap opera of the same name “Dark Shadows“, I have to admit I really didn’t know what to think. Burton is great …
reviewed Dark Shadows (2012 Film). May 12, 2012
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Dark Shadows
Star Rating:         In a 2007 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Johnny Depp proudly stated that, as he grew up watching Dark Shadows, he wanted to be the vampire Barnabas …
reviewed Dark Shadows (2012 Film). May 10, 2012
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Dark Shadows
DARK SHADOWS Written by Seth Grahame-Smith Directed by Tim Burton Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green   Barnabas Collins: Of all the servants I could have spurned, I got the …
reviewed Dark Shadows (2012 Film). May 10, 2012
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Dark Shadows
Remember when Tim Burton had some indie cred, and his emo movies were something new that brought credibility and something different to the movies.  Remember seeing his remake of Planet of the …
reviewed Dark Shadows (2012 Film). May 10, 2012
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Dark Shadows
      By Joan Alperin Schwartz      For those of you, like myself, who aren't familiar with the television series 'Dark Shadows' which ran from 1966-1971, …
reviewed Melancholia. April 02, 2012
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'Melancholia'
**** out of ****    "Melancholia" begins with a stunning montage of beautiful images, all somehow connected. They are meant to act as a sort of moving scrapbook for the end of the …
reviewed Drive (2011 film). March 15, 2012
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Drive (2011 film)
**** out of ****    A lone, unnamed driver (Ryan Gosling) takes a nightly stroll through Los Angeles; with the illuminating city lights making way for the path that is the road. The …
reviewed 50/50. February 13, 2012
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50/50
***1/2 out of ****    Screenwriters are no longer afraid of exploring a difficult subject such as cancer in one of their works. They know that cancer in cinema is a market in its own; …
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