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reviewed The Help. February 13, 2012
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The Help
**1/2 out of ****    During the early 1960's - at the time of the Civil Rights era - there were the upper class men and women, and then there were the Help. Who, and what, was "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; …
reviewed Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. January 23, 2012
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
What a pleasure it is to see a movie written, directed and acted by adults, for adults. No fiery blasts, no gruesome close-ups, no half-baked actor-heroes running around in tights as insects or small …
reviewed Rise of the Planet of the Apes. January 22, 2012
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes
I was surprised that this is actually a pretty good film and a lot stronger reworking of the original storyline that that Wahlberg film a few years back. James Franco works in a lab and is trying to come …
reviewed Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. January 09, 2012
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
   Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of the spy-novel written by John Le Carre while not sticking to the roots it still powders the atmosphere with a thrilling sense of intelligent and masked …
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 …
posted a Quick Tip about The Help. December 29, 2011
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The Help
I never ever watch these type of movies, but last weekend my surplus of redbox rental codes and lack of movie selection lead me to rent The Help. I'd heard all the good things about it while it was in …
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 …
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 …
reviewed Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. December 18, 2011
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Director Tomas Alfredson is a Swedish director responsible for the internationally acclaimed vampire film “Let The Right One In” which I loved so it would come as no surprise that I would …
reviewed 50/50. December 18, 2011
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50/50
      Jonathan Levine seemed like he had to make a movie that will have to face different challenges for me to really appreciate it to the fullest. It had to find comedy in the darkest …
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 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. December 10, 2011
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Star Rating:         Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is an espionage film that isn’t about action and special effects so much as systematic investigation. There’s an …
reviewed Warrior. December 02, 2011
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Warrior
   The weirdest sensation I have when watching a movie is feeling cheated. Feeling like the movie begs for me to invest in anything that happens on the screen. Call me a cynic but I don't …
reviewed The Help. November 21, 2011
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The Help
   Starting with a sensational cast and a talented director, The Help unveils the most usual and common racial theme in a customized manor. It transcends from being dramatic, powerful and heartbreaking …
reviewed 50/50. November 14, 2011
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50/50
Movies that go into subjects that have a bleak premise such as dealing with a terminal disease are often easily dismissed as something that can be depressing and it is absolutely so easy to go into its …
reviewed Melancholia. November 12, 2011
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'Melancholia'
Star Rating:         If Melancholia is indeed a science fiction film, as Wikipedia tells us it is, it’s one that only Lars von Trier could have made. Its depiction …
reviewed Melancholia. November 06, 2011
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'Melancholia'
      When 'Melancholia' directed by the always controversial, Lars Von Tier, opens...there is a montage of impressionistic stills set to Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde...   …
reviewed 50/50. October 31, 2011
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50/50
Losing several family members to cancer and with a spouse that has had her own battle, I just had to see this film. I was a little worried about having Seth Rogen in it (see my review of The Green Hornet) …
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