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Movie Review – "The Challenger" – Fight for Who You Are

“The Challenger” opens with Jaden Miller (Kent Moran, “Listen to Your Heat”) doing his early morning run through the gritty streets of the Bronx. Then cuts to his job as an auto mechanic where a female customer belittles his capabilities as mechanic. That night, dejected he arrives home to find an eviction notice on the […]

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Movie Review: Suing the Devil (2012) (Not Rated)

The Antichrist Gets Served To watch Suing the Devil is to witness the birth of a cult classic. Mark my words: You will someday see it in midnight movie houses, and people, in all likelihood dressed as their favorite characters, will wait in line to see it just for the giddy thrill of making fun […]

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Movie Review – "That Day" [1 Journee] Is the Mosaic Mystery About a Dysfunctional Family

“That Day” [“1 Journée”] is the story about a dysfunctional family and how one haphazard encounter becomes the turning point towards a new beginning. It’s a convoluted mosaic, a mystery actually, that slowly takes shape and reveals much about the perplexity, sadness and irony of their disconnected lives. It is an insightful film driven by […]

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Miyazaki’s Ponyo is Both Beautiful and Creative! Movie Review

When most people think of the great names in animation, the two that usually come up the most are Walt Disney and Pixar. Well, I believe that there another name that should be included in this list is Hayao Miyazaki. He is the genius that has created such classics as Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, […]

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Movie Review – Elmer Gantry (1960)

ELMER GANTRY is one hopping good story of a fast talking appliance salesman from the Bible Belt who, back in the days of the Prohibition and Speak-Easies, cons his way up the steps of success and transforms into a fiery preacher who can agitate the masses in every direction he wants. He builds up a […]

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Dementia 13 (1963) Movie Review

Summary Dementia 13 begins with Louise Haloran (Luana Anders) throwing her husband’s body overboard after his heart attack while out on a lake in a rowboat. She lies about the incident in order to claim his will. Louise types up a letter to Lady Haloran (Eithne Dunne) stating her husband is away on a business […]

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A Film Review of the Movie ‘Les Miserables’

Jean Valjean was given a number of 24601 as a remark from prison, in which after 19 years of imprisonment from stealing a loaf of bread and several unsuccessful attempted escapes, he finally received his parole given by the in-charge police inspector named Javert. 24601’s parole is a warning for the people to be well-aware […]

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Movie Review – The Book Thief

She finds her love of reading as a way to shut out the horrors of Nazi Germany. She steals them, shares them, and uses their words and thoughts to nurture those around her. In doing so, she creates a magical world that inspires them all. Based on Markus Zusak’s international best-selling book, “The Book Thief” […]

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A Review of ‘Kung Fu Yoga,’ an Indian-Chinese Film

When President Xi visited India, he signed an agreement to produce 3 joint films. This is the first of these films. The film stars Jackie Chan with an ensemble of Indian stars led by a Sonu Sood and Disha Patni. The film is, however, a Jackie Chan vehicle and despite his 63 years carries himself […]

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"Unbroken: Path to Redemtion" Movie Review

I didn’t watch the first “Unbroken” movie because I am sensitive to violence on-screen. I did watch the second one because I knew the focus of it. I just closed my eyes when I thought there might be clips of violence from his previous tormentor. When Louis came home, he married and his wife had […]

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Movie Review – Meet Joe Black

With an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani, Meet Joe Black is a movie about death and the value of life. The film is approximately three hours and fifteen minutes long, is fairly slow at times, but has an excellent plot. Filming is done in the big business hub of New […]

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Titanic – A Love Story Movie Review

‘Titanic’ is a love story that captures the romance of two young lovers as the tragedy of the doomed vessel, RMS Titanic, unfolds around them. It was released in 1997 and was a great commercial and critical success, winning 11 Academy Awards (the first to do so since ‘Ben Hur’) and 3 Grammys. It was […]

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E.T. (Movie Review)

Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, E.T. won four Oscars and took the nation by storm upon its release in 1982. A box office sensation, E.T. formed long, around-the-corner lines of fans waiting to get into theaters and propelled child star Drew Barrymore to superstar status. One of director Steven Spielberg’s greatest triumphs, […]

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Movie Review – "Rocket Science" Demonstrates That Life Is Anything But an Exact Science

A touching heartfelt drama, “Rocket Science” demonstrates that life is anything but an exact science. This edgy film, with its witty writing and thoughtful theme, celebrates the determination of a high school student trying to overcome his speech impediment. Newcomer Reece Thompson plays Hal Hefner, a 15-year-old with a minor yet socially alienating disability, he […]

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Blackfish – Documentary Movie Review

This moving documentary goes behind the scenes at marine parks where orcas have injured and sometimes killed their trainers. The film looks at the cost to humans and mammals when these wild animals are forced to spend their lives in captivity, performing stunts for a piece of fish, praise from the trainers, and a round […]

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Movie Review – Fallen (1998), Part 1

An entertaining genre-blender that combines all the best elements of cop crime solvers with religious super-natural horror flicks. The opening sequence could’ve been straight from “The Silence of the Lambs (1991).” Then the film slips into the “Jacob’s Ladder (1990)” territory of super-natural horror and wraps it up with an ending worthy of “Omen (1976)”. […]

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Jesus Of Nazareth (Movie Review)

Since Thomas Edison’s invention of the modern cinema, countless filmmakers have endeavored to produce a moving picture that accurately chronicles the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. Aside from Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, which chronicled only a part of the life and crucifixion of Jesus, Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth is […]

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Movie Review – "Insidious" Is Classic Haunted House Movie With Scary Gotchas and Mounting Dread

The movie opens as the Lambert family moves into a large old house, one that has an Amityville persona and soon becomes a menacing character in this film. With numerous rooms, corridors, staircases, and dimly lit, it’s easy to assume something is lurking in the shadows, waiting to entrap. For a while, the move appears […]

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National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation (Movie Review)

One of the funniest movies of 1997, Vegas Vacation lives up to the high standard of comic relief expected from this ongoing series by National Lampoon. Although on the low end of hilarity when compared to Vacation, European Vacation, and Christmas Vacation, the film is nonetheless a non-stop, belly-laughing comedy in its own right. After […]

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Movie Review – "High Plains Drifter" Sees a Western Town Painted Red, and Justice Finally Done

High Plains Drifter – 3 Stars (Good) “High Plains Drifter” was one of Clint Eastwood’s best-loved western movies, and also the first movie he also directed. His role as “The Man With No Name” continued after its introduction in the three now-famous spaghetti westerns that preceded it-“A Fistful of Dollars”, “For a Few Dollars More” […]