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"A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD" (2013) Review


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"A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD" (2013) Review

Five-and-a-half years following the successful release of the fourth movie in the DIE HARD movie franchise - 2007's "LIVE FREE AND DIE HARD", 20th Century Fox Studios release a fifth movie about the adventures of New York Police detective John McClane called "A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD". Read more...Collapse )

"DJANGO UNCHAINED": Controversy and Myth


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"DJANGO UNCHAINED": CONTROVERSY AND MYTH

Ever since the release of the 2012 Academy Award winning film, "12 YEARS A SLAVE", Quentin Tarantino's 2012 film, "DJANGO UNCHAINED" has been the target of a good deal of backlash and derision. Wait . . . I take that back. The film has received a good deal of derision even when it first reached the movie theaters during the early winter of 2012-2013. Read more...Collapse )

"BREACH" (2007) Photo Gallery


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Below are images from the 2007 political thriller, "BREACH". Directed by Billy Ray, the movie starred Chris Cooper and Ryan Phillippe: Read more...Collapse )

"GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" (2014) Review





"GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" (2014) Review

Most of the films featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been set on Earth - mainly in the United States - and featured human characters. There have been exceptions - namely the two "THOR" movies that were partly set in the realm of Asgard and 2012's "THE AVENGERS", which featured an alien invasion. For the first time, the MCU released a movie mainly set in worlds other than Earth. And it is called "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY". Read more...Collapse )

TIME MACHINE: Battle of Bladensburg


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TIME MACHINE: BATTLE OF BLADENSBURG

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg, which was a major conflict fought during the War of 1812. The battle was fought on August 24, 1814 in Bladensburg, Maryland; and played a major role in the fate of the United States' capital, Washington D.C. and a future battle fought around Baltimore, Maryland. Read more...Collapse )

"JANE EYRE" (2011) Photo Gallery


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Below are images from "JANE EYRE", the 2011 adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, the movie starred Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender: Read more...Collapse )

"MALEFICENT" (2014) Review





"MALEFICENT" (2014) Review

I am probably the last person on this earth who would associate Angelina Jolie with a Disney film, let alone one made for children. Then again, I have never seen Jolie in another movie like her recent film, "MALEFICENT". Read more...Collapse )

"SAVING MR. BANKS" (2013) Photo Gallery


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Below are images from "SAVING MR. BANKS", the recent historical comedy-drama about the development of the 1964 film, "MARY POPPINS". Directed by John Lee Hancock, the movie stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks: Read more...Collapse )

"THIS GUN FOR HIRE" (1942) Review


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"THIS GUN FOR HIRE" (1942) Review

In response to the success of Warner Brother's 1941 movie, "THE MALTESE FALCON", Paramount Pictures followed up with its own film noir flick with its adaptation of Graham Greene's 1936 novel, "A Gun for Sale". This film not only made Alan Ladd a star, despite receiving fourth billing; it also marked the first of his four movies with co-star Veronica Lake. Read more...Collapse )

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