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6
Oct
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Stardust, a 2007 film

So let’s get through this movie review, quickly. Stardust, a 2007 film, is it good? Yes. Is it worth watching? Yes. Do I recommend it? Yes. How is it rated by viewers on IMBD, the internet movie database? Currently, it is rated at 7.7, which is pretty good. Read moreRead more

30
Jul
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The Adjustment Bureau

So what is a “chick flick” anyway? According the Urban Dictionary it is “a film that indulges in the hopes and dreams of women and/or girls. A film that has a happy, fuzzy, ridiculously unrealistic ending”. But a guy flick, so I have heard, is a movie whereby there are lots of fighting, guns and… Read moreRead more

28
Jul
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Stilyagi (Hipsters) 2008

Stilyagi or Hipsters, is a wonderful 2008, Russian musical film. Truth is, I wasn’t looking for it, and I just stumbled upon it in YouTube. It so happens that as I was reading Robert A. Heilein’s sci-fi novel called The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, I came upon the word Stilyagi several times, so I went ahead and … Read moreRead more

5
May
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Down with Love

At 6.2 rating in IMDB, the 2003 film “Down with Love” doesn’t have high enough rating. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it thoroughly. It’s funny, witty and to great extent, and contrary to some of the more staunch criticisms I’ve seen, it is good old fun. Read moreRead more

2
Jul
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Let’s get the numbers out of the way. This February 2012 British film had a budget of 10 million US and a gross Box Office of 121 million. Not bad, not bad at all. So why is this? Well I guess a lot of people liked it, and frankly I am one of them, Ha-ha-ha! Read moreRead more

11
Mar
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The Maltese Falcon

John Huston’s 1941 film, The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Gladys George and Sydney Greenstreet is a masterpiece of Film Noir genre; a true classic. I recently reviewed… Read moreRead more

10
Mar
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An Ideal Husband

Usually, I do a book or a movie review on something that I read or watched recently. Today, I will do both of them at the same time. An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy play by one of my favorite authors, Oscar Wilde. The movie is a… Read moreRead more

6
Mar
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Chronicle (2012)

Chronicle is a science fiction film by young director Josh Tank, which was released on February of this year. Considering its “relative” low budget of $15 million, it has already grossed almost $100 million at the box office, so far. Read moreRead more

17
Feb
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The Big Sleep —The Movie

I was somewhat tired when I decided to watch Howard Hawk’s 1946 classic Film noir, The Big Sleep; starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. But after having finished reading Raymond Chandler’s murder-mystery whodunit novel just a few days ago and … Read moreRead more

2
Feb
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Famous French Actors

This year several wonderful French related films have received nominations to the 2012 Oscars. Specifically these are: The Artist, HUGO and Midnight in Paris. Although this may seem surprising to some people, in reality the Cinema of France has always been great contributor to the film industry. Read moreRead more

28
Jan
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Midnight in Paris

Director Woody Allen’s 2011 film Midnight in Paris is a true love and joy. And how can it not be since it’s set in Paris, the love capital city of the world? As I promised in a previous post yesterday that I would be reviewing the last of …  Read moreRead more

27
Jan
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HUGO

In the run up to the Oscars, Martin Scorsese’s, 2011 film HUGO has gotten eleven nominations; thus, making it one of the strongest contenders to sweep the event. There is no question that Mr. Scorsese has established himself as one of the leading movie directors of the past several decades … Read moreRead more