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The Martian (2015)

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The Martian (2015)

There can’t be a greater story device then that of basic survival. One character battles against the elements as their life hangs by the slender thread solely dependent on their own ingenuity and wit. That’s the crux of Ridley Scott’s adaptation of The Martian, a bold and exhilarating red-blooded adventure about a man stranded on […]

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

There are some things that just never leave you. Some things are so constantly part of the world in which you inhabit that they remain just inside your mental vision, maybe on purpose. The Wizard of Oz is like that. It’s a comfort for most of us, like a cuddly uncle who is full of […]

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Inside Out (2015)

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Inside Out (2015)

It is such a joy to report that Pixar is back in form. After a few years of weak soup, it’s so nice to see them back on the track that made us fall in love with their confections in the first place. In the animation game, Pixar was always been the better factory, churning […]

| June 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

What a grand, insane work of vision is Mad Max: Fury Road. What a bold and visionary exercise has George Miller created.  In a world of action movies that are mostly thin soup, this is what you wish for from all of your action movies: something created out of sheer ingenuity and imagination, a movie […]

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ex Machina (2015)

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Ex Machina (2015)

It is lamentably true that the age of brainy science fiction is long behind us. What was once a genre that looked at ideas and questioned the nature of human identity has been diluted into a genre that is almost exclusively nestled in the comforts of action and candy-coated visual effects. What’s left of science […]

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Being an actor must be one of the most psychologically tasking professions that man has yet created. You’re asked to move from skin to skin, from soul to soul, from psychology to psychology, from paying gig to paying gig, and also to traverse the minefield of box office success. If you’re successful, you’re asked to […]

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

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The Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

It may someday come to pass that when I get around to making a list of the best action movies I’ve ever seen, The Kingsman: The Secret Service may find itself right there in the midst of other greats like Die Hard, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Speed, Aliens and The Terminator. After the blight […]

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Video Review: Selma (2014)

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Video Review: Selma (2014)

Due to the fact that my camera battery only lasts 10 to 15 minutes, this video is in three parts.  My apologies.

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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