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Battle: Los Angeles – Apocalypse now…PLEASE NOW!!

Posted on 11 March 2011 by ShepRamsey

Battle: Los Angeles is what testosterone looks like under a microscope, and I mean that in the worst possible way. It’s not a movie so much as it is a drill sergeant screaming in your face for two hours and mocking you with a barrage of sentimental cliches. Continue Reading

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Blue Valentine: Where did we go wrong?

Posted on 17 February 2011 by HansKlopek

“Blue Valentine” stands back from its characters, watching carefully as they slowly crumble. Most movies are fairly clear about how they want you to feel, but this movie leaves those questions completely in the audience’s lap. Continue Reading

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Now Playing on Netflix: Dakota Skye on how to ruin a great idea

Posted on 07 January 2011 by ChloeG

It started out with such promise. Black screen. Opening credits. Silence. Silence.

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In Search of the Perfect “Christmas Carol.”

Posted on 21 December 2010 by Quaid

“A Christmas Carol.”  It’s Charles’ Dickens’ immortal classic about the true meaning of Christmas and one of a handful of Christmas books the public at large has heard of. Continue Reading

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127 Hours: The joy of living to tell the tale

Posted on 16 December 2010 by HansKlopek

Hans back with a review of one of the better movies you are likely to see this year, 127 Hours. Continue Reading

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Now Playing on Netflix: Captain Kirk as a Hippie, or, Everything You Never Knew You Never Knew About the Emergence of Californian Wine

Posted on 06 December 2010 by ChloeG

I avoided this one for a long time.  Docu-dramas don’t really strike me as real movies, and one about wine was even less appealing than most.  Skepticism is warranted, but for reasons outside of my control I did end up starting it.  And because of an amusing selection of cast, I continued watching it. Continue Reading

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