Monthly Archives: February 2011

‘Another Year’ (Movie Review) ***

The fact that a Mike Leigh movie ever gets made is one of the small miracles of life.  There are not many directors (are there any others?) who can obtain funding for a film without first having a screenplay.  I guess the … Continue reading

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‘Drive Angry 3D’ (Movie Review) **

“Drive Angry 3D” is the rip-roaring, hellacious road trip movie starring Nicholas Cage (“Knowing,” “National Treasure”.)  Cage is Milton, a former felon who has broken out of, well . . . hell because a cult has killed his daughter and kidnapped his infant grandchild. The … Continue reading

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My Brief Flirtation with Blog Fame

My Brief Flirtation with Blog Fame, OR What It’s Like Being Freshly Pressed, OR How I Embarrassed Myself with Margaret Atwood For 24 hours starting yesterday through today, I was featured on the WordPress “freshly pressed” home page.  Well, I personally … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks and Predictions

The Academy Awards will air on February 27. I think the Academy did a pretty good job in narrowing down the best films of 2010.  I love the fact that they name ten nominees in the best picture category–because it’s really … Continue reading

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Five Fave Films Of 2010 NOT Nominated for an Oscar

  By my count, there are 41 movies vying for an Oscar on February 27th. This includes all of the award categories such as best picture, best editing, best documentary, best makeup, etc., but does not include short film nominees. … Continue reading

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‘The Eagle’ (Movie Review) **1/2

“The Eagle” stars Channing Tatum as a Roman soldier on a quest to restore his family’s honor. The movie is set in the Roman empire during the rule of the emperor Hadrian.  Tatum (“Dear John,” “Fighting”) plays Marcus Flavius Aquila, … Continue reading

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