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"DARK SHADOWS" (2012) Review


"DARK SHADOWS" (2012) Review

I have never been a diehard fan of director Tim Burton. Honestly. In fact, I can only think of one or two of his movies that really impressed me. Okay, I can think of two . . . before I saw his 2012 opus, "DARK SHADOWS". Read more...Collapse )

Ranking of Movies Seen During Summer 2016

Usually I would list my ten favorite summer movies of any particular year. However, since I had only watched ten new releases during the summer of 2016. Due to the limited number, I decided to rank the films that I saw: Read more...Collapse )

"SNOWDEN" (2016) Photo Gallery

Below are images from Oliver Stone's new biopic called "SNOWDEN". Based on "The Snowden Files" by Luke Harding and "Time of the Octopus" by Anatoly Kucherena, the movie starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden: Read more...Collapse )

"LIFE WITH FATHER" (1947) Review


"LIFE WITH FATHER" (1947) Review

Warner Brothers is the last studio I would associate with a heartwarming family comedy set in the 19th century. At least the Warner Brothers of the 1940s. And yet, the studio did exactly that when it adapted Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's 1939 play, "Life With Father", which happened to be an adaptation of Clarence Day's 1935 novel. Read more...Collapse )

Banoffee Pie

Below is an article about the English dessert known as Banoffee Pie: Read more...Collapse )

"THE PUBLIC EYE" (1992) Photo Gallery

Below are images from the 1992 neo-noir film, "THE PUBLIC EYE". Loosely based upon New York photographer Arthur "Weegee" Fellig and directed by Howard Franklin, the movie starred Joe Pesci and Barbara Hershey: Read more...Collapse )

"STAR TREK BEYOND" (2016) Review

"STAR TREK BEYOND" (2016) Review

I might as well place all my cards on the table. I am not a fan of J.J. Abrams' reboot of the "STAR TREK" franchise. I heartily dislike the 2009 movie of the original title. And I also dislike - to a lesser degree, 2013's "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS". So when I learned there was to be a third movie in this new franchise . . . needless to say I was not enthusiastic over the news. Read more...Collapse )

"Judging Elizabeth Poldark"

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To this day, I am amazed at the level of hostility directed at the Elizabeth Chynoweth Poldark character in the two BBC series titled, "POLDARK". Quite frankly, I find this hostility to be bordered on the level of a psychotic. Read more...Collapse )

Below are images from the 2007 fantasy film, "HIS DARK MATERIALS: THE GOLDEN COMPASS". Based upon Philip Pullman's 1995 novel and directed by Chris Weitz, the movie stars Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Ian McKellen and Daniel Craig: Read more...Collapse )<img src="http://pics.livejournal.com/ladylavinia/pic/001qfck0/s320x240" width="320" height="213" border

"THE AVIATOR" (2004) Review


"THE AVIATOR" (2004) Review

There have been many films, television episodes and documentaries that either featured or were about aviation pioneer and movie producer Howard Hughes. But Martin Scorsese's 2004 biopic, "THE AVIATOR", was the first that featured a large-scale production about his life. Read more...Collapse )



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