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I’ll be having a birthday soon, which means I’ll have to confront something on my list of fears. This year’s challenge: spring cleaning. [Insert horror scream here.] I think I’ll read a book instead and hope the …

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Movie Discussion: SKYFALL

November 8, 2012 – 7:19 pm | 6 Comments
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The AFI Fest started last week (wrapping up today) and for the third year, I’ve been attending as a press member. Last night was the annual “Secret Screening,” revealed at the last minute as Skyfall. Guess …

Movie Reviews: PITCH PERFECT and BUTTER

October 3, 2012 – 10:59 pm | 3 Comments
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This Friday, Oct. 5, Pitch Perfect will open wide, and Butter will be in limited release and available as VOD. They both feature highly competitive people attempting to win a title, and both made me …

Movie Review: SAVAGES

July 5, 2012 – 2:47 am | 6 Comments
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If you’ve seen Oliver Stone’s U-Turn or Natural Born Killers, and/or have read the Don Winslow novel on which this movie is based, Savages is pretty much what you’d expect it to be—violent, in your …

Movie Review: PROMETHEUS

June 5, 2012 – 11:31 pm | 3 Comments
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It’s not such a big secret anymore, but during production, Ridley Scott and the creative team behind Prometheus (out Friday, June 8th) were very coy about whether or not this was an Alien prequel. Well, …

Movie Review: THE AVENGERS

May 2, 2012 – 11:25 pm | 6 Comments
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My greatest concern about having so many superheroes crammed into one movie was that it’d be a disjointed mess, but Joss Whedon has managed to justify—for the most part—each character’s presence in The Avengers, and …

Inside Classic Films

April 30, 2012 – 1:44 pm | 11 Comments
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Late last night, Deadline.com reported that Warner Bros. Digital Publishing will be releasing a series of eBooks that contain shooting scripts for classic films, with loads of extra content about each movie. The four announced …

THE HUNGER GAMES: A Movie Discussion from Three POVs

March 26, 2012 – 2:05 am | 24 Comments
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Life’s been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to blog in about a week, a fact that probably only three of you noticed. But I managed to finish my work on time last Friday …

Oscars Fashion 2012

February 27, 2012 – 5:04 am | 16 Comments
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OK, so you’ve read what I thought were highlights from the show, but what you really want to know about is the fashion, right? Let’s do a rundown of the beautiful, the bad, and the …

84th Academy Awards Highlights

February 27, 2012 – 3:38 am | 4 Comments
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When I first heard Billy Crystal named as host this year, I thought it was a very good choice. He’s one of very few hosts who can improvise and riff on unexpected moments that occur …

Movie Discussion: WANDERLUST

February 24, 2012 – 12:05 am | 7 Comments
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My day was a little stressy and funky so by the time I got to the Wanderlust screening, I was ready to laugh. And, boy, did I. The movie, directed by David Wain, is about …

Official THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Trailer

February 7, 2012 – 12:28 am | 4 Comments
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The official trailer is here. Can’t tell how good Andrew Garfield will be, or how much Emma Stone will get to do, but I’m still going to be among those first in line.
What do you …

Reactions to SAG Awards 2012 & Fashion Roundup

January 29, 2012 – 10:18 pm | 3 Comments
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Wow, I was bored throughout this show, despite the fact it’s produced by my union and I got to vote for the awards. I can’t even do a best & worst list because the show …

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