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DVD First Look: Jackboots on Whitehall

Jackboots on Whitehall Written and directed by Edward McHenry and Rory McHenry Starring Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Timothy Spall, Alan Cumming, and Dominic West Available at Amazon.com: (Region 1) and Digital Download Okay.  Look at the poster.  Look at the tag line.  Look at the Digital Spy review up there.  What’s your first impression?  Go […]

Blightyvision: “Outcasts”

Written and created by Ben Richards Directed by Bharat Nalluri and Omar Madha Starring Liam Cunningham, Hermione Norris, and Daniel Mays The write-ups and hype for “Outcasts” were intriguing, I must say.  Created by Ben Richards (one of the talented writers behind “Spooks”) and starring a wide variety of actors who have proven themselves in […]

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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What Kara Did on Vacation: “The Doctor Who Experience”

One of the things I love most about the renaissance of Doctor Who is that the people in charge now — writers and actors alike — were fans to begin with and know what fans want.  Up ’til now that’s manifested as letting viewers see Daleks vs. Cybermen, epic Time Lord battles, and two Amy […]

Posted on March 19, 2011 at 23:31 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Musical Taste: Dropkick Murphys – Going Out in Style

Dropkick Murphys – Going Out in Style St. Patricks Day is next week, so it seems only appropriate that in building up to a week of blackouts and pretending to be Irish, those staples of Boston Irish Punk, Dropkick Murphys would release a new whiskey and folklore infused record. And with their first in four […]

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 11:21 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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First Night Flicks: The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet (2011) Directed by: Michel Gondry Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz Written by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Based on the radio series created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker There’s a moment at the beginning of The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) where Seth Rogen describes a certain show he […]

Posted on January 15, 2011 at 12:59 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · One Comment
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First Night Flicks: Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs (2010) Directed by: Edward Zwick Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria Based on the book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jaime Reidy Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material. A great romantic film can do serious damage to […]

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 17:34 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First Night Flicks: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) Directed by: David Yates Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Based on: chapters 1 though 23 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality. It’s an extremely difficult task […]

Posted on November 26, 2010 at 14:52 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First Night Flicks: Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham (2010) Directed By: Nigel Cole Starring: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James Rated R for language and brief sexuality. In 1968, the sewing machinists of the Ford Motor Company factory in Dagenham went on strike when they were classified as unskilled laborers to justify paying them a meager salary. Of […]

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 10:11 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First Night Flicks: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2010) Luftslottet som sprängdes (The Air Castle that was Blown up) Directed by: Daniel Alfredson Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin Based on the Novel: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson Rated: R for strong violence, some sexual material, and brief […]

Posted on October 29, 2010 at 12:43 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Trisha’s Take: Life as We Know It review

Life As We Know It (2010) Directed by: Greg Berlanti Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and some drug content There are a lot of things that can make me cry while watching a movie. When I saw Return of the Jedi for the first time in the […]

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 09:01 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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