First Night Flicks: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed By: Steve McQueen Written By: John Ridley, based on the memoir by Solomon Northrup Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality Often times, directors (or studios) shy away from depicting the atrocities of our history in a way […]

Blightyvision: Holy Flying Circus

Directed by Owen Harris Written by Tony Roche Starring Darren Boyd, Charles Edwards, and Rufus Jones Imagine you grew up on Monty Python.  (If you’re reading these reviews, odds are you did.)  Now imagine someone has come to you telling you that there’s been a humorous documentary made about the group, with six modern actor/comedians […]

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Graphically Speaking: Yi Soon Shion: Warrior and Defender #1-2 review

Yi Soon Shin #1-2 Written by Onrie Kompan Art by Giovanni Paolo Timpano, Adriana De Los Santos, and Joel Saavedra Published by Onrie Kompan Productions The year is 1591. The Japanese army is laying waste to Korea, raping, pillaging, and leaving a trail of terror in its wake. The only hope is one man…no, not […]

Posted on August 10, 2011 at 09:00 by Lowell Greenblatt · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: Christopher and His Kind

Starring Matt Smith, Imogen Poots, and Douglas Booth Written by Kevin Elyot, based on the book by Christopher Isherwood Directed by Geoffrey Sax I am going to make a horrible confession, and one that an Anglophile probably shouldn’t make publicly: I have not seen any of Matt Smith’s work prior to “Doctor Who.”  My “give […]

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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Trisha’s Take: The Social Network review

[Editor’s Note: We’re trying something a little new here where more than one person writes a review of a given thing. Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated. – TL] The Social Network Directed by David Fincher Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Armie Hammer, and more Rating: PG-13 for sexual […]

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 09:06 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First Night Flicks: The Social Network

The Social Network (2010) Directed By: David Fincher Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language. Every fall, there seems to be one […]

Trisha’s Take: Mao’s Last Dancer review

Mao’s Last Dancer Directed by Bruce Berensford Starring Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Amanda Schull, Joan Chen and more Rated PG for a brief violent image, some sensuality, language and incidental smoking There’s an art involved in adapting a book into a movie. Stray too much from the source material and you run the risk of […]

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 16:20 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Trailer Watch, Pass or Fail edition: Machete versus The Social Network, plus a bonus trailer

Good Lord, we’re behind on our movie trailers, aren’t we? Let’s get down to it, then!

The true story behind The Soloist

In case you’ve recently seen or are intending to see The Soloist, which I enjoyed in spite of some arguably unnecessary deviations from the truth, you might be interested in watching this more fact-based 60 Minutes segment about the same people:

Posted on May 1, 2009 at 23:55 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · Comments Closed
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