Movies

Classic movie – Before There was Nine, There was 8 ½

Marcello Mastroianni

8 1/2 is a black-and-white film from 1963, it starred Marcello Mastroianni, one of the great screen lovers of the time. as the harried film writer/director Guido Anselmi. The character mirrored Fellini in certain ways and the movie is considered…

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Review – The Cove, movie about slaughter in Taiji Japan

Review - The Cove, movie about slaughter in Taiji Japan

Ric O’Barry is best known for his role in popularizing the dolphin during his stint as Flipper’s trainer decades ago. He also is co-founder of the Oceanic Preservation Society. After the dolphin known as Flipper committed suicide in his arms,…

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Remembering River Phoenix through movies

Stand By Me (1985)

Stand By Me (1985) After the success of Stand By Me, the world sat up and took notice of the young River. A sleeper success, the film hailed its child stars to fame. Directed by Rob Reiner, this film is…

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The real-world locations behind the Star Wars saga

Star Wars saga The real-world locations behind the Star Wars saga

Even if you’ve never seen a Star Wars movie, you’ll still be aware of the monumental impact it has had on popular culture. But for those of us who have seen all of the films more times than we can…

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Top 5 prom night movies

Top 5 prom night movies

Prom – the quintessential scene in every high school movie. As one of the defining moments of American adolescence, why shouldn’t it be? Pre-prom decisions can be stressful: what to wear? Who to go with? What kind of limo to…

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What makes Werner Herzog a great filmmaker

What makes Werner Herzog a great filmmaker

Werner Herzog is a legend for many reasons. There’s the films, of course – a varied and numerous collection – but there’s also the stories behind the films. Like how Herzog threatened to shoot Klaus Kinski if he dared walk…

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The real magic of a Disney movie

The real magic of a Disney movie

From 1928 Disney has been bringing the world magic to cinema and television screens across the globe. Walt Disney introduced the public to the first princess in 1937, when the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was brought to…

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Movie Review – Ramona and Beezus

Movie Review - Ramona and Beezus

Using the word “inoffensive” to describe a piece of art is damning with faint praise, but that’s the best way to describe Walden Media/20th Century Fox’s Ramona and Beezus. Very loosely based on Beverly Cleary’s award-winning children’s book Beezus and…

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Movie Review: I Am Number Four, a teenage sc-fi

Movie Review: I Am Number Four, a teenage sc-fi

I Am Number Four, originally a teenage science fiction novel, tells the story of John Smith, a.k.a. Number Four (Alex Pettyfer – Stormbreaker, Beastly), a superpowered, human-in-appearance alien being hunted by another, more evil race of skinheaded and tattoed alien…

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Popular Zombie Horror Movies, Black Magic Flicks

Popular Zombie Horror Movies, Black Magic Flicks

Zombies have been made popular in movies and music videos, most notably, Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. They are walking dead people in ragged clothes, with a blank look and hanging rotting flesh, that like to eat human brains. What are…

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