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Amelie is actually a terrible movie

Amelie is Actually a Terrible Movie

Throughout the early millennium, college students and hipsters alike felt a strong affinity with the film Amelie. Despite the largely positive and eager excitement from most audience members, looking back at the movie now a viewer can see how heavy-handed…

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Blood and Black Lace – A Mario Bava film

Blood and Black Lace - A Mario Bava film

Filmed in Technicolor by cameraman turned director Mario Bava, Blood and Black Lace is an influential film in the horror genre. As well as being one of the earliest examples of the Giallo, an Italian name for films with elements…

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Early Wizard of Oz Films

Early Wizard of Oz Films

In 1908, Baum began touring with his “Fairylogue and Radio Plays,” which mixed short filmstrips based on The Wizard of Oz, The Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz with slide shows and his own narration. The special effects in…

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Unusual Halloween movies: watch something different!

Unusual halloween movies: watch something different!

When people think of Halloween, they think of horror movies. They might think of Vincent Price movies, like The Pit and the Pendulum or House of Usher, classic horror films made in the ’50s and ’60s. Or they might think…

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Five best Royal modern films

Victoria and Albert (2001)

Victoria and Albert (2001) BBC miniseries depicting the engagement and marriage of Queen Victoria (Victoria Hamilton) and Prince Albert (Jonathan Firth), it predominately focused on the earlier years of their union, featuring performances by Peter Ustinov, Nigel Hawthorne, and David…

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Classic winter movies make great holiday gifts

Classic winter movies make great holiday gifts

This holiday season, it’s nice to find economical and personalized gifts for family and friends. With gas prices high, and time of the essence, giving the gift of a timeless, family-friendly movie is always a treat. Here are three films…

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Movie review: An American Werewolf In London (1981)

Movie review: An American Werewolf In London (1981)

An American Werewolf In London– John Landis didn’t direct many films. However, the films that Landis did direct (minus a few missteps here and there) are classic. From Blues Brothers to Animal House, there’s no doubt that Landis can handle…

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Top 5 best movies of Brittany Murphy

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Clueless (1995) Brittany Murphy’s breakthrough role. She gained a supporting part as Tai, the new girl at a Beverly Hills high school, who is taken under the wing of two popular girls, Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash). As…

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The Lion King remake grabs title of highest-earning animated film ever

The Lion King remake grabs title of highest-earning animated film ever

The highest-grossing animated film ever is none other than the Lion King, which has earned this weakend $1.33 billion. Released on July 19, the remake has surpassed animation Frozen that made $1.27 billion in 2013. However, the sequel Frozen 2…

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Fantastic Mr. Fox film flashback

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Published in 1970, Roald Dahl’s short classic The Fantastic Mr. Fox was yet another brilliant tale by one of the world’s greatest children’s authors. In 2009, director Wes Anderson, well-known after indie hits such as Rushmore and The Royal Tenembaums,…

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