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Film Review: LISTEN TO ME MARLON

Get To Know Marlon Brando - In His Own Words

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Marlon Brando is fraying. A digital image on a screen, emoting a deep run of pain, angst, and turmoil. Whatever story he’s telling can’t be as important as the story he’s telling himself. He’s reeling, an abstract image, lonely and isolated. This is not the takeaway of someone’s initial viewing of Last Tango in Paris […]

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Film Review: Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine

Is Apple all that Different? Alex Gibney gets to the core in his new documentary.

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In the new Documentary, Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine the following words are used to describe the co-founder of Apple: monk, oracle, philosopher, mythic creature, artist, romantic, paradigm, maniac, womanizer, driven, rebel, iconoclastic genius and bully. In The Man In The Machine, you hear the opinions of former colleagues and friends who were […]

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Remembering Dean Jones

Disney great dead at 84

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Dean Jones was beloved to the children of my generation. After starting in movies (playing small roles in films like Tea and Sympathy, These Wilder Years and Jailhouse Rock) he built a career in television and on Broadway. Jones’ career path changed – and his legacy was set – when, in 1965, he starred in […]

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Film Review: A Walk in the Woods

Redford and Nolte team up to tackle the Appalachian Trail without getting lost in the woods

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A Walk in the Woods is the story of author Bill Bryson (Robert Redford-Capt. America: The Winter Soldier, All is Lost, The Natural) who has written books about his travels and adventures, but for decades had never written about his homeland of America.  When challenged by a Boston reporter on a morning show segment celebrating […]

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Remembering Wes Craven

Scream-maker Dead at 76

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This past weekend, not just the horror film community but the popular culture and world proper lost a good one. Many might not associate filmmaker Wes Craven, known for his gory horror output (his attempts to go beyond that genre ever unsuccessful, he came to embrace it) as one of “the good ones”.  But upon […]

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Film Review: Station to Station

This film is a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing

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“Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.” The Amazing Criswell, Plan 9 from Outer Space In 2013, multimedia artist Doug Aitken […]

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Film Review: MISTRESS AMERICA

A Screwball Comedy For The Delusional Drifter

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Ennui, ennui, ennui, ennui, ennui. A little ennui by itself is, of course, boring by definition. But a whole carload of ennui – now that might be interesting to look at. Send that car to a fancy house in upper New York, and then you might really have something. So seems the reasoning behind the […]

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Film Review: NO ESCAPE

Owen Wilson once again finds himself "Behind Enemy Lines"

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At the tail end of summer comes a suspenseful film from John Erick Dowdle, who is better known for directing such horror films as As Above/So Below, Quarantine, and Devil.  Here, Dowdle switches gears to direct No Escape, about a family moving from Austin, TX to somewhere in Southeast Asia that the movie never makes […]

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Film Review: Hitman: Agent 47

Another Hitman film has been assassinated

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Chalk this one up to another “the sequel/re-boot” no one was asking for.  Hitman, was a 2007 film staring Timothy Olyphant (Live Free or Die Hard) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion, The Water Diviner) about an assassin without feeling who begins to “feel” emotions within after encountering a mysterious Russian woman. This leads […]