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‘Side Effects’ May Include Cinematic Satisfaction-Grab Bag Review

Yes! This film got the dopamine flowing in my brain. This is an almost perfectly made Hollywood film.  Side Effects is a character-driven, very contemporary story that has maturity but also some unexpectedly classic cinematic turns.  ...

‘The Hobbit’-An Unexpected Pleasure -Grab Bag Review

Yes, nerd brothers and sisters, it does sound ridiculous that Peter Jackson is stretching the slim classic The Hobbit novel into 3 extra long films. And yes, there is a lot of talk out there about how the ...

Review: ‘Life of Pi’ – Stunning Visuals and an Imaginative Story

Ang Lee took on the challenge of adapting a book that people said was “unfilmable” and turned it into a film with spectacular visuals. At the time of writing this review I have not read the ...

Review: ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2′ – More Vampire Love, Sex, and Children for the Twihards

It is amazing how as adults we get enmeshed in the fervor of teen angst which is the Twilight franchise. You bet your sun-diamond sparkled bottom that I saw Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 well ...

Review: ‘Skyfall’ – Believe the Hype.  It Really is One of the Best Bond Films Ever

A Bond film has always been a safe bet when going to the movies. Most of the time you know what you’re going to get when you go into the theater to watch a 007 movie. ...

Grab Bag Review: ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Angst and Love in 90′s White America

The Perks of Being A Wallflower (written and directed by Stephen Chobosky) provides a mirthful and emotionally satisfying coming of age story about a shy high school outcast. The film is based on Stephen Chobosky book ...

Grab Bag Review: “The Dark Knight Rises” Above Expectation and Evil

The tragedy in Colorado is truly frightening and disgusting. There isn’t much to be said about random insane violence like that except that I don’t think film violence causes someone to lose their mind like that. ...

Review: ‘Ted’ – What Happens When Stuffed Animals Walk Among Us and the Hilarity That Ensues

If you do not like Seth MacFarlane’s work (such as The Family Guy or American Dad), then you will not like Ted, the unbelievable true story about a little boy who has no friends (not even ...