Happy Memorial Day!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday.  I’m trying to decide if this would indeed be a good time to re-watch Live Free or Die Hard. Or perhaps I should be outside sweeping up the leaves that were knocked down this morning…

The Wonderful World Of Mamet

I’ve been thinking about The Winslow Boy a lot recently.  It’s one of my favorite dramas, actually.  My love of the movie has far less to do with its setting (early 20th century England) than with its screenplay author and director, David Mamet. I’ve grown to enjoy Mamet’s work more over time, even though much of it is…
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Quote Quiz 5.27.11

The last quiz of May! 1.  “Do not come between the Nazgul and his prey.” – Witch King of Angmar, The Return of the King 2.  “I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille.” – Jim, Blazing Saddles 3.  “What kind of jet?”  –  “We don’t know-but it comes out of the basketball…
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Favorites

I’ve had a lot of people ask me what type of movies are my favorites.  I really only have one answer to that: good ones. One can argue that what defines a “good movie” varies from viewer to viewer, which is true.  I am talking, however, about movies I like.  I have a rather eclectic taste in…
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Pirates 4.0

The Pirates of the Caribbean saga continues, but is it the same with a different director? I don’t know if the change in director, moving from Gore Verbinski to Rob Marshall, made a big difference in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  However, the movie seemed to lack a cohesive plot.  What plot was…
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