Thus Fortune Doth Make Fools Of Us All

I consider myself to be a movie aficionado, yet there are days when I do not understand society’s obsession with actors and other celebrities.  How many people really care whether or not Britney Spears has hair extensions? or whether or not John Mayer is still single?  Does this reality TV star make more money that than…
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Comedic Genius Seems To Be A Rarity Today

Both Steve Carell and Tina Fey have become popular in recent years, and for good reason.  They are able to do comedy without relying on ridiculous pratfalls and borderline vulgarity. Because of this, I was curious to see what Date Night would be like. Date Night is driven by the witty humor of both actors, and is a…
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“We Got Italian Wines From All Over Europe”

There is something about Robert DeNiro.  He is one of those actors willing–and able–to change his appearance and or character to play a part (e.g. Leonard Lowe in Awakenings and Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull). DeNiro excels in the 2009 movie Everybody’s Fine.  The viewer knows from early on that something is wrong, but the impetus of the movie…
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Random Thoughts On A Beautiful Tuesday

Every time I go to a store recently, I see the ‘Sandra Bullock scandal’ being dragged through the tabloids.  The poor woman, what a catastrophe.  Just remember, we love you, Sandra! Thinking about Sandra Bullock makes me remember her Oscar win in March.  I wrote an entire ‘review’ of the Oscars, which you can read (if…
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You Can’t Fight Crazy

The line between reality and fantasy gets quite blurred at times, which only seems to make people want to discuss the issue more.  Martin Scorsese’s new movie Shutter Island deals with the issue of what reality is.  Two US Marshals, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, are sent to Shutter Island, ‘home’ for the criminally insane.  The…
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