Into The Woods–movie Review

I’m glad I didn’t realize Into the Woods was a musical before I went to watch it, because I don’t always like musicals. One of the few previous exceptions is Les Miserables.  Into the Woods, however, was quite funny, and the singing was generally excellent. It is an amusing movie, one that combines a number of fairy tales…
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Unbroken–movie Review

The hardcover version of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken was on the New York Times Bestseller list for over four years, and the paperback debuted at number one on their list. It seemed like an obvious choice to make a movie based on such a popular book. However, the flip side to that is problem with making a movie…
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P.D. James

On Thanksgiving Day in America, one of England’s great modern writers died. P.D. James was probably best known for her mysteries featuring Adam Dalgliesh, a police commander and poet. What set James apart from the many other English mystery authors? Perhaps it was her characters, or the way she wrote her mysteries. The ones I’ve…
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Movie Review

I recently came across a notebook in which I had written a number of movie reviews. I thought some of them were interesting, and decided to share. The first one I want to share is a review I wrote of Little Miss Sunshine in 2007. Here it is: Little Miss Sunshine Starring Greg Kinnear, Toni Collete, Steve…
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The Judge–Movie Review

To use Robert Downey, Jr.’s own description, The Judge is a “movie about people.” It may seem a relative typical set-up: big-city hot-shot must return to small home town and deal with estranged family. What makes The Judge different is that the characters all seem more realistic than the run-of-the-mill movie and the acting and writing is…
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