Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – Film Review

How to begin a review of the final film of a series that divides audiences so severely? Those who found the saga nothing other than a tepid romance presented in the style of a teen soap will find nothing in Part Two to change their minds.  Those who embraced every second of the idea that […]

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Lincoln – Film Review

Much of what you may have heard of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is that principally the film is a biographical drama, which is not entirely true.  The film takes the important last four months of the great man’s life and tells in considerable detail the discussions and debates that lead to the passing of the Thirteenth […]

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A Royal Affair – Film Review

From the opening credits in the historical drama from Denmark, A Royal Affair, we learn that during the 18th century at the time of the court of the Danish King Christian Vll of Denmark, royalty ruled the land with oppression.  Soon we’ll see how that oppression worked and how the country would temporarily change for […]

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New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (11/13/12)

This week’s new DVD and Blu-Ray releases include a Disney/Pixar blockbuster, a classic that should be seen in hi-def only, and the box set of my personal favorite TV show of all time.  Now, that’s a statement.   Brave was something of a surprise.  After a good first act that set the scene for the […]

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Skyfall – Film Review

The trick to getting the maximum amount of enjoyment out of the new James Bond film, Skyfall, is to know as little about it as possible. Not that there’s anything particularly stunning about the plot – it’s actually a streamlined and fairly simple story of revenge – but it’s all the little story asides and […]

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The House I Live In – Film Review

The House I Live In is a fascinating new documentary from director Eugene Jarecki with information that is both startling and unexpected. The film explores America’s war on drugs, but more specifically it places a magnifying glass over of something that is so shocking in its simplicity that by the end of the film you […]

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