Movie Reviews

5 Documentaries

One of my 101 in 1001 goals was to watch 5 documentaries. I am always interested in documentaries, but I never actually get around to watching them, and with the plethora of cool ones available on Netflix, I thought it would be a fun and informative goal. I’m really glad that I did it, too! […]

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My Own Silver Lining

We went to see Silver Linings Playbook yesterday. With Bradley Cooper and the incomparable Jennifer Lawrence (mad girl crush on her, hooboy). If you’re not aware, the movie centers around Pat, who has bipolar disorder. He has just been released from a mental hospital for an “incident” in which he beat the shit out of […]

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Horror Movie-Fest Recommendations.

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If you’re looking to take in some horror movies this halloween and you’re wanting something more than the typical Friday the 13th fare, well look no further. I’ve compiled a short list of less than common titles that will give you a variety of scares. The Strangers – The Creepy One I’m a big fan […]

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Nostalgia and The Smiths

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I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower when I was 14 or 15. I read it in one marathon sitting, and when I had finished, I could have sworn the book was written for me. I identified so strongly with Charlie, it was a physical and emotional ache. I was worried when I found […]

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Lawless – a movie review.

It’s prohibition era – people are dying in the streets of Chicago from all the gang violence incited over bootlegging…. while in Virginia people are making that ‘white lightning’ moonshine by the gallon. What happens when those ruthless, greedy mobsters from Chicago come knocking on doors in ‘the wettest county in the world’? They started […]

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Heavy on action, light on plot: A review of The Bourne Legacy

Originally, I had a review of On the Road by Jack Kerouac scheduled for today. However, I made it less than 100 pages into the book and then abandoned ship. I hated every character. I hated the language. Nothing was happening. And I have this rule: “Life is too short to read books you aren’t […]

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Snow White & the Huntsman | A Movie Review

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Synopsis: The classic Snow White tale is up for a ‘reboot’ (or two). In this modern adaptation, The Huntsman, sent into the dark forest on the command of the Wicked Queen, becomes Snow White’s ally in rising up and vanquishing the evil slag.   ———————— I’m so glad that this didn’t turn out to be […]

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Art & Copy | A Movie Review

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Synopsis: In this documentary (found through Netflix), Doug Pray reveals the world of art-fueled advertising through a series of interviews with some of the most amazing art directors and copy editors… that you’ve probably never heard of or thought about. The film both muses on the contradiction that is advertising – capitalism funding art funding […]

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Cabin in the Woods | A Movie Review

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*Note: This review is really quite late, but I thought I should post it here since those that haven’t seen the movie yet must really, really need to be convinced. Synopsis: Five friends drive to the great outdoors, to a creepy cabin. They meet threatening hillbillies, and see multiple indications of really messed up things […]

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