Five Favorite Movies of 2009 … and My Top 25 picks of the Decade

I realize I might be rather late in posting this kind of list, but I figure since it's technically still the first month of the year, I think I can get away with it. No? Oh well, I don't live by your rules! 🙂 I can't judge whether 2009 is a good or bad year …

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The End of a Studio – My Ten Favorite Miramax Films

Today Hollywood mourns the death of a movie studio. The Walt Disney Co. shut it down today, leaving its 80 employees jobless and remaining projects in development limbo. I'm no film historian, but I'm guessing this doesn't happen very often, especially to a film company as prominent as Miramax, which some call a cultural force …

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Chat-Worthy Actor: Clive Owen

This past Monday, IMDb homepage featured Clive on its actor spotlight section. As he ranks pretty high up there in my favorite actors list, I thought I'd put him on the spotlight here, too. The dashing Brit is one of those actors who despite a few lousy flicks (i.e. the preposterous Shoot 'Em Up and …

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Random Thoughts: Much ado about movie accents

I've been wanting to ask this question for quite a while, but this recent comment from regular reader Mike B. inspires me to finally get it out there as a point of discussion. Accents is no doubt a fascinating topic. There are countless sites out there listing their picks on who have the best or …

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A favor please … would you help complete a short survey?

Hello readers, What do you know, this is post #201 you're reading right now. When I shared this to guest blogger Rockerdad, he said to me, "when you started this six or so months ago, I bet you didn't think about making it to your 200th post." Right on, dude, I never thought I'd still …

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FlixChatter Review: The Young Victoria

I love British period dramas and adore Emily Blunt, so put the two together and I expect an enjoyable movie experience. Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed. Not only is it a gorgeous movie to look at, but also believably-acted by both Emily in the title role, as well as Rupert Friend as Albert. A bit of …

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Weekend Roundup: The Edge of Love, The Young Victoria and Avatar

Two indie flicks and a giant blockbuster, that's the three movies I watched this weekend. It may seem absurd to you but I just finally signed up with Netflix again after 2+ yrs of terminating its membership. Vanessa wondered how I filled my time before that, and the answer is, well, the old-fashioned way. I'm …

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Conspicuous Trailer of the Week: The Eclipse

When I first saw a glimpse of the poster and the name Eclipse, I kind of brushed it off thinking it was just another installment of Twilight. It turns out this one is as far away from the teen vampire flick as it comes, thank goodness! The only thing it has in common is the …

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DVD Spotlight: 10 Things I Hate About You

I saw this movie not too long ago, roughly around the time of Heath Ledger's passing. I've always been curious about this movie but his phenomenal performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight compelled me to see it even more. It's been more than a decade since 10 Things I Hate About You hit theaters, …

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Everyone’s a Critic Part 3: Reviews from FlixChatter’s Readers

Welcome to the third edition of Everyone's a Critic series! We've got a couple of new contributors today, thanks guys! Here they are in their own words: ... The Hangover by Mike Beery (now how appropriate is that??) 😀 It’s uncommon that one seeks out a comedy film a second time, as most of the …

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