Music Break: Sleeping Beauty – Once Upon A Dream

I was driving home the other day and heard Tchaikovsky's ballet score The Sleeping Beauty and almost instinctively started humming away. It's such as highly infectious score that you'd be hard pressed NOT to hum to its waltz-like theme after you listen to it. I adore Disney's Sleeping Beauty, the music is such an integral …

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Weekend Roundup: Snowstorm makes for a cozy home theater viewing

Hello all, happy Monday! Well, well, well, Winter definitely arrived like a lion here in the beautiful state of Minnesota. Yes I still call it beautiful despite the grumbling of crazy weather swing from gorgeous Fall weather of mid 60s to a major snowstorm with about 8 inches of snow when it's said and done …

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Gerry Butler Birthday Tribute from FlixChatter’s Friends

This is Part 2 of GB Birthday tribute, view Part 1: Top Five Gerard Butler Scenes Prairie Girl ... Once upon a time (sometime in 2006, actually), in an ordinary office building in the suburban midwest, I came to be a cubicle next-door neighbor with a girl who I thought was in love with someone …

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A Birthday Tribute: Top Five Fave Gerry Butler Scenes

Gerard James Butler – or simply Gerry to his fans – turns 41 today! It's been nearly five years since I first fell for the Scot, perhaps the longest I've ever had a crush on any actor. I've written my 'origins' story of how he first captured me in my first B'day tribute to him, …

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Groovers & Mobsters Present: JAMES BOND – The Living Daylights

Groovers & Mobsters event is upon as again and this time it's all about the world's most famous super spy.  Just a bit of background, this monthly event was started by Heather from Movie Mobsters and Andy from Fandango Groovers where various bloggers join them in exploring a select genre in the only way we …

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The Flix List: Top Five Bond Girls, Villains and Title Songs

This post is in honor of the upcoming James Bond event coming up on Saturday. Heather at Movie Mobsters and Andy at Fandago Groovers have made this a week-long event with all-things-Bond lists ... definitely a must for every Bond fan and amusing for everyone else (after all, who hasn't watched at least one Bond …

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FlixChatter Review: The Next Three Days

I got a free screening tickets to see this Tuesday night. Though I wasn't totally sold on the trailer, I figure 'hey, it's free and it's got Russell Crowe in it, how bad can it be?' Well, turns out it's not bad at all, in fact, it's a pretty solid movie that's intelligent and well-crafted. …

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THIS JUST IN: JANE EYRE 2011 trailer debuts!

I know I just posted a trailer yesterday but I have been anticipating this for so long! Ever since I saw the 1983 BBC version of Jane Eyre, I fell in love with Charlotte Brontë’s Gothic romance and Dalton as the the ultimate Byronic hero Edward Rochester. I love how faithful it was to the …

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Conspicuous Trailer of the Week: Last Night

I first heard of this movie when Sam Worthington was cast last year, I thought the cast looks interesting. Worthington plays Michael Reed and Keira Knightley plays his wife Joanna, along with Eva Mendes and French actor Guillaume Canet as the objects of temptation for the couple. The movie is the debut of Iranian-American Massy Tadjedin, whose …

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Musings on Blade Runner: What does it mean to be human?

As promised in my Friday post, I finally saw the cult-favorite Blade Runner last Friday. I see what all the fuss is about now, and to those who vouched for its important place amongst the best sci-fi movies ever made, glad to say it didn't disappoint. It's impressive given this was made 20 years ago …

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