Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014! Year-end recap, Favorite Things, Blindspot and a note of THANKS

Another year has come and gone! Wow, what a year 2013 has been. There's been ups and downs in my personal life, with me losing my dear brother this past Summer being one of life's biggest blows. But I believe God never gives us more than we can bear, and there are certainly many, many …

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NOT-SO-SECRET SANTA REVIEW SWAP BLOGATHON: Gimme the Loot (2012)

This post is part of Cinematic Katzenjammer's NOT-SO-SECRET SANTA REVIEW SWAP blogathon. This is the second installment of the blogathon where you “gift” a movie and then get one in return. I did this back in July with my review of Tremors (1990). I welcome this kind of blogathon as it gives me a chance to …

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FlixChatter Review: American Hustle

Based on the ABSCAM scandal of the late 1970s, con-artists Irving Rosenfeld and Sydney Prosser are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. When I first heard David O. Russell was making this film, I was immediately drawn to it mainly because of the cast. It's combining the best of The Fighter …

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FlixChatter Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

When it comes to films based on a real life person, I tend to not be that interested in them but when a master filmmaker like Martin Scorsese decided to make one, I won't miss it for the world.  As with most films based on real events, not everything you see on the screen are …

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Top 10 inspiring Biopics to see this holiday season… or any time of the year

Christmas is always a special time for me. It's not just another holiday, as there is someone's birth I am celebrating for His gift to humanity. So as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, it'd be most appropriate to focus on the theme of inspiration. The word itself came from the Latin word inspīrāre …

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Forgotten Christmas-themed Movie: Fitzwilly (1967)

Merry Christmas, all and sundry! Taking a brief respite from the strategy of "What?"s and "When?"s in regards to baking family Christmas gifts. I've fallen back upon a request from our Hostess regarding favorite holiday-hemed films. While A Christmas Story and It's A Wonderful Life hold their proper place high in the firmament. And have …

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Weekend Roundup and Disney’s FROZEN review

'Tis the weekend before Christmas. Hope all of you have gotten all your Christmas shopping done and not have to endure long lines at the mall! Well, I went to the cinema to see FROZEN, but sounds like more people went to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, perhaps some were repeat customers. Bilbo …

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FlixChatter Review: Saving Mr. Banks

Right away with the vintage 1960’s Disney opening, I knew this film was going to be something special. Giving a nod to the beloved classic, the film opens in the sky and adds the perfect amount of mysticism with a haunting piano melody of “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” accompanied by Collin Farrell’s recitation of, “Winds in …

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FlixChatter Review: Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues

It took almost ten years for Ron Burgundy and his gang to come back to the big screen. Reportedly Paramount was nervous about green lighting this sequel even though the first one was a modest hit, but it didn't earn enough to warrant a sequel. Well, after many years of stuck in production limbo, Burgundy …

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Guest Post: A tribute to PETER O’TOOLE – He will be missed but certainly not forgotten

Huge thanks to Dave W. for this special tribute of his personal favorite thespian Peter O'Toole – Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride With the passing of Peter O’Toole at age 81 this past weekend cinema has lost one of the truly great actors in the history of film. I thought it fitting to honor …

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