Guest Post: A Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki by Conor Holt

A Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki By Conor Holt I don’t have a clear memory of when I saw my first Hayao Miyazaki film. I didn’t grow up watching his films – my childhood was built on Disney & Pixar. I believe I was around 12 when my younger cousins convinced me to watch Princes Mononoke.  …

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Music Break: Top 10 Disney Princess Songs

Can't believe I haven't made this post sooner as I grew up with Disney Princess movies. But thanks to Cinema Parrot Disco who put up her fave Disney songs last week, I thought I should do the same. So this list is limited to the Princess Movies, otherwise I'd have included The Lion King's Circle …

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February 2014 Blind Spot: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

I didn't realize that I'm doing another Frank Capra film back to back in the BlindSpot series! Well, I had initially wanted to do a James Stewart marathon after the Gregory Peck one, but I never got around to it. Well, I finally got to see it on President's Day last weekend, what a fitting …

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FlixChatter Review: 3 Days to Kill

A dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment. Ok, the fact that McG directed this from Luc Besson's script doesn't exactly spell 'must see' on my list. Heck, the last film by those two I …

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Weekend Roundup: The Americans (FX series) and The Bling Ring reviews

Happy Weekend everybody! WOW, everything's still very much awesome for The LEGO Movie, winning box office for the third straight weekend with $31 mil. It's now made $183 mil domestically, and with a production budget on only $60 mil, that's quite a huge hit for Warner Bros. The McG/Luc Besson's spy thriller 3 Days to …

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Rental Picks: Get the Gringo & The Lone Ranger

Get The Gringo Remember when Mel Gibson was the king of the box office? Back in the late 80s, 90s and early 2000s, seems like every film he starred in were box office hits. After he starred in the big hit Signs back in 2002, he actually agreed to return as Max in George Miller's …

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Question of the Week: 80s/90s aging movie stars still in action – Love ’em or Hate ’em?

Tonight I'm going to a screening of 3 Days to Kill. Yes the trailer looks ridiculous and the director is McG so the likelihood of this being good is pretty slim. But y'know what, I'm still going to see it for the nostalgia factor as I quite like Kevin Costner as an action hero, whom …

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Our casting picks for Robert Ludlum’s ‘The Parsifal Mosaic’ Film Adaptation

The recent news that one of Robert Ludlum's novels is getting a big screen treatment got me curious and excited. Ludlum is best known by movie goers for his Bourne series, which was one of the most successful spy franchise in Hollywood. It's one of Ludlum's better books and also with big name talents behind …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup & Musings on BAFTA Awards 2014

Hi everyone! Did you have a nice weekend? It's another long weekend for me as I got Monday off for President's Day. It couldn't have come at a more perfect time as Winter storm is brewing as I'm typing this, glad I didn't have to drive in this Wintry condition. Before I get to my …

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FlixChatter Review: Winter’s Tale

Let me preface this review by saying that Akiva Goldsman should stick to writing screenplays or producing films instead of working behind the camera. In his debut feature, Goldsman's wearing multiple hat as producer, writer AND director. The film takes place at the turn of the century New York City, where the protagonist, Peter Lake, has …

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