AUGUST 2015 Viewing Recap + Movie of the Month

Well, we are officially entering the 'ber' month which means 'brrrrr' months are upon us. But I do love Autumn here in Minnesota though so let's not think about Winter yet. The highlight for me this month is that I've kept up on my script and it's about 70% done now. I mean obviously there's …

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FlixChatter Interview with NO ESCAPE filmmakers John Erick & Drew Dowdle

This past week I got the opportunity to meet up with the filmmakers behind the action thriller NO ESCAPE. So apparently the Coens are not the only brother filmmaker team from Minnesota, and the Dowdles are truly one of the nicest filmmakers I ever had the pleasure to meet. The interview was about an hour late than scheduled, apparently there …

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Music Break: Pride & Prejudice + fave scores from Dario Marianelli

I don't normally do a Music Break post on the weekends but I've been listening to the 2005 Pride & Prejudice score lately so I figure it's as good a time as any. A little bit about the composer... Dario Marianelli was born on June 21, 1963 in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy. He studied piano from the …

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Five new-to-me actors I’d love to see more of – based on 2015 viewings

I saw this list on Variety on 10 Actors To Watch in 2015 and I realized I dropped the ball on this Actor Discoveries post last year. I mentioned in the first post back in 2012 that one of the joys of watching movies is discovering new talents. I planned on making this post an annual thing but alas, the last time …

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Film Spotlight + Mini Review of Action Thriller NO ESCAPE

When I first saw the trailer of NO ESCAPE, it definitely promises to be a highly intense action adventure. I have to admit though I was quite surprised by the casting of two actors known mostly for their comedic work: Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, but hey, we've got James Bond er Pierce Brosnan in …

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Liebster’d once again…

Firstly, THANKS to Jay, Vinnie, Paskalis and Anna for kindly nominating me this lovely award. I've done this once before in 2012, but hey, it's always fun to do these kinds of posts.    11 things about myself: I originally wanted to be a journalist, that was initially my major in college (Mass Communication with emphasis in journalism). But after taking …

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A trio of casting/directing news I’m excited about

A trio of casting/directing news piqued my interest this past few days that I thought I'd blog about it. I'm supposed to be doing this casting news roundup every month but obviously I've dropped the ball a few times 😛 Rebecca Ferguson joins Emily Blunt for THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN adaptation YES! Another female-centric …

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My entry to the Against the Crowd Blogathon: A battle of two Sword-and-Sandals Movies

Wendell over at Dell on Movies is reprising his blogathon from a year ago. Since I didn't participate at the time, I knew I had to do it this time around. Dell's idea is that this is our chance to tell the world about our love for a movie everyone else hates and the other way around. 1. Pick one …

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Guest Post – Musings from a part-time cartoon artist: Maybe some comics shouldn’t be movies

Special thanks to guest contributor Rich Watson from the film blog Wide Screen World for today's post. During the opening weekend of the new Fantastic Four movie, I saw a discussion on Facebook in which people were putting it down, and more importantly, praising the original incarnation – the comic book created by Stan Lee …

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Weekend Roundup: Solomon Kane, Dancing on the Edge miniseries + Casting By doc

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend. It was a nice, mellow one for me, just enjoying the last few weeks of the fleeting Minnesota Summer. We had yummy Lebanese food for dinner and took a stroll by Mississippi River just before sunset... it was a warm night with a slight breeze. PERFECT. …

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