November Viewing Roundup + What I watched during my hiatus

Hello hello! Miss me? Well I'm not exactly back yet, I'm extending my hiatus probably until after Christmas. I've been diligently working on my script daily and I don't want to lose momentum. I might still do a post here and there if I have time and feel like doing it, so don't forget me …

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Mini Reviews of Steve Jobs + Mr. Holmes + temporary blogging hatus

Hello everyone! You might've noticed I'm not blogging as regularly of late after the flurry of Twin Cities Film Fest. Well, I've been wanting to take a real blogging break and since this is Thanksgiving week, it sounds like the perfect time. I've been wanting to really focus on my script and so I also plan to …

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Interview with The Peanuts Movie’s writer/producer Craig Schulz and director Steve Martino

Ahead of the release of The Peanuts Movie, St. Paul MN mayor Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman declared that October 20, 2015 “Charles M. Schulz Day.” He presented the film's writer/producer Craig Schulz (son of Charles M. Schulz) with a proclamation making, followed by red carpet interviews and family-friendly celebrations that include face-painting, photos with …

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FlixChatter Review: 99 Homes (2015)

Right from the moment this film was announced, I was immediately hooked by the timely premise and the cast. Set in Orlando, Florida and loosely based on a real-life events, Andrew Garfield plays a twenty-something single dad Dennis Nash who's been struggling to find decent work as a construction worker. His family gets evicted from his family home where …

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My Top 10 Picks from Twin Cities Film Fest

Well, it's been almost two weeks since the 2015 Twin Cities Film Fest wrapped. I knew the tough part would be selecting the top 10 and so I took my time posting this. I use the same criteria when selecting my top 10 films from a given year. So when I say ‘top movies’ it’s sort …

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Everybody’s Chattin + Trailer Spotlight: Finding Dory

Happy Midweek all! [just three more days until Friday] I've been thinking of taking a brief blogging break after the whirlwind film festivities of TCFF at the end of October. Well, I figure I should do that before the rush of holiday movies. I do have a top 10 TCFF picks to do still, so expect …

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FlixChatter Review: SPECTRE (2015)

I wonder if the way I feel about the Bond song somehow impacts how I feel about the film itself. Some of my least favorite Bond songs are The Man with the Golden Gun, Die Another Day, and Quantum of Solace, and those are also my least favorite Bond films. I already mentioned in this …

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Five for the Fifth: Special James Bond Edition

Welcome to FlixChatter's primary blog series! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. Well, since SPECTRE is released this weekend here in the US, …

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TCFF 2015 Short Film Reviews Part II – ‘Love American Style’ & ‘Shoot to Kill’ Shorts Block

More great things in small packages! Every year Twin Cities Film Fest screens a plethora of great short films, grouped together in a themed shorts block. Today, we have some of the film reviews from the Love American Style and Shoot to Kill shorts blocks. These are all part of the Love American Style Block The Caper I LOVE the …

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TCFF 2015 Indies Reviews: Krisha & Wildlike

TCFF 2015 is now done and winners have been announced, but the coverage hasn't quite wrapped just yet 😉 Today we've got two indie dramas, each starring a strong female lead (always welcomed in my book) telling a compelling story. So hope you get to see them when they're opened in your area! Krisha It’s …

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