Weekend Roundup and Bottle Shock review

Happy Monday all! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Mine is relatively good, though I spent a good portion of my weekend at an orthopedic center for my swollen knee joint 😦 It might've been spurred on by an extra intense Zumba-jam on Saturday morning. The physician said it could've been a torn cartilage which may …

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Top Ten Favorite Actors with the Smoothest Voice

When I was in Junior High, I had a major crush on this guy whom I went on a Summer Camp with. Look-wise he's quite perfect, with gorgeous dark hair and deep-set eyes. But then one day my friends and I ran into him in a parking lot. He rolled his car window down, lowered …

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The Flix List: Top Ten Favorite Seasoned Actors

In an industry seemingly obsessed with youth, the world of cinema is actually quite forgiving to those suffering from the inevitable phenomenon called aging. I mean, compared to another lucrative career such as sports, where athletes are forced to retire well before they reach 'middle aged' period, there are plenty of opportunities for actors not …

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Question of the Week: Which actor(s) would you like to see as Bond villain?

It's been fun reading all the Bond posts spearheaded by ParagraphFilmReviews' James Bond January event. A few of my blog friends Marc, Ross and Darren are participating... props to all of 'em for saying nice things about my favorite Bond 😀 But it's this particular post that inspire me to write this post... "Sean Bean …

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Hollywood Fantasy Draft Pitch II: Last Voyage of The Valentina

LOGLINE Based on the novel by Santa Montefiore (yup, that's the author's real name!), Last Voyage of The Valentina is a romance mystery taking place between war-torn Italy at the end of WWII and aristocratic London in the early 1970s. The story switches back and forth between Italy and London in the span of about …

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Hollywood Fantasy Draft II: FlixChatter’s Dream Cast

word clouds created by Wordle It's that time of the year again, the moment lots of movie bloggers/fans have anticipated has arrived. Yep, it's the second installment of Anomalous Material's Hollywood Fantasy Draft where we get to be the producer of any movie we could possibly want with any actors we so desire, by selecting …

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Musings on Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part I

After months anticipating this, I wasn't going to wait another week to check this out. Early Saturday afternoon, hubby and I made our way to the cinema to see an HP movie for the first time on the big screen. The gist of the story of the last installment of the series center on how …

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Random Thoughts: What popular movie franchise(s) did you just recently ‘discover?’

Film is such a vast art form that most people are likely only accustomed to a small fraction of all the genres out there. Even within the contemporary category, there are a bunch of movie franchises I either haven't got around to seeing or simply have no interest in seeing. One of them was Harry …

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Upcoming Projects Spotlight: BBC’s Aurelio Zen & War of the Gods

I'm excited to hear about these two projects involving two talented but underrated British actors. Rufus Sewell is set to play Aurelio Zen in BBC's new detective series Special thanks to Prairiegirl for the tip. Based on the best-selling novel by the late Michael Dibdin, Rufus will play the fictitious Italian detective that's set in …

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Happy Birthday Alan Rickman!

Mr. Rickman turns 64 today. Thought I'd give a short tribute to him as he's one of my favorite British actors. I first saw him as the captivating villain Hans Grubber in Die Hard, stealing scenes from action hero Bruce Willis. He also plays another memorable villainous role as the tyrannical Sheriff of Nottingham in …

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