FlixChatter Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

I have to admit I wasn't really anticipating this movie at all. I wasn't familiar with this character at all and honestly, I have grown a bit tired of seeing Benedict Cumberbatch, though I did like him before he was super famous from playing Sherlock. Now it's no fault of his but I tend to …

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FlixChatter Review: John Hillcoat’s TRIPLE 9 (2016)

I’m a big fan of crime action thrillers of the 70s, 80s and 90s, so I was excited to see this new film by Aussie director John Hillcoat. As we all know, the last decade or so the superhero genre has been dominating the box office so crime action thrillers are rarity these days. The …

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FlixChatter Review: The Martian (2015)

It's a testament of a truly good film when two weeks after I saw it I'm still thinking about it fondly and can't wait to see it again. I mentioned in this post that I had been anticipating this film for a couple of reasons, but deep down I still wished it'd be good as …

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Fall Movie Spotlight: Ridley Scott’s The Martian

You're probably wondering why I'm suddenly blogging about this film, with just two weeks before its US release (October 2). UK folks actually will get this two days sooner on Sept. 30. In all honesty, up until fairly recently, I had been mostly blasé about this film, given my disappointments with Sir Ridley Scott's movies …

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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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Guest Post: Sundance review of Z for Zachariah

Special thanks to Iba from I Luv Cinema for her Sundance review! Boy the things you learn when you decide to just hop in and catch a film. For instance, I did not know that there was a source material to this three-hander, post-apocalyptic drama. Z for Zachariah, directed by Sundance veteran Craig Zobel, is …

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7 Films Screened at Sundance 2015 I’m most curious about

How's your weekend everybody? I spent some of my weekend reading [and dreaming] about the Sundance Film Festival. I wish I could go there one day, the venue itself in Park City, Utah is gorgeous and of course, it's a haven for movie fans, especially indie lovers. Who knows when we'll actually see these films in a …

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10 Brilliant Acting Performances Defined by One Look

I LOVE LOVE this idea from Brittani that I came across earlier this week that I had to take part. "Sometimes a simple look an actor gives is nothing short of brilliant," I totally agree with her sentiment. Sometimes the quietest, most subtle look or gesture has the power to generate the most emotional response, no …

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Five for the Fifth: APRIL 2014 Edition

Welcome to FlixChatter's one and only 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. 1. April Fools was just four days ago, man …

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MSPIFF 2014 (April 3-19) The films I’m excited to see!

Another film-filled event is just around the corner! I really feel so privileged to live in a city where we've got not one but TWO film festivals, one in Spring and the other (TCFF) in the Fall. Founded in 1962, The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is Minnesota’s foremost film exhibition organization, and a 501(c)(3) non-profit. …

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