Genre Grandeur – Heist Movies: Ocean’s Eleven & Ocean’s Thirteen

This post is part of MovieRob's Genre Grandeur (or Guesstimation) series. Thanks to my pal Ted S. for his review of one of his favorite films of the genre. I lost count on how many times I’ve watched these two Ocean’s films; I’m going to pretend that Ocean’s 12 never existed; the self-indulgent film was …

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Double Reviews: Trumbo (2015) & Hail, Caesar! (2016)

I generally love movies about making movies. Yes it's like Hollywood taking a giant selfie and we all know there are no shortage of narcissists in the business. Nevertheless I enjoy watching movies about the tales of how a picture got made, especially set in the Golden Age of Hollywood where the behind-the-scenes drama is likely …

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Five for the Fifth: FEBRUARY 2016 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. 1. Well, it's February and V-day is next weekend. It seems that there are …

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Trailers Spotlight: Hail, Caesar! + Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Hey, so maybe February isn't a dead movie month after all. Here are two movies coming out on February 5 that I'm actually looking forward to seeing! HAIL, CAESAR! Sometimes a trailer came along and you've instantly become obsessed with it though you haven't even heard of it before. Hail, Caesar! is such a movie …

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FlixChatter Review: Tomorrowland (2015)

I hadn't heard much about this film until I saw the trailer a couple of months ago. Apparently it was based on a section at Disney theme parks, featuring attractions that depict views of the future. The movie opens in the mid 60s with a young boy Frank Walker (Thomas Robinson) who made his way to a New …

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Superlative Casts Wasted In Mediocre Films – In the Valley of Ellah, The Ides of March & Margin Call

Greetings all and sundry! Between bouts of less than strenuous snow shoveling. I've taken refuge within the recent fare of The Sundance and Sony Channels. To acclimate myself with some interesting contemporary offerings. And maintain a sense of loyalty to Julian of Dirty With Class. And his suggestion that I sometime stray from my comfort …

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FlixChatter Double Reviews: The Monuments Men

Happy Friday everyone! Today we've got another double review of a film which release has been delayed for a couple of months. Originally, this was to be released last December during awards/holiday season, but director/star George Clooney actually asked the studio for more time for post-production due to the special effects weren't ready. Sarah and …

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Five for the Fifth: NOVEMBER 2013 Edition

Hello folks, welcome to the second to last Five for the Fifth of 2013! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item, observation, trailer, actor/director spotlight, 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 …

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FlixChatter Review: Alfonso Cuarón’s GRAVITY

One of the power of great movies is that it gives us 'escapism,' a relief from whatever problems we have in our daily life for an hour or two. But a truly great film gives us something more... more to take in, to marvel at, and to reflect on. Gravity, to me, is one of …

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Five for the Fifth: September 2013 Edition

Hello folks, welcome to the first FALL edition of Five for the Fifth! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item, observation, trailer, actor/director spotlight, 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 …

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