41 favorite cinematic things to celebrate my b’day

So today's my birthday. I've been blessed to have been alive for 41 years! I have no qualms about admitting how old I am, heck you're only as *old* as you feel and I feel forever 21 😉 I was wondering what post to do for my b'day. I did a list of Favorite Films from Each …

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Thursday Movie Picks #42: All in the Family Edition – Father-Daughter Relationships (Biologically Related)

Happy Thursday everyone! This is another entry to the weekly Thursday Movie Picks that's spearheaded by Wandering Through the Shelves Blog. Here's the gist: The rules are simple simple: Each week there is a topic for you to create a list of three movies. Your picks can either be favourites/best, worst, hidden gems, or if …

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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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MSPIFF14 Reviews: JOE & Brave Miss World documentary

JOE Review by Josh P. Often grim, Joe is well made and gripping, though, perhaps, not for the faint-hearted. In the film’s first scene, writers Larry Brown & Gary Hawkins and director David Gordon Green define Joe as a harsh drama. In it, fifteen-year-old Gary (Tye Sheridan) accosts his father, Wade (Gary Poulter), for being …

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February 2014 Blind Spot: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

I didn't realize that I'm doing another Frank Capra film back to back in the BlindSpot series! Well, I had initially wanted to do a James Stewart marathon after the Gregory Peck one, but I never got around to it. Well, I finally got to see it on President's Day last weekend, what a fitting …

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My [California] Weekend Roundup

Hello everyone! Hope y'all had a nice weekend. Yes I know it's a bit late of a weekend roundup, but I spent the last five days in sunny California, which was a much-needed break. Two of my best friends recently moved to San Diego and Tempe, Arizona respectively, so it was sort of a mini-reunion …

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Classic Flix Review: The Purple Plain (1954)

Quite early on in The Purple Plain, I realized the main character was going to be a different Gregory Peck role than any other I had seen. Pilot Bill Forrester (Peck), a Canadian serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II, is suffering from suicidal tendencies and what we today call post-traumatic stress …

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Classic Flix Review: The Omen (1976)

I was 5 years old when this came out – about the same age as Damien, the demon child destined to be the antichrist. While I didn’t see this movie until the mid-eighties (thanks to the advent of video rentals), I read screenwriter David Seltzer’s novelization just right before. It was a good and creepy …

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Scene Spotlight: Easter Hymn scene on ‘The Purple Plain’

Happy Easter Sunday, friends! Today's always a special time for me, a reminder how each day is a gift from the Lord and I'm always thankful for the Christ' unparalleled sacrifice on the cross on my behalf and every creature living on earth. Last year, I posted three film recommendations for Easter  if you're in …

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Beauty is Forever: Happy Birthday, Mr. Gregory Peck!

The Hollywood icon would've turned 96 years old today. Though he has passed away for almost a decade, I do think his legacy lives on. I feel like I've been preparing to pay tribute to Mr. Peck for over a month now, but suddenly when the time comes, I find it ever so daunting a …

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