FlixChatter Review: PAN (2015)

Hollywood's obsession with origin stories continue with this latest reimagining of Peter Pan story. The story is set during the WW II Blitz era London and centers on the 12-year-old orphan Peter (Levi Miller) who lives in cheerless orphanage run by heartless and cunning nuns. But of course we know he won't stay there for long …

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Music Break: Pride & Prejudice + fave scores from Dario Marianelli

I don't normally do a Music Break post on the weekends but I've been listening to the 2005 Pride & Prejudice score lately so I figure it's as good a time as any. A little bit about the composer... Dario Marianelli was born on June 21, 1963 in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy. He studied piano from the …

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Upcoming Flix Spotlight: Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina

Thanks to my friend Julian who told me about the trailer via Twitter, I had forgotten that I was going to do a spotlight post on this film when I first picked up the novel. I still have not finished the Leo Tolstoy masterpiece, still stuck at about the halfway mark. I wasn't sure if …

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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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Upcoming Flix Spotlight: HANNA

Please, please, don't ever confuse this with Hannah Montana [shudders], which is what you'll get when you google this title. No, not even close. This is an upcoming thriller from Joe Wright, the director of Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, tackling yet another genre after last year's music-themed biopic drama The Soloist. When I first …

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NewsFlash: Joe Wright NOT directing My Fair Lady remake?

What??! Darn, I was pretty excited about this project and Wright at the helm. But The Playlist just reported over the weekend that it was all a lie. There's even a video on that post of the director himself admitting he passed on the directing offer, but for some reason, the press already got a …

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