Music Break: Favorite songs from Garry Marshall’s classic ‘Pretty Woman’

I was still in high school when Pretty Woman came out and it was a pretty huge hit back then. I haven't seen this movie in over twenty years, but the passing of director Garry Marshall this past week made me re-watch some of the clips. This and Beaches are my two favorite films from the late filmmaker, …

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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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Thursday Movie Picks #37: All in the Family Edition – Mother-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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‘August: Osage County’ review from a fan of the award-winning play

This review is courtesy of guest blogger Sarah Johnson who mainly writes reviews for the Twin Cities Film Fest. Well, I’ll say one thing for “August: Osage County” – I wouldn’t wait until August to see it. When the play opened on Broadway in 2007, Charles Isherwood, the New York Times theater critic, called it …

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October Movie Watching Recap and Movie of the Month

Hello November! It's also the weekend daylight savings ends here in Minnesota, so we get an extra hour to do whatever we wish, yay! Well, since I've been suffering with a cold the past week (yes that meant I was sick during my vacation plus I also twisted my ankle on my second night of the …

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TCFF Day 8 Film Highlights and Interview with ‘The Big Noise’ director Dominic Pelosi

It's already Day 8 of TCFF! Boy, time flies when you're having a blast! We've got a bunch of great films screening today, check out our host Ingrid Moss introducing what's playing today: ... I'm excited for The Big Noise and One Chance (aka the Paul Potts movie), which couldn't be more different in terms …

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Twin Cities Film Fest: Preview of 2013 Lineup

Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is excited to offer a sneak peak at several films coming to their 2013 lineup, including some of the most anticipated films of the year. TCFF is less than two months away, it will will run from October 17 – October 26. Jatin Setia, executive director of the Twin Cities …

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Weekend Viewing Reviews: Mirror Mirror and Angel (2007)

The last day of July is coming to an end, in fact it's already August for some of you, but hey I thought I'd fit in a couple of reviews first before I post my Monthly Roundup tomorrow. Been watching the Olympics much? The only thing I managed to watch is the opening ceremony which …

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Who will win the weekend? The Expendables vs. Eat, Pray, Love

Everyone's been calling it the ultimate battle of the sexes at the movies this weekend. Of course it isn't the first time an explosive action-packed movie opens against a chick flick, nothing new there, but it seems that with The Expendables vs. Eat, Pray, Love, the contrast couldn't be more... well ginormous. As massive as …

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Scene Spotlight: Changing seasons – Notting Hill

I've been having a serious case of Spring fever of late – as practically everybody in my neck of the woods – as we seem to be skipping March and goes directly to May. The Twin Cities have had NO SNOW the entire month, not even any real wind chill to speak off. I mean, …

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