FlixChatter Review: OFFICIAL SECRETS (2019)

I’m glad I got to see this film on National Whistleblower Day last July. It was a very early screening to coincide with that day, which I think is appropriate as many whistleblowers are unsung heroes in my opinion, and they risked a lot to do what they do. As did Katharine Gun, a British …

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Advanced Screening Giveaway to OFFICIAL SECRETS

Happy Friday! We have another giveaway for this coming Tuesday! Thanks to Allied Global Marketing, you + a guest are invited to an advanced screening of OFFICIAL SECRETS in honor of National Whistleblower Day: Tuesday, July 30 Alamo Drafthouse Twin Cities at 7:30 pm RSVP using the link below, while supplies last. Seating is based …

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Guest Review: Collateral Beauty (2016)

Directed By: David Frankel Written By: Allan Loeb Runtime: 94 minutes After reviewing a couple unimpressive comedies last week (Office Christmas Party and Why Him?), I was ready for seeing something a little weightier, so I was excited to get the opportunity to see Collateral Beauty. I was a little nervous it would be overly-sentimental, …

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Mini Reviews: Hitman Agent 47 | Seeking A Friend For the End of the World | The Last Flight

I wrote some of these reviews last week, but just haven't got around to posting 'em. I haven't got much time to write reviews lately, as I'd rather devote my time to my script. But at the same time, I do have something to say about some of the movies I saw, so why not …

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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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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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2014 Recap: 10 Favorite Female Performances of the Year

As I'm still putting my finishing touches on my Top 10 list [it's really quite an agonizing process], I decided to turn my focus on the performances I love from 2014. I initially drafted about underrated performers who I wish had gotten more love, but I think I'll make that a 'Question of the Week' …

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2014 Recap: Top Five Favorite Movie Songs

Ok so I started making my Top 10 Films list, in fact I have my top 9 ready to go with just one more left to include. But y'know what, I realize I should wait until later this week as I have one press screening of a 2014 film on Tuesday. Now this one is a …

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FlixChatter Double Reviews: Beyond the Lights & Begin Again

Neither one of these two indie films were even on my radar but I'm sure glad I got to see them!  Beyond the Lights is currently out in select theaters and Begin Again are now available on VOD. Beyond the Lights  The first time I learned about this movie was when I saw a photo of …

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Music Break: Beyond the Lights & Begin Again

This past week I saw two wonderful music-themed films and the soundtracks have been playing in my head since. So I figure why not feature both of them in one post since I'm planning to post a double review of them later in the week. Both films feature a female protagonist and both stories offer interesting commentaries on …

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