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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TCFF 2014 Wrap Up & Final Awards: The Imitation Game, Time Lapse, Stray Dog Doc, Solitude & More!

Oh boy, what a thrilling, fun and exhilarating 10 days it's been!! Pardon the late Closing Night recap, I stayed up pretty late last night at the Closing Night party, as I missed the past few years' festivities. It's so awesome that this year we've got a great spot for our Nightly Mixer at the …

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Gearing up for Twin Cities Film Fest 2014 – Indie & Documentary Spotlights + Meet the talents in attendance

Finally! Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is coming tomorrow!! In the next 10 days, movie lovers in Twin Cities and beyond rejoice as TCFF features nearly 80 films, with a fun mix of highly-anticipated studio releases, with a bunch of indie films of various genres, some with homegrown Minnesota flavors! I'm glad TCFF has made a …

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