FlixChatter Review: Charlie’s Angels (2019)

I have to admit I hadn't paid attention to the movie adaptations of Charlie's Angels, though I did enjoy the original tv series. There's no particular reason why, I just was never enticed by it. But when they announced Kristen Stewart as one of the Angels, as well as Naomi Scott who I like as …

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Guest Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Written/Directed By: Ang Lee Cast: Joe Alwyn, Mackenzie Leigh, Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund Runtime: 1 hr 53 minutes It is frustrating when a film has all the ingredients to be brilliant but ends up just a good movie. The story of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016) is an original and painfully satirical study of post-traumatic stress disorder …

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Five for the Fifth: OCTOBER 2016 Edition

Welcome to FlixChatter's primary blog series! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. 1. Well, it's October and a lot of bloggers are dedicating their …

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Five for the Fifth: SEPTEMBER 2016 Edition

Welcome to FlixChatter's primary blog series! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. 1. Still can't believe it's Labor Day weekend already! For some reason …

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FlixChatter Review: Café Society (2016)

Café Society is director Woody Allen’s latest film about old Hollywood – or sort of. Set during its golden age (30s, 40s), its main protagonist is Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg), a naïve young New Yorker looking to make his way by moving to Hollywood to work under his uncle Phil (Steve Carell in a wooden …

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MSPIFF 2015 Review: Clouds of Sils Maria

At first glance, the film sounds like another commentary on the state of the entertainment industry. But it's a rarity to see a complex female character at the center of it, and the film benefited from three excellent performances by Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz. An unlikely trio to be sure, yet each brings such authenticity …

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Weekend Roundup: Netflix’s Daredevil + MSPIFF 2015 Reviews: Secrets of War & The Dinkytown Uprising

Happy Monday everyone! So it's been a pretty packed weekend for me but thankfully the weather is practically Summer-like, which definitely adds an extra spring in my step. It's the opening weekend of MSPIFF too, so I've watched a couple of films including Clouds of Sils Maria which was nominated for a Cannes' Palme d'Or …

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MSPIFF 2015 is here once again! April 9-25: 17 days, 250+ films!

The Film Society kicked off the 2015 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival last Thursday with the Opening Presentation, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (actor Cory Peterson attending). This hilarious Swedish comedy, the highest grossing film in the country's history, launches 17 days of more than 250 remarkable films, visiting filmmakers, …

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Question of the Week: Who’d you pick for Best (or Worst) Casting in 2012?

Since it's the week of the Oscars, I've been preparing my predictions and also an Oscar-edition of Everybody's Chattin' series. That's on schedule for Friday but today I just want to pick your brain a bit today, so hope you'd indulge me. I just found out about this post from Flavorwire site (thanks to @WordandFilm …

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Movie Jail Relay Race – 12th Round

You've probably seen this Relay Race been going around in the past few months. I love this brilliant idea, courtesy of my pals Nostra and Terrence which started back in late November. Here's the gist: It’s time to put some movie people in jail. The object is to give a prosecutor’s argument as to why …

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