Oscars 2019 – Reflections on winners, memorable moments

Quick confession: I'm copying this post from 2015. Well whaddayaknow, four years later, I am still loyal to tradition of watching the Oscars in my PJs live tweetin' with my laptop!! The way to watch the #Oscars is always in my PJs w/ my laptop. Just set up a standing workstation for live tweeting tonight …

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FlixChatter Review – ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (2019)

So apparently James Cameron has dreamed of making this movie, an adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's "Battle Angel Alita" manga, for over 20 years! It was before he made Titanic in 1997 and Avatar in 2009, and it’s his commitments to the latter that made him relinquish his directing duties to Robert Rodriguez. I have to …

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Twin Cities Film Fest’s 2018 OPENING NIGHT: Time For Ilhan Documentary & Green Book Reviews

What a day! What a night! It's the ninth year I'm covering TCFF (yep that's right, I've been with this amazing film fest since its inception) and they've done it again. They had not one but TWO opening night film and they're both amazing! (scroll down to view my brief write-up of Time For Ilhan …

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TWIN CITIES FILM FEST announces a star-studded 2018 lineup!

TCFF announces a diverse and inspiring lineup of films for their 2018 festival, to be held October 17-27 at Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON Theatres at The Shops at West End with ICON•X. Coming off of a successful September Gala that honored Steve Zahn with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Rachel Mairose from Secondhand Hounds with the …

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Quick thoughts on Oscars 2017… and that crazy Best Picture mixup!

Well this is the first year where the Oscars almost escaped me… It's funny, there's a line that my lead character said in my Hearts Want script, 'I don't give a f*** about the Oscars…' Well, it seems his um, lack of enthusiasm seems to have rubbed off on me a bit. Suffice to say, …

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FlixChatter Review: Hidden Figures (2016)

Directed by: Theodore Melfi Written by: Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi Runtime: 2 hrs 7 minutes Hollywood loves BOAT, that is, films Based On a True Story, and few are as overdue yet timely as Hidden Figures. Based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, it tells the story of a team of African-American …

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Award season chat: Musings on 2017 Golden Globes Nominations

Award season is in full swing! There are a plethora of awards already announced, but in years past, I normally only talk about a few of them, SAG, Golden Globes and of course, the Oscars. By the time I got to Twitter on Monday morning, people were already chiming in on their thoughts on the noms. It's no …

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Five for the Fifth: DECEMBER 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. We're now on the last FFTF edition of 2016, wow! Well, …

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FlixChatter Review: Moonlight (2016)

It's been nearly a month since I saw Moonlight, yet I still constantly think about it. I had heard the buzz coming from Sundance and TIFF prior to its regional premiere at TCFF, and the premise of a coming-of-age story spanning three time periods intrigues me. The film is written and directed by Barry Jenkins, …

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Five for the Fifth: November 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. Hello everyone! As I'm posting this, I've just finished packing …

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