FlixChatter Review: Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)

I can't believe it's been three years since Ant-Man came out. Perhaps because we saw the character in Captain America: Civil War, it felt like I had just seen him recently. This movie actually takes place following the aftermath of Captain America 3, which explains why Ant-Man isn't fighting with his fellow Avengers in Infinity …

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FlixChatter Review: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

There are films you'd readily see just for the cast and this is one such a film. I'm familiar with Agatha Christie's work though I can't claim I've actually finished even one of her books from start to finish. I did however, see the episode from British ITV production of the Agatha Christie series starring David …

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Wordless Wednesday: the unrequited love of ‘The Age of Innocence’

In honor of the double birthday of Michelle Pfeiffer (57) and Daniel Day-Lewis (58), I thought I'd highlight their work (and scorching chemistry) in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence. It remains one of my all time favorite period dramas (and one of my faves of the 90s), and that unrequited love story never fails …

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Merry Christmas! Reminiscing on the alternative Christmas classic: Batman Returns

It's December 25 and I thought I'd take the time to wish you all a wonderful Christmas... wherever you are. It's not quite a White Christmas here in Minnesota. The snow that's supposed to hit us today seems to have shift to Friday, which is a bummer as for once I don't mind having a snowy Christmas …

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Music Break: 5 Memorable Piano Moments on Film

As a big fan of classical music, I have always been a fan of piano music. In fact, I grew up listening to Richard Clayderman in the car nearly every single day as the French pianist is my late mother's favorite. This month's music break is inspired by a scene I saw on Monday night. …

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FlixChatter Review: The Family

Oh boy, where do I begin. Honestly, I dreaded writing this review. At first glance, the premise seems like it has potential. A mafia boss and his family under the witness protection program are relocated to a sleepy town in France for snitching on the mob. Even under the surveillance of CIA Agent Stansfield and …

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Encore Entertainment’s Essential Performances of the 90s Showdowns – Game # 17

This is Part II of Encore's World of Film & TV that was spearheaded by Andrew. I have posted GAME 13 two days ago. The goal of this tournament is to determine the single performance, chosen by you fine lovers of cinema, that is worthy to be the BEST of the decade. Andrew asked me …

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Top Ten Favorite Actresses with the Smoothest Voice

As a couple of weeks ago I posted my Top Ten Favorite Actors Voices, I feel that it's only fair to have a female equivalent to that. Well, to be consistent with the male voices post, I'm going to single out one classic actor's voice that I consider the best of the rest. That honor would definitely …

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Guest Post: An in-depth look at Tequila Sunrise (1988)

Special thanks to Michael Alatorre – the sharp-witted blogger of It Rains ... You Get Wet (even his blog name is clever!) » Follow Michael on Twitter ... Every summer I make it a point to watch one of my favorite movies, Robert Towne's Tequila Sunrise. And, this year was no exception. Released in 1988, …

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