Five Movies. Five Words – Vol. 5

Well, it's been more than a year since I did the last edition of Five Movies in Five Words. Seems that the only blog series I managed to keep up with is Five for the Fifth 🙂 I really should do this more often, maybe a few times a year, as it's a fun challenge to …

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Counting Down to 2016 Twin Cities Film Fest! Spotlight on the eclectic indie films I can’t wait to see

TCFF is less than a week away! Those who've been reading my blog for a while knows I've been covering TCFF since its inception seven years ago. It was only a 5-day festival and it was split between two different locations in Minneapolis. Well now TCFF has made its home at Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON Theatres in …

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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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Top Ten Favorite Actor Voices… that I can listen to for hours

Well, on Tuesday night I saw the press screening of The Jungle Book, which is a remake of the 1967 animated film. It was such a pleasant surprise, a visually-mesmerizing film with a simple-yet-moving story. That film is certainly an eye AND ear candy, with phenomenal voice actors like Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, …

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2016 Oscar Nominations: The Good, the Bad and the WTF

Normally I'm excited for Oscar nominations, but this year it was overshadowed by a couple of things that happen around the same time. Just before I went to bed last night I heard news of terrorist attacks in my homeland Jakarta in multiple locations. One of the first bombs that went off was so close …

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Guest Post: Gender and Hollywood Scriptwriting – “Houston, we have a problem”

Happy Thursday everyone! Today we've got a special guest post from Yorkshire. Izzy is writing about a topic that's dear to my heart and an important discussion point. So without further ado, let's dive into Izzy's post... How many times in a day do you quote the lines of a TV program or movie? Personally I wouldn’t …

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Five Movies. Five Words – Vol. 4

Seems that I dropped the ball [again] on this series! Volume 3 was back in January, ahah. I got this Five Movies in Five Words from Josh @ The Cinematic Spectacle. So basically the idea is to come up with five movies from various genres and capture the essence of the film, or whatever that comes …

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Everybody’s Chattin’ + MARCH Viewing Recap

Happy April everyone!! Let's start off with some lists and non-review posts Chris is back with his 'What is' series, this time he posted about Aspect Ratio Sati posted 11 things she looks forward to in Game of Thrones 5 Mike posted about the superb contemporary noir that is Michael Mann's HEAT, part of his …

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Everybody’s Chattin’ + February Viewing Recap

February is a short month so I'm going to have to combine two posts in one. Let's start off with some lists and non-review posts Wandering Through The Shelves Blog has yet another intriguing topic for this week's Thursday Movie Picks: Father & Son Movies Drew has been spotlighting Xavier Dolan, which he concluded with …

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Oscars 2015 – Recap, Reflections on Best & Worst Moments

Quick confession: I'm not a huge fan of Oscars red carpet, or red carpet in general. So I only tuned in a half hour before the show. It's funny but the second I turned on the TV, Michael Keaton was standing next to the chirpy blond presenter. He seems effortlessly at ease, LOVE that guy and …

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