FlixChatter Review: OFFICIAL SECRETS (2019)

I’m glad I got to see this film on National Whistleblower Day last July. It was a very early screening to coincide with that day, which I think is appropriate as many whistleblowers are unsung heroes in my opinion, and they risked a lot to do what they do. As did Katharine Gun, a British …

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Advanced Screening Giveaway to OFFICIAL SECRETS

Happy Friday! We have another giveaway for this coming Tuesday! Thanks to Allied Global Marketing, you + a guest are invited to an advanced screening of OFFICIAL SECRETS in honor of National Whistleblower Day: Tuesday, July 30 Alamo Drafthouse Twin Cities at 7:30 pm RSVP using the link below, while supplies last. Seating is based …

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FlixChatter Review: A Bigger Splash (2016)

When I first heard of this film, I was immediately intrigued by the premise of an idyllic sun-drenched holiday that's being disrupted by an unexpected visit. The people on holiday are famous rock star Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) and her lover, Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts). When we're introduced to the couple, they're stark naked by the pool on …

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Double Reviews: Trumbo (2015) & Hail, Caesar! (2016)

I generally love movies about making movies. Yes it's like Hollywood taking a giant selfie and we all know there are no shortage of narcissists in the business. Nevertheless I enjoy watching movies about the tales of how a picture got made, especially set in the Golden Age of Hollywood where the behind-the-scenes drama is likely …

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FlixChatter Review: SPECTRE (2015)

I wonder if the way I feel about the Bond song somehow impacts how I feel about the film itself. Some of my least favorite Bond songs are The Man with the Golden Gun, Die Another Day, and Quantum of Solace, and those are also my least favorite Bond films. I already mentioned in this …

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Trailers Spotlight: Hail, Caesar! + Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Hey, so maybe February isn't a dead movie month after all. Here are two movies coming out on February 5 that I'm actually looking forward to seeing! HAIL, CAESAR! Sometimes a trailer came along and you've instantly become obsessed with it though you haven't even heard of it before. Hail, Caesar! is such a movie …

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2014 Recap: 10 Favorite MALE Performances of the Year

Well, now that I've posted my Top 10 Movies of the year and picked my Top 10 favorite FEMALE Performances and Top 10 Film Scores of the year, I'm finally down to my last 2014 Recap list. It's quite a crowded category, more so than the female counterpart, as obviously there are more roles for men as there are …

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007 Chatter: BOND 24 is now called SPECTRE

Boy it's been a while since I posted anything about Bond and this morning a press release came to my email that I simply had to do a post! "Welcome back commander!"  [you can see the motion poster over on 007 Facebook] LONDON, UK, December 4, 2014 – 007 Soundstage, Pinewood Studios, London. James Bond …

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FlixChatter Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

I came to appreciate Wes Anderson's films through his third feature film The Royal Tennenbaum a few years after its release in 2001. I enjoyed it but I didn't immediately become a fan right away, his movies are definitely an acquired taste. Since then I have only seen three more from his work, The Darjeeling …

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Breaking Emotions Blogathon: HATE + LOVE

This is the last set of emotions from Mettel Ray's BREAKING EMOTIONS blogathon. Check out my entry on the previous two sets of emotions: Tears & Surprise and Smiles & Thrills. HATE + LOVE Here's what Mettel had in mind about the set of emotions: Finishing up the emotions are two of the most ultimate …

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