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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ might just be the best movie of the year

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ might just be the best movie of the year

I always find it difficult to review a movie I love. It’s easy to tear a bad movie to shreds, but it’s much harder to praise a great movie without sounding like you’re gushing. That goes tenfold for a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, since he is arguably the most talented actor of his generation. I’m just going to go ahead and warn you now, this review will contain a lot of gushing about just how … Read entire article »

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Do the time for ‘Orange is the New Black’

Do the time for ‘Orange is the New Black’

The new Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is The New Black held me prisoner for two days as I binge-watched this addicting new series, based on the book of the same title, written by Piper Kenman. The book and the series are loosely based on Kenman’s real life experiences during her time in prison. … Read entire article »

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Dream team DiCaprio and Lurhmann dazzle with ‘Gatsby’

Dream team DiCaprio and Lurhmann dazzle with ‘Gatsby’

First of all, I just want to offer a warning that it’s going to be very difficult for me to write this review without totally fangirling out over Leonardo DiCaprio. You see, I’ve absolutely adored him since the days of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? and I am absolutely confident that he is the best actor of my generation. I should probably also mention that I think Baz Luhrmann is an incredibly inventive and talented director … Read entire article »

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‘Warm Bodies’ brings new life to teen romance genre

‘Warm Bodies’ brings new life to teen romance genre

What do you get when you cross Romeo and Juliet with George Romero? You get a refreshingly original zombie romance in the form of Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies. Told from the POV of a teenage zombie who’s grown apathetic with his post-apocalyptic existence, Warm Bodies delivers a sweet, funny and fresh take on a classic teenage love story. … Read entire article »

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‘Life of Pi’ a visual masterpiece

‘Life of Pi’ a visual masterpiece

I mentioned to a friend of mine that I was going to see Life of Pi and she was adamant that I read the book before venturing off to see this film. Like most people I have found that the book is always better than the movie. Books always lend more scope, detail and feeling to a story as they can put in the character’s thoughts and feelings where that’s not always possible in a … Read entire article »

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‘The Hunger Games’ a spectacular adaptation

‘The Hunger Games’ a spectacular adaptation

Let’s face it, Hollywood rarely succeeds in making a book-to-screen adaptation that lives up to the original. Even True Blood, one of my favorite shows, takes quite a few creative liberties with Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels. After reading (and totally loving) Suzanne Collins’ best-selling The Hunger Games, I was keeping my fingers crossed that the film version would live up to all the hype. Thankfully, director Garry Ross gives us a film that perfectly … Read entire article »

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The Social Network breaks from tradition of nerds in cinema

The Social Network breaks from tradition of nerds in cinema

From Anthony Michael Hall in Sixteen Candles to McLovin, Hollywood loves nerds. Typically, nerds in movies are portrayed as people who have been wrongly rejected by their school society, but are really great human beings underneath their acne, glasses and knowledge of all things Star Trek. The Social Network is different in that billionaire nerd and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (played to perfection by Jesse Eisenberg) seems to be a social outcast for a very … Read entire article »

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Let Me In far exceeds expectations

Let Me In far exceeds expectations

When people heard director Matt Reeves was remaking Let The Right One In, the popular vampire movie from Sweden, there was an immediate uproar. People were afraid it would be Americanized and dumbed down. I was skeptical as well. Based on the previous work of Reeves, I felt Let Me In would definitely be a disappointment. I was wrong. … Read entire article »

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The Social Network could be career defining for Jesse Eisenberg

The Social Network could be career defining for Jesse Eisenberg

By the time I had joined Facebook it was already passed the stage were it was only available to college students. Now it’s even more readily available to folks than it was when I got on board. It feels as though literally everyone has a Facebook profile. It’s much more than a social networking website. It’s a cultural phenomenon. Facebook is a bonafide business and one worth billions. … Read entire article »

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Scott Pilgrim vs the World is a knock out

Scott Pilgrim vs the World is a knock out

I’m just gonna go ahead and say it: Scott Pilgrim vs the World is one of my favorite movies this year. The quick editing, unique visual style, impressive cast and seeing Michael Cera take a welcome departure from the usual charmingly befuddled geeky character make this film a total knock out. … Read entire article »

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