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Film Review: Veronica Mars

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About this time last year, I posted about the Veronica Mars Kickstarter. And now? Now, I’m happy to say I’ve been to see the movie and love it! I’ve actually seen it twice: once in the theater, and once at home.   I will keep the spoilers to a minimum. But there will be some. [...]

Film Review: Warm Bodies

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Warm Bodies (2013), based on the book of the same name by Isaac Marion. Rated PG-13. The Plot: Poor R. He’s having a bit of a crisis. Wanting to connect to those around him, but just not able to. It’s part of the problem of being a zombie. Then he falls for Julie, a human [...]

Film Review: Beautiful Creatures

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Beautiful Creatures (2013) (PG 13), based on the novel Beautiful Creatures (2009) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl; my review of the book. The Plot: Ethan is having strange dreams featuring a girl whose face he cannot quite see, beneath her swirling brown hair. When he sees new-girl Lena at school, he is attracted to [...]

Movie Review: The Avengers

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The Avengers. 3D. PG 13. 2012. Marvel. Directed by Joss Whedon; from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon; screenplay by Joss Whedon. The Plot: When Loki steals the Tesseract and threatens to take over Earth, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. has only one option. Assemble a group of super heroes to defeat Loki and [...]

Movie Review: The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games. Lions Gate. Color Force. 2012. Saw in theatre; paid for my ticket. Please, do I even have to give a plot description for this film? Is there someone reading this blog who doesn’t know what The Hunger Games is about? I can understand not having read it; I can understand not seeing [...]

Film Review: Arranged

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 Arranged. Cicala Filmworks. 2007. Not rated. The Plot: Rochel and Nasira are two beginning teachers at a New York City public school. Rochel is an Orthodox Jew; Nasira, a Muslim. Slowly, the realize how much they share: traditional lifestyles, modest dress, close families, and arranged marriages. The Good: Such a sweet, lovely film! An excellent [...]