Monthly Archives: April 2012

Casablanca: Still Gorgeous at 70

At a recent 70th anniversary screening, Casablanca proved to be as gorgeous and entertaining as ever. Honestly, what can I say about it that hasn’t already been said? I suppose I could say that it’s as though celluloid was invented … Continue reading

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The Fades: Paul the Soul Saver

General Spoiler Alert: This whole post is kind of spoiler-y, so if you want to go into the BBC TV show The Fades knowing as little as possible, I’ll just say that the show blends horror, teen angst, and humor … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Kick-Ass Heroine seeks Adventure-Loving Director

Update: Francis Lawrence to direct Catching Fire. I’m actually not sure how to feel about him as a director: Water for Elephants – not good.  I am Legend – solid. Constantine – one of my guilty pleasures; I end up … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games Revisited

Since my previous post about The Hunger Games posed some questions about how the movie  would measure up to the books, here’s my follow-up, now that I’ve watched the movie: overall, it’s one of the better book-to-movie adaptations I’ve seen, … Continue reading

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Random Harvest: Greer Garson and Ronald Colman in all their Old Hollywood Glory

Random Harvest was on Turner Classic Movies the other morning, and even though I’ve already watched the film several times, I just had to sit down and watch it again. It’s such an all-around beautiful movie – a beautiful love … Continue reading

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