Category: Movies

The Ratings Game

I find it interesting how movies are rated on Rotten Tomatoes which is rather deceiving. For example, I will use the following top 5 superhero films to explain how it works: The Dark Knight (2008) Iron Man (2008) Spider-man 2 (2004) Logan (2017) Wonder Woman (2017)…

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Wonder Woman

I went into this film on the heels of an avalanche of hype and hysteria you rarely see especially for a comic book movie so my expectations were through the roof but I have to confess that it more than lived up to all the praise.…

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Cast Away

Sometimes movies get better with time because we change and grow. That is the case with the movie “CAST AWAY” (2000) starring Tom Hanks. I remember really liking the film back when I first watched it but it wasn’t a perfect 10 at that time to…

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The Voice without a Face

Marni Nixon passed away in 2016 at the age of 86. Most people won’t probably recognize her name or even her face but they surely will recognize her incredible talent and amazing career. She was the voice that sang on legendary films such as “The King…

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Italian American

Martin Scorsese is one of my favorite directors of all-time. It’s not because he’s a fellow Italian American, but of course that doesn’t hurt. I have always loved his films. I grew up near the same place he did (I was raised in New Jersey and…

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Zootopia

I took my kids to see Disney’s newest animated film “Zootopia” which has been getting rave reviews and killing it at the box office so there were high expectations. Well, I have to admit that it was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. It was so funny…

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The Cruelty of Award Shows

I used to enjoy watching award shows like the Oscars but not so much anymore as I’ve gotten older and realized how silly it all really is when you think about it. For example, when it comes to art, who do these voters from the Academy…

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The Little Red-Haired Girl That Broke Charlie Brown’s Heart

I went to the movies last weekend with the family to see the new animated PEANUTS movie which was very good. It brought back a lot of memories from my youth because I watched Charlie Brown and his gang when I was a kid and now…

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The Martian

I had the pleasure of seeing The Martian this past weekend and it actually lived up to all the hype for a change. It was visually stunning, well-acted and extremely funny and quite moving too. What else could you ask for in a movie? I’m a…

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Savoring the moment

I loved the movie “My Sister’s Keeper“. I don’t care that you think the book was better and how much you hate that they changed the story and the ending. Get over it. Movies are different than books. I was moved by this movie …a lot…. I…

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