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Blade Runner (1982) is an all-time favorite film for me and so I was super excited to go see the new requel Blade Runner 2049! It’s set 30 years in the future (but filmed 35 years later). Harrison Ford reprises his iconic role as the original Blade Runner named Rick Deckard.  Ryan Gosling (one of …

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I finally decided to watch LION, the motion picture that got a lot of attention during last award season. It’s based on a true story about an Indian boy who gets lost one night on a train and eventually gets adopted by an Australian family and 25 years later tries to find his birth mom …

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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) OK, as of today, here are the ratings for …

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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 me. Well, a decade or so later I watched …

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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 and I” (for Deborah Kerr), “West Side Story” (for …

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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 he was in NYC). Here’s a checklist of all …

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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 think they are to tell the world what the …

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