Tag: Movies

Vienna Waits for You

“13 Going on 30” is an underrated movie. Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo were wonderfully delightful in this gem. She plays the 13-year old girl who becomes 30 overnight which is a silly over-done premise but the way they tell the story and the performances truly…

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49 Up

The Seven UP Documentary Series is an amazing experience that is entertaining, informative and thoroughly engaging. It is a collection of seven documentaries that follow the lives of 14 British children every seven years from the age of seven to 49 in the most recent release.…

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Black and White Movies

Here are some of the best movies with a focus on the African-American experience that I’ve ever seen. It is my hope that everyone sees these classic films because they are not only wonderful stories but they also present African-Americans realistically on film which was extremely…

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The Eloquent Man

I have always loved these words. They are simple and yet so powerful. They become extra special when you consider the source, the man who wrote and spoke them. “‘Tis true my form is something odd, but blaming me is blaming god. Could I create myself…

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You ARE home

Here’s a scene from “Almost Famous” that occurs smack dab in the middle of the movie. To me, it’s one of my favorite movie moments ever. It is not only fun to watch but there are some wonderful nuggets of wisdom enfused in the scene. It’s…

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is another one of my favorite movies. It isn’t just because I’m a huge Audrey Hepburn fan (though that’s a major part of it), but mostly because everything about the movie was wonderful. Starting from the very beginning with Henry Mancini’s timeless “Moonriver”…

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Hope is a good thing

Even though the Shawshank Redemption came out in 1994, it still remains ever present for me. Yes, the movie and the performances were incredible, but the music and the way it enhanced every scene created a deeply moving and memorable experience for me. Thomas Newman is…

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Electric dreams

I’ve always loved the movie “Electric Dreams” (1984). It was one of the first features films that had the personal computer as one of its leads! Sure, “2001: a Space Odyssey” had HAL but Electric Dreams had a PC called Edgar which more resembled our modern…

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Second Skin

SecondSkin is an interesting film about the seven lives of people who are addicted to the popular online virtual worlds like SecondLife, World of Warcraft and EverQuest. It shows a couple who fell in love before even meeting in person, handicapped people who find limitless potentials online…

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Bubble 2.0

All of the web 2.0 pundits and so-called experts are predicting another bubble burst like what took place in 2000 when the dot com phenomenon came to a cataclysmic end. Who is to say for sure what will happen for sure? In order to predict the…

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