Film Review: Hugo (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: “Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn’t work without a special key which Hugo needs to find to unlock the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. REVIEW: Quite an epic unto itself, “Snow White and the Huntsman” takes on the classic story of Snow White and mashes it up a bit into a hipper, more visual version unto itself. We are joined with “some” of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Elfie Hopkins (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An aspiring teen detective stumbles into her first real case, when investigating the mysterious new family in her neighborhood. REVIEW: Listed as a horror film, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this release with a name that sounds more like an off shoot title for a Harry Potter film. In fact I thought this might be a good case to model without any real preconception of what the film was about. The character … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother’s death. So far that she gets them (she and two cousins) on a tour with a washed-out glam-rock group and a rising British punk band, radically changes her appearance, attracts a cult following and national media attention. With luck like this, what could go wrong? REVIEW: Another one of those lost gems that took a bit “too long” to … Continue reading

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Film Review: London Boulevard (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: An ex-con hired to look after a reclusive young actress finds himself falling in love, which puts him in direct confrontation with one of London’s most vicious gangsters. REVIEW: I like Colin Farrell as an actor but I don’t always agree with his choice of films to work on. I’m not sure Hollywood knows how to use him. When he does these bigger budgeted Hollywood type films, I tend to just not like the … Continue reading

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