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Movie Review: What Maisie Knew

Movie Review: What Maisie Knew

  This movie gets added to the list of movies made, were the screenwriters and directors actually totally missed the point of the book. They changed the meaning of the book to suit their needs and not what the book represents. And to top it all off, they gave the movie a happy ending. I can see how this movie didn’t make it to the big screen and went straight to DVD. Nothing stood out in this movie to make it unique or special. How this movie got great raves at the Toronto International Film Festival is beyond me. I feel the movie lost a lot of the meaning when it was modernized. Even though situations like this are still happening… »

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Movie Review: Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 Director: Shane Black Screenplay writer: Drew Pearce and Shane Black Genre: Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley   Plot Summary: The events of Loki’s attack on New York City has left Tony Stark a completely changed man. Now saddled with a severe case of insomnia and post traumatic stress disorder, Tony spends his sleepless nights the only way he knows how – coming up with new prototypes for the Iron Man suit. But now new events require that Tony suit up again. A villainous mad man known only as the Mandarin has staged a horrible attack on the Chinese Theater in Los… »

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Throwback Movie Review: The Libertine

Throwback Movie Review: The Libertine

The Libertine Director: Laurence Dunmore Screenplay writer: Stephen Jeffreys Release Date: 11/23/2004 Genre: Drama Cast: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich and Rosamund Pike   Plot Summary: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life’s work. A couple of months ago Jen posed the question on her blog “Is there a movie that you wished was a book?”, [Jenn’s note – this question was actually posed by Parajunkee during a Follow Friday] which she answered with the movie Blade.  I really had to think hard about this question and I think I finally have the answer.  I was… »

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At the Movies w/ Kristina & Jennifer: The Host

The Host

Release Date: 3/29/2013 Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Chandler Canterbury, Frances Fisher & William Hurt Directed by Andrew Niccol Screenplay by Andrew Niccol Rating: What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? “The Host” is the next epic love story from the creator of the “Twilight Saga,” worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about – Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt) , proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new…Read more »



[Movie Review] Beautiful Creatures

[Movie Review] Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures – The Movie Director: Richard LaGravenese Screenplay writer: Richard LaGravenese Release Date: 2/14/2013 Genre: Paranormal, Drama, Romance Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann and Emma Thompson Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. After seeing the preview for this movie, I couldn’t wait to run out and read the book. Finally a movie about witches, Oops… I mean “casters”. The trailer was so awesome I was ecstatic! Then I read the book and my excitement grew to me having ants in my pants! The book was so “eehhh”, I just…

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[Movie Review] Breaking Dawn Part II – All Kinds of Ass Kickery

[Movie Review] Breaking Dawn Part II – All Kinds of Ass Kickery

Director: Bill Condon Producer: Stephenie Meyer Scriptwriter: Melissa Rosenberg Film Composer: Carter Burwell Actors: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner Genre: Drama/Fantasy/Adventure After being brought back from near-death by Edward after childbirth, Bella begins her new life as a vampire and mother to their daughter, Renesmee. But when Irina, a member of the Denali coven, mistakenly reports Renesmee as a human infant who has been bitten and transformed into a vampire, to the Volturi, they set out to battle and destroy the Cullen’s for their betrayal. In a final attempt to survive, the Cullen’s begin to gather foreign vampire clans and nomads to stand and witness against the Volturi, including the Denali, the Amazonian, the Egyptian, the Irish and Romanian…