Archive for October, 2008

Obama Elected Top Movie Date By Texters

Obama Elected Top Movie Date By Texters

| October 31, 2008

One week before the national polls open, tens of thousands of texting moviegoers have spoken! Senator Barack Obama beat out Senator John McCain by moviegoers when polled via text message “who would you rather take to the movies?” Texters had no problem sounding off on who they preferred when it came to catching a flick […]

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The Commander – Set 1

The Commander – Set 1

| October 30, 2008

Lynda La Plante’s latest BBC program to hit the DVD shelves is a bit of a departure from the gritty police procedural work she has shown such expertise with in the much-loved Prime Suspect series and more recently in Trial & Retribution. I’m a big fan of both of those series, but I won’t be […]

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No Man’s Land: Rise of the Reeker

No Man’s Land: Rise of the Reeker

| October 29, 2008

I wasn’t expecting a lot out of this one–it’s a direct to video sequel to a direct to video movie that didn’t do all that well in the first place. But I have to be honest with you…after watching the first five minutes, I was downright amazed. And if you can get my attention in […]

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Vera Farmiga Stars in Controversial Film

Vera Farmiga Stars in Controversial Film

| October 27, 2008

Luminous Vera Farmiga plays the wife of a Nazi concentration camp commandant whose son befriends a Jewish inmate with tragic consequences. The actress was born second of seven children on August 6, 1973, in Passaic County, New Jersey, USA. She did not speak English until the age of six, and was raised in a strict […]

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Thewlis in His Most Controversial Role

Thewlis in His Most Controversial Role

| October 27, 2008

British actor David Thewlis may be best known to audiences these days as one of the many regulars of the Harry Potter franchise. But Thewlis is a celebrated author and actor on stage and screen, always pushing the envelope from his work in mike Leigh’s Naked to hgis latest and toughest film to date: The […]

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Marc Forster Takes Bond in New Direction

Marc Forster Takes Bond in New Direction

| October 27, 2008

There is no doubt that Swiss director Marc Forster is nothing if not diverse. His credits range from the challenging likes of Monster’s Ball, to the sweet Finding Neverland, the commercial thriller Stay and the poignant Kite Runner. His latest film takes him to his largest cinematic canvas to date, directing the latest 007 thriller, […]

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Broccoli and Wilson Rejuvenate Bond Franchise

Broccoli and Wilson Rejuvenate Bond Franchise

| October 27, 2008

Following in her legendary father’s footsteps, Barbara Broccoli has produced the last seven Bond films with partner and co-producer Michael G. Wilson, whose latest is the first actual sequel to a Bond film, Quantum of Solace. Broccoli and Wilson teamed up to reenergize the franchise with the first Brosnan film, Goldeneye and are responsible for […]

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Affairs of the Heart

Affairs of the Heart

| October 26, 2008

Acorn Media Group recently offered a classic anthology of romantic tales based on the fiction of Henry James. The television series Affairs of the Heart aired in the United States on CBS in the early 1980s, and now those intrigued with Victorian high society can glance into the secret love lives of Catherine, Adela, Miss […]

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Saw V

Saw V

| October 26, 2008

I’d like to get something out in the open right now: I’m a big Saw fan. Yes, I hated the first one. But I was won over by the sequels. Most people feel the opposite and favor the first but don’t care for the sequels. But to be honest, until this latest installment, I just […]

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

| October 24, 2008

She was called a “coquettish little cockteaser,” the girl from Lanchester of humble beginnings who ended up seeing a part of the world that she hadn’t seem prepared for at first. Fanny Hill was looking to make a change in her life and basically caught the first thing smoking to the next town. She ran […]

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