Archive for March, 2011

Arnold: Schwarzenegger and the Movies

Arnold: Schwarzenegger and the Movies

| March 4, 2011

The exponential growth in contemporary film studies of the interest in and the prestige of the action genre is a welcome development to its loyal fans. Gone are the days when being ignorant of “mindless” action movies was proof you were a serious film fan, unquestionably to the betterment of the field. Studying the sociopolitical […]

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In Loving Memory – Series One

In Loving Memory – Series One

| March 1, 2011

Billy the Nephew is who does it for me in In Loving Memory, Series One, a story about a caretaker and his wife who have been running a funeral home for years in what is called the fictional town of Lancashire in 1929. Then unexpectedly the undertaker dies, leaving his widow and her nephew to […]

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The Human Resources Manager

The Human Resources Manager

| March 1, 2011

Road movies are a tricky business. There are few things in life that are quite as invigorating as uprooting yourself from the common and banal circumstances of “everyday” life, making a trek out to unexplored territory, and, if you’re lucky, perhaps learning a thing or two about yourself in the process. Unfortunately, the process of […]

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Beautiful Life

Beautiful Life

| March 1, 2011

Beautiful Life directed by Alejandro Chomski, follows a young runaway Susan (Debi Mazar, “Entourage,” Goodfellas) victimized by domestic abuse who finds friendship among a generous illegal immigrant David (Jesse Garcia, Quincenera) and the lovely Chinese pole-dancer Bai Ling from Love Ranch (2010). Adapted from the play by Wendy Hammond, Beautiful Life is dark, but hopeful. […]

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