Author Archive: Wayne Case

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You, Me and Dupree

You, Me and Dupree

| July 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

In just about every group of male friends there’s always one guy that lingers resolutely in stalled adolescence, unable or unwilling to grow up. A regular poster boy for Peter Pan Syndrome as everyone’s twenties fade into their thirties. He’s the life of the party, even when the party’s long gone. For some reason this […]

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The Break-Up

The Break-Up

| June 2, 2006

You know what I expect from a romantic comedy? Some chemistry from the leads, some romance in the story and a few laughs, preferably unexpected ones, along the way. Is that too much to ask for? I don’t think so. Do you? We can talk about the overused romantic comedy boy meets girl, boy loses […]

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The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

| May 26, 2006

The summer movie season is upon us once again. Schools let out. The temperature climbs. Pictures line up to hit air-conditioned theaters in a barrage of cinema that doesn’t let up until September. It’s popcorn and candy time at the movies. Big stars and event films are the order of the day. With the summer […]

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Film 2005 as Seen by Wayne Case

Film 2005 as Seen by Wayne Case

| January 21, 2006 | 0 Comments

Note: This recap is based on my personal reaction to the 141 films that I saw in full during 2005 Best Films (In order of preference) (1) Brokeback Mountain (2) Crash (3) Pride & Prejudice (4) A History Of Violence (5) Munich (6) Capote (7) The Family Stone (8) King Kong (9) Dear Frankie (10) […]

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Reviews – 2006

Reviews – 2006

| January 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

AKEELAH AND THE BEE Rated: 9 O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G and highly recommended. Twelve year old Keke Palmer who stars as Akeelah deserves serious consideration for year end acting honors including a possible Oscar nomination as best actress. Her work here reminded me of another major preteen talent named Dakota Fanning (MAN ON FIRE–’04 & WAR OF THE […]

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Movie Musicals – 2006

Movie Musicals – 2006

| January 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

The AFI just selected their list of the 25 best movie musicals. This is my version. Wayne (1) WEST SIDE STORY (1962) (2) SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (’52) (3) A STAR IS BORN (’54) (4) CABARET (’72) (5) THE WIZARD OF OZ (’39) (6) ON A CLEAR DAY…(’70) / YENTL (’82) (7) NEW YORK, NEW […]

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

| December 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

What a pleasant surprise for me. Generally, I’m not a big fan of period pieces and/or films based on material penned by Jane Austen. However, this 2005 film version of her novel, first published using this title in 1813, is a major exception. I love it! It’s beautiful, moving, charming, spirited, fresh, intelligent, energetic, engaging […]

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Film 2004 as Seen by Wayne Case

Film 2004 as Seen by Wayne Case

| January 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Note: This recap is based on my personal reaction to the 147 films that I saw in full during 2004. Best Films (Alphabetically) The Aviator Kinsey Million Dollar Baby The Notebook Sideways -and- Closer Collateral The Door In The Floor Friday Night Lights Spider-Man 2 Runners-Up (Alphabetically) The Bourne Supremacy Cellular Hotel Rwanda The Manchurian […]

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Reviews – 2005

Reviews – 2005

| January 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

A LOT LIKE LOVE Rated: 8 This contemporary romantic comedy has received very mixed critical response. I wonder if Roger Ebert and I saw the same film. He didn’t just dislike it, he hated it and went overboard being nasty. On the other hand, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times & USA Today […]

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Benji: Off the Leash

Benji: Off the Leash

| August 23, 2004 | 0 Comments

This latest installment in the successful and well-loved Benji series of theatrical features is sure to charm its intended audience of families with children and pet lovers everywhere. It opened in theatres nationwide on August 20, 2004 and is MPAA rated PG. The running time is about 100 minutes. For those of you who don’t […]

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