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Leap Frog Letter Factory Adventures: The Letter Machine Rescue Team

Leap Frog Letter Factory Adventures: The Letter Machine Rescue Team

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Letter Factory Adventures: The Letter Machine Rescue Team, join Leap, Lily, Tad, and their friends at the newly opened Letter Factory. There they will learn about adjectives, problem solving skills, comparison words and consonant blends. During this fun and musical tour of the Letter Factory, your child will be introduced to literacy and thinking […]

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Hours

Hours

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Paul Walker’s Hours is a chilling story about one father’s struggle to keep his newborn alive amidst the 2005 tragedy of Hurricane Katrina.  Walker’s performance becomes only that much more emotional given his recent tragic passing. In one of his last interviews before his death, Walker told Terri Seymour of Extra, “I think just about […]

Wicked Blood

Wicked Blood

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is there an actor with a more world-weary face than Sean Bean?  Although he was once voted the United Kingdom’s second sexiest man (behind Orlando Bloom, of all people) he has the aged features of a man who has seen several lifetimes, no doubt as the result of being killed in nearly every film he’s […]

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The Visitor (1979)

The Visitor (1979)

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

To call The Visitor (1979) unique is both an enormous understatement and an outright lie. In it, director/co-writer Giulio Paradisi (who served as assistant director on Fellini’s 8 ½) cobbles together scraps of narratives from a half dozen other movies and tempers them with his own half-formed notions of proper cinematic storytelling. And in doing […]

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Kamisama Kiss: The Complete Series

Kamisama Kiss: The Complete Series

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kamisama Kiss is an anime that is uplifting and joyful to watch. The characters make you smile and the conflicts, although surrounded by light-hearted banter manage to have major consequences within the world. A romantic comedy on the surface, Kamisama Kiss also has elementsof a coming of age story as well as a wonderful, slightly […]

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Pompeii: The Doomed City

Pompeii: The Doomed City

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pompeii: The Doomed City is a three HISTORY episode collection looking at one of the worst natural disasters in Italian history; the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius and its subsequent destruction of Pompeii, the neighboring town of Herculaneum as well as the surrounding villas. There are three HISTORY documentaries, Digging for the Truth: Pompeii Secrets […]

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Oldboy

Oldboy

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am not against remakes.  Remakes of horror movies seem to be more successful since they’re less about story and more about style (The Hills Have Eyes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), but other genres can work when the subtext is updated for a new generation (The Manchurian Candidate).  Remakes only become a problem when […]

Lesson Before Love

Lesson Before Love

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lesson Before Love is a new movie from Breaking Glass Films that explores love, as four aspiring African-American professionals meet under weird circumstances that might have signaled love between the four of them, but love only seemed to catch fire with two of them. But within all four lives, Derick, Alexis, Cullen and Janae all […]

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The 300 Spartans

The 300 Spartans

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

I freely admit that Zack Snyder/Frank Miller’s historically-inaccurate, LGBT-insensitive (yet supremely homoerotic), machismo bullshit, green screen nightmare 300 (2006) is entirely lost on me. Its characters are thin or, where fleshed out, are so rooted in stereotypes and broadly drawn that bonding with them as viewers ought to proves nearly impossible. It doesn’t help either […]

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Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone with even a slight interest in the eruption of blues, funk and rock that came out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the 1960s will enjoy the documentary film Muscle Shoals, directed by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier. It’s a phenomenal piece of music history that tells a story many may not be familiar with. That’s the […]

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