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steven-belanger's picture
Aug.17.2013
Photo: Movie's poster, from its Wikipedia page.   Elysium is a very satisfying action / sci-fi movie with a surprisingly blatant social commentary about immigration and health care.  Because immigration is such a fireplug, your stance on it may very well decide how you enjoy the movie...
steven-belanger's picture
Aug.07.2013
Photo: 1120 Winchester Place, Los Angeles, CA.  This is the real house used in the series.  From the show's Wikipedia page   I decided to view Season One of American Horror Story after viewing Season Two and liking it so much.  Season One was also good, though not as much as...
steven-belanger's picture
Aug.03.2013
    Photo: I took this pic of an open crypt door at a cemetery near The Conjuring House.   After watching The Conjuring (my movie review, here), I decided to take a trip to Burrillville, Rhode Island (about half an hour away) and see the house it's based on.  My intention was...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.24.2013
Photo: The house, tree, and noose from the movie, from the movie's Wikipedia page.  The real house in the village of Harrisville, in Burrillville, Rhode Island, looks nothing like this.   Very good, very creepy horror film, supposedly based on a real house in Burrillville (village:...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.22.2013
My wife and I watched the 2012 Oscar winner for best Foreign Language Film, A Separation, on DVD. We've had it almost two months.  We knew it was supposed to be good but it's subtitled.  We're always like this with movies that are in another language and subtitled.  Anyway, we...
orna-b-raz's picture
Jul.11.2013
The other day I was talking to my daughter and my son-in-law.  Trying to make a point, I paraphrased the line “love means never having to say you're sorry." They stared at me blankly, they had never read the book Love Story, or watched the movie. I am not saying that this was a...
steven-belanger's picture
Jun.25.2013
Photo: from its Wikipedia page, here.  Go to it to read about this film's troubled shooting history.   A very good movie, a little bit more intellectual, directed, and written than usual for a summer film.  It's a constant moody edginess, a feeling that nothing extremely terrible...
steven-belanger's picture
Jun.19.2013
Photo: Movie's poster from its Wikipedia page   Do not be swayed by the somewhat negative press surrounding The Man of Steel.  Go see it, and for the following reasons:   --Because it's meaningful and visually appealing at the same time.  You can't say that about too many films...
dale-estey's picture
May.31.2013
Slavish as I am to Kafka, and wishing nothing more than more exposure for him into the current culture, I was no fan of Soderberg's first Kafka movie, Kafka.  Although I would prefer a biographical take, I did not mind the blend Soderberg made of both Kafka's actual life and his written work...
steven-belanger's picture
May.27.2013
Photo: One of the many movie posters, from its Wikipedia page   I'd been apprehensive about seeing this movie because the first re-boot hadn't overly impressed me.  In fact, I don't actually remember too much of it.  I remember that I'd thought it was okay, but nothing great,...