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steven-belanger's picture
Feb.26.2013
photo: The Oscar statuette, or the Academy Award, but actually officially called the Academy Award of Merit, from Oscars.com.   Not too much to say about this award show.  I saw most of the nominated films, including:   Prometheus, which I can't believe I never wrote a blog for....
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Feb.16.2013
That’s Shakespeare. Sigmond Freud wrote of “Civilization and Its Discontents.” I could write about people and their malcontents. I’d start with my own. But they’re everywhere, are they not? Night before last, my wife and I shared a Valentine’s dinner at the English Grill in the historic Brown Hotel...
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Jan.21.2013
Photo: Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, from the film, and from the film's Wikipedia page.   I'd wanted to see this film for a long time, since before it came out, and I'm glad I did.  I'm not a huge Ben Affleck fan; I've long considered him to be the more pale of the Affleck / Damon team....
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Jan.14.2013
Photo: The Golden Globe   A few quick things about the [see title]:   --Yes, I can be a big fan of football games and yet still watch the Golden Globes.  (In fact, I was told recently that I know the sport perhaps a little too well.)  One of my favorite high school memories...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jul.11.2012
Peter O’Toole, the most nominated actor (8) to never win a competitive Oscar in Hollywood history, is retiring from his craft. In 2003, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did honor the star with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has  earned four Golden Globes, a Bafta, and an...
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Jul.09.2012
Ernest Borgnine was a true Hollywood legend. The burly Italian with a large smile was comfortable playing screen heavies, and a variety of character actors, for over 60 years. And, he got a late start, after spending a decade in the United States Navy.    He served with...
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Mar.24.2012
  photo: Poster, from the movie's Wikipedia page   I wanted to see the Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director, and I knew I had to see it fast before it left the theatre, as this is in the theatre now only because of its Oscar wins.  I can't comment...
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Mar.15.2012
Photo: poster for the Swedish movie, from its Wikipedia page     Rented the Swedish version, the original, of course, and figured I would share my thoughts about it, as compared to David Fincher's American film.  Feel free to agree, or disagree.  And please read my write-up...
manny-pacheco's picture
Mar.13.2012
              JOHN BARRYMORE  CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER Chistopher Plummer is on a roll. His next assignment after winning an Oscar last month, is a two-person show exploring the life of John Barrymore. Plummer’s performance in 1997 on...
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Dec.18.2011
image via mannythemovieguy.com I remarked to the missus as we walked out of The Descendants that you can always count on George Clooney to be involved in movies with a lot of complexity, underlain by an equal measure of subtlety. In case you haven't seen the flick, Clooney is a too-busy...