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Book Review: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Once again, Kinsella brings her brand of fluff to fiction. Straying once again from her mainstay Shopaholic series, this stand-alone story revolves around Lottie and Ben, a couple who reunite after years and rekindle their love affair. Soon they are getting married. Lottie’s family thinks this is a drastic mistake, so they do everything in […]

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DVD Review: A Most Wanted Man

Spy thriller author John le Carre writes complicated, twisted tales of suspense and covert ops. In the 60s he wrote about the Cold War – now it’s the Middle East. First let’s go over some of le Carre’s past film adaptations: most recently Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), The Constant Gardener (2005), The Tailor of […]

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DVD Review: The Love Punch

Never heard of it? Well, it got a VERY small theatrical release (I’m not sure if it ever even got released on the Chicagoland area). And with stars like Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson, that is surprising and sad. But, alas, that’s the business of Hollywood for you. (more…) 0000

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In Memory of Mike Nichols: 1931-2014

Film director Mike Nichols might be best known for his work on 1967’s The Graduate (which won him a Best Director Oscar), but that cult film is only the beginning of Nichols’ achievements behind the camera. From timeless classics like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to new classics like Heartburn, Working Girl and The Birdcage, Nichols could do […]

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Movie Review: Gone Girl

Let me start out by saying I read this book over a year ago. And I liked the book…somewhat. Or more specifically, I thought the book was okay. Just okay. But I had heard that people who didn’t go crazy about the book in return LOVED the movie. So when I got around to seeing […]

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