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DVD Review: This Beautiful Fantastic

I watched this one because of the great cast: Jessica Brown Findlay from Downton Abbey fame, fantastic actor Tom Wilkinson, and Andrew Scott, who is wonderful as Moriarty in the BBC Sherlock series. Aside from that, I had no expectations about this film and had read/heard nothing about it. Right from the start, I realized […]

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In Memory of Michael Nyqvist: 1960-2017

This Swedish actor didn’t make it big in Hollywood until 2009’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on the international bestselling crime novel by the late Stieg Larsson.  After that and the subsequent two movies in the Larsson series, his career flourished around the world. As It Is In Heaven (Swedish) Colonia (also on […]

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In Memory of John G. Avildsen: 1935-2017

Winning a Best Director Oscar for 1976’s Rocky, Avildsen was one of the top directors of the day.  He followed his success of Rocky with directing the movies of the Karate Kid franchise in the 1980s. The Formula Joe The Karate Kid (1984) The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Lean On Me Rocky (also on […]

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