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Movies from Books in 2013

BOOKS SET TO BE ADOPTED INTO MOVIES IN 2013 A chronicle of the LAPD’s fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s. Starring:  Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone   Release date: 11 January 2013 (USA)   A young woman with a mysterious past lands in […]

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Hitchcock Fest!

Recently, I flew to London to attend several days of the two-month-long The Genius of Hitchcock festival held at the British Film Institute’s Southbank campus.Starting in June and ending after London’s yearly October film festival, the BFI pulled out all of the stops to honor one of their own…a British director who became an international sensation by […]

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Oscar show!

So, what did we think of the show?  Well, even though Billy (Crystal) was back, the show still lacked some of its verve and vibrance from previous years.  True, it was better than last year –but 2011 wasn’t exactly a good year to compare things with, right?  I mean at least Billy Crystal wasn’t stoned […]

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Oscar Winners and Nominations from Sunday, February 26th

Best PictureWar HorseThe Artist *WINNER MoneyballThe DescendantsThe Tree of LifeMidnight in ParisThe HelpHugoExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close Best ActressGlenn Close, Albert NobbsRooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon TattooViola Davis, The HelpMeryl Streep, The Iron Lady *WINNERMichelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn Best ActorDemian Bichir, A Better LifeGeorge Clooney, The DescendantsJean Dujardin, The Artist *WINNERGary […]

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Bradford International Film Festival!

While I was on vacation recently, I attended the first days of the Bradford International Film Festival (BIFF) in Bradford, UK in the Yorkshire region of England.  The festival is sponsored by and held at the National Media Museum…which is one of the most visited museums in England outside of London.  Bradford itself has always […]

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