Archives for April 2009

The Sololist: A Review By Andi

It is the beginning of the summer movie season and I am already behind. Last week The Soloist and Obsessed were released and I forget to see them. Fortunately for me, my blogging buddy Andi from Misadventures With Andi has my back on at least one of these movies, The Soloist. Please read her review of  The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jaime Foxx.  I am planning a … [Read more...]

39th Annual USA Film Festival Comes To The Angelika in Dallas

Dallas is becoming the home of some quite prestigious film festivals.  This week  the USA Film Festival brings  a host of movie stars to town. Star Powered Tributes Actor and musician Paul Williams will be in attendance at the screening of The Phantom of the Paradise (filmed at The Majestic Theater) Brian DePalma’s 1974 cult classic version of The Phantom of the Opera. … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Star Trek Fan

Shsss....Don't Tell Anyone, But I Like Star Trek NO, I don't wear the pointy ears, have a USS Enterprise uniform nor can I do that "Live Long & Prosper" Vulcan thing with my fingers. But I do like Star Trek. Back in the 60's when the world was a crazy place, with segregated schools, civil rights marches and the Vietnam War, Gene Roddenberry wrote a script about a time … [Read more...]

Movie Adaptations or When Good Books Go Bad

Have you ever seen The Neverending Story?  OK, so  it is a children's movie, but I loved it. Not because of Falcor, the big, fluffy flying dog, but because it visualized in movie form,  my love of reading books. When I am really engaged in a good book, it's as though I am part of the story. If I am really getting involved in an especially good book, the characters become like … [Read more...]

15 Great Chick Flicks Characters

The best thing about a really good  chick flick is the strong female character. Whether its the young girl looking for loving in a  romantic comedy or the poor sick girl in a really sad tearjerker, or a chick who can kick butt in an action chick flick,  the leading lady is our heroine. She is the reason why we love Chick Flicks. Looking For Love Loretta Castorini … [Read more...]

New on DVD: More Oscar Winning Performances

Doubt If you missed Doubt at the theater, please rent it and see why all the actors received Academy Award nominations for their performances in this compelling movie based on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play.  Doubt is a mesmerizing  drama with four incredible Oscar nominated performances from Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola … [Read more...]