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I Origins

Reviewed on Jan 04 2015

Director Mike Cahill has made a higher-consciousness film that more than keeps your interest, with a reincarnation/repersonalization theme. Brit Marling is captivating. The film has much magic, because of her, and tragedy and a unique story plot that is both scientific and spiritual. Don't miss this one! Michael Pitt

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Chef

Reviewed on Nov 16 2014

The chef, played by Jon Favreau, was a lovable character and so were most of the people in the film, except for Dustin Hoffman, who played a restaurant owner who wanted to stick with a standard menu and did not allow creativity. So the chef and his sous chef, John Leguizamo— along with the chef's 10-year-old-son, who's as cute and smart as can be—start a traveling truck kitchen. The 10-year-old boy markets the food truck through Twitter. All of the characters in the movie are good actors,...
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Twice Born

Reviewed on Oct 21 2014

Tragic love story during the Bosnian War. An Italian woman and an American photographer travel to Bosnia, where they fall in love, and the tragedy of war puts a heavy price on their relationship. Their marriage already struggling, due to her being childless, makes her seek out a surrogate mother. A male tour guide from Bosnia becomes involved, and you never know who is the real father and mother of the child until the end. The movie is very well done, very real, and very heartbreaking. Such ...
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City Of Life & Death

Reviewed on Oct 07 2014

A true story of the cruelty of the Japanese takeover in 1937 of Nanjing, the then-Chinese capital, where perhaps 300,000 to half a million people were slaughtered and the women were raped by the Japanese. The war scenes are all too real, as well as the cruelty. Director Chuan Lu. Mandarin, English, Japanese, and German with English subtitles.

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Valhalla Rising

Reviewed on Sep 24 2014

Not for the squeamish, but most men would like it. It deals with a Viking tribe that enslaves their captives and make them fight each other. One slave-warrior lives for 20 years and escapes. Unfortunately the ship he escapes in drifts across the ocean to the New World and he has to deal with the primitives. Holds your attention to the very end.

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Stalingrad

Reviewed on Sep 17 2014

This was the great World War II battle that took hundreds of thousands of lives. This particular film deals mostly with a taking of a building, held by 5 Russian men, by the Nazis. One of the Russian men falls in love with a woman hiding in the building, who is also Russian, and she becomes pregnant by him. The man dies, and the woman and child go on to live somewhat of a normal life. A German officer falls in love with another Russian girl, who in turn loves him back, and her love for him ...
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The Monuments Men

Reviewed on Aug 27 2014

In World War II a group of art enthusiasts, including a professor from the United States, join with Europeans and some men from other countries to try to get back precious valuable art stolen from museums, churches, and private owners by the Nazis. They all join the United States army to do so. This is a true story. Some of the art recovered were masterpieces from Rembrandt, Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Unfortunately the Germans, in their retreat, destroyed a lot of precious ...
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