Category Archives: Movie Review

Inception: The Naming Game

It is rare for a movie to sweep me off my feet; I can count on one hand the ones that have.  When it happens it always catches me by surprise.  Inception was one of those movies.  Brilliantly written and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland

[Caution,  SPOILERS!] In preparing for this post I brushed up on my limited knowledge of the two Alice books, “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.”  This Tim Burton film isn’t either story, but a collection of concepts from … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Children of Heaven

After watching “Osama” and “The Kite Runner” I worried that “Children of Heaven” would be yet another foreign film that left me angry at the world.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.    This little gem of a movie, nominated for … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Food, Inc.

Food, Inc.  is not a documentary, it is a shockumentary.  Its sole purpose is to make the viewer so outraged at the content that they react.  It has done a very good job defending its position, using ominous music, blanket … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Princess and the Frog

My hubby and I took the kiddos to see Disney’s latest, “The Princess and the Frog”.   My nearly two-year old sat happily in her booster until the previews started and then she insisted on running up and down the aisles … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ponyo

The latest film by writer, director, and producer Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, Ponyo is delightful and beautiful.  My kids have watched it non-stop for the last two days which makes it the new favorite since ‘Cars’.  Compared to the … Continue reading

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