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Weekly Mini-Review: Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Story: When a member of a CIA office for reading and analyzing published material for hidden codes returns from a lunch run to find the whole building has been wiped out by a hit squad, he is forced to go … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

  Story: When he goes away to college, a boy packs some of his toys in the attic – causing them to think about running away. When they all accidentally end up at a daycare center, they meet yet another … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini Review: The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

Story: A young martial arts movie geek finds that he’s destined to save ancient China as its savior. Basically, The Last Starfighter with Kung Fu. Review: Those who watch this just to see Jackie Chan perform his usual stunning choreography … Continue reading

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The 100 Movies Every Film Student Should See

All of the film production students in my program were emailed a list of 100 films recommended by the faculty. I thought this was such a fun idea that I decided to make my own – using my own criteria. … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: The Uninvited (1944)

Story: A brother and sister buy and old mansion from an old man who wants to keep it away from the girl whose mother died there. But she’s is drawn to the house, and the brother, and the house is … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Avalon High (2010)

I’m going to break with precedent here and forgo the screen grab because the phrase “Da Mouse is litigious” has been ground into my subconscious. Story: A girl with King Arthur scholars for parents finds herself attending a conveniently named … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Death Wish (1974)

Story: After hoodlums attack his wife and daughter, a man goes on a vigilante killing spree to reduce the number of violent criminals on the streets of New York. Review: The first, and possibly the least gratuitously (and graphically) violent, … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: The Lorax (2012)

Story: A boy living in a plastic city goes in search of a real tree to impress a girl, but after hearing the story of how the environment was ruined by corporate greed, he tries to bring back nature. Review: … Continue reading

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How to Remember Movies Fondly, Even When They Stink

Try watching a few movies you only saw once or twice when you were a kid and see how well you remember them. Not only will you remember them differently than other people, but you might have even rewritten the … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: The Escape Artist (1982)

Story: A young drifter uses his skills as a magician and escape artist to get along in life, and gets tangled up with a crime ring along the way. Review: The Escape Artist is a neat little movie. It’s one … Continue reading

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