‘Burnt’ – A Move Review

‘Burnt’ – A Move Review

I recently had the pleasure of seeing the movie Burnt, starring Bradley Cooper. I had never heard of this title before I saw it in the discount bin at my local Wal-Mart. I'm a huge Bradley Cooper fan so I figured for a few bucks, I'd give this movie a shot. I'm glad I did. Burnt tells the story of a chef who has hit rock bottom due to alcoholism. In his quest for resurgence, he opens his own restaurant with the hopes of becoming a 3-star Michelin restaurant. The main chef is played by Bradley Cooper. This isn't your typical redemption / cooking film. In fact, there's actually a lot to learn about the restaurant industry and cooking in general from this movie. Burnt gives an excellent look into…
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“The Black Dahlia” Falls Flat

“The Black Dahlia” Falls Flat

Brian De Palma has, in the past, executed some intriguing film noir with an uncanny style, a unique touch of creativity, and interesting multi-layered characters. Unfortunately, none of these things can be found in his latest film "The Black Dahlia." Supposedly based on the novel by James Ellroy, the movie attempts to cram absolutely every subplot of the novel into a mere two-hour time frame. The result is a convoluted story with a series of senseless and unnecessary subplots that confuse the audience and leave them wanting to throw popcorn at the screen. Additionally, one has to wonder why the movie is named "The Black Dahlia" since so little of it has anything to do with this notorious California crime. In fact, the Dahlia isn't even introduced into the story…
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A Review of the Lifetime Movie She’s Too Young

A Review of the Lifetime Movie She’s Too Young

She's Too Young is a movie depicting a Syphilis outbreak in a school in any-town United States. It tries very hard to point out a very real problem. I say that it tries because the acting in this movie is extremely forced. Over all it is not a bad movie, it just seems to be from a one sided viewpoint. As parents we all have to educate our children into the dangers they may face. We all would like to shelter our children and guide them in the right direction. This movie does nothing to glamorize the sexual activity of teens and that is a very good thing. However this movie seemed to be made as a wake up call for parents only. I believe more effort could have been…
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Classic and Campy Spring Break Movie Musicals

Classic and Campy Spring Break Movie Musicals

As winter begins to subside, students around the country anxiously await their annual rite of passage: Spring Break. And while a younger generation might think that MTV's pilgrimages to Daytona, South Padre Island and Cancun were the start of the fusion of music and Spring Break, cinematic history suggests otherwise. The Spring Break movie musical is the ultimate in campy melodrama and the older versions are sure to bring about some laughs. So whether you are a year-round working stiff or are strapped for cash, pick up one of the following Spring Break movies available for rent at your local video store, pour yourself a pina colada and enjoy! Girl Happy (1965, MGM Studios) - Starring Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold Stone, Fabrizio Mioni This film features Elvis as a…
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Movie Review: Eight Below

Movie Review: Eight Below

Eight Below is a story of survival against incredible odds. Eight dogs are left behind in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, Antarctica, at the onset of one of the worst winters in history. Few in the world even dare to venture the frozen wastes of Antarctica. It is a place that does not provide the essentials for life. Unless you have them brought to you, you cannot survive in Antarctica's harsh environment. For those who are driven to survive there, their time is limited as the winter is brutal and stops travel on to and off of the frigid continent. Gerry Shepherd (Paul Walker) is a guide in this harsh environment. He and his co-workers are stationed there to aid in expeditions in to the frozen lands…
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