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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

“This story’s too predictable,” says Mrs. Fox.  “Predictable?  Really?  Then, how does it end?” asks Mr. Fox.  Mrs. Fox replies, “In the end, we all die.  Unless you change.” From Bottle Rocket through The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson has … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

“Death’s coming to Brooklyn, and he’s got buck teeth and a cottontail,” says Snowball. Illumination Entertainment has been very successful financially in the last few years producing animated films such as the very entertaining (and Oscar-nominated) Despicable Me (which I’ve seen on … Continue reading

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2014 Academy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and I have to say that I’m quite surprised about some of the nominees (as well as which films got snubbed).  Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest … Continue reading

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Philomena (2013)

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Forgiveness is never easy to grant.  Some people have trouble just trying to forgive the slightest of offenses, let alone major (and sometimes unforgiveable) offenses.  From the 18th to the late 20th century, the Roman Catholic Church condoned the practice … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 2/18/14 Recommendations

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Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part Two

(continued from Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part One) Best Foreign Language Film I was surprised that The Intouchables didn’t get nominated, and it looks like Amour will be the winner here. Best Animated Feature I got the nominees … Continue reading

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2012 Academy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and I have to say that I’m quite surprised about some of the nominees (as well as which films got snubbed).  Lincoln leads with 12 nominations, and Ang Lee’s Life … Continue reading