Tag Archives: Helen Mirren


Excalibur (1981)

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“Now, once more, I must ride with my knights to defend what was, and the dream of what could be,” says King Arthur. The King Arthur legend has been the subject of many TV miniseries and feature films (even a … Continue reading


Blu-ray Tuesdays: 12/2/14 Recommendations

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Monsters University (2013)

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“I’ve been waiting for this my whole life!  I’m gonna be a scarer!” exclaims Mike Wazowski. Having seen 2001’s Monsters, Inc. this past January in 3D at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, I was curious how its prequel Monsters University … Continue reading


‘An American Tail: Fievel Goes West’ & ‘The Prince of Egypt’

Simon Wells is an animator, storyboard artist, and director who is also the great grandson of famed author H. G. Wells (The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds).  Simon studied audio-visual design at the Perse School … Continue reading


Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part One

Some thoughts: Best Picture My first surprise here is that the Academy only went with nine nominees again instead of ten.  I’m glad to see Amour pop up here and that the Academy didn’t forget about Beasts of the Southern … Continue reading


2012 Golden Globe Nominations

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Argo Django Unchained Life of Pi Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Jessica Chastain- Zero Dark Thirty Marion Cotillard- Rust and Bone Helen Mirren- Hitchcock Naomi … Continue reading


Hitchcock (2012)

“My contract guarantees me final cut on all of my pictures,” proclaims Alfred Hitchcock.  President of Paramount Pictures Barney Balaban responds, “It also states that Paramount doesn’t have to release anything that might cause the studio embarrassment!”  Hitchcock responds, “As … Continue reading