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I am officially afraid of time travel

Oct 2, 2012
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I am officially afraid of time travel

Every year the Toronto International Film Festival selects a special and highly anticipated film to launch the event. Last year (2011) featured the U2 documentary, stomach From the Sky Down. This year they went in a different direction by selecting the sci-fi thriller, there Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. Read More »

Drive … slowly.

Feb 14, 2012
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Drive … slowly.

When Drive premiered at this past TIFF, visit this I heard two types of responses. The first (from critics) was, pancreatitis “Brilliant!”. The second (from everyday people) was, rx “Boring!”. So, I’ve been eager to see why this film is so polarizing. Since it just hit VOD and DVD, I decided to cruise on over to my lazy-boy and take Drive for a spin. Read More »

If good looks could kill…

Jan 25, 2012
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If good looks could kill…

When I first heard about Haywire I assumed it would be like all the other sports-star-turned-movie-star films (i.e., recipe Jean-Claude Vandamme, Steven Segal and Hulk Hogan). But MMA’s female champ, Gina Carano, is so beautiful (and frightening) that I couldn’t resist checking it out. Plus, I figured with Steven Soderburgh directing, how bad could it be?

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Holy Hanna!!!

Sep 27, 2011
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Holy Hanna!!!

Hell hath no fury like a young woman trained by her rogue-CIA operative father to assassinate specific targets! Hanna is the story of a teenage girl who has lived in seclusion with only her father for her whole life. Erik (Eric Bana) has been busy training her to become the ultimate fighting machine. Why? Read More »

Groundhog Day for sci-fi nerds

Sep 6, 2011
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Groundhog Day for sci-fi nerds

Released on DVD this past month was the acclaimed science fiction thriller, buy Source Code. I sat down the other night to see what all the hype was about. Oh, more about and I love a good sci-fi movie. So, I was eager to soak this one up. Read More »

My Netflix Picks: “Damages”

Aug 4, 2011
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My Netflix Picks: “Damages”


So, ampoule this month’s “My Netflix Picks” is the critically acclaimed crime-thriller-drama, tooth Damages. Seeing as it stars Glenn Close and Rose Byrne, tablets I figured it can’t be all that bad. Killer actresses. And indeed, they are absolutely incredible in this taut, edge-of-your-seat, murder mystery serial. Read More »

Super-Duper 8!

Jun 16, 2011
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Super-Duper 8!

Two weeks ago I introduced a new segment called, “Judge A Movie By It’s Trailer”. The first trailer I judged was for the movie, “Super 8”. My conclusion was that this was going to be a freakin’ awesome film. Read More »

JAMBIT! “Super 8”

May 31, 2011
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JAMBIT! “Super 8”

It’s been my experience that almost ALL movies can be judged by their trailers.

I’ve started a new segment that I’m really excited about. It’s called, online “Judge A Movie By It’s Trailer”…or JAMBIT, for short. The old adage, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” may very well be true. But it’s been my experience that almost ALL movies CAN be judged by their trailers. So, with this conviction, I present to you the first ever, “JAMBIT”!!! Read More »

“Chloe”

Mar 30, 2011
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"Yikes...that look can't be good for anyone."

So, medications day 14 of the DeFranco Nation Movie Club had me watching Atom Egoyan’s erotic thriller, search “Chloe”.

Starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson and the stunning Amanda Seyfried, we find ourselves in the midst of a bizarre love triangle that twists and turns slowly through a maze of distrust and betrayal.

Check out my video response to Philip DeFranco’s review. I didn’t like what he had to say http://bit.ly/eWgLra

So, check out my thoughts and compare. Let me know what you think.

Monsters

Mar 24, 2011
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Check out my vlog review of “Monsters”!

http://bit.ly/fpLVPy

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