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The Lives and Loves of Royalty [21 Apr 2018|07:53pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | okay ]

I've posted a review of Anne of the Thousand Days over at my journal.



Review: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/195103.html

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I look forward to the next in the series, the Yellow Chrysanthemum [18 Apr 2018|09:19pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | blah ]

I've posted a review of The Blue Gardenia over at my journal.



Review: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/194955.html

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Wonder if they ran into Gilligan at any point? [15 Apr 2018|07:17pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | blah ]

I've posted a review of Captain Ron over at my journal.



Review here: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/194661.html

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I, Daniel Blake & 99 Homes [14 Apr 2018|09:17am]

shaved_ape
[ mood | awake ]

Two movies that take a long hard look at the underside of our system:

I, DANIEL BLAKE:
We have seen Ken Loach make powerful and moving films before but nothing of his previous work feels as relevant to the current time as this. Since the Thatcher era successive governments have cut back on the welfare state - the safety net that used to protect the most vulnerable in society that has almost become a dirty word. Not only has funding been strangled but the ideological war has even shifted the language and perception of the people who need help the most, creating the idea that they are scroungers and burdens. Systemic changes driven by this ideology have made it harder to obtain the increasingly meagre help that is available. The past decade in particular have seen changes that hold people in need below subsitance levels and then penalise and degrade them further as they fall deeper into poverty traps. In this film Loach examines in a harrowingly realistic way what lives can be like in the current system for those very much on the bottom of the heap. I cannot sell this film on entertainment value (though it is enthralling). It is however brilliant beyond words. The all-too-real characters struggle to keep dignity (and even survive) in a system designed to grind that out of them. This film will move you to tears or anger or both with its powerful humanity. I genuinely believe this is a film that everybody should see.

99 Homes
Like the above, this is a powerful film looking at the lives of people struggling at the bottom of the heap, this time on the US side of the pond. Andrew Garfield turns in a great performance as the man whose house has been repossessed but has the chance to earn enough money to get by - as long as he goes to work for the man who profits from repossessions helping him to evict other families like his own. Like the film above this is powerful stuff and what it feels like to me is a very contemporary version of Steinbeck's 'The Grapes Of Wrath' and for me that is not faint praise. The tragedy is that 80 years on these stories still have resonance because people are still being ground down the same way. Neither of these films lack for hope or humanity but both look long and hard at the kind of lives that cinema usually ignores and sheds light on tose around us living pretty precarious existences.

Dare you watch..?

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"THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD" (2017) Review [13 Apr 2018|06:51pm]

lmoore66
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"THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD" (2017) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of the 2017 comedy-thriller, "THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD". Directed by Patrick Hughes, the movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Why yes, I DID deliberately save this review until this month. How did you guess? [11 Apr 2018|08:51pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | tired ]

I've posted a review of April and the Extraordinary World over at my journal.



Review here: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/194507.html

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"THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE" (2004) Photo Gallery [10 Apr 2018|10:59pm]

lmoore66
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"THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE" (2004) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY featuring images from "THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE", the 2004 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1930 novel. The movie starred Geraldine McEwan as Miss Jane Marple.
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"4.50 FROM PADDINGTON" (1987) Review [10 Apr 2018|09:48am]

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"4.50 FROM PADDINGTON" (1987) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "4.50 FROM PADDINGTON", the 1987 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1957 novel. The movie starred Joan Hickson as Miss Jane Marple.
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Straight From the Source [07 Apr 2018|04:20pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | indescribable ]

I've posted a review of the movie Source Code over at my journal.



Review here: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/194180.html

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There's adapting, and then there's this [04 Apr 2018|04:35pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | lethargic ]

I've posted a two-in-one/semi compare and contrast review of the American and German versions of Anna Christie over at my journal.



Review: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/193986.html

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Not to be confused with Army of Darkness (though that would make for an interesting crossover) [01 Apr 2018|08:14pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | blah ]

I've posted a review of Army of Shadows over at my journal.



Review: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/193597.html

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Round and round my feelings on this movie go... [28 Mar 2018|10:21pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | sleepy ]

I've posted a review of the movie Whirlpool over at my journal.



Review: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/193467.html

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"THE FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY" (1979) Review [21 Mar 2018|05:43pm]

lmoore66



"THE FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY" (1979) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "THE FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY", the 1979 adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1975 novel, "The Great Train Robbery". Written and directed by Crichton, the movie starred Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland and Lesley-Anne Down.
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I think "Housesquatter" would have been a better title, honestly. [17 Mar 2018|03:27pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | busy ]

I've posted a review of Housesitter over at my journal.



Review here: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/192814.html

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The Ten Commandments...of Knighthood [14 Mar 2018|07:43pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | lazy ]

I've posted a review of Kingdom of Heaven (the director's cut) over at my journal.



Review here: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/192531.html

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"JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK" (2016) Photo Gallery [12 Mar 2018|08:30pm]

lmoore66




"JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK" (2016) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY featuring images from "JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK", the 2016 adaptation of "Never Go Back", Lee Childs' 2013 novel. Directed by Edward Zwick, the movie stars Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.
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[11 Mar 2018|05:49pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | okay ]

I've posted a review of The Thief and the Cobbler; The Recobbled Cut over at my journal.



Review here: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/192480.html

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Let's just say I wouldn't hire these writers to make a Cliff Notes adaptation for the book... [07 Mar 2018|11:32pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | tired ]

I've posted a review of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn over at my journal.



Review: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/192052.html

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"SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING" (2017) Review [05 Mar 2018|08:13pm]

lmoore66
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"SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING" (2017) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of one of the 2017 entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), "SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING". Directed by Jon Watts, the movie stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man.
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When I'm questioning your use of a pun, you know you're in trouble [03 Mar 2018|10:56pm]

allisontooey
[ mood | okay ]

I've posted a review of In the Name of the Father over at my journal.



Review here: https://allisontooey.livejournal.com/191747.html

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