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The Action Movie – Early Days and the Silent Era

January 24, 2023 10:08 pm53 comments
The Action Movie – Early Days and the Silent Era

The basis for the action movie was formed from a variety of sources all of which pre-dated the invention of cinema. It is there in the swashbuckling stories of novelists like Alexandre Dumas and Sir Walter Scott, or the heroics of Odysseus and Hercules in Greek Mythology. In folklore, there […]

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The Book Of Eli Movie Review

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The Book Of Eli Movie Review

The Book Of Eli, directed by the Hughes brothers, stars Denzel Washington as a man (Eli) who owns the last Bible in the world. Unfortunately, for reasons that are vague at best, Gary Oldman wants the last Bible in the world. So, across an apocalyptic wasteland, a battle begins… No […]

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Top Mother’s Day Films in Weepy Melodramas

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Top Mother’s Day Films in Weepy Melodramas

This category carries with it a stigma worse than romantic comedy. Among this list of favorites, though, are films that hit just the right note of sentiment, sprinkled with a few guilty pleasures that shamelessly wallow in the sap. Terms of Endearment: The greatest of its genre, seamlessly melding comedy […]

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Flashback movie review: The Princess and the Frog (2010)

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Flashback movie review: The Princess and the Frog (2010)

Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) dreams of opening a restaurant just like her father had always wanted. She’s been saving all her life working as a waitress, when one day she’s asked to cater for a dance hosted by high class and very wealthy Charlotte LeBouff (Jennifer Cody). The money from […]

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Top 5 Gangster Films of All Time

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Top 5 Gangster Films of All Time

The gangster genre has been popular since it first appeared in the early 20th-century. While there were a few in the silent era, the genre really took off with the invention of sound. Screeching car tires, gunshots, and the unique language of the New York and Chicago gangsters contributed greatly […]

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Review of Edward Scissorhands sci-fi romantic comedy movie

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Review of Edward Scissorhands sci-fi romantic comedy movie

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder star in the 1990 sci-fi romantic comedy Edward Scissorhands in which an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) creates a “son” using high-tech robotics with a sugar cookie heart. Eventually the young man’s hands – made of a variety of shears and scissors – are supposed to […]

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