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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics (Book)

ThingsThatMatterAuthor: Charles Krauthammer
Genre: Politics, religion
Year Published: 2013
Rating: So so

http://www.amazon.com/Things-That-Matter-Passions-Pastimes/dp/0385349173/

Well, controversial sure is.

Well it’s a collection of opinionated articles by a (more…)

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Philomena (Movie)

PhilomenaMain Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark

Review: 9.2 out of 10 stars.

Based on true events.

This is like 20/20 or Dateline on big screen but with dramatic orchestra that made you feel pinned in your seat, consumed by the 3 incredible actors acted tremendously with 2 who interacted with sparkling chemistry.

Just as you are about to ball your eyes out with the bitter discovery from a mother who lost his son for 50 years, the sidekick journalist was super funny and breathed in the fresh life to the heartbroken but hopeful mother.

At first glance it was like 2 extremes mismatches, 1 who is religious, believes in good in everyone, forever humble and feels repent for her “sin” for her whole life, contrast with a sharp, hot blooded and hot headed talkative guy who has just lost his job from his pen comment.

The two collide initially but quickly become a long lost puzzle as they went through the journey of finding the son together.

The very bitter truth was revealed half way through the movie and as the journalist’s contact felt that there might need to create more story to be published, the real (more…)

Prisoners (Movie)

PrisonersMain Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo

Review: 6.8 out of 10 stars.

There are usually 2 major reasons why a movie is long and this one is 2 hours and 26 mins! One is that if you pay for a movie, even if it’s not good, with much less editing out of the film, at least you would feel your money’s worth (but not the time.) Second reason is simply the movie is not that great and by having more subplots or unnecessary story lines, it works to confuse the audience and builds as “complex”, as many critics claimed this movie to be.

Sadly, nowadays many movies are at least almost 2 hours long.

The storyline is simple, 2 kids were kidnapped at plain sight and while there’s an obvious suspect, the cops were unable to find the kids nor had any evidence that the suspect has done it. Hugh Jackman’s character, the father of one of the kids, decided to take it in his own hands and attempted to do his own detective work.

The movie has too much

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Movie)

CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs2Main Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Sambert, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal

Review: 7 out of 10 stars.

This is the sequel from the first one, where Flint Lockwood created a food storm in the first one and in this one, he found out the (more…)

Don Jon (Movie)

DonJonMain Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza

Review: 7 out of 10 stars.

What a highly anticipated, high expectations, great trailer movie, and it started all great and hot and heavy, only then to drag on without direction and all of a sudden, threw a bucket of ice on the head!

The trailer has the best scenes and lines, unfortunately. And even it was only 1:30, it felt longer with the lack of complexity of a storyline / plot.

The movie’s original name was Don Jon’s addiction, about how he always (more…)

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