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2009: Best Moments in a Theater

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(I know everyone else is done with “year in review” articles but it is still January…just barely.)

Following a canon-destroying scene, the title card comes up with Michael Giacchino’s magnificent score underneath it. I am about to watch one of the best scifi movies in a long time. (Star Trek)

Pixar creates a perfect 10 minute film with a delightful 86 minute sequel attached. (Up) Read more

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Trailer Trash: Inception & The Fantastic Mr. Fox

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A couple of new fascinating trailers.  Enjoy!

Inception: Leonardo Dicaprio in a Christopher Nolan movie?  Yes please!  Throw in Joseph Gordon-Levitt?!  I may wet myself.  This physics-bending teaser brings to mind The Matrix but I trust director Nolan to be more original than that.  Have a peak. Read more

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Review: Julie & Julia

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I actually came across the book that this movie is based on a couple of months ago in a thrift store.  I bought it for $1 and read it pretty quickly.  It’s a light, easy read.  Was looking forward to this, especially seeing Meryl Streep as Julia Child.  Yummo!

The Basics: Downtrodden & drifting Julie decides to write a blog, cooking her way through 524 recipes in Julia Childs’ Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  We also see Julia Child’s time in Paris and her own journey from aimless housewife to one of the world’s most influential chefs.

What I Liked:  Of course, Meryl Streep is magnificent.  Read more

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Randomness: Oscar Notes

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I wasn’t going to start this rundown of the telecast until it actually started at 7:30 CST.  But after what just happened on the red carpet, it’s time to start.

5:50 pm: All six children from the cast of Slumdog Millionaire being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest.  Was that not the most adorable thing ever?!  I could have eaten them all for dessert.  Closely followed by the other cast members from Slumdog, all humble, excited, and a little giddy.  And they seem to handling the whirlwind surrounding their film quite well.  I hope this movie wins Best Picture! Read more

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