“Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates”, Forrest Gump

“Here’s Something New To Feel Good About Today!” My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump Do you tend to over analyze your choices making your decisions based upon what your thoughts dictate? Or, are you someone who in the end no...

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Our Oscar Review

By Linda Bergman © 2011: HandPrints Featured Writer - “The Artist” Actions speak louder than words! The Artist is a feel good film if there ever was one! Unless you live in a cave, you know that it is a modern, silent movie shot in black in white, made by a team of French filmmakers smack in the middle of today’s...

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Our Oscar Review

There are so many neat things about Fox Searchlight’s “The Descendants” you may want to stop reading this, grab a pen and paper and take notes. Ready? First of all, besides co-writing and co-producing, it’s Alexander Payne’s first directorial fling in five years since directing and winning Best Original Screenplay with his partner, Jim Taylor, for “Sideways”

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Our Oscar Review

Our Academy film series turned serious and e -screened “The Lady”. Luc Beeson’s portrait of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, the leading opponent to the savage military junta in Burma and her husband, scholar, Michael Aris, is a heartbreaking true love story set against political turmoilxtremely relevant last night as we.

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Our Oscar Review

“She was a dream come true. My only talent was to not close my eyes.” This is the last line of this feel-good film set in England and sums up the seven tumultuous days twenty-three-year-old Colin Clark spent with the world’s most magical star in the summer of 1956.

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Our Oscar Review

"I always preferred the company of men.” No, it wasn’t Mae West who said that, it was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Last night, at our Cinema Series, our film-finder-extraordinaire, Pete Hammond, boasted that we were seeing the very first West Coast film print screening of a highly controversial movie starring Meryl Streep.

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Quick Guide to Oscar Nominees

Here’s Something To Feel Good About! Although I haven’t seen all of the nominated films for 2010, The Kings Speech is one I highly recommend. It’s an amazing and true story of King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. George (‘Bertie’) is forced by duty to assume the throne, after his older...

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The 50 Best Movies of 2010: Part 2

24. ‘Restrepo’ Take ‘The Hurt Locker’ and make it real; there you have ‘Restrepo.’ Never before has a documentary taken us so close to the war in Afghanistan. You’ll jump out of your seat as the mortars go off, the machine guns fire, and the platoon’s comrades fall under enemy attack....

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The Best 50 Movies of 2009 – with Reviews Part 1

Here’s Something To Feel Good About Today! When I was a kid there was no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than a movie mattinee. In those days you always got a double feature and several cartoons or travelogues all for the same really low entrance fee. I can remember coming home and having to sleep with my older sister...

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50 Best Movies of 2010 Part 2

24. ‘Restrepo’ Take ‘The Hurt Locker’ and make it real; there you have ‘Restrepo.’ Never before has a documentary taken us so close to the war in Afghanistan. You’ll jump out of your seat as the mortars go off, the machine guns fire, and the platoon’s comrades fall under enemy attack....

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