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"DEFIANCE" (2008) Review

After watching Edward Zwick’s 2008 World War II film, "DEFIANCE", I finally began to realize that it does not pay to make assumptions about a movie, based upon a theater trailer. I had made this mistake several times throughout my life and it irks me that I am still capable of making it. I certainly made this mistake when I saw the trailer for "DEFIANCE", a World War II drama that told the story of the war experiences of four Polish-Jewish brothers who ended up forming a partisan resistance group against the occupying Nazis between 1941 and 1942. Read more... )
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Below images from the 2008 World War II drama, "DEFIANCE". Directed by Edward Zwick and based upon Nechama Tec's 1993 book, "Defiance: The Bielski Partisans", the movie starred Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber Jamie Bell, and Alexa Davalos: Read more... )
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"JANE EYRE" (2011) Review

There seemed to be certain famous British novels that are always adapted for film or television . . . over and over again. One of those novel is Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel, "Jane Eyre". There have been twelve television adaptations and seventeen movie adaptations. That must be a world record for any literary piece. I have seen at least three television adaptations and four movie adaptations. The most recent I have seen is the 2011 motion picture, directed by Cary Fukunaga. Read more... )
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Below are images from "JANE EYRE", the 2011 adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, the movie starred Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender: Read more... )
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"LAWLESS" (2012) Review

A Virginia-born writer named Matt Bondurant wrote a historical novel called "The Wettest County in the World" back in 2008. He based the novel on the exploits of his grandfather and two granduncles, who ran a massive moonshine operation during the later years of the Prohibition era, in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Four years later, a movie version of Bondurant's novel finally hit the movie screens at the end of the summer. Read more... )
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Below is a list of my top ten (10) favorite movies from the Summer of 2012. Any movies missing from this list either have not been seen by me or simply failed to impress me.Read more... )
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Below are images from the new Depression era drama called "LAWLESS". Based upon Matt Bondurant's 2008 novel, "The Wettest County in the World", the movie was directed by John Hilcoat and stars Shia LaBepouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke and Guy Pearce: Read more... )


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