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I've Not Heard That Before

I’ve lived my entire life without hearing many things.

I’ve never been told:

“Congratulations!!!!  You are a father!”

“We would like to inform you that you won an all paid for expense trip to Ireland/Japan/Australia/Sweden/Scotland/Cleveland!!”   (Or any highly acclaimed location I would love to visit.) 141 more words

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20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy

You don’t know their names, but their prodigious impact on the history of rock ‘n roll is undeniable. 20 Feet From Stardom is a fascinating documentary that explores the essential, yet, at times, thankless profession of the background singer. 407 more words

2013 Film Reviews

Lupita Nyong’o is the new brand ambassadress for Lancôme!!!

Academy award winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o is lighting up more than the big screen this year. She has been granted the duty of being the new ambassadress for Lancôme. 20 more words



“The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it’s so addictive.”

-Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy award winning actress, singer and author… 39 more words

Huston, We Don't Have a Problem! Congratulations to Walter and to his son John Huston for their Oscars! On March 24, 1949

Walter Huston won for Best Supporting Actor while son John Huston took honors for Best Director and Best Screenplay, both men gaining their Academy Awards for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; the first father and son winners!

The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellaza, Sorrentino, 2013)

The Great Beauty’s concerted effort to present dual stylistic features complements its narrative appraisal of splashes of beauty within frivolity. While I found myself more appreciative of the moments of contemplation and spiritual grace than portrayals of the eccentricities of the ‘high life’, I understand the complex relationship that Sorrentino offers, of which his stylistic nuances attest to. 188 more words


A long road to the Oscars

The Best Picture honor “12 Years a Slave” won at this year’s Academy Awards is a well-deserved honor. The film stands out as an important – albeit tough – one for viewers, and it richly deserves the honor. 92 more words