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Monkey love: Rise of the Planet of The Apes

Rarely does a film surprise me but Rise of the Planet of the Apes almost took my head off.

I am blaming this one on my wife – I ignored this film because she was very much against it from the first time she saw its trailer.   482 more words


Who else could have a 'Taken'-style action star reinvention?

A couple of weeks ago I saw Kevin Costner’s debut as an ageing action man in 3 Days to Kill, and noted that, despite the star’s best efforts, it wasn’t up to much, and indeed failed to set the box office on fire. 517 more words



Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in The Homesman along with Hilary Swank and a host of others like Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, James Spader and others. Expected to premiere at Cannes.


Raising Cain

To paraphrase my co-Goblin Dan, “Brian De Palma totally kisses Alfred Hitchcock’s butt”. I said in my recent review of Dressed to Kill that it was in many ways an extension of Hitchcock’s themes and ideas, and Raising Cain continues in this vein. 254 more words


Closing Up the Rabbit Hole: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’s Cancellation

Though I write here primarily as a film contributor, I am also an avid television watcher. It’s with a flush of embarrassment that I admit sometimes I only remember what day of the week it is based upon what TV show I watched the night before. 1,506 more words


Palm Beach State College's STEAM initiative moves into second year

It started with Steve Wozniak – better known as “The Woz.” The Apple Inc. co-founder headlined the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s launch in early 2013 – the first year of its five-year STEAM initiative to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields. 543 more words

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