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Oscars 2015: Wows and Whoopsies

A few lovely dresses adorned the red carpet yesterday evening, to be sure, but there were plenty of, um, creatures in certain getups that made us embarrassed to share the same species. 1,346 more words

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Friday Fives 5: Best-Picture Winners

In preparation for the 87th Academy Awards this Sunday, I’m going to recommend a previous Best Picture winner for each genre—pointing out a few winners along the way that I  877 more words

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3 movies left from the IMDb top 250 watchlist

I am planning to finish this project by Friday :)

Here they are:

1. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

2. Ikiru (1952)

3. Seven Samurai… 15 more words


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In the past 2 days I watched 7 movies from IMDb top 250 and there are 57 movies left in my watchlist. I think I can finish them by the end of January 2015 :) 18 more words


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

After The Desolation of Smaug last year, I almost didn’t go back for thirds. I just didn’t think I could handle it yet again. The first film had… 2,243 more words

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Top 10 Eucatastrophes in Film

You can’t read much Tolkien (or much about Tolkien) without running into that wonderful thing he called eucatastrophe. You might not know the word but you certainly know the feeling: that sudden turn from dark to light, that longed-for help in the midst of real and crushing evil, that unexpected moment of sweet relief that feels like singing and all the world’s bells ringing as help is finally on the way. 1,983 more words

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