Monthly Archives: September 2016

Pick your movie of the week: John Candy! (Sept 30-Oct 6/16)

Gone but not forgotten. John Candy was one of the very best comedic actors of all time. Which of these popular Candy films would you pick for movie of the week? Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) Spaceballs (1987) Uncle Buck … Continue reading

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Beware the Coneheads

Lately there have been staggering breakthroughs in space exploration. There have been planets discovered that not only hold water, but sometimes even having an environment that could support human life. Though it seems absurd at times to talk about, all of … Continue reading

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Pick your movie of the week: TIFF 2016! (Sept 23-29/16)

Today concluded the Toronto International Film Festival and there are plenty of movies to look forward to. Right now La La Land and Snowden seem to be the most popular, so I thought I’d pick a few others and see which … Continue reading

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Oh Grow Up

Coming-of-age stories are found in both movies and literature and typically will give us a young character who we get to watch grow from childhood to adulthood. It doesn’t always mean that we literally watch them grow like we do … Continue reading

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Pick your movie of the week: 2nd Place for 2008! (Sept 16-27/16)

For the year 2008 the Academy Award for Best Picture went to Slumdog Millionaire. This week, let us know who you think would have taken 2nd place for that year. Here are the movies that were also nominated, listed in alphabetical … Continue reading

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19 really cool facts about the history of cinema

I tried to find facts that were not as commonly found on sites like Buzzfeed or TheRichest. I really enjoyed finding these and I hope you like them: The birthplace of movies? Believe it or not, it’s France. Antoine Lumière … Continue reading

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Pick your movie of the week: Truffaut! (Sept 9-15/16)

Maybe you haven’t heard of him, but the French director François Truffaut was (and continues to be) highly influential in the movie making business. Chances are you haven’t seen these movies, so just read the plot summaries below and pick the … Continue reading

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