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Joel’s review of Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

On an unexpectedly quiet Friday night, we decided to go see Murder on the Orient Express, a remake of the 1974 film, which are all based on the original Agatha Christie novel. Kenneth Branagh directed this film with an all-star … Continue reading

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After all these years, I finally watched The Godfather: Part II (1974)

All these years, here’s what I’ve heard about Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather films (Anthology? Trilogy? Trilogy.) 1. The first film is fantastic (and highly quotable.) 2. The sequel The Godfather Part II is supposed to be even better. 3. The … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of The Godfather (1972)

This weekend, my wife Namita borrowed The Godfather on Blu-ray from our local library. I remember attempting to watch this years ago, but I fell asleep during my viewing. I knew everyone found this to be an amazing film, but … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Arrival (2016)

I started watching Arrival (2016) on a flight to Dallas, but didn’t finish the 2nd half until I had a chance to request the Blu-ray disc via Netflix this week. From what I watched initially, I was absolutely fascinated by the look … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Neerja (2016)

I read a Geekdad article a few days ago titled ‘Airlift’ and ‘Neerja’: A New Breed of Bollywood Film about two new historical Bollywood films that weren’t the typical song and dance musical.  One of them was Neerja, a based-on-true-events … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Rebecca (1940)

We rented Rebecca, the first film Alfred Hitchcock made in Hollywood and the only one that won a Best Picture Oscar. Starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. It was….. somewhat interesting. Here’s a synopsis I found on IMDB: A shy ladies’ companion, … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Joy (2015)

As part of a double feature, Namita decided to have lunch, and watch two films back to back at the theater — first Joy (2015), then The Force Awakens with the kids. In one afternoon! We’ve never done that before. For a 1:10 … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

To be honest, I had never watched any of the original 70’s / early 80’s Planet of the Apes films. Of all the stuff I watched growing up, the Planet of the Apes series wasn’t one. Go figure. In 2001, … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Inside Out (2015)

We watched Inside Out (2015) recently, and it was damn interesting. Damn interesting, I say. We didn’t have time to see it opening week, but caught it the week after on a Friday night. The film stars Amy Poehler, Phyllis … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Gravity (2013)

I recently watched Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, a 2013 film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, written by Alfonso Cuarón and his brother Jonás Cuarón. The film was released nearly two years ago, and we really should have seen … Continue reading

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