Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun

April 26, 2014 | Posted in CLASSICS, MOVIES | By

Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift were two of the biggest young stars in the movies by the late 1940s. It was inevitable that Hollywood would pair these popular actors together on the silver screen. A Place in the Sun turned

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A Simple Plan: A Brilliant Movie That You Won’t Forget

April 24, 2014 | Posted in MOVIES, THRILLER | By

A Simple Plan is a haunting, suspenseful story that you won’t forget.  It stayed with me for quite awhile after seeing it for the first time.  Subsequent viewings have not diminished the suspense. It builds slowly at first, but as

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The Misfits: Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable’s Last Movie

April 23, 2014 | Posted in CLASSICS, MOVIES | By

One classic  movie I  saw recently for the first time is The Misfits. I really had no idea what the movie was about, although I thought it was a comedy.The title gave me that impression, along with what little I

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Stewart Copeland’s Orchestral Ben-Hur is a Visual and Musical Triumph

April 22, 2014 | Posted in CLASSICS, LIVE MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC | By

Stewart Copeland performs April 19, 2014 with the Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra.

Saturday night in Norfolk, Stewart Copeland rocked the house with the premiere of his Orchestral Ben-Hur. The extravaganza featured Copeland on stage himself, alternating between drumkit and percussion rack alongside the 60-member Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra…

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A Review of the Gothic Drama Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte

April 17, 2014 | Posted in CLASSICS, MOVIES | By

Recently I had the opportunity to see Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte again.  I could not tell you how many times I’ve watched this movie, but it’s probably no less than ten. Over the years I have never lost my interest

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“Ender’s Game” is an admirable adaptation of the classic science fiction novel

November 13, 2013 | Posted in SCIENCE FICTION | By

Ender's Game

The film adaption of Ender’s Game has been highly speculated about and anticipated for decades by science fiction fans. The book, first published in 1985, is today considered an absolute classic of the genre and won both the Hugo and

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A Lack of Gravity

October 13, 2013 | Posted in SCIENCE FICTION, THRILLER | By

Gravity Movie Poster

Incredible special effects but tiresome Hollywood storytelling in “Gravity” Why I enjoyed – but had some problems – with this 2013 science fiction thriller. I don’t go to the movies a lot these days – there aren’t many titles that

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