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The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Reloaded pulled in $93million this past weekend. I myself did not see it and probably won’t for another couple weeks, but can’t help but wonder –is that all? With all the hype you would have thought the movie would have surpassed previous box office records. It will be interesting to see what the finally tally will be considering all the negative buzz from some cult like fans of the original film. LOS ANGELES, May 18 — “The Matrix Reloaded,” the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a balletic freedom fighter, shot to No. 1 in its […]

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Blue Car

Friday night was the Chicago premiere of Blue Car the movie written and directed by one of my best friend’s sister. I had seen the movie six months ago at the Chicago Film Festival, but I welcomed the opportunity to see it again, as I really enjoyed it the first time. The second time was no different. I also went as Karen (the director) was going to be there to answer questions about her first feature film. As always, she was gracious with her answers. Plus she was energetic, even though she was answering many of the questions for like […]

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Identity

My friend and I stopped in for food and drinks at Flounder’s before heading to the movies to see Identity starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta & Amanda Peet. Below is summary of the plot but let me say that all is not as they appear. With all the twist and turns in the story, I’d actually pay to go see this movie again and so would recommend it to others. Thinking most will be pleasantly surprised. It’s not your typical slasher horror movie. Caught in a savage rainstorm, ten travelers are forced to seek refuge at a strange desert motel. […]

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Six Feet Under: Episode 35

One of my best friend’s sister is directing tonight’s episode of Six Feet Under titled: The Opening. If you missed tonight’s episode, you can watch via HBO on Demand. Karen Moncrieff (the name of the director), is making her directorial feature film debut, this May with film titled: Blue Car. Movie tells the story of an 18 year old girl who turns to her high school English teacher for comfort after she is “abandoned by her father and neglected by her overworked mother.” I saw Blue Car at Chicago Film festival last fall and can’t wait to see again when […]

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Laurel Canyon

I went to movies last night to see Laurel Canyon. Plot revolves around Sam (Christian Bale), and his fiancé, Alex (Kate Beckinsale), both uptight Harvard medical school graduates, who return to Laurel Canyon area in Los Angeles where Sam can finish his residency in psychiatry. There, they live with Jane (Frances McDormand) who is Sam’s mom. She wasn’t supposed to actually be at the house, but a record she was producing got delayed and she gave her other house to an ex-boyfriend (tough life). What follows is the unraveling of each character. Sam falls for a beautiful second year residency […]

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