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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #30

Suburra (Italy, 2015) This engrossing film stars Pierfrancesco Favino, among a huge star cast. Set around a plot involving Ostia, a real estate development of a Las Vegas style town, this stylish neo-noir thriller has local mafia bosses, corrupt politicians … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : The Martian (releases October 2nd 2015)

If you are a reader of my Book Blog, “Review Room”, you already know that I LOVED “The Martian”, and that it dethroned Ender’s Game as my favorite sci-fi book of all time. Combine that with the fact that I … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation

MI:Rogue Nation is the 5th in the MI series, and you’d think that it would get hackneyed and jaded, but amazingly it doesn’t. Tom Cruise looks older of course, but he is still in fine fettle as an action hero. … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #23

– The Heir Apparent : Largo Winch (“Largo Winch”, France, 2008) If this were not in French, I could almost mistake it for a Bollywood movie, so masala-packed is this film. Billionaire Nerio Winch is murdered and his secret adoptive … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #22

– The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) Based (loosely, I assume) on Wall Street conman Jordan Belfort, this is a 3 hour long ride, featuring lots of over-the-top sexual situations and Leonardo DiCaprio in his most in-your-face role ever, in … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant : Edition #21

– In a World (UK, 2013) Carol Solomon is a vocal coach who’s constantly being told by her father that she is not good enough for her chosen field, that she should leave the big jobs to the big boys. … Continue reading

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The Music of Begin Again

Begin Again is a romantic musical starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine. Knightley makes her singing debut and Levine his film one. I can’t say that Begin Again worked for me as a romantic musical, although there is … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix Instant : Edition #19

– The Scapegoat (UK, 2012) John Standing lives a lowkey life as a teacher at a boarding school. At a local pub one day,  he spies someone who looks exactly like him. The other guy, Johnny Spence, spots him too … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Her (2013)

Rating : 3.5/5 I was intrigued when I saw the trailer for Her. What an interesting premise! Isaac Asimov in his books and short stories has written about a society where humanoid robots are ubiquitous and hard to tell apart … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix Instant : Edition #18

Chinatown (USA, 1974) This Roman Polanski film stars a much younger (but still balding) Jack Nicholson as detective J.J. Gittes, who specializes in catching cheating spouses. When hired by a Mrs. Mulwray to expose the illicit affairs of her husband … Continue reading

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