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MITL Mother-in-Law Film Review: MAN OF STEEL

By at June 27, 2013 | 9:21 pm | 0 Comment

MITL Mother-in-Law Film Review: MAN OF STEEL

As a little girl, I watched George Reeves “leap tall buildings in a single bound,” mesmerized in front of my family’s first black-and-white television. I faithfully read Superman comics and followed most of the Christopher Reeve movies in the 1970s and 80s, though I have not kept up with the recent Superman Returns or other television adaptations. Prior to buying my more...

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The MITL Mother-in-Law Film Review: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

By at June 5, 2013 | 11:43 pm | 0 Comment

The MITL Mother-in-Law Film Review: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Let me begin by saying I am a television Star Trek fan from the 1960s. Every Friday night, I stopped whatever I was doing to watch my favorite characters "go where no man had gone before." The first Friday of my honeymoon, my husband and I had room service so we wouldn’t miss an episode. Taping programs was not at hand yet. Not all stories were favorites, but my motto more...

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Three “Movies to Watch” from Cannes Film Festival 2013

By at May 25, 2013 | 7:23 am | 0 Comment

Three “Movies to Watch” from Cannes Film Festival 2013

Any worthy movie critic could spend days writing about the myriad of cinema offerings at the Cannes Film Festival. And many do. But with the 2013 edition of Festival de Cannes coming to a close, and having followed the industry hubbbub for nearly a fortnight, I have chosen just three films that have piqued our interest and landed on my 2013 must-see list. :: The more...

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This Is Your Brain on Drugs: JOHN DIES AT THE END Film Review

By at February 22, 2013 | 6:53 am | 3 Comments

This Is Your Brain on Drugs: JOHN DIES AT THE END Film Review

4 / 5 stars If you like your horror-comedies with drug-induced delusion, disjointed humor (and disjointed body parts), and villains made of reconstituted frozen meat, then John Dies at the End is your cult movie of the year. Writer-director Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep, Phantasm) doesn’t just let his freak flag fly; he lights it on fire, pees on it, and beats it with more...

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