Best Neo-Noir Films

I have always been a fan of noir/hardboiled movies and fiction. There are many aspects of this genre that draws me to it: an emphasis on shadows, low-key lighting, and flawed characters. Film Noir in its golden age ran from the 1940s-1950s to which films made after this period were labeled as Neo-Noir. I have […]

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Monster’s Ball

When I first saw “Monster’s Ball” many years ago, I became totally absorbed in the plot and the great performance by Billy Bob Thornton. The interconnecting lives of the main characters created a feeling of suspense throughout the entire film; with the viewer desperately waiting to see if everything will eventually come to light. The […]

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Big Hero 6 Trailer

I just discovered that Disney is making an animated film of the Marvel comic “Big Hero 6”. After doing a little research of my own on the obscure comic, I must say I am really intrigued in how the finished product will look. The illustrations in the comic itself is quite beautiful with its Japanese […]

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Django Unchained

I just finished watching Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” and all I can say is why didn’t I see it sooner. Tarantino who is known for his extreme violence and gore in his movies does not spare a moment of it in this film. There are scenes where blood just leaps from the body. Jamie Foxx, […]

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Death at a Funeral

British comedies have always been a uneven affair with me. A lot of them just fall flat when I expect it to be so much better, for example: “A Fish called Wanda”. I usually check out reviews or IMDB before watching a British comedy to make sure it is really worth watching. I recently watched […]

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Dredd

When I first heard about a new Judge Dredd film coming out, I was skeptical about it. I thought it was going to be another typical cliche action movie from Hollywood so I skipped watching it last year. But after so many people telling me how good it was, I decided to check it out […]

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Morgan M. Morgansen’s Date with Destiny

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been on quite a momentous roll over the past few years. He had major supporting roles in “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Inception“. He has also starred in several independent films this year that have garnered critical praise including the sci-fi noir film “Looper“. He has his own online production company entitled, […]

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Chet Baker- Born To Be Blue

I’ve been listening a lot to Chet Baker recently and discovered “Born to be Blue” which completely blew me away. The song is in the standard 12-bar blues  but played on a piano and has Baker singing in his well-know whispery and soft-voiced way. Baker’s voice is melancholy which only heightens the image of lost […]

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The Neighbourhood- Sweater Weather

I first became of The Neighbourhood when I saw them open for Paul Banks last year. Their music instantly caught my attention; the hip hop feel mixed with indie rock made me really interested in listening to their music. I checked out their first EP and was not surprised by how good it was. “Sweater […]

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