Category Archives: Movies

Iron Jawed Angels, film


This is a moving film on the fight for Women’s Suffrage in the United States. Iron Jawed Angels stars Hilary Swank, Julia Ormond, Angelica Huston, and Frances O’Connor. Just after the Presidential Election, it is being shown in classes at our … Continue reading

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Source Code, a film by Duncan Jones, Director of Moon


Source Code is one of the best thrillers I have seen in some time. It is a fresh idea when so many films lately are remakes or extensions of a previous series (007, Man from UNCLE, MI-5, Mission Impossible). A … Continue reading

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Red 2, a film


I enjoyed the first film and this one is even better! I love Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones. They both put in strong performances as British and Russian spies respectively. The crazy academic is Anthony Hopkins. Bruce Willis plays an … Continue reading

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Tristan & Isolde, a film


The cover of the DVD says “Before Romeo and Juliet, there was Tristan and Isolde.” I actually find the story more reminiscent of the story of King Arthur, Guinevere and Sir Lancelot. This tale probably was reworked during the time … Continue reading

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39 Steps


39 Steps, BBC, DVD. 2010. Starring Rupert Penry-Jones and Lydia Leonard. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, a remake of the 1935 film. The hero has returned from fighting in German South Africa. It is the eve of World War I … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


I loved this movie!! Judi Dench and Maggie Smith plus a very strong supporting cast. How can you go wrong? This is a film that will definitely appeal more to a mature audience. As 50 becomes the new 30, we … Continue reading

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Hunger Games, the movie


Friday, March 23, I left work early, swooped by my daughter’s middle school to pick up three very excited 6th grade girls and drove as quickly as possible to the Cerrito theater, a wonderful art deco theater with sofas and great … Continue reading

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