Lack of Posts

•January 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Now I said I was gonna make one post a week here but I have been delinquent due to my recent examinations. Don’t worry though I have 3 reviews coming up within the next few days and then hopefully will keep up with my original plan.

The Woman in the Fifth: Review

•January 8, 2013 • 1 Comment

spoiler warning

Now I must admit it has been QUITE A WHILE (almost a year actually) since my last post on this site and I must confess that it is entirely my fault.  Now, I have resolved to make a balance between my schoolwork and this website by making at least one post of good quality writing a week.  I am welcome to any suggestions, critiques, and applications for staff writers (unfortunately pro bono of course).  But I digress; let’s get back to the meat of the matter.  Oh, and if you didn’t see the big one at the top of the post, *WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH*


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Top Ten Scores of 2011

•January 20, 2012 • 1 Comment

by Nicholas Robinson

I have been a very delinquent blogger and I apologize for that.  Today, I shall be posting all four of my end of the year Top Tens (WordPress allowing) starting with this, my Top Ten film scores.  This year was a pretty bad year for film scores.  I actually struggled to find 10 scores that I liked from this year but here they are without further ado.

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69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners

•January 16, 2012 • Leave a Comment

by Nicholas Robinson

Once again, I sat down to watch the yearly awards so to see not only an appalling ceremony with very few good points (most of them due to Ricky Gervais) and snubbing abound.  I have nothing more to say about this ceremony other than my predictions are in bold and the winners are underlined.

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Final Update

•January 15, 2012 • 2 Comments

by Nicholas Robinson

I know I’m cutting it close, but I have just updated my predictions for tonight’s Golden Globes. I know that I haven’t seen half of the movies involved but you never know. I will make a results post tomorrow so anybody who doesn’t sit down for 3 hours to watch the Globes can be notified anyway

Golden Globe Best Picture Nominee: The Help

•January 2, 2012 • 1 Comment

by Nicholas Robinson

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Emma Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives — and a Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Viola Davis), Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, is the first to open up — to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories — and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly — and unwillingly — caught up in the changing times. –

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The Game is Once Again Afoot!

•January 1, 2012 • 3 Comments

by Nicholas Robinson

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes’s older brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Sim (Noomi Rapace). –

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“Tabloid” is an Apt Description

•December 29, 2011 • Leave a Comment

by Nicholas Robinson

A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary. –

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Ayrton Senna Gains Pole Position on my List

•December 29, 2011 • Leave a Comment

by Nicholas Robinson

The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80’s, the film follows Senna’s struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless – Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time – and in Brasil as a Saint. –

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Paul Giamatti Wins Twice

•December 26, 2011 • Leave a Comment

by Nicholas Robinson

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete (Alex Shaffer) through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy’s mother (Melanie Lynskey) shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. –

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