“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. – IMDB.com

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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. – IMDB.com

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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. – IMDB.com

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“Mission Accomplished”

•December 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment

by Nicholas Robinson

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team (Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, and Jeremy Renner) are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks (Michael Nyqvist), who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster. – IMDB.com

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69th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Nominations and Predictions

•December 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

by Nicholas Robinson

Many of you, my faithful readers, may have been wondering where I’ve been these last couple of months.  Well let me tell you, med school takes up a hell of a lot more time than you’d think.  But, exams finished up yesterday and I figured I would start back posting for this Christmas break with current events.  I know I’m a week late but here are the nominees for the 69th Annual Golden Globes!  As usual my predictions are in bold and I have not seen all of the nominations so this list will be updated before the Globes air on January 15th.  Enjoy!

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The Thing: Original vs Prequel

•October 24, 2011 • Leave a Comment

by Nicholas Robinson

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills. – IMDB.com

 

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“Real Steel” is the People’s Champion

•October 16, 2011 • 2 Comments

by Nicholas Robinson

In the near future, robots have taken over for humans in the boxing ring. A former boxer and small-time promoter (Hugh Jackman) struggles to make a living with patched-up robots in shady venues. When he discovers he has an 11-year-old son (Dakota Goyo) who believes that a robot found in the junk heap has what it takes to win, he finds himself with a shot at the big time. – IMDB.com

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