The 20 Best Movies About Money

originally posted on Enjoy!  Money, even for those who don’t work in finance, is still a part of everyday life. Every time we buy food, pay bills or go to work, we deal with it. Because money permeates so much of what we do and what motivates us to be both very good and sometimes … Continue reading

Top 10 Travel Destinations for the Ultimate Movie Buff

Originally posted at Traveling to far-flung movie locations is nothing new: there’s actually a whole field of people who dedicate themselves to such pursuits, and they’re usually called “set-jetters.” The good news is that there are hundreds of great locations to visit; the bad news is that a lot of them are in New York or … Continue reading

25 Films That Bibliophiles Still Love

Originally written by Adam Park, who kindly asked me if I’d be willing to reblog his post. The flattery certainly helped! Enjoy. ________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s inevitable, really. The second a film adaptation of a popular or cult novel is announced, every college student‘s English major friends chime in a (Greek) chorus of woe and detraction before … Continue reading


Dive in to Ondine , a dark but sweet movie starring Colin Farrel and Alicja Bachleda.The deep characters, stunning scenery, and raw emotions in the movie draw you back to shore. Sometimes living in a fairy tale is easier than living in the real world. Syracuse, a fisherman in a tiny town on the Irish … Continue reading

Casablanca: It’s a Classic for a Reason

The interesting characters, terrific music and great writing made “Casablanca” an instant classic. This romantic drama justly claims its spot as one of the most well loved films of all time. The story takes place in Casablanca, ruled by the Nazi-sympathetic Vichy French, a stop refugees fleeing war-ridden Europe make on their way to Lisbon. … Continue reading

Could Skarsgård be any hotter? My review of Straw Dogs

So, I saw a special screening of Rod Lurie‘s Straw Dogs re-make. I liked it. The plot was a bit slow, but the characters were complex (not to mention beautiful), the cinematography was great, and the ending wowed me. I haven’t seen the original, but apparently it didn’t stray too far plotwise. The characters, however, … Continue reading

Straw Dogs (2011)

Straw Dogs is an upcoming thriller directed by Rod Lurie and starring Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, and Kate Bosworth. A writer and his wife move to the deep South. They struggle both within their marraige and within their new, rather hostile, community. James Marsden stars as writer David Sumner, and Kate Bosworth plays his wife, … Continue reading

Alpha & Omega + trailer

Hayden Panettiere stars as the voice of sassy wolf Kate in the upcoming 3-D animated film, Alpha and Omega. The movie hits theaters September 17, 2010. Kate, an alpha wolf and her fun-loving opposite Humphrey (Justin Long) are tranquilized and relocated by park rangers. They must make their way home, thousands of miles away, before … Continue reading

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