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Finally brought to the silver screen by director Walter Salles and screenwriter José Rivera, ON THE ROAD is a beautiful portrait of social and emotional disillusionment starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss, and Viggo Mortensen.

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christmas chick flicks
Blu-ray and DVDMoviesThis Chick's Flicks

Love Actually image: © 2003 Universal Studios.  ||  This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. Some people celebrate Christmas Day with family, friends, and presents under a tree. Others, like me, celebrate with a trip to the movies and dinner in Chinatown. Regardless of how you spend the day

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struck by lightning
FeaturesMoviesThis Chick's Flicks

Most rites of passage today are particular to a gender, religion, community, or the like. There is one, however, that remains an obstacle to all, regardless of personal traits and affiliations. struck by lightning Yup, you guessed it: I’m talking about high school. A society comprised of and ruled by

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FeaturesMoviesThis Chick's Flicks

Still of Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty. Photo by Jonathan Olley – © 2012 – Zero Dark Thirty, LLC. This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. . Dear Readers, I don’t know about you, but for me, December is shaping up to be a fairly expensive month. And not just

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Silver Linings Playbook
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It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then life spawns two people who are so completely right for each other that they could only be wrong for everyone else. Such is the case of Pat (Bradley Cooper) and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) in David O. Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. Luckily for us, it is not only the characters that share this special affinity: Cooper and Lawrence are perfectly-balanced counterparts in this dark-yet-oddly-uplifting dramedy.

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the perfect family
Blu-ray and DVDFeaturesMoviesThis Chick's Flicks

Dear Readers, Last night I did a little research into the films available OnDemand in order to respond to a tweet looking for recommendations. Scrolling through the alphabetical lists, I came across the first movie that I had the pleasure of reviewing for Screen Invasion, and decided that it would

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Little White Lies centers around a group of friends that decide a near-fatal crash which left one of their friends hospitalized should not disrupt their summer plans together.

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FeaturesMoviesVideo Vault

This week on a “very special” installment of Video Vault we will be learning a few lessons from 1996’s character study, The Spitfire Grill.  This was a popular VHS for my high school teachers to throw on when they ran out of things to teach at the end of the

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Movie ReviewMovies

What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a true delight. More than I expected and everything I hoped it would be. Based on the pregnancy guidebook of the same name (as much as Mean Girls is ‘based on’ Queen Bees and Wannabes), What to Expect When You’re Expecting follows five couples who unexpectedly find themselves expecting: Over

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the perfect family
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THE PERFECT FAMILY is wickedly and irreverently funny, with a side of heartfelt emotional exploration.

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Blu-ray and DVD

While not a true Blu-ray set, I felt like this release was better reviewed together because of one reason: Alfred Hitchcock. These are some of his earlier films, and they hadn’t yet seen blu-ray release, and yet, there may not have been a major clamoring for them either. It’s true,

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TV

For the sake of full disclosure expect spoilers for episodes discussed as well as previously aired episodes. Show Premise: On March 21, 1963, the prison known as “The Rock” was closed and all the prisoners were transferred off the island. However, that is a lie. What happened on that fateful

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Blu-ray and DVD

THE HELP has arrived on Blu-ray and DVD and it is one of the best movies I have seen this year. I wish that I had watched this in theaters, but am happy that I had the chance to check it out on Blu-ray. The film is directed by Tate

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Movies

A nice change from the usual supernatural beings vs. supernatural beings storyline, THE HOWLING REBORN focuses upon just one member of the group.  I think out of all them, I might choose to become a werewolf if I were given a choice.  Sure, vampires and monsters are cool but do

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