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Manchurian Candidate – The Movies Go Political

The Manchurian Candidate, the remake, starring Denzel Washington as Ben Marco, touches upon dark themes such as corruption, falsification of historical events, medical experimentation, and mind control of political candidates. Major Marco is visited by a disturbed member of his … Continue reading

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Thank You For Smoking – Politics in the Movies

Thank You for Smoking is a mix of politics and humorous satire on today’s political environment. Nick Naylor, portrayed by Aaron Eckhart, is a lobbyist for big tobacco who combats a diminishing market; where the cigarette is losing appeal in … Continue reading

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Ellen Hopkins’ – Unique Author

Ellen Hopkins is one of my favorite modern Young Adult authors. I just finished her first Adult novel, Triangles. Without giving too much away from the experience of reading her stories, I must discuss 2 elements which compels me to pick up … Continue reading

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Ideology of Today’s Box Office

During the past 5 years, many movies, books, and fads have come and gone. But, what is it that separates the Harry Potters from the duds, and the now seeming replacement The Hunger Games from others. Is there a specific … Continue reading

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The Fugitive – Valuable Lessons to Learn From

The Fugitive written by Jeb Stuart and David Twohy was much different than I expected. I saw this movie several years ago, but was fuzzy on some of the details. Perhaps, I did not understand the movie as well, as … Continue reading

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Liar Liar – A truthful reaction

I recently read the screenplay for Liar Liar, written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur who have really humbled me, as far as honesty and being truthful goes. One of the things I liked best about the screenplay Liar, Liar is how … Continue reading

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Devil Wears Prada – Comedic Writing

I was also able to learn a thing or two from Aline Brosh McKenna who was the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada. Starting from the very beginning we get a sense of tone from the writer. The line on … Continue reading

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