|May. 14th, 2013 06:04 pm "Star Trek Into Darkness" goes where No Man has gone before...|
"Star Trek into Darkness" is an energetic, fun and great summer movie. A modern movie that celebrates the old "Star Trek" mythology. Paramont is going to miss J.J. Abrams, he conducted a brilliant "reboot."Leave a comment
More Adventure and stand alone story...enough refererences to link with the old "Star Trek" mythology.
|May. 14th, 2013 05:56 pm 2009 Film in Review - "Star Trek"|
J.J. Abrams reboots a franchise that will now "Live Long and Prosper."Leave a comment
|May. 14th, 2013 05:46 pm After the Miami International Film Festival Premier, "Venus and Serena" hits the road ! |
With the release of his autobiography **The Outsider: A Memoir,** champion Jimmy Connors has pinched a controversial nerve that has rocked a local tennis icon and philanthropist. Growing up in South Florida during the 1970s, one witnessed the tennis boom first hand as Chris Evert, Harold Solomon, Billie Jean King and Bjorn Borg seemed to be on television every weekend. Held the first weekend after the Super Bowl, the Pepsi Cola Grand Slam tournament on Boca West featured the champions of Australia, Wimbledon, U.S. and French Open. Leave a comment
Without the same fanfare, in four days professional tennis will kick off it's summer season with French Open in Roland Garros. The only modern players who seem to capture halycon days of the 1970s are the sisters from West Palm Beach, Venus and Serena Williams.
The documentary **Venus and Serena** opens tomorrow. It is a fascinating film because the subject matter does not deal with a winning year, but the disappointing 2011 season for the two sisters.
With permission from the Williams family, directors Maiken Baird and Michelle Major presents Serena's over reaction to an Asian linesman at the U.S. Open. We witness Venus learning that she has an autoimmune disease. As professional vagabonds, **Venus and Serena** removes the glamor of tennis, but reveals the professional drudgery of moving from hotel room to hotel room.
As the sisters confront the twilight of their tennis careers, the family unit becomes stronger. As were their parents, Venus and Serena were humbled by their adversity. This documentary is presented with such candor, that ones perspective of **Venus and Serena** will change after viewing.
|May. 11th, 2013 02:30 pm "Blue Oyster Cult" still Rockin' the Seminole Hard Rock Coconut Creek|
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Donald Roeser alias "Buck Dharma" and Eric Bloom,
founding members of "Blue Oyster Cult,"
reminded people that Rock n' Roll is alive and well and keeps people young. Roeser and Bloom owned the Coconut Creek crowd by proving musicianship matters.
Howard Hawks once said about making movies,
"Have 3 or 4 scenes that will stay with the viewer..and don't bore them with the rest."
The same could be said about "Blue Oyster Cult" and how they handled their big hits, "Burnin' for You," "Godzilla" and "(Don't Fear) the Reaper." In between, Roesner, Bloom, Richie Castellano and Bass Player Kasim Sulton provided a clinic on the roots of Rock 'n Roll with a touch of pop culture. Go see these guys LIVE.
|May. 5th, 2013 05:09 pm "In the House" is about and writer and his teacher. |
**In the House** is a French movie with English subtitles.Leave a comment
Germain (Fabrice Luchini) is the Language Arts teacher and Claude (Ernst Umhauer) is the gifted student. Claude is given an assignment, write about your best friend. Claude writes about a classmate that he is tutoring in math.
While bored with most student's essays, Germain is intrigued with Claude's story - who concludes each page with "to be continued." Each night Germain reads Claude's essay to his hot wife, Jeanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) who treats the tale as a Harriquin Romance bodice ripper.
**In the House** is a story within a story. Character perception shifts every five minutes. One is not certain if Claude's experiences **In the House** are teen fantasy or potential criminal activity, which raises boundary issues between a teacher and his apt pupil.
|May. 2nd, 2013 03:05 pm With the aftermath of Phase I, "Iron Man 3" starts Phase II.|
After the triumph of "Marvel's The Avengers," it would be hard to bring Marvel Characters down to earth. However the core of each Marvel Superhero is the human dimension and vulnerability. Thus Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is suffering from PTSS - Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome - for saving the world and looking into the dark abyss.Leave a comment
**Iron Man 3** opens on New Year's Eve 1999, nine years before the events of the original **Iron Man.** Callow Tony Stark is wooing Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) and snubbing young scientist Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), who wants Stark funding for a chemistry project.
Fourteen years later, Killian and Stark cross paths. Killian reveals his history with Stark's current girlfriend, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Before a love triangle can solidify, the evil Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) issues terrorists attacks upon the United States of America and Tony Stark's personal property.
|May. 2nd, 2013 02:52 pm 2008 in Review - "Iron Man"|
"Iron Man," Leave a comment
the first film of "Phase I."
Here is the review, which can be found in the book,
"The Adventures of Cinema Dave in the Florida Motion Picture World."
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