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Current films, current DVD's and forgotten classics are reviewed in our effort to save you time in your pursuit of an interesting and entertaining evening at the movies.



Major Capra was fresh from his stint in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Colonel Stewart had just provided the U.S. Army Air Corps his best years. And these two great patriots made one great film.
Major Capra was fresh from his stint in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Colonel Stewart had just provided the U.S. Army Air Corps his best years. And these two great patriots made one great film.
 
The Last Waltz is arguably Oscar Winner Martin Scorsese's best film as it documents The Band as they bid fairwell to an eclectic collection of their most adoring fans.
The Last Waltz is arguably Oscar Winner Martin Scorsese's best film as it documents The Band as they bid fairwell to an eclectic collection of their most adoring fans.
 
If anyone hasn't seen the movie UNPLANNED, I urge you to do so. There are several take-home messages from the movie, as expressed by the woman not only who wrote the book on which the movie was based (Abby Johnson) but on whose experiences the story was based.
If anyone hasn't seen the movie UNPLANNED, I urge you to do so. There are several take-home messages from the movie, as expressed by the woman not only who wrote the book on which the movie was based (Abby Johnson) but on whose experiences the story was based.
 
Famed Chinese Director Yimou Zhang rendered in images, sound and story his poem to his country men, and the world, the allegorical beginning of the Qin Dynasty, and the difficult and bloody birth of what is today the People's Republic of China.

Hero

 
Famed Chinese Director Yimou Zhang rendered in images, sound and story his poem to his country men, and the world, the allegorical beginning of the Qin Dynasty, and the difficult and bloody birth of what is today the People's Republic of China.
 
Just the film title itself, "Pulp Fiction" denotes a lightweight film. If one dissects the story, the message, the importance of the film, "Pulp Fiction" comes up light.
Just the film title itself, "Pulp Fiction" denotes a lightweight film. If one dissects the story, the message, the importance of the film, "Pulp Fiction" comes up light.
 
Touching film full of life lessons, with more than its share of unforced humor, "The Blind Side" was easily one of the best films of 2009.
Touching film full of life lessons, with more than its share of unforced humor, "The Blind Side" was easily one of the best films of 2009.
 
This Francis Ford Coppola classic, about a man trying to hold his family together while seeking the American Dream, launched the careers of a number of America's greatest actors.
This Francis Ford Coppola classic, about a man trying to hold his family together while seeking the American Dream, launched the careers of a number of America's greatest actors.
 
One of the 10 best films in the last 25 years is the film that offers each of us a unique perspective into our well considered lives.
One of the 10 best films in the last 25 years is the film that offers each of us a unique perspective into our well considered lives.
 
Infrequent Screenwriter / Director Cameron Crowe made another indelible mark in this film about himself, and how he did, or may would have interacted with notable Rock 'n' Roll artists, who humorously struggle to become dysfunctional Rock 'n' Roll stars.
Infrequent Screenwriter / Director Cameron Crowe made another indelible mark in this film about himself, and how he did, or may would have interacted with notable Rock 'n' Roll artists, who humorously struggle to become dysfunctional Rock 'n' Roll stars.
 
This remake of the 1939 film by Director / Actor Gary Sinise, of John Steinbeck's classic novel, communicates well the lengths men will go to survive, and yet retain some semblance of dignity.
This remake of the 1939 film by Director / Actor Gary Sinise, of John Steinbeck's classic novel, communicates well the lengths men will go to survive, and yet retain some semblance of dignity.
 
"Forrest Gump" is one of the five best films ever made. It is the best of American art ... in scope, in tone, in message.
"Forrest Gump" is one of the five best films ever made. It is the best of American art ... in scope, in tone, in message.
 
"Australia," brought to us via the big screen by Director / Producer / Writer Baz Luhlmann, was epic in scale while concentrating on a pivotal time period (1938 to 1942) in the young history of the former British Colony - Australia.
"Australia," brought to us via the big screen by Director / Producer / Writer Baz Luhlmann, was epic in scale while concentrating on a pivotal time period (1938 to 1942) in the young history of the former British Colony - Australia.
 
Once Upon a Time in the West is a surreal exploration of an Italian director's view of the lawless West.
Once Upon a Time in the West is a surreal exploration of an Italian director's view of the lawless West.
 
Royal "Died Tragically Rescuing his Family from the Wreckage of a Destroyed Sinking Battleship"
Royal "Died Tragically Rescuing his Family from the Wreckage of a Destroyed Sinking Battleship"
 
Is it really time for the Jedi to end?
 
Stan and Bobby Tony offer opinions on the similarity of two movies.
Stan and Bobby Tony offer opinions on the similarity of two movies.
 
A review of Music, Movie, Life or Politics, You be the judge. Back in 1963 when I was a hopeless romantic, I saw a movie that told me all I needed to know about life.

Charade

 
A review of Music, Movie, Life or Politics, You be the judge. Back in 1963 when I was a hopeless romantic, I saw a movie that told me all I needed to know about life.
 
Back in 1964 a black comedy satire movie about Right Wing unhinged Military commanders starting a nuclear war. Flash forward fifty-three years and we now have unhinged Democratic politicians hating the Russians.
Back in 1964 a black comedy satire movie about Right Wing unhinged Military commanders starting a nuclear war. Flash forward fifty-three years and we now have unhinged Democratic politicians hating the Russians.
 
This small film tests the intermix of human emotion and the paranormal world ... and it works well enough.
This small film tests the intermix of human emotion and the paranormal world ... and it works well enough.
 
The toughest and bloodiest war ever fought on this planet was fought all over the globe in two theaters of action. This is the story about one of them -The Pacific.
The toughest and bloodiest war ever fought on this planet was fought all over the globe in two theaters of action. This is the story about one of them -The Pacific.
 
They came from all over the United States to become part of something new - the 101st Airborne. These young Americans learned how to fight, but moreover, they learned to be brothers.
They came from all over the United States to become part of something new - the 101st Airborne. These young Americans learned how to fight, but moreover, they learned to be brothers.
 
Ridley Scott employed the perfect balance of narrative, cinematic imagery and adventure to build the timeless tale of a once great empire beginning its fall into the moral decay that was Rome.
Ridley Scott employed the perfect balance of narrative, cinematic imagery and adventure to build the timeless tale of a once great empire beginning its fall into the moral decay that was Rome.
 
Both boys are the "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas." Their individual stories that led them to that conclusion represent the intertwined paths of these two fated peoples: the Germans and the Jews.
Both boys are the "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas." Their individual stories that led them to that conclusion represent the intertwined paths of these two fated peoples: the Germans and the Jews.
 
Join us at AOP for the Polar Express on December 10 at 2 PM!
 
Black Mirror is a dark speculative fiction satire created by english broadcaster Charlie Brooker.
Black Mirror is a dark speculative fiction satire created by english broadcaster Charlie Brooker.
 
If you haven't seen Dinesh D'Souza's latest documentary - "HILLARY'S AMERICA: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" - you won't want to miss it!! D'Souza hits a home-run!!
If you haven't seen Dinesh D'Souza's latest documentary - "HILLARY'S AMERICA: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" - you won't want to miss it!! D'Souza hits a home-run!!
 
I have always enjoyed film reviews ... well some of them. Obviously our readers do too.
 
With the 'faith of a mustard seed', one may lose all vestiges of xenophobia.
With the 'faith of a mustard seed', one may lose all vestiges of xenophobia.
 
The Force Awakens is an outstanding return to the Star Wars franchise.
The Force Awakens is an outstanding return to the Star Wars franchise.
 
"Interstellar" is a film that begs us to consider the certainty of an imminent life or death scenario with few choices, with all of them difficult, and ultimately unavoidable.
"Interstellar" is a film that begs us to consider the certainty of an imminent life or death scenario with few choices, with all of them difficult, and ultimately unavoidable.
 
Divergent, in the similar formula of Hunger Games, proposes a future world forever changed by a cataclysmic event, against the simmering backdrop of teen angst, and maturing relationships of the opposite sex.
Divergent, in the similar formula of Hunger Games, proposes a future world forever changed by a cataclysmic event, against the simmering backdrop of teen angst, and maturing relationships of the opposite sex.
 
I watched the comedy mostly out of morbid curiosity, with so much news devoted to the alleged North Korean hacking attack on Sony Films. To be honest, I did not expect much.
I watched the comedy mostly out of morbid curiosity, with so much news devoted to the alleged North Korean hacking attack on Sony Films. To be honest, I did not expect much.
 
"Birdman" is the fast paced glimpse into the drama behind the drama that is ultimately fleshed out on one of the smaller, but venerable stages in New York's major theater district - Broadway.

Birdman

 
"Birdman" is the fast paced glimpse into the drama behind the drama that is ultimately fleshed out on one of the smaller, but venerable stages in New York's major theater district - Broadway.
 
"Boyhood" is Richard Linklater baby: his nuanced theme, his created tale, his directed story of family, acquaintances and friends that grow into a life from one child's boyhood.

Boyhood

 
"Boyhood" is Richard Linklater baby: his nuanced theme, his created tale, his directed story of family, acquaintances and friends that grow into a life from one child's boyhood.
 
The unsanctified blood and gore, and the unmitigated violence to inflict such, in copious proportions with extreme prejudice, upon one's enemy was the unrelenting theme of this most effective film.

Fury

 
The unsanctified blood and gore, and the unmitigated violence to inflict such, in copious proportions with extreme prejudice, upon one's enemy was the unrelenting theme of this most effective film.
 
The film, "Gravity", makes two broad statements: Outer Space affords one magnificent visual beauty, and there is no place more dangerous in sustaining one's life force.

Gravity

 
The film, "Gravity", makes two broad statements: Outer Space affords one magnificent visual beauty, and there is no place more dangerous in sustaining one's life force.
 
I have always enjoyed film reviews ... well some of them. Obviously our readers do too.
 
Hey ... I got this joke: What is two lawyers, with the sir name of Palmer, chained to a engine block at the bottom of the river. Answer: A good start. Oh, you heard that one, or a variation of it, already.
Hey ... I got this joke: What is two lawyers, with the sir name of Palmer, chained to a engine block at the bottom of the river. Answer: A good start. Oh, you heard that one, or a variation of it, already.
 
I know where I was when Osama was killed by Seal Team 6. It was Sunday night in North Carolina, and I was no closer to that cathartic event than was Barack Obama.
I know where I was when Osama was killed by Seal Team 6. It was Sunday night in North Carolina, and I was no closer to that cathartic event than was Barack Obama.
 
Marcus Luttrell wrote this titular story of his one life experience that would forever define who he was, who he is, and who he will remain.
Marcus Luttrell wrote this titular story of his one life experience that would forever define who he was, who he is, and who he will remain.
 
When Chris Kyle was a young boy growing up in central Texas, he learned to hunt, to fight to win, loved Jesus, bronco busting and pretty girls.
When Chris Kyle was a young boy growing up in central Texas, he learned to hunt, to fight to win, loved Jesus, bronco busting and pretty girls.
 
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