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The Disaster Artist (2017)

Director: James Franco Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber (Screenplay) Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell (Book) Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan, Zac Efron, Ari Graynor   Plot: When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets Continue reading read more »

Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Horror – Temple (2017)

Director: Michael Barrett Writer: Simon Barrett (Screenplay) Starring: Logan Huffman, Brandon Sklenar, Natalia Warner, Naoto Takenaka, Asahi Uchida   Plot: Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits Continue reading read more »

Goodfellas (1990)

Director: Martin Scorsese Writer: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese (Screenplay) Nicholas Pileggi (Book) Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorrain Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Sivero, Tony Darrow   Plot: The story of Henry Hill and his life through the Continue reading read more »

Chasing the Dragon (2017)

Chasing the Dragon is coming to DVD on the 22nd of January 2018.   Director: Jason Kwan, Jing Wong Writer: Jing Wong (Screenplay) Starring: Donnie Yen, Andy Lau, Philip Keung, Kang Yu, Kent Cheng   Plot: An illegal immigrant from Continue reading read more »

Victoria and Abdul (2017)

Director: Stephen Frears Writer: Lee Hall (Screenplay) Shrabani Basu (Book) Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar   Plot: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian Continue reading read more »

Detroit (2017)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow Writer: Mark Boal (Screenplay) Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Jack Reynor   Plot: Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers Continue reading read more »

6 Days (2017)

Director: Toa Fraser Writer: Glenn Standring (Screenplay) Starring: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish, Martin Shaw, Ben Turner, Emun Elliott, Aymen Hamdouchi   Plot: In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all Continue reading read more »

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

Director: Simon Curtis Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan (Screenplay) Starring: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston, Alex Lawther, Phoebe Waller-Bridge   Plot: A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Continue reading read more »

1911 Revolution (2011)

Director: Li Zhang, Jackie Chan Writer: Xiagdong Wang, Baoguang Chen (Screenplay) Starring: Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Bingbing Li, Chun Sun, Joan Cheen, Wu Jiang, Jayceee Chan   Plot: A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China Continue reading read more »

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Director: F Gary Gray Writer: Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff (Screenplay) S Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus, Andrea Beroff (Story) Starring: O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr, Aldis Hodge, Marlon Yates Jr, R Marcos Taylor, Carra Patterson, Alexandra Continue reading read more »

Balto (1995)

Director: Simon Wells Writer: Cliff Ruby, Elana Lesser, David Steven Cohen, Roger S H Schulman (Screenplay) Starring: (Voice Talents) Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cumming, Phil Collins, Jack Angel, Danny Mann   Plot: An outcast half-wolf risks his Continue reading read more »

Dunkirk (2017)

Director: Christopher Nolan Writer: Christopher Nolan (Screenplay) Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles   Plot: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the Continue reading read more »

Frost/Nixon (2008)

Director: Ron Howard Writer: Peter Morgan (Screenplay) Peter Morgan (Play) Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones   Plot: A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show Continue reading read more »

The Lost City of Z (2016)

Director: James Gray Writer: James Gray (Screenplay) David Grann (Book) Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Edward Ashley, Angus Macfadyen, Ian McDiarmid   Plot: A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while Continue reading read more »

Apollo 13 (1995)

Director: Ron Howard Writer: William Broyles Jr, Al Reinert (Screenplay) Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger (Book) Starring: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan   Plot: NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Continue reading read more »

Zulu (1964)

Director: Cy Endfield Writer: John Prebble, Cy Endfield (Screenplay) John Prebble (Article) Starring: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ula Jacobsson, James Booth, Michael Caine, Nigel Green   Plot: Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorkes Drift.   There Continue reading read more »

The Killing Fields (1984)

Director: Roland Joffe Writer: Bruce Robinson (Screenplay) Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Craig T Nelson, Spalding Gray   Plot: A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pots bloody Year Zero cleansing campaign, which Continue reading read more »

The Founder (2016)

Director: John Lee Hancock Writer: Robert Siegel (Screenplay) Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern, Patrick Wilson   Plot: The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers innovative fast food eatery, Continue reading read more »

Faberge: A Life of Its Own (2017)

FABERGÉ: A LIFE OF ITS OWN will be released On Demand, DVD Blu-ray from 10th April   Director: Patrick Mark Writer: Patrick Mark (Screenplay)   Plot: This feature-doc tells the epic story of the Faberge name, from Imperial Russia Continue reading read more »

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Director: John Madden Writer: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard (Screenplay) Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck   Plot: A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman Continue reading read more »

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Director: David Fairhead   Plot: At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.   There may be spoilers the rest of the Continue reading read more »

Malcolm X (1992)

Director: Spike Lee Writer: Arnold Perl, Spike Lee (Screenplay) Alex Haley, Malcolm X (Book) Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee, Theresa Randle, Kate Vernon   Plot: Biographical epic of the controversial and Continue reading read more »

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Director: Mel Gibson Writer: Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight (Screenplay) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn   Plot: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to Continue reading read more »

Patriots Day (2016)

Director: Peter Berg Writer: Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Joshua Zetumer (Screenplay) Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson (Story) Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Kevin Bacon   Plot: An account of Boston Police Continue reading read more »

John Malkovich Weekend – Empire of the Sun (1987)

Director: Steven Spielberg Writer: Tom Stoppard (Screenplay) J.G. Ballard (Novel) Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips   Plot: A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.   Continue reading read more »

Inferno (2016)

Director: Ron Howard Writer: David Koepp (Screenplay) Dan Brown (Novel) Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster, Ana Ularu, Ida Darvish   Plot: When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with Continue reading read more »

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

Director: Liza Johnson Writer: Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal, Cary Elwes (Screenplay) Starring: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Sky Ferreira, Tracy Letts, Tate Donovan   Plot: The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Continue reading read more »

Leonardo DiCaprio Weekend – J. Edgar (2011)

Director: Clint Eastwood Writer: Dustin Lance Black (Screenplay) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney   Plot: J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on Continue reading read more »

Schindler’s List (1993)

Director: Steven Spielberg Writer: Steven Zaillian (Screenplay) Thomas Keneally (Book) Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz   Plot: In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish Continue reading read more »

’71 (2014)

Director: Yann Demange Writer: Gregory Burke (Screenplay) Starring: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Sam Hazeldine, Killian Scott   Plot: In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly Continue reading read more »

Tomorrow is July 4th – America’s Independence Day

Tomorrow is July 4th,  The American Independence Day. The date that America became an independent country.  It is traditionally celebrated with fireworks, local parades and family gatherings. July 4th is also a Federal Holiday with many local events around America. A Record Breaking number of more then 43 million people are expected to travel during [] The post Tomorrow is July 4th Americas Independence Day appeared first on TravelionX. read more »

The Finest Hours (2016)

Plot: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.   There may be spoilers the rest of the review   Continue reading read more »

Robert Pattinson Weekend – Bel Ami (2012)

Director: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod Writer: Rachel Bennette (Screenplay) Guy de Maupassant (Novel) Starring: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, Philip Glenister, Holliday Grainger   Plot: A chronicle of a young mans rise to power Continue reading read more »

Daniel Day-Lewis Weekend – Gangs of New York (2...

Director: Martin Scorsese Writer: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan (Screenplay) Jay Cocks (Story) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C Reilly, Henry Thomas, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Gary Lewis, Stephen Graham   Plot: In 1863, Continue reading read more »

Daniel Day-Lewis Weekend – Lincoln (2012)

Director: Steven Spielberg Writer: Tony Kushner (Screenplay) Doris Kearns Goodwin (Book) Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee James, John Hawkes, Jackie Earle Haley   Plot: As the Civil War continues to Continue reading read more »

Book Review: Scandal by Amanda Quick

Scandal by Amanda Quick My rating: 4 of 5 stars As much as I love Amanda Quick, I never reviewed this book after reading it. It was a very good story. With the new book out by Amanda Quick, I am remembering all the great books I have read by her so far. In case Continue reading Book Review: Scandal by AmandaQuick read more »

Earth Day (22/4) – Give Back to the Planet

Earth is our Home, This amazing world with a variety of landscapes and cultures has been the cradle of humanity, and even to this day despite all the technological development achieved we are still very much dependent on it. Every year on April 22th the World signify the day we give back to the Planet. [] The post Earth Day (22/4) Give Back to the Planet appeared first on TravelionX. read more »

Michael Mann Weekend – Public Enemies (2009)

Director: Michael Mann Writer: Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, Ann Biderman (Screenplay) Bryan Burrough (Book) Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Jason Clarke, James Russo, Stephen Dorff, Channing Tatum, Rory Cochrane, Carey Mulligan, Emilie De Ravin, Marion Cotillard   Plot: The Feds Continue reading read more »

Spotlight (2015)

Director: Tom McCarthy Writer: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer (Screenplay) Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Elena Wohl, Gene Amoroso, Billy Crudup   Plot: The true story of how the Boston Continue reading read more »

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Director: Ron Howard Writer: Charles Leavitt (Screenplay) Charles Leavitt, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Nathaniel Philbrick (Story) Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, Tom Holland   Plot: Based on the 1820 event, a whaling Continue reading read more »

Man on Wire (2008)

Director: James Marsh Writer: Philippe Petit (Book) Plot: A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petits daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York Citys World Trade Centers twin towers in 1974, what some consider, the artistic crime of the Continue reading read more »

Memorial Day (2011)

I went into the latest of the challenge with a film I had never heard of but with the utmost respect for James Cromwell I knew I wouldn’t be let down. Director: Samuel Fischer Writer: Marc Conklin (Screenplay) Jeff Traxler, Continue reading read more »

Inherit the Wind (1960)

Rob picked this Oscar nominated film about religion versus evolution Director: Stanley Kramer Writer: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith (Screenplay) Jerome Lawrence, Robert E Lee (Play) Starring: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry Morgan, Claude Continue reading read more »

“The Life Stories: Pregnant Women at Sea” by Nh...

Vietnamese History Is Relived Through the Powerful Memoir "The Life Stories: Pregnant Women at Sea" by Nhan Thieu Nguyen read more »

One Day in September (1999)

I Am usually the one to pick documentaries but Rob picked this one about the shocking events and the 1972 Olympic games. Director: Kevin Macdonald Narrated By: Michael Douglas Plot: The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at Continue reading read more »

Emperor (2012)

Director: Peter Webber Writer: Vera Blasi, David Klass (Screenplay) Shiro Okamoto (Book ’His Majesty’s Salvation’) Starring: Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Toshiyuki Nishida, Masayoshi Haneda, Kaori Momoi, Colin Moy, Takataro Kataoka   Plot: As the Japanese surrender at Continue reading read more »

United 93 (2006)

Movie Rob and myself are challenging each other to watch a different film each week, the idea is to give each other a film we havent seen, this is the first selection Rob gave me.   Director: Paul Greengrass Writer: Continue reading read more »

“Thoughts of a Crazy Old Man” by Mikel W. Dawson

Memoir Tells One Man’s Tale and Gives Answers to the Big Questions in "Thoughts of a Crazy Old Man" by Mikel W. Dawson read more »

“I Have Traveled” by Donna Castellone Sparadeo

Author’s 40-Year Struggle to Overcome Shows Personal Growth is Possible Even After the Worst of Times in "I Have Traveled" by Donna Castellone Sparadeo read more »

Boston Common Carousel

Boston Common Carousel SceneTwo hours on the meter - go! I like the new lightweight easel and palette, but I still dragged the large tote on wheels. Too cumbersome but good for a wind weight anyway. I stooddownwind fromthe Charles Street T station in the Boston Common where I had partial sun. There was a walking path entering from the right of the scene and it led directly to the small carousel. Beacon Street buildings including the old brick faced buildingsand the State House formed the backdrop, and to... read more »

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