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REVIEW: "Red Tails"

Okay, here is a very personalized (and harsh) review, which is rare for me, but I had to write down my visceral immediate reaction to this film.

I have to say I really did not like "Red Tails" but I love the fact it was made. It has historical importance and it is a great lesson for youth. But, unfortunately, it had a lot of issues. I found it contrived, predictable and often boring. Even the opening sequence did not draw me in, but looked amateurish.

The introduction of the…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 20, 2012 at 1:04am — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: Seducing Charlie Barker

By Rachel Galvin

"Seducing Charlie Barker" is a great character study filled with unexpected twists and turns and comic interactions. The characters are light and funny. The situations start out realistic but always with an unexpected twist with…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 26, 2011 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

FILM REVIEW: "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"

(Possible Spoilers)

By Rachel Galvin

It is nice to see a leading lady who makes no excuses for who she is. She allows herself to be aggressive, violent and even insane, yet likable, withdrawn, introverted and vulnerable. Lisbeth Salander is a character many actresses both dream about yet fear. The beautiful Rooney Mara stripped away convention, literally, to become this part. No more Hollywood glamour ... saying this character is rough around the edges is an…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 20, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

FMPTA Holiday Party



Dec. 18, 6 p.m.

Flashback Diner

4125 SW 64th Ave., Davie, FL 33314

Please bring a $15 gift card from Walmart, Target, or Kmart (the preferred stores) for children in need at 4Kids of South Florida (www.4kidsofsfl.org) -- not required to attend, but must RSVP and pre-pay by Dec. 12 at http://fmptapbb.webs.com/apps/webstore. FMPTA Paid members: $15, Non-Members:…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 10, 2011 at 1:04am — No Comments

Film Review: Mars Needs Moms By Dave Montalbano

Mars Needs Moms

By Dave Montalbano

 

With a title like **Mars needs Moms,** one can figure out the plot points and then wonder why this film was not released on Mother's Day.  It is full mix of the frantic action mixed with corny homespun values about respecting motherhood, nothing more than a…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on March 9, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEES

1.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a.    BLACK SWAN

Protozoa Pictures & Cross Creek Pictures & Phoenix; Fox Searchlight Pictures

b.    THE FIGHTER

Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media;…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 20, 2010 at 2:03am — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: "Social Network"

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I went into this film with high expectations and left disappointed. Perhaps, it was simply because the film was not was I had anticipated. The storyline is basically the beginnings of what has become a billion-dollar enterprise -- Facebook. The plot is revealed through flashbacks intermixed with two "current day" simultaneous lawsuits. Although Jesse Eisenberg's (Zuckerberg) performance is definitely award-worthy and Napster Creator Justin… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on October 1, 2010 at 12:51am — 1 Comment

My New Job as an Associate Producer. Next Stop: Hollywood

Greetings fellow film buffs. I can’t count the number of films I’ve watched over the years in which I’ve thought to myself, “hey that was a great film, but the ending just killed it”. (Yeah, I’m talking to you, M Night Shyamalan.) I’ve started this blog because I’ve just discovered a remedy to this problem. A friend of mine who has had her movies screened at prestigious film festivals such as Sundance and Cannes led me to www.imadeamovie.com. I am so…

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Added by Evan Carnero on May 4, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

CALL FOR ENTRIES!! DOCUMENTARY FILMS! DocMiami May 28-30, 2010!



Submit Your Film Now! http://docmiami.org/Festival.html



Feature Documentary



Feature Documentaries with a total running time from 61 - 180 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles)



Documentary Short



Short Documentaries with a total running time between 4 and 30 minutes. (All films… Continue

Added by DocMiami International Film on November 28, 2009 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Waiting For The Movie 'Light'

Not much happens in Fort Myers, so when it does, you want to announce it to the world. Indie-Filmakker Marty Wisher is in the final post production stages of her movie 'Light'. The 'Starlight Productions' team is busy getting the 'sci-fi adventure flick' ready for a premier in the next couple/few months. 'Light' follows the adventures of an albino high school student and his best friend, and the awkwardness of teenage, 'just fitting in'. To compliment things, the albino kid has the ability of… Continue

Added by Rick Michaels on June 7, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: "Transformers 2"

FILM REVIEW: "TRANSFORMERS 2: Rise of the Fallen"

By Rachel Galvin


Michael Bay not only has managed to make an over-100-million-dollar-movie in the opening weekend, but he has managed to make a film that is worth the price of the ticket.



Yes, the metal against metal clashing of mega-sized robots is nothing but a colorful blur, leaving the audience not sure what robot is which, especially in the beginning, and the… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on June 29, 2009 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Listen to KoreMovies.com Number 5, part 3 for Podcast about Rachel Galvin's experience!

Listen to an indepth interview with Rachel Galvin as she details her experience in Los Angeles and Florida on the set, with celebrities and more!

Added by Rachel Galvin on October 5, 2008 at 8:42pm — No Comments

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