New Hachiko Movie to Be Released – The Loyal Dog is Back

In Japan, Hachiko, the Akita dog, was born on November 10, 1923 and died on March 8, 1935; millions of Japanese have remembered Hachiko for his loyalty to his owner: Hidesaburo Ueno. A professor in the agriculture department at Tokyo Imperial University, Ueno was given the dog in 1924. Ueno named him Hachi.

Why Nurses Are Upset About Nurse Jackie

Emmy winner Edie Falco’s portrayal of “Nurse Jackie” in the Showtime drama is gaining much less than rave reviews in the medical community. Nurses everywhere are raising a public outcry over the conception the show raises over their profession.

Review – Lost in Austen

This ITV series, filmed in 2008, stars Jemima Rooper as the modern-day heroine Amanda Price, Gemma Arterton as Elizabeth Bennett and Elliott Cowan as Darcy. It begins with a nonsensical time travelling premise: Amanda opens her shower one morning only to find a curious Eliza Bennett there, having crawled through from an Austenic universe in a spirit of exploration and adventure.

A Decent Idea + Enthusiasm (Only) = Maybe an Okay Documentary

I have seen many documentary “filmmakers” come to me with – literally – 40, 60 or 100 hours of footage, and really no sense of what they want to say past the initial idea that started them shooting in the first place. They started armed with enough charisma and enough of an idea to garner support from various quarters – but most destructively – they started armed with a virulent case of “Documentary as Discovery”.

The End of the Line For Overfishing

A new documentary should be hitting theatres near you any time soon, highlighting the problem of overfishing. It has created quite a splash already.

Why Are People So Lured to Reality Style Media

Let’s face it, reality programs are multiplying everyday! More and more reality type media is being created because we are undeniably drawn to it. But why? What is the bait that lures viewers in so that they cannot get enough? The answer to that may be that it is supposed to be “real.”

David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Can’t Overcome Inadequacies of the Book

Movie analysis and review of David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It looks at how the film compares to the book, how the story adapts to the big screen, and whether or not it’s as good as the rest of the films in the franchise. David Yates again takes the director’s chair for the sixth installment of the Harry Potter series. As Harry returns to Hogwart’s school of wizardry for another year of teenager angst and dark magic…

Lemon Tree, What a Great Movie!

The Lemon Tree movie is a great movie that teaches many life lessons. It took a great crew and producers to put this movie together.

Superman (1978)

I was in the mood to watch a classic, I’m sure many have seen this film before. This is the original Superman release back in 1978. This is another movie where the music done by John Williams is so epic it literally sends a deep ridden chill down your spine with childish delight.

An Under-Appreciated Martial Arts and Movie Legend Passes

We would be remiss if we did not say a few words about the death of martial artist and actor David Carradine. Carradine took on many of the roles that were originally meant for Bruce Lee, so they will forever be entwined.

A Beautiful Mind – Life Isn’t an Equation

A Beautiful Mind is a truly beautiful movie, and it should not be missed by anyone of proper age to appreciate its beauty. It is about a schizophrenic mathematician named “John Nash”, who spends all of his days trying to find a revolutionary discovery/formula that will change life. The irony, is that life doesn’t work out if we try to solve it like an equation. It is only when we let go and let life happen to us, that we will find our true happiness. The Beautiful Mind is an exaggerated tale of this law, and how terrible life can get if you try to solve its nonexistent formula.

Gran Torino – Help Your Comfort Zone

Gran Torino is an excellent movie, and it focuses on the importance of reaching out to help others. It shows the story of an old, depressed and cranky man named Walt Kowalski, and how he literally and figuratively saved the life of a young man named Thao. The movie presented 2 main lessons; the first being the importance of reaching out to help someone in need, the other being the necessity to learn to step outside of your comfort zone in order to progress in life.