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The Hurt Locker a Gritty Film about Urban Warfare in Iraq

Mar 23, 2010 by Tom Jones

The Hurt Locker, garnering a win for Best Picture for 2010, is a contemporary war movie, that’s accurately portrays the reality of today’s type of warfare.
Its gravitas is because the movie’s main elements of [...]

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Great Yoga Retreats a sublime book of Yoga Spas and Resorts

Mar 18, 2010 by Tom Jones

Sometimes, the not so very original quote of “You can’t Judge a Book by its Cover” is so true, it’s often laughable to think otherwise.
The new TASCHEN publication of the magnificently beautiful coffee table [...]

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It Might Get Loud a brilliant Rock and Roll Documentary

Mar 10, 2010 by Tom Jones

With three famous and larger than life Rock & Roll guitarists, Jack White of the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, Jimmy Page of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, and The Edge of U2, together in [...]

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Who will take Home an Oscar Sunday Night?

Mar 06, 2010 by Tom Jones

By now, you all know the drill!
We eagerly put the television on to watch the Oscar’s live, and hope to watch an exciting and eventful Oscar’s event. Of course, seeing what the celebrities are wearing [...]

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Interview with co-founders Kim Cooper and Richard Schave of Esotouric Tours – Part II

Feb 15, 2010

Join me in the story behind the story of the famous and storied past of the bygone era of Tinsel Town and the City of Angels. It reads as exciting as any film noir movie, [...]

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An Interview with Esotouric Tours co-founders Kim Cooper and Richard Schave

Feb 12, 2010

The birth of a business can come in many forms. I wanted to ask the owners of Esotouric a few questions about how their business started, where their ideas come from, and what their plans [...]

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The Top 10 Things I learned from Fight Club

Jan 31, 2010

Sure, on the surface, Fight Club is about the rejection of mass consumerism, corporations, and the collective ennui of those whose lives are torn between possessions vs. wanting to be free of society’s culture. But [...]

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Heat – Ten Years later, a DVD Review

Jan 03, 2010

This movie, considered a masterpiece by many, perhaps is. At this point in my review, I’m not sure I agree; but what I’m sure of, is that the two main protagonists in the movie have [...]

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The Informers

Dec 07, 2009

In this screen adaptation of the novel of the same name, Brett Easton Ellis brings us a tale of decadent Los Angeles, circa 1983, where everyone was young, rich, and choosing their paths–which typically were [...]

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Los Angeles as both Protagonist and Theme for the Movies

Nov 30, 2009

Los Angeles is the “Industry Town’ for all things movie and film related. Past TV series based out of LA include The Rockford Files, Police Woman and Quincy ME– to the present, including the incredibly [...]

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Martyrs integrates the shared experience of Torturer and Victim

Nov 09, 2009

This French Movie, directed by Pascal Laugier, and starring actors Catherine Begin, Robert Toupin, Morjana Alaoui, and Mylene Jampanoi, is one of those movies that forever affects your way of looking at the world. The [...]

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We Live in Public the Rise and Fall of an Internet Guru

Oct 01, 2009

Before there was facebook, My Space, Twitter, You Tube, instant messaging, the Blackberry, and the rise of the social media phenomena of websites, gadgets, apps, and so on–there was a child-genius-cum-Internet-millionaire and guru named Josh [...]

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A film review of Inglourious Basterds and the “Killin Nazis business”

Aug 22, 2009

And the “Killin Nazis” business in this movie is good.
Overlooking some basic details including that the movie’s plot has no historical or other basis in fact, or that no organized Jewish Nazi hit squad [...]

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A Film Review of Gomorrah

Aug 13, 2009

Gomorrah, the recent film released from Italy, is based on the book of the same name by Roberto Saviano. It offers an inside look at the Camorra, a mafia-cum-syndicate-cum-criminal organization, which originated, and still operates [...]

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