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NSFCCDP Movie Reviews: Interstellar (2014) – Gravity with real actors and a better plot


Five of us went to the movies last night to watch Christopher Nolan’s latest scifi thriller, Interstellar starring the amazing Matthew McConaughey. As usual, I will avoid any spoilers here. The quality of the cinematography is excellent – on the … Continue reading

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The Leopard by Tomasi di Lampedusa – a true 20th C masterpiece both of literature and cinema


This summer I actually got some good reading done. I had been plagued with seeing The Leopard by Lampedusa in various bookstores in Italy, but did not really know what it was about aside from the reunification of Italy in … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – Cruise in yet another SciFi Thriller


m.poulet and I went this week to see the latest Tom Cruise SciFi flick with Emily Blunt – Edge of Tomorrow. While not incredibly original – kind of a mashup of Groundhog Day, Elysium, and District 9 – it was … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Godzilla (2014) – Slow-paced but beautifully shot just missing some charisma


After a long lapse, the NSFCCDP headed out to the cinema this week for the French premier of Godzilla. There were four of us and for once, I was probably the most enthusiastic about the movie. I enjoyed the fact … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Captain America 2 – The Winter Soldier (2014) – Just your average superhero flick


There have been some terrible superhero flicks of late and there have been a few standout good ones. Cap’n USA 2 is pretty much average. The Winter Soldier (our super villain) looked slightly like Bane with the mouthpiece (or even … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: 300 – Rise of an Empire – hmm, can you wake me up when it is over? UPDATED


After the graphical brilliance of 300, I had slightly decent hopes for this sequel that would follow the Athenians against the Persian navy knowing that Leonidas and his 300 were slaughtered in the former film. Well, it was pretty much … Continue reading

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Movie Reviews: My Top SciFi Films for 2013


In what should have been a banner year with so many huge titles, 2013 was a bit of a disappointment. My ordered list below: Gravity was my favorite film because of the mind-boggling special effects and the original story. Would have … Continue reading

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