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The Fighter: Review

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An old-school boxing drama with a stellar cast and some funny, heartrending moments, David O Russell’s The Fighter is a conventional yet engrossing, feel-good film about the common man’s struggle to overcome his challenges and reach the top, regardless of … Continue reading

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The Fighter: Memorable Boxing Movies

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New boxing drama The Fighter, tells the story of working class Lowell native Micky Ward, as he tries to make it big in the boxing world with the help of his half-brother, former boxer, now turned crack-addict Dicky Eklund, his … Continue reading

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The Fighter: The Grimy, Scrappy, Scratchy Directorial Style Delivers The Grounded Punch

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The first thing a person will talk about after seeing The Fighter is the showcase of acting talent on display, including the larger then life crack addict, Dicky Eklund, conveyed with energy, charm and a gentle poignance by Christian Bale, … Continue reading

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Marianne Pays Homage To Some Classic Horror Films

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For any first time writer and director drawing from what you know best is crucial. Martin Scorsese brought us Mean Streets and Taxi Driver after witnessing gang infested streets in his childhood, James Cameron started out with The Terminator after … Continue reading

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Review: Tick Tock by James Patterson

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The new Michael Bennett novel Tick Tock starts with a blast – well almost. The police just about find a bomb in a busy area of New York just before it is set off. However like many James Patterson crime … Continue reading