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  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Forrest Gump
  • High Fidelity
  • Jurassic Park

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  • The Secret Life of Bees

    ★★★½

  • He's Just Not That Into You

    ★★½

  • Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980

    ★★★½

  • Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974

    ★★★½

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  • The Secret Life of Bees

    The Secret Life of Bees

    ★★★½

    In “The Secret Life of Bees” we follow teenager Lily, who lives with her abusive father after her mother died. The only good thing in her life is housekeeper Rosaleen, who has to deal with her own fair share of abuse, given she is a black woman who wants to register to vote in 1960s Southern US. When Rosaleen ends up in the hospital after being beat up, Lily helps her and they both run away.

    They end up in…

  • He's Just Not That Into You

    He's Just Not That Into You

    ★★½

    “He’s Just Not That Into You” proofs again that a bunch of big movie stars are not a guarantee for a great film. The film is based on a book written by Liz Tuccillo and Greg Behrendt. “He’s Just Not That Into You” is cliché, sexist and bland. It sounds dramatic when I put it like this, because it’s still an enjoyable watch. But it’s definitely not a must-see.
    The film opens with a little girl that is bullied by…

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  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★★

    In Shawshank prison, the inmates are doing serious time. Through the eyes of prisoner Red, we follow the story of Andy Dufresne who comes to Shawshank in 1947 for murdering his wife and her lover. Red and Andy become friends. Based on a story by Stephen King, the life in prison is a metaphor to real society. The prisoners settle for a life at Shawshank, they stop dreaming so nothing can get worse than it already is. The big guys…

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★½

    Film # 10 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge
    Task # 19: A film featuring twins or conjoined twins
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    In “The Prestige” we follow the lives of two magicians, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden. We meet them as they are trying to learn the art of magic. During one of their acts, something goes horribly wrong and the two allies become enemies. Everything is about the Prestige of the trick: what’s the other’s secret? How does he do…