To Luise Rainer

wpid-Annex-Rainer-Luise-Great-Ziegfeld-The_01.jpegThe Great Ziegfeld (1936) has a few saving graces: the premise, the opulent musical numbers that look great even if they often go on too long, Ray Bolger’s song and dance scene, and the performance of Luise Rainer.

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A Waste of a Good Design

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I’ve made it no secret that I don’t like Frank Llyod’s 1933 adaption of Noel Coward’s famous play Cavalcade. It won Best Picture at the Oscars, and I reviewed it last year as part of my Best Picture series. With my video review of the movie coming soon, I thought I’d take a quick look at the Blu-ray, DVD combo release that came out last year for its 80th anniversary.

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Mini-Review: Divergent

Divergent

Released: March 21, 2014

Story: In THE FUTURE, the world has been divded in different factions representing different qualities: bravery, peacefulness, intelligence, selflessness, and honesty. A teenager named Tris (played by Shailene Woodley) is labeled as a divergent, someone who has qualities of all the factions, but is told to keep that fact a secret. Tris picks a faction and starts to develop a relationship with her faction trainer, a mysterious man named Four (Theo James). Together they must uncover the mystery behind divergents and why some wish their irradication.
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