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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead

Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment earlier today.
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The Ides of March

American cinema has a long tradition of political dramas. The genre has touched on political intrigue, conspiracy theories and tales of power struggles from the White House and Capitol Hill. A long list of  ‘A’  list actors and directors have been drawn to the subject which can be approached from so many angles.  So it was no surprise when it was announced that politically aware actor George Clooney would be directing the 2011 film The Ides of March.

Based on a play, Farragut North, we follow Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), a media consultant on the campaign to get Governor Mike Morris (George Clooney) the Democratic party nomination to run for president. Continue reading “The Ides of March” »


It’s all in the stats

Moviescramble takes a swing at the 2011 award baiting drama Moneyball.

I must admit that I do not known very much about Baseball. I know the basics of the game but the intricacies, the stats and the language of the game are a bit of a mystery to me. So my approach to the baseball movie Moneyball was based on anecdotal information obtained mainly from US TV and previous baseball movies. The concern was that my lack of background knowledge would be a hindrance to my enjoyment of the film. Thankfully not.

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