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Battle Royale

Battle Royale
Battle Royale is your one-stop battleground for all things film-related. But it won’t all be arguments and debates. You’ll find your usual assortment of reviews (both short and lengthy), “best” and “worst” lists, industry commentary, DVD recommendations, general thoughts on the passing scene, etc. But all this will be predicated on the idea of interaction — not only among the News-Sentinel contributors, but also among you, the readers.
Friday 03/25/2011
Talk of Liz and Audrey leads to ‘Soldier of Orange’

We were discussing Liz Taylor this week in the newsroom, and eventually came around to a movie I greatly admire and strongly recommend: "Soldier of Orange."

Posted in Battle royale on Friday, March 25, 2011 12:43 pm. Updated: 2:07 pm.

Saturday 02/19/2011
The MPAA: Worse than useless

(Note: Yes, I am about a day late in posting this, but I figure better late than never. Enforcer Dan Evans is taking care of the situation, as I promised he could strike me without repercussion every time I’m late with an update. For our inaugural beating he has chosen a kidney shot, and I plan to take it like a man. We don’t play around here at Battle Royale.)

Posted in Battle royale on Saturday, February 19, 2011 4:08 am. Updated: 4:14 am.

Wednesday 02/09/2011
Let the Right Film In

To go along with Rich's entry earlier this week about the Coen's remake of "True Grit" that surpassed the original, I'd like to add another recent remake that should set a standard.

Posted in Battle royale on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:20 am. Updated: 10:02 am.

Monday 02/07/2011
Was The Duke a better Rooster Cogburn than Jeff Bridges?

 

Posted in Battle royale on Monday, February 7, 2011 5:00 pm. Updated: 6:12 pm.

Monday 01/03/2011
The Skinny on Black Swan

Last night I happened upon an episode of Inside Edition when a report about Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" was teased. Having just watched the movie and thinking it was one of the best films of the year — and easily Natalie Portman's finest performance — I stuck around to see the report.

Posted in Battle royale on Monday, January 3, 2011 4:05 pm. Updated: 11:10 pm.

Thursday 12/23/2010
A stark, brilliant movie

 

Posted in Battle royale on Thursday, December 23, 2010 2:19 pm. Updated: 2:30 pm.

Monday 11/15/2010
Movies as good as the books

There are many book-to-movie projects that flop.

Posted in Battle royale on Monday, November 15, 2010 3:14 pm. Updated: 8:02 am.

Wednesday 11/10/2010
The book was better

With "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" releasing next week I have been thinking about movies based on books.

Posted in Battle royale on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 10:35 am. Updated: 10:18 am.

Tuesday 10/12/2010
Twenty movie scenes better than the scenes Jason picked.

All jabs aside, here is my list of top 20 movie scenes. Unlike the others, though, I have no way of listing them an any kind of order. The top three are my actual three favorite scenes, but after that they are in no particular order.

Posted in Battle royale on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:15 pm.

Saturday 10/09/2010
Heather's picks

1) Opening Sequence ("Gangs of New York," Dir. Martin Scorsese)

Posted in Battle royale on Saturday, October 9, 2010 2:32 am.

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