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My New Blog

As you may have noticed, there have been few updates on this website recently. I have in fact been busy building a new blog. That’s where I’ll be posting new reviews and blog entries; the old ones will however remain on The MovieHamlet for now. Drop by, if you have a moment.


Published 2012-04-22 18:01. Read this blog entry

King of Devil's Island

In the deep winter of 1915, 17-year-old Erling (Benjamin Helstad) is shipped off to Bastøy, a correctional institution on an island run by a warden (Stellan Skarsgård) who believes in firm discipline. Based on a real-life story, this portrayal of a violent uprising among the tormented delinquents at Bastøy shows us that what goes around comes around. Authorities that are unable to offer…

Published 2012-04-08 07:58. Read this capsule review

North and South

In the 1840s, George Hazard (James Read) from Pennsylvania and Orry Main (Patrick Swayze) from South Carolina enroll at West Point and become friends for life… but the increasing tension between North and South threatens to tear them and their families apart. One of the most expensive (and popular) miniseries of its time turns the volatile times of pre-Civil War America into a lavish Dynasty

Published 2012-04-07 07:32. Read this capsule review

The Fog

A California fishing town is about to celebrate its centennial when its dark, dirty past comes back to haunt them – in the shape of a thick fog. One of John Carpenter’s most popular thrillers, essentially a very simple but good old-fashioned ghost story, reunites him with Jamie Lee Curtis from Halloween (1978), but Adrienne Barbeau makes more of an impact as the radio host…

Published 2012-04-06 11:51. Read this capsule review

American Reunion

13 years after graduating high school, Jim (Jason Biggs) and his friends are all headed back to Michigan for a reunion that promises to spiral out of control as soon as Stifler (Seann William Scott) shows up. The Harold & Kumar directors bring back the American Pie franchise with a fourth movie and almost the entire cast from the first one shows up. Watching them get back together…

Published 2012-04-05 10:33. Read this capsule review

Palin Gets Back at Couric

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Senator John McCain today congratulated his former running mate Sarah Palin on Twitter. The reason? Her performance on the Today Show today, one of few “lamestream” media appearances the former Alaska Governor can honestly call successful. Palin agreed to be co-host on the same day as Katie Couric filled in on ABC’s Good Morning America – a brilliant PR move by NBC, which also gave Palin a chance to get back at Couric who had the audacity back in 2008 to ask the VP candidate which papers she read, a memorably embarrassing moment for the McCain campaign….

Published 2012-04-03 17:38. Read this blog entry

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