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Secrecy, Blackmail, and Corruption The Bank Job Movie Review

Based on a true story, “The Bank Job" is the story of the 1971 Baker Street bank robbery. When the British government learns that there are incriminating photos and the threat of blackmail ..
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A Curious Robot Attempts to Save Humanity WALL E Movie Review

"WALL-E" is the story of a curious robot who chases across the universe to learn about life, love, friendship, and heroism. Wall-E is a robot programmed to collect and compact the trash that has ..
(July 01, 2008)
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Writing Exercise Practicing Perspective

When writing, it is important to know the perspective you are trying to portray. Perspective is how the narrator of the scene views what is happening and therefore shapes how they portray what they ..
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The Barber With Revenge on His Mind Sweeney Todd Movie Review

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is the story (based off the hit Broadway musical) of Benjamin Barker's plot for revenge against those who had ruined his life. Benjamin Barker (Johnny .
(July 13, 2008)
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Practicing Point of View Writing Exercise

The point of view of an article is how the story/scene is told to the reader. Essentially, it answers the question, “Who's eyes are we seeing this story through?" Different points of view can ..
(July 25, 2008)
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I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan Book Review

In I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan, Lucifer gets a final chance to save his soul and gain his way back into heaven. To do this, Lucifer must live out the rest of his life in a human body, and when he dies ..
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Death Has a Plan, it Just Could've Been Better Portrayed - ..

"Final Destination 3" is the third installment of the horror/thriller series. In each of the movies, and the third movie is no different, the main characters cheat death once and once they discover ..
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Writing Exercise - Practicing Slow-Motion Scenes

Sometimes a scene needs to be slowed-down so as to highlight all the important events and actions in the scene. The reasons for the slow-down can vary. When a character is trapped or in pain, every ..
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"The Soul Thief" by Charles Baxter - Book Review

The Soul Thief by Charles Baxter is the story of how human interactions can deeply impact, and stick with someone over one's whole lifetime. Nathaniel Mason, with the exception of being a graduate ..
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Money, the Root of All Evil - "No Country For Old Men" Movie ..

"No Country for Old Men" is the story of what happens when money consumes the lives of two men, portrayed oppositely as good and evil. The movie becomes an action-packed movie of evil chasing after ..
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Viewing a Scene Through Multiple Perspectives to Solve a Crime .

In “Vantage Point", the United States President is in Spain to give a speech on the Global Summit on Terror when an assassination attempt is made on his life. Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) is a ..
(July 15, 2008)
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Bending Bullets and a Fraternity of Assassins - "Wanted" Movie .

"Wanted" is the story of Wesley Gibson's transformation from non-confrontal nobody to a deadly assassin. Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is an account manager who suffers from constant anxiety attacks, ..
(July 11, 2008)
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A "Brief", Yet Important Writing Exercise - Ficbits

One of the best writing exercises I've found is writing what's called a “ficbit". A ficbit is a 50 word or less version of a story. The purpose is to tell some part of a story, whether for ..
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An Action Movie With Very Little Else - "Crank" Movie Review

The premise of “Crank" is a fairly simple one. Chev Chelios (Jason Statham - “Transporter") is a professional assassin who is poisoned with a combination of drugs called “The ..
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French Cuisine From the Paws of a Rat - "Ratatouille" Movie ..

"Ratatouille" is the story of Remy the rat and his passion for fine cuisine. Despite his rat nature, Remy is unlike the rest of his family. He has a deep passion for food and desires to practice his ..
(June 16, 2008)
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The Inner Struggle Between Peace & Heroism - "The Incredible ..

"The Incredible Hulk" picks up the story of Bruce Banner 5 years after his botched experiment that turned him into the Hulk when his pulse reaches a certain level (e. g. he becomes agitated - angry, ..
(June 15, 2008)
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Card Counting, Blackjack, and Vegas - "21" Movie Review

Based on the true story of six M. I. T. students, “21" is a movie about a group of M. I. T. students who, under the tutelage of one of their professors, learn how to count cards and take their ..
(June 11, 2008)
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Around the World in the Blink of an Eye - "Jumper" Movie Review

Imagine you could go anywhere in the world just by picturing the place in your mind. “Jumper" is a movie that plays with that idea. When David Rice is put in a certain-death situation in a ..
(June 11, 2008)
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