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WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

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Based on the book, “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan” by Kim Baker, a war –correspondent,   2002-2007. I admit that having seen only tidbits of “30 Rock”, (or “Saturday Night Live”) I cannot separate Tina Fey from her doppelganger, Sarah Palin.  Fey’s  innate comedic timing lends itself perfectly to television, less so in film (“Admission” “This is ... Read More »

OSCAR WRAP-UP

Chris Rock soared as the host of one of the most controversial award ceremonies to date; his barbs were delivered with aplomb, levity and fairness; humorous aphorisms eliminated the “sting” of elimination. Possibly too repetitious but universally tempered with a benign sensitivity and awareness that never again will the Academy Awards be as colorless as the 88th! The two major ... Read More »

Peneflix Annual Academy Awards Contest Results

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  A general view of Oscar Statuettes backstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Thanks for participating in the Peneflix Oscar contest.  There were no winners this year as no one selected all the categories correctly.  Better luck next year! Recap of the awards show to follow soon on Peneflix.com. Follow Read More »

A WAR DANISH: ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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There have been some remarkable war films; my favorites include: “The Longest Day”, “Apocalypse Now”, “Saving Private Ryan” and HBO’s “Band of Brothers”. Danish director Tobias Lindholm’s “A War”  brilliantly, falls into this rarefied category, as one the finest films revolving around the chaos, cacophony, catastrophic milieu of battle and its equally devastating aftermath. Danish peacekeepers in war-torn Afghanistan, led ... Read More »

TRIPLE 9

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For those with limited time or attention, read no further; this pathetic imitation of filmic entertainment earned zero stars. A murky scenario with a plethora of unlikeable characters: crooked cops (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins, Jr.) a clueless neophyte (Casey Affleck), a somewhat savvy detective (predictably, woefully typecast, Woody Harrelson), a Russian/Israeli mobster, (Kate Winslet must have suffered a ... Read More »

LAST CHANCE TODAY!! Peneflix Annual Academy Awards Contest – Select and win!- copy

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To enter: 1)   You must be a subscriber to Peneflix.com 2)   You may only enter once. 3)   ALL  ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, MIDNIGHT. $150.00 TO THE WINNER. HAVE TO ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY. Best Supporting Actress: PENEFLIX PICK: ROONEY MARA “CAROL” Best Supporting Actor: PENEFLIX PICK: TOM HARDY “THE REVENANT” Best Actress: PENEFLIX PICK: BRIE ... Read More »

RACE

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Jesse Owens, (1913-1980) whose legendary reputation is a beacon of inspiration today, eighty years after his Olympiad triumphs in the 1936 Games in Berlin, Germany; with the fleetness of Hermes he garnished, in track and field, four Gold Medals, embarrassing Hitler’s “master race” hypothesis. Stephan James is superb as Owens in director Stephen Hopkins creatively-crafted tribute to a man among ... Read More »

THE WITCH

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  1630, New England; a banished family, forced by the Church to move to an unincorporated area, bordering on a bewitched, sinister forest, (a landscape worthy of a Constable canvas).  Writer/director Robert Eggers’s copious research on 17th-century mysticism results in a horrifying psychological tale, guaranteed to haunt one’s dreams interminably. Superbly acted, especially by Anna Taylor-Joy, the eldest of five ... Read More »

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT

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Michael Moore travels the globe searching for utopian solutions to America’s numerous anomalies. His one man, flag-toting  invasion of overwhelmingly homogeneous countries lacks the pungency of his previous endeavors; aiming to convert the masses to “Moorian” socialistic ideology he stumbles by taking a gentler, less traveled philosophical path.  A road, regardless of whom he encounters, is emblazoned, dominated by his ... Read More »

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!! Peneflix Annual Academy Awards Contest – Select and win!

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To enter: 1)   You must be a subscriber to Peneflix.com 2)   You may only enter once. 3)   ALL  ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, MIDNIGHT. $150.00 TO THE WINNER. HAVE TO ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY. Best Supporting Actress: PENEFLIX PICK: ROONEY MARA “CAROL” Best Supporting Actor: PENEFLIX PICK: TOM HARDY “THE REVENANT” Best Actress: PENEFLIX PICK: BRIE ... Read More »

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