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Top 6 Lists-Cate Blanchett

List by-Jarrett Leahy With today being the 45th birthday of the uber-talented Cate Blanchett, this week’s Top 6 list is dedicated to her. Sheepishly I must admit that I have yet to see four of Ms. Blanchett’s Oscar-nominated performances, so as a form of shame, I’ve decided to use the #6 slot to simply showcase […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Because, like so many of us, I’m a fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I was curiously optimistic when it was announced a few years back that after a long, drawn out contract negotiation, director Peter Jackson was on board to create a film adaptation of The Hobbit, the Tolkien […]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy ¬†As the many obligations that come with being Spider-Man begin to encroach more and more into his personal life, Peter Parker struggles to reconcile his feelings for his girlfriend and the promise he made to her father just before he died to keep her away from danger. To complicate things further, Peter […]

The Invisible Woman (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy At the height of his illustrious literary career, author Charles Dickens was one of the most famed and beloved celebrities in the modern world. While preparing to perform in the play, The Frozen Deep, written by his close friend Wilkie Collins, Dickens is introduced to Nelly Ternan, a would-be actress whose virtuous […]

The Wind Rises (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Ever since he was a young boy, Jiro had always dreamed of flying, but due to his bad eyesight, he knew that would never be a possibility. Instead, he studied everything he could get his hands on about airplane design, becoming one of Japan’s most gifted young engineering students. Upon graduation, Jiro, […]