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HeidiTown favorites - Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer. He was 57. This is sad news. Swayze was one of those celebrities I really, truly liked. He seemed genuine and had been married to the same woman for over thirty years, an amazing and commendable feat in Hollywood. He was gifted in so many areas – singing, dancing, writing, acting, and the eighties and nineties wouldn’t have been the same without

Tired of the cliché movie job

Have you ever noticed how movie characters in mainstream films always have the same jobs?     Writer/Musician/Artist,   Architect and Doctor There are variations on these careers, but seldom does Hollywood venture far. Here’s a list of the last three movies I’ve seen and what job the main character did: “Orphan” – architect “A Perfect Getaway” – screenwriter “500 Days of Summer” – writer/architect  (review coming!)   (Joseph Gordon-Levitt

So many movies, so little time

While HeidiTown has been under construction, I have been remiss in my duties as a movie reviewer. I have, however, been faithfully attending the movie theater each week. I’ve decided to give you a synopsis of the movies I’ve been seeing, but not writing about. So check these reviews out by clicking on the links below. “Terminator Salvation“ “Up“ “The Hangover“ “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen“ “Public Enemies“

Your inner geek is showing! My favorite Star Trek characters

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been a fan of “Star Trek: the Next Generation” since childhood. The new movie, “Star Trek,” due out Friday, is bringing out my inner-geek. My all-time favorite character from the Star Trek franchise is Data, played brilliantly by Brent Spiner. When I was a child, Data intrigued me simply because he was a robot, but as I grew older, I realized

Star Trek "“ boldly going or a timid try?

My father was a fan of the original “Star Trek” series, and introduced my brother and me  to Captain Kirk and Spock when we were still wee children.   But it wasn’t the original series that held my unswerving attention. As an adolescent I was a huge fan of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”   I’ve seen every episode at least twice and in an admission of my inner-geek, I

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

I must admit, I was a childhood fan of the “X-Men” television cartoon, and I have enjoyed the three previous “X-Men” movies. If you are unaware of the “X-Men,” it was a superhero team comprised of mutants, first appearing in a Marvel comic named… read the rest of this review.

The Golden Globes

Hollywood came out for the Globes tonight. Many ladies wore pastel dresses resembling bridesmaid attire, and many men were sporting facial hair. The big news? Kate Winslet probably won’t be winning an Oscar, now that she’s finally walked away with an award – two actually. She won Best Supporting Actress for “The Reader” and Best Actress for “Revolutionary Road,” leaving the door wide open for a most deserving Meryl Streep

Tis the season for film

With award season just around the corner, movies are hitting theaters fast and furious – and so am I.     Frankly, I couldn’t be happier about it. Finally, there are some great movies being released! Because of the amount of movies needing to be reviewed, some of my reviews will be a bit on the short side so that I can review two at a time for  the  newpaper

"Marley & Me"

Rated PG Directed by David Frankel Starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Anniston, Alan Arkin, Eric Dane, Haley Bennett Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 4 Word of Warning: Dog lovers should bring tissue.   Most people read this book months, if not years ago.   I, however, had barely finished it when the movie adoption arrived in theaters last weekend, so unlike most, the “real” story was fresh in my mind.   Read the