Much Ado About Nothing

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Review:

Not Shakespeare’s best play, but one of my favorites due to the awesomeness of Beatrice and Benedict, one of the world’s best written bickering couples ever. Here, the pair is played brilliantly by Kenneth Branaugh and Emma Thompson, who were married to each other at the time it was made and have always had great chemistry.

The rest of the cast is also great (with one or two puzzling exceptions) and the resulting film is frothy and fun and full of beautiful, sunny Tuscan scenery to boot.

My rating: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

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Dead Again

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Murder! Amnesia! Reincarnation! I stumbled on this supernatural thriller entirely by accident in a Blockbuster back in the day and rented it because of the cast, despite the cheesy-sounding plot. It turned out to be surprisingly entertaining and gripping, and not nearly as cheesy as I expected. Recommended.

My rating: 3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

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