Angels & Demons

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Author Dan Brown’s scholarly protagonist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) returns in Angels & Demons.  Taking place some time after the events in The Da Vinci Code (although the novel took place prior), we find Langdon summoned by the Vatican when a conspiracy has been uncovered to destroy Vatican City.  Someone has stolen anti-matter from a particle accelerator facility in Switzerland, and with the Pope recently deceased, the four “preferiti” (preferred favorites) have been kidnapped.  Seems that the Illuminati – the underground …

Frost/Nixon

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Based on the Tony-nominated play by Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon is a dramatic telling about the post-Watergate events that led to talk show host David Frost securing an exclusive interview with disgraced former President Richard Nixon – and the intellectual chess game that ensued during the course of the interviews. When Nixon (Frank Langella) resigns from office, David Frost (Michael Sheen) crunches the numbers, and thinks that getting an interview with the former president would be a major ratings coup.  Unfortunately, …

The Da Vinci Code

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I have never read The Da Vinci Code; rather, I listened to the audio book. I found Dan Brown’s writing to be so remedial and dull that the story – which in itself is an alright tale with interesting back-story ideas and theories – just dragged on. The ending isn’t really much of a shocker, and in fact could be argued to be rather anti-climactic. After the negative reception that the feature film adaptation received at the Cannes Film Festival …