MICHAEL ACUNA

(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (1,020 of 1,328)
Location: Southern California United States
Birthday: 22 Dec
In My Own Words:
I live in Southern California and I am an avid movie, book and music fan. My taste in music encompasses several styles. My current favorites include: Laura Nyro (ongoing and forever), Kenna, Hot Chip, Minus the Bear, Jill Scott, AC/DC, Mary J. Blige, Audioslave,Coldplay, Prince, Morgana King, The Cure, Floetry, Roberta Flack, Sade, Massive Attack, The Isley Brothers (70's stuff).
As far as movies … Read more

Interests
Movies, Books, Music, Food, Drinking Wine and Great big, dark Anejo Tequilas.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 134,439 - Total Helpful Votes: 1020 of 1328
Brideshead Revisited [DVD] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Emma Thompson
Brideshead Revisited [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Emma Thompson
49 of 64 people found the following review helpful
This latest version of Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited" is a middling success: neither a triumph nor a failure. More importantly it does not diminish the grandeur and mighty ghost of the 1980's Masterpiece Theater production with Jeremy Irons as Charles Ryder and Anthony Andrews as Sebastian though Matthew Goode (as Ryder) and Ben Whishaw (as Sebastian) do their best, through good and cogent performances, to top their predecessors. And while Irons and Andrews operated in a production that ran many hours and therefore had the luxury of time to define their characters, Goode and Whishaw have only 2+ hours to focus and grab our attention.
Director Julian Jarrold and writers Andrew… Read more
Tell No-One (Ne Le Dis A Personne) [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Marie-Josee Croze
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars To Die of Love, 13 July 2008
Alexandre Beck (heretofore a perpetual second banana in comedies but here definitely the distraught, crazed, put-upon, conflicted hero, François Cluzet) seems to have it all: a great and loving family, a beautiful and loving wife, Margot (played by Marie Croze) and even a big faithful dog to fill out his life.
Director Guilluame Canet (the erratic but full of life, "Les Jeux Enfants" and the chilly yet warm even sentimental, "Joyeux Noel") begins this film with an outdoor family dinner: everyone enjoying the food, the wine, the children, dogs romping around, everyone having a great time yet the music playing on the soundtrack is Otis Redding's "For Your Precious Love" a doleful plea… Read more
Nested (1978) ~ Laura Nyro
Nested (1978) ~ Laura Nyro
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
"Nested" was released 2 years after the volcanic
"Smile" and yet, though I am very familiar with "Smile," I was not very familiar with "Nested" except for having heard my mother play the vinyl recording over and over a number of years ago.
I am one of those who, because my Moms was such a fan, heard Laura beginning at a very early age.
But "Nested" is a revelation: equal to "Smile" and sometimes even surpassing it. "Nested" begins quietly with "Mr. Blue": "I've been studying the radar in the Sky...listen like the animals do...yes I am ready for you...I've been a Gypsy fire, warm desire...this is the song of communications..."
And then "My Innocence": "...my innocence… Read more

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