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Castle

Having seen him in Firefly / Serenity, Slither and some other movies over the years, I must admit that I immediately gravitate to any TV show or movie that stars Nathan Fillion.  The TV show just starting its second season, Castle, is no different: Fillion plays a detective-story author living in New York who works his contacts to work hand-in-hand with an NYCPD detective on various cases while he uses the "experience" as research material for his new books.  The deal with the NYCPD obviously brings with it an ongoing tension with his pseudo-partner, but so long as he's best friends with the mayor and, to a degree, the department chief, he continues to do his thing, getting in the way but always manage to make himself invaluable in aiding to solve the various crimes.  Good stuff, go watch it!

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4
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Stardust

My Rating: 

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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Yes

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Though apparently very different from the book (so my wife tells me, I haven't read it yet), Stardust is a really great romantic fantasy adventure loosely based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. Telling the tale of a certain Tristan Thorn and his week long trek into a hidden inner world for what started out as a quest to obtain a fallen star for the young lady he fancies, it quickly turns into much more, something richer and more meaningful. Along the way Tristan and his companion, Yvaine, encounter lots of unique characters, most notably an evil witch exquisitely played by Michelle Pfeiffer and a pirate / entrepreneur played by Robert De Niro in what is definitely one of the most unusual roles I've seen him in. One of my all-time favorites, and a movie my wife and I re-watch relatively often, we enjoy it that much.

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