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The Island President (2011) Documentary Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | April 13, 2013 | 0 Comment

The Island President

Today, I took in a screening of The Island President, part of the PBS Independent Lens film series and Community Cinema (view the events calendar across the US), shown the second Saturday of every month at Tivoli Cinemas in Westport in Kansas City, MO – View full schedule The Island President, winner of the People’s Choice Award for […]

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Piranha: Wolf in the Water (1999) Documentary Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | March 21, 2013 | 0 Comment

Piranha Wolf in the Water (1999)

Piranha: Wolf in the Water (1999) Documentary – Not exactly a “horror” movie, but this is the definitive documentary about one of the most ferocious species of fish. Encompassing the entire life-cylcle of the piranha, watch as piranhas devour fish, vultures, capybara, cattle and even each other. I have always had a fascination with the piranha, […]

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Pina (2011)

By Travis Pflanz | February 26, 2012 | 0 Comment

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“The Tree of Life of documentaries” – I stole that from my new Twitter friend, Peggy Logan Gartin‘s Pinterest Oscars Board.

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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

By Travis Pflanz | February 21, 2012 | 0 Comment

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Another A Movie a Day bonus… Fighting hard to watch all the Academy Award nominees! As you can see from the title of the film, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011), is the 3rd documentary from filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about three men who were tried and convicted as teenagers in 1994 of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas.

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If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

By Travis Pflanz | February 19, 2012 | 0 Comment

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Here’s a bonus film in the 2012: A Movie a Day series, as I try to pick up the pace to watch all the Oscar nominated films.

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Hell and Back Again (2011)

By Travis Pflanz | February 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

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Directed by Danfung Dennis, Oscar nominated documentary, Hell and Back Again, follows the story of a young Marine (Nathan Harris) as he leads men in battle in Afghanistan, through his gun shot wound injury, rehabilitation and the realization he will never return to the Marine life he loved.

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Forks Over Knives (2011)

By Travis Pflanz | February 5, 2012 | 0 Comment

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Another day, another break from the Academy Award nominees and my first documentary of 2012.

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Hot Coffee

By Travis Pflanz | July 20, 2011 | 15 Comment

Stella Liebeck, 3rd degree burns from McDonald's coffee

If you thought you knew all about the McDonald’s “Hot Coffee” lawsuit, you are dead wrong. I was like you. I thought, “Greedy old woman, don’t you know coffee is hot? Why do you think you deserve millions of dollars for spilling coffee on yourself?”

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Hackers Wanted (2009) Documentary Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | July 14, 2011 | 0 Comment

Adrian Lamo

[quote_left] By clicking the link that said “Do Not Click This Link” you broke the same law that Adrian Lamo (“Hacker,” pictured above) did. You are now guilty and could face fines and prison time under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. [/quote_left]

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