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Welcome to the latest installment of Flickchart Road Trip, in which I’m starting in Los Angeles and “driving” across country, watching one movie from each state and posting about it once a week. The new movie I watch will go up against five movies from that state I’ve already seen, chosen from five distinct spots on my own Flickchart. Although I won’t tell you where the new movie actually lands in my chart (I don’t like to add new movies until I’ve had a month to think about them), I’ll let you know how it fared among the five I’ve chosen. Thanks for riding shotgun!

With Georgia, I hit my first state where I have family. (My grandmother on my mother’s side used to live in Texas, but that was many years ago.) My dad’s sister, her husband, my two female cousins, their husbands and their combined three daughters all live in Atlanta. I’ve only met one of the three daughters, who are my first cousins once removed, according to the interwebs. So I was looking forward to meeting some new family members in addition to a lot of catching up — I haven’t seen any of these folks since my wedding nearly five years ago. Amazing how life gets so busy when you have kids and responsibilities. (Not so busy that I can’t take a year off from my job and family to go on this road trip, apparently.)

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In 1925, the dawning of a new age in film that is right around the corner can already be seen. One of the largest steps is not only seeing film, but also hearing it. A big step towards this process was made when Western Electric and Warner Bros. decide to work together in order to make a system to make motion pictures with sound. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gangs of New York (R | 2002)

Flickchart Ranking: #301
Times Ranked: 266513
Win Percentage: 48%
How Many Top-20′s: 3043 Users

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Directed By: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio •  Daniel Day-Lewis •  Jim Broadbent •  Stephen Graham •  Alec McCowen

Genres: Crime •  Crime Drama •  Drama •  Epic •  Historical Epic •  Period Film

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With the Oscars recently wrapped up, it’s time to take a look at a movie that dominated the Academy Awards like few have before and few will again. This film was not only nominated for a record 14 Oscars (a feat that’s only been tied by the juggernaut that was Titanic). Under the guise of the New York stage, All About Eve – known by some as “the bitchiest movie ever made” – puts the backstage politics of show business on screen like no film had before.

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