Posts by Aphrodite Manousos

Aphrodite Manousos

About The Author

Aphrodite is an arts and entertainment writer with a passion for musicals and gangster films, which leads to insightful harmony (read, total chaos) in her work. She would also like to add that her name is neither a “medical term,” which someone once suggested, nor is it her stage name. It is a family name and yes, she is Greek.
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Movie Review: ‘Jem and the Holograms’

"Jem and the Holograms" both truly and outrageously hits and misses in its intended purpose of resurrecting the animated, pink-haired pop princess

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Movie Review: ‘Dracula Untold’

Dracula Untold does a great job of redeeming the dark prince.

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Review: ‘Yves St. Laurent’ Fails on Flare

Aphrodite Manousos reviews the latest film on the famous fashion designer.

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Review: ‘Son of God’

'Son of God' is the Hallmark Channel version of Christ’s life.

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Review: ‘Endless Love’ is a Teen Dream

Endless Love, starring Alex Pettyfer as David Elliot and Gabriella Wilde as Jade Butterfield, is a teen love story that reads on screen much like an Abercrombie commercial on steroids.

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Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Lightens the Mood

'Thor: The Dark World' brings the latest addition to Marvel’s Avengers franchise back to life in thundering, 3D, universe-saving splendor.

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Review: ‘Shadow Dancer’

Aphrodite Manousos reviews this new thriller, mired in mystery and mayhem.

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Review: ‘Picture Day’ Captures Coming of Age

Kate Melville's Picture offers an evocative portrayal of a woman stuck in between childhood and adulthood.

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Interview: Sasha Grey Claims the Face of Female Empowerment

Former porn actress Sasha Grey has transitioned to mainstream films, and she stars in Would You Rather, which comes out on Feb. 15. Aphrodite Manousos spoke to Grey about her unique career.

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Review: ‘Would You Rather’ Offers Bad Choices for Viewers

Despite the presence of the lovely Sasha Grey and Brittany Snow, Would You Rather is a forgettable gore-fest.

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Review: ‘Parker’ Packs a Star Punch with Blood-Spattered Surprises

Action impresario Jason Statham reprises his typical fare in Parker, his latest, thrill-a-minute, blood-drenched, knife-wielding, gun-toting, martial arts-laden action flick.

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Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ Grown Up and Unapologetic

The fifth and final Twilight film may be the best one yet. Aphrodite Manousos reviews the end of this popular vampire saga.

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Review: ‘Café de Flore’ Takes the Cliché of Love to Uncommon Depths

Jean-Marc Vallée's new film Café de Flore is a screen gem, says Aphrodite Manousos in her review.

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Review: ‘Bel Ami’ a Mediocre Peek at ‘Dangerous Liaisons’

The new Robert Pattinson vehicle Bel Ami fails to live up to the similarly-themed Dangerous Liaisons, says Aphrodite Manousos.

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‘The Raven’ Squanders its Potential

An otherwise quality performance from John Cusack goes wasted in The Raven, says Aphrodite Manousos.

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