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Big Eyes

December 27, 2014

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Big Eyes – In the late 1950s, it was apparently accepted that an employer could ask a woman if her husband was okay with her working. With that attitude, it’s no wonder Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) goes along with second husband Walter Keane’s (Christoph Waltz) scheme to take credit for her art. Walter is a […]

Her

January 11, 2014

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Her  – Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix – looking a lot like Johnny Galecki of Big Bang Theory)  is a writer at Romantic Letters.com for people who can’t express their emotions.   He’s sad and mopey, in process of divorce due in part to being withdrawn and unemotional.  Though not stated, it appears to be set in […]

American Hustle

December 21, 2013

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American Hustle –  Director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) has done it again.  It’s a shame some of the nominations for awards are out already because I kept thinking – Amy is the best, no Christian is, no Bradley is, and no Jennifer is.  The acting is fantastic.  It’s different, it’s funny, it’s filled […]

Man of Steel

June 21, 2013

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Man of Steel – It’s Smallville on steroids with lots of destruction. A baby is born on Krypton, a planet that’s about to go bust because it’s used up its natural resources. The baby’s parents (Russell Crowe plays dad Jor-El) decide to inject baby Kal-El ‘s cells with a codex and send him to another […]

Trouble With The Curve

September 29, 2012

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Trouble With The Curve – Clint Eastwood (Gus Lobel) is an aging,  make that old,  baseball scout who eats pizza and beer for breakfast, and has no use for today’s technology in evaluating and discovering new talent.  His employers think he’s past his prime and are watching him closely to make sure he doesn’t screw […]

The Fighter

December 18, 2010

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Remember “Million Dollar Baby” where I said boxing is the most barbaric sport ever. That opinion still holds, but I liked The Fighter just as much as I did MDB. It’s the story of two brothers, Christian Bale (Dicky) is a former almost-somebody boxer and now a crack addict, and Mark Wahlberg (Micky) idol worships […]