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The Big Short

December 24, 2015

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The Big Short – How can you take a book about the dull mortgage banking industry’s unscrupulous practices and turn it into an entertaining movie? You pair director Adam McKay with a slew of top actors, and use people like Chef Anthony Bourdain to describe collateralized debt obligation aka CDOs by comparing them to three-day-old […]

12 Years A Slave

November 2, 2013

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12 Years A Slave –Solomon Northup (Chiwetek Ejiofor) of NY, is an educated, talented musician who is free and black in the 1840s.  He has a wife and two children.  He’s conned by a couple of white men into going to Washington, DC where he’s taken into slavery.  Based on a true story, this is […]

The Counselor

October 25, 2013

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The Counselor – There’s not much socially redeeming value in this.  It’s violent and grisly but it’s sometimes very funny.  Lot of conversation, appearing to be philosophical.  And sex.  They talk about it, they practice it – vividly.  Both Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz are hot, hot, hot. The Counselor (Michael Fassbender) is a lawyer […]

Killing Them Softly

December 1, 2012

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Killing Them Softly –  A whole lot of talking, not much action.  Small time thugs Frankie (Scoot McNairy) and Johnny Amato decide to rob a poker game, knowing that owner Markie (Ray Liotta) will get the blame since he was responsible for a raid once before.  Jackie (Brad Pitt) is brought in to take care […]

Money Ball

September 25, 2011

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This is not the “play your little heart out and win one for the Gipper” type sports movie. It’s a true story about how the game of baseball was changed using a logical, scientific approach with math formulas. The kind of thinking we should be using to fix our economic situation, maybe? Anyway, it’s a […]

Megamind

November 11, 2010

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I think you’ll like it no matter if you’re a kid or a grown-up. Megamind (Will Farrell) has been cast as a villain from day one so he decides to be the baddest of them all. Once he thinks he’s destroyed the superhero, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), he finds life rather dull. He needs a […]

Eat, Pray, Love

August 15, 2010

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The story of a woman’s search for herself. Like many, Liz Gilbert, played by Julia Roberts, lives her life defined by the man of the moment in her life. After a failed marriage and a failed affair, she sets out on a year-long adventure to Italy, India and Indonesia (notice all the “I’s”). She eats […]