Browsing All posts tagged under »Cate Blanchett«

Carol

January 10, 2016

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Carol – In the 1950s, love between two women was considered immoral. Carol (Cate Blanchett) has been married to wealthy Harge Aird (Kyle Chandler) for ten years and has a three year-old daughter, Rindy. Now in the middle of a divorce, she meets Therese (Rooney Mara), a shop girl, and there’s an instant attraction. Several […]

Truth

November 1, 2015

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Truth – A behind the scenes look at what happened in 2004 when CBS News producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) investigated the military record of then-President George W. Bush. 1. Were strings pulled to get him into the National Guard? 2. Did he fulfill his military obligation? Documents showed that Dubya was AWOL for about […]

Cinderella

March 15, 2015

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Cinderella – If it’s been a while since you last saw Cinderella, you’re reminded of how it all began. Ella is treated like a princess by her loving parents. Too soon, her mother dies. Ella and her father (Ben Chaplin) manage to continue on contentedly until he takes a wife (Cate Blanchett) with two daughters. […]

The Monuments Men

February 9, 2014

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Monuments Men:  Frank Stokes (George Clooney) heads a team of men tasked with finding stolen art during WW II and returning it to its rightful owners.  This will appeal to the over 40 folks.  It has history, humor and a bit of American prideful swagger. Based on a true story, the Monuments Men were instrumental […]

Blue Jasmine

September 7, 2013

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Blue Jasmine –Cate Blanchett (Jasmine French/Jeannette Francis) is more than excellent as the high-strung, high-maintenance, anxiety ridden, rich pampered wife.   Husband Hal (Alec Baldwin), financial guru (think Bernie Madoff) cheats everyone.  She looks the other way until she finds out he’s cheating on her, too.  She moves in with sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins), who she’s […]

The Hobbit

December 20, 2012

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The Hobbit – Takes place 60 years before The Lord of the Rings.  Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is persuaded by Gandalf the Wizard (Ian McKellan) to go with a group of 13 dwarves to take back their mountain from Smaug the Dragon.  Bilbo doesn’t really want to do this as he is quite comfortable in […]