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The Greatest Showman

December 24, 2017

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The Greatest Showman – It opens like a Broadway musical; then a little rich girl and a little poor boy strike up a forever relationship and grow into P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and Charity (Michelle Williams). Marriage and two daughters later, he starts recruiting “unique persons:” a midget, a bearded lady, a really tall […]

Eddie The Eagle

February 27, 2016

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Eddie The Eagle – From the time he was a small boy, Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) dreamed of being an Olympian. Hampered with a bad leg and terrible vision, he was the clumsiest, least graceful athlete around. But he had a dream and his mom (Jo Hartley) believed in him, so no matter how ridiculed […]

Penguins of Madagascar

December 3, 2014

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Penguins of Madagascar – This time the “cute, adorable” penguins travel by plane, train and Fed Ex. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are kidnapped by Dave (John Malkovich), an octopus they upstaged years ago and he’s now out for revenge. They also have to contend with The North Wind’s leader “Classified” (Benedict Cumberbatch) who’s supposed […]

Les Miserables

December 26, 2012

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Les Miserables –  I think I just saw the Best Picture of  2012.  Since high school, I’ve loved the book, Les Miserables, and the story of Jean Valjean, petty thief who stole bread to feed his sister’s children.  It’s a big story that covers compassion, justice, redemption, political morals, and mostly love.  It shows the […]

Real Steel

October 9, 2011

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It’s too long, but it’s good. Set in the future, boxing is now a sport of robots. Former boxer Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) is an impulsive robot agent/owner. Right after his last losing fight and down to his last nickel, his long-forgotten 11 year old son comes back into his life. “ Max” is dimpled, […]