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Red Sparrow

March 5, 2018

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Red Sparrow – I’m not sure why but Russian prima ballerina Dominica (Jennifer Lawrence) gets her leg broken and then her Putin-like spy uncle (Matthias Schoenaerts) offers her a deal to help take care of her sick mother. Things go wrong and she is sent to what she refers to as “whore school.” She excels […]

Passengers

December 24, 2016

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Passengers – Starship Avalon is on a 120-year trip headed to another planet with 5,000 passengers scheduled to wake up shortly before arrival. Ooops, 30 years in, one of the hibernation pods malfunctions and Jim (Chris Pratt) is awake. A year later, Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) is awakened – I won’t tell you how. After exhausting […]

Joy

December 25, 2015

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Joy – In a house with four generations, including ex-husband (Edgar Ramirez) and divorced parents (Robert DeNiro & Virginia Madsen), everyone looks to Joy (Jennifer Lawrence) to take care of them. Grandma (Diane Ladd) narrates the story and is the only one who encourages Joy with her inventions and dreams. You’d think once her miracle […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

November 21, 2015

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – Starting where Part 1 left off, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is under President Snow’s (Donald Sutherland) mind control and believes Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is his enemy. Using words instead of weapons, Kat leads Team Mockingjay to the capitol to take out Snow. The action is slower and more thoughtful […]

Serena

March 29, 2015

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Serena – If you haven’t read the book by Ron Rash, let me tell you, you can read all 371 pages in less time than it takes to watch this movie. It moves very slowly, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth watching. In the late 1920s, George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) owns a large lumber/logging […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

November 22, 2014

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – This is The Hunger Games without its color, even frisky Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) has been reduced to a drab jumpsuit and Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) is forced to go without any of his substances. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly agrees to be “The Face of the Revolution” in the […]

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 […]