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Trumbo

November 27, 2015

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Trumbo – The story of Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston of TV’s Breaking Bad), a major Hollywood screenwriter in the 40s and 50s, who was blacklisted along with several others for being members of the CPUSA. Mainly he was an advocate for workers’ rights. These government types felt that movies were the “most powerful influence” on […]

Love, The Coopers

November 14, 2015

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Love, The Coopers – Close to ending a 40-year marriage, Charlotte Cooper (Diane Keaton) wants to have one big happy Christmas before telling the family she and Sam (John Goodman) are calling it quits. Most of the other members are having problems, too, such as no job, no boyfriend, no life. It has a snowy, […]

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 […]

Inside Llewyn Davis

January 12, 2014

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Inside Llewyn Davis – Why would anyone want to mug a folksinger?  That’s the premise the Coen Brothers say they started with.   Inspired by a real songwriter’s gloomy life, it’s shot in grey tones. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a down on his luck folksinger, bumming smokes and crashing with friends.  He sings in smoke-filled […]

Flight

November 4, 2012

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Flight – Don’t you just love Denzel?  Age has taken a bit of the pretty off him, but he still has that smile.  This is a movie about addiction.  Alcohol, cocaine, and stuff that I don’t have a clue about.  It starts off with a little T&A.  Denzel Washington as Capt. Whip Whitaker, is a […]

Argo

October 13, 2012

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Argo – Remember the Iranian hostage crisis back in 1979 when the Canadians got six US Embassy employees safely home?    Islamic militants mob the embassy and take 50 some hostages, six get away and are hidden by Canada’s ambassador.  CIA’s Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes to town acting as a movie maker and sneaks the […]

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 […]