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Money Monster

May 14, 2016

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Money Monster – Fast talking, quick thinking TV financial host Lee Gates (George Clooney) is taken hostage by Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell), a young man who lost $60,000 following the Money Monster’s advice. The company that Kyle invested in used the excuse of a technical glitch as the reason it lost $800M of investor money. […]

Mother’s Day

April 30, 2016

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Mother’s Day – Directed by Garry Marshall, so you can easily figure out what’s going to happen. Still, it’s a light enjoyable movie. Jennifer Aniston is just as cute and fun as can be. She’s a divorced mother of two whose ex-husband gets married to a younger woman she refers to as a “tween.” Kate […]

August: Osage County

January 11, 2014

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August: Osage County – Fantastic cast and incredible acting.  Based on a Pulitzer-prize winning play, it’s the story of a dysfunctional family to the extreme.  It feels like you’re watching a play, too.  Matriarch Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) loves her three daughters almost as much as she loves vicodin, oxycontin, valium, etc.  Daughter Barbara comes […]

Larry Crowne

July 1, 2011

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For some reason, I want to say it twice, like Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Because he doesn’t have a college degree and therefore is not promotable, Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) is fired from his job at UMart. Who knew you needed a degree for that? Off he goes to community college on his little scooter, […]

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 […]