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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

July 21, 2018

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Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again- Starting out with Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) college graduation, this second act of MM jumps into high gear with an ensemble song and dance of “When I Kissed The Teacher.” Then it goes back and forth between the story of young Donna (Lily James – old Donna as you […]

The Post

January 12, 2018

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The Post – When you pair Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks directed by Steven Spielberg, you get what you expect. Pure entertainment. After her husband’s suicide, Kay Graham (Streep) is now publisher of her father’s newspaper. It’s a man’s world and she struggles with her duty to her friends, her duty to the shareholders, and […]

Florence Foster Jenkins

August 14, 2016

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Florence Foster Jenkins – Based on true events, unsuccessful actor St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) and former child pianist prodigy Florence Foster (Meryl Streep) make an odd pair. She has a huge ego and an overabundance of confidence in her talents as an opera singer yet has no qualms about pointing out his shortcomings as […]

Suffragette

November 8, 2015

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Suffragette – London, 1912 – In an age when husbands were expected to speak for and control their wives, a 24-year-old laundry worker is accidentally brought into the Suffrage movement. Having worked full-time since she was 12, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) is now a wife and mother. After seeing her employer trying to force himself […]

Ricki And The Flash

August 12, 2015

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Ricki And The Flash – Meryl Streep plays Ricki Rendazzo, a musician who never made it to rock star fame but still seems to have hope. She used to be known as Linda Brummel with a husband (Kevin Kline) and three kids. She wasn’t very good at being a wife or mother. Now bankrupt, she […]

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 […]

Hope Springs

August 9, 2012

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Hope Springs – When husband Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) rejects Kay’s (Meryl Streep) timid advances, she decides it’s time for couples counseling.  After 31 years of marriage, they’re in separate bedrooms and Arnold seems content, not really happy, but content with that.  Kay, however, wants to bring back intimacy and some life into their life.  […]