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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 […]

A Most Wanted Man

August 23, 2014

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A Most Wanted Man – A smart spy movie based on the John le Carre novel and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman in his last role – what more could you want*. Gunther Bachmann (PSH) is a slightly disgraced, thanks to the Americans, German spy. He and his small team are given 72 hours to bring […]

A Late Quartet

November 18, 2012

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A Late Quartet – Christopher Walken (Peter) is a music teacher, cellist and  the eldest member of The Fugue String Quartet. The quartet is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and Peter discovers he’s in the early stages of Parkinson’s.  He wants to bow out and bring in a replacement.  With the possibility of change, […]

The Ides of March

October 8, 2011

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Ryan Gosling is on his way to becoming the number one male star in this decade. He has got what they used to call “it” whatever that is. Here he’s Stephen, campaign manager for who he thinks is the candidate we all want for president, Mike Morris, played by the ever so charming George Clooney. […]

Money Ball

September 25, 2011

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This is not the “play your little heart out and win one for the Gipper” type sports movie. It’s a true story about how the game of baseball was changed using a logical, scientific approach with math formulas. The kind of thinking we should be using to fix our economic situation, maybe? Anyway, it’s a […]