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Café Society

August 5, 2016

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Café Society – It’s the 1930s and awkward, insecure Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) wants to start his life in glamorous Hollywood. His uncle Phil Stern (Steve Carell) is a big movie mogul there and gives Bobby a job as his errand boy. Bobby falls in love with Phil’s secretary Vonnie (Kristen Stewart). A little catch […]

The Big Short

December 24, 2015

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The Big Short – How can you take a book about the dull mortgage banking industry’s unscrupulous practices and turn it into an entertaining movie? You pair director Adam McKay with a slew of top actors, and use people like Chef Anthony Bourdain to describe collateralized debt obligation aka CDOs by comparing them to three-day-old […]

Freeheld

October 18, 2015

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Freeheld – A love story between a detective and a mechanic. Both are women, and therein lies the rub. Laurel (Julianne Moore), a constant smoker, is diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and wants to assign her pension to her partner Stacie (Ellen Page). Even though the law in New Jersey gave the county the […]

Foxcatcher

December 23, 2014

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Foxcatcher – A true story about one of the rich DuPonts who lured a couple of Olympic gold medal wrestling winners to his lair. John duPont (Steve Carell) is a strange bird who’s into ornithology and wrestling. He starts with Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and after getting him hooked on cocaine, he turns to older […]

The Way, Way Back

September 12, 2013

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The Way, Way Back – A good family movie about 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) who’s spending the summer with mom Pam (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell).  Duncan is going through an awkward stage, a bit of a dork  and doesn’t like Trent.  There’s plenty of reason to not like Trent, he’s the biggest a-hole […]

Despicable Me 2

July 8, 2013

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Despicable Me 2 – Gru (Steve Carell) is domesticated now, raising the three little girls and running a jam and jelly-making factory with the help of Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand) and the minions.  The AVL comes calling.    They feel his former villain abilities can be useful in saving the world from a deadly potion PX41 […]

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.  […]