Browsing All posts tagged under »Steve Carell«

Vice

January 5, 2019

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Vice – Dick Cheney (Christain Bale) looked like a Casper Milquetoast but in actuality was one of the most powerful and ruthless politicians in D.C., especially as VP under George W. (Sam Rockwell). He was a master of manipulation, using focus groups to find out what would trigger the public; and had an ability to […]

Welcome to Marwen

December 22, 2018

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Welcome to Marwen – After being beaten to “within an inch of his life”, Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) created an alternate world with dolls and GI Joe’s. In it, he’s Capt. Hogie, WWII hero, surrounded and protected by kick-butt women ( Janelle Monae, Eliza Gonzalez, Gwendoline Christie, Leslie Zemeckis). All these dolls are dressed in […]

Last Flag Flying

December 3, 2017

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Last Flag Flying – Larry “Doc” Shepard (Steve Carell) recruits two Vietnam-era Marine buddies Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Richard (Laurence Fishburne) to help him collect his son’s body from Dover Air Force Base. Doc was told his son died a hero in Iraq. A young Marine (J. Quinton Johnson) admits Larry, Jr. was just buying […]

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 […]