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The Normal Heart

I am right this second watching this amazing movie on HBO.  The script, the direction, the acting, all of it needs to be recognized.  Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer must receive awards … they must.  It isn’t just the story, … Continue reading

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White House Down – the movie

Have you seen it?  I think it has a lot to offer, and it appears many people are in agreement with that sentiment.  I want to point out one particular moment in this film that is profound, amazing, powerful, and … Continue reading

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Dredd 2012

First off, yes I loved Stallone’s Judge Dredd – I think it is a fantastic movie for a bunch of wonderful reasons, and I watch it every chance I get – maybe I’ll post something on it some time.  Second, for … Continue reading

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The Purge (the Movie)

I finally saw this fairly intriguing movie – if you’re not prepared to think, don’t watch it (unless you’re one of the masses that just enjoys ugliness and violence for its own sake, in which case this movie is about you … Continue reading

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Ocean’s 11/12/13

Have most of you seen these movies?  They are populated by an amazing ensemble cast, and they are funny, detailed, subtle, intricate, and wonderfully well written and acted.  I’d seen the first (Ocean’s 11), which was very good, and the … Continue reading

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Robert Downey Jr.

Most of you have heard of Robert Downey Jr.  He’s been a presence in American film making for many years.  Unfortunately, for a number of those years all we heard about him in entertainment journalism was about his use of … Continue reading

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Contrast, Truth, and Beauty

2001 “Save the Last Dance” – a gem of a movie – have you seen it?  The characters are complex, vivid, and display problems and potential that many of us have experienced, either directly or indirectly.  The stories are familiar – … Continue reading

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