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A serious downer of a movie


I will preface this post with the fact that I do not like Woody Allen at all.  That being said, based on the accolades that Cate Blanchett has been receiving for her acting in his latest film at the various … Continue reading

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“Her”- Love in an impersonal world


Kathy and I saw the film Her over the weekend. The movie is a poignant fast forward portrayal of our impersonal digital world. Putting irony and emphasis on this portrayal was the fact that as we exited the theater, nearly everyone … Continue reading

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A ‘magical mystery tour’ of the ’60s – review of “Across the Universe”


I watched the 2007 motion picture Across the Universe for the first time last night and found it to be a magical and mysterious tour of the late 1960s, which blended perfectly with an entire score of superb Beatles music and … Continue reading

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The magic of “Now You See Me”


Despite mediocre reviews, my two younger sons and I saw the recently released motion picture, Now You See Me last night. Boy, am I glad we did. the critics could not be more wrong. Fortunately, the average movie-goer has a … Continue reading

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Movie review – admiring “Mud”


My two younger sons and I attended the movie Mud this past Friday night. After hearing and/or reading stellar reviews about the film, we thought it would be a nice variation to the annual summer onslaught of superhero offerings. All … Continue reading

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America’s largest indoor performance halls – UPDATE #6


The following list shows the the largest indoor performance halls in the United States (minimum 2,000 seats and collegiate in italics). It does not include other venues like outdoor amphitheaters, or sports facilities like arenas and stadiums. LDS Conference Center … Continue reading

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It could have been such a good action movie…


…if they had left out about half of the f-words, dropped the overly melodramatic patriotic hoopla, and didn’t need to kill everyone with shots to the head, head stabbings, and head crushing. The movie I am talking about is Olympus … Continue reading

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De Niro dog whispering


Back in January, I was fortunate enough to adopt a wonderful American Eskimo dog who I named Relay. His name came from the fact that it took a relay of four vehicles to bring him from Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Greater … Continue reading

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“Argo f#€% yourself” and then definitely see “Argo”


This blunt, but humorous phrase comes from the phenomenal new movie Argo that I saw yesterday afternoon. It stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin and recounts the amazing actual events of the Iran Hostage Crisis of … Continue reading

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Review of “The Art of Getting By”


While on vacation, I caught a delightful movie on HBO that I did not recall ever seeing advertised for showings in the theater.  The film is entitled The Art of Getting By and stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland and Charlie … Continue reading

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