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A powerful film – “Short Term 12”


We watched Short Term 12 on Netflix last weekend and were impressed by this remarkable film. The movie is about a temporary treatment facility for troubled teens nicknamed “Short Term 12.” The film is raw, intense, funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, and … Continue reading

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“Birdman” simply soars!


This film is what great moviemaking is all about! Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan, Andrea Riseborough, Naomi Watts, and the entire cast of Birdman give performances of a lifetime in this cinematic treat. The cinematography is breathtaking … Continue reading

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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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Europe’s largest indoor performance halls


While tabulating the data listed below, I was quite surprised at the famous cities and venues that are not included in the list. This may be partially due to the minimum 2,000 seat size chosen, but may also have to … 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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“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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Man vs. tomatoes vs. IMDb – Favorite dramatic films


Here’s my list of favorite dramatic motion pictures versus the top 10 on Rotten Tomatoes and on the Internet Move Database. Rick The Shawshank Redemption The King’s Speech Dances With Wolves Das Boot A Beautiful Mind The Artist Goodbye Mr. … Continue reading

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