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Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back

You need an acquired taste to view this movie that has no taste. This comedy-adventure has a lot of profane humor, inside jokes, and sex appeal which doesn’t really add up to a cohesive story, but might entertain you if … Continue reading

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Joker

NOTE: No spoilers here “When I was a little boy and told people I was going to be comedian, everyone laughed at me. Well no one’s laughing now” Set in 1981, Joaquin Phoenix’s tour de force performance combines with director … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

People didn’t buy much of Jerry Bruckheimer’s relatable romantic comedy when it first released in theaters, but it’s certainly not regulated to the bargain bins for the home video release. In this solid, two-disc DVD set, P.J. Hogan directs a … Continue reading

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Hoodlum

“You’ve been warned. Get ready for your final thrill. It’s curtains, Dutch. The jig is up.” Set in Harlem during the late 1920s and early 1930s, this organized crime drama follows Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) and Stephanie St. Clair/Madam … Continue reading

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One Night at McCool’s

Ironic?…yes; predictable?…sure; entertaining and funny?…no. One Night at McCool’s focuses on its main character Jewel Valentine (Liv Tyler) in plot, but Tyler’s talents are reduced to superficial dreams and degrading situations. Michael Douglas, who has also a producer on this … Continue reading

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12 Monkeys

“I want the future to be unknown. I want to become a whole person.” 12 Monkeys engages audiences with a great sci-fi, time travel plot that keeps you guessing until the end. Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Fisher King) directs yet another … Continue reading

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Moulin Rouge!

This extremely entertaining film will keep you on your toes throughout its 2 hour 6 minute running time.  Director Baz Luhrmannn uses short edits and colorful sets to tell the story of an aspiring poetic writer named Christian (Ewan McGregor) … Continue reading

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The Limey

“Bide your time and everything becomes clear, and you can act accordingly.” Terence Stamp impresses and then some in this crime-action tour-de-force directed by  Steven Soderbergh. The short running time is not a negative here as this extremely effective film … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Love

“Playwrights teach us nothing about love. They make it pretty, they make it comical, or they make it lust, but they cannot make it true.” “Oh, but they can!” This film was a considerable challenge to make into a cohesive … Continue reading

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The Lion King

Disney’s live action PG-rated version of their 1994, G-rated animated classic takes us to the African “Pride Lands”. Prince Simba (Donald Glover), the son of Lion King Mufasa (the returning James Earl Jones), looks to lead the animals while Scar … Continue reading

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