Category: Movie Reviews

“The Big Lebowski” Movie Review

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“The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is an unemployed, very lazy, dude. One night as he returned home to his pathetic apartment (the rent is overdue) two thugs attacked him demanding money owed them by Lebowski’s wife, Bunny (Tara Reid). HUH??? The Dude is not married, and he certainly does not have any money. After one…

“The Meddler” Movie Review

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Marnie (Susan Sarandon) lost her husband a year (or two) ago and moved to Los Angles to be close to her daughter, Lori (Rose Byrne). Marnie is not yet ready to move on from the memory of her husband and starts to “meddle” in her daughter’s life…..and the lives of her daughter’s friends. This meddling…

“Life of a King” Movie Review

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Eugene (Cuba Gooding Jr.) was just released from jail after 17 years. Unlike many, Eugene is a changed man. He wants to make things right with his daughter, Katrina (Rachae Thomas) and son. But they reject him, blaming him for their childhood troubles…..and, truthfully, they are right: He was a bad father, and a bad…

“Eddie the Eagle” Movie Review

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I remember “Eddie the Eagle” from watching the Olympic games from Calgary in 1988.  Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) grew up dreaming about becoming an Olympic athlete. Unfortunately, he had physical issues requiring braces on his legs until he was a teenager. Eddie’s mother, Janette (Jo Hartley) supported Eddie’s dreams, but, his father, Terry (Keith Allen),…

“Big Eyes” Movie Review

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 (Fascinating) Margaret (Amy Adams) left her first marriage with her daughter, Jane (Delaney Raye & Madeleine Arthur), and moved to San Francisco. All she brought with them was a car trunk full of her paintings and some clothes. In San Francisco, she met Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), a superficial salesman and marketer posing as an…

“Black or White” Movie Review

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(Emotional) Elliot (Kevin Costner) and Carol (Jennifer Ehle) Anderson adopt their 17 year old daughter’s baby after she dies during childbirth. The father, Reggie (Andre Holland), is a drug addict with no interest in raising the child. Seven years later, Carol dies in a car crash (Drive Safe!) leaving Elliot to raise Eloise (Jillian Estell)…

“RV” Movie Review

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Bob Munro (Robin Williams) is planning to take his family to Hawaii for vacation. Unfortunately, stuff happens at work that forces him to cancel Hawaii and, instead, plan a vacation (with a secret agenda to attend an important work meeting) to Colorado in an R.V. In the R.V. and travelling across country, the Munro’s meet…