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“Argo” Movie Review

(Enthralling) – – As the American Embassy is being overrun in Iran, six embassy workers managed to escape out the back door.  They find refuge in the home of the Canadian Ambassador (played by Victor Garber) where they stay for over two months. CIA covert operative, Ben Affleck  (as Tony Mendez),  is responsible for rescuing these six people.  Extracting people from

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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Movie Review

(Excellent Coming of Age Movie) – – Teenage drinking, drugging, and then driving makes me cringe.  Arrrghh…. Beyond that, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is an excellent high school coming of age movie. Coming off a traumatic time both in middle school and personally) Charlie (played by Logan Lerman) starts high school alone.   He spends most days eating

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“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” Movie Review

(Exciting, Funny, Gory) – – Bodies blow up, people are dismembered, heads are squished and blown off:  blood and gore (albeit not awfully graphic) flow as do the wisecracks and action.  “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” is definitely NOT for kids.  It is R rated for a reason (including the f-words which are used very effectively). One very clever point was the

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“Silver Linings Playbook” Movie Review

(Uncomfortable, Ultimately Uplifting) – – Bradley Cooper (as Pat) has just spent 8 months in a local mental institution.  He comes home with the promise of attending therapy on a regular basis, but, he refuses to take his medication.  This refusal results in several very uncomfortable blow-ups which graphically show the trials and tribulations of living with mental illness.  Cooper

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“Les Miserables” Movie Review

(Beautiful, Breathtaking, Brutal) – – Anne Hathaway’s solo that is heard (and seen briefly) in the trailer above is simply…BREATHTAKING.   Absolutely BREATHTAKING.  I was in tears, not from the sadness of the song, but, by the stunning performance of a truly talented actress…one that should get her an Oscar. “Les Miserables” is unique, Broadway worthy, movie entertainment. Who knew

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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Movie Review

 (Instant Classic) – – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is a stupendous movie.  An instant classic that is visually spectacular and interesting enough that the 170 minutes felt like 30, it was over just as it was getting interesting.  🙂 Director Peter Jackson takes a few liberties with the book ostensibly to set up the “Lord of the Rings” movies.  I

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