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  • Walk the Line 2005

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Sep, 2014

    There's just something about this film that grabs me and leaves me exhilarated. Part of it is Reese Witherspoon's wonderful performance. I think she had a lot more to accomplish in nailing her portrayal of June Carter than Joaquin Phoenix did in Johnny Cash. That is not to naysay Phoenix's performance. He was spot on. Carter just was a more complex character.

    We'll be discussing this in our movie group and I can't wait. A lot of them were doubtful about the film and I think they are going to be surprised at how enjoyable it is.

  • Heaven Is for Real 2014

    ★★½ Watched 19 Sep, 2014

    I'd never have chosen this myself. It was selected by a resident of the assisted living place where we have a movie group. There is a lot that is actually worthwhile if you want to watch a straight forward movie about Heaven and belief, what happens when your standard beliefs are challenged, and about community (the good and the bad).

    Note to directors out there: if Heaven just looks like a nice park and Jesus is wearing a kaftan, just…

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  • Howl's Moving Castle 2004

    ★★★★ Added

    19-year-old Sophie has resigned herself to a drab life in her family's hat shop ... until she is cursed by an evil witch to have an 90-year-old body. She leaves home and goes searching for a way to break the spell. In the countryside she comes upon Howl's strange moving castle which walks about on large chicken legs.

    Howl is the young wizard who owns the castle and Sophie soon becomes part of the household as the housekeeper. As she…

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    Anyone who enjoyed the Wallace and Gromit shorts will enjoy this. Their British sense of humor and timing ... so funny.

    Billed as "the world's first vegetarian horror movie," this finds Wallace and Gromit running a pest control service to help the villagers who want to grow prize-winning produce for their annual vegetable competition.

    Loaded with ingenious Rube Goldberg inventions, spoofs of old monster movies and classic movies, and their trademark sight gags, this is a treasure for all ages.