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  • Rush 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Nov, 2014

    I'm not sorry I watched this but I now feel empathy for people who don't like football movies but had to sit through Friday Night Lights.

    My husband, who attended several European Grand Prix races in in the 1970s, really enjoyed this film. The last third of this movie is when it really comes alive for everyone, race enthusiast or not. The relationship between the two competitors, Niki Lauda and James Hunt, becomes intriguing as we see how they motivate…

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2011

    ★★★ Watched 14 Nov, 2014

    Watched this again for an upcoming discussion with the movie group I lead at Caruth Haven assisted living. I enjoyed it just as much as the first time.

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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…

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Nov, 2014

    I enjoyed Interstellar but it seemed rather unfocused as if Nolan had so many related ideas to cram into the story that he couldn't choose one way to go. I feel as if this would have benefited from the treatment given to Inception's script: left in a bedstand drawer for 10 years, occasionally pulled and rewritten.

    Overall, Nolan is still looking at the themes we have seen in his other original movies like Memento and Inception: why do we choose…