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  • Divergent 2014

    ★★★ Watched 04 Apr, 2014

    HUNGER GAMES without gratuitous killing.

  • Bad Words 2014

    ★★ Watched 26 Mar, 2014

    Did not expect much and was not disappointed. With the exception of a couple of talented kids and Bateman's surly but tenderhearted grown-up child., there is little to recommend. The story is full of holes and calls into question, among other things, why an Indian mother and father would allow their 9-year old spelling prodigy to stay at a strange hotel alone while they stay at a "better" hotel nearby. In these days, that's just asking for trouble. But that's…

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  • The Past 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Mar, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Captain Phillips 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Nov, 2013

    I really did not look forward to seeing this film, expecting it to be pretty routine review of a piracy at sea in modern dress. I got about what I expected. The acting was very realistic, the production values were top-notch. The non-actor lead pirate was impressive. I had heard all this in advance. Nothing wrong with the film as a doc but not what I'd call entertainment. Sometimes I just want to be entertained. This and 12 Years a Slave, the last film I saw on the big screen are not MGM poster films for "That's Entertainment".