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  • Hot Saturday 1932

    ★★★ Watched 13 Aug, 2014

    Pretty good film overall. Cary Grant was a newcomer and already commanded the screen. Nancy Carroll was at the approximate end of her career after a strong presence in silent. Randolph Scott has a small role and does not get to do much. Glad for the opportunity to see this pre-code antiquity. Nothing very "hot" happens but there is pretty direct innuendo. May be the film during which Grant and Scott formed their friendship. Historically, that is worth the watch.

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Aug, 2014

    Despite the mediocre reviews, this is an entertaining film with good performances by all concerned. It's quiet and smoothly paced with a lot of blood and guts but just the kind of film I was looking for. I recommend it.

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  • The Past 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Mar, 2014

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

  • Jersey Boys 2014

    ★★½ Watched 22 Jun, 2014 1

    My wife wanted to see this film so I went along. I like the music of the Four Seasons and thought the casting of the 4 leads worked pretty well. On the directing, I fault Eastwood with piecing together a plotline that was far too stingy with facts and continuity. I was surprised several times as characters disappeared and then reappeared for a second uninformative scene or two (Frankie's wife and girlfriend, for instance). We see him with his daughter…