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  • The V.I.P.s 1963

    ★★ Rewatched 24 Jun, 2014

    OMG, what a flat piece of tripe. Several unrelated and contrived stories pieced together into a too-long film. Taylor and Burton are terrible as is Louis Jourdain as Liz's would-be lover. Margaret Rutherford won an Oscar for her madcap Duchess but she's been better in other films. Maggie Smith as a devoted secretary to Rod Taylor is caught p in a very contrived segment with Burton. Orson Welles is totally wasted. It's a prequel to AIRPORT and not a very…

  • Old Joy 2006

    ★★★½ Rewatched 23 Jun, 2014

    I met one of the actors in this buddy film, Daniel London, over the weekend. He was in Memphis for his mother-in-law's funeral. She was a close friend of ours. We spoke of the film and he thought it was worth doing though it was only a minor film. He seems to be a very quiet man and introspective. He has 2 daughters and is married to Megan Reilly, a noted songwriter. He is currently working on a miniseries (MANHATTAN) for TV wherein he plays Dr. Oppenheimer, who made the first atomic bomb.

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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…