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  • It Happened in Brooklyn 1947

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    Rat Pack avant la lettre, with the versatile young Voice coming into his own.

    The war is over and Danny Miller (Sinatra) is ready to go home to his beloved Brooklyn. A (quite attractive) nurse (Gloria Grahame, why only one scene?) sees him hanging around all alone and tells him to make friends. She doesn’t even believe him to be from Brooklyn, because people from Brooklyn make friends easily and he is just sulking in his room. Feeling somewhat pressured…

  • Mud 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    There are fierce powers at work in the world, boys. Good, evil, poor luck, best luck. As men, we've got to take advantage where we can. ~ Mud.

    Man, even co-starring the McConaissance is in full effect.

    Two teen boys, Neckbone and Ellis, find a boat hanging in a tree on an uninhabited island in Arkansas. The boat comes with a surprise as a stranger happens to live in it. That turns out to be Mud. Just Mud. The stranger…

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  • 12 Angry Men 1957

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2014

    1 Reasonable, Not All That Angry, Man

    Are you a juror number eight?

    The classic courtroom (or jury room rather) drama featuring a lone juror standing alone against his peers with a vote for acquittal in a murder trial. Henry Fonda stars a juror number eight, a man who basically just wants his fellow jurors to take at least some time before making a decision. The defendant is facing the death penalty and he doesnt want to rush a verdict.…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Jul, 2014

    It's not really a surprise an ape who was raised by James Franco would turn out to be somewhat of an idealistic hippie type in the end right?

    Andy Serkis ís Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. His portrayal of Caesar is so damn nuanced and soulful it isn't until quite some time after the film ends you - well, I at least - come back to the reality that this was a man and not a real live…