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  • Blue Chips 1994

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    Seeing Nick Nolte lose his shit is a thing of beauty.

    In Blue Chips Nick Nolte stars as Western University Coach Pete Bell. The team is coming off a horrible season, so Bell is not all too pleased. He is, however, a straight by the numbers type of guy and doesn't want his team to succumb to the practices of paying the athletes and or their family to come to their school and end their losing ways. There is a…

  • After the Thin Man 1936

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    The idea behind sequels, besides -obviously - cashing in on a popular hit, is an opportunity to spend more time with characters we've come to know and love. The problem with many sequels is that they're either flimsy retreads of the same stuff trying to pass for a new film, or we see our beloved stars doing things we don't associate them with and can't be bothered to care about them anymore.

    A film like After The Thin Man, however,…

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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…