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  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    Captain America: The First Avenger


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    Author and former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw calls the men and women who grew up in the bleak Great Depression as children and went on to win World War II as adults at home and abroad the "Greatest Generation" of Americans in our country's history. He's right. They were cut from a different cloth than the Baby Boomers, Hippies, and Generation X and Y kids that followed. Their courage, gumption, moral causes, ingenuity, productivity, and patriotism…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War



    Six years ago with The Avengers, this writer and website celebrated the “uncompromised planning and genius forethought” that represented the culmination of Marvel Films’ master blueprint. Never before had world-building reached such scale across multiple films, character properties, and storylines. As excellent as the designs have been, we are passed the paper stage. The house is built and the builders have been adding on and having a party. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gone from…

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  • August: Osage County

    August: Osage County


    Movies about dysfunctional families, no matter if they are little independent gems or classic favorites populated by Hollywood stars, are always prime landscapes for both drama and comedy. They are successful because they make us feel better about our own family we have at home. We either step back saying "Finally, there's someone out there who has it as bad as I do" or "Gosh, I guess my family's not that bad." We either laugh AT their shenanigans as wildly…

  • That Awkward Moment

    That Awkward Moment


    About midway through the new R-rated sex farce/relationship comedy "That Awkward Moment" starring Zac Efron, "Fruitvale Station" star Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller from "The Spectacular Now," one of the trio of horndog young professionals reminds his buddies that they are part of the so-called "selfish generation." It's a quick self-analysis that is undoubtedly true, but is as quickly forgotten and moved on from as a three-minute-old post on a Twitter feed. This movie doesn't deny it, but is…