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Gangster Squad

You tell them Los Angeles belongs to Mickey Cohen. Gangster Squad (2013) stands at the intersection of three movies: L.A. Confidential (1997), The Untouchables (1987), and Dick Tracy (1990).  Damn, that must have sounded awesome in the pitch room.  “Wait, and you’re telling me we’ve got Josh Brolin, Ryan … Continue reading

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The House Bunny

A brothel?  No, I’m not looking to make soup. I didn’t like Animal House (1978).  That’s right, I said it.  I didn’t find it charming or pleasantly irreverent.  Nor did I enjoy Revenge of the Nerds (1984).  While fraternities and sororities may … Continue reading

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Your father was a very secretive man, Peter. To that lovely couple I met today, if you found the site, welcome. It’s 1:40, but the theater is pretty packed.  I’ve walked from Third Ave. to Eighth in a brisk, but … Continue reading

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Friends With Benefits

Umm…we need to talk… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I do not mind it when a story is told and retold. That’s why the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew lasted for years. Not because I liked … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part II)

This is “Part II,” which is the sequel to “Part I.” Historical Point Speaking of actresses, why don’t I give you my Top 10. Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Myrna Loy, and Jodie Foster.  When we’re talking “all-time”, you’re … Continue reading

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Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Be better than the Gap.  Say it. Salty and sweet.  It’s such a great idea.  Like pretzel M&M’s or trail mix.  I don’t think I’d like pretzel M&M’s, but I do like trail mix.  I also like sad comedies.  They … Continue reading

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Zombieland

When the virus struck, the first ones to go, obviously, were the fatties. When I saw the credits, I knew I’d like the movie.  If you superimpose the text on the world, then I’m going to enjoy myself.  This has … Continue reading

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