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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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True Grit

I admire your sand. Have I complained about people requiring “originality” out of Hollywood?  Well here’s one for you.  True Grit (1968) is a book, by Charles Protis, made into a movie with John Wayne a year later, and now made … Continue reading

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Men in Black 3

Don’t ask questions you don’t want the answers to. You shouldn’t ask questions you don’t want the answer to.  The only questions you don’t want the answer to are those that have only disgusting or undesirable possibilities.  Examples:  What’s the … Continue reading

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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

He owns an occult book shop.  He’s very devout in a new age way. Woody Allen has a standard kind of film that he’ll go to from time to time.  It comes from the mold of Manhattan (1979).  It’s an ensemble of couples … Continue reading

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