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2 Guns

You gotta admit, that was kinda fun. The summer is usually good for one perfect action movie a year.  I’m going to include superhero movies in this category.  Surprisingly, there is rarely more than one.  It seems like 2 Guns (2013) … Continue reading

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Pain & Gain

I’m strong.  I’m big.  I’m hot.  I’m big. Pain & Gain (2013) stands at the intersection of satire, true crime, comedy, and action.  That’s a difficult intersection to conduct.  In the hands of a maestro, it can be a beautiful dance … Continue reading

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Broken City

You always were more balls than tact. Officer Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) got in a spot of bother when he shot and killed a young man who had been tried and released (on a “technicality”) of raping and murdering a … Continue reading

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Four Brothers

He’s a good kid, he just needs an older brother. John Singleton started his film career at age twenty-four with a knockout as the writer/director of Boyz n the Hood (1991).  Nothing he’s done since has come within a square mile … Continue reading

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Ted

He talks! John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is best friends with Ted (Seth MacFarlane), a teddy bear that he wished into life as a child.  An animate teddy bear gets some attention but, like all fame, it’s fleeting.  All the while, … Continue reading

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Boogie Nights

Everyone’s blessed with one special thing. Drugs are bad, but there are no rhetorical questions to ask on the subject because all questions have an answer.  It’s just a tragedy in inevitability.  You take them because you’re an idiot and … Continue reading

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