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Threes

My three favorite actors: Bruce Dern Donald Sutherland John Lithgow My three favorite actresses: Laurie Metcalf Octavia Spencer Alexis Bledel I enjoy watching actors like Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson build to a big explosive payoff, but I’m more impressed with the actors who can play the quiet scenes. The most difficult thing for an …

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The Intern

I saw this movie with Mona today, and it’s a lot better than the trailer makes it look. It’s all about creating harmony out of disparate parts; everybody is different, but nobody is put down or ridiculed. It was fun seeing a Robert DeNiro in a more laid-back role, where he wasn’t chomping on the …

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Walking

I loved this movie. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, so I’ll wait to talk about until after it’s left the theaters.  (It’s a movie for grown-ups, so that probably won’t be long.)

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At The Movies

I saw the new Melissa McCarthy movie Spy today, and if watching people die funny is your idea of a comedy then I’d say this is the movie for you. It was unexpectedly violent and sexually explicit.  The trailers had not prepared us for that.  I was disappointed. When Melissa McCarthy played Sookie on Gilmore …

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Best

In so many movies today, old people are just bit players in a young person’s story. I loved this movie because in this one old people had lives and stories of their own.

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Chef

I saw this movie last night, and the more I think about it the more I like it.  This is one that sticks with you, in a good way.

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Bueller… Bueller… Bueller…

I found a copy of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for five dollars at the check out counter of the grocery store, and Mona and  I watched it this afternoon. It’s one of my favorites. In a typical Teen Comedy™, the parents are away and the kids respond by breaking into the liquor cabinet, throwing a …

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Dark Ninja

The Climactic Death of Dark Ninja from Peter Craig on Vimeo. This is one of my favorite comedy shorts, and I was happy to find it available online.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

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