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In A Sea Of Comic Book Movies, Tammy Is An Island

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poster for Tammy (2014)With a deluge of remakes and comic book movies at the theater, it gets hard to find a good adult film to watch. Tammy (2014) being called an adult film might be a stretch but it didn’t disappoint me and is funny screwball comedy.
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And So It Goes Misses The Mark

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poster for And So It Goes (2014)And So It Goes (2014) is a romantic comedy drama from director Rob Reiner that stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. Even with that cast and director, this film, unfortunately, is a pale comparison to another film about a crusty old man also written by Mark Andrus titled As Good as It Gets (1997).
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Although Not Spectacular, This Is Where I Leave You Is A Fun Ride

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poster for This Is Where I Leave You (2014)This Is Where I Leave You is a film about a family dealing with loss and old unresolved issues the loss triggers when they are forced to be together for the first time in years. Although the different stories seen in the film are not new, the film as a whole was very entertaining.
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Revisiting Sia And Zero 7’s Simple Things

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screencap of Zero 7 with Sia and Sophie Barker singing Destiny 2001
Zero 7 with Sia and Sophie Barker singing Destiny 2001

The other day, while doing some research on the singer Sia, I discovered she worked with Zero 7. Their album ‘Simple Things’ is one of my favorite albums and it gave me an excuse to give it another listen. Sia’s vocals prove how great she is and she deserves all the acclaim she is getting now.
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The Equalizer Is A Different Take On A Classic Story

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poster for the film The Equalizer (2014)Back in the mid to late 80s, one of my favorite TV shows was The Equalizer. When I found out there was going to be a remake movie, I got nervous. It ended up I liked the film. There was enough bits from the old TV show to satisfy me and I liked the different take the film took on the story. It was pretty violent but there was enough humanity to recommend it.
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A Predictable Story Like The Hundred-Foot Journey Is Still A Good Time

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poster for The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) may have a predictable story but sometimes predictability is still a good time. The Hundred-Foot Journey is a feel good comedy-drama and I would recommend it for viewing.
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Nebraska Is More Than Just A Film About A Father And Son

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poster for the film NebraskaThe film Nebraska is at first a road movie about an elderly man thinking he’s won a sweepstakes but becomes much more as the layers of relationships are peeled away for the viewer. It’s a bittersweet look at what it is like to live in the Midwest of the United States. I liked this film very much.
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