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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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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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Catching Fire Does Just That And Then Some

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poster for the movie The Hunger Games: Catching FireI missed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie when it hit theaters last year and I thought, with Mockingjay Part 1 coming out this week, that I should get caught up. I thought for sure it would be just a rehash of the first movie and there was some of that but in general, Catching Fire impressed me and I enjoyed it. I thought it improved over the first film.
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Kathleen Hanna Should Be Everyone’s Heroine

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image of the poster for The Punk Singer (2013)The other night I watched the 2013 documentary ‘The Punk Singer’ about the life and times of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of bands such as Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and The Julie Ruin. The film blew me away and gave me a huge appreciation of Hanna’s music and point of view. I know I’m not the usual demographic for Hanna’s music but her music and lyrics just seem so honest and real. She is a heroine of the 1st degree. Check out the film on Netflix.
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