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Movie Review: Arbitrage

Movie Review: Arbitrage

First, let’s be clear that this movie has nothing to do with any type of Wall Street “arbitrage”. But it does have to do with Richard Gere, who is looking great at 60, as does his on-screen wife, the always fabulous Susan Sarandon. When I grow up, I too would like the life this poor

Movie Review: The Bourne Legacy

Movie Review: The Bourne Legacy

Much to my surprise my date enjoyed this guy-flick aimed at keeping the Bourne franchise alive.  Make no bones about it, this is a “cash in” movie with a somewhat serpentine, but paper thin plot that has many echoes of the past Bourne movies with all the wild physical action, explosions, and car chases you’d

Movie Review: Hope Springs

Movie Review: Hope Springs

Two great actors are in a switch of the stereotypical male/female roles.  Tommy Lee Jones is the one with the perpetual “headache” though in this case it’s a backache that by his choice has him sleeping in the guest room for the last 4 years.  The always reliable Meryl Streep is the wife that is

Movie Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Movie Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Frequently poignant, always humorous, and brilliantly played by some top-flight British actors who overcome an only so-so plot making the entire package surprisingly enjoyable. The film is named for the rundown hotel in a small town in India that becomes the home and the interaction-setting for a group of English tourists, somewhat strapped for money,

A Man and a Woman

A Man and a Woman

I just recently re-watched this French film that I had last seen when it was first released back in 1966.  Some of you may remember it because the sex scene of an unmarried couple caused quite a stir at the time.  Of course, today that part seems quite tame.  The couple in the story are in their

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