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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Latest movies

I've enjoyed everything that I've seen lately, both at the theater and on video

Argo - super effective thriller and Ben Affleck doesn't pull his political punches - the back story boldly shows the American role in the Iranian political situation (helping to depose the democratically elected leader and re-installing the Shah)

Here Comes the Boom - exactly what it's billed as, and lots of fun

Wreck-It Ralph - very entertaining, both for kids and adults

Inside Job - don't know why I waited so long to see this movie - it's totally as gripping as I was told, though I wanted to lead a lynch mob after I saw it; wish it was required viewing.

Machine Gun Preacher - not for the faint-hearted, but a very powerful movie based on the true story of a biker (and former felon) who built an orphanage in Sudan.

The Other F Word - surprising gem about punk rock stars who became fathers; besides being wise and just plain interesting, it's a real testimony to how terrific a documentary can be if made by the right person; scenes where thesubjects talk about their (mostly absent) fathers are so moving, and the scenes where they talk about how being a dad transformed them are so beautiful; the only thing missing was a bit of perspective on the wives - who are these women and how do they cope with this strange reality?



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