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Movie Review: AMERICAN HUSTLE

Release date: December 20, 2013 Directed by: David O. RusselL Written by: Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence Rating: R; Running Time: 137 minutes Think Casino meets The Grifters, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: THE WOLVERINE

Release date: July 26, 2013 Directed by: James Mangold Screenplay by: Mark Bomback and Scott Frank, Christopher McQuarrie Cast: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Haruhiko Yamanouchi Rating: PG-13; Running Time: 126 … Continue reading

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Movie Review: PACIFIC RIM

Release date: July 12, 2013 Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Screenplay by: Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Diego Klattenhoff … Continue reading

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Movie Review: THE LONE RANGER

Release date: July 3, 2013 Directed by: Gore Verbinski Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter Rating: PG-13; Running Time: 149 minutes Though The Lone Ranger first debuted as … Continue reading

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Movie Review: IRON MAN 3

Release date: May 3, 2013 Directed by: Shane Black Screenplay by: Drew Pearce & Shane Black Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak, Paul Bettany Rating: … Continue reading

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Bibi and Me

Prime Minister’s Girl Friday Ponders What Might Have Been [published in The Forward, March 22, 2013] Twenty-nine years, and not one phone call from the man. Not one flower. Not one letter. Sure, a VIP like Bibi can’t be expected … Continue reading

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Move Over ‘Girls;’ Time for Cable TV’s Real Women

There are the marvelously complex heroines of cable TV’s comedy/dramas . . . and then there’s Hannah Horvath. Other than raindrops, April is showering us with the return of three smart cable comedy/dramas with fascinating female protagonists. HBO’s “Veep” (second season) and Showtime’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

Release date: March 8, 2013 Directed by: Sam Raimi Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff Rating: PG; Running Time: 130 minutes In the 1939 L. Frank Baum-based film, a young girl named Dorothy Gale flees … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Reinvented World of Disney

Poor Toto… his fate is still as much up in the air as a bunch of flying monkeys. You’d think that between The Wizard of Oz‘s five directors and twenty screenwriters (credited and not), some bright bulb on the MGM set might … Continue reading

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Filmdom 2012: Best and Worst

Unlike so many of 2012′s films that took a slow, tortured walk to get to some dramatic kernel (e.g., Cosmopolis, The Magic of Belle Isle and People Like Us), let’s jump right into the fray: The Best: The U.S. box office, reporting $10.84 billion, … Continue reading

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