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Mom didn't think this movie qualifies as a musical.  Me, I say the way every sequence, big or small, is perfectly choreagraphed to the soundtrack makes it a musical.  And that soundtrack is pretty amazing.

Also its a really good crime (reluctant crook subgenre) movie.  The love interest could maybe have used a little more depth but Lily James is still pretty good with what she has to work with.  Ansel Elgort is a delight.  And the high-end talent make for a great supporting cast of quirky crooks.
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More bland than bad somewhat sadly.  Meryl Streep is, as always, a treasure.  As is Kevin Kline.  And Streep's daughter Mamie Gummer does a good job potraying someone both deeply depressed and really angry.  But despite having lots of interesting character seeds, the movie never really grows them into a really interesting story.  Also the writing, especially the dialogue, was clunky at time.  Which was something I remember writer DIablo Cody being sharper at in preious works...


Feb. 5th, 2015 09:54 pm
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Dang.  I've actually got St. Patrick's Day off this year and Flogging Molly is playing L.A. instead of Phoenix...
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Jean (Maggie Smith) is a former opera star now moving into a home for retired musicians. Already living there are her ex-husband Reggie and their friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Cissy. The four had once been part of famed run of Rigoletto...

A cute little movie about growing old and second (or even third) chances. Charming, if fairly slight...

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Nov. 4th, 2012 06:21 pm
lurkerwithout: (eastman)
Chico & Rita: Animated movie about a pair of pre-Castro Cuban jazz musicians who fall in love and screw it up because of stupid and the fickleness of fame. Lots of great music of course...

The Raid: Redemption: Malaysian action movie where a SWAT team goes after a drug dealer in his fortified apartment building. And then things get all FUBAR. And then ass kickings and shootings and lots of violence happens...

A Cat in Paris: Animated movie about a cat who lives with a police detective's daughter during the day and goes out at night with a burglar. And then some gangsters get involved and so the little girl has to be saved by the burglar. And lots of running around the roofs of Paris...
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In lieu of content that requires thinking here is a woman rapping about vaginas

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May. 4th, 2012 04:35 pm
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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch dies from cancer

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