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Friday, May 27, 2016

"The Girl In The Book"

Interesting movie. It's difficult to describe without giving away too much of the plot. A middle-aged editor is given an assignment to edit and publish a book by an author. It turns out he was an influence on her life in a bad way when she was young. So she decides to write a book about her experiences just as he tries to re-enter her life. It has it's squeamish moments, but in the end, she gets her revenge.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Who's Driving Doug"

If the movie description says, "Road Trip," I'm all over it. I'm a total sucker for road films. This is one that's a bit different. It stars an actor who has a non-progressive form of MS, (RJ Mitte, from "Breaking Bad"), who's smart and sarcastic as hell. He has a control-freak mom who still talks to her deceased husband. Doug's driver quits and he takes on a fun-loving, witty, new driver who convinces him and a female college student to take a road trip to Vegas. This movie is well written, acted, and will leave you thinking about life. There are plenty of laughs and serious moments to this wonderful movie.
4.5 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Run Boy Run"

The story of a young Jewish boy set during WWII. As the Nazis attack Warsaw, his father helps him escape the Jewish Ghetto and tells him to be brave and never give up. He also tells him to make up a fake identity, however to never forget who he really is. He roams the countryside, just a step ahead of the Nazis, and works for a series of farmers, moving on just as he is about to be captured. He is taken in and nurtured by several families. The young actor gives an amazing performance. What was refreshing about this movie is that although there are many harrowing moments, it has very little physical violence. And the countryside of Poland is quite beautiful.
4 out of 5 stars