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The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

I am always fascinated with movies by director/writer Christopher Nolan. This was no exception. Nolan has an ability to talk about the dark side, the evil that is lurking in all of us. It is scary thing. Yet, in the Batman series, good eventually triumphs over evil. It is a story of hope, although it […]

The Intouchables

The Intouchables

  A beautiful movie. A rich, handicapped man is looking for a new male nurse. A unemployed immigrant from Africa shows up thinking he will never get the job but that he can fulfill the legal requirements for unemployment benefits by applying for the job. The two begin an unlikely friendship. A truly inspiring story […]

Amazing Spiderman

Amazing Spiderman

  Remake of the Spiderman movie. I liked the first one better, but this had it’s positive moments. The awkwardness of the scene where Peter Parker finally get’s enough courage to ask the girl out is classic. Her role in helping him discover himself and in helping him fight the bad guy is very positive. […]

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

A movie about early romance and about how even awkward attempts at romance have a certain magic to them. Still, I came away with the impression that the movie makers were trying to mock adults and traditional institutions and make them all look stupid. An interesting attempt at a new twist on a classic theme […]

Brave

Brave

A wild and fiercely independent princess fights against the expectations of her mother and her society. Her mother wants her to accept a betrothal for which she is not ready. Things take a magical and comical turn when her mother is accidentally turned into a bear. At moments the artwork and visual poetry of this […]

Witness Protection Program

Witness Protection Program

Not one of Tyler Perry’s best movies. Usually the Madea movies are pretty funny, while dealing with real problems of life, but this one falls hopelessly short on laughs and on realism. Not worth seeing.