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* * * (Walt Disney vs. P.L.Travers) Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks are two of today’s best actors. Whatever role they play, they do it justice. Such is the case in Thompson’s portrayal of … more
* * * (Boxing soap opera) Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro play Razor Sharp and Billy the Kid McDonnen, two retired boxers who have a long history with each other. In their younger days, … more
* * * (Excessive look at fraudulent people) Everything is done in excess in Martin Scorcese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The movie shows that excess in vivid detail for nearly three … more
* * (Crude attempt at humor) Joyce will not go to a Will Ferrell movie, forcing me to sit alone through his crude, inane, sophomoric humor. The dozen or so young, white males in the … more
* * * * * (Don) * * * * (Joyce) We were well into “Nebraska” before we realized that it was filmed in black and white. That’s probably because it is a dark, bleak movie that takes place … more
* * * * (Complex characters in con movie) We don’t remember a lot about the 1978 ABSCAM scandal, but the folks who made “American Hustle,” the ultimate con movie, tell us up front … more
+ + + ½ (Best of the series)  While we are not big fans of the books or movies, we do recognize the second movie in the Hobbit trilogy is very well done and will hold the interest of the … more
* * * (Modern look at the Nativity) Harlem writer Langston Hughes wrote a play about the Nativity as seen through the eyes of African Americans in Harlem. “Black Nativity” is loosely based … more
* * ½ (Depressing, violent drama) A great cast fights their way through this depressing, violent tale of a bunch of losers in a Pennsylvania mining town. Christian Bale plays Russell … more
* * * ½ (Exciting sequel. Two more to come) The much-anticipated second film starts off with a bang and leaves us hanging in the end. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh … more
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