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  • 1.DALLAS BUYERS CLUB:

    Matthew McConaughey is nominate for an Oscar for his performance here as an AIDS-impacted Texan who tries to find a way to get better despite government’s sense that this “gay disease” wasn’t an issue. A Best Picture nomination is full value, but it’s pretty rough around the edges as this rodeo cowboy shows us his high-risk lifestyle.  Jared Leto, superb in his Best Supporting Actor role is worth the price of admission.  Good movie if you can handle the grit!! Rated 18A.

  • 2. ABOUT TIME:

    Bill Nighy is superb as a time-travelling Dad who tells his son (Domnhall Gleason) on the boy’s 21st birthday, that the men in the family, when they reached adulthood, had the ability to travel in time.  To try things out, the young man goes back to a New Years Eve party to try to score more points with the woman of his dreams, and it works.  They eventually marry, but whenever something went wrong, he goes back for a do-over.  Doesn’t always work the way you think it might!  An excellent  film with great characters! Rated PG.   

  • 3. ESCAPE PLAN:

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is surprisingly good as a hardcore convict in an escape proof prison.  Sylvester Stallone is Ray Breslin, the guy who wrote the book, literally, on how to get out of such incarceration.  They end up  in the joint together, Breslin is double-crossed, and instead of being in stir to fine out how to get out, and document it for his clients, he is in for good … and no one knows who he is.  Some great twists and turns, and excellent performances by both. Rated 14A.

  • GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE (2011):

    Nicholas Cage is back as the motorcycle-riding demon who wasn’t always dead, with a skull for a head.  He made a deal with the Devil to save his father, he got tricked, and now he rides to save others, and try to recover his own immortal soul.  Shot and set in Eastern Europe, Cage overacts, but delivers a campy and sold performance that is worth a look for horror fans.  This time, he’s out to save a boy’s soul as a favor to a monk … or is it really a monk? Rated 18A.

     

    INTO THE BLUE  (2005):

    The late Paul Walker stars here along with Jessica Alba as a couple of divers, working as treasure hunters, who find something much, much more dangerous … and more lucrative too.  A sunken airplane with a cargo of cocaine is almost theirs for the taking … until a savage drug lord and his diving minions show up on scene.  Good action and a strong performance from Walker. Rated 14A.

     

    PAGEANT (20O8):

    A documentary that might be timely, given the Sochi Olympic Games/  It focuses on five contestants in the Miss Gay America Pageant … and they are all men, as you might guess. This is the real thing, and portrays a world that many may not understand … a world that is every bit as interesting as Miss America. Rated 14A.

     

EASY RIDER (1969): 

The late Dennis Hopper co-wrote (along with Peter Fonda) and starred in what is surely the classic road picture as two guys hit the roads of American on their choppers.  Watch for a supporting role by music producer Phil Spector.

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