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  • ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES:   

    Nine years ago Will Ferrell trotted out his love-him-or-hate-him portrayal Ron Burgundy, local news anchor on a San Diego TV station along with his posse consisting of weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell), sports anchor Dave Koechner (Champ Kind), and field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd).  Now these many years later bad times have befallen Burgundy as the ‘70s have come and gone, and so have his best years.  His wife, Veronica Corningstone’s career has eclipsed him, chasing him off-air to a part-time job as an announcer at Sea World.  But with the advent of 24 hour all-news cable, maybe he can “put the band back together and get started again.  Actually funnier than the first one, especially the last 15 minutes which include a great little piece by Jim Carrey leading the Canadian news contingent.  Rated 14A.

  • 47 RONIN:  

    Loosely based on an actual Japanese legend of witchcraft and warfare, the negative reviews from Japan are largely put at the feet of Keanu Reeves who stars as a half-breed Samurai warrior, bent on righting a terrible wrong done to the people and to the Shogun.  It’s beautifully shot, there are some excellent martial arts scenes, but alas, the story leaves us wanting. Didn’t work for me! Rated 14A.

  • THE LITTLE RASCALS SAVE THE DAY:

    Beginning as “Our Gang” in the early 1920s, the adventures of Spanky, Alfalfa, Porky, Buckwheat, and Darla hit their stride in the 1930s and continued into th e’40s before disbanding.  Syndicated on television since the ‘50s as The Little Rascals, we saw a feature film in 1994, and now, here we go again. Sometimes it’s best to leave the old days alone.  The kids need to save the bakery run by their Grandma, but nothing works – not selling cookies, not washing dogs … but hey … let’s put on a show!  Worked decades ago, doesn’t work so well now, but kids under 8 don’t know the difference.  For the rest of us … well, it’s a tough go. Rated PG.

  • THE GREY (2011):

    Liam Neeson stars here as Ottway, man hired by an oil and gas exploration company in the frozen north to keep wolves away from his workers by using his skills as a marksman to dispatch them - the wolves, not the workers - whenever they become a threat.  Flying from one location to another, the plane crashes in what is one of the best plane crash scenes ever put on film - anyone who has flown on an aircraft in frigid conditions will get a chill of reality as the aircraft goes down.  Six oil field workers who survive try to walk out with Ottway in the lead ... while a pack of wolves gets the scent and begins to track them, led by a huge, almost mystical Grey that is more than your average wolf.  The pack picks the men off one-by-one until ... well, don't want to spoil it for you.  Written and directed by Joe Carnahan who is presently producing and writing The Blacklist for CBS.  Rated 18A for violence.

     

    CONTRABAND (2012):

    A high-energy action-thriller that has Mark Wahlberg as a former smuggler who is now straight as an arrow, working in the shipping industry, looking after his family, and who's life takes a left turn when his younger brother-in-law Giovanni Ribisi) does something stupid.   The brother-in-law is involved in a drug smuggling operation that goes bad when a half-ton of cocaine falls into the wrong hands, and the drug lord who runs the show wants the drugs or the money ... or the young man dies.  Wahlberg's character decides to go after the money by re-entering "the life," leaving his family behind while he hops a freighter to Panama, and does his best to get the kid off the hook.  Violent, but good action!  Rated 18A.

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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