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  • Fury:  

    A gritty WWII story about a tank crew headed by Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt) who guides his men into a series of battles with German Panzer tanks, and some interaction with the locals too.  It’s the latter days of the war, the Nazis know that they are on the ropes, but in this part of the realm, they are fighting more brutally than ever as the lone tank crew tries to keep the way clear for advancing American forces.  This is a down-and-dirty film with Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, and a turn by John Bernthal as Travis, the guy you’d just like to throttle.  Pitt and his actors did not shower, for days, and even slept in the tank to get the true sense of what this kind of warfare must have been like. Rated 18A.

  • The Judge:  

    Robert Duvall got a Best Supporting Oscar nomination for his role here as a small-town judge, estranged from his lawyer son (Robert Downey, Jr.), who tolerates his offspring as the family comes home for their mother’s funeral.  Along the way, the Judge is arrested for murder after having apparently hit a bicyclist late at night.  Was it deliberate, was it an accident, or did it not happen at all?  All are possibilities as the son goes to work on his father’s case.  Although Duvall got the Oscar nod, the best performance here belongs to Downey, Jr. Rated 14A

  • The Book of Life: 

    This animated feature from producer Guillermo del Toro was largely overlooked in theatres, but has an amazing animation style and a surrealistic story that follows the exploits of its main character, Manolo (voice of Diego Luna) as he shifts between three different worlds on an unusual quest.  He is torn between his family’s expectations and his own desires.  Voices of Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, and Christina Applegate are also included, and the pop music soundtrack is worth the viewing all by itself. Rated PG.

  • Noah (2014):

    Just because you know the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark from The Bible doesn’t mean you know THIS story.  Russell Crowe is the title character, but the whole thing plays out like an action-adventure tale as one of Noah’s rebellious sons, who really doesn’t believe the whole 40 days and 40 nights thing, creates a situation where a terrorist gets into the Ark just as it is being closed up, and now, on the storm-tossed waters, the enemy within is worse than the weather without.  Definitely a dud of a movie, it’s now worth seeing just to recognize how badly done it is.  Jennifer Connolly is the long-suffering Mrs. Noah, and Anthony Hopkins plays Methuselah. Rated 14A.

     

    Love With the Proper Stranger (1963):  

    Great cast here teaming Natalie Wood with Steve McQueen.  Wood is Angie, an innocent Catholic sales girl who has a fling with an itinerant musician named Rocky (McQueen) and finds out that she is pregnant.  This is during an era when that kind of thing just doesn’t see the light of day, and when she approaches him with the news, he doesn’t even remember her.  An abortion seems the only solution, so the search is on.  Edie Adams also stars.  Great period film! 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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