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  • Taken 3:

    Liam Neeson is back for the third time as Bryan Mills, one-time secret operative, now just trying to be a family man … except that people keep trying to kill off his family.  This time the target is his wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen) and the bad guys succeed – before we are ten minutes in, she’s dead, Bryan is the prime suspect, and daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) looks to be next on the hit list.  Who did this and why?  Bryan vows to find out and avenge the death of his wife, while a smart cop played by Forest Whitaker is on the case and is bent on bringing Bryan in.  Lots of action, Neeson again does his own hand-to-hand combat, no stunt doubles, but by the end of it all, good movie, but three is enough. Rated 14A.

  • Everly:  

    A low-budget action thriller starring Selma Hayak as a prostitute holed up in an apartment, with bad guys sent to put the hit on her by her ex.  That’s as complicated as the plot gets, and the rest is raw action, set almost entirely within the building, while wave after wave of all manner of bad guys comes at her, and she dispatches each in different ways, slicing and dicing her way through the hoards who, like most action movie bad guys, are considerate enough to attack one at a time, and who are communicative enough to pause to say a few words before pulling the trigger, which is all the time Everly needs to act first.  Lots of blood and gore, and pretty much what you want in a mindless action film. Rated 18A.

  • Cake: 

    Jennifer Aniston stars as Claire, a woman in chronic pain because of a horrific personal event, who attends regular  support group meetings with others who also share pain that wont’ go away.  When one of the women in her group, Nina (Anna Kendrick) commits suicide as her only way out to escape the torture of ongoing pain, Claire becomes morbidly fascinated with all the details, wondering if perhaps, this is the right way for her to get out also.  William H. Macy and Sam Worthington star in what is a intriguing character study.  Rated 18A.

  • Bus Stop (1956):  

    Bo Decker (movie debut of Don Murray) is a rodeo cowboy who falls for a saloon singer named Cherie (Monroe) and decides he should take her away from all this and go live on his ranch in Montana.  Good idea, except that Cherie doesn't want to go, so he kidnaps her.  Based on a Broadway play, the movie is also the film debut of Hope Lange (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir) who married Don Murray shortly thereafter.  Watch the face-slapping scene in which Cherie whacks Bo with her sequined dress ... actor Murray suffered serious facial cuts because Monroe was too realistic with her swing.  Rated 14A.


    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953):  

    Jane Russell, not Monroe, is the star here.  When she found out she wasn't the headliner, Monroe was quoted as saying, "Fine, but I'm still the Blonde."  Based on the Broadway play of the same name that starred Carol Channing, the story follows two singers, Dorothy (Russell) and Lorelei (Monroe) on their quest to see Paris by signing on as entertainers on a cruise ship.  The signature song, "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" came out of this movie, as did a line that Monroe is said to have improvised, saying, of the gentlemen who populated the cruise, "I can be smart if I want, but usually the men don't like it."  Rated PG.

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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