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  • Inside Out:  

    Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust – these are the key emotions that make up the inside mind of this Disney Pixar animated story of Riley, a young girl with a problem.  Her family has packed her up, along with all the household possessions, and moved to a new city.  In the process, looking into Riley’s mind, there’s a big shakeup and her key emotions are out of sync.  Nothing works the way it’s supposed to as the little voices in her head, all with little people attached to them, try to make things right.  Features the voices of Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, and Mindy Kaling among others.  Complicated enough to fully engage adults, and smart enough to keep the kids’ attention too, this one is a terrific little film. Rated PG.

  • Vacation:  

    When the original broke out in 1983, then titled National Lampoon’s Vacation, Chevy Chase was the dad, Clarke Griswold, taking his family to Wally World, a vacation theme park for summer vacation.  His son Rusty was played by 15 year-old Anthony Michael Hall.  Fast forward to the present and Rusty (Ed Helms) is a dad with a family of his own, and he decides to take everyone on a vacation to Wally World, hearkening back to the days of his childhood.  Of course, this cross-country trip goes horribly wrong on many levels.  Christina Applegate is his wife, Debby, and their two kids are played by Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins.  Watch for the original Griswolds, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, to appear in a cameo. Not for younger kids – the jokes are raunchy and so is a lot of the behaviour. Rated18A.

  • She’s Funny That Way:  

    It’s been a decade since Oscar-winner Peter Bogdanovich (What’s Up, Doc?, The Last Picture Show) directed a movie, but here he is with a comedy built around a romantic triangle involving playwright Arnold (Owen Wilson) and two women in his life, his wife, her ex-husband, and a stripper that he has cast in his current production.  The film is something of a train wreck, and maybe that’s why Bogdanovich has stayed away from directing for many years … and he has no one to blame here, as he also wrote the script.  Imogene Poots and Ileana Douglas also star, as does Tovah Feldshuh currently featured on The Walking Dead.  Rated 18A.


  • Captain Phillips (2013):

     Tom Hanks is the title character here, captain of the container ship, Maersk Alabama which was commandeered by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa in 2009.  Great performances here, especially by Barkhad Abdi, a native-born Somalian who was driving a taxi in the US when he was cast as Muse, the unhinged and unpredictable leader of the pirate thieves.  The tension ramps up as Captain Richard Phillips tries to protect his crew, his ship, his cargo, and his own life, while the pirates, who have nothing to lose, and have no lives to go back to, involve themselves in an all-or-nothing game of chicken.  Excellent film!  Rated 14A.

  • Gravity (2013):

     Sandra Bullock won a Best Actor Oscar for her outstanding portrayal of Ryan Stone, a scientist assigned to work on the Hubble Space Telescope during a Space Shuttle mission.  While on an extended space walk with her supervising officer, Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) a satellite on the other side of the world is impacted by a piece of space junk, a Russian missile, which creates a debris cloud that is now racing around the world in an erratic orbit at 18,000 miles an hour.  Ultimately the Shuttle is hit and destroyed.  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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