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Camping (HBO) Rated TV-MA

A man’s camping trip with his wife spirals out of control. Adapted from the British show, Camping. Starring Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, and Juliette Lewis. I’m surprised that this show isn’t funnier. Garner was surprising good at being anal. With the … Continue reading

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The Shop (HBO) Rated NR

Discussions with the biggest names in entertainment and sports as they gather at different barbershops around the country. Starring  LeBron James and Maverick Carter. A group of entertainers meet at a barbershop and talk about life, family, work, and culture. … Continue reading

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Enlightened (HBO) Rated TV-MA

A self-destructive woman takes a new approach to life by becoming enlightened, which wreaks havoc at work and home. Starring Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns. A quirky comedy with an unlikable lead character, this show has its work cut … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones (HBO) Rated TV-MA

Civil War breaks out in Westeros, and the children of the former rulers vie for power. Based on the book series by George R.R. Martin. Starring Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington. I have not read the books by … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Films 2015

 Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Rated R Based on the book of the same name, this World War II drama reconstructs the events surrounding the six U.S. soldiers who were instantly immortalized when they were photographed raising the American flag … Continue reading

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The Pacific (2010)

Rated TV-MA The Pacific miniseries was produced by the same people who produced Band of Brothers. This should tell you what to expect. It’s a wonderfully produced film. The actors are relatively unknowns which I think help the film. Most critics commented on the … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know Jack (2010)

Rated NR This film did a surprisingly good job of telling both sides to the euthanasia.  Al Pacino did a wonderful job portraying Dr. Kevorkian. In fact, I felt so sad for Dr. Kevorkian who is so obviously lost. I … Continue reading

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Sam Mendes

American Beauty (1999) Rated R While struggling to endure his perfection-obsessed wife, a unfulfilling job and a sullen teenage daughter, suburbanite Lester Burnham falls deep into a midlife crisis and becomes infatuated with one of his daughter’s friends. Director Sam … Continue reading

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Project Greenlight (2001-2005)

Rated NR Many of you may remember this series on HBO created by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. I must say, I really like this series for a couple of reasons. One, that it takes amateur filmmakers and help them make … Continue reading

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