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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls-Rainbow Rocks

I don’t know a lot about the My Little Pony franchise except what I see on TV and that Lizzy really loves them. A new My Little Pony is out, and Lizzy and I headed to the theater. The movie is full of music and colors and has as its signature, “Friendship is Magic”; all the things that Lizzy and others love about the show. I was going into the theater expecting that I would be the only guy and that the audience would be mostly young girls. Totally wrong. The theater was packed, but there were only 5 girls, …

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Love Is Strange

Ben (played by John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) are two men living in NYC who have been together in relationship for nearly 40 years. At the beginning of the film, we see them get married with friends and family surrounding them. Soon after, George loses his job as a choir director; Ben is retired and drawing a pension, so they must sell their apartment. While trying to find something else that is affordable, George moves in with friends and Ben movies in with his nephew’s family. The movie is quite remarkable in its ordinariness. It is a slow movie …

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A Most Wanted Man

Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Gunter who heads a small German counter-terrorism team. A man (Issa), half Chechan / half Russian, has appeared in Germany to follow up on his father’s fortune. The movie is fascinating – one whose story line is clear at the beginning, becomes very absorbing as it plays out, and provides an ending that makes you go back and play back the movie again in your mind. The story is complex – you are never quite sure what to make of the intentions of Issa. The acting is wonderful, especially by Philip Seymour Hoffman (a reminder of …

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Calvary

Brendan Gleeson plays Father James, who learns in confession at the beginning of the movie that someone is going to kill him in a week’s time. The rest of the movie is a story of how he deals with that as well as the oddball inhabitants of the town (many of whom are members of his congregation). Brendan Gleeson is such a talented actor who plays diverse roles; this is his movie – his performance is gripping and emotional as a man who is evaluating his life – he is another actor who can carry a performance through his body …

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