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Housebound (2014)

Housebound (2014)

Housebound (2014) Kylie is an angry, destructive, juvenile delinquent who get sentenced to house arrest after a botched ATM robbery. She is forced to move back into her childhood home with her mother and stepfather, and to make matters worse the house might be haunted. Kylie is placed under house arrest with an electronic ankle bracelet enforcing her confinement. This turns out to be every bit as bad a punishment for her mother and stepfather as it is for her. Kylie is…

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The Little Death (2014)

The Little Death (2014)

The Little Death (streaming on Netflix) Taken from the french “La Petite Mort” which describes “the brief loss or weakening of consciousness” or for my American movie going audience “I’ll have what she’s having”. I’m glad I don’t have to try and pronounce the “La Petite Mort” because I sound stupid when I speak french correctly, and a complete idiot when I get it wrong, which is most of the time. And speaking of stupid, there is nothing that makes…

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Tallulah (2016)

Tallulah (2016)

Tallulah (2016) Netflix Streaming Tallulah is not your average girl. If this were the 60’s she would have been a hippy, but it’s not and she is just a girl living off the grid and out of her van. She will work if she has to and steal when she can. She has a good heart, but not a lot of integrity. Her life works well for her until her boyfriend leaves her and while looking for him she ends up…

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Five from TubiTV

Five from TubiTV

Tubitv.com Tubi TV (Tube-E TV) has an impressive library for a new up-and-comer to the online streaming market. Tubi TV is a free streaming service that utilizes commercials for funding, much like YouTube and Crackle. I searched through their catalog and found many movies I liked so I thought I would list a few as an introduction to their service. 12 Angry Men (1957) Henry Fonda stars as the sole holdout in a jury negotiating a seemingly open and shut case involving a…

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The Nice Guys (2016)

The Nice Guys (2016)

The Nice Guys (2016) The two guys in The Nice Guys are anything but nice. Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a sleazy private eye and single father with a serious drinking problem, and Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired thug who will “put a hurting” on someone for as little as twenty dollars. The only nice character here is Holly March the eleven year old daughter and the conscience of the film. The Nice Guys is a classic LA noir…

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2015 Ticket Stub Review

2015 Ticket Stub Review

2015 Was a good year for movies with many that I enjoyed. The movies listed below are ones I liked enough for a second viewing. I will include my usual disclaimer: I’m not saying these are good, just that I liked them. The Big Short (2015) It turns out the 2008 financial meltdown that left many homeless, jobless, and moneyless was anticipated by a few astute financial wizards. The Big Short takes a complex financial situation and makes it accessible to…

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Don’t let the title fool you, this high school drama is no tear-jerk after-school-special. This independent low budget film is as well directed, acted, and written as any film you are likely to see and my favorite this year. Me/Earl/Girl chronicles two high school co-workers (not friends) who dabble in creating mash-up versions of classic movies. Their lives are thrown into chaos when Greg’s mom, Greg is the titular Me, ask him to spend some…

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The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie Without exaggeration The Lego Movie is the best fantasy film since Lord of the Rings and Star Wars combined. Now that I have your attention allow me to backpedal. The Lego Movie is funny, fast paced, and leaves you humming the “Everything is Awesome” song all the way home. The Lego universe is filled with amazing animation that will delight young and old. Kids like it, and adults like it more. Emmet is just an ordinary Joe trying to make his…

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks I was five years old when I saw “Mary Poppins” in the theatre. My first film viewed on the big screen mesmerized me and started a love affair, or addiction, that continues to this day. Fast forward forty plus years and I couldn’t wait to see “Saving Mr. Banks” which describes the making of the “Mary Poppins” movie and the story that inspired it. Emma Thompson stars as P.L. Travers author of the beloved children’s book who…

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Six “Crazy Guy” Movies via Netflix streaming

Six “Crazy Guy” Movies via Netflix streaming

  The great thing about streaming is if you don’t like it, you can bail. Here are six Netflix streaming movies I watched all the way through. I am not saying they are good, just that I liked them. Safety Not Guaranteed – Is he crazy? Is he a genius? You have to watch to the end to find out. Jeff, Who Lives at Home – He is a clueless loser stoner, but pot allows him to see “the fundamental interconnectedness of all things”….

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