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The Best Movies of 2013

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , , on 01/02/2014 by McCutcheon

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Here it is, people! The best of the best! Scrubs need not apply! No really, some of these are your stereotypical A-list dramas, sure to top everybody’s “Best of the Year” lists because they’re just that good, while others are just more personal choices that you’ll find others wouldn’t watch again if you paid them.

Well, screw them, right? You don’t watch movies because what somebody else says, do you? Unless it’s me, of course. You can listen to me. Continue reading

Movie Review: American Hustle

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 12/20/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Michael Peña

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence, Running time 138 minutes, Crime/Drama

Compare to: Carlito’s Way (1993), Jackie Brown (1997)

It’s always funny to see films set in the 1970s. Whether you grew up in the time period or not, all the clothes, the curls, the lingo; it immediately sets the tone to comedic whether it’s intentional or not.

Thankfully, director David O. Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) knows what he’s doing and plays with the tone to his, and our, advantage. Continue reading