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ZRE Podcast #12: Good Movies, Unfitting Roles

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , on 04/09/2014 by McCutcheon

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Of all the movies you love, which roles in them could have been replaced by a better or more fitting actor. We discuss this, the strangeness of Schwarzenegger, and if anybody could be Durden better than Pitt. 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

Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 01/23/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver, Julia Stiles, John Ortiz

Rated R for language, some sexual content/nudity, Running time 122 minutes, Comedy/Drama

Compare to: Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Our Idiot Brother (2011)

It’s always fun to see a Drama that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Finding a film that deals with such serious issues as mental illness, infidelity, family dysfunction and football, it’s nice for them to be dealt with seriously while allowing you to laugh at the same time. All without the general tone of cynicism that usually accompanies movies like this. Continue reading