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2013. 132 minutes. Rated PG 13.
“I was within and without.”
Never like a movie where important quotes fly at you on screen. It’s my new rule. This movie was the Cliff Notes I wish I could have had in high school when I read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and wasn’t quite sure what important things to write about in my essay. I really wanted so much to like this movie, especially after how many times I watched Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet remake from 1996 (I even owned the soundtrack) but I just came out of it wanting to re-watch R + J and wanting to tattoo a few emo quotes from the book onto my arm.
2012. 110 min. Rated R.
“You are the husband they never had! You are that dreamboat guy that never came along!”
You know you’re a children’s librarian when you first received an e-vite that is entitled “Magic Mike” and you think you are going with your girlfriends to see a magician. I was sorely disappointed there were no rabbits coming out of hats, but I sure saw some tricks in this movie (not in 3D, sadly).
1978. 114 minutes. Rated R.
“Please God, don’t let him get caught!”
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Up until recently, the On Demand option in my cable package has failed to impress me, specifically when trying to find new and worthwhile flicks. A typically slow participant with cable television, I have recently discovered there are plenty of “oldies but goodies” included in On Demand’s movie options. Enter Israel “Ulu” Grosbard’s 1970’s crime drama Straight Time, starring Dustin Hoffman as Max Dembo.
2007. 157 Minutes. Rated R.
“Before I kill you, I’m going to throw your baby out the window.”
This is pretty horrific stuff. I had a slew of quotes to choose from, that one though??? It sits with me, even at this moment. This is an interesting film. Several aspects of film making have always really enticed me. Different styles of film, different topics, certain people, the music, period pieces, drama, even the length of a film. I could make a list… it would be long. I’ll just grab a couple things, ok? Ok.
2011. 115 minutes. Rated R.
“What is it that makes the women in my life destroy themselves?”