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Moneyball

Moneyball is the true story about Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), the general manager of the Oakland Athletics during the 2001-2002 season of the MLB. Faced with a tight budget, Billy Beane must reinvent his team by disregarding conventional baseball wisdom. He teams up with Ivy League graduate Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) and uses modern day analytics […]

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The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 espionage thriller directed by John McTiernan. Based on the popular Tom Clancy novel, the film tracks Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) and his crew in the brand new, state of the art submarine called the Red October. The Red October is equipped with innovative stealth technology, […]

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The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland is the on screen adaptation of the Giles Foden’s novel of the same name. Set in 1970’s Uganda, military general Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) has risen to power as the country’s president. During the same time, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) is on a humanitarian medical mission to Uganda. An […]

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Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass is based on the real life drama and controversy surrounding Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen), a young and prominent writer for the The New Republic. The film recounts the downfall of Stephen Glass, as he was responsible for turning in dozens of phony, false and outrageous stories for his company in the hopes of furthering his career. […]

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The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie is directed by Chris McKay and is the second for what I assume to be many more movies to spawn out of this new ‘Lego-verse’. Starring Will Arnett as Batman, The Lego Batman Movie is about Batman’s relationship with his sidekick Robin (Michael Cera), butler/long time carer Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) and his arch nemesis […]

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Forrest Gump

Winner of 1994’s best picture award, Forrest Gump is a biopic for the fictional character of Forrest Gump. Despite being raised in the small town of Greensboro, Alabama and having an IQ of 85, Forrest never thought of himself as being disadvantaged or restricted in comparison to others. Thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), and the […]

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The Edge of Seventeen

Wowzers. Its been over two weeks since my last review so let’s see if I still have the flow. The Edge of Seventeen is a modern age teen drama centered around the fictional character of Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld). In her junior year of high school, Nadine faces significant difficulties in her life. From the passing of her […]

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