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Cruise still an effective lead in Oblivion

YEP YEP – It’s The Matrix meets Planet of the Apes meets War of the Worlds; with a huge debt owed to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars; and even, surprisingly, the small Sam Rockwell film, Moon.  So, if you liked all of those films you will love the new Tom Cruise sci-fi vehicle Oblivion.  We learn through opening narration that the year is 2077; and you … Continue reading

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Argo so timely and so good

YEP YEP – Ben Affleck is the new Warren Beatty. So then if The Town was his Bonnie and Clyde, that makes Argo his Reds? Not quite. To be honest, Argo reminded me much more of Steven Spielberg’s Munich. Both true stories involving the tumultuous Middle East of the 1970s; thankfully, this one with a happy ending. The year was 1979, the controversial Shah of Iran had … Continue reading