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The Homesman (Review)

by Antiem Boyd I compartmentalize movie watching like this: some are events like going to see Ex Machina, new Netflix crack to binge watch or as I do, gulp watch (two episodes or more at a time then a break), stuff I hear that is hugely popular and I will break down and DVR or […]

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Why People Are Going Apeshit Over ‘Boyhood’

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood isn’t just remarkable because it was shot over a 12-year period. If we were giving awards out for things that took a long time to produce any results, we’d look at the career of Jaden Smith. Cause that was a 16-year old project that still doesn’t make sense. No, Boyhood is getting […]

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‘Blackfish’ and Why SeaWorld Needs to Empty the Tanks

Lisa Waugh This documentary is so powerful that musical acts have dropped out of performing at SeaWorld. Willie Nelson, Heart, REO Speedwagon…look I’m just as shocked as anyone that this is one of the places you have to play even if you’re a legend. But the shock here is the depiction of purposeful cruelty by […]

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Detroit Burns

Lisa Waugh “Burning down a city, one building at a time…” This is one of the many lines in Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit. Detroit is being burnt down to ash on a daily/nightly basis as abandoned houses and commercial property go up in flames. The men […]

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Haute Cuisine

If you love a good cooking movie and are in search of the French Julia Child, then you’ve found a lovely little film. “Based on real characters and lives, this food-rich drama recounts Hortense Laborie’s experiences as personal chef for the president of France. After reluctantly accepting the job, Hortense braves the intimidating atmosphere of […]

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The Moo Man

As docs go, this one is quiet and dignified. A simple, gentle farmer Stephen Hook demonstrates why his milk and dairy products are so pure; happy, contented cows. His herd follows him around like loyal hounds. He births them, let’s the bulls live and cries when his favorite queen cow, Ida, lies down in the […]

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Code of the West

Code of the West  If you are looking to understand the federal and state marijuana laws, then Code of the West will certainly not clear that up. This doc emphasizes the ambiguity of the law using Montana as a battleground. America’s continued schizophrenia over what it perceives as a threat is explored as lobbyists, growers […]

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Netflix Offers Up the Wonderful ‘Rita’

by Lisa Waugh If Linda Hamilton were Danish, smoked and was a slutty private school teacher, she’d be Rita. Or if Fergie were really skinny. This well made TV series is currently lighting up Netflix and is worth a watch. All 8 episodes are fresh, fun and full of terrific acting. Big distractions are the […]

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James Spader To Play Ultron in Avengers Flick

Lisa Waugh When I read this on First Showing: Following a scene stealing performance in Steven Spielberg’s historical biopic Lincoln last year, James Spader will return to the big screen in what will likely be the largest role of his career. He’s going to be playing the ultra villain Ultron in The Avengers: Age of […]

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No Sleep Til Qo’noS

I have a super weird schedule these days. After years of bathing roughly once a week and wearing yoga pants everywhere but especially not to yoga practice, I got sucked into a day job. It’s not bad. They have money there. More money than the yoga pants job. But, still, it’s strange. Besides showering every day […]

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