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My Year With Meryl: Adaptation (2002)

For the first time since she started making movies, Meryl took a hiatus from film acting. She wasn’t gone too long—Music of the Heart opened in late 1999, and she shot Adaptation in early 2001, a year and a half before it was released—but any Meryl fan will tell you that a year without her in a movie is never a good one. 988 more words

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A Family Affair

August Osage County opens with Violet Weston suffering from cancer and powerful pain killers with addictive side effects. Beverly, her husband, hires a home health aide to ease the burden that caring for a loved one inflicts. 395 more words


MY MOVIE SHELF: The Bourne Identity

This is the deal: I own around 350 movies on DVD and Blu-ray. Through June 10, 2015, I will be watching and writing about them all, in the order they are arranged on my shelf (i.e., alphabetically, with certain exceptions). 590 more words


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The Kingdom (2007)

Rating: 7.1/10 (89,864 votes)Director: Peter BergWriter: Matthew Michael CarnahanStars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason BatemanRuntime: 110 minRated: RGenre: Action, Drama, ThrillerReleased: 28 Sep 2007… 10 more words


A movie about a guy writing a movie about a book. About orchids. Seriously? Yet “Adaptation” (2002) works. It doesn’t hurt that there’s a Maggie Gyllenhaal sighting. 79 more words

Movie Reviews

August: Osage County (R)

2 Stars
Director: John Wells
Writer: Tracy Letts
Runtime: 2 hr. 10 min.
Released: December 25, 2013
The Weinstein Company

Well folks, I’m not sure what to do. 1,157 more words