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The Gambler (2014)

Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. 9 more words


Z To A: The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

(Z To A is an ongoing series: cumulative reviews of my DVD collection in reverse alphabetical order.)

Plot Synopsis: Faster than you can say “boom, baby,” arrogant Emperor Kuzco (voiced by David Spade) is turned into a llama by his devious advisor, Yzma (Eartha Kitt), and her hunky henchman, Kronk (Patrick Warburton), who want to rid the kingdom of this beast of burden. 803 more words


The Gambler


A group of bored but attractive students listen in a bored way to the boring PROFESSOR. He is talking to the class, probably about something he knows a lot about, but it doesn’t matter because he is boring. 929 more words


The Big Lebowski

Mistaken identity. Urination on a rug. Plot negligible. Hadn’t the title given it away, a fan would have certainly picked up on the cues. I’m talking about… 451 more words

Wednesday Warriors


This film chronicles the real events regarding hostages in the middle eastduring the late 1970’s. In order to safely remove them from the country, the CIA in cohoots with Canada devised an elaborate plan. 42 more words

Makes You Think Movie

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

I’m going to open with a reasonably large statement and say Inside Llewyn Davis is the Coen brothers’ best film to date. I’ve watched all of the Coen brothers films, bar “The Hudsucker Proxy” and “Intolerable Cruelty” (neither of which I’m too bothered seeing) and I think that Inside Llewyn Davis is probably the most, I don’t know, “normal” of their filmography. 505 more words


Monsters University

Despite the weaker-than-expected reception of their last two features, Pixar remains a synonym for animated perfection, and their latest effort seemed unlikely to modify that well-earned association. 172 more words