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Month: March 2023

Ticket to Paradise–The Ride Isn’t Worth It!

In this fluff of a romantic comedy,  two of our most popular actors (Julia Roberts and George Clooney) tussle as a divorced couple–David and Georgia– begrudgingly thrown together to attend their daughter’s wedding in Bali. David (Clooney) and Georgia (Roberts) were married 25 years ago, but their marriage lasted only five years, due to irreconcilable differences, mostly involving long hours of professional career-building absent from the spouse.  Now both privileged members of the 1%, they can move on with their lives in equally luxurious circumstances as an architect (David)...

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The Patient–More Restraint Needed

The Patient , a Hulu ten-episode mini-series, is a psychological thriller and entrapment drama that premiered in August 2022.  The series stars Steve Carell, Domhnall Gleeson, and Linda Emond.  Sam, a sociopathological young serial killer (Gleeson), is determined to stop his murdering obsession.   He seeks a therapist, Dr. Alan Strauss (Carrell), in the hope that he will  be  “cured” of his anger issues, which propel him to murder.  The source of his rage:  a brutal and psychotic child-abusing father.  Wanting around-the-clock therapy when he...

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The King’s Affection–”Romeo & Juliet” Meets “As You Like It”

In this Korean historical romance, The King’s Affection is part Shakespeare and part soap opera.  Twins are born to the royal family: a baby boy and a baby girl. Having a crown prince share his mother’s womb with a girl is culturally unacceptable for the future heir to the throne.  As a result, when the Crown Princess gives birth to twins, the grandfather orders the murder of the baby girl.  Unknown to him the twins’ mother has her baby girl sent away with a trusted bodyguard in a Moses Biblical fashion.  No one knows of her existence except for the mother, the bodyguard...

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Elvis–Rocket Man of the 60’s?

In Baz Luhrmann’s Academy-award nominated 2022 biopic of Elvis Presley (an extraordinary performance by newcomer Austin Butler), we see the journey back in time to the  1940’s through 70’s with historically accurate fashions, scenes, and most of all, politics through the civil rights movement.  Elvis’s life is told from the perspective of his manager Colonel Tom Parker (played solidly by Tom Hanks). Portraying the King is not an easy road to travel.  The memories and hagiography of perhaps the first white rock star before the advent of the Beatles who stole much of Elvis’s...

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