Posts tagged Dustin Hoffman

Creating entertaining biopics about a universally disgraced figure are a hard sell under that key word of "entertaining."  If they attempt to create sympathy, a duel of alienation and bias can arise.  A good, thought-provoking movie has to fearlessly dig deeper.  As Van der Rohe is attributed to saying, "the devil is in the details."  Exposing the sordid and untold details of what led to the subject's defamation is where your film gets interesting.  The rise and fall of champion cyclist Lance Armstrong is fertile ground and a fresh wound that has yet to be solved.  "The Program," directed "Philomena" and "The Queen" Oscar nominee Stephen Frears, pedals uphill in attempting to shine a light on the dark details.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Kung Fu Panda 3

“Kung Fu Panda 3” bursts at the seams with exuberant fun for your inner kid at heart.  The self-proclaimed “awesomeness” we have missed for too long returns with flair in every possible direction.  Its nimble combination of clever humor and endearing heart is undeniable.  This is a can’t-miss crowd pleaser that pulses with energy in all the right places.

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Buyer beware, do not go into this movie hungry.  You will chew the arm off of the person next to you and that's never a good date move (unless you're watching a zombie flick, which this is far from).  Folks, do the dinner before the movie on this one, ladies and gentlemen, or you will willingly overeat afterwards.  I warned you now.  You'll see.  

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