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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    You get two movies in one with The Armstrong Lie. First, you get the movie the director was making about Lance Armstrong’s return to competitive cycling. But the movie has to change once information about Armstrong’s wrongdoings come to light. This documentary moves back and forth between two...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    I was kind of bored with Hearts Beat Loud. Nick Offerman is the star of this movie, playing father to a young woman about to leave for medical school. The two have recorded music together for years, but just for fun. Then Dad secretly uploads one of their songs to Spotify…and it draws a lot of...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    I loved, loved, loved An Accidental Soldier, which is an Australian movie about a 35 year old baker who leaves Australia to serve as a cook in France during World War I. Because of many soldier casualties, he is ordered to serve as a soldier, something he never expected (or wanted) to do...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    It was, for sure! But it wasn't presented as creepy as it could have been. I guess that's a director mis-step because in a way they were buried alive, but just under snow. I think they expected to be found by those who cleared the road or for the snow to melt....MUCH quicker than it did. So...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    Centigrade is a so-so movie about a couple who get stranded at night on a remote highway in Norway. The road is icy and they don’t know the area, so they pull over in order to stay safe. But that night, the snowfall is so great that their vehicle gets covered in ice and snow and traps them...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    Do you mean literally or figuratively?
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    Probably the best movie I have seen this year is Booksmart. I looooved the story and the casting for this movie is so spot-on. I loved how in comparison to all the other teen movies that this one side-steps pretty much all the character cliches that are forced upon us over and over again. I...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    I vaguely remember watching The Fury as a kid. I think maybe it was made because the movie Carrie was a success, as The Fury is also about young people with psychic powers. It’s nowhere near as good as Carrie, though. The cast is really good, which includes Amy Irving, Kirk Douglas, John...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    I thought Vice was really good, it’s the dark comedy where Christian Bale plays Dick Cheney. The script is really strong, as is the direction and all the performances. (Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell and Tyler Perry also co-star.) It was nominated for lots of awards, but didn’t win all...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    Hugh Laurie is the lead character in the New Zealand drama Mr. Pip. He is quite good in this as a British teacher now living in Papua New Guinea with his wife, who was born in the village where this story takes place. He re-opens the school and begins each day by reading Great Expectations to...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    I watched Dumbo yesterday, the remake starring Colin Farrell. He plays a man returning home from serving in World War One. His wife has died of the Spanish flu but his two children are healthy and have been kept on with the travelling circus where their parents were performers. And then a...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    33 Postcards is a sweet movie with an ample amount of rough edges to it which keeps it from every becoming too saccharin. The movie is about an orphaned Chinese teenager who is sponsored by a man from Australia (played by Guy Pearce). His donations allow her to get an education and when the...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    I decided to go retro and watch Casablance last night. It's the type of film I swear I have seen, but can recall only moments. After watching it, I'm still unsure whether I've seen the whole thing from start to finish it. It's of course a very strong movie. I'm not sure I felt as strongly...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    So remember how good The Notebook was? It was based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. So I thought The Last Song (also based on a Sparks novel) might be a pretty good movie. It’s the movie where Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth met (they later they got married -and divorced as well, but let’s not...
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    Let's Talk Movies #36 - 2020 - Yep it is a new decade

    The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler is a TV movie about Irena Sendler who, during World War II, smuggled approximately 2,500 Jewish children to safety. Anna Paquin plays Sendler and gives an understated and unsentimental performance which could have come across as mawkish if not performed...
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