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The Place Beyond the Pines Shows Good Movies Can Be Forgettable

pines 1From the first trailer for The Place Beyond the Pines, it was clear the marketing team decided to utilize Ryan Gosling’s star power as a main attraction. And really, who can blame them? At that point in 2012, Gosling was riding high after a string of high profile performances in Blue Valentine (review here), Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Ides of March (review here). The problem, however, is that Ryan Gosling is hardly in Pines. Continue reading


Silver Linings Playbook


Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Winter’s Bone and I was unconvinced. She played a strong-willed fighter in The Hunger Games, and she played a boring Mystique in X-Men: First Class. This is not to say I dislike Ms. Lawrence; I just felt she hadn’t played anyone significant with substance. In Silver Linings Playbook, she brings the long-awaited substance and it’s brilliant. Continue reading


What would you do with limitless abilities? Break Vegas? Learn a new language or skill? Set your eyes on Wallstreet? Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) does all of this, and then some, in the adrenaline rush, Limitless. Continue reading

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