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Arts and Entertainment Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 8 years ago

Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic

by: Popcorn Bob

Popcorn Key
One Popcorn: Flop
Two Popcorns: Wait till it’s on video
Three Popcorns: Go see it
Four Popcorns: Standing ovation

"American Hustle"
Four Popcorns

Genre: Drama
Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence
Director: David O. Russell
Rating: R
Comment: Very creative storyline with outstanding acting by the principles. Pure dramatic entertainment with timely insertions of comedic genius. Many Oscar nominations for sure!

"Saving Mr. Banks"
Four Popcorns

Genre: Drama
Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamati
Director: John Lee Hancock
Rating PG-13

Comment: A surprisingly powerful picture with Oscar nomination performances by Thompson and Hanks. Hanks does a masterful performance playing Walt Disney. Loaded with Heart.

"The Wolf Of Wall Street"
One Popcorn

Genre: Dramma
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler
Director: Martin Scorsese
Rating: R

Comment: Martin Scorsese unplugged! One hour too long. Three hours of WAY over the top obscene drugs, sex and greed. DiCaprio does give a masterful performance. However, this picture is an uncomfortable "entertainment" binge.

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