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Where Hope Grows? Certainly Not In This Movie

Kathy and I came home from a long weekend in Portland and were in the mood for a good movie. Nothing on Redbox jumped out at us until Kathy noticed a 4 star rating on a movie called “Where Hope Grows.” The idea is a young man who experiences Downs Syndrome helps a former baseball…
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Phoenix: Brilliant Betrayal With A Smile At The End

Watch Movie Trailer As I’ve said many times before the Bijou Arts Cinemas in Eugene have ruined us in terms of the way we watch movies and the type of movies we can stomach. This movie “Phoenix” is the perfect example. It’s the story of a Jewish woman who is a professional singer during WWII.…
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Movie Review: Woman In Gold A Real Treasure

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/weinstein/womaningold/ I don’t know how we missed this movie in the theaters but last night we found it on Redbox and you really need to see it. Helen Mirren who is one of my favorites and Ryan Reynolds do an amazing job in this film. The story is true, about a Jewish family in Austria…
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“Amy” (Winehouse): EyeOpener

Kathy and I went to Bijou Metro Theater last night to see the movie "Amy" a documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse. I didn't know much about her before this movie and the movie was amazing. Two hours went by so quickly I left wanting more. I'll just say this upfront, this is a…
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“The Butler” A moving, movie

It is unbelievable and inexcusable how we treat each other is one of the themes that follow me out of the movie theater after watching “Lee Daniels The Butler” last night. It is an amazing movie, based on a true story, of a butler who worked in the White House from the Eisenhower years to…
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Searching For The Sugar Man

There are so many movies based on a true story that sometimes they seem a little too good to be true. I leave the theater inspired but something about the story seems a bit overdone or feels more like marketing. “Searching For the Sugar Man” is a documentary unlike anything I’ve seen in a long…
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Unfinished Song: A Must See

The critics aren’t giving a lot of stars to the new movie Unfinished Song but in my book this is something you really need to see. I was the speaker at the Relay for Life last night so Kathy and I decided to catch a movie before going out to Willamette High School last night.…
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Movie Review: Ironman 3

Kathy and I went to Ironman 3 last night and had a great time. It's not a movie you will be talking about over dinner afterwards because this is simply a fun action flick but the key is the movie is entertaining. Ironman is the first movie of its kind that my wife actually liked.…
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The Company You Keep: Movie Review

Robert Redford is still such an amazing actor and his latest work shows off the qualities of a true "movie star." Kathy and I really enjoyed this movie. The story is engaging and the plot keeps you interested until the very end. What I really enjoyed about this movie is the lack of melodrama. The…
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Movie Review: Olympus Has Fallen

If you like action movies you will like “Olympus Has Fallen.” There’s not a lot of plot to the movie and you won’t walk away with something to talk about but it’s like a James Bond flick, very entertaining. The acting cast is great, some of my favorites. Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermott, Aaron…
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