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Month: December 2015

Afghanistan Movie Take 2 (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trailer)

If you were disappointed with the film Rock The Kasbah which came out this past summer as I was then this one may be for you. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (or WTF for short) stars Tina Fey as a war reporter on assignment in Afghanistan after having a mid-life crisis. She soon faces a crisis of her own when she learns she must have a story to report or she must go back home. This film is a comedy primarily due to Fey and seems to be more of a commentary on the differences between America and the Middle East (or Afghanistan). This also features interactions between other foreign war reporters who appear to have stories of their own. The film has a pretty impressive cast including Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, and Billy Bob Thornton. There seems to be a lot going on based on the trailer but I fear that we may have seen all this film has to offer in the trailer. I am, however, willing to give this one a chance based on the story and the actors involved. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot releases March 4th, 2016.

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Buyer Beware (The Worst Movies of 2015)

I’ve already talked about the best of 2015 here but now it’s unfortunately time to talk about the worst. If you are curious, I’ve already talked about this earlier in the year here. You can see for yourselves how many films from that list remain on this one. Here they are along with links to their respective reviews:

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Better Than All The Rest (The Best Movies of 2015)

I hope you’ve figured out the inside joke.

With 2015 at an end, there’s no better time to take a look back at the films this year and pick 10 of the best (as many others have done). If you are curious, I already did so once before near the middle of the year. You can see for yourselves how many films from that list remain on this one. Just to make it fun/challenging for me, I have provided roughly 100-word reviews of each (of course links to full reviews will be provided). For those wondering why The Revenant and The Hateful Eight are not on this list, I will not be able to see them until 2016.

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The Treasure Chest

As you may or may not know, I have reviewed quite a few movies on this site, some good and some not so good. The way I choose which movies I review are a combination of both controlled randomness and what movies coming out in theaters which interest me. But I am blessed with many options when it comes to seeing movies. I have access to my own Netflix account on 9 different devices, I have satellite TV which comes with a multitude of movie channels, and my landlords have an epic DVD/Blu-ray/HD-DVD collection:

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Time permitting (of course), based on the multitude of movies available, I’m also open to suggestions via Twitter and/or Facebook and/or in the comments below as to what to cover next. Of course I will continue to see movies at the theater as they become available and will announce them accordingly.

 

Mind-blowing (Concussion Review)

While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma while battling the NFL who deny his research and the severity of the danger in which this trauma is responsible.

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Not About Breakfast Pastries (The Danish Girl Review)

Danish artist, Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander), painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda’s support, Einar, or Elbe, attempted one of the first male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before. A childhood friend of Einar, art-dealer Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and starts a complex love triangle with the couple.

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Classic Keith Vol. 1

I’ve been at this for a little while. I’ve written nearly 300 posts on this site since I’ve started. For some who are unaware of my previous posts. I’ve decided to highlight one here for a series that I will call “Classic Keith”. The first one I would like to share is a post I wrote near the end of June 2015 about grocery store etiquette. If you would like to ready my original post, click here.

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Solitary Warrior

I’ve been around for a while but I think not all of you may know me just yet. I know for a fact that some people who follow this site already do but for the rest, I’ve done some more intimate sharing below:

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1950s Girlfriends (Carol Review)

A young woman, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage to her husband Harge (Kyle Chandler) as he begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light.

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