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Joan and John are "The Two Jews on Film". They are married and see alot of movies eat alot of bagels. They usually disagree, but they tell it like it is. Or at least how they think it is...

'The Other Woman' Review: A Female Bonding Revenge Comedy That Needs More Funny

April 25th, 2014 11:00am EDT
'The Other Woman' Review: A Female Bonding Revenge Comedy That N
A friend of mine described 'The Other Woman' directed by Nick Cassavetes, as a 'waspy estrogen fest' - and that about sums it up. Except for Nikki Minaj, everyone is so white, even the background players are. Guess Caucasians are the only people living in New York City now.

But that's not the real problem I had with this female bonding revenge comedy. The real problem is that the film is just not funny...not funny enough, anyway.

The story: Carly Whitten (Cameron Diaz), a high powered attorney, who goes through men like most people go through a tube of toothpaste. She finally meets a guy,...
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'Oculus' Review: Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, This One Is The Scariest Of All

April 10th, 2014 11:17am EDT
'Oculus' Review: Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, This One Is The Sc
The moral of this film is don't buy a mirror that's more than a year old - or just make sure it's not from one that houses a malevolent spirit that will infect your mind, body and soul.

'Oculus,' directed by Mike Flanagan, is based on a short film of the same name, that he wrote and directed in 2005. The film was made for just under $1500 and shot in four days.

This 'Oculus' written by Flanagan and his writing partner, Jeff Howard, is definitely an expanded version of his the original idea. The film is the story of the Russell family that takes us traveling back and forth into their past ...
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'Captain America:The Winter Soldier' - This Super Hero Movie Soars

April 5th, 2014 6:06am EDT
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Next to 'The Avengers,' this is my favorite super-hero movie. I absolutely loved every second of 'Captain American:The Winter Soldier.' Without wanting to give away too much of the plot, here are some of the broad strokes.

The film, brilliantly directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo (Emmy-winning directors for 'Arrested Development'), opens with Steve Rogers, aka, Captain America (Chris Evans) living in Washington D.C. two years after being defrosted.

He is still working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and is struggling to fit into the modern world. In a really funny scene, we see Rogers jogging, sp...
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Review 'Noah': Hollywood Takes A Crack At This Biblical Tale

March 28th, 2014 4:02pm EDT
Review 'Noah': Hollywood Takes A Crack At This Biblical Tale
'Noah' written and directed By Darren Aronosfsky ('Black Swan' and 'The Wrestler') is the story of a man named, Noah.

In case you don't know who he is...Here are the cliff notes:

God, aka the Creator, was extremely pissed off at mankind. So God chose Noah (Russell Crow) to build an Arc and rescue two of every species of animal, before he sent an apocalyptic flood to destroy the world.

Can you imagine what the Creator would do now, if he saw what us humans have done to his beautiful planet? But that's another discussion.

Noah, who appears only in a few pages in the Book of Genesis, belie...
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Review: 'Divergent' Is A 'Hunger Games' Light, But Still Entertains

March 21st, 2014 3:27pm EDT
Divergent
'Divergent,' directed by Neil Burger, takes us to the city of Chicago 100 years in the future, where 'conformity' is all the rage - well actually, it's the law.

After a devastating war, people are divided into five factions. Amity: they're the folks that like to plant vegetables and dress like 60's hippies. The Erudites: a group that Mark Zuckerburg and Steve Jobs would definitely belong to. The Candor - Think about the most obnoxious person you know; the one who'll let you know that your new haircut sucks and you look like you put on a few pounds. Then there's Abnegation, who run the gove...
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'Nymphomaniac Volume 1' An Erotic Journey Through A Woman's Damaged Psyche (Video)

March 20th, 2014 4:30pm EDT
'Nymphomaniac Volume 1' An Erotic Journey Through A Woman's Dama
There are times, not many, when you sit in a theatre, the lights go down, the movie begins and you just know that you're about to see something special and that you're in very good hands.

That's exactly the way I felt from the first frame of Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac-Volume 1.'

In my opinion, this is his best film and definitely my favorite. I absolutely loved this movie.

The film starts out with a man named Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard) walking home, carrying a bag of groceries. It's night and it's raining. He comes across a woman, Joe (the extraordinary Charlotte Gainsbourg) lyi...
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'Need For Speed' - Fast, Sexy Cars And Aaron Paul Makes For A Totally Fun Ride

March 14th, 2014 10:00am EDT
'Need For Speed' - Fast, Sexy Cars And Aaron Paul Makes For A To
Right off the bat, I have to say that, I absolutely loved this film. If you're wondering why, well, first of all, it's about cars. Not just any old cars...I'm talking hot, sexy, super fast, racing cars.

Muscle cars and Europeon super cars.

From America, we have Mustangs, Shelby GT500, 69 Ford Gran Torino, 68 Chevy Camaro. The European selection includes some of the most gorgeous cars ever made; Lamborghinis, Sesto Elemento, a GTA Spano, a Bugatti Veyron, a McLaren P1 and a Saleen 57.

Many of these rare cars, were featured in the video game that this film is based on. But 'Need For Spe...
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'300: Rise Of An Empire' Shows Us Why It's Not A Good Idea To Piss Off A Lady (Video)

March 8th, 2014 7:25am EST
'300: Rise Of An Empire' Shows Us Why It's Not A Good Idea To Pi
'300: Rise Of an Empire' is shot in the same breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster '300' which starred Gerard Butler a few years back. This film, however, is not a sequel. In fact, it runs parallel to the first one, so you don't need to have seen the first movie to follow this film.

'300: Rise of an Empire' takes place long, long ago, in a far off land - which I'm sure you've heard of, Greece, a place big on democracy and philosophy. Unfortunately, if Persia has their way, there won't be much reading or philosophizing going on.

After some back story, we are introduced to Athenia...
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'Non-Stop' Review: Hop Abroad For A Really Thrilling Ride

February 27th, 2014 4:21pm EST
'Non-Stop' Review: Hop Abroad For A Really Thrilling Ride
There are some films that are just plain fun. Whether it's logical or unique isn't important, you just go along for the ride - and 'Non-Stop' is one entertaining ride.

The film, directed by Jjaume Collet-Serra ('Orphan' and 'Unknown'), stars the always wonderful Liam Neeson as Bill Marks - an alcoholic and Federal Air Marshal, flying from New York to London. It's obvious from the first scene, that this is one guy struggling with more than a few demons and things are about to get worse for him.

Once the plane is in the air, Bill gets a series of text messages, informing him that unless 15...
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2014 Oscars Favorites: A Year Of Adversity, Heroes, And Con Men

February 22nd, 2014 4:01pm EST
2014 Oscars Favorites: A Year Of Adversity, Heroes, And Con Men
2013 was one of the best years in a long time for great films and great performances - they were so great in fact, it was hard to come up with our favorites.

But we did! Now these aren't John's picks, but another 'Jew' (Marilyn) has opinions that are as strong as my wonderful husband's.

Two Jews on Film Oscars 2014 Favorites: This is the year that reminded us of how cruel and ignorant we humans can be...

'12 Years a Slave,' 'Mandela,' '42' and 'Philomena,' all these films demonstrated the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and in the end, to more than prevail.

2013 was al...
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