ARCH'S MOVIE GUIDE 3/13/14

March 13, 2014 - 12:00 AM
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Hope you see something good at the movies....

4 STARS

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson's delightful all-star murder mystery story within a story

Dallas Buyers Club - Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in a compassionate true story of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s

American Hustle - Ironic story about justice and the Abscan scandal of the 1970s - award worthy work from a great cast including Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner.

12 Years a Slave - One of the nineteenth century's greatest true stories receives the movie it deserves. Look for Oscar nomination for Chiwetel Ejiofor

Philomena - Dame Judi Dench as an Irish woman looking for the son she gave away 50 years earlier

Nebraska - Bruce Dern and Will Forte take a father/son road trip in search of a mythical million dollar prize

Gravity - Breakthrough movie about danger in space. Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and state of the art special effects. Oscar contender

3 1/2 STARS

The Lego Movie - Great creative fun at the expense of following instructions

The Wind Rises - Beautiful Japanese animated biography of engineer Jiro Horikoshi - designer of the Zero fighter plane used during WWII

Frozen - Disney musical based on "The Snow Queen" - family friendly delight

3 STARS

Veronica Mars - The fans have spoken and this is the result.  Kristen Bell's quite likeable

300: Rise of an Empire - Eva Green kicks ass as a Persian Naval commander  warrior - in this graphic graphic novel

The Past - French story of love and life and illness and divorce revealed in layers.  A different side of "The Artist" starring Berenice Bejo

The Monuments Men - George Clooney and his all-star friends save European culture during WWII

Her - Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his IOS. Sly sci-fi

2 1/2 STARS

About Last Night - Hilarious, frankly sexy update of 80's romance - Kevin Hart & Regina Hall

RoboCop - Better than expected remake of 80s sci-fi classic

2 STARS

Need for Speed - Interesting to see Aaron Paul after "Breaking Bad" - otherwise - standard issue racecar auto porn

3 Days to Kill - Kevin Costner juggles family and the CIA

August: Osage County - Meryl Streep heads a dysfunctional family - great acting, unlikable characters

The Wolf of Wall Street (R) - Epic about excess of crooked stockbroker runs an excessive three hours

1 STAR

Endless Love - Sappy teen age romance remake

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