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Ms. Elder and Mr. Roberts answer listener questions about their movie reviews and recommendations.

Ms. Elder and Mr. Roberts answer listener questions about their movie reviews and recommendations.
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Willoughby, OH

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Film

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Ms. Elder and Mr. Roberts answer listener questions about their movie reviews and recommendations.

Language:

English


Episodes

"42"

10/18/2017
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Show Notes: Ann & Les were moved by the beautiful tribute to Jackie Robinson's life, struggles, and triumphs in the game of baseball and beyond. Plot: This biopic tells the story of Jackie Robinson's life as the first African-American MLB player.

Duration:00:06:24

"Sapphires"

10/11/2017
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​Show Notes: Ann and Les adore these strong, beautiful women and the inspiring story they tell. Plot Summary: Four Aboriginal girls leave the persecution they face in 1960's Australia to sing and perform for U.S. troops in Vietnam.​

Duration:00:06:51

"The Place Beyond the Pines"

9/29/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les loved both the young male leads and the direction of this masterpiece. Plot: A cop and a criminal meet in their youth; decades later we see what happens to their teenage sons.

Duration:00:06:51

"Mr. Holmes" | 90 Sec Movie Review

9/6/2017
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Ann and Les adore this film that shows the personality of Sherlock, an aspect sometimes forgotten over the years.

Duration:00:01:28

"Bernie"

8/23/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les adored this dark comedy which features gritty, real citizens from Bernie's hometown. Plot: A true story about a small-town mortician who makes a client of the town's wealthy widow and is still loved by his town. Runtime 104 minutes.

Duration:00:07:10

"Albert Nobbs"

8/16/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les were not impressed by the eerie, emotionless performance of the lead. Plot: In her struggle to survive late 19th century Ireland, a place where women are discouraged from becoming independent, a woman pretends to be a bell boy named Albert Nobbs.

Duration:00:08:19

"No Strings Attached"

8/2/2017
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Show Notes: While Ann did not find this rom-com to be either romantic or comedic, Les disagreed with her on both accounts. Plot: When a guy and a girl attempt to keep their relationship purely physical in order to maintain their friendship, they realize that it is not as easy as it sounds.

Duration:00:08:28

"Allied"

7/19/2017
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Show Notes: Ann & Les had high expectations for this brilliant team of director and performers, but they were seriously disappointed.

Duration:00:06:49

"The Founder"

7/12/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les thought this movie was a lot of fun and gave a lot of insight into the fast food industry in America and the man behind McDonald's. Plot Summary: This is the story of Ray Kroc and how he turned two brothers' fast food restaurant, McDonald's, into one of the largest restaurant businesses in the world.

Duration:00:11:47

"Beauty and the Beast"

7/5/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les loved the direction, score, and lead performers in the rendition of the old fairy tale even though it wasn't quite as brilliant as they had hoped. Plot Summary: This is a retelling of the old fairy tale in which a prince is cursed and turned into an ugly beast and all of his servants are transformed into inanimate objects; the only way to unlock the curse is True Love's Kiss.

Duration:00:09:07

"Patriots Day"

6/28/2017
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Review Summary: Les thought that Mark Wahlberg was absolutely terrific in this film, and Ann thought that they did a phenomenal job with such a tough story to tell. Plot Summary: This is the true story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath, including the massive manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

Duration:00:08:52

"Get Out"

6/21/2017
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​Review Summary: Ann & Les were fascinated with the way this movie combined horror and comedy. Plot Summary: When an African American man meets his white girlfriend's parents, things go from nice to weird to nightmarish.

Duration:00:08:20

"Gifted"

6/14/2017
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Review Summary: Ann & Les adore this film that will tug at your heartstrings. Plot Summary: This film follows the custody battle between a brilliant little girl's uncle and grandmother.

Duration:00:06:36

"Moonlight"

6/7/2017
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​Review Summary: Les thought this film was overhyped, but Ann found valuable lessons in the story. Plot Summary: Based on the play of the same name, this film follows the journey of a gay man who struggles to survive his rough Miami neighborhood.

Duration:00:11:22

"Trainwreck"

5/31/2017
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​Review Summary: Ann and Les thought this raunchy comedy showed intelligence and honesty. They loved the supporting role of LeBron James (played by himself). Plot Summary: A trainwreck of a woman must rethink her father's mantra ("monogamy doesn't exist") when she meets a nice guy.

Duration:00:09:14

"Public Enemies"

5/24/2017
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Review Summary:​ Ann did not like the way Johnny Depp played his role, and both she and Les had much higher expectations for this film. Plot Summary: The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Duration:00:09:25

"The Men Who Stare at Goats"

5/22/2017
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Review Summary: This movie is goofy and quirky, but the eccentricity begins to grate on the nerves after a bit. Plot: A reporter meets a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Duration:00:08:12

"Blue Jasmine"

5/19/2017
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Review Summary: Cate Blanchett's performance makes this film unmissable - another Woody Allen success! Plot: After her marriage to a wealthy businessman collapses, New York socialite Jasmine arrives in San Francisco to stay with her estranged sister, bringing her troubles along with her.

Duration:00:08:14

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

5/17/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les were both absolutely riveted with this original and unconventional mystery film. Plot Summary: A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.

Duration:00:08:57

"Being Flynn"

5/15/2017
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Review Summary: Robert De Niro lives up to expectations in his performance, but the overall film was still lacking. Plot: While working in a homeless shelter, a young man encounters his father for the first time in 18 years.

Duration:00:08:32