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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.

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English


Episodes

"A Bigger Splash"

9/19/2018
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Show Notes: While Les prefered the film for it’s interesting casting choices, Ann disagreed and concluded it wasn’t such a big splash after all. Plot: The vacation of a famous rock star and her boyfriend in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.

Duration:00:08:51

"Now You See Me 2"

9/13/2018
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Show Notes: Ann and Les agreed that the all-star cast and epic stunt sequences made for a delightful, feel-good show. Plot: The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

Duration:00:06:48

"Extract"

3/1/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les thought the Mike Judge (director & writer) created a messy plot in his attempts to follow to many eccentric characters and plotlines. The performances of Bateman and Kunis were excellent, but they can't fully make up for the director's flaws.​​ Plot: The owner of an Extract plant, tries to contend with a myriad of personal and professional problems. Runtime 92 minutes.

Duration:00:09:00

"In the Loop"

2/27/2017
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Review Summary: Les and Ann adore the sophisticated British humor of this political film. Plot Summary: The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war, but they have to do some convincing with their inner circle to get what they want.

Duration:00:08:25

"Hidden Figures"

2/24/2017
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Review Summary: The courage of three real American women, reflected by brilliant performances in this film, moved Ann and Les to tears several times. They highly recommend this film which is a true statement on the evolving American spirit. Plot: Based on the real lives of three African-American women, this film chronicles their journeys to overcome the hurdles of racial prejudice during the era of Jim Crow Laws, in order to help NASA put the first man in space.

Duration:00:08:29

"La La Land"

2/22/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les absolutely loved this charming and romantic original musical, which Les thought was the most entertaining movie he's seen in years. Plot Summary: An aspiring actress and a jazz pianist pursue their dreams and fall in love in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:16:02

"Lion"

2/20/2017
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Review Summary: Although Ann and Les thought that the movie went downhill during the second half, they loved the scenes with the young boy in the first half. Plot Summary: When a young Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, many miles from home, he has to overcome many challenges before he is finally adopted by a new family; then, 25 years later, he sets out to find the family he lost.

Duration:00:09:38

The Annual Oscars Show: Les & Ann's Predictions for the 89th Academy Awards

2/17/2017
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Our experienced Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder, discuss the Oscars nominations this year. For each of the 5 main categories, they choose who SHOULD win, and who WILL win. Enjoy their insightful commentary and witty banter to ensure that you are prepared for this year's Academy Awards!

Duration:00:22:04

"Miss Sloane"

2/15/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les were very excited by this political thriller and thought that Jessica Chastain "played this role to perfection." Plot Summary: Elizabeth Sloane is a ruthless and fearless lobbyist in D.C. who, after taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, discovers just how much it may cost to win.

Duration:00:08:41

"The Artist"

2/13/2017
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Ann and Les love this "masterpiece" which reminds them of classic Hollywood films such as "Singing in the Rain" and "Sunset Boulevard."

Duration:00:08:27

"Valentine's Day"

2/10/2017
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Review Summary: Despite its great ensemble cast, Ann and Les did not find this romantic comedy to be either romantic or comedic.​ Plot Summary: In this series of interconnected stories, different couples and singles in Los Angeles break up and make up due to the varying expectations of Valentine's Day.

Duration:00:06:06

"Manchester by the Sea"

2/8/2017
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​Review Summary: Although they liked the acting, Ann and Les found this movie to be extremely depressing without any uplifting moment. Plot Summary: A grieving uncle moves to Manchester to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Duration:00:08:48

"The Time Traveler's Wife"

2/6/2017
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Review Summary: Ann thought this movie was confusing and messy, and Les thought it did not live up to the "magic" of the book. Plot Summary: A young woman falls in love with a man who involuntarily travels through time, which creates complications in their marriage.

Duration:00:09:07

"The Blind Side"

2/3/2017
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Review Summary: For Ann and Les, The Blind Side was a little too obvious with its Christian message, telling them what to think instead of ​showing ​them.​ Plot: A homeless and traumatized boy becomes an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Duration:00:08:46

"Leap Year"

2/1/2017
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Review Summary: Ann loves this film because it reminds her of the innocent romantic comedies of the 1940's.​ Plot Summary:​ A woman turns an Irish tradition into an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day.

Duration:00:08:27

"Slumdog Millionaire"

1/30/2017
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Review Summary: Les and Ann absolutely adored this heart-wrenching story with a beautiful ending. Plot: A Mumbai teen, who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" Runtime 120 minutes.

Duration:00:05:39

"Nocturnal Animals"

1/27/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les agree about most of the casting, but Les enjoyed the direction and storyline a little more than Ann did. Plot: A woman receives a novel manuscript from her ex-husband, only to realize he is writing a revenge story about her. The film also delves into the contents of the novel, where a Texas ranger hunts down a woman's murderer. Runtime 116 minutes.

Duration:00:08:39

"Arrival"

1/25/2017
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Ann and Les agree that this movie was over-hyped, confusing, pretentious, and dull.​

Duration:00:08:32

"(500) Days Of Summer"

1/23/2017
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While "not a love story," Ann and Les loved the very real, detailed nature of this relationship, which brought them many laughs.

Duration:00:08:33

"Maggie's Plan"

1/16/2017
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Ann and Les say that this is like "a bad Woody Allen movie," and they were bothered by both the pretentiousness and the complaining of the characters.

Duration:00:06:59