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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

"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

"Indignation" | 90 Sec Movie Review

9/5/2018
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Show Notes: Ann and Les agreed this film masterfully captured the 50’s era tribulations, featuring outstanding actors who perfectly depicted the stirring emotions of this time period. Plot: In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Duration:00:01:29

"Indignation"

9/5/2018
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Show Notes: Ann and Les agreed this film masterfully captured the 50’s era tribulations, featuring outstanding actors who perfectly depicted the stirring emotions of this time period. Plot: In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Duration:00:10:51

"Blade Runner 2049"

8/29/2018
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Show Notes: Despite the epic sci-fi adventure and stunning visual effects, Ann and Les felt the emotionless characters held back the picture from being a true masterpiece. Plot: A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Duration:00:12:41

"Battle Of The Sexes"

8/22/2018
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Show Notes: There was no battle of the sexes during this review; Ann and Les agreed that this was not a very extraordinary or exciting film to watch. Plot: This film tells the true story of the 1973 tennis match between world-number-one Billie Jean King and ex-champ/serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Runtime 2 hr 1 min.

Duration:00:13:14

"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

"Mamma Mia!"

5/12/2017
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Review Summary: Although not the best musical they've ever seen, Ann & Les agree that "Mamma Mia!" was both fun and catchy. Plot: The story told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father.

Duration:00:06:39

"Hanna"

5/10/2017
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Review Summary: Les found this movie to be "terrifically suspenseful," and Ann thought it was very creative and original, with "brilliant moments of small discoveries." Plot Summary: A sixteen-year-old girl who was trained by her father to be an assassin is sent on a special mission across Europe, where she is tracked by a ruthless intelligent agent.

Duration:00:09:07

"Hugo"

5/8/2017
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Review Summary: While the 3D and visual execution of this film blew Ann & Les away, the actors and finished storyline were a little underwhelming. Plot: A young orphan lives hidden in a 1930's Paris train station and uncovers the mystery surrounding his father and an automaton.

Duration:00:10:24

"Birdman"

5/5/2017
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Review Summary: Ann & Les loved the camera work, direction and mood of this film. It's artistic and brilliant! Plot: A has-been superhero actor tries to restart his career on Broadway while battling interior and exterior conflicts.

Duration:00:10:36

"What to Expect When You're Expecting"

5/3/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les agreed that this was a sweet, entertaining movie that handled pregnancy tastefully, although it was not a great movie. Plot Summary: This movie follows the lives and pregnancies of five interconnected couples as they experience the hardships, joys, and surprises of having a baby.

Duration:00:07:33

"Prometheus"

5/1/2017
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Review Summary: Ann and Les detested this film; it seemed like a cheap reinvention of Alien that went horribly wrong. Plot: A space crew is launched to another planet in an attempt to discover the origin of the human species, but they quickly discover that they're not alone.

Duration:00:08:10

"Moonrise Kingdom"

4/28/2017
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Review Summary: Les loved the whimsy and romance of this film, but Ann thought it was a bit of a stretch the whole way through. Plot: Two middle school students flee their parents and camp counselors to camp out on their own.

Duration:00:07:54

"Adam"

4/26/2017
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Review Summary: Ann says that this film is honest, but almost too much so. She and Les like the offbeat and upbeat tone at points, but it's a little bit too much overall. Plot: A lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor.

Duration:00:10:13

"Taking Woodstock"

4/21/2017
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Review Summary: Ann & Les hated this "stale" film that overused '70s speak like "psychedelic" and "groovy" until it became cliché. Plot: A man inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert while working at his parents' motel in the Catskills in the summer of 1969.

Duration:00:08:59

"Argo"

4/19/2017
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Review Summary: Ann says the movie succeeds as good "popcorn entertainment," but it is not very true to the real life happenings and is not an altogether exceptional film. Plot: This chronicles the story of the 1980 U.S. hostage crisis in Iran, and how a CIA agent pretends to be a Hollywood producer in order to free them.

Duration:00:07:58

"Soul Surfer"

4/17/2017
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​Review Summary: Ann and Les think this film is great for young girls, but it's a little heavy-handed with the morals and will likely seem cheesy for adults. Plot: Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton loses her arm in a shark attack, and must rely on her friends, family, and faith to get her through this time and back on the water.

Duration:00:08:44

"Tangled"

4/14/2017
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Review Summary: While this is definitely a kids' movie, the whole family will have fun watching it together - boys and girls! Plot: The Grimm's Fairytale, Rapunzel, is given a modern twist when a charming outlaw coaxes the long-haired princess out of her tower and into a world of mischief and adventure.

Duration:00:08:08

"Julie and Julia"

3/29/2017
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Review Summary: The casting and storyline make this film "cute, smart, and gloriously entertaining..."​ Plot: The story of Julia Child's start in the cooking profession and how blogger Julie Powell challenges herself to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Duration:00:10:00