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Mastering the Game: THE PHENOM Film Review

By at November 7, 2016 | 10:26 pm | 3 Comments

Mastering the Game: THE PHENOM Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars Watching the first scene of The Phenom, I thought I was somehow in the middle of the film by mistake. The opening conversation between pro baseball pitcher Hopper Gibson (Johnny Simmons) and his sports specialty shrink (Paul Giamatti) feels so natural, so in-progress, I momentarily questioned whether I was seeing the beginning of movie. I was, of course, more...

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Practically Imperfect In Every Way: SAVING MR. BANKS Film Review

By at December 13, 2013 | 11:41 pm | 2 Comments

Practically Imperfect In Every Way: SAVING MR. BANKS Film Review

3 / 5 stars Though a small handful of actors has portrayed Walt Disney in shorts and TV movies, the American entertainment icon has really never been played on the big screen. It would seem a fine choice then, that Disney (the company) would select another American icon, Tom Hanks, to play Disney (the man). But Hanks’ performance, as with much of Saving Mr. Banks, is more...

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