Film Hamster

Movie reviews and more from a rodent with delusions of grandeur.

Film Hamster - Movie reviews and more from a rodent with delusions of grandeur.

Review – Two Night Stand

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Facing nothing but dead ends in her life, Megan (Analeigh Tipton), desperate for something – anything – bites the bullet  and decides to hook up with the first likable guy she finds online.  The following one night stand with Alec (Miles Teller) is uncomfortably prolonged when a freak blizzard strands them together.  Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi), Jessica Szohrand, and Leven Rambin also appear.

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Review – This is Where I Leave You

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When Judd Altman (Jason Bateman) catches his wife (Kathryn Hahn) in bed with his shock jock boss (Dax Shepard) it’s only the start of his life going down hill.  When his father dies unexpectedly, Judd finds himself trapped sitting Shiva for seven days with the rest of his dysfunctional family.  Also starring Tina Fey, Timothy Olyphant, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Cory Stoll, and Jane Fonda.

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Review – Last Days in Vietnam

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As the end of the Vietnam War draws near, it figuratively and literally descends upon Saigon.  The remnants of the US presence still there face confusion and moral dilemmas as evacuation is imminent.  No longer just visitors, many Americans at this point call Vietnam, to a degree, home, having grown close to the people there.  It seems, though, that there may only be room for US citizens to take part in an eleventh hour evacuation.

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Review – The Longest Week

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Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman) was born with the proverbial silver spoon already in his mouth.  The son of the owners of one of New York’s most luxurious hotels, he is destined for a life of leisure.  Raised by the hotel staff in the lap of luxury while his parents trot the globe – a venture they embarked upon while he was still quite young – Conrad is now in his late 30’s, still living the same life, still hoping his parents return one day.  When Mr. and Mrs. Valmont come to a sudden realization that they can no longer stand one another and want a divorce, poor Conrad is cut off, suddenly left penniless, homeless, and continually senseless.

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Review – Falcon Rising

Falcon Rising PosterJohn Chapman (Michael Jai White) is an all-around bad ass.  An ex marine suffering from PTSD, the only enemy he can’t seem to defeat is his own mind. When his sister (Laila Ali) turns up left for dead in the Brazilian slum where she was doing social work, he pushes his own demons aside to hunt down hers.  Neal McDounough and Lateef Crowder also appear in this martial arts actioner.

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