The Maven’s Swan Song On Tuesday Mornings

c.d. opens informing us that he’s moving to Saturdays at 11:30 am with James Bickers.
He loved the children’s laughter during Despicable Me 2…then turned his attention to…the all-in-all not bad…The Lone Ranger.

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Culture Maven on “Something In The Air” and More

After a week off recovering from falling off his bicycle, the Culture Maven returns with a few new film reviews.  The French coming of age movie Something In the Air gets positive acclaim, as do a pair of “summer films”:  buddy cop movie The Heat and the stupid-but-enjoyable White House Down.

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The Maven and Films from Opposite Ends of the Serious Scale

c.d. starts off dealing with mushy seats in his vehicle.  He then switches gears to a talkathon but a rewarding trip to the movies…Before Midnight.   At the other end of the seriousness scale…he was surprised at how much he enjoyed Seth Rogen’sThis Is The End.

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The Maven and The Fast and The Pretentious

A quandary faced c.d. this morning…dinner with The Film Babe on their anniversary or his 50th high school reunion? Then he turned to the movies…First one had cinematic integrity …it was what it was…The Fast and The Furious 6 and a film …in his words…so pretentious it was criminal…Now You See Me.

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The Maven and The Mob

The conversation started with allergies and what we ate over the Memorial Day weekend. Then Mr. Kaplan focused on the true mob story…The Ice Man…with a haunting portrayal of hit man Richard Kuklinski by Lexington’s Michael Shannon.

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C. Mav…The Dalai Lama and No Star Trek.

c.d.’s conversation begins with The Dalai Lama in New Orleans with Allen Toussaint and Dr. John…and then he enlightens us on how he walked out of Star Trek after 90 seconds to see Iron Man 3…with toss-away banter…worth seeing.  He finishes out our time together with the Scottish film…The Angel Share.

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