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Thursday Movie Picks Television Edition: 2019 Freshmen Series

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Last year I watched more shows than previous years because I stopped reading as much. This year is seemingly going the same route and honestly, I’m not very sad about this. Television shows have become so good and more big name talents are going to do television. In other words, picking three 2019 freshmen shows was not an easy task. There were many good choices among the freshmen and I’m struggling to find a coherent theme… until I found one.…

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# 228 – Dedication

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Even though I’m feeling critical today, I have to say I enjoyed Dedication a lot more that I thought I would. The main reason why I wanted to see this movie was because of Justin Theroux who directed it. Theroux is first and foremost an actor but he also has done some screenplay writing (Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2) and Dedication was his first try at directing. Dedication features a writer played by Billy Crudup who looses his illustrator (Tom…

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# 202 – Almost Famous

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Cameron Crowe is another director/writer/producer – the best always come in threes (at least I’ve heard) and since I’ve seen at least 3 of Crowe’s movies I can say that this is pretty much true. Jerry Maguire (1996), Vanilla Sky (2001), Elizabethtown (2005) are under his belt, all except Vanilla Sky I liked a lot. I had seen Almost Famous (2000) when I was younger but I re-watched it just few weeks ago. Almost Famous tells a story about William,…

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