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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films ninety seconds.

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300: Rise of an Empire
.  According to Martin Luther:  “Blood alone moves the wheels of history.”  One thing’s for sure, blood certainly moves a wheel or two in Hollywood’s latest version of Greek history.

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Non-Stop.
  For the Misfits, the only thing non-stop about Liam Neeson’s new film is their disagreement about what does and doesn’t work.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel.
If M. Gustave were to describe the appeal of Wes Anderson’s dark screwball comedy to his lobby boy, Zero, he would certainly say that it had a certain je ne sais quoi. The Misfits, however, might just say, "It's the best film of the year," and leave it at that.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds!

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Lone Survivor.  Both Steve and Lou support this film version of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s harrowing true-life story of survival.  Jim, however, remains the “lone dissenter.”

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RoboCop.  Surprisingly, this remake turns out to be more than a soulless, mechanical re-animating of an 80s hit.  While retaining and updating the original’s high-tech effects, it also manages to hold onto some of it’s heart and brains.

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The Oscar Telecast.  It came, it bored, and it may very well still be going on.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.



The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  Mitty is an anonymous everyman who uses fantasy as a way to escape from his… important and creatively rewarding job at LIFE magazine?  And his… understanding and supportive mother?  Not to mention his…new girlfriend who thinks he’s terrific?  Wait a minute.  Is this Mitty’s real life or one of his fantasies?



American Hustle.  It’s less about Abscam than bad hair decisions made by men in the 70s.  Bale has an elaborate comb over, Cooper sports a self-administered perm, and Renner tops off his head with an impressive pompadour.  It’s a regular rogue’s gallery of unfortunate hairstyles.



The Wolf of Wall Street.
  Even though Scorsese’s stock soared with Hugo, creatively he now finds himself in a bear market with The Wolf of Wall Street.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.



Saving Mr. Banks.  Not even a spoonful of sugar can get the Misfits to swallow this film.



Her.  It doesn’t take place in a dystopian future.  The frame isn’t filled with high-tech CGI effects.  And humanity hasn’t managed to all but wipe itself out.  What kind of science fiction film is this, anyway?  The kind that can surprise and move you.

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6 'n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.



Dallas Buyers Club.  First Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds to be in Les Miserables, and now Matthew McConaughey loses even more weight for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.  In the future, Academy members won’t vote for best actor but will hold a weigh-in, and whoever comes in lowest will take the Oscar.



Inside Llewyn Davis.  Even though critics seem to love Inside Llewyn Davis, fans of folk music probably haven’t been this outraged since Dylan went “electric” at the Newport Folk Festival.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  While not quite a bulls-eye, Catching Fire is far from being a "bouncer."  In this segment, Katarina Aguilar joins the Misfits to discuss the film adaptation of the second book in The Hunger Games series.



Out of the Furnace.  It's less about bare-knuckle fighting and revenge than it is about Christian Bale stoically emoting.

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Nebraska.  Even though Nebraska is in black and white, most things in life aren't--except maybe the Misfits opinions about Alexander Payne's new film.  Two of them loved it, and two of them hated it.



The Book Thief.  This quote from Flaubert could be used as the tag line for The Book Thief:  Do not read to amuse yourself, or for the purpose of instruction.  No, read in order to live.

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Thor: The Dark World.
  Hollywood has its own version of the Asgardian Convergence.  Every so often the availability of A-list actors aligns with a confused script, two hundred million dollars, and a green light, resulting in a blockbuster motion picture.  Portals open at movie theaters all over the world, and huge amounts of money are sucked into the studio coffers.



Ender’s Game.  Given the success of this film, it’s not likely to end here, and that’s a good thing—both for fans of the book and movie-goers.

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Escape Plan.  Even though Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone can get out of a high-tech prison that's sealed off from the world in an enormous cargo ship, they are unable to escape from the Misfits' enthusiasm for their new film.



The Counselor.  Forget about legal counsel, maybe Ridley Scott should have consulted with a different writer than Cormac McCarthy before making his latest movie.

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