My View: The Adjustment Bureau (2011) I saw three movies this week, and this film was the only one where the dialog was worth a damn. Matt Damon plays an up-and-coming Congressman, who, on election night, has a chance encounter with a woman (played enchantingly by Emily Blunt). The two instantly connect but don't learn each others name, and fate brings them together a few months later. It seems, though, there are mysterious forces that will do almost anything to keep the two lovers apart. This is a SciFi thriller that, surprisingly, has strong, romantic undertones. The chemistry between Damon and Blunt is so good that we start rooting for them to end up together very early on in the film. My Rating: Full Price The Adjustment Bureau Info
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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) Few films out there that can be called a "Man's Musical," but the dancing in this film is so athletic, we can label it so. The film begins when the oldest of seven brothers (played by Howard Keel), a woodsman from Oregon, decides he wants a wife and heads out to the big city to find one. He finds a girl who is smitten with him, and, after a whirlwind courtship, he takes his new bride (played by Jane Powell) back to his mountain home. She quickly learns she will be caring for not just her husband, but his six unruly brothers, as well. The six brothers soon crave female companionship, decide they also want wives and concoct a plan to kidnap their future spouses from town. Their plot is a success, they escape the townsfolk chasing them by triggering an avalanche, and the brothers and their kidnapped women are isolated together for the winter. The brothers soon discover they must court the women to win them over and look to their new sister-in-law for courtship guidance. This film showcases wonderful dance numbers and is shot in glorious Technicolor. The ever-famous Barn Raising dance number is definitely one of the greatest film moments of all time. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Info
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Weird Credits: From the credits of The Adjustment Bureau: “Mr. Damon's Costumer” and “Mr. Damon's Chef.”
Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) After a string of flops, this movie could be Mathew McConaughey's trip back to the winner's circle. There is a lot of good buzz in Hollywood about his portrayal of a L.A. criminal defense lawyer who gets a high profile case that just may get him killed. The Lincoln Lawyer Info
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