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A Quirky Mix and a Stretch for Jim Carrey, 7 June 2011
7/10

"I Love You Phillip Morris" is a warped cross between "Catch Me if You Can," "The Birdcage," and "The Shawshaank Redeption".... if you catch my drift.

This is quite a stretch for Jim Carrey and he does not disappoint. As improbable as this "caper tale" is, we are told at the beginning and end of the sometimes "draggy" oops - slow moving film that it is based on a true albeit improbable story.

In sum, some will like it..... some will hate it..... but it does show a tremendous amount of work and energy.

Production values are a plus, demonstrating a hectic shooting schedule. I would be remiss if I did not commend the work of Ewan McGregor who acts his heart out as well!

Too Big to Fail (2011) (TV)
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"Too Big to Fail" Truly Succeeds, 6 June 2011
8/10

This HBO produced film gives dialog and a behind-the-scenes feel to the 2008 financial debacle so perfectly exposed in "Inside Job."

The direction by Curtis Hanson is razor-clean cut, and the performances, especially by James Woods, Paul Giamatti and William Hurt underscore the irony that not one of the self-serving "public servants" has "served" one single day of jail time and continue to live their over-the-top, elegant lifestyles.

The effective use of actually news footage from our 24/7 news cycle serve as a percussive soundtrack as we watch the financial worlds of your "off the Street" American citizens self destruct at the hands of the Bush administration.

Thank you HBO for continuing to do what you have done so well for so many years!