REVIEW: The Pros And Cons Of ‘Don Jon’

“Don Jon” is about a 20-something New Jersey dude whose passions are in what he possesses: his body, his apartment, his car, his family, his church, his boys, his girls. And his porn. Johnny, played by child actor turned mega star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, doesn’t realize he has a porn addiction, (he ranks it higher than…
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Farewell, Oprah

Today, Beyonce, Diane Sawyer, Michael Jordan, Tom Cruise, Madonna and a crowd of 13,000 helped say goodbye to Oprah Winfrey during the double-episode farewell taping of her TV show, which will air at the end of the month. Oprah announced in 2009 that she’d retired her show this year, and the date is set for…
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Writers Conference Showcases Some Great Films This Year

UND’s 42nd annual Writers Conference begins today with the theme, “Inter(national) Affairs.” I’m thrilled to see what’s planned as well as this year’s movie list, which includes CASABLANCA, THE LIVES OF OTHERS and THE VISITOR.  Here’s a preview of the conference and a schedule. The first film of the week is CASABLANCA, a classic starring…
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Battle: Los Angeles, The Cloverfield Wannabe Of The West Coast

If you’re into alien/apocolyptic/war/action movies, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES is right up your alley. However, with all that’s going on in Japan, you might not need this. (I went to Thursday’s midnight showing and came home to news and video of the earthquake/tsunami aftermath.) But if you’re curious, here goes. The film’s pretty simple. Aaron Eckhart…
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Monday Mix: Don Draper On 30 Rock

For those of us who suffer from a case of the Mondays, I’m starting a series of Monday posts that feature a clip that might brighten your day. Here’s a clip from 30 ROCK , season 4. If any of you are familiar with Jon Hamm from AMC’s MAD MEN, you’ll really appreciate this because…
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