Movie Weekend Preview: December 19-21

New Releases

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American Hustle

I hate it when a trailer doesn’t really tell you what a movie’s about.  The trailer for American Hustle is particularly bad about that.  The IMDb description says “A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.”  When you watch the trailer with that information, it looks like it could be a pretty good movie.  It has a couple of caveats, though.  It looks like Jennifer Lawrence is going to be portrayed in a very sexual manner.  I really like her as an actress, so I’m afraid this movie might ruin my respect for her and her work.  The second is that the rating advisory includes “pervasive language,” in addition to sexual content.  It could be a very interesting movie, especially with these guys working for the FBI and getting caught in between the two worlds, not to mention the acting talent of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence; but it’s not going to be fit to see unedited.

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Batman Begins

batman_begins_2-wallpaper-1600x900-1After a long and torturous string of slanderous adaptations that included three actors in four movies and the infamous nipples on the Batsuit in movie number four, the caped crusader finally got a well-deserved fresh start in 2005 with Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.

The outcome, while overlooked in light of its earth-shattering successors, redefined Batman for the next generation, and presents the most Biblical worldview of perhaps all film adaptations of America’s comic book champions.

Allow me to explain.

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