Monthly Archives: August 2012

Gonzo: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

Opening with writer/journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s written reactions to seeing 9/11 unfold on TV, Alex Gibney’s Gonzo documentary thrusts us into the idea of Hunter first as a journalist, then a rebel, a successful writer, a political campaigner and finally a man, the product of all his excesses, who was loved and admired by many. In-between detailing the author’s rebellion, out-of-control gun enthusiasm and drug use, the director chooses to focus on only three major writings of his – his breakthrough novel; ‘Hell’s Angels‘, his most popular work, ‘Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas’ and arguably his best; ‘Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72‘.

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Magic Mike (2012) – A guest review by Miss NJ!

If you’re going to see this movie, chances are you want to see attractive dudes naked and dancing. And if that’s your primary focus, then you’ll be basically satisfied. If you want a little story and depth behind gyrating naked bodies… Well, that’s a little more complicated.

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