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Joan and John are "The Two Jews on Film". They are married and see alot of movies eat alot of bagels. They usually disagree, but they tell it like it is. Or at least how they think it is...

Review: 'Out Of The Furnace' Is Well Acted But A Familiar Story (Video)

December 4th, 2013 8:33am EST
'Out Of The Furnace
Some films grab you from the first scene. 'Out of the Furnace', directed by Scott Cooper, is one of those films. Not wanting to spoil it for you, let's just say it involves Woody Harrelson, his girlfriend, a drive in movie and a hot dog.  

Woody plays Harlan DeGroat, a crazy redneck, living in the backwoods of Pennsylvania. Besides having an off the chart violent temper, DeGroat is the leader of a gang of thugs, whose collective I.Q points hardly equals 50. But he's not the main focus of the film, even though he does play a very significant part in the events that transpire.

The main focu...
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'Homefront' Review: Jason Statham Doesn't Disappoint In Latest Action Thriller

November 27th, 2013 9:55am EST
'Homefront'
The thing I like the most about a Jason Statham film is I know exactly what I'm going to get; lots of action, violence, and Jason kicking major butt. And that is exactly what happens in his new film 'Homefront,' written by Sylvester Stallone and based on the novel by Chuck Logan.

Statham plays widowed ex-DEA agent, Phil Broker, who retires to a peaceful Southern town in order to raise his 10 year old daughter, Maddy (Izabela Vidovic). Boy is he surprised when he finds out this town is definitely not MAYBERRY.

In fact, it doesn't take long - thanks to a chain of events involving a little ...
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Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': Second Film Delivers Big Time

November 21st, 2013 12:00pm EST
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Once more we return to the 12th district in the dystopian world of Panem, ruled by the super evil President Snow (Donald Sutherland). 

After winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), along with her best friend and fake soul man Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), is about to go out on a victors tour.

Life is good for both Katniss and Peeta. They live in comfortable houses, have all the food they could possibly want, nice clothing and are the 'darlings' of Panem. Of course, there is a price for all of these goodies. They have to keep up the charade of being m...
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Review: 'Delivery Man' Starring Vince Vaughn Delivers The Laughs And The Charm

November 20th, 2013 1:30pm EST
Delivery Man
To say that David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) is a 'Big Daddy' would be an understatement. David has fathered 533 children of which 142 have filed a class action lawsuit to find out the identity of their biological father.

If you're wondering how exactly David became the father of all these kids, wonder no more.  From 1990 thru 1992, he made multiple sperm donations, under the pseudonym of...Starbuck.  He was paid $35.00 a pop by a fertility clinic, racking up over $20,000.

Apparently, David's sperm was very popular. 'Delivery Man', written and directed by Ken Scott, based on his French Canadi...
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'Nebraska' Review: Bruce Dern Gives Performance Of His Life In This Exquisite Alexander Payne Film

November 15th, 2013 9:57am EST
Nebraska
When it comes to movies everyone knows it's all about the visuals. Yes, dialogue is important, but it's the pictures that have the most impact. This is certainly the case when it comes to the black and white film 'Nebraska,' which is brilliantly directed by Alexander Payne.

Simply put, this film is absolutely exquisite - and equally exquisite is Bruce Dern's performance. This is the best performance of his career and come Oscar time his name will certainly be on the Best Actor list.

Bruce plays Woody a man nearing the end of his life, who may or may not have dementia. 
This is a man who d...
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'Dallas Buyers Club': McConaughey and Leto Deserve Nominations Come Oscar Time

November 8th, 2013 9:51am EST
Dallas Buyers Club
First thing I must say is that, Matthew McConaughey has become one hell of an actor. From ‘Killer Joe’ to ‘Paper Boy’ followed by ‘Mud’ and now ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ he gives nothing less than stellar performances.

‘Dallas Buyers Club' is based on true events and is the story of one man’s determination to survive, against all odds.

The year is 1985, the place Dallas Texas. McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a 35 year old electrician and rodeo cowboy.  He lives a life filled with unprotected sex, booze, drugs and hanging out with his homophobic friends.

Except for a few bouts of dizziness, Ro...
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'Thor: The Dark World' Review: A Fun Ride With Dazzling Effects

November 7th, 2013 6:48am EST
Thor: The Dark World
'Thor: The Dark World' in my humble opinion is awesome. Of course if you watch our review video you'll see the other half of Two Jews on Film does not share my opinion.

In any case, for those of you who aren't comic book readers, here are the Cliffs Notes:

Thousands of years ago, a race of really scary looking beings known as the Dark Elves - led by the equally freaky looking Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) - tried to send the universe into darkness; using a powerful weapon known as the Aether.  Guess these dudes don't like the sun, hence their extremely pale skin.

These evil beings wer...
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'Ender's Game' Review: Asa Butterfield Holds His Own Against Harrison Ford

November 1st, 2013 3:01pm EDT
'Ender's Game'
The film 'Ender's Game' was a pleasant surprise since I never read the book (written by Orson Scott Card). That might have something to do with the fact that I'm not a 12 year old teenage boy or girl. Apparently the book and its sequels sold zillions of copies.

For those of you who don't know what 'Ender's Game is about, here you go. There are these super nasty aliens, known as the Formics that have attacked Earth - I'd probably be nasty as well if I looked like them. Unless you find humongous insects with lots of arms your idea of beauty you won't taking these guys home to your mother any...
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'Last Vegas' Review: 'The Hangover' For The AARP Generation

November 1st, 2013 10:12am EDT
Last Vegas
'Last Vegas,' directed by Jon Turteltaub ('National Treasure') and written by Dan Fogelman ('Crazy, Stupid, Love') is what I and many others would call the 'Hangover' for the geriatric set.

That doesn't mean, the film isn't funny, because it is at times.

This is the story of four guys from Flatbush who form a friendship as kids (they are known as the 'Flatbush 4') and remain friends for nearly 60 years.

When we first meet the characters as grown up men, Sam (Kevin Kline) is living in Florida with his wife and bored out of his mind. Archie (Morgan Freeman) is going crazy living with his o...
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'The Counselor': Interesting Characters Do Way Too Much Talking

October 24th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
The Counselor
'The Counselor' is one of those films that I really expected to love – after all, it was directed by Ridley Scott and written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men).

If those credentials weren't enough, the cast included Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz. What could possibly go wrong? - Actually a lot.

Fassbender plays The Counselor. That's right; the guy doesn't have a name. Everyone simply calls him, Counselor.  

The Counselor, for unexplained reasons, needs to make a great deal of money fast.  Maybe it's bec...
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