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Laggies

If you weren’t subjected to the marketing of this film, you may find yourself wondering about the title. If you see the movie, and maybe didn’t catch the half-second utterance of the term in context, you may still find yourself wondering about the word “laggies”, like I did. I’m guessing that it must be a …

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The Way Way Back

Liam James stars (in the Chris Makepeace role) as Duncan, an introverted 14-year-old, who’s dragged along when his well-meaning mom (Toni Collette) and her asshat boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell, in a nicely smarmy turn) decide to spend the summer at Trent’s beach house. Desperate to get away from the adults, Duncan seeks refuge at Water …

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Moon

“Over the last couple of decades, filmmakers have allowed themselves to become a bit embarrassed by science fiction’s philosophical side… We’ve allowed ourselves to be convinced that science fiction should be frivolous, for teenage boys… I think that’s ridiculous.” So says Duncan Jones, director of Moon, a captivating and quietly thrilling take on modern sci-fi. …

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