Reel Matt

This blog started as my movie marathon — watching a movie a day for a whole year — and has continued as a place for me to write reviews about movies, TV, and various other items.

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This is still a work in progress as I migrate from my old platform at Tumblr. For now, you can still access the whole backlog of posts there at http://reelmatt.tumblr.com

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Vice

January 12, 2019

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Film #621

Rating: 4 out of 5

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The Upside

January 12, 2019

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

Film #620

Rating: 3 out of 5

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

January 11, 2019

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.

Film #619

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Office Christmas Party

November 17, 2018

When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand...

Film #618

Rating: 3 out of 5

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First Man

November 1, 2018

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Film #617

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Going in Style

June 27, 2018

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Film #616

Rating: 4 out of 5

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A United Kingdom

June 26, 2018

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Film #615

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Tag

June 15, 2018

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

Film #614

Rating: 4 out of 5

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American Made

June 12, 2018

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Film #613

Rating: 3 out of 5

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The Devil Wears Prada

June 11, 2018

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Film #612

Rating: 4 out of 5