Mickey, Machete and Juliet
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Okay, right up front: I haven't seen Captain Phillips yet. Obviously, it's the best new movie of the week. Its 8 on IMDb dwarfs the three new movies I did see, which average a 5.5. Paul Greengrass is the most unheralded of the mainstream directors at work today, and maybe this will get him some much-deserved herald. But I can't comment. I didn't see it.
You see, my wife wants to see it, and for some reason she wants to see it with me. Since she works very hard to support her film-fan husband, she can't just pick up at a moment's notice and slip off to the movies. And she asks for so little. So when it's a choice between happy wife and a more complete blog, the wife wins out.
This does give me a chance to mention the two new biggies out last week, Gravity and Runner, Runner. Here's what you need to know: You will forget Runner, Runner before you've found your way out of the multiplex. It's a workable premise with a screenplay that has everything break exactly right for it
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