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April 29, 2017

EMT 04/29/17

The old movies really are the best ones. And by old, I mean anything made yesterday is probably worlds better than anything made today, and tomorrow's releases will be even worse.

Watched "A History of Violence" last night. Remembered liking it quite a bit years ago, and it really holds up well.

The movie takes the time to develop its characters enough to actually care about them.

Nobody is saving the world. It's a far easier story to relate to than a bunch of guys and gals in shiny pajamas. "History" is simply about a man trying to keep his past from stealing his present.

The violence is short, effective and fairly brutal without being murder porn. Tip to Hollywood: WWE isn't real.* When real people get hit with a baseball bat, it tends to take the fight right out of them.

And Maria Bello.

* don't take that wrong -- no doubt they are damn fine athletes for the most part, and dishing and taking all sorts of punishment with the crazy stunts they pull to entertain us.

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