Movie Diary 7/30/2014

Get on Up (Tate Taylor, 2014). Chadwick Boseman was pretty interesting as Jackie Robinson in 42. But from the first moments in this one – as 1988-vintage James Brown, wearing a green track suit and toting a shotgun into a strip-mall meeting room to complain about people using his toilet – it is extremely clear that Boseman is exhilaratingly dialed in. (full review 8/1)

The Hundred-Foot Journey (Lasse Hallström, 2014). An Indian chef cooks in a Michelin-starred French restaurant, with many obstacles on the way. Quite a bit of expertise is ladled across this foodie movie, none of which entirely disguises the fact that the main ingredient here is corn. (full review 8/8)


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