War Dogs

It’s movie night and Simon (that’s me) is of to see the Miles Teller and Jonah Hill stoner gun running flick.

I’ve read the non-fiction book the film is based upon and,  gob-smacking revelations and stunning ineptitude aside, it’s not a very likable story. These are imbeciles who got extraordinarily rich peddling guns to warzones,  and that doesn’t make them nice people in my book.

So I really hope this film,  while enjoying the ludicrous story, has some bite to go with the fun. Something like Moneyball or the Big Short would be ideal. Review in the next episode.

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RIP Gene Wilder

This brutal year takes yet another one of the great movie stars. Gene Wilder,  King of mania and sweetness, has died of complications resulting from alzheimers.

The attached obituary is way better than I could write,  but I found it touching that he decided to withdraw from public life than upset his fans,  and he took leave from acting to care for his sick wife.

He was king of the ridiculous quip, but always tempered his silliness with sweetness. He was a unique actor, and will be much missed.

God Bless, thanks for all the laughs.

Gene Wilder, ‘Willy Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/gene-wilder-dead-dies-willie-wonka-young-frankenstein-1201846745/

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