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The Incredibles: A movie that never gets old

Pocket Review, Title The Incredibles, Studio Disney / Pixar Studios, Rating 5.0,

The Incredibles (2004)

Director: Brad Bird

Pocket Review

The best cartoons growing up were ones that were aimed at both kids and adults, like the Looney Tunes with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, or the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The Incredibles manages this multi-layered presence with masterful ease at feature length.

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Ben-Hur: A movie that never gets old

Pocket Review, Title Ben-Hur, Studio MGM/UA, Rating 4.0,

Ben-Hur (1959)

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Pocket Review

I first saw this big screen spectacle as an eight year old, and loved it. It was full of action, more believable than most of today’s over-cooked technological wizardry (just think of the disappointing Sherlock Holmes series with Robert Downey Jr; massively ridiculous stunts and special effects, which ruined the stories and minimized the otherwise good acting).

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The Jerk: A movie that never gets old

Pocket Review, Title The Jerk, Studio Universal Studios, Rating 4.0,

The Jerk (1979)

Director: Carl Reiner

Pocket Review

The Jerk is a naïf, a not-quite-holy fool, who finds his life one astonishment after another. It is the most maniacal and subversive of Steve Martin and Carl Reiner’s movies together. This film provides the perfect vehicle for Martin’s comic style, which I have always enjoyed.

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Bicycle dreams?

Pocket Review, Title Bicycle Dreams, Studio , Rating 3.0,

Bicycle Dreams (2009)

Director: Stephen Auerbach

Pocket Review

Bicycle Dreams is a documentary about the Race Across America (RAAM), an annual beyond-insane bicycle race across the U.S. Few ride it, those who finish do it in less than two weeks, and ride almost the entire time. It is only a matter of time before all participants begin to hallucinate, and some have been injured and killed because of it.

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Fargo: A movie that never gets old

Pocket Review, Title Fargo, Studio MGM/UA, Rating 4.5,

Fargo (1996)

Director: Joel Coen

Pocket Review

Fargo is an almost blissfully surreal take on what the world would be like if everyone had an IQ of 88, building a structure of nincompoopery around a more typical tale of desperate crime gone wrong. This movie could be the Coen brother's extended take on Woody Allen's joke about a village idiot's convention in Love and Death