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Old October 24 2012, 07:46 PM   #1116
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012


165. Hollywoodland (B-)

Hollywoodland: The framing story has the ambition to be Chinatown, but I never found myself that invested in Adrien Brody's private investigator. The real interest here lies in the extensive flashbacks with Ben Affleck as George Reeves. Affleck provides a lot of depth to the role (it's a shame they made him wear an awful prosthetic on his face; he looks enough like Reeves that it wasn't needed). The problem is that the movie keeps cutting away from an interesting bio-pic to a plodding whodunnit (which, of course, can never be resolved). This has the effect of preventing either story from developing much momentum. It's not a bad film, by any means, but it could have been so much more.

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Home Video: 102+1
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