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Apr. 28th, 2009

07:50 pm - The Soloist

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I saw "The Soloist" today. It's got raccoons in it! Well, briefly. One causes Robert Downey Jr. to have a bike accident, and the other two are seen digging up Robert Downey Jr.'s lawn. Oh yeah, it's also a tour de force for Jamie Foxx as the true story of Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Jr., a homeless man who was a cello student at Juilliard until he caught the schizophrenias and dropped out. Robert Downey Jr. (did I mention he's in it?) plays the true story of Steve Lopez of the L.A. Times, a reporter who takes an interest in writing about Nathaniel's story, and learns a thing or two about friendship, and himself, and how to deal with homeless schizophrenic cellists. I don't know if the raccoons are also based on a true story, but I bet they are.

Trailers before the main feature:
"Taking Woodstock", starring Demetri Martin and huge crowds of hippies.
"The Boat that Rocked", starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as a pirate on a pirate ship. A pirate radio station ship, unauthorizedly playing rock music offshore of England in the '60s.
"Imagine That", "Angels & Demons", and that "Star Trek" prequel again.

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From:deckardcanine
Date:April 29th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
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PSH the pirate? Promising!

You can bet there'll be a mashup trailer for The Taking of Woodstock One Two Three.
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From:freezer
Date:April 29th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
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I liked this movie better when it was called Reconstructing The Champ.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 29th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
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Never heard of it, and Google can't find it.
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From:freezer
Date:April 29th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
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That's because I always use the wrong word: It's Resurrecting the Champ
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 29th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
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Well, "The Soloist" is based on a different guy.
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From:octan
Date:April 29th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
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I've heard about that ship! Somewhere. Surprised someone thought it was worth making a movie about.
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