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Movie Review: The Post – 2017 Directed by Steven Spielberg (out on DVD, Blue Ray)

This will go down as one of Steven Spielberg’s lessor works.  There are reasons for this and a couple come to note.  The acting, especially by Hanks and Streep, is just mediocre at best.  Now do not get me wrong, a so so acting performance by these two is better than most others not at their level of abilities.    Not that you can find fault with either, the characters in this stolid film are not all that interesting on film. The screenplay is just not any good either.  We have heard these words before.

 

 

This movie started out in the jungles of Viet Nam and once it moves on to Washington DC for the next hour or so, this flick suffered  in interest.  The final forty-five minutes  as the principals bantered over publishing the story or not, saved the film somewhat.  I did like those scenes.  I say give it a view, and if you can stomach “old” news rehashed, you might like it.  As I thought Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” was one of his greatest films and the best of it’s year. “The Post” is, in many ways, a crapper.  Do not have the flick.  **  (two Stars out of five)

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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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