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You get value for your money in Robert Downey’s Jr’s new film “The Judge.” Stepping away from the superhero movies that made him a household name, he stars in a film with so many story shards and plot derivations you need a scorecard to keep up.

It’s a legal drama. No, it’s a manboy coming-of-age story. Wait! It’s also romance, a dramedy, a father-and-son tale and a mystery. The only genres missing are horror and science fiction and I suspect they will be included on the director’s cut Blu Ray.

Downey Jr is Hank Palmer, a hotshot defense lawyer. He’ll do anything to win and is proud of it. “Everybody wants Atticus Finch,” he says, “until there’s a dead hooker in the hot tub.” In court he’s Iron Man, an unstoppable force with a thick skin and a quick line. He’s the same outside of court as well, except when it comes to his father.

He’s been estranged from Judge Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall) for years—“He’s dead to me.”—but is forced to see him when his mother passes away. Returning to his hometown of Carlinville, Indiana for the funeral Hank must confront the life he left behind—ex-girlfriend Samantha (Vera Farmiga), brothers Glen (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Dale (Jeremy Strong) and his cold-fish father. The quick in-and-out trip is extended, however, when the Judge is accused of murder and Hank becomes his lawyer.

“The Judge” feels like Oscar bait. It’s a long movie with a wide story arc that gives its leads ample opportunity to strut their stuff. Downey hands in a solid, if somewhat familiar performance while Duvall plays elder statesman, resurrecting the alpha male feel of “The Great Santini.” Both are used to good effect and the supporting cast keeps canada goose freestyle youth vest for sale humming along despite a story that pushes credulity to the limit.

The devil is in the details and when the details, no matter how small they are, verge on silly, they become a distraction.

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“The Judge” is the hardest working movie in show business. It’s a film that wants to check all the boxes and tries just a little too hard. Downey and Co. float above it all, however, touching down every now and again to introduce a new plot twist and deliver the occasional touching moment.

By Richard Crouse & Mark Breslin – Metro Reel Guys

SYNOPSIS: Robert Downey Jr is Hank Palmer, a hotshot defense lawyer. Who’s been estranged from his father Judge Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall) for years but is forced to see him when his mother passes away. Returning to his hometown of Carlinville, Indiana for the funeral Hank must confront the life he left behind—ex-girlfriend Samantha (Vera Farmiga), brothers Glen (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Dale (Jeremy Strong) and his cold-fish father. The quick in-and-out trip is extended, however, when the Judge is accused of murder and Hank becomes his lawyer.


Richard: 3 Stars

Mark: 4 Stars

Richard: Mark, The Judge feels like Oscar bait. It’s a long movie with a wide story arc that gives its leads ample opportunity to strut their stuff. Downey hands in a solid, if somewhat familiar performance while Duvall plays elder statesman, resurrecting the alpha male feel of The Great Santini. Both are used to good effect and the supporting cast keeps things humming along despite a story that pushes credulity to the limit. What’s your verdict? Were won over the performances despite plot holes so big not even Iron Man could fill them?

Mark: Richard, The Judge is a sprawling, square, old-fashioned movie and I loved it in spite of itself. It’s a pleasure to watch Downey act without a fifth of a billion bucks in CGI helping him out. The movie reminds us why we fell in love with him so long ago. His perfect wiseass line readings and adolescent smirk hide the softie underneath, and it’s great to watch the transition slowly unfold. As for Duvall, how can you go wrong? He’s not just an actor now, he’s everyone’s granddad. The acting in the movie is pretty flawless, and I’m including Vincent D’Onofrio and Vera Farmiga here as well.

RC: The acting is very good. It’s the story, or should I say stories that bogged me down. It’s the hardest working movie in show business. It’s a film that wants to check all the boxes. It’s a family drama! No! It’s a romance! Nope! It’s a courtroom thriller! It’s all those things, and, for me, less because it spreads the focus too thin by trying just a little too hard. Downey and Co. float above it all, however, touching down every now and again to introduce a new plot twist and deliver the occasional touching moment.

MB: You’re right; it’s all those things. And one more: It’s a John Mellencamp song. You see, he was born in a small town… Richard, let’s not forget the cliche of the big city slicker who finds out his roots are where his heart belongs. In spite of that, in spite of everything you so correctly enumerate, I still loved the movie. And although I had a pretty good idea how the thriller part was going to turn out, I was engaged to see how it would get there.

RC: Most of the silly stuff that bothered me comes in the form of clues Hank pieces together while forming the Judge’s defense and the trial itself. There will be no spoilers here, but suffice to say the whole canada goose freestyle youth vest for sale hinges on a bit of information so implausible that it gives new meaning to the term suspension of disbelief. Trouble is, it didn’t have to be that way. There were any number of ways to establish the point in question (OK, HERE’S A MILD SPOILER ALERT: It involves chemotherapy and a cottage) without trying so hard, but that’s not the kind of film this is.

MB: But it is the kind of movie where the prosecuting attorney (Billy Bob Thornton) is given a Snidely Whiplash moustache just to make sure we all know he’s the bad guy. Doesn’t matter. Still loved the movie.

“My father’s a lot of unpleasant things. A murderer’s not one of them.”

That’s how Robert Downey Jr. describes his father, the titular character in this weekend’s legal thriller The Judge. Robert Duvall plays the irascible old judge, who, when accused of vehicular manslaughter, must reluctantly rely on his estranged lawyer son for a defence in court. While he’s on the bench, he’s a no-nonsense justice who doles out old-fashioned common sense along with his judgments. In one case, he makes a deadbeat dad hand over his brand-new truck to his ex-wife, joining a long list of movie magistrates who have meted out law and order on the big screen.

Remember Fred Gwynne as My Cousin Vinny’s Judge Chamberlain Haller —his classic question, “What is a yoot?” may be one of the most famous movie lines delivered from the bench — but how about Judge Doom, the much feared judge of Toontown? As played by Christopher Lloyd in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, he presides over a town of cartoon characters, punishing lawbreakers with the dreaded Dip, a bubbling vat of turpentine, acetone and benzene that “erases” them. His mission is to pin the murder of Marvin Acme on Roger Rabbit. “I’ll catch the rabbit, I’ll try him, convict him and execute him!”

Everyone has heard the term “judge, jury and executioner,” but Judge Dredd adds one more title, police officer. Set in 2080, this Sylvester Stallone movie sees the justice system boiled down to Street Judges who enforce the laws and dole out instant justice. When Joseph Dredd is convicted for a crime he didn’t commit, he must prove his innocence. “The evidence has been falsified! It’s impossible! I never broke the law, I AM THE LAW!”

Finally, a more conventional judge is seen in Anatomy of a Murder, the 1959 Otto Preminger film about an army lieutenant accused of murdering a bartender who attacked his wife. The all-star cast — defence attorney James Stewart, George C. Scott as the prosecutor, Ben Gazzara and Lee Remick as the defendant and his wife — was presided over by real-life lawyer Joseph N. Welch as Judge Weaver. Welch made several pictures, but is best remembered as the attorney who represented the Army in the McCarthy hearings and scolded the Communist-hunting senator with the famous words, “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” when he verbally attacked a member of Welch’s law firm.

Appearing in one of the movies! I was in Red Alert, a short that played before the movie Wet Bum. IT’s not enough that I cover 100 movies during the fest, now I have to be in them too! I even got a review. “@richardcrouse is great in Red Alert…” Mike Bullard wrote on twitter. “I’d like to tell you I didn’t know he was a redhead but I knew… I just knew ok.”

In person Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice sounds like hot melting wax. I liked Sherlock well enough and have seen him in several movies, but for me, and I know I’m the last to get it, his performance in The Imitation Game is a game changer. He plays real-life character Alan Turing, a Cambridge mathematician who volunteers to help break Germany’s most devastating WWII weapon of war, the Enigma machine. It was a top-secret operation, classified for more than 50 years, but that wasn’t Turing’s only secret. Gay at a time when homosexuality was illegal, punishable by jail or chemical castration, he was forced to live a world of secrets, both personal and professional.

Robert Pattinson telling me about how Hollywood was before camera phones: “When I first started going to LA everyone was underage and if you were a famous actor the rules did not apply. You could be a sixteen-year-old and go into a club but now that there are camera phones everywhere that doesn’t exist anymore. That period was so weird. You’d see a fourteen-year-old actor wasted, doing lines of blow on the table. It was crazy. Now they just do it at their parent’s house.”

Julie Taymore telling me that A Midsummer Night’s Dream “It was the first play I ever saw. I saw it here in Canada at the Stratford Festival…”

Michael Moore’s answer to my question about his reaction to all the celebrity he gained after appearing at TIFF 25 years ago with Roger and Me: Asked what was going through his head while all this was swirling around him, Moore says: “Why didn’t I go to Jenny Craig three months ago?”

“I don’t know where they are,” Kingsley says about his characters, “if they’re inside me waiting to come out or whether they are outside of me. Are they hunting me or am I hunting them? I don’t know.”

Repairing Dustin Hoffman’s watch. During a roundtable interview the alarm on his watch went off several times. He gave it to me and I looked up the instructions on how to fix it on Google. “How did it you look it up on line? They have instructions to fix Timexes on line? I don’t automatically go to those things,” he said. During the interview he said: “I was told to take acting. Nobody flunks acting.” Later he said that it wasn’t such a bad choice because, for instance, “No one ever says, ‘I want to be a critic when I grow up.’”

Lowlight… waiting for BIll Murray for seven hours. (Although I love this from @ZeitchikLAT: Bill Murray, offering implicit proof on the merits of Bill Murray Day: “If this is really my day, why do I have to do so much work?”)

Sitting next to next to Boo Radley, Bill Kilgore and Tom Hagan. (Robert Duvall!)

Most quotable actors of the festival? Robert Duvall who said, about acting, “There’s no right or wrong just truthful or untruthful.” He calls Billy Bob Thornton “The hillbilly Orson Welles…” and said “Brando used to watch Candid Camera.” Jane Fonda was a close second when she said acting is great for the heart but terrible for the nerves… “Butts have become more in fashion… (since Barbarella) and “Television is forgiving to older women and making it possible for us to have longer careers.”

“I have distilled socialism in this box and am taking it back to America.” – Robert Downey Jr in my roundtable interview.

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Watching “Whiplash” knock the socks off an audience at an IMAX P&! screening. It is part musical—the big band jazz numbers are exhilarating—and part psychological study of the tense dynamics between mentor and protégée in the pursuit of excellence. The pair is a match made in hell. Teacher Fletcher, played by J.K. Simmons is a vain, driven man given to throwing chairs at his students if they dare hit a wring note. He’s an exacting hardliner who teaches by humiliation and fear. This movie doesn’t miss a beat.

Love this quote: “Being in the military,” said Adam Driver of This Is Where I Leave You, “believe it or not, is very different than being in an acting school.”

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It’s Not Just Porn: Why Ultra-Orthodox Jews Fear the Internet
Attendees at Sunday’s rally used binoculars to watch rabbis deliver sermons about the Internet. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

There’s a reason ultra-Orthodox Jews wear long black coats, even insummertime: They’ve been resisting modernity since the Enlightenment era. Butwhile their 18th century clothes may set them apart on the streets of Brooklyn, it can’t stop Twitter feeds and Google News updates from infiltratingtheir lives.

That was the topic that drew more than 50,000 ultra-Orthodox men to the Mets’ Citi Field Stadium on Sunday. (Women weren’t invited for reasons of religious modesty.) a statement signed by prominent rabbis promised that the event would discuss the “serious family-related problems” caused by the Internet. “They probably mean porn,” smirked Joe Coscarelli in a NewYork magazine post.

According to organizer Eytan Kobre, the attendees had more than pornography on theirminds. “Technology poses a major challenge to us as human beings,”says Kobre, who is the U.S. editor of the ultra-Orthodox magazine Mishpacha. the problem is not just what religiousJews are looking at on the Internet — it’s also the way its deluge of information is weakening their focus and challenging their worldview.

For some rabbis, the solution is simple: Religious Jewsshould boycott the Internet. in the large ultra-Orthodox community of Lakewood,new Jersey, a 2005 ruling forbade adults to go online without explicitrabbinical permission. but a lot has changed since then. Religious Jews aren’tAmish — they carry smartphones, Skype with relatives, and use the Internet toearn a living.

at Sunday’s rally, a long list of rabbis weighed in on the problem. Ultra-Orthodox Judaism has no Pope, and while its authority may notbe as decentralized as Wikipedia’s, there are hundreds of separate clans andrabbis. some of the speakers advocated for filtering software,while others insisted that Jews should avoid the Internet altogether, even forwork. the speeches — some in English and some in Yiddish — carried on untilnearly midnight, but the final verdict wasn’t entirely clear.

None of this seems to bother Kobre. Whatmatters, he says, is that his community has opened up a massive discussion aboutthese issues, contradictions and all. he responded promptly to an emailedinterview request and spoke to me from his cell phone as he drove to his officein Borough Park, Brooklyn.

Yes, I’ve seen it, though I must admit to notbuying a hard copy. It’s a great magazine, but I look at it online.

the motto of the event, which was approved by the top rabbinic leadership, was, “Using technology in accordance with Jewish values.” but there’s no question that some of thespeeches conveyed a more absolutist view — recommendations not tohave Internet at all in the home, or only to the extent absolutely necessaryfor business. our community is often viewed as a monolith, but we’re adiverse group of 300,000 to 500,000.

What there is no difference of opinion about is our beliefthat technology poses a major challenge to us as human beings. on this, ourposition dovetails amazingly with broader human values. in fact, secular peopleare adopting practices you’d think had been suggested by religious extremists –for instance, observing an Internet Sabbath each week. And we didn’t invent the ideaof Internet filters.

It’s a huge issue. It’s less of anissue in our community than in society at large. but ever since theInternet came about, there’s been more of an onslaught. all of these problemsexisted before — pornography, gambling, adultery. but technology is a portalthrough which these discount canada goose men’s lupo glove enter our homes.

It’s a good point, and I think there’s some merit to it. but pornography addiction is not at all limited to theOrthodox community. in fact, it’s nowhere near the levels in our community thatit is in secular society. the easy access to miniskirt-wearing women hasn’tlessened the hunger for pornography.

Besides, we’re not entirely cut off from the rest of theworld. If you’re growing up in New Square, up in Rockland County, maybe you canbe almost hermetically sealed off. but I’mnot, by any means. I work in Borough Park, the capital of American Orthodoxy,and I’m surrounded every day by huge temptations that challenge my principles. Sothe idea that we’re more vulnerable because we’re cut off from the rest of theworld — it ain’t quite so.

Yes, and these are all discount canada goose men’s lupo glove Nick Carr wrote aboutin his Atlantic cover story, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” he talks about how the Internet affects cognition — short-term memoryand long-term memory, the ability to sit and read a book in depth, and so on.

in fact, I was looking at another piece at, ablog post by Ross Douthat. he was addressing a comment by another writer who saidthat Google had been immeasurably beneficial to his research. It enabled himto have obscure volumes at his fingertips. Douthatresponded, “The web is very good for certain forms of writing — the highlypolitical and the highly personal chief among them — and very bad for others…. the Google effect makes it harder to write War andPeace, and harder to read it.”

I was struck by that, because that kind of in-depth reading constitutes a large part of what we do. When you look at Talmudstudy, the study of Jewish ethics and philosophy, there’s a lot of complex stuffgoing on there. the ability to study those works can beundermined by Google and the Internet.

Absolutely. You go into any Yeshiva — secular people wouldbe astounded at the mental and emotional stamina requiredto decipher those texts. my son is 14 years old. He’s in 9thgrade. he has to sit every morning for two to three hours at a time studying theTalmud. And he’s only a high school kid — full-time Torah scholars spend everywaking moment doing this. And then you think about the way the surfingand twittering culture is scattering our attention. I don’t think those twoparadigms are compatible. Or at least, this is a challenge that has to beaddressed.

It’s the talk of the rebbes’ lounges — the teachers’ lounges. There’s been a precipitous drop in kids’ ability toread, process, remember, recall, and produce quality work.

I don’t think we’re looking to mine the ancienttradition to develop a response to this. We don’t need to get the big rabbiswith the long gray beards to open the giant tomes to tell us how to deal withGoogle and Facebook. We want to be very contemporary, to listen to what psychologistsare telling us and proceed from there. And yet we’re being characterized asultra-Orthodox Jews gathering at CitiField for an anti-Internet prayer rally. That’sthe story reporters like to fall back on.

Let’s parse that for a moment. What we’re saying here is, “I’mlooking at a picture of people I’ve never met. And on the basis of the most external and superficial ofindices — the beards, the color of clothing, the monochromatic nature of it — I’m making a value judgment about the sophistication of their thoughts and the depth of their feelings.”

There may be elements of truth to that. but the irony is that hipsters all dress a certain way, andthe whole point is to dress entirely different from everyone else. Orthodox Jews actually have the courage to dress the sameway as 500,000 of their brethren. They’re the ones who challenge people byasking, “Are you deep enough tolook beyond my garb and relate to me as a thinking individual?” in contrast, the hipster buys into the most external of indicators: thatwhich is immediately apparent to the eye.

Absolutely. the blessings of the Internet are astounding.Take Friday night candle lighting time — you can look that up online. Thousandsof people all over the world have had their first Shabbat experiences byfinding hosts on And there are sites like and, with dozens of newlyauthored articles and videos each week. There’s — 50,000 Torahbooks at your fingertips. It’s phenomenal, wonderful. I could go on for hoursin praise of the Internet in the service of Judaism.

but this is really about a cost-benefitanalysis. We may find out we can’t have 50,000 Torah books at our fingertipsand also be protected from pornography. the other alternative — which I believe isprobably what we will find — is that these two discount canada goose men’s lupo glove need not be mutuallyexclusive. but if we find out that they are, I’m absolutely going to forgo the50,000 Hebrew books online. I’ll go to my local Yeshiva, where they’re all onthe shelves anyway.

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Teenage Behaviour: What’s Normal, What’s Not
You used to think you knew your teen. But lately you’ve been wondering if you’re raising an adolescent or an alien. Whether they’re ducking curfew or coming home with more piercings than canada goose chilliwack femme gris for sale left with, many behaviours at this age can be baffling to parents — even frustrating at times. Here’s how to know what is reasonable to expect from your teen.

Paula Hansen, who lives in Kitchener, Ont., says her 13-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son used to comply with her ban on offensive language. But lately her son has been pushing the boundaries when canada goose chilliwack femme gris for sale comes to her swearing rules. His argument: Everyone says it, so what’s the big deal?

Expert says: It may be frustrating when your teen rebels against your rules by coming home late or swearing. But kids this age are learning to become independent and think for themselves. “These are good things, because they’re skills we want our children to have as adults,” says Kathie Sutherland, a parent education coordinator at Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre in Truro, N.S., currently seeing her fourth child through her teens.

Your response: While it’s still up to you to set limits that exist for your teen’s safety, some boundaries can be opened up for discussion. Hansen’s son has successfully negotiated the use of a few borderline swear words such as “pissed off.” “Sometimes I’ll say “Okay, if your teachers are using it, I guess it’s not as bad as I thought,” says his mom.

Is your child suddenly wearing black and sporting spiky hair when canada goose chilliwack femme gris for sale seems like only yesterday all she would wear was pink?

Expert says: Teens are driven by a need to develop their own identity, says Calgary psychologist Scott Wooding, author of four parenting books including Hear Me, Hug Me, Trust Me: Parenting Today’s Teenager Effectively (Fitzhenry and Whiteside). “They’re just trying to be different from their parents.” Your teen’s newfound fashion sense may also be a way of demonstrating that they identify with a particular culture, style or celebrity.

Your response: Does that mean you should say yes to the nose ring? It’s still your call. Bu

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The Fashion Week outfits: Day 5
Just when you get to the part of fashion week* when you should be slipping on your soft pants and kicking off your heels, they go and throw a big launch party at you for a new magazine, don’t they?

Yes, Elle Magazine Australia re-launched last night as part of the final show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia*. And what a show canada goose dealers halifax outlet store was.

More on that here … suffice to say canada goose dealers halifax outlet store was the kind of party you hope to get a golden ticket to attend at the end of an exciting week when too much fashion was never enough.

I brought back the leather front ponte pants for the last of my fashion week outfits and am very glad I did. Love these pants.

Worked them back with a leather-collared silk shirt and a statement necklace for a splash of neon and felt like I could blend into the beautiful people crowd. Blend being the operative word.

The shoes and clutch are from my wardrobe vault. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve worn both of these but they are very hardworking members of my stepping out-robe.

To get myself in party mode, I availed myself of the wonderful services of the Redken Retreat for some curling wand action. Emma (whose day job is at Orb salon in New Farm, Brisbane, and had spent the week either styling at the Retreat or working up a storm backstage) created some messy curls that dropped to the perfect waves in time for the evening event.

For my makeup, a smokey eye was in order and I put Hannah at the Maybelline NY hub to the task. She did not disappoint. This eye makeup was applied at 12.30pm and was still going strong at 11.30pm that night.

Here’s what she used:

The Color Tattoo provides the perfect binding base for adding and blending the eye shadow from the Hyper Diamonds palette. Then I finished the look off with a pop of pale pink. I opted for Color Sensational Vivids in Pink Pop – canada goose dealers halifax outlet store still gives me a bit of colour but doesn’t take away from the smokey eye.


Ready to party.

Thanks so much for following along with my outfits this week. It’s been fun dressing up each day but I’m SO looking forward to a week of getting my daggy on at home!