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Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount - Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount Friday 5th March 2010 at Independent Spirit Awards Los Angeles, California

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Lisa Blount Wednesday 3rd March 2010 Global Green USA 7th Annual Pre-Oscar Party 'Greener Cities for a cooler Planet' held at Avalon. Hollywood, California

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An Officer And A Gentleman Review


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Most articles about the state of American movies in the 1980s feature writers bitching and moaning about how the era was built on sequels and action-packed, plot-deprived blockbusters. They may have a point. Independent films really didn't become relevant (again) until sex, lies, and videotape, which was released in 1989. Miramax was still growing.

Something good did come out of the decade: a slew of great date movies. Not surprisingly, there was a formula to it. The typical woman would get a love story usually featuring a hunky, emotionally lost male lead. The typical man would get a macho storyline featuring slapstick, sports, violence, or male bonding. Sometimes he got to see bare breasts. It all led to movies that didn't require three days of negotiation: Hoosiers, Witness, Field of Dreams, Tootsie, Say Anything (for the music geek subset), and the John Hughes stuff for the teens.

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