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On Sunday, took Mrs. Cohn Zohn to the movies. It was our first outing since her surgery — except to go see doctors. Saw Stand Up Guys with Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin. Loved it. Not saying it’s a great movie. But it’s a hell of a movie. Funny. Deep. Touching. Unexpected.

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  1. Neal

    Alan Arkin is a wonderful actor, we saw today Identy theft, very funny and entertaining, alot of the actors were from Bridemaid, which is the same director.

    February 10th, 2013 7:44 pm

  2. Albert

    Director of Bridesmaids did not direct the horrid Identity Thief which came out this weekend.

    February 10th, 2013 9:56 pm

  3. Pat

    Christopher Waulken’s facial expressions — or the lack of them — said more than all of Pacino’s jibber-jabber. The movie was okay but the acting was tremendous. Arkin can drive for me anytime.

    February 11th, 2013 8:14 am

  4. Frank in Minnesota

    …ok,i’m sold…will see it this weekend…sometimes it seems like you are writing for the old Palo Alto paper and doing the movie thing…kind of nice,isn’t it?

    February 11th, 2013 10:39 am

  5. CohnZohn

    Frank, Were you in Palo Alto when I wrote the film reviews? I started for 10 bucks a review. Honest. After the first year, the editor phoned me and said I had done such a nice job they were giving me a 25 percent raise. Well, that made all the difference.

    February 11th, 2013 11:17 am

  6. Frank in Minnesota

    Yes, I was a paper carrier when i was a kid…remember reading you…also when i delivered the Chronicle,too i was (and still am ) a big fan of you and Mr. Dickey …hope to be back in the Bay Area someday, I miss it….Ten bucks a review? A lot of money for a college guy (back then)!!!!!

    February 11th, 2013 12:05 pm

  7. MJ

    I remember mentioning this as a movie to see when you did your “Stand up guys” athletes of the bay area piece a few months back. Just call me Siskel and Ebert.

    February 11th, 2013 11:31 pm

  8. Neal

    Actually the director of horrible bosses was the director of the funny movie Identy theft.

    February 12th, 2013 8:23 pm

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