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So I have a problem.  No, this isn't a post about me asking anyone for help, I don't mean it's that kind of problem.  I mean, I have issues.  Lots of them, yes, yes, thank you.  But this one—
I don't like biopics.
Now, that's not really a problem.  Nobody ought to like them, almost everybody seems to, hey, lots of people are wrong but tastes differ, blah-blah-blah.  No, the problem is that whenever I say in my head, "I don't like biopics," or start to say it out loud, I think:
"Well, I likedThe Aviator alright."
Which is true, I really did like The Aviator.  It's not the best Martin Scorsese movie, it's not the best movie Leonardo DiCaprio ever did, it's got the usual biopic's historical inaccuracies, but I liked it.  I'm not saying it's great, but I liked it.  I don't know why The Aviator leaps right to the forefront of my mind when I think, "I don't like biopics," but it does.  Maybe it's the …

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