Book Club

on 5-28-2018

This is a very fun and funny romantic comedy. The actors are having fun and playing off of each others energy. I am sure this was a fun movie set to come to each day of the shooting. These old gals are reading 50 Shades of Gray for their book this month and as can imaging most of the fun is sexual innuendo. It is cleverly written and well acted. Andy Garcia, Don Johnson...

Game Night

on 3-03-2018

This is one of those movies that takes us on a romp. Where we think we are is rarely what is going on. Yea, it is fun and wacky with one twisty turn after another. It is a laugh oriented movie that is very funny. The outcome of each set up will end in a different place than we think it will. So go and be ready to be entertained. Stay until the end...

Peter Rabbit

on 2-18-2018

This is a great little story that offers a lot of laughs and a very cleverly told story. It is part animated and also has actors. It is shot kind of in a Roger Rabbit style. Those crazy wabbits seem to inspire this technology. It is very well done and takes us along on this merry little rabbit tale with a British accent. It is highly entertaining for kids of all ages EXPEKT –...

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

on 12-25-2017

Alright, I know, I know!! I sneaked in to see a scene of this silly movie and came back the next day to see the whole thing. I was so glad I did. This is a very clever movie with a lot of laugh lines. It also has some good acting. I was drawn into it. There are scenes of a gal inhabiting a mans body that are particularly funny. Jack Black plays the...

Downsizing

on 12-23-2017

This is a very smart and funny movie with some current human concerns thrown in for impact. I liked this a lot. It was very thorough in bringing us up to speed on the entire Downsizing Program. Then we were off to life in Downsizeville and all of its ups and downs. The second half of the movie takes some very interesting twists and turns to wrap up in a very human look over...

Just Getting Started

on 12-10-2017

These guys were trying to do something that never happened. All of the A list actors were just walking thru their scenes. This is true schlock of a movie. A waste of perfect good time. EXPEKT -O – METER Before 7.5 – After 3 > >...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

on 11-27-2017

This is a wild and crazy screenplay that somehow made it to the screen. A bit of a miracle in itself. Where to start? See it, for one. It is wacky, crude, funny, unpredictable and has a lot of laugh lines. I mean belly laughs if you are twisted enough. Now you better know who I am. It has a great cast: Woody Harrolson, Francis Mcdormod, Sam Rockwell (one of my favorite bad guys)...

Lady Bird

on 11-20-2017

This is a quite quirky, coming of age story. It is told from the main characters point of view and narrated by her at times. It has a lot of humor in it, some innocence and a lot of teenage angst. It is a very viewable movie. It truly grew on me in an emotionally endearing way. The dad is a big teddy bear and the mom the combative one wanting the best for...

Daddy’s Home 2

on 11-10-2017

I was surprised how much I laughed during this movie. I was entertained. The writing and acting was more natural and less pratfallish than these usually come across. There is plenty of beef cake, gals with Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson playing father and son rolls. It is a goofy improbable story but there is a story and some cute scenes. EXPEKT – O – METER Before – 7 – After 7.5 > >...

Logan Lucky

on 8-29-2017

This is a romp of a movie. It is slow paced. It is shot and acted like a “B” movie. The wrap up of this story is BRILLIANT and well worth the tedium of many of the scenes. I kept asking myself: where is this all going? Maybe that was the plan of the crew. It works very well in a glance over the shoulder. :o) EXPEKT – O – METER Before 9 –...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

on 5-06-2017

This one is kind of a yawn, kind of fun but… It was as if they threw everything on the screen and I’m my humble opinion a lot of it belongs on the cutting room floor. Gripping about 20 minutes off of it might have made a far more viewable movie. The cast was great, and the acting very good. I could have had a lot less personal story lines that seemed to be...

Office Christmas Party

on 1-01-2017

This was better that I thought it might be. Confess, I saw it because Jennifer Aniston is in it. It had a bit of a story line. It was crude in may places. There were some laughs. Jason Bateman was funny and carried the script along. Other actors did their jobs. It was entertaining if you can look past some ofthe crudities. Yes, I was entertained.. See at your own risk. EXPEKT – O...