Brad’s Status

on 9-27-2017

This movie is very slow moving to the points it wants to make. If you can stick with all of the parental – offspring angst, you might find a life lesson tor two in it. Ben Stiller plays his usual Jewish stumble bum competent and is almost tolerable to watch as he feels his way to finding a good college for his son. EXPEKT-O-METER Before 7 – After 6.5 > > >...

A Walk In The Woods

on 9-19-2015

It was great to see Emma Thompson, Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in a movie together. They are movie professionals and brought a lot of life to this great little movie. The dialogues were spirited and human. The visuals of the walking in the woods were, at times spectacular. Walking the Appalachian Trail is no small task and it plays the third character in the movie. It is a walk for young and old,...

Little Boy

on 5-04-2015

We are invited into the magical child we all once were. This is a delightful and fanciful movie about a little boy wanting his dad to come back from World War 2. It is slow paced, charming and well acted. The characters are well developed. It was a fun experience just going along with this one. This movie was filmed in Mexico at the same studio as Titanic. EXPECT-O-METER Before 5 – After 8...

This Is Where I Leave You

on 10-01-2014

This Is Where I Leave You This is a drama masquerading as a comedy. There are some funny lines in it. It is about family disfunction on all levels. The son who didn’t grow up, homosexuality, marital infidelity, baby lust and all the crazies that may bring. It is kind of a love story as well. It left me a bit sideways about the whole movie, theme and script. Tina Fey is a charming...

Boyhood

on 8-05-2014

Boyhood This is a very unusual film in that it was filmed with the same cast over a 12 year span. They shot for several days each year to get a check in and an update on the facets of life the main character was involved in. The lead character was 6 years old when filming started. The Director Richard Linklater saw a certain intelligence and something more as he was casting Ellar Coltrane...

Planes: Fire and Rescue

on 7-25-2014

Planes: Fire and Rescue Darn, I wanted this to be great like the first Planes or Cars. It seemed to take itself a bit too seriously. Whereas the others were FUN! It is a trap to compare, I know, I know. I just wanted more snap, although it does have some good one liners. This has good life lessons of perseverance, loyalty and you can do more than you think you can but it...

The Grand Seduction

on 6-17-2014

This movie was fun from beginning to end. There was laugh after laugh as a small, economically depressed town in Newfoundland tries to attract a new doctor. They need a full time doctor to qualify for a petroleum company recycle facility. They need jobs and hunch the new plant will bring back prosperity to their cozy little village in a bay. All conniving tricks are on the table. They do all they can think...

The Fault In Our Stars

on 6-07-2014

Bring your hankies, there was not a dry eye in the house. This is a bitter sweet story about two young people going through a life with cancer. It is adapted from a book that has been followed closely by many. The online buzz for the movie has been driven by a quite young demographic. The theater was abuzz with the younger set, girls mostly. It has a Titanic , “saved me in every...

Blended

on 6-05-2014

“A coming of age romance movie for both young and old.”   There is plenty of schmaltzy story telling and a whole lotta heart in this movie. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I am an on again, off again Adam Sandler fan. This time his teaming up with Drew Barrymore in this romantic comedy about two single parents getting together is a fun romp to be a part of. The acting feels...

WHAT the HECK is REVIEW IT GUY?

on 6-04-2014

We’re a couple of CrAZy guys that like movies and love to talk about them. Let us know what you think of our movie review site as this baby expands. What types of movies do you want to hear more about? How much detail do you want? We started this blog because most movie review sites sound like they work for the movie industry. We don’t. Hey, wish we did but they’re not hiring. We...

Belle (with movie review)

on 5-18-2014

This is a movie that has it all. It is a reenactment of history. The year was 1769 in England and things were changing. The theme of the story is how black or African acceptance or lack there of was influencing society. In particular, the upper crustliens of the aristocracy in “Jolly Old” but newly challenged England. There were many uncomfortable questions without socially acceptable answers. Blacks and whites together in the same bed...

Chef (with movie trailer)

on 5-18-2014

This is a fun foody romp. The eye candy of Scarlett Johansson and Sofia Vergara combined with the affable Jon Favreau team up to make a light hearted and truly entertaining movie. The acting is a little lacking and plot a bit thin but all in all a feel good movie worth the price of admission. The theme is: Follow Your Dream. The mode of getting there is through excellence in food artistry. “Likely,...