The Disaster Artist

on 12-10-2017

Movies like this are the reason movie reviewers hang up their blogs. This a very a forgettable movie except for James Francos’ naked body being stuck in my head. I need a thought enema. It is terrible with the effect of making a mockery or anything we call terrible. Just pass on this. I have no idea why this talented crew took on this project. It is very strained entertainment. EXPEKT – O –...

Florence Foster Jenkin

on 8-13-2016

The operative theme for this movie is: “People may say I can’t sing but they can not say I have not sung.” Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep light up the screen with a slow dance love song that takes twists and turns that end in 1944 Carnegie Hall. It is a true story about a wealthy, off key classical singer who wins them all over with her determination and stage presence. It is a...

The Water Diviner

on 5-04-2015

Russel Crow both directs and acts in this movie. It is a different part for him. He plays a far more vulnerable character that usual. There are a lot of feelings displayed as he is searching for his sons who never came home from World War 1. The acting, pacing and script are woven together to invite us along on a fathers quest sort of movie. He is troubled and tried by his instincts...

Exodus

on 12-13-2014

Exodus This Ridley Scott directed film got something right in this super natural biblical story. His character development and pacing of the film gives us a chance to take in the history of the time along with all of its politics and how they affected daily life. The few in the privileged class lived well. The rest of the humanity of the time lived in bondage or in small remote villages living close to...

Hercules

on 7-27-2014

  Hercules Dwayne Johnson is a great choice for this role as Hercules. He is both powerful and vulnerable in this role. The acting overall was very good and the story line engaging. This is another super hero style of film but it plays well. Hercules and his team whip together an army of farmers into it being an ordered fighting force. There are beautiful women, some treachery and a mix of do-goodism along...

America

on 7-06-2014

This has a fun premise to begin with, which is: What if there was not an America? It is a romp through the United States history asking this question. It provokes some interesting possibilities then seems to subtlety spin off on a right wing dance that left me confused and a bit spun out. Still and all, it is a worthy movie to take in and possible help you draw your own conclusions about...

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...

The Railway Man (with movie trailer)

on 5-18-2014

This is a touching story of love, honor and becoming whole. This is a movie with Colin Firth as a World War 2 returnee. He was an engineer held in a Japanese work camp in Burma tasked with building a railway through the jungle. Many men died during this radical undertaking by the Japanese. The based in fact Firth character is plagued with the horrors of his time there. His new wife played by...

Godzilla (with movie trailer)

on 5-18-2014

This is a very different take on the big lizard. The whole Godzilla history is rewritten and we get a fresh look at this Japanese big boy. It was strange, in this one the actors seem cardboard and the lizard and his bug friends seem more real that ever. I guess CG has caught up!! This is actually a quite fun and entertaining movie. There is a big path of destruction and a big...

Walking With The Enemy

on 5-01-2014

Let’s Re-define “A Great Movie!” If you see enough movies, eventually a great one comes along, ladies and gentleman, this is it! To me, calling a movie “great” means that it hits in all arenas or perception. It has to be both entertaining and believable, hard hitting and having heart and most of all, convincingly taking us somewhere we may have never been before. History and Art Meet  It is rare to take historical...

Noah

on 3-29-2014

I was greatly disappointed by this story telling. I feel they missed a BIG opportunity to tell a wonderful story. They seemed to have opted for trying to educate my on Biblical magical thinking and the lessons as they enfolded in that text. I would have far rather been entertained with a great rendition of this historical fable. They had the crew, the big name and star power of Russel Crow…….Shux. It was all...

300: The Rise of an Empire

on 3-25-2014

Review it Guy says…  This is part dramatic war epic and part history class. It was extremely bloody with heads being lopped off and blood splashing about. I guess the point of all of that is to show that these times with hand to hand combat were quite a mess. It is shot in a style using part computer graphics and part actors. The two mediums blend well to create a surreal landscape. This...