Paris Can Wait

on 6-10-2017

This is a movie that will grow on you. There is a lot more going on off screen than on screen. The plot is a slow and gentle seduction. Diane Lane has the lead. Her and Alec Baldwin are a power couple who see little of each other. A best friend offers to drive the Diane Lane character to Paris from Monaco and here is where the fun begins. The acting is good and...

Bridget Jones’s Baby

on 9-17-2016

This is a delightful yet improbable love triangle story. It was fun at every turn. I laughed..a lot! :o) The acting is very well done and the laugh lines are quite bawdy, abundant and clever. One of Emma Tompsons’ lines:” Having a baby is having a whole human being pass through your vagina”….. Had not thought of it that way, up until now. All of the characters are fun to watch on screen and...

Cafe Society

on 8-13-2016

This is a classic, in every way, period Hollywood movie. It transports us to the 1940s. It is beautiful, elegant, funny and transfixing. The character development and set design are thorough. Jessy Eisenberg is the lead. He is opposite A list actors who are rounding out the mood and tempo of this charming and very funny movie. I love it when a movie takes me somewhere, drops me off there and takes me on...

Ricki And The Flash

on 8-11-2015

This was a movie that had a little trouble getting it’s footing. Some of the acting is alright but most is a yawn. Many of the band scenes had no energy. I am not sure where the director was or what he was shooting for but felt it fell well short of it’s potential. The closing few scenes are high energy but getting to them is a bit tedious. It has a great cast...

Trainwreck

on 7-18-2015

Lame, offensive, well worth avoiding, could even be damaging to your senses. Thanks, for your concern for my health. Rest easy, as, I left early and got a refund with brain cells still intact. This is, however, a very well named movie. EXPEKT-O-METER Before 5 – After 3.5 > > >...

Aloha

on 6-04-2015

This movie seemed to have some trouble finding itself early on. The acting was not all it could be, early on. Once it finally found it’s direction (pun intended) if came together with a lot of fun, surprises and sincerity. There are many laugh lines that work and all in all a very fun movie. This all star cast of Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Alex Baldwin, Bill Murray and Rachael McAdams seem to have...

The Second Best Marigold Hotel

on 3-07-2015

This is a movie trying to find itself. The acting is mediocre. The story line is ill played out and the general mood on this set must have been, when is dinner? It is a typical sequel with sequel blues. Stating, we had such a fun first go at this, now how can we make this stretch out to find a humor line?? The last scenes of the wedding dance is fabullous. The rest...

The Duff

on 2-21-2015

This is a wacky, goofy story with a lot of laughs and a big dose of wisdom. I was very surprised at how the themes all blend together to make this tech savvy, coming of age story a must see. Yep, I said that. It is off the wall but full of life lessons. I liked it and was not even expecting to stay in the theater all the way through. This is quite...

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...

Magic In The Moonlight

on 8-05-2014

  Magic In The Moonlight This is a Woody Alan directed story of two people finding each other. Well, so it seems, at least. The curmudgeonly professional magician played by Collin Firth is determined to debunk the fakery of a prognosticator in the South of France. He becomes impressed and then enchanted by the Emma Stone character. There are a lot of laughs and a peak at how the other half lives. I liked...

And So It Goes

on 7-27-2014

Diane Keaton ad Michael Douglas team up to make a heart felt romantic comedy. Well, heart felt takes awhile to show up but in the end it all comes together. I liked this movie even though there is a lot of predictability to it. These two veteran actors play well together. It is slow paced and the love scenes are very awkward but it is still was worth the price of the popcorn.  ...

Sex Tape

on 7-25-2014

Sex Tape This light porn romantic comedy kind of fell flat, for me. The acting was stiff and working too hard at being funny rather than actually being comedic. Sure, there were some laughs but the mood was too held back to fully bloom into a great movie going experience. It is such a ripe topic to work with. The couple makes a sex tape that gets accidentally turned loose on the internet. Cameron...