Mister Rogers

on 7-11-2018

I love a movie that the audience loves. This was one. Spontaneous applause erupted at the end of this simple documentary about the much loved Fred Rogers. I knew little about this man. He was an ordained minister who decided to have a children’s television ministry on the then, new PBS. He was a clever and gutsy guy. He pulled it off by delivering a simple and heart felt message of inclusion and caring....

ADRIFT

on 6-01-2018

This is a documentary of a romantic sailing adventure that got short circuited by a storm, a hurricane storm, a class 5 hurricane storm. As you may imaging, some dramas ensued. This is a movie you wear like a new skin. It tugs at you and pulls you into owning the life changing realities this couple are thrust into. It called on me time and again to answer, what would I do? It has...

Deadpool 2

on 5-18-2018

Well folks, this one is actually funny. Unlike the first one that I walked out on. This is very wacky script that uses any smutty situation and word usage to launch a laugh line. Some of it actually landed. It is mayhem incarnate. Lots CG fighting and exploding stuff or having bodies or body parts fly thru the air. It engenders a guilty pleasure at looking at these otherwise terrible scenes and finding a...

A Quiet Place

on 4-15-2018

This is a very good movie and unusual story. I am not a fan of scary or horror films but this is an exception. It is less horror and more of a shocking story of survival in a world inhabited with auditory sensitive critters that will ‘take you out’ once they hear you. It is an interesting story premise and also very well acted. Miss Emily Blunt is not only looking good but doing...

Isle Of Dogs

on 3-29-2018

This is a very trip, quirky movie that has a heart. It is all animation and a seeming simple animation at that. Yet, the actors playing the character s, dogs especially will win you over and you too will be rooting for them. Well, I was at least. It has a cuteness factor but and quite touching and timely side of technology gone awry and who will the hero be to undo what has...

Red Sparrow

on 3-03-2018

This is a well placed movie release. It deals with the theme of Russian Cold War tactics in the present day. It is a cold movie with Jennifer Lawrence in a roll of a Russian woman being played from all sides as she learns the tricks of the game and incorporates a few of her own. It portrays the cold hearted tricks in the spy craft she has been coerced into after a career...

Den Of Thieves

on 1-24-2018

This movie over delivers and then again drags everything out by about 45 minutes of too much information and silly macho scenes. I had great expectations but walked away kind of sad at the delivery. The surprise ending is good but not worth the 2 plus hour wait. It kind of goes flat for the entire middle part. The rolling out all of the key plot elements at the beginning disturbed me as well....

The Commuter

on 1-17-2018

It all starts so simple, seemingly. This plot twists, then morphs again and again. It is a week done story that takes us farther down a rabbit hole we have few references in. There is a lot of manly man stuff. How can Liam Nissan get punched in his face 20 times, hard too and still walk. I guess there are miracles in life. Beyond that stuff, this is a very good story. Go...

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...

The Greatest Showman

on 12-23-2017

In this tribute movie to PT Barnum, Hugh Jackman worked his behind off dancing along with a wild and crazy group of entertainers to bring a lot of energy to this dynamic musical. It was a joy to be with, even if it was just in a theater. Hugh offers a tribute at the beginning. It is very well done, frenetic, entertaining and high energy. The scenes with Zac Efron and the aerialist was...

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...

COCO

on 11-24-2017

This is Fun , Educational, and spectacular. It is the story on the Mexican day of the dead, La Dia de las Muertas. I learned many new things about this deeply rooted Mexican Holiday. I have been in Mexico and seen the decorated grave sites. This fun and up beat Disney animation movie brings the stories, rituals and beliefs of this holiday to life. I liked the POV and had a lot of fun...