Blade Runner 2049

on 10-06-2017

If you enjoy excessively long movies (2.43), that are dark, brooding, with plot points unsatisfactorily peeled back to reveal a big ‘so what’ and takes itself entirely too seriously, then this just might be for you. Great acting, wonderful set design and a fantasy sex scene we all have done at one time or another. His dream gal ( a true beauty ) is inhabiting his actual sex partner. Sound familiar? Just checking. All...

Victoria and Abdul

on 10-06-2017

This was a slow dance through a very tightly formal period in the British upper encrustedness. It plays somewhat lightly as a story with some serious underpinnings that finally energy to upset the apple cart. Victoria becomes enamored or even smitten with an Indian who is a servant in a court function. He becomes her teacher. They travel together and spend many hours together. They enjoy each others company and he becomes her official...

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 > > >...

Stronger

on 9-27-2017

Jake Gillenhall portrays a guy who lost both legs during the Boston Marathon bombing. By focusing on how this single life was transformed, we take in the real life trauma of that historical event. It is well acted and compelling. We see how traumatic this event was and how many people are affected when a single person is traumatized. EXPEKT-O-METER Before – 7 – After 8 > >...

Kingsmen: The Golden Circle

on 9-27-2017

This is a fun romp of a take over of the world / save the world James Bondien slapstick hero journey. It starts with an over the top and clever car chase segment. We are off to the races of solving the diabolical chick about to amass an even larger fortune from her government sanctioned recreational drug distribution empire. We are taken on a big ride with all of the bells and whistles. It...

9/11

on 9-09-2017

This is a must see movie. It is expertly acted. Charlie Sheen is the lead actor. Welcome back Charlie. It is a simple, yet dramatic story of 5 people stuck in a North World Trade Center elevator as an aircraft crashes into the South Tower. The elevator passengers freak out and ultimately bond to rescue themselves, with a little help from Whoopie Goldberg. It is an up close and personal account of the events...

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power

on 8-04-2017

A friend asked me if I thought he would be depressed after seeing this movie. In a round about way I suggested that he would be well informed. There are real weather events affecting us all that are a direct result of our changing climate. They are pointed to in this movie: Miami is flooding at high tide. Storms are more intense that ever recorded. The warmed ocean temperatures are causing more moisture to...

DUNKIRK

on 7-21-2017

This is an up close and personal account of the events that lead to the rescue of several hundred thousand British troops that had been driven to a small area of France.  The advancing German army, in the early days of World War 2, could not be stopped. The movie is directed by Christopher Nolan. He had an effective idea in shooting this that brought us intimately familiar with three sets of people involved....

War For The Planet Of the Apes

on 7-15-2017

This is a quite good expansion of the story line for this franchise. There is conflict, a here, a heros’ quest and a heroic outcome through extreme persistence and a little help from his Ape like friends. This was very good entertainment with great character development. It shows a lot of heart and how animals stick together and have rich relationships. There is a lot to like here. Yes, it is a war time...

Baby Driver

on 7-15-2017

Yikes!! TTTOOOO violent! Great driving scenes, OK acting (Kevin Spacey is so good at being the guy to dislike), fun story line with a life lessons theme but the violence was a real turn off. It cheapened the movie. We have far to much blood shed on the big screen, thank you (IMHO). More ovit is not my kinda movie style. Crashing cop cars has become a yawn as well. Time for some more...

Cars

on 6-17-2017

This is the third installment of this movie franchise. I hope there are a lot more. This is fun and entertaining Disney. It has heart and an inspirational story line with many life lessons folded in to a racing fun movie. The hero is learning his life lessons as well as passing a few along to others. It is light hearted fun at the summer movie extravaganza. Opps, I mean moneyganza. EXPEKT – O...

Megan Leavey

on 6-17-2017

This is a based in fact hero story about a battle dog and it’s female Marine handler who both got damaged in Iraq. It is a very well told story that is worth viewing. It does not glorify the Iraq war. The war is a part of the story because it is the backdrop for the story. The acting is believable and the story telling is quite thorough. It gives us a real sense...