This film is based on a New York Times bestseller. It’s also a true story. A first hand account from the “Lone Survivor” of “Operation Red Wings.” The moment the movie started, I swelled up with pride. It was a montage of how SEALs were trained to be such elite soldiers. Every time I watch movies about the military, it always reminds me how brave these men are and the sacrifice they make for us day in, day out. And how grateful I am for complete strangers who put their lives on the line for this great country. This flick definitely did that.
Disney has done it again! They came up with another cute and loveable film. The little kid in me came running out. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
In fact, I’m going to see it in 3D again! This movie is not your typical Disney love story. It is very original. But it did borrow some ideas from other Disney fairy tales.read more
Some people have no humility. And by that, I was talking about Lance Armstrong. Boy, was he an arrogant man. You would think that a person who came from humble beginnings would show a little modesty. But no, not a sliver. He was touted as one of the greatest athletes of our time. A seven time Tour de France winner. He was a force to be reckoned with in the world of cycling. He put the sport on the map. I’ve never even heard of the Tour de France until Lance came along. But by now, we all know it was just one big fat LIE! What a shame.
First off, this film is in black and white. I’m not sure why it was told in black and white. I’m a fan of color. I was hoping the film would show color as the movie progressed. I thought it was just to tell a certain part of the story that required it. Nope. Not at all. This adds to the lackluster storyline. I’m normally a fan of Alexander Payne, who directed this film. But I’ll have to pass on this one. The story was a bit annoying. I’m not sure if there will be a herd of moviegoers filling up the theater for this flick.
OMG! You will not recognize the hottest man in Hollywood, Matthew McConaughey. Gone was the gorgeous man from ‘Magic Mike!’ What happened to his fab abs and ripped bod?! Gone. He looked so disturbingly skinny. He dropped 38 pounds for the role. I’m going to say it. He looked flat out ugly. I feel bad for saying that, but it’s true. Throughout the film, I forgot that it was Matthew on the screen. Jared Leto was also a shocker. He played a rail thin transgender woman. He nailed it! He and Matthew had great chemistry on the screen.read more
Warning: there’s barely dialogue in this film. There is no need for a script. It is all carried out in actions. And boy, what a terrifying experience! It takes a heavyweight actor to breathe life into this film. And that superstar actor is Robert Redford. He’s the main character of ‘All Is Lost,’ and frankly, the only actor in the whole entire film. This flick is the latest film to give the audience an “experience” a la ‘Gravity.’read more
Amazing! Beautiful! Romantic! Whimsical! Magical! What did I leave out?! ‘The Great Gatsby’ was such a spectacle! It was well worth the price of admission. The film was beautifully done with Baz Luhrmann at the helm. In 3D no less. The 3D brought it to life. It was eye-popping. It made me feel like I was right there. Like stepping into a time machine. I was sucked into a world of love, betrayal, tragedy, and oh so extravagant parties! In one of the best eras of our time. The roaring 20s!read more
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum! I smell a fairytale adventure here! This was a fun film to watch in 3D. But you will have to check your expectations at the door and just enjoy it for what it is! A campy version of “Jack and the Beanstalk!”
We all remember the fairytale growing up, but this one had a slight twist to it. It involved a sprinkle of love and saving a Princess. Hope I didn’t give too much away!read more
If you’re an environmentalist, “Promised Land” is your cup of tea! Gus Van Sant is the director of this piece. You may remember him from “Good Will Hunting.” I think this film fell short of that. I was expecting a spectacular movie because Matt Damon and John Krasinski co-wrote the screenplay. Two guys that I happen to like! Alright, it wasn’t all that bad. “Promised Land” made me think of the environment and how sneaky corporate America can be. It’s a look into how sleazy big companies are buying out small towns and pushing out the poor by promising them a huge payout. And they’re banking on the fact that they’re not smart enough to connect the dots.read more