Hollywood heavyweights crank up their vocal cords. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is a musical! But it’s also a comedy. That was unexpected. ‘Into the Woods,’ is not really for kids. It’s an adult fairy tale with a mishmash of your childhood stories from Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales. And did I mention it’s more on the dark side? Well, it is. Figuratively and literally. Disney is definitely pushing the envelope and thinking out of the box lately. The plot is not your typical Disney.read more
The long journey comes to an end. The final installment of The Hobbit doesn’t disappoint. It has way more action than the Desolation of Smaug. And of course sets the stage for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The movie picks up where it left off seamlessly. No need to rummage through your memory file. And no dilly-dallying. It’s action packed right from the get-go. Trust me, there’s no time to fall asleep during this flick. Director Peter Jackson did a fantastic job of weaving together action and love. The Battle of the Five Armies is more emotional than the other two installments. The love triangle between Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Kili (Aidan Turner) is highlighted. It doesn’t end the way you expected. In fact, I think this may be the first time I’ve seen a love story in any of the trilogies.read more
It’s been a long time since the last installment. I struggled to recall what happened in the first one. All I could remember were ripped abs and hard bods. I’m sure all the ladies know what I’m talking about! But don’t worry, the director Noam Murro brings you up to speed.
This time around, the film was offered in 3D. I don’t have to tell you how amazing that played out. Every single drop of blood splatters across my glasses. Yes, this flick was not short on gore. Not at all. In fact, it’s very violent. Consider this a warning. Ok, I’m going to say it, like all sequels, this one didn’t live up to the first one. I’m not saying it’s bad. It’s just different. It’s not as heroic as the army King Leonidas led to battle the Persians.read more
What a hustle! I could barely keep up with who’s conning who. ‘American Hustle’ walked a fine line between comedy and drama. It definitely had a good mix. I had to wonder whether I should laugh or not. But I opted to laugh most of the time. The costumes for the 70’s era were spot on. And so were the hairstyles. Irving Rosenfeld’s (Christian Bale) comb over was priceless!
This film was certainly entertaining from the beginning to the very end. I’m usually not a fan of period pieces but I overlooked it this time. The acting in this film helped me forget it was set in the 70’s. This is a fictional movie, but director David O. Russell sold it like it really went down.
Ahhhmazing! The second installment of ‘The Hobbit‘ was beautifully shot. It’s way better than the first one. It’s packed with action, humor and adventure. Especially in 3D, I highly recommend it. I left my world and walked into the magical world where hobbits, dwarves, elves and humans live side by side.
Yes, we get to see humans living in middle earth. No, seriously, I was sucked into that world. And Orlando Bloom returns as Legolas! Whoo hoo! The role he’s born to play! He’s so beautiful to drool over. If I wasn’t into elves then, I am now!
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.