Saturday, November 30, 2013

Short Review: Philomena

Grade: A

A journalist meets a woman who was forced to live in a convent and give up her child 50 years earlier then helps her find him.

Fascinating story. Amazing performances. Interesting turns. Definitely worth watching.

Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, more. 

Short Review: About Time

Grade: A

A man learns he can travel through time and uses it to better his life through love.

Surprisingly great story. Very funny throughout with some more serious moments thrown in. Great cast. Very uplifting.

Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy and many more.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Short Review: Catching Fire

Grade: A

Katniss has to convince the president of her love then is sent back to the hunger games.

Such an improvement over its predecessor. Really focuses on the characters and how horrible the games are. They nailed it.

Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Jenna Malone,  Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright and more.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Short Review: Free Birds

Grade: B-

Two turkeys travel back in time to get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu.

Fun concept. Some good genuine laughs. Story is good. Kids will enjoy it more.

Voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, others.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Short Review: Thor: The Dark World

Grade: A+

Thor must face an ancient evil across several realms and reunites with Jane.

Great movie that is loads of fun to watch. Plenty of humor perfectly injected throughout the movie. Amazing action set pieces. Just as good if not better than the first.

Chris Harmsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Jaime Alexander and more.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Short Review: Ender's Game

Grade: A-

The International Military seek a new commander to fight an alien threat in the form of a young boy.

Fun movie with a great story. Presents interesting morality questions. Great sci-fi.

Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley and more.