Saturday, December 09, 2017

There Be Dragons

Movie set during the Spanish Civil War... would go into more detail but won't. The one Star rating is correct. First time seeing a movie with "epic" music in the background playing the entire length of the movie. Would hold on watching this one! For more see IMDB.



Thursday, December 07, 2017

Wind River

Movie that has Jeremy Renner as a USFWS Ranger tasked with hunting predators like coyotes and mountain lions. However, somehow he is involved in an investigation of the murder of a young American Indian woman.

Interesting story line with a pretty good ending for those wanting justice! Would hold as a first date movie but would check it out on a rainy day when it's time to stay indoors. For more, see it on IMDB.


Saturday, December 02, 2017

Allied

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in a WWII movie about two clandestine war fighters assign to kill a bad guy. Their cover calls for them to be married; they play their part, and successfully complete their mission. In their escape, they return to England where Brad is home based. Somehow acting married becomes reality when Brad and Marion decide to marry.

They have a child, and things seem well... until Marion is accused of being a German spy! A twist or two in the story line; entertaining movie. Would recommend renting this one when given the chance; first date appeal may not be there as the "spy" accusation may put a damper on things. For more see IMDB
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Dressmaker

Kate Winslet plays a woman with a troubled past who comes back to her hometown. She was sent away as a child for the murder of a boy. But, no one could prove she was responsible for his death. Years later she returns home to seek revenge and the truth! Lots of twists and surprises that are entertaining; all from her skills as a dressmaker! See more at IMDB!


"The Whole Truth" and "The Trial"

Double whammy on two "trial court movies".

The first has Keanu Reeves and Rene Zellweger in a trial where Rene's son killed his father. Keanu is their lawyer, and is there to plead the son's case... the ending puts a twist in things. Did not figure it out until close to the end.

The second has Matthew Modine as a lawyer who has quit his practice due to the loss of his family. On the brink of suicide, he called by a judge to be the Public Defender for a capital punishment case where his client is a man accused of murder but cannot recall anything about the event.




Predestination

Movie with Ethan Hawke that twist and turns and confuses as Ethan moves about through time traveling in the past to ensure a better future. In the end, left the movie wondering if the outcome would be plausible (assume time travel is possible, then think about it). For more, see IMDB.


New in Town

Been watching movies since we signed up for Amazon Prime. Found some older releases that are entertaining. This one has Rene Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr. as Corporate Business Woman and Union Representative, respectively. Rene is tasked with modernizing and eventually downsizing a food plant in Minnesota; Harry is there to make sure the employees are supported.

Funny and entertaining, plus it was included with an Amazon Prime account. Safe first date movie, too!



Monday, October 02, 2017

Deepwater Horizon

Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russel in the movie about the oil platform disaster Deep Water Horizon. Shows events leading up to the incident, and places blame on BP. But, did not detail the recovery efforts to cap the well. Good movie but was hoping to see how they came up with the plan that eventually stopped the oil. From past posts online, heard it was a Master Plumber who came up with the solution! For more, see IMDB!


CHIPS 2017

Michael Pena and Dax Shephard partner together in a remake of the 70's/80' TV show CHIPs! Cameo at the end with Eric Estrada is about the only link to the TV Show but that said, had some funny moments to keep your's truly entertained. But, do beware of the sexual comments and situations that may stimey a first date! Best to watch this one with your buddies, or at least later in the relationship! For more, see IMDB.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Sequel to the Kingsman brings back old and new characters from before. Of note, is the return of Colin Firth! Since the movie is just out, will keep the review brief... if you liked the first one, then you will this one! Glad to have seen it on opening weekend! For more see IMDB.



Saturday, September 16, 2017

American Assassin

Checked out the movie based on the Vince Flynn books featuring Mitch Rapp - an American bent on killing terrorists as a result of his girlfriend being killed by them.

Read part of the book... still reading it; did see some differences in the book and movie but still liked the movie.

Ending hints at future movies to come! See more on IMDB.


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