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.


Monday, September 04, 2017

Wonder Woman

Movie that brings Wonder Woman onto the big screen. Gal Gadot plays Diana - a goddess and the Wonder Woman, who fights Ares the God of War. Set in World War I, Diana comes to her calling after an American Spy crash lands into the sea.

Good movie with some interesting twists and turns. Do plan to see more of Wonder Woman in the DC Comics Movie Franchise. For more, see IMDB.




Saturday, September 02, 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Another King Arthur movie... has Charlie Hunman as King Arthur and Jude Law as Vortigren - the bad Uncle. Good movie with a different spin on the story. Glad to have waited for the DVD instead of watching at the Movie Theater. But, was pleasantly surprised on this version of the King Arthur legend. See more on IMDB.


Baywatch 2017

Movie version of the popular TV series Baywatch. Has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the lead role Mitch and Zac Efron supporting as a failed two-time Gold Olympic Gold Medalist who is hired to be a lifeguard.

Not so great story line with cameos from the TV series characters. Better to have watched something else. See more on IMDB.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Big Sick

Movie about comedian Kumail Nanjiani and how he met his future wife. Cool movie with lots of funny parts and seriousness mixed in. Great performances by Kumail and his movie family and future movie in-law family. Do check it out; consider it a first date movie! See more on IMDB.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Dunkirk

War movie of the pivotal retreat of the British Army in World War II. Has great action shots and scenes. Like the point of view from land, air, and sea... but had a hard time with the flashbacks to show the different points of view. Saw it at the theater, liked it but could also have waited for the DVD. For more, see IMDB.



War for the Planet of the Apes

Sequel to the remake Planet of the Apes franchise. Going to defer to others on this one... was tired and it was a late show, ended up dozing several times during the movie. Will have to revisit when the DVD comes out. See more in IMDB.


Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Despicable Me 3

Third in the animated movie franchise - Despicable Me 3, has Steve Carell back as Gru! Consider it a safe First Date Movie given its cartoon origins. That said, it's a funny movie that entertains but starting to lose its appeal. Cannot lock down a reason why other than... maintaining the franchise and appealing to new viewers may be hard. See more on IMDB.


Monday, June 26, 2017

John Wick 2

Action packed movie with Keanu Reeves returning in his role as John Wick aka the "Bogey Man". Retired hit man being forced out of retirement to kill and kill and kill in the classic John Wick style - multiple shots to the head and body at close range!

Even better, there is another movie in the making for 2018!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Great Wall

Matt Damon in a change of pace... big wall, mercenary, wild beasts! Was a pleasant surprise of a good vs bad genre!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Saw this one at the movies. Liked it! Safe first date movie; do check it out when you get a chance. If you liked the first one, you should be good with this one. Plus... anticipate more in the franchise per the movie's ending.


Monday, March 06, 2017

Arrival

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in a Sci-Fi movie that pits aliens and humans in a frenzy to learn each others languages. Fail and its war and destruction; succeed and then "it's all good"! Interesting twists and turns. Do check out more on IMDB. Safe first date movie, even with the twist at the end.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Infiltrator

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and John Leguizamo team up The Infiltrator playing undercover agents who are tasked with infiltrating the drug cartel's money laundering schemes. True story that has lots of action and was surprisingly good. Was not aware of this one; do check it out on DVD some time! For more, see IMDB.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

La La Land at the Cinemark at Legacy Last Night

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone together again in a vintage Cinemascope movie! This round Ryan plays Sebastian - a talented but broke jazz pianist working to save enough to open his own Jazz Club. And, Emma plays Mia - a struggling actress trying to start her career in Hollywood.

They meet briefly while in a traffic jam. Later, they bump into each other at a restaurant that Sebastian is playing piano for tips, and then again while at a party!

"Boy meets Girl, Girl meet Boy genre" continues with the two eventually becoming an
"Item" as expected.  Add the lucky breaks and eventual success, and the movie becomes storybook happiness for the two! But, it's the 21st Century; no fairy tale ending for this movie....
Had to see it at the movie theater to get the full effect.  Glad I did... this one is easily a "Safe First Date Movie".

Really liked this one even with the corny breakouts of song and dance the entire movie... it's vintage baby! Do enjoy being entertained by two great actors and check it out when you get a chance! For more on the movie, see IMDB.






Monday, January 02, 2017

Magnificent Seven (2016)

Remake of the classig 60's western Magnificent Seven. Was wary of this one at first but was pleasantly surprised. Did a good job in making this one happen!

Denzel Washington and a host of sidekicks played well together in this movie. Moreover, Peter Sarsgaard bad guy role created the right feel for the "bad guy needs to be put in his place" genre.

Even better, Haley Bennett aka Cora Corman from Music and Lyrics played the damsel in distress role but with a twist - this one is pretty and can shoot, too!

For more on the movie, see it on IMDB.


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