Web log that provides periodic reviews of recently released DVD movies. Using a rating system that rates a movie as a "first-date" movie and/or "first-rate movie rental", we hope to provide worthwhile recommendations to our readership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.