Sunday, December 28, 2014


Brad Pitt and others in a World War II movie. Tank warfare, lots of fighting and killing. Better hold as a first date movie but still a good one to watch for those who like war movies., especially liked the tank battle against the Tiger Tank. The ending had lots of fighting but World War II buffs may see lots of holes in it.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Last in series of the Hobbit franchise. Good movie; easy transition from the previous movie to this one. Safe first date movie. Now time to watch the other ones in the series to get caught up.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Here is one that was that made the First Date Movie list. Was not too excited about it but it came strongly recommended from others.  Good story line, liked the characters, even has it linked to other Marvel Comic movies.  Do rent one this one when you get a chance.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

The Giver

Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brendon Thwaites... and others in a movie about a community that forces its people to follow rules and lead a life dictated by "higher ups". With no memory of the past, people have no idea of any other way of living save for one person whose only purpose is to retain the memories of the past. As this person grows old, he must pass along the memories to a successor.,,.

Slow start, story line did not grab you right away. Best hold as a first date movie!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sex Tape

Let's keep it simple... given the movie's title, add in lots of buttocks shots and sexually suggestive scenes (not explicit since it is not a porn movie), and then throw in a little blackmail and cocaine... the end result... don't see this one for a first date.

Transformers Age of Extinction

Guess its sequel time for Jerry; here is the latest movie from the Transformers' Franchise. This one has Mark Wahlberg in it. In this movie, the Transformers take a turn for the worse and are being hunted down and destroyed by a "black ops style" group. Their intent is to save the world from Transformers for whatever reason they came up with....

Another movie that if you like the Franchise, then you will like it. Also, consider it a safe first date movie.

X-Men Days of Future Past

Another installment in the X-Men Franchise. This one includes some time travel to throw a twist in the story line. If you like the Franchise, you will like the movie. Even better, would call this one a safe first date movie.

Sunday, October 05, 2014


Jon Favreau, John Guizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara... and others in a "IFC" style movie about a chef who has a YouTube Breakdown when a food critic slams. Forced to find other means to practice his profession, he starts serving his favorite dishes from a Food Truck.

Safe first date movie; entertaining and funny! Do check it out!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Captain America - The Winter Soldier

Another in the Marvel Comics franchise that brings Captain America together with the Black Widow (aka Scarlett Johannson). Liked the comic banter between the two; liked the story line. Going to say this one is a safe first date movie. Of course, I have a weakness for Scarljo!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014


Lighthearted comedy with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Two single parents meet on a blind date that ends in failure.

Somehow they come together by chance on a vacation... They meaning the two single parents and their kids.

Funny moments, overall liked the movie. Fun to see all the different actors from other Adam Sandler movies.

Check it out when you can... Safe enough first date movie.


Action-adventure movie of the future where war has destroyed the world. Survivors are forced to live in a society of rules and grouped into five factions. Each faction maintains its place in society, and order and peace are the result... Except, they forget about some who do not fit in only one faction.

Good movie, possible first date movie... Just be sure action-adventure and future worlds are to the other's liking.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Draft Day

Draft Day with Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Dennis Leary recently came out in DVD. Checked it out, liked the movie. Play it by ear as a first date movie as it is football movie. If your date is not a fan, hold on this one. If they are, then do check it out!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Hunter

Wilhelm Dafoe plays a mercenary for hire. But, this time he is on the hunt for the "thought to be extinct" Tasmanian Tiger.  A company hires him to find the animal, take blood samples, and bring them back to be cloned.

Good movie, watched it by accident while channel surfing. Like the surprise twist at the end. Okay to rent for a possible second date. Since it has that Indie Film feel, would hold as a first date movie.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Begin Again

Checked out a Indie Film that just came out Friday. It has Kiera Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine. Adam and Kiera are a singer-song writer couple. They break up soon after Adam is signed to a record label. Kiera bounces back though when Mark, who plays a Producer, discovers her!
Good movie, but would hold as a first date movie since it revolves around a breakup due to a cheating boyfriend. Do check it out!

Friday, July 04, 2014

The Art of the Steal

Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, and others in a movie centered around stealing art, a job gone wrong, and pay back for those who had it coming.  Good movie, safe first date movie and first rate rental. Do check it out; the twist in the plot at the end is good!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit

Here is a "prequel" to the Tom Clancy movies that Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin starred as Jack Ryan(?). Since it's set in recent times, hardcore Clancy Fans will be thrown a curve since Jack Ryan in this movie would have been a child and/or yet to be born yet.

No worries, still a good movie and consider it a safe first date movie.  Liked Chris Pine's, Keira Knightly's, and Kevin Costner's performance in the movie!

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Here is a remake of Disney's Sleeping Beauty but from the Wicked Witch's view.  Angelina Jolie plays the Wicked Witch Maleficent. Good movie. Safe first date movie... glad to have seen it at the theater!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis

Movie with lots of good folk song tunes.  It's a week in the life of a struggling musician.  Trying to make it in the 60's folk music scene.  It has singing, a cat, and interesting twist and turns... Liked the movie!  Would hold as a first date movie because of the "IFC" feel it has but still would rent it later when you get a chance.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Legend of Hercules

Rented the "Legend of Hercules" yesterday.  The scenes reminded me of the "300" movie but other than that it did not have the same action or interesting story line as "300".  Hold on this one as a safe first date movie; even having second thoughts on why I rented it.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

About Time

From the same director that brought us Love Actually, comes About Time!  This one easily makes the first date movie recommendation!  Do check it out, a love story that allows traveling back in time to "fix" things for the future!  Rachel McAdams is her normal "sexy" self; her true love Tim played by Domhnall Gleason make a romantic pairing.  Even better is Tim's father played by Bill Nighy!  Check it out some time!

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Ron Howard movie about Formula 1 race car drivers James Hunt and Niki Luada.  Good movie. Even better is that it is a true story.  Safe first date movie.  Liked the end where they flash to real life pictures of the drivers!

Bad Grandpa

Johnny Knoxville's latest movie about a Grandpa tasked with delivering his Grandson to his Dad because his Mother is going to jail.  Not a first date movie.  Would not rent it.... Even if you liked his Jackass movies.


Checked this one out at the movie theater.  Has Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore as a US Air Marshall and a passenger on a flight to London, respectively.  Liam has personal issues; Julianne is a friendly passenger seated next to him.  While in the air, Liam gets text to transfer $150M or someone dies every 20".
Good movie, liked it.  Not high on the list of first date movies but would say it's okay given the "whodunit" feel!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

300 Rise of an Empire

Sequel to the 300 movie that pitted 300 Spartan soldiers against a million Persians.  Lots of blood and violence.  Would hold as a first date movie.  But, if you liked 300 you will like this movie.

It flashes back and then ties into the first movie, then takes you to a naval battle that ends with a clear winner and loser. However, the ending leaves an opening for another movie!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014


Took off guard by this one; starts out with a after-school made for TV movie feel.  But, it's story line is great; singing is great,... worse it has a tear or two at the ending.  Check this out when you get a chance.  Do risk it for a first date movie, may convince your possible significant other that you have a "softer" side to you!  Like the cameos of Trace Adkins and Reuben Studdard (sp?) of American Idol!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Man In the Moon

More late night insomnia, more late night channel surfing.  Found this one that had an "Introducing Reese Witherspoon" in the credits.  Liked this one though it's a tear jerker.  Two sisters, one handsome boy, somehow they both fall for him, but....  Risk this one as a first date movie despite the tear or two that may come later!


Movie about the ups and downs of Hank Garland – famous guitar slinger, country music writer, and Opry Legend!
Late night insomnia had me channel surfing; found this one and was pleasantly surprised.  Good movie, hold as a first date rental as the "downs" could impact a budding relationship.  But, do recommend it for a later date!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Don Jon

Movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson.  I am a Scarljo fan and do like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but need to hold off on this one as a first date movie.  New Jersey Guy works as a bartender, scores with women, and then has an addiction to porn.  He meets hottie Scarlett who is a New Jersey Gal working in the corporate world (possibly).  Things spark but then fizzle when he is caught watching porn... but, he does finally find a way to kick his porn addiction.  Not a first date movie, story line was okay, mainly watched because...I am a Scarljo fan and do like Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Second in the Hobbit franchise brings viewers up to date on the journey... that said, would have preferred to wait till all three movies were out before seeing any one of them.  No worries though; this one leaves you hanging like the first movie.  So, get ready to wait a while to see the final episode.  Long movie... unless your date is a fan, would wait for this one to come out as a rental.  Better yet, wait till the last movie is out, and then watch the first and second movie as a refresher, and then see the final movie.  PS:  Liked the red-headed she-elf!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014


Movie about a child abduction of two girls and the extreme measures their fathers take to find them.  Strong story line but way too slow in the action to make it as a first date movie.  Also, would save renting it for a rainy day; not a first choice given other movies that are out.

The Lone Ranger

Movie of the vintage classic TV Series - The Lone Ranger.  Not sure why it did not make it well at the movies but this one gets a safe first date rating. Okay to rent... liked how the story provided more details on the origin of the Lone Ranger and his sidekick Tonto!

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