Archive for April, 2011

“Prom” is pretty good

Saturday, April 30th, 2011


3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
I am definitely not the target audience for this movie, but I did attend because it was the only movie playing at Regal I had not seen.
For its genre, and target audience, the movie is actually pretty good.
Most of the audience consisted of teenage girls, and they seemed to enjoy the movie.
The movie is wholesome, and can be enjoyed by all the family except for maybe teenage boys because it isn’t macho enough for them.

“Fast Five” is excellent

Friday, April 29th, 2011

“Fast Five”

4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Like Vin Diesel & The Rock, fast cars, and enjoyed prior movies in the series.
All the performances were fine for this genre movie.
Loved the 63 1/2 Galaxie 427 fastback, and blown charger.  They really were drag racing cars in barely street legal form.
Enjoyed the Brazilian setting.  Visited Rio many moons ago, and loved it.
Lots of great driving scenes, fantastic cars, fights, and pretty good storyline.

“Memphis (The Musical)” is good on the big screen

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

“Memphis (The Musical)”

3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Enjoy Broadway musicals, and the previews for the HD broadcast of “Memphis (The Musical)” at the Regal Fenway certainly caught my interest.  Of course, it is better being in the live theater audience, but if your not in the big apple, HD on the big screen is the next best thing.

The music, and dancing were top notch as you would expect in a Broadway production.
I thought it got a bit too over the top at times, but overall, the performance was very good.
Not as good as seeing a musical live, but the HD broadcast is a good alternative.

“Henry’s Crime” is very good

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

“Henry’s Crime”

4 out of 5 stars.

I enjoy Keanu Reeves, and previews looked good.
Keanu did an excellent job as did James Caan.
Story was very interesting, time flew, minimum CGI, and some humorous scenes throughout.

“The Four Times” is different, but boring as well

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

“The Four Times”

2 out of 5 stars

Very little dialog yet lots of “nature” sounds.
About four stages of events in a remote Italian village.
Background scenery is gorgeous.
Not my cup of tea.  I go to movies for entertainment, not redeeming social values, or thought provoking subjects – I have other avenues when that is desired, and I want dialog in my movies.

“African Cats” is very good.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

“African Cats”

4 out of 5 stars.

Movie is very good.
Excellent Cinematography, very interesting story, beautiful animals, and great African scenery.
If you have an interest in nature, see this movie.

Madea’s Big Happy Family is just OK

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

“Madea’s Big Happy Family”

2 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Enjoyed the previous Madea themed movies, thought I would give this one a shot.
I like the Madea character.
This movie is more serious, and less humorous than prior Medea movies.
Did not enjoy as much as prior movies.
Madea was almost a secondary character vs. prime character in previous movies.

“Water for Elephants” is very good.

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

“Water for Elephants”

4 out of 5 stars.

Never read the book.
Previews looked good.
Predominantly female audience.
Like Reese Witherspoon, and she was excellent.
Robert Pattison was excellent as well. He is really developing professionally beyond being just a tween throb.
Very interesting story, fine performances, time passed quickly, and men can enjoy as well.

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“The Conspirator” is excellent

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

“The Conspirator”

4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Very interesting story, excellent performances by the impressive cast, minimum CGI, time period setting rarely seen recently, and directed by Robert Redford.

Don’t know how much is fact vs. Hollywood liberties; however, story riveted my attention for the full 2 hours.

Highly recommended.

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“Rio 3D” is very good

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

“Rio 3D”

4 out of 5 stars

Excellent animation, enhancing 3D, good story, and excellent voice casting.
Kids movie an adult can enjoy.
If your children wish to see this movie, see it with them.

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