Archive for October, 2011

“The Rum Diary” is good

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

“The Rum Diary”

3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Fan of Johny Depp, and he did not disappoint in this movie.
Storyline a bit off-beat, but interesting most of the time.
A few times, movie lagged a bit.
Performances fine, time passed rfelatively quickly, scenery exceptional. 
Half hour shorter would have made for a more interesting storyline without the lags.
Loved the old Vette, and other vintage cars.  Funny seeing fender skirts on cars for the first time in a long time.
Recommended if into movies with an off-beat storyline.

‘Anonymous’ is very good

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

‘Anonymous’

3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

I am a fan of British period pieces.
Although movie was a bit difficult to follow at times, overall the movie was very good.
Story maintained interest, performances were top notch, cinematography fine, and time passed quickly for a two hour movie.
Recommended, if you like this genre.

“In Time” is very good

Friday, October 28th, 2011

“In Time”

4 out of 5 stars

Fan of Justin Timberlake, and he was excellent in this movie.
Story is definitely strange, but also very interesting.
Performances fine, CGI top notch, time flew, stroy maintained suspense.
Loved the classic XKE, and “futuristic” Challengers.
Food for thought.
Recommended.

“Margin Call” is very good

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

“Margin Call”

4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Seen most movies playing except this movie.
Excellent cast which should result in a good movie.
Performances were all excellent, story very interesting (albeit a bit exaggerated at times), time passed quickly.
Don’t know how much was factual, and how much Hollywood enhancements.
If you like a good story with minimal CGI, see this movie.

“The Mighty Macs” is very good

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

“The Mighty Macs”

4 out of 5 stars.

Movie is very good.
Heart-warming story with an excellent underdog team.
Performances were fine, story interesting, and time flew.
Definitely not just for women, all can enjoy this movie even if not a sports fan.
Minimum CGI, but none was needed for this very good movie.
Recommended.

“Johnny English Reborn” is very good

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

“Johnny English Reborn”

4 out of 5 stars.

Enjoyed prior movies in this series.
Overall, movie was enjoyable with plenty of laughs.
The performances were fine, storyline interesting (albeit silly at times), and time passed quickly.
If you like spoofs / light comedy, see this.
Loved the “cleaner killer”, and “The Royce”.

“Three Musketeers 3D” is enjoyable

Friday, October 21st, 2011

“Three Musketeers”

3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Previews looked good.
3D was an enhancement, not a negative.
Storyline was OK, action sequences good, performances fine.
Movie overall was enjoyable although a bit far fetched at times.
CGI / special efects were excellent.
Time passed quickly.

“The Way ” is very good

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

“The Way”

4 out of 5 stars.

Only movie playing I had not seen.
Overall, the movie was very good.
Like Martin Sheen, and he is excellent.
Story was very interesting without any “preaching”, all performances fine, and time passed quickly.
Very heart-warming story.
Now that he is older, Emilio looks more like his father.
Some beautuful scenery durng the entire movie.
Recommended.

“Trespass” is OK

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

“Trespass”

3 out of 5 stars.

Fan of both Nicholas, and Nicole.
Movie is Ok.
Performances were fine, storyline was a bit disappointing.
Threre are a couple of twists at the end that partially redeem the script.
If you like this genre, take it in.

“The Thing” is very good

Friday, October 14th, 2011

“The Thing”

4 out of 5 stars.

Not my genre, but I did enjoy this movie.
Story was interesting, performances fine, special effects very good, and time passed quickly.
An interesting ending with a bit of a surprise.
The actress playing the scientist from Columbia gets my kudos on a job well done.
Recommended particularly if you enjoy this genre.