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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Movie Review Fury Starring Brad Pitt

The first twenty minutes of "Fury" I really thought we were going to get a unique war film that skips over all the cliche. The opening moments of Fury were all filth and misery. A world where the shattered souls of grizzled soldiers just live a moment at a time and ruled by their own laws and moral ambiguity. I felt we'd get  war film where all of the "Hey Joe where in this together" heroics of right versus wrong are absent.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lemmy Documentary Film Review

Watch any heavy metal documentary and you are bound to at some point see Lemmy Kilmister. Kilmister, more universally referred to as just ‘Lemmy’, is about as rock and roll as you can get.  He spent his time being a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and ever since has spent decades touring with his own band, Motorhead.   Long hair, leather, denim, mutton-chop mustachioed, macho, grizzled, one look at Lemmy and there is no mistaking it, he oozes  attitude and rock and roll.  The movie “Lemmy” is a documentary about this man.

Monday, September 29, 2014

300 Rise of An Empire Movie Review

So for those of you who saw the Zak Snyder written and directed “300” the fantasy war film about the famous Spartan last stand at Thermopylae, I can say for sure if you’ll enjoy “300 Rise of an Empire” or not. Zak Snyder leaves the directing to Noam Morrow and instead produces (and does the screenplay) to “300 Rise of an Empire” but the result is pretty much the same…

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I’ve Loved You So Long Film Review

Lea (Elsa Zylberstein) picks up her older sister Juliette (Kirstin Scott Thomas) from prison. She has been serving a prison sentence for 15 years.  Juliette moves in with Lea, Lea’s husband and children where she wrestles with trying to acclimate to a family she has never truly known,overcome her own personal demons and find a comfortable place in society.

This is actually a hard movie to describe and still have it sound interesting, and, believe me, it is an interesting film. Hopefully my description above does it some justice.  I could have described it as after 15 years in prison, a woman moves in with her sister and absolutely nothing happens that involves action, retribution, suspense, criminal activity, falling from grace or just about anything that typically jazzes up an ex-con film.  In fact, this film needs absolutely none of this and finds its way just fine.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Salinger Documentary Film on PBS Reviewed

"Salinger" is a documentary about the life of the iconic, American author JD Salinger.

I recently saw this documentary film on PBS.   I wrote a review about this film, a very very short one but to the point, over on another site besides my own here.   Check out if I thought that " Salinger " was any good.  Link posted below

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Impossible – Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in Tsunami

If you have seen the film “Passion of the Christ” , think of  “The Impossible” as  “Passion of the Christ” meets Tsunami.  The film is that much fun to watch.   Basically, McGregor and Watts star as husband and wife vacationing with their three young children in Southeast Asia when a tsunami hits the island.