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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Nicholas Nickleby
½

This was a pretty good adaptation, although there was a lot of content that was inaccurate and some quite unnecessary (innuendo and blatant sexual junk). For me, it just didn't do the book justice.

The Way Way Back

I loved this. Steve Carrell plays an excellent jerk, Sam Rockwell is hilarious, and Liam James as Duncan is the perfect awkward teenager. It always helps to have Toni Collette, Allison Janney and Maya Rudolph in supporting roles. A great story about a kid trying to find a comfortable place in an uncomfortable existence.

Fill the Void

Slowest, most boring movie ever, and I like foreign films. But I fell asleep during this one and missed the whole middle. I didn't care.

The Host
The Host(2013)

I loved this. But there was a lot of kissing.

Pitch Perfect

Story was pretty lame. It reminded me of a wannabe Christopher Guest movie. But it made me laugh so hard. I would watch it again just for the comic performances. And for the music because it was pretty awesome.

Battleship
Battleship(2012)

Lame, lame and more lame. Anybody can write a screenplay these days.

The Dark Knight Rises

Story was kind of confusing. I wanted to have a refresher by watching the first two beforehand. Lots of characters, lots of twists and turns, and an especially nice twist at the end. Totally caught me off guard. Excellent characterizations by top-quality actors, but I didn't feel any chemistry between the Batman and Catwoman, and I guess there is supposed to be.

Marvel's The Avengers

Awesome adventure. Worth seeing again and again.

Snow White and the Huntsman

Special effects = amazing. Charlize Theron makes it worth watching. Chris Helmsworth = eye candy. I wanted to like it, but Kristen Stewart ruined it for me.

Born to Be Bad

People sure fall in love quickly in the movies. Now I know why I've never heard of this one before. Pretty lame.

The Hunger Games
½

It was well-done, well-acted, but gravely disturbing. I think my favorite character was surprisingly Lenny Kravitz's Cinna. Jennifer Lawrence was amazing, and who doesn't enjoy Stanley Tucci? It's one thing to read a story like this, but to actually watch young people eagerly murderous and killing each other---I do not recommend it to anyone. Especially children.

Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key(2011)
½

Disturbing and moving at the same time. I thought this was really well done, though hard to watch. KST is, as always, a joy to watch.

The Next Three Days

I couldn't decide who to cheer for---this insane little family, or the police. Suspenseful and not at all what I expected. I still can't figure out what the title has to do with the story.

Flypaper
Flypaper(2011)

Beware to those who see this at the Redbox and think because it has Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd and in fact a whole handful of excellent actors that it's going to be something cute. It's not rated, and that should have been my first clue. It might have been funny if the language hadn't been so frequently offensive. But there have been other movies where i have been able to tolerate the language because I was laughing too hard to notice (Bridesmaids). I had to turn this off after half an hour, and even that was too long.

Killing Us Softly 3

Disturbing. And why everyone should take advertising seriously.

The Wronged Man

How to make a story that spans 22 years interesting: you can't. So you hire Julia Ormond and hope for the best. I really wanted to see the real perpetrator caught, but I guess that doesn't always happen in real life.

X-Men: First Class

So much explained! This made me want to watch the two other X-Men movies again, with this story in mind. Michael Fassbender is amazing. For once I understand Magneto.

Fair Game
Fair Game(2010)
½

Well-written, somewhat interesting, but a little dry. All right, I'm bored by politics. But some of this made me angry.

Cowboys & Aliens

Really? I just kept asking myself who would make a story out of such a premise and think that it would work. I don't think it did. I do think Daniel Craig makes a better cowboy/outlaw than a James Bond.

Warrior
Warrior(2011)

Oh, Tom Hardy, how I love to watch you. This show was Rocky-ish. You have to love it. You have to cheer for the guy who's down on his luck. Lots of language, but a great show with a feel-good ending.

How Do You Know

It's one of those movies where you wonder why you sat and watched the whole thing and wasted time knowing you'd never get it back, but for some stupid reason you hoped it would get better. And even if it didn't, you just wanted to see how it would end. It's one of those.

Super 8
Super 8(2011)

This is much better than I thought it would be, and since I had no expectations, I thought it was pretty good. A modern Goonies. The language was bothersome, but other than that, I recommend it.

Green Lantern
½

Eye candy for Ryan Reynolds lovers, to me this was superior to Thor. I enjoyed it so much more.

Thor
Thor(2011)
½

As far as comic book movies go, this was pretty good. I thought they did an excellent job of making Chris Hemsworth look like a Norse god. Wow. It was a little goofy in parts, and I kept asking myself, "What is Natalie Portman doing in this movie?" Although Kat Dennings was an excellent sidekick and comic relief. Absolutely loved Tom Hiddleston's performance.

Source Code
Source Code(2011)

Cool idea for a story. Loved it.

The Conspirator

Pretty cool idea for a storyline.

Scream 4
Scream 4(2011)

Awesome. A nice follow-up to the other Scream movies.

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

Less of a concert and more of a documentry about Glee fans. disappointing.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Impressive. Well done. Didn't change my life though.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Wasn't really impressed. Since this part of the story is about Edward & Bella getting married and having a child, you can imagine there was much sex and bloody birthing to behold. The end was pretty cool though.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Super lame. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley does not even compare to Megan Fox. One star because Shia LaBeouf is awesome and Josh Duhamel is pretty.

Arranged
Arranged(2007)
½

Enjoyable and educational. Highly recommended.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

The promo pic really summarizes it well. If you're expecting "Dan in Real Life," don't. The only thing they have in common is Steve Carell, who is hilarious. I laughed out loud in some parts. But overall it was kind of skanky.

The Help
The Help(2011)

Almost as good as the book!

Bright Star
Bright Star(2009)
½

Sad, but beautiful. I am now a fan of Abbie Cornish.

I Am Number Four

Pretty violent, but otherwise clean. Nice eye candy. Entertaining.

The Tourist
The Tourist(2010)

I think the chemistry was lacking between the main characters, but I like both of these actors. The twist at the end was a nice touch. Angie was too skinny, although there is never enough Jolie. Such a great cast, but underutilized.

Hereafter
Hereafter(2010)

I loved this. Some might consider it a little slow, but the speed was perfect for me. Matt Damon is impressing me so much lately, and of course I'm always happy to see Bryce Dallas Howard, even if just for a minute, which was all she got. Good stuff.

Tangled
Tangled(2010)

Finally, a Disney movie where the princess and her beau get to know each other first before falling madly in love! The animation was spectacular (on blu-ray and a 60" screen) and the pub boys were awesome. My favorite characters were ironically enough, a chameleon who *doesn't* talk and the mime. Zachary Levi is adorable--in real life and animated. :)

The Switch
The Switch(2010)
½

I didn't think I could love Jason Bateman any more, but it's possible. I expected some crudeness, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Some very funny scenes.

The Adjustment Bureau

Highly recommended. So fun to watch and not at all what I expected.

Red Riding Hood

Reminiscent of *Twilight* and just as much within the teenage realm of fantasy thrillers/romances, this was a pretty fun ride.

The A-Team
The A-Team(2010)
½

I loved the TV show, so I was skeptical, but how much cuter can Bradley Cooper get? And the guy they found to play Murdock was awesome. Other than some language, this show was really fun.

Easy A
Easy A(2010)

The only reason I give this more than one star is because it made me laugh, in parts. An unrealistic view of high school and very crude, but Emma Stone and the Penderghast family were charming. I don't believe I would recommend.

Charlie St. Cloud

The best thing about this movie is that it surprised me. It was unpredictable and charming. And of course, there was such eye candy.

Inception
Inception(2010)

I don't often rate something 5 stars. This film messes with your mind. And I loved it!

Daniel Deronda

Another brilliant Andrew Davies screenplay. Really enjoyed it.

The Bounty Hunter

Some funny parts, but essentially a waste of time.

When in Rome
When in Rome(2010)

It was funnier than I thought it would be, and clean enough for children. (Dax Shepard in his underwear being the only exception, but that's supposed to be funny too.)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
½

It's hard to explain. It's not there for me anymore. The tension between Edward and Bella is gone now. I was disappointed.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

This probably should have been animated. It felt like it was, and if there had been less violence I might have been suitable for children. Not my kind of movie. But it did have a clever ending.

Letters to Juliet

If you like cheesy love stories and happy endings, Italy and beautiful Italian people, Mr Darcy-esque characters and Shakespeare, this movie is for you.

Adam
Adam(2009)
½

I thought this was pretty good. Hugh Dancy is magnificent.

The Young Victoria
½

A lovely film. They deserved the award for costumes - they were amazing. Loved the love story. Not sure it deserved a PG rating. I wouldn't recommend it for children - even teens.

Sherlock Holmes
½

So much better than I thought it would be! Love Jude Law, and it was a great cast of characters.

Post Grad
Post Grad(2009)
½

One of the typical Hollywood formula movies with some very funny moments (thanks to Jane Lynch, Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett) and an extremely cute boy (Rodrigo Santoro). One f-bomb, which wasn't necessary, but otherwise clean.

The Time Traveler's Wife

Pointless. Way too many naked bums. Rachel was its one redeeming element.

Dear John
Dear John(2010)

Major tearjerker. But it's worth it. Loved it.

Disturbia
Disturbia(2007)

Entertaining and suspenseful. A pretty good tribute to the original (Rear Window). Not for children though.

Leap Year
Leap Year(2010)

Eye candy, and clean. Nothing fabulous storywise. Beautiful scenery.

All About Steve
½

H i l a r i o u s. One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. If you aren't a Sandra Bullock fan, this will make you one. If you are, you'll love her even more. Loved it.

500 Days of Summer

I couldn't even finish it. There was so much garbage. And this girl, who was supposed to be some kind of guy magnet, did nothing for me. I didn't even like her. The best scene, and the reason it gets a star at all, was when Tom walks through the park on his way to work after his first night with her. If that scene is on YouTube, it's worth seeing.

Camille
Camille(2009)
½

Such a strange movie. I was quite surprised by Sienna Miller's performance. In the beginning I was sure I was going to hate her character, but she did all right. There were some tear-jerker moments. I just kept thinking, but she's dead...

He's Just Not That Into You

Loved the characters. Surprised that Ben Affleck's character was such a good guy. He's usually the jerk. Felt like I needed to take a shower afterwards because there was so much garbage.

Nights in Rodanthe

Typical Nicholas Sparks. In fact, kind of seemed like *Message in a Bottle* all over again. Except I liked that movie much better. Richard Gere always looks good, even if he walks funny.

Firewall
Firewall(2006)

This was okay. Less than a lot of other Harrison Ford action-adventure movies. There seemed to be a lot missing...

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Very silly, to the tune of Happy Gilmore but not as funny.

The Women
The Women(2008)
½

Remake of a classic, so it was all right. I liked because of its awesome one-liners and likeable cast. ANd it made me laugh. Loved Bette Midler's character.

Sense and Sensibility

Excellent! I enjoyed the cast so much, except for the part of Willoughby. Give me Greg Wise anyday...

Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
½

I like independent films. They lack the luster of Hollywood. They're about real people with real problems, and they make me think. They're not always entertaining, but every once in a while I find one that makes me smile and ponder the storyline after it's over. This was such a film. I thought it was great.

'Til There Was You

Couldn't even finish it. Dylan is beautiful but Jeanne is annoying. The relationships are all about sex and there's even an f-bomb. Didn't expect that.

Twilight
Twilight(2008)
½

Exceeded my expectations! A great performance by Kristen Stewart. She was exactly as I imagined Bella.

As You Like It
½

I am enchanted by Bryce Dallas Howard, and not for the first time.

You Can't Take It With You

I thought I had seen all of Frank Capra's movies! This was a delight. Some really funny parts. Awesome character actors.

Xanadu
Xanadu(1980)

A classic for its time. Love the soundtrack. Except for Gene Kelly, the acting is horrible, but it's worth a laugh. (Oh, and the dance sequences during the 80s vs 40s is NOT recommended for children.)

Journey to the Center of the Earth

This should be a ride at Disneyland, not a movie.

Just Friends
Just Friends(2005)
½

Stupid but hilarious. Ryan Reynolds makes me laugh!

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Not worth the hype, in my opinion. Zac Efron is eye candy at its finest, and these kids are great performers, but...maybe it's just because I'm not 14.

Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye(2008)

I liked it, but I didn't find it realistic. I thought the performances far outweighted the plot. The action sequences were pretty awesome.

When a Stranger Calls

Somehow I remember th 1979 version being scarier. But maybe because I was a teenager and a babysitter when I watched it.

Blind Dating
Blind Dating(2007)

It was OK, but I don't think I'd watch it again. Jane Seymour's character was hilarious. Very atypical.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)
½

I love comic book hero movies. I used to love Robert Downey, and this movie helped me remember why. One unecessary scene was all I objected to. The animation work for his suit was way cool. I even liked Gwyneth Paltrow.

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!(2008)
½

Hoorah for musicals! Nobody told me this was a sing-along! I was quite surprised when the lyrics appeared at the bottom of the screen. Hilarious! Watching Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, not to mention Colin Firth--singing! was a little weird. Amanda Seyfried did a fine job. And there's lots of nice Greek eye candy for the girls. :)