Fellow Movie Buffs

Monday, November 13, 2017

"Win It All"

Wonderful movie. It's about a guy who is given a duffle bag full of money for safe keeping from a friend who is going to prison. He starts dipping into the money to gamble, and ends up losing $25,000. And just when you think he's going to get into big-time trouble...well...I'm not going to reveal any more of the plot. Enjoy!
4 stars out of 5

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Another creepy and gruesome movie for the Halloween season. I usually shy away from these types of movies, but I figured, "What the heck, it's Halloween."  It's a murder-mystery in which a detective is attempting to solve a series of gruesome torture/murders. As it turns out, the murders follow a passage of the bible regarding the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Totally creepy and some graphically sickening scenes. By the time you get to the end, your head will be spinning.
3.5 out of 5 stars

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Pretty scary movie. Based on a Steven King short story. The acting is great. I won't give anything away. Just watch this movie if you want to be creeped out for Halloween!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Sci-Fi at its best. This film is very well done, with great visuals, acting and a plot twist I sure didn't see coming. The story is about Ren, a researcher and computer coding genius who discovers a way to simulate exciting adventures into ones mind through chemicals. Subjects can experience a weeks vacation skiing in the Alps in just a few minutes of real time. When her company is in need of a cash infusion to launch the product, her partner goes behind her back and teams up with the Corrections Department.  He sells them on the concept of a prison sentence that while seems to the recipient like a year in solitary, it only lasts a minute or two. This relieves the system of overcrowding, and the convict is rehabilitated in mere minutes. That's all I can say without giving away too much.
4 stars out of 5

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"Sticky Notes"

Another little gem of an indie film. A young woman, Athena (Rose Leslie), gets a call from her father (Ray Liotta), who's dying of cancer. She interrupts her dancing career, and the beginning of a relationship, to come home and take care of him. He's a cranky, eccentric, but humorous old fart who leaves sticky notes all around his home with advice for her. The cinematography is outstanding and I especially enjoyed the dreamy etherial soundtrack. Excellent acting all around.
4 stars out of 5

Monday, October 9, 2017

"The Bar"

This is one unpredictable and intense movie. It starts with several strangers converging on a small bar in Madrid. When a couple of people leave, they get shot by a sniper. So they lock the doors and then things get really intense. It's officially called a comedy/drama, but there was really nothing funny about this movie. Watch it until the end. Very well done, and the actors are totally believable.
4 stars out of 5.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"Welcome To Me"

This looked like it was going to be a light-hearted film. And while it did have some humorous moments, it turned out to be quite a dark film. Kristen Wiig plays a bipolar young woman, who decides to take herself off her meds. She then proceeds to win a ton of money playing the lottery. She decides to star in her own tv show where she acts out various aspects of her troubled past. Then things get dark. Wiig does a remarkable job. Great film, just don't count on a lot of laughs.
4 out of 5 stars.