Fellow Movie Buffs

Saturday, July 22, 2017

"Take Me"

What an off-beat movie. If you're up for crazy, this movie is for you. It's about a guy who has a company that abducts people who hire him to nab them for various therapeutic reasons. He ties them up in his mother's basement and deals with their problems. Until he get an assignment from a well-paying psycho and his job goes horribly wrong. This movie will keep you guessing right until the end.
3.5 out of 5 stars

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Astronaut Farmer

A refreshing family-friendly and inspiring movie. An astronaut, who leaves the space program, decides years later to build his own rocket to circumnavigate the world on his own.  Of course, the FBI, CIA and NASA have to intervene. It stars Billie Bob Thorton, who lives on a farm in Texas. He can't play his bills and the local bank is going to foreclose on his home, but he continues to chase his dream to blast off into space.
4 stars out of 5

Sunday, July 9, 2017

"About Alex"

An off-beat, dialogue heavy movie. If you're looking for an action flick, skip this one. I get the impression that this could originally have been a play. Alex, (Jason Rittrer), tries to commit suicide, to get his old college friends to get together and rally around him. In a way, even though he tried to commit suicide, he was the most normal of the bunch. Great performances all around. Very enjoyable movie.
4 stars out of 5.

Friday, July 7, 2017

"No Escape"

Wow! This was one intense movie. While watching it I kept thinking of the line from "Wayne's World," Intensity in Ten Cities. A couple and their two young daughters move to an unnamed Southeast Asian country for a new job. As soon as they arrive, a bloody revolution breaks out. The target is westerners and things get pretty bloody. Almost the whole movie is the family staying ahead of the unruly mob who want to kill them. Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan are both great.
4.5 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Playing it Cool".

This is a total rom-com. A lot of people on Netflix totally panned this film. It's about a screenwriter (Chris Evans) who's working on a rom-com film,  but has never really been in love. He finally meets a woman (Michelle Monaghan) who he falls madly in love with, only to find out she's engaged to another man. The chemistry between the two of them is magical. I know this movie is full of cliches, but it's still a a nice, feel good film.
4 out of 5 stars

Thursday, June 22, 2017

"A Street Cat Named Bob".

What a wonderful, feel good movie. It's about a stray cat who adopts a street musician who's trying to get off drugs. It's a totally offbeat movie based on a true story. So ya gotta love that. The acting is great, especially the cat who plays Bob. Not a lot of plot or action, but it's a small, indie film that I totally fell in love with. Hope you enjoy it.
4 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


What an inspiring film. It's about a plane that's taken over by hijackers. A young stewardess takes over the negotiations with them. The young actress, Sonam Kapoor does an amazing job keeping the passengers from harm.  And the film cuts to her family back at home following her plight. (I don't know this for sure, but I'm guessing, the soundtrack is by A.R. Ramen). This is based on a true story and it is a very intense film. I'll be surprised if you don't have tears by the end of this one. I have two daughters and my only though at the the end of this movie is: GIRL POWER!
4.5 out of 5 stars