Fellow Movie Buffs

Monday, December 11, 2017

"El Camino Christmas".

It sounds like it could be a sequel of a movie called "El Camino," a film about a bunch of greasers. Believe me, it's not. It's a very off-the-wall movie that's very entertaining. And just when you think you know where the plot is going, guess again. It's a total riot. It starts out with a a hostage situation in a party story. And then movie takes off from there.

4 out of 5 stars




Monday, November 27, 2017

"Fanny's Journey"

An absolutely wonderful movie, based on a true story. This film is about a bunch of Jewish children who were protected in a house in France from the Nazis. When the Germans invade the town, Fanny takes the kids on a journey to stay ahead of the Nazis. The acting, scenery, and the cinematography are all incredible. What a wonderful film.
4.5 out of 5 stars




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

"Horsemen"

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

"1922"

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

"OtherLife"

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