Fellow Movie Buffs

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"The Other Sister"

How did I miss this gem from 1999? It stars Juliette Lewis and Dianne Keaton and centers around a college-age girl who's mentally challenged and falls for a boy who is also mentally challenged. Her mother, Dianne Keaton, is an overly protective parent who tries to control her life to protect her. The young girl decides to move in with her boyfriend and fights tooth and nail with her mother to do so. It's very well done, however I've seen a couple movies that starred actual mentally challenged actors,  and the movies were way more provocative. A sweet movie nonetheless.
4 out of 5 stars

Thursday, June 8, 2017

"!3 going on 30"

If you're in the mood for some light comedy, this is a great film. Nothing deep, just a fun, mindless film very well done. It's fairly predictable, but sometimes you need that. It stars Jennifer Garner and Mark Rufallo. The movie starts at a 13th birthday party that's totally embarrassing because the birthday girl is a nerd and the party is taken over by the cool girls. She wishes she was thirty, and because the guy next door sprinkles some magical dust over her, her wish is granted when she wakes up. I know it sounds stupid, but trust me, it's really well done. A heartfelt movie.
3.5 out of 5 stars

Friday, June 2, 2017

"100 Streets"

I really enjoy movies with parallel stories that overlap in the end. This movie is about the lives of an ex-rugby star and his estranged wife, a sensitive cabbie, and a young, gifted small-time drug dealer trying to distance himself from the gangs he's surrounded by. All the actors in this movie are amazing. This film had the potential to be mediocre, however the level of acting raised it to another level.
4.5 out of 5 stars