Midnight In Paris & Magic In The Moonlight

midnightinparisMidnight In Paris starring Owen Wilson.
An interesting story about a writer. No the movie I expected and was pleasantly surprised because it’s a Woody Allen movie. As a matter of fact both of these movies are. And I found both not like any Woody Allen movies I had seen before.
magicinthemoonlightMagic In The Moonlight starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth brings us back to the time of spiritualist and the men who showed them to be frauds. It’s funny and worth a look.
Enjoy the movie.

The Grand Budapest Hotel.

grandbudThe Grand Budapest Hotel, like a number of Wes Anderson movies seem to last longer then they really do. 40 mins of the movie is good the rest seems to be boring filler. For me after the movie is over I’m tired. I feel like the life has been sucked out of me. Some people think these are great movies, for me not so much. Last nights Oscars gave this movie three. I thought other pictures in those category deserved them more. Congratulations to those others who one last night because I thought all of them did great.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the new one!

waltermittyThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a remake if your didn’t know but somehow I was glad I hadn’t seen the original when I sat down to watch this version starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, and a number of other actors that made it fun to see who would show up next. This is about the death of Life Magazine in print at a sublevel, but the main focus is the cover of the final issue. Thee photo for the final cover was given to Walter Mitty, yet he seems to find it missing, sort of. His life filled with daydreams he finally has to go out into the real world to find the missing photo. The scenery is spectacular and the events are fun and exciting. I will probably watch this at least one more time. Enjoy!

Something of a surprise, Emperor.

emperorWell I totally thought the movie was supposed to be about MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) and the Emperor of Japan (Takatar├┤ Kataoka) but it was a little more. The story line has to do with proving if the Emperor gave the order for Dec. 7th and as the story goes on their are other factors going into this investigation. The real story line involves General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) and Aya Shimada (Eriko Hatsune) who met before the war with Japan. If you are looking for a man’s movie this probably won’t be the one for you. If you are looking for couples movie this is it. A little romance, a little war and intrigue, something for both. Worth watching once. Enjoy!

Maleficent and How to Train Your Dragon 2

maleificantMaleficent was a good twist on what most people think of the traditional story of Sleeping Beauty. My only grip is that of the fairy purist. Fairy’s don’t have bird wings, ever! But I did like this story anyway, cause the original is horrifying for children. Angelina gave a great performance, and it also had it’s funny moments. howtotrain2How to Train your Dragon 2, was as good as the first even if I did find some of it a little slow going. Toothless always steals the show and that says alot for an animated dragon. Jay Barcuchel makes a great voice for Hiccup, along with everyone else from the original cast, the addition of Cate Blanchett as Hiccup’s mother was marvelous. Saw these as a double feature, both have their tear jerking moments. Enjoy some movies today!

If Daniel Craig retires as James Bond maybe Rupert Penry-Jones?

rupert2If you haven’t seen or heard of this dashing British Actor then where have you been hiding. rupert1He has been in a number of good TV series and he is very talented. MI-5, Whitechapel, The 39 Steps and Silk just to name some of his more recent shows. Take a look and see what you think.

Young Sherlock Holmes & The Librarian & The Adventurer.

Well if you are a fan of the first two you might like the third, for those of you that haven’t seen any of these here is a little background. Three movies that have some Indiana Jones heart in them.
youngsherlockYoung Sherlock Holmes came out in 1985, this tale shows a different side to Sherlock with adventure and love in a mystery with his very young friend who will become Dr. Watson. Staring Nicholas Rowe and Alan Cox. thelibrarianquestThe Librarian is a series of TV movies staring Noah Wyle and came out in 2000’s. This is a group unlike Indiana Jones that searches for antiquities that may harm the world if it were not for the Librarians who go and find them and put them in a safe place. theadventurerThe Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, involves the sons of a antiquities agent and an Sherlock/Indiana Jones agent who is after the bad guys. Staring Aneurin Barnard from The White Queen he is one of the sons who searches for his brother who has been taken by the bad guys and helps find the Midas Box. Michael Sheen plays the agent with nine lives. Oddly enough most critics have rate all of these movies about the same. If your young or young at heart you should enjoy all of these. Not big budget but rather entertaining for a quite afternoon.

Three Zombie flicks I do like.

Ok I’ll say it, I’m not a huge fan of Zombie movie, especially fast zombies(it’s just wrong.)
I understand vampires, but zombies still confuse me on some level.
I did happen to like these three movie though. Cause they have humor, a little romance, some horror and Twinkies have been immortalized in one of these flicks.
ShawnShawn of the Dead, OK I will be honest here I like most movies with Simon Pegg and his side kick Nick Frost.
Warm BodieswarmbodiesRomeo and Juliet with a big twist. Just didn’t expect to see John Malkovich in this.
Zombieland zombielandOh the constant search for Twinkies.
Make a day of it. Enjoy.

Lone Ranger….Tonto is his equal!

lone rangerWell if you haven’t seen it you should and make up your own mind. Starring, Armie Hammer(Mirror Mirror), Johnny Depp (Really!), William Fichtner(Drive Angry), Helen Bonham Carter(Dark Shadows). It’s time Tonto had more of a leading roll. I won’t tell you any more of the story but I will say that some of the weird complaints about the movie are just that weird.

Enjoy the movie.