“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
~ Internet Movie Database
this boy’s perspective
I had heard good things about this movie for many moon. I finally was able to stream it online for FREE!
I laughed so hard during so many scenes once John Goodman came into the picture. He and Jeff Bridges played extremely well off each other…and then throw Steve Buscemi in and those three-way conversations had me roaring. I could identify with many of the lead characters’ attitudes which made it twice as relatable to me. The denouement: my family was a bowling family…NOSTALGIA! Yet, all the hilarity, I was brought to tears with emotion, as well.
The soundtrack was phenomenal…most stuff I had never heard before. Already found my favorite – Lujon by Henry Mancini – and downloaded it.
Coincidence or Irony? The movie got better/funnier after my “green” medication arrived.
Now I understand how this has become a cult movie.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
~ Logan Movie Website
I have a bone to pick with my nephew and his “great” review. I thought it was okay at best when the fourth generation x-men (?) can barely exert their powers to defend, and at only one percent of Laura’s (Dafne Keen) strength? There was another sore point for me…
…was it the obviously defeatist way the x-men story has some to a close, only to learn that an adamantium bullet would’ve killed Logan (Hugh Jackman) despite his lack of will?
Oh, yes! If fifth generation x-man (?, the “bad guy”) was so impervious, why was there only one?
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
~ Internet Movie Database
I connected with the beast primarily for the exact same reasons; and with Belle for being different. All this connecting allowed me to become vulnerable during the movie and feeling the entire sadness of this tale, which I never realized before.
I loved the music! Big, grand and showtuny!
Dan Stevens (The Beast) was hot without all the make up, though with the make up he was just as hot! I find Emma Watson very attractive. Gaston was kind of hot too. I loved that one scene shot of his “gun” during his musical performance, which did not seem very “Disney.”
After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.
~ Internet Movie Database
I finally had an opportunity to watch this movie and I liked it. Especially the scene where Lance Henriksen (Ed Harley) is doing something shirtless. As the movie’s focus is about revenge albeit misdirected vengeance, is the main reason I liked this movie. I supposed the movie could be likened to a cautionary tale. There was one scene that actually made me jump, but I am not going to tell you about it so as not to spoil it. Aside from that one jump the movie was creepy enough to keep me watching. I guessed the denouement, but still would love to see the sequel, if there is one.
In an epic adventure directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. Featuring an all-star voice cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johansson, The Jungle Book is “stunning” (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter).
~ The Jungle Book
Wow! This has to be the best version of The Jungle Book I have ever seen, including Disney’s original animated movie. I almost cried at least three times because the scenes – I think because they involved animals – were so innocent, moving, touching, endearing. And the excitement at the suspenseful scenes was just as enticing!
In this hilarious animated adventure comedy, you’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. In an island paradise populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
~ The Angry Birds Movie
Without a car, no job and tired of repeat television, I have turned to Netflix for my entertainment now. I admit I was surprised to find full-length movies on the website, but pleasantly pleased. This will allow me to crochet/knit faster as I watch.
This movie was entertaining despite having never played the game. At least I now know what made the birds angry! Damn medication had me dozing at the beginning, but not so much that I could not follow the story.
Cute characters, especially Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride) and Terrence (Sean Penn). Wouldn’t you know the antagonist would be named Leonard (Bill Hader). Other notable voice talents included Maya Rudolph (Matilda), Peter Dinklage (Mighty Eagle) and Keegan-Michael Key (Judge Peckinpah).
From director David Ayer (“Fury,” “End of Watch”) comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”), Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus”), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”).
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
~ Suicide Squad
Loved it! Jared Leto as The Joker was so fuckin’ sexy! I just love a lithe male body :* Always pleased to see Will Smith, especially with all that muscle. There was one scene that showed him standing from the back and his neck was so sexy and masculine! Diablo (Jay Hernandez) was the third – literally – hottie in the movie. Even Croc was looking good under all the makeup.
The story was easy enough to follow and very entertaining. However, there is a clip after all the credits that I missed. I just found it on YouTube…really only indicates “another” comic book movie…I’m thinking Justice League! I just hope they include Zan and Jayna.
From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.
~ Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
Wow! I was not expecting such an involved plot, much less one that I found expertly presented in this peculiar movie. Just like the X-men, I enjoy movies about people with special powers and this movie delivered. There is a time element in this movie, but it is so played down, that it did not affect my enjoyment of the movie.
I found Jake (Asa Butterfield) quite attractive in a Topher Grace, Jesse Eisenberg, Shia la Beouf kind of way. Other actors of note include Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett and Allison Janney.
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
~ Magnificent Seven
Denzel <3 Vengeance <3
I loved the original and I love this remake, which could only have been better on the big screen.
A trio of reckless thieves breaks into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong.
~ Don’t Breathe
OMG! WOW! Best [suspenseful] movie I have seen in a very long time…from beginning to end! I pray there will be no sequel despite an ending that alludes to one. Movie companies just don’t know how to leave well enough alone.