Suburbicon (2017)


From director George Clooney, the small idyllic town of Suburbicon is the perfect place for Gardner Lodge (Academy Award® winner Matt Damon*) to make a home. But beneath this tranquil surface lies a disturbing reality, where nothing is as it seems. When a break-in leads to the shocking murder of his wife, Gardner must navigate the town’s underbelly of deceit and violence to protect his family from further harm. Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore** and Oscar Isaac also star in this darkly comedic, suspenseful thriller “full of twists and turns.”***

~ Suburbicon Official Movie Website

*Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Good Will Hunting, 1997.
**Best Actress, Still Alice, 2014.
***Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast


The last thing I read about this movie before I saw it was not a good review. However, I think it gave me more insight to the movie and led me to renting it.

Loved It! I was even able to reconcile the two seemingly obvious cliche lifestyles and the violence with the norm.

At first, everything seems normal, but at one point – a point of which I am not proud – the violence grabbed me by the head and I could not take my eyes away, eagerly waiting to see what was going to happen next! Wow!

Disturbingly beautiful performances by Damon and Moore.

Hate to sound politically incorrect, but at one point I had a hard time telling one female from another – they all start to look alike; I hate when that happens because it makes it hard to follow a story.

At one point, I literally cried.

Zippity-doo-da, zippity-yay…

Tomorrowland (2015)



Bound by a shared destiny, a teen (Britt Robertson) bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius (George Clooney) inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Source: Internet Movie Database


This movie reminded me very much of the Disney franchise that I had come to enjoy as a kid, though I was a little confused at the beginning, not knowing if I was at a state fair or at Disneyland, a la the Small World ride. The plot was so interesting, as were the special effects, which probably distracted me from work.

When I went next door to cook lunch, I found dad asleep while watching it. He advised me later that the beginning was slow, but I would have to disagree. George Clooney was an interesting character and I was surprised to see Hugh Laurie in this movie.