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Rogue One (2016)
8 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
Corny in parts but good. Mainly for kids., 24 December 2016

I went to see Rogue one not knowing what to expect. It takes place immediately before Star Wars and the entire crawl on Star Wars is the synopsis of Rogue One. there are a few things I noticed about Rogue One. The Storm Troopers may as well not even have armor. The armor is completely ineffective against even being punched much less shot at. My friend Jason Houston saw it and agrees. Also, I noticed that Darth Vader in his Bacta Tank was a neat scene but I was hoping that we could see the tank empty and then look at Darth without his costume. I was also hoping that the guy who plays Hannibal Lechter would have had more of a role. Forrest Whitaker's character was really funny. The way he spoke will be imitated for generations. He reminded me of that villain from Mad Max - Immortan Joe. When he had that blob like octopus read the pilots mind, I thought it was Jabba the Hutt at first! The Death Start was really neat looking. I liked all of the graphics. I am sorry I had to go to the restroom when R2D2 and 3PO made a cameo, ugh. I thought that Felicity Jones's character was so so. All of the accents bugged me. Danny from Bloodline was a so so villain. The scenes on the "beach" like planet reminded me of the D-Day invasion to an extent. Darth Vader only has 10 minutes of screen time. He sounded more like James Earl Jones than ever this time around. Grand Moff Tarken was silly looking as CGI and so was Princess Leah. Like I said, one thing that is good about this movie is that it's good special effects but overall, it's a a little hokey. Lenny said she liked how they resurrected Grand Moff Tarkin and the movie kept her attention more than the others. I like the Darth Vader light saber scene at the end.

Jackie (2016/V)
1 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
Good movie, 23 December 2016

I went to see this movie because I am big fan of that era and I love time period pieces. I thought this was a good movie focusing almost entirely on how Jackie handled herself the day of the assassination. What so many people don't realize is that after the bullet hit, Jackie had blood all over her for the rest of the day. We see the scene at the end of the day where she finally peels off her blood soaked clothes and washes the blood out of her hair. The movie also shows Jackie and how she felt super sad and panic stricken yet she had to pull herself together act "poised". She essentially felt lost. She kept thinking she would go to the poor house like Abe Lincoln's wife did. I would recommend this movie to anybody who likes that era and has an interest in the Kennedy's. You never see ANY scenes of the rest of the nation mourning and freaking out. You only see what's going on in Jackie's immediate world, in the quiet emptiness of the Whitehouse.

4 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Jack Reacher delivered the goods, 28 October 2016

When Tom Cruise does a movie, I go to see it. I really loved this movie and it was just as good as the first one. The Tom Cruise we knew from Top Gun is aged and more rugged looking now. You can tell that his face is starting to look like Kyle Chandler and that is not a bad thing. There were some lines in this movie that were predictable, such as "that's what I would do" regarding his daughter. All in all, I would suggest you see this movie as it is really great. I can safely say that the fight scenes in this movie surpass the fight scenes that Matt Damon did in his Jason Bourne series. I'd like to see a movie with both characters fighting each other.

0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Move over James Bond - TOM CRUISE is in town!, 10 August 2015

First of all, let me say this was a good movie. Second of all, anything with Tom Cruise is good (at least to me). This was the 5th movie in the saga. I just loved everything about it. Some people are complaining about the length of the movie. What do you expect? It's a great plot and at times was confusing as a dinner party. Then again, these films are no longer about the story or the acting, they're about Tom Cruise and his death-defying acts. The story doesn't matter. There were some things about this movie that I noticed:

1. When Tom Cruise was handcuffed to a support beam in the basement. What's the deal with that? It doesn't go all the way to the ceiling. That way Tom Cruise was able to "hop" up it and escape.

2. How come Tom Cruise led Lane on a "chase" through out the city and even jumped through a window to get into the basement of that office building? You would think that he would have maybe had the front door unlocked of that building.

3. How did Tom Cruise push over the glass cage so easily?

4. Why was the main villain whispering the entire time? When he found out that the girl gave him a blank disc, he put his hand on her head as if he was trying to control his temper.

5. The sight of Ethan Hunt hanging on to the side of taking-off airplane is an unbelievable one to behold - and it's only made more impressive when you remember that Tom Cruise actually performed the real stunt himself!! Also, when the side door opens and he gets BLASTED inside the airplane, how did he not get knocked out? That looked painful.

All in all, this movie was great. It had a beginning, middle and an end. Thank you Tom Cruise. You're a legend.

2 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
If you like action, this movie is for you, 7 June 2015

This movie was really big on action and had a lot of explosions and violence. I read that all of the stuff in this movie was actually stunts and very minimal CG. I just hate it when a movie hides behind CG. Now onto the movie. There are a lot of things I wonder about. Like the warboys and what their deal was. It seemed like the really loved Joe. How did Joe get his first name? What does immortan mean? I am so curious also as to the back story of Joe. I'd like to see the next movie maybe be a prequel and talk bout what Joe's back story was and what he used to be like. Could be really be Goose? I am not sure. But his horse tooth mask was really neat. As for Max, well let's just say he didn't talk too much. I like his way of speaking though. Kind of reminded me of Bane from Batman actually. haha. The rest of the movie was good. I noticed that they never really stopped almost ever. Even to fix the vehicle they would just keep driving. This was really neat. Did you notice that there was a big difference in color between night and day shooting? This was a nod to the old school which I really appreciated. So, if you like your movies packed with action, you will like this movie. There are also some new techniques of fighting introduced into the fold in Mad Max. I am talking about the pole vault fighters. That was neat. So was the scene were the motorcycles were jumping and throwing bombs. So much action. I give this movie to gas tanks of guzzling up!

Spy (2015)
10 out of 44 people found the following review useful:
This is MY KIND of McCarthyism!, 7 June 2015

Like most people, I was introduced to Melissa McCarthy when Bridesmaids came out. I laughed like crazy during that movie and then laughed even harder when I saw The Heat! This new movie, The Spy really delivered the goods. This movie was so funny that I could not even keep from laughing.

This movie is about a James Bond kind of guy that goes missing. Melissa McCarthy has to go undercover to find him. There are tons of funny sayings in this movie and a lot of good humor. One of my favorite parts was when McCarthy started cussing out Raina. That was really funny! Jason Statham really was funny to. He was always really mad and angry! But he was just so good and funny. The cameo by 50 cent was good to. Or as they called him, 50 cent piece.

My friend Jake saw the sneak preview to this. I don't know if he liked it as much as Lenny and I did. But we really love it. Way to go Melissa McCarthy! We need more female funny ladies like you!


Godzilla (2014)
21 out of 45 people found the following review useful:
The worst movie, 20 May 2014

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I thought I had seen some bad movies, but the new Godzilla takes the cake. Spiderman 2 was terrible but not nearly as awful as Godzilla. All the things you see in the previews are fake. Bryan Cranston dies early on and has a role that is demeaning for such a brilliant actor. If you are expecting to see Heizenberg from Breaking Bad, don't get your hopes up. There is no similarity between the two characters. Oh, and the moth monsters? They were so obviously fake looking that my nephew could have made them on his iPad. The CG these days is just terrible. I am not sure who directed this movie but the way it was directed was extremely poor. The casting for the movie was awful as well. Whoever those two main characters were, were very miscast. Oh, and about Godzilla? Did he knock planes out of the sky? No he didn't. That was an EMP. I am furious that this movie was made. The Godzilla monster screamed and it was so obviously a rip off of dinosaurs that I laughed. When Godzilla started breathing fire like a dragon, I laughed my ass off. How much of a rip off is that? Can you saw SMAUG? The ending was terrible also. Godzilla just swims off in the ocean. Oh, and the Ocean turned into a tsunami when Godzilla appeared? Yeah right, there is no way that would happen. Everything about this movie was beyond terrible. I should have skipped this movie. Shame on the director for making this movie. My life is truly a tad worse for having experienced such trash.

Oculus (2013/I)
3 out of 13 people found the following review useful:
Best horror movie since The Shining, 12 April 2014

Move over Jack Nicholson, "Oculus" is in town! Now, when I first saw the previews to this movie, I was thinking about the Phish song! But to be honest, I am at a loss as to how the title came to be. Basically, this movie is a "thinking man's movie". If you are looking for a horror movie full of blood and guts, LOOK ELSEWHERE! Go get your Zombie movies dusted off and watch them! But this is a great movie, it's about a MIRROR. Yes, you heard me right, it's about a MIRROR. This mirror is HAUNTED and has a supernatural "being" in it. The movie is unlike any movie I have ever seen. There was a great "present/past" concurrent theme. Few movie makers have the courage to do this. I was glad to see that Obama's agenda was not forced on us during the watching of this movie as well.

3 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
Not bad.., 4 April 2014

When I walked into the theater to see this movie, I had no idea of what to expect. But what I was treated to was a very strange plot involving a new world order and something called Hydra. This movie started off with a very strange scene involving Captain America jumping out of an airplane with no parachute. This movie had a decent cast but each actor essentially played themselves. Robert Redford was very miscast in this mess of a movie. They didn't let the winter soldier have enough screen time and they certainly didn't ask for that. What happened is that the Winter Soldier was never fully explained and he never really spoke. He said a line or two in what sounded like Russian and then a few other lines. I was very disappointed in Samuel L Jackson's lackluster performance as Nick Fury. He was also very irritating when they brought out the character he once played in that movie called Pulp Fiction. Did this movie have a beginning, middle and end? I would not call the END a true ending. Also, I am getting sick and tired of Stan Lee's cameos. The special effects are over the top in this movie to the point of making me sick. The CG effects are all very OBVIOUS. I was not happy with the way just about everything was CG. And what's the deal with Nick Fury in that car chase? He could have done better in that chase but he didn't.

2 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
It was good, 10 October 2013

I liked it, don't get me wrong. It was great to see the up close 3D shots of each member. The setlist was great other than nothing else matters and The Memory Remains. I would have rather seen Leper Messiah and Breadfan in those places. I noticed stuff that I don't usually notice. I noticed stuff that I really kind of don't care to see, such as Lars standing up and hitting the drums or Robert's "crabwalk". I notice that Kirk runs a lot to! I never noticed how much he runs. But the music was excellent, the sound was great. I was one of five people in the entire theater. I was singing along to most of the music. I loved to get a perspective of what it's like ON STAGE for the boys rather than a concert you watch from the crowd. I noticed that the coffins had cool stuff like videos of people trying to escape, but the coffins were facing the ceiling. Maybe that was JUST for the movie. If I were at the actual show, I would not be able to see this. This was a first for ANY metal band, and for that I applaud Metallica. The "storyline" was OK, didn't do anything for me either way. The scene at the beginning where James Hetfield drives into the garage in his car with flames shooting out was corny as was Trujillo's crabwalk bass practicing. Bottom line is this: Metallica does not have the same effect on me now, no mater how perfectly they play, that they did when I listened to them for roughly four years straight every single day back in 86-90. They are the lowest on the mohs scale out of all thrash bands. But I still enjoyed the movie. I would have rather seen the IMAX. I am glad I saw the 3D - that really made the difference for me.

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