Movie Reviews

"If I can go to a movie and be taken away from reality for 2 hours...that was a good movie." Mike @ ForCarol.com
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noah

Noah Movie Review

 (The Bible meets Transformers) -- -- The cast is good,  the action is good,  the script leaves a lot to be desired. Emma Watson rocks, and so does Russell  Crow as a slightly deranged Noah. It was #1 in the box office this … Go here for more...

the lego movie

“The Lego Movie” Movie Review

(ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ)--Other than a catchy tune, "The Lego Movie" is sleep inducing terrible.I fell asleep several times, and Lori took a nice relaxing snooze as well.  Leaving the movie several adults were talking about how awful it was.  One mimicked … Go here for more...

non stop

“Non-Stop” Movie Review

(Liam Neeson) - - Bill Marks (played by Liam Neeson) is a depressed, alcoholic, chain smoking, air marshal who is deathly afraid of take-offs. On a flight to London, Marks gets a text message on his secure cell phone (and network) … Go here for more...

monuments men

“The Monuments Men” Movie Review

(Interesting History Lesson) - - Based on a true story, this is a truly fascinating history lesson on how six brave men (none of whom are soldiers) save an incredible amount of cultural history including books, paintings, sculptures, etc. … Go here for more...

ride along

“Ride Along” Movie Review

(Frenetic) - - Kevin Hart (as Ben Barber)  is a wanna be policeman dating a real policeman's (Ice Cube as Detective James Payton)  sister. The deal Payton makes with Barber is that he will get his blessing to marry his sister if he … Go here for more...

saving mr banks

“Saving Mr. Banks” Movie Review

(SUPERcalifragilisticexpialidocious) - - A very interesting look into the behind the scenes work that is involved in making a movie from a book. Author of the "Mary Poppins" series,  the curmudgeonly P.L. Travers (played superbly by Emma … Go here for more...

Frozen

“Frozen” Movie Review

(Wonderful) - - Princess Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) has a special power.  She can summon ice, snow, and cold with the wave of her hands. She and her younger sister, Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), have fun playing in the instant snow and … Go here for more...

wolf

“The Wolf of Wall Street” Movie Review

(Overly Long Debauchery) - - Superlative acting dragged under by lack of editing. What started out crack-ling good, ended up being way too long.  As things started to get repetitious, cell phones started lighting up in the theater … Go here for more...

walter mitty

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Movie Review

(Dreamy) - - I read the short story and it was interesting.  The movie is a bit different, and obviously expanded, except for the fact that it deals with a somewhat timid man who escapes reality by daydreaming adventures.  In the short … Go here for more...

anchorman 2

“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” Movie Review

(Stupid) - - I liked the original Anchorman.  I did not like Anchorman 2. Ron Burgandy (Will Ferrell) and crew are off the New York to join a groundbreaking news organization specializing in 24 hour news coverage.  GNN. Stuck in the … Go here for more...

the hobbit desolation

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Movie Review

(The Adventure Continues) - - The trilogy continues from page 123 to page 252 of the 330 page book read my review here:  "The Hobbit" by J.R. Tolkien. In this episode, the dwarves and Bilbo set out through the Mirkwood Forest on the, … Go here for more...

last vegas

“Last Vegas” Movie Review

(Old Guys Do Vegas) - - Hilarious if you are 50 plus and can relate to the humor.  Interestingly, two teens next to us were also laughing. I just don't know if they were laughing at us...or the movie. I suspect it was us. Haha. Four … Go here for more...

the rocky horror picture show

Cult Movies: How Many Have You Seen

I saw this list of cult movies on Facebook. Go to this web site and see how many of the 150 cult movies you have watched. I have snipped a few pictures to whet your appetite.   -- Drive Safe!  Never … Go here for more...

delivery man

“Delivery Man” Movie Review

(Surprisingly Good) - - The trailer that was shown on TV did not do justice to this movie. In fact, if it was not for Vince Vaughn (as David aka "Starbuck"), we would not have gone to see it.  I'm glad we did, as "Delivery Man" was much … Go here for more...

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Top Grossing Movies of All Time

I did a search the other day for the top grossing movies of all time. I found this awesome web site.  Please go there to find several hundred more movies. I hope they don't mind that I copied up to "Ted" which was awesome. UPDATE (12/4/2013): … Go here for more...

catching fire movie

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Movie Review

 (WAY better than the book) - - Where the book failed miserably, the movie succeeds beyond my wildest dreams. To think I almost did not want to go see it....what a mistake that would have been.  "Catching Fire" is a terrific movie … Go here for more...

about time

“About Time” Movie Review

(Heartwarming Tearjerker) - - Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) turns 21 and has a heart-to-heart talk with his Dad (Bill Nighy). This is when Tim learns that he has the ability to travel back in time, with restrictions. Tim gives it a try and … Go here for more...

thor the dark world

“Thor: The Dark World” Movie Review

(Fun) - - The cast returns as the dark elves from long past are awakened.  They want the universe to be the way it was....dark....and have the opportunity with the convergence of the realms to destroy everything we know and love. But … Go here for more...

before midnight

“Before Midnight” Movie Review

(Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah) - - "Is this over yet?"  "When is it going to end?"  Those were the conversation points while we were watching "Before Midnight". "Before Midnight" is the third in a series of movies (we did not know this until … Go here for more...

captain phillips

“Captain Phillips” Movie Review

(Terrifying, Tense, Terrific) - - The best movie of the year. Tom Hanks (as Captain Phillips) is outstanding and should get an Oscar nod.  The four first-time actors who played the Somali pirates are equally convincing....especially … Go here for more...

backwards

“Backwards” Movie Review

(Sweet) - - Abi Brooks (played by Sarah Megan Thomas) is an Olympic level rower.  In the last Olympics she was an alternate. This four year period, she worked extra hard and did everything the coach asked of her.  Unfortunately, at … Go here for more...

gravity

“Gravity” Movie Review

(Mesmerizing) - - "Gravity" is mesmerizing.  Spectacular special effects, and acting, bring the terror of being lost in space to life. Sandra Bullock (as engineer Ryan Stone) is at her very best.  George Clooney (as Astronaut Matt … Go here for more...

safe haven

“Safe Haven” Movie Review

(Surprising Ending) - - Julianne Hough (as Katie) flees Boston where she apparently stabbed a person to death. We don't know who that person was, but, we do know she successfully eluded the police and ends up in a small North Carolina … Go here for more...

don jon

“Don Jon” Movie Review

(Perfection:  Scarlett Johansson & porn in the same movie) - - ******This review is rated R.  You have been warned. ****** Joseph Gordon-Levitt (as Jon)  wrote and directed this very unique groundbreaking movie. The fact that he … Go here for more...

the family

“The Family” Movie Review

(Mobster Family Kicks Ass) - - Under the witness protection program the "Blake" family moves to a small town in France. Giovanni Manzoni (played by Robert De Niro) is now Fred Blake.  He ratted on the mob and he, and his entire family, are … Go here for more...

the worlds end

“The World’s End” Movie Review

(Strange) - - One day five teenage boys tackle the Golden Mile: A twelve pub walk drinking a pint at each pub.  They never made it to the end, but, had a wonderful time. Years later, four of them are moderately successful adults while … Go here for more...

jobs and woz

“Jobs” Movie Review

(Fascinating History Lesson) - - I have said this many times over the years:  Steve Jobs (and the Woz) were not afraid to innovate.  They changed the world.....more than once.  The last speech in this movie brought me to tears. "Jobs" … Go here for more...

elisium

“Elysium” Movie Review

(Powerful, Gritty, Prophetic?) - - I read the book "Inferno" by Dan Brown earlier this year.  In that book, the researcher who sparks the worldwide search for his creation warns the world about the dangers of over population.  "Elysium" … Go here for more...

shooter

“Shooter” Movie Review

(Wahlberg Rocks) - - Since Mark Wahlberg is fast becoming one of our favorites, we decided to watch an older Walhberg movie last night on VUDU. "Shooter" is a terrific thriller definitely worth the rent. Wahlberg is an ex-Marine … Go here for more...

2 guns

“2 Guns” Movie Review

(Fun Buddy Movie) - - After reading the reviews, I was not sure I wanted to go see "2 Guns". Overcoming my trepidation (because of Wahlberg) I am glad we went!  I have no idea what the reviewers reviewed, but, I suspect they did not … Go here for more...

lars and the real girl

“Lars and the Real Girl” Movie Review

(Weird, Touching) - - Ryan Gosling (as Lars Lindstrom) is outstanding as a shy young man suffering from a very interesting delusion. Lacking a real girlfriend, and also lacking the social skills to find one, Lars (with the help of a … Go here for more...

red 2

“Red 2″ Movie Review

(GREAT Movie) -- -- Most of the original cast is back for another rousing edition of Retired Extremely Dangerous ex-CIA killers. Red 2 is funny and thrilling....a perfect summer getaway movie. Frank (Bruce Willis) and his over eager … Go here for more...

the lone ranger

“The Lone Ranger” Movie Review

(Hi Ho Silver Ahoy) - - Visiting a travelling museum a little kid stands by as an old Indian exhibit comes to life and tells him the story of  the Lone Ranger. And quite a story it is. District Attorney John Reid (Armie Hammer) is on … Go here for more...

monsters university

“Monsters University” Movie Review

(Monstrously Fun) - - In this prequel to the 2001 Monsters Inc. hit movie, we join Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sullivan, or Sulli, (John Goodman) as they attend Monsters University as potential Scare students. The only problem is.....Sulli … Go here for more...

superman

“Superman Man of Steel” Movie Review

(Half Great, Half Not) - - The first half, or a little more, of this movie was fantastic.  The second half (maybe a little less) was overly complicated, the fight scenes were somewhat silly, and the movie dragged on for a very long … Go here for more...

the internship team

“The Internship” Movie Review

(Google-y Fun) - - What time is it? Since you probably did not look at your wrist to answer that question explains why Owen Wilson (as Nick Campbell) and Vince Vaughn (as Billy McMahon) are newly unemployed with few skills to be … Go here for more...

now you see me

“Now You See Me” Movie Review

(Deceptively Delightful) - - Four street magicians each receive a card giving them a location and time to meet.  They show up and become "The Four Horsemen", a very successful Las Vegas magic act. But they are really auditioning for … Go here for more...

fast and furious 6

“Fast & Furious 6″ Movie Review

(Fast Furious Sexy Fun) - - Vin Diesel (as Dominic Toretto) personifies cool.  Paul Walker (as Brian O'Conner) is a changed man.  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (as Hobbs) is ripped and pumped.  Michelle Rodriguez  (as Letty) and Gina Carano … Go here for more...

star trek into darkness

“Star Trek Into Darkness” Movie Review

(PERFECT) - - Dammit Jim, this is a perfect movie. The entire "new" cast has returned for this perfectly wonderful Star Trek.  Perfect story, perfect mix of characters, humor, terror, and action all moving at warp speed.  Tribbles and … Go here for more...

the great gatsby

“The Great Gatsby” Movie Reivew

(Glitzy, Extravagant, Dreamlike) - - 3D sucks.  It is DISTRACTING, ANNOYING and adds NOTHING  to the telling of the story other than making more money for greedy movie makers.  Beyond that it makes the movie jerky (it seems to lower the … Go here for more...

apps

Build Your Own App for Android or IOS

I bought a book on programming a few months back.  But....I decided I was just too damn old to learn all this stuff again. I wished they had an app maker that was easy to use that worked well and … [Read More...]

Stuff

candy guess

Guess the Candy

We saw this in Parade Magazine one Sunday (yes, we still read the paper….). Guess the candy. The answers are upside down on the bottom of jpeg.       About these ads

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Keith Urban at Shoreline Sept 21 2013

Keith Urban ROCKED Shoreline last night.  He is simply STUPENDOUS.  We have been to a ton of country concerts…just about everyone who is country (or close to country) and Keith Urban, in my opinion, puts on the BEST concert EVER.  Sorry George, Kenny(s), Tim, Toby, Reba, Taylor….but, keith urban out plays, out-sings, and out-shows, you […]

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Interesting New Zealand Facts

I saw a link to this page on a friends Facebook.  I am taking the liberty of copying it here (hope they do not mind). Go here to see the original page. — 69 Facts About New Zealand That’ll Blow Your Mind 16 April 2014 / 17 Comments 1. The kea, a bird native to NZ, is […]

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Funny Doctor Quotes

A friend posted these on Facebook….VERY FUNNY! *** The following quotes were taken from actual medical records dictated by physicians. They appeared in a column written by Richard Lederer, Ph.D. * By the time he was admitted, his rapid heart had stopped, and he was feeling better. * Patient has chest pain if she lies […]

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Skirt Length Photograph

I saw this article on the Huffington Post.  Very interesting how a science class spawned a viral photograph by Rosea Lake.  (she is selling prints of the above picture, after she fixes the word prudish). Here is a quick quote from the Huffington Post web site.  I hope they don’t mind. “Lake, who studies graphic […]

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charlie

Facebook Inspiration, Part 1

My Facebook friends switched from funny to inspirational. I have no idea why… Anyway here are 10 inspirational pictures from Facebook…yeah, some are even funny, especially the one directly below.  :-) – Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!  Good luck in the 2013 NCAA Tournament! – Drive Safe!  Never Forget. About these ads

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