Movie Reviews: The Complete List

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Carol loved going to the movies with us. We decided to honor her passion for movies by doing movie reviews on this site. Our philosophy is: “If we can go to a movie and be taken away from reality for 2 hours…that was a good movie.”


Find a great movie on this page. Scroll down to find all the 4.5 and 5 Watertower movies we have watched since 2011.


2016 Movie Reviews (latest review on top)

“Big Stone Gap” Movie Review

“Suicide Squad” Movie Review

“An Unfinished Life” Movie Review

“Ride Along 2” Movie Review

“Jackie & Ryan” Movie Review

“Goosebumps” Movie Review

“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” Movie Review

“Vacation ” Movie Review

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ” Movie Review

“The Fundamentals of Caring ” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“Paper Towns ” Movie Review

“X-Men: Apocalypse ” Movie Review

“Begin Again ” Movie Review

“The Martian ” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“Brooklyn ” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Big Short ” Movie Review

“The Do-Over ” Movie Review

“Wish I Was Here ” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Daddy’s Home ” Movie Review

“The Jungle Book ” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Walk” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Captain America: Civil War” Movie Review

“Adult Beginners” Movie Review

“Man Up” Movie Review

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” Movie Review

“Max” Movie Review

“Furious 7” Movie Review (Drive Safe!)

“Zootopia” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“Spy” Movie Review

“Before We Go” Movie Review

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” Movie Review

“Spectre” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Girl in the Book” Movie Review

“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” Movie Review

“The Longest Ride” Movie Review

“Burnt” Movie Review

“The Intern” Movie Review

“Next Stop Wonderland” Movie Review

“She’s Funny That Way” Movie Review

“Deadpool” Guest Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“Ted 2″ Movie Review

“Christmas Bounty” Movie Review

“The Ridiculous 6″ Movie Review

“Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List” Movie Review

“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“Jenny’s Wedding” Movie Review

2015 Movie Reviews (latest review on top)

“White Christmas” Movie Review (5 Watertowers, Christmas)

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Impossible” Movie Review

“It’s a Wonderful Life” Movie Review  (5 Watertowers, Christmas)

“Some Kind of Beautiful” Movie Review 

“The Santa Clause” Movie Review (Christmas)

“The Spectacular Now” Movie Review

“Jersey Boys” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Mockingjay, Part 2” Movie Review

“Insurgent” Movie Review

“Home” Movie Review

“Inside Out” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Unfinished Business” Movie Review

“Philomena” Movie Review

“Your Sister’s Sister” Movie Review

“The Loft” Movie Review

“The Road Within” Movie Review

“Punch-Drunk Love” Movie Review

“Focus” Movie Review

“Bad Words” Movie Review

“Her” Movie Review

“About Alex” Movie Review

“Ghost Town” Movie Review

“Alex & Emma” Movie Review

“Paper Man” Movie Review

“Birdman” Movie Review

“Survivor” Movie Review

“The Age of Adaline” Movie Review

“Stretch” Movie Review

“Jurassic World” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“I Love You, Man” Movie Review

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Movie Review

“The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio” Movie Review

“Gone Girl” Movie Review

“Eat With Me” Movie Review

“The Book Thief” Movie Review

“Laggies” Movie Review

“The Maze Runner” Movie Review

“Dial a Prayer” Movie Review

“Wild” Movie Review

“Welcome to Me” Movie Review

“The Skeleton Twins” Movie Review

“Woman in Gold” Movie Review

“Taken3” Movie Review

“Broken Flowers” Movie Review

“Ant Man” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” Movie Review

“Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” Movie Review

“Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” Movie Review

“Paul Blart Mall Cop 2” Movie Review

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Movie Review

“Get Hard” Movie Review

“The Boxtrolls” Movie Review

“Labor Day” Movie Review

“Adventureland” Movie Review

“About Last Night” Movie Review

“The DUFF” Movie Review

“Pain & Gain” Movie Review

“Life of Crime” Movie Review

“In Your Eyes” Movie Review

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” Movie Review

“Hector and the Search for Happiness” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“Nine Months” Movie Review

“The Good Guy” Movie Review

“Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” Movie Review

“Boy Meets Girl” Movie Review

“The Single Moms Club” Movie Review

“A Few Best Men” Movie Review

“A Bag of Hammers” Movie Review

“St. Vincent” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The History Boys” Movie Review

“Drinking Buddies” Movie Review

“Before I Disappear” Movie Review

“The Rewrite” Movie Review

“The Longest Week” Movie Review

“The Wedding Ringer” Movie Review

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” Movie Review

“Night  at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” Movie Review

“Into the Woods” Movie Review

2014 Movie Reviews (latest review on top)

“The Interview” Movie Review

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” Movie Review

“This is Where I Leave You” Movie Review

“The November Man” Movie Review

“Chef” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Giver” Movie Review

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” Movie Review

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Movie Review

“Lucy” Movie Review

“Tammy” Movie Review

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“How To Train Your Dragon 2” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” Movie Review

“Think Like A Man Too” Movie Review

“22 Jump Street” Movie Review

“Blended” Movie Review

“Maleficent” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Movie Review

“Godzilla” Movie Review

“Neighbors” Movie Review

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Movie Review

“Mud” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“The Other Woman” Movie Review

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Movie Review

“Transcendence” Movie Review

“The Lego Movie” Movie Review

“Non-Stop” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Monuments Men” Movie Review

“Ride Along” Movie Review

“Saving Mr. Banks” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“Frozen” Movie Review

“The Wolf of Wall Street” Movie Review (2014 Best Picture Nominee)

2013 Movie Reviews (latest review on top)

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Movie Review

“Anchorman 2” Movie Review

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“Last Vegas” Movie Review

“Delivery Man” Movie Review

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“About Time” Movie Review

“Thor: The Dark World” Movie Review

“Before Midnight” Movie Review

“Captain Phillips” Movie Review (2014 Best Picture Nominee) (5 Watertowers)

“Backwards” Movie Review

“Gravity” Movie Review (2014 Best Picture Nominee) (4.5 Watertowers)

“Safe Haven” Movie Review

“Don Jon” Movie Review

“The Family” Movie Review

“The World’s End” Movie Review

“Jobs” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Elysium” Movie Review

“Shooter” Movie Review

“2 Guns” Movie Review

“Lars and the Real Girl” Movie Review

“Red 2” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Lone Ranger” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Monsters University” Movie Review

“Superman Man of Steel” Movie Review

“The Internship” Movie Review

“Now You See Me” Movie Review

“Fast & Furious 6” Movie Review

“Star Trek Into Darkness” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“The Great Gatsby” Movie Review

“Iron Man 3” Movie Review

“The Big Wedding” Movie Review

“Oblivion” Movie Review

“The Call” Movie Review

“Olympus Has Fallen” Movie Review

“The Croods” Movie Review

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” Movie Review

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” Movie Review

“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” Movie Review

“Oz the Great and Wonderful” Movie Review

“V is for Vendetta” Movie Review  (4.5 Watertowers)

“Twlight” Movie Review

“Argo” Movie Review (2013 Best Picture)

“Parental Guidance” Movie Review

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Movie Review

“Identity Thief” Movie Review

“Side Effects” Movie Review

“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” Movie Review

“Parker” Movie Review

“Silver Linings Playbook” Movie Review (2013 Best Picture Nominee)

“Promised Land” Movie Review

“Jack Reacher” Movie Review

2012 Movie Reviews (latest review on top)

“The Guilt Trip” Movie Review

“Les Miserables” Movie Review  (2013 Best Picture Nominee)

“Star Trek” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“This is 40” Movie Review

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Movie Review

“Playing for Keeps” Movie Review

“Life of Pi” Movie Review  (2013 Best Picture Nominee)

“Wreck It Ralph” Movie Review

“Skyfall” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Magic of Belle Isle” Movie Review

“Hotel Transylvania” Movie Review

“Here Comes the Boom” Movie Review

“Trouble With the Curve” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Words” Movie Review

“Premium Rush” Movie Review

“The Bourne Legacy” Movie Review

“Total Recall” Movie Review

“The Watch” Movie Review

“The Dark Knight Rises” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Amazing Spider-Man” Movie Review

“Ted” Movie Review

“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” Movie Review

“Prometheus” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Madagascar 3” Movie Review

“Snow White and the Huntsman” Movie Review

“Men in Black 3” Movie Review

“Dark Shadows” Movie Review

“The Avengers” Movie Review

“The Five-Year Engagement” Movie Review

“The Three Stooges” Movie Review

“The Hunger Games” Movie Review

“Journey 2 The Mysterious Island” Movie Review

“The Descendants” Movie Review

“21 Jump Street” Movie Review

“A Thousand Words” Movie Review

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” Movie Review

“Gone” Movie Review

“Ides of March” Movie Review

“The Vow” Movie Review

“Safe House” Movie Review

“The Grey” Movie Review

“What’s Your Number?” Movie Review

“One for the Money” Movie Review

“Midnight in Paris” Movie Review

“Haywire” Movie Review

“Contraband” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“War Horse” Movie Review

“The Help” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“We Bought a Zoo” Movie Review

2011 Movie Reviews (latest review on top)

“Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol” Movie Review (5 Watertowers)

“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” Movie Review

“Elf” Movie Review (Christmas)

“Jack and Jill” Movie Review

“Tower Heist” Movie Review

“Puss in Boots” Movie Review

“The Rum Diary” Movie Review

“Johnny English Reborn” Movie Review

“Dolphin Tale” Movie Review

“Bridesmaids” Movie Review

“50/50” Movie Review

“Abduction” Movie Review

“Contagion” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Lake House” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“The Debt” Movie Review

“Our Idiot Brother” Movie Review

“Paul” Movie Review

“One Day” Movie Review

“Zoolander” Movie Review

“He’s just not that into you” Movie Review

“Cowboys & Aliens” Movie Review

“Take Me Home Tonight” Movie Review

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Movie Review

“Crazy Stupid Love” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Captain America” Movie Review

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” Movie Review

“Zookeeper” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“Hitch” Movie Review

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Movie Review

“X-Men Originals: Wolverine” Movie Review

“Bad Teacher” Movie Review

“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” Movie Review

“Super 8” Movie Review

“The Tourist” Movie Review

“X-Men: First Class” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“X-Men: The Last Stand” Movie Review

“Fool’s Gold” Movie Review

“X2” Movie Review

“Kung Fu Panda 2” Movie Review

“From Prada to Nada” Movie Review

“Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides” Movie Review

“X-Men” Movie Review

“Thor” Movie Review

“Smart People” Movie Review

“Fast Five” Movie Review

“Flash of Genius” Movie Review

“Taken” Movie Review

“Water For Elephants” Movie Review (4.5 Watertowers)

“There’s Something About Mary” Movie Review

“Tron” Movie Review

“Away We Go” Movie Review

“Insidious” Movie Review

“Your Highness” Movie Review

“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” Movie Review

“Source Code” Movie Review

“The Shawshank Redemption” Movie Review  (5 Watertowers, Best Movie EVER)

“Sucker Punch” Movie Review

“Limitless” Movie Review

“The Lincoln Lawyer” Movie Review

“Morning Glory” Movie Review

“Red Riding Hood” Movie Review

“Rango” Movie Review

“Salt” Movie Review

“Drive Angry” Movie Review

“The Lookout” Movie Review

“Unknown” Movie Review

“Just Go With It” Movie Review

“Tangled” Movie Review

“Scoop” Movie Review (from 2006)

“The Kids Are All Right” Movie Review

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” Movie Review

“My Girlfriends Boyfriend” Movie Review

True Grit” Movie Review


Movies to be Reviewed

“Avatar” Movie Review

“The Illusionist” Movie Review

It occurred to me that Carol, Kristen, Carol’s Mom (Chau Hong), Lori, and I  all like(d) to go to the movies or watch them on VUDU , Netflix, Blu-Ray, or regular DVD.  Why not do movie reviews?  The movie reviews will come from either of us, some of us, or all of us.

We will include a trailer for each (if available).  Comments welcome, and guest movie reviews are welcome!

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  2 comments for “Movie Reviews: The Complete List

  1. Grit Walther
    September 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Did you have a chance to watch “Lee Daniels-The Butler”? In my opinion a must for every high school class to understand what a difficult? life looks like and where persistence can get you.

    • September 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      No. For some reason that movie does not appeal to me. One of the coworkers here at AltamontCowork LOVED it!

      Hope you are well.🙂

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