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  • Night at the Museum 2006

    ★★★½ Rewatched 14 Sep, 2014

    First rewatch since theaters when I saw it with a group of 14 family members with an age range from 6 to 85. Then we all had a good time. Glad to be able to share this with my daughter now and find it still absolutely works.

    Yes it is silly, nonsensical at times, and some pretty standard notes are hit - yet this is just a fun family movie with charm to spare. My daughter was asking all sorts…

  • Fallen 1998

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Sep, 2014

    Well done thriller kept me interested throughout. The mood and eeriness is pervasive with just the right amount of off-putting. Some great imagery and use of camera to convey the creepiness.

    My big complaint while viewing what the Denzel voiceover. That voiceover really bothered me throughout the movie - seemed completely extraneous but with the ending it pays off well, thank goodness. The climax at the cabin was strong; Having two name actors there with Denzel kept you guessing for…

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  • Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2013 3

    Being a lifelong James Bond movie fan, I have seen and read more than my fair share of Bond "making of" and "behind the scenes" materials. On top of that, I recently researched and reviewed all the Bond films in 2012 for the Now Playing Podcast's James Bond movie retrospective series, so all the information is still fresh in my mind. So the subtitle of "The Untold Story of 007" doesn't apply to me; there is absolutely no new information…

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 04 Jul, 2014 5

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
    My kids and I watched and they liked this by far

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do
    This movie's still great and is one of those few

    It's a film that's aged well
    after all's said and TOLD
    A film that still works for the young
    and the OLD
    I'm glad that I could share this with my girl and my BOY
    They're smiles and laughs --- that tells me it gave them some joy

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee
    If you are wise, you'll listen to me

    You will rewatch this as soon as you can
    And I give this a doom-pa, loom-pa
    Big Recommend!