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  • They Came Together 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Sep, 2014

    At times hilarious and at other times I felt embarrassed for the people on the screen. I loved the idea, and there are some great scenes, but when it doesn't work it really doesn't work which makes this quite an uneven comedy and left me unsatisfied at the end.

    They cast it right; Paul Rudd is perfect for this. And they hit some pitch perfect spoof topics on romantic comedies, too. Shame it went to such lows with some great…

  • Ender's Game 2013

    ★★★ Watched 26 Sep, 2014

    Never read the book and completely unfamiliar with the story going in. I came into this movie a clean slate.

    The CGI has some nifty images for sure, but the premise failed to engage me from the get go. This premise asks the audience to buy into a hell of a lot right away without giving enough foundation or satisfactory explanation to the why.

    As my queries on the movie's logic started to pile up in my mind, the plot…

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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!