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  • Brewster's Millions

    Brewster's Millions 1985

    ★★★ Watched 28 Apr, 2015

    Enjoyable movie that had me smiling throughout. I found myself trying to come up with solutions on how Brewster could spend that much money and follow the rules. Admittedly - it might be easier to spend $30 million in 30 days today than it was in 1985. The running for mayor was a stroke of genius, and of course that stamp!

    Funny premise, good set-up in the first act and a likable movie all-around, yet I couldn't shake the feeling…

  • Dolphin Tale

    Dolphin Tale 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    A terrific family film. Engaging and straight-forward, the story of Winter the dolphin had my oldest child asking all the right questions.

    While the set-ups in the first act are predictable to us adults, the payoffs aren't hokey or heavy-handed, which was a relief. And the educational content was peppered in well, opening a new world to my kids - and I even learned a few things!

    The film stays on the right side of that fine line between inspirational…

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  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    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!

  • Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

    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…