• The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★

    At first glance, it's all very been there, gouged that, torn the tight-fitting T-shirt: a dusty, tree-hugged habitation distinctly reminiscent of the home of Evil Dead’s supernatural atrocities. A quintet of youngbloods who swiftly nestle into hoary archetypes: jock, joker, sensitive guy, good girl, slut. A threatening redneck gas-station clerk, happy to impolitely usher these unwitting “lambs” to “the killing floor” up that dark, snaking dirt-track. Yes, it’s all very Fisher-Price My First American Horror Movie.

    Of course, there’s much…

  • Chronicle

    Chronicle

    ★★½

    I love movies and I love Super hero / super power related movies. This movie left me with an unpleasant feeling which did not encourage me to want to watch it again. A Loner with a drunk father and a dying mother begins filming his life. Goes to a party with his cousin, where they and another boy drop down into a tunnel which has an alien crystal meteor thing. They all get super powers and explore them on camera.…

  • Wrath of the Titans

    Wrath of the Titans

    This one is still boring.

  • Safe House

    Safe House

    ★★½

    Safe House is honestly not that inappropriate of a movie. Besides the one scence in the bathroom with the boy and the girl, which doesn't show any nudity by the way, I would let even my youngest child watch it. It is however violent, but the violence is maily in self defense so I don't think it is a big deal.

  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    ★★★

    This movie is a great example of how grief can processed and dealt with. Oskar holds many secrets and doesn't share them with the adults in his life. He starts to open up with adults who are not too close to him. This helps him process the loss of his father. It also helps him find wonderful, positive adults with whom he can share his story.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★★½

    Wow, the best action blockbuster of the year. Without a doubt. Anyway, this film isn't nearly as violent or explicit as a lot of PG-13 films. The language is kept to a minimum, with one humorous use of the S word. The violence is common for a PG-13 action movie. Characters are killed, although none of it is graphic. There are punches thrown, explosions, shooting and a general sense of urgency. When a character is killed, the camera doesn't linger on them. Great fun for preteens and up. Everyone at the theater seemed to love it, me included. Highly, highly recommended

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★½

    I think the summary of "difficult" by Common Sense Media is unfortunate. This is NOT a difficult movie. Yes, it is a bit poetic. Yes, it is unique. But I think the ability to enjoy this film is relative to one's artistic education and one's spirituality. I saw this film with my mature 17 year old who is an artist. I've taken her to a lot of art films, and she gobbles them up. She is well read, can see…

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★

    It was, it must be said, a weird thing to want to do: remake a European hit so soon after its original release. But Fincher’s effort is perhaps the film Larsson’s book deserved all along; it may largely be faithful to the main story, but Steven Zaillian’s economic, witty script compacts and tidies up the minor details that make the difference between a very good literary adaptation and a gripping cinematic thriller. And while Blomkvist’s labyrinthine travails reappear in the…

  • The Grey

    The Grey

    ★★★½

    ok, first off people that complain that ohhh its too violent for kids then why would you bring them? you should first research the movie it clearly tells you its for adults only. quit complaining about the language im sure you use it more than the movie. COME ON NOW!! and for the fact that the wolves is clearly off? do you live with wolves? im sure you know nothing bout them. they can be dangerous when protective of their TERRITORY. as does any animal. WOW

  • The Artist

    The Artist

    ★★★½

    Who would ever think watching a silent film would fill you with more joy and entertainment than anything else playing in theaters? Well, I was surprised to realize that "The Artist" is really the most refreshing and delightful film of 2011 that I have seen. Because it is a silent film -- exquisitely done -- your left brain takes a much-needed rest and you are on a freedom ride with your right brain. The film is a breath of fresh…

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball

    ★★★

    I love Brad Pitt. He is my celebrity crush. Im not too sure about the game of Baseball... so I was a bit confused. One thing I really did like was the emphasis on his "junk." Although my grandson did not enjoy that too much. I really give the movie 1 star of rating but Brad Pitt, created the precise decision to give this movie 3 stars of rating. I love Paula Deen too, check out her show on food network!

  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    ★★★½

    First and foremost, much of this movie borders on, for lack of a better word, the obscene. There are plenty of scenes that bring to mind soft-core pornography, and the violence is incredibly gory and at times, over the top. Some of the actions performed on screen will make most viewers squirm uncomfortably, while a vast majority of those that aren't will let the audience's mind drift to some very, very scary places.

    In short, its a visceral thriller. The…