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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★

    Superhuman activity is determined to need regulating by the government. The Avengers splinter due to their being forced to sign a contract. Captain America leaves and Iron Man stays and works for the "man."

    I just did not think about the title and had no clue this was about the good guys beating each other up. I know, I know... it's called Civil War, duh!! I did like the fact that good guys fighting good guys meant the movie was…

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★★

    Kind young hatter Sophie is cursed by a spiteful witch into an old body. Turnip Head, a living scarecrow leads her to Howl's moving castle where she seeks employment and shelter. She makes a deal with fire-demon Calcifer to free him from his servitude. When the king summons Howl to fight in his war, they move to resist.

    I've made a goal to watch all of the Studio Ghibli animation films that I can find. I started with arguably the…

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  • American Hustle

    American Hustle

    ★★★★

    I'm not a fan of this kind of story. None-the-less I was blown away. To me it was the actors. They are all so recognizable that I did come out of the story a little to marvel that, wow, that's Bale? Yup, that's him. The cast couldn't have done a better job embodying their characters though.

    Bale probably wowed me the most because really, who knew he had such acting chops! And so nuanced!

    I adored Jennifer Lawrence as a…

  • I, Frankenstein

    I, Frankenstein

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I was overwhelmed by all the telling! Almost every moment of the movie was telling, with just a handful of scenes mainly to showcase some big special effects or to have a battle. The ratio of effects scenes to un-effect scenes was not balanced at all and made the movie such a joke.

    I didn't mind Aaron Eckhart and I loved Yvonne Strahovski from Chuck. She was the best part of the movie even if her character was a little…