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  • Sweet Bean

    Sweet Bean

    ★★★★

    Sentaro runs a tiny bakery that serves dorayaki, pancakes filled with sweet bean paste. When Tokue, an old lady with unexpected experience bursts into his life, she inspires him to make changes. He also helps a school girl without much hope due to her meddling.

    Not sure if anyone knows or cares but this is an adaption of a book written by Durian Sukegawa. It remained pretty true to the book except for the way it would gloss over major…

  • 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…

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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…