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Luke (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has given birth to their son Jason in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke’s ambition and talents, his employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies – which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper).
Avery, who has to navigate a local police department ruled by the menacing and corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta), is also struggling to balance his professional life with his family life, which includes his wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ. The consequences of Avery’s confrontation with Luke will reverberate into the next generation. It is then that the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy.
Love me some Ryan and Bradley, so I was very eager to view this movie. I was surprised that the movie is very true to life in that there really is no ending. It’s almost as if the viewer is given a glimpse into someone else’s life. Very sad story that people can behave that way, but again, very true.
The best movie of the last seven I have watched.
Disney•Pixar proudly presents the hilarious story of how two mismatched monsters met and became lifelong friends in a movie screaming with laughter and oozing with heart. Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he dreamed of becoming a Scarer – and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot, James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out of control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. With their dreams temporarily dashed, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
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Really cute. That Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren) scared me.
Curse my bad memory! I’ve already sawMud in July of this year. Oh well! I have never known myself to say no to Matthew.
Surprising how the mood one watches a movie can be a contributing factor to the enjoyment or nonenjoyment of the movie. I just read my previous review in which I like the movie; today, it was too slow and monotonous for me.
I did stay awake during the entire viewing and paid attention. It was not until the end that I realized I had seen the movie previously and in it’s entirety. At first I presumed that maybe I started watching at my parent’s one evening and abandoned it so I could see it in its entirety. WRONG!
I suppose I could comment on the story, which had to be pretty good to capture my attention again. In reality the idea of possible vengeance is better than none at all. Perhaps this movie appealed to the underdog in me.
Check it out and let me know your thoughts.
The Way, Way Back is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer he will never forget.
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Having never experienced anything this kid was going through, I could not really relate to this movie and therefore, found it very average.
This was also the first time that Steve Carell played a character I did not like. I think he turned in a good performance for me to despise him so much. Love me some Sam Rockwell! And I finally saw the difference between Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney and Toni Collette.
While I could not identify with the story, I have fantasized about the “summer experience,” possibly in a camp or going away. I wonder if my brother experienced anything that Duncan did, as he was the primary resident of the back-back, as we referred to it.
The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the World unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are foxed to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
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OMG was this movie funny! I liked the fact that the movie appears as a true representation of the friendships among the comedians, even down to the rivalry that develops between Seth’s old friend versus new friends. Everyone was so frikkin’ hilarious: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Craig Robinson. Even the other – Michael Cera, Rihanna, Aziz Anzari to name a few – were hilarious up to the time of there untimely deaths. The only one that I was not crazy about – and that may have been because of his character role and my unfamiliarity with him – was Danny McBride.
The movie’s plot just prolonged the hilarity. I was laughing so hard, that I decided to recommend the movie to my dad, who might actually enjoy some of the comedy that results from this movie.
The gay humor was awkward, as I don’t know any of them to be gay; and tantalizing to my fantastic mind. Oh! I just remembered what happened to Channing Tatum. Loved it!
Starring international superstar Brad Pitt and based on the best-selling and wildly popular novel, World War Z took audiences by storm and was hailed by critics as “thrilling, epic and spectacular” (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) and the “most gratifying action spectacle in years!” (David Denby, The New Yorker). The tense and thrilling film follows a former United Nations investigator (Pitt) as he helps stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. World War Z features stunning visual effects and edge-of-your-seat action and suspense that take the Zombie apocalypse phenomenon to a more extreme and electrifying level.
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This movie wastes not time jumping right into the action. The movie explores how this disaster might have begun and securing a cure. Of course, there is only one man capable of procuring the cure.
One of the funniest – and truest to me – was when the government relocates Brad’s family from the ship they were living on because the government thinks Brad is dead and has failed.
One of the interesting things about this movie is the movement of the zombies, which is related to sound: the larger the sound, the more agitated they zombies become. I also like the way the solution to the epidemic is reached because it makes sense.
Aside from all that, it’s just another zombie movie.
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
I have never been a big fan of Wolverine, as much as I am a fan of X-Men, but I do like me some shirtless Hugh Jackman, so I had to check out this movie.
The movie was okay. I give it props for holding my attention during the whole 126 minute run time. I also think that my libido was ignited as a child by the male images I have seen on television and movies. Hugh looks fantastic in this movie; that body is so hard a chiseled…YUM!
I just don’t get why Wolverine is the favorite when there are other mutants with much more cooler powers. If this movie is to be trusted, there may be another X-Men movie coming soon.
We shall see.