Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justicesynopsis

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

From director Zack Snyder comes “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, Modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with each other, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it has very known before.

~ Batman v Superman

review

Super boring. Too dark. Like watching to guys argue over who has the bigger dick!

When a synopsis has the title of the movie in the first line and second sentence, one should learn that it’s all about promotion and making money.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2synopsis

The family you love is back in the sequel to the biggest romantic comedy of all time! Written by Academy Award® nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 brings the beloved family of characters back together. In the years since we first fell for Toula (Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett), they have raised a headstrong daughter while trying to keep the spark alive. But just as they think they’re balancing an independent teen, aging parents and the rest of the irrepressible clan, the reveal of a shocking secret will bring the three generations of this family closer than ever as they plan a bigger, fatter and Greeker wedding!

~ My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

review

Not so much fun. Felt like I was watching a family’s home movies. Add to that the fact that I don’t invest any emotion into someone that is not part of my direct circle of friends/family.

Afflicted (2013)

Afflictedsynopsis

BEST FRIENDS DEREK AND CLIF SET OUT ON THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being.

Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film…and perhaps will be their only post card from home.

~Afflicted

review

Way cool! Creative and original plot that borders on reality.

Honestly, took a minute to get invested, but once I did, wow!

Midnight Special (2016)

Midnight Specislsynopsis

Writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time with the sci-fi thriller “Midnight Special.” A provocative, genre-defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human, it follows a father, Roy (Michael Shannon), who goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), a boy with mysterious powers that even Roy himself cannot comprehend.

What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Risking everything, Roy is committed to helping Alton reach his ultimate purpose, whatever that might be and whatever it costs, in a story that takes audiences on a perilous journey from Texas to the Florida coast, while exploring the bonds of love and trust, and the nature of faith.

Midnight Special Official Movie Site

review

Not as exciting as I expected it to be. Not going to say much, so as not to spoil the outcome.

 

Joy (2015)

Joysynopsis

JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Elisabeth Röhm and Dascha Polanco. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.

~ Joy

review

Of remark is how shitty Joy’s family treated her, while she was so helpful to all. I would hardly call this a comedy, more of a family drama.

Grandma (2015)

Grandmasynopsis

Elle Reid has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing 600 dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

~ Grandma

review

I saw a preview of this movie when I watched Hello, My Name Is Doris and appreciating acerbic wit, I thought I might enjoy this movie.

Elle (Lily Tomlin) was a unique individual, reminding me of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, who is a genius but has not social skill whatsoever. The only difference is that Elle is intentionally unpleasant versus Sheldon, who is unaware of his social faux pas.

The movie kind of reminded me also of when I used to smoke crack and the days I would spend with my sex partners trying to find crack at all hours of the day, or concocting ways to earn money to buy crack.

Okay movie, but not as funny as I expected it to be.

Zootopia (2016)

Zootopiasynopsis

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia. Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case – even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery. Bring home this hilarious adventure full of action, heart and tons of bonus extras that take you deeper into the world of Zootopia. It’s big fun for all shapes and species!

~ Zootopia

review

Cute! Lots of voice talents; none of which I recognized: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Tommy Chong, Shakira, Bonnie Hunt and Idris Elba.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lanesynopsis

Outside is dangerous…inside is terrifying in the heart-pounding new thriller from producer J.J. Abrams. After a catastrophic car crash, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, A Good Day To Die Hard) wakes up in a survivalist’s (John Goodman, Argo) underground bunker. He claims to have saved her from an apocalyptic attack that has left the outside world uninhabitable. But, as his increasingly suspicious actions lead her to question his motives, she’ll have to escape in order to discover the truth.

~ 10 Cloverfield Lane

review

I started this late at night and fell asleep. The next day, I put it on again and managed to stay awake to the point where I had fallen asleep the night before. As it turned out, that was about the point where the movie actually started to display a little action.

Once the action was ignited, I got very into the story, vacillating between the veracity and the falsity of the ongoing situation and what actually was going on outside the bunker.

I think the story was clever, but it suffered in its delivery.

Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

Hello, My Name Is Dorissynopsis

After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love in Hello, My Name is Doris, a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-story.

~ Hello, My Name Is Doris

review

The minute I saw Sally Field as Doris, I knew I was going to have to see this movie and I am so glad I did. This movie is my geeky love story! And who better to play prince charming than Max Greenfield, who privately knows about fat drama.

I laughed so hard. I fell for all the fantasy love scenes. I cried. I just loved this movie!

Recognized: Tyne Daly and Wendi McLendon-Covey from The Goldbergs.

Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out
synopsis

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

~ Internet Movie Database

review

This time I was able to stay awake during the entire viewing and I’ll admit that the movie made more sense this time. I even found it cute in some scenes.

This movie actually does a good job of trying to explain how feelings work. I saw that joy was realized through sadness and that suppressing any emotion is not a good thing and will jack you up good.