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Movie Review 02: Big Hero 6, Gone Girl and More!

Movie Review 02: Big Hero 6, Gone Girl and More!

 I know I’ve mentioned it here few times before, but I am a huge movie goer. However, I am cheap and often wait until the latest releases are nearly available via Netflix and Redbox before seeing them. I love patronizing my locally run independent theatre, Collins Road Theatres. I like my movies cheap and my popcorn with real butter. Here’s a round up of the movies I’ve seen in the last month.    Big Hero 6 My Rating: Thumbs Up IMDB.com | Amazon.com Affiliate Link I’m a sucker for animated films specially Disney or Pixar animated films and Big Hero 6 was no exception. This story about finding hope after devastating loss sucked me in from the opening minutes. And while the storyline surrounding the Bad Guy seems a bit underdeveloped, the tears in my eyes during the rescue sequences can’t be ignored. Oh, and don’t forget to watch through the credits. There’s a nice cameo featuring Fred.   Gone Girl My Rating: Thumbs Up IMDB.com | Amazon.com Affiliate Link I’ll be honest; I hated this book when I finished reading it. Nothing good happened. The ending was frustrating and made me scream. It was the book I loved to […]

4 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 31, 2015
Movie Review #01:  About Time (Rated R)

Movie Review #01: About Time (Rated R)

I knew this would happen. I would decide to start a blog and figure out a date to launch it, only to read or watch something that I just had to share my thoughts on. Yesterday, my husband and I went to see About Time (Rated R) at Collins Road Theatres, a locally owned theatre that we have been attending for 10 years (Happy Anniversary, Bruce!). There wasn’t much buzz about this movie; it seemed to be flying under the radar. At least one review, I read didn’t rate the movie very favorably (see the last paragraph). However, I’m a sucker for time travel (Don’t worry, Dennis, I’m working a review of Traveler!) and wanted to see the movie. After watching it, and holding back tears through most of the movie, I can see why there isn’t a lot of buzz. It’s not your typical science-fiction-time-travel movie. There are no real, mind-bending consequences to traveling back in time. And it’s not your typical romantic tragedy–no Romeo and Juliet moments here. And it’s not your typical romantic comedy–the guy and girl don’t have an awful, totally avoidable misunderstanding and laugh about it as they make up at the end. The plot […]

7 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on December 10, 2013