Leaving a young child with a drunk, mean, foul-mouthed neighbor seems like such a good idea in the movie- St. Vincent…but when the neighbor is played by Bill Murray, it’s a wonderful tale of acceptance and love.
Melissa McCarty as the mom has little choice when she is forced to stay at work and her son is locked out. At first Vincent has ulterior motives...but the sweet kid soon wears him down, or maybe it's because Vincent's cat likes so few people.
I give St. Vincent an A-. This movie will bring tears to your eyes as well as a few deep belly laughs as you see the antics Vincent teaches his impressionable young neighbor how to defend himself or how to get a bartender’s attention. The movie reminded me of a cross between The Notebook and Gran Torino. Or sort of like hot apple crisp- sweet, crunchy and gooey!
While it’s a great movie, it’s too much for younger children. The mature content and large amounts of swearing, drinking, and smoking might give them the wrong impression. Also be warned plot holes abound. Story pieces are dropped or not explained.
However, Bill Murray is the reason to see this movie. Seriously, has he had a bad movie role? Even as himself in Zombieland, he was hilarious. He's certainly looking more like his brother these days but still has the sharp humor to keep audiences thrilled.
Without giving too much away, St. Vincent shows why it takes a neighborhood to raise a family. I double dog dare you not to cry!
Be sure to catch it and stay for the closing credit number!
War is Hell and the movie Fury leaves you feeling just exactly how horrible it really was. I’m giving this story a B+. Brad Pitt plays a tank commander of a group of ragtag men who’d been together since fighting Nazi’s in Africa. A fresh green soldier joins the ranks and shows the horrors through his naïve eyes. This movie lacks one single moment of happiness which is why I didn’t give it an A.
Gritty, bloody and full of realism, Fury tells it like it was in World War 2. The Allies were out gunned against the German tanks, yet bonds formed among the men who stood together against death.
At times, I jumped and gasped from the shock. Pitt’s character is one you hate but understand and come to accept. Fury lacks Pitt’s snarkiness from Inglorious Bastards. But it does make you wonder just how much he hates the Nazis.
Fury is too dark and horrific for children and some teenagers. Just a warning for anyone who sees it... the images will stay with you for a long time after the movie ends.
When it comes to Dracula, you expect it to suck…but Dracula Untold doesn’t. I give it a B+. The romantic in me loved the love story. As a husband and father, Vlad is willing to do anything to save his family and kingdom, even embrace evil. Just as it appears he will be able to save the people who mean the most to him, he is forced to fully give in to the bloodlust. It appeals that he's really noble after a lifetime of pain and seeks to save his people and family.
This version screams sexy, from the hot Luke Evans to the lush period costumes and scenery. The scenes with his wife, shirtless will drive you to google this guy. Guys will like the striking sword play and revenge theme.
Vlad is a man who isn’t afraid to “Impale” those who get in his way. There were some issues I had with the storyline. Some parts didn’t make sense but as an escape from the violence on TV, this is a good one. Certainly, this isn’t a movie for the younger audiences. Rated PG-13-this is more of a date night movie than family affair.
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