The third installment in the hilarious Night at the Museum movie series will not disappoint fans. I’m giving it a B+. There’s something you can count on with the Night at the Museum movies…Ben Stiller, laugh out loud moments and a happy ending.
This time the tablet is corroding and Larry has to travel to England to find out the secret of the tablet before the magic disappears. All of your favorite characters are back as well as a few new ones. Rebel Wilson joins the cast as the night guard at the British Museum, and there’s a sexy Sir Lancelot with the bluest eyes!
The theme in the movie is about fathers and sons. There’s the conflict between Larry and his now teenage son, as well as a new Neanderthal who thinks Larry is his Dada.
I’m going to admit that I cried. Robin Williams’ scenes are poignant with his passing this year. His words about keeping the magic alive could have come from the man himself. Truly an amazing actor and one that is missed.
Night at the Museum is sure to be a hit among any age group and a fun movie for the whole family.
Ridley Scott’s epic movie tells the tale of Moses and his awakening to his true heritage and his task of saving the Hebrews from slavery. I give this movie a B. It’s one that keeps you talking long after the movie ends. But Exodus isn’t without controversy… complaints ranged from the image of God as a bratty 11 year old to the almost all white cast. However, with a topic as “hot” as religious beliefs you can’t please everyone.
I loved the interaction between Ramses and Moses. They were truly brothers-the bickering with sibling rivalry. “You were always dad’s favorite.” Then there’s the secondary character of Viceroy Hegep, who you love to hate. Watching him fall over the cliff was my silent moment of cheering!
I recommend this movie to an adult audience who love action movies with beautiful imagery and a story that keeps you thinking about it long after you go home.
For fans of the Charlton Heston version, this Moses is unlike any you’ve seen before. He’s darker and tormented, as well as conflicted with the task set before him by God. Much like the earlier movie, Noah, we see a Biblical character as a man, not a god. This version also doesn’t “retell” the previous movie. It puts its own spin on the story. You won’t get any of those classic Moses one-liners… “Let my people go.”
The Theory of Everything
Stephen Hawking- brilliant mind, amazing scientist, sexy romantic? Yep… at least if you see the movie based on his ex-wife’s book. I give the Theory of Everything a B+. This movie is a love story of two strong minded people who faced what appear to be insurmountable odds. I’m seeing Oscar buzz about this movie!
The romance between Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde begins in college where Stephen is trying to decide on his specialty. Their love blossoms but when Stephen finds out about his life-threatening disease, he urges everyone to give up on him. Only Jane is more determined than he expects.
The theater was full and while the average age of the audience was over 40, many of the people stayed until the credits finished. I don’t see that often unless it’s a Marvel movie! The touching love story between Jane and Stephen will resonate with you, even as Hawking finds himself less and less in control of his body. Because the movie was based on Jane’s biography of her life with Stephen, some things are glossed over such as their divorce and the years he “walked away” from his children.
This movie changed my perception of Stephen Hawking. I always found him to be pretentious, like he knew all the secrets of the universe… and maybe he did… Maybe it is all about love and never giving up.
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