Having not seen the first two movies nor read the books, I was still able to enjoy this movie. I know I’m probably the only one who hadn’t… I give The Mockingjay Part 1- a B-. Yes this is only the first part of the movie based on the best-selling book. So if you are looking for a happily ever after, this movie won’t give you it.
With the Games now destroyed and in pieces, Katniss Everdeen, along with some of her friends and family end up in the "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay" and the symbol of rebellion for the people.
The movie had a similar feel to The Maze Runner another movie based on a best-selling book, although Maze Runner was more geared to the male young adult audience. Certainly fans of the Hunger Games books or the earlier movies will enjoy this one. However, even I did without the background.
My favorite parts were the relationship pieces. Katniss does what it takes to protect the people she cares about, even if it’s the whole country. But be prepared for a lot of images of Katniss in angst. She’s always crying and looking like she’s a little constipated. The biggest laugh was earned by Woody Harrelson, who is supposed to be sober in this movie. See what clean living can do for you!
Sometimes you just need to see a movie that will make you laugh. Dumb and Dumber To is a silly, brain candy movie that will have you laughing a loud. I give Dumb and Dumber To a B+. Unlike the Oscar contenders, Dumb and Dumber To doesn’t have a complicated plot or deep meanings. It’s a perfect movie to sit back and enjoy the quick witted, slapstick comedy.
Lloyd and Harry are in search of Harry’s daughter because Harry is in need of a kidney donation. Nothing goes as planned sometimes due to their own lack of intelligence. There’s no complicated plot but the premise of the story is sure to keep you laughing. After all, what movie recently has featured both a hearse and Zamboni?
Due to the nature of the potty humor, this movie isn’t appropriate for younger children. The sexual nature of many of the jokes and the constant focus on Jeff Daniel’s butt crack might give them nightmares!
It was really fun to see Kathleen Turner back on the big screen and I really enjoyed the potty humor and friendship between Lloyd and Harry. Even while they are teasing each other, they will do anything to make the other happy.
All in all, if you are looking for a fun escape from the daily grind, this buddy story is the perfect getaway!
When you see Interstellar, forget what you know about science, and get ready for some preaching about taking care of our planet. I’m giving Interstellar a C-. While the cinematography is gorgeous, there’s something wrong when your favorite character is the robots!
In the future, the Earth is dying. Dust storms and blight have forced everyone to make a living farming in order to have enough food to eat. History has been rewritten, but a secret NASA project hopes to save the human race. Cooper, former astronaut, must lead an expedition to find a new suitable planet for people to live on.
Everyone in this movie has an agenda. Lies abound. Even with the star power of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Michael Caine, the movie’s plot had too many impossibilities. And I had a hard time getting past seeing Matt Damon. All I kept thinking of was the part from Team America- “I’m Matt Damon.”
Go rewatch a classic like 2001: A Space Odyssey, or wait until this movie comes out on DVD rather than spending the money for it at the theater.
Before I Go To Sleep is a twisted stalker movie which will leave you feeling frustrated and angry…that you wasted the time and money on this movie. I’m giving it a D. As in Don’t bother seeing it. While the movie had star power- Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, it couldn’t get past the poor writing. I spent the drive home discussing how I’d have done things differently and made the movie better.
Nicole Kidman plays an amnesiac who forgets the last 20 years of her life each night while she sleeps. Basically she wakes up a blank slate. As she frantically tries to remember her life and her past, we see things aren’t always what they seem. The best part for most guys is that we do see Nicole’s naked behind but as my husband said… it wasn’t that great.
Seriously, the amnesia wife is much funnier in 50 First Dates and Fatal Attraction is a tough stalker movie to live up to. Before I Go To Sleep isn’t funny and while the suspense and twists keep you guessing, after the movie, they make you wonder… why bother… why did the characters bother and why did I bother to see the movie. Even if you were an amnesiac, you still won’t be able to get the time or money back from this movie!
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