Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Review of seen movies, enjoyed or not.

“Star Trek Into Darkness”

WOW! Great action, spectacular visual effects, and good acting – “Star Trek Into Darkness” has everything! Sure, it’s a little bit over the top here and there, but that’s what sci-fi is all about. Director J.J. Abrams has done a bang-up job, … Continue reading

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A Few Days Ago

*Friday evening we watched ” Beautiful Creatures.” Don’t ask me why. This movie is definitely for teens, but not very outstanding or exciting. It’s about a 15-year-old girl, Lena, finding love and witchhood on her 16th birthday. She will either become a … Continue reading

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“Amour”

We drove into San Antonio Sunday to watch a very poignant movie, a foreign film titled “Amour,” about love and the end of life… Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are in their eighties and have been married for a long … Continue reading

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“Side Effects”

What starts out as a drug-gone-bad movie, turns out to be a crime thriller with a couple unexpected twists. “Side Effects” stars Jude Law as psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Banks and Rooney Mara as his murderous patient, Emily Taylor. Well-written by … Continue reading

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“Identity Theft”

Because of the trailers, we saw “Identity Theft.” Though we expected the plethora of foul words coming out of Melissa McCarthy’s mouth, we hoped for more funny parts than were previewed. There were, and Jason Bateman delivered his enjoyable deadpan humor, but we did not leave … Continue reading

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“Zero Dark Thirty”

We were not sure we wanted to see “Zero Dark Thirty,” until it received five Oscar nominations. Then we felt compelled… Jessica Chastain plays Maya, a CIA operative attached to the team focusing on tracking down bin Laden. For years she … Continue reading

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“Parental Guidance”

If you haven’t seen “Parental Guidance” with Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, and Marisa Tomei, you really should. And take your kids with you. It’s very entertaining and as wise/wise-ass as a family movie can be… Artie Decker (Crystal), a multi-decade … Continue reading

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