Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Mary is in her 20s and just out of prison for a violent attack. She is to be a matron of honor at her best friends wedding, but needs to find a date to be her plus one. On line it is described as an Irish comedy but it is not roll around the floor funny and I would think it should be under the drama genre.
It was OK, and although we knew little about it we were entertained and a little surprised at how it ended. 3/5
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The formula for most of these movies is common for most of these movies:
- Some large landmark will be destroyed with sad music playing
- The main characters generally will survive the disaster, after several close calls of planes crashing, hanging off cliffs, sinking etc
- There will be a love interest, all quiet looks at the beginning and a lusty embrace at the end
- The baddie will get their comeuppance at the end, and usually die in some gruesome way
Now being a middle aged lady, I seldom venture to the cinema to see such movies and are content to stream them for a cheaper price or wait until they are on free tv. After watching the news lately with the two large hurricanes in the US and flooding in Asia, it seems that real life is far more extreme than the fiction we normally watch. With hundreds of thousands of people affected and left hungry and homeless, I can't help but think I am lucky that we have not had such disasters here. So I am thinking that the universal appeal of such movies, is that for all of us, we are just trying to survive and get through, and we all think about what we would do in the same circumstances.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
In 1939 we meet Kristoff who is taken in by an Austrian stamp engraver and his young daughters. With the Nazis approaching the Jewish family do not feel safe.
A unique spin on a second world war novel.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Based on the classic 1874 novel from Thomas Hardy that I had never read it was a glimpse into a genre that appeals to me. The tale of a woman, in a world where it was difficult for her to have independence, status and choices, when being married usually meant losing her money and having to yield to her husband. Bathsheba Everdene helps on her aunties farm, before she inherits her own estate (lucky girl). She gets involved with three different men, who all fall in love with her instantly and who will she choose?
I always enjoy watching Carey Mulligan, and I loved the costumes, scenery and handsome men. The story was a little flat for me - somehow the passion and love seemed a bit muted. Still a 4/5.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
I look forward to see where her next stories go. 4/5
Monday, September 04, 2017
Sunday, September 03, 2017
I won't give the whole plot away, Wikipedia can tell you the whole thing. I really liked the middle portion, but felt beginning and end were a bit flat and boring. Billy Connelly was especially good in his role and it never seemed like he was acting, more like just being a version of himself. 3/5
Saturday, September 02, 2017
A usual case of the old double cross and not knowing if our characters were working for the goodies or the baddies left me a little bored . Like the Sex and the City movies, it felt like it was trying to recreate a period of time and place that had moved on. 2/5