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The Equalizer Movie Review | Watch it!

The Equalizer – Denzel Washington – Movie Review Rating 8+/10 I really enjoyed this movie. If you like revenge or vigilante type movies, you will love The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington. The movie had a few flaws and weaknesses, but I was able to overlook those because Denzel Washington did a great job, as usual, as the lead. IMDB rated 7.6 — synopsis: A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. The storyline was a little weak but got the job done. The movie was exciting to watch and the ending left it open for sequels. If you enjoy Denzel Washington movies than you will enjoy The Equalizer. This movie reminded me of

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The Guest – Movie Review | Disappointing

The Guest (2014) Movie Review Rating 5/10 The Guest started out fairly good. It had an Indie movie feel and a few recognizable actors. I was intrigued and thought this may be better than expected. It progressed well enough, kept you wondering when the other shoe was going to drop. That is when it started to go downhill for me. I had it as an 8 in my rating scale until about half way through… then the points started to drop because of implausibility and over-the-top situations. I can give movies a little leeway in plausibility, but once they cross the line and insult my intelligence, I start to lose interest. The Guest crossed that line for me…. and it started so well. IMDB rated 6.8 — synopsis: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young

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Gone Girl (2014) Movie Review | Over Hyped

Gone Girl Movie Review – The Bad & the Good Rating: 7/10 Gone Girl is good mystery thriller but over hyped. It was too long (2:30). Started slow first 30 minutes but is still worth watching. Ben Affleck is a mediocre actor and did an OK job in Gone Girl…. but he didn’t quite bring that “X factor” to elevate this movie into something special. The plot was there, the supporting actors were there, but it just missed that edge. The pre-hype of Gone Girl and the critic’s hype of what a great movie Gone Girl was has me baffled. Granted, it was a good movie but in my opinion, definitely not Oscar material. Maybe I have higher expectations or maybe the movie industry (including critics) have lowered the bar on what constitutes a great Oscar worthy movie. 2014 was not a good year for movies, so maybe Gone Girl

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Oblivion (2013) – Movie Review

6.8/10 Good but not that good. This Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman futuristic movie didn’t quite hit the mark for me. I liked Vanilla Sky… Oblivion, I think, tried to be clever like Vanilla Sky but fell short. The special effects were good. The concept was interesting. The acting was OK. Worth watching, just not as good as I had hoped it would be. Here is IMDB synopsis: A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. (IMDB rated 7.1) My wife gave it 6/10. She did not really like it and was generous with the 6. She felt it wasn’t realistic in parts as to Tom Cruise’s actions. She, too, got bored in spots. The movie relied on Tom Cruise as the box office draw. For extra security they added Morgan Freeman who had a very small role. The pace

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MUD – Movie Review

7/10 Good movie. MUD was an entertaining movie that both myself and wife enjoyed. Prior to watching MUD, we had no idea what it was about but knew it had Matthew McConaughey & Reese Witherspoon in it. Witherspoon didn’t have a very large part. But it was the 2 boys that made the film. Here’s IMDB synopsis: Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. IMDB score was 7.8. It was refreshing to watch a movie with a storyline, good acting, no sex, no swearing, no special effects… just a good old fashion movie. It took place in Arkansas back country, small town. The boy’s adventure took me back to my youth and made me yearn for adventure. Although, slow in a few spots, overall, it was well paced and entertaining.

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Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Movie Review

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Movie Review

4/10 Not my type of movie. Language, violence and gore a little over the top for me. Maybe more for the younger crowd. I knew from the opening scenes that I would not like this movie when 9 year old Gretel said, “Is the oven hot enough now, Bitch!”  I can handle bad language and even blood and gore if done appropriately. I don’t like seeing little kids swearing. I don’t like gore for the sake of gore. I shouldn’t review this movie because I didn’t watch it all the way through… I disliked it that much. I gave it a 4/10 because the photography was good, special effects and makeup were good. It did not come across as a cheaply produced movie. Definitely not for young children. Not a good first date movie. I do not think most “older” audience would like this movie. Skip it. My wife gave

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OZ the Great and Powerful (2013) Movie Review

OZ the Great and Powerful (2013) Movie Review

7/10 Enjoyable movie. Fun for entire family. Rated PG. Disney Movie. It was nice watching a fun movie without sex, nudity, strong language. The violence was very minimal and not objectionable. IMDB rates this 6.6 with synopsis: A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches. At first I wasn’t sure if this would be more for children and too silly for adults. I was still wondering the same thing 20 minutes into the film and asked my wife if she would rather watch something else… she said she wanted to keep watching this. As the movie progressed I got more invested in it and found myself enjoying the story. This movie answers the question of how did the Wizard of Oz become the Wizard of Oz? How did he get there, who is he? And what about the

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Identity Thief – Movie Review

6/10 Fun movie. Light comedy, worth watching as long as you are not expecting a great movie or a roll on the floor laughing (ROFL) movie. Jason Bateman (Sandy) gets his identity stolen by the very funny Melissa McCarthy (Dianna). IMDB synopsis: Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy’s identity. This is a cute movie that grows on you. A little slow in the beginning but starts to pick up once Bateman gets to Florida to confront McCarthy. A little “over-the-top” now and then, but all in all worth renting. My wife gave it 6/10 – good, but a little silly at times. She enjoyed it and would recommend it to a friend. IMDB rates it 5.2/10 . I must have been in a relaxed mood when we watched it and found it

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Side Effects – Movie Review

8/10 Put Side Effects on your must see list. Clever story, good acting, well done movie. Rated 7.2 on IMDB. Hard to describe without giving anything away… here is IMDB’s synopsis: A young woman’s world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. technology industry title My wife also liked it and gave it 7+/10 – she wasn’t as thrilled with the ending as I was. She said it was a little confusing.  Side Effects movie is a well written, directed and acted movie with many named movie stars – including Catherine Zeta-Jones who I haven’t seen for a while. Jude Law played the husband and the star of the movie was Rooney Mara (a name I wasn’t familiar with). Side Effects may not be a great film, but it stands out from all the other cookie cutter films I’ve seen lately. Watch it and let me

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