December Movie Thoughts in 5 Words

I love movies, not as much as I love books, but close.  I review movies on my Top 100 list and a few here and there for challenges, but wanted to keep a running tab on the other movies I watch.  I don’t want to review them all, so I’ll give the movie a grade and 5 words to describe it.  If you’ve seen any of these and want to add  one word of your own leave a comment and I’ll add it to my post.

(2009. Cast includes: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, Quinton Aaron) Grade A

Inspiring True Football Story.  Heartwarming.

So many layers of goodness. (Nolatari)

Much more than football. Uplifting. (Teddyree)

 Don’t mess with Sandra Bullock.  (Tony)

(2009. Cast incudes: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galiianakas, Justin Bartham, Heather Graham) Grade B+

Most Insane Bachelor Party Ever.

A fun dirty crack up! (Teddyree)

Good friends form memories together.  (Tony)

(1987. Cast includes: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello, Olympia Dukakis) Grade B+

Kooky. Passionate. Italian Love Story.

Mousy Cher gets a makeover. (Stephanie)

Timeless. Truly Cher’s best work. (Nolatari)

(2006. Cast: Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson) Grade B

Charming Life of Beatrix Potter.

(2006. Cast: Emilio Estevez(also the director), Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Helen Hunt, Sharon Stone, William H Macy) Grade B

Historical Day. Original Footage. Tears.

Utterly engaging and provocative. Bravo! (Nolatari)

(2009. Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams) Grade B-

Fun. Forgettable. Cool Special Effects.


Fun but forgettable. Great casting. (Nolatari)

I liked Watson better, alas.  (Tony)

(2007. Cast: Halle Barry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi) Grade C-

Unbelievably Inconsistant Thriller.  Redeeming Ending.

(2008. Cast: Diane Keaton, Queen Latifa, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson) Grade D+

Silly Money Robbers. Very Disappointing.


9 thoughts on “December Movie Thoughts in 5 Words

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I want to see Blindside and Hangover. I got to see Sherlock Holmes Christmas Day and my assessment of it fits yours for the most part. The only thing I would add is that some of the bigger action sequences seemed so familiar to me–like I’ve seen them elsewhere.

    We saw it on Christmas Day too. Hope you get to see the Blindside & Hangover soon 🙂

  2. Margot says:

    I love this post. First it reminded me that I need to see Moonstruck again. That is one of my favorites and I haven’t seen it in a long time. I just saw Sherlock Holmes Tuesday and loved it. For me it was UNforgetable. I haven’t seen Miss Potter but I like Rene Zellweger so it’s going on the queue. Thanks for the list and six word reviews. I bet that was hard to do.

    I hope you and your husband have a very Happy New Year’s Eve.

    I’ve added your dissent to the review 🙂 If you like Renee you will like Miss Potter. I’m not a fan and I really enjoyed it.

  3. Tonya says:

    I’m so disappointed that you gave Sherlock Holmes a B-, I am really looking forward to seeing that! I was also excited to see The Hangover and although it was good, it was not the most amazing movie ever like everyone seemed to think it was. I think I agree with your rating of B+.

    I am hosting a new challenge. If you’re interested, please come check it out. If not, I won’t be offended!

    Sherlock Holmes has been receiving good review and I did enjoy it, so see it! I was just expecting to like it more. I’ll check out your challenge.

  4. bermudaonion says:

    I loved The Blind Side too. I don’t know how I missed Miss Potter, but that catches my eye!

    Miss Potter is an interesting one since I knew next to nothing about her before watching it.

  5. CeeCee says:

    This is a great way to review movies. Make it a meme so others can post their picks too. I love the movies. I have Netflixed Sherlock Holmes, so I’ll have to wait awhile. Your right, Mad Money was disappointing.

  6. Nolatari says:

    The Blind Side: So many layers of goodness.
    Moonstruck: Timeless. Truly Cher’s best work.
    Bobby: Utterly engaging and provocative. Bravo!
    Sherlock Holmes: Fun but forgettable. Great casting.

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