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April’s 5 Word Movie Reviews

These are the movies I’ve watched this month and I’ve given each one a grade and 5 words to describe it.  I’ve seen quite a few since I’ve had to take it easy this month due to the babe.   If you’ve seen any of the movies leave me your 1-5 words in the comments and I’ll add them to the post.  Or, if you are feeling ambitious and want to do this on your own blog leave me a link in the comments and I’ll add it to the bottom of the post.   Of course,  you can always just comment 🙂

Heather at Gofita’s Pages has joined me this month (Yay!).

(2009.  Cast – Jeff Bridges, Lauren Graham) Grade B

Reclusive Author Talks to God?

Mediocre movie but interesting storyline.  (Heather)


(2007)  Grade – B

Rats in the Kitchen Unite.

Culinary rats? Superb Pixar recipe. (Hannah)

 Don’t watch on empty stomach! (Stephanie)

Least-favorite Pixar. Kinda boring. (Nolatari)

Rats Are Smart And Cute (Beth)

A truly exquisite dish, darling.  (Tony)


(2007. Cast- Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney) Grade B

Warped Family Thriller.  Dark Drama.  


 

(2004. Cast – Bradley Cooper, Jason Priestley, Emma Caulfield)  Grade B-

Fun Spoof on The Bachelor.


(2009. Cast – Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler) Grade B-

Predictable Love/Hate Romantic Comedy.


(2008. Cast – Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Kelsey Grammer, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez) Grade C

Surprisingly Enjoyable Take on Elections.


(2010. Cast – Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes)  Grade C

Unremarkable Story of the Gods.

Best mediocre movie I’ve seen. – Stephanie

Great Effects but Original Better  (Beth)

Same movie but different names.  (Heather)

I discovered Gemma Arterton here.  (Tony)


(2002. Cast – Thandie Newton, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Robbins)  Grade C-

Uneven Thriller Set in Paris.

Mediocre mystery, mediocre Mark Wahlberg. (Nolatari)


(2008. Cast Will Farrell, John C Reilly, Mary Steenburgen)  Grade F

Two Hours Gone Forever.

Hated it. Ridiculous and unfunny. (Nolatari)

Ridiculous and yet still affecting.  (Tony)

April 30, 2010 - Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews |

33 Comments »

  1. Let’s see here, Ratatouille :: Culinary rats? Superb Pixar recipe.

    Comment by Word Lily | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m a recent fan to Pixar.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. I was disappointed in Ratatouille – I would give it a B also.

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • I had no expectations and liked it, just didn’t love it like I loved Wall-E.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. You did see quite a few this month! I really enjoyed Ratatouille and think Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead would be worth seeing for Phillip Seymour Hoffman alone – I think he’s a great actor.

    Comment by bermudaonion | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • The acting in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead was superb. Of you like Hoffman you should check it out.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  4. Gosh I’ve got to put I Want to Marry Ryan Banks and the Answer Man on my Netflix list.

    Comment by CeeCee | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Ryan Banks was cute – nothing too serious about it. But you do get to watch Bradley Cooper, which is a plus.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead is one I’ve been curious about. I may have to add that one to my list.

    Comment by Jo-Jo | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • It was good, but don’t expect to be uplifted.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  6. The Truth About Charlie I thought was a horrible remake of Charade. Ratatouille was just really funny. I’m a big fan of all things Pixar. And the others haven’t seen…never wanted to for Stepbrothers, though. Good to know I’m backed up on how lame it is! Great reviews, Stacy!

    Comment by Heather | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • I didn’t think of it as a remake of Charade, interesting. As for Stepbrothers, Will Farrell was funny for a total of…well, he wasn’t funny at all AND I saw his private parts which I did not enjoy!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  7. I haven’t seen any of those – except for about 15 minutes of Swing Vote – which you are right, seemed surprisingly not that bad.

    I just added Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead to our Netflix queue – sounds like a good cast.

    Comment by Bumbles | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Let me know what you think about Before the Devil Knows Your Dead. It’s told in a very interesting way and the acting is great.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  8. Ratatouille: Top movie when granddaughter was three. She laughed so much we laughed at her. Something about the rats hiding under the hat and other places just tickled her.

    Comment by Margot | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • I hope the rats aren’t cooking the food when we go to France!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  9. Ratatouille: My 15-year-old son’s favorite movie of all time.

    Clash of the Titans – Best mediocre movie I’ve ever seen!

    Comment by StephanieD | May 1, 2010 | Reply

    • I need to see the original Clash of the Titans to compare.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  10. I still haven’t watched Clash of the Titans… I love your 5-word movie reviews!

    Comment by Alice Teh | May 2, 2010 | Reply

    • Hope you like it!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  11. I laughed out with your 5 words on Step Brother. I thought it was incredibly stupid but my 15 year-old loves it…boys go figure!!

    Comment by Staci | May 2, 2010 | Reply

    • I think you have to be a boy to appreciate it. If there is anything to appreciate 😉

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  12. I’ve not seen those movies on your list, except Ratatouille and Clash of the Titans (the original movie released in 1981). I hope to catch the latest one on DVD.

    Comment by Melody | May 2, 2010 | Reply

    • I need to see the original Titans!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  13. The only one of these I’ve seen is Ratatouille. Who knew rats were cute?

    Comment by Carol | May 3, 2010 | Reply

    • It’s true! Never thought I’d feel compassion for a rat 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  14. HAHA! Love your review of Stepbrothers. I’ll avoid that one!!!

    And I really really liked “Before the Devil Knows Your Dead.” You never really hear about it but I wish it had gotten more attention.

    Comment by Jenners | May 3, 2010 | Reply

    • Stepbrothers didn’t even deserve a fifth word 🙂 I think Before the Devil Knows Your Dead is overlooked too, so I;m glad that a few commenters will be checking it out.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  15. OMG What was up with Stepbrother? Who wanted to see that? It had to be the hubby 🙂
    I would watch the Ugly Truth just for Butler, and the rest I’ll wait until cable. Good amount of movies to watch though.

    Comment by jennygirl | May 10, 2010 | Reply

  16. Ratatouille: Least-favorite Pixar. Kinda boring.
    The Truth About Charlie: Mediocre mystery, mediocre Mark Wahlberg.
    Step-Brothers: Hated it. Ridiculous and unfunny.

    Comment by Nolatari | May 11, 2011 | Reply

  17. The Answer Man: Mediocre movie but interesting storyline.

    Clash of the Titans: Same movie but different names.

    Comment by hmsgofita | December 29, 2012 | Reply

  18. […] favorite movie – Ratatouille, 2007. I ranked three movies with the same grade, B, but of the three this is the only one I’d be […]

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