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June’s 5 Word Movie Reviews

Two documentaries in a month is unusual, but both were worthwhile.  My husband won our March Madness bet and I bet you can guess which one we saw at the theater for his third movie choice.

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

The poster of an airport window looking onto the tarmac with a Boeing 747 at the gate. An airport sign at the top: "George Clooney", "Up in the Air", "From the Director of 'Juno' and 'Thank You For Smoking'". Three travelers silhouette from left to right: Natalie Keener (Kendrick), Ryan Bingham (Clooney), Alex Goran (Farmiga). At the bottom, tagline: "The story of a man ready to make a connection." and "Arriving this December".(2009. Cast- George Clooney,Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick)   Grade B+

Great But Ending Frustrated Me

Funny, touching, sharp and clever. (Nolatari)

George Clooney unloads his backpack.  (Tony)


POV: Lost Boys of Sudan(2003 documentary)                          Grade B

Fascinating.  More Questions Than Answers. 


The actors Liam Neeson Bradley Cooper Quinton Jackson Sharlto Copley from the movie The A-Team(2010. Cast- Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Quinton Jackson, Jessica Biel)  Grade B

Testosterone Filled.  True To Original.

Decent update, loved original more (Kay)

Silly, fun, action-filled revenge!  (Heather)

Over the top, wobbly landing.  (Tony)


(1968. Cast- Pete O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton)  Grade B

Crazy Royal Family.  Awesome Dialogue.

Talk about a dysfunctional family. (Stephanie)

Engaging but tedious at times. (Nolatari)


(2009 documentary. Cast- LeBron James)  Grade B-

Will LeBron Stay or Go?


Because I Said So Poster.jpgBecause I Said So, 2007. Cast – Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Tom Everett Scott, Lauren Graham)  Grade C-

Annoyingly Meddlesome Mother. Silly daughter.

Terrible movie, adorable Gabriel Macht. (Nolatari)

July 3, 2010 - Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews |

18 Comments »

  1. Those were my feelings exactly with Up in the Air. Hasn’t George Clooney aged well, though?

    Comment by bermudaonion | July 3, 2010 | Reply

    • I think he gets better looking with age. It’s really not fair 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. Well you all have made me curious about the ending of Up in the Air! We have it in our netflix queue, so I guess I’ll find out eventually!

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | July 3, 2010 | Reply

    • You’ll have to tell us what you think!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. Up In The Air was just ok for me – not a huge GC fan. But I loved Lion In Winter. I bought the dvd a while ago but haven’t watched it yet. Couldn’t stand the Diane Keaton move but I’m a huge fan of her (loved Baby Boom).

    Comment by Mary | July 3, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m not a big Clooney fan either. I can take him or leave him.
      I know I’ll watch Lion in Winter again and I may even like it better the second time. The performances and dialogue were so great.
      Baby Boom is a favorite of mine and I hate it when Keaton does these silly movies.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  4. The Lion in Winter – Talk about a dysfunctional family.

    Comment by StephanieD | July 4, 2010 | Reply

  5. I missed all of these movies. However, I’m only sad about missing Up In the Air. I don’t really care about the story. I would just watch George Clooney on the big screen. That’s enough.

    Comment by Margot | July 4, 2010 | Reply

  6. Your reviews are great!! I think I just may get A-Team to watch..loved the show while growing up!

    Comment by Staci | July 4, 2010 | Reply

  7. Up in the air. Funny but substantial. Love the non-clichéd ending. Thought-provoking.

    Comment by Magrethe | July 5, 2010 | Reply

    • The end was unexpected which was both good and bad for me.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  8. Oh … I loved Up in the Air much more than you did. I was so glad it ended like it did. I found it most surprising. (Sorry … I’m wordy.)

    Comment by Jenners | July 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Well, a B+ is a pretty good grade 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  9. Apparently I need to watch more movies. I haven’t seen any of these.

    Comment by Carol | July 7, 2010 | Reply

  10. For the A-Team —

    decent update, loved original more

    I thought that Liam Neeson looked odd.

    Comment by Kay | April 29, 2011 | Reply

  11. Up in the Air: funny, touching, sharp and clever
    The Lion in Winter: Engaging but tedious at times.
    Because I Said So: Terrible movie, adorable Gabriel Macht.

    Comment by Nolatari | May 11, 2011 | Reply

  12. A-Team: Silly, fun, action-filled revenge!

    Comment by hmsgofita | December 29, 2012 | Reply


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