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December 5 Word Movie Reviews – With your help, $296 raised for The Humane Society

I love bloggers, I really do.  This is the second year I’ve tied money for charity to your participation in my movie reviews and I can’t wait to see what this next charity will be.  When I put out the call last month you all helped inch us forward and the awesome Kay (formerly of Purple Sage and Scorpions) went one step further with this comment…

By the way, Stacy, when the charity if picked, let us know.  I want to match your $100 contribution.  :-)

There’s some incentive.  LOL

I think that is some incentive!  So, here’s the deal, we’re getting so close to giving money to charity and with your help we can get this money sent by the 31st!    We need just 7 more 5-word-reviews to get us to 100 and if we pass up that number by the 31st I’ll add that money to the charity pool.  (if we get 27 reviews by the 31st I’ll write a check for $120, etc.)

LET”S SEE HOW MUCH MONEY WE CAN GIVE AWAY!  And thank you, Kay, for your generous support 🙂

UPDATED! Currently, you’ve contributed $148 to the charity of the top reviewer’s choice.  Heather went to town today and is in the lead with 57!! Beth and Kay with 13, BermudaOnion 11. Gofita with 10.   Teddyree and Michelle have 9, Wrighty has 8 and there are others who have contributed here.

Every time you add 5 words of your own to one of my reviews then you donate $1 to charity. The charity is chosen by the person who has the most reviews once we reach 100. (Last charity herePLEASE leave a clear 5 word comment so I can give credit for it.

If you want to see the full list of movies you can review to add money, click here.

The Hobbit trilogy dvd cover.jpgThe Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey, 2012 (Cast-Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage)   Grade A-

Back to the Shire, Hurray!

Middle-Earth–like coming home again.  (Michelle)

From Watson to Bilbo – Amazing!  (Kay)

Singing dwarves save the day.  (Tony)

The Town, 2010 (Cast-Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively)   Grade B

Dark, thoughtful take on loyalty

Gritty and thought provoking thriller. (Michelle)

Affleck proves his director chops.   (Jenners)

Ben Affleck regains his credibility.  (Tony)

The poster shows a man, injured and holding a gun, standing in front of a car. Text at the bottom reveals the tagline and in bottom reveals the film's main actor and title, credits, rating and release date.Jack Reacher, 2012 (Cast-Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike)  Grade B

Solid film for Reacher fans

OK, but not like books.  (Kay)

 Ok but Cruise no Reacher  (Sheree)

Wanderlust, 2012 (Cast-Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda)    Grade   B-

An unexpected number of laughs

Naked man, overturned car–hilarious!  (Michelle)

The Back-Up Plan, 2010 (Cast-Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin)            Grade C-

Bland but watchable unrealistic romcom

December 29, 2012 - Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | ,


  1. Wanderlust–Naked man, overturned car–hilarious!

    The Hobbit–Middle-Earth–like coming home again..

    The Town–Gritty and thought provoking thriller.

    Comment by thetruebookaddict | December 29, 2012 | Reply

  2. I haven’t been to the movies in a while so I haven’t seen any of those movies. Vance and our nephew saw The Hobbit – they liked it but told me I probably wouldn’t.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | December 29, 2012 | Reply

  3. OK, here’s a couple:

    The Hobbit:
    From Watson to Bilbo – Amazing!

    Jack Reacher:
    OK, but not like books.

    Comment by Kay | December 29, 2012 | Reply

  4. Awww, bummer. I haven’t seen any of these yet! I’ll see if any are on Netflix and hopefully come back with a new review or two the next couple of days!!!

    Comment by hmsgofita | December 29, 2012 | Reply

    • I went crazy and found movies I had seen after your posts went up!

      Comment by hmsgofita | December 29, 2012 | Reply

  5. […] The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey, 2012.  It’s so nice to go back to Middle Earth, disappointed it’s going to be one of three Hobbit movies. […]

    Pingback by Sundays with Gage & My favorite books and movies of 2012 « Stacy's Books | December 30, 2012 | Reply

  6. Wow .. how cool that she is matching you and that you got so many contributions. I can help out on The Town: Afflect proves his director chops.

    Comment by Jenners | December 30, 2012 | Reply

  7. […] 5 word movie reviews are tied to money for charity.  You still have a few hours (until 7om EST) to get your reviews in to be counted for charity.  $1 for every 5 word review you contribute.  I already told you about my favorite movies, what […]

    Pingback by 2012 in review « Stacy's Books | December 31, 2012 | Reply

  8. Jack Reacher – Ok but Cruise no Reacher

    Comment by Teddyree | July 2, 2015 | Reply

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