January’s 5 word movie reviews – with money for charity

It’s a new year for the monthy 5 word movie reviews and your chance to win money for charity.  You know the drill, add your 5 words to mine and earn $1 for charity.  Once we get to $100 the person with the most reviews will choose the charity.  Click here to see the past winners and the charities they chose and to see the other reviews you can add to.  Let’s start 2013 off with a bang!  (and I promise I’ll watch better movies next month!)

Zero Dark Thirty, 2012 (Cast-Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle)  Grade B

Tortuous beginning with satisfying finish.

Intense Provocative Intelligent Modern Conversation. (Jenners)

Great production zero emotional connection. (Louise)

Note to Jessica Chastain: dark.  (Tony)

Sexiest CIA operative ever. Winning!  (Brendan)


The poster shows a man wearing a tuxedo and holding a gun, standing in front of an image that looks like it was taken from the inside of a gun barrel, with the London skyline visible behind him. Text at the bottom of the poster reveals the film title and credits.Skyfall, 2011 (Cast-Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes)    Grade B/B-

Javier, divine. Studly, aging 007.

 Love that Bond, even aging.  (Kay)

Bond – lean, mean, but tender.  (Nise)

Home Alone only spy style.  (Heather)

Javier, most interesting villain around!  (Harvee)

Daniel Craig hottest Bond ever  (Sheree)

Possibly the best Bond ever. (Louise)

This one was too slick.  (Tony)


Larry Crowne, 2011 (Cast-Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts)   Grade  B-

Decent Tom and Julia romcom.

Had potential…but fizzled out.  (Heather)

Julia and Tom had chemistry.  (Michelle)

Love the actors, not movie. (Debbie)

Everyone’s charming, but also low-key.  (Tony)


In Time, 2011 (Cast- Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Johnny Galecki, Olivia Wilde)   Grade C

Money is Time. Wasted potential.

It needed a time out.  (Heather)

Inventive, sad, long, but enjoyable.  (Jenny)

Fabulous idea but rubbish film. (Louise)

Neat idea, but glad DVD.  (Debbie)


The Sitter, 2011 (Cast-Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell)   Grade  C-

Won’t be Gagesitting for sure!

Before Jonah Hill lost weight. ;)  (Michelle)

Obnoxiously funny, OK on DVD.  (Debbie)


A Thousand Words, 2011 (Cast-Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Clark Duke)      Grade C-

999 words too many.

Eddie Murphy: words can’t describe.  (Tony)