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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)

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)

February 1, 2013 - Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews |


  1. Yea, Stacy, it begiins again! The only movie I’ve seen here is Skyfall. Here’s my take: Love that Bond, even aging.

    Comment by Kay | February 1, 2013 | Reply

    • I swear, better movies on the way~

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 1, 2013 | Reply

  2. I’ve only seen Skyfall. My hubby is interested in Zero Dark Thirty. I don’t care that Daniel is a bit older he is still handsomly ripped! Bond is lean, mean, but tender.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | February 1, 2013 | Reply

    • Okay, Nise, I’m taking 5 of your last 6 words! 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 1, 2013 | Reply

  3. Skyfall: Home Alone only spy style.

    In Time: It needed a time out.

    Larry Crowne: Had potential…but fizzled out.

    I plan on seeing Zero Dark Thirty soon, so I’ll come back for that one later 🙂

    Comment by hmsgofita | February 1, 2013 | Reply

  4. In Time: Inventive, sad, long, but enjoyable

    Comment by jennygirl | February 1, 2013 | Reply

    • I can’t believe I found two other bloggers who have seen In Time!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 1, 2013 | Reply

  5. I haven’t seen any of these. I need to get with it. LOL

    Comment by Beth Hoffman | February 1, 2013 | Reply

  6. OMG I don’t think I could do this! Too much to say about some of them. We LOVED Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty. The other ones appeared to be a waste of my time.

    Comment by Sandy | February 1, 2013 | Reply

    • Sandy, I expect you to add your 5 words on a rainy day! It’s for charity 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 1, 2013 | Reply

  7. Oh no, I haven’t seen any of these.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | February 1, 2013 | Reply

  8. The Sitter: Before Jonah Hill lost weight. 😉
    Larry Crown: Julia and Tom had chemistry.

    Comment by thetruebookaddict | February 2, 2013 | Reply

  9. SKYFALL: Javier, most interesting villain around!

    Comment by Harvee@BookDilettante | February 2, 2013 | Reply

  10. I love these movie reviews…Skyfall is the only one that I want to watch.

    Comment by Staci@LifeintheThumb | February 2, 2013 | Reply

  11. Skyfall ~ Daniel Craig hottest Bond ever
    bahaha loved your review of A Thousand Words 🙂

    Comment by Teddyree | February 2, 2013 | Reply

  12. I really want to watch movies and stay up to date with the rest of the world but never can seem to find a couple of hours (or a partner to watch with)! Love this series though!

    Comment by anovelsource1 | February 4, 2013 | Reply

  13. Love your Zero Dark Thirty take … though a B????!!!!! 🙂
    My 5 words would be: Intense Provocative Intelligent Modern Conversation

    And I’m mad I missed the Bond movie.

    Comment by Jenners | February 5, 2013 | Reply

  14. What a brilliant idea for reviews

    Skyfall – Possibly the best Bond ever
    Zero Dark Thirty – Great production zero emotional connection
    In Time – Fabulous idea but rubbish film

    Comment by Louise | February 16, 2013 | Reply

  15. These are so fun!
    Larry Crown – love the actors, not movie
    In Time – neat idea, but glad DVD
    Need a Sitter? – obnoxiously funny, OK on DVD

    Comment by Wrighty | February 19, 2013 | Reply

  16. Reblogged this on wernerschwartz.

    Comment by wernerschwartz | March 11, 2013 | Reply

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