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July’s 5 word movie reviews with $ for charity

Somehow we managed to hit the theater a lot this month!

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, the charities they chose and to see the other reviews you can add to.  We are over halfway there with $62 so far.  Anyone is welcome to join in at any time.

Two women wearing sunglasses, one holding a rocket launcher. Image is stylized using only black and red and white.The Heat, 2013 (Cast-Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy)    Grade B

Funny girls rock!  Beware F-bomb.

Funny female buddy cop film.  (Kathy)

Love the women buddy comedy!  (Heather)


RED 2 poster.jpgRed 2, 2013  (Cast-Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta Jones, Anthony Hopkins    Grade B

Old guys rock!  Beware blood.

Still fun, hilarious, Helen Mirren!  (Heather)

Helen Mirren – still best assassin!  (Kay)


All the president's men.jpgAll the President’s Men, 1976 (Cast-Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Jason Robards)    Grade B

Old school newspaper journalism rocks!

Two Handsome Men Seek Truth.   (Nise)

An oldie but a goodie.  (Sheree)


Serenity One Sheet.jpgSerenity, 2005 (Cast-Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin)       Grade B-

Fillion rocks!  Campy space fun.

Fast, great, a few plotholes.  (Heather)

Makes you suffer their pain.  (Tony)

Superman, bearing his traditional red and blue costume, is shown flying towards the viewer, with the city Metropolis below. The film's title, production credits, rating and release date is written underneath.Man of Steel, 2013 (Cast-Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe)              Grade D

The first 45 minutes rocked.

Up, up and away awesome.  (Sheree)

 Implausible story and ridiculous characters.  (Heather)

Superman’s dads are Robin Hood.  (Tony)


Only God Forgives poster.jpgOnly God Forgives, 2013 (Cast-Kristin Scott Thomas, Ryan Gosling)         Grade F

Save yourself!  No rocking here.

Ryan Gosling can’t save it. (Sheree)

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


  1. Both The Heat and Red 2 are on our list to see.

    All The Presidents Men
    Two Hansome Men Seek Truth

    Have not seen any of the others, looks like a couple of them I will be passing on!

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

    • I like your 5 words although I’ve never found Dustin Hoffman handsome. Charming for sure!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 1, 2013 | Reply

  2. I think I liked Man of Steel much better than you, Stacy. 🙂 Serenity is a fan favorite in our house. We love Firefly. I haven’t seen any of the other movies you mention. My most recent movies were Wolverine and Fruitvale Station.

    Comment by Literary Feline | August 1, 2013 | Reply

    • I think most people did! I was happy to realize that my husband felt the same way I did. At least someone agrees with me!
      I’ve never seen Firefly, but now I may have to watch the old shows.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 1, 2013 | Reply

  3. I saw All The President’s Men in college with the guy I dated pre-Carl and don’t remember enough about it. For The Heat I’d say – Funny female buddy cop film. By the way, I still laugh when I think about the “Are you a Narc?” scene.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | August 1, 2013 | Reply

    • That scene was very funny. Thankful that I don’t have such a loving family 😉

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 2, 2013 | Reply

  4. Oh Oh you have liked all the ones I want to see bar Superman. I have heard it is a bit well slow and boring. Only God Forgives I have also heard is super violent and seems to be a love or hate film. Clearly you did not like it 🙂 I wont even bother giving it a try as I am not a fan of the director at all.

    I have a soft spot of Serenity. ITs campy and silly but I just love it anyway 🙂

    PS you still having problems commenting on my blog??

    Comment by caspette | August 2, 2013 | Reply

  5. Looks like we liked superman more than you lol

    All the President’s Men – An oldie but a goodie
    Man of Steel – Up, up and away awesome
    Only God Forgives – Ryan Gosling can’t save it

    Comment by Teddyree | September 2, 2013 | Reply

  6. The Heat: Love the women buddy comedy!

    Red 2: Still fun, hilarious, Helen Mirren!

    Serenity: Fast, great, a few plotholes

    The Man of Steel: Implausible story and ridiculous characters.

    Comment by Heather | December 25, 2013 | Reply

  7. Reds 2 — Helen Mirren – still best assassin!

    Comment by Kay | February 27, 2015 | Reply

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