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February’s movies with $ for charity

I started using Letterboxd last month thanks to Sandy.  If you are interested in rating your movies and keeping tabs on your friends, check it out (sort of like Goodreads).  I’m stacybuckeye if you want to follow me and get a few more than 5 words about the movies I watched.

I hope that you will take a few minutes to participate when you can each month.  It’s fun for me and for everyone else who reads it.  I’m not looking for a critical review, just a few words about how you felt about the movie.

Add your 5 words (or less!) 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 the other reviews you can add to.  Anyone is welcome to join in at any time.

We’re at $14

Clearing movie poster.jpgThe Clearing, 2004 (Cast-Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe)           Grade B

Chilling, quiet well-acted thriller.

 Not happy, too tragic.  (Michelle)


Winter's tale (film).jpgWinter’s Tale, 2014 (Cast-Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith)   Grade B

Sweet love story for Valentines.

 Muddled mess of a movie.   (Kathy)

Colin Farrell: kind of magical.  (Tony)


Madagascar3-Poster.jpgMadagascar 3, 2012 (Cast (voices)- Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwinner)    Grade B

Solid sequel, with a circus!

Fun sequel and bright colors!  (Heather)


The Monuments Men poster.jpgMonuments Men, 2014 (Cast-George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray)                   Grade B-

Stealing Stolen Art from Hitler!!


The Shape of Things Poster.jpgThe Shape of Things, 2003 (Cast-Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Fred Weller)           Grade C+

Power of suggestion = screwed up


A man, wearing a white jacket with a gun on his back, walks through a destroyed bridge. The tagline "Earth is a memory worth fighting for" appears on the top while Tom Cruise's name, the title of the film, the rating and the rest of the credits appears on the bottom.Oblivion, 2013 (Cast- Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Riseborough)     Grade C+

Visually beautiful, Convoluted alien plot

Great premise, a SciFi paradigm  (Michelle)

 Plot holes were too much.  (Heather)


Primaryposter.jpgPrimary Colors, 1998. (Cast- John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Adrian Lester)     Grade C+

Ladies man Bill gets elected.

Wait, Clinton is the hero?  (Tony)

February 28, 2014 - Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews

8 Comments »

  1. I’ve only seen The Winter’s Tale and I didn’t like it as much as you did. I’d say: Muddled mess of a movie.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | February 28, 2014 | Reply

    • It may have been the glass of wine I had with dinner beforehand 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 7, 2014 | Reply

  2. I haven’t seen any of these 😦 The Clearing looks good and I want to see Monuments Men. We very rarely watch movies anymore. We don’t have babysitters close and by the time Garrett’s in bed, the last thing I want is to commit to a 2 or 3 hour movie.

    Comment by Tara | March 1, 2014 | Reply

    • I hear you. It’s not uncommon for it to take 4 different viewings to watch one movie!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 7, 2014 | Reply

  3. The Clearing — Not happy, too tragic.
    Oblivion — Great premise, a SciFi paradigm

    Comment by thetruebookaddict | March 1, 2014 | Reply

  4. Madagascar 3– Fun sequel and bright colors!

    Oblivion– Plot holes were too much.

    Comment by Heather | March 2, 2014 | Reply

  5. I haven’t seen any of these yet but Winters Tale I’m hoping to soon. The trailer of The Monument Men looked good but it’s had pretty mixed reviews so I think I’ll wait til it’s out on DVD in Australia 🙂

    Comment by Teddyree | March 9, 2014 | Reply


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