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January Movies and $ for charity

What a great movie month! You may notice that 3 out of the 7 movies I’ve seen this month have starred Tom Hardy.  He is one talented guy!

Another month and another chance to contribute money to charity.  Add your 5 words (or less!) to mine in a comment 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 $24.

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.  This is ongoing so you can leave your 5 words anytime.

The Big Short teaser poster.jpgThe Big Short, 2015 (Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Marissa Tomei)   Grade B++

What Jason does – for dummies (like me ;))


Child 44 poster.jpgChild 44, 2015 (Tom Hardy Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassel)      Grade B

Gripping 1950’s Russia character study.

Suspenseful Russian serial killer mystery  (Michelle)


Theatrical release posterMad Max Fury Road, 2015 (Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz)    Grade B

Road trip on acid anyone?

Charlize Theron being super awesome.   (Care)

Not as good as original.  (Michelle)

The Revenant 2015 film poster.jpgThe Revenant, 2014 (Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter)    Grade B

Not my thing but Oscar-worthy.

Amazing adventure. Leonardo was outstanding.   (Michelle)


Get Hard film poster.pngGet Hard, 2015 (Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T Nelson, T.I., Alison Brie)      Grade C

Not as bad as expected.


Kingsman The Secret Service poster.jpgKingsman:The Secret Service, 2014 (Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine)   Grade C

Mr.Darcy leads dapper English spies.

Colin Firth – umbrella action hero!  (Kay)

Kingsman was a huge disappointment.   (Care)

Surprised it was so dirty.   (Michelle)

Fun, except for that one over-the-top scene.  (Carol)


Theory of Everything.jpgThe Theory of Everything, 2014 (Eddie Remayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, David Thewlis)   Grade C-

Suffered from lots of boredom.

January 29, 2016 - Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews |


  1. The only one I’ve seen is Kingsman and we liked that one pretty well. It was good fun. Let’s see:

    Colin Firth – umbrella action hero!

    Comment by Kay | January 29, 2016 | Reply

    • I liked it well enough, but I was bored. Seeing Colin with his umbrella was great fun 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2016 | Reply

  2. It has been so long since I’ve been to a movie theater. We had every intention of going over the Christmas break, but never made it. I do want to see a few of these though and I am sure it will be on Netflix.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | January 29, 2016 | Reply

    • The Big Short is really good and will help shed a new perspective on the housing collapse. Will probably make you mad all over again!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2016 | Reply

  3. I haven’t seen any of those. Someone did recommend The Revenant to me but I know it’s not my thing either.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | January 29, 2016 | Reply

    • Yeah, it was good, but I wouldn’t have been sad if I missed it.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2016 | Reply

  4. I didn’t know Child44 was made into a movie. I really must read that book. Kingsman is one I would like to see, but haven’t yet. We’ve been watching television shows more than movies of late.

    Comment by Literary Feline | January 29, 2016 | Reply

    • I hadn’t read Child 44 but wanted to. After seeing the movie I put the second of the trilogy on my wishlist. An interesting character for sure. We don’t watch a lot of tv, especially when Survivor, The Voice and Project Runway are between seasons 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2016 | Reply

  5. I have only seen one of these and here are my 5 words: “Kingsman was a huge disappointment.”

    Comment by Care | January 30, 2016 | Reply

    • Wait! I saw Mad Max, too! Charlize Theron being super awesome.

      Comment by Care | January 30, 2016 | Reply

  6. Child 44 – Suspenseful Russian serial killer mystery
    Mad Max – Not as good as original
    The Revenant – Amazing adventure. Leonardo was outstanding.
    Kingsman – Surprised it was so dirty

    Comment by truebookaddict | February 2, 2016 | Reply

  7. The only one I’ve seen was Kingsman – fun, except for that one over-the-top scene.

    Comment by Carol | February 4, 2016 | Reply

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