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For every 100 reviews that readers contribute I will donate $100 to the charity of the top reviewer’s choice.  We’re at $55 right now. Contributors- 43-Tony. 3– Michelle, Jen. 2-Heather, Kathy. 1-Kay, Leslie

The past charities and the ladies who chose them

The American Red Cross chosen by Tony of Hub Citi (4/17)

Heartfelt-Giving the Gift of Photographic Memories chosen by Sheree of The Eclectic Reader (7/15)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention chosen by Heather (1/14)

The Humane Society chosen by Heather of Gofita’s Pages (12/12)

Give Kids the World chosen by Nolatari of Phrenetical::A State of Mind (1/12)

Please browse the list and if you’ve seen a movie, click on it and leave your 5 words in a comment.  I’ll add them to the post.  Five words only, so choose carefully!

10 Cloverfield Lane, 2016

21 Jump Street, 2012

42 (2013)

47 Ronin (2013)

50 First Dates (2004)

500 Days of Summer (2009)

A Home at the End of the World (2004)

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

A Touch of Evil (1958)

About Time, 2013

Act of Valor (2012)

All About Steve, 2009

All the Presidents’ Men (1976)

Alphabet Killer (2008)

American Hustle (2012)

American Sniper, 2014

Anchorman 2, 2013

Arbitrage (2012)

Argo (2013)

Arrival, 2016

At First Sight, 1999

Austenland (2013)

Avatar (2008)

Avengers:Age of Ultron, 2015

Baby Mama (2008)

Bad Santa, 2003

Bad Words, 2013

Batman Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Because I Said So (2007)

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

Begin Again, 2014

Belle (2013)

Benny & Joon (1993)

Beyond (2012)

Black Swan (2010)

Blades of Glory (2007)

Bobby (2006)

Boys on the Side (1995)

Bridesmaids (2011)

Captain America:Civil War, 2016

Captain Fantastic, 2016

Carrie (1976)

Cars, 2006

Cedar Rapids (2011)

Central Intelligence, 2016

Chaos Experiment (2009)

Chaos Theory (2007)

Chef, 2014

Child 44, 2015

Cinderella, 2015

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Clockers (1995)

Coach Carter (2005)

Contagion (2011)

Couples Retreat (2009)

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Crazy, Stupid Love (2011)

Creed, 2015

Cyrus (2010)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dan in Real Life (2007)

Dark Shadows (2012)

Dark Skies, 2013

Date Night (2010)

Dead Again (1991)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dead Pool, 2016

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Desk Set (1957)

Dinner for Shmucks (2010)

Disturbia (2007)

Divergent (2014)

Doctor Strange, 2016

Dog Park (1999)

Donnie Darko (2001)

Dope, 2015

Down With Love (2003)

Draft Day (2014)

Dream House (2011)

Due Date (2010)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Endless Love, 2014

Enough Said (2013)

Epic (2013)

Escape Plan, 2013

Everybody’s Fine (2009)

Extract (2009)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

Fed Up (2014)

Flight (2012)

Freedom Writers (2007)

Friends with Benefits (2011)

Frozen (2013)

Furious 7, 2015

Fury (2014)

Game Change (2012)

Get Hard, 2015

Get On Up (2014)

Get Out, 2017

Ghost Town (2008)

Gidget (1959)

Gone Girl (2014)

Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Gravity (2013)

Greenberg (2010)

Guarding Tess, 1994

Hall Pass (2011)

Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunter, 2013

Happy (2011)

Happy Endings (2010)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows , Part 1 (2010)

Heathers (1988)

Hidden Figures, 2016

Holes (2003)

Hope Floats, 1998

Hope Springs (2012)

Horrible Bosses (2011)

Horrible Bosses 2, 2014

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

Hyde Park on Hudson, 2012

I Am Number Four (2011)

I Love You, Man (2009)

I Want To Marry Ryan Banks (2004)

Ice Age (2002)

Identity Thief (2013)

In Time (2011)

Inception (2010)

Inside Man (2006)

Insurgent, 2014

Interstellar (2014)

Inventing the Abbotts, 1997

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man 3 (2013)

It’s Complicated (2009)

Jack Reacher (2012)

J Edgar (2011)

Jersey Boys (2014)

Jobs (2013)

John Wick (2014)

John Wick 2, 2017

Jurassic World, 2015

Just Friends, 2005

Just Go With It (2011)

Just Wright (2010)

Kingsman:The Secret Service, 2014

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Knight & Day (2010)

Knowing (2009)

La La Land, 2016

Larry Crowne (2011)

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Leap Year (2010)

Lego Batman, 2017

Les Miserables (2012)

Life As We Know It (2010)

Limitless (2011)

Lincoln (2012)

Little Fockers (2010)

Looper (2012)

Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)

Love Happens (2010)

Lucy (2014)

Mad Max Fury Road, 2015

Mad Money (2008)

Madagascar (2005)

Madagascar 2 (2008)

Madagascar 3 (2014)

Magic Mike (2012)

Man of Steel (2013)

Man of the Year (2006)

Manchester By the Sea, 2016

Manhunter (1986)

Marathon Man (1976)

Marmaduke (2010)

Message in a Bottle, 1999

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Minions, 2015

Miss Potter (2006)

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, 2015

Monuments Men (2014)

Moonstruck (1987)

More Than a Game (2009)

Morning Glory (2010)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 2014

Munich, 2005

My Last Day Without You, 2011

My Man Godfrey (1936)

Neighbors (2014)

Never Let Me Go (2010)

New in Town (2009)

No Strings Attached, 2011

Non-Stop, 2014

Now You See Me (2013)

Oblivion (2013)

Odd Thomas, 2013

Old Dogs (2009)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

On Golden Pond (1981)

One for the Money (2012)

Only God Forgives (2013)

Outsourced (2006)

PK, 2014

Paranoia (2013)

Penelope (2006)

Penguins of Madagascar, 2014

Perfect Stranger (2007)

Pitch Perfect, 2012

Possession (2002)

Precious (2009)

Primary Colors (1998)

Prisoners (2013) 

Puss in Boots (2011)

Race, 2016

Ratatouille (2007)

Red (2010)

Red 2 (2013)

Red Eye (2005)

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Rio (2011)

Rock Dog, 2017

Ruby Sparks (2012)

Run All Night, 2015

Safe House (2012)

Salt (2010)

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Selma, 2014

Serenity (2005)

Sex Tape (2014)

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes:A Game of Shadows (2011)

Shrek 2 (2004)

Shrek Ever After

Shutter Island (2010)

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Sinister (2012)

Skyfall (2011)

Snow White and the Huntsman (2013)

Snowpiercer, 2013

Spotlight, 2015

Spy, 2015

St. Vincent (2014)

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek Into the Darkness (2013)

State of Play (2009)

State of the Union (1948)

Step Brothers (2008)

Still Alice, 2014

Straight Outta Compton, 2015

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Street Kings (2008)

Summertime (1955)

Sunshine Cleaning (2009)

Swing Vote (2008)

Take Me Home, 2011

Ted (2012)

The A-Team (2010)

The Accountant, 2016

The Accused (1988)

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, 2000

The Answer Man (2009)

The Avengers (2012)

The Back Up Plan (2010)

The Best of Me, 2011

The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Short, 2015

The Big Year (2011)

The Blind Side (2009)

The Blue Lagoon (1980)

The Book of Eli (2010)

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

The Box (2009)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, 2008

The Butler (2013)

The Calling, 2014

The Change-Up (2011)

The Chocolate War (1988)

The Clearing (2004)

The Color of Money (1986)

The Contender (2000)

The Double, 2011

The Drop (2014)

The Equalizer (2014)

The Expendables (2010)

The Fault in Our Stars, 2014

The Fighter (2010)

The Five Year Engagement (2012)

The Ghost Writer, 2010

The Giver (2014)

The Hangover (2009)

The Hangover 2 (2011)

The Hangover 3 (2113)

The Heat (2013)

The Hobbit (2012)

The Hobbit:The Battle of the Five Armies, 2014

The Hound of The Baskervilles, 1939

The House at the End of the Street, 2012

The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games:Mockingjay (2014)

The Hunger Games:Mockingjay, part 2, 2015

The Ides of March (2011)

The Impossible (2012)

The Island (2005)

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

The Killing Room (2009)

The King’s Speech (2010)

The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

The Help (2011)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Iceman (2013)

The Imitation Game, 2014

The Intern, 2015

The International (2009)

The Invention of Lying (2009)

The Judge, 2014

The Legend of Tarzan, 2016

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

The Lion in Winter (1968)

The Lorax (2012)

The Lovely Bones (2010)

The Magnificent Seven, 2016

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

The Martian, 2015

The Maze Runner (2014)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

The Nice Guys, 2016

The Number 23 (2007)

The Other Woman, 2014

The Outsiders (1983)

The Painted Veil, 2006

The Place Behind the Pines (2013)

The Player (1992)

The Pledge (2001)

The Raven, 2012

The Revenant, 2014

The Right Stuff (1983)

The Road (2009)

The Runaway Bride, 1999

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

The Secret Life of Pets, 2016

The Sentinel (2006)

The Seven-per-cent Solution (1976)

The Shape of Things (2003)

The Shining (1980)

The Sitter (2011)

The Soloist (2009)

The Sting (1973)

The Switch (2014)

The Terminator, 1984

The Theory of Everything, 2014

The Tourist, 2010

The Town (2010)

The Toy, 1982

The Truth About Charlie (2002)

The Ugly Truth (2009)

The Vow, 2012

The Wedding Ringer, 2015

The Weight of Water (2000)

The Woman in Black (2012)

The Words, 2012

This is Where I Leave You (2014)

This Means War (2012)

A Thousand Words (2011)

Tower Heist (2011)

Trainwreck, 2015

Transcendence, 2014

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

Twilight (1988)

Twilight (2008)

Two Lovers (2008)

Unbroken, 2014

Unknown (2011)

Untraceable (2008)

Up in the Air (2009)

Valkyrie (2010)

Waffle Street, 2015

Waiting, 2005

Waitress (2007)

Wall-E (2008)

A Walk in the Woods, 2015

Wanderlust (2012)

War and Peace (1956)

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

We’re the Millers (2013)

When in Rome (2010)

Whiplash, 2014

Why Him?, 2017

Winter’s Bone (2010)

Winter’s Tale (2014)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

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  1. Sorry if I’ve reviewed some of these already!

    Avatar – Evil humans vs. blue natives.
    Benny & Joon – Sweet, quirky, plus Johnny Depp!
    Blades of Glory – Ferrell as Elvis on skates.
    Clash of the Titans – Best B-movie I’ve ever seen!
    Inception – Mind-bending reality; still confused.
    Moonstruck – Mousy Cher gets a makeover.
    Ratatouille – Don’t watch on empty stomach!
    Star Trek – Gets everything right and more.
    Summertime – Bittersweet affair in breathtaking Venice.
    Twilight – Sparkly vampire with sullen teen.
    The Lion in Winter – The most dysfunctional royal family.

    Comment by Stephanie D. | April 30, 2011 | Reply

    • All but 2 of these are new 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 30, 2011 | Reply

  2. I absolutely love this concept of 5-word movie reviews! I’m always very wordy with mine so it’s nice to stop and consider how I *really* feel. Great idea!

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  14. Avatar: Amazing Alien Adventure, Awesome Action
    Benny & Joon : Touching Cute Early Depp Vehicle
    Black Swan: Dark Mysterious Artistic Deep Beautiful
    Bridesmaids: Real Women Having Real Fun
    Carrie: King Of Horror Movies Classic
    Clash of the Titans: Great Effects but Original Better
    Date night: Steve Carrell Perfectly Adorable Husband
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows , Part 1 (2010): Time to Grow Up Kids
    Holes: Disturbing But With Cute lizards
    Ratatouille (2007): Rats Are Smart And Cute
    Star Trek (2009) : Just Want Real Kirk Back
    The Blue Lagoon (1980): Mostly for Teen Age Boys
    The Shining: The Creepiest Movie Ever Period
    Wall-E: Touching Love Story With Robots

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  56. 50 First Dates (2004) Adam Sandler is somehow charming.
    (500) Days of Summer (2009) This whole movie is charming.
    A Home at the End of the World (2009) Colin Farrell earns indy cred.
    A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) A truly hilarious Western satire.
    Touch of Evil (1958) Heston competes admirably with Welles.
    American Hustle (2012) Bad ’80s hair steals movie.
    Argo (2013) Alan Arkin steals the show.
    Avatar (2008) Sam Worthington proves he’s worthy.
    The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Tom Hardy outsmarts a gag.
    Black Swan (2010) Natalie Portman drives herself crazy.
    Blades of Glory (2007) Makes figure skating less glorious.
    Bridesmaids (2011) Depressing but incredibly funny, too.
    Clash of the Titans (2010) I discovered Gemma Arterton here.
    Couples Retreat (2009) Will make you retreat, too.
    Cowboys and Aliens (2011) Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.
    Dead Poets Society (1989) O captain, my captain. Indeed.
    Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Watch it again. And again.
    Epic (2013) Poor crazy dad finds redemption.
    Everybody’s Fine (2009) Even grumpy dads need love.
    Flight (2012) Watch for James Badge Dale.
    Freedom Writers (2007) Patrick Dempsey will depress you.
    Frozen (2013) Let it go; just enjoy.
    Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Hugely enjoyable romp; that’s all.
    Gravity (2013) Sandra Bullock’s day really sucked.
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) Emma Watson, audio book reader.
    Horrible Bosses (2011) But really fun to watch.
    I Love You, Man (2009) Had poster on my wall.
    Ice Age (2002) Caution: will spawn endless sequels.
    Inception (2010) Welcome to the show, Tom.
    Interstellar (2014) It’s all related, you’ll find.
    Iron Man 2 (2010) Sam Rockwell really rocks, baby.
    Iron Man 3 (2013) The Mandarin is a rip-off.
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) Rollicking nonsense, but please enjoy.
    Knight & Day (2010) Cruise and Diaz: poor showing.
    Larry Crowne (2011) Everyone’s charming, but also low-key.
    Law Abiding Citizen (2009) But you’ll wish he weren’t.
    Les Miserables (2012) Damn, Anne Hathaway can sing!
    Looper (2012) Look for the other gimmick.
    Man of Steel (2013) Superman’s dads are Robin Hood.
    Manhunter (1986) Unsatisfying once you see Hopkins.
    Midnight in Paris (2011) The best of times, too.
    Primary Colors (1998) Wait, Clinton is the hero?
    Puss in Boots (2011) Antonio Banderas as Zorro, III.
    Ratatouille (2007) A truly exquisite dish, darling.
    Red (2010) Better off retired after all.
    Red Eye (2005) A thrilling flying experience, unfortunately.
    Salt (2010) Angelina is an action hero.
    Serenity (2005) Makes you suffer their pain.
    Sherlock Holmes (2009) I liked Watson better, alas.
    Shrek 2 (2004) Fiona is an ogre, okay?
    Shutter Island (2010) Leo is crazy, right? Right???
    Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Jennifer Lawrence is crazy, right?
    Skyfall (2011) This one was too slick.
    Star Trek (2009) Old Spock was the cherry.
    Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) His name is Khan, okay?
    State of Play (2009) Politics as usual, poor guy.
    Step Brothers (2008) Ridiculous and yet still affecting.
    The A-Team (2010) Over the top, wobbly landing.
    The Avengers (2012) Good for quips, at least.
    The Big Lebowski (1998) The Dude abides, still loses.
    The Blindside (2009) Don’t mess with Sandra Bullock.
    The Book of Eli (2010) He’s blind; it still works.
    The Bounty Hunter (2010) His charm is his weapon.
    The Expendables (2010) They all are, turns out.
    The Fighter (2010) Christian Bale falls in trash.
    The Hangover (2009) Good friends form memories together.
    The Hangover 2 (2011) They do it again, somehow.
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Singing dwarves save the day.
    The Hunger Games (2012) Jennifer Lawrence is really grim.
    The Island (2005) Pleasurable but you’ll forget why.
    The King’s Speech (2010) It’s not really worth it.
    The Hurt Locker (2008) Elegiac and heartbreaking, a must-watch.
    The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) Did this really happen, dude?
    The Number 23 (2007) Jim Carrey: his own warm-up act.
    The Right Stuff (1983) You’ll believe astronauts can fly.
    The Shining (1980) All work and no play.
    The Soloist (2009) Actually there’s two of them.
    The Town (2010) Ben Affleck regains his credibility.
    This Means War (2012) Pine and Hardy are excellent.
    A Thousand Words (2011) Eddie Murphy: words can’t describe.
    Trouble with the Curve (2012) A heart-warmer with Clint Eastwood.
    Twilight (2008) Making sparkly vampires cool, obviously.
    Two Lovers (2008) Joaquin Phoenix was really depressed.
    Unknown (2011) Liam Neeson is a problem.
    Up in the Air (2009) George Clooney unloads his backpack.
    Valkyrie (2010) Tom Cruise seeks new credibility.
    Wall-E (2008) A pantomime with a message.
    Winter’s Bone (2010) It ain’t easy being poor.
    Winter’s Tale (2014) Colin Farrell: kind of magical.
    Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Note to Jessica Chastain: dark.

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  57. My comment, if it really didn’t save, was also posted on my blog.

    Comment by tonylaplume | April 7, 2017 | Reply

    • Probably because it was superlong, alas.

      Comment by tonylaplume | April 7, 2017 | Reply

      • But, not on my WordPress blog, rather: http://filmfancompanion.blogspot.com/

        The comment never showed, but I clicked over to your blog 🙂 It’s awesome and going to take me some work, work most likely to be done next week !

        Comment by tonylaplume | April 7, 2017

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