February & March Movies & Money for Your Charity

You know the drill, 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. Click here to see past movie posts.

We’re at $84 right now.  Your charity could be next 

Shows I binged these last few month…Ozark (first part of season 4), Great British Baking Show (season 9), A Discovery of Witches (season 2) , Reacher (season 1)

A Quiet Place, part II, 2020 (Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Dijmon Hounsou, John Kransinski) Grade B

Love this post apocalyptic family!

This post apocalyptic family one more time. (Bill)

The Three Faces of Eve, 1957 (Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb) Grade B

So much personality! wink, wink

The King, 2019 (Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Lily-Rose Depp, Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn) Grade B

Unprepared King Henry V navigates throne.

Unprepared Henry V assumes the throne and finally succeeds. (Bill)

The Adam Project, 2022 (Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, Zoe Saldana) Grade C+

Fun idea, many head scratching moments.

Fun idea, some head scratching moments but it has Ryan Reynolds. (Bill)

Through My Window, 2022 (Julio Pena, Clara Galle, Pilar Castro) Grade C

Sexy romance with some seriously bad lessons for girls.
He’s All That, 2021 (Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis, Rachael Leigh Cook, Peyton Meyer) Grade C

It had its moments with nod to the original.

The Royal Treatment, 2022 (Ellen Marano, Mena Massoud) Grade C-

Cute enough royalty romcom.

January’s Movies & Money for Charity

You know the drill, 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. Click here to see past movie posts.

We’re at $81 right now.  Your charity could be next 

Shows I binged this month…Emily in Paris, season 2 – Love that show! Stay Close – One of the better Harlan Coben adaptations. Discovery of Witches, season 1 – I’m hooked! Archive 81 – it had its moments.

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First Man, 2018 (Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Christopher Abbott, Ciaran Hinds) Grade B+

Armstrong getting to the moon.

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Unforgiveable, 2021 (Sandra Bullock, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Richard Thomas, Linda Emond, Ashley Franciosi, Rob Morgan, Viola Davis) Grade B

Search for life after prison.

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Red Notice, 2021 (Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot) Grade B

Appealing actors + silly entertainment = fun.

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Love Wedding Repeat, 2020 (Same Claflin, Olivia Munn, Eleanor Tomlinson, Joel Fry, Tim Key, Aisling Bea, Freida Pinto) Grade B-

It was a cool idea.

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Jingle All the Way, 1996 (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad, Jake Lloyd, Jim Belushi) Grade C+

Cute family throwback Christmas flick.

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Intrusion, 2020 (Freida Pinto, Logan Marshall-Green) Grade C-

Scary concept, made little sense.

So, anything we need to see in February? We need something good!

December Movies

We also watched Wheel of Time season 1 (loved) The Witcher season 2 (liked), and the BBC’s The Pale Horse starring Rufus Sewell (skip it!). Have you been binging any shows this month?

You know the drill, 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. Click here to see past movie posts.

We’re at $81 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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Destination Wedding, 2018 (Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder) Grade B

Two of my longtime faves.


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Don’t Look Up, 2021 (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Timothee Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Ron Perlman, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey) Grade B

Smartly satirical but too long!


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A Castle For Christmas, 2021 (Brooke Shields, Carey Elwes) Grade B

Hallmark movie with 80s icons.


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Scrooged, 1988 (Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Alfre Woodard) Grade B

Fun Christmasy 80’s throwback.


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Mr. Popper’s Penguins, 2011 (Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury) Grade B-

Utterly ridiculous, entertaining family movie.


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The 5th Wave, 2016 (Chloe Grace Moretz, Ron Livingston, Liev Schreiber, Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Maggie Siff, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe, Zackary Arthur) Grade C+

Still waiting for the ending!

5 Word movie reviews

My year of books has really put a damper on our movie watching. When we do watch something it’s usually a show like the Great British Bake-Off or Wheel of Time. But since I have over 10 years of these on here and someone could go crazy writing reviews on old posts to get us to $100 for a charity before Christmas, here I am!

You know the drill, 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. Click here to see past movie posts.

What do I need to see in September?

We’re at $81 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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Holidate, 2020 (Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth, Frances Fisher, Alex Moffat) Grade B

Hallmark movie with F bombs 🙂


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Free Guy, 2021 (Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Joe Keery, Taika Waititi) Grade B

Stuck in a video game genre


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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, 2021 (Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, Tony Leung) Grade B

Marvel with subtitles and legends.


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Red Sparrow, 2018 (Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Mathias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Ramplings, Ciaran Hinds, Mary Louise-Parker, Joely Richardson) Grade B-

I‘ll watch anything with Mathias Schoenaerts 🙂


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Goosebumps, 2015 (Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Ryan Lee) Grade B

Great family film, fun cast.


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Fear Street: Part One 1994 (Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Fred Hechinger, Ashley Zukerman, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Maya Hawke) Grade B

Not your childhood Fear Street.

July & August Movies and Money for Charity

I forgot to do this last month so this is two months of movie watching. I feel like I need to do a monthly post on what we’re binge watching too since we do as much of that as anything. What’s the last show you binged?

You know the drill, 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. Click here to see past movie posts.

What do I need to see in September?

We’re at $81 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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Midnight Run, 1988 (Robert DeNiro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano) Grade B+

Bounty hunter evades mafia and police


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Midnight Special, 2016 (Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard) Grade B

Bizarre boy escapes cult, government


Game Night, 2018 (Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Lamorne Morris, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, Michael C. Hall) Grade B

Game night turns violent.

Game night has a dark side (Heather)


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Sarah’s Key, 2010 (Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominique Frot, Natasha Mashkevich, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot, Mélusine Mayance, Michel Duchaussoy, Gisèle Casadesus) Grade B

French imprison Jews during WWII


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The Tomorrow War, 2021 (Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, JK Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Jasmine Mathews, Edwin Hodge) Grade B

Time traveling to fight a future war.

So very many plot holes. (Heather)


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Hugo, 2011 (Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lee, Sasha Baron Cohen, Emily Mortimer, Helen McCrory) Grade B

Hugo finds picture perfect ending


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Gigi, 1958 (Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold) Grade B

Playboy and young courtesan find love


Perfume, 2006 (Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Hurd-Wood) Grade C

Serial killer with a picky nose


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Ice Road, 2021 (Liam Neelson, Laurence Fishburne, Amber Midthunder, Marcus Thomas, Benjamin Walker, Holt McCallany, Matt McCoy) Grade D

How did this get made?

June Movies and Money for Charity

You know the drill, 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. Click here to see past movie posts.

What do I need to see in July?

We’re at $79 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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The Hate U Give, 2018 (Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Common, Anthony Mackie, KJ Apa, Sabrina Carpenter) Grade B

Police killing with a witness.

Police killing with a witness lives changed. (Bill R)

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Our Souls at Night, 2017 (Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Matthias Schoenaerts, Iain Armitage, Judy Greer, Phyllis Somerville, Bruce Dern) Grade B

Bold love affair meets reality.

Bold love affair meets reality, reality wins. (Bill R)

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Snatched, 2017 (Amy Schumer, Goldie Hahn, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack, Christopher Meloni) Grade C+

“I’ll go first. Because I’m a man.” LOL moments worth the ridiculous ones.

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Lovebirds, 2020 (Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Paul Sparks) Grade C+

Break-Up, Smash-Up, Set-Up, Screw-Up, Make-Up

Break up, Smash up, set up, screw up, makeup , wild ride worth taking. (Bill R)

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His House, 2020 (Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, Matt Smith) Grade C

Refugees haunted by past mistakes.

May’s Movies and Money for Charity

A decent movie month. What about you? Anything I need to see?

You know the drill, 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. Click here to see past movie posts.

We’re at $76 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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Soul, 2020 (Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia, Rashad, Donnell Rawlins, Questlove, Angela Bassett) Grade B+

Each day is a gift.


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The Mitchell’s vs. the Machines, 2021 (Abbi Jacobson. Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre , Olivia Coleman, Fred Armisen, Beck Bennett, John Legend, Chrissy Tiegen, Blake Griffin, Conan O’Brien) Grade B

Weird saves the world.


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Jumanji: The Next Level, 2019 (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jones, Awkwafina, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito) Grade B

Same game, additional characters.


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The Woman in the Window, 2021 (Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Hawn Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julianne Moore) Grade B

Just Crazy or Crazy but right?


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Thunder Force, 2021 (Melissa McCarthy, Olivia Spencer, Jason Bateman, Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff, Melissa Leo, Taylor Mosby, Marcella Lowery) Grade B-

Super smart woman makes superheroes.


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We Have Always Lived in the Castle, 2018 (Taissa Farminga, Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover, Sebastian Stan) Grade C

Kept in the castle by fear.


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The Nutty Professor, 1996 (Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle, James Coburn) Grade C

Testosterone is a real turn-off.


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Things Seen & Heard, 2021 (Amanda Seyfried, James Norton Alex Neustaedter, Kristin Griffith, Natalia Dyer, F Murray Abraham) Grade C

Spooky and psychotic marriage.

April’s Movies & Money for Charity

You know the drill, 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. Click here to see past movie posts.

We’re at $76 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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A Little Chaos, 2014 (Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci) Grade B+

Woman charming King & Versailles gardens.

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Crazy Rich Asians, 2018 (Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeow) Grade B+

Visually stunning, campy fun.

Big heart and big laughs. (Heather)

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Fences, 2016 (Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson) Grade B

Powerful drama with big personality.

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Jumanji: Welcome the the Jungle, 2017 *Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale) Grade B+

Surprisingly fun gamer throwback adventure.

 Jack Black as teenage girl! (Heather)

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Onward, 2020 (Voices-Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis Dreyfas, Octavia Spencer) Grade B

Sweet movie about brothers bonding.

Great story on grief/family. (Heather)

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Jumper, 2008 (Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Michael Rooker, Max Thieriot, Diane Lane, Samuel L Jackson) Grade C

Teleporting gone wild.

 I wanted Annikan to die… (Heather) *so accurate!*

January, February March Movies and Money For Charity

I’m so behind with this but unwilling to let a decade long tradition go by the wayside. I hope you’ll participate!

You know the drill, 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. Click here to see past movie posts.

We’re at $72 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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The Black Klansman, 2018 (John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace) Grade B+

Klu Kluz Klan Undercover Infiltration

Denzel’s son + True Story = Magnificent (Michelle)

Funny, serious, a timely movie. (Heather)


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Mudbound, 2017 (Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedland, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks) Grade B+

Sharecropping, Racism, Service, Friendship, Revenge.

Too many white people, OK (I really wanted the story focused elsewhere) (Heather)


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Yesterday, 2019 (Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Joel Fry, Kate McKinnon) Grade B

All You Need Is Love.


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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day!, 2014 (Steve Carrell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Bella Thorne) Grade B

Fun Family Flick For All.


The Call of The Wild, 2020 (Harrison Ford, Omar Cy, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens) Grade B

Classic Book Comes To Life


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I Care A Lot, 2020 (Rosamund Pike, Dianne Wiest, Peter Dinklage, Eliza Gonzalez, Chris Messina, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Alicia Witt, Damien Young, Chris Messina, Macon Blair) Grade B

Fear Inducing Horror and Hate.


Yes Day, 2021 (Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramirez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla)

Parents Don’t Get To Say No.


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The Ritual, 2017 (Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Same Troughton) Grade C

So much potential, fizzled out.

Awesome folk horror; book (is) better. (Michelle)

Book was terrifying! Movie OK. (Heather)


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Murder on the Orient Express, 2017 (Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, William Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley) Grade C-

Hercules Poirot Rides a Train

Christie great with star power. (Michelle)

Branagh, don’t pretend hablar French. (Heather)


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The Midnight Sky, 2020 (George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Damian Bichir, Kyle Chandler, Caoillin Springall) Grade C

End of Earth from space.

Slow burner; much to contemplate. (Michelle)

Great ideas, but poor execution. (Heather)


December’s Movies and Money for Charity

How we’ve managed to watch so many un-holiday themed movies this month I don’t know. I didn’t particularly love any of them, but that’s okay. We’ve watched a few more Schitt’s Creek episodes and watched the first handful of season one of The Arrow (so completely hokey, but kinda what I was looking for) and we watched the first episode of Bridgerton. Way more TV time than normal. We’re still pretty much isolating and I really look forward to going to a movie theater again next year!

You know the drill, 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 $63 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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Molly’s Game, 2017 (Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp) Grade B

Chastain shows her many assets.

Enjoyed the ending not beginning. (Heather)


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Hotel Artemis, 2018 (Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, David Bautista, Sterling K Brown, Sophia Boutella, Charlie Day, Jeff Goldblum, Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate) Grade B

Criminals need hospitals too!

My kind of strange. (Michelle)

Weird, bloody, messy, so so. (Heather)


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Focus, 2015 (Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney) Grade B-

Hot criminals also fall in love with other hot criminals.

Barely remember it. Wasn’t impressed. (Michelle)


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Rebecca, 2020 (Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ann Dowd) Grade B-

Beautiful filmed but missing mystery.

Good, but not the original. (Michelle)

Pretty, but missed the boat. (Heather)


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The Snowman, 2017 (Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, JK Simmons) Grade B-

Bizarre and cold police drama.

So intrigued, bought the books. (Michelle)


A woman standing against wall, painted there are red wings, but with bullets instead of feathers

Peppermint, 2018 (Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr, Juan Pablo Raba) Grade B-

Jen kicks ass Alias style.

Awesome! Jen kicking ass again.  (Michelle)


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Ava, 2020 (Jessica Chastain, Common, John Malkovich, Colin Farrell) Grade C

So many hits, so little time.

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The Poison Rose, 2019 (John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, Famke Janssen, Kat Graham, Brendan Fraser, Ella Bleu Travolta, Peter Stormare, Robert Patrick Grace C-

Film noir gone stale.