June’s Movies & Money for Charity

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E t the extra terrestrial ver3.jpg E.T., 1982 (Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas, Drew Barymore, C. Thomas Howell)      Grade A-

Fun trip back the 80’s!

Will Always Love This Movie!   Vicki


Ckfilm.jpg The Cincinnati Kid, 1965 (Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margaret, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld)   Grade A-

A true gambler never folds.


A young girl holds a surfboard at the beach. A section of her board is missing as if been bitten by a shark Soul Surfer, 2011 (Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb, Carrie Underwood, Lorraine Nicholson)    Grade B

Truly uplifting true story.

 She is such an inspiration!   Vicki


Honey I Shrunk the kids.jpg Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, 1989 (Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland, Amy O’Neill, Robert Oliveri, Thomas Wilson Brown, Jared Rushton)    Grade C+

80’s ridiculousness at its finest.

Fun for the whole family.   Vicki

 

 

May’s Movies & Money For Charity

What a sad movie month this was.  We did make it halfway through The Cincinnati Kid (1965) tonight and I already know it’s going to beat all of these movies hands down.

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Atomic Blonde poster.jpg Atomic Blonde, 2017 (Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman)    Grade B

Attractive spies betraying each other.

Not a favorite…Charlize = badass   (Michelle)

Brutal fight scenes…no McAvoy   (Heather)


Enemy poster.jpg Enemy, 2013 (Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini)    Grade B-/C+

Messed up and confusing thriller.

 Truly twisted. Loved it!  (Michelle)

 meh?  (Heather)


Evolution movie.jpg Evolution, 2001 (David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones, Sean William Scott, Ted Levine)   Grade C

Much needed levity as chaos reigns.

 A favorite. One word – Duchovny  (Michelle)

Classic Meta Duchovny, super cheesy.  (Heather)


The Rocket Poster The Rocket, 2018 (Richard Blake, Brady Tutton)     Grade C-

Cheesy acting was so bad.

April’s Movies & $ for Charity

A few of these were repeats.  Psycho is an all-time favorite that I’ll be posting about next week and we let Gage stay up late a few times this month to introduce him to classics like The Money Pit, lol.  He loved it, of course.

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The poster features a large image of a young woman in white underwear. The names of the main actors are featured down the right side of the poster. Smaller images of Anthony Perkins and John Gavin are above the words, written in large print, "Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho". Psycho, 1960 (Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin. Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam)             Grade A

Thriller perfection. Must-see classic.

Scariest movie I’ve ever seen.  (Kathy)

Creepy deluxe! Eee! Eee! Eee! (explanation of ‘Eee’ involves shower curtains and stabbing – ha!   (Kay)


Smart people.jpg Smart People, 2008 (Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page, Thomas Hayden Church, Ashton Holmes)      Grade B+

I love intelligence, even the cantankerous kind.


As Above, So Below Poster.jpg As Above So Below, 2014 (Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Francois Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali Marhyar)    Grade B+

Boring to can’t-look-away in a hot minute.  


Money pit movie poster.jpg Money Pit, 1986 (Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton)                Grade B

Can’t help but laugh.

Love some Tom and Shelley!   (Kay)


Deliverance poster.jpg Deliverance, 1972 (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox)        Grade B-

Freaky but okay backwoods thriller.

Will.Never.Watch.Again! Ick!    (Kay)


Before i go to sleep poster.jpg Before I Go To Sleep, 2014 (Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Ann-Marie Duff)      Grade B-

Not knowing who you are – every morning.


Hop2011Poster.jpg Hop, 2011 (James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco, Elizabeth Perkins, Gary Cole, voices of Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie, Hank Azaria)         Grade B-

Some Fun Easter Fluff.

March’s Movies & Money for Charity

We’ve started Ozark season 3 and the first season of Bosch too.  Considering that we’ve been at home for close to 3 weeks now it’s surprising how few movies I’ve watched.

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Wakefield poster.jpg Wakefield, 2016 (Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O’Mara, Beverly D’Angelo)             Grade B

Quirky, powerful story about grace.


Rocketman (film).png Rocketman, 2019 (Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Tate Donovan)       Grade B-

Fantastical, sad musical about legend.

Sad, sweet and celebratory singalong.  (Shelley)

Legendary performance about a legend.   (Michelle)


Wonder Park theatrical poster.jpg Wonder Park, 2019 (Voices-Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong)     Grade C+

Imagination runs depressingly wild.


6underground.jpg 6 Underground, 2019 (Ryan Reynolds, Melanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Manuel, Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Adria Arjona, Payman Maadi, Dave Franco)                                      Grace C

Ghosts violently change the world.


Rat Race poster.jpg Rat Race, 2001 (Whoopi Goldberg, Rowan Atkinson, John Clease, Cuba Gooding Jr., Seth Green, John Lovitz, Breckin Meyer, Kathy Najimy, Amy Smart)                                 Grade C-

So much laughing by Gage.

February’s Movies

Instead of watching at movie last night we started season two of Altered Carbon.  Did anyone else watch the first season?  What did you see this month that you’d recommend?

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Just Mercy Official Poster.jpg Just Mercy, 2019 (Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall)       Grade A-

Risk taker lawyer changes lives.

 True fight for justice.   (Kathy)


To All the Boys - P.S. I Still Love You official release poster.jpgTo All the Boys PS I Still Love You, 2020  (Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher, Anna Cathcart, Janel Parrish, Ross Butker, Holland Taylor)    Grade B

Missing some of original spark.


Sonic the Hedgehog poster.jpg Sonic the Hedgehog, 2020 (James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter)   Grade B-

He’s just so darn cute!


Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.jpg Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, 2016 (Zac Ephron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Sugar Lyn Beard, Stephen Root)     Grade C

Laughed more than should have.

Hilarious, but also very twisted.  (Michelle)

January’s Movies and Money for Charity

Usually January is a busy movie month for us, but this year not so much.  What did you see this month that you’d recommend?

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1917 (2019 film).png 1917, 2019 (George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch)    Grade B+

War stops for no one.

It was very well done.   (Marg)


Secret in Their Eyes poster.jpg Secret in Their Eyes, 2015 (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Robertsm Dean Norris, Michael Kelly, Alfred Molina, Joe Cole)     Grade B-

Parent’s worst nightmare come true.

Heartbreaking, horrifying…compelling mystery. (Michelle)


Selfless poster.jpg Self/Less, 2015 (Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Matthew Goode, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Natalie Martinez)      Grade B-

No body is immortal.

Reynolds…need I say more. 🙂   (Michelle)

December’s Movies

What did you see this month that you’d recommend?  I admit that I’ve watched way too many Hallmark movies already 🙂

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A blonde-haired man sits behind the wheel. He wears a fleece jacket and a pair of brown driving gloves. Above reads a tagline, "There Are No Clean Getaways". Drive, 2011 (Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac)        Grade B+

One bad decision leads to another.


Knives Out poster.jpeg Knives Out, 2019 (Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Amas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Christopher Plummer)     Grade B+

Stylish star-studded who-dun-it.


Klaus poster.jpeg Klaus, 2019 (voices-Jason Swartzman, JK Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso, Norm MacDonald, Joan Cusack)    Grade B+

Mail Carriers are the true heroes.

I fell asleep during the movie. 😦  (Kathy – sorry it was too funny not to share only because I loved it so much :))

 Nicely done. I even cried.  (Michelle)

New favorite Christmas time movie.  (Heather)


Home alone poster.jpg  Home Alone, 1990 (Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard)     Grade B

A very resourceful 8 year old.

I just don’t believe that’s possible.  (Janet’s Smiles)

We never miss watching yearly.  (Michelle)

So ridiculous, you can’t stop.  (Emily)

His family is the worst!  (Heather)


Drawing of Harold holding various deadly items (left) and Maude on the right Harold and Maude, 1971 (Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles)   Grade B

Love knows no age.

Loved Harold and Maude.  (Lloyd)

November movies

What did you see this month that you’d recommend?  I admit that I’ve watched way too many Hallmark movies already 🙂

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Ford v. Ferrari (2019 film poster).png Ford v Ferrari, 2019 (Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Ray McKinnon)    Grade A

Great performances by actors & cars.

Creed II poster.png Creed II, 2018 (Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu)   Grade B+

Baby Creed becomes a man.


Motherless Brooklyn (film).jpg Motherless Brooklyn, 2019 (Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Willem Defoe, Alec Baldwin, Bruce Willis, Cherry Jones)   Grade B

Tourette syndrome takes center stage.


Case 39 poster.jpgCase 39, 2009 (Renee Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper)    Grade B-

Caring social worker pays price.


In the Shadow of the Moon poster.jpgIn the Shadow of the Moon, 2019 (Boyd Holbrook, Cleopatra Coleman, Michael C. Hall, Bokeem Woodbine)   Grade B-

Interesting time travel, light details.

October’s Movies

What about you?  What did you see this month that you’d recommend?

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Abominable (2019 poster).png Abominable, 2019 (Voices-Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong)    Grade B+

Magical yeti loves his friends.

The Current War.png The Current War, 2019 (Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew MacFayden, Nicholas Hoult)     Grade B

Edison, Westinghouse, Tesla electricity drama.

GeraldsGameFilm.jpg Gerald’s Game,  2017 (Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood)   Grade C

Sexy handcuffs can be boring.

September’s Movies & $ for Charity

With all of the reading I did last month I didn’t have time for movies!  Surprised I managed two.  What about you?  What did you see this month that you’d recommend?

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Dogma (movie).jpg Dogma, 1999  (Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee, Alan Rickman, George Carlin, Kevin Smith, Janeane Garofalo, Alanis Morrisette)        Grade C

Fallen angels want back in.

I loved who played God.  (Heather) (me too!)


Serenity (2019 poster).png Serenity, 2019 (Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Djimon Housou, Jason Clarke, Jeremy Strong)   Grade C-

Great cast covered shaky story.