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?

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 $17 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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.


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.

 

August’s Movies & $ for charity

Well, we made it to the theater once.  This has really been a slow movie year.  What do I need to see that’s out now?

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 $17 right now.  Your charity could be next 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood poster.pngOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood, 2019 (Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Al Pacino, Bruce Dern)                       Grade B

Almost placid, with Tarantino edge.

In my top three Tarantinos.  (Michelle)


MI – Fallout.jpg Mission Impossible Fallout, 2018 (Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Monaghan)   Grade B

High voltage forgettable spy fun.

MI films are always good.  (Michelle)


Poster for Always Be My Maybe.png Always Be My Maybe 2019 (Randall Park, Ali Wong, Keanu Reevesss)       Grade C+

Watched for Keanu – worth it!

It was terrific!  (Vicki)

 

July’s Movies and $ for charity

Is it possible I only saw one movie this month?  I guess so.  We finished up season 4 of Game of Thrones and Stranger Things season 3 and that’s been our screen time for the month.  So, what have you seen?  Please add your words – it makes it so much more fun!

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 $15 right now.  Your charity could be next 

John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum.png John Wick 3: Parabellum, 2019 (Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Angelica Huston, Mark Dacascos, Asia Dillon, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick)          Grade C+

Wanted more story less headshots.

June’s movies & Money for charity

So, what have you seen?  Please add your words – it makes it so much more fun!

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 $15 right now.  Your charity could be next 🙂

The Little Prince (2015 film) poster.png The Little, Prince, 2015 (Jef Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Bud Cort, Marion Cotillard, Benecio del Toro, James Franco, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti. Albert Brooks)                                                                   Grade B+

The classic Little Prince modernized.


Murder Mystery (film).png Murder Mystery, 2019 (Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, Adeel Akhtar, Terence Stamp)   Grade B-

Campy fun if you like the leads.

Sandler and Aniston never disappoint  (Vicki)


The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Final Poster.jpg Secret Life of Pets 2, 2019 (Patton Oswald, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Lake Bell, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Harrison Ford)     Grade B-

Max and Duke face parenthood.

I thought it was hilarious!  (Vicki)


Flatliners (2017).jpg Flatliners, 2017 (Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, Kiefer Sutherland)     Grade C

Let’s kill each other study group.

Okay. Original was better.  (Michelle)

May’s movies

I managed 3 trips to the theater this month!  So, what have you seen?  Please add your words – it makes it so much more fun!

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 $12 right now.  Your charity could be next 🙂

 

 Avengers:Endgame  , 2019 (Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Brie Larson, Paul Rudd…and more)   Grade B+

A fitting, but sad, finale.

Sad, fitting end to Avengers.   (Heather)


Aladdin (Official 2019 Film Poster).png Aladdin, 2019 (Will Smith, Mena Maussoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad)    Grade B

Beautiful cast and awesome genie.


The Promise (2016 film).jpg The Promise, 2016 (Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale)    Grade B 

Led to Armenian Genocide research.


Fracture2007Poster.jpg Fracture, 2007 (Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling. David Strathaim, Rosamund Pike, Billy Burke, Embeth Davidz)         Grade B

Outstanding leads for tense thriller.


Long Shot (2019 poster).png Longshot, 2019 (Charlize Theron, Seth Rogan, O’Shea Jackson Jr., June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgard)   Grade  B-

I laughed and I cringed.


Swiss family robinson322.jpg Swiss Family Robinson, 1960 (John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Dorothy Munro, Tommy Kirk)       Grade C

Worth a few old fashioned chuckles. 


Cat in the hat.jpg The Cat in the Hat, 2003 (Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin)     Grade C-

I’ve never like the Cat.

 I can’t get back those minutes of my life, ever…. (more than five I know, but that movie….)   (Heather)

April’s Movies & $ for Charity

Sorry I’ve been so absent!  If you’re curious you can check out this post.  I’m hoping to get back on track in the next week or two.

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 $10 right now.  Your charity could be next 🙂

Hacksaw Ridge poster.png Hacksaw Ridge, 2016 (Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Luke Bracey, Rachel Griffiths)   Grade B+

Convictions and War conflict.


The Shop Around the Corner - 1940- Poster.png Little Shop Around the Corner, 1940 (Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Frank Morgan)     Grade B+

Fun pre-You’ve Got Mail.


The Perfect Date.jpg The Perfect Date, 2019 (Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Camila Mendes, Matt Walsh)     Grade C+

Who Am I? Kinda lame.

March’s Movies and $ for charity

Not one trip to the theater in March, but Netflix didn’t let me down during my insomnia week.  I want to add this from the movie Suite Francaise because I found it so interesting…

The film’s postscript reads as follows: Suite Francaise was written in secret as the Nazis occupied France. It was never completed. In 1942 its author Irene Nemirovsky was arrested for being Jewish and died in Auschwitz. Her handwritten manuscript lay unread in a suitcase for nearly sixty years until it was discovered by her daughter. Suite Francaise was finally published in 2004 and became a worldwide bestseller. The daughter is quoted to say: “It is an extraordinary feeling to have brought my mother back to life. It shows the Nazis did not truly succeed in killing her. It is not vengeance, but it is a victory.” Denise Epstein-Dauple

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 $10 right now.  Your charity could be next 🙂

Suite Francaise poster.jpg Suite Francaise, 2014 (Michelle Williams, Mattias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Margot Robie,  Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson)  Grade B+

Do some Nazis have hearts?

Touching Holocaust story with twist.  (Michelle)


Burnt Poster Updated.jpg Burnt, 2015 (Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, David Bruhl, Matthew Rhys, Riccardo Scamarcio, Omar Sy)  Grade B-

Being the best takes toll.


The Spectacular Now film.jpg  The Spectacular Now, 2011 (Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Bob Odenkirk, Mary Elizabeth Winstead)     Grade B

It’s hard being a teenager.


Triple Frontier.jpg Triple Frontier, 2019 (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlud, Pedro Pascal, Adria Arjona)     Grade C

Money envy ruins most everything.

Greed always leads to loss.   (Michelle)


SPF-18 poster.jpg SPF-18, 2017 (Carson Mayer, Noah Centineo, Bianco Santos, Jackson White, Sean Russel Herman, Molly Ringwald, Rosanna Arquette)    Grade C-

Teens goof around without supervision.

 

 

 

February’s movies

It was a good movie month.  I had a Lego 2 and lunch date with Gage and later that same day had a dinner and Green Book date with Jason.  Not bad 🙂

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 $8 right now.  Your charity could be next 🙂

Green Book (2018 poster).pngGreen Book, 2018 (Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini)       Grade A-

Accomplished musician needs Southern protection.

Feel good but not fantastic.  (Heather)


On the Basis of Sex.jpegOn the Basis of Sex, 2018 (Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterson, Kathy Bates)       Grade B+

Long live RBG!  


Bernie film poster.jpgBernie, 2011 (Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey)                  Grade B

Town nice guy murderously snaps.


IO film poster.jpegIO, 2019 (Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, Danny Huston)            Grade C

So many missed opportunities.

The ending really fell flat.  (Michelle)


The Lego Movie 2 The Second Part theatrical poster.jpgThe Lego Movie: The Second Part, 2019 (Voices-Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Maya Rudolph)       Grade C+

It did have catchy music.

Not as good as 1.  (Heather)


AWrinkleInTimeTeaser.jpgA Wrinkle in Time, 2018 (Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Chris Pine. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zack Galifianakis, Michael Pena)             Grade D

How did they destroy such a sweet book?

 

January’s Movies and $ for Charity

Well I only made it to the theater once this month, with Gage and his BFF.  I’m waiting for the Oscars to tell me what I need to go see 😉

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 $5 right now.  Thanks to Heather, the Best Friends Animal Society received $100 last month!  Your charity could be next 🙂

Original movie poster for the film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.jpgWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966 (Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis)  Grade B+

Beautiful mess of a marriage.

One Day Poster.jpgOne Day, 2011 (Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Rafe Spall, Tom Mison, Jodie Whittaker, Patricia Clarkson)      Grade B+

Broke my poor romantic heart.


Avengers Infinity War poster.jpgAvengers: Infinity War, 2018 (Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Zoe Saldana, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira)    Grade B

Fighting, saving, quips, defeat and death.

NEED THE SEQUEL NOW, PLEASE!!!!  (Kay)

So many thrills, then wahhhhhhhhhh!  (Michelle)


Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018 film poster).png Ralph Breaks the Internet, 2018 (Voices-John C Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’ Neill)                     Grade B

Such a sweet friendship.


Il racconto dei racconti poster.jpgTale of Tales, 2015 (Salma Hayek, John C Reilly, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, Christian & Jonah Lees)         Grade B

Bizarre & fascinating dark fairy tales.

Unique, wonderful and bizarre tales!  (Michelle)


Cellular poster.JPGCellular, 2004 (Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Stratham, William H Macy, Noah Emmerich)       Grade C

Captain America during his amateur days.

I can barely remember it (Michelle)


Did you hear about the morgans ver2.jpgDid You Hear About the Morgans?, 2009 (Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elizabeth Moss, Michael Kelly, Wilford Brimley)    Grade D+

Did they even like each other?

Absolutely anything with Hugh Grant (Michelle)

Charity Winner…

is Best Friends Animal Society chosen by Heather (Gofita’s Pages)!  

Our Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles

The mission of Best Friends Animal Society is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by helping end the killing in America’s animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. We believe that by working together we can Save Them All.

 

$100 was sent in Heather’s name to this wonderful charity.


Would YOU like to choose the next charity?  It’s not hard.  Every month I write a 5 word review of the movies I’ve seen and to encourage participation I ask you to write a 5 word review for the ones that you’ve seen too.  It’s fun!

Every ‘review’ is worth $1 and when we reach 100 I send $100 to the charity of the person who has contributed the most reviews.  In the past I’ve had people spend a few hours submitting reviews of all my past movies so their charity could get the money. Go for it.

Want to get started?  You can browse through 8 or 9 years of monthly posts (easiest way) or you can look through this list and click on the movies you want.