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February’s Movies

There has been sickness in the house for two weeks now, first Gage and now me.  I have a sinus infection that will not go away.  I started antibiotics on Friday so I’m hoping to feel the healing start any time now!

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 $40.

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.

Three women standing in the foreground. In the background a rocket is launching.Hidden Figures, 2016 (Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Kirsten Dunst)                   Grade A

Inspirational women with inspirational talents.


A man and a woman dancing at sunset; a city view stretches out behind them. The woman is wearing a bright yellow dress, her partner is wearing a white colored shirt and tie with dark pants.La La Land, 2016 (Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend)

Grade B

Good to see modern musical.


John Wick Chapter Two.pngJohn Wick Chapter 2, 2017 (Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose)    Grade B+

Love me some John Wick.

Just let me quit, okay? 😀  (Michelle)


DopeTeaserPoster.jpgDope, 2015 (Shameik Moore, Zoe Kravitz, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons)

Grade B

Stereotypes both help and hurt.

 

March 6, 2017 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | 14 Comments

December’s Movies & Money for Charity

Okay, this is the last one for 2016 and I’m hoping you can help me move that number up. If you haven’t seen these movies but want to scroll the past year and add your 5 words we could get to $100 by tomorrow.  Scroll here.

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 $37.

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.

Manchester by the Sea.jpgManchester By the Sea, 2016 (Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol)            Grade A

Devastatingly raw Oscar worthy drama.


No Strings Attached Poster.jpgNo Strings Attached, 2011 (Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes, Lake Bell, Mindy Kaling)  Grade B

Cute leads pull it off.


Waffle Street Official Movie Poster.jpgWaffle Street, 2015 (Danny Glover, James Lefferty)    Grade B

Wall Street turns Waffle Maker.


Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters .jpgHansel & Gretel Witch Hunter, 2013 (Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen)           Grade C-

Had potential, but missed mark.

No soul to horror/fantasy mashup. (Heather)

 

December 30, 2016 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | 3 Comments

November’s Movies & $ for Charity

Loved the first two movies!  What did you see that you loved this month?

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 $36.

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.

Arrival, Movie Poster.jpgArrival, 2016 (Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker)    Grade A-

Time bending first alien contact.

The Accountant (2016 film).pngThe Accountant, 2016 (Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, JK Simmons, Jon Bernthal,  Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow)     Grade B+

Justice served with cold precision.

Doctor Strange, wearing his traditional costume, coming out from a flowing energetic portal, and around him the world and New York turning around itself with the film's cast names above him and the film's title, credits and billing are underneath.Doctor Strange, 2016 (Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejofar, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Mads Mikkelsen)   Grade C+

Mystical struggle to rule Earth.

 

 

December 2, 2016 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | | 3 Comments

October’s Movies

No trips to the theater, but when preparing for Gage’s birthday party I could do lots of things while half watching bad romantic movies 🙂  Please add your 5 words if you’ve seen it!

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 $36.

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.

Hope Floats.jpgHope Floats, 1998 (Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman)   Grade B-

Sexy leads carry okay story.

Sweet story of new beginning.  (Kathy)


Take Me Home.jpgTake Me Home, 2011 (Sam Jaeger, Amber Jaeger, Victor Garber)      Grade C+

Taxi road trip with strangers.


 

 

 

October 31, 2016 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | 2 Comments

September’s Movies & my 1st 30 Day Challenge

I know I’ve been absent lately. I think that’ll get better 🙂 I finished my first 30 Day Challenge of finishing a book day. Pop on over to the blog to check out the wrap up. Now I have plenty of books to review this month!

For October I’m planning on a 2-3 mile nature walk everyday to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather.  I’d love to have you join me.

Because of all of my reading we only managed one movie, and that was last night on the last day of the month!

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 $35.

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.

Magnificent Seven 2016.jpgThe Magnificent Seven, 2016 (Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Peter Saarsgard)     Grade C

Men bust up Old West town.

October 1, 2016 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | 8 Comments

August’s Movies & $ for charity

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 $35.

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.

Captain Fantastic poster.jpgCaptain Fantastic, 2016 (Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn)    Grade B+

Family’s heartbreaking funeral road trip.


 

Painted-veil-poster.jpgThe Painted Veil, 2006 (Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Diana Rigg, Toby Jones)                     Grade B

Slowmoving drama honest to original.


Dark Skies Poster.jpgDark Skies, 2013 (Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, JK Simmons, Dakota Goyo)                                             Grade B-

Alien Abductors Are Among All.

 


 

August 31, 2016 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | | 2 Comments

July’s Movies

I could watch a great romantic film again and again (and have!) but bad ones are hard to stomach (I’m looking at you Nicholas Sparks). 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 $35.

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 Secret Life of Pets poster.jpgThe Secret Life of Pets, 2016 (Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey)    Grade B+

Enemies become best friends.


Living on One Dollar Poster Living on One Dollar, 2013 (Ryan Christoffersen, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Chris Temple)   Grade B

College guys head to Guatemala.


The Legend of Tarzan poster.jpgThe Legend of Tarzan, 2016 (Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Dijmon Hounsou)  Grade B

Tarzan and Jane go home.

Tarzan fights greed and oppression. (Michelle)


 

My Last Day Without You, 2011 (Nicole Beharie, Ken Duken, Reg E Cathey)                                         Grade C-

Cheesy love at first sight saga


The Best of Me poster.jpgThe Best of Me, 2014 (James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Gerald McRaney, Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey)   Grade F

I wanted to poke my eyes out.

 

July 29, 2016 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | | 7 Comments

Absence, June’s Movies and July’s movie vote

Hi Guys! I’m feeling very out of touch in the blog world since I have run out of time and energy lately to post when and what I have in mind.  Gage got a new medical diagnosis a few months ago and I’m trying to figure it out.  Autism has a medical cause (most often more than one) and figuring it out is a very big, complicated puzzle. I’m a stubborn woman and in many ways it would be easier to say “autism, I’ll just treat that (the behaviors)” but some hero moms dig in their heels and step into the biomed world.  I’ve been trying to follow in their footsteps but it takes its toll on me. It’s stressful and honestly, oftentimes, too much to deal with on top of the autism behaviors themselves, especially in the summer when schedules are often fluid. I could go into great detail, but who needs that?  But, if you know of any moms who might need to talk to someone about autism, send them my way.  I’ve had so many moms step up and guide me to where I need to be and paying it forward makes me feel like I’m honoring them.


It was a slow month here.  Can you tell my movie choices were chosen by the boys in my life?  Please tell me if you saw anything worth seeing this month!

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 $34.

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.

Mr Peabody & Sherman Poster.JPGMr. Peabody and Sherman, 2014 (Voices-Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter)    Grade A-/B+

Smart way to introduce kids to history.


CentralIntelligencePoster.jpgCentral Intelligence, 2016 (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet)     Grade C+

Kevin Hart does Kevin Hart


Penguins of Madagascar poster.jpgPenguins of Madagascar, 2014 (Voices-Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, Benedict Cumberbatch,John Malkovich)   Grade C+

It had its moments.


We’re going to try the Watch-a-thon again. Last month was a big fail, so I’ll leave the voting up for a week and then we’ll try again. Vote for the one you’d most like to see.

 

The Legend of Tarzan

The BFG

Ghostbusters

Star Trek Beyond

Bad Moms

Captain Fantastic

The Secret Life of Pets

 

July 1, 2016 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews, movies | | 12 Comments

May’s movies


Please tell me if you saw anything worth seeing this month!

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 $.

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 Nice Guys poster.pngThe Nice Guys, 2016 (Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice,Margaret Qualley, Matt Bomer, Keith David, Kim Basinger)   Grade B+

The trailer captures the vibe 🙂

 

Minions poster.jpgMinions, 2015 (Voices-Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Alison Janney)  Grade B

Villain lovers save the day.


 


 

Official poster shows the Avengers team factions which led by Iron Man and Captain America, confronting each other by looking each other, with the film's slogan above them, and the film's title, credits, and release date below them.Captain Ameica:Civil War, 2016 (Chris Evans, Rober Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremey Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd)        Grade B

No shortage of fighting superheroes.

 

May 31, 2016 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | | 4 Comments

April’s Movies & money for charity

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 $34.

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.

Chef 2014.jpgChef, 2014 (Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansen, Oliver Pratt, Dustin Hoffman)  Grade B+

Yummy heartwarming indie film. #Foodporn

Feel-good movie, great food scenes.  (Kathy)


Theboyposter.jpgThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas, 2008. (Asa Butterfield, Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis)  Grade B

I feel manipulated, sniff, sniff.

Too heartbreaking to bear.  (Michelle)


Trainwreck poster.jpgTrainwreck, 2015 (Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, LeBron James, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton)   Grade  B-

He could’ve done way better.


Official poster shows the titular hero Deadpool standing in front of the viewers, with hugging his hands, and donning his tradional black and red suit and mask, and the film's name, credits and billing below him.Deadpool, 2016 (Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, TJ Miller)    Grade B-

Smartass superhero plus extra X-Men.

Ryan Reynolds…enough said.  (Michelle)

April 30, 2016 Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews | | 9 Comments