October’s Movies & Money for Charity

October was busy so few movies and all were watched while we were on vacation, lol. We are currently watching a few other things like The Haunting of Bly Manor and The Great British Baking Show.

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We’re at $55 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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The Croods, 2013 (Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Duke Clark, Cloris Leachman, Randy Thom) Grade B

It’s not the end of the…oh, wait, maybe it is.

Really surprisingly great. Sold me. (Michelle)

Sweet: family and letting go. (Heather)

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The Lost Husband, 2020 (Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel, Nora Dunn, Sharon Lawrence, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Herizen F. Guardiola) Grade B

Kinda slow but still sweet.

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The Big Wedding, 2013 (Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfreid, Topher Grace Robin Williams, Christine Ebersole, Ben Barnes) Grade B-

The all-star cast was fun.

August & September 5 Word Movie Reviews and Money for Charity

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We’re at $53 right now.  Your charity could be next 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri poster.png Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, 2017 (Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes)         Grade A

Hard lines softened and disappeared.

Powerful. One of the best.  Michelle


Enola Holmes poster.jpeg Enola Holmes, 2020 (Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Clafin, Helena Bonham Carter)     Grade A-

So much sister Sherlock fun!

Delightful! Perfect fourth wall breaking.   Michelle


The Kissing Booth 2 poster.jpg The Kissing Booth 2, 2020 (Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Taylor Zachar Perez, Molly Ringwald)   Grade B

Satisfying follow-up to fun original.


21BridgesPoster.jpeg 21 Bridges, 2019 (Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, JK Simmons, Stephan James, Taylor Kitsch, Keith David)   Grade B

Detective on hunt in NYC.


Da 5 Bloods poster.jpeg Da 5 Bloods, 2020 (Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Melanie Thierry, Jean Reno)                               Grade B-

Veterans in search of  Vietnam fortune.


How It Ends (film).png How it Ends, 2018 (Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Grace Dove, Kat Graham, Mark O’Brien)  Grade C-

Our world is maybe ending?

Didn’t live up to expectations.   Michelle

July’s Movies and Money for Charity

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Ready Player One (film).png Ready Player One, 2018 (Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance)    Grade B+

Virtual reality with 80’s twist.

Spielberg’s Harry Potter is…okay.  (Tony)


Independence day movieposter.jpg Independence Day, 1996 (Bill Pullman, Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A Fox, Mary McDonnell, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein)    Grade B

Americans discover Area 51 is real.


The Old Guard 2020 film poster.png The Old Guard, 2020 (Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling)   Grade B+

Immortal Charlize leads the way.

We loved The Old Guard!!  (Les)

The Old Guard was lots of fun!  (Marg)


Honey I blew up the kid film poster.jpg Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, 1992 (Rick Moranis, Marsha Strassman, Robert Oliveri, Daniel & Joshua Shalikar, Keri Russell, John Shea, Lloyd Bridges, Ron Canada)                         Grade D

Ugh, that kid was creepy.

 

 

June’s Movies & Money for Charity

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We’re at $47 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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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We’re at $44 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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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We’re at $38 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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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We’re at $30 right now.  Your charity could be next 

 

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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We’re at $27 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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)