April’s movies and $ for charity

I picked my first movie for my March Madness win 🙂

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 $79 right now.

The film poster shows a close-up of Emily Blunt in-character with her hand over her mouth.The Quiet Place, 2018 (Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds)                                         Grade B+

Shhh. Silence when birthing babies.

Signs without Mel and better.  (Heather)


Nerve 2016 poster.pngNerve, 2016 (Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis, Michael Heizer)         Grade B

A social media cautionary tale.

Hunger Games for our day.  (Heather)


A series of boxes containing of monochrome photos of the cast, colored with an orange to yellow gradient.Logan Lucky,  2017 (Tatum Channing, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Hilary Swank)   Grade B-

Good old boys steal money.

Fun money caper, twists, turns.  (Heather)

Was a fun surprise. What an interesting cast!  (Care)


Ninth gate ver3.jpg The Ninth Gate, 1999 (Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner)                                       Grade   C

Books – yay!  Devil worship – yuck 😦


 

I’m a winner after years of hearbreak! and March’s Movies

I won! I won!  In a March Madness Tournament gone mad I finally beat Jason for the first time since 2010!  It has been a loooong 8 years.  I’m ahead by 2 points and the only one left with a team in the Final Four.  In our personal one-on-one brackets (started 21 years ago), whoever wins gets to choose the next FIVE theater movies.  I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to load Jason up on sappy romantic movies 😉

It’s been a slow movie month.  We’ve been watching seasons 1 of The Traveler and The Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix.

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 $68 right now.

 

Black Panther film poster.jpgBlack Panther, 2018 (Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Guira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston, Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker)                         Grade B+

Likeable superhero + badass women warriors.


License to wed.jpgLicense to Wed, 2007 (Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, John Krasinkski)                 Grade C-

Williams = creepy priest, marriage counselor.

 

February’s Movies & money for charity

How was your movie month?  Anything I need to 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 $68 right now.

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 Shape of Water (film).pngThe Shape of Water, 2017 (Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Doug Jones, Michael Stulhbarg)   Grade A

Quirky love story I adored.


The Paperboy.jpg

The Paperboy, 2012 (Matthew McConaughey, Zac Ephron, Nicole Kidman, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Macy Gray, Scott Glenn)                                                   Grade B-

Swampy cast of great acting.  


 

Peter-rabbit-teaser.jpgPeter Rabbit, 2018 (voices-Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, James Corden, Margot Robbie)                                      Grade C+

Peter can be a jerk.

January’s Movies & money for charity

How was your movie month?  Anything I need to 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 $68!

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.

Coco (2017 film) poster.jpgCoco, 2017 (Voices-Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt)                 Grade B+

Be remembered by those you love.


Paddington 2 poster.jpgPaddington 2, 2018 (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant)      Grade B+

Sweet bear transforms his environs


The Greatest Showman poster.pngThe Greatest Showman, 2017 (Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Ephron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson)    Grade B

PT Barnum circus sings to life.


 

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot poster.pngWhisky Tango Foxtrot, 2016 (Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton, Christopher Abbott)     Grade B

True story of reporter’s Kabul.


A man and a woman standing face to face, as if about to kiss.Allied, 2016 (Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzie Caplan)                      Grade B-

Is the spy being spied?

December’s Movies and $ for Charity

How as your movie month?  Anything I need to 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 $66.

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.

Wonder (film).pngWonder, 2017 (Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Izabela Vidovic                   Grade A

“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.”

Full of heart and love.  (Kathy)


Lion (2016 film).pngLion, 2016 (Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Divian Ladwa)    Grade B

That boy stole my heart.


ToTheBonePoster.jpgTo the Bone, 2017 (Lily Collins, Carrie Preston, Keanu Reeves, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Smith)    Grade  B+

“Your courage was a small coal

that you kept swallowing” -Anne Sexton


Ferdinand (film).pngFerdinand, 2017 (Voices-John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, Peyton Manning)         Grade B

Cute take on classic story


Two men and two women, sitting on the floor, shoulder to shoulder.Drinking Buddies, 2013 (Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Jake Johnson, Ron Livingston, Jason Sudeikis)           Grade B

Can women and men be friends?


BrightPoster.jpegBright, 2017 (Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz     Grade C+

Bringing LOTR into modern times.


Trading Places.jpgTrading Places, 1983 (Dan Ackroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche)    Grade C

Genes versus Environment circa 1980’s

One of Eddie Murphy’s best.  (Kathy)



The Brotherhood of JusticeBrotherhood of Justice,  1986 (Keanu Reeves, Keifer Sutherland, Billy Zane, Lori Loughlin)         Grade C-

Watch for the 80’s cast only.


Frankenstein (2015 film).jpgFrankenstein, 2015 (Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Danny Huston)                                                        Grade D

Disturbing on so many levels.

 

November’s movies & money for charity

Jason and I binge watched Stranger Things season 2 and we loved it!

How as your movie month?  Anything I need to 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 $61.

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.

Room Poster.jpgRoom, 2015 (Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H Macy)                   Grade A

Totally wrecked this mama’s heart.

Watch with hands over eyes  (Jill)

Great adaptation of disturbing story.  (Kathy)

Brilliant, poignant, gut-wrenching abuse story (Heather)


The Meyerowitz Stories.pngThe Meyerowitz Stories, 2017 (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson)          Grade B

Quirky, complicated family forced together.


Sing (2016 film) poster.jpgSing, , 2016 (Voices-Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C Reilly)   Grade C+

The cute ending saved it.

Adorable and fun animals singing.  (Heather)

Can’t help but sing along.  (Nise)

October’s Movies and $ for Charity

Jason and I binge watched Harlan Coben’s The Five on Netflix and really liked it.

How as your movie month?  Anything I need to 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 $59.

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.

Wind River (2017 film).pngWind River, 2017 (Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham)    Grade B+

Atmospheric Reservation Murder Mystery.


The Lego Ninjago Movie.jpgLego Ninjago, 2017 (Jackie Chan, voices-Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munnm Kumail Nanijani, Michael Pena, Zach Woods)                                                                   Grade B

Loved the feline Ultimate Weapon.

September’s Movies and Money for Charity

Jason and I finished our binge watching of the first season of Ozark on Netflix and loved it.

How as your movie month?  Anything I need to 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 $59.

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.

It (2017) poster.jpgIT, 2017 (Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Olef)   Grade B+

Creeped out by the clown.

Preteens fight a murderous clown!   (Heather)


Home Again poster.jpgHome Again, 2017 (Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander, Jon Rudnitsky   Grade C+

Wasted romantic potential, but sweet.


A black and white image, showing faces of the cast members. The image is split down the center and mirrored.Mother!, 2017 (Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Barden, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer)   Grade F

Should have left halfway through.

 

August Movies & $ for Hurricane Harvey

Every month, since November 2009,  I’ve written a 5 word review of the movies I’ve watched and asked my online friends to add their 5 words to mine.  I’ve tied it to money for charity by letting the top contributor choose the charity every $100 (see charities here).  This month I’m doing something a little different.

I am donating money to the Houston Food Bank in the wake of the Hurricane Harvey devastation and I’ll add $1 to my donation every time you add your 5 words (or less) to mine.  It’s that easy. You can start on this post but if you haven’t seen any of these or want to contribute more money you can browse through the hundreds of movies I’ve watched and add your words to past movies.  Or if you want to browse each post to find movies you’ve seen you can do that here.

You don’t need to be a blogger to participate, just leave your movie “review” in a comment.  If you have any questions you can email me at stacybooks@yahoo.com

We’re up to $109!  Open til the end of next week.

 

Lucky Number Slevin Theater Poster.JPGLucky Number Slevin, 2006 (Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci     Grade B

Mob thriller made me LOL.

Josh Hartnett…before Penny Dreadful  (Michelle)


The main character holding a tabletBridget Jones’s Baby, 2016 (Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey)            Grade B

Two sexy potential daddies? Yesplease.


The Girl on The Train.jpgThe Girl on the Train, 2016 (Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney)   Grade B-

Twisty thriller with great cast.

Was OK, book is better.  (Heather)

 Entertaining, but book was better.  (Michelle)


Trolls (film) logo.pngTrolls, 2016 (Voices-Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, Gwen Stefani)  Grade B-

Cute trolls sing to live.

Fun singing. Lacked a plot.  (Heather)

Singing songs in my sleep.  (Nise)

Catchy tunes, overdose of happiness.  (Wendy)


Movie poster looney tunes back in action.JPGLooney Tunes:Back in Action, 2003 (Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton, Joan Cusack, Heather Lockear)   Grade C-

Gage seemed to like it 🙂

The icons are guest-stars here.  (Tony)

 

July’s Movies & Money for Charity

I saw some great films at the theater this month.  How as your movie month?  Anything I need to 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 $57.

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 Big Sick.jpgThe Big Sick, 2017 (Kumail Nanijani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar, Anupam Kher)      Grade A

Laugh, cry, cringe, smile,  love.

Love beats out cultural differences (Kathy)

Funny and truly heart-warming romance.  (Heather)


Dunkirk Film poster.jpgDunkirk, 2017 (Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles)   Grade A-

Overlooked WWII struggle that never wavers.


Baby Driver poster.jpgBaby Driver, 2017 (Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez)    Grade B+

Getaway driver tries straight life.


Despicable Me 3 (2017) Teaser Poster.jpgDespicable Me 3, 2017 (Voices-Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gair, Julie Andrews)   Grade C+

Not my favorite, but okay.