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.

December’s Movies and $ for charity

A very female-centric way to end 2018!

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 $100 right now, thanks to these two reviews!  Keep adding and we’ll start the next $100.

The Favourite.pngThe Favourite, 2018 (Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult)      Grade B+

What’s wrong with these women?!


Bird Box poster.jpegBird Box, 2018 (Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, BD Wong, Tom Hollander, Machine Gun Kelly, Danielle Macdonald)      Grade B

Riveting. Those poor kids (especially Girl).

Movie…great. Book was better.   Michelle


Dumplin film poster.jpgDumplin’, 2018 (Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush, Maddie Baillio, Bex Taylor, Klaus, Luke Benward, Harold Perrineau, Kathy Najimy)   Grade B

Celebrating an imperfect you.

Dolly Parton inspires love.  Kathy

 

 

November’s Movies, $ for charity, & a house update

So, as of the 4th of this month we are back home.  Home being relative because we are essentially living in our kitchen and family room (with laundry room and half bath access) while we finish everything up.  The family room has no flooring, just a subfloor with big rug and two mattresses (one air) on the floor.  We have one stool and one outside metal chair to sit on in the kitchen.  The good news is we’ve cleared our pod, so we have all of our clothes, kitchenware (minus small appliances) and a few small decorative shelves.  We’ve ordered furniture, we finish the mold cleanup in the basement this weekend and the painters are here this week.  Things are moving along.  I’m sleeping on the queen air mattress with Gage and I have to admit that my sleep isn’t so great but the nightly snuggles with my kid are priceless and I’ll miss them when we move back into the rest of the house at the end of the year.

But, I’m back on track with movies!  Since we have no furniture we have found excuses to head to the recliner seats at the theater 🙂

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 $98 right now.  Let’s get the final three so a charity can get much needed end of the year money.

Bohemian Rhapsody poster.pngBohemian Rhapsody, 2018 (Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Alan Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers)           Grade B+

Dark, lost soul finds peace.


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.pngThe Nutcracker and the Four Realms, 2018 (Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight)       Grade B

Magical world turns upside down.


Eddie the Eagle poster.pngEddie the Eagle, 2015 (Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Walken, Jo Hartley, Keith Allen)    Grade B

Inspiring story of following absurd dreams.


The Grinch, final poster.jpgThe Grinch, 2018 (Vices-Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Pharrell Williams, Angela Lansbury)     Grade B

Same old redeemable green miser.


Nights in rodanthe poster.jpgNights in Rodanthe, 2008 (Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Viola Davis, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni)      Grade D

Why, why , why do I keep watching Nicolas Sparks movies when I always hate them so?  They often have my favorite actors 😦

What? The? Fudge?    (Heather)

 

 

October’s Movies, $ for charity & house happenings

Our house is not done, but on Saturday we plan on moving back in to at least part of it.  It’s going to be like camping in 3 rooms for a month, but I’m just looking forward to being back in so we can put the house together.

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 $97 right now.

Smallfoot (film).pngSmallfoot, 2018 (Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito)                           Grade B

Yetis learn some harsh truths.


Halloween (1978) theatrical poster.jpgHalloween, 1978 (Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, Nancy Loomis, Donald Pleasence)       Grade B

Fun spookfest, worthy horror classic.

Scared the pants off me!   Kathy

Jamie Lee screams a lot!   Kay 

September’s Movies & Life update

Sadly, I did not complete my 30 books in 30 days challenge this year.  I’ll be posting a few of the reasons why on the challenge blog shortly, but the big two are house related.  The place by the lake we’ve been staying for over two months kicked us out a month early due to them finding someone to rent the place for six months 😦  So, yesterday we moved our stuff back into my parent’s condo.  The upside is that I am now 5 minutes from home, not 30.  As for the house itself, one day last week I had an outside crew, a gutter grew and mold crew all here at the same time and 2 guys came to interview for the drywall job.  And I fed them, lol.  Anyhoo, just trying to keep my head above water.  I read 25 books and I’m considering that a win!

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Amazed I watched anything at all in September!

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 $95 right now.

A Simple Favor.png A Simple Favor, 2018 (Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Jean Smart)      Grade B

Sparkly and stylish dark mystery.


Lady Bird poster.jpegLady Bird, 2017 (Saorse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet)                     Grade B

Real coming of age angst.

 New twist on old story.  (Kathy)

Upbeat coming-of-age story, great acting.  (Heather)


Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.png Sierra Burgess is a Loser, 2018 (Shannon Purser, Kristine Proseth, BJ Cyler, Noah Centineo)                      Grade B

Worth watching teen catfish story.

August’s Movies & another house update

Our poor house is still struggling and we’ve extended our stay at the condo close to downtown and the beach.  I am so thankful that we can afford to do so, but before all is said and done it will be 3 months there and that might even be pushing it.  Our poor house only needs people to work on it.  We’ve had such bad luck with hiring people that don’t do the job correctly and/or don’t show up for weeks at a time.  Just hired someone new yesterday and are paying double the cost of his competitor because he can get started in September and not October.  The outside will be started on next week and the inside by the end of September.

While we’ve had people not showing up Jason has taken on a lot of the burden himself.  He spends a few night a week here at the house working late into the night and in the wee hours of the morning.  Gage stays with Grandma once a week and that means I get to spent the night in the condo all by myself (I tried staying here one night but the house in its current state made me sick). Such a weird feeling.  So weird that I fell prey to having a glass of wine and watching a few teen rom-coms that felt like throwbacks to my favorite 80’s John Hughes movies.  I admit that I’ve secretly liked being able to sleep in the next morning before meandering back to my guys 🙂

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 $93 right now.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before poster.jpgTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, 2018 (Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart. John Corbett)      Grade B+

Sweet diverse teen romance.


The Kissing Booth.pngThe Kissing Booth, 2018 (Joey King, Jacob Eldori, Joel Courtney, Molly Ringwald)             Grade B

Energetic heroine + Hunky Anti-Hero 80’s Throwback

The Glass Castle (film).pngThe Glass Castle, 2017 (Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Max Greenfield, Naomi Watts)        Grade B-

Loved book, adaptation not so much.

 

July’s Movie & money for charity (maybe yours!) & another life update

The saga of the last post continues with no end in sight.  The mold remediation company has decided to stop work.  This after they contaminated the whole house and have left 5 rooms completely torn up with mold to still be treated.  Not gonna sugarcoat it, it’s been a nightmare.  The outside front of our house is just as big a disaster, but at least that company has bent over backwards to help us.  We can’t live here and haven’t for over a month, although Jason often stays here to work at night, so we are renting a condo 30 minutes away.  We have taken no possessions but clothes as I’m in the middle of purging the house since it must be completely empty of everything for the final cleaning.  That may not happen until the middle of September and that’s only a soft commitment at this point.  We have to hire more people to come in and fix what’s been done, I’m told now, much of which was unnecessary.

And then, to top it all off, Jason’s mother passed away this week.  It was not unexpected, but the timing couldn’t have been worse for Jason.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.  A lot of stress around here and I worry about him.

Somehow in the midst of all of this we managed to see two movies, even getting Gage to the theater once.  The show must go on.

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 $93 right now.

Bridgetoterabithiaposter.jpgBridge to Terabithia, 2007 (Josh Hutcherson, Anna Sophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison, Zooey Deschanel)        Grade B

Classic coming of age story.

The book won the Newbery. (Brendan)


Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018) Poster.jpgHotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, 2018 (Voices-Adam Sandler, Andy Samburg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan Michael-Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Mel Brooks)                      Grade B

Silly, much-needed, laughs.

 

June’s Movies

I feel like I’m in the middle of a mess that just won’t end. I should do a post to catch up with all of you who think I’ve forgotten about you.  Too much going on right now. Some of you follow me on FB or IG but the rest of the story defies a short post for sure. Til next time!

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 $92 right now.

The Incredibles 2.jpgIncredibles 2, 2018 (Voices-Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L Jackson, Catherine Keener)     Grade B

That baby could end the world!

Kid-friendly Avengers movie, with heart!  (Heather)


Thor Ragnarok poster.jpgThor Ragnarok, 2017 (Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Mark Ruffalo, Karl Urban, Matt Damon)                                Grade B

Humor filled fun. Avengers lite.

Best Thor–yay no Portman!  (Heather)


BookClubPoster.jpg  Book Club, 2018 (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Canice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T Nelson, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson)                     Grade B

Aged well with books and wine (and plastic surgery)

It’s Bergen, then Fonda. Sheesh.  (Brendan)

Looking for love over 70.  (Kathy)


Image result for the week of movie posterThe Week Of, 2018 (Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Rachel Dratch)                                                                   Grade B

Reunited and it feels so good!


Storks (film) poster 2.jpgStorks, 2016 (Voices-Andy Samburg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammar, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Poole)   Grade B-

Those babies are the cutest!


Masterminds (2016 film).pngMasterminds, 2016 (Zach Galifianakas, Kristin Wiig, Owen Wilson, Kate McKinnon, Jadon Sudeikis, Leslie Jones)                     Grade C+

The hair alone earns points.

I wanted it more dirty!  (Heather)