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?

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 $32 right now.  Your charity could be next 

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)

November 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 $19 right now.  Your charity could be next 

Ford v. Ferrari (2019 film poster).png Ford v Ferrari, 2019 (Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Ray McKinnon)    Grade A

Great performances by actors & cars.

Creed II poster.png Creed II, 2018 (Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu)   Grade B+

Baby Creed becomes a man.


Motherless Brooklyn (film).jpg Motherless Brooklyn, 2019 (Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Willem Defoe, Alec Baldwin, Bruce Willis, Cherry Jones)   Grade B

Tourette syndrome takes center stage.


Case 39 poster.jpgCase 39, 2009 (Renee Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper)    Grade B-

Caring social worker pays price.


In the Shadow of the Moon poster.jpgIn the Shadow of the Moon, 2019 (Boyd Holbrook, Cleopatra Coleman, Michael C. Hall, Bokeem Woodbine)   Grade B-

Interesting time travel, light details.

October’s Movies

What about you?  What did you see this month that you’d recommend?

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We’re at $19 right now.  Your charity could be next 

Abominable (2019 poster).png Abominable, 2019 (Voices-Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong)    Grade B+

Magical yeti loves his friends.

The Current War.png The Current War, 2019 (Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew MacFayden, Nicholas Hoult)     Grade B

Edison, Westinghouse, Tesla electricity drama.

GeraldsGameFilm.jpg Gerald’s Game,  2017 (Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood)   Grade C

Sexy handcuffs can be boring.

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?

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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.

I loved who played God.  (Heather) (me too!)


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?

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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)