Mary surprised me the other day with a number of movie reviews that she has been sitting on.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina
Action/Adventure and Animation
1 hr. 47min
Rated: PG for rude humor, language, action and smoking.
Rango is a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt — a lawless outpost populated by the desert’s most wily and whimsical creatures — the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. – Yahoo Movie Review
Mary’s Review – This was not the best movie ever made but it had some of the best animated characters. I was in awe at the animation of said characters. The story was sort of okay but not the best. I wanted to like it more but just did not. I will give this movie 2 nachos for the characters.
Red Riding Hood
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Julie Christie, Gary Oldman
Romance, Suspense/Horror and Adaptation
1 hr. 40min
Rated: PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality.
For decades, the people of the village of Daggerhorn have maintained an uneasy truce with the werewolf, who prowls at every full moon, by offering the beast a monthly animal sacrifice to quench its appetite. But under a blood red moon, the wolf changes the stakes by taking the life of one of their own. – Yahoo Movie Review
Mary’s Review – All I can say is Bomb……. 1 broken nacho at the bottom of the plate!
The Adjustment Bureau
Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Michael Kelly
Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller, Adaptation and Politics/Religion
1 hr. 46min
Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image.
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas – a woman like none he’s ever known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself – the men of The Adjustment Bureau – who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path… or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her. – Yahoo Movie Review
Mary’s Review – When I was a little girl I used to think that we were dolls and God would move us around and make us do whatever he wanted. I learned later on that we were not just led but we had free will and that God would indeed guide us if we asked really nice. Well this movie took that childlike concept and ran with it. What this movie comes back to is that basic theory. This movie for me was very different and very interesting. I do not like to read too much into a movie but that is just how I felt and this childlike memory came back to me as clear as day. I will give this movie 2 nachos and a jalapeno for creativeness.
Starring: Liam Neeson, January Jones, Diane Kruger, Aidan Quinn, Frank Langella
Drama, Thriller and Adaptation
1 hr. 49min
Rated: PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sexual content
Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth. – Yahoo Movie Review
Mary’s Review – This movie was just okay…it doesn’t really require a trip to the theater. If you must see it rent it.
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth
Drama, Thriller and Adaptation
1 hr. 45min
Rated: PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language.
Aspiring author Eddie Morra is suffering from chronic writer’s block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. With every synapse crackling, Eddie can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets – as long as he keeps taking the untested drug. – Yahoo Movie Review
Mary’s Review – This was another unusual film. The story I had not heard before. I did not think I was going to like it but I did. I think it would be a good film to rent. No need to waste your gas to run and see it. As you know, I will go see anything just so you do not have to. I will always tell you the truth about a film according to me! I will give this one 2 nachos and a jalapeno too!