Category Archives: Movie Review

The Nacho Ladies Review – Captain America: The First Avenger

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Starring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving
Action/Adventure and Adaptation
2 hr. 5min
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull. – Yahoo Movie Review

Mom’s Review - My mother is filling in for my wife this week with her review of “Captain America: The First Avenger”. She went to the movies with my sister-in-law, Sabina, and my niece, Jessica (age 12). Mom’s review – Yeaaaaaa for the Captain. He fought a different “Hitler:” a mad-type scientist WWII. Mad-type and henchmen looked very Nazi. Used some high-tech stuff. Not accurate for the time. Had Army women “overseas.” Wrong for time period. No WACs (Women’s Army Corps) went out of the U.S. during that war, but what would Capt. America do without a beautiful woman nearby to impress. Good guy wins. Of course. Bad guy dies. Of course. 4 nachos for kids. 1 for adults, possibly 3 if you are a comic fan.

The Nacho Ladies Review – Water for Elephants

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Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider, Jim Norton
Drama and Adaptation
1 hr. 43min
Rated: PG 13 for Moments of intense violence and sexual content.

Jacob Jankowski is about to take his final exams in veterinary medicine at Cornell when his parents are killed in a car accident. He drops out and joins Benzini Brothers, a second-rate traveling circus trying to survive during the Depression. – Yahoo Movie Review

Mary’s Review – If you read the book I was told it’s a bit different. I was told that in the book the animals were treated more cruelly. I wouldn’t want my daughter Meg to see it, as she would be devastated by the treatment of these animals. That being said the story was very good and I can recommend it. Please bring your hankies because it is a touching love story too. I will give this movie three nachos.

The Nacho Ladies Review – Prom

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Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang
Comedy
1 hr. 43min
Rated: PG for mild language and a brief fight

A group of teenagers find their lives intersecting and their futures taking shape as they prepare for the most pivotal event of their high school careers. At first Nova Prescott is infuriated at a classmate who nearly destroys her plans for prom. But the closer the big day gets, the more she realizes that he may be the perfect date. – Yahoo Movie Review

Mary’s Review – I went to see this movie by myself. It was so funny because when I got to the theatre I was the only one in it! Well I picked out my favorite seat right in the middle in the first row landing so I can put my feet up and enjoy. Suddenly this elderly gentleman walked in and sat down only three seats away! He then pulled out his little baggies of snacks from his backpack and proceeded to eat and watch with me! We were the only ones there! How funny and amusing to me! We watched it together and I think we both enjoyed it, as we laughed at the same things. The movie was so cute and the young actors did there rolls well. The story was predictable and didn’t disappoint. After the movie was over, the little man got up and left without saying a word. I wanted to ask him if he enjoyed it but he was already gone. I love this community and its people! As for this movie I will have to say it is worthy of two nachos and a snack in a baggie!

The Nacho Ladies Review – Rio

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Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement
Action/Adventure, Comedy and Animation
1 hr. 36min
Rated: PG for mild off-color humor.

Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, and enjoys a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota. Blu and Linda think he’s the last of his kind, but when they learn about another macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu’s female counterpart. – Yahoo Movie Review

Mary’s Review – We watched this movie in 3D.The colors in this animated movie were beautiful. The story was cute, the music was joyous. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Sometimes I get a little jaded by all the hype some movies get, historically when I see too many previews of a movie it’s because it really isn’t very good and they need to make their money back. This is not the case with this one. I will give this movie two nachos with a peck!

The Nacho Ladies Review – Fast Five

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Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Dwayne Johnson
Action/Adventure and Sequel
2 hr. 10min
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, sexual content and language.

Since Brian O’Conner and Mia Toretto broke Dom Toretto out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. – Yahoo Movie Review

Mary’s Review – Well they are back! I can’t say this was a good movie but I always enjoy the action packed car stunts. I also enjoy the beautiful men and women, we just wanted the men to take off their shirts and strut around a little bit but alas, they never did. My girlfriend Zulema and I always think that if we had our input on a movie we would make it better. Shirts off would be the first thing we would do, and then we would make it a little more believable. I can only give this movie one nacho and a jalapeño but if you’re a fan go see it anyway. Please don’t leave the theatre until after all the credits have rolled, as you will get an eye popping look into the future, I won’t tell you what it is but you won’t want to miss it!

The Nacho Ladies Review – Insidious, Source Code and Scream 4

Insidious

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne
Suspense/Horror
1 hr. 42min
Rated: PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language.

Shortly after moving, a family discovers that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to discover that it was not their house that was haunted. – Yahoo Movie Review

Mary’s Review – God, get me out of this theatre! Take your jalapeño and put it in your popcorn but don’t waste time with this one!

Source Code

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Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Arden
Action/Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Thriller
1 hr. 34min
Rated: PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images, and for language.

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. – Yahoo Movie Review

Mary’s Review – Hmmmm I thought this movie was different but not that great. It was a bit choppy in plot and didn’t make a lot of sense to me. I mean I got it, I just didn’t think it was believable. Let’s just say it was not my favorite. I will have to say it’s no more than a two nacho movie.

Scream 4

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Starring: Emma Roberts, Mary McDonnell, Rory Culkin, Marley Shelton, Alison Brie
Suspense/Horror and Sequel
1 hr. 43min
Rated: R for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking.

Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately Sidney’s appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger. – Yahoo Movie Review

Mary’s Review – They just couldn’t leave this one alone. They just had to do it again! Well it was as bad as the other ones but isn’t that why we watch Scream in the first place. It was wonderfully terrible and we enjoyed it anyway! Save it for a rental – one nacho and a jalapeno

The Nacho Ladies Review – A bunch of movies

Mary surprised me the other day with a number of movie reviews that she has been sitting on.

Rango

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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

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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

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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.

Unknown

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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.

Limitless

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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!

The Nacho Ladies Review – The King’s Speech

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Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall
Drama and Biopic
1 hr. 51min
Rated: R for some language.

George VI, also known as Bertie, reluctantly takes the throne of England when his brother, Edward, abdicates in 1936. The unprepared king turns to a radical speech therapist, Lionel Logue, to help overcome his nervous stutter and the two forge a friendship. – Yahoo Movie Review

Mary’s Review – This is a delightful movie! This was one of my top films for 2010 that did not make it to my list. Geoffrey Rush in my opinion stole the show. With that being said Colin Firth was phenomenal as well. I wish to see this again before it leaves the theater. I will have to give this movie my highest score of 4 nachos.

The Nacho Ladies Review – Season of the Witch

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Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Ulrich Thomsen
Drama and Suspense/Horror
1 hr. 35min
Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content.

A medieval knight undertakes a mission pitting him against a devious witch and making him the last hope for the world against an ancient and dark force. – Yahoo Movie Review

Mary’s Review – As some movie goers know the first few months of each year the worst movies arrive and people like me subject themselves to these dogs with great decorum and vigor. I went; yes I did and even dragged my friend Lee with me. We watched and laughed; however it was the serious parts of the movie that brought us to giggles. This movie is so bad that it is good fun! I will have to say I am a Nicholas Cage fan to which my girlfriend Zulema has always responded that he cannot act! So the debate continues…Zulema, I think you are partly correct he is not the best actor at times but I love the personality he brings to every part he acts in. He is one of a kind, good or bad and I will continue to  go see every movie he is in, and girlfriend you are welcome to come along and are  also welcome to carry on our 15 year debate!.  As for this movie I can give it only 1 nacho and a jalapeno. You can decide if Nicolas Cage can act as for me I am convinced he can.

Trace Adkins sings Till the Last Shot’s Fired with the West Point Cadet Glee Club

Las Vegas, 5 April 2009. Trace Adkins sings Till the Last Shot’s Fired with the West Point Cadet Glee Club  

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