P.S. I went to see #TheBatman again tonight (Friday) in Dolby (great experience as well); I will now say that I enjoy Pattinson at the Batman (not so much as Bruce Wayne)! He does a great job and has good chemistry with Zoe (Cat Woman). The action scenes are good; the end credit scene is still sucky, IJS. I have upgraded my stars from 3.5 to 4 (probably should be 4.5 but I’m a Marvel fan 😉
Overall I really enjoyed the movie with all the great action scenes that 007 movies entertain us with, especially those that Daniel Craig has been in. The storyline needed more development yet I enjoyed it. No end credit scene after this franchise closure as it ended in an untraditional closure. There was a post that said James Bond will return…after the new casting.
The main public library in Cincinnati is commandeered by (homeless) locals who frequent the library for “all” resources. A Winter freeze hits and they have no place to go and a sit in starts with a couple of unsuspected people joining the cause. There’s humor in a situation that’s real to a lot of people.
3 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 1h 59min | Drama | 5 April 2019 (USA)
I was really excited about this animated film coming to theatres and overall I liked it. I will say that’s it’s slow for an animated film because there are scenes with little talking. I saw it in 3D and I’d say it wasn’t really necessary.
3.5 stars out of 5 stars
PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The final installment is in theatres now and Mockingjay 2 didn’t disappoint. I was truly bored with M.J. 1 and had hoped for a better movie to end this franchise. I didn’t read the books but I’ve seen all of the movies. There’s some great action scenes and the storyline returned to what I have enjoyed minus M.J. 1. IMAX is always great and I really enjoyed it in that format. Once again, I enjoyed seeing another #GOT actor on the big screen, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth). My fave of the franchise was the second movie, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’.
4 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 137 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Straight to the point, I’m hoping Mockingjay Pt. 2 is MUCH better. The plot is slow and there’s not enough action scenes to hold your attention (well, mine anyway). A little humor along the way to try and bring you in. Having not read any of the books, it’s obvious pt. 1 is setting up pt. 2 and let’s hope it revives this franchise. It was good seeing another “Game of Thrones” cast member on the big screen…Natalie Dormer.
3 stars out of 5
PG-13 123 min – Adventure | Sci-Fi
#HungerGames #HungerGamesMockingjay #MuseEnthusiasts
What a great sequel! I saw the first film and I didn’t like it at all. Catching Fire was spectacular to look at with a storyline that captured my attention all 2 hrs. and 26 minutes (no end credit scene). I haven’t read any of the books yet I understood the storyline (and later got answers from fans of the books, lol).
4 stars out of 5
PG 13 146 min – Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
This film is riveting with good acting from Jennifer Hudson (Gloria), Skylan Brooks (Mister/Gloria’s son) and Ethan Dizon (Pete). Yes, this is another film about mother’s who physically and/or emotionally abandon their children because of their addictions; yet the survival mode of the boys will capture your attention. The struggle of the boys without an adult in their lives had me crying a lot during the movie. I believe this is a breakout role for young Ethan Dizon who portrays Pete. His character was really challenged and showed what happens to younger children when their parents don’t have it together. Jennifer’s role is Oscar worthy…let’s see what happens. I hope Skylan and Ethan’s roles get recognition from one of the many film awards. Anthony Mackie has a small role (Kris) and is barely recognizable (bushy beard). Jordin Sparks has a small role as Alice; her character never tied into the story and made no sense to me; her acting was good. Jeffrey Wright does a good job in his role as he usually does. Definitely worth checking out.
4.5 stars out of 5
R 108 min – Drama