This movie is based on a book that I’m unfamiliar with. The storyline can seem slow/long yet it’s for character development, which is good. I did expect more from these ladies yet I have to remember that for the most part, these ladies had ordinary lives outside of their criminal husbands/significant others. It’s a popcorn movie. I thought there were a few loose ends that should have been tied up.
3 stars out of 5
R | 2h 9min | Crime , Drama , Romance | 16 November 2018 (USA)
What a well written script from the broadway show! The acting is superior and I expect many movie award nominations. The dialogue is crisp and you don’t get a chance to drift off because every word counts. What a storyline!
5 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 2h 18min | Drama | 25 December 2016 (USA)
Since advance screening reviews started coming out, I’ve read about not so favorable reviews. I’m not a fan of DC comics but I have seen all of the movies. I totally enjoyed the movie from my stand point. It’s an enjoyable summer time popcorn movie. I thought the character build-up was good. I saw it in IMAX 3D and it was great. There’s one end credit scene that build to the Justice League movie. No need to stay until the screen turns black because there isn’t another scene (I waited).
4.5 stars out of 5
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Chadwick Boseman is great at biopics! This movie is just over 2 hours yet it could have been longer because in my opinion Mr. Brown’s story wasn’t told in depth…especially his darker side that we read about in the news. Overall, I did enjoy this movie and with this great ensemble cast the acting is great. Chadwick does a great job with the dancing, mannerisms and “geechy” dialect. It’s early to talk about Oscar worthy performances yet Chadwick’s depiction is great although the storyline could be stronger. There are 1st person scenes that the main character has that adds to developing of the storyline. The music is great!
4 stars out of 5
PG-13 138 min – Biography | Drama | Music
I love sci-fi movies and that’s probably why this movie ended up being ok to me. Had they attempted to just be an action/adventure movie it would have been a failure in my opinion. The lead character Ender is strong and does a good job at leading his team into battle. I think the actor, Asa Butterfield, has a pretty good career in Hollywood building up from this role. This film is depicted from the book of the same name (several other books in this series so if this one is successful, I’m sure more films will be made). The cinematography is wonderful and I wish I had seen it in Imax (which I know is fabulous). Overall, I thought this movie was a giant video game on screen.
3 stars out of 5
PG-13 114 mins – Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
This movie has received rave reviews from many writers across the country. The storyline kept me thinking throughout the movie; you must pay careful attention to all details to “maybe” figure out who the abductor is. Great cast and good performances. I don’t think this is an Oscar worthy movie yet you never know. There are twists in the storyline that reminded me of ‘Kiss the Girls’ yet this movie is not on that level of a great thriller/drama. It’s worth checking out. The ending may not be what you expect.
3 1/2 stars out of 5
R 153 min. – Crime | Drama | Thriller