Justin and I watch a lot of movies. And by a lot, I mean usually at least two per week, whether that means going to the theater on $5 Tuesdays, hitting up the Redbox, or finding something streaming on Netflix.
I’ve decided to start reviewing some of the movies we see, which will hopefully provide some good recommendations for you guys! I doubt this will become a weekly feature, but I hope to do it at least a couple times each month, so I can keep the lists to a minimum.
A few things to note: I’m a wuss, so you will never see me reviewing anything that involves dead people (except maybe sparkly vampires). I also hate anything that involves children being creepy, or children being harmed.
Here are a few movies we’ve seen recently:
From IMDB: In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self.
Based on the previews, I sort of relate this movie with the Bourne series. Not that they are actually similar in any way, but that’s how I categorize it in my head. I guess it’s because I don’t always like action movies, but I loved this, and all of those. It was just enough to make me jump, without giving me nightmares, although, there are a couple parts where the little kid makes me super uncomfortable. I hope that wasn’t too much of a spoiler. I’m new to this.
From IMDB: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Bradley Cooper is definitely in my top five favorite actors, and I had seen him on a morning show talking about this movie, so I was really excited for it. I can honestly say, this might be my favorite movie of the year, and that’s a pretty big deal, considering it’s only January! Both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence played their parts flawlessly, and I’d love to see them work together in the future. The story provides the perfect mix of laughter and tears. Justin and I usually have rather different views on what we consider a really good movie, so when we both walk out saying “that was absolutely fantastic”, that says something.
From IMDB: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
In an effort to keep it real, sometimes we see a movie we just don’t really get. This is one of those movies. It has some big names in it (Jason Segel, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon), so we had somewhat high expectations. It seems as if they spent too much money on the cast, though, and left nothing for production. The plot itself was just okay, and overall we were not impressed.
From IMDB: A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work.
I was glad to hear this was the movie showing on our flight from PIT to IHA last weekend, because I had really been looking forward to seeing it. The previews made it look really good, and I honestly loved it right up until the last ten minutes. It was an interesting storyline but the ending killed it for me. Maybe it was because the pilot came on the loudspeaker and I missed what I suspect was a key line to the whole thing coming together, but I was left thoroughly disappointed. It’s definitely worth seeing, but I’d like to hear if anyone else felt the same way about the ending?
So that’s what we’ve been watching lately, how about you? Got any good recommendations for us?