Best Films and Enjoyed Most (that I have seen)
Captain Phillips – an oscar-winning performance by Tom Hanks. Captain Phillips: Hanks’ Vivid Portrayal is Oscar Quality
Iron Man 3 – everything worked – outstanding performance by Robert Downey Jr.
Thor, the Dark Earth – outstanding performances by Cris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, as well as total reality absenteeism by viewers
Pacific Rim – a surprising and highly enjoyable dark horse movie. Pacific Rim – Entertaining. Likeable Characters. Good actors.
Olympus Has Fallen – action, violence, breath-taking suspense, and Gerard Butler – need I say more? Olympus Has Fallen: The Action Movie You’ll Hate to Love
RED 2 – As good or better than the first RED. Ya gotta love these “retired” 007’s. The laughs they evoke are full-throttle, or should I say, full-throatle.
Now You See Me – another surprisingly entertaining movie. Great characters. Great actors. Especially Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson. Twists and turns and surprises galore. Now You See Me — A Magical Mystery Movie; Give Your Solving Skills A Workout
The Croods – Loved it. Good plot. Great characters. Loved the voices, especially Nicolas Cage’s distinctive voice as Dad Crood. It was laugh-out-loud funny.
Despicable Me 2 – LOVE those minions. their odd, bubbly, funny other-language. Love the story starring the weird little villain turned Dad and semi-good guy, and the big-eyed innocence and wonder of the littlest girl, Agnes. I melted over the line to Agnes from Gru as he tucks her in good-night, “Never get older.”
Worst Films and Enjoyed Least (that I have seen)
Elysium – Elysium — One of the Worst Movies I’ve Ever Seen
After Earth – After Earth: Stranded With the Smith Family Robinsons
Man of Steel – Kryptonite Took The Temper Out of the “Man of Steel” Movie?
Epic – Epic : A Colossal Waste of Stunning Animation
Wolverine – No review. Disappointing.
Identity Thief – No review. Disappointing.
White House Down – Totally non-believeable. Not worth watching.
Briefly Entertaining, But Not A Keeper
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire – I’ll watch ’em once. Won’t buy ’em.
Oz, the Great and Powerful – Good enough. Don’t want to watch again.
Jack the Giant Slayer – Okay, but not worth buying.
The Host – Okay first time through. Not a keeper.
Not Seen, Yet, But Looking Forward To:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – a must see, can’t go wrong.
Frozen – looks hilarious, great animation and voices
Saving Mr. Banks – looks very interesting – a 20-year struggle between Walt Disney and Mary Poppins
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – from a short story by James Thurber, and a great one – of an ordinary man with extraordinary dreams, starring Ben Stiller, who has never been in a movie that I’ve liked. This one looks like it was made to order for him.
47 Ronin – looks at least entertaining, judging by the trailer.
Her – looks exceptionally different and I LOVE Joaquin Phoenix as an actor
Lee Daniel’s The Butler – Looks like it has some depth
Lone Survivor – I’m intrigued, I love against-all-odds stories, especially military. Based on a true story and taken from a New York Times bestseller. Looking forward to it.
Gravity – The hype sounds fantastic. Wish I could have seen this space thriller on IMAX. Stars the unlikely duo of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Ender’s Game – read the book in my 20s – loved it. Wish I could have seen this science fiction thriller on IMAX, also.
The Railway Man – a story of the torture and trauma and shattered lives of World War II, and having to let it go – Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman look great in this movie.
Mud -the trailer looks intriguing and have heard a lot of good things about it. Matthew McConaughey can be outstanding.