Reviews

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter is a moving story of hope in the midst of pain and abuse. It is based on the true story of a girl who comes from a very difficult family situation and finds herself pregnant just at the moment when she is most vulnerable. The movie pulls no punches about how people can […]

Flight

Flight

  We generally do not review “R” rated movies in this website, but since we are  publishing an article about the main actor, Denzel Washington, this week we felt obliged to post a review of this movie.   Although this movie is not recommended for younger teens (It is rated “R” and has an objectionable […]

Perks of Wallflower

Perks of Wallflower

  A beautiful but disturbing movie about a group of high school misfits and how their friendship helps them through the hurtful problems they are dealing with. The movie deals with a number of very serious issues (sexual abuse, homosexuality, drug and alcohol abuse). It is not for younger teens, but it is very well […]

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania

  A hilarious cartoon movie well worth watching. Selena Gomez does the voice of the vampire “teen” who is overprotected by her loving but obsessive vampire father. The daddy vampire (who is harmless, as are all the monsters in this movie) has created a hidden hotel where he can protect his daughter from the “evil humans”, […]

Here Comes Boom

Here Comes Boom

    An entertaining comedy about a “loser teacher” who decides he has to help a friend. His efforts seem doomed to failure, as does his love life, but somehow he manages to find a way to at least do something. The movie deals with the “over-the-hill” experience that most adults face. It also deals […]

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

I am always fascinated with movies by director/writer Christopher Nolan. This was no exception. Nolan has an ability to talk about the dark side, the evil that is lurking in all of us. It is scary thing. Yet, in the Batman series, good eventually triumphs over evil. It is a story of hope, although it […]

The Intouchables

The Intouchables

  A beautiful movie. A rich, handicapped man is looking for a new male nurse. A unemployed immigrant from Africa shows up thinking he will never get the job but that he can fulfill the legal requirements for unemployment benefits by applying for the job. The two begin an unlikely friendship. A truly inspiring story […]

Amazing Spiderman

Amazing Spiderman

  Remake of the Spiderman movie. I liked the first one better, but this had it’s positive moments. The awkwardness of the scene where Peter Parker finally get’s enough courage to ask the girl out is classic. Her role in helping him discover himself and in helping him fight the bad guy is very positive. […]

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

A movie about early romance and about how even awkward attempts at romance have a certain magic to them. Still, I came away with the impression that the movie makers were trying to mock adults and traditional institutions and make them all look stupid. An interesting attempt at a new twist on a classic theme […]

Brave

Brave

A wild and fiercely independent princess fights against the expectations of her mother and her society. Her mother wants her to accept a betrothal for which she is not ready. Things take a magical and comical turn when her mother is accidentally turned into a bear. At moments the artwork and visual poetry of this […]