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42 Jackie Robinson Movie is a must see! inspiring and a true story #movies #reviews


42 the Jackie Robinson story was such an inspiring eye opening movie.  I never stopped to think about how crazy the situation was for him at the time, the kind of hate and racism and ridicule he endured.  I love that this movie reminds us all about amazing people like him that changed America, and its still a little scary to think this was only 65 years ago.

The movie it self was a bit of a slow steady burn, not action packed etc, but the content and the depth really kept you fully into it, and it didnt get boring at all.  Harrison Ford was great as Branch Rickey, someone who was a bit of an unsung hero in this story that deserves great credit for havin the balls to bring black baseball player into the major leagues back then.  Also big kudos to the relatively unknown actor that played Jackie ..Chadwick Boseman was great.

Everyone should see this movie,..if you are white, black, brown or whatever its a story the relates to us all.



The Place Beyond The Pines: WOW A Must See Amazing movie! #movies #placebeyondthepines #gosling #cooper

WOW…Stop what you are doing, stop reading this, and go see The Place Beyond the Pines now!

It was truly a unique movie …nice and long..but takes you through 3 different overlapping time periods of connected storylines..and you are drawn in every second!..its not super fast paced..but pretty deep.

The cast was phenomenal..Ryan Gosling and Bradley cooper..both were just awesome.  The musical score was perfect…and i was pleasantly surprised that the trailer didnt do the movie justice at all!  Trust me you will go in assuming what its about,..and have no idea that its basically almost 3 separate acts start and finish.

If you are still reading this, you didnt listen…go see it!



The Croods: A few good laughs and not bad for grown ups #movies #reviews


I try to see any good animated movie that looks like it might be funny for grown ups.  It feels like its been ages since we’ve had decent ones like Shrek, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo etc,

The Croods is not in the same league as those, but its definitely an entertaining movie, with a few decent laughs, awesome graphics, and you dont get bored half way through! Thats always the mark of a decent kids movie.

Its worth seeing or taking any kids  you’ll enjoy it!


Dead Man Down:Really great! Dark, Deep, complex and good action #movies

I have to say Dead Man Down deserved much better marketing than it got!  The movie was great! It wasnt just a regular revenge/action movie..it felt deeper, more emotional..and it had a great story with a few good complex levels.  Colin Farrell was great in it and so was Terrence Howard (im a big fan of both of them).

Even though it was a long movie, you didnt get bored and it had a decent number of action scenes and a really bad ass finale battle scene that i liked a lot.

One  odd thing to me was that the trailers must have been done by a really bad agency or they were rushed.  The trailers completely mistook the movie to be completely different…as if Terrence Howard’s character was going after Colin Farrells character the entire movie when it fact i was the other way around.

Id also say i kinda hated the character Noomi Rapace played..maybe it was her fault..maybe it was the role…it just got me mad lots..especially the really bad french music playing on the radio and at the credits..they could have chosen something better!

Anyway this movie is worth seeing


Dark Skies: Freaky with some great scares! Pretty good! #movies


Dark Skies was GOOD!  I love a good creepy Sci Fi movie..and this definitely delivered.  Really great scary scenes and just a really freaky premise that seems realistic.

I loved the acting by the kids and Keri Russel, but i hated the actor they chose to play the husband and his acting.  Just felt completely mis-cast ..the movie would have been 10x better with a stronger actor in that role.

If you are a Sci Fi/supernatural fan..definitely go see this!



Warm Bodies: Slow boring first half killed this for me #movies

I had high hopes for this movie..the idea of a zombie romantic comedy made me think back to amazing movies like Zombieland.

To be honest this was a pure execution failure.  The entire first half of the movie was so ridiculously slow, i think i heard half of the theater sleeping.  Actually more like first 70 percent of the movie.

It only picked up in the very last 20 minutes.  There should have been much more funny zombie stuff, and they should have moved the story along much faster. A great cast was wasted here.



Gangster Squad: great action, perfect cast, funny, and based on true events! #movies

Gangster Squad was a great entertaining movie!  The cast was just chock full of some of my favorites including Anthony Mackie (who is totally underrated still) and Michael Pena (who is super versatile in so many movies), besides of course Ryan Gosling and others.

I love movies that are true stories or based on events that most of the world didnt know was true.  Plus, this movie had it all…some hilarious laugh out loud moments, some really great crazy shoot out scenes, and some great drama and sad parts

Its a must see!