The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

When I first saw the trailer to this film, I knew I had to see it. Being a Martin Scorsese fan, I had the utmost confidence it would not disappoint. And, guess what? I was right. (Note: It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a Scorsese flick — the last one I saw was this film.) At first glance, this movie is not typical of Scorsese. Now some folks may not like it. In all honesty, when I first saw the trailer I was a bit unsure of the style of the film. Though, it looked fun so I thought I’d Read more [...]

50/50 (2011)

Being that I was in a comedy type of mood, I decided to check this film out. From the trailer, I knew there were some serious moments but also could give me a few laughs. And, guess what? I was right. I will admit, when I first saw the trailer I knew this was a movie I’d have to wait until I was in the mood to see. It seemed more of those types of films you can enjoy when the mood catches you just at the right time — I’m definitely glad I waited. To be completely honest, this film Read more [...]

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

Every now and then, I get in the mood to see a fun and quirky romantic comedy. So, this time around I accidentally stumbled upon this one — I’m glad I did. At its heart, this movie is about regrets and letting go of the past and moving on to the future. Let’s face it — we’ve all done things that we’ve regretted. And, in doing so — we wish we could change the past thus altering the future. But, we can’t. And, learning how to deal with the choices (and perhaps the mistakes) we have Read more [...]

Sideways (2004)

(Note: This film is part of my ”1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” project of film reviews). Since I’ve been in the mood for a comedy type of movie, I decided to re-visit this film. And, I have to admit – I was a bit apathetic when I first saw the film years ago as it just didn’t quite interest me at the time. Though, now that a few years have gone by – I have to say that it was quite entertaining the second time around. But, why? I think this is a very adult type of movie in the Read more [...]

Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)

“Everything happens for a reason.” – Jeff Who Lives at Home When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I thought it may something I’d go see should there be nothing else to watch – it looked interesting. Though I knew it may be a typical indie type of film, it still looked a bit intriguing and different. And so, I went to go check it out. And, guess what? I was right. This film is more philosophical with bits of comedy intertwined than anything else – it’s definitely not for Read more [...]

The Descendants (2011)

“Goodbye, Elizabeth. Goodbye, my love, my friend, my pain, my joy. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye.” The Descendants There are many films that tell stories about death and how we deal with them. Some are funny, some are sad, some are dramatic and some are true. But, it takes real talent to come up with a movie that can weave all these elements together – this film has done just that. To be honest, when this movie first came out – I really didn’t think much of it. It did look a bit entertaining Read more [...]

Young Adult (2011)

“Everyone gets old. Not everyone grows up.” – Young Adult When I first saw the trailer to this film, it looked like a fun type of movie to see. So, I decided to check it out. I’m glad I did. (Note: Before I go into the review, I will say that I really enjoy watching Charlize Theron on screen – she’s a very talented actress. In fact, I just recently saw another film she played in which she had a very strong performance and powerful role). In any case, this film starts out Read more [...]

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

When I first saw the trailer to this film, it definitely looked entertaining. I’ve always enjoyed watching Steve Carell, whether it be on film or television. Though, I was a bit unsure if this was a movie I should wait to go on DVD. Yet after much debate (as well as reading a lot of positive reviews), I decided to check it out and hit the theatre. I’m glad I did! Before I get into the review, I will say my hesitation to see this movie was due to the trailer – it looked like it may be a film Read more [...]

Horrible Bosses (2011)

When I first saw the trailer to this movie, I was kind of up in the air about it. Sure, it looked funny. But, I just wasn’t sure if it was something I’d go out and see – it seemed a little “raunchy.” Though, I was in search for a comedy type movie to watch one weekend. And, this was one of the few that was out. So, I started to read the reviews (one being from my film blogging pal ReelTalker). To my surprise, they were actually positive. So, I decided to check it out – I’m glad I did. From Read more [...]

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Now, I have to admit – this film was not really on my radar even when I saw the trailer. Honestly, I have not really enjoyed much of Woody Allen’s work in the past. So, I really didn’t think anything of it when it first came out. Though, it wasn’t until I started reading reviews about the movie that got me interested. And, to my surprise – many of the reviews were positive. So, I decided to check it out – I’m glad I did. This film is a bit of a comedy and drama type of movie rolled into Read more [...]

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