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 [...]

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

Since I was in the mood for a drama and thriller type film, I decided to check this one out. Going into it, I had no idea what this movie was about — I based my decision mostly on the poster cover as well as the cast. And, let me just say — I made a good decision. From the very opening, I knew this was going to interest me. Let’s just say, this is not your typical type of movie. It has a very unique storyline with interesting characters. Though, it’s not for everyone — it’s a very dark 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 [...]

The Words (2012)

When this film first came out, I really wanted to see it. To be honest, the trailer really intrigued me. However, I was not able to see it due to its limited engagement in select cities. So, I was excited when it finally came out on DVD — it was well worth the wait. Let me just start off by saying, this is not your typical kind of movie. There is not much action and it does not follow the regular linear formula of most movies. Though, it does have a good storyline that is very well told. Read more [...]

The Cider House Rules (1999)

“A story about how far we must travel to find the place where we belong.” – The Cider House Rules Recently, I stumbled upon this film based on the book. And, I must say – it made for a very delightful and heartwarming period piece. Being that I’m a history buff and enjoy watching period pieces from time to time, this movie really hit the spot – it had a lot of heart. And, in addition – a lot of famous actors and actresses. So, what exactly is the film about? As the quote above Read more [...]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

When I first saw the trailer to this film, I had mixed feelings about it – it seemed like a very sentimental film especially since it revolved around the topic of 9/11. Though, my curiosity got the better of me as I heard many good reviews about it. So, I decided to check it out. To my surprise, Tom Hanks (who played Thomas Schell) was hardly in the film. Though the story revolved around him and his relationship with his son, Oskar (played by Thomas Horn), his presence was very minimal to Read more [...]

The Hunger Games (2012)

“The world will be watching.” – The Hunger Games When I first heard about this film based on the popular book, I had no idea what it was about. Even after I viewed the trailer, I still was a bit puzzled about the story and its overall plot. Though, it did look like a unique type of film. So, I did a bit of research and found mixed reviews – some liked it and some did not. To be honest, it wasn’t after until I heard all the buzz and rave reviews about the movie from Read more [...]

Casino Jack (2010)

Recently, I stumbled upon this film as I was in a business and political type mood. Usually, I’m not much into political type movies but when it comes to mixing business and politics – I can get interested at times. So, I decided to check this one out. Before I go into the movie itself, let me just say – Kevin Spacey rarely disappoints. I think he’s a very good actor and overall I’ve usually enjoyed his performances. This film was no different – he was great! Basically, the film is about 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 [...]

Drive (2011)

When I first saw the trailer to this film, I thought it was going to be an action based kind of film full of car chases and gun robbers. Though, I do have to admit – it didn’t look like something I wanted to rush over and see at the theatre. However, based on the positive reviews – I decided to go and check it out. Let me just say, I think the trailer did a very good job of explaining the plot and getting the interest of movie goers. It did look like a typical action film with an interesting Read more [...]

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