“SPOTLIGHT” is a Mystery/Suspense/Drama centered-around the true story of the Pulitzer Prize Winning Boston Globe’s investigation into the claims and allegations of child molestation and rape in the Boston Archdiocese.
Originally it was thought that there were around 18 or so boys that had been molested. During the investigation the Boston Globe reporters uncovered the fact that more than 90 boys had been molested. The story and events rocked the city to its core and caused a crisis in the Catholic Church. The story unfolds from there…
Excellent cast!! The movie is very well executed. Although the subject matter is a bit on the dark side, the movie is still riveting. I found it amazing that most of the cast perfected a Bostonian accent. “SPOTLIGHT” is truly about the power of the Press.
“SPOTLIGHT” has been open in Limited-Release since November 6th. Try and catch it in your city.
This is a 5 Star Movie!
What a nice addition to the Rocky Balboa Franchise!
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father Boxing Great Apollo Creed. From a young age Adonis had boxing in his blood. He quit his corporate job and relocated to Philadelphia, the city where his famous father fought one of his most famous boxing matches. Adonis hooks up with an aging Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Rocky sees the strength, determination and skill in Adonis.
Adonis starts to train under Balboa. Soon the word gets out and the current world champion wants to fight Adonis. It’s going to take a lot of skill, strength and hard work to prepare for this boxing match. The story unfolds from there…
The movie is excellent. It’s moving, emotional and entertaining. The camera angles used during the boxing matches are awesome! This is one of Sylvester Stallone’s best performances.
If you are a fan of the “Rocky” Franchise; “Creed” should not be missed.
This is a 5 Star Movie!
At last the long awaited final installment in The Hunger Games Franchise has arrived!
This final installment picks up where the Mocking Jay Pt1 left off. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is recovering from her injuries. She wants desperately to speak with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), but President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) and others warn against it.
Once Katniss is well, the team is assembled. The goal is to go to the Capital and kill President Snow. Of Course the team runs into many obstacles, but this does not stop them. The story unfolds from there.
There is lots of action, special effects and mayhem. There are a lot of surprises. Jennifer Lawrence is flawless as Katniss Everdeen. It seems the role was made for her. She brings legitimacy to the story.
Sadly this is the last movie for Philip Seymour Hoffman. This franchise started off in 2012 with a bang, but now goes out quietly.
If you are a fan of “The Hunger Games” Franchise; this final installment should not be missed.
This is a 3 1/2 Star Movie!
“Secret in Their Eyes” is a “Spine Tingling Suspense Drama that doesn’t quite hit its mark”
A close knit group of FBI Investigators are torn apart when they find the daughter of one of the Investigators brutally murdered. Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) one of the Investigators, spends years trying to unravel and solve the case. He finds new evidence so he goes back to his old office and tries to piece everything together. He visits his old teammates Jess (Julia Roberts), Claire (Nicole Kidman) and Bumpy (Dean Norris) to get them on-board. The story unfolds from there…
Julia Roberts is awesome as the grieving Mother Jess. Beyond that the movie is just ok. I was expecting more given the fact that the cast are heavy weight stars. There is some sort of sexual tension between Ray and Claire, but nothing ever comes to light.
The story skips around a lot and there is a lot of back and forth showing events that occurred in the past. I expected more intensity that never materializes and the movie ends a bit too soon. This is actually a remake of an Argentinian Oscar winner.
“Secret in Their Eyes” is just ok. It’s one of those movies where if you don’t have anything better to do, go see it. Otherwise it can wait for cable.
This is a 2 Star Movie!
I have been a James Bond fan for a very long time. Sean Connery is and always will be the best James Bond ever!!!
Contrary to what is being said, I do not think that “Spectre 007” is the best Bond ever!!
James Bond receives a cryptic message from his past that send him on a wild goose chase across the continent to uncover a sinister organization known simply as “Spectre”. While Bond is chasing bad guys and trying to find out about Spectre, M fights a political battle to keep the Secret Service intact. The story unfolds from there…
The first 15 minutes of the movie is awesome!! After that things go a bit awry. There are so many angles and layers to the story you are not sure who the bad guys are and who can be trusted or even what is really going on. There is a ton of action, crazy stunts and mayhem. The movie takes you to such places as Mexico, Rome, London and Austria. The usual sexy, awesome looking sports car and car chases are still there along with a couple of crazy Helicopters stunts.
What is not there is the original “M” Judi Dench. It is my understanding that the movie studio thought that Judi Dench was too old to continue to play “M’. For that blunder the movie loses a star.
Judi Dench makes a very brief cameo appearance via a video recording. Judi Dench is and always will be “M”.
This latest installment of 007 James Bond does not bring anything new to the big screen. If you are a Bond fan you have seen it all previously. With the exception of the song/scenes of Bond with naked women, the sound track is awesome especially the music that is playing when the movie starts and goes through the first 10 minutes or so.
“Spectre 007” is a decent movie, but nowhere near what you would expect a Bond movie to be.
This is a 3 Star Movie!
The most beloved comic strip of all times finally comes to the big screen and in 3D no doubt!
Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the entire Peanuts Gang make their big screen debut. If you ever read any of the Original Peanuts comics you certainly will be able to relate and should find the movie enjoyable. I found myself cracking up. Snoopy chasing the Red Baron, Charlie Brown in love with the Little Red-Haired Girl, Lucy being her crabby self and dispensing advice for 5 cents. Charlie Brown and his never ending effort to actually fly a kite. Even Pig Pen was casting dirt storms.
The movie is really fun, engaging and entertaining. I may be partial because I am a Snoopy fan. I grew up with Snoopy, although he was already in existence when I was born. Anyone who knows me knows I have a collection of Snoopy and Peanuts Gang collectibles.
The animation and 3D aspects are great. The sound track is awesome! They did the legendary Charles Schulz proud.
This movie is perfect for the young and the not so young.
This is a 4 Star Movie!