RA Movie Thread (Read 5576 times)

    Cars 2 was more violent than I was expecting. I suppose some would call the violence "action" but I thought it was too much for a rated G movie. Also it was a bit boring.


    A Dance with Monkeys

      34% at Rottentomatoes.  Wow.  Is that a low for Pixar?


      That said, I 'spect it won't matter for my 3 year old.


      I fly.

        34% at Rottentomatoes.  Wow.  Is that a low for Pixar?


        That said, I 'spect it won't matter for my 3 year old.

         

        My 3 year old didn't love it.  He kept asking me why there were no people in it.  My 6 year old LOVED it.  I was bored.

        Bring it on.

          when I'm unsure about a movie for kids I usually check commonsense media and/or pluggedin.com

          http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/cars-2

          http://www.pluggedin.com/movies/intheaters/cars2.aspx

            “Of Gods and Men.”  Based on real events, the plot is about a small group of French Trappist monks in Algeria in the mid-1990s who have long worked with the local Muslim community but who are targeted by a sect of violent Islamic fundamentalists.  So there's Islam/Christianity stuff, but really, this French-language movie is about how the monks grapple with what to do as it becomes clear they—sooner or later--are likely to face violence, perhaps death.  In this sense, it’s a psychological portrait. It’s also a remarkably pious movie, without a hint of cynicism, while being a very humanist film at the same time.  Finally, the cinematography is stunning—amazing use of light, shadow, color, framing, and shots that linger as you soak in the moment.

              Midnight in Paris.

               

              Awesome movie. Very entertaining.  Who knew Owen Wilson could act?    

              - Anya

                Captain America...see it.  Only 2 little flaws in my book, otherwise a nice classic, super hero movie. Tommy Lee Jones steals the show.  Stay after the credits for a nice teaser too.

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                  For years, I've called those big, chunky motorcycle outfits "super hero suits".  Based on what I've seen, that's a lot like what Captain America wears in this movie... although I've heard he gets switched to spandex down the road.

                   


                    Today, something totally different.  RANGO!!

                     

                    Yup.

                    Surreal in places.


                    Cool Jump Suit

                      Rented Cedar Rapids last night.  Being in the insurance game myself made it extra funny.  I would check it out; worth the dollar for the Redbox.  Just keep the kids out of the room.  I could have done a better job of this during the movie.  Embarrassed

                      The kiss goodnight, it comes with me,
                      Both wrong and right, our memories. 
                      The whispering before we sleep,
                      Just one more thing that you can't keep.

                      Our favorite place we used to go,
                      The warm embrace that no one knows.
                      The lovin' look that's left your eyes,
                      But I know in time we'll find this was no surprise.

                        Rented Cedar Rapids last night.  Being in the insurance game myself made it extra funny.  I would check it out; worth the dollar for the Redbox.  Just keep the kids out of the room.  I could have done a better job of this during the movie.  Embarrassed

                         

                         

                        oh, man, I just downgraded my Netflix to instant only.  Bummer!    I've been dying to see this.  And, yes, I'm in the biz.

                        - Anya

                          Rented Cedar Rapids last night.  Being in the insurance game myself made it extra funny.  I would check it out; worth the dollar for the Redbox.  Just keep the kids out of the room.  I could have done a better job of this during the movie.  Embarrassed

                           

                          You're welcome!


                          Imminent Catastrophe

                            There are few things in life more aggravating than watching Blazing Saddles on AMC. Harrumph!

                            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                             

                            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                            jimmyb


                              Watched A Boy And His Dog  this weekend. Don Johnson and his dog in post-apocalyptic America. Fun and weird. Good one.

                              Log    PRs


                              Menace to Sobriety

                                Watched A Boy And His Dog  this weekend. Don Johnson and his dog in post-apocalyptic America. Fun and weird. Good one.

                                 I saw this at the local art house back in 1974-ish. Johnson was a kid, way before Sonny Crocket. It is an interesting fun  movie, though.

                                Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go f*** himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.