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  • Salt (2010)

    Posted on July 28th, 2010 Alan No comments

    Salt *****. 3.7.4.  I LOVED this movie.   Took all 3 kids this afternoon for Cassidy’s birthday.   I’ve never been a HUGE fan of Angelina Jolie but I really liked her in this movie.  The movie is an action packed thriller with a good plot.  The action is over the top just like every action flick now a days.  There was no gratuitous graphic violence.   Very little bad language.  And no sex.  Goes to show you can make a terrific action  movie without that  stuff.   I thought it had a great ending and I can’t remember ever thinking before a movie was over that I couldn’t wait for the sequel.

  • Sherlock Holmes (2009)

    Posted on January 18th, 2010 Alan No comments

    Sherlock  Holmes ****  Not your normal Sherlock  Holmes. Robert  Downey plays a funnier, grittier, more action packed version.  Jude Law plays Dr. Watson.  One of my favorite actresses Rachel McAdams,  plays his old girl friend.  I bit hard to understand (english accents) and follow for the younger set (I saw it with David) but enough action to keep them interested.

  • Avatar 2009 (PG-13)

    Posted on December 18th, 2009 Alan No comments

    Avatar ***** Great movie.  Very entertaining.  Reminds me of when I first saw Jurassic Park.

  • Wedding Daze 2007 (R)

    Posted on September 7th, 2009 Alan No comments


    Wedding Daze ** NFK.  This is a bizarre little film. Over the top comedy.  Mildly enjoyable.  I guess it is a typical Jason Biggs (American Pie) movie.

  • Catch and Release 2006 (PG-13)

    Posted on September 7th, 2009 Alan No comments


    Catch and Release ***. Cassidy added this to our Netflix queue. She said it was just ok.  I decided to watch it on a Sunday (during the US Open) and I actually liked it.  Timothy Olyphant starred in it.  Timothy isn’t the best actor but I just love his Clint Easwoodish presence.  It’s the first non killer character I’ve seen him play (Deadwood, Hitman, Live Free or Die Hard).

  • District 9

    Posted on August 26th, 2009 Alan No comments


    District 9 *** NFK. This was a disturbing movie.  I mean the content and how it was filmed.  Much felt like a documentary and the look was grainy.  There was so much hand held camera work I think I started getting dizzy.  I’ve never seen anything like this movie and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

  • The Wrestler 2008 (R)

    Posted on August 23rd, 2009 Alan No comments


    The Wrestler **** NFK.  Loved Mickey Rourke in it.   Loved the struggle with his daughter. It was a sad sweet movie.

  • Taken 2009 (PG-13)

    Posted on August 13th, 2009 Alan No comments


    Taken ****. I really liked this movie.  Saw it with Cassidy at the theater.  I like Liam Neeson a lot.  That line in the trailer where he talks on the phone with his daughter’s kidnapper saying he will hunt him down and hearing “Good luck” had me sold.  Great ride with lots of action and tense situations.

  • They Boy In the Striped Pajamas 2008 (PG-13)

    Posted on August 8th, 2009 Alan No comments


    The Boy In the Striped Pajamas ***. This movie was recommended by my sister Lily. It is about a son of a commandant at a concentration camp who befriends a boy in the concentration camp through the barb-wire fence. It’s another holocaust movie but from a different vantage point. I enjoyed it.

  • City of God 2002 (R)

    Posted on July 25th, 2009 Alan No comments
    City of God

    City of God

    City of God ****  NFK.  I actually watched this movie two years ago.  This is a gritty movie.  It has a violent disturbing scene with a young boy that shocked me.    I liked it but it’s not for everyone.