The Accountant ***** 1.7.7 Missed this movie when it came out. But I loved it. Starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick. Great action. Liked the story. Ben is on the autism spectrum and a math savant who grew up and learned to live on his own, as a forensic accountant and assassin. Guess you gotta watch the movie!
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 **** 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 ***** Great movie. Very entertaining. Reminds me of when I first saw Jurassic Park.
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 ***. 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 *** 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 **** NFK. Loved Mickey Rourke in it. Loved the struggle with his daughter. It was a sad sweet movie.
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.
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.