“Man Down” 2015 – Shia LeBeouf, Kate Mara, Jai Courtney and Gary Oldman Directed by: Dito Montiel Our take: Some actors are known for more than acting such as drug problems, amorous conquests, tirades and bizarre behavior. Once such actor may be Shia LeBeouf and the wife and I don’t normally watch movies with actors […]

“Hidden Figures” 2016 – Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monet, Kevin Costner, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons and Kirsten Dunst Directed by: Theodore Melfi Our take: Friday night, the kids asnooze in their beds, we rub our hands maniacally at the prospect of a movie to watch. Horror? Drama? Action? Hidden Figures? (Sure, why not, […]

“Brimstone” 2016 – Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten Directed by: Martin Koolhoven Husband’s take: The wife and I rarely disagree on whether or not we liked a movie but when we do it is apt to be quite the shootout at the Hell-No Corral. Brimstone brought us to just such a raucous […]

“Moonligh” 2016 – Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Barry Jenkins Our take: Don’t Bother Moonlight; best picture, really? We had no clue what this movie was trying to say. You can watch it if you like but we can think of better ways to spend 1 hour and 51 minutes: scrubbing the […]

“Kong: Skull Island” 2017 – Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Our take: Don’t Watch It After successfully convincing my brother-in-law that babysitting would be far better than relaxing and texting hotties the wife and I managed to slip out and […]

“Lion” 2016 – Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Garth Davis Our take: Watch It! Being parents makes watching any movie where children suffer well-nigh impossible. We would prefer to move on to any other movie that is pure fiction. We don’t know how everybody else feels but we […]

“Finding Vivian Maier” 2013 – John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Vivian Maier. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel Our take: This one is a gem!  The wife and I are not opposed to documentaries it is just difficult to find one that does not encourage us to reach for a bottle of […]

“Risen” 2016 – Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton and Cliff Curtis. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Kevin Reynolds Our take: We don’t like to make religious statements to anyone else especially here. No matter what our differences may be, the ability to see a movie that presents a polar opposite view of an event we have […]

“Upstream Color” 2013 – Amy Semeitz, Frank Mosely and Shane Carruth. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Shane Carruth Our take: Frankly, we do not have any idea what this movie is about. The term “hot mess” is not hot enough or messy enough to describe this seething and festering pool of crud. We have a […]

“Maléfique“ 2002 – Cast – Clovis Cornillac, Gerald Laroche and Dimitri Rataud. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Eric Valette Our take: Four French prisoners locked in a French prison with a book of dubious origins to help them escape. We have no idea who is responsible for this pile of poo poo but it is bad. […]