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  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave (2013)

    May 11, 2014

    I can definitely see why this movie won "Best Picture" in 2014 at the Oscars. It's a very powerful and emotional film with great cinematography and even better acting. The movie is a definite "must see" but be prepared to leave it very emotionally drained.

  • We're The Millers

    We're The Millers (2013)

    May 11, 2014

    Actually, the movie was pretty funny and an interesting twist on the "family vacation" movie. If you are just looking for a good laugh and to be entertained, it's definitely worth a view.

  • Set Up

    Set Up (2011)

    April 24, 2014

  • Valkyrie

    Valkyrie (2008)

    March 30, 2014

    Admittedly, I'm not the greatest fan of Tom Cruise movies, but any wartime conspiracy film is a "must watch" for me. Plenty of good drama, intrigue, and on-the-edge-of-the-seat action (even though you know how it will turn out.) You don't need to be a WWII history buff to watch this one, so it comes with a good recommendation. In fact, it was good enough that I forgot Cruise was playing the main role. Check it out.

  • Star Trek III - The Search for Spock

    Star Trek III - The Search for Spock (1984)

    February 16, 2014

    This sequel is a back-to-the-basics Str Trek adventure reminiscent of the original series. Basically, the movie continues on after "The Wraith of Khan"; it ties up quite a few loose ends after that movie. It won't disappoint for the average Star Trek fan.

  • Fast & Furious 6

    Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

    February 16, 2014

    Actually, I have not seen any of the other "Fast & Furious" movies, but I thought I would give this one a view. Although the antics and interactions of the characters were difficult to follow and understand (probably because I have not seen the first five movies in the series), the big action and thrills more than made up for it. Fast cars, big explosions, large cargo planes, and a really rich and monsterously evil bad guy always make for a great action flick and this movie didn't disappoint I may go back and watch the first five after seeing this one. Great view for the entertainment value alone.

  • Riddick

    Riddick (2013)

    February 16, 2014

    Admittedly, at this point in the Riddick series, you have to be a fan of the character to enjoy the movies. The first, "Pitch Black", was incredible and introduced you to this intelligent, resourceful, merciless, killer and hunted man. And, if you did enjoy the first movie, then, well, you have it again in "Riddick", just substitute darkness for rain. However, for me, the attraction is in the character himself. So, if you are a big fan of the series, then this movie won't disappoint. If not, then you'll just need to load some other sci-fi, action-packed, thriller into your DVD or Blu-ray player.

  • American Hustle

    American Hustle (2013)

    February 16, 2014

    "American Hustle" is loosely based on the FBI's Abscam operation of the late 1970's to investigate possible illegal dealings of Congress members. So, you would expect the movie to be totally retro and it doesn't disappoint in that category. The characters in the movie are dynamic and real (and rather humorous at times). Both Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper play great roles and make their characters, who seem unbelievable, quite believable. Much the same goes for Jennifer Lawrence's and Amy Adams' roles. The plot is a little on the complex side (which makes it interesting), however, the ending is a little predictable. Generally, the store-line is a little dull, but the great characters and acting make up for that shortcoming. Definitely one worth a view.

  • Lee Daniels' The Butler

    Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

    February 10, 2014

    An excellent movie with a unique perspective on the Civil Rights movement in the US. The story traces that time in American history from the Eisenhower to the Obama administration and captures the impressions of a butler working at the White House. Some great acting in the movie both by Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. A definite must see.

  • Red Dawn

    Red Dawn (2012)

    January 04, 2014

    I was bored and looking for new movies on Netflix to watch. I decided to give this one a try. Big mistake. Honestly, I don't even remember much about it. Run (don't) walk to the original 1984 version.

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