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Betty Jo Tucker

Betty Jo Tucker
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69% The Danish Girl (2015) Projecting so much love and pain, Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander take us on a worthwhile journey toward better understanding of transgender transformation. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 29, 2015
97% Brooklyn (2015) A film of quiet beauty, 'Brooklyn' reminds me of classic movie gems from the past. It also imparts a sense of place and loving hearts. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 22, 2015
81% Entertainment (2015) Gregg Turkington delivers a spot-on performance as a down-in-the-dumps comic in this gloomy offering. Too bad the film left me me in a deep funk too. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2015
66% Nasty Baby (2015) This unusual, well-acted drama disappointed me with its shocking turn to the dark side during the last part of the movie. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 1, 2015
71% Crimson Peak (2015) An atmospheric visual treat from Guillermo del Toro. Too bad the plot is so very predictable. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 25, 2015
27% Pan (2015) Although not without problems, 'Pan' is worth seeing because of its amazing special effects, impressive cinematography, and imaginative production design. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) Deals with universal themes like survival, compassion, the importance of intelligence, scientific/technological know-how, cooperation, persistence and hope. It's truly a movie that matters. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 8, 2015
11% Pay the Ghost (2015) 'Pay the Ghost' looks good and creepy, but some scenes just made me sleepy. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 27, 2015
74% Black Mass (2015) Johnny Depp proves again that he can take on any role and make us believe he IS that character. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 20, 2015
33% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015) Epic in scope is 'Dragon Blade' -- but not the best film Chan has made. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 6, 2015
40% She's Funny That Way (2015) An entertaining nostalgia boost from filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 31, 2015
27% Final Girl (2015) Too bloody and violent for me, but this thriller proves Abigail Breslin is all grown up now and still ready for her close ups. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 22, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) Meryl Streep's amazing rock-and-roll performance makes this movie something very special indeed. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 13, 2015
56% Minions (2015) Backing up all the funny Minions antics is one of the best soundtracks ever and some very cute musical numbers. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 2, 2015
78% Danny Collins (2015) Al Pacino and Annette Bening create a fun chemistry together in this splendid film about a man's fearless search for redemption. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 25, 2015
40% Strangerland (2015) Fine performances, but things go terribly wrong with the storytelling in 'Strangerland.' ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 14, 2015
45% A Little Chaos (2015) A special period movie treat with many lovely scenes and outstanding performances. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 4, 2015
49% Manglehorn (2015) Pacino makes us feel his character's misery. We see it in his eyes, in his gloomy facial expression, in the way he stands and walks. And we want him to cheer up, for gosh sakes! ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 27, 2015
94% Spy (2015) Very funny things happen in practically every scene. I can hardly wait to see the sequel! ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 13, 2015
73% Welcome to Me (2015) Kristen Wiig's tour de force performance makes Alice Klieg one of her best roles to date. She proves her skill at both comedy and drama in this timely, creative dramedy. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 1, 2015
93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) Exquisite chemistry between Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott make this dramedy for grown-ups something special indeed. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 21, 2015
16% Playing It Cool (2015) 'Playing It Cool' gave me a bad case of the rom-com blues. I was expecting '500 Days of Summer' and got 'Fool's Gold' instead. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 9, 2015
36% Misery Loves Comedy (2014) If you want to be a comedian, see this Kevin Pollak documentary first. However, although amusing and enlightening, it's also a bit scary and incoherent at times. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 4, 2015
48% Adult Beginners (2015) Some movies deserve to be treasured, and 'Adult Beginners' is high on my list. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 24, 2015
46% Closer To The Moon (2015) Although based on a true story, 'Closer to the Moon' comes across on screen as artificial and befuddling. However, quality production values make it easy on the eyes. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 19, 2015
17% The Squeeze (2015) 'The Squeeze' boasts an opening sequence with the wildest golf action I've ever seen on screen, and the last part of the film offers lots of suspense. One of my favorite golf movies. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 13, 2015
31% Cut Bank (2015) An entertaining but slow-paced thriller about fraud and murder in a small town. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 5, 2015
17% Serena (2015) 'Serena' may be an overwrought and sometimes jumbled melodrama, but it's also a visual treat. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 28, 2015
91% Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) 'Ever After' presents a plucky Cinderella for today's women and beyond. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 20, 2015
83% Cinderella (2015) Production values are outstanding, the actors give very watchable performances, and the glorious royal ball sequence simply takes your breath away. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 14, 2015
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) If the mission given to cast members involved depicting the worst of human nature, then mission accomplished, for sure. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 8, 2015
98% Boyhood (2014) Sorry I'm a party pooper for a film most think is super. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 5, 2015
40% 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun (2015) Actor James Wilder excels as a washed up screenwriter in this fascinating psychological thriller. He takes charge of the screen and never lets go. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 22, 2015
26% Out Of The Dark (2015) Filmed in Colombia, 'Out of the Dark' boasts splendid location shots by cinematographer Isaac Vila, and the color palette he chose adds to the atmospheric nature of this unusual ghost story. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 20, 2015
94% Whiplash (2014) This is a movie you cannot forget. No wonder the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated the film for Oscars in five categories. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 6, 2015
16% Strange Magic (2015) I couldn't help falling in love with 'Strange Magic.' It's one of the most delightful animated musicals I've ever seen. Great songs , a fun story and fascinating animation. Yay! ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2015
72% American Sniper (2015) Simplistic and repetitive, but Bradley Cooper delivers another very watchable Oscar-nominated performance. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 19, 2015
72% Big Eyes (2014) Unfortunately, the miscasting of a key role in 'Big Eyes' makes many scenes appear unreal. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 28, 2014
91% The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Top-notch performances, exceptional cinematography, and masterful direction combine to make this film something special indeed. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 17, 2014
90% Wild (2014) Although inspirational and thought-provoking, 'Wild' is gruellng to watch. But powerful performances by Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern won me over completely. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 3, 2014
85% Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) A stunning look at the beauty and challenges of Earth's most mysterious continent. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 26, 2014
26% Jessabelle (2014) Ghosts, nightmares and Voodoo -- that's horrortainment to me, and 'Jessabelle' passes the test. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 16, 2014
41% Horns (2014) Although starting with a titillating concept and intriguing opening scenes, the story then goes downhill, and those silly looking horns don't help. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 1, 2014
57% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) Too slow-moving for a thriller, but the film's shocking twist ending makes it almost worth waiting for. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 19, 2014
82% The Two Faces of January (2014) Without even one fast-paced car chase or explosive special effects scene, this elegant thriller fills the screen with exquisite suspense. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 27, 2014
51% The Zero Theorem (2014) Crazy, colorful costumes and art direction plus some exciting special effects make a few scenes notable, but too much of the movie seems repetitive and ultra-confusing. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 26, 2014
59% My Old Lady (2014) Just like Kevin Kline's recent 'The Last of Robin Hood,' this well-made dramedy boasts a perfect acting trifecta. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 10, 2014
30% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) Kevin Kline doesn't just play Errol Flynn here. He becomes Flynn. Not the early heartthrob, but Flynn in his later years after the booze and legendary philandering have taken their toll. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 25, 2014
51% The Calling (2014) Susan Sarandon delivers a splendid performance as a world-weary detective in this mysterious, suspenseful thriller. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 23, 2014
17% Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014) Despite too much jerky camera work, 'Ironclad 2' boasts lots of action and a stirring background score. Plus, its cup runneth over with medieval blood and gore. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 31, 2014