I can't believe the critics don't like this movie. They are so wrong. Most super heros are bestowed with other-worldly, unrealistic gifts that make them super. Here our hero's attributes are born out of his societal "differences." The Accountant is an adventure that's fun, poignant and sometimes a bit brutal but never boring. Come on, critics give the movie a chance.
A sweet film. Very relatable. Jim's lost his job in the financial sector. With a wife and a mortgage he has to find work. He gets a brilliant idea. But is this what he wants to do with his life? Good acting. Good script. Enjoyable script.
Grandma is finally available for streaming. Such a small story that packs a wallop. Mother/daughter conflict. Standing up for yourself. Lily Tomlin gives a great performance. Very satisfying film. Elizabeth Pena . . . R.I.P.
Destined to become a classic we'll watch year after year. So beautiful to look at. Unbelievable how smooth LAIKA has made stop-motion animation. My only pet peeve is I wish they'd have employed more Asian actors, especially for Kubo. The story is great. The banter between characters lost my attention for a bit, but the sweeping ending made it all worthwhile. I hope we're treated to more Kubo adventures.
Sausage Party is hella funny. I laughed or grinned through the entire film. A week later, while grocery shopping, I imagined the bottles and bags hopping of the shelves having a good old time in the old town. Leaves an impression. Not for everyone, but if you're a foodie with a sense of humor, you'll love it.
I've adored the adaptations - book to film - that have been produced over the past 10 years or so. They've been witty, sweet, funny, tragic, and always uplifting . . . capturing the essence of how I've read Jane Austin's work. My favorites have been Pride and Prejudice (PBS series & 2005 film), Emma (1996), Sense and Sensibility (1995).
Love & Friendship (based on the novella Lady Susan by Austin) starring Kate Beckinsale seemed so promising, the reviews confirmed its attributes. But 10 minutes into the film I felt annoyed by the ruthless main character, impatient with her conniving cohort, ashamed for the veiled stupidity of the supporting characters. James Martin is the only character I truly enjoyed meeting.
Don't get me wrong, the acting was superb; the sets beautiful, the costumes stunning.
It's just the story I didn't like. Seemed anti-Austin. But then, maybe that's what she was aiming at . . . something different.
While I understand the need to tell this story every 20 or so years (new audience), if I hadn't seen better productions like Ten Commandments or DIsney's Prince of Egypt the story would have lost me. First of all, I saw Exodus GAK on television where the dialog was so hard to hear I relied heavily on Close Caption subtitles. And picture quality was too dark. Staging of the plagues was awe inspiring and made sense considering what we know today about tsunamis and the effect on wild life from global warming . . . but if I didn't already know the story, I wouldn't know what I was watching. That said, I'm happy to see biblical stories being made, just expect better storytelling with improved volume. Shouldn't have to set my TV volume at level 25 to barely 'cipher the dialog.