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Florence Foster Jenkins
5 days ago via Flixster
½

Meh. It was OK. But nothing really jumped out at me. The funny thing is that it just didn't come across as believable (even though it is based on a true story). I didn't really feel for any of the characters. The story was interesting enough, but not gripping.

Patriots Day
Patriots Day (2017)
6 days ago via Flixster
½

If you are from Boston and lived through this, go see this movie. If you are not from Boston, but want to understand what #bostonstrong is about, go see this movie. If you just want to see an amazing movie about the strength of humanity, go see this movie.

This jumped into my top slot as Best Movie of 2016.

It is beautiful, emotional, and gripping. The opening sequence of the bombing itself is some of the most intense, graphic, realistic cinema I've ever seen. It did a fantastic job of capturing Boston at its core.The closing sequence had tears pouring down my face. I even learned some things about the events I never knew before.

My favorite sequence:
- "Who are you?"
- "FBI. You can step down."
- "The Boston FBI?"
- "No, THE FBI."
- "Well, I'm from Framingham and this is my spot. I'm not moving."

SOOOOO Boston.

The movie isn't perfect. But few things have made me more proud to call myself a Bostonian.

La La Land
La La Land (2016)
25 days ago via Flixster
½

A slightly generous 3.5/5.

It is a romantic, sweet movie.

But it also can't quite figure out what it wants to be. Is it a musical? The opening sequence and the scene in the hills over LA (which was a GREAT singing and dancing scene). But then there are only about three other songs the rest of the movie. So, it wasn't really a musical -- which made some of the other songs just seem a bit strange and out of place.

There were flashes of brilliance in the movie (again the singing and dancing scene in the hills over LA) and it felt like it had the potential to be a really great movie. But ultimately i think it settled in somewhere between good and very good.

Passengers
Passengers (2016)
28 days ago via Flixster
½

I'm going with a slightly generous 3.5/5.0.

Overall a good to maybe very good movie.

The movie plays out in 3 or 4 parts, each of which has their own pace and story to them. But each is interesting on their own. I think somewhere around story 3 it gets a little cheesy... But it was never so much that it lost me.

Both Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt did good jobs (not stellar, but good) playing out their roles. The overall plot was interesting as they try to figure out what is going wrong. There are interesting morality questions that are engaging.

Overall, it kept me engaged and I was happy to see it. It isn't a movie that is going to make you think really deeply or wonder. But it is an interesting ride.

P.S., Try to avoid reviews that give plot spoilers in advance. I, unfortunately, read one review in advance that gave away a key plot point that I probably wish I didn't know as it might have made the switch from part 1 to part 2 of the movie more interesting to me.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
35 days ago via Flixster

Overall reasonably good, but not great.

The first half was a little slow, setting up the whole plot line. I bet they could have trimmed out elements of the plot to make it hum a little.

The second half picked up pace.

The last 10 minutes or so were really great as you could see what it was leading up to and the final scene was just perfect to connect all of the dots. I still can't tell how the heck they did one part of the last scene. It was great.

I didn't feel really tied to many of the characters, though K-2SO was pretty funny and had a lot of good one liners.