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Dog Day Afternoon
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

DOG DAY AFTERNOON, starring Al Pacino was based on the incredibly true story about a bank robbery that goes wrong in Brooklyn in 1972. Sonny (Pacino) get this wonderful idea to rob a bank to fund his lovers' sex change operation. However, when he and his buddy Sal (John Cazale) set the plan into action, just about everything goes wrong, leading to a media frenzy.

Of course, I'm probably among the last people on the planet to see this extraordinary film, but regardless of that fact, I found that this film was way ahead of it's time in regards to the subject matter. Just think. I can't think of any movie made in the 1970s that even mentioned homosexuality in its story, much less have it, along with bisexuality and discussions about sex changes, among the plot. I wonder if the studio had a hard time getting this movie released in theaters during that time. Nonetheless, Al Pacino was in top form and the movie was quite entertaining. Even humorous at times.

We Need to Talk About Kevin
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Every once in awhile a movie comes along that I feel compelled to talk about, and WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is one of them. There's really no need for me to go into a detailed description about what the movie is about; anyone can read about the movie elsewhere on this site, but I will give a brief summary. This is a disturbing film about a mother, played by Tilda Swinton, whose relationship with her son (Ezra Miller) becomes increasing strained until all hell breaks loose. As I watched this film, I (and I'm sure others have noticed as well) saw that things were not going to go well between mother and son, which was clearly apparent when she gave birth to him and was quite distant in the hospital. Yet, throughout Eva, the mother, tries to bond with Kevin. When it became obvious that Kevin isn't "quite right", she tries to tell the father (John C. Reilly). But, of course, he thinks she's being unreasonable and tells her that he's doing what boy's do. Typical movie father response, I must say. The father, even when Kevin's evil ways became noticeable to him, STILL turned a blind eye.

For that very reason I didn't give the movie a full five stars. It would be nice to watch a movie when the father also can pick up that something is wrong instead of making it appear that the problem lies with the mother, and take some type of steps to resolve the problem. Other than that the movie was enjoyable.

The Woman in Black
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I enjoyed THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Although the story wasn't quite original and far from scary, it did show that the former Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliff, do have more talent than playing a young wizard. The movie did have its suspenseful moments and I enjoyed the ending, which is one I don't see too often in the movies now.

American Violet
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

American Violet is a movie that proves that good things can come from determination and standing up for what's right. This movie is inspired from a true story centering around Dee, a single mother raising four young girls in the projects of Texas. As she struggles with the everyday dealings of life, she is falsely arrested and accused by the District Attorney of selling drugs in a school zone. Dee is pressured into taking either a plea deal or face some prison time. In time she decides to fight back.

This movie showcased some very good acting from Nicole Beharie and has a very strong supporting cast, including Alfre Woodard and Michael O'Keefe. I truly enjoyed this movie as it brings out into the forefront that racial profiling is still alive and thriving in our community today.

The Killing Jar
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A waitress's late night shift turns into a horrific nightmare in this tight little thriller starring Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Michael Madsen (Kill Bill 1 & 2).

Noreen, the waitress, with a few other customers in a out-of-the-way diner learn of a mass murder of a family in a nearby town, then shortly thereafter a stranger enters. After a brief confrontation with the local law enforcement, the stranger leaves, only to return to wreck havoc and take hostages. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg because not everyone is what they seem as this engaging thriller unfolds.

The movie tries to set itself up with several twists to keep the viewer engaged and guessing on what is this stranger"s intent, as well as who is the killer of the family of the nearly town, yet I already had my suspicions when I was watching the movie. To me it wasn't hard to figure out, however it was interesting to see how the situation resolved itself. Also near the end of the movie, when the final two people are standing, I found myself really getting antsy due to the fact of the excessive dialog between them. I just wanted someone to DO SOMETHING! But I guess that was the whole purpose of that little scene--to get the viewer worked up. Other than that, I enjoyed this movie that somehow slipped beneath the radar. This movie also stars MACHETE's Danny Trejo and Harold Perrineau from TV's LOST