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Inferno (2016)
2 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The world is over-crowded, so to save it a nut job needs to kill off half the people. However, instead of just telling his followers how and where to set off this killer virus, he has this elaborate puzzle that only the world's best puzzle solver (this side of a Survivor contestant) can solve. So now you know the premise for the hopefully final installment of the Dan Brown books trilogy with Tom Hanks starring and Ron Howard directing. I didn't hate this movie like most that I give one and a half stars, but after it was over I haven't thought about it for a few days until sitting down to write this review. Dante is the dude where all of the clues are interwoven this time for Hanks instead of the Catholic church (thank goodness). There are a few differences to this one that makes it more then a been there done that movie. However, there is a reason this thing made it to the second run theater in a matter of weeks. I have no idea if it follows the book or not, nor do I care. I guess if you liked the other two very mediocre films, you might like this one? How is that for a vote of confidence?

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
9 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Tim Burton's latest movie is like a Burton version of the X-men. Instead of Charles Xavier's school for the gifted, it is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It is kind of a jumbled mess, but that isn't all bad. While you feel sad for these kids who seem to have to live in the same day over and over, they seem to be happy and content in the world they are living. Of course there is a threat to that world, and a good villain makes a movie and there's a solid villain here. In fine Tim Burton fashion this thing is strange and weird and colorful, but it is also rather disjointed. The characters are pretty under-developed and this thing isn't easy to follow. All in all if you are a Burton fan, you will likely enjoy this, but it isn't his best by far.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Yes I saw all the Harry Potter films, and no I didn't read a single book. I somewhat enjoyed those movies, but enjoyed taking my kids to them more. My son read all the books and would give me the play by play of who was who in each movie. I finally would have to tell him, uh yeah I can follow this, but fond memories. So now we the Wizard answer to Star Wars with a prequel or side story or whatever with Fantastic Beasts. Ironically, like the Harry Potter movies, this thing is a real slow starter. Also here is a tip for actor Eddie Redmayne...stop mumbling! What is good about this is the look, the creatures, and the jumping all over the place. What isn't is the setup for what seems to be another Harry Potter story arc. Chances are if you are a Harry Potter fan and can't get enough, you will really like this. If you were glad when the Deathly Hollows was the end of it, then stay away because it is much of the same with different characters.

Allied (2016)
15 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

In looking over the film list of Brad Pitt's movies, you notice he plays the reserved, softer spoken character that does as much with look as he does with words. This kind of look works very well in the movie Allied. This movie will get a mix of reviews and I can see why many won't like it. It is a story about two spies coming together, falling in love and trying to live happily every after. Can two people who have to basically act for a living, fully give themselves to one another, or is there always something that needs to be held back? Well while it appears there's always something held back between these two, the watcher of this movie might think that is a detriment to the movie, but I don't. It fits in well with the mystery that is being unraveled throughout the second and third acts of the film. Robert Zemeckis has the look and feel of the 1940's in England and really transports you there. There's a catch 22 going on here. Could the director have gone for more on the nose tension, or keep it underlying and keep the viewer simply saying, is she or isn't she? While there are flaws, I enjoyed this one.

The Edge of Seventeen
15 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Growing up as a teenager in the 80's, I had movies like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and actress Molly Ringwold to provide me with teenage angst on the screen. Now my 17 year old daughter has the movie The Edge of Seventeen. This movie did hit close to home in the setup. I mean a 17 year old girl, who talks a lot, who has an older brother etc. There were times during this movie, as with my own daughter, I just wanted to reach through the screen and strangle the lead gal. Thank goodness for Woody Harrelson who provides a ton of comic relief for a movie that at times gets pretty deep. Look as we get older, we will never understand the younger generation, and this movie does a good job of showing just that. What it also does a good job of showing is that these kids are all so different and just aren't mature enough to figure it all out on their own yet. I did watch this with my 17 year old daughter, and we laughed at stuff together, and cringed at some too. What this movie showed me most is how thankful for the relationship we share.