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A Cure For Wellness
8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

In spite of its poor score on RottenTomatoes, this (IMO) is one of the first easily overlooked and a must see on the big screen movies of 2017.
Every camera shot is spectacular. The film's story is entertainingly original and engages with the audience.
The last 15 mins of reveals are so epic.
I really thought this film was exceptional.

Allied (2016)
11 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Of all the films I have seen in 2016, I would rank this in my top 5 films and would be Oscar caliber award season movie contenders. A throwback to the golden age of the cinema. A Shakespearian love story set during WW2 and behind enemy lines of occupied Europe and the nightly Blitz-kriek bombing of England. This film puts you in the middle of a very intensive struggle of good versus evil and the morally ambiguous gray areas of counterespionage when two people find each other in such bleak and desperate times. These sort of period piece films have the tendencies of often being overly romanticized. Allied puts the viewer on edge of constant suspense between life and constant death. In a time when people literally did not know if they would be alive tomorrow. And they lived their lives like every day was their very last. This movie has everything and more you would expect from a WW2 period piece film. This film is layered together quite well from a narrative perspective and a genuine film lovers point of view. Do yourself a favor and go see this brilliantly made film from director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump). This film is rated R and not a family friendly film for the Thanksgiving movie weekend. But definitely for adults and worthy of the moniker "For your consideration" come award season.

The Girl on the Train
12 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The Girl on a Train is a bunch of drama & hot mess of a film and it certainly does not live up to either the hype or expectation with such a diverse assemble cast of quality actors. Though I didn't hate the film entirely the characters were just not anywhere deep enough to have me care even a little about what happens to them or even if they all live or die. I know a ton of work went into this film and I was really hoping that I was going to love it. That maybe it would be this years "Gone Girl" but it just isn't.
Love, Sex, & death in upscale suburbia. My biggest problem with the film is that the motivations of the characters never seem to gestate into anything real or resembling a real human struggle. This was most likely a great book & read, it just doesn't transcend into the film. If you love love triangles , death, sex and love than maybe you will love this movie. I was just over all disappointed with the arch of the film. What could have made the film better if they would have shown why all these woman were after him. Yes, most all of us know a guy that every woman would most likely jump into bed with after a drink and a offer for sex. That guy that can't be faithful and struggles with monogamy. Emily Blunt should have taken a few notes on how to be a proper drunk on screen via Paul Newman. Over all this movie failed to deliver on a good suspense filled drama.