Look Both Ways

This one was really cute. Reminiscent of Sliding Doors. The story follows Natalie where one major event changes the course of her life, or does it? You get to see how her life turns out if something happens, and if it doesn't. It's a sweet-squishy-romance to warm your heart.


Look Both Ways is available on Netflix; check a Roku with Netflix to start watching.


The Last Vermeer

I enjoyed watching The Last Vermeer (Rated R) which is about stolen artwork by the Nazis during WWII. The courtroom drama at the finale of the movie was good as was the final scene. It left me wondering, Hmmmm. Good movies sometimes do that, you know? So whether you like a good drama or a WWII movie or just a good movie, I think you will also enjoy this one.




The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project is a found footage documentary style film telling the story of Heather, Michael and Joshua who travel to Burkittsville, Maryland to make a documentary on the legend of the Blair Witch. The film follows the trio as they hike into the woods in search of different locations to film and as night falls they find themselves lost. Trying to make it back to their car they soon realize they might not be alone and that the local legend might not be a legend at all. I enjoyed the found footage style of the movie. I thought it added to the tension in the atmosphere.

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Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

I am not one that memorized all of the hundreds of pokemon, but in this movie that is okay because they created this movie in such a great story telling way that you didn't have to have them memorized. The comedy of Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu and Justice Smith as Tim is a match you have to see. The colors and action in this movie are amazing.


Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (Rated PG) is available for checkout on DVD.



The Gray Man

What a fun and action-packed film! Who doesn't love a good spy movie, am I right? The Gray Man, directed by the Russo Brothers who never disappoint! This follows the story of one of the gray men, Six, who accidently finds out some agency secrets that he shouldn't know. He then gets put on a hitlist with a high bounty on his head. You'll have to watch to see if he makes it out alive. An all-star cast adds to this movie's delight.


Available on Netflix, check out a Roku with Netflix to start watching.



Hemingway

Hemingway is the latest documentary by the great Ken Burns (along with Lynn Novick).Like all of his previous work, Burns takes us deep into a subject (like Ernest Hemingway) using old photos and the voices of other actors. When they mentioned how many people in his family had taken their own lives, it shocked me. And while watching it I felt Mr. Hemingway was kind of a jerk but that's just me. PBS and Ken Burns puts together such captivating things to watch and Hemingway is just that, excellent television.




The Lost City

I would highly recommend watching this funny, action, comedy adventure movie - "The Lost City". It stars Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) as romance novelist who is out on tour promoting her latest novel with her cover model, Dash/Alan (Channing Tatum). Dash is always the hero in all her romantic novels. In her last novel, she reveals an understanding of the ancient writings. Because of this knowledge she gets kidnapped by a wealthy billionaire media mogul named Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) and he flies her to an island in the Atlantic. He wants her to solve a writing so that he can locate a lost treasure before the volcano erupts. Alan tracks Loretta and gets his friend Jack Trainer (Brad Pitt) to fly off to the island to rescue her. Before she knows it, she finds herself in the middle of one of her romantic novels and all the clues are coming together to discover a big treasure. Very enjoyable movie. Loved the new duo Bullock and Tatum.



Murder on the Orient Express

The Murder on the Orient Express (2017, Rated PG-13) movie is highly underrated. The suspense, drama and the amount of questions that has you acting like a detective yourself is what makes this movie great. Just when you think you know how the movie is going there is a twist. 

The movie is based off of the book of the same name by Agatha Christie




American Oz

I enjoyed watching the PBS program American Oz about L. Frank Baum, the man who wrote The Wizard of Oz. There seems to be a common link between many successful people insomuch as they struggle with a lot of adversity in the beginning but they keep getting back up and working at it. I liked how Baum never lost that child-like adventure and wonderment and never gave up on his dream. This was a good biography to watch with a happy ending, much like Dorothy.

Available for checkout on DVD.



A Quiet Place Part II

If you enjoyed the first movie written by John Krasinski, "A Quiet Place" then you will enjoy the sequel, "A Quiet Place Part II". The story begins with small time life, in a small country town, when the aliens/monsters invade earth. The story quickly fast forwards to the end of the last movie when, Lee Abbott (played by John Krasinski) dies and his wife, Evelyn (played by Emily Blunt) pushes on with the family to continue to fight for survival, in silence, searching for a new civilization. She must rely upon her children, Marcus and Regan (who is hearing impaired and wears a Cochlear implant). Regan is convinced that the new radio signal is a sign to search for civilization elsewhere. Regan follows her intuition and leaves her family to help them find a safe place to live. What they find are more frightful alien/monsters and terrible people along the way.  

Casablanca

Casablanca is a classic film set during WWII, which has some of the most quoted lines in movie history, is a must see for movie buffs. Rick (Humphrey Bogart) is an American expatriate bar owner in Morocco, and when his former lover Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) asks for his help to flee the city from the Nazis with her husband, he has to decide how much he is willing to risk. The witty dialogue between the deadpan Rick and Captain Renault (Claude Rains) is worth the price of admission alone.

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, and Paul Henreid.



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Jaws

 Jaws (Rated PG) is a classic movie that has you questioning what is in the ocean at all times. The amazing camera shots and music drive this movie to be one of the most notorious movies of all time.

Available for checkout on DVD.

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The Conjuring

The Conjuring (Rated R) tells the story of Ed and Lorraine Warrens investigation into the paranormal activity happening at the Perron's, recently moved into, farmhouse. Throughout their investigation they find out that there are spirits that are causing the family harm and learn that there is something terrible that haunts them. 

The Conjuring, available for checkout on DVD, is also available to watch on Netflix, you can check out a Roku with Netflix.

The Crimson Pirate

The Crimson Pirate is a family classic that you can watch with your kids. It follows pirate Captain Vallo as he sails about the 1700s Caribbean pursuing money-making schemes ranging from seizing British vessels to kidnapping. But when he falls for the beautiful Consuelo, he changes his pirate ways. This swashbuckling comedy is good, clean fun.

Starring Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, and Eva Bartok.



Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is an action-packed sequel to Venom. There was a lot of set up in this movie to understand the timeline and how Eddie Brock gains a new enemy. The arrival of a new enemy, Carnage, sets the movie off with a bang. The drama between venom and Eddie continues as they fight Carnage to epic proportions.



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