Movies

I’ve heard a lot of varying reactions to Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast remake. I’m talking, thoughts that are so radically different they span the range… Continue Reading

 

Apparently, I missed hearing about this movie when it first came out in 2014. I’d never heard of it until we stumbled upon it on Netflix one day while… Continue Reading

 

I love a good young adult, coming of age story. And… I hate a bad one. There’s been a weird phenomenon lately, where most of the ones I’ve see on-screen have been falling into the latter category… Continue Reading

I remember, at some point in my adolescence, a new prime-time comedy show came out on one of the networks, a show called “Baby Bob.” The premise was… Continue Reading

Okay, time for another movie rant. The other day, I was browsing the $5 DVD bin on a Walmart run when I found The Intern and snatched it up… Continue Reading

I hated Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” adaptation for lots of reasons. You can read my rant in The 13 Reasons Why Issues No One is Talking About. But despite the travesty… Continue Reading

 

I love comedies. But the thing is, in recent years anyway, your typical straight-up broad comedy movie has a lot of raunchy material in it… Continue Reading

 

Often, when a big new animated movie comes out on DVD, we rent it from Redbox and watch it together with our 3 year old for a little family movie night… Continue Reading

 

The most recent Star Wars movie, Rogue One, is already on Netflix streaming. My husband is a fairly big fan of sci-fi in general and Star Wars in particular… Continue Reading

 

I’ll be the first to admit that I know very little when it comes things like modern warfare or the intricacies of the recent Middle Eastern conflicts that the U.S. has taken part in… Continue Reading

 

I saw the trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie a few months back and thought it looked like a fairly promising family movie night choice that my husband and I might enjoy along with our 3-year-old… Continue Reading

 

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a movie that I disliked enough to write a fun rip-apart review on. Enter Marvel’s Doctor Strange… Continue Reading

Typically, when I sit down to watch a Pixar movie with my toddler (or in the past, by myself or with my husband…), I know it’s going to be good. Let’s forget about Cars 2 for a moment, and acknowledge… Continue Reading

 

The Amy Adams/Clint Eastwood baseball movie Trouble with the Curve recently came to Netflix. I’d heard of it before, was vaguely aware that I’d heard of it in a positive light… Continue Reading

 

My husband Luke was in a journalism class last semester, and he had a homework assignment to watch one of two journalist-themed movies, one of which was the 2016 Oscar winner Spotlight… Continue Reading

Sometimes when I look up Oscar-nominated movies (since I often haven’t heard of them until they are nominated), I get really excited about them. The Big Short was not one of those movies… Continue Reading

 

I first watched Pixar’s Up years ago, probably around the time it came out on DVD, and I remember liking it, but honestly the movie as a whole was not… Continue Reading

 

I’m about to say something that could make me wildly unpopular: I didn’t love Despicable Me. Partly, it had too much cutesie/gimmicky humor. And partly… Continue Reading

 

I have a confession to make. I didn’t like The Notebook. I know, it’s almost like I lose some serious girl-cred to even say that. Because women in general seem to think… Continue Reading

 

I’m kind of a sucker for historical dramas. Especially romances. So when I saw the trailer for Allied, which hinted at both a romance and a thriller aspect that would keep Luke interested… Continue Reading

 

Sometimes I’ll see movies that I’ve never heard of in the “Trending Now” list on Netflix, and I’ll get excited about the possibility of finding a hidden gem… Continue Reading