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Belle (Movie)

BelleMain Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Alan McKenna, James Norton

Review: 6 out of 10 stars.

5 for its disingenuous and 6.5 as a feel-good movie.

The story surrounds Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw) who was sent by her illegitimate father to live with her great uncle, William Murray, the Lord Chief Justice (Wilkinson.) In the mid (more…)

Captain Phillips (Movie)

CaptainPhillipsMain Cast: Tom Hanks

Review: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

Captain Phillips was definitely an engaging movie based on actual events. The actions were very believable.

Tom Hanks was well cast, from an initial underestimation of the pirates by lying, to quickly and cautiously observe the situation and was able to adjust immediately to keep everyone, including himself, safe. The fear on (more…)

Fruitvale Station (Movie)

FrutivaleStationMain Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octava Spencer, Ariana Neal

Review: 9 out of 10 stars.

Not an easy film to watch. It’s emotional and difficult even only in the beginning it showed the actual cellphone footage and last quarter of the film it showed the Bart incident.

It’s the whole movie’s focus on Oscar Grant’s life that portrayed a struggling from trouble young man. True it showed his love on his daughter, his close relationships with his family and not wanting them to worry about his financial hardships. True it only brushed (more…)

Despicable Me 2 (Movie)

DespicableMe2Main Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand

Review: 9.1 out of 10 stars.

A sequel generally is hard to compete with the original since it would have already lost the novelty. But DM2 has actually leveraged very well with the surprise success from the first one. Over the past few years, the minion factor has not worn off as the creator being smart enough to keep producing smaller clips and making them available, effectively keeping the characters fresh.

And the characters in the first one was so dramatically adorable that most kids and adults yearn for the return.

In this sequel the story surrounded Gru being “retired” and was making (more…)

The Conjuring (Movie)

TheConjuringMain Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston

Review: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

The Conjuring can be described as a scary paranormal movie.

It’s a combination of the Exorcist and Paranormal Activity. It is based on true events about Ed and Lorraine Warren educating and trying to exorcise for a family when the priest could not do so because the family was not baptized.

For some it was just another scary movie, but it is actually made quite believable and while the “plot” is not new, the producers and writers dramatized the events just enough with the really, really loud (more…)

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