• Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★½

    I watched this film with my son also. It’s funny John Travolta did this film off the heals from his blockbuster Saturday Night Fever. He was viewed as more of a pretty face and not that great of an actor. A big however is that he was great in this movie and should have gotten more accolades for his performance 
    But that would have been unpopular with the established critics of the times. Seeing it for the first time now 40 years later with an unbiased view was great because it’s a great thriller. I really enjoyed it!

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    I  saw this movie with my son at a Movie Theatre in E Max. Man it was great to be back at the movies. I could not think of any other way to see this movie. For context I did see Top Gun when it first came out as a major blockbuster and several times since then. Now regarding Top Gun Maverick, what a fun ride. I loved the action especially all the fighter jet scenes ( absolutely breathtaking) Maverick’s…

  • Alpha Virtues

    Alpha Virtues

    ★★★★★

    I love this film! I have already watched it twice and cried both times. I love the way the characters were brought to life especially Jaime.  The school scene was so suspenseful with a background of kids playing (awesome)! I am so proud of the director and his crew (all who helped) Words cannot describe how proud I am to be the Director’s Father. The camera work, the scenery, the color, the acting and sound were wonderful. The last scene with the credits running will forever elicit powerful emotion from me. 
    Thank you son for sharing this with all of us. It is Beautiful!!

  • Gone Baby Gone

    Gone Baby Gone

    ★★★★½

    I just finished this and had to write a review because this was such a unexpected pleasant surprise! Imagine getting into something really hard and complex, trying to figure what to do, then figuring the right thing to do and it’s really tough. Then living with the consequences. !!  I really enjoyed this movie even though it’s gut wrenching at times. Great cast and Acting also!

  • Marry Me

    Marry Me

    ★★★

    Speaking of fairytales! My wife and I were up late and decided to watch this RomCom. I have always liked Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson and they are the ones that make this movie palatable. For me what worked was the dialogue and general fun connection the two seemed to portray on the screen   I actually enjoyed the witty banter between them given where they each were coming from. What I did not like at all was the music,…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★

    So this was a pretty interesting movie, a little too slow for my taste. However Kristin Stewart showed again that she is  a very good actress. She portrayed a tortured soul, Princess Diana, who actually believed (probably because she was so young when she married Prince Charles) in Fairytales. The movie did a great job showing how the fairytale was really an unbelievably and unsustainable controlled environment. The pre dinner scenes seems to capture this best. Again it moved too slow for me. But it’s still worth seeing because it brings even deeper understanding that fairytales don’t happen in real life.

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

    I had the great opportunity to watch this with my son! The Movie is centered around a 15 year old in 1973, so it was pretty relatable as I was 14 in 1973.  The soundtrack, the art on the walls, the vehicles and the settings were so real for me. Now the Movie, this was a really fun, funny movie and it shows that a great script and director does not need big name Actors. To me, the two main…

  • Stillwater

    Stillwater

    ★★½

    Well, underwhelming is the appropriate word for this film.  Matt Damon was great as always, yet even though it was a true story. The movie made little sense most times with a disappointing ending.

  • Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    ★★★★

    The first time I saw this film was on a date with my wife of 30 years. We had just began dating. Being someone who loves sports, I was thinking this was going to be a Baseball movie. Ah, but it was so much more. The first half was all about crazy adventure that was a lot of fun with great characters. The second half was almost spiritual as we were rooting for believing in the unbelievable, there were great,…

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★★

    I  started watching Batman the TV show in the 1960’s (you know, Bam, Boom, Wow etc. etc. ) I was hooked with Batman back then as a kid. In the 80’s I anxiously awaited and then saw the Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson Batman movie and liked it. It was a great performance by Nicholson of course. After that there were many more versions, but then came Batman Begins. This movie made sense to me, it was a great story.…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    I was fortunate enough to see this movie with my son, who had to do a bit of convincing to get me there, but boy was it worth it!
    For me, this movie is as close to perfection as it gets. For all its stereotypes as a musical love story, this movie always makes me smile. I smile throughout the entire movie from the first time I saw it to the tenth time. I love the music, the dialogue, their journey pursuing their passions and the light hearted way they danced through the movie. I loved this movie!
    Sometimes a nod and a smile says it all.

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★½

    I first went to see The Godfather when I was 13 with my parents. I liked the movie because believe or not I read the book first.  A couple of the very light sexual scenes were a bit awkward I have to say. I watched the movie again at least five times and each time I saw it I enjoyed it more and got more out of this great movie!
    In my opinion the relationship between Vito Corleone and his…