Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BRIGSBY BEAR

Janet's TAKE: #BRIGSBYBEAR is a quirky and sometimes uncomfortable tale of re-entry into society. C+

SNL's Kyle Mooney as James gives an endearing performance but it's not enough to save this rambling film. It is an interesting concept that is not executed very well. The supporting cast includes Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, and Greg Kinnear.

Synopsis:
Superfan James is obsessed with the clever if quaintly goofy kids' show Brigsby Bear to the point of

Thursday, July 27, 2017

ATOMIC BLONDE

ATOMIC BLONDE movie

Janet's TAKE: Charlize Theron packs a punch while conquering the spy genre. B+

Highly stylized sets and costumes along with well-choreographed fight scenes make for an entertaining Berlin Wall-era espionage film. A few laughs along the way lighten up the drama.

Synopsis:
A breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A GHOST STORY

Janet's TAKE: #AGhostStory is a tedious exploration of existence, grief and letting go. C-

This Malick-ish film is annoyingly slow-paced with minimal performances and dialog along with the usual landscape beauty shots.  The only saving grace is

Friday, June 16, 2017

ROUGH NIGHT

ROUGH NIGHT poster

Janet's TAKE: #RoughNightMovie is an uneven mix of comedy and relationship angst. C

Some genuine laughs, but few and far between. Kate McKinnon delivers the same character performance that's starting

Friday, June 2, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

WONDER WOMAN

Wonder Woman movie poster

Janet's TAKE: #WonderWomanFilm has an action-packed story w/good character development and chemistry between the stars. A-

As one of my favorite superheroes growing up, this

Friday, May 26, 2017

BAYWATCH

BAYWATCH movie poster
Janet's TAKE: The series lowered the bar of TV entertainment. This movie lives up to the series. C-

Surprisingly better acting, lots of typical gross-out humor,

Friday, May 19, 2017

Paris Can Wait

Paris Can Wait movie

Janet's TAKE: #ParisCanWait is light on plot while providing a beautifully-shot Southern France food and wine travelogue. B-

Diane Lane gives another "Under The Tuscan Sun" pleasant performance while Alec Baldwin phones in his few moments as her husband. "Paris Can Wait" is great for foodies and Diane Lane rom-com fans.

Synopsis:
Eleanor Coppola’s feature film directorial and screenwriting debut at the age of 81 stars Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane as a Hollywood producer’s wife who unexpectedly takes a trip through France, which reawakens her sense of self and