Friday, October 20, 2017

GEOSTORM

GEOSTORM movie poster

Janet's TAKE: # GeostormMovie is an entertaining matinee disaster flick that has an important message at the end. B-

This formula Gerard Butler movie is right on par with his other popcorn action films. The supporting cast, including Jim Sturgess and Ed Harris, makes this stormy thriller with a dash of political intrigue work well.

Synopsis:
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe.  But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it. -Warner Bros.


Rating: PG-13 for destruction, action and violence
Running Time: 109 minutes

Friday, October 13, 2017

THE FOREIGNER

Janet's TAKE: #ForeignerMovie is slower-paced than most Jackie Chan flicks but he and Brosnan make formidable adversaries. C

A surprisingly emotional Chan makes the movie worth seeing.  There are just too many

Friday, October 6, 2017

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US

Janet's TAKE: #TheMountainBetweenUs is a compelling survival tale with winning performances -up until the contrived romance hits the screen. C

Great cinematography and casting cannot

Thursday, October 5, 2017

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Blade Runner 2049 Ryan Gosling poster

Janet's TAKE: #BladeRunner2049 has masterfully crafted visuals and music with solid performances, but goes on too long. B

It felt like

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

YEAR BY THE SEA

YEAR BY THE SEA poster

Janet's TAKE: #YearByTheSea is a scenic tale of self-discovery reminiscent, albeit a female version, of "A Walk In The Woods". B-

While a good performance from both actresses, Joan's (Karen Allen) relationship with

BRAD'S STATUS


Janet's TAKE: #BradsStatus provides a concise statement on evaluating one's life based on social media posts from friends. B+

Ben Stiller once again gives a

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

REBEL IN THE RYE

REBEL IN THE RYE movie poster

Janet's TAKE: #RebelInTheRye movie is a formulaic J. D. Salinger biopic with decent performances. B

Nicholas Hoult does a fine job in his depiction of Salinger. Kevin Spacey is

Thursday, September 7, 2017

HOME AGAIN

HOME AGAIN movie poster

Janet's TAKE: #HomeAgainMovie is a predictable rom/com with a touch of "Entourage" thrown in. C+

Reese Witherspoon heads the cast of this "girls night out" entry. While the movie has its share of

Thursday, August 24, 2017

PATTI CAKE$

Patti Cake$ movie still


Janet's TAKE: #PattiCakes is a fresh take on the mother-daughter genre. C+

Nice performances by Danielle MacDonald as an aspiring rapper and Bridget Everett as her mother. Playing the grandmother, Cathy Moriarty steals more than a few scenes.

Synopsis:
In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely

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