Thursday, February 9, 2017

FIFTY SHADES DARKER


Janet's TAKE: #FiftyShadesDarker follows the book in that the sex overshadows the romance. I would have liked to see more relationship development: C-

See the trailer, more details and Rog's Viewpoint here.

THE SPACE BETWEEN US


Janet's TAKE: #TheSpaceBetweenUs can't decide if it's a sci-fi or teen road trip film, but it never rises above after-school special: C-

See the trailer, more details and Rog's Viewpoint here.

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE


Janet's TAKE: #LegoBatmanMovie has plenty of "Awesomeness" and fun for the whole family: A

Will Arnett makes a splendid caped-crusader in this visual treat!

See the trailer, more details and Rog's Viewpoint here.

Friday, January 20, 2017

20th Century Women

Janet's TAKE: #20thCenturyWomen~Honest portrayal of Mother/Son relationship buoyed by a strong cast including #AnnetteBening. A


"Girls Nite Out" recommend.


Special note: A24 WILL MAKE A DONATION TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN HONOR OF ALL THE WOMEN (AND MEN) WHO SEE THE FILM THIS WEEKEND

Friday, January 6, 2017

SILENCE

Janet's TAKE: #Silence~Scorsese project of a brutal but over-long journey through devotion and religious persecution in Japan w/good performances and stunning cinematography: B+


Martin Scorsese’s Silence, the Academy Award winning director’s

HIDDEN FIGURES

Janet's TAKE: #HiddenFigures ~ Moving story of pioneering women of science. STEM rules! A+

It is evident that the cast all gave their best efforts for this true, but until now, untold event. Deserves lots of awards.

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of

A MONSTER CALLS

Janet"s TAKE: @amonstercalls ~ A heart-rending child's journey thru grief w/as many twists as the Monster's branches: A-

True to the book but NOT

Sunday, December 25, 2016

FENCES

Janet's TAKE: #fencesmovie Commanding performances by Washington & @ViolaDavis make this powerful adaptation a must-see: A-

FENCES is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed

Friday, December 23, 2016

WHY HIM?


Janet's TAKE: #WhyHim could have been a lovely holiday story but is ruined by crass Franco-isms: D

@BryanCranston facial expressions are the

Tuesday, December 20, 2016