Friday, April 7, 2017

GIFTED movie

Janet's TAKE: Fine performances by the cast of #GiftedMovie are overshadowed by "gifted" young actress Mckenna Grace. B-

Synopsis:
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of

Friday, March 31, 2017

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE movie poster
Janet's TAKE: #TheZookeepersWife is a worthy effort in need of more character development. C+

Synopsis:
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of “The Broken Circle Breakdown”), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.

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