Godzilla

I saw this last Saturday at the Fox Bay cinema.  You can not talk about this movie without comparing it to Pacific Rim (a movie that I really disliked).  The story starts in the 1950s, with an attempt by the US military to kill Godzilla with a nuclear warhead.  As the story progresses, it looks at …

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

I saw this last Friday, at the Fox Bay cinema.  In the story, mutants are hunted relentlessly and are near extinction.  As a last ditch attempt to save the present, they send Wolverine’s consciousness back to the past.  He does not physically time travel but he projects his mind into his old body. This was a …

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Chef

I saw Chef tonight at the Fox Bay Cinema, as part of the NY Film Critics Series.  It is the story of Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau).  He has a secure but artistically stifling job at a top LA restaurant.  A negative review from food critic Ransey Michel (Oliver Platt) and bad treatment by restaurant owner …

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Brick Mansions

I saw this on Friday night, at the Saukville Marcus cinema.  The story takes place in the recent future, in Detroit.  Brick Mansions is a housing project that is so dangerous that the government decided to wall it off and post armed troops at all of the entrances.  Envision from Escape From New York but …

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Transcendence

I saw Transcendence on Friday at the Fox Bay Cinema.  It is the story of artificial intelligence researcher, Dr Will Caster.  He is working on building a sentient computer, capable of experiencing human emotions, when he is attacked by radical anti-technology extremists.  As he slowly dies, his friend Max Waters and his wife Evelyn struggle …

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Bears

I saw Bears tonight, at the AMC Mayfair 18.  It was an interesting departure from what I normally see.  It is a Disneynature documentary that followed a bear with two cubs for one year.  It showed the development of the three bears, their challenges, and their triumphs. It was a beautifully  cinematic movie.  I think …

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Bad Words

I saw Bad Words on Friday night, at the Saukville Marcus Cinema.  This is the story of Guy Trilby, a 40yr-old copy editor, who enters the national spelling bee.  He exploits a loophole (the fact that he never graduated from the 8th grade) to get into the competition.  Reporter Jenny Widgeon (played by Kathryn Hahn) …

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I saw The Winter Soldier last night at the Marcus North Shore.  As far as Marvel Avengers movies go, it was pretty good.  It did not take itself too seriously but it also was not one long fight scene.  In this movie, Captain Steve Rogers struggles to come to terms with the future while trying …

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Tonight, I spent a magical 100 minutes at the Marcus North Shore Cinema.  The Grand Budapest Hotel is the story of concierge Gustave H and lobby boy Zero Moustafa.  Zero acts as Gustave H’s protege and trusted friend as the two of them go through their intriguing adventure.  The story is presented as a factual …

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Mr Peabody & Sherman is based upon the 1960s classic ‘Peabody’s Improbably History’, by Ted Key.  Mr Peabody is a super intelligent beagle who is a business magnate, inventor, gourmand, and two-time Olympic medalist.  Mr Peabody discovers Sherman orphaned and abandoned in an alley.  After successfully petitioning the court, Mr Peabody adopts Sherman. The movie …

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