Tuesday, November 12, 2013

At the Movies

by Maggie Sefton

I haven't commented on movies for a while, so I hope I don't forget any of the ones I've seen in these last three months:

2 GUNS-----Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg make great partners in this "buddies work together to catch/kill the Bad Guys."  It's an action-filled flic yet there's a a good plot line which has some twists to it which keep you engaged---as well as the buddies.  :)

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS---Taut, action-packed, and totally believable.  This is an account of an actual pirate capture of an American container-filled freighter.  Tom Hanks does an excellent job in the role.

RED 2---Excellent.  Funny, witty, and great to see these actors romp through this.

WE'RE THE MILLERS---There're a lot of funny lines in this movie, but the plot line definitely wanders all over the place.  Still, I enjoyed it.

GRAVITY---I'm afraid to see this movie since I have an astronaut daughter.  :)  I really don't like the image of her floating off into space.  But, it's supposed to be solved in the movie, so I'll probably relent and see it.  On the small screen, though.  

Have you seen any of these movies?


Heather said...

Haven't seen any of these yet, though Captain Phillips, Red2 and Gravity are on my list. There are too many movies out now or opening over the next two months that I want to see, including Thor2, The Book Thief, Catching Fire, Ender's Game, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Elaine N said...

I've seen all of them except "We're the Miilers". Liked all of them for different reasons. RED was a gulity pleasure but RED 2 was a good movie.

"12 Years a Slave" made it to Ottawa this week and I saw it on Saturday. Excellent!

I'm going to 2 advance screenings this week, "Philomena" (don't know anything about this movie except that Dame Judi Dench is in it) and "The Book Thief".

Aurian said...

I have seen Red2, I really enjoyed it.

Rachelle21 said...

I saw some of Captain Phillips, I got sea sick due to sitting up front and looking up. Though I loved what I heard.

Anonymous said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to see Gravity, but I did, and was impressed with Sandra Bullock's performance. But ... it's a scary movie, all right.