"Everything I learned, I learned from the movies."

- Audrey Hepburn

Read through my reviews of hit and miss movies that I have had the pleasure (and occasionally, displeasure) of watching. Get that popcorn ready.


kung fu panda 3

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Po, the Dragon Warrior, returns in this third installment of the series to defend the world against a near-invincible foe! Like the previous films, Po is lovable and relatable, kicking ass and just being all-around awesome! I can’t say this is my favorite in the series, but what’s great is that the movies maintain consistency Read more…

the martian

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Left behind on lifeless Mars, a NASA scientist must find ways to survive the grueling terrain for as long as he can. Equipped with a super brain, the scientist, played by Matt Damon, creates a video log of his plan to survive on Mars with limited resources. Whether or not his antics are realistic or Read more…

eddie the eagle

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Eddie the Eagle tells the store of underdog skier, Eddie Edwards, who always dreamed of being an Olympian. The movie is a feel-good comedy, featuring hard-to-replicate facial expressions and a memorable scene delivered by Hugh Jackman. Based on the true story of Eddie the Eagle, you see the perseverance of an individual who doesn’t let Read more…


Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Oh how disgruntled I was when I heard that a Rocky spinoff was in the works! Rocky Balboa was a fitting end to the beautiful series, leaving audiences with words of wisdom and a restoration of love for the one and only Rocky. Another installment, regardless of whether it focused on Apollo Creed’s son or Read more…

one day

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

While Anne Hathaway’s British accent greatly improved since her Becoming Jane performance, it’s still laughable in this tragic tale of love. Once you get past it, the movie takes you on a journey of mistimed affairs between two best friends. The intense chemistry is missing between the two, but the longing is a little more Read more…

liberal arts

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Avoid this one if you can. This is a great example of a movie that goes nowhere. In fact, if you have watched How I Met Your Mother, which happens to star Josh Radnor as well, this is Ted Mosby in a nutshell. The story is about a 30-something year old who returns to his Read more…

we are marshall

Monday, November 30th, 2015

When someone told me about this movie, I could not believe it was based off a true story. It just sounded too unbelievably tragic. On their way back home after an away game, Marshall University’s football team perished in a plane crash in 1970, along with a few fans. The movie depicts the aftermath, a Read more…

the station agent

Monday, November 16th, 2015

If this is the movie that propelled Peter Dinklage’s career, I can get on board with that. This movie was charming and unexpectedly wonderful. The Station Agent tells the story of a recluse train enthusiast who is befriended by an aloof painter and an overly social, if not desperate, son of a food truck owner. Read more…

our brand is crisis

Friday, November 13th, 2015

In this political drama, Sandra Bullock plays a strategist hired to take a Bolivian multi-millionaire to the top of the presidential election. Dirty tricks are played and sly words are exchanged, giving you a look behind the scenes of a political campaign. I’m not the most knowledgeable about politics, so this film did not particularly Read more…

the 33

Monday, November 9th, 2015

The movie tells the story of the 33 miners trapped in a collapsed gold mine in Chile. With the government’s outlook looking negative following the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that rocked the nation, the search and rescue of these men was a shot at redemption. Albeit dramatized, the movie does capture the rough conditions faced Read more…

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