Going in Style

Beginning Thoughts: Ocean’s 11 with senior citizens? Middle Thoughts: These guys took two hard hits with the home foreclosure and pension being dissolved, and then serious illness on top of that!  You see them being pushed lower and lower.  Once they decide to rob the bank, that is when the real funny parts start to happen. Ending Thoughts: That was surprisingly well thought out robbery and alibis.  I … Continue reading Going in Style

CHIPS

Beginning Thoughts: I need to more to drink if I’m going to watch this movie. Middle Thoughts: So, not as bad as I was expecting. The jokes are raunchy, but there is more of a plot than I expected. After seeing movies like Starsky & Hutch and Baywatch, I have dauntingly low expectations for remaking classic TV shows as movies. Ending Thoughts: Ok, so this won’t win awards, … Continue reading CHIPS

Sing

Beginning Thoughts: America’s Got Talent in Zootopia? Middle Thoughts: I know they have to touch on every character, but I didn’t really feel for  any specific one.  Since there were so many parallel stories you don’t get the depth to care about any one character.  Ending Thoughts: Finally the part I’ve actually been looking forward to: their performances.  I was so happy they saved the orphanage (or was … Continue reading Sing

In Like Flint

Beginning Thoughts:  I’ve only heard the saying, “He’s in like Flynn.”  That’s as close as I’ve ever been to knowing anything about this movie. Middle Thoughts:  I’m not sure if it is because I saw Wonder Woman recently that I subconsciously chose this movie because it seems like the exact opposite.  I can only think to describe it as a hella-campy and uber-misogynistic spy movie.  That being … Continue reading In Like Flint

Why Him?

Beginning Thoughts:  Why am I watching this so soon after Office Christmas Party?  Shouldn’t I watch something better as a pallet cleanser? Middle Thoughts: Surprisingly I’ve laughed and cringed at things in the movie and had a good time doing it. Ending Thoughts: Glad they didn’t just end with ” and the  lived happily ever after”  the video chat was funny and a unique way to … Continue reading Why Him?

Office Christmas Party

Beginning Thoughts: I know it’s not currently the holiday season, but let’s go ahead and take a look at this one. Middle Thoughts: Well Jennifer Aniston is still trying to get away from the Rachelle image, but Jason Bateman is doing Jason Bateman. Ending Thoughts: This movie is trying to be a better Bacholer Party but not achieving it. Something I Didn’t Expect:  I really didn’t expect them to … Continue reading Office Christmas Party

Mechanic: Resurrection

Beginning Thoughts: A Jason Statham action movie.  Ok, let’s go. Middle Thoughts: Jason Statham action movie with Jessica Alba. Ending Thoughts: Jason Statham action movie with Jessica Alba and featuring Tommy Lee Jones. Something I Didn’t Expect: I think I saw Tommy Lee’s house in the movie being explored by Josh Gates on an a travel show once. Overall: This is exactly what I would expect … Continue reading Mechanic: Resurrection

Hacksaw Ridge

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BqgHYLvHIE  ] Beginning Thoughts: I’m thinking this will be another war movie like We Were Soldiers (which I did enjoy). So I’m ready for some action, honor and the feels (in a very manly way).   It should have a great story based on all the pre-Oscar buzz and some gore because of the subject matter. Middle Thoughts: Enjoying the story so far, but Desmond’s different … Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge