Friday, March 4, 2016

More Movies

Man Up

Very quirky and a little silly, but a whole lot better than any romcom I've seen in the last five years.

Primary Colors

About Bill and Hillary and running for the presidency. About caring for people, persuasiveness, and corruption and disillusion. Oh, and it really captures Bill's accent and Hillary's hair.

Bridge of Spies

I thought spy movie meant action movie. Sadly, this was far from the case. I don't know--Tom Hanks always plays these lofty parts with lofty speeches. It seems like the same thing each time. Beautifully shot.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

I enjoyed this, although I'm not sure if Francisco and #1tomatolover did. It's new spy movie set in the 60s that both has an adventure and makes fun of the genre. It's not great, but I thought it was good and, more importantly, amusing. You've gotta love the debonair spy--he's the Lord Peter Wimsey of spies, only also attractive.


Investigative journalism becomes a thriller in this story of one of the Catholic Church's very dark times. Through the story of Boston, it shows how deeply entrenched the abuse was. (Okay, thriller is an over-statement. Fast-paced.)

Straight Outta Compton

This was great. Although inappropriate for small children--poor Little Leopard had to suffer through half of it, since it's long and we (which is rare for us) watched a day movie and didn't finish it during his nap.

It intertwines music and the story (which is of course, the music, as well as the politics behind the music). Even the antagonistic music never made so much sense. And the dueling raps were flawlessly portrayed.

Of course, the protagonists were portrayed as fairly perfect, which is suspect since they were also some of the film's producers. But even real-life stories are only ever stories, always told from a particular perspective.

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