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The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault In Our Stars

Ladies and Gentlemen bring your tissues this is sure to be a tear jerker. 

Sixteen-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster, played by Shailene Woodley, is a smart, sarcastic and quiet teen who is suffering with terminal thyroid cancer that has metastasized to her lungs.  Hazel’s parents believe she is depressed, so her parents force her to attend a cancer patients support group to make friends at a local church.  Augustus played by Ansel Elgort, shows up at the support group and catches Hazel’s attention.  Augustus is also interested in Hazel and they begin to share their personal thoughts, feelings, dreams, and fears.  Soon, the bond of the relationship evolves and we experience a one of a kind love story.  The movie also stars Nat Wolff as Isaac, Laura Dern as Frannie and Sam Trammell as Michael.  The movie was directed by Josh Boone. 

This movie (with the same title) is based on the young adult, best selling book written by Josh Green.  I highly regret not reading the book before seeing the movie.  Shailene gives a spectacular performance, she was born to be a star and this movie makes her shine!   Her character is witty and charming and she makes Hazel come to life and its so believable. 

One of my favorite characters in the movie is Augustus played by Ansel Elgort.  Shailene and Ansel worked together in Divergent where Ansel plays Shailene’s oldest brother, but my goodness, you have to keep your eyes out for this actor.  I fell in love with Augustus and his character was sexy, smart, and very funny.  FYI, he is every girl’s prince charming.  His character with Shailene is just like a fairytale.  Augustus also suffers with cancer in the movie and is so full of hope its incredible, you can see how Hazel becomes a completely new person when she is with him.  The movie has some other great performances like Nat Woldff who plays Isaac, who brings humor to the movie.  As for Hazel’s parents, they are constantly there for her and her mom, played by Laura Dern gives a heart-warming performance. 

Lots of people are calling this movie a very beautiful and sad love story.  I see this movie as a coming of age story.  You experience a first love/crush and love at a young age is fun, memorable, and silly all at the same time.  The characters are believable and you can feel the passion and bond Hazel and Augustus have with each other. 

Do I think this will be nominated for anything, yes!  I believe it will be nominated for best-adapted screenplay.  I don’t have many concerns about the movie, but the one concern I do have is that it does drag on a little.  The movie could have been a slight bit shorter but, I loved it and make sure you bring lots tissues. 

I give this movie a “B+”

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A Million Ways To Die In The West

Million Ways To Die In The West

The year is 1882, Seth MacFarlane plays Albert Spark, a sheep farmer who lives with his cold hearted parents.  When Albert loses his girlfriend, Louise played by Amanda Seyfried because he talked his way out of gun - fight.  Louise doesn’t Albert is tough or brave.  Anna played by Charlize Theron is the new girl in the town meets Albert.  She believes she can boost his confidence and can get his girl back.  Anna then trains Albert how to use a gun.  Anna and Albert become friends and very very very friendly.  Clinch Leatherwood played by Liam Neeson, is the movies villain.  He finds out the news someone has been sneaking around with his wife.  He is out to kill the man who is hanging with his wife Anna.  The movie also stars Giovanni Ribisi as Edward, Neil Patrick Harris as Foy, and Sarah Silverman as Ruth. The movie is directed by the films star Seth MacFarlane. 

We are mostly use to seeing Western film as a fun, exciting, and action packed with cowboys and Indians.  This movie does of course have cowboys and Indians but this movie takes on the comedic ways and extricates on the many ways to people died in the west.  Lots of people and critics were hoping this would be the same gem and comedic charm, Ted directed by Seth MacFarlane. 

Does this film have the same charm and wit?  Yes and no.  It’s not quite as good as Ted but you can still have a good time with this movie.  The film’s star, writer, producer, and director, Seth MacFarlane is back in the directors chair once again.  This time he is in front of the camera.  Seth’s as Albert is cute, friendly, and hopeless.  He may start as hopeless but of course he blooms into the films hero.  I did like Seth’s character and watching Seth’s facial expressions reminded me off Ted’s face.  Especially when he smiles.  As for directing, he was pretty good but he pulled some of the similar jokes and scenes when Dennis Dugan directed Grown Ups 2.  Both had lots of poop and penis jokes.  They are better in Seth’s movie than in Grown Ups 2.  There is one scene that did remind me off Grown Ups 2.  In Grown Ups 2 a deer pees on Adam Sandler and in this movie a sheep pees on Seth MacFarlane.  Charlize Theron, as Anna is great.  It was nice to see her in this movie.  The last movie I saw Charlize in was “Snow White and The Huntsman” and I hated it.  Again, it was nice to see her taking a chance on the comedy route.  She might not be as funny as the other characters in the movie.  Her character starts to grow feelings for Seth’s character.  Her character is brave and fearless.  I loved that she was the one who was teaching Seth’s character to boost his confidence. 

My favorite characters in the movie, Edward played by Giovanni Ribisi and Ruth played by Sarah Silverman.  Those two bring the comedy and laughs to the screen.   Edward (Giovanni) plays a very religious young man who is saving himself to have sex when he is married.  Yet his girlfriend is Ruth (Sarah) who wants to save herself for marriage too.  Expect she is the town’s hore (excuse my language).  She is having sexual encounters with the townsmen and is getting paid for it.  She doesn’t realize that she is already having sexual encounters.  When both of their characters are together their scenes and the commentary is hilarious.  Amanda Seyfried, the adorable and sweet heart everyone loves.  I didn’t like her as much in the movie.  If Seth maybe casted Mila Kunis or Emma Stone, I would have loved the character a little bit more.  Even though her character is dumb and silly.  Neil Patrick Harris, once I heard he was casted I was excited.  This is the same role he played in How I Met Your Mother.  I know what you might be thinking, Barney traveled back in time to 1882 and grew a mustache or this is Barney’s great great great great grandfather.  Don’t get me wrong I loved his character.  I didn’t like one scene in the movie involving Amanda and Neil in bed.  It really got me grossed out!  Liam Neeson as Clinch is not a big main character.  He had a small main character.  He wasn’t as funny as I thought he would be and he isn’t in the movie a lot.

I personally think critics are being a little harsh on this movie.  Yet, audiences seem to be enjoying it.  That means they must be excited to see Ted 2

I give this movie a “B-“

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Neighbors

Neighbors

You are being transported to a sweet, loving suburban neighborhood with sunny days, green grass, and welcoming neighbors.  Seth Rogen plays Mac Radner and his wife Kelly is played by Rose Byrne.   Together they have a newborn daughter and are trying to adjust to parenthood but the couple learns there is more to life than cuteness and changing diapers.  One day, the couple finds out a college fraternity is moving into the neighborhood and things are about to get wild.  Zac Efron plays Teddy Sanders and Dave Franco plays Pete Regzaolli, and the two are the fraternity leaders of Delta Psi Beta.  Both play upcoming graduates from college and Teddy’s goal, before he graduates, is to make it into the Hall of Fame by throwing a massive end of the year party.  Mac and Kelly meet Teddy and Pete for the first time and they ask them to please keep the noise down.  However, that request really doesn’t work out too well.  Mac and Kelly’s goal is to get the frat boys out of the neighborhood and to make sure their daughter gets the sleep she needs.  The movie also stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Scoonir, Jerrod Carmichael as Garf, Lisa Kudrow as Carol Gladstone and Ike Barinholtz as Jimmy Faldt.  Nicholas Stroller is the director of the movie. 

Neighbors is from the same studio that brought you, This Is The End, but did they bring their comedy chops to the big screen again??  Yes, but it’s not as good as, This Is The End.  Neighbors is the type of movie you love to watch over the summer because its a raunchy comedy and we all enjoy going to the movies for that during these long, hot days.  Seth Rogen produced the movie with his good buddy Evan Goldberg.  This is the same type of character Seth normally plays, the goofy, silly, outrageously funny, pot-smoking guy except this time he smokes slightly less pot and plays a Dad.  He didn’t make me laugh as much as when he was in, This Is The End.  When he appeared in scenes with Zac Efron, that was when you get the most laughs in the film.  Zac Efron is the best character in the movie and he proves not to be the innocent Disney boy longer.  Now, he’s grown up!  Seriously, Zac is hilarious and I feel he was made for this role.  He was able to play to the college frat boy and steals the movie.  He has fantastic chemistry with all of the other characters in the film.  Rose Byrne is also hilarious in the film.  The last comedy I remember seeing Rose in was, The Intership, and I hated her in that role.  She had no funny lines in that movie whatsoever.  This time she nails it!  What makes her funny is she turns into this Mama Bear who just wants to get her baby daughter to sleep and make sure she is safe.  When Rose and Seth team up to take down the frat boys she has all the brains.  She is the one who creates a set up and knows what makes the frat boys angry and how to get them in trouble. 

Dave Franco has been in some really fantastic movies in the past 2 years.  His career has exploded.  In this film he has the brains in the fraternity and has wonderful chemistry with Zac in the film and I loved every scene he was in with Zac.  Not many critics are talking about one particular character in the movie, the baby Stella.  Not one, but two babies played Stella, Elise and Zoey Vargas.  They are so adorable!  I didn’t realize they were twins, which makes them double the cuteness.  My least favorite character was Scoonie played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse.  He plays a really dopey character, it actually got to be really annoying and I got tired of watching him.   Once again it’s the same type of character Christopher always plays.  The movie also features some small cameos too, but I won’t spoil any details for you. 

Nicholas Stroller is known for directing The Five Year Engagement and Get Him To The Greek.  Those movies are my least favorite comedies.  I hated Get Him To The Greek.  Nicholas has most definitely improved from his past works but he did great with this movie.  He kept the movie entertaining, moving and funny.  Thumbs up Nicholas!  Brandon Trost did cinematography and I really love this one scene he captured which features Zac Efron walking down a hallway with bright neon lights.  It looks outrageous!  I can’t wait to buy this movie on blu-ray to add to my collection!

I give this movie “B”.

Godzilla

Godzilla

Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays Ford Brody, an explosive ordinance disposal officer in the US Navy but he is also a loving and loyal father.  Ford is married to a nurse, Elle played by Elizabeth Olsen.  Ford is grieving over the death of his mother who died 15 years ago from a radiation leak explosion in Japan.  Not only is Ford still grieving the loss of his mother, but his father, Joe Brody played by Bryan Cranston, is obsessed with uncovering the truth to what caused his wife’s death.  When Ford travels to Japan to help Joe get out of jail, Joe convinces Ford to help him to travel back to Janjira where the tragic event happened to learn and find out what the government is hiding from them.  The movie continues when it leads up to the event of Godzilla battling the evil monster in the movie, MUTO known as (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism).  The movie is directed by Gareth Edwards. 

I was super excited to see this movie because I was going with my Dad.  It was a nice Daddy and daughter movie day, but the movie was just okay.  If you are thinking of going  to see the movie and expecting to see Godzilla for a full two hours, you are going to have to wait.  Godzilla shows up the last 30 minutes of the movie.  Godzilla is epic and looks amazing on the big screen.  The special effects team did a fantastic job creating the iconic monster.  Overall, the rest of the movie is filled with drama and character development.  I love character development, but it didn’t really work well with me.  Why?  The movie gets long and boring.  I understand they had an hour and a half to fill up with the movie. The acting in the movie is a little bit of a disappointment. Watching the trailers, it looked like Bryan Cranston was the lead in the movie.  However, going into this if you want to see Bryan Cranston take down Godzilla, you are going to be let down.  I won’t say why, but I did like his character in the movie.  The true main star in the movie is Aaron Taylor-Johnson and he wasn’t my favorite character.  I don’t think he was the right guy for the movie.  His character was very boring and he makes the film drag on and on.  I do give him credit for attracting the audience’s attention while we waited for Godzilla to make it on to the big screen.  Otherwise, I think it would have been better if they casted someone a little bit older, he looked a little too young for the part.  The movie also stars Elizabeth Olsen as Elle.  I wasn’t too crazy about her or her character.  I think they might have portrayed her character as a little over dramatic in the film, but I think she gave a very good performance.  Now, the director of the movie is Gareth Edwards and I give him a big thumbs-up for trying his best at this movie.  Gareth is known for directing a low budget movie called, Monsters, which I haven’t seen, but I am very surprised he was chosen to direct a major film like this.  Edwards is new to the big screen, but he did a great job with directing the last 30 minutes of the movie.  He really scared me with all the natural disasters happening.  He also did an excellent job creating Godzilla, the star.  In the end, I don’t think you should rush out to theaters to see this movie, I think you should wait to watch it on demand. 

I give this movie a “C”

My Dad gives it a “D”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Forget, Batman and Spider-Man, Captain America is the man! 

Chris Evans plays Steven Rogers aka Captain America and he’s back, back from his solid state!   As the movie opens, Steven is working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and trying to figure out who he is and where he fits in to society now.  Natasha Ramanoff aka the Black Widow, is played by Scarlett Johansson.  Natasha and Steve work together on an important mission, but unfortunately after going on the mission everything at S.H.I.E.L.D goes wrong.  Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury, and he knows something suspicious is happening and doesn’t trust anyone in the force.  In the movie we meet Alexander Pierce, played by Robert Redford, who is a good friend of Nick and is the senior leader in S.H.I.E.L.D., and a member of the World Security Council.  Then, we are introduced to another new character, a muscular assassin named The Winter Solider who is after Steve, Natasha and just about anyone who has a connection with them.  This causes political upset and things go wrong with everyone at S.H.I.E.LD. Steve and Natasha must figure out why this is all happening.  The movie also stars Anthony Mackie, Sam Wilson aka the Falcon, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow, and Emily VanCamo as Agent 13.  The movie was directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo. 

This Marvel is by far one of the best movies ever!  There are so many awesome and exciting events that take place in the movie.  Chris Evans steals the movie and does an epic job and I loved his character development in the movie.  I was so interested in the fact that Steve was brought back from his solid state and yet Steve has to adjust to living in the modern world.  He is also trying to figure himself out as a person and where he tries to fit into society.  I like this particular part of the movie because we all try to fit into society and find a place where we feel we belong.  Chris as Captain America knows how to kick butt!  He has awesome fight scenes in the film and it looks like Chris did all the stunts himself.  I also loved how he interacted with all of the characters especially with Anthony Mackie and Scarlett Johansson. Speaking of Scarlett, Scarlett Johansson also knows how to kick butt!  I loved Scarlett as the Black Widow and especially loved her in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and also in The Avengers.  Scarlett has attitude, sass, and is fearless.  She looks great in the movie and actually reminds me of Kim Possible.  I love the Black Widow because she’s a fantastic role model for young girls.  Anthony Mackie is also awesome and this has to be my ultimate favorite role he has ever done.  He was really into his role and I can tell by his looks, it seems like he had lots of fun.  He honestly played a true friend in the movie and was willing to sacrifice his own life to help Steve and Natasha.  I don’t want to spoil anything about who plays the bad guys in the movie, but the people who play them are fantastic.  Their parts fit them perfectly and they were very smart and villainous.  I also can’t forget to mention, of course, Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson.  He plays the man in charge and knows all the lies and secrets that are being passed around S.H.I.E.L.D.  Nick is an interesting character.  I like the fact that Samuel L. Jackson presents Nick Fury as a guy with a dark past.  In the end, you would not want to mess with Nick or his eye patch.  Director brothers, Anthony and Joe Russo are known for directing their comedies like You, Me and Dupree.  Taking a big step to direct a major Marvel movie is an incredible career milestone.  These brothers did an absolutely perfect job with the movie and brought tension, drama, action, and fun to the big screen.  I also really like the story and really got into the movie as it caught my attention the entire time.  I’m glad that the movie didn’t get too political, FYI, I’m not that into politics.  In the end this movie is filled with cliffhangers that will leave you guessing what’s going to happen next.  Also, the movie is officially one of the best movies of the year!

Being one of the most epic movies of the year, I give this movie an “A+”

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