Reel Quick Movie Reviews
Disney nailed this one. I’ll admit, the plot had distinct familiarity, but the script had me laughing so many times. Perfect to watch with the whole family, it'll take you on a hilarious and emotional adventure with Beymax.
Bonus: There’s an adorable Disney short before the movie – so don’t be late! And afterwards, there is a scene after the credits.
My Rating: 30/34
Reminded me of: How to Train your Dragon, The Incredibles.
I'd imagine several of the actors needed therapy after shooting this powerful movie, because I felt like I needed therapy after watching it. It did not lack emotion, blood, sweat, or verbal abuse. The actors were clearly dedicated to their roles, and though it stretched the imagination a bit with some unrealistic situations, this one made me want to play Rockband with friends.
There's no question for my pick of the week. The highly anticipated Interstellar was mind-blowing and incredible. Keep reading below for my other reviews this week.
This mind-bender, time-bender blockbuster with a perfect soundtrack will awe you. It's a 3-hour long adventure and, just like most every Christopher Nolan movie, there were a lot of moments when I had no idea what was going on. However, with its brilliant special effects and cinematography, it's a must-see on the big screen.
My Rating: 31/34
Reminded me of: Gravity, Inception, Wall-E, Elysium
Bill Murray fans rejoice! This story had the right amount of greasy characters, solid actors and heart to make it better than I expected. Murray entertains with his dry humour, grouchy persona, and his typical, but terrible sense of style.
My Rating: 27/34
Reminded me of: Dennis the Menace
Men, Women, and Children
My Rating: 20/34
Reminded me of: Disconnect, Stranger than Fiction, Short Term 12
See you at the movies!
Though it was another victim of one of those "the funniest parts are in the trailer" movie, it still was an enjoyable flick. It made several references to the classic kid's book and there's sure to be a scene that everyone in the family can relate to. I certainly wouldn't call it a big screen movie, but you can tell that the fun cast had a blast while filming.
Reminded me of: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Hector and the Search for Happiness
In my opinion, this movie could have been a whole lot shorter if Hector had just gone to Disneyland. That being said, his more expensive route made for a soul-searching story with a lot of heart. Solid performances all around, it was an inspirational flick about taking risks and cheap flights to make sure your priorities are in check.
Oh, this was a delightful, charming, and all-around quirky movie. It's mind numbing to imagine how much work went into the creation of this stop-motion masterpiece, but it's truly a work of art. Some unexpectedly weird parts, (and a lot of characters biting each other), but the unique story was a welcome change from a "just-for-comedy" animated movie.
My Rating: 27/34
Reminded me of: ParaNorman, The Great Mouse Detective, An American Tail, Tarzan, Despicable Me
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