Justice League - Finally Doing the DC Universe Justice?

Submitted by Bethany on Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:13

I have to admit, I love a good superhero movie.  Heck, I love a few bad superhero movies (Green Lantern, anyone?).  But the hype surrounding Justice League was...not good.  And after the epic disaster that was Batman vs. Superman, let's just say my expectations were low.  Rock bottom low.  Which is probably why I found myself pleasantly surprised by this movie. 

Murder on the Orient Express - A Fun Ride

Submitted by Bethany on Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:14

I was drawn to this movie for a few reasons - I love a good mystery, I enjoy many of the stars as actors, and I love a good train ride.  I really wish train travel was more of a thing here in the U.S.  I enjoyed the setting of this movie - there were some beautiful scenery shots as the train chugged along, and I loved seeing the small touches of elegance and luxury in the cabins, the dining room, and the food.  More than a few times I wished I could sit down and eat with the passengers on the train. 

Murder on the Orient Express is a Long Trip, but the Destination is Worth It

Submitted by Joel on Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:49

I have to admit, there were times during this movie that I was bored. The characters seemed a bit fake to me, too. They explained stuff a bit too much when it just wasn't needed. But in the end, I have to admit, I enjoyed the movie as a whole. The acting was decent, and the final motivations of the characters made sense when the whole story was told. Still, it was a bit of a long ride to get there. If you like meandering mysteries with beautiful views, this movie is for you!

Battle of the Sexes Informs, Uplifts, and Entertains

Submitted by Joel on Sun, 11/12/2017 - 09:38

Battle of the Sexes shows a page out of the long history book of women fighting for their rights. It masterfully tells the story of an epic tennis match between a man and a woman, both trying to put the other in their place. The characters are likable, the story is gripping, and even though we know how it ends, there's still a lot of tension. If you like movies about interesting individuals in history, you'll enjoy this movie.

Battle of the Sexes - I'll Watch Stone and Carell Battle Anytime

Submitted by Bethany on Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:45

We made a special effort to get to this movie, in part because we both love Emma Stone and Steve Carell.  It's rare that I see something with those two that I don't love, and this movie was no exception; it was thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end.  I found myself once again impressed at Carell's ability to morph into his character, and Stone brought a depth of emotion to her portrayal of Billie Jean King that really drew me in. 

Only the Brave is the Perfect Title for this Movie about Courage

Submitted by Joel on Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:31

I love stories about exceptional people and this movie, as the title suggests, is a movie about exceptional bravery. I have to admit, I'm a sucker for movies like this.  If you like (mostly) true stories about real people overcoming real tragedy, then you'll like this movie. But be warned, this movie will rip your heart out if you let it. 

Only the Brave - A Tale of Bravery Well Worth Watching

Submitted by Bethany on Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:19

I went to this movie knowing it was based on a true story, but not knowing that true story.  Part of me wishes I had known, as I would have been more emotionally prepared for the end.  But the other part of me is grateful I was able to truly experience the movie as it unfolded, as raw and painful and heartbreaking as it was.