Hilbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

This movie is based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance.

HillBilly Elegy is a current exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown.

Heart breaking and raw emotions come to mind. Emotional.This is based on real events and how some people actually live, I cant even imagine a life such as this.

The director Ron Howard, did a superb work of art. I do not care what anyone says, and there is a lot of bad reviews on this. However, visually this is put together very well. How else would you have done it differently and who would you like to have seen direct the movie? The make up artist, wow!

How about the Actors?
Glenn Close, yikes! What A powerful performance she gave. I wouldn’t want to be on her bad side.
Amy Adams, a very believable performance. I have never seen her in such a role, amazing!

Family is everything, through thick and thin.

All in all I’m giving it a 10

The Story Of Us Movie Review

The Story of Us (1999)

Ben (Willis)and Katie (Pheifer) Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.

This movie presents how real a relationship is. Being married is hard work. You constantly have to work on it, believe me… Getting divorced is way too easy now a day’s. If you’ve done all that you can and you still not happy, then fine, do what you have to do.

The movie itself is a little slow, but it’s still good. Bruce Willis and Michelle Pheifer are the perfect husband / wife on screen. They really make it believable. You feel all the emotion, how painful it is.

This is a one timer for me, if you like a Woody Allen feel type movie, then you may just like this one.

9 stars.
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Allen Zweibel &
Jessie Nelson
Starring: Bruce Willis & Michelle Phifer

Bliss Movie Review

Bliss  ~ 2021

Owen Wilson & Salma Hyek

Greg (Owen) is recently divorced and fired from his recent job, is sucked into another type of world. A world that seems to be a computer simulation. Greg  meets a mysterious woman named Isabel (Salma) who lives on the street in this world and the two fall in love.

I did not like this movie, but it’s an original take on content. I like Owen Wilson a lot better in comedies than I do with drama. He’s not horrible,  but I would have rather, honestly seen Nicolas Cage play this part. Salma Hyek, did her part with excellence. It was nice seeing her in something new and fresh.

I didn’t like the end one bit, it leaves you feeling confused or rather saying WTH.

The movie director /writer Mike Cahill did not do justice what so ever.

Better luck next time buddy.

If you have nothing better to do with your time and have a couple of hours, give it a go and let me know what ya’ll think.

2 stars.

Wonder Woman 1984

WW84 ~ 2020

I was super excited to see this movie and I was so happy to see this on the big screen.  This was the only movie I saw in 2020 in theater and hardly anyone was there, so that was nice. Eyes were glued.

All the actors did an amazing job portraying their characters. I, surprisingly liked Pedro Pascals character, it was a different take on a villain granting wishes ultimately to gain world domination. Maxwell Lord (Pascal) has a fun and entertaining performance.  He makes this role powerful by playing the villain in this DC flick to take over the world. 

Gal Godot as Diana was remarkable. I absolutely loved everything about her. How can you not? She is very likable. 

Kristen Wiggs character was quirky and a tad bit funny at first. All she wanted was to be like WW. Cheetah was an interesting take.

Visually, this movie rocked in every way. Graphics were on point and so much color, vivid, bright. That whole team did their job wonderfully.

When I left the theater I was extremely happy, but I couldn’t understand why this movie got such a bad rating. Maybe its because I am not a die hard DC fan. Nevertheless, this movie is SUPER!

Recommend, definitely. 9.5 stars

Take Me Review

Take Me ~ 2017

Ray is a fledgling entrepreneur who specializes in high-end simulated abductions. He jumps at the chance, when a mysterious client contracts him for a weekend kidnapping with a handsome payday at the end. But the job isn’t all that it seems.

These two main Actors play very well together. Schilling is very believable in her role and Healy quite the character playing desperation and emptiness.

My favorite scene was when Ray Moody (Pat Healy) and Anna St Blair (Taylor Schilling) are fighting over the car keys, and he tries to puke them back up. Oh My Gosh, I couldn’t cease the laughter.

If you’d like a good laugh and some entertainment, watch this strange but original movie.

8 stars for me.