The Queen(2006)

The Queen(2006)

Director:

Stephen Frears

Starring:

Helen Mirren

Michael Sheen

James Cromwell

Plot:

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Review:

I’m not sure I would have enjoyed this as well if I hadn’t watched The Crown. The Queen seemed really aloof and unemotional but I understood why because of the TV show, not so much because of the movie. Still, it was interesting to watch.

I remember when Princess Diana died, I remember where I was, and that I ran to tell my mom. It didn’t really affect me, I was too young, but I knew that she loved the Princess and would care. I honestly don’t remember how she reacted, but I do remember watching the news coverage and the funeral.

I liked getting to see Tony Blair’s attitude change toward the queen, though, I have no idea if that’s true. More than anything this movie made me hope that The Crown gets to do all the seasons it’s planning.

3.5/5

Logan (2017)

Logan (2017)

Director:

James Mangold

Starring:

Hugh Jackman

Patrick Stewart

Dafne Keen

Plot:

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Review:

A violent, indie Wolverine movie. I enjoyed the violence and language, but if they were going to be indie I wish they’d embraced it more. Wasn’t a fan of the ending, and not just because of the deaths, I wish they’d gone Children of Men and just ended it.

It was nice to see this Logan, and I liked the world expansion, but is it ever going to be expounded on? Or are we left with just that?

Too many questions and not enough answers.

3/5

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Director:

Chris McKay

Starring:

Will Arnett

Michael Cera

Rosario Dawson

Plot:

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Review:

This was definitely a Lego movie first. I found the humor fun at the beginning, but by the end of the movie it wore on me. It was just too many references and snide comments. I’m not sure how my daughter found it entertaining because of that, but she’s three and the dialog is probably the least of her concerns.

It was entertaining and sometimes fun but overall not something I need to see again.

3/5

Veiled Threat

Veiled Threat (Rylee Adamson #7) By: Shannon Mayer

Plot:

Demons are putting rips in the veil in order to cross over and steal my friends and allies away.

But, going after them isn’t even close to simple. The deepest level of the veil is not a place you can just open a doorway too, after all, and of course, that’s where they’ve been taken.

As fate would have it, it looks like I might get some help from a trained demon slayer and his fire breathing ride.

The only problem? Said demon slayer claims to have family ties to me. And I’ve never trusted my family.

Nor am I about to start now.

Review:

This book was nonstop from the minute it started to the very end. That kind of pace just doesn’t work for me. By the end I was skimming because it felt like it was just another fight with Rylee kicking butt. Nothing meant anything anymore.

It was also mainly just build up for the upcoming fight with Orion. Lots and lots of build up with the goal Rylee was working toward for the book kind of feeling contrived except for what happens to Milly and that just seemed like back peddling.

I don’t know, I was more than a bit disappointed. I was hoping to finish the series, but after this I’m not in a rush, which makes me sad.

3/5

War Machine (2017)

War Machine (2017)

Director:

David Michod

Starring:

Brad Pitt

Anthony Hayes

John Magaro

Plot:

A successful, charismatic four-star general, Glenn McMahon, leaps in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.

Review:

Really liked this trailer and was thinking it was going to be like The Big Short only about the Afghanistan war. Sadly, it was not. The movie wasn’t funny because war isn’t really funny and the entire time I was watching I kept thinking people died based on decisions made by these people. It was sad.

I realize this is a fictionalized version of events, but it was still close enough to not be amusing. Overall, the movie was more depressing than anything and even though the acting was good, it’s not something I would recommend.

2/5