All posts tagged “movies

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Our Kind of Traitor

We watched Our Kind of Traitor yesterday at our local Cineplex. It’s about a couple who are drawn into some international intrigue – a Russian money launderer seeking protection from the British secret service in exchange for names and account numbers which highlight the involvement… Read More

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The Secret Life of Pets

Tuffy P is home today, and suggested we catch The Secret Life of Pets early this afternoon. Although I’m not usually gaga for animated films, I was more than happy to find an escape from the harsh reality of violence and hate we awoke to… Read More

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Sing Street

We sallied forth to the Cineplex this evening to see Sing Street, on the strength of 97% on the Tomatometer. I was suspicious. I read that it is a charming, even infectious film about a bunch of Irish kids who put together a band. Hmmm,… Read More

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The Big Short

It seems like the film most people are off to see these days is Star Wars. For whatever reasons, I just don’t have much interest at all in seeing that movie, so you’re not going to see it reviewed here. Instead, we went to see… Read More

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The Martian

I didn’t know what to expect – how good could a lost in space movie be? First things first…..if you have to have one of the crew stuck on Mars, you want it to be Jason Bourne er, I mean Matt Damon – resourceful, indestructable… Read More

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Amy

We sallied forth to our local Cineplex last night to watch Amy, the documentary about the short, tragic, brilliant life of singer Amy Winehouse. It’s a great documentary for sure, at once engrossing and very very difficult to watch. I recall during her very public… Read More

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Spy

We saw Spy this afternoon at our local Cineplex VIP theatre. VIP is perfect for a guy with a messed up leg. Tuffy P dropped me in front and then went to park while I hobbled in. We reserved seats up front (the front row… Read More

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Whiplash

Imagine one of those cooking competitions in which Gordon Ramsey yells at all the contestants and makes them feel small and inadequate. Now translate to a music school. That’s Whiplash in a nutshell. I don’t have any admiration for abusive teachers. The idea that such… Read More