Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Movie:  Sully
Jan's Rating:  A
Time:  1 hour 36 mins.

Jan's Review:  Just got home from seeing "Sully" with my husband and sister and we all thoroughly enjoyed this movie.  I'm sure you remember back in January 2009 when a US Air passenger jet with 155 people aboard landed on the Hudson River, and all survived, thanks to the excellent pilot skills of "Sully" Sullenberger.  What the public didn't know at the time was the horrible ordeal he was put through because the NTSB wanted to call it pilot error, which would have ended Sully's career with no pension.  They said he could have made it to LaGuadia airport, when in actuality he had no choice but to land on the Hudson River, and is a hero to all those people aboard because miraculously no one was killed, only a few scrapes.  He was able to prove to them that it was impossible for him to make it to any airport.  The survivors all send him Christmas cards now.  It was a heart-warming sight watching New York's finest rescuing all those people from the plane, just like they did on 9-11.  This movie is definitely worth seeing!


Movie:  Bridget Jones Baby
Jan's Rating:  B
Time:  2 hours 5 mins.

Jan's Review:  I am a fan of Renee Zellweger and happy to see she is making movies again.  I thoroughly enjoyed the other Bridget Jones movies and this one was no exception.  Bridgett finds herself over 40 and still single so decides to concentrate on her job as a top news producer.  A co-worker talks her into taking a vacation with her and convinces her that she just needs some sex in her life.  So, while on this little vacation, where they lived in tents, she meets Patrick Dempsey (every woman's dream man) and has a one-night stand with him, which was enjoyed by both.  She goes back to work and an old boyfriend (Colin Firth) comes back into her life and they have sex, but she decides it didn't work last time, so she doesn't want to try again.  Then she finds out she is pregnant and has to tell both men they might be the father.  The rest of the movie is the best part so I won't give away what happens.  You go see it and find out for yourself.  :-)

Saturday, October 1, 2016


Movie:  Deepwater Horizon
Jan's Rating:  C-
Time:  1 hour 47 minutes

Jan's Review:  The previews of this movie looked really good on TV but I was very disappointed when I saw it yesterday.  It is the true story of a Gulf oil rig explosion which is one of the biggest man-made disasters ever to happen.  I can't even imagine how horrible it must have been for the workers on that rig, all because BP skipped some important steps to save money.  There was good acting in the movie, especially by Kurt Russell and Mark Wahlberg.  However, they spent way too much time showing you all the gauges, and how they worked, which would only be interesting to anyone who had worked on an oil rig.  My friend, Gloria, slept through most of the movie.  When the oil starting seeping onto the rig and then caught fire, it was very traumatic, but the fire scene lasted forever.  They were lucky that they only lost a few of their workers, which was bad enough, but with a fire like that, you would have thought they all would have died.  On a good note, I do plan to see two good movies next week, so stay tuned!

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Movie:  Magnificent Seven
Jan's Rating:  C-
Time:  2 hours 13 minutes

Jan's Review:  I probably shouldn't rate this movie since I am not a fan of westerns.  However, my sister loves westerns, so took her to see this one yesterday.  I dozed off twice.  She loved it.  I did not love it.  Greedy Bart Bogue tries to take over Rose Creek, offering residents $20 for their land.  When they would not sell, he killed a lot of them. (This is not a loving, feel-good movie.)  The wife of one of the men killed, Emma Cullen, turned to Sam Chisolm (played by Denzel Washington) to help the town, and he recruits an eclectic group of gunslingers to help the people save their town from greedy Bart.  There is a lot of blood shed, so if you like that sort of thing, by all means go see it.  The best part was when Emma shot Bart in the end (literally).

Monday, September 5, 2016


Movie:  Hell or High Water
Jan's Rating:  B+ (and her husband agrees)
Time:  102 Minutes

Jan's Review:  My husband and I both really enjoyed this movie, lots of action with a sentimental side also.  Chris Pine and Ben Foster play two brothers who are desperate to save the family farm.  Ben's character was away at prison for several years while Chris's character stayed home and took care of their dying mother, during which time Chris is divorced from his wife and 2 sons.  Chris wants to save the farm for his ex-wife and sons so that they can live there and his sons won't turn out as bad as he is.  Jeff Bridges plays a Texas Ranger who is supposed to have just retired but can't go fishing until he catches the brothers and stops the bank robberies.

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Movie:  Criminal
Jan's Rating:  D
Time:  Approx. 2 hours

Jan's Review:  This review will be short and to the point:  This movie is about an international conspiracy starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ryan Reynolds.  How can a movie with these excellent actors be bad you ask?  I asked myself the same thing.  It was full of extreme violence and blood, and that is not entertainment to me.  If that's the type movie you like, then you would like it.  Surprisingly, my husband agrees with me on this movie.  Neither one of us liked it.

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Movie:  Jason Bourne
Rating:  B
Time:  2 Hours

Jan's Review:  My husband and I saw this movie yesterday.  We had seen the previous Jason Bourne movies and enjoyed them, but though this one started out slow, getting the story line out there, the rest of the movie had us sitting on the edge of our seats!  I was exhausted when it was over, felt like I had been running from the CIA!  Matt Damon did an excellent job, as did Tommy Lee Jones.  I did read a lot of bad reviews on this movie but we enjoyed it.