Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones

This movie is Oscar worthy, this is some of McConaughey's finest work. His portrayal of a man who is just trying to do the right thing during a tumultuous time in history is incredible. I love the camaraderie with all characters black and white. During a war like the Civil War there's the people that fight against crooked soldiers, and for the rights of everyone whatever color their skin. This is what this movie is about. 

I loved this movie, I will be adding this to my collection and giving it as a gift as well. This is an incredible and based on true stories from the Civil War, which I have a huge interest in. However this did not sway my opinion of this film at all. This film is standalone awesome all on its own merits. The writing, the characters, the storyline...every piece of this movie was well done. I don't know what the budget was for this film, but it was money well spent on a phenomenal and talented cast. 

Beyond the cast choices the writing of this story was amazing, I would read this screenplay over and over again. Kudos to the writers, it was understandable and riveting. The characters were well developed and well written with well imagined backstories. 

I can't say enough how good this movie was I would highly recommend it to anyone. I haven't seen a Civil War Film this good since 12 Years a Slave, which was another movie I truly loved. 

McConaghey's character is akin to the one that Mel Gibson played in The Patriot and he played it just as well. However his character's love was not just for family, but for his community and the world around him. He protected them in a time when there were crooked soldiers and generals stealing from them.

All in all this was an outstanding film! Highly recommended.

Blair Witch

If you saw the 1999 version of The Blair Witch Project I wouldn't bother seeing this movie, it is along the same lines but now it's the brother looking for his lost sister in this movie with his friends. I came home tonight and said to my husband, "Well it was just like the first one just with more screaming and better equipment." Everything in this movie was overplayed in the previews. It had you expecting a decent plot and better written characters. Unfortunately that was not the case. With the larger budget and play up I thought this would be a better movie. Of course there were a lot of jump scares which always keep the audience going and the use of a drone instead of handheld cameras showed ho much of a reboot this really was. Honestly again, if you've seen the first one in 1999 it's the same story, different characters. All I can say is reboot, repeat, wait till it hits tv or video. Not worth seeing in the theater. I am a huge horror fan and the more b rated the better but this was a strikeout for me. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Me before you starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke

Me before you starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke 


Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they're going to change each other for all time.


Me before you is an excellent film for all audiences it's a sweet love story involving a quadriplegic man and a beautiful young lady caretaker who was hired to raise his spiritss She soon learns that there is more to this man than she originally believed. Sam Claflin does a good job playing Will the quadriplegic man who had gotten into an accident and lost the use of his arms and legs as the story unfolds the totals of How Will's life had been before his accident ***spoiler alert he attends the wedding of his former fiancĂ© and shenanigans ensue.*** The love story itself is a sweet and tender love story and a coming-of-age for the caretaker Lou. Lou had originally gotten the job because her father was unemployed and she wanted to help her family. Will's family is very rich and out of the kindness of his heart he spoke to his own father and found a position for her father working at a castle they owned. If you love Sam Claflin he did an excellent job in this film it rivals Denzel Washington's performance in The Bone Collector. He took a very difficult role and made it into a beautiful character that you grow to love. This movie will have you laughing, crying, and smiling all the way through. It is an excellent film, and I am not normally a romantic film kind of gal but this one intrigued me.