Saturday, July 27, 2013

Trumbo - an essential watch for movie lovers

This is an important film that every movie lover should watch. It is so important that we value our freedoms and stand up for the freedoms of others.

This film is available on Netflix and on Amazon. It is well done and, to me, very gripping. It doesn't take much of a leap to think that the kind of hysteria that gripped the US in the late 40's and early 50's could happen again.

In fact, it has at times in my lifetime.

As a movie buff, it is amazing that Trumbo wrote some of the movies that are classics under a pen name and some of them are my favorites.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Good Day To Die Hard

This is easily the weakest of the die hard franchise. McClain wants to rescue his son, who doesn't seem to need help. His often heard tag line, "I'm on vacation!" which he repeats over and over doesn't work because he's NOT on vacation.

The chemistry between Father and Son is poor. The Son isn't nearly as interesting or as likeable as the computer hacker kid McClaine was protecting in the last movie.

So even with a good budget and good actors, you can't create a good movie without a well written compelling script.

Some of the action is very good in this movie but because you don't care as much, it fails. Usually John is helplessly trapped in some kind of scenario where he can't walk away, in this turkey, it feels like he can walk away at any time, but he's just an angry warrior.