Carol’s Movie 2/1/17

A Dog’s Purpose
PG 2017 ‧ Fantasy/Drama film ‧ 2 hours A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar). As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.

Carol Marshall

Carol Says: A Dog’s Purpose

We took our granddaughters to see this (ages 17 & 15). Saw many young children in the theater and heard them sobbing in certain parts. Oh, is that what we want to do to our grandkids? It is a “Bambi situation” – sad with happy.

In case you do not know, it is about the reincarnation of the same dog coming back into different looking dog life. So we have the original dog, dies, comes back as another looking dog (but same dog “inside) and so on. Most of the movie is about the dog and original owner and his family life. Then onto the other lives he comes back into, looking like a different dog.

Out of “5”, the grandkids gave it a 3, we gave it a 2 1/2. It did keep our interest and it was funny to hear things from the dogs point of view. It is entertaining. But little kids were sobbing (oh, yeah, me too) on the original death. It’s not a bad movie.

Carol’s Movies 1/25/17

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A Man Called Ove (Swedish: En man som heter Ove) is a Swedish comedy-drama film which was released to cinemas in Sweden 25 December 2015.[2] The film was written and directed by Hannes Holm, and is based on author Fredrik Backman’s 2012 book of the same name. In the leading role as Ove is Rolf Lassgård.

Carol Says -A Man Called Ove

Summary: Good foreign movie and worth reading the subtitles. And I like the way things happened in the movie. His character stayed true through the movie.

Ove’s story unfolds thoughout the movie, here and there. So for me to tell you anything might give something away. It is about Ove, dealing with his wife’s death and new neighbors. It is a serious movie with subtle humor and some warmth.

Worth watching!

Eye in the Sky is a 2015 British thriller film starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Barkhad Abdi.[3] The film, directed by Gavin Hood based on a screenplay by Guy Hibbert, features drone warfare. Filming began in South Africa in September 2014

Carol Says -Eye in the Sky

We found this movie very disappointing. It was just a “no brainer” as to what the right decision should be . We sat through almost 2 hours watching it , wondering how they could even drag it out so long, so we fast forwarded to the end.

I am sure you all know what the movie is about . The really bad guys are found and targeted and the order is made to destroy them . When the order is made the question comes whether to follow-through on the order and kill an innocent little girl that is near them , or let them go and then the bad people would then kill hundreds of people. So you got either save one person or let hundreds die . Not a movie I would recommend .

Carol’s Movies 1/11/17

Carol Marshall

Hidden Figures Movie vs the True Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA

Carol Says : Finally, an excellent movie has come our way. I have been trying for the past 24 hrs to figure out where to start with this review. First, do not miss this movie. True story. The main characters are three African American women who were essential at NASA in the early 1960’s and instrumental in the space shuttle program. While two women were brilliant, the third woman is genius. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. When John Glen went into space, he would not launch until Katherine Johnson confirmed the mathematical figures for re-entry. Besides the focusing on these three women, the film includes 30 (that is the number I think they said in the film) other African American women that were vital employees in the space shuttle program.

The other part of this movie is about the segregation placed on African American’s. The visual of separate water fountains (colored only vs white only), separate restrooms, separate coffee pots, buses, use of the library, etc. was made clear and again, disturbing. I was a teenager in 1964 and I remember hearing about this segregation; so many younger people than I just hear about it. Seeing the visual is a lesson in history and important for people to see and learn. But I digress from my review, kinda. That really is part of my review for the importance of this movie.

Now, when I got home I wondered what was true and what was not. I was surprised how much was true about the three women (and what John Glen said). Again, where I thought it may not be true, but it was. What it was not true is that NASA did not segregate as it shows in the movie. They put those details in the to show what was truly happening at that time; not at NASA as portrayed. In a way I don’t think that is fair to NASA; on the other hand, it showed life at that time and it is important information. I hope you will go to this website and learn more. You will be happy that you did:

http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/hidden-figures/

Carol’s Movie 1/4/17

Passengers is a 2016 American science fiction adventure film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts. It stars Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne and Andy García. The film tells about two people who wake up 90 years too soon from an induced hibernation on board a spaceship bound for a new planet.

The film was released in the United States on December 21, 2016 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D by Columbia Pictures. Upon its release, Passengers received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed $122 million against its $110 production budget.

Carol Says -There I was, at another Sci Fi movie. Well, the one we wanted to see didn’t start until 4:00, and since we “wanted out of town”, we went to see “Passengers”. I am glad I did. Would I tell you to rush off and see it? For the fine acting, great special effects, fun and interesting: yes. For it to make sense and a reduculous ending: no. So go see it for fun. Fine acting by Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, and Michael Sheen. Never heard of Chris or Michael before.

They are on a space ship. Think “ocean cruise ship” but a “space cruise ship”. They board on Earth, sleep 130 years, wake up on another planet. Movie starts at year 90 of sleeping, when Chris wakes up too soon. Ship malfunction. You really feel his loss and panic of being the only person awake.

Then Jennifer wakes up, and it goes from there. It made me wonder if this could ever really happen – sleep and space flight. Years longer than I can place in my head, who knows what we can do. It was an interesting move. BUT THEN…we start towards the ending. And not too soon. Did I mention the movie was tooooo loooong. At the end, no one in the theater could figure out what was going on; not that we cared. It was so far out that everyone was laughing. They could have changed it so much to make a better ending. By that, I don’t mean the final minutes, but how they got out of the trouble they were in. (no, no wars with other aliens, just ship trouble). Yeah, I would say go see it.

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