Monday, January 11, 2016

Movie Monday - 1/11/2016

Did anyone catch the Golden Globes last night? I didn't...

Your Sister's Sister was an alright movie about a guy who hooked up with his best friend's (who is female) sister. Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass and Rosemarie DeWitt starred as the principal players. The critics seemed to like it, but I thought it was okay. Maybe, I need to see it again - or maybe I'm not the target audience.


The Testament of Youth is adapted from the memoir of Vera Brittain, who wrote of her experiences during WWI. She convinced her parents to allow her to attend university, but when the war broke out and her brother, fiancé and other male friends join the fight, she felt compelled to make a sacrifice too. She volunteered as a nurse and treated patients on both sides. It's a good movie.

Michael Douglas, Robert de Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline star in Last Vegas, about a group of friends since childhood who head to Las Vegas to throw a bachelor party for one of the guys. It was pretty funny and entertaining. I liked it.

In The Age of Adaline, Blake Lively plays a woman who has stayed 29 for almost eighty years following a strange accident. Could you imagine? I think that would be awesome, except for the fact that you wouldn't get to grow old with anyone; so, everyone dies on you. And that was Adaline's issue with the whole thing too. But dang...for a while, I'd be game. Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker and Harrison Ford also starred in this movie. It was pretty good.

The Big Short is another look at the housing mortgage collapse of 2008. One guy saw it coming and played it to his advantage. Once again, it exposed the greed of some of the key players from Lehman Brothers and some of the other big investment banks who ruined the lives of many people - many of whom were their own employees. Wow! Anyway, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt starred in this film. It was good.

MK out.

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