Monday, January 4, 2016

Movie Monday - 1/04/2016

In Brooklyn, Eilis leaves her home in Ireland to find a better life in America. Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Waters and Fiona Glascott star in this cute film. I highly recommend it.

In Paper Towns, a teen disappears after a night of adventure shared with the guy who lives across the street and is besotted by her. He takes it upon himself to enlist the help of his buddies to find her, while following clues she has left behind. It was alright.

Ian McKellen stars as the famous Sherlock in Mr. Holmes. Close to retirement, he is still plagued by an old case that hasn't yet been solved. Also starring in the film are Laura Linney and Milo Parker. It was very good.

I really don't know very much about the man, but after watching Steve Jobs, I'm not sure I would have liked him very much. The story focuses on his creative accomplishments, achieved at the expense of his interpersonal relationships. Michael Fassbender stars as Jobs. Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels are also in the movie. It was good.

The original players return to reprise their roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A couple of new characters are introduced, but thankfully, none are annoying like Jar Jar Binks. (Did I say that outloud?) I thoroughly enjoyed this movie - even without seeing all of the previous ones in the series.

MK out.

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