Tag Archives: Noelle Boc
1982. 92 minutes. Rated G.
Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever. A happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.
If you have had the pleasure of reading Peter S. Beagle’s classic book of the same name, you will be more than happy to see it brought to life in this animated story.
2012. 94 minutes. Rated PG.
Rowley: I’ve never actually played tennis before…
Greg: We’ve played Ultimate Tennis on the Wii. It’s basically the same thing.
The majority of people in the world will tell you that most movies don’t live up to the book. Sure, you have your handfuls of movies that are just as good (i.e. The Godfather, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Rings, etc.), but most of the time, we are left disappointed. However, in the case of Jeff Kinney’s wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books, I find the movies exceed expectations.
2013. 118 minutes. Rated R.
I don’t steal from anyone who can’t afford it, and I don’t hurt anyone who doesn’t deserve it.
2012. 92 minutes. Rated PG.
You think just because there’s bad people that there’s no good ones either? I thought the same thing for awhile. But there’s always someone out there for you. Somewhere.
2012. 93 minutes. Rated PG.
“What are you doing? Zebras can’t drive, only penguins and people can drive!”
If you haven’t seen the prior two Madagascar films, let me catch you up. In the first film, a set of animals who have spent their lives at the Central Park Zoo in New York start yearning for their true homelands. Our friends Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) all end up getting stuffed into crates and sent back to Africa. However, one thing leads to another and they accidentally end up on the island of Madagascar. All you need to know otherwise is that the penguins (also from the zoo and notably voiced by Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and Christopher Knights) and King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen) of the lemurs steal the movie.
2012. PG. 107 minutes.
Even though they’re big and powerful, they’re so much like us. We’re vulnerable and we get scared. We need help sometimes, too.
By now, everyone should know what a sucker I am for the feel-good, sappy, overcoming the odds movie. Which is obviously why I chose to watch this one. In most ways, this film delivered.
I don’t know where you were in 1988 when this story happens, but I was doing a year abroad in England and apparently not reading any newspapers or watching the news, so the plight of a family of gray whales in Alaska completely escaped my notice. While the movie dramatizes much of the storyline, it keeps the main points intact.
2012. 120 minutes. Rated R.
“You need somebody who’s a somebody to put their name on it. Somebody respectable. With credits. Who you can trust with classified information. Who will produce a fake movie. For free.”
Anytime someone makes a film about a historical event, the real key is to sell it despite the fact we already know the outcome. Argo takes a little known story, attaches it to a much bigger one, and markets it to the moon.
2012. 87 minutes. Rated PG.
Bob’s mom: “What were you two boys doing up on the roof?”
2011. PG-13. 127 minutes.
“We fight smart, we be patient, and we pray. Seriously, pray!”
This movie had all the makings of being pretty damn awful. I picked it up to watch because I generally like an underdog movie and thought my kid might like to watch it, too. In return, this flick hit me like a ton of steel (in a good way).
2012. 118 minutes. Rated R.
“Ask yourself: who would I sacrifice for what’s MINE?”
In this fast-moving science fiction action thriller, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt plays Joe, a “looper.” Joe explains that 30 years from now (now being 2042), time travel is invented and immediately outlawed. Of course, the syndicates figure out a way to use the illegal technology. They find their targets in the future and send them back 30 years to 2042 where the loopers are waiting at a prearranged time and place to assassinate them the second they appear. Loopers than dispose of the body and get paid.