Entries by RunPee Mom

Movie review: Rise of the Guardians

A visually stunning movie that is destined to become a holiday classic along with Rudolph and The Grinch. The overarching theme of *The Guardians* revolves around Jack Frost finding his identity and how important beliefs are in shaping reality. The importance of “finding your center” is explored my multiple characters. It’s a message that young […]

Movie review: Lincoln

Grade: A+ Spielberg has given us a three dimensional  insight into the last few months of our most beloved leader. In *Lincoln* we see him not only as the President during the most difficult time in our nations history but also in an equally demanding role as husband and father. Make no mistake, this is […]

Movie review: The Perk of Being a Wallflower

Grade: A+ To say that this was a sweet, coming of age movie is about as accurate as calling the Mona Lisa a nice snapshot. I haven’t been a teenager for about 50 years but I found myself becoming a part of the movie rather than just sitting in the audience casually observing the actors […]

Movie review: Here Comes the Boom

Grade: B A sweet and inspiring story. The actors did a great job of creating characters that are enjoyable and sympathetic in an otherwise predictable movie. If you want to go sit in a theater, have a good time, and not have to think about anything *Boom* fits the bill. There were a few chuckles […]

Movie review: Seven Psychopaths

Grade: A Watching heads explode and throats sliced open has never been funnier. Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson steal the movie. Oh yes, let’s not forget Bonnie, the Shih Tzu. The story line was at times bizarre but I loved this movie. Just as I have seen Pulp Fiction a couple of hundred times, I’ll […]

Movie review: Frankenweenie

Grade: A Tim B urton has hit one out of the ball park with *Frankenweenie*. He manages to spoof just about all of the old B movies of the 50’s and 60’s, from Godzilla to Gamera. *Frankenweenie* is sweet without being saccharine and charming without being cutesy. The ending was one that every child will […]

Movie review: Trouble with the Curve

Grade: B+ You do not have to be a baseball fan to enjoy this movie. Trouble With A Curve is nice study of an atypical relationship between an aging father and his successful daughter. Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake  all gave very good performances, the story was good and the ending was icing […]

Movie review: The Words

Grade: C- I enjoyed this movie up until the ending. They gave it a cutesy twist and not in a good way. As I was exiting the theater most people were muttering words that are not fit to display here. The acting was good but there were no challenging aspects for any of the characters.

Movie review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Grade: B+ I’ve read a few reviews about this movie calling it too sentimental too saccharine and not realistic at all. Well…that’s why I saw this movie rather than The Expendables. I didn’t want to see  things get blown up in my face. I have no hankering for blood baths. I *wanted*  to see humankind […]

Movie review – Mars Needs Moms

This was a truly unique movie. Never before has animation appeared so life like. Facial expressions and lip movements were closer to reality than I’ve seen in previous animated films – and I see a lot. As a bonus as the credits roll at the end we are given an insight as to how this […]