DEB'S MOVIE REVIEWS

Welcome to my blog! Many of you mentioned you would appreciate "MY” opinion on movies I have recently seen in theaters, make suggestions for rentals, and share other movie and book related information. The reviews are posted on movies that I have personally seen and books I have personally read. My blog was created solely as a helpful guide when family and friends are selecting movies and books.

Month: August, 2012

LAWLESS-A ‘FIVE STAR’ REVIEW!

*****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED*****

DEB & ANNA’S REVIEW:

WE LOVED THIS MOVIE!

ONE OF THE BEST “ALL AROUND” MOVIES WE HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME!

AMAZING ACTING PERFORMANCES BY ‘ENTIRE’ CAST!

SHIA LEBEOUF/TOM HARDY/GUY PEARCE/JESSICA CHASTAIN WERE BRILLIANT!

LAWLESS SHOULD BE NOMINATED FOR EVERY ACADEMY AWARD!

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!

QUOTES FROM DEB & ANNA LEAVING THE THEATER…

“IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, THEN YOU DON’T LIKE MOVIES!!”

“I’M TEMPTED TO STAY FOR THE 9:55 SHOWING!!”

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

Image courtesy of IMDb.com

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ROBERT PATTINSON’S NEW MOVIE-COSMOPOLIS

LIMITED RELEASE

ONLY MOVIE LOCATION IN GEORGIA LAST WEEKEND:  SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA

ROAD TRIP TO LARISA’S ON! (:

Movie Information

New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father’s old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan’s exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric’s bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city’s streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.  Movie Info courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes

DEB’S REVIEW:   Cosmopolis viewed by Deb, Deanna, and Larisa (we missed you Anna!).  Probably best described as an ‘art-house’ cinema type movie.  It was wacky-weird.  They do a LOT of talking….but what were they really saying? and hard to make sense out of what is happening.  Pattinson is in a white stretch limo for most of the movie….craziness (in and out of the limo) ensues as he makes his journey across town…some graphic scenes!  Not showing in many theaters…so I guess I would recommend renting it if you like Indie-esque type movies.   The acting is basically good….and the last scene between Paul Giamatti and Pattinson is exceptional…..talk about crazy though!  I think the Academy will appreciate Giamatti’s performance and RPatz holds his own and looks good in the process….so worth the price of the ticket for that scene alone. 🙂  Just sayin’

WATCHLIST FOR UPCOMING MOVIES

 ARTY WESTERN FILM:  THE ROVER

SADDAM HUSSEIN-HUNT FILM:  MISSION:  BLACKLIST 

WERNER HERZOG’S:  QUEEN OF THE DESERT

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES! 

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

Image courtesy of IMDb.com

PLAYING “CATCH UP” MOVIE BLOG!

DEB’S REVIEW:  NOT RECOMMENDED

I did not find the script funny, actors were annoying (insert Tom Arnold, etc. here), and most of the time it was complete ‘overkill’ on the profanity….and offensive subject matter(s)!  Tried to ‘hold out’ until Bradley Cooper made it into the movie….and then his first scene was awful.  This was the part where I chose to “Hit&Run” OUT of the theater.  I would rent Wedding Crashers again instead of this movie!  On a bright note, I caught the the end of Sparkle in another theater….a movie I also do not recommend….at least from what I saw of it! …. but I got to see Whitney in her last film and hear Jordin Sparks sing.

ANNA’S REVIEW:  RECOMMENDED

A day spent at the movies started with this movie. Heather and I both found ourselves laughing LOUDLY during certain scenes, especially Tom Arnold’s. I personally enjoyed watching Dax and Kristen’s chemistry on the screen (as I have been a fan of him for years). I definitely recommend seeing this movie… if you’re willing to take a chance!

** ANNA’S REVIEWS**

RECOMMENDED

DVD RENTALS

NOT RECOMMENDED

**Could be a good film, but wasn’t in the mood for porn**

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

MIXED REVIEWS

DEB’S REVIEW:  I feel like ‘Scrooge’ saying anything bad about this movie but as sweet as it was at times….and as hard as all the actors were trying….key word here ‘trying’…..this movie was thinly scripted and the acting was not very good….a razz award could be given for “overacting”! )-: Sorry!  On the plus side, the young boy cast in the movie was wonderful.  The movie was harmless and had its moments….sweet….happy….sad….(insert teary eyes here).  A movie that means well but just can’t quite pull it off…for me anyway.  I had to ‘overtry’ a bit to like it.

ANNA’S REVIEW: I remember seeing the previews for this movie and thinking it would be cute. And that’s definitely what it was. The little boy is precious and stole the show (Sorry Jennifer and Joel). It’s worth watching once (maybe twice) but I doubt I will ever buy it.

P.S. We did cry.

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

IN THEATERS NOW

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey

Deb’s Book Club x 2: SUMMERLAND & WOOL

Overview

A warm June evening, a local tradition: the students of Nantucket High have gathered for a bonfire on the beach. But what begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver of the car, Penny Alistair, dead, and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny’s boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt – but the emotional damage is overwhelming, and questions linger about what happened before Penny took the wheel.

As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents – secrets kept, promises broken, hearts betrayed. Elin Hilderbrand explores the power of community, family, and honesty, and proves that even from the ashes of sorrow, new love can still take flight.

Images and description courtesy of Barnes & Noble

Book Description

The first Wool story was released as a standalone short in July of 2011. Due to reviewer demand, the rest of the story was released over the next six months. My thanks go out to those reviewers who clamored for more. Without you, none of this would exist. Your demand created this as much as I did.

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

Images and description courtesy of Amazon.com

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

Creator- Debbie Tyson

Creative Consultant- Anna Lipsey