Boyhood

A movie about the life of Mason, his sister Samantha, and his parents (played by Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, who in the film are divorced from the beginning). What is so unique about the movie is that the same cast plays the family, filmed over 12 years (Mason must have...

Begin Again

This is the new movie by the director of Once. Dan (Mark Ruffalo) is a down-and-out producer who gets canned by the partner with whom he originally built the company; Gretta (Kiera Knightly) has just been dumped by her boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) and is reluctantly singing in a...

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3D)

The story picks up from the last (Rise of the Planet of the Apes; the evolved apes have been living in the forests outside of San Francisco for 10 years, during which time they have seen no humans and believe that they may be gone. However, humans show up one day seeking a power...

The LEGO Movie

What I think must be the first movie about LEGOS! Emmett is a guy who goes through his days in the same way, doing the same routine over and over again (kind of living in la-la land), when he falls down a deep hole and enters a different world in which he is mistaken for being a...

Edge of Tomorrow (3D IMAX)

Tom Cruise plays Major (Corporal??) Cage, a press officer who at the start of the movie seems to have been demote and is being sent to the front to battle alien creatures. Emily Blunt plays Rita, a soldier who is infamous for winning the battle of Verdun fighting the creatures....

Cld in July:

Richard (played by Michael C Hall) wakes up one night and, hearing someone in his house, goes downstairs and ends up shooting the intruder. The intruder’s father (played by Sam Shepard) has just been paroled and suddenly appears in town. I won’t say anything more about the story,...

Fed Up

Fed Up – Katie Couric narrates this documentary about the growing obesity epidemic in the US. The film includes interviews with a number of children, parents, and doctors (including children who are obese), as well as archival footage of TV commercials, politicians, and others,...

Fault in Our Stars

I have been seeing the previews for some time now: Girl (Hazel, played by Shailene Woodley from Divergent) has cancer and meets a boy (Gus, played by Ansel Elgort, also from Divergent) at a support group who also has cancer (but his is in remission). The movie is about their...

The Immigrant

The Immigrant – Marion Cotillard plays Ewa, a woman who immigrates from Poland with her sister (probably sometime in the early 1900’s). Once they arrive, her sister is quarantined for a lung infection, and Ewa is to stand a deportation hearing; she is told that her aunt and uncle...

Chef

Chef – Jon Favreau plays Carl, a chef who loves food and creating new and inspired dishes and works for a jerk of a boss, Riva (played by Dustin Hoffman). Carl has a young son and has been recently divorced from Inez (played by Sofia Vergara). Carl gets tired of dealing with his...