Saturday, June 14, 2014

Million Dollar Arm- review

Random I watched Life of Pi after seeing this because of the lead Suraj Sharma.
Million Dollar Arm- follows J.B. Bernstein a sports agent near losing it all. He goes to India to recruit the first Indian baseball player by holding a pitching contest with a grand prize of a million dollars.

Very heartfelt film based on a true story. It has it's corny moments but it's Disney. This film was fun to watch on the big screen but I think it would be great for families to watch together at home.

The Book Thief - review

This story follows a little girl "Liesel" given up for adoption during the start of the Holocaust and the Germanies desire to burn books considered outside propoganda. Her adopted family takes in a Jew who they've known for many years hiding him in their home. The little girl bonds with him and steals books to read to him. There are many story lines in the film but that kind of sums it up. Narrated by death we wonder the whole time will she die or will she live. I like that it wasn't a Holocaust movie. Not that I dislike Holocaust movies I just thought it was another one. It is more about the little girl "Liesel" and her relationships with the other characters in the story. She effects all of them in different ways and overcomes such a sad beginning. It didn't get a lot of press in my eyes but it was a good film. It's a sad film and if you are in the mood for something more dramatic it's worth the rent.

3 1/2 stars

The Nut Job -Review

Is it a candy or a nut? This is my short review....
The Nut Job just really missed the mark. My kid along with the kids next to me couldn't keep still. The storyline is cool. The movie follows the outcasted squirrel Surly who is only out to find food for himself. He later realizes how wrong he was and helps feed the other creatures of the park. Out on dvd now it has a great soundtrack.
Here's the trailer.