Plot: Extending the saga of Marvel's The Avengers, this superhero sequel finds Steve Rogers living quietly in Washington but growing increasingly restless. So when a deadly new foe surfaces, he transforms into Captain America and allies with Black Widow. Trailer
Review: Really liked the first one. Haven't seen The Avengers nor Iron Man 2. Hoping this one is good, but I'm tired of all these comic book movies.
Watch with: Iron Man 1 & 2, Thor, The incredible Hulk, Captain America, & last: The Avengers before this film.
2014 PG Family Cmedy
- James Bobin
Plot: In the middle of their global tour, the Muppets inadvertently get mixed up in a perilous drama involving a gang of international jewel thieves. It isn't easy being Kermit the Frog, who happens to be a dead ringer for the world's top criminal. Trailer
Review: I've love The Puppets since I was a kid and still love them. That last as funny aside from the new muppet that I don't like much. I love Tina Fey. I can't stand Ricky Gervais. We'll see.
Watch with: The Muppet Movie, Muppets From Space, Bolt
2004 G Documentary
Plot: This captivating DisneyNature documentary follows two mother brown bears as they raise cubs amid the splendor of the Alaskan wilderness. Over the course of a year, the cubs play in the snow, learn how to fish and elude a predatory wolf pack. Trailer
Review: Aww. The bears are so cute...in this movie. In real life if I ever saw a cub, I'd get outta dodge cuz momma wouldn't be happy to see me petting her cub. This looks sweet. If it's nominated for Best Documentary for the Oscars I will watch it. Otherwise, not interested.
Watch with: An Inconvenient Truth & March of Penguins
2013 R Indie Drama
- Gia Coppola
Plot: Based on a collection of short stories by James Franco (who also stars), this perceptive drama follows a group of disaffected teens in a wealthy California town who have money to burn but little parental supervision -- and even less direction. Trailer
Review: I'm very interested in this because 1. I love movies about ppl trying to figure out their path in life. I felt that way in college. I got lost, figured things out, and put things back together so I relate to these characters. I'm also interested in the Franco as a writer. He's very intelligent and is a very strong writer. It'll be interesting to see his writing on screen. I also love the Coppola family and the music composer of this film, who's also a Coppola btw. I also really like Roberts. In Indie mode, she really gets a chance to showcase her acting chops.
Watch with: It's Kind of a Funny Story, Virginia
2014 R Drama Based on Contemporary Literature
- Pascal Chaumeil
Plot: When faded TV personality Martin Sharp decides to end his life on New Year's Eve by jumping off a London skyscraper, he meets three strangers who had the exact same plan. But instead of taking the leap, the four lost souls vow to stick together. Trailer
Review: This movie looks quirky & charming.
Watch with: The Safety of Objects, Evening, The Night Listener
2014 R Drama
- John Slattery
Plot: Blue collar worker Mickey tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious construction accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss. As he's backed into a corner by the truth, Mickey struggles to find a way out. Trailer
Review: Not too many movies left to watch with the late, great PSH. Add to that an interesting premise, great cast, & Slattery of "Mad Men" fame as the director. You have my attention.
Watch with: Joe, Sideways, Silver Linings Playbook
2013 PG-13 RomCom
- Fred Schepisi
Review: I'm a writer, and most of my family members are artists. I'm even related to Edgar Degas. This film looks as if it will incite some great banter & debate, and ask profound questions. All this with what looks like a happy ending, and not a sad-for-sad-sakes Indie ending. I'm in.
Watch with: Dan in Real Life, Intruders, Bee Season, The English Patient
2014 PG Documentary
- Katie Couric
- Stephanie Soechtig
Review: As I get older I'm continuously paying more attention to what I put in my body. Anything that can help me be more informed I'm interested in seeing. I also love Katie Couric.
Watch with: Super Size Me
2013 NR Faith Based Dram based on real events
- Wade Williams
- Curtis Graham
Plot: Veteran cop James Buanacore retires after a botched case, leaving him depressed and guilt-ridden until his brother offers a solution. Buanacore soon finds new purpose when he draws on 20 years' experience to teach criminal justice to high schoolers. Trailer
Review: I'm really enjoying all these well written, well, produced, & well acted faith based films that have been coming out in recent years. This story seems very intriguing to me. I'm Catholic, a cop's wife, and I have a minor/concentration in Criminal Psychology plus my dad played baseball. There's a lot going on here. I could also see this being good for non believers to watch this film. I love the idea of investigating the death of Jesus Christ.
Watch with: Courageous, The Blind Side