Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014


We have been waiting for Boxtrolls for a long time. So LaRue and I went to the very first showing here. It was the afternoon matinee.

We loved it! It was so fun.

There were quite a few families there to see it. And hearing the reactions of the kids in the audience was great. There were several times when we laughed out loud.

I don't know how anyone can see it just once. There is so much to look at in the movie. I don't think you can fully see everything on the screen until the dvd comes out and you can freeze frame it.

There are a couple of cood article on the Ain't It Cool News site:

Here is an interview with the directors - Capone goes frame by frame through THE BOXTROLLS with co-directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi

And here is another article - Capone has a great deal of love and admiration for the artistry of THE BOXTROLLS

We have already made plans to see it again in a few days. Unlike the 2D matinee we will see it the second time in 3D.

And, of course, we loved seeing our son's name - Andy Bailey -  in the credits as an animator.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Finally Another Entry

Yes, it's just another movie entry. This time The Expendaables 3.


We saw this the other night here in Omaha.

The Reader's Digest version goes like this:
Lots of bullets, explosions and humor. Plus lots of stars.

I'm not going to spoil the story, but it was a good ending to the trilogy (assuming they stop at 3).
Bottom line - its a fun popcorn movie.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Movie Review

Last night we popped up some homemade (not that microwave junk) popcorn and picked a movie on Netflix to watch.

deception  The movie is Deception. Here is the Netflix summary:

When Bessie learns her husband was killed in a plane crash, she suspects something's amiss. Discovering that he had stashed cash in bank accounts all over the world, Bessie sets out to recover the money and get answers about her husband's demise.

It stars Liam Neeson, Andie MacDowell and Viggo Mortensen. Now you would think the description and that list of actors would be an indication of a fairly good movie.

Here's my one sentence review:

I'll never get that 90 minutes of my life back.

I understand that the film was originally titled Ruby Cairo. It was re-edited and released on video with the title Deception.

After thinking about the movie overnight I came up with a lot of things that just didn't work. This will have spoilers.

When Andie's character finally catches up with her supposedly dead husband (Viggo) there is never an explanation of what he was doing, why he was doing it or why he faked his death.

Why did the authorities in Mexico send her his false teeth? That's not the way you inform someone of the death of a person. Why not contact the police where she lived and have them tell her? On the same subject how did all the neighborhood find out and why did they all gather at her house.
Also, her reaction to arriving home would have been concern that something had happened to her children; not her husband.

At one point in the movie whan she is getting all her husband's money she tells her sleeping child that they are going to move away and get a fancy house. But at the end of the movie when Liam Neeson arrives, she is still living in the same place.

I could go on, but you get the idea.

If you want to watch a movie with plot holes or to make fun of.....this is your flick.