Office Space (1999)

I hope I don’t forget the cover sheet for this review. Office Space is a really fun comedy from the mind of Mike Judge. All the characters are really pretty lovable and the people you should hate (the coffee guzzling boss) are really fun to hate. There are a lot of great jokes and good comedic talents starring in this film. It’s not all funny all the time but it will have you boppin’ along to some hardcore gangsta rap while you dream of smashing your most hated computer device. This is worth seeing at least once in your life.

80/100

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Fargo (1996)

Bundle up, because I’m going to drop some truth on you… this was my first time seeing this. GASP! Now, I know that I’m almost 20 years too late seeing this. I did really enjoy it, but I’m not sure why it has so much hype around it. The two Oscars it won are perfect since Frances McDormand is definitely the main reason to see Fargo. The writing by the Coen’s is also superb. I just didn’t see this movie as incredible, just interesting and kinda good. I’ll probably watch this again to see if I missed something, but otherwise I’m glad I finally watched it.

73/100

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At Middleton (2013)

This should be called Parents Gone Wild. Two parents, Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia, take their kids to a campus tour at Middleton. The two play hooky and end up having a whirlwind romance. The only problem is, they are both still married. The romance plot didn’t work, I really didn’t like how flippant the two were about their own marriages. I did like that Vera Farmiga played the mother of her youngest sister Taissa Farmiga. Otherwise, it was watching kids being responsible while parents smoked weed. No thanks.

53/100

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Emma Thompson needs more than a spoonful of sugar to lighten up in this very dramatic story of the making of Mary Poppins. Thompson was hard to like due to her Devil Wears Prada Dragon-Lady attitude toward everyone. Paul Giamatti and Tom Hanks brought the love into the harsh film. A good portion of the film you’ll hate Mrs. P.L. Travers (Thompson), but once you get a little more of the story you’ll warm up to her. Also, the sets and costumes of the time were great. It was also cool to get an inside look at the making of a Disney classic.

83/100

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Transcendence (2014)

An ordinary movie for sure. Seeing this on the opening weekend on a Saturday right before Easter, you think the theater would be full. No. This film can’t draw an audience like it can’t take a stab at a decent plot. The acting was ok, nothing really grabbed me. This even made Morgan Freeman look less than good. Depp was at least acting normal and not like a weird lunatic. Rebecca Hall was gorgeous but under-used. The science of the plot flies off the rails near the end. I was shaking my head at how much it stole from other films.

60/100

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Frozen (2013)

The songs gave me chills. This wasn’t the best Disney movie put out there, but I’ll take this movie over Cars, Planes and any other vehicle (Boats?) that they’ll think of next. The animation was beautiful. I loved Adorkable Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell. Idina Menzel may have a hard to pronounce name for some but her voice is as smooth as ice. She was an excellent Elsa. The characters are all quite lovable even if the story isn’t the deepest thing you’ve seen. Josh Gad was a really funny snowman.

87/100

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Philomena (2013)

It sounds like a breed of horse but it’s really a movie about family. For the most part, I thought this film was pretty good. It has a lot of touching moments and a lot of moments that give you righteous anger. Judy Dench did a fine job as always. It was nice to see Steve Coogan in a slightly more serious role. I wasn’t a fan of the Politics that spilled into the movie toward the end, it felt like it was slipped in there in a very hamfisted way. It got me to stop enjoying the film, but luckily it pulled me back in by the end.

76/100

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