Movie Ratings are on a scale of 1-5. Anything rated over 3 stars and is in bold, is totally worth seeing! – I rate pretty harshly.
Swing Time 1936 (w/ Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers) – 3.25 stars – “Lucky” likes to gamble. He ends up missing his own wedding and disappointing a lot of people. He needs to make loads of money so he can be able to get married for certain. One problem is that he just met a dance instructor who is changing his heart. I haven’t always been too fond of Astaire movies, but this one was really cute and very funny. If you are to ever see a Astaire/Rogers film, this is the one to choose (and I’ve seen a few of theirs). content: kissing, revealing clothing/immodesty, gambling, drinking.
The Tree of Life 2011 (w/ Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken) – 2.75 stars – So many people have highly rated this, and that’s great and all but I was so bored out of my mind most of the time in viewing it. THe imagery is GORGEOUS and probably the best I’ve EVER seen. The storyline is too slow and I didn’t completely understand it at times. This focuses on a family, particularly life for one man who gets a view of his whole life – the joys, the sorrows, etc. content: a scene with a boy and lingerie, though we don’t exactly get told what is happening, one can figure it out easily enough. Also some violence and boys being boys in learning things regarding violence. literal showing of sperm and egg joining together (but no pornographic sexual imagery shown around it, which is very good). a scene of some light immodesty
Yogi Bear 2010 (w/ Tom Cavanagh, Anna Faris, voices of Dan Aykroyd & Justin Timberlake) – 2.25 stars – My boys liked this movie. It didn’t remind me enough of the cartoon which I adored as a child. The voices were perfect though! Ranger Smith wants to bring more people into Jellystone Park. He’s always had problems with Yogi and Boo-Boo, but now they want to help save the park. Of course a woman comes around trying to help and a mayor is out to own the land. It was okay. A bit too mediocre. content: name calling, kissing, talk of marking a girl with pee (ahh!)
Jane Eyre 2011 (w/ Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench) – 2.5 stars – I’ve reviewed a different version of this before not too long ago and had been interested in seeing the new one. It was pretty interesting and kept my attention ikn the first bits of it. It was when the actress who played Jane was in it more that she just seemed bored and uninterested in her role. I loved the dialogue and the expressions quite a bit, but this was so slow and boring. It is also just a strange story about a troubled orphan girl who was raised in a girls’ home and becomes a governess for a strange man with a strange history. Gorgeous hair and costumes! content: kissing, girl and woman shown in a modest petticoat (but they are undergarments so that’s why I mention it), a painting of a nude woman is focused on a couple times, violence)
Something in the Wind 1947 (w/ Deanna Durbin, Donald O’Connor, John Dall) – 3.25 stars – This was a very sweet movie about a young woman trying to get into the singing business so she can survive and support her aunt who has been so helpful over the years to her (and she was named after her). A rich son learns that his deceased father was sending money to the young woman’s aunt, but instead mistakes the young woman of being in an affair with his father. Lots of miscommunication and misunderstanding, while also playing along to receive more money takes place in the movie. Perhaps instead love is being created in some odd fashion. This was actually a very cute movie. I really enjoyed it and I have always adored Deanna Durbin’s singing. I had always heard her opera sounding voice but not her swing type of voice that comes through a couple times in the movie. That was pretty interesting and so pretty. There were some funny instances to make you chuckle too. content: ideas of affair, idea of a child created through affair, kissing, kidnapping
Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 (w/ Chris Evans, Natalie Dormer, Sebastian Stan, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving) – 3 stars – A young man has been bullied his whole life for being short and scrawny. It is the 1940s and he wants to fight in the war, but they continually reject him. He has a heart for bringing justice to those who want to harm others and gets chosen to be involved in an experiment in the secret military tests. An evil man known as Red Skull is out to destroy the world. Can he be defeated? This movie was good and I enjoyed the storyline, but some of it was a little cheesy and made me laugh. I felt badly not enjoying it more being a Marvel fan. The good part is that the ending is different than what is common in these stories. content: bullying, fighting, kissing, drinking, violence (a few graphic scenes), immodest outfits, some foul language
Waiting for Forever 2010 (w/ Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge) – 2.5 stars – This is one strange story, but at times it is really sweet and other times a bit surprising. A young man has grown up with the memories of Emma, the girl he has loved since he was a child. They have so many memories together, but he hasn’t talked to her in many years. He wants to marry her. He’s struggled since the death of his parents and is ready to face the love of his life again and hopes she won’t reject him. She has problems of her own though. The storyline was just a little too out there for me. I love romantic stories though. content: kissing, cleavage, noting female anatomy, violence, one bad word mentioned, alcohol (but I don’t recall anyone actually drinking)