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Hush Movie Review

Posted in Liked it a lot, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2016 by Des

Hello everyone and welcome to my podcast,
I reviewed the thriller, Hush. A woman seeking peace in the woods is terrorized by a masked killer. She fights to survive but the only thing is…she is deaf and can’t hear him coming!
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Hot Girls Wanted Movie Review Podcast

Posted in Liked it a lot, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2016 by Des

Hello everyone and welcome to my podcast,
I reviewed the documentary, Hot Girls Wanted about the amateur porn industry.
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Barney’s Version

Posted in Liked it a lot with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2015 by Des

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My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Release Date: 2011

Plot Outline: This is the touching story of Barney Panofsky. A politically incorrect, selfish, self absorbed man.

Barney’s Version was a beautiful depiction of a man’s life from the years of his youth to his final days. This film reminded me of the beginning sequence of Pixar’s, Up, only as a whole movie. Barney’s Version was something special. It was enchanting and engaging. Barney’s Version completely captivated me and I still want more, even weeks after seeing the film.

I loved the various relationships in this film. The relationship between Barney and his significant others, his best friend, and his children are all fascinating dynamics that I long to know more about. I couldn’t get enough of Barney’s interactions with his family and friends.

Barney is a fascinating character. He is self serving but also a caring person to a degree. He is extremely unlikable but I found myself rooting for him and feeling sorry for him a lot of the time. Because Barney is self serving, we see the way other characters in this film are affected by his selfishness and negative behavior. This film shows us that the decisions we make and the way we treat others has a large effect on other people’s lives and our relationships with the people in our lives. Barney’s (Paul Giamatti) choices show us how each decision we make in our lives can impact the rest of our life in ways we never could have imagined. Barney’s Version shows us how short and precious life is and that our decisions and our behavior matters.

This is a film that will warm your heart and break it at the same time. This is a film that will leave you thinking about your own life for a while. It is very touching and incredibly enjoyable to watch.

Barney’s Version is precious. I highly recommend this movie. It is a unique cinematic experience.

Stuck in Love

Posted in Liked it a lot with tags , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2014 by Des

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Stuck in Love

Release Date: April, 2013

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Plot Outline: Over the course of a year, a writer, his ex-wife, and their son and daughter learn about the complexities of love in all of its forms.

Review: Stuck in Love is a film about relationships and family and the complications that come with these relationships. While the film had a lot of drama, it was realistic and relatable. The characters were all flawed but lovable in their own way. The characters were realistically written and complex. This is a family drama that runs deep but leaves you with hope.

I enjoyed watching Stuck in Love even though I avoided it at first because of its cheesy title. The title does not do it justice. This was a great film that I feel is being held back by a subpar title.

This is a film that is best watched with girlfriends, some wine, popcorn, and a box of tissues. Enjoy! Its adorable!

Goodbye World

Posted in Liked it a lot with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Des

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Plot Outline: A group of friends hide out together in a countryside cabin during a terrorist attack that is affecting the world.

Rating: 3/5

I will admit that originally I did not want to watch this film because I thought the name of the title was dramatic, that was until I learned it is the name of a virus that caused global chaos. I decided to see this film when I discovered Ben McKenzie, man of my dreams is in it. Literally, he has been my boyfriend in my dreams.

Once I started watching Goodbye World, I was hooked. This film is so tense. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the movie. There is so much tension built up between the characters and past secrets coming out of hiding that it is full of relationship drama and conflict with ya know, the end of the world and all.

What I like most about this film is that it doesn’t focus on the end of the world tragedy or the violence associated with it. Goodbye World focuses on a set of characters and how they react to the stresses of a tense and potentially dangerous situation. This is definitely one of those ‘humane nature’ type films. It was highly entertaining.

The acting in the film was fantastic, very realistic and genuine characters. I also loved the sound track! The song “Same Mistakes” by The Echo-Friendly has been stuck in my head since I watched this days ago. Check out the sound track!

Definitely recommend Goodbye World!

If you like this, see: The Divide

Girl Most Likely

Posted in Liked it a lot with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2014 by Des

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Release Date: July 19th, 2013

Plot Outline: A woman’s life turns upside down. She has no choice but to move back in with her mother, brother, and her mother’s boyfriend

Rating: 4/5

Let me start off this review by saying that I loved Girl Most Likely! It was everything I thought it would be and more. It was funny, very quirky, the acting was great, and it was full of lovable characters. What I liked most about it was that it really focused on Imogene’s character (Played by Kristen Wiig) development and life issues instead of becoming an unnecessary love story like every other movie. I think Imogene’s character is easy to relate to. She is a young woman that is struggling to obtain her life dream. When life deals her some bad cards she is forced to move back in with her mother while trying to get her life back together.

When a man is introduced as a love interest I rolled my eyes and expected him to bring her life back together and for her to realize all she needs is love. Blah and vomit. That was not the case at all and I was so relieved. The lack of a love story made this film even more enjoyable because it didn’t follow the typical generic story line.

Girl Most Likely was a light-hearted comedy but it had substance and the characters had depth. I liked this movie a lot!

Thanks for Sharing

Posted in Liked it a lot with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by Des

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Plot Outline: A group of people are struggling with sex addiction and relationships in their lives.

Rating: 4/5

What a truly phenomenal film! I had no idea that it was produced by Edward Norton. Now that I know, it all makes perfect sense.

I honestly do not know much about sex addiction or the everyday struggles that come along with it so I do not know if this film gives an accurate representation of those struggles. However, it did seem to do a good job sharing the experiences and struggles of people dealing with any sort of addiction.

First of all, each and every character was fantastic. The characters were all so real, and complex, and genuine. They felt like real people with real feelings and real struggles. They weren’t so black and white. Each character, especially Adam (Mark Ruffalo) and Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow) struggled with conflicting feelings.

The film brought each of the characters to vulnerable, uncomfortable emotional places you don’t see very often in films. The raw emotions felt so real and the characters bring the audience there with them. There were times I felt sad, hurt, and uncomfortable throughout the film, which I absolutely loved. I felt invested in the characters and their relationships.

The music in this film was perfectly selected. It always did a great job of heightening the emotions in each scene.

Overall, Thanks For Sharing was fantastic and I highly recommend it!