Baby Love At Its Best- The Boss Baby Film Review

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Boss Baby Courtesy My Movies

Boss Baby Courtesy My Movies

If your child asked you where do babies come from, please watch the opening sequence of Boss Baby. This Dreamworks Animation is an absolute delight.

Alec Baldwin is the Boss Baby and he comes to the Templeton home to uncover his competitor’s next move. What follows is an interesting interaction between the boy Tim and him trying to prove to his parents that the baby can talk. Once the Boss Baby and him unite to stop the villain then they head to Las Vegas in disguise and solve the problem. However there is still one more problem, Tim and Boss Baby get close and Tim realizes he can not live without his baby brother.

Friends star Phoebe, Lisa Kudrow is Tim’s mother and live chat show star Jimmy Kimmel is the father. The narrator of the story is older Tim, who is Tobey Maguire.

Baby Boss is fun and a very unique lesson in store. Dreamworks have given another hit. The hit Beatles song Blackbird carries the film’s message.

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Film Review: Aloha (Men Can Talk)

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Aloha Emma Stone Courtesy Twitch Film

Aloha Emma Stone Courtesy Twitch Film

Men can talk, men can talk silently. This is “Aloha” the Hawaiian galaxy romance starring Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, Danny McBride and John Krasinski. The film has been written and directed by Cameron Crowe who struck big with his Jerry Maguire.

The story is a coming home message in the complex love triangle between Brian (Bradley), Tracy (Rachel) and Captain Alison (Emma). Brian is dealing with PTSD from an incident during his Afghanistan tour and now doing private work for the “don” Carson Welch (Bill Murray). While it may be a plot to save the world and there is a moment “America saves the World”, you have to appreciate the good looks and the restrained Bradley and Emma’s beautiful weird romance. They are who they are and that’s it.

Bill Murray is great at being a sleazy don and has some big lines. Alec Baldwin reminds you of Pearl Harbour and John Krasinski was looking all toned out and his sad, silent dad version was convincing. After seeing the chemistry of Jennifer Lawrence with Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook and Serena, Emma is the only one who could beat it.

Aloha is a cool, romantic, sit down film, don’t miss it. Sometimes you just need that sprinkle of good to touch you and inspire you.

 

Film Review- Mission Impossible 5 Rogue Nation

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MI 5 Courtesy of Movie 2 Free

To say that Tom Cruise has not aged a least bit, is absolutely true. His height may never increase, but his presence is still strong and you love watching Ethan Hunt back in action. Mission Impossible 5 Rogue Nation is heavily funded by China and you can see that in the Chinese Opera backdrop sequence which is opening up possibilities that this subject can get even more international without having to travel to far off places. By the way what were Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg (Benji) thinking wearing hot shot suits in hot sunny Morocco?

Such silly moments were plenty, but here’s the basic of the story. Ethan is unwanted, his IMF may close down, CIA is looking for him and London is the crux of the solution provider. Find out for yourself because otherwise it will leave you nothing to work with. The stunts are still signature “Mission Impossible” and that’s what keeps you happy if you are a major fan, especially the speed bikes and car chase (though Fast & Furious do it better).

Director Christopher McQuarrie worked with Tom earlier in Edge of Tomorrow and that had more punch. Maybe the MI franchise has more product placements so it gets fancier and not deeper into the story. Every hero film needs a villain and they chose Sean Harris to play Solomon Lake, a rogue MI6 agent. Giving him a creepy voice helped and make him menacing but there was still an evil touch missing.

Jeremy Renner as William Brandt was his usual cool self, Ving Rhames looks like he has put on a lot of weight, but it was Simon Pegg who was the second in lead. It was refreshing to see Alec Baldwin as the CIA and the curvaceous Rebecca Ferguson (who was last scene in the TV Series ‘White Queen’) knocking the hots of the assassins. Unfortunately fans no kisses, maybe Tom has converted or something. Tom Handler as the British Prime Minister was a cool small change.

MI 5 is a good watch and more to follow, they sort of ended things like SkyFall.

Blue Jasmine- Indeed a Blue Dream, Film Review

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Cate Blanchett (Courtesy Rotten Tomatoes)

Speechless, loss of love, perhaps desperation? How else can Jasmine’s journey be described otherwise. Meet Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine played by Cate Blanchett. Nobody else would have been less perfect and if she does win the Academy Award, it is well deserved.

Blue Jasmine is the story of a school dropout who marries a rich man (Alec Baldwin) who turns out to be a con and her world comes crashing down. The difference is that it has been made by Woody Allen who has his signature strength that of relationships. Jasmine has no choice but to go back to her step sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) and face the challenge of starting her life again. When she arrives with her Louis Vutton bags, she quickly realizes the adjustments she must make and when she meets Ginger’s new boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale) it reminds her that she doesn’t want to live in mediocrity and going back to school as much as getting a job will bring her back to her feet.

She soon gets a job as a Dentist receptionist who no doubt tries to seduce her and here you also see that no matter what poverty and embarrassment her husband Hal put her through her dignity and value as a woman remain intact. At a boring party she bumps into Dwight (Peter Sarsgaard) but her white lie catches up and Dwight doesn’t have the depth to see the real Jasmine.

Cate Blanchett has been most stunning and very close to her performance in the Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with Blue Jasmine she goes beyond and is the winner through and through.

Hollywood Movies- Must Watch List July, August, September 2013

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We start off with a touch of romance, and this time it is the Woody Allen’s picture “Blue Jasmine“. The 3 big reasons to watch: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and of course it’s a Woody Allen film.

 

The next one is “Lee Daniels The Butler” and hands down, with a star cast of Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams, a Weinstein Company production and bonus, Oprah Winfrey.

 

 

 

The last one is an English pick, “Rush” based on a true story and the 3 reasons to watch are, actor Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt, Revenge with Niki Lauda and Formula 1.