Saturday, October 19, 2019

Weekend Movie Guide

Woody Harrelson & Rosario Dawson (r) star in Zombieland: Double Tap

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - 4 Stars. Quentin Tarantino pays hilarious tribute to 1969 Hollywood. Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio at their buddy movie best.

The Farewell - 3½ Stars. Awkwafina returns to China to say goodbye to her terminal grandmother.  Funny, sad, and surprising.

Apollo 11 - 3½ Stars. Amazing footage of the amazing feat.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice - 3½ Stars. Linda Ronstadt's career, revisited with the sad coda of her losing her voice.

Downton Abbey - 3 Stars. Just what fans of the series ordered.

Judy - 3 Stars. RenĂ©e Zellweger's amazing performance of the last, sad year of Judy Garland's life.

Parasite - 3 Stars.  Korean con artists work their way into the daily life of ultra rich family and the fun begins.  Comedy/Horror.   

Ad Astra - 3 Stars. Brad Pitt as a son searching the universe for his father. Stunningly beautiful, even when it sputters at the end.

Spider-Man: Far From Home - 3 Stars. Further adventures of the Marvel Universe. Kudos to Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya and Samuel L. Jackson and a creative plot.

The Peanut Butter Falcon - 2½ Stars. Down syndrome actor Zack Gottsagen debuts in a "Huck Finn" style adventure.

Zombieland: Double Tap - 2 Stars. More zombie killing adventures with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin... Oh! and also Bill Murray.

Hustlers - 2 Stars. Jennifer Lopez hopes to hustle a best actress award as a stripper leading a glamorous gang who drug and rob their Wall Street clients.

It Chapter Two - 1 Star. Overlong, overstuffed disappointment, in spite of a good cast.

Didn't See it, Don't Wanna See itIn honor of my increasing grumpiness toward the new world of movies...

Gemini Man - Sw it the first time

Maleficent 2 - Unnecessary sequel

Rambo: Last Blood - You've got to be kidding.

The Lion King - Back for more cash.