My latest reviews

Seriously? Almost 3 months have passed since I last posted? WOW! Well, I have been pretty busy with my new grandson. That’s right, I am a grandma!
Anyway, I have been watching lots of movies lately. I had the chance to check out; Tomorrowland, Inside Out, The Peanuts Movie and, I Origin.  Totally different movies, but I enjoyed them all.
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Tomorrowland surprised me. I really thought it was going to be super sweet and sappy and stuff, but that was definitely not the case. Not sure why I thought that but,glad I was wrong. The movie is about some very serious topics and I think that Hugh Laurie delivers an extremely awesome monologue. I won’t tell you about it, just watch it. This movie is more suited to the 10 and older crowd.
Next up, Inside Out.
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This movie great! I watched it with my 11 year old son and we both felt everything the main character, Riley was feeling. This movie took you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions,but left you smiling. The animation is awesome (as usual) and the storyline is clear and straightforward.I can see them doing a sequel for this one. Some of the content might be lost on younger children. But,they will love how colorful the characters are. Recommended for 10 and up.
The Peanuts Movie
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I thought this movie was wonderful! It was really awesome sharing this new Peanuts movie with characters I have loved forever with my sons. The makers of this movie did an amazing job finding voice actors for the beloved Peanuts characters. It sounded as if they used the same ones from long ago. The story was classic Peanuts with awesome messages of friendship and perseverance. I even found myself with a bit of a lump in my throat at one point during the movie. But, that’s not surprising. It was a pleasure watching a true G rated movie. No sneaky adult jokes in this movie at all. How refreshing! Everybody can see this one, and I hope they do.
Lastly, I Origin.
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I saw a poster for this last year and for some reason was attracted to it. I finally watched it the other night and it blew me away. I am not really sure I can describe this movie, except to say that it really spoke to me. I Origins is spiritual in a very non-preachy way. It is strange, weird and magical all in the same breath. The story is not predictable at all. The characters are multi-faceted and open minded and it leads the viewer to follow the same path. I will definitely watch this mildly complex piece of sci-fi again, as I am sure I will get even more out of it the 2nd time around. This movie is rated R for adult situations.
That’s all until next time. Keep the popcorn poppin’!

Something Old, something new

Okay, so I had the rare moment of actually seeing 2 movies yesterday.I checked out last year’s Maze Runner and this year’s Age of Adaline. Starting out with the Maze Runner. While, I enjoyed the movie’s action and the characters, I still have absolutely no idea about what the story is really about. If someone asked me to tell them about the movie, I really couldn’t. I watched it with my 11 year old son and wondered if the content would disturb him. there is mild violence and one implied suicide by gunshot. It wasn’t explicit and it didn’t bother him or me. I may have to my 13 year old’s copy of the book so I can get some more insight into the whole story. I almost didn’t finish it and if it hadn’t been for my son’s interest, I probably wouldn’t have finished it. Not because it was bad, I just never was interested in watching it. Glad I watched it though.

Next up; Age of Adaline.

I had seen this movie advertised a few times and I figured I should check it out. I wondered if it would be a bit “Benjamin Buttonish”. It wasn’t, I am glad to say.  Even though I really like that movie. The main character Adaline, played by Blake Lively was kind of a sad tortured soul, trapped in a body that couldn’t age after a series of strange occurrences literally changed her molecular structure. I won’t tell you the movie, but I thought it was good. Not Hollywood blockbuster good but, I would probably watch it again, because I am a sucker for a good love story. Harrison Ford makes a brief appearance as someone from Adaline’s past that brings the story to it’s climax. It is a sweet story, not too confusing or overdone. So overall, The Maze Runner was watchable. A tad confusing to me but I will check out Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials just to see if I can understand it better. Age of Adaline: I like the way the story was told. The background VO reminded a bit of Stranger Than Fiction. But, it wasn’t done to death. Good acting and I think if you like love stories, you will enjoy this one.

Those are my reviews for the week. Let me know what you’re watching.

Playing Catch Up

I finally saw, Age of Ultron. Yeah yeah yeah, I know I’m late. That’s why I am, “playing catch up”. The second installment in The Avengers series. It was long, it had a ton of characters and stuff going on, and I still liked it. There is just something about those characters that holds your interest, no matter what. I seriously thought I was going to lose interest when I peeped the running time, but it went by quickly.

My favorite movie of the summer so far has been, Jurassic World. Oh My Goodness!! That movie was awesome! I got such a rush from watching that one. It will definitely be added to the Blu-ray library. I have a few others I need to watch. I have to get out of the habit of watching the same movies over and over.

Hey Everybody!!

Oh my goodness! I got locked out of my account for a minute, partly because I couldn’t remember how to use WordPress. I have been a “blogger” lady for so long, that I just totally messed up this one. I almost deleted it, but I decided to give it another chance.

So, I have been watching lots of movies lately. I am behind in my watching, but so far I have really enjoyed:

Maleficent

The Wedding Ringer

The Giver

Antman

72 Hours (Indie Film) You should watch it

and, Beyond The Lights

I know I’m behind, but I have been crazy busy!

I also watched, The new Fantastic Four. *Blah* (thumbs down)

Anyway, there are so many movies coming out and the fall season coming out.  I need to get watching so I can let you know what’s going on in my world of Television and Movies!

Stay Tuned. There’s lot’s more to come!

The Giver (Review)

When I saw the trailer for The Giver, I was instantly drawn to it. I wasn’t sure why, and I didn’t see it when it was in theaters. Skip ahead some months and I saw that it had been released on DVD. I waited until I had a quiet moment, and finally watched it. I almost turned it off because one scene reminded me so much of Divergent. I decided to keep watching and I am glad I did. This is a very touching movie. It has a lot of moments that really made me think. In this supposedly utopian society, where everyone is equal and nothing bad ever happens, you discover that the ideas of “right and wrong”, “good and bad” have been twisted a bit. It reminds me of our present day in a lot of ways. Anyway, I really enjoyed the character played by Jeff Bridges. And also the character, Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites. I cared about these characters. I became attached to them as I became drawn into their world. I won’t tell you much about the movie or the other characters, but I will tell you that it has some imagery that younger children would find disturbing and if you saw Divergent, you will see some similarities. The movie also stars, Meryl Streep

All in all, I would say, check it out. It’s interesting and I didn’t feel like I wasted 97 minutes. Check out the trailer, rent the movie and let me know what you thought of it.


Some of our favorite family movies

The Dorsey Family loves movies! We have always loved movies and we watch them every chance we get. Being a family with young children, most of the movies we watch our animated, but our two youngest have definitely seen their share of PG-13 movies. We always watch those movies together in case there are questions. One of our sons will be 13 this year so he is getting more interested in the “shoot em’ up” action movies. Luckily, The Avenger, Transformer, and Iron Man movies give him his fill of action without being too graphic.

So, here is a list of 20 of our favorite movies (in no particular order)

  1. Big Hero 6
  2. How To Train Your Dragon (1 And 2)
  3. Guardians of The Galaxy (bit of language in that one)
  4. T.M.N.T. (very mild language)
  5. The Princess and The Frog
  6. The Pirate Fairy 
  7. Epic
  8. The Croods
  9. Ponyo
  10. Frozen
  11. Monsters Inc AND Monsters University
  12. Despicable ME 1 and 2
  13. The Amazing Spider-Man
  14. All of the X-men Movies 
  15. The Iron Giant
  16. The Game Plan (my youngest son’s favorite)
  17. Wreck it Ralph 
  18. The Lego Movie
  19. The Incredibles
  20. Real Steel (PG-13)

I know there are tons more, but I will mention those later.

Plus, there are so many new movies coming out, I am sure we will be adding some new favs real soon!!

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Welcome To My Blog

Hello All, Welcome to my new blog!

Let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Jocelyn. I am a married stay at home(most of the time) mom. I have 4 sons, 2 dogs and I work part-time as a movie and television background artist. (also known as an extra) And, I LOVE MOVIES! So what I hope to bring you in this blog is all things movies. My favorite actors, movies and I might through a few things about television in there as well and hopefully a few contests too!  Hope you will join me on this new adventure.

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