Movie Review: The Longest Ride

Do I even need to say “spoilers”? How do people review movies with any detail without spoilers?

Saddle up, folks, for another cliché love story from the only person allowed to write sappy cliché love stories apparently. But while it is cliché at least it avoided being crass by avoiding overt innuendos to “riding, long, bulls, mount, etc”.

And the movie is actually pretty decent. If you don’t know anything else about me know this, I don’t mind a cliché one bit if it is entertaining enough that I don’t regret not using the run time to sleep instead. This movie delivered enough value Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Okay Hollywood, you did it. You made me like Dev Patel as an actor. Bra-vo. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It could have fallen flat but it didn’t and the results is a movie worth owning.

What worked in this movie:

-Dev. I didn’t like him in Slumdog Millionaire and his career went downhill from there. I mean really, Avatar? I thought I would go my entire life thinking he was nothing but a stereotype actor that did an okay job with a movie that got way more praise than it deserved and would never be good enough to be worth any job he landed. Continue reading