In short: movie reviews January

Cartoon Movie reviews

Movie reviews

St. Vincent

Oh my god, thank you Bill Murray for THIS. I never knew that I wanted to see Naomi Watts like that, but darn, she really pulled of the Russian (Ukrainian?) prostitute just great. I’m still not a big fan of Melissa McCarthy (in movies, I loved her in Gilmore Girls!) but the movie itself was brilliant enough to not let me bother too much with the not-so-great-moments.

Review-Link

The Gambler

Next to St. Vincent yet another gambling-addiction-loser-kind-of film, although this one is quite darker. John Goodman is brilliant as always although I could have lived my life without seeing him sauna-ready. The rest of the movie you just WONDER WHY. What’s the problem with Mark Wahlberg? Seriously, what’s the problem, dude?

Review-Link

Annie

It’s a muscial, so I had to go alone. But man, I was happy that my other half was not with me. Like that I could enjoy tacos without anyone counting calories AND I could enjoy the music. Although there was a big, BIG WTF-moment when Annie started singing German. Wait a minute, the German trailer suggested they’d sing in English? I was bumped, because after this great “My best friend’s wedding”-Cameron Diaz-singing-moment I was ready to hear her voice again. I’ll have to watch it again in the original version. For now, I have to say, I loved this homage to New York. Feels good to know, which streets Annie is dancing along. Feels really good.

Review-Link

Baymax

Sadly, the trailer showed the movies’ best moments. In the beginning, that robot was cute and it was funny, but then it just turned out to be just a lame, very lame movie. I didn’t even make it to the last five minutes. Maybe everyone died, then I’m sorry about this review. But if everything finished just as expected, it really was lame…

Review-Link

The Immigrant

What a beautiful story – and it didn’t even make it into German theaters. Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard are a fine pairing of master and …whore? Thank god that she is way more than that – I rarely have seen such a strong but calm woman in the movies. I’m sad about Jeremy Renner, but that is what makes this story of a Polish immigrant in the States so strong, unique and so believable.

Review-Link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>