Thursday, December 27, 2012

Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve was more of a heartfelt movie than what I was expecting.  Clint Eastwood plays an aging baseball scout who is worried more about recruiting than he is his health.  His daughter, played by Amy Adams, has been at odds with her father for years, but when her dad’s livelihood is on the line  she comes to be at his side and that is where the story begins. Clint’s character needs his daughter to be his eyes and she needs him to be her dad and through the love of baseball  They find a way to work through the hurt, the pain and the loss which inflicted them for most of their lives.  There are other outstanding actors in the movie such as Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, and several other “old timers”.  It isn’t a heavy handed drama –but it is a family drama and one that you might want to watch for the purity of the story and for the legendary actor that is Clint Eastwood.

Trouble with the Curve

This movie was so much more than just baseball.  It was about life.  It was about relationships.  It was about how everything really affects everyone and everything else along the way.  It’s Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams playing their roles as father and daughter perfectly.  Along with Justin Timberlake and John Goodman and many others doing the same.  I liked that it showed how age, experience and knowing what you’re doing DOES matter!  And that loyalty should matter.  That there are more important things in life than just the bottom line.  Clint Eastwood plays a baseball scout nearing the end of his career and not really wanting to accept that fact.  Amy Adams is his daughter, who is trying to reconcile the past with her father while making sure he’s doing alright with his aging, along with trying to further herself in her law career.  Justin Timberlake is a new scout trying to learn the ropes from the best.  They’re all tied together and in the end, they realize just how much they really are alike (even if they never saw it before) and how much they all mean to each other.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Men In Black 3

Even though this is the third movie in the series, it felt “fresh” to me – but still familiar, too.  I was afraid in the beginning that it would be like the second one in the trilogy with old gags and weird things added for no real reason, but it wasn’t.  It was a whole new movie with a good story!  I got to see Agent K (played by Tommy Lee Jones) before he became a grumpy old man – and Josh Brolin was PERFECT in the role of the younger version of K!  I really can’t see how he could have done any better.  I also liked that it had a real story – Boris the Animal has escaped from prison and goes back in time to kill K, who arrested him back in 1969, and wants to keep it all from happening.  Agent J (played by Will Smith) realizes what’s happened and has to go back in time himself and try to straighten everything out – and that’s where the fun begins!  There are some twists and turns and some explanations for how things have turned out in the future and it was just a funny movie on top of all of that!  There were even some very touching scenes toward the end that I wasn’t expecting at all.  I’m glad I watched it!  I enjoyed it a lot!!!