Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016)

I really wanted to hate this movie!  I didn’t think they should be messing with a classic and I loved the original!  I’m so sick of movies being remade and nobody being able to have an original idea anymore!!!  So, I have to say I was disappointed in this one because I actually enjoyed it.  They didn’t try to recreate the original so much as maybe pay tribute to it with a kind of “goofy” version of the original.  It was different having all women as the ghostbusters and there were little cameos by most of the original actors, which I thought was very cool!  I still like the original 100 times better, but this was actually kind of fun and might have just been what I was needing at the time.  I didn’t want to, but I’m glad I watched this version.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mr. Church

I don’t know the last time I’ve had a movie “speak” to me like this one!  I’d been waiting for it to come out on DVD ever since I’d heard about it – and was really curious how Eddie Murphy would be, since it seemed like he has been going further and further downhill with every movie he’d done lately.  Set in 1965, he plays Henry Church, a man who has been hired to cook and take care of a mother that is battling cancer and her 10-year old daughter, Charlie.  What was originally intended to be a 6-month job turned into a much longer time than any of them had anticipated.  Whether he was trying to or not, he became a father figure to Charlie and helped her navigate through life when she really didn’t have anyone else, forming an amazing bond for both of them.  This was such an incredible, emotional feel-good story that I can’t wait until I get to watch it again – even though I’ve already seen it twice!