ARCH'S MOVIE GUIDE 3/26/14

March 27, 2014 - 12:00 AM
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Hope you see something good at the movies...

4 STARS

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson's delightful all-star murder mystery story within a story

Dallas Buyers Club - Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in a compassionate true story of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s

American Hustle - Ironic story about justice and the Abscan scandal of the 1970s - award worthy work from a great cast including Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner.

12 Years a Slave - One of the nineteenth century's greatest true stories receives the movie it deserves. Look for Oscar nomination for Chiwetel Ejiofor

Philomena - Dame Judi Dench as an Irish woman looking for the son she gave away 50 years earlier

Nebraska - Bruce Dern and Will Forte take a father/son road trip in search of a mythical million dollar prize

Gravity - Breakthrough movie about danger in space. Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and state of the art special effects. Oscar contender

3 1/2 STARS

The Lego Movie - Great creative fun at the expense of following instructions

Frozen - Disney musical based on "The Snow Queen" - family friendly delight

3 STARS

Noah

Bad Words (R) - Hilarious dark comedy starring Jason Bateman as an adult who gets around the rules to enter the national spelling bee

Muppets Most Wanted - Winning Muppet musical with guest stars Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey.  Kermit gets kidnapped and impersonated by a world criminal

Veronica Mars - The fans have spoken and this is the result. Kristen Bell's quite likeable

300: Rise of an Empire - Eva Green kicks ass as a Persian Naval commander warrior - in this graphic graphic novel

The Monuments Men - George Clooney and his all-star friends save European culture during WWII

2 1/2 STARS

Divergent - Generic young adult adventure feels like "Hunger Games" lite

Non-Stop - Liam Neeson saves a transatlantic flight

About Last Night - Hilarious, frankly sexy update of 80's romance - Kevin Hart & Regina Hall

2 STARS

Sabotage

Need for Speed - Interesting to see Aaron Paul after "Breaking Bad" - otherwise - standard issue racecar auto porn

3 Days to Kill - Kevin Costner juggles family and the CIA

 

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