Haiku – Tatooine

A barren planet

From its harsh dry desert world

A Jedi will rise

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Thanks: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatooine

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Haiku – 1/21/2017

Saw “Silence” last night

It was a gripping drama

From start to finish

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I did get around to seeing the latest Martin Scorsese picture, and have to say he has another great movie added to his resume. I do feel a bit like the movie was lacking just a notch though. I’m not sure Andrew Garfield was the right man for the lead role even though he did an incredible job in his portrayal of a priest in peril. I don’t think it is his acting that is the issue, it is just that I can see others that would fit the role better. All in all, this was a great movie to sit through and the 2 hour and 41 minute run time isn’t an issue. Even as tired as I was the movie never dragged or lagged for me. It had a great score, solid acting, and a strong story. I’m not sure how Oscar will feel about it, but it gave me pause for thought when I put my head down to pray last night.

So, have you seen Silence? Your thoughts on it please.

In case you were wondering, I gave the movie 3 and a half stars out of 5.

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Movie Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I really enjoyed Rogue One from start to finish. Disney is now 2 for 2 in bringing this franchise not only back to the big screen, but in many ways they’ve been able to bring the Star Wars Universe back to life. They have put into the two movies they’ve released a sense of magic, hope, wonder, excitement that I thought was lost after the prequels were released. I wasn’t a man going on 44 years old when I watched this one and The Force Awakens, I was a kid again waiting anxiously for the movie to start. I have to say thank you to Disney for giving me that experience. I can’t wait see where they go next with this Universe.

Anyway, I didn’t mean to go off on a sidebar there. Rogue One is a great movie filled with a grand score, solid top-notch acting, action scenes that are spectacular to watch, and effects that aren’t overly loaded with CGI. The story is also strong and it never lags throughout any part of the movie. I was hooked from the opening scene to the last scene. If you enjoy Star Wars and the Universe around it then I don’t see why you wouldn’t enjoy this movie. About the only beef I had was that it didn’t have an opening scroll. When you see “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . .” you kind of expect to see a scroll after it. Just saying.

So, yes, I give this one high marks – 3 ½ stars out of 5.

Have you seen it? What did you think of it?

Movie Review Haiku: Deadpool

Action packed movie

Wise-cracking superhero

One groovy good time

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Have you seen this one? Have you truly seen this one? What a ride it is. Funny, crazy, nuts, and just wonderful to watch from start to finish. They honestly had me with the opening credits – I just knew that I was in for something special with the opening song. And even though it was another comic book origin movie, this one like Ant-Man, was nice to watch because it was a different kind of origin movie. Deadpool is as unlikely a superhero as they come, and I think that is what makes him so appealing. Anyway, this movie had it all, story, cast, direction, action, violence, language, innuendos, not so subtle moments, burritos, and car crashes. It was also a love story, a comedy, a horror movie, and an action movie all rolled into one. It comes highly recommended from me.

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4 Stars out of 5

 

Movie Review Haiku: Hush

Low-budget thriller

Woman hiding, room to room

Killer on the loose

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This movie just kept churning out the tension moment after moment. With the lead character being deaf you could hear what she couldn’t hear. You knew and she didn’t know where the bad guy was. It made those suspenseful moments much more suspenseful. I can easily give this one 3 1/2 Stars out of 5.

So, have you seen Hush? It is currently on Instant Watch on Netflix.

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Movie Review Haiku: The Revenant

A will to survive

Man against Mother Nature

Pushed to the limits

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4 stars out of 5
4 stars out of 5

This was a great movie from start to finish. Leo alone should be enough to get you to watch this film. His performance is amazing. On top of that, the movie hands out greats like they are going out of style – cinematography, score, direction, acting, set pieces, etc., etc. and etc. If you haven’t seen this one you should. It is worth it.

So, have you seen it? Did you like it or not?

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A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Source: The Revenant (2015) – IMDb