Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Rewrite Movie Review

Stars Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons. Hugh Grant plays a once successful screenwriter who is forced to accept a teaching position at a university in Binghamton, NY. He tries to teach as little as possible in order to spend time writing a new screenplay of his own but eventually learns to like teaching and develops a real interest in helping his students become better writers. Good solid performances all the way through.

Doesn't start off as a feel good movie but the mood definitely changes to something more optimistic towards the latter half.

On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 7.8 tamales.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Foxcatcher Movie Review

Channing Tatum
Mark Ruffalo
Steve Carell

Foxcatcher is based on true events that took place during the late 1980s. Olympic wrestlers/brothers, Dave and Mark Schultz, are recruited by eccentric millionaire John Du Pont to form the next official U.S.A Olympic wrestling team.

However, it quickly becomes clear that Du Pont is less interested in the sport of wrestling and more interested in impressing his aging mother. Thus, he allows his insecurities to get the best of him and takes out his frustrations on Mark and Dave.

All three actors give powerful performances throughout each scene. All of which leads up to a very dramatic conclusion.

On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give Foxcatcher a solid 8.5 tamales.