Category: Movie Reviews


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At The Movies With TheObamaCrat™: Saving Mr. Banks

  By Jueseppi B.     Saving Mr. Banks is a 2013 American-British-Australian biographical comedy-drama film directed by John Lee Hancock from a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Centered on the production of the 1964 Walt Disney Studios film, Mary Poppins, the film starsEmma Thompson and Tom Hanks with supporting roles from Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman,Bradley Whitford, and Colin Farrell.   Taking […]

At The Movies With TheObamaCrat™: The Book Thief

  By Jueseppi B.     The Book Thief is a 2013 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Markus Zusak, directed by Brian Percival and screenplay by Michael Petroni, with musical score by John Williams. The film stars Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, and Joachim Paul Assböck.   The Book Thief […]

In The Movie Balcony: Gravity

  By Jueseppi B.     Gravity is a 2013 3D film co-written, co-produced, co-edited and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as surviving astronauts in a damaged space shuttle.   Cuarón wrote the screenplay with his son Jonás and attempted to develop the project at Universal Pictures. After the rights […]

In The Balcony Movie Review: Enough Said

  By Jueseppi B.     Enough Said is a 2013 American comedy film directed and written by Nicole Holofcener. The film stars James Gandolfini (in one of his final film roles), Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Toby Huss. The film will be released on September 18, 2013.   Storyline A divorced and single parent, Eva […]

In The Balcony Movie Review: Captain Phillips

  By Jueseppi B.     Captain Phillips is an upcoming 2013 American action thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks. The film is a biopic of Captain Richard Phillips who was taken hostage by Somali Pirates during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009. Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, Phillips and Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse, the youth […]

In The Balcony Movie Review: Prisoners

  By Jueseppi B.     Prisoners is an upcoming American crime thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve, from a screenplay written by Aaron Guzikowski, and executive produced by Mark Wahlberg. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano. It premiered at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival.   Plot After his six-year-old daughter Anna (Erin Gerasimovich) and her best […]

In The Balcony Movie Review: Fruitvale Station

By Jueseppi B.       Fruitvale Station (originally titled Fruitvale) is a 2013 American independent drama film written and directed by Ryan Coogler. It is based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a young man who was killed by police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Oakland, California Fruitvale rapid transit station.             The […]

In The Balcony Movie Review: World War Z

  By Jueseppi B.       World War Z is a 2013 apocalyptic action film directed by Marc Forster and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan. It is based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks. The film stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a U.N. worker who must travel the world to find a way to stop the zombie […]

In The Balcony Movie Review: White House Down

  By Jueseppi B.         White House Down is an upcoming American action-thriller film directed by Roland Emmerich about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group. The film’s screenplay is by James Vanderbilt and stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The film will be released on June 28, 2013.     White House […]

No Way Out But One

  By Jueseppi B.       A Hat Tip & Shout Out to Ms. Diana Winslow LCSW, who brought this story to my attention, unknowingly. Thank you Diana Winslow LCSW.   No Way Out But One tells the story of an American woman accused of kidnapping her own children, who […]

In The Balcony Movie Review: The Purge

  By Jueseppi B.         The Purge is an upcoming 2013 American science fiction horror/thriller film directed and written by James DeMonaco. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey.     he Purge Directed by James DeMonaco Produced by Michael Bay Jason Blum Andrew Form Bradley Fuller Sébastien Kurt Lemercier Written […]

In The Balcony Movie Review: Man of Steel

  By Jueseppi B.         Man of Steel is an upcoming American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film will be a reboot of the Superman film series, portraying the character’s origin story. The film stars Henry Cavill in the title role, with Amy Adams as Lois […]