I've been writing this blog since 2005. I have had a number of content specific blogs in the past, but decided in 2013 to consolidate them all back into PJMixer. You'll find photo projects, movie reviews, new music and general thoughts about my life. [My photographs on this web site are protected by Creative Common licensing and cannot be used for commercial purposes without permission].
Saw this one a few months ago...Epic storytelling that requires globs of suspension-of-disbelief. Well acted with wonderful, colorful characters throughout with lots of emotional weight. Who'd think you could care so much for a fictional horse in the war - Spielberg pulls it off. Superb entertainment.
Saw this one a few months ago...Stylish, modern, relevant with some nice locales and action infused pace. But taking points off for plot gaps, complexities and and iffy ending. Chemistry between a couple of my faves worked for me.
Best line in the movie "...there is a difference between truth and fiction - fiction has to make sense".
Interesting story - not an alternate, but a prequel of sorts to the traditional tale. Lots of historic elements, authentically rendered with lots of baddies, damsels, chivalry and fighting for your country. A two-nighter, but thoroughly enjoyable.
Superb acting throughout (especially Woodley). Simply story, very well told. Doesn't hurt to have the setting in such a beautiful locale and wonderfully filmed. Clooney's attention to detail is top notch and keeps it real. Well deserved praise. A great quote "Give your kids enough money to do something, but not enough to do nothing".