Kelly watches the ‘Alien’ movies

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been watching the four ‘Alien’ movies starring Sigourney Weaver. They’re all streaming on HBO and we had a couple rainy Sundays in quarantine, so I figured why not. Sci-fi is right up my alley and I’d been wanting to watch them for a while anyway, so I dove right…

Farewell to the Mockingjay

Movie Review: Mockingjay, Part 2 Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Phillip Seymore Hoffman, Donald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson. Rated: PG-13 When we last saw Katniss Everdeen, she was grappling with the physical and emotional effects of nearly being strangled to death by Peeta Mellark, who didn’t exactly greet her with hugs…

Movie Review: American Sniper

Based on the 2012 autobiography of the same name, American Sniper is the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle  (played by Bradley Cooper) and his four tours of Iraq. Known as “The Legend” in military circles and “The Devil of Ramadi” by the Iraqi insurgents, Kyle is credited with 160 confirmed sniper kills during his…

Movie Review: The Purge – Anarchy

  The Purge: Anarchy Genre: Horror/Action/Thriller Rated R  It’s the year 2023.  Unemployment and poverty are at an all-time low, thanks to the Purge. An annual American Holiday, the Purge was created by the New Founding Fathers of America to help curb violence and reduce poverty. Once a year, citizens are given a twelve hour…

Movie Review: American Hustle

On the surface, American Hustle has the makings of a great movie: an all-star cast, early Oscar buzz and the promise of a fun romp through the 1970s world of glitz, glamour and the underground world of political scandals. What we get though, is a dark dramady loosely based on a FBI sting operation-turned-scandal from the late…

Movie Review: Elysium

It’s the year 2154. The only people left on an over populated, ravaged Planet Earth are the poor, sick and ordinary. The healthy, rich left long ago for a luxurious, disease-free life on the space station Elysium, which is just outside Earth’s orbit. For Max (Matt Damon), an ex-con turned factory worker, living a life…