The Dressmaker

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Revenge truly is sweet in this stylized dark comedy.  Kate Winslet is radiant as she gives us a glimmer of what it’s like to be from the other sides of the tracks.  She is able to prove, you don’t have to be where you came from.  From the director to the sets and music this film is well put together.  Interesting story and terrific costumes.  Perhaps more of a chick flick than date night.

Avengers: Infinity Wars

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Fun Fun Fun!  Didn’t hold high hopes that the director would be able to  mesh the various hero’s qualities into one movie.  Well, what a pleasant surprise.  And Josh Brolin is a great villain, Thanos.  You hate him yet feel some sympathy.  Who doesn’t love the new friendly neighborhood spiderman!  All the actors played well together, matching each other step by step, no ego’s out of line, at least not on screen.  Humour remains, not as dark as DC films. CGI was terrific.  Looking forward to the next film as there are unanswered questions.  Definite date night movie.

Mission Impossible: Fallout

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“Some missions are not a choice”, but watching them is!  Perhaps I’ve seen too many of these or the press jaded me as I kept waiting for “the jump” in which Tom hurt himself.  Full of twist and turns as well as the usual chases, the film provides what’s expected and  lacks emotional connection.  Didn’t really care too much if anyone lived or died and because you know there will be twists, it took away from the excitement.  Watching an adrenaline junky save the world just isn’t that exciting if you’re not invested.  Supporting cast did a great job and give the star all they could to provide support but he just didn’t quite connect.  That could be the point of the movie though, they are taken for granted as he lives in his own world of superstardom.  Saw it in a luxurious living room like movie theater – do that and it will be date night worthy!

Miss Sloane

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Jessica Chastain knocks it out of the ballpark again. She commands the ice-queen role well and is her most interesting when she has little dialogue. Surrounded by a top notch cast the film is well done. Everything from lighting, music and even makeup is in place to play a part in this film.  It’s a shame this 2016 film was overshadowed by the election as the topic is very fresh.  If you enjoy political thrillers and miss  House of Cards this will help fill that void.  Yes to date night.

Thor: Ragnarok

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This review may be a little late to the party as the movie has been out for a while and has been described as a must see before Infinity Wars, but I’ve finally had a chance to see it on Netflix.  Must say, wish I’d seen it on the bigger screen.  It is all that you expect from a good Marvel movie.  Doesn’t take itself too seriously and yet it’s very serious.  For us gals (and some guys) you get the good old fashion hubba hubba shots and we have some strong female characters.  Action, drama, soap, comedy and good special effects, it’s what you go to the movies for, a little something for everyone!  Even the end of the credits are fun.  Looking forward to Infinity Wars!  Date night worthy for sure!

Kissing Booth

joey-king-is-red-hot-at-the-kissing-booth-screening-in-la-04This netflix teen rom-com has all the right ingredients.  Cute girl next store coming of age, a hunk and a friendship that lasts a lifetime.  It’s your standard teenage will they wont they end up together film that leaves you waiting for the famed John Cusack boom box in hand scene. You can’t help but smile and be mildly entertained.  (Although, it’s a bit disturbing that high school sex has become so common and promoted.) Star of the film, 18 year old Joey King is a mix of awkward Julia Roberts and confident yet innocent Alexis Bledel.  Think we will be seeing a lot more of her.  And her real life boyfriend is well, let’s just say we won’t tire of seeing this tall stallione who provides a small hint of Tom Cruise!  Date night worthy for us older folk if we have a bottle of wine and a blanket.  Fun for the younger girls, lucky for the guys who get stuck going!

The Greatest Showman

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Well choreographed, this film is reminiscent of Les Miserable.  Staccato, hope, energy and, the greatness of America are the words and thoughts that comes to mind during this entertaining film.  Choreography is right on point carrying through the film along with the music.  Hugh Jacksman is perfectly cast leaving Zach Efron withering in his shadow.  Which is a shame as you know how talented I think he is.  The film provides an interesting look at the start of the circus and at a deeper level works towards helping you understand the meaning of family and value of what’s important.  Makes for a nice light date night movie, better on the big screen but enjoyable on the coach with a huge TV.