HomeAdvanced SearchBrowse Movies
Search:   Go SearchHelp
 

Wendy
Short Redhead Reel Reviews date from 1986 to present. This main page lists the five most recent film reviews. To view a complete list of all films reviewed this month, see Previous Reviews on the right.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Horizontal Line
 
Men, Women & Children
  R   2014
  A poignant, realistic, discussion-provoking, star-dotted (Jennifer Garner, Emma Thompson, J. K. Simmons, Dennis Haysbert, and Kaitlyn Dever), 2-hour film based on Chad Kultgen’s 2011 novel that explores some of the negative effects that the Internet and social media has had on numerous people, including a sexually frustrated couple (Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt) seeking casual sex, an anorexic high school cheerleader (Elena Kampouris) seeking dangerous dieting tips, a mother (Judy Greer) seeking an acting career for her daughter (Olivia Crocicchia) that maybe hindered but photographs, a teenager (Travis Tope) seeking thrills in Internet porn, and a concerned, separated father (Dean Norris) seeking help for his son (Ansel Elgort) who has retreated to role-playing games on the Internet.

Horizontal Line
 
Best of Me, The
  PG-13   2014
  After the death of a mutual, kindhearted, widowed, childhood friend (Gerald McRaney) in Louisiana in this heartbreaking, predictable, romantic, star-dotted (Jon Tenney and Schuyler Fisk), 117-minute chick flick based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel, a Texas oil rigger (James Marsden) and an unhappily married Baton Rouge housewife (Michelle Monaghan) return to their hometown and end up reconnecting and reminiscing about their lives as love-struck teenagers (Luke Bracey and Liana Liberto) and the tragedy that tore them apart.

Horizontal Line
 
Fury
  R   2014
  A riveting, action-packed, violent, well-acted, 135-minute film about a well-heeled, hard-hitting, no-nonsense U.S. Army sergeant (Brad Pitt) who leads three seasoned soldiers (Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña, and Jon Bernthal) and a greenhorn (Logan Lerman) in battling the Nazis in Germany in an armored Sherman tank in April 1945.

Horizontal Line
 
Good Lie, The
  PG-13   2014
  A touching, inspirational, heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, factually based, 110-minute film that follows the harrowing, 975-mile journey of a group of close-knit, orphaned children (Peterdeng Mongok, Thon Kueth, Deng Ajuet, Keji Jale, Okwar Jale, David Madingi, and Kon Akoue Auok) as they walk through war-torn Africa to a life-saving refugee camp in Kenya in 2001 and then continues their story thirteen years later as four of them travel to the U.S. where the sister (Kuoth Wiel) ends up in Boston and the three brothers (Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, and Emmanuel Jal) in Kansas City, MO, where they are helped by a sharp-tongued employment counselor (Reese Witherspoon), her boss (Corey Stoll), and a Christian sponsor (Sarah Baker).

Horizontal Line
 
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  PG-13   2014
  While his California parents, an unemployed aeronautics engineer (Steve Carrel) and a small-time publishing executive (Jennifer Garner), look for changes in their careers in this silly, funny, entertaining, family-friendly, star-dotted (Dick Van Dyke, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, and Burn Gorman), 81-minute comedy, a clumsy, Outback-loving student (Ed Oxenbould) makes a wish on his 12th birthday that his parents and siblings (Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, and Elise/Zoey Vargas) experience a bad day like he has had lately.


  See the Full List of Reviews from October  
Email Wendy

©2014 by Wendy Schadewald

space
Redhead Rating System
space Rating Chart space

Previous Reviews
space October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
space

Movie Links
space
·

FilmMakers.com
space
·

Internet Movie Database
space
·

Lets Go!
space
·

Minnesota Film Arts
space
·

Moviefone
space
·

Pioneer Press Movies
space
·

Star News
space
·

Star Tribune Movie Guide
space
·

The Scoop Newspaper
space
·

ThisWeek Newspapers

 

DNS RESOLVED.