American Sniper (2015)

release date: 16 January 2015 (Canada) run time: 132 mins rated: 14A considered: Action, Biography, Drama director: Clint Eastwood starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Reynaldo Gallegos, Kevin Lacz, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardict, Eric Ladin, Sammy Sheik, Mid Hamada movie summary: Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) grew up in Texas and was going to be a cowboy until that career never took off for … More American Sniper (2015)

Selma (2015)

release date: 9 January 2015 (Canada) run time: 128 mins rated: PG considered: Biography, Drama, History director: Ava DuVernay starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Jim France, Trinity Simone, Mikeria Howard, Jordan Christina Rice, Ebony Billups, Nadej k Bailey, Oprah Winfrey, Clay Chappell, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Haviland Stillwell, Andre Holland, Tim Roth, Dylan Baker, Nigel Thatch movie summary: Anyone who has … More Selma (2015)

The Imitation Game (2014)

release date: 25 December 2014 (Canada) run time: 114 mins rated: 14A considered: Biography, Drama, Thriller director: Morten Tyldum starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, James Northcote, Tom Goodman-Hill, Steven Waddington, Ilan Goodman, Jack Tarlton, Alex Lawther, Jack Bannon  movie summary: World War II had many secrets. There were … More The Imitation Game (2014)

Get On Up (2014)

run time: 138 mins rated: PG considered: Biography, Drama, Music director: Tate Taylor starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, Josh Hopkins, Brandon Smith, Tika Sumpter, Aunjanue Ellis, Tariq Trotter, Aloe Blacc (I have never been a fan of movies that cut back … More Get On Up (2014)

Into the Wild (2007)

run time: 148 mins rated: 14A considered: Adventure, Biography, Drama director: Sean Penn starring: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian H. Dierker, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, Hal Halbrook, Zach Galifianakis movie summary: Into the Wild is the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) who didn’t like the direction his … More Into the Wild (2007)

Jersey Boys (2014)

run time: 134 mins rated: 14A considered: Biography, Drama, Musical director: Clint Eastwood starring: Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Christopher Walken, Michael Lomenda, Renee Marino, Joseph Russo, Erich Bergen, Mike Doyle movie summary: Every musical group has a story to tell, sometimes there are great moments that led to superstardom or there are bad moments that … More Jersey Boys (2014)

Argo (2012)

run time: 120 mins rated: R considered: Biography, Drama, History director: Ben Affleck starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishe, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, Zeljko Ivanek, Titus Welliver. movie summary: Late in November 1979 the U.S. Embassy located in … More Argo (2012)

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

run time: 125 mins rated: PG-13 considered: Biography, Comedy, Drama starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Paul Giametti, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak, Jason Schwartzman movie summary: Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins. (www.imdb.com) Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) … More Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

run time: 117 mins rated: R considered: Biography, Drama, History starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Gardner, Steve Zahn, Michael O’Neill movie summary: In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. (www.imdb.com) my thoughts: Dallas Buyers Club … More Dallas Buyers Club (2013)