The Maze Runner

Maze Runner, TheDirector: Wes Ball
Run Time: 1h 53m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.5

When I saw The Maze Runner in theaters a year ago, I captioned my ceremonial movie stub posting with: Lord of the Hunger Maze. And for having never read the books, I wasn’t entirely wrong. Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the WoodsDirector: Ken Kwapis
Run Time: 1h 44m
MPAA: R
Stars: 3.0

Sitting in the smallest auditorium in the theater, I was very much aware of two facts:

I was the only girl, and
I was the only one under age 65.

Perhaps, I am not the desired audience and therefore did not enjoy A Walk in the Woods as much as the gentlemen sitting to my left.
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Meru

MeruDirectors: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Run Time: 1h 27m
MPAA: R
Stars: 5.0

There are those who walk among us that have heart and dedication that’s unfathomable to a normal human being. Then there are those like Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk who take it to the next level. Literally. Continue reading

Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the FlashDirector: Jonathan Demme
Run Time: 1h 41m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

It seems Diablo Cody couldn’t decide which family bonding clichés she wanted to use for Ricki and the Flash…so she used them all! Less is more, Diablo. Less is more. Continue reading