Monthly Archives: January 2014

Close to the Vest: Review of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

"Sir, the captain has turned on the fasten seat belt sign.

“Sir, the captain has turned on the fasten seat belt sign.”

Rated PG, 114 minutes (watched 1/11/14) Review: Just because this may not be a Great Film doesn’t mean it’s not a really good movie. I liked this whimsical dramedy and that’s that. Continue reading

Spoonful of Sugar: Review of ‘Savings Mr. Banks’

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Wait, is that Mickey shadow carrying two butcher knives?! LOOK OUT, MARY POPPINS, LOOK OUT!

Rated PG-13, 125 minutes (watched 1/3/14) Review:
Somehow I doubt finicky PL Travers would approve of this story of how Walt Disney adapted Mary Poppins to the big screen. I’m sure details were sanded, massaged and fudged, but sometimes a story is so well-told and presented that you really just don’t care. Continue reading