Monthly Archives: February 2017

Paul’s Review of I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore

I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore was released on February 24th, 2017 and is the story of depressed nurse Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) who returns home to find that she has been burgled. She reports the incident to the police and all they do is give her advice to not leave the property unlocked. She decides to find the perpetrators herself and starts to ask her neighbours if they had seen anything. This is when she meets her rather weird neighbour Tony (Elijah Wood) who becomes enraged with the incident and together they decide to find her stolen property. The story then descends into what can only be described as blood, guts, comedy and a sense of wanting her to get justice for what has happened to her.

I really enjoyed this movie and can safely say that after the first half hour I was not expecting it to turn into such an enjoyable movie. Lynskey and Wood play off each other well and along with the supporting cast they make the story believable in a weird kind of way. The police officer however must have been completely stupid or couldn’t care and I would hope that real ones were not as inept as this one was. I would give this a high rating of 4.5/5 but as I have watched it once I don’t think a second time would be as much fun. Consequently, I will not be adding it to my collection.

 

StevenF Review of The Adventure Club

This family film was released on February 10, 2017. It concerns three kids (Sam Ashe Arnold, Jacob Davies, and Delila Bela) who have formed a club called The Adventure Club. Ricky’s grandfather was an adventurer and Ricky hopes to be like him. This comes true when the kids discover the grandfather’s secret club and a magic wish box. Langley (Billy Zane) plays the bad guy in this film.

The story is a good family film which does not have any foul language. The child actors are engaging and you root for them all through this adventure. Kim Coates as Jane, Ricky’s mother and the director of a museum, is fairly believable. Billy Zane was just the right amount of evil without going over board. The director did a good enough job on the film, but there were some inconsistencies in the story, i.e. Ricky has dinner and its daytime, but a few minutes later his mom tells him its late and he has to go to bed. There were others if the viewer pays close att6ention.

I did review this before, but it was lost when the site crashed. It is a decent story, and worth watching if you haven’t seen it before. I, however, would not rate it high enough to say that it is worth buying. I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5, most of that going to the child actors.

StevenF Review of The Space Between Us

The film The Space Between Us was released on February 3, 2017. It is rated PG-13 and is listed as science fiction, drama, and romance. Sarah Elliot leads a group of scientists to a base established on Mars. While there, she discovers that she is pregnant and gives birth to Gardner (Asa Butterfield). When he is sixteen, he finds a way to get to Earth, in hopes of finding his father. When he arrives on Earth, he escapes NASA and gets together with “Tulsa” (Britt Robertson) a girl he communicated with while he was on Mars.

I wanted to see this movie when it first came out, but it apparently wasn’t in theaters that long. This is a shame because I thought it was an excellent movie. All of the actors did a fantastic job portraying their characters, especially Asa Butterfield. The directing was also very good. The story line was above average, but I suspect some of the science wasn’t feasible. I thought that Gary Oldman, as the director of the Mars project, was good. I’ve enjoyed Mr. Oldman’s work ever since I saw him in The Fifth Element. I almost didn’t recognize him because of his beard.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The romance elements were not sickening, in fact they added to the characters’ personalities. There was some humor in the story, which I always appreciate. I give this 5 stars out of 5 and have added it to my list.