It’s a 3fer for this posting! “The Iceman” “Mud” & “Fast & Furious 6”

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Ok..so while everyone is out seeing the big budget movies, I tend to go Indie when I know they are worth it..and I’ve seen 2 really good ones, and yes even 1 big budget in the past 2 weeks. First, ‘The Iceman’ – wow..I had read some on this story, but never knew the true deal.. Mind boggling what this story is & how his family just didn’t have a clue for years.. Michael Shannon is really going to be my go-to actor this year I just know it. His performance as the hit-man The Iceman is mind boggling.. Grade B+

2nd movie: ‘Mud’ and yes, Michael Shannon has a supporting in this..just can’t get enough of this guy..but Matthew McConaughey is so good and shows that hey..maybe he can really act somewhat as we once thought he could..but the 2 performance by the kids in this movie is what brings it. I will be following both of them Tye Sheriden & Jacob Loftland in his 1st role ever.. to see what they do as they grow up as they should be getting some awards for this movie. It’s such a heart-tugging really messed up love story, but it’s like we’ve all seen it, but not like this.. funny thing is the only person I didn’t like in the movie was Reese Witherspoon..hmm.. Grade B+

Lastly..oh yes.. I saw Fast & Furious 6.. which honestly..was better than 5, but that was so bad not sure how much that says..ha! But entertaining..oh yes..I mean who doesn’t want to see Vin Diesel jump from a car going 100+ mph, catch Michelle Rodriguez in mid-air mind you on like the M5 in London..and land on a car on the opposite side at an impact of again, 100+mph and not even break a fingernail.. either of them..it was hysterical..but I will say this.. showing me Jason Stathom at then end & knowing that sexy as end all be all man will be in FF7.. oh yes.. count ME IN!!! #RIDEORDIE Grade C+ but oh so entertaining.. #peggyatthemovies

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Doing a few 3-fer’s here – “Disconnect” “Iron Man 3” “The Great Gatsby”

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So I’ve seen a few movies in the last few weeks.. 1st one – ‘Disconnect’ – It was a decent story which I thought could have been taken farther in showing what the advent of internet/social networking etc. has brought on us The performances, especially by the younger half of the cast, were fantastic. They really made the movie..Grade B+ – the plus definitely being the performances.
Next – ‘Iron Man 3’ For the most part I love Marvel movies, tho X-Men is my fav. they are always entertaining..again.. for the most part..why why why I ask do you case Gwenny in this.. Along w/Hathaway & Stewart they make the triplicate of worst actresses out there..and she proves that here once again.. I wanted to punch her as bad as Guy Pierce did.. trust me.. and if there is a Iron Man 4 seems as tho she will be back..might skip it because of that.. Grade: B (taken down a notch because of G.P)
Lastly – ‘The Great Gatsby’ – took my mom for mother’s day.. and just as the 1st rendition years ago, the critics are panning it..Not sure why.. Tho I am admittedly partial to the old school rendition, Robert Redford’s take of this movie.. the visuals in this new version are hard not to respect!! they are STUNNING! DiCaprio is in his element here and shows why he is truly one of the great actors of our time..he has definitely grown up and into his own with these great performances of these past years since Titanic. I love this story.. I always have.. human flaw stories do it to me every time. It’s long and has it’s slow moments..but I still liked it tons.. Grade B+ #peggyatthemovies