‘August: Osage County

Last night I had the good fortune to go to the premiere of August: Osage County and see almost all the stars of the movie Meryl Streep (looks fantastic), Julia Roberts (even though you can see ‘Pretty Woman’ is getting older, you can also tell she’s had no work done & looks great), Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Julianne Nicholson, Dermot Mulroney, and Juliette Nicholson..Good movie, but you’ve seen it before..crazy dysfunctional family drama. you’ve seen Meryl do this role..Dermot Mulrooney & Juliette Lewis have played these same characters too many times now to count.. But Julia Roberts & Julianne Nicholson were fantastic.. Both held their own against a always good Meryl Streep. Benedict Cumberbatch who I hoped would be great, barely came across. And I’m glad Margo is getting the roles she deserves after all this time.. It’s depressing as hell, but hey it might make you realize that you thought your family was crazy but maybe they aren’t so bad after all. Grade: C+ (for above average performances by most) #peggyatthemovies

“American Hustle”

There are some movies that I am so dying to see that I MUST see them on the day of release 1st thing.. Only a few, but ‘American Hustle’ is one of those movies.. and WOW..am I glad I did. Not only was it a full showing for the 1st screening of the day, but the movie is probably the best dark comedy I’ve seen since ..well..’War of the Roses’ or something close to that. The most notable performances were by far Amy Adams ~ she is pure GOLD, Christian Bale & Bradley Cooper, but they are all good.. And if you only go to see the hairstyles and the fantastic soundtrack, you will be A-ok also!! It’s a fabulously woven plot line that is suspenseful enough to keep the movie rolling along, plus laugh along the way. I LOVED this movie and everything about it.. Deserving of every nomination it gets.. Grade: A #peggyatthemovies

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

So the other night I had the privilege of attending a screening for “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”..What a fantastic movie..For people who daydream like me..though my daydreams are mostly about me winning the Lotto and what I would do with it 😀 This movie really is just a wonderful journey in the life of someone who stops daydreaming and goes for it. And the reason why will make you smile & laugh. The on-location scenic filming is so beautiful at times you will wonder that if you do win the lotto..you might just go there!! ha! The acting is good, there is no super standout performance, but everyone meshes so well and really good casting of the roles here.. Just remember I told you, Cinnabon is like heroin.. With all the movies coming out in the holiday season, I highly recommend this be put on your list for pure entertainment value! Grade: B+ #peggyatthemovies