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Lamar reviews - Rio 2

This was just like watching Captain America! Except, instead of the patriotic good looks and awesome fighting abilities of Chris Evans as Captain America, the smoldering dangerous excitement of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson with an eye patch, and stuff blowing up, you have singing birds! Read more...

Lamar Reviews- Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The bar for movies in 2014 has just been set. Not just for superhero movies, not for action movies, but for movies in general. This movie is fantastic! There was so must Testosterone coming off the screen I was afraid women might leave the theater with their voices 2 octaves lower and a goatee. Read more...

Lamar Reviews The Muppets - Most Wanted

Maybe nothing is ever truly timeless, except bacon of course, but the Muppets come pretty close. The TV show ran from 1976 to 1981 and it was hilarious. They made 8 movies that by now have grossed over 400 million and none of them have gotten a bad review. Kids love them because you have puppets singing songs, jokes that they understand, and a story line that is easy to follow and doesn’t have to make too much sense. Adults love them because you have puppets singing, jokes that they get, and their kids love them. This is that rare movie that you can truly enjoy with your kids. Read more...

Lamar Reviews- Divergent

I walked into this movie ready to write it off as a cheap copy of Hunger Games in a Twilight sort of way. I came out of the movie hoping the box office generates enough money to guarantee the already green lighted 2 sequels. Make no mistake it’s not Catching Fire by any means but I enjoyed it as much as the first Hunger Games, and way more than Ender’s Game. Most important, it gives us something to do until Mocking Jay gets here. Read more...

Lamar reviews - 300 rise of an empire

When a movie makes over 450 million dollars like the original 300 did, there is for sure going to be another one. And to be safe they are not going to do anything too different. That means Sheri’s favorite; buffed out gorgeous shirtless men toting big swords. The only thing I saw more of than chiseled pecs and slabs of abs was digital blood. Of course all of this is after the 15 minutes it takes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness and lack of color with 3D. I’m still not sure what the appeal is to 3D. What you get is not worth what you give up, not to mention the $4 for the glasses. Read more...

Lamar Reviews-Mr. Peabody and Sherman

This is a pretty bold move to do a remake of a 5 minute section of the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons made in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The majority of people who remember Mr. Peabody and Sherman are not in the age group that goes to animated movies. But if they do take their kids or grand kids they will enjoy some of the same sarcastic humor and clever if groan inducing puns. At the same time there is enough animated action and some butt jokes to keep the young ones riveted to the screen. Read more...

Lamar Reviews-Non Stop

Well it’s a new year and time for another Liam Neeson action movie. That is a type of movie that did not exist prior to 2008. Most stars his age are beginning to mellow out like a fine red wine. He on the other hand has turned into a can of Whoopass! Read more...

Lamar Reviews- A winter's tale

This is going to be a confusing review. This is not a movie I would recommend to very many people. I can’t say it is a good movie. It is going to get murdered by critics. The box office is going to be small, although I think it will do well on DVD. All that being said, I found myself enjoying the movie. The problem is this is a very earnest movie and we live in a very sarcastic, jaded world. Thirty years ago this movie might have worked. Today Nicholas Sparks would be making snide remarks. There was a movie in 1980 called Somewhere in Time starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour where a man and woman fell in love across time. This is my wife’s all-time favorite movie. If you have ever watched this movie and liked it, Winter’s Tale might work out for you. Read more...

Lamar reviews - The Lego Movie

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Lamar Reviews-Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Read more...

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