I don't think I have reviewed these movies yet, so why not.

One con.... 3 of the 4 movies I am reviewing are rated R. I know, I am terrible for watching rated R movies. The sad thing is, lots of movies that have been coming out have been rated R; Zero Dark Thirty, Gangster Squad, Django, Hansel and Gretel, Silver Linings Playbook, Identity Thief..... Doesn't make it okay, but still. So dumb. For any rated R movies I will usually read the parental guide on IMDB to prepare myself a bit. May spoil the story a bit, but I like knowing what's coming that I might want to avert my eyes from. 


"With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner."

Now I failed to realize this movie was a Quentin Tarantino, which, if you don't know are known for being on the gory side of things, but overly, unrealistically gory. The actors they had for this movie were stellar. Who knew DiCaprio could do such a good job at playing a bad guy? Absolute creep. I didn't even realize Samuel L. Jackson was in the movie until a few weeks after seeing it and seeing him in an interview talking about the movie. They made him look so different. Christoph Waltz was my absolute favorite. I would say this is like True Grit but replace the young girl with a black guy and add a lot more gore.

Gangster Squad

"Los Angeles, 1949: A secret crew of police officers led by two determined sergeants work together in an effort to take down the ruthless mob king Mickey Cohen who runs the city."

Probably one of my top favorite movies this year. I really didn't expect much out of this movie, I just wanted to see Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. I love movies and TV shows set in this time - the 1940's, I feel I would have loved living during that time, when men worked and wore sharp suits and women were just expected to be homemakers (the feminist in me cringes). Also, Josh Brolin is pretty awesome. I want all the dresses his wife wears in the movie. 


"In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she's alive."

Sounds like the worst movie of them all, but is the only one that is not rated R and is in fact a Comedy/Drama. I had seen commercials for this movie and wasn't really interested in it, but we finally watched it one night on Netflix and was pleasantly surprised. The movie is totally based on a true story, the main character of which is still alive. Another fun fact; Real people from the town the incident took place are "interviewed" in the movie. 

Hansel and Gretel

"In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past."

Another movie I didn't expect much out of but was pleasantly surprised by. I loved the entire main cast; Gemma Arterton; the only thing I really know her from being Prince of Persia, but huge girl crush, I think she has the loveliest voice. Jeremy Renner who we know from Avengers and the latest Bourne, where I fell in love with him. And finally, Famke Janssen, who we mainly know from X-Men, huge girl crush. 
Honestly, I think it would not have been rated R if they left out the F-bomb that is in there a hand full of times, not excessively  but obviously enough to make it R. Was that really necessary? I don't feel like that kind of thing fits in these sorts of movies. Weren't people supposed to be more refined back in those kinds of days? You would never expect to see Frodo or Sam or Romeo and Juliet dropping the F-bomb...  The troll was my favorite in the entire movie. I also liked that Hansel was seemingly diabetic, makes sense! 

Also, I have now seen Les Mis 3 times. 

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