Tag Archives: Scarlett Johansson

27Jul/14

Lucy

I saw Lucy this weekend, at the Marcus Saukville cinema.  Lucy (played by Scarlett Johansson) is tricked into delivering experimental narcotics to an international drug lord (played by Min-sik Choi).  She is then forced to mule it back to the US.  While doing so, she is accidentally exposed to it.  The drugs trigger an extraordinary reaction in her.

I was honestly expecting the storyline to go in a different direction.  It was a very good movie.  I can see buying it once it’s available.  I would recommend it.

06May/14

Chef

Chef

Chef

I saw Chef tonight at the Fox Bay Cinema, as part of the NY Film Critics Series.  It is the story of Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau).  He has a secure but artistically stifling job at a top LA restaurant.  A negative review from food critic Ransey Michel (Oliver Platt) and bad treatment by restaurant owner Riva (Dustin Hoffman) pushes Carl to quit his job and start up a food truck.  As he seeks artistic freedom in the food truck, he rediscovers his relationships with his son and his ex-wife.

I liked this movie a lot.  There was a tremendous amount of food porn but it was not just a two hour long cooking show.  The storyline was very entertaining and the acting was superb.  The use of A-level talent in relatively minor roles was unexpectedly amusing.  You could tell that this was a labor of love for Favreau and his friends wanted to do what they could to help.

I would highly recommend seeking this movie out.

06Apr/14

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I saw The Winter Soldier last night at the Marcus North Shore.  As far as Marvel Avengers movies go, it was pretty good.  It did not take itself too seriously but it also was not one long fight scene.  In this movie, Captain Steve Rogers struggles to come to terms with the future while trying to save it.  His primary foe is a shadowy ex-Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

I really do not think it is going to be winning any awards but it is a good escape.  It was a nice.  I especially found Robert Redford’s portrayal of Alexander Pierce especially enjoyable.  I would say that it is worth the cost of admission.