‘Big Eyes’ – good but could have been a TV movie

Big Eyes

Artist Margaret Ulbrich (Amy Adams) and her daughter head for San Francisco after her marriage fails. Margaret is just beginning her painting career, which features waiflike children with big eyes. As Margaret struggles to support her daughter, she attracts the attention of another artist, a smooth operator named Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz). They soon marry. Keane convinces her to sign his name to her paintings because they will sell more. They become wealthy because Walter’s idea tomake … [Read more...]

“Man of Steel” Superman gets religion


Everyone is asking me if all the good parts of the new Superman movie, "Man of Steel" are in the trailer as so often happens these days.Let me assure you, there's no way you can put all the best parts of "Man of Steel" in a trailer!A young man (Henry Cavell) works on a crab boat in the icy ocean waters of the North Pacific. He seems like a loner but gets the attention of everyone when an oil platform in the distance explodes and the young man leaps into the air and flies off to save the … [Read more...]

Trouble with the Curve, Hotel Transylvania,The Perks of Being a Wallflower,


  This small movie is about the relationship between a grumpy, growling, aging baseball scout for the Atlanta Braves, Gus (Clint Eastwood), and his lawyer-daughter Mickey (Amy Adams). When Gus’ friend Pete (John Goodman) alerts Mickey to Gus’ eyesight problems, she joins her dad to scout players in North Carolina, jeopardizing her promotion to partner at her law firm.Father and daughter spar, but they love each other—and the game—even though Mickey, named for Mickey Mant … [Read more...]