Thursday, March 24, 2016

Two Movies For Tonight

For years I've posted Theater Thursday! I thought it was time to try something new. Which leads me to 2 Movies for Tonight! I'll feature two movies that I've recently watched and give my review of them. I'll try not to steer clear of giving out any major spoilers and hopefully this will help you find something to watch tonight or over the weekend!
The first movie you should watch tonight...
The Intern stars Anne Hathaway as Jules, Founder and CEO of About A Fit which is a quickly growing e-commerce fashion site but based in Brooklyn, New York. When About A Fit starts a senior citizen internship program 70 year old , local Brooklyn resident Ben (Robert DeNiro) applies to the program. Impressing everyone Ben gets hired as an intern along with three other normal age interns. Each intern is assigned to a person/area inside the company and Ben is assigned to Jules.
Jules isn't too thrilled with the idea of senior interns but goes along with the idea and Ben is assigned to her. At first Jules has nothing for him to work on because she goes about her normal business of keeping busy, attending meetings and frankly ignoring him. In the mean time to keep busy Ben is learning everything he can about the company and becoming a favorite employee to everyone else working at the company. Everyone begins to rely on Ben for advice, his expertise and his all around personality wins everyone over. He's just so happy to be back to working and not sitting at home being bored he's thrilled to be there. Finally, Jules takes note of his work after he cleans up a desk that was annoying her daily.
Ben begins driving Jules around and eventually she begins to get comfortable around him. They start working closely with each other and Ben starts to come into contact with her husband and daughter daily. Jules begins to rely on Ben and he on her. They aren't just co-workers they begin a genuine friendship.
I personally really liked this movie but the ending left me a little upset. I'm not a huge fan of Anne Hathaway so I was worried I wouldn't like the movie but it worked! There was one part I was laughing so hard I was almost crying. Give this movie a try and watch it. It'll entertain you for sure.
Favorite Quote-"Back in action. Thank God!"- Ben
The second movie you should watch tonight...
I'm going to preface this whole review with Black Mass is not my type of movie. I wouldn't see the preview and say, I can't wait to watch that! More like... "eh..." But I watched this movie with my husband and I didn't think it was that bad. I was expecting it to be more violent that what it really is and it's based on a true story which is always interesting to me.
Black Mass stars Johnny Depp as James "Whitey" Bulger leader of the Irish-American Winter Hill gang in south Boston. In 1975 he controlled almost all of the organized crime in the area. Their rivals are the North End Angiulo Brothers but when FBI Agent John Connolly moves back to his old neighborhood he brings Whitey in as an informant. Whitey doesn't want money though, he wants favors from the FBI and Agent Connolly gets them to comply. Whitey continues to wreak havoc on anyone who tries to get in his way. He expands his business to Florida and brings in a bundle of cash and deaths in his wake.
When things start getting a little too fuzzy around the edges for Agent Connolly the new attorney begins to close in on everyone that's involved. Which side will they come out on? The right side or the wrong....
This movie is based on the true story that changed south Boston. Even if this type of movie isn't your kind of film give it a try. I did and I thought it was pretty good! It also gives you an idea what it was like in Boston in the 1970's when mafia/gang crime was running rampant.
Favorite Quote- Take your shot but make it your best. 'Cause I get up, I eat ya.- Whitey


Katie @ Talk Less, Say More said...

I've been wanting to see the Intern for awhile and I love Anne Hathaway! I'll have to check it out from Redbox ASAP!

Lexi said...

Thanks for sharing these movie recommendations! I want to see the Intern. I haven't heard of the second one before.