“Labor Day”……Just Peachy!

I heart peach pie. I heart peach cobbler. Call me Peaches…..

My 12 year old son is my movie buddy. Not every one shares my excitement or insanity, depends on how you look at it, for movie going but it's ok. Luckily, my son doesn't have a choice.

My son asked, "On a scale of 1 to 10, how boring is this movie?"

"Not sure, 5ish maybe?" I really had no idea. I avoided reviews, didn't want to spoil too much of the film. I expected him fall asleep.

"Labor Day" is an adaptation of the book by Joyce Maynard. After seeing the movie, my son and I both would like to read the book. Surprising! I know, right?! Most often you read the book BEFORE the movie.

I thought it was a very tender movie. It moved along with a sweet ease.

Josh Brolin is rugged handsome. He has that kind of appeal that no matter what he does, it appears manly, tough & hot. (e.g., making peach pie, getting a pedicure) ***no pedicures happened in the making of this film***


Kate Winslet is beautifully amazing. Her American dialect is so convincing, I forgot she was English. I’m a huge fan and now, so is my son.


I give it 5 peaches! Too much of the fruit reference? I agree but it is very much worth a nice evening out. My son was not bored out of his mind, he actually enjoyed it almost as much as I did.


Today is a Good Day to see “Ride Along” so Let me Explain….

You’ve got tickets in hand, popcorn, drinks…..my son prefers nachos with melted cheese. You find your seat and get ready to laugh.

Movie ends, exit screen left. BUUUUT, what if the stars of the movie stepped off the screen and right into the theater? Exciting right?!!

That’s exactly what happened at the Universal Pre-Screening  live Q&A with Producer, Will Packer, as the moderator at AMC Theaters. Yes!

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I started my movie going experiences for 2014 off on a total high. It was really nice and so much fun. How the rest of my year will transpire after this event has yet to be seen but it would be a little hard to beat.

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Since this is not the typical movie review, I won’t add details that would spoil your experience, however, I will say that you get what you would expect from Kevin Hart, lots of laughs and from Ice Cube, that same cool, rarely crack a smile demeanor, that is his name.

Tika Sumpter is sweet.

John Leguizamo is surprising.

Laurence Fishburne is strong.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Ok, you won’t cry but you will enjoy your “Ride Along” with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.  I sure did!!

Thanks to Universal and AMC Theaters. I am a proud STUBS card member.


Pine Nuts? for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Give me a moment while I towel dry.

I’ve just completed an evening swim in the deep luscious blue that is Chris Pine’s eyes. I believe that if you stare directly into them long enough, your clothes will disappear. It’s true (not true)

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Kevin Costner, the bodyguard himself, is just plain “hand” with a whole lot of “some”. I felt protected, I did.


Keira Knightley with an American accent? Not sure how I feel about that but I adore her. I expected her to do something. If you’re a fan, she often has such a powerful presence but not in this movie.

Kenneth Branagh, with his strong intimidating Russian mystique, managed to make me feel afraid yet sympathetic.

I don’t really have a personal rating system and this is not your typical movie review. I’ve simply decided to share my lust for movies and document each experience.

With that said, would I recommend you see it? Absolutely!!  Plenty of action. Might be slightly predictable but still worth the night out. Chris Pine alone is worth every $$$!!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

***Pine Nuts: members of the Chris Pine fan club***

Denyel Reed, Blogger novice


Icon Theaters, Pre-Screening via Cinemit & GoFoBo