The Hundred Foot Journey

Must Go
“Brakes break for a reason.” Mama (from the grave).
The most important thing to know about this movie is EAT BEFORE YOU GO! The food looks incredible.
This is a simple story with solid performances mostly by Indian actors. Om Puri (Papa) and Mansh Dayal (Hassan) and a large family who run a restaurant and finally end up in France after Mama was killed in India and they did not care for England. Their van brakes down in a small French village and they set up shop across from Madam Mallory’s (Helen Mirren) one Michelin star restaurant.
This is a very enjoyable movie. GO!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Maybe Go
Another cartoon come to life. This is pretty good with lots of action. Unfortunately the villain is not very well defined. Why would anyone want to take over New York City? Too big a headache for me. The best scene is in the closing credits when two of the turtles hide on the billboard.

An interesting little known fact is that the comedian Gallagher owns the rights to the Turtles.

Guardians of the Galaxy

I am Groot! (The talking tree). This may be the perfect comic book movie. I did feel that the fight scenes went on a bit too long but the thrill of seeing John C. Reilly makes up for a lot. The talking raccoon is adorable, his name is Rocket, is this a play on Rocky Raccoon of the Beatles song? Or Rocky and Bullwinkle!
If you enjoy the comics of the Marvel universe you will enjoy this diversion from the usual super heroes.


Maybe Go
Warning “Chick Flic”! This is what happens when I let She Who Must Be Obeyed pick the movie.
This long slice of life movie is barely interesting to someone who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s. I did like Ellar Coltrane’s performance as Mason and his older sister Lorelei Linklater as Samantha. The best part of the movie for me was the 1968 GTO, I cried when Ethan Hawke (the Dad) sold it.