• March 9, 2018 - Blank Panther & Red Sparrow, Point Cinema

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  • March 7, 2017 - Hidden Figures, Point Cinema

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Movie Reviews



  Date:   Mar 06, 2018

  Movie:   Black Panther

  Producer:   Bob

  Attendees:

Dave K., Gaylord, TommyH, Glenn
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Jason's Deli

  Movie Review:   

"Have to agree with Rotten Tomatoes' description that the movie is formulaic. The plot repeats the classic power struggle punctuated by hints of romance and intrigue. Positives: great costumes and makeup, detailed and realistic sets, special effects. Theme of not conquering the world despite advanced knowledge Negatives: too long, too many borrowed ideas- looked as if they re-cycled StarWars footage for the aerial scenes. The gadget gal was too similar to Q from the James Bond movies Commentary: the Wakanda culture presents an interesting commentary on use of power and technology. Is it possible to yield benevolent domination? Were the writers trying to be clever by inserting the scenes from Oakland, which happens to be the birthplace of the Black Panther Party?" - BobbyH


  Date:   Mar 06, 2018

  Movie:   Red Sparrow

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

BillyB
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Jason's Deli

  Movie Review:   

"Fast paced spy thriller looking for a mole in the Soviet ranks'. Kept you guessing until the end who the mole was!!" - Ranger Rick


  Date:   Feb 20, 2018

  Movie:   Molly's Game

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Bob, Glen, TommyG
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Jason's Deli

  Movie Review:   

The first 1 hour 20 minutes of the movie was great and then the sound stopped working!!! Market Squire theater, admission only $3.00. Maybe that is their half price special and you only get to see half the movie!!! It's worth seeing the ending!!!


  Date:   Jan 23, 2018

  Movie:   The Commuter

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Bob, Glen, TommyG, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Jason's Deli

  Movie Review:   

"Great cinematography . . . but if you have seen one Liam Nielsen movies, you have seen them all!!!" - BobbyH


  Date:   Jan 16, 2018

  Movie:   Darkest Hour

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Glen, TommyG
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Bonefish Grill

  Movie Review:   

"What a piece of history that not many of us knew!!! Academy Award potential!! TommyH and GeorgeM went to see Star Wars at the same time - said it sucked!!" - RidinRick


  Date:   Dec 12, 2017

  Movie:   Three Billboards Outside Ebbin

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

BillyB, Bob, Dick R., Glen, Ridin' Rick, TommyG, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   LongBench Cafe, Middleton

  Movie Review:   

"Excellent acting in an ambiguous plot. Film was a bit long, but used the time wisely to develop the characters and add twists and turns to the plot. Enough humor to take the edge off some of the characters." - BobbyH


  Date:   Mar 07, 2017

  Movie:   Hidden Figures

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Bob, TommyG, TommyH, Ridin' Rick
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Sprechers

  Movie Review:   

Great movie about the struggle of blacks and woman for their rights in the early 60's. We were all stunned by the 'way it was' so relativity recently. Great acting and story. Also more interesting when a a movie is based on fact.


  Date:   Feb 28, 2017

  Movie:   John Wick 2

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Bob, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Jason's Deli

  Movie Review:   

A few novel ways of killing and maiming his attackers: loading a shell into his shotgun while pinning down his victim with the barrel; opening the car door to cause the approaching motorcycle to crash into it, a la Roadrunner and Wily Coyote. And, according to IMDB, the car in the early chase scene was in fact a 1970 Chevelle SS. The Continental-Rome set was well done, especially the part site and catacombs


  Date:   Jan 31, 2017

  Movie:   LaLa Land

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Ridin' Rick, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Tasty Goat

  Movie Review:   

Fun musical set in 2016. GREAT music and great colors in LA. Toe tapping songs tastefully done, not over the top.


  Date:   Jan 13, 2015

  Movie:   The Imitation Game

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Gaylord, Glen, Ridin' Rick, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   R.P. Adlers

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Jan 06, 2015

  Movie:   Wild

  Producer:   Tom B.

  Attendees:

Bob, Tom B., TommyG, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Vintage Brew Pub

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Dec 16, 2014

  Movie:   Nightcrawler

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Bob, Dave K., Glen, Ridin' Rick, TommyG, BillyB (lunch only).
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Flying Hound - Fitchburg

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Nov 25, 2014

  Movie:   Interstellar

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

TommyG, TommyH, Ridin' Rick, Greg (lunch only), Bob (lunch only).
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Granite City

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Nov 18, 2014

  Movie:   John Wick

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Ridin' Rick, TommyG, TommyH, Glen, Greg (lunch only)
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Funk's

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Mar 25, 2014

  Movie:   The Grand Budapest Hotel

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

BillyB, Bob, Gaylord, Ridin' Rick
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Granite City

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Mar 04, 2014

  Movie:   Non-Stop

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Bob, Gene, Ridin' Rick, TommyG (lunch only), TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   HyVee!

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Feb 25, 2014

  Movie:   3 Days to a Kill

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

BillyB, Bob, Dave K., Gene, Greg (lunch only), Jim M., Ridin' Rick, TommyG, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Granite City Brew Pub

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Feb 18, 2014

  Movie:   The Armstrong Lies

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

BillyB (lunch only), Bob, Dave K., George (lunch only), Greg (lunch only), Ridin' Rick, TommyG, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Great Dane - Hilldale for lunch

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Feb 11, 2014

  Movie:   The Monuments Men

  Producer:   Bob

  Attendees:

BillyB (lunch only), Bob (lunch only), Dave K., Gene, Ridin' Rick, TommyG, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Granite City Brew Pub

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Feb 04, 2014

  Movie:   Inside Llewyn Davis

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Dave K., Gaylord, Ridin' Rick, TommyG
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Great Dane

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Jan 28, 2014

  Movie:   Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

BillyB, Bob, Dave K., Gene, George (lunch only), Greg (lunch only), Ridin' Rick, TommyG, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   The Vintage Pub & Grill

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Jan 21, 2014

  Movie:   The Wolf of Wall Street

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

BillyB (lunch only), Bob, Dave K., George, Ridin' Rick, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Babe's Bar and Grill

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Jan 14, 2014

  Movie:   Lone Survivor

  Producer:   TommyG

  Attendees:

BillyB, Bob, Gaylord, Gene, Ridin' Rick, TommyG, TommyH
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   HyVee Restaurant

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Jan 07, 2014

  Movie:   American Hustle

  Producer:   TommyH

  Attendees:

Paul M., BillyB, Bob, Dave K., TommyG, TommyH, Gaylord
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Vintage Brew Pub

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Dec 17, 2013

  Movie:   Philomena

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

BillyB, Dave K., TommyH, Gaylord, Ridin' Rick & Greg (lunch only)
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Great Dane - Hilldale for lunch

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Dec 10, 2013

  Movie:   Nebraska

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

, Dave K., TommyH & Ridin' Rick
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Great Dane - Hilldale for lunch

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Dec 03, 2013

  Movie:   Homefront

  Producer:   Gaylord

  Attendees:

Bob, Dave K., Gaylord, TommyG, TommyH & Ridin' Rick
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   Copper Top

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Nov 26, 2013

  Movie:   Enders Game

  Producer:   TommyH

  Attendees:

Bob, BillyB, Dave K., Gaylord & TommyG
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   No lunch

  Movie Review:   




  Date:   Nov 12, 2013

  Movie:   12 Years A Slave

  Producer:   Ridin' Rick

  Attendees:

Bob, Dave K., Gaylord, TommyG, TommyH & Ridin' Rick
  mbbt Rating:    Pre/Post activity:   TommyG's Private After Hours Club

  Movie Review:   






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